Monday, January 24, 2011

New Releases Jan. 23-31, Part I (& Reader's Choice Giveaway)

There are so many new books being released this week, we're going to have double the fun! Below is the first list of new releases. Comment and tell me which one you'd most like to read, and I'll draw a random winner at the end of the week (international entries welcome). Then, check back on Wednesday for Part II, where I'll put up the rest of the list--and draw a second winner!

All these books are being released on Tuesday, January 25:

Bloodshot, by Cherie Priest
Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind.


A Brush of Darkness, by Allison Pang
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

Burning Darkness, by Jaime Rush 
A government-trained assassin, Fonda Raine has her sights locked on her latest target: Eric Aruda, one of the rogue Offspring—a pyrokenetic who can create fires with just a thought. But Fonda has awesome powers of her own—and her ability to astral project and be in two places at one time enables her to put herself exactly where she wants to be . . . in Eric's bed. Eric is stunned and pleased by the inexplicable appearance of the mysterious enchantress, unaware that Fonda plans to seduce him, throw him off his guard, and then eliminate him. But the game changes radically with the arrival of an assassin from hell with orders to destroy them both. And suddenly Fonda and Eric have only two choices: to join forces or go down in flames.

Captive Heart, by Anna Windsor
As the world’s only fully trained water Sybil, Andy Myles is too busy battling New York’s demonic population and coping with personal tragedy to trust her broken heart to the wrong man. Jack Blackmore, FBI adviser to Manhattan’s Occult Crimes Unit, is Army-tough and rattling Andy’s nerves big-time, criticizing her strategies for attacking the powerful flesh-feasting Rakshasa. She could happily drown Jack with a rogue wave of her water energy—or her kisses. Honestly, when did hating a man become so hot? Jack’s all human—and he puts his trust in bullets, steel, and fists, not magic. Tough and confident, he’s never met a problem he couldn’t handle. Then again, he’s never fought alongside warrior witches who can kill with a flick of a finger or lost his heart to a wild, unpredictable woman whose kisses taste like sweet southern rain. As a tide of despotic evil sweeps through the streets of New York, Jack’s got one chance to stop a malevolent rampage—and claim Andy’s heart.

Crossed, by J.F. Lewis
In spite of his continuing hot-blooded affair with his soon-to-be sister-in-law Rachel, Eric’s plan is simple: Give his vampire girlfriend Tabitha the fancy wedding she’s always wanted, then head off to Paris for their honeymoon in the hopes of tracking down his sire, the Empress vampire Lisette. The City of Love proves anything but romantic when the True Immortal rulers of Europe try to block Eric from entering the Continent—and subject Tabitha to a series of challenges to prove her vampire worth. Back home in Void City, Eric’s volatile daughter Greta is getting lonely and bored—and that’s not good news for anyone. And when, like a bat out of hell, Lisette descends upon Void City to wipe Eric and his brood off the face of the earth—forever—this much is clear: the honeymoon is over.

Death's Sweet Embrace, by Tracy O'Hara
Teenaged shapeshifters are being slaughtered by a sadistic serial killer who rips their still-beating hearts from their paralyzed bodies. A task force forms to halt the madness, including the vampiric Aeternus Antoinette Petrescu, as well as Kitt Jordan and Raven Matokwe, members of enemy Animalian tribes . . . and forbidden lovers. A centuries-old blood feud has divided their shapeshifting peoples, and if their passion is discovered it will doom them both. But past hostilities must be put aside, for the killer they seek is but the first sign of the all-consuming nightmare of The Dark Brethren.


Drought, by Pam Bachorz
Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from struggling to gather the life-prolonging Water that keeps the Congregants alive--and Darwin rich. Escape from her certain, dreary existence, living as if it's still the early 1800s, when the Congregation was first enslaved. But if Ruby leaves, the Congregation will die without the secret ingredient to the Water: her blood. So she stays, and prays to their savior Otto, who first gave Water to the Congregants... and fathered Ruby before he vanished. When the Congregants discover Ruby's forbidden romance with an Overseer, they beat Ford to stop her from running away with him. Ruby steals their store of Water to save Ford's life and is banished. Ruby has everything she's dreamed of: a modern life with Ford. But the modern world isn't what she thought it would be, and Ruby can't forsake the Congregation. Love and loyalty push Ruby to return and fight for her family's freedom...at a terrible price.

Dragon Warrior, by Janet Chapman
Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up. William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart?

Heart of the Exiled, by Pati Nagle 
The Bitter Wars left a world divided. Now the ælven governors convene a Council at Glenhallow, while the savage kobalen gather in numbers not seen in five centuries. Vastly outnumbered, the ælven clans will send barely trained guardians to confront the kobalen, and a young female warrior, Eliani, will be entrusted with the most crucial mission of all: to reach distant Fireshore and learn why their governor has not responded to the call to war. Bound to her lover Turisan by the power of mindspeech, Eliani will feed vital information to the Ælven Council across vast distances. But Eliani cannot see the dark force watching from the Ebon Mountains. There, Shalár, the ruler of exiled Clan Darkshore, has given the mindless kobalen both power and a plan to cut off the ælven from their brave and gifted mindspeaker—and to reclaim for Shalár’s nearly extinct vampiric clan their ancestral land: Fireshore. But Shalár guards her secrets carefully, and even Eliani cannot know what terrible purpose lurks in the heart of the exiled.

Night Betrayed, by Joss Ware
The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human—eternally young, eternally beautiful . . . but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness . . . until a miracle lady brings him back. Born during the apocalyptic storms and earthquakes that left the world in ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing the pain of others. But Theo is the first in her care to survive. Responding to Selena's tender touch, Theo starts to live again, to feel and desire again. But joined in a world of terrors, the secrets they can never share make them targets. And love could be the ultimate betrayal.


Play Dead, by John Leavitt
Mason used to be an enforcer, ensuring that those magic practitioners without a moral compass walked the straight and narrow. But now he just wants to keep his head down, play guitar, and maintain a low profile with Lou, his magical canine companion. But Mason is down on his luck, and when a job with a large payout comes along, he finds the offer hard to resist-not knowing it might mean sacrificing what both man and his best friend hold most dear.

Raziel, by Kristina Douglas
“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she’s surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood—and they really don’t want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven. Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel’s orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom’s shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness—because Allie may be the Fallen’s only salvation.

Want one of these? You know the drill: one entry for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Please leave your email on your comment! Now...which one to choose....

60 comments:

  1. Oh so many to chose but from this set I would really love to win Raziel, by Kristina Douglas.

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    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  2. Ooh! Bloodshot by Cherie Priest, pretty please!
    (Already have Allison Pang's book waiting at the bookstore for me, as part of The Qwillery's Debut Author Challenge.)

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  3. Oo, I think I'm leaning toward Raziel, but I wouldn't mind Dragon Warrior either. They sound great!

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  4. A Brush of Darkness, by Allison Pang sounds really good, enchanted iPod and a unicorn living in an underwear drawer? Bring it on.
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  5. I'd like to read A Brush of darkness.

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  6. Oh I am dying to read the new Cherie Priest (and the new Joss Ware as well). Two of my favorite authors!

    I'm a blog follower.

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  7. Amazing books! So hard to chose. :D I would like Raziel by Kristina Douglas.

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    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. :)

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  8. A Brush of Darkness, by Allison Pang.I hear it is really good.

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  9. I'm a follower and my choice would be Night Betrayed. I enjoy this series! tWarner419@aol.com

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  10. Wow, what a decision! I'd REALLY love to read Raziel, by Kristina Douglas.

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  11. OMG! Such a hard choice!! :)

    I think I would go for Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman :D

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    Thank you for the chance to win a fab book!!

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  12. Oh, dear God, I love the review of Night Betrayed (L) I can't wait to read it and thank you for the chance to win a book =) So I would pick Night Betrayed by Joss Ware.

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  13. WOW I see three here which got my attention.CROSSED...CAPTIVE HEART and BURNING DARKNESS. I know you said one but I can not decide between any of these so listing all three. If I win I will love either of the three. susan Leech

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  14. Such an awesome selection to choose from! We're really spoilt for choice:)
    I would love Bloodshot by Cherie Priest!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win Bloodshot!

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  16. Ooh, Bloodshot please! That would be fantastic!

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  17. I would love to read Bloodshot!

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  18. Great giveaway!!! All of these books look fabulous. I think I will have to choose between either Bloodshot or Raziel.

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  19. Oo, indeed, would love a copy of Bloodshot by Cherie Priest.

    Thank you!

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  20. Mmmmm....Raziel! Thanks for the chance:)

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  21. +1 for comment
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    I'd love to win Blooshot!

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  22. Bloodshot, yay!

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  23. Raziel by Kristina Douglas sounds really good. I want that one.

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  24. Bloodshot by Cherie Priest sounds AWESOME!

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  25. I'd pick Raziel because I'm in the mood for dark angels. I just read Bloodshot and it was a great read. I was hooked till the end and enjoyed the characters.
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  26. I'd like to enter, please. And if I'm chosen, I'd love to read Bloodshot by Cherie Priest.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  27. OOOOOOOOO! I see 3 books that I would love to get my hands on. The three that I am interested in are Raziel, A Brush of Darkness or Death's Sweet Embrace. Any of those would be awesome. +1 for comment and +1 for Blog Follower Thanks for the contest! bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I am SO stoked about the release of Bloodshot by Cherie Priest and would love to get it.

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  29. I would love to win Bloodshot by Cherie Priest. My email is liathiano@gmail.com

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  30. I would absolutely love to win Raziel by Kristina Douglas. I have been looking at this book for quite some time now and I think Raziel would complete me. Thanks for the great giveaway and I really hope that I win.

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  31. i pick Drought, by Pam Bachorz ! sounds great :)

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  32. Oooh, Drought sounds amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  33. I've read so many great reviews about 'Brush of Darkness'. Would love a chance to read it. Thanks for the opportunity! (Hugs)Indigo

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  34. A Brush of Darkness looks like fun! Time to start a new series anyway!

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  35. Blood Shot sounds good. I'm following your blog. Looks good.

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  36. They all sound great. But my first choice would be Bloodshot.

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  37. Brush of Darkness. Saw some great interviews on this one.
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  38. Totally Bloodshot is my pick #1

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  39. I'd love to read Cherie Priest's Bloodshot. Thanks for the chance to win it! charawins (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  40. I have only read one of Cherie Priests books, namely her debut dystopian novel Boneshaker, but I enjoyed that and would like to see how she does in another genre.

    So I am entering for Bloodshot, by Cherie Priest

    Thanks for opening to giveaway to worldwide entries as you usually do.

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  41. All the Twitter buzz has me interested in A Brush of Darkness, so sign me up.

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    Bazoom.

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win Raziel, by Kristina Douglas.


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  43. There are so many on this list I want!! I will have to go with Douglas. Why? Have you seen that cover?!!! ;)

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  44. +1 Definitely want Joss Ware's newest.This series is fabulous.

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  45. Totally Raziel by Kristina Douglas

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  46. Ohhh...I see a couple on there I would love to check out.

    Love the cover for Raziel! Very interesting. Would love to check that book out. :)

    Drought's cover is sweet too.

    I'm stoked about Allison Pang's A Brush of Darkness. . . Looking forward to reading that!

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  47. I would LOVE to read Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang. It just sounds awesome. :)

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  48. Would love to win Bloodshot or a Brush of Darkness! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. I'm looking forward to the Allison Pang. It sounds unusual and should be a fun read.

    I've had the Cherie Priest ARC for a few months now and had no idea it was being released this month. Gotta get on that.

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  51. I've been waiting for Crossed by J. F. Lewis.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  52. Thanks for the contest. I would pick Drought.

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  53. Death's Sweet Embrace. :)

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  54. OMG, soo many great books, how's a girl to choose. I really want Raziel and A Brush of Darkness, but I have to choose Dragon Warrior because I have been waiting forever for this book. Thanks for the chance

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  55. I would love Bloodshot, by Cherie Priest - it sounds fantastic.

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  56. Angels of Darkness, Captive Heart, Bloodshot, BUrning Darness adn Dragon Warrior all sound interesting but I would love to get a copy of Raziel! Love the cover and the storyline.
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  57. haha i just bought a brush of darkness today! i wish i would have stumbled upon your site sooner...the other book ive been looking at is Crossed by J.F. Lewis

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  59. I would love to win A Brush of Darkness. I've been dying to read it!

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  60. I would choose Raziel! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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