Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Releases for Feb. 1-6 Part II (And another giveaway!)


Just when you thought your book budget was safe...Part 2 of the Feb. 1 releases. Yegods. Part three will go up tomorrow. Again, I'll give away your choice from this list. There are several here I really, really, really want....International entries welcome! Entry instructions at the end, as usual.
Autumn: The City, by David Moody (Feb. 1, St. Martin’s Griffin)
A bastard hybrid of War of the Worlds and Night of the Living Dead, the Autumn series chronicles the struggle of a small group of survivors forced to contend with a world torn apart by a deadly disease. After 99% of the population of the planet is killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse.  Animated by "phase two" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion...  As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence.  Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goal - to lumber forth and destroy the sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world:  those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1... While the first Autumn novel focused on those who escaped the city, Autumn: The City focuses on those who didn't.

Before the Storm, by Marian Perera (Feb. 1, Samhain)
In Dagran society, Alex is the lowest of the low—a “mare”, an object to be used by the nobility. When her owner, Stephen Garnath, gifts her to his greatest rival, she begins plotting her path to freedom. Nothing and no one will ever control her again. Not her degrading past, and certainly not her growing attraction to a man reputed to be an even crueler master than Garnath…. Robert Demeresna is instantly suspicious of such a generous gift. Yet she comes to him armed with only her sharp mind—a potent weapon he can use to defend his people from the enemy. And underneath, an unbreakable spirit that besieges the walls of his heart….Slowly, Robert chips away at Alex’s defenses, striking sparks that make her begin to believe even a lowly whore like her could be worthy of him. Until Garnath springs a trap so cleverly hidden, war is unleashed before either of them sees it coming. A new kind of war fought with steam engines, explosives—and magic with a killing edge.

Biting Me Softly, by Mary Hughes (Feb. 1, Samhain)
Blood, sex, violence. Blood, okay, but computer geek Liese Schmetterling had enough S&V when her cheating ex fired her. Now security expert—and lip-smacking gorgeous—Logan Steel saunters into her Blood Center, setting fire to her libido. And threatening her job. Visions of pink slips dancing in her head, Liese tries to push Logan away without touching his jutting pecs…or ridged abs. Or petting the Vesuvius in his jeans. He’s hiding something, but it doesn’t seem to matter when his smiles stun her, his kisses crank her to broiling and his bites rocket her to heaven. Fangy bites which, if she weren’t grounded in science, would make her think ampire-Vay. Centuries old and tragedy-scarred, Logan’s mission is to fortify the Blood Center’s electronic defenses against his nemesis, the leader of a rogue vampire gang. He’s ready for battle but not for Liese, who slips under his skin, laughs at his awful puns, charges beside him into dark, scary places—and tastes like his true love.

Blaze of Glory, by Sheryl Nantus (Feb. 1, Samhain)
Saving the world is easy for a superhero—unless you’re a fraud. Jo Tanis fights evil—and it’s all just a show. The Agency captures her and others like her, pitting them against each other in staged fights. When Earth comes under attack, suddenly it becomes deadly real. Millions are going to die unless Jo can cobble together a team from the surviving supers. Including Hunter, who seems to know more than he should. Forcing former enemies to work together is the least of Jo’s problems. She must decide if Hunter is friend or foe—and become a real superhero.

Blood Wyne, by Yasmine Galenorn (Feb. 1, Berkley)
The D'Artigo sisters have just turned in their badges to the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Now that they're free agents they're hoping things will be easier, but when you're half-human, half-Fae, things can go astray at the most inopportune times...especially if you're attempting to go undercover and penetrate the underworld of a vamp society on the brink of war.

Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, by Sofie Kelly (Feb. 1, Signet)
When librarian Kathleen Paulson moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota, she had no idea that two strays would nuzzle their way into her life. Owen is a tabby with a catnip addiction and Hercules is a stocky tuxedo cat who shares Kathleen's fondness for Barry Manilow. But beyond all the fur and purrs, there's something more to these felines. When murder interrupts Mayville's Music Festival, Kathleen finds herself the prime suspect. More stunning is her realization that Owen and Hercules are magical-and she's relying on their skills to solve a purr-fect murder.

Delirium, by Lauren Oliver (Feb. 1, HarperCollins)
Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't. Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, by Jana Oliver (Feb. 1, SMG)
Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps.  The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen. But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood.  And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?

Evenfall, by Liz Michalski (Feb. 1, Berkley Trade)
Frank Wildermuth always regretted a mistake he made as a teenager: choosing Clara Murphy over her sister Gert. And like a true Murphy woman, Gert got on with her life, never admitting to heartbreak. Not even now, decades later, with Frank dead-dead, that is, but not quite gone. Now, Frank's niece, Andie Murphy, is back in town to settle his estate, and she sees that things have changed in Hartman, Connecticut. Aunt Gert still drives her crazy, but Cort, the wide-eyed farmboy she used to babysit, is all grown up-with a whole new definition for the word "sleepover." Even freakier are the whispers. Either Andie's losing her mind, or something she can't see is calling out to her-something that insists on putting right the past.

First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones (Feb 1, SMP)
Debut novel introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

Forest Moon Rising, by P.R. Frost (Feb. 1, Daw)
Tess Noncoiré, successful fantasy writer and Celestial Blade Warrior, has made a deal with the Powers That Be, forfeiting her own dreams in order to save those nearest and dearest to her. Having survived this unprecedented experience, Tess, along with her imp Scrap, is determined to hunt down a demonic intruder from another dimension, the Norglein, who seems bent on ravishing young women, leaving them pregnant, and waiting for the proper time to steal their babies away for his own purposes.

Moon Burning, by Lucy Monroe (Feb. 1, Berkley)
On a mission to save her people from extinction, Sabrine pretends she has no memory in order to gain access to her enemies: the Donegal clan. A raven shifter, she is determined to retrieve the sacred stone that rightfully belongs to her people. But soon she'll be engulfed in her burning desire and growing love for the Donegal laird who believes he saved her-and the dangerous and inescapable secrets destined to keep them apart. Uh......This cover is HAWT.

Visions of Magic, by Regan Hastings (Feb. 1, Signet)
In the ten years since magic has reemerged in the world, witches have become feared and hunted. For weeks Shea Jameson has been haunted by visions of fire. When she unintentionally performs a spell in public, she becomes one of the hunted. Her only hope is Torin, a dangerously sensual man who claims to be her eternal mate.

And there's Part 2! (Whew.) To win your choice, just tell me which one piques your interest--out of this group, the description for Jane Goes Batty made me laugh but the Ben Aaronovitch book has caught my eye! As always +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Happy reading!  Part three and third giveaway coming tomorrow!










51 comments:

  1. I've been in the mood for mysteries lately so I'll go with Curiosity Thrilled the Cat

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  2. The Sofie Kelly one looks really cute, but I also like the sound of "First Grave on the Right."

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  3. Oh...I love The Demon Trapper's Daughter and Autumn: The City covers. Those are really eye catching. I think I'd like to read the Demon Trapper's Daughter....that looks interesting. :)

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  4. There are two from this list that piqué my interest most: Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings (& who *is* she??), and First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones.

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  5. Had trouble picking between 2 of them, but I'm going to pick Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings for my choice. Try a new author...for me.

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  6. What a great list. Will my book budget ever be in credit? LOL. The City looks an intrersting read - I'll be adding that to my wishlist.

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  7. Wow! I don't know which one to pick. It's either Curiosity Thrilled a Cat (I love cat!) or Demon Trapper's Daughter.

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  8. February really is a good month:) Thank you so much for all of these giveaways!
    I'd have to pick either First Grave on the Right or Delirium.

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  9. Evenfall has caught my eye! Thanks, Suzanne.

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  10. The Demon Trappers Daughter is what I've been looking forward to! tWarner419@aol.com

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  11. I can't wait to read the YA selections, but out of them I think I'm most excited about The Demon Trapper's Daughter...

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  12. UGH this is so hard. These books like totally awesome.

    I really want to read Blaze of Glory the most, I think. I love superhero fiction.

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  13. First Grave on the Right definitely piqued my interest!

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  14. First Grave on the Right!
    First Grave on the Right!
    First Grave on the Right!

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    This is a great giveaway!

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  15. Oh, and my email is: ellen_r_hudson(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  16. Moon Burning, by Lucy Monroe =) And that cover is sooo fantastic (L) Thanks for the giveaway =)

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  17. Oh my, so many great books! The Demon Trapper's Daughter, Delirium and evenfall caught my eye!

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    You are too awesome to offer so many awesome bookies! :D Thank you1

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  18. I would pick The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, by Jana Oliver.

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  19. Raising my hand for Blaze of Glory!

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to read First Grave on the Right.

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  21. Damn. They all look so good.
    I'm downloading First Grave on the Right tonight...

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  22. I'm torn between First Grave on the Right and Visions of Magic. I've heard good things about both!
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  23. Ah, I've definitely been looking forward to Delirium so I guess I'd have to go with that one. Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  24. There are a couple of new ones here for me that make me curious. I think I would have to go with Visions of Magic by Regan Hastings first. :) I've had my eye on it for a few days now. :) Sounds interesting.

    Thank you again for the chance to win a new release. :)

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  25. Great choises and I cannot make my mind up...I'm torn between the demon trapper's daughter and first grave on the right because the title is really lovely!

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  26. I would love to have Blood Wyne by Yasmine Galenorn...I love the D'Artigo sisters:)
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  27. Can't beat a book with a talking cat..well I hope its a talking cat so I say Curiosity Thrilled The Cat. Although I also think Beyond the Storm sounds good and I can't get either easily here in the UK.

    Fingers crossed!

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  28. Great list! I would pick The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, by Jana Oliver.

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  29. I pick First Grave on the Right...I so want to read this. I'll have to buy this if I don't win. Thanks again for another contest.
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  30. Delirium sounds awesome.

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  31. First Grave on the Right

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  32. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver sounds really good

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  33. I'd love to check out Blood Wyne By Yasmine Galenorn

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  34. i'd love to read : Delirium, by Lauren Oliver

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  35. OMG, your killing me with all these amazing books :) I would love Biting me Softly by Mary Hughes

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  36. OOOOHHHHH I want demon trappers daughter. :D This is great I am learning about lots of new books I want to read now. Thanks!
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  37. Oh again... so mean...
    Really want to read:
    Blood Wyne
    First Grave on the Right
    & Vision of Magic...

    So many good books and not enough time.. I need a year off to read everything... Gees

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  38. I'm surprised there were not more requests for Delirium. It's a wonderful story and I would love a copy!
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  39. I would love to read Delirium please!:)

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  40. Oooh I would love to win The Demon Trapper's Daughter! I've been lusting this one for a while :)

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  41. (+1) I would love to win Visions Of Magic! It's the cover which most attracted my urban fantasy reader's eyes! I've never read Regan Hastings yet and would love to try her out :)

    I also like Forest Moon Rising but reading at the synopsis I realize that this book is not book 1 in the series and I like reading sequentially...so will have to dig around for book one first before jumping into this one...

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  42. So hard to choose! I'd love either Before the Storm(Marian Perera) or The Demon Trapper’s Daughter (Jana Oliver)

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  43. I've heard good things about First Grave on the Right. With so many, it's hard to choose!

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  44. First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones would be my 1st choice.

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  45. Forest Moon Rising since I know my wife has read that author.

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  46. I would love to win First Grave on the Right.

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  47. Wow I had not heard of Marian Perera's book before it really sounds interesting and I love the cover.
    The book I cannot wait to read and I really look forward to is Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

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  48. Delirium looks really good!!!

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  49. I would love to read Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

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  50. Vision of Magic is the book that caught my eye out of this list!
    I'm a blog follower and twitter follower, and I'll be sure to retweet this!

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