New Releases For January 22nd, 2013

Posted January 20, 2013 by girlswit in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

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Ever After (The Hollows #11) By Kim Harrison

The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking,
and if it disappears, so does all magic. It’s up to
witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the
fragile balance between magic users and humans falls apart.

Of course, there’s also the small fact that Rachel is the one who caused
the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can
fix it. Not to mention the most powerful demon in the ever-after—the soul-eater
Ku’Sox Sha-Ku’ru—has vowed to destroy her, and has kidnapped her friend and her
goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die.

Forced by circumstance, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent
Kalamack—a partnership fraught with dangers of the heart as well as betrayal of
the soul—to return to the ever-after and rescue those she loves. One world
teeters on the brink of interspecies war, the other on the brink of its very
demise—and it’s up to Rachel to keep them both from being destroyed.



The Archived (The Archived #1) By Victoria Schwab

Imagine a place
where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can
read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is
the Archive. Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she
was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is
dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with
stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her
job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful
tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has
lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too,
Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and
waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is
deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can
piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines
between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and
hardwon redemption.

Advance praise for THE ARCHIVED: “This
gripping supernatural thriller features nuanced characters navigating a complex
moral universe.” –Kirkus Reviews


Boundless (Unearthly #3)
By Cynthia Hand

The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner
ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of first love to the
agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she could no longer
deny was that she was never meant to have a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other
angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil
that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving
town seemed like the best option, so she’s headed back to California—and so is
Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on
this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she
discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move.
And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings
looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come
without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must choose her
fate once and for all.



Cinders & Sapphires (At Somerton #1) By Leila Rasheed

One house, two worlds…
Rose Cliffe has never met a young lady like
her new mistress. Clever, rich, and beautiful, Ada Averley treats Rose as an
equal. And Rose could use a friend. Especially now that she, at barely sixteen,
has risen to the position of ladies’ maid. Rose knows she should be grateful to
have a place at a house like Somerton. Still, she can’t help but wonder what
her life might have been had she been born a lady, like Ada.

For the first time in a decade, the Averleys have returned to Somerton, their
majestic ancestral estate. But terrible scandal has followed Ada’s beloved
father all the way from India. Now Ada finds herself torn between her own
happiness and her family’s honor. Only she has the power to restore the Averley
name—but it would mean giving up her one true love . . . someone she could
never persuade her father to accept.

Sumptuous and enticing, the first novel in the At Somerton series introduces
two worlds, utterly different yet entangled, where ruthless ambition, forbidden
attraction, and unspoken dreams are hidden behind dutiful smiles and glittering
jewels. All those secrets are waiting . . . at Somerton.

“A thoroughly satisfying romp for Downton
Abbey
fans…Breathless readers will look forward to the next sudsy chapter
in this planned series.”

–Kirkus Reviews

“Readers who always wondered how the heroines of Jane Austen’s novels would
have fared in a world careening towards modernity need not look any further.”

VOYA

Everbound (Everneath #2)
By Brodi Ashton

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed
himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for
eternity—a debt that should’ve been hers. Now she is living a borrowed life,
and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night, Jack appears
in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away. No matter how she tries to
reach for his hand, she can never find it.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who
wants to make her his queen—and the one person least likely to help. But his
heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to help in the
only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole, along with Cole’s bandmate Max, descend into the
Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than
they’d anticipated—and more deadly. From a Lake of Blood and Guilt to Sirens’
alluring tricks to insurmountable walls of rock and flame, the trio is given
every reason to turn back and give up. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to
save Jack—even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this breathtaking sequel to Everneath,
Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to
for the ones we love.




Nobody By Jennifer Lynn Barnes

There are
people in this world who are Nobody. No one sees them. No one notices them.
They live their lives under the radar, forgotten as soon as you turn away.

That’s why they make the perfect assassins.

The Institute finds these people when they’re young and takes them away for
training. But an untrained Nobody is a threat to their organization. And
threats must be eliminated.

Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, missed by the
Institute’s monitoring. But now they’ve ID’ed her and send seventeen-year-old
Nix to remove her. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her, he can’t make the hit.
It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And
they are–because no one else can really see them.


Ravage (Deviants #3)
By Jeff Sampson

The war against BioZenith is on.
In the weeks since she first came into her mysterious new superpowers,
Emily has watched one of her packmates disappear through an interdimensional
portal; she’s been hunted by creepy, body-snatching shadowmen; she’s managed to
form an alliance with the same telekinetic cheerleaders who once tried to take
her down; and she’s even discovered that her believed-to-be-dead mother is one
of the BioZenith scientists responsible for her strange abilities.

Now it’s up to the Deviants to put together the last pieces of the
puzzle, which includes tracking down their final missing member and forcing
their parents to reveal why they mutated their own children. Emily fears the
answer is far more sinister than anyone ever thought: After all, why would a
parent risk a child’s life unless the stakes were high—scary, world-ending
high?

Tired of being at the mercy of adult conspiracies, Emily forms a plan
with the other Deviants: Destroy BioZenith before anyone can use the knowledge
within the facility to aid the shadowmen. But that’s only if BioZenith—or
something worse—doesn’t capture them first. . . .



Be Mine: SizzleToo Fast to FallAlone With You (Jackson Hole #1.5)
By Jennifer Crusie, Victoria Dahl, Shannon Stacey

Join
bestselling authors Jennifer Crusie, Victoria Dahl and Shannon Stacey for three
sexy stories about finding the one you love.

SIZZLE by
Jennifer Crusie

Business takes a backseat when successful ad executive Emily Tate meets Richard
Parker. He’s an accountant who’s been sent to keep her in line and under budget
in her ad campaign for a sensual new perfume called Sizzle. And if Emily’s not
careful, she could well melt in Richard’s hands.

TOO FAST TO
FALL by Victoria Dahl

For Jenny Stone, driving is her escape—from her past, her problems, her quiet
life in Jackson Hole. But after Deputy Nate Hendricks stops her—again—for
speeding, she could lose more than just her license. She could lose her heart.
Nate seems to think that Jenny should replace her love for fast driving with
something even more…heart pumping. And despite her need for speed, Jenny’s
never been one for defying the law.

ALONE WITH
YOU by Shannon Stacey

When waitress Darcy Vaughan’s friend asks her to help out with the launch of a
fledgling restaurant, she’s happy to oblige. Little does she know the owner is
Jake Holland, the perfect guy who slipped through her fingers after their one
night of passion. But for Darcy and Jake, one touch was just not enough.



The Last Apprentice: Slither (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #11) By Joseph Delaney

“My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished you’ll find out
why.”

The dark is full of terrifying creatures. And Tom Ward—the seventh son
of a seventh son, and the Spook’s last apprentice—hasn’t seen all of them. Far
from the county, one named Slither has lived for hundreds of years, hunting
blood.

But a dying father binds the monster to a bargain. If Slither will take
his two youngest daughters safely to their family in the south, then the eldest
daughter, Nessa, is his.

For Nessa the nightmare is just beginning. And when Slither and Nessa
cross paths with the feared witch assassin Grimalkin, they will become
unwitting players in the quest to stop the Fiend once and for all.

The blood-curdling eleventh volume of the Last Apprentice series.



Suspect By Robert Crais

The explosive new masterpiece of suspense from the #1 New York
Times–bestselling author.

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well. Eight months ago, a shocking
nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner Stephanie, nearly
killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit
for duty—until he meets his new partner.

Maggie is not doing so well, either. A German shepherd who survived three tours
in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before losing her handler to an
IED, her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.

They are each other’s last chance. Shunned and shunted to the side, they set
out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity
of the men who murdered Stephanie. What they begin to find is nothing like what
Scott has been told, and the journey will take them both through the darkest
moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no
one can say.

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