Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Release Day (& Win a Book of Your Choice!)

After a few quiet weeks in publishing for the holidays, we have a whole new spate of spec fiction coming out today. In case you have gift cards you want to spend, here are today’s releases plus a drive-by summary and genre key (YA=Young Adult; SF=Science Fiction; UF=Urban Fantasy; PNR=Paranormal Romance; F=Fantasy).  At the end, a giveaway!

Dec. 28 releases, by author

Barant, D.D.: Killing RocksKickass FBI profiler survives but might have to sell soul. (UF)
Beukes, Lauren: Zoo CityPsychic hunts killer in freaky Johannesburg. (UF)
De la Cruz, Melissa: Bloody ValentineBlue Blood vamps break more hearts. (UF, YA)
Despain, Bree: The Lost SaintHeaven’s wolf grows cocky, falls into trap. (UF, YA)
Feehan, Christine: Ruthless GameAlpha ghostwalker has to save Rose. Surprise! She’s knocked up. (PNR)
Francis, Diana Pharaoh: Crimson WindWarrior must save her mortal family amid unexpected revelations (UF)
Holzner, NancyHellforgedDemon stalks Deadtown zombies and really kills them. (UF)
Howell, Morgan: The Iron PalaceHalf-breed Devourer on quest to claim destiny. (F)
King, J. Robert: Guild Wars: Edge of DestinyDragons and dwarves and heroes battle for future. (F)
Laurie, Victoria: Ghouls, Ghouls, GhoulsTV crew haunts ghostly Irish castle. (UF)
Lee, Patrick: Ghost CountryThree people go into future to prevent apocalypse. (SF)
Lovegrove, James: Age of OdinWashed-up soldier gets new assignment with Norse gods. (SF)
McMahon, Gary: Pretty Little Dead ThingsTom sees dead people, and it isn’t pretty. (UF)
Myles, Jill: My Fair SuccubiFallen angel is waiting, but succubus finds vampire tempting. (PNR)
Rickloff, Alix: Earl of DarknessLady reduced to theft finds bigger prize in Irish earl. (PNR)
Robertson, Linda: Arcane CircleSurprise! Boyfriend is king of the werewolves. (UF)
Robinson, A.M.: Vampire CrushGrade school sweetie all grown up, with fangs. (UF, YA)
Ronald, Margaret: Soul HuntSupernatural tracker’s losing her power just when the demons show up. Bad timing. (UF)
Schreiber, Ellen: Once in a Full MoonCute new student howls in the moonlight. (UF, YA)
Stolarz, Laurie Faria: Deadly Little GamesFamily tragedy brings out teens’ scary powers. (UF, YA)
Taylor, K.J.: The Dark Griffin (Fallen Moon)Former slave and griffin companion finds kindred spirit. (F)
Terrell, Heather: Fallen AngelGeeky girl gets the guy; neither is human. (UF, YA)

THE GIVEAWAY: Which of today’s releases most interests you? I’ll give away the book of your choice for leaving a comment. As always, extra entry for comments, blog followers, followers on Twitter @Suzanne_Johnson, and an extra for Tweeting (or Retweeting) the contest. Drawing will take place on Friday, New Year's Eve. 


  1. Thanks for the list. I've already orederd a couple of them but Age of Odin sounds interesting.

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  2. Well, Earl of Darkness sounds up my alley. I want to know how big the prize is. ahem.

  3. I'm a vampire fiend, so the most exciting to me is Vampire Crush. I'm a GFC & Twitter follower (@jmanni32), and thanks for the giveaway!


  4. Once in a full moon sounds really intresting and yet so does vampire crush. I'll go for Once in a full moon. :D

    I'm a GFC follower (Selfcentered)
    I follow you on twitter (designmeahuman)
    and I tweeted about this give away: http://twitter.com/#!/designmeahuman/status/19790490794725377

  5. Thanks for the giveaway btw!


  6. Pretty Little Dead Things looks like a good read, I've noticed it when it came out in the UK.I've read a few other Angry Robot titles and think they are a great publisher!

  7. Ruthless Game would be my pick, I enjoy this series! tWarner419@aol.com

  8. Bloody Valentine by Melissa De la Cruz would be the book for me. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. I'd love to read The Dark Griffin. Serious fantasy is my thing. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a blog follower.

  10. Crimson Wind is the book I'm most interested in. Her 1st book in the series was excellent!

  11. i really want to read bree despain's the lost saint. thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. The Lost Saint is the one that interests me most, though there are several other good-looking YA releases out there today, also.

    -I am a blog follower (Jessi E. - The Elliott Review)
    -Follow on Twitter as @elliottreview
    -Retweeted original tweet under @elliottreview

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  13. There's a few on that list I need to get. The one I'm most looking forward to is Bree Despain- The Lost Saint

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  14. Would love to read Arcane Circle by Linda Robertson. It got such a beautiful cover! :)

    I'm an old follower. My GFC name is Cherry.

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  15. Ghost Country sounds interesting:) I'm a GFC follower.

  16. There are a lot of good ones coming out but to pick one I'd pick Jill Myles, My Fair Succubi.
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  17. I keep wanting to read Jill Myles'series, it sounds great. Vampire and angel fight over girl succubus, what's not to like! Thanks for the great contest. bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net

  18. hmmm its either My Fair Succubi or Fallen Angel
    i'm a follower


  19. So many fantastic novels being released today! Thanks for posting up the list. The one I'm most looking forward to is The Lost Saint by Bree Despain. Loved the first book, The Dark Divine!

    And thanks so much for the giveaway. Please enter me if open internationally :)

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  20. I am thinking...

    "Ghost Country" by Patrick Lee...



  21. The Lost Saint is the most anticipated book this month! I've read The Dark Divine and love it so much! I can't wait to read the sequel.

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    thanks for the chance!

  22. Really looking forward to a few of them. One though is Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls. I enjoyed the first couple books in this series already.

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  23. i want to read : Despain, Bree: The Lost Saint.

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  24. Wow, what a list!
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  25. I haven't read the earlier books in the series but I have been looking for new authors in this genre so I would choose King, J. Robert: Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny.

    I follow via GFC (buddyt)

    Thanks for the giveaway and all the best for 2011.

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  26. I'd love to win The Lost Saint by Bree Despain, since I got The Dark Divine for christmas :)


  27. I'd like to enter for The Lost Saint. Thank you :)


  28. Once in a full moon is the books I can't want to have my hands on. And thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  29. Most of these look really good, looking forward to The Lost Saint by Bree Despain. GFC and Twitter follower (KristinaD77) also email


  30. +1 Jill Myles's My Fair Succubi is the main one I've wanted.

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  31. Most of the books on this list look really good... But I would have to say that Ruthless Games by Christine Feehan would have to be my pick... But I am always willing to read any book that I can get... Love to find new authors!!!

    Thank you for a chance to win..

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    Kelly M

  32. Thank you for letting us have a chance to win these awesome books :)

    book of choice:Schreiber, Ellen: Once in a Full Moon
    also i might have my eye on The Lost Saint too

    GFC follower: Khyla
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  33. I would love to win Fallen Angel


  34. Of all the books in the list, the one that interests me the most is Once In A Full Moon.

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