Monday, March 7, 2011

New Releases March 6-13 (& Reader's Choice Giveaway)

Take a breath, kick your shoes off, and relax. It’s a short list this week after last week’s insanity. As always, I’ll do an international giveaway to one commenterpick the book of your choice out of this week's releases. Details at the end! 

Okay, here’s the list for the week of new print releases in urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, fantasy, and Young Adult paranormal!

Afterlife, by Claudia Gray (March 8, HarperTeen)
Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampirethe very creature he spent his life huntingthey are left reeling. Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help: Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But a battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?

Dante Valentine: The Complete Series, by Lilith Saintcrow (March 7, Orbit)
Necromancer. Bounty hunter. Killer. Dante Valentine has been all three in her life. But in the beginning, she was a Necromancer for hire. And while she was choosy about her jobs, there were just some she couldn't turn down. Like when the Devil showed up at the door and offered her a deal. Her lifein exchange for the capture and elimination of a renegade demon. But how do you kill something that can't die? The entire five-book series is included in this omnibus edition: Working for the Devil, Dead Man Rising, The Devil's Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back.

Dark Prince: Author’s Cut Special Edition,
by Christine Feehan (March 8, William Morrow)
The Author’s Cut Special Edition of the first novel in Christine Feehan’s bestselling Dark series offers a hundred pages of copy deleted from the original release and in hardback for the first time. A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail can’t resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these lifemates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.

Evercrossed, by Elizabeth Chandler (March 8, Simon Pulse)
It’s been a year since Ivy’s boyfriend, Tristan, died. They’ve both moved onTristan to the other side of the afterlife, and Ivy to sweet, dependable Will. Now Ivy’s heading to Cape Cod, hoping to leave the horror of last summer behind. She wants nothing more than to lie on the beach, sip lemonade, and hang out with her friends. But then a car crash ends Ivy’s life. As she floats to the beyond, looking down on the life she’s left behind, Tristan breathes life back into her with a passionate kiss. She wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by Will and her family, but all she can think about is the love she lost. But memories aren’t all that’s come back from the past. And this time, Ivy’s not sure love will be enough to save her. 

The Hunt of the Unicorn, by Chris Humphreys (March 8, Knopf)
Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy. Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world. Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough.


Human 4, by Mike A. Lancaster (March 8, Egmont)
At  some unspecified point in the future, when technology is as advanced as possible and we are a race of super beings, some old audio tapes are discovered.  On the tapes is the story of 14-year-old  Kyle Straker.  Hypnotized, Kyle missed the upgrade of humanity to 1.0.  He isn't compatible with our new technology. And through the recording, he narrates what the upgrades really mean.  And it's absolutely terrifying. 

Immortal with a Kiss, by Jacqueline Lepore (March 8, Avon)
Born by blood to be Dhampira vampire hunterEmma Andrews nearly lost her life and everyone she loves at Dulwich Manor. Now something evil is preying on students at a northern Lake District girls’ school, the same school Emma's mother attended years ago. Drawn as much by the desire to learn more about her family's secrets as the possibility of vampires, Emma finds the schoolgirls in the grip of a terrible legacythe ageless evil of the Cyprian Queen, a dark goddess of ancient legend. Now Emma must tread a careful path deeper into the darkness to face her most paralyzing fearsand perhaps come one step closer to the Dracula himself.

One of our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde (March 8, Viking)
Jasper Fforde's exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld opens during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday. The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

The Vespertine, by Saundra Mitchell (March 7, Harcourt Children’s)
It's the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunsetvisions that offer glimpses of the future. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own. When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia's world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she's not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

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.

43 comments:

  1. Absolutely The complete series of DAnte valentine! How did I NOT know this omnibus edition was coming out?
    Shame on me!

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  2. Hunt of the Unicorn would be my pick. I've not read much with unicorns lately, though I hear they're making a come back. (Dante Valentine is excellent! I've read the whole series on its first go around and highly recommend it!).

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  3. I would love to read The Vespertine, by Saundra Mitchell

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  4. I'd love to win Dante Valentine: The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow. I haven't read anything from this author but hear this series is great.

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  5. Vespertine really sounds like I want to read!

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  6. The Hunt of the Unicorn looks good to me! Beautiful cover.

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  7. Oh, you definitely know I'd love the Immortal with a Kiss. LOL. Hot! Thanks Suzanne, I like seeing these lists. It's all so organized and I can read the blurbs at my leisure. You're awesome!

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  8. Hmm, there's a lot of great releases this week, again. I read a lot review of The Vespertine, so I will have to read it, but now I would like to chose Immortal with a Kiss by Jacqueline Lepore (hmm, Dracula.. :P).

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  9. I'd love to win Dark Prince by Christine Feehan.

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  10. The Hunt for the Unicorn sounds great!

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  11. Immortal with a Kiss

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  12. I would love to read The Vespertine!

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  13. Hunt of The Unicorn sounds interesting.

    Thanks for doing these posts on new releases. I saw Curiosity Thrilled The Cat here and got it from the library and enjoyed it once I got it away from my boyfriend who decided to read it first. I never would have heard of it otherwise.

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  14. I'd love to win Evercrossed! :D

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  15. I would love to read The Vespertine, by Saundra Mitchell

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  16. Wow Suzanne! I love this feature on your blog. So many books I haven't heard of ... Is Evercrossed a YA? I'm assuming it is also a series. Same with Human 4: series? I teach a creative writing course for teens and love to recommend new books to them. The Hunt of the Unicorn sounds great too, is it YA? Love to hear from someone who has read these. I don't like to recommend a book until I know it doesn't contain anything explicit.
    Thanks for the recommendations Suzanne!

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  17. I really want to read The Vespertine, by Saundra Mitchell its on my wishlist to read.

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  18. Immortal with a kiss sounds awesome. :D Thanks again ! :D

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  19. I'd love to get Dante Valentine: The Complete Series (Lilith Saintcrow). I've read some of her short stories & loved them. I'll have to look for Hunt of the Unicorn @ the library - it sounds great!

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  20. I would love to read the hunt of the unicorn.

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  21. I'd love to win Afterlife!

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  22. OOhh too many good ones to chose from this week. I have been waiting for Chandler's new book and of course hourlgass and Vespertine I already read but don't own a copy yet...jasper pforde books are always good but Human .4 I've had on my wish list longest...yay books!
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  23. I would have to pick Afterlife :)

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  24. I'd really love to win Dante Valentine: The Complete Series, by Lilith Saintcrow. I've read the author's YA books but not her adult series.
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  25. Afterlife would be my choice! tWarner419@aol.com

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  26. I'd like Afterlife if I win. Awesome list. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  27. I would love to win and read The Hunt of the Unicorn by Chris Humphreys :)

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  28. Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  29. I would love to read Afterlife or The Vespertine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. Dante Valentine: COmplete series by Lilith Saintcrow I've been meaning to get my hands on this series. Awesome!!!

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  31. I absolutely want to read all of them! Ok lets see I read the synopsis for Human.4 and it totally struck me cause after reading The Hunger Games this seems like a dystopia series on its way. I've heard lots of good things about The Vespertine which would be a runner up. Immortal with a kiss is like sooo catchy even the book cover looks amazing. Dante Valentine:The Complete Series is somehow new to me I haven't heard of this book or series that it makes me want to read it, so its another book to my piled up to read list :P last would be Afterlife as I have been really active at goodreads it has been somehow a small talk to my friends and I have read nothing but good reviews for it.

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  32. Dante Valentine: The Complete Series, by Lilith Saintcrow !!

    I haven't read any books from her. this is a big opportunity to read her books :D

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  33. I'd love to win The Verspertine.
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  34. I'd love to play for Human 4.

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  35. Would love to read/win both The Vespertine and Dante Valentine but i'll go with The Vespertine! :)

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  36. I'd most definitely want to win The Vespertine. Thanks for the chance!!

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  37. I would really like to win The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell It's one of the best books I've seen!

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  38. If One of Our Thursday's is Missing, how can I not pick Jasper Fforde's book? (LOVE Thursday Next!). Lilith's Dante omnibus comes in a *very* close 2nd, though, as I only own 3 of the books.
    There's just never enough money or time (or space!) for all the books I want! :-/

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  39. Definitely Dante Valentine: The Complete Series. I've been meaning to read those books for awhile.

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  40. Wow, this week's choices are a hard one. I think I will let you surprise me between Afterlife, Immortal with a Kiss or The Vespertine. They all sound so good and I've heard alot of buzz about all three,

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  41. I see five books in one and think WOW.

    But that is only my greedy side showing !

    ACtually I have read 2 of Jasper Fforde's boks and enjoyed them so I would select One of our Thursdays is Missing, by Jasper Fforde.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. I would love to win the complete Dante Valentine series.

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Great books but I would love to win Evercrossed, by Elizabeth Chandler.
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