Ariana Franklin's new novel The Serpent's Tale will soon be out. I read Mistress of the Art of Death (reviewed here) last year and loved it. I certainly want to read the latest adventure of Adelia and Rowley.
Due out in April: Shadow Gate: Book Two of Crossroads, sequel to Kate Eliot's Spirit Gate. I've been waiting on this one as well. Here is my review of Spirit Gate.
Also to come in July of 2008, David Webber's By Schism Rent Asunder, which is hopefully the next in the series begun by Off Armageddon Reef, reviewed here. I fell in love with David Webber's work with O. A.R., but went on to explore his Honor Harrington series which I loved as well.
Perhaps, if I put in a request at the library, they will consider ordering all three (if they have not already done so); after all, I checked each one of the above out from the library shortly after publication. And the sooner I can get my hands on these, the better!
I've begun pulling out books that have been forgotten. You know, those stacks that are out for frequent perusal...mine are usually on the hearth or on top of the book shelf or on the old trunk and frequently in all three places. When company is expected I usually move them to one of the bookshelves. In my case, stacked in front of books that are already there, where I forget about them.
Ooops! ARC's and purchased books galore, neglected, unread. So I will be eliminating a few of them--now that they are back in the open, rubbing shoulders with library books and more recent acquisitions.