Monday, December 12, 2011

New Releases Dec. 7-16 and TRUE Reader's Choice

Talk about feast or famine—sheesh! Last week’s Reader’s Choice was a feast…this week…well, not so much. So just because it’s the season of giving, if nothing on this paltry little list strikes your fancy, this week we’ll have a true Reader’s Choice—any book you want, new or old. I only ask that it be less than US$15 or thereabouts so I can still buy my elderly mother some socks for Christmas J Heh.

As always, Reader’s Choice is an international giveaway, so dig in…and tell me what YOU want to read!

*Genre key (at the end of each listing): SF=science fiction; F=high/epic fantasy; UF=urban fantasy; H=horror; PNR=paranormal romance; YA=young adult; MG=middle grade; alt history=alternative history; dyst=dystopia; steampunk.

Shattered Souls, by Mary Lindsey (Dec. 8, Philomel)
Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries. Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon. UF-YA

Artemis, by Philip Palmer (Dec. 12, Orbit)
Artemis McIvor is a thief, a con-artist, and a stone cold killer. And she's been on a crime-spree for, well, for years. The galactic government has collapsed and the universe was hers for the taking. But when the cops finally catch up with her, they give Artemis a choice. Suffer in prison for the rest of her very long life, or join a crew of criminals, murderers, and traitors on a desperate mission to save humanity against an all-consuming threat. Now, Artemis has to figure out how to be a good guy without forgetting who she really is. SF

The Girl with the Granite Heart, by A.J. Menden (Dec. 15, DP)
Known as Granite, Selena Curtis is practically impervious to attack. If only her heart was, too. A member of the Elite Hands of Justice, the world’s premier superhero squad, her time as the group’s newbie is over. She’s about to betray them. Jack Campbell is back. Despite the rumors, the piratical-looking supervillain is potent as ever, and he’s Selena’s only chance at stopping someone even more deadly: the Dragon. Jack can steal a person’s very mind and body, like he once stole Selena’s love. But that has nothing to do with today. Lainey, Paul, Mindy—none of her friends at the EHJ can know the truth. When saving the world, never show a weakness. Better yet, never have one. PNR

As always, four entries possible and please include your e-mail: +1 for comment to tell me what book (any book) you want, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest. Now….go!

62 comments:

  1. Yeah, this is a small release week. But I would love Shattered Souls. Thank you!
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  2. Yup, a very very small release week indeed! :D I'd love Shattered Souls as well! Thanks!

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  3. Shattered Souls sounds good!

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  4. Forgot my email. Suzykarma78@gmail.com

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  5. Suzanne, I want to read YOUR book! Ok, something that's out -- Shattered Souls does look fabulous but I've had my eye on MIND THE GAP by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon ever since you featured MAP OF MOMENTS, so MIND would be my Reader's Choice.

    (I'm a blog follower)

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  6. Hmm, that Girl with the Granite Heart sounds mighty interesti.

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  7. Small release list this week. The Girl With the Granite Heart sounds good to me.

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  8. I'd love to read The Girl with the Granite Heart by A.J. Menden! Thanks for another awesome giveaway, Suzanne! And happy holidays!:)

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  9. Aww, thank you for this contest :D:D I won Shattered Souls a little while ago, so can't choose that (A) But I would love a copy of Across the Universe by Beth Revis :D (If I could choose another one.) <3 Thank you so much :)

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    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd have to pick a book not on the list, probably an old one that I've been meaning to read but never got around to... maybe Resenting the Hero by Moira J. Moore.

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  11. Shattered Souls sounds good.

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  12. I'd love Shattered Souls or maybe Sweetly by Jackson Pearce (if it's not over $15). :) thank you very much.

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    Have a great week!

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  13. Oh, a true reader's choice? Hmmmm.... Let me think.

    Killbox by Ann Aguirre.

    (Although I agree with Becky: I want to read your book as well)

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  14. I would love Grave dance by Kalayna Price. I just finish grave witch and it was great!!!

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  15. +1 Neat. Thanks for the great giveaway, as always.

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  16. I'd love to read The Girl with the Granite Heart, by A.J. Menden. This is the first time I have heard of the book and author but it has caught my attention.

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  17. I'd like to take the Reader’s Choice option.
    Bound by the Vampire Queen by Joey W. Hill

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  18. Shattered Souls looks great!!

    I missed a couple last week.. Dianne Duvalls Night Reigns is one i would love to have!

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  19. ooh Shattered Souls, no question! I reallly really have my hopes up for this one, dying to read...so fingers and toes are crossed. :)

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  20. Oh, now that's a choice :) there are many many books I'd like but currently I'd go for Rise of Empire (Omnibus 2 of Riyria Revelations) since I just finished the first one and was very pleasantly surprised :)

    thanks for another awesome giveaway!

    vinsarama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. Oh thanks you so much ^^ i would like a book not on this list: either obsidian ( arùmentrout) or Sins of angel by linda poitevin

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  22. Oh, I would love to read Drink Deep by Chloe Neill at last :)
    Thank you, Suzanne!
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    impy80 at hotmail dot com

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  23. that is really a short list. well i would like to get Crossed by Ally Condie ^^

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  24. The book that i have been wanting more than anything is the hardcover of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I have heard such good things about this book. I am dying to own it.

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  25. I'm dying to read the conclusion to The Strain Trilogy - The Night Eternal.
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  26. Oh, I really want to read Shattered Souls!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

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  28. I would love to read Shattered Souls.
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  29. I would love Scorpio Races By Maggie Stiefvater please. Thank you!

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  30. I'd have to agree that I'd like to read your book!
    If that's not an option, I'd have to go with A Clockwork Prince.

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  31. One book that i've been wanting to read, The Strangers on Montagu Street
    by Karen White :)

    love this series..and really looking forward to read the book 3.

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  32. I'll pick a book from last week's list, Slade by Sarah McCarty. Thanks for the giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  33. I've been dying to read Lola and the Boy Next Door since forever! Thanks so much for the chance. :))

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  34. I'd wanted to read On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta!
    Thanks for the great contest!
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  35. I have been wanting to read Shattered souls for awhile now, tried getting on a blog tour but missed out!
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    Happy Holidays Suzanne!
    Krista

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  36. Wow, slim pickins this week lol. A book that has been my heart's desire for quite some time is the hardcover copy of Hourglass by Myra McEntire. I can't find it at any of the bookstores here :( Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  37. thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

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  38. Would love Shattered souls, thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. PNR=paranormal romance; YA=young adult;

    The Girl with the Granite Heart, by A.J. Menden

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  40. I would love Shattered Souls!! Thank you so much for always doing these awesome giveaways!

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  41. I guess last weeks and this weeks releases balance out! :-)

    I would love a copy of Rampant
    by Diana Peterfreund! You are so generous!

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  42. Shattered souls I've heard is good but I've been really wanting Bloodwork from Kim Harrison..not sure if it's uner 15...if I win and it is there's a lot of paperback paranormal romance I like too ;) God...my TBR list is ubber long and I can't think this early in the morning...lol Thanks Suzanne.
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  43. Would love to read shattered souls.<3

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    Thank you

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  44. Hey we can't always have a feast. If it's not to much to ask I would love to receive 1984 by George Orwell. It has been a book I wanted to read but for some reason never have.

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  45. I would love Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. I'd love to win a copy of Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros.

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  47. LOL! After the feast, a famine indeed! Nothing really piques my interest but I found this book at The Book Depository that I would love to have instead:
    Shield of Fire by Boone Brux (ISBN: 9781937044336). Anyone read it yet? Sure looks good!

    My sis always teases my nephew that he will get nothing but socks & undies for Xmas if he's naughty!

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  48. +1 I'm sorry to say nothing on this list strikes my fancy. So, I'd love to win Crime: Stories by Ferdinand von Schirach from The Book Depository. Thanks!
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  49. I have been dying to read Shattered Souls.

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  50. I would love Shattered souls OR Clockwork Prince. If I win, just surprise me

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  51. Shattered Ssouls looks good to me. Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  52. I would love Ward Against Death, thanks so much for the chance

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  53. Shattered Souls looks good
    GFC: Leigh Ann
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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! I think I'd pick The Name of the star by Maureen Johnson.

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  55. Sadly, the releases this week don't pique my interest.
    Happily I have an OMGSOLONG TBR List of books I need to acquire and read... :)
    If I happen to win, I've had Carolyn Crane's Mind Games on my list for a long, long time, so I'd love to receive it.
    As always, thanks for the fabulous giveaway chances!
    Happy Holiday Huggles,
    rissatoo
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  56. Shattered Souls would be great!!!!

    seeitorreadit@gmail.com

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  57. So I'll have to go with This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 5)by Jeaniene Frost.. I know I'm a little behind on this series lol. Thanks for the great giveaway.




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  58. I would love to get The Space Between
    by Brenna Yovanoff.

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  59. Kind of hard to decide when there are a bajillion books to choose from. But after much thought, I decided I would like Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep if I win.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I would love a copy of Legend by Marie Lu! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  61. +1 I would love to win a copy of Hounded by Kevin Hearne.

    +1 GFC follower - Mary Ellen Thompson
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    methom@earthlink.net
    http://www.readersshop.com

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  62. I'd like the "true Reader's Choice"

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    regards,

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