Happy Release Day!
March 7 - 13, 2010 is Read an E-Book Week: Head over to www.ebookweek.com where you can find all kinds of information on different ebook readers, the benefits of ebooks plus a listing of online stores who are supporting Read an E-Book Week by giving away free ebooks.
|March 8, 2010|
It's said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn't so far from the truth. . .
One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are falling: the London Wall defiled with cryptic graffiti, the ravens found dead at the Tower, the London Stone destroyed. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defenses - a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends - formed a formidable magical shield, one that could protect London from the greatest threat it has ever known. But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?
Against his better judgment, Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he's lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it . . .
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|March 9, 2010|
DANGER LURKS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY . . . BUT NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU EXPECT IT. From New York to Los Angeles to Bucharest, fifteen never-before-published tales by some of the world’s finest fantasy and horror writers celebrate the newest incarnations of an age-old terror that strikes when the moon is full . . . the werewolf. No longer confined to the forests, these modern monsters can be found in places you frequent every day—and never before thought to fear.CARRIE VAUGHN’s popular werewolf radio host Kitty Norville is drawn into a controversy as to whether it’s fair to ban lycanthropy from professional sports. New York’s famous Plaza Hotel is the setting for ESTHER M. FRIESNER’s tale of one very grisly little girl, while Beverly Hills may never quite recover from RON GOULART’s middle-aged Hollywood screenwriter who falls prey to a most unusual problem. Celebrated fantasy author PETER S. BEAGLE tells a chillingly lyrical story of three Louisiana loup garoux locked into a deadly dance of death. Plus many more biting tales from award-winning authors:HOLLY BLACK • P.D. CACEK • GREGORY FROST • TANITH LEE HOLLY PHILLIPS • MIKE RESNICK • DARRELL SCHWEITZER • LISA TUTTLE IAN WATSON • GENE WOLFE • CHELSEA QUINN YARBRO
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Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo's satirical supernatural series
A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn't explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead.
Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle.
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Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas.
After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option.
Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny.
Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what's to come?
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Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.
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Olivia's packing list:
FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can't they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay?
Robby's packing list:
Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she'll never forget . . .
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A thrilling epic about an ancient clash reignited in our time- between a hidden society and heaven's darkest creatures
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.
For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.
Rich in history, full of mesmerizing characters, and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.
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From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope . . . but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone . . .
Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: revenge. Harnessing a strange new "gift," he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: his father. Only one thing stands in his way—a mysterious, arrow-wielding beauty . . .
ZoË Kapoor is on her own quest for vengeance, searching for the monstrous fiends who murdered her family. Soon she and Quent join together, journeying through the ruins of the world they once knew as a desperate desire builds between them. Drawing closer to an enemy they never imagined, ZoË and Quent must abandon all fear, abandon all regret, abandon the night . . .
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If you have a book review for any of the new releases listed here, link it in comments and I will be happy to add it to this post. Or if I missed a new book release, please let me know so I can add it also.
-- Summaries are from Amazon.com unless otherwise stated.
A Few Giveaways:
Psst! There are a ton of giveaways for and Falling, Fly by Sklyer White, Angelology by Danielle Trussoni and Num8ers by Rachel Ward.
- Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings: Spotlight & Giveaway: Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Thanks to Penguin Group (USA)/Viking, I have a signed copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni to giveaway to one lucky commentator. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter this giveaway is Sunday, March 14th at 8 AM CST.
- Fantasy Book Critic: GIVEAWAY: Win a signed Copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Fantasy Book Critic is giving away a signed copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is 12:01 PM EST March 9, 2010.
- Fang-tastic Books: Interview and Book Giveaway with Mari Mancusi
Roxanne has interviewed Mari Mancusi and Mari is giving away winner's choice of either Bad Blood or My Zombie Valentine. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Tuesday March 9 Midnight EST.
- Book Chick City: Guest Author & Contest with Skyler White
Sykler White is guest blogging at Book Chick City and giving away a copy of her new Paranormal Romance novel and Falling, Fly. Open Internationally. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 9th.
- Vampire Wire: Guest Blog by Maria Lima & MATTERS OF THE BLOOD Contest
Maria Lima is guest blogging at Vampire Wire and Marta is giving away a copy of Maria's first book in the Blood Lines series Matters of the Blood. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 10.
- Stumbling Over Chaos: LB Gregg’s Catch Me If You Can “Catch My Review” Contest
Chris is giving away an ebook copy of a brand new m/m romantic suspense, Catch Me If You Can (Romano & Albright, Book 1) by LB Gregg. Open internationally. Deadline to enter is 7 pm CST, Wednesday, March 10.
- Suzanne McLeod: Win an ARC: Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
Suzanne is giving away two(2) ARCs of Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. Open internationally. Deadline to enter is March 10, 2010.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Author - Skyler White (Interview & Giveaway)
Doug has interviewed Skyler White and he is giving away one copy of Skyler's new Paranormal Romance release and Falling, Fly. Open internationally. Deadline to enter is Midnight, March 10, 2010 EST.
- Lovin' Me Some Romance: Interview with Sophie Renwick & Giveaway
VampFanGirl has interviewed Sophie Renwick and Sophie is giving away a copy of her new erotic paranormal romance novel Velvet Haven. Open to all. Deadline to enter is Thursday, March 11th at Midnight U.S. PST.
- Sara's Urban Fantasy Blog: Guest Blog + Giveaway: Erica Hayes
Erica Hayes is guest blogging at Sara's place and giving away a copy of her new Urban Fantasy novel Shadowglass. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is at midnight EST on Thursday, March 11, 2010.
- Book Lovers Inc.: Interview: Debut Author Skyler White & a Giveaway!
Book Lovers Inc. has interviewed Skyler White and they are giving away one copy of Skyler's new Paranormal Romance and Falling, Fly. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is Thursday, March 11, 2010.
- Lala’s Book Corner Presents: Author Interview & Giveaway w/ Seanan McGuire
Larissa has interviewed Seanan McGuire and Seanan is giving away a signed copy of A Local Habitation, the second book in her urban fantasy series October Daye. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is March 11th.
- Book Addict: An Embarassing Moment, a Non-Apology, and a Random Giveaway
Patti is giving away a copy of Taking Care of Business by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane. Open everyone. Deadline to enter is Midnight on March 12th 2010.
- Leontine's Book Realm: Giveaway & Excerpt: Danielle Trussoni - Angelology
Leontine is giving away a signed copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. Open internationally. Deadline to enter is March 12th 2010.
- The Fiction Vixen: Giveaway: To Sin With A Scoundrel by Cara Elliot
Fiction Vixen is giving away five(5) copies of To Sin With A Scoundrel by Cara Elliot. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is March 12, 9:00 pm PST.
- Anna's Book Blog: Interview/Giveaway with Amanda Forester
Anna has interviewed Amanda Forester, and thanks to Sourcebooks she has two copies of Amanda's novel The Highlander's Sword to giveaway. Open to the US and Canada. Winners will be announced on March 14th.
- All Things Urban Fantasy: Guest Blog & Giveaway: Erica Hayes - “Urban Who?”
Erica Hayes is guest blogging at All Things Urban Fantasy and Abigail is giving away a copy of Shadowglass, Erica's latest Shadowfae Chronicles novel. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is Midnight MST on March 13th.
- Sidhe Vicious Reviews: Erica Hayes – Guest Blog & Giveaway
Erica Hayes is guest blogging at Sidhe Vicious Reviews and she is giving away a signed copy of Shadowglass. Open Internationally. Deadline to enter is March 14th until 11:59pm.
- mis(h)takes: Burn [Review & Giveaway]
Mishel has reviewed Burn by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy and is giving away her copy of the book. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is March 14th.
Stumbling Over Chaos: Ebook Giveaway: Beauty and the Feast by Julia Barrett
Chris is giving away an ebook copy of Julia Barrett's forthcoming steamy romance, Beauty and the Feast. Open worldwide. Deadline to enter is 7 pm CST, Monday, March 15.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Excerpt & Giveaway - Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Doug is giving away a signed copy of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Midnight, March 15, 2010 EST.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Author/Editor - Nancy Kilpatrick (Interview & Giveaway for the Evolve Anthology)
Doug has interviewed Nancy Kilpatrick and he is giving away a copy of Evolve edited by Nancy. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Midnight, March 15, 2010 EST.
- Book Love Affair: Giveaway: Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon
TJ is giving away five (5) copies of Oath of Fealty by Elizabeth Moon. Open to US residents. Deadline to enter is 3/15/2010.
- Sidhe Vicious Reviews: Danielle Trussoni – Interview & Giveaway
Sidhe Vicious Reviews had interviewed Danielle Trussoni and courtesy of Viking/Penguin one signed copy of Angelology is being giving away. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is March 17th until 11:59pm.
- The Story Siren: Author Interview: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes & CONTEST
The Story Siren has interviewed Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and she is giving away five (5) copies of Amelia's latest YA Urban Fantasy Token of Darkness, courtesy of Random House. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is March 17, 2010.
- Book Junkie: Guest Author & Contest with Susan Kearney
Brande has interviewed Susan Kearney and she is giving away five (5) copies of Susan's latest Futuristic Paranormal Romance Jordan, courtesy of Hachette Book. Open to the US and Canada -- Brande is also giving away one copy to an International Reader. Winners will be picked on March 17, 2010.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Promo & Giveaway - Shadowrise by Tad WIlliams
Doug is giving away five (5) copies of Shadowrise by Tad Williams, courtesy of Penguin Canada and DAW Book. Open to Canada. Deadline to enter is Midnight, March 17, 2010 EST.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: Interview and Contest with author Skyler White
Skyler White has been interviewed by Patricia and she's offer one US readers (No P. O Boxes please) will have a chance to win a copy of ...and Falling Fly, and International readers (non-US or Canadian) a one copy of ...and Falling Fly to be sent from Book Depository. Deadline to enter is March 17, 2010.
- Smexy Books: Review Num8ers by Rachel Ward and Giveaway
Mandi has reviewed and is giving away three (3) copies of Num8ers by Rachel Ward. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is March 18, 2010.
- Babbling About Books, and More!: Contest: Num8ers Book Giveaway!
Katiebabs is giving away three(3) copies of Num8ers by Rachel Ward. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is March 19th.
- Writings Of A Wicked Book Addict: NUM8ERS Giveaway
Wicked Lil Pixie is giving away three(3) copies of Num8ers by Rachel Ward. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is March 19th.
- All Things Urban Fantasy: Review & Giveaway: 3 copies of Num8ers by Rachel Ward
Abigail has reviewed Num8ers by Rachel Ward and she is giving away three(3) copies of the book, courtesy of Big Honcho Media. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is Midnight MST on March 19th.
- Katie MacAlister: GNT and ARC contest
Katie MacAlister is giving away 10 signed ARCs of Love in the Time of Dragons. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Midnight.
- Only the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Giveaway: Spellwright, by Blake Charlton
Only the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy is giving away a copy of Spellwright by Blake Charlton. The deadline to enter is 3/30/10 @ 11:59 PM EST.
- Anna's Book Blog - [Giveaway] - Black Magic Sanction
Anna is giving away a copy of Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. Open to US and Canada. The winner will be annouced on March 31st.