New Book Releases for Fantasy, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy & More - Week of November 7, 2010

Short list this week but I may have missed some. I've been slacking a bit lately on keeping up with the new releases...I hope to catch soon. Maybe. ;)

Remember Daylight Savings is officially over, if your area participates, at 2:00 a.m. today so don't forget to "fall back" one hour. Ah! An extra of sleep, read, watch movies, gamer or fill in the _____. Enjoy the extra hour!


Bitten in Two by Jennifer Rardin
Release Date: 11/8/2010

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Jaz Parks #7
Author's Website: www.JenniferRardin.com

Summary:

Jaz Parks here. I. Am. Pissed. Just as Vayl and I arrive in Morocco to secure an ancient artifact, he wakes up calling me by another woman’s name. And it’s not even a good one. But since any form of argument transforms him into an unholy terror, I’m forced to play along until the gang and I can figure out what kind of power has so vastly altered his perceptions. So it’s time for me to do what any well-trained assassin in my position might do. I attack. What follows is a hair-raising, breath-taking bullet train ride to the finish as the crew battles on multiple fronts. I now know what I have to do – I must return to hell one last time.


Hunger Aroused by Dee Carney
Release Date: 11/8/2010

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: NA
Author's Website: DeeCarney.com

Summary:

Jasmine is sick in bed when a sexy stranger breaks in and reveals she’s suffering an irreversible case of vampirism. And because her turning wasn’t approved by the Council, he must kill her once the transition is complete. In the meantime, the executioner offers to ease her torment with chocolate, hot peppers or sexual release. Fortunately for them both, Jasmine’s kitchen is bare... Corin’s honor demands he do his duty, but he cannot execute the lovely woman while any part of her humanity remains. He must also find and kill her sire. Jasmine denies ever having contact with a vampire, causing Corin to question the justice of his orders. Sensing his hesitation, the Council dispatches another executioner, forcing the pair to make a run for it. Every hour they spend together, every sensual encounter they share, finds them growing closer. Now Corin will have to choose: kill the woman he loves, or go against everything he believes to set her free.


Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Release Date: 11/9/2010

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Genre: Horror
Series: Short Stories Collection
Author's Website: StephenKing.com

Summary:

A new collection of four never-before-published stories from Stephen King. "I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . ." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922," the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness. In "Big Driver," a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself. "Fair Extension," the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment. When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage. Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.


Muse and Reverie by Charles de Lint
Release Date: 11/9/2010

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Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
Series: Short Stories Collection
Author's Website:

Summary:

Muse and Reverie is an all-new collection of short fiction in Charles de Lint’s “Newford” universe—the fifth such collection since 1993, and the first since 2002. Previous collections are Dreams Underfoot, The Ivory and the Horn, the World Fantasy Award-winning Memory and Dream, and Tapping the Dream Tree. The city of Newford could be any city in North America, bursting with music, commerce, art, love and hate, and of course magic. Magic in the sidewalk cracks, myth at the foundations of its great buildings, enchantment in the spaces between its people. In this new collection, de Lint explores that magic and those spaces, shedding new light on the people and places that readers of novels like Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, The Onion Girl, and The Mystery of Grace have come to love. Contents: *Somewhere In My Mind There Is a Painting Box *Refinerytown *A Crow Girls Christmas--with MaryAnn Harris *Dark Eyes, Faith and Devotion *Riding Shotgun *Sweet Forget-Me-Not *That Was Radio Clash *The Butter Spirit's Tithe *Da Slockit Light *The Hour Before Dawn *Newford Spook Squad *In Sight *The World in a Box


Phantom Prospect by Alex Archer
Release Date: 11/9/2010

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Rogue Angel #27
Author's Website: NA

Summary:

Intrepid treasure hunters believe they have discovered the final resting place of Fantome, a legendary warship that wrecked off Nova Scotia almost two hundred years ago. She was rumored to have gone down with an extraordinary treasure. But circling beneath the ocean's surface waits something unbelievable...and terrifying. Some unfortunate divers have encountered a massive, thought-to-be-extinct shark known as the megalodon. Archaeologist Annja Creed has always had a healthy respect for sharks. But when a researcher friend asks for her help, Annja braves the deep, cold waters of the Atlantic, determined to discover the truth. Instead she finds herself hunting an unknown traitor on a sabotaged ship. With death waiting both above and below the ocean's surface, Annja must battle her most dangerous enemy yet.


The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
Release Date: 11/9/2010

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Genre: Steampunk Fantasy
Series: Stand Alone
Author's Website: GhostMedicine.com

Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury. There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them. Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind. Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay. But it’s not. Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds.


Trio of Sorcery by Mercedes Lackey
Release Date: 11/9/2010

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Short Stories
Author's Website: MercedesLackey.com

Summary:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mercedes Lackey presents three exciting short urban fantasy novels featuring three resourceful heroines and three different takes on the modern world and on magics both modern and ancient. Arcanum 101: Diana Tregarde, practicing witch, romance novelist, Guardian of the Earth. Studying at Harvard, Diana is approached by Joe O’Brian, a young cop who has already seen more than one unusual thing during his budding career. The distraught mother of a kidnap victim is taking advice from a “psychic” and interfering in the police investigation. Will Diana prove that the psychic is a fake? Unfortunately, the psychic is not a fake, but a very wicked witch—and the child’s kidnapper. Drums: Jennifer Talldeer, shaman, private investigator, member of the Osage tribe. Most of Jennie’s work is regular PI stuff, but Nathan Begay brings her a problem she’s never seen before. His girlfriend, Caroline, is Chickasaw to his Navaho, but that’s not the problem. Somehow, Caroline has attracted the attention of an angry Osage ghost. Thwarted in love while alive, the ghost has chosen Caroline to be his bride in death. Ghost in the Machine: Ellen McBridge: computer programmer extraordinaire, techno-shaman. The programmers and players of a new MMORPG find that the game’s “boss,” a wendigo, is “killing” everyone—even the programmers’ characters with their god-like powers. A brilliant debugger, Ellen discoveres that the massive computing power of the game’s servers have created a breach between the supernatural world and our own. This wendigo isn’t a bit of code, it’s the real thing . . . and it’s on the brink of breaking out of the computers and into the real world.


The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint
Release Date: 11/11/2010

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Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Series: Stand Alone
Author's Website:

Summary:

Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family's restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan--part human, part dragon, like his grandmother--he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay's heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly--and very human--challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be. This is Charles de Lint at his best!



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2 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

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chris said...

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