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I Want: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler

Tempest Rising (Jane True) by Nicole Peeler
Orbit (October 27, 2009)
368 pages
$7.99 (, 06/27/09)

Okay, so this book isn’t releasing until October 27 but I received the ARC this week and I just finished Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward (it was amazing) but I’m starting Tempest Rising RIGHT NOW! I haven’t read any of it yet but I will once this post is posted.

I first heard about this upcoming release from the Orbit blog. The cover is what sucked me in and then I read the synopsis and then I found the author’s site and now I’m hooked and oh so excited to finally have my hands on this beautiful book! Thanks Nicole for sending this to me so quickly and on your road trip at that!

Here’s the copy from the back of the ARC:

Living in small town Rocakabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite fit in with so-called normal society.

During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human.

Now, Jane must enter a world with supernatural creatures that are terrifying, beautiful, and deadly–all of which perfectly describe her new “friend,” Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire.

It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never–ever–rub the genie’s lamp.

If you love Sookie Stackhouse, then you’ll want to dive into Nicole Peeler’s enchanting debut novel.

“A fascinating, fast-paced, sexy storm of a book.” –Rachel Caine

Cover design by Laurn Panepinto
Cover illustrations by Sharon Tancredi

I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I’m loving the HBO series which is based on the books, and I’m positive this book will not disappoint. I hope to write up my review soon after finishing it. Sometimes I like to think on it before I write my review but I don’t think I’ll do that this time.

I did flip through the book when it arrived and I noticed that each chapter has an image of the Celtic Tree of Life, which is awesome! I recently received a modified version of the Tree as a tattoo on my arm.

The book’s Tree of Life (but it looks shiney in the book):

My Tattoo:

I’m looking forward to seeing how the Tree of Life gets incorporated in the story.

In the mean time feel free to connect with Nicole and Orbit.

Nicole’s blog
Orbit Books

So what do you think? Love the cover? Some have had negative thoughts about it looking too anime and that the girl looks too young. Personally, I think it FREAKING ROCKS! I don’t care if she looks too young. It’s beautiful. And it sold me the book, so there. 😛

You can pre-order Tempest Rising from!


Wife, mother of a nearly 7 year old daughter named Madison and new baby boy Riley. Avid reader on my Amazon Kindle. World of Warcraft and CS:S gamer.

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