Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme sponsored by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers, authors and other bookish folk talk about books they are highly anticipating. Mine for this week is:
This is a collection of four stories by four authors Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, and Jeanne C. Stein.
Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Published By: Berkley
These four authors have collaborated to bring to the readers an anthology of murder, mystery and magic urban fantasy style, so it seems like a must have for any collection of urban fantasy and horror.
Ilona Andrews writes "Magic Dreams", where old legends and nightmares come to life. A shapeshifting tigress, Dali Harimau, finds herself in the middle of a battle with a dark being in a battle of wits, with the man she loves at stake.
Yasmine Galenorn writes "Ice Shards", in which Isis Kuusi, a house sprite who lives with sisters, journeys to the frozen northlands to confront the crazed shadow of her former lover she's accused of killing, so she can break the curse keeping her from marrying the man she loves.
Allyson James writes "Double Hexed", in which the heroine, Janet, calls a plumber, Fremont, to fix a leaky faucet in the guest room when all hell breaks loose. Blood sprays from the faucet, and a disturbing message appears on the mirror written in blood. Janet and her friends find themselves locked in her hotel, victims of a hex cast by an evil and powerful sorcerer. As Janet and her friends work to break the hex, they may realize the enemy may be coming from within themselves.
"Blood Debt" is written by Jeanne C. Stein where bounty hunter turned vampire Anna is visited by three witches who as her to right an old magical wrong.