Saturday, February 20, 2010

On My Wishlist (Feb. 20th, 2010)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. It allows us to share the books we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. (This post was inspired by the fab In My Mailbox by Kristi at The Story Siren).

Heart of Stone (The Negotiator, Book 1) by C.E. Murphy
Librarything / Goodreads
C.E. Murphy has had some great reviews for her PNR Walker Papers Series( which starts with Urban Shaman) - but for some reason this is the book I am lusting after. Is it the gargoyle idea or the fantastic cover? Hmm.

Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filled with magical beings -- not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands. Her logical lawyer instincts told her it couldn't all be real -- but she could hardly deny what she'd seen...and touched.

The mystery man, Alban, was a gargoyle. One of the fabled Old Races who had hidden their existence for centuries. Now he was a murder suspect, and he needed Margrit's help to take the heat off him and find the real killer. And as the dead pile up, it's a race against the sunrise to clear Alban's name and keep them both alive...

The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki
LibraryThing / GoodReads
This book has two things that make my heart skip a beat: a cover that reminds be of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (*sighs*), and is about a book within the book! Really want this one.
What if the monsters from your favorite horror books were real?

Eddie Fennicks has always been a loner, content to lose himself in a mystery novel by his favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. That’s why moving to the small town of Gatesweed becomes a dream come true when Eddie discovers that Olmstead lived there before mysteriously disappearing thirteen years ago. Even better, Eddie finds a handwritten, never-before-seen Nathaniel Olmstead book printed in code and befriends Harris, who’s as much an Olmsteady as he is. But then the frightening creatures of Olmstead’s books begin to show up in real life, and Eddie’s dream turns into a nightmare.

Eddie, Harris, and their new friend, Maggie, must break Olmstead’s code, banish all gremlins and monster lake-dogs from the town of Gatesweed, and solve the mystery of the missing author, all before Eddie’s mom finishes writing her own tale of terror and brings to life the scariest creature of all.


  1. Both of these books sound fantastic especially Heart of Stone. I hadn't heard of them before.

    Here is an award for your blog!

  2. The Stone Child sounds really good. I've read Heart of Stone, I really enjoyed it, I liked it better then Murphy's Urban Shaman series. Who knows though, I've only read the first book in each series.

  3. The Stone Child sounds really good. I love the cover!!

    I also love your blog, and I've become a new follower.

    Happy reading this week!

  4. @Christina - Thank you so much for the award!

    @Shera - Glad to know you enjoyed Heart of Stone, as I was debating whether or not to buy it this weekend... maybe I will start with it and then move on to her Urbam Shaman series...!

    @Stephanie - Isn't the cover just lovely? And thank you... hope you enjoy it round here! ♥

  5. Heart of Stone was an awesome read. Loved the whole trilogy. I haven't heard of the Stone Child, but it sounds interesting and the cover is just lovely. Here's Mine



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