New Book Releases for Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Fantasy – November 10, 2009

Today there aren't any Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance releases that I could find but there were a few from the other Speculative fiction genres. There's plenty here to find something new to delve into.

As Always: If you have a book review for one of new releases listed here, link it in comments and I will be happy to add it to this post. Or if I missed a book please let me know so I can add it.

November 10, 2009

 Jaclyn the Ripper by Karl Alexander

Jaclyn the Ripper by Karl Alexander
Science Fiction Thriller

About the book:
In Time After Time, H.G. Wells used his time machine to chase after Jack the Ripper who was on a killing spree in 1979 San Francisco. After H.G. met Amy Catherine Robbins, the love of his life, and banished the serial killer to the indefinite future, H.G. and Amy returned to 1893 London, believing they could live happily ever after.

But that wasn’t the end of the story. In Jaclyn the Ripper, Amy returns to the present to tell her parents what happened to their missing daughter, accidentally freeing Jack from his prison in the far future while also transforming Jack into a woman. Jaclyn the Ripper sets out on a new killing spree in 2010 Los Angeles, vowing revenge on H.G. and Amy.

H.G. follows Amy to modern L.A., but neither he nor Amy knows Jaclyn is on their trail. In the brave new world of the new millennium, H.G. must navigate a world of cell phones, the internet, and identity theft and find his wayward wife . . . before the Ripper slays her. With the panache, excitement, and thrills that made Time After Time so popular, Karl Alexander has penned another winning tale of Wells: author, inventor, and unlikely hero.

- Reviewed by


Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel by Alex Bledsoe

Burn Me Deadly: An Eddie LaCrosse Novel by Alex Bledsoe
Fantasy

About the book:
Alex Bledsoe’s first novel, The Sword-Edged Blonde, drew rave reviews for its ingenious blend of fantasy and hard-boiled detective fiction. Now Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of mean streets and medieval intrigue.

Above Angelina’s Tavern in down-and-dirty Neceda you’ll find the office of Eddie LaCrosse, a freelance sword jockey who, for twenty-five gold pieces a day, will take on any task short of murder for hire. Eddie’s on his way back from a routine investigation when his horse almost runs down a half-naked blonde in serious trouble. Against his better judgment, he promises to protect the frightened young woman, only to find himself waylaid by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body.

Eddie isn’t the kind of guy to just let something like this pass. But who killed Laura Lesperitt? Eddie’s quest for payback leads him to a tangled mystery involving a notorious crime lord, a backwoods dragon cult, royal scandals, and a duplicitous femme fatale who has trouble keeping her clothes on. As bodies pile up, attracting the unwelcome attention of the king’s guards, Eddie must use all his wits if he hopes to survive . . .

- Reviewed by


The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw

The Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw
Adventure Thriller

About the book:
A thrill-seeking Harvard linguistics professor and an ultrasecret branch of the Catholic Church go head-to-head in a race to uncover the secrets of the lost city of Atlantis. The ruins of the technologically-advanced, eerily-enigmatic ancient civilization promise their discoverer fame, fortune, and power… but hold earth-shattering secrets about the origin of man. 

While world-famous linguist and archaeologist, Thomas Lourds, is shooting a film that dramatizes his flamboyant life and scientific achievements, satellites spot impossibly ancient ruins along the Spanish coast.  Lourds knows exactly what it means: the Lost Continent of Atlantis has been found.  The race is on, and Lourds' challengers will do anything to get there first.

Whoever controls the Lost Continent will control the world.

- Reviewed by


Under the Dome by Stephen King

Under the Dome by Stephen King
Horror

About the book:
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.

*From Simon & Schuster

- Reviewed by


The Shadowmask by R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore

The Shadowmask by R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore
Book 2, Stone of Tymora
Fantasy

About the book:
Cross swords with a blue-skinned pirate and unravel the mystery of the masked spellcaster in this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy!

Though robbed by a masked spellcaster and left for dead by a demon, twelve-year-old Maimun refuses to give up the magic that rightfully belongs to him. After reuniting with dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden and Captain Deudermont's crew, Maimun sets off on a sea-faring chase that will test both the strength of his spirit and of his friendships. As perilous storms rock Sea Sprite and vicious pirates bombard its decks, a mysterious force gathers in the Moonshaes, determined to bring Deudermont's ship - and Maimun's quest - crashing to an end on its shores.

In this second book of the Stone of Tymora trilogy, R.A. Salvatore and his son Geno continue their gripping tale of coming-of-age in a world filled with magic, featuring a cameo of R.A. Salvatore's signature character Drizzt Do'Urden.


Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Book 2, Touch Series
YA Paranormal

About the book:
Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch.  But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred?  

Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben go and move on.  Adam, the hot new guy at work, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't.  Adam is easygoing, and seems to really care about her.

But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben's past--and Adam's. Someone is lying, and it's up to Camelia to figure out who-before it's too late.

- Reviewed by

*About the book descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise stated.

9 comments:

Chris said...

You know my TBR pile is too big when I'm relieved that none of this week's releases tempt me!

Jaime said...

Well crap, there are a few on here that have now been added to my tbr! Great! LOL.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

LOL! Chris! Today was more of a Fantasy/Horror day. The 24th has a lot of PNR and UF books releasing. Something to look forward to.

Jaime - Cool! Glad I could help with 'ol TBR. I'm sure you needed that helping hand...*winks*

Smokinhotbooks said...

My eyebrow went up(good thing) when I saw Deadly Little Lies...I'm really into YA books right now

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

Thanks Donna. I've got Atlantis Code on my tbr list. I'm a sucker for anything dealing with the lost continent.

Erotic Horizon said...

There's very slim pickings this week my dear...

The only one that stiike my eye is BURN ME DEADLY... both the cover and the blurb are wonderful...

E.H>

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

The one that caught my eye was The Atlantis Code. I have a weakness for anything that has Atlantis in the title or storyline.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

KC - I'm starting to read a few YA myself. I haven't read many YA books but there are so many that looks so very interesting.

Abigail & Colette - Same here! I love to read about different theories on Atlantis. I was lucky I won an ARC of The Atlantis Code. It's also a book my dad will read. Gives me someone I chat with about it here.

EH - LOL! Nope, the PNR and UF was slim pickings today. I think there were several more Fantasy titles released today but I didn't catalog them.

prashant said...

Glad I could help with 'ol TBR. I'm sure you needed that helping hand...*

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