Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: HarperCollins Edition

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber (4/21/2009)

Vampire Kisses 4: Dance With A Vampire (4/21/2009)

Vampire Kisses 5: Coffin Club (5/19/2009)

Vampire Kisses 6: Royal Blood (5/19/2009)

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr (4/21/2009)

The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison (4/28/2009)

Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman (4/28/2009)

The Otherworldlies by Jennifer Anne Kogler (5/26/2009)

Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff (6/2/2009)

Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart (6/23/2009)

Voice of Her Own by Barbara Dana (available now)

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Nicole 7:08 AM  

Nothing But Ghosts and A Voice of her own look good to me, going strictly by the covers.

Erika Lynn 11:22 AM  

so many great books! I love the cover of Umbrella Summer. Soo cute.

Paradox 12:59 PM  

The Otherworldlies actually came out in hardcover last year, and it's the paperback that's coming out now (which is great, because I want it badly too.) But if you want a hardcover, you can get it now!

Liviania 1:26 PM  

Several of these look really good!

Kristi 7:33 PM  

Some of these look really good - I am enjoying more and more of the paranormal/fantasy books. I am reading Wicked Lovely right now and order Ink Exchange off Amazon because the wait at the library was too long. I received Fragile Eternity as an ARC and am trying to get the other ones done first!

Amy 11:17 PM  

I like how you did it by publisher! :) I'm looking forward to some of these as well!

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