October 2010 Releases

Done with September 2010 Releases? Here are the October 2010 Releases. To check release dates further into the future, check Reading Wishlist.

Kat Falls
Dark Life (Dark Life, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st October 2010)
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Ty has lived under the ocean for his entire life. Following global warming and the rise of the seas, his family joined an underwater community in hopes of living in the new frontier of the ocean floor. But when Ty meets Gemma, a girl from “topside”, who is searching the seas for her brother, she quickly makes his life very complicated. Together Ty and Gemma face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town’s rough underworld as they search for her missing brother. But the deeper they dig, the more attention they attract, and soon Ty and Gemma find themselves being hunted by a gang of outlaws who roam the underwater territories causing havoc, and who seem to have eerie abilities. But Ty has a secret of his own; living underwater for his entire life has meant he has also developed a “special” power. Can he keep it a secret from Gemma and his family or is it time for him to finally tell everyone the truth?

Sophie McKenzie
Blood Ransom (Blood Ties, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 1st October 2010)
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Clones Rachel and Theo now live thousands of miles apart. They keep in touch, but things just aren’t the same. When Rachel discovers that evil scientist Elijah is still working in secret for a section of the government and about to murder Daniel, she sets out to rescue the little boy, but her plans backfire with disastrous consequences. Across the Atlantic, Theo becomes suspicious when Rachel misses their weekly internet chat. He discovers a report online saying she’s killed herself and travels to Scotland to find her, certain that she has been kidnapped. A clue leads him to Elijah’s mysterious clinic, where the sinister Aphrodite Experiment is underway. But what is Elijah really planning? Why does he need to track Rachel down so badly? And will Rachel and Theo be able to pay the ultimate ransom that he demands?

Jeff Somers
The Terminal State (Avery Cates, Book 4)
Hachette Orbit (AU: 1st October 2010)
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Avery Cates is in better shape than ever with the top-class augments the army’s fitted him with. Pity he’s no more than a puppet then, because they’ve also got a remote that can fry his brain at any second. And now a corrupt colonel is selling his controls to the highest bidder. Avery has visions of escape and bloody revenge – until he realises just who’s bought him. Because the highest bidder is Canny Orel himself, Avery’s oldest enemy. And as the System slides into chaos, Canny wants Cates to do one last job. Avery just needs one chance to get back at the old gunner – but this time, it’s Canny who’s holding all the cards.

Rachel Vincent
Alpha (Shifters, Book 6)
Harlequin Mira (US: 1st October 2010)
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The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we’ve been busy. But now it’s time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother’s death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council. It’s not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I’m heading for a final showdown that can – that will – change everything forever. A showdown I’m not sure I’m ready for. But life never waits until you’re ready.

Rachel Caine
The Morganville Vampires, Volume 2 (Anthology of Morganville Vampires, Books 3 & 4)
Penguin Signet (CA: 5th October 2010)
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Midnight Alley: Claire Danvers has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. But her protection doesn’t offer much comfort when people start turning up dead and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home, giving a terrifying new meaning to “night school”… Feast of Fools: The tenuous good-neighbour policy between the vampires and humans of Morganville is turned on its head with the arrival of bad-to-the-bone Mr Bishop. What the ancient old-school vampire wants from the town is unthinkably sinister. It’s only at a formal ball that Claire realises the elaborately evil trap Bishop has set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

Megan Hart
Selfish Is the Heart (Order of Solace, Book 3)
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 5th October 2010)
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To escape an arranged marriage, Annalise Marony finds a way out of her plight by becoming a Handmaiden of the Order of the Solace. Raised in the faith but long fallen away in its practice, Annalise is determined to play the part of a dedicated novitiate for as long as it takes to nullify her betrothal. But not just anyone is accepted into the Order, and Annalise finds herself thwarted at every turn – particularly by a man who deliberately misleads her as she tries to gain entrance to the Motherhouse. It is all a ruse to test her dedication, for Cassian is an ex-priest who teaches classes on the faith. Older than most of the girls, Annalise knows that she will be expected to please a patron in pleasures of the flesh – and she is not shy about teasing Cassian. But it is in matters of belief that he challenges her. And as both play out the game of master and student, the secrets in their souls will either tear them apart – or bind them together forever…

Amanda Marrone
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 5th October 2010)
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The Van Helsing family has been hunting vampires for over one hundred years, but sixteen-year-old Daphne wishes her parents would take up an occupation that doesn’t involve decapitating vamps for cash. All Daphne wants is to settle down in one place, attend an actual school, and finally find a BFF to go to the mall with. Instead, Daphne has resigned herself to a life of fast food, cheap motels and buying garlic in bulk. But when the Van Helsings are called to a coastal town in Maine, Daphne’s world is turned upside down. Not only do the Van Helsings find themselves hunting a terrifying new kind of vampire (one without fangs but with a taste for kindergarten cuisine), Daphne meets her first potential BF! The hitch? Her new crush is none other than Tyler Harker, aka the son of the rival slayer family. What’s a teen vampire slayer to do?

Alexander Gordon Smith
Fugitives (Furnace, Book 4)
Faber (UK: 7th October 2010)
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We broke out of Furnace but we’re still not free. The city is in lockdown; roads sealed; police everywhere. And there are worse things here – creatures of death sent to bring the world to its knees. I’m turning into one of them, into a monster. To put an end to this blood-crazed madness I have to travel into the heart of the darkness. I have to find Alfred Furnace before he finds me.

Trisha Telep (ed.)
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 (Anthology)
Perseus Running Press (US: 12th October 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

This collection is filled with mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensory perception. Twenty short stories, including those by Mary Jo Putney, Kelley Armstrong, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, and Alyssa Day.

Becca Fitzpatrick
Crescendo (Hush Hush, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (UK: 14th October 2010; US & CA: 19th October 2010)
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Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home. The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga, Book 4)
Hachette Atom (UK: 14th October 2010)
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Questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed.

Jackie Morse Kessler
Hunger (Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Book 1)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (US: 18th October 2010)
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Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Travelling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home – her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power – and the courage to fight her own inner demons?

Andrea Cremer
Nightshade (Witches’ War, Book 1)
Penguin Philomel (US & CA: 19th October 2010)
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Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything – including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

Anya Bast
Wicked Enchantment (Dark Magick, Book 1)
Penguin Berkley (AU: 25th October 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

All eyes are on Gabriel Mac Braire the day he makes his first appearance in the Seelie Court, including those of Aislinn Finvarra. Despite deep bitterness over her last failed relationship, Aislinn cannot help but be curious about the half incubus who is known to possess dark magick, both lethal and sexual in nature. Rumours abound of the women who have become enslaved to his irresistible charms. So when the Summer Queen of the fae orders Aislinn herself to act as his guide in the court, she is understandably on guard. She’s fallen under the spell of far less persuasive men before. In addition, Gabriel might be more than he seems and his true mission is far from innocent. This time, Aislinn must protect not only her heart, but her very life…

S. L. Viehl
Dream Called Time (Stardoc, Book 10)
Penguin Roc (AU: 25th October 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Dispatched to investigate an unidentified ship that has emerged from a mysterious rift in space, Cherijo discovers technology far more advanced than anything she’s ever seen. Before she can unravel the alien ship’s mystery, Cherijo’s own ship is sucked into the rift and transported through time. Unless she can find a way to reopen the rift, they will remain trapped in another time. And Cherijo will never see her family – which she’s only just been reunited with – again…

Rachel Caine
Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)
Penguin NAL (US: 26th October 2010)
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While developing a new system to maintain Morganville’s defences, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she’s able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders. But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are – even the vampires. Soon, the town’s little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment – before she forgets how to save Morganville…

Yvonne Navarro
Highborn (Dark Redemption, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (US & Canada: 26th October 2010)
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Everyone deserves a second chance. Brynna Malak might be the exception to the rule. Brynna is a fallen angel trying to earn redemption. She’s escaped from Hell in search of a new life on Earth, but Lucifer’s deadliest hunters are hot on her trail. Police Detective Eran Redmond is after her for a different reason: he needs Brynna to help him find a serial killer who is terrifying Chicago…and the trail leads them right to Hellspawned demons of the most dangerous kind. She’s also got a very human problem: dealing with a stubborn, attractive cop who makes her long for everything she knows she can’t have. Staying alive long enough to earn a shot at Heaven will mean breaking some major rules in the mortal world, as she learns just how complicated and wonderful being human can be. With so much stacked against her, even Brynna has to wonder if she’s crazy. But she’s not giving in without a fight. Not a chance in Hell…

Rebecca Lim
HarperCollins (UK: 28th October 2010)
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Mercy doesn’t realise it yet, but as she journeys into the darkest places of the human soul, she discovers that she is one of the celestial host exiled with fallen angel, Lucifer. Now she must atone for taking his side. To find her own way back to heaven, Mercy must help a series of humans in crisis and keep the unwary from getting caught up in the games that angels play. Ultimately she must choose between her immortal companion, Lucifer, and a human boy who risks everything for her love.

2 responses to “October 2010 Releases

  1. Hi, Tez.

    For the Mammoth book… none of the authors you listed are contributors in the book (the U.S. distributor is using a “fake” cover). The real cover can be found here: http://www.constablerobinson.com/images/book/large/9781849013703.jpg

    The authors in the book are:

    Karen Chance, Ava Gray, Robin D. Owens, Lara Adrian, S.J. Day, Helen Scott Taylor, Moira Rogers , more…Nathalie Gray, Gail Carriger, Elissa Wilds, Sonya Batemen, Sherri Browning Erwin, Michele Hauf, Sharon Ashwood, Seressia Glass, Kim Lennox, Shirley Damsgaard

    Hope you’re doing well! 🙂


    • Thanks for the heads-up, S. Damn it, I thought I could trust publishers websites to give me correct information. Grr…

      Thanks for sharing the real contributor line-up – you’re an absolute gem! 🙂

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