Category Archives: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Laura Bickle: THE OUTSIDE (paperback): 9th September 2014: Buy (US)
Steven Brust & Skyler White: THE INCREMENTALISTS (paperback): 26th August 2014: Buy (US)
Amy Rose Capetta: UNMADE (Kindle Edition): 13th January 2015: Buy (US)
Carolyn Crane: OFF THE EDGE: Buy (US)
Alaya Dawn Johnson: THE SUMMER PRINCE (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: SEVENTH GRAVE AND NO BODY: 21st October 2014: Buy (US)
J. Kenner: TAME ME (paperback): 11th March 2014: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: TABULA RASA: 23rd September 2014: Buy (US)
Mindy McGinnis: IN A HANDFUL OF DUST: 23rd September 2014: Buy (US)
Susan Beth Pfeffer: THE SHADE OF THE MOON (paperback): 16th September 2014: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE DREAM THIEVES (paperback): 29th July 2014: Buy (US)

13th August 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kim Harrison
The Hollows Insider (The Hollows, Companion)
HarperCollins Voyager (US & CA: 13th August 2013)
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In the Hollows, the supernatural Inderlander rule, and humanity must abide by their conventions, or else. To survive among vampires, witches, Weres, gargoyles, trolls, fairies, and banshees – to say nothing of demons – humanity needs a guide. And now here is an insider’s look at the supernatural world of the Hollows, from an overarching new story to character profiles, maps, spell guides, charm recipes, secret correspondence from elusive Trent Kalamack, and much more. One misfired spell that burned off his hair is all it took to send investigative reporter Devin Crossman on a mission to uncover all the secrets of Rachel Morgan and expose them to the world. Collected here are all his notebook entries and a treasure trove of evidence, including maps, species profiles, magic spells, documents from Inderland Security, Takata’s song lyrics, Betty Bob’s recipes, Ley Line Charms, entries from the Were Registry, articles from The Hollows Gazette, and many more documents that cast light into regions of the Hollows that have never been revealed. But Crossman’s one-man war has not gone unnoticed…

Colleen Hoover
This Girl (Slammed, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Atria (US, CA & AU: 13th August 2013)
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Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances, and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband; even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas, and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

Jackson Pearce
Purity
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 13th August 2013)
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Before her mother died, Shelby promised three things: to listen to her father, to love as much as possible, and to live without restraint. Those Promises become harder to keep when Shelby’s father joins the planning committee for the Princess Ball, an annual dance that ends with a ceremonial vow to live pure lives – in other words, no “bad behaviour,” no breaking the rules, and definitely no sex. Torn between Promises One and Three, Shelby makes a decision – to exploit a loophole and lose her virginity before taking the vow. But somewhere between failed hook-up attempts and helping her dad plan the ball, Shelby starts to understand what her mother really meant, what her father really needs, and who really has the right to her purity.

Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Shade of the Moon (Life As We Knew It, Book 4)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 13th August 2013)
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It’s been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

Angie Smibert
The Meme Plague (Memento Nora, Book 3)
Amazon Skyscape (US & UK: 13th August 2013)
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Micah and Nora piece their memories together as Aiden, Velvet, and Winter continue the work of the MemeCast. The teens all band together to get the word out about the new ID chips – and how the government and TFC are using the chips to manipulate the public remotely.

August 2013 Releases

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5 New Covers (Garner, Hart, Metcalf, Pfeffer, Rainfield)

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4th September 2012 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Ann Aguirre
Outpost (Razorland, Book 2)
Macmillan Feiwel & Friends (US: 4th September 2012)
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Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight. To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out. Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols – those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.

Carolyn Crane
Head Rush (Disillusionist, Book 3)
Samhain (US: 4th September 2012)
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In an attempt to put her unhappy past behind her, Justine Jones throws herself into nursing school and planning her wedding to Otto Sanchez, the man of her dreams. But something is off. Random details aren’t adding up…and is it her imagination, or are her friends and fiancé keeping secrets from her? And what’s with the strange sense of unease, and her odd new headaches? Justine tries to stay upbeat as Midcity cowers under martial law, sleepwalking cannibals, and a mysterious rash of paranormal copycat violence, but her search for answers leads her into the most dangerous mind game yet. With the help of unlikely allies, including her paranoid dad and best frenemy Simon, Justine fights her ultimate foe…and unravels the most startling mystery of all.

Megan Hart
The Space Between Us
Harlequin Mira (US: 4th September 2012)
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Tesla Martin is drifting pleasantly through life, slinging lattes at Morningstar Mocha, enjoying the ebb and flow of caffeine-starved customers, devoted to her cadre of regulars. But none of the bottomless-cup crowd compares with Meredith, a charismatic force of nature who can coax intimate tales from even the shyest of Morningstar’s clientele. Caught in Meredith’s sensual, irresistible orbit, inexpressibly flattered by the siren’s attention, Tesla shares long-buried chapters of her life, holding nothing back. Nothing Meredith proposes seems impossible – not even Tesla sleeping with Meredith’s husband, Charlie, while she looks on. After all, it’s all in fun, isn’t it? In a heartbeat, vulnerable Tesla is swept into a spectacular love triangle. Together, gentle, grounded Charlie and sparkling, maddening Meredith are everything Tesla has ever needed, wanted, or dreamed of, even if no one else on earth understands. They’re three against the world. But soon one of the vertices begins pulling away until only two points remain – and the space between them gapes with confusion, with grief and with possibility…

Melissa Marr
Carnival of Souls
HarperCollins (US & UK: 4th September 2012; AU: 5th September 2012)
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In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures – if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live. All Mallory knows of The City is that her father – and every other witch there – fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it’s only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

Sophie Morgan
Diary of a Submissive (Memoir)
Penguin Gotham (US & CA: 4th September 2012)
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Sophie Morgan candidly explains what exactly an independent, 21st century woman gets out of relinquishing her power and personal freedom in a submissive relationship with a dominant man for their mutual sexual pleasure. Here is a memoir that offers the real story of what is means to be a submissive and follows Sophie’s story as she progresses from her early erotic experiences through to experimenting with her newfound awakened sexuality. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to being collared, she explains in frank and explicit fashion her sexual explorations. But it isn’t until she meets James that her boundaries and sexual fetishism are really pushed. As her relationship with James travels into darker and darker places, the question becomes: Where will it end? Can Sophie reconcile her sexuality with the rest of her life, and is it possible for the perfect man to be perfectly cruel?

Caragh M. O’Brien
Prized (Birthmarked, Book 2)
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 4th September 2012)
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Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumour to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?

Jackson Pearce
Fathomless
Hachette Little, Brown (US: 4th September 2012)
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Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant – until Celia meets Lo. Lo doesn’t know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea – a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid – all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she’s becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she’s tempted to embrace her dark immortality. When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude’s affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there’s only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her…and steal his soul.

Susan Beth Pfeffer
Blood Wounds
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 4th September 2012)
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Willa is lucky: She has a loving blended family that gets along. Not all families are so fortunate. But when a bloody crime takes place hundreds of miles away, it has an explosive effect on Willa’s peaceful life. The estranged father she hardly remembers has murdered his new wife and children, and is headed east toward Willa and her mother. Under police protection, Willa discovers that her mother has harboured secrets that are threatening to boil over. Has everything Willa believed about herself been a lie? But as Willa sets out to untangle the mysteries of her past, she also keeps her own secret – one that has the potential to tear apart all she holds dear.

September 2012 Releases

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September 2011 Releases

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[COVER ART] The Curse of Four, Succubus Revealed, Blood Wounds, Wicked Pretty Things & Brave New Love

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Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, Day 3: Great Series

Today, December 23, is the third day of Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, and today’s particular challenge is…Great Series!

Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. Oh, and these aren’t all published in 2010 – I just read them in 2010. Better late than never ;-)

Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:

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[REVIEW] The Dead and the Gone – Susan Beth Pfeffer

Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Dead and the Gone (The Last Survivors, Book 2)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Graphia (US: 18th January 2010); Scholastic Marion Lloyd (UK: 3rd May 2010)
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Since I read both the first and final books in this trilogy beforehand, The Dead and the Gone – the middle novel – is unessential, but nonetheless a wrenching, emotional story showcasing how big world problems can affect one’s daily life. Certain scenes are devastatingly haunting, such as the one in Yankee Stadium, and Alex Morales’s first body shopping trip.

An extraordinary, unforgettable trilogy, don’t miss out on this amazing series.