New Book Releases For January 8th, 2013

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Blood Prophecy (Drake Chronicles #6) By Alyxandra Harvey

Solange Drake has been
officially crowned Queen of the Vampires, fulfilling the centuries old prophecy
that foretold the rise to power of a daughter born to an ancient vampire line.
Except Solange’s thoughts and actions are no longer her own-she’s been slowly
being possessed by the spirit of Viola, the first daughter born into the Drake
line, since her bloodchange. And instead of uniting the vampire tribes under
the rule of an ancient daughter as the prophecy predicted, Viola would rather
destroy them all and enslave humans in a personal vendetta for the devastation
both wrought to her life centuries ago. Can Solange break her hold in time to
save everyone she loves from a vampire civil war, hunter attack, and each
other? Not everyone will survive the prophecy . . . perhaps not even her.

Everything Conatus
stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order,
Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When
their mission is exposed, the couple face relentless pursuit by the
supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious
Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back
into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old
friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers
the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the
shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’

Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer’s fifth book
set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.

 Doomed By Tracy Deebs

Pandora’s just your
average teen-glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing
with her friends-until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a
mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain
her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her
favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus
that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No
cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora
teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of
Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her
childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father-her one key
to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the
Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and
romance fans alike.

Sixteen = You’re a Queen

Despite living with a shaman, a witch, and a muse for sisters, Rhea
Spencer feels like a normal teenager—even if she is the reincarnation of
Cleopatra. But all that changes on Rhea’s sixteenth birthday, when her visions
of the Egyptian queen start unraveling a very different version of history, and
Declan, a hot representative of the secret Order of Antony, shows up on the
doorstep to keep her from being kidnapped. Together, Rhea and Declan travel to
Egypt to stop the Octavians, a dark cabal trying to tap into Rhea’s growing
powers. The cabal seeks to access the magic deep below the desert sands, a
potentially devastating force that only Rhea can protect.

The death of her
friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back
to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather
forget. Two years earlier, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger’s
research studies including Gwen. And though she survived while two others
didn’t, Gwen knows that Ballinger’s death is related.

Sent by a friend to help Gwen, psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith arrives
in Wilby barely in control of his own talent and his own life, haunted by
urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is primal, but there are secrets he must
keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely, even as their
investigation draws them into dreamscapes, into decades of deception, and into
the paranormal fires of a desire too strong to resist. . . .

If what you see is what
you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from
the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy.

Jules lives with her family above their
restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their
double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity,
but she can handle that.

What she can’t handle is the recurring vision
that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and
explode…and nine body bags in the snow.

The vision is everywhere—on billboards,
television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more
she sees it, the more she sees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon
Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the
body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as
long as she can remember.

In this riveting start to a gripping series
from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and
act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality.

Colleen Houck, New
York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series said, “Timekeeper is
a haunting, mysterious dream; a book you don’t want to miss!”

This sequel to Timeless combines breathtaking romance with a tale of
complex magic in a story that will have every reader believing in the
transcendent power of love.

When Philip Walker appears as a new student in Michele Windsor’s high school
class, she is floored. He is the love she thought she lost forever when they
said goodbye during her time travels last century. Overjoyed that they can
resume the relationship they had a lifetime ago, Michele eagerly approaches him
and discovers the unthinkable: he doesn’t remember her. In fact, he doesn’t
seem to remember anything about the Philip Walker of 1910.

Michele then finds her father’s journals, which tell stories of his
time-traveling past. As she digs deeper, she learns about his entanglement with
a mysterious and powerful organization called the Time Society and his dealings
with a vengeful Windsor ancestor. Michele soon finds herself at the center of a
rift over 120 years in the making, one whose resolution will have life-or-death

 Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) By Veronica Rossi

It’s been months since Aria learned of her mother’s death.

Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria
last saw him.

Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s a moment they’ve been
longing for with countless expectations. And it’s a moment that lives up to all
of them. At least, at fi rst. Then it slips away. The Tides don’t take kindly
to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry’s control.
With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace
and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?

Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry
wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night? In this second book in
her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy
and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure—and a love story as perilous
as it is unforgettable.

 Paper Valentine By Brenna Yovanoff

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest
July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on
the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six
months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can
things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to
investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to
understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian
isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop
thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies
seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world
of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting
the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her
to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

Paper Valentine is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by the New
York Times
bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space

 Kindred of the Fallen (Kindred Chronicles, #1) By Isis Rushdan

A perfect firestorm of desire could save their people…or cost them their

Kindred Chronicles, Book 1

Serenity’s soul-reading ability lets her easily create custom tattoos.
Everything else in her life is a struggle, from trying to make it work with her
best friend, Evan, to nightmares and visions that make her question her sanity.

Then she meets a man who sharpens her craving for something more, but
her commitment to Evan means nothing beyond sparks can exist between them.

Cyrus has been watching Serenity, preparing to claim her as his Blessed
mate—the other half of a split soul that, once reunited, is his only chance to
break the curse that plagues his people.

One moment, Serenity is confronted by armed militants firing questions
she cannot answer. The next, she is safe in Cyrus’s arms, reveling in his
burning kiss…and learning she isn’t even human. She is Kindred, blessed with
preternatural powers, cursed to suffer the twin horrors of the blood rage and
the dark veil.

Their union is the greatest hope for redemption in a thousand years, but
not all Kindred want to be saved. A dark secret could snuff out their lives
before love has a chance to unite them…and redeem the Kindred for all time.

Warning: Contains a headstrong, soul-reading tattoo artist, a sexy alpha
hero who knows how to get what he wants, adrenaline-packed action, and
explosive sex that literally shatters bulletproof glass.

This Fight
Is Personal…

Wizards and vampires have been mortal enemies since the beginning. Now
Anton, son of the Wizard Master, has one last chance to steal the unique powers
of the vampire king’s beautiful sister, Tyra…and then kill her. But when he
meets Tyra face-to-face, everything changes…

Tyra will stop at nothing to defeat the wizards, until Anton saves her
life and she suddenly sees an opportunity she never could have imagined…

As the sparks ignite between them, together they could bring an end to
the war that’s decimating their people, but only if they can find a way to
trust each other…

Praise for King of Darkness:

“Hot, sexy, and on-your-toes action.”—Seriously Reviewed

“One tough heroine, an absolutely sexy hero, and an interesting
host of supporting characters you’re going to love.”—Night Owl Reviews
Reviewer Top Pic, 4 ½ stars

“An amazing debut…Fun, romance, and all the things you need in an
astonishing tale.”—RomFan

“A refreshing take on vampire wars…A striking, unique new
series.”—Long and
Short Reviews

 Solar Storm By Mina Carter

She’s the one who got away. Now she’s uncharted territory…

Ten years after her rich-girl life fell apart, Rhys Devin is a changed
woman—her name, her face, and her attitude. Now the fast-talking, hard-as-nails
captain of the Grey Lady sails the most dangerous solar roads in the
universe. Times are tough, but she gets the job done, sailing alone. Always
watching over her shoulder.

The last thing she needs is a delay, but when she runs across a stranded
sailor, she has no choice. The law of the road demands she rescue him.

Kelwin Sayeed is a soldier without a war. The retired War Commander’s
latest and most ambitious hobby, the solar flyer Artemis, was supposed
to prove him worthy of the famously reclusive Solar Sailors. Instead a
catastrophic computer failure has him at the mercy of the most hazardous road
of all: Icaria.

Confident he won’t be left to die in the golden spray, he waits for
another sailor to come along. One that’s born and bred to the roads, with skin
wizened like beaten gold. What he gets is a woman whose voice does things to
his body that should be illegal. Whose golden-tinted skin sparks erotic

The bride who ran from him a decade ago…

Warning: Contains a self re-invented woman with a low tolerance for B.S.
and a tendency to snark, a hot former soldier with a brutal approach to
protecting what’s his, and a solar-kissed romance that spans years.

Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world
with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been
anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over
forty million copies in over thirty languages.

When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes
would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan,
established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the
masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight
(Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover
bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left

Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory
of Light
will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions
of readers.

The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.

 Collateral Damage By Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington
returns in the stunning new thriller by the New York Times­–bestselling

Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan and pleased to receive an unexpected
visit from his friend and sometime lover Holly Barker, now an assistant
director at the CIA. For her part, Holly is glad to leave the staid, official
environs of the capital for the dining and atmosphere of New York, but her
sojourn isn’t only for pleasure. An explosive incident requires her immediate
attention—and Stone’s investigative expertise.

But what initially appears to be a clear-cut case soon becomes increasingly
complex—and dangerous. For in the secretive world of government intelligence,
national interests all too often conflict with power grabs and turf wars, and
extreme wealth allows even the most pursued rivals to slip through the cracks.
As Stone and Holly follow the trail from London’s posh embassy district to
Manhattan’s Upper East Side, they learn just how well the most cunning plans
can be disguised . . . and how far some people will go to wreak vengeance.

 Tenth of December: Stories By George Saunders

One of the most important and blazingly
original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of
the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible,
and moving collection yet.

In the taut opener, “Victory Lap,” a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of
the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he
sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In
“Home,” a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to
reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the
title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a
middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to
encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives
the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded
owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a
teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man
tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to
love, to kill—the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth
of December
are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders’s signature
blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation.

Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair,
and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These
stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own
morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us

Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December—through
their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and
their generosity of spirit—not only entertain and delight; they fulfill
Chekhov’s dictum that art should “prepare us for tenderness.”

Advance praise for Tenth of December

Tenth of December shows George Saunders at his most subversive,
hilarious, and emotionally piercing. Few writers can encompass that range of
adjectives, but Saunders is a true original—restlessly inventive, yet deeply
humane.”—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the
Goon Squad

“George Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else, thank god—and yet
still he manages to be the rightful heir to three other complete American
originals—Barthelme (the lyricism, the playfulness), Vonnegut (the outrage, the
wit, the scope), and Twain (the common sense, the exasperation). There is no
author I recommend to people more often—for ten years I’ve urged George
Saunders onto everyone and everyone. You want funny? Saunders is your man. You
want emotional heft? Saunders again. You want stories that are actually about
something—stories that again and again get to the meat of matters of life and
death and justice and country? Saunders. There is no one better, no one more
essential to our national sense of self and sanity.”—Dave Eggers, author of A
Hologram for the King

 The Death Cure By James Dashner

Thomas knows that
WICKED can’t be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they’ve
collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with
full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. To complete
the blueprint for the cure to the Flare.

What Wicked doesn’t know is that something’s happened that no Trial or Variable
could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he
knows that he can’t believe a word of what WICKED says.

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could
ever imagine.

 The Husband List By Janet Evanovich , Dorien Kelly

Based on the family from the bestselling Love In A Nutshell, the
story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all

From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich
and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman’s search for true love.
Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and
his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off
seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers,
Caroline’s stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for
her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord
Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the
true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of
all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new
money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline’s
mother. But Caroline’s dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack
understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.

Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American
gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and
social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers—a time when new money
from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by
Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a
lot of romance await in, The Husband List.

 The River Swimmer: Novellas By Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison is one of
America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authors—on a par with American
literary greats like Richard Ford, Anne Tyler, Robert Stone, Russell Banks, and
Ann Beattie. His latest collection of novellas, The River Swimmer, is
Harrison at his most memorable: a brilliant rendering of two men striving to
find their way in the world, written with freshness, abundant wit, and profound

In The Land of Unlikeness, sixty-year-old art history academic Clive—a
failed artist, divorced and grappling with the vagaries of his declining
years—reluctantly returns to his family’s Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging
mother. The return to familiar territory triggers a jolt of renewal—of ardor
for his high school love, of his relationship with his estranged daughter, and
of his own lost love of painting. In Water Baby, Harrison ventures into
the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy is irresistibly drawn to the water
as an escape, and sees otherworldly creatures there. Faced with the injustice
and pressure of coming of age, he takes to the river and follows its siren song
all the way across Lake Michigan.

The River Swimmer is a striking portrait of two richly-drawn, profoundly
human characters, and an exceptional reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of the
most cherished and important writers at work today.

The Last Runaway By Tracy Chevalier

New York Times bestselling author of Girl
With a Pearl Earring
Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into
the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground
Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this
extraordinary freedom movement.

In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical
saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in
1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the
moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced
by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.

Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and
scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers
that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be
committed to human equality.

However, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a
network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two
surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she
must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal

A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, The Last Runaway is
Tracy Chevalier’s vivid engagement with an iconic part of American history.

After being caught in
the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera
pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never
again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man
who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and
when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy .
. . trust is hard. Widgets Widgets


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