Fresh Meat: January 25-31st Speculative Fiction Releases

Posted January 27, 2015 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 43 Comments

Paranormal Romance:

Viper Game
Viper Game (GhostWalkers #11)
by Christine Feehan
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his bayou home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead—or to whom.




The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she’s desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined—where desire is the deadliest poison of all.[/learn_more]


Bound by Flames (Night Prince #3)
by Jeaniene Frost
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Play with fire, pay the price




Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin . . .




Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does . . . for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both . . .[/learn_more]


Craved by an Alpha
Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates #5)
by Felicity Heaton
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.




Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.




Eloise has travelled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.




Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?[/learn_more]


The Three Fates of Ryan Love
(Beyond #2)
by Erin Quinn
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Ryan Love’s life is about to go up in flames—literally—when a mystical being named Sabelle appears, claiming to be from the Beyond—the realm of heaven, hell, and mysteries both awesome and terrifying. As Ryan’s family business and home are destroyed in a freak explosion, Sabelle saves him just in time. So why does Ryan feel like she’s the one who needs saving? He wants to resist this dangerous attraction, but how can he fight a fate this tempting?




Sabelle is a powerful oracle who has broken the laws of the Beyond to save Ryan’s life, but once she meets Ryan, everything changes. Ryan steals her heart and awakens her passions, making her long to be human. But corruption is seeping out of the Beyond and Sabelle must choose between saving the fate of mankind and following her heart. Is she Ryan’s fate or the destiny he won’t survive?[/learn_more]


Her Sexy Sentinel
Her Sexy Sentinel
by Jenn Burke
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The most dangerous thing they could do is fall in love…




Callie Noble fled to Ottawa to escape danger. But she is far from safe. Overwhelmed by a strange new power she can’t control, Callie is terrified and painfully incapacitated. Her only hope is to seek the help of the one man who broke her heart…




Derrick Llewellyn is one of the Sentinels charged with the protection of the city’s mysterious secret. Seeing Callie again is a shock enough, but the electricity between them is stronger than ever. Still, loving another marked individual is forbidden, and Callie needs his help—not romantic complications.




But there are forces at work in the city, and Callie finds herself inexorably drawn into a world filled with danger and untold magics. A world where loving Derrick isn’t just forbidden…it’s the surest way to drive them both mad.[/learn_more]


Hunger’s Mate Part 3
(The Shadow Shifters #5)
by A.C. Arthur
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In Hunger’s Mate: Part 3 by A.C. Arthur, Jewel has plotted and schemed for months, hiding her knowledge of a top-secret operation—and keeping Ezra guessing…and hungry for more. Captivated by her passion, skill, and courage, Ezra wants to help Jewel on her mission. But can she be trusted? Is his desire for her worth the risk?[/learn_more]


Forged in Fire (The Vessel #1)
by Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]She never knew this demon world existed. Now she just wants to survive it.




Genevieve Drake never needed a man to come to her rescue. Not until the night of her twentieth birthday, when some dude nearly chokes her to death in an alley behind a New Orleans Goth club. And a hot stranger splits the guy in half, rips a monster from inside, and incinerates it into ash.




The hunky rescuer? Jude Delacroix—Dominus Daemonum, Master of Demons, now her guardian, whether she likes it or not. But she’s seriously beginning to like it.




Her would-be murderer turns out to be only the first of many minions of the demon prince, Danté, who has all kinds of lascivious and sadistic plans. Which means when the formidably beautiful Jude offers his protection, Genevieve has no problem accepting it.




For Jude and his fellow demon hunters tell her she is a Vessel, one who is born to serve the Light, but can be corrupted into a weapon of darkness. And to survive, she must trust a man whose unearthly eyes promise heaven…but whose powers unleash hell.




Warning: Contains a dark and brooding demon hunter who harbors even darker secrets, a snarky heroine who’s being hunted by every demon in the underworld, and a sadistic demon prince with a fancy for violent sexual encounters.[/learn_more]


Ghost of a Promise
Ghost of a Promise (Phantoms #1)
by Kelly Moran
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]It might be love…but will they survive the night?




The ghosts of her family’s estate on the coast of Maine never troubled Ava Trumble. When she finally inherits the historic mansion, however, there’s a small string attached: Ava has exactly one year to solve a 200-year-old mystery of a missing girl, or lose her family’s home…




The lead investigator for paranormal TV show Phantoms, Jackson Granger, is prepared for any metaphysical encounter—until now. It’s not just the uncanny sense of “coming home” or even his reaction to the fiery redhead who seems to consume his every waking thought. No, it’s that the ghosts are using Jackson and Ava’s attraction to play out a centuries-old tragedy. Heartbreak. Loss. Overwhelming passion. Now Jackson and Ava must determine if they’re sharing something real…or if they’ve been possessed by a love that never died.[/learn_more]


The Second Lie (Immortal Vikings #2)
by Anna Richland
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A businesswoman desperate to achieve her dream.




Wineseller Christina Alvarez Mancini told one little lie—to reassure wealthy clients, she invented a suave British boss. With her ultimate dream, a winery of her own, close to becoming reality, she can’t allow irregularities at a high-end wine auction to jeopardize her reputation.




A conman in love with a good plan.




Stig needs money, fast. An immortal Viking thief who discovered the perfect role as a fictional wine merchant, he’s days away from the big payoff. Even if the California woman who created his character realizes a real person is conducting business in London, he’ll disappear. That’s what he does best.




Secrets that turn deadly.




Stig has success in his sights when Christina walks into his auction preview, ready to ruin his plan. Experience tells Stig to cut and run; a thousand years of boredom compel him to flirt. And when deadly Vikings from Stig’s past crash the party, Christina and Stig are forced to cooperate in order to escape. Yet everywhere they flee, it’s these two rivals’ own lies that set the greatest traps…[/learn_more]



Urban Fantasy:

Panther Prowling (Otherworld #17)
by Yasmine Galenorn
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Menolly is a vampire married to a werepuma. And me? I’m Delilah, a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. While the war in Otherworld is expanding, so is my newly renamed PI business. And my next case is about to make life very interesting…




While waiting for Shadow Wing’s next move, I decide to revamp my ragtag PI agency into the Cat’s Eye Investigations firm. My first client turns out to be our cousin Daniel. During the grand reopening for the Wayfarer, he shows up while being chased by a rampaging ghost. Daniel has procured a rare and valuable sword, and a ring of ghostly warriors comes attached to it. Protectors of the soul trapped within it, the spirits are out to stop anybody who threatens the weapon. As my sisters and I unravel the history of the sword, we quickly realize that the entity locked within the blade is a dangerous king from times gone by—and he’s about to break free and try to recover his crown…[/learn_more]


Forsaken (Otherworld Stories #13.3)
by Kelley Armstrong
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Being Alpha of the North American Pack is like being a small-town sheriff — nobody wants the job, but someone’s gotta do it.




For the most part, Elena Michaels likes it just fine, even if it means dealing with arrogant misogynists in the werewolf world who are convinced that a woman isn’t up to the job.




That she could handle. What she never expected was a deadly threat to her eight-year-old twins. That her little girl could go missing in the night.




The enemy thought he was dealing with a hysterical mother.




Mother, yes. Hysterical, no.




Elena was Alpha for a reason. And nothing would stop her from getting her child back.[/learn_more]


The Dragon Conspiracy (SPI Files #2)
by Lisa Shearin
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. We battle the real monsters of myth and legend, but this Halloween, we’re searching for diamonds…




A gala opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has attracted the upper crust of Manhattan—and thieves. A trio of vile harpies attacks the crowd and steals the stars of the exhibition: a colorful cluster of seven cursed diamonds known as the Dragon Eggs.
In the right mage’s hands, each stone can pack a magical wallop. Together they have the power to “cure” the supernaturals of the tristate area—but for many of those vampires and werewolves, that means turning into dust.




I’m Makenna Fraser, a seer for SPI. With the help of my partner, Ian, and the other agents, I have twenty-four hours to prevent total global panic, find the diamonds, and save the supernatural community. No biggie… [/learn_more]



Sci Fi / Fantasy:

The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2)
by Samantha Shannon
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the internationally bestselling The Bone Season, Paige Mahoney escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but now her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.




As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.




Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.[/learn_more]


Gemini Cell (Shadow Ops #0.5)
by Myke Cole
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]US Navy SEAL Jim Schweitzer is a consummate professional, a fierce warrior, and a hard man to kill. But when he sees something he was never meant to see on a covert mission gone bad, he finds himself—and his family—in the crosshairs. Nothing means more to Jim than protecting his loved ones, but when the enemy brings the battle to his front door, he is overwhelmed and taken down.




That should be the end of the story. But Jim is raised from the dead by a sorcerer and recruited by a top secret unit dabbling in the occult, known only as the Gemini Cell. With powers he doesn’t understand, Jim is called back to duty—as the ultimate warrior. As he wrestles with a literal inner demon, Jim realizes his new superiors are determined to use him for their own ends and keep him in the dark—especially about the fates of his wife and son… [/learn_more]


Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland #2)
by Greg Van Eekhout
Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]I’m Sam. I’m just this guy.




Okay, yeah, I’m a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California. With a lot of work, I might be able to wield magic myself. I kind of doubt it, though. Not like Daniel Blackland can.




Daniel’s the reason the Hierarch’s gone and I’m still alive. He’s also the reason I’ve lived my entire life on the run. Ten years of never, ever going back to Los Angeles. Daniel’s determined to protect me. To teach me.




But it gets old. I’ve got nobody but Daniel. I’ll never do anything normal. Like attend school. Or date a girl.




Now it’s worse. Because things are happening back in LA. Very bad people are building a Pacific firedrake, a kind of ultimate weapon of mass magical destruction. Daniel seemed to think only he could stop them. Now Daniel’s been hurt. I managed to get us to the place run by the Emmas. (Many of them. All named Emma. It’s a long story.) They seem to be healing him, but he isn’t going anyplace soon.




Do I even have a reason for existing, if it isn’t to prevent this firedrake from happening? I’m good at escaping from things. Now I’ve escaped from Daniel and the Emmas, and I’m on my way to LA.




This may be the worst idea I ever had.[/learn_more]


Deadeye (Mutant Files #1)
by William C. Dietz
Sci Fi
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the year 2038, an act of bioengineered terrorism decimated humanity. Those who survived were either completely unaffected or developed horrible mutations. Across the globe, nations are now divided between areas populated by “norms” and lands run by “mutants”…




Detective Cassandra Lee of Los Angeles’s Special Investigative Section has built a fierce reputation taking down some of the city’s most notorious criminals. But the serial cop killer known as Bonebreaker—who murdered Lee’s father—is still at large. Officially, she’s too personally involved to work on the Bonebreaker case. Unofficially, she’s going to hunt him to the ends of the earth.




In the meantime, duty calls when the daughter of Bishop Screed, head of the Church of Human Purity, is kidnapped by mutants and taken into the red zone to be used for breeding. Assigned to rescue her, Lee must trust her new partner—mutant lawman Deputy Ras Omo—to guide her not only through the unfamiliar territory but through the prejudicial divisions between mutants and norms…[/learn_more]


Master Sergeant (The Makaum War #1)
by Mel Odom
Sci Fi
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]They call it The Green Hell. A maze of tangled jungle, the planet Makaum is one of the most dangerous places in the universe. And for Terran Military Master Sergeant Frank Sage, it is now home.




The war between the Terrans and the Phrenorians rages, and both sides have their sights set on Makaum. If the planet’s rich resources fall into enemy hands it could mean devastation for the Terran Army. To ensure that doesn’t happen, Sage is sent to assess the Makaum troops and bring them in line with Terran Military standards. But soon after arriving at his post, he realizes the Phrenorians are not the only threat. Heading up a small but fearless unit, Sage must stop a brewing civil war with the power to unleash a galactic cataclysm unlike anything ever seen.[/learn_more]


Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6)
by Karina Cooper
Sci Fi / Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality.




All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away.




Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands retribution. The hunt for the mastermind behind these misdeeds sends me back to Society—and into the unforgiving embrace of the world I’d left behind.




Nothing is what it seems. Enemies, allies—and a man who struggles with a nature even devotion cannot tame. Torn between the scars of the past and fragile new beginnings, I must create balance in the world I have chosen—and with the people I have come to love. The game has changed; should the Veil achieve the immortality it craves, I will have nowhere left to run.[/learn_more]


Jacaranda (The Clockwork Century #6)
by Cherie Priest
Sci Fi / Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The Ranger




On the island of Galveston, off the coast of southeast Texas, lies a hotel called the Jacaranda. In its single year of operation, two dozen people have died there. The locals say it’s cursed. The Rangers say that’s nonsense, but they know a man who might be willing to investigate. Horatio Korman crosses the water from the mainland, and hopes for the best.




The Nun




But the bodies pile up, and a hurricane is brewing up fast. One of the Jacaranda’s guests sees time running out, so she seeks an authority of a different sort: a priest from El Huizache who is good at solving problems and keeping secrets. Eileen Callahan has a problem to solve, and a secret to keep. She crosses her fingers, and sends a message that could save them all.




The Padre




Juan Miguel Quintero Rios broke a promise to the Virgin, and so he was punished…but his intentions were pure, so he was also blessed. Now he walks the southwest with second sight and a tattoo across his back: ”Deo, non Fortuna”–By God, not chance. The former gunslinger crosses himself, and makes for the Jacaranda Hotel.




Novella takes place 20 years after the events of Fiddlehead, and will be unrelated to the main arc. [/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage #1)
by Sarah Cross
Young Adult / Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.




Viv knows there’s no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.




But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princess twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything–but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she’ll join him and be his queen.




All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?[/learn_more]


Woven
by Michael Jensen & David Powers King
Young Adult / Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Two unlikely allies must journey across a kingdom in the hopes of thwarting death itself.




All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Avërand. Tall and strong, and with a knack for helping those in need, the people of his sleepy little village have even taken to calling him the Knight of Cobblestown.




But that was before Nels died, murdered outside his home by a mysterious figure.




Now the young hero has awoken as a ghost, invisible to all around him save one person — his only hope for understanding what happened to him — the kingdom’s heir, Princess Tyra. At first the spoiled royal wants nothing to do with Nels, but as the mystery of his death unravels, the two find themselves linked by a secret, and an enemy who could be hiding behind any face.




Nels and Tyra have no choice but to abscond from the castle, charting a hidden world of tangled magic and forlorn phantoms. They must seek out an ancient needle with the power to mend what has been torn, and they have to move fast. Because soon Nels will disappear forever.[/learn_more]


The Empty Throne (Heirs of Chrior #2)
by Cayla Kluver
Young Adult / Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]How do you find the strength to save your kingdom when you’ve lost everything?




Anya has failed in her mission to bring Prince Zabriel back to the Faerie realm of Chrior so that he can ascend his rightful throne. Instead, Zabriel, her prince, cousin and dear friend, is standing trial for crimes committed under the false name William Wolfram Pyrite. Worst of all, the last possible heir to the Faerie throne is Illumina—the cousin Anya suspects of the foulest betrayal possible.




In a desperate last attempt to put things right, Anya must partner with the unlikeliest of allies and venture into ever more dangerous situations if there is to be any hope of peace for her people.[/learn_more]


Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #0.1)
by Marissa Meyer
Young Adult / Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Mirror, mirror on the wall,


Who is the fairest of them all?





Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.




Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series. [/learn_more]


Zombified (Zombie Apocalypse #2)
by Adam Gallardo
Young Adult / Horror
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]What’s that low-pitched groaning sound?




My name is Courtney, and I don’t sell Vitamin Z at the Bully Burger anymore. These days my friends and I spend our after-school hours kicking zombie butt. Half the school is mad at me, even though I’m the one keeping their gray matter off the menu. And my dad won’t let me talk about going to Columbia next year, even though the Army’s clearing shufflers out of NYC.




These fast new super-zombies are pretty scary, and if it wasn’t for the new guy’s awesome moves we’d be toast. Between him, my maybe-boyfriend Phil, and my Z-head ex Brandon, stupid boys are going to lead the undead right to my doorstep. They can chase me all they want–whatever else happens, I am going to get the Z out of Zomburbia.[/learn_more]


Atlanta Burns (Atlanta Burns #1+2)
by Chuck Wendig
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]You don’t mess with Atlanta Burns.




Everyone knows that. And that’s kinda how she likes it—until the day Atlanta is drawn into a battle against two groups of bullies and saves a pair of new, unexpected friends. But actions have consequences, and when another teen turns up dead—by an apparent suicide—Atlanta knows foul play is involved. And worse: she knows it’s her fault. You go poking rattlesnakes, maybe you get bit.




Afraid of stirring up the snakes further by investigating, Atlanta turns her focus to the killing of a neighborhood dog. All paths lead to a rural dogfighting ring, and once more Atlanta finds herself face-to-face with bullies of the worst sort. Atlanta cannot abide letting bad men do awful things to those who don’t deserve it. So she sets out to unleash her own brand of teenage justice.




Will Atlanta triumph? Or is fighting back just asking for a face full of bad news?[/learn_more]


A Cold Legacy
(The Madman’s Daughter #3)
by Megan Shepherd
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.




Then she uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—which forces her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. Juliet must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones—or make her own.[/learn_more]


Chaos (Fates #2)
by Lanie Bross
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Can they change their destiny?




They kissed only once—and it was electric, like the air before a storm. But Corinthe and Luc broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny—not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe once and for all.




Meanwhile, Luc’s 15-year-old sister Jasmine starts to realize things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She’s thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.




Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go for love.[/learn_more]


The Inquisitor’s Mark (Eighth Day #2)
by Dianne K. Salerni
Middle Grade
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]After an all-out battle in Mexico, Jax, Riley, and Evangeline have gone into hiding. There are still rogue Transitioners and evil Kin lords on the hunt for Riley, a descendant of King Arthur, and Evangeline, a powerful wizard with bloodlines to Merlin, in order to gain control over the Eighth Day.




So when Finn Ambrose, a mysterious stranger, contacts Jax claiming to be his uncle, Jax’s defenses go up—especially after Jax learns that he’s holding Jax’s best friend, Billy, hostage. To rescue Billy and keep Riley and Evangeline out of the fray, Jax sneaks off to New York City on his own. But once there, he discovers a surprising truth: Finn is his uncle and Jax comes from a long line of Dulacs—a notoriously corrupt and dangerous Transitioner clan who want Riley dead and Evangeline as their prisoner. And family or not, the Dulacs will stop at nothing to get what they want.[/learn_more]



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43 responses to “Fresh Meat: January 25-31st Speculative Fiction Releases

  1. VLAD!!! Can’t wait to get back to him and Leila!!! Jeaniene Frost is an all time favorite author of mine. I can’t wait for Fairest either, and I absolutely adored The Mime Order. So much love for Warden and Paige:) Good book week this week!

    • There’s no shortage of excellent hitting shelves this week, that’s for sure! I need to find time to read Armstrong’s new one, although it’s just not the same in eBook format. The physical copy is too rich for my blood.

  2. So many great new releases, I can’t wait until my copy of Fairest and The Mime Order arrive! Great to hear the next Night Prince book is out too, I’ll have to track it down. Thanks for the round-up Carmel!

  3. Joy from Thoughts By J  

    YAYAYAY I’m so excited to get started on The Mime Order, it was one of my favourite fantasy reads of 2013! It’s been a long wait haha. And I really need to get started with Marissa Meyer’s series as well. I’m a huge fan of retellings and everyone raves about that series. Thanks for sharing these new releases! xx
    Joy recently posted…Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

  4. There’s already a Night Prince #3?! *cries* 1 & 2 are on my shelf. lol

    And ooh, I hosted a spotlight for that Forged in Fire today over on the blog. It looks good, doesn’t it?

    Thanks for the heads up on all of these 🙂