24 Reasons to Hit the Bookstore

LMantchev-So Silver BrightAs if anyone needs a reason to run to their favorite bookstore, 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. Wicked Pretty Things: 13 Dark Faerie Romances an anthology featuring Francesca Lia Block, Jackson Pearce, Karen Mahoney, Rachel Caine, Lisa Mantchev, Sharon Ashwood and Seanan McGuire
  2. Half Blood by Jennifer Armentrout (Covenant #1)
  3. Red Velvet and Absinthe by Mitzi Szereto
  4. Frost by Marianna Baer
  5. Yours, Mine, and Ours by MaryJanice Davidson
  6. Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
  7. Fateful by Claudia Gray
  8. Away by Teri Hall (The Line #2)
  9. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
  10. After Obsession by Carrie Jones and SE Wedel
  11. Undead by Isabella Kruger (Ever After #1)
  12. Banished by Sophie Littlefield
  13. So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev (Theatre Illuminata #3)
  14. Queen of the Sylphs by LJ McDonald
  15. Darkness on Fire by Alexis Morgan
  16. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  17. Dreamland by Alyson Noël (Riley Bloom)
  18. New York to Dallas by JD Robb
  19. As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
  20. The Shadowing: Hunted by Adam Slater
  21. Seed by Rob Ziegler
  22. Blood and Other Cravings an anthology featuring Elizabeth Bear, Richard Bowes, Kathe Koja, Margo Lanagan, Carol Emshwiller, and Lisa Tuttle

    Antho-Blood and Other CravingsWhen we think of vampires, instantly the image arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the victim. But bloodsucking is merely one form of vampirism. For this brilliantly original anthology, Ellen Datlow has commissioned stories from many of the most powerfully dark voices in contemporary horror, who conjure tales of vampirism that will chill readers to the marrow.

    In addition to the traditional fanged vampires, Datlow presents stories about the leeching of emotion, the draining of the soul, and other dark deeds of predation and exploitation, infestation, and evisceration…tales of life essence, literal or metaphorical, stolen.

    Seventeen stories, by such award-winning authors as Elizabeth Bear, Richard Bowes, Kathe Koja, Margo Lanagan, Carol Emshwiller, and Lisa Tuttle will petrify readers. With dark tales by Laird Barron, Barry Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, Kaaron Warren, and other powerful voices, this anthology will redefine the terror of vampires and vampirism.

  23. The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

    LFallon-Carrier of the MarkTheir love was meant to be.

    When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she’s surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.

    But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

  24. The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancy (Monstrumologist)

    RYancey-Isle of BloodAn old friend of Dr. Warthrop’s comes asking for help to track down Warthrop’s colleague, the sociopathic Dr. John Kearns. At first, Warthrop is reluctant to help—until he learns that Kearns may possess information leading to a creature widely regarded as the Holy Grail of monstrumology: an organism so rare and elusive that it has never been killed, captured, or even observed in the wild.

    Dr. Warthrop can’t resist the challenge, and soon he and Will Henry are off on another hellish quest, this time to the bizarre island of Socotra, home to some of the strangest flora and fauna in the world. And it’s on Socotra that Will Henry comes face-to-face with the most horrific creature yet—and he just may pay the ultimate price for his master’s ambition.

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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. I especially like your last paragraph – and I did start a blog – two in fact – just a few months ago! I always write letters to my children at Christmas – sometimes more often, but at least once a year. They know their letters will be in their stockings! Probably wouldn’t do anything you said not to – just a little bit inhibited! But that’s just me. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

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