As if anyone needs a reason to run to their favorite bookstore, check out all the fabulous titles that had hit the shelves yesterday (my apologies for being a day late). There’s a ton of great authors here…why are you still reading this, go to the bookstore now! *grin* Wait, did I miss any? If so, let us know!
- Blood and Moonight an anthology featuring Amanda Ashley, Barbara Monajem, Lisa Cach
- Drain You by M. Beth Bloom
- High School Bites by Heather Brewer
- House of Night: Legacy by PC Cast
- Trinity Moon by Elspeth Cooper
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
- Tiger Bound by Doranna Durgin
- The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee
- For Mercy’s Sake by Nancy Gideon
- Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman (PSI #4)
- Cold Fury by TM Goeglein
- Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (Blood Journals #1) – MMP
- Nocturne by Christine Johnson (Claire de Lune #2)
- Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #3) – MMP
- Chaos Theory by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda and Phil Noto (X-23 #.2)
- Seduced by Blood by Laurie London
- Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 by Stephenie Meyer
- All You Desire by Kirsten Miller (Eternal Ones #2) – MMP
- Playing With Elves by Natale Stenzel
- Ocean’s Surrender by Denise Townsend
- The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis
- The Covert Wolf by Bonnie Vanak
- Supernaturally by Kiersten White (Paranormalcy #1) – MMP
- Endlessly by Kiersten White
- Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong (Women of the Otherworld #13)
It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.
A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.
Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.
Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans.
- Queen’s Hunt by Beth Bernobich
Queen’s Hunt is the second title in Beth Bernobich’s River of Souls novels, following her startling debut, Passion Play. Filled with dark magic and sensual images, this is fantasy writing at its best.
Ilse Zhalina has left to start a new life in a garrisoned fort, leagues from her estranged lover, Raul Kosenmark. The violent quarrel that ended Ilse and Raul’s relationship was quite public. And also, quite fake. They hope to mislead Kosenmark’s enemies so that he can continue to influence the politics of the kingdom in an attempt to stave off an ill-advised war, while keeping Ilse safe from royal assassins who would kill anyone Raul is close to. Ilse longs for Raul, but is set on her own quest to find one of the three fabled jewels of Lir. One of the jewels is held by King Dzavek, sworn enemy of Veraene, who has used the jewel’s power to live for centuries. Ilse seeks one of the other stones to counterbalance Dzavek’s efforts to destroy her country.
In her search, she encounters a shipwrecked prisoner from another land, a woman who has a secret of her own…and the second jewel in her keeping. The two women become allies in their quest for the third jewel, because finding and controlling these stones could mean salvation for both of their nations. And their failure the ruin of their peoples.
- Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino
When the nanny to the young Darrow boys is found murdered on the outskirts of Blackfield, Charlotte Markham, the recently hired governess, steps in to take over their care. During an outing in the forest, they find themselves crossing over into The Ending, the place for the Things That Cannot Die, where Lily Darrow, the late mistress of Everton, has been waiting. She invites them into the ominous House of Darkling, a wondrous, dangerous place filled with enchantment, mystery and strange creatures that appear to be, but are not quite, human.
However, everything comes with a price, and as Charlotte begins to understand the unspeakable bargain Mrs. Darrow has made for a second chance at motherhood, she uncovers a connection to the sinister occurrences in Blackfield and enters into a deadly game with the master of Darkling, one whose outcome will determine not just the fate of the Darrows, but of the world itself.
Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling is a Victorian gothic tale about family ties, the realm beyond the living, and the price you pay to save those you love.