Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield (July 1, 2010)
Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it’s been a while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he’s a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers.
Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless encounter, she finds herself consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire and claim the vampire as his own?
The Zombies of Lake Woebegotton by Harrison Geillor, Scott Altman (September 15, 2010)
The town of Lake Woebegotton, MN is a small town, filled with ordinary (yet above average) people, leading ordinary lives. Ordinary, that is, until the dead start coming back to life, with the intent to feast upon the living. Now this small town of above average citizens must overcome their petty rivalries and hidden secrets, in order to survive onslaught of the dead.
Middleworld by y J&P Voelkel (The Jaguar Stones #1)
Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation. But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan. They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier. Max will go to summer camp. Max is furious. When he’s mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they’ve had a change of heart.
Upon his arrival, Max’s wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier begins. During his journey, he will unlock ancient secrets and meet strangers who are connected to him in ways he could never have imagined. For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager. Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands? The scene is set for a roller-coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice!
The Zombies of Lake Woebegotton? Oh my god, just when I think these kinds of titles won’t surprise me again, they done gone and did it. I used to listen to the audio versions as a wee kid when the fam would take long car trips. This is like a bitch slap to my childhood.
And I’ve got Hatfield’s ARC waiting for me to get to it. I’ve sampled her writing before and enjoyed it, so I’m excited to see how this one pans out.
Wait, what day is it? I know the weekends go by fast but this is ridiculous!
Dammit…you’re right. I must have looked at the calendar wrong again. I need to change it so my week starts on Monday, not Sunday! Oh well, HAPPY EASTER! Y’all get it a day early. *grins*