September 2009 Releases

Done buying August 2009 Releases? Now time for September 2009 Releases. As always, I got my info from Amazon, publishers’ websites and authors’ websites, so if I’m wrong…blame them, not me πŸ˜‰ If you know of more September releases that aren’t here, it’s either because I don’t know of their existence, or I’m not interested. I play favourites, and there’s no shame in that πŸ˜‰

If you’re reading this in a feed, behind the cut you shall find my monthly summary. If you’re looking for stuff further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

S. A. Bodeen
The Compound
Macmillan Square Fish (US: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy. No amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, only his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day. As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary – and their sanity – Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside. Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe – really?

Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2)
Scholastic (US: 1st September 2009; UK: 7th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumours of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Megan Hart
Pleasure and Purpose (Order of Solace, Anthology)
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The handmaidens of the Order of Solace are each named for the exquisite service that best reflects their true calling. Their greatest delight is giving pleasure – devoted as they are to fulfilling the desires of the mind, the needs of the soul, and the cravings of the body. Meet Stillness, called upon to soothe the conscience of a man in need of redemption after a shocking act from his sexual past. Then there’s Honesty, whose vow of Solace is to a prince looking for a submissive handmaiden. Instead, he gets the unexpected. And finally, Determination, a handmaiden confronted with a client lost in a haze of random sex and drugs. She has just the plan to literally whip her man into shape.

Faye Kellerman & Aliza Kellerman
Prism
HarperCollins (AU: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Three teens fall through a cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico while on a field trip. They are plunged into a frightening parallel universe – seven weeks in the past, in which their “normal” worlds of family and high school remain the same…except for the fact that no medicine exists and when people die in the street they are picked up and disposed of.

Caitlin Kittredge
Witch Craft (Nocturne City, Book 4)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Someone, or something, is setting fire to the homes of the city’s most infamous non-humans, racking up a body count that’s growing by the day. And strange, otherworldly creatures no one has seen before – selkies, trolls and harpies – are causing chaos throughout the city. Racing to stop the carnage, Luna turns to sexy federal agent Will Fagin for help. As they work to uncover the source of the bloodshed, Luna’s attraction for Will deepens. But just as she learns Will’s darkest secret, Nocturne City is thrust into total chaos – leaving Luna and Will in a path of destruction they may not be able to stop…or survive.

Cheyenne McCray
Demons Not Included (Night Tracker, Book 1)
Pan Macmillan St. Martin’s (AU: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Meet Nyx. This half-human, half-Drow private eye investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. She prefers working solo – and playing rough. So when a terrifying force starts murdering innocent humans and paranorms, and leaving strange demonic symbols burned into their buildings, it’s a case Nyx takes very personally…Meanwhile, Nyx’s fellow Trackers are being killed one by one – and a sexy new Tracker named Torin is shadowing her every move. Torin has powers Nyx can’t read, and sometimes she wonders whose side he’s on. Nyx’s instincts tell her something’s brewing in the city’s meanest supernatural streets, and that it’s ready to unleash hell on Earth. Who can she trust? Now it’s five minutes to permanent midnight…and Nyx’s last chance means risking everything – even her own life.

Sophie McKenzie
The Set Up (The Medusa Project, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st September 2009)
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Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox implanted four babies with the Medusa gene – a gene for psychic abilities. But Fox died and the babies were hidden away for years. Now the children are teenagers – and unaware that their psychic powers are about to kick in. Cocky, charismatic Nico thinks his emerging telekinetic abilities will bring him money, power and the girl of his dreams. He’s about to find out just how wrong he is…

Yolanda Sfetsos
Faithless (Faith Healer, Book 1)
Damnation (US: 1st September 2009)

Alyce Kerr is a celebrity Faith Healer. Her power comes from a binding with a demonic entity. Every time he gives her the power to heal, he sucks a little more of her soul into him. But now her ex, Ross, is in town. He’s been watching from the shadows and Alyce is finding it harder to ignore him…even if he did try to kill her three years earlier. Could Ross be the answer to ending her connection to the demon killing her inside?

Gena Showalter
Intertwined (Intertwined, Book 1)
HarlequinTEEN (US: 1st September 2009)
My Review
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Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him: One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human. With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now, they’re causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he’ll blink and suddenly he’s a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he’ll change the future. Or, he’ll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she’s going to die. He’s so over it. All he wants is peace. And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, for as long as he’s with her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He’s a loner; she has friends. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late…Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own and a vampire princess Aden can’t resist. Two romances, both forbidden…doomed. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger…but not everyone will come out alive…

Jessica Verday
The Hollow
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 1st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When Abbey’s best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumours fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen’s funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey’s life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he’s the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again…but also special. Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen’s betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her – one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Robin Wasserman
Crashed (Skinned, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 8th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Before the accident, Lia Kahn was happy. Before the accident, Lia Kahn was loved. Before, Lia was a lot of things: Normal. Alive. Human. Lia no longer believes in before. Six months after the crash that killed her, six months after being reborn, Lia has finally accepted her new reality. She is a machine, a mech, and she belongs with her own kind. It’s a wild, carefree life, without rules and without fear. Because there’s nothing to fear when you have nothing left to lose. But when a voice from her past cries out for revenge, everything changes. Lia is forced to choose between her old life and her new one. Between humans and mechs. Between sacrificing the girl she used to be and saving the boy she used to love. Even if it means he’ll hate her forever.

Laurie Faria Stolarz
Black Is for Beginnings (Blue Is for Nightmares, Book 5)
Llewellyn Flux (US: 15th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Prophetic nightmares. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends. Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. All she really wants to do is work things out with Jacob and figure out what to do with the rest of her life. But before Stacey and Jacob can have a future, they must face their pasts. Ever since he lost his memory, Jacob hasn’t been able to remember Stacey – his own soul mate. He leaves Massachusetts, returning to his childhood home in Colorado, hoping to jog his memory. What he remembers is Kira, his ex-girlfriend. As Jacob works to piece together his past, will there be room for Stacey in his future?

Tracey O’hara
Night’s Cold Kiss (Dark Brethren, Book 1)
HarperCollins Eos (AU: 16th September 2009)
My Review
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

For centuries war raged between the humans and Aeternus vampires – until courageous efforts on both sides forged a fragile peace. But the rogue Necrodreniacs will never be controlled – addicted as they are to the death-high…and bloody chaos. Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race – even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctantly accept Christian’s help to achieve her vengeance – even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty dreniacs.

Trisha Telep (ed.)
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (Anthology)
Perseus Running Press (US: 21st September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

There are typical vampires who would be right at home in a horror story or a Gothic romance; historical vampires; contemporary, gritty, urban vampires; fang-in-cheek comedy; boy-meets-girl sweetheart stories (if a little bloodier!); and erotic tales of inhuman passions and midnight pleasures. Look out, too, for stand-alone stories relating to existing series and characters of contributing authors, or stories which develop more fully characters who have only walk-on parts in those authors’ longer fiction. Includes writing by big-name authors such as Jennifer Ashley, Kim Harrison writing as Dawn Cook, Caitlin Kittredge, Diane Whiteside and Eileen Wilks.

Amanda Marrone
Devoured
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 22nd September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Megan has been haunted by the ghost of her twin sister, Remy, since the accident nine years ago. Megan doesn’t want anyone to think she’s crazy, so she keeps this little “talent” to herself. But when she meets Luke at her summer job and discovers he can see ghosts too, she’s thrilled. Finally, someone who can relate…and, even better, can possibly help Remy move on. Megan’s not even worried about the fact that Luke’s supercute and nice, because of course she’s totally into her boyfriend (even though he’s been spending way too much time with another girl). And she definitely didn’t mean to kiss Luke (especially since her friend has a thing for him). Messy much? But when the visions Remy haunts Megan with get crazy violent, Megan must turn to Luke to figure out what her twin is trying to say. Because someone’s definitely in danger…she’s just not sure who.

Ann Aguirre
Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, Book 3)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 29th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sirantha Jax isn’t known for diplomatic finesse. As a “Jumper” who navigates ships through grimspace, she’s used to kicking ass first and taking names later – much later. Not exactly the obvious choice to sell the Conglomerate to the Ithtorians, a people whose opinions of humans are as hard as their exoskeletons. And Ithiss-Tor council meetings aren’t the only place where Ambassador Jax needs to manoeuvre carefully. Her lover, March, is frozen in permanent “kill” mode, and his hair-trigger threatens to sabotage the talks – not to mention their relationship. But Jax won’t give up on the man or the mission. With the Outskirts beleaguered by raiders, pirates, and the flesh-eating Morgut, an alliance with Ithiss-Tor may be humanity’s only hope. Which has Jax wondering why a notorious troublemaker like her was given the job…

Jennifer Armintrout
Queene of Light (Lightworld/Darkworld, Book 1)
Harlequin Mira (US & CA: 29th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In a time not long from now, the veil between fantasy and reality is ripped asunder – creatures of myth and fairytale spill into the mortal world. Enchanted yet horrified, humans force the magical beings Underground, to colonise the sewers and abandoned subway tunnels beneath their glittering cities. But even magic folk cannot dwell in harmony and soon two Worlds emerge: the Lightworld, home to faeries, dragons and dwarves; and the Darkworld, where vampires, werewolves, angels and demons lurk. Now, in the dank and shadowy place between Lightworld and Darkworld, a transformation is about to begin…Ayla, a half-faery, half-human assassin is stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is revealed that will shake the Worlds.

Kelley Armstrong
Frostbitten (Otherworld, Book 10)
Random House Bantam (US & CA: 29th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Being the world’s only female werewolf has its advantages, such as having her pick of the Otherworld’s most desirable males. And Elena Michaels couldn’t have picked a more dangerously sexy and undyingly loyal mate than Clayton Danvers. Now their bond will be put to the ultimate test as they follow a bloody trail of gruesome slayings deep into Alaska’s frozen wilderness. There’s nothing the werewolf community dislikes more than calling attention to itself. So when a pair of rogue man-eaters begins hunting humans, it’s up to Elena and Clayton to track down the predators. But any illusions their task would be simple are quickly dispelled. For even in werewolf terms, there’s something very disturbing taking place in the dark Alaskan forests. A werewolf more wolf than human and more unnatural than supernatural is on the hunt – a creature whose origins seem to spring from ancient legends of the shape-shifting Wendigo. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Clayton and Elena find themselves confronting painful ghosts from their pasts – and an issue neither of them is eager to discuss. For one of them has been chosen to become the new Pack leader, and as every wolf knows, there can be only one Alpha. They’ve always been equals in everything. Now, when their survival depends more than ever on perfect teamwork, will instinct allow one of them to lead…and the other to follow?

Claire Delacroix
Guardian (Republic, Book 2)
Macmillan Tor (US: 29th September 2009)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The victim of what she believes is a malicious kidnapping, seer Delilah Desjardins quickly realises that her abductor is on a mission to save her from assassins. Rafe, a fallen angel, must ensure that Delilah, blessed with the gift of foresight, reaches her true calling as an oracle for the Republic – and if his divine calling results in a more earthly relationship between the two of them, well, he doesn’t mind that at all. Drawn to Rafe, but fearing the loss of her gifts should she surrender to his charms, Delilah knows she has to leave him. But fleeing his guardianship sets the assassins on her trail again. As Rafe races to save Delilah, he knows he isn’t just saving her for the good of the Republic, for the angels, or for the future – he’s saving her for himself.

Alexander Gordon Smith
Solitary (Furnace, Book 2)
Allen & Unwin Faber (AU: September 2009)
Buy (UK) Buy (Worldwide)

We thought we’d made it, we thought we were free. But we should have known there was no way out of Furnace. All we did was slip deeper into the guts of the prison: into solitary confinement, where the real nightmares live – the warden, the Wheezers, and something much, much worse. The clock’s ticking. Because if we don’t escape soon they will turn us into freaks – like them. For ever.

6 responses to “September 2009 Releases

  1. Sooo much to choose from. You’re awesome for doing these lists. Thanks again!

  2. Sweet!
    Thank you for the awesome list.
    So many to choose from!

  3. Thanks so much for listing my book! πŸ™‚ Yay.

  4. A lovely list that made my list even longer πŸ˜‰

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