34 Reasons to Hit the Bookstore

PBallantine-SpectyrAs if anyone needs a reason to run to their favorite bookstore, but check out all the fabulous titles that have hit the shelves today. There’s a ton of great authors here…why are you still reading this, go to the bookstore now! *grin*

  1. Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed #9)
  2. Hexed an anthology featuring Ilona Andrews; Yasmine Galenorn; Allyson James; Jeanne Stein
  3. Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine (The Order #2)
  4. Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett
  5. Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey (Naamah #3)
  6. Heartless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate/Alexia Tarabotti #4)
  7. Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle (Dark Dynasties #1)
  8. Mystical Warrior by Janet Chapman
  9. Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs
  10. Taken by Fire by Sydney Croft
  11. Feast: Harvest of Dreams by Merrie Destefano
  12. Wolf Tales 12 by Kate Douglas
  13. Burn the Night by Jocelynn Drake (Dark Days #6)
  14. Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden
  15. Ashes of a Black Frost by Chris Evans (Iron Elves #3)
  16. Crave the Moon by Lori Handeland (Night Creature #11)
  17. Changeling Dream by Dani Harper (Changeling #2)
  18. Hammered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles #3)
  19. Blood Secrets by Jeannie Holmes (Alexandra Sabian #2)
  20. The Siren’s Cry by Jennifer Anne Kogler
  21. Forsaken Harbor by Laura Kreitzer (Summer Chronicles #2)
  22. The Wild Road by Marjorie Liu\
  23. Green-Eyed Envy by Kasey Mackenzie (Shades of Fury #2)
  24. Luminous by Dawn Metcalf
  25. Torn by Erica O’Rourke
  26. Eat, Slay, Love by Jesse Petersen
  27. Tamed by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
  28. Lord of Shadows by Alix Rickloff (Heirs of Kilronan #4)
  29. The Final Evolution by Jeff Somers
  30. Eternity by Heather Terrell
  31. Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville #9)
  32. Supernatural Noir an anthology

    Antho-Supernatural NoirA hit man who kills with coincidence… A detective caught in a war between two worlds… A man whose terrible appetites hide an even darker secret… Dark Horse once again teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound) to bring you this masterful marriage of the darkness without and the darkness within. Supernatural Noir is an anthology of original tales of the dark fantastic from twenty modern masters of suspense, including Brian Evenson, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Nick Mamatas, Gregory Frost, and Jeffrey Ford.

  33. Graveminder by Melissa Marr

    MMarr-GraveminderRebekkah Barrow never forgot the tender attention her grandmother, Maylene, bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn’t a funeral that Maylene didn’t attend, and at each Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: three sips from a small silver flask followed by the words “Sleep well, and stay where I put you.”

    Now Maylene is dead and Bek must go back to the place–and the man–she left a decade ago. But what she soon discovers is that Maylene was murdered and that there was good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in placid Claysville, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected. Beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D–a place from which the dead will return if their graves are not properly minded. Only the Graveminder, a Barrow woman, and the current Undertaker, Byron, can set things to right once the dead begin to walk.

  34. Black Heart Loa by Adrian Phoenix (Hoodoo #2)

    APhoenix - Black Heart LoaKallie Rivière, a Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a bent for trouble, learned the meaning of those ominous words when hoodoo bogeyman Doctor Heron targeted her family for revenge. Now, while searching for her still-missing bayou pirate cousin, Kallie finds out the hard way that someone is undoing powerful gris gris, which means that working magic has become as unpredictable as rolling a handful of dice. The wards woven to protect the Gulf coast are unraveling, leaving New Orleans and the surrounding bayous vulnerable just as an unnatural storm—the deadliest in a century—is born. As the hurricane powers toward the heart of all she loves, Kallie desperately searches for the cause of the disturbing randomness, only to learn a deeply unsettling truth: the culprit may be herself. To protect her family and friends, including the sexy nomad Layne Vallin, Kallie steps into the jaws of danger . . . and finds a loup garou designed to steal her heart—literally.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. Just finished reading “Deeper than Midnight.” Sad that now I’ll have to wait til 2012 for the new one in the series. Will just give me a reason to read them all over again next year. :) Just received Changeling Dreams. Looking forward to reading it. Great list of books!

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