Waiting on Wednesday: Royal Street

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #1)
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: Apr. 10, 2012
As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ's boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.

Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters.

While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.

To make it worse, Gerry has gone missing, the wizards’ Elders have assigned a grenade-toting assassin as DJ’s new partner, and undead pirate Jean Lafitte wants to make her walk his plank. The search for Gerry and for the serial killer turns personal when DJ learns the hard way that loyalty requires sacrifice, allies come from the unlikeliest places, and duty mixed with love creates one bitter gumbo.

Doesn't this just sound so cool? I really want to see what the author does with the Hurricane Katrina story line.

What are you waiting on?


  1. It does sound pretty cool and I love the cover. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This one is sitting on my kindle (I got it from NetGalley)
    It's supposed to be really good! My WoW

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  3. I love the cover! Including her blue eyes and that staff or bow or whatever it is that she's holding :)

    Here's my WOW

  4. Now this sounds like a crazy bit of fun . . . nice pick!

    Here's my WOW

    (new follower by the way)

  5. A good choice, enjoy!


  6. Great choice I haven't read or heard of this book before. Click on my name to see my pick.

  7. This does look good. I love that it takes place in a Katrina New Orleans.


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