Monday, February 28, 2011

New Releases Thru March 6--Part 1 (& Pick Your Choice to Win)

Strap on your space helmets, kids--it's going to be a crazy week! So, last week there was a hot mess of books, right? There were 27, spread over three days. Well, this week, same three days but 43 new releases in sci fi, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and Young Adult paranormal for the week! Foooorty threeeee....With three giveaways--reader's choice. Details at the end of the list! As always, open internationally and, remember, all prize drawings take place on Saturday. You can check back on the blog to see the winners.


 Accidentally Catty, by Dakota Cassidy (March 1, Berkley Trade)
Katie Woods never thought she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York, not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much-needed jolt of the supernatural kind. After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place. And when the scratch she got during the exam results in some unnatural side effects, Katie has more to deal with than her animal attraction to a much younger man. Fifth in the Accidental series.

After Hours: Tales from Ur-Bar, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray (March 1, Daw)
Science fiction and fantasy readers have long shown an affinity for a good “bar story.” Now some of today’s most inventive scriveners have decided to tell their own tall tales—from an alewife’s attempt to transfer the gods’ curse to Gilgamesh, to Odin’s decision to introduce Vikings to the Ur-Bar. Features stories by Benjamin Tate, S.C. Butler, Jennifer Dunne, Barbara Ashford, Maria V. Snyder, Kari Sperring, D.B. Jackson, Patricia Bray, Seanan McGuire, Juliet McKenna, Laura Anne Gilman, Ian Tregillis, Avery Shade, Jackie Kessler and Anton Strout.

Alaska Republik, by Stoney Compton (March 1, Baen)
When Lieutenant Gerald Yamato of the Republic of California Air Force bailed out of his doomed fighter he had no idea he would land in a culture that would forever change his life. The Dené thought they had won their independence and the war was over. Suddenly, they face an advancing Russian army from one direction, a band of mercenaries from another, as well as the remnants of a defeated, angry, Russian army between the Dené and the rest of their people. Despite assurances by distant, bland diplomats to the contrary, the new Dené Republik has a new war on its hands. But they are not alone. The Tlingit Nation shares their struggle, and the U.S.A. and the Republic of California vow all the aid they can muster. But will it be enough?

Blackout (Cal Leandros 6), by Rob Thurman (March 1, Roc)
When half-human Cal Leandros wakes up on a beach littered with the slaughtered remains if a variety of hideous creatures, he’s not that concerned. In fact, he can’t remember anything—including who he is. And that’s just the way his deadly enemies like it. Sixth in the Cal Leandros series. Anybody read this series? I want to read it but haven't taken the plunge yet.

Blood & Flowers, by Penny Blubaugh (March 1, HarperTeen)
Three years ago, Persia ran away from her drug-addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. This motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had, and soon she not only discovers a passion for theater but also falls in love with Nicholas, one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect—until an enemy with a grudge makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee the mortal world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie. But in Faerie, all is not flowers and rainbows—with bloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, and a dangerous code of magic, the fey world is not quite the safe haven the Outlaws had hoped for. And they must decide what’s more important: protecting their right to perform or protecting themselves. I'm gushy over this cover!

Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, by Robyn Bachar (March 1, Samhain)
Wrongly accused of using her magic to harm, the closest Catherine Baker comes to helping others is serving their coffee. Life as an outcast is nothing new, thanks to her father’s reputation, but the injustice stings. Especially since the man she loved turned her in. Now the man has the gall to show up and suggest she become the next Titania? She’d rather wipe that charming grin off his face with a pot of hot java to the groin. Alexander Duquesne has never faltered in his duties as a guardian—until now.

The Chaos (Numbers 2), by Rachel Ward (March 1, The Chicken House)
Adam has more than inherited his mother’s curse: When he looks in someone’s eyes, he not only sees the date of their death—he feels the searing, shocking pain of it. Since Jem died, Adam has lived by the sea with his great-grandmother, Val. But when rising tides flood the coast, they return to London. The city is an alien, exciting, frightening place. Most disturbing of all, Adam can’t help but clock how many people’s numbers are in January 2027; how many are on New Year’s Day. What chaos awaits the world? Can he and Sarah stop a catastrophe? Or are they, too, counted among the “twenty-sevens”? Second in the Numbers series.

The Chronoliths, by Robert Charles Wilson (March 1, Orb)
One day in Thailand, 21st-century slacker Scott Warden witnesses an impossible event: the violent appearance of a 200-foot stone pillar. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter-mile around its base, and it appears to be composed of an exotic form of matter. The inscription chiseled into it commemorates a military victory—sixteen years hence. As more pillars appear around the world, all apparently from our own near future, a strange loop of causality keeps drawing Scott into the central mystery—and a final battle with the future. This is a new reprint of the original 2001 novel.

Clarity, by Kim Harrington (March 1, Point)
When you can see things others can’t, where do you look for the truth? Clarity “Clare” Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It’s both a gift and a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare’s ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case, but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then her brother, who has supernatural gifts of his own, becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?

The Crippled God: Malazan Book of the Fallen 10, by Steven Erikson (March 1, Tor)
The tenth and final Malazon Book of the Fallen. Savaged by the K’Chain Nah’Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where an unknown fate awaits. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if the shaky allegiances she has forged can survive all that is to come. Tavore Paran of House Paran means to challenge the gods, if her own troops don’t kill her first. Awaiting Tavore and her allies are the Forkrul Assail, the final arbiters of humanity. Drawing upon an alien power terrible in its magnitude, they seek to cleanse the world, to annihilate every human, every civilization, in order to begin anew. In the realm of Kurald Galain, home to the long lost city of Kharkanas, a mass of refugees stand upon the First Shore. Commanded by Yedan Derryg, the Watch, they await the breaching of Lightfall, and the coming of the Tiste Liosan. This is a war they cannot win, and they will die in the name of an empty city and a queen with no subjects.Elsewhere, the three Elder Gods, Kilmandaros, Errastas and Sechul Lath, work to shatter the chains binding Korabas, the Otataral Dragon, and release her from her eternal prison. Once freed, she will be a force of utter devastation, and against her no mortal can stand. At the Gates of Starvald Demelain, the Azath House sealing the portal is dying. Soon will come the Eleint, and once more, there will be dragons in the world. And so, in a far away land and beneath indifferent skies, the final cataclysmic chapter in the Malazan Book of the Fallen begins.

Dark Mirror, by Mary Jo Putney (March 1, St. Martin’s Griffin)
Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—one so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted by magic. When a accident forces her to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society. But Tory’s life is about to change forever. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth.

Daybreak Zero, by John Barnes (March 1, Ace)
A year has passed since the catastrophic event known as Daybreak began. Nine months since Daybreak killed seven billion people. Eight months since Daybreak vaporized Washington. Six months since rival governments emerged in Athens, Ga., and Olympia, Wash. Four months since the two governments of what was formerly the United States went to the brink of war. Three months since war was (barely) avoided. Two months since Athens and Olympia agreed to work together. One month since they discovered that Daybreak isn’t over. This is the sequel to 2010’s Directive 51.

Dead on Delivery, by Eileen Rendahl (March 1, Berkley Trade)
In book two of the Messenger series, there are two men who have bitten the dust after a delivery from Messenger Melina Markowitz. As she tries to put together the pieces of this puzzle, she discovers that the two victims share common friends, common unexplained absences, and a common crime. Now, dark forces from the local community have been unleashed, drawing Melina into the web of a powerful woman, her voodoo and her vengeance.

Dead Streets, by Tim Waggoner (March 1, Angry Robot)
Matt Richter’s going to pieces—literally. You’ve got to keep your head to survive in the teeming undead city known as Nekropolis. It’s a pity crazed genius Victor Baron couldn’t manage that. Now everyone wants a piece of him. Zombie detective Matt and his glamorous she-vampire companion  Devona are back on the case, with another wild investigation. Second in the Matt Richter series.

Holy cow. So...which one of these do you most want to read—and would you most like to win? As always, to enter: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet/Retweet. Stay tuned tomorrow and Wednesday for more releasesand two more giveaways!

43 comments:

  1. Oh! Clarity and Dark Mirror! I love the mix of historical in Dark Mirror and scary visions in Clarity! :D I'd like to win Clarity more though. :D Isn't the cover amazing?

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  2. Love the cover of Dark Mirror and The Crippled God. I'll tweet this. Everyone should have a chance to win. :)

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  3. Man I love new books!
    Id like to read the FIRST numbers by rachel ward, but I still want The Chaos:numbers 2. Annnddd Clarity :)
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  5. So many look good! I pick Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors.
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  6. Ooh, definitely Dead Streets!

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  7. So many good books here! I kinda want them all -__- but if I win I'd like Dark Mirror please =] my email address is caitlinhlomas@gmail.com

    I follow your blog and follow you on twitter and I tweeted about the contest =]

    Another quick thing, I've started a new meme over at my blog called 'Memory Lane Monday' where bloggers can post about an inspirational/significant book from their childhood or younger years. I'd really appreciate it if you and your followers could check out my blog and even take part in my meme! It would mean the world to me. You can find it here: http://thecaitfiles.blogspot.com/

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  8. Clarity sounds good!!

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  9. I'll go with After Hours.

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  10. I'm torn between Clarity & Blood, Smoke and Mirros, both seem like something I'd like. Which to choose, which to choose...

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  11. Thanks, guys--looks like Clarity's winning the popularity award so far today. Isn't that an awesome cover?

    Cait! I visited your blog and left a comment.

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  12. Dark Mirror sounds awesome, so does Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors.

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  13. I would love Blood, Smoke and Mirrors:)

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  14. I really really want to read Clarity by Kim Harrington

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  15. Lots of them look good, but I want to win Blood & Flowers.
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  16. So many good-looking books! I'm going to put my name in for Daybreak Zero. I don't read enough sci-fi and I really like apocalypse situations.

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  17. Hmm, that Blood, Smoke and Mirrors sounds interesting, so I would choose it if I won :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. So many releases this week will Kill. Me. Dead. :p
    I think, from this list, I'm most looking forward to Dakota Cassidy's Accidentally Catty. I know they're silly, these Accidentally series books, but I don't care! Love 'em!

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  19. Awesome giveaway Clarity, by Kim Harrington looks awesome. +1

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  20. Wow, so many great books. If I win I would love to have Blood of Smoke and Mirrors. Thanks so much for the chance

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  21. I've been waiting for clarity for some time now, have heard other bloggers talking about it and book 2 of the numbers series has a great cover.
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  22. Hard choice but I'd go with Dead Streets! tWarner419@aol.com

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  23. So many of these look good! I'd have to pick Clarity I think.
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  24. Oh too many... Accidentally Catty, Blood and Flowers, Blood Smoke and Mirrors, Clarity, and the Dark Mirror... plus a few I didn't know about. Oh... can't choose...

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  25. I would love to read Blood, Smoke and Mirrors.

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  26. Oh NOOOOO...to many to choose..

    at this moment i want either : Clarity, by Kim Harrington ; The Chaos (Numbers 2), by Rachel Ward. I hope i can win this time ! *fingers crossed*

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  27. Another fab-u-lous week of releases:

    Dead on Delivery - Eileen Rendahl

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  28. Dark Mirror and Clarity look awesome!

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  29. So many new book...and so little time to read!!! If I win I would love to read Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy. I just love that serie!!!!!

    Thanx for the giveaway!!!

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  30. Really looking forward to Clarity! Would love to read/win that one!

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  31. I have been reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen since I chanced across the first one quite a while ago.

    I found the first book very confusing but I have persisted and read them all with mixed feelings. Sometimes the length and the dead/re-birth of the characters has annoyed me but I am determined to finish the series.

    Trouble is I am also trying to finish The Wheel of Time series (still two to go) and finantially that is causing problems.

    So I would really love to get The Crippled God: Malazan Book of the Fallen 10, by Steven Erikson.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Too many good books! I'm having a hard time picking one, lol, but I think my choice would be Clarity, if I won.

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  33. Dark Mirror cover looks inviting ;) hoping to read it...

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  34. Accidentally Catty. I've been wanting to try one Cassidy's books.

    Thank you

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  35. Oh, I would LOVE to win Clarity!!

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  36. I would love to win Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy.

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  37. Blackout. I always seem to forgot how much I like this series until I start reading the next book.

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  38. Ooo. Crippled God. I love the cover for Blood and Flowers though.

    The Cal Leandros books are a lot of fun. I need to get back to them at some point.

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  39. Dark Mirror is my choice

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  40. I think I would like to win Dark Mirror the most.

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  41. I really really want to read Clarity, by Kim Harrington, I love the cover and the books sounds so good.

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  42. I would love to win Clarity.

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  43. I'd love to win Alaska Republik by Stoney Compton

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