May 2014 Releases

Done with April 2014 Releases? Here are May 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Máire Claremont
The Dark Affair (Mad Passions, Book 3)
Hachette Headline (AU: May 2014)
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Lady Margaret Cassidy left a life of nobility behind in Ireland, forsaking her grieving homeland to aid war-ravaged men in England. Still, she never expected a cruel turn of fate to lock her into an unwanted betrothal with one of her English patients – much less one as broken and dangerous as Viscount Powers. Wrecked by his tragic past, Powers’ opiate-addled sanity hangs precariously in the balance, leaving him poised to destroy anyone who dares to utter the names of the wife and child he still so deeply mourns. So when he is forced to marry Margaret in exchange for freedom, he is shocked by the desire to earn her trust, her body, and – most alarming of all – her heart…

Gemma Malley
The System (The Killables, Book 3)
Hachette Hodder (AU: May 2014)
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To survive you need people watching you, following your every move. That’s the only currency now: being interesting, being liked… And, of course, you have to update every fifteen minutes. It means everyone knows where you are, what you’re doing; it means that there are no secrets… Everybody watches everyone else; nothing is hidden. And for those who fail to ‘update’ every fifteen minutes, the consequences are deadly. Evie and Raffy may have escaped the City but they still fear for their lives. Now the only person who can help them is Frankie, a total stranger, the most popular girl in the world, watched every second by millions of people. But Frankie has other ideas… And all the time, Lucas is waiting desperately for word from Evie, word that she is coming back to him.

Jackson Pearce
Purity
Hachette (AU: May 2014)
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Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: listen to her father, love as much as possible, and live without restraint. Those Promises become hard to keep when Shelby’s dad joins the committee for the Princess Ball, where girls must take a vow of purity – no “bad behaviour”, no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex. Torn between Promises, Shelby makes a decision – to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hookup attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby begins to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.

Rinda Elliott
Foretold (Sisters of Fate, Book 1)
Harlequin Teen (AU: 1st May 2014)
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The Lockwood triplets have had the prophecy drummed into their heads since birth. Still, Raven, the eldest of the sisters, can’t believe it’s really happening. She’s the reincarnation of a Norse goddess? One of the sisters is destined to die? When it starts snowing in summer in Florida, the sisters fear the worst has come to pass. Ragnarok, the Norse end of the world, has begun. Raven finds herself the secret protector of Vanir, a boy with two wolves, a knowledge of Norse magic and a sense of destiny he can’t quite explain. He’s intense, sexy and equally determined to save her when it becomes clear someone is endangering them. Raven doesn’t know if getting closer to him will make a difference in the coming battle, but her heart isn’t giving her a choice. Ahead of the sisters is the possibility of death at the hand of a warrior, death by snow, death by water or death by fire. Or even from something else…

Megan Hart
Flying
Harlequin Mills & Boon Spice (UK & CA: 1st May 2014)
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Every other weekend, Stella buys a ticket on the next flight out of town and leaves her life behind. Home is a place with too many memories, and departure is the sweetest possible distraction. As soon as she arrives at her destination, Stella visits the airport bar. She orders a drink and waits for the right guy to come along. A bored businessman, a backpacker, a baggage handler just off shift. If he’s into a hot, no-strings hookup, he’s perfect. Each time is a thrilling escape from reality that gives the term layover a whole new meaning. When Stella meets the enigmatic Matthew in Chicago one weekend, she hits some serious turbulence. Something about him tells her she’s not the only one running from the past. The connection between them is explosive, and for the first time, one taste is not enough for Stella. But returning to find a gorgeous man waiting for her is the easy part – facing the reason she’s there is a whole other matter…

Tiffany Reisz
Scars and Stripes (The Last Good Knight, Novella, Part 1)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (AU: 1st May 2014; US & UK: 6th May 2014)
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It’s lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She’s happy for the distraction since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss Kingsley Edge reveals they’re all in danger…

Tiffany Reisz
Sore Spots (The Last Good Knight, Novella, Part 2)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (AU: 1st May 2014; UK: 6th May 2014; US: 7th May 2014)
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With a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora’s bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he’s on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL’s noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she’s trying to forget…

Tiffany Reisz
The Games Destiny Plays (The Last Good Knight, Novella, Part 3)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (AU: 1st May 2014; UK: 6th May 2014; US: 8th May 2014)
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Shocked to see Nora’s bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she’s equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley’s orders…

Tiffany Reisz
Fit to Be Tied (The Last Good Knight, Novella, Part 4)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (AU: 1st May 2014; UK: 6th May 2014; US: 9th May 2014)
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With her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance’s bed and finds herself toying with the idea of…toying with him on a permanent basis. But, after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realises she has the power to rescue this white knight…

Tiffany Reisz
The Last Good Night (The Last Good Knight, Novella, Part 5)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (AU: 1st May 2014; UK: 6th May 2014; US: 10th May 2014)
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Now that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn’t need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma – if she uses her connections to help Lance, she’ll have to give him up forever…

Kristen Simmons
Breaking Point (Article, Book 5)
Pan Macmillan Tor (AU: 1st May 2014)
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After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed. Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalised tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognised and taken in by the Resistance – an underground organisation working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumours are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion… Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself. Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognised, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways. With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back?

Jeri Smith-Ready
This Side of Salvation
Simon & Schuster Pulse (AU: 1st May 2014)
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Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he knows for sure: The closer he gets to Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels. Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties in preparation for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David’s torn. He likes living in the moment, and isn’t sure about giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey – especially Bailey – in hope of salvation. But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined…

Mark Henry
Balustrade (Carnal Staircase, Book 1)
Mark Henry (US: 5th May 2014)
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A couple on the verge of divorce begrudgingly agree to an unorthodox marital retreat. Despite warnings and portents, Hilary and Jack travel to the remote Washington scablands, braving a strange religious demonstration to arrive at Balustrade, an oddly voyeuristic couples program. Under the tutelage of Chantal, a harsh mistress, and Ludo, a brooding sex surrogate, the couple find their most intimate relations under discomfiting scrutiny. The therapy is ritualistic, sensual, wearing away their inhibitions to lush, orgiastic ends. For a while, Hilary luxuriates in a slippery, sensual descent into wickedness. But when time begins to disintegrate in dream-like fugues, sexual awakening takes a turn for the sinister. Clandestine cabals whisper behind closed doors. Robed figures congregate in the dark cavern at the apex of the strange building’s courtyard. Nothing is quite as it seems. And a question looms… Is it the intention of Chantal and Balustrade to help mend their failing marriage or are their minds and bodies being groomed for more sinister, carnal purposes? Hilary must strive to unlock the secrets behind Balustrade before it pushes her to the brink of insanity and ignites her darkest urges.

Seanan McGuire
Sparrow Hill Road
Penguin DAW (US & CA: 6th May 2014)
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Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross – a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running. They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her. You can’t kill what’s already dead.

K. L. Amrstrong & M. A. Marr
Odin’s Ravens (Blackwell Pages, Book 2)
Hachette Little, Brown (US, UK & AU: 13th May 2014)
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When thirteen-year-olds Matt Thorsen and Fen and Laurie Brekke – modern descendents of Thor and Loki – discovered they were destined to take the places of the Norse gods in an epic battle against the apocalypse, they thought they knew how things would play out. Gather the other descendents, defeat a giant serpent and save the world. No problem, right? But their journey grinds to a halt when their friend Baldwin is poisoned. Matt, Fen and Laurie must travel to the murky Underworld to try and save him before they can continue with their quest to find Thor’s hammer. Ahead lie colossal monsters and legendary battles… Will Matt and the other descendents do enough to become heroes in their own right?

Jillian Cantor
Searching for Sky
Bloomsbury (US: 13th May 2014)
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Sky and River have always lived on Island, the only world they’ve ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she’s just met. Here the rules for survival are different. People rely on strange things like cars and cell phones. They keep secrets from one another. And without River, nothing makes sense. Sky yearns for her old life where she was strong and capable, not lost and confused. She must find River so they can return to Island, but the truth behind how they ended up there in the first place will come as the biggest shock of all.

Debra Driza
Renegade (MILA 2.0, Book 2)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 13th May 2014; UK: 22nd May 2014)
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There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows. With her mother gone, Hunter Lowe is the only person she can turn to for help, the only person who really cares about her. But he has no idea who – and what – Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past. Losing the last tie to her normal life just isn’t an option. Yet the road to the truth is more dangerous than ever. With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity – as well as the real motives of the guy she’s falling hopelessly in love with.

E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 13th May 2014); Hot Key (UK: 15th May 2014)
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A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends – the Liars – whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

Eve Silver
Rush (The Game, Book 1)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 13th May 2014)
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Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up in a place called the lobby – pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game where she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying yet beautiful alien creatures. There is no training and no way out. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team’s secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it’s every player for himself. Then Jackson says this isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs, he doesn’t, and the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

Amy Tintera
Rebel (Reboot, Book 2)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 13th May 2014); Allen & Unwin (AU: 28th May 2014)
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Wren Connolly thought she’d left her human side behind when she died five years ago and came back 178 minutes later as a Reboot. With her new abilities of strength, speed, and healing – along with a lack of emotions – Wren 178 became the perfect soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Then Callum 22 came along and changed everything. Now that they’ve both escaped, they’re ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot Reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them. With Micah on one side, HARC on the other, and Wren and Callum at odds in the middle, there’s only one option left… It’s time for Reboots to become rebels.

Carol Lynch Williams
Signed, Skye Harper
Simon & Schuster (US, UK, CA & AU: 13th May 2014)
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Life is just fine for fourteen-year-old Winston. She loves her dog, Thelma, and although she never knew her dad, and her mom left ten years ago in search of Hollywood fame, Winston has family with Nanny, who is in her forties, and that doesn’t even make her old. But a “just fine” life gets a lot more exciting when a letter arrives from Skye Harper, aka Judith Fletcher, aka Winston’s mother. She needs help, and Nanny says the best way to give it is to take a cross-country road trip – in a “borrowed” motor home – to go find Mama once and for all. Winston’s not so sure about this plan, but with a cute stowaway named Steve along for company and an adventure on the horizon, this is sure to be a summer to remember.

Kylie Chan
Demon Child (Celestial Battle, Book 2)
HarperCollins (AU: 19th May 2014)
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John Chen has just rescued Emma, who is broken both physically and emotionally, from the Demon King’s lair. But the Celestial realm is in tatters and more challenges are thrown at Emma and John’s relationship. The shen have disappeared and things look grim. But out of the darkness a new hero must rise…

Tara Moss
The Fictional Woman
HarperCollins (AU: 19th May 2014)
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Tara Moss has worn many labels in her time, including ‘author’, ‘model’, ‘gold-digger’, ‘commentator’, ‘inspiration’, ‘dumb blonde’, ‘feminist’ and ‘mother’, among many others. Now, in her first work of non-fiction, she blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. She traces key moments in her life – from small-town tomboy in Canada, to international fashion model in the ’90s, to bestselling author taking a polygraph test in 2002 to prove she writes her own work – and weaves her own experiences into a broader look at everyday sexism and issues surrounding the underrepresentation of women, modern motherhood, body image and the portrayal of women in politics, entertainment, advertising and the media. Deeply personal and revealing, this is more than just Tara Moss’s own story. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time.

Jessa Holbrook
While You’re Away
Penguin (US & CA: 20th May 2014)
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From the moment Will and Sarah first set eyes upon each other, they know that what they have is special. There’s just one little problem…each of them already has a significant other. After flirting with danger, it becomes clear their passion is too strong to be denied. But even if they make their relationship official, there are plenty of challenges in store. Will leaves for college at the end of the summer, while Sarah faces her senior year of high school in their small suburban town. Long-distance relationships always come with their fair share of troubles – mismatched schedules, jealousy, and temptation are only the beginning.

Darynda Jones
Sixth Grave on the Edge (Charley Davidson, Book 6)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 20th May 2014); Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK: 20th May 2014)
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Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow – but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it…and then the real fun begins. First, Charley finds a naked corpse riding shotgun in her car. Then, a man loses his soul in a card game. Throw in a Deaf boy who sees dead people, a woman running from mobsters, and a very suspicious Reyes, and things can’t get any worse for Charley. Unless, of course, the Twelve Beasts of Hell are unleashed…

Anna Schumacher
End Times
Penguin (US & CA: 20th May 2014)
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When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd’s home, where she believes she’ll find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphne’s Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it’s not silence that welcomes her. It’s the sound of trumpets. Daphne’s desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears. Daphne landed in Carbon County for a reason. She only has to read the signs – and believe.

Erica Hayes
Scorched
HarperCollins Impulse (UK: 22nd May 2014)
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Verity Fortune was once Sapphire City’s top crime-fighter, wielding her powers of telekinesis to battle the city’s most despicable villains. Now, she’s consumed by a single burning desire – Revenge. Against those who took away her mask, her memory, and nearly her life. Having escaped from the asylum they left her to rot in, Verity dons her mask once again and becomes the Seeker, a vigilante warrior for truth. But when she unwittingly uncovers an evil conspiracy deep within her own family, she’s suddenly on the run, alone and hunted by those she thought were on her side…

Lenore Appelhans
The Best Things in Death (Memory Chronicles, short story)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 27th May 2014)
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Having recently saved Level 2 from the Morati and been reunited with her boyfriend, Felicia decides to make up some lost time with Neil before moving on to the mysterious Level 3. Felicia and Neil share their favorite memories of falling in love with each other from their past lives on Earth.

Kady Cross
The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles, Book 4)
Harlequin Teen (US: 27th May 2014)
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London’s underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own. Her search takes her to the spangled shadows of the West End’s most dazzling circus. Meanwhile, taken captive in the Aether, Griffin King is trapped in an inescapable prison, and at the mercy of his archenemy, The Machinist. If he breaks under the hellish torment, The Machinist will claim his powers and control of the Aether itself, and no one in either world will be safe – especially not Finley Jayne and her misfit band of friends. Finley plunges headlong into the Aether the only way she knows how, by temporarily dying. But she cannot parry The Machinist’s manoeuvres for long. To defeat him for good, Griffin will have to confront his greatest fear and finally come face-to-face with the destructive power he wields.

Gail Giles
Girls Like Us
Random House Candlewick (US & CA: 27th May 2014)
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Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first “real world” apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realise that they might have more in common than they thought – and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward.

Megan Hart
Crossing the Line [available in eBook by itself; available in print anthology Tangled Up]
Harlequin Cosmo (US: 27th May 2014)
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5 Rules for Sexy Play in the Workplace! 1. Know the company policy – You just got an opportunity to finally snag that sweet corner office. The last thing you need is a wicked distraction… 2. Don’t date your boss – Sure, Jamison Wolfe has a smile that could send a woman into instant orgasmic joy. But more important, he’s your strict, control-freakish boss. Your hot, sexy, control-freakish boss. 3. Keep PDA out of the office – Okay, so you slipped up. Once. It was just the temptation of having Jamison at your complete naked mercy. 4. Prepare for the worst – This can’t go anywhere. You know it, he knows it. So why stop now? 5. Be discreet – Even when it gets more intense. Even when you push every limit you both possess…

Karen Healey
While We Run (When We Wake, Book 2)
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 27th May 2014)
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Abdi Taalib thought he was moving to Australia for a music scholarship. But after meeting the beautiful and brazen Tegan Oglietti, his world was turned upside down. Tegan’s no ordinary girl – she died in 2027, only to be frozen and brought back to life in Abdi’s time, 100 years later. Now, all they want is for things to return to normal (or as normal as they can be), but the government has other ideas. Especially since the two just spilled the secrets behind Australia’s cryonics project to the world. On the run, Abdi and Tegan have no idea who they can trust – and, when they uncover startling new details about the program, they realise that thousands of lives may be in their hands.

Demitria Lunetta
In the After (In the After, Book 1)
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 27th May 2014)
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Amy is watching TV when it happens – when the life she once knew is taken over by Them. Though their origin is unknown, these vile creatures are out to kill. But Amy, marooned in her high-security house, is able to survive. She even rescues “Baby,” an abandoned toddler, during a dangerous trip into town for supplies. Now, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a survivors’ colony on a former government research compound. New Hope seems safe…until the dark underbelly of this colony comes to light. And the more Amy uncovers, the bigger the target on her back grows. Forced to choose between protection from the creatures of the outside world and the dangers of New Hope, Amy must make a decision fast, for it could cost her – and Baby – their lives.

Katie McGarry
Take Me On (Pushing the Limits, Book 4)
Harlequin Teen (US: 27th May 2014)
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Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honour. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help. West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her – fighting for her – is a shot at redemption. Especially since it’s his fault his family is falling apart. He can’t change the past, but maybe he can change Haley’s future. Haley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they’ll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for. [**Bonus Content** The novella, Crossing the Line, will be included in the back of Take Me On (both print and e-book editions).]

Amy Christine Parker
Gated (Gated, Book 2)
Random House Ember (US & CA: 27th May 2014)
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Lyla Hamilton is a loyal member of the Community. Her family was happy to be chosen by Pioneer to join such an lovely gated neighbourhood. Here, life seems perfect. But after meeting Cody, an outsider boy, Lyla starts questioning Pioneer, her friends, her family – everything. And if there’s one thing not allowed in the Community, it’s doubt. As Pioneer cleverly manipulates his flock toward disaster, the real question is: Will Lyla follow her heart or follow Pioneer over the edge?

Vicki Pettersson
The Given (Celestial Blues, Book 3)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 27th May 2014)
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After learning that his wife, Evelyn, survived the attack that killed him fifty years earlier, angel/PI Griffin Shaw will risk everything to find her. But to do so, Grif has to forsake his new love, journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig – the woman who made his life worth living again. Yet when Kit is attacked again, it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realms determined to protect secrets long buried in the past. To survive, Grif must convince Kit to put aside her personal hurt and help him discover the truth – a dangerous journey that will put them in the crosshairs of enemies old and new…and test the limits of what one angel will sacrifice for love.

Richelle Mead
The Immortal Crown (Age of X, Book 2)
Penguin (AU: 28th May 2014; US: 29th May 2014)
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Religious investigator Justin March and the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him, Mae Koskinen, have become firmly enmeshed in investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods both inside and outside their country’s borders. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: not only are the gods vying for control of humans, but the Elect – those special humans marked by the divine – are turning against each other in bloody fashion. Justin and Mae’s mission takes a new twist when they find themselves assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, into Arcadia: the Republic of United North America’s dangerous neighbouring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with the government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly-acquired deity. Meanwhile, Mae – grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine – has taken on a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s fortuitous connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission and the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.

Susanne Winnacker
Impostor (Variants, Book 1)
Penguin Razorbill (US: 29th May 2014)
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Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. Tessa hates everything about being an impostor – the stress, the danger, the deceit – but loves playing the role of a normal girl. Disguised as Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid a ticking clock, this superhuman arrives at a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

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2 responses to “May 2014 Releases

  1. The summary for BEST THINGS IN DEATH on the buying sites is totally wrong. They wrote the summary before I was finished. Now it’s four short stories and only one of them includes Neil.

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