I will vlog on Tuesday and will more than likely include last week's books as well.
On Wednesday, Andrea Cremer, the author of Nightshade (review here) will be at The Qwillery. She has answered some questions about censorship. In addition, you'll have a chance to win a copy of Nightshade.
Thursday will be comics and Friday will be photos. I have a new point and shoot that I want to try out so you get to see the results.
December 7, 2010
|Stranger||Archer, Zoë||Blades of the Rose 4||PNR|
|Real Vampires Have More to Love||Bartlett, Gerry||Glory St. Clair 6||PNR|
|If Walls Could Talk||Blackwell, Juliet||Haunted Home Renovation Mystery 1||PM|
|Goddess of Legend||Cast, P.C.||Goddess Summoning 6||F|
|Right Hand Magic||Collins, Nancy A.||Golgotham||UF|
|Alien Tango||Koch, Gini||Alien 2||SFR|
|Songs of the Dying Earth||Anthology||George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozios (Eds)|
|Last Sacrifice||Mead, Richelle||Vampire Academy 6||YA|
|Alanna: The First Adventure||Pierce, Tamora||Song of the Lioness 1||YA|
|Bleeding Violet||Reeves, Dia||YA|
|The Buntline Special||Resnick, Mike||SP|
|Primal Seduction||Somers, Sydney||Pendragon Gargoyles 2||PNR|
|Biting the Bride||Willis, Clare||PNR|
|The Keep||Wilson, F. Paul||Adversary Cycle 1||H|
|Demon Underground||Wright, S.L.||Allay 2||UF|
|Day of the Dragon||York, Rebecca||PNR|
F = Fantasy
H = Horror
PM = Paranormal Mystery
PNR = Paranormal Romance
SFR = SciFi Romance
SP = Steampunk
UF = Urban Fantasy
YA = Young Adult
by Zoë Archer
Mass Market, 370 pages
Looking For Trouble
Gemma Murphy has a nose for a story—even if the boys in Chicago’s newsrooms would rather focus on her chest. So when she runs into a handsome man of mystery discussing how to save the world from fancy-pants Brit conspirators, she’s sensing a scoop. Especially when he mentions there’s magic involved. Of course, getting him on the record would be easier if he hadn’t caught her eavesdropping…
Lighting His Fuse
Catullus Graves knows what it’s like to be shut out: his ancestors were slaves. And he’s a genius inventor with appropriately eccentric habits, so even people who love him find him a little odd. But after meeting a certain redheaded scribbler, he’s thinking of other types of science. Inconvenient, given that he needs to focus on preventing the end of the world as we know it. But with Gemma’s insatiable curiosity sparking Catullus’s inventive impulses, they might set off something explosive anyway…
Real Vampires Have More to Love
by Gerry Bartlett
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Glory St. Clair is a vampire with man trouble. Between her on-again, off-again lover Jeremy Blade, smoking hot rock star Ray Caine, and former bodyguard turned apartment mate Valdez, there's enough man-candy around to make even a gal with a liquid diet feel a sugar rush.
Glory's got no time to enjoy it, though, considering that she's in the middle of planning her best friend's wedding. And let's not forget that there happens to be a hit on her head, thanks to when she took out a techno-freak billionaire. Now, between planning a bachelorette party and dodging stakes, Glory has to decide which man she really wants, before her love life meets an early grave...
If Walls Could Talk
A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery
by Juliet Blackwell
Mass Market, 336 pages
Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line.
At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man-and not end up a construction casualty herself...
Goddess of Legend
by P.C. Cast
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
After her car plummets off a bridge, Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, struggles between life and death when she's saved by the Water Goddess-with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere.
The handsome knight is a dream for any woman in any century. But Isabel is the one who's seduced by King Arthur. For Isabel, a deal is a deal. Now, the King watches as fate takes from him the mysterious beauty he has come to worship, knowing all too well that any interference on his part could destroy the kingdom he loves.
Right Hand Magic
by Nancy A. Collins
Mass Market, 304 pages
Like most Manhattanites, aspiring artist Tate can't resist a good rental deal-even if it's in the city's strangest neighborhood, Golgotham, where for centuries werewolves, centaurs, and countless other creatures have roamed the streets.
Her new landlord is a sorcerer name Hexe, who is determined to build his reputation without using dark, left-hand magic. As Tate is drawn into Hexe's fascinating world, they both find that the right hand does not always know what the left hand is doing-and avoiding darkness is no easy trick...
by Gini Koch
Mass Market, 448 pages
Songs of the Dying Earth
George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
Hardcover, 672 pages
Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own. To say that other fantasy writers are excited by this prospect is a gross understatement; one has told us that he'd crawl through broken glass for the chance to write for the anthology, another that he'd gladly give up his right arm for the privilege. That's the kind of regard in which Jack Vance and The Dying Earth are held by generations of his peers.
This book contains original stories from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons, Elizabeth Moon, Tanith Lee, Tad Williams, Kage Baker, and Robert Silverberg, along with fifteen others--as well as an introduction by Dean Koontz.
by Richelle Mead
Hardcover, 496 pages
Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.
Alanna: The First Adventure
by Tamora Pierce
Trade, 272 pages
And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna's first adventure begins -- one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.
by Dia Reeves
Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.
But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.
The Buntline Special
by Mike Resnick
Trade Paperback, 321 pages
An American government desperate to expand its territory sends Thomas Alva Edison out West to the town of Tombstone, Arizona, on a mission to discover a scientific means of counteracting magic. Hired to protect this great genius, Wyatt Earp and his brothers.
But there are plenty who would like to see the Earps and Edison dead. Riding to their aid are old friends Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. Against them stand the Apache wizard Geronimo and the Clanton gang. Battle lines are drawn, and the Clanton gang, which has its own reasons for wanting Edison dead, sends for Johnny Ringo, the one man who might be Doc Holliday's equal in a gunfight. But what shows up instead is The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo, returned from the dead and come to Tombstone looking for a fight.
Welcome to a West like you've never seen before, where "Bat Masterson" hails from the ranks of the undead, where electric lights shine down on the streets of Tombstone, while horseless stagecoaches carry passengers to and fro, and where death is no obstacle to The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo. Think you know the story of the O.K. Corral? Think again, as five-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick takes on his first steampunk western tale, and the West will never be the same.
by Sydney Somers
Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Kennedy’s spirited nature sometimes gets her into trouble, but now she’s in real hot water. She needs to put her sexy, brooding boss out of her head—an impossible task when he offers her a ride home.
Gargoyle cat-shifter Tristan Callaghan has no time for anything but finding the Arthurian dagger that will free his brother. Now that Kennedy is sitting next to him in his car, though, his craving for her is sharper than ever.
The distraction is costly. In a split second, she is dragged into a hunt that marks her for death. To save her Tristan must sacrifice his quest…or the one woman meant to be his.
Sorcha lives to track and eliminate rogue immortals, but her latest target—a sexy gargoyle shifter— is convinced she’s his mate. For the first time, she’s unable to kill her target.
Cale Callaghan is stunned to find Sorcha is alive, but the woman he aches to possess doesn’t recognize him. Worse, she’s after the same Arthurian dagger he needs to save his brother. His only hope to protect his family and reclaim his mate—ruthlessly take advantage of her one weakness. Her desire for him…
Biting the Bride
by Clare Willis
Mass Market, 352 pages
Sunni Marquette has always been a little different. There’s the whole mind-reading thing, for a start, which comes in useful for a criminal defense attorney. Except that lately, Sunni keeps encountering people who are immune to her gift. Like Jacob Eddington, the star witness in her latest case. And her best friend Isabel’s new fiancé, Richard Lazarus, who’s as sinister as Jacob is attractive. Not that Sunni intends to interfere—until she learns that Richard is a vampire who’s made a centuries-long career of marrying wealthy women, then killing them for their inheritance.
Sunni is convinced Jacob is a vampire, too, and that he’s her only chance of saving Isabel. With his help, she’ll discover powers she never knew she possessed, an enemy who’s closer than she could have ever guessed, and the kind of love that’s worth staking everything on—if she can just stay alive long enough to enjoy it…
F. Paul Wilson
Trade Paperback, 432 pp
“Something is murdering my men.”
Thus reads the message received from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims.
When an elite SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve the problem, the men find something that's both powerful and terrifying. Panicked, the Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore--who just happens to be Jewish--to shed some light on the mysterious happenings. And unbeknownst to anyone, there is another visitor on his way--a man who awoke from a nightmare and immediately set out to meet his destiny.
The battle has begun: On one side, the ultimate evil created by man, and on the other...the unthinkable, unstoppable, unknowing terror that man has inevitably awakened
by S.L. Wright
Mass Market, 352 pages
Day of the Dragon
by Rebecca York
Mass Market, 352 pages
Books previously listed for December 7 that were published earlier this month:
Beneath the Thirteen Moons
by Kathryne Kennedy
Mass Market, 384 pages
In the magical, watery world of the Sea Forest, the divide between the rulers and the people is an uncrossable chasm. Handsome, arrogant prince Korl Com'nder has lived a life of luxury that is nothing more than a fantasy to the people he rules. Until the day he is accidentally kidnapped by a beautiful outlaw smuggler and is forced to open his eyes to the world outside his palace walls.
She's an outcast, but at least she has her independence...
Mahri Zin would stop at nothing to save her village, and when they needed a healer she didn't think twice about kidnapping one. But when she realizes that the healer she so impulsively stole is none other than the crown prince of the Sea Forest, Mahri knows that this is her only chance to change the fate of her people...
by Terry Spear
Mass Market, 416 pages
Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he's the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.
Why is he playing so hard to get?
The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders…
Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn't want anything to do with Carol unless she's willing to embrace her wolf nature—no matter how beautiful she is.
But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he's been not to seize the moment with the woman he's come to love. And now, it may be too late…