Monday, April 16, 2012

New Releases April 14-20 and Reader's Choice C*ontest


After a couple of crazy weeks filled with new releases, it’s kinda quiet this week, mostly with YA paranormals. Seems like I’m kind of drawn to White Horse this week, mostly because of the fab cover. (Speaking of which, go over to The Quillery and vote for Royal Street as debut cover for the month!)

What do you want to read? Leave a comment and tell me, and I’ll draw one name to win his or her choice. International, as always. And if the book is in a series you haven’t started, you can always pick the first one in the series instead.

Losers in Space, by John Barnes (April 12, Viking Juvenile)
It is the year 2129, and fame is all that matters. Susan and her friends are celebutantes. Their lives are powered by media awareness, fed by engineered meals, and underscored by cynicism. Everyone has a rating; the more viewers who ID you, the better. So Susan and her almost-boyfriend Derlock cook up a surefire plan: the nine of them will visit a Mars-bound spaceship and stow away. Their survival will be a media sensation, boosting their ratings across the globe. There’s only one problem: Derlock is a sociopath. Young Adult.

Radiant Days, by Elizabeth Hand (April 12, Viking Juvenile)
After Meredith’s girlfriend commits suicide, she abandons art school and goes home to Washington, D.C., intending to kill herself. But a chance street encounter leads her to create a painting that acts as a magical passage through which the young, 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud emerges, and both their lives are changed. Young Adult.

Ghost Flower, by Michele Jaffe (April 12, Razorbill)
Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she’s approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Young Adult.

White Horse, by Alex Adams (April 17, Atria)
Thirty-year-old Zoe wants to go back to college. That’s why she cleans cages and floors at GeneTech. If she can keep her head down, do her job, and avoid naming the mice she’ll be fine. Her life is calm—until the President of the United States announces that humans are no longer a viable species. Her boyfriend Nick, fearing he’s contracted the virus, leaves for Greece. When Zoe discovers she’s pregnant, she treks across the world to find Nick and reunite her growing family. On her journey, Zoe comes to see that humanity is defined not by genetic code, but by soulful actions and choices.

Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin (The Last Apprentice, Book 12), by Joseph Delaney (April 17, Greenwillow)
One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don’t stand a chance. She is the witch assassin, and her name is Grimalkin. Grimalkin’s one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook’s apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the world of the most terrifying evil, the Fiend, who once did her great wrong. For the first time, fans of the Last Apprentice series will hear the story from Grimalkin’s side, as she is hunted herself by creatures of darkness set on revenge. Grimalkin has never been defeated. But can she survive an enemy created for the sole purpose of destroying her? Young Adult.

The Last Echo (The Body Finder, Book 3), by Kimberly Derting (April 17, HarperCollins)
Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her boyfriend. Until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship,” and Violet may have caught his eye. Young Adult.

Pax Britannia: Pax Omega, by Al Ewing (April 17, Abaddon)
El Sombra’s final battle against the forces of the Ultimate Reich. The Locomotive Man in a showdown with cosmic science on the prairies of the Old West. Jackson Steele defends the 25th Century against the massed armies of the Space Satan. A duel of minds in the mystery palaces of One Million AD. This is steam-pulp sci-fi, from the Big Bang to the End Of Time—eleven tales from Pax Britannia’s past, present and distant future combine into one saga set to shake the universe to its foundations—or destroy it!

Glimmer, by Phoebe Kitanidis (April 17, Balzer + Bray)
When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future. Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything. Young Adult.

Faustus Resurrectus, by Thomas Morrissey (April 17, Night Shade)
Donovan Graham, part-time bartender, full-time occult scholar, has just graduated college with a master's in philosophical hermeneutics, having completed his thesis on the Faustus legend. Now, on the recommendation of a friend and mentor, Donovan has begun helping the NYPD investigate a particularly gruesome series of murders, in which the victims have been artfully arranged to resemble the signs of the Zodiac. Is it a serial killer Donovan and the NYPD seek, or is something deeper and more sinister taking place?

As always, four entries possible: +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. This contest is international. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S., and winners are announced on Sunday’s blog. It’s the responsibility of the winner to contact me with their mailing info. Books unclaimed after a month will go into a general giveaway pile.

Now….go!

44 comments:

  1. Nothing really stands out this week but I'll try for Ghost Flower.

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  2. The Last Echo (The Body Finder, Book 3), by Kimberly Derting. I am going to Anderson's in Naperville on Thursday for a book signing. "Dark Days of Winter Tour". Kimberly Derting, Jill Hathway and Dan Wells. Plan to get a signed copy then. April is a big book month for me.
    [Do not enter]

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  3. Hmmm... I'm going with White Horse as well. I'm not a big YA fan. And I already voted for Royal Street for best cover!

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    rwschwarz11ATgmailDOTcom

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  4. White horse sound interesting!!!

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    Glassheart18ca@hotmail.com

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  5. All these books are new to me, so I'll pick one at random and say ... White Horse, if I win.

    GFC follower
    Twitter follower @wagthefox
    Retweeted a link: http://twitter.com/WagTheFox/statuses/191918802831810560

    therabidfox at gmail.com

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  6. I'd love Glimmer!

    Thanks so much:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm a blog follower GFC Christina Kit.

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  8. I follow on Twitter @christinafiorio

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  9. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/christinafiorio/status/191934299849760769

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  10. I would love LOSERS IN SPACE.
    I have loved everything John Barnes has written. I follow on RSS through Google Reader and Twitter as well.

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  11. Yep - White Horse is the only one that really capture my attention this week! :-)

    GFC Follower - Mel S
    notanotherbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  12. Nothing grabs my fancy either, so I'll leave it to others to have thier picks. :-)

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  13. I've already pre-ordered The Last Echo, so I'll pick Glimmer! :)

    Thanks!
    Leanne

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  14. Hmm I am going to skip this contests, as nothing is appealing to me. If I won, I probably would never read the book, so I hope you can make some one else truly happy with it :)

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  15. It's a pretty drab week for me too, but Faustus Resurrectus is on my TBR so … can I have it? Please?

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    anassa dot rhenisch at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  16. Glimmer sounds interesting.

    +3 follower,comment, Twitter follower

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  17. I'd love to win The Last Echo. I absolutely loved The Body Finder, so I'm excited for this new installment.

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    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  18. Faustus Resurrectus by Thomas Morrissey sounds interesting, would love to find out.

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    Email: yumihamano@gmail.com

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  19. Playing for Ghost Flower please.

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    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Hi Suzanne, hope the tour's going well. Seen enough hotel rooms yet?
    I'd like to get The Last Echo (The Body Finder, Book 3), by Kimberly Derting if possible.
    I follow your blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
    and I follow your wee self on twitter: @carlrscott
    I also tweeted about the contest: https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/192105363598884864
    I ask you, what more can a guy do?
    See ya!

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  21. WHITE HORSE just calls to me and I would very much like to read it. Wishing your new release much success.

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  22. Would love to win Glimmer. Thanks!
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    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  23. Thank you for yet another amazing giveaway. <3 I would love to win a copy of Glimmer :D

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    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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  24. Glimmer, by Phoebe Kitanidis sounds interesting. Iäd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  25. Faustus Ressurectus sounds fantastic, Suzanne!
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    impy80 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Faustus Resurrectus is my pick since we can obviuosly never get enough soul reedeeming heroes :) (I've recently read Stephen Leather's Nightfall so I'm in that frame of mind)

    thanks!

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    vinsarama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis sounds interesting.

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    +1 twitter follower: @raelena85

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  28. I'd love to win Glimmer! :)

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  29. I would like to win glimmer.

    +1 follower GFC Rachel Vessar & email pefrw at yahoo dot com

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    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

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  30. I would probably pick Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis.
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  31. Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin

    I follow the blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. White horse sound interesting!!!
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    +1 Twitter: @rocapri
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  33. I would love to win The Last Echo!

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    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I would absolutely love Glimmer.

    +1 Blog Follower - NB Christy Mullins
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    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Forgot to leave my email
    christy_n_jesse12@yahoo.com

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  36. Forgot to leave my email
    christy_n_jesse12@yahoo.com

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  37. OOOOH! Glimmer please!
    +1 for comment
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    +1 for twitter follow - bookworm_sarah

    Happy thursday!

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  38. I would pick Glimmer


    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  39. Glimmer sounds interesting.

    +1 for comment
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  40. The Last Echo. I would like to find out what happens

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    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  41. this week, i'll go with the last echo :)


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  42. Hmm, I think I'll try for White Horse too. It looks pretty interesting :) Thank you!

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    +1 GFC follower Tiffany Drew
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    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  43. Interested in The Last Echo, but would love the first book if I win. Thanks for the chance

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    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  44. I would love to win Glimmer.

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    +1 Twitter follower: Sparima
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    spav05(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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