November 2010 Releases

Done with October 2010 Releases? Here are November 2010 Releases (behind the cut). To see further into the further, check Reading Wishlist.

Rachel Caine
Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)
Allison & Busby (UK: 1st November 2010); Penguin Signet (CA: 2nd November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Disrespecting vampires is never a good idea and killing one of them is unthinkable. So when Claire kills one, while protecting her friend Eve, she is sentenced to help her crazy boss Myrnin repair the machine they have been building to protect Morganville vampires. If she fails to find a solution it could lead to her death. Whilst working on the machine she discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers, but this apparent success has 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…

Becca Fitzpatrick
Crescendo (Hush, Hush, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

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 as 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 further Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline 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?

Rebecca Lim
Mercy (Mercy, Book 1)
HarperCollins (AU: 1st November 2010; CA: 19th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Mercy “wakes” on a school bus bound for Paradise, a small town where everyone knows everyone else’s business…or thinks they do. But Mercy has a secret life. She is an angel, doomed to return repeatedly to Earth, taking on a new “persona” each time she does, in an effort to resolve a cataclysmic rift between heavenly beings. Mercy meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old whose sister was kidnapped two years ago and is presumed dead. When another girl is also kidnapped, Mercy knows she has to act quickly and use extraordinary powers to rescue her, even if it means exposing her true identity.

Lilith Saintcrow
Heaven’s Spite (Jill Kismet, Book 5)
Hachette Orbit (US: 1st November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When a new hellbreed comes calling, playing nice isn’t an option. Jill Kismet has no choice but to seek treacherous allies – Perry, the devil she knows, and Melisande Belisa, the cunning Sorrows temptress whose true loyalties are unknown. Kismet knows Perry and Belisa are likely playing for the same thing – her soul. It’s just too bad, because she expects to beat them at their own game. Except their game is vengeance. Nobody plays vengeance like Kismet. But if the revenge she seeks damns her, her enemies might get her soul after all…

Robin Wasserman
Wired (Skinned, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster (AU: 1st November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lia is right back where she started: home, pretending to be the perfect daughter. But nothing’s the way it used to be. Lia has become the public face of the mechs, BioMax’s poster girl for the up-and-coming technology, devoting her life to convincing the world that she – and the others like her – deserves to exist. Then Jude resurfaces, and brings some scandalous information with him. Is BioMax really an ally to the mechs? Or are they using the technology for a great evil…and if so, can Auden really be a part of the plan? Meanwhile, Lia also learns a shocking truth about the accident that resulted in her download…a truth that forces her to make a decision she can never reverse.

Anya Bast
Jeweled
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 2nd November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In the Court of Edaeii, magic-imbued Evangeline is rewarded for her gift in manipulating emotion with a sapphire stone set into the perfect curve of her lower back. Her greatest rival in the royal court is the enigmatic Anatol, instilled with the power of illusion. He may best her in magic, but he is her absolute equal in passion. They share something else – they’re both targets of low-born revolutionaries. Rescued by Gregorio, the brilliant revolutionary mastermind, they’re given sanctuary. But in this warm refuge, Evangeline soon finds herself torn between the magic of one man she has always desired, and the excitingly new and radical moves of another. For her, there is only one choice: indulge in pleasure without limits.

Lauren Dane
Inside Out
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 2nd November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ella Tipton is a survivor. In the wake of an attack that left her nearly dead, she’s spent each day putting her life back together. Once vibrant and outgoing, she’s needed to reclaim the best parts of who she was while retaining the hard won lessons. There hasn’t been room for any romantic entanglements, even if she were ready. Still, it didn’t mean she had to stop sneaking looks at Mister Tall, Dark and Tattooed himself. Security professional Andrew Copeland isn’t quite sure when his jones for the lovely and decidedly skittish Ella developed. He’s known her for years, has watched her triumph over the pain she’d been dealt. Cope is no stranger to women, but he knows the nervous flush he gets every time he talks to her is different than any attraction he’s had in the past. Determined to get Ella to let him in, Andy does the one thing he can think of to get close: he offers her hands-on training in self-defence. While Ella’s sure he’s just being nice, the prospect of being able to touch him and gain the tools to push away the last vestiges of her fear is more than she can resist. Soon enough, Cope shows Ella his feelings are far more than friendly and re-ignites something deep inside her. Before long, desire and love turn them both inside out.

Skyler White
In Dreams Begin
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 2nd November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

From a Victorian Ireland of magic, poetry and rebellion, Ida Jameson, an amateur occultist, reaches out for power – but captures Laura Armstrong, a modern-day graphic artist instead. Now, for the man or demon she loves, each woman must span a bridge through Hell and across history…or destroy it. Laura and Ida, modern rationalist and fin de siècle occultist, are linked from the moment Ida channels Laura into the body of celebrated beauty and Irish freedom-fighter Maud Gonne. When Laura falls – from an ocean and a hundred years away – passionately, Victorianly in love with the young poet W. B. Yeats, their love affair entwines with Irish history and weaves through Yeats’ poetry until Ida discovers something she wants more than magic in the subterranean spaces in between. With her Irish past threatening her orderly present and the man she loves in it, Laura and Yeats – the practical materialist and the poet magus – must find a way to make love last over time, in changing bodies, through modern damnation, and into the mythic past to link their pilgrim souls…or lose them forever.

Tilda Booth
Stealing Utopia (Silk, Steel & Steam) [eBook]
Samhain (US: 9th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK)

The year is 1897, the place, a Britain that could have been, but never was. H. George Wells is helping lead Britain into a new Golden Age, driven by technological advances and discoveries of the human brain. Then one night a beautiful woman abducts him at gunpoint, and she seems to despise everything he’s worked for. Despite his outrage, he can’t help but be intrigued by this adventuress and her passion for her cause. Jane Robbins, agent provocateur, has reason to fear her country’s march towards a new world order. Using her wits and her arsenal of spy gadgets to infiltrate Wells’ house, she delivers him to her employer, who plans to use him as leverage to halt the coming Utopia. But when Wells’ life is threatened, she must choose between saving him or sacrificing him to the cause. Scientist and spy, they are irresistibly drawn to each other even as the future pushes them apart.

Mari Fee
Bluebeard’s Machine (Silk, Steel & Steam) [eBook]
Samhain (US: 9th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK)

Determined to discover what new experiment is stealing her husband’s attentions, Annette Parker ventures into forbidden territory – his study – only to discover a secret he would kill to keep. She is his fifth attempt to clone the original Annette and, according to his journal, he’s planning a sixth…after he dissects her dead body. Unsure of who or what she is, she assumes a new identity and flees to the Orkney Islands and her last hope. The man she once rejected. Isaac Ward’s first instinct is to get this mysterious “Miss Ada” out of his undersea laboratory – and out of his life – before he repeats the mistakes that drove him there in the first place. Her wild stories and stubborn insistence that they’re true wear his patience thin, but it doesn’t matter. She is as irresistible as the tide. Then the truth appears right outside the portholes of his lab, stripping away her dubious disguise. Exposing a secret that could kill them both…unless Isaac abandons the science he knows for a second chance with the woman who broke his heart.

Sahara Kelly
Flavia’s Flying Corset (Silk, Steel & Steam) [eBook]
Samhain (US: 9th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK)

When Flavia Winters enters the aerial carriage that will convey her across churning waters to the magnificent, isolated castle of Dr Harland Gennaro, it’s not a polite social call. Nor does she hope to re-ignite their former passion. Oh, no. She’s convinced the renowned scientist stole something of value from her lab, and she plans to get it back by whatever means necessary. Once Harland blinks away the temporary blindness caused by Flavia’s clever magnesium beads, he finds himself tied to a chair as she insists he return a vital ingredient for some impossibility called “Icarus”. Then she demonstrates with the last of her compound, and all he can think about is convincing her he’s not the guilty party – and getting into the lab with her to recreate her gravity-defying wonder. Side by side, they burn the midnight oil making new discoveries, and re-learning old ones about each other. As an ocean storm rises with their desire, though, skulduggery is afoot. A thief watches and waits for the moment they make a discovery that could be their last.

Aldous Huxley
Brave New World
HarperCollins Perennial (US: 16th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anaesthetised to passively serve a ruling order.

Anya Bast
Cruel Enchantment (Dark Magick, Book 2)
Penguin Berkley (AU: 22nd November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Emmaline Gallagher is a master of wielding personal glamour. As a free fae who lives among humans, she must hide her true self at all times as she works undercover within the powerful Phaendir – for if certain factions within the Phaendir gain control, the fae will be wiped from existence. Now, an object of fae power lies within a locked ancient box. And there is only one fae who can forge the key. Known as “the Blacksmith” Aeric O’Malley can create or destroy almost anything with his forging skills. Emmaline has come to him in need, but he and Emmaline have a past – and he has spent centuries wanting to take revenge on her for her transgressions. But now that he has her within his grasp, something about her keeps him from exacting his vengeance – or is it merely her glamour blinding him? Trapped by fate, Emmaline must hope that she can reach Aeric’s furious heart before it’s too late…

Mario Acevedo
Werewolf Smackdown (Felix Gomez, Book 5)
HarperCollins Eos (US: 30th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Felix Gomez, undead P. I., doesn’t have a hellhound in this fight – which is just one reason why he’s not willing to help an alpha werewolf attorney eliminate his shape-shifting rival…permanently. So now there’s a civil war brewing between two vicious lycanthrope factions – and it’s threatening to explode into a blood-bath that’ll engulf all creatures, living and undead. Adding to the intrigue is the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend and a gang of rogue bloodsuckers determined to take Felix’s head off. So it looks like one vampire detective extraordinaire is going to be fangs deep in trouble when the fur begins to fly.

Kelley Armstrong (Illustrated by Maurizio Manzieri)
Counterfeit Magic (Otherworld, Novella)
Subterranean Press (US: November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

The first rule of a supernatural fight club? Don’t kill your opponent. When the fighters come with lethal spells, werewolf strength and half-demon powers that can be a lot tougher than it sounds. It’s hard to attract talent if they know they might not leave the ring alive. So when fighters at a California club start dying – it’s bad for business. Witch detectives Paige Winterbourne and Savannah Levine take the case. Going undercover in the power-heavy arena of the fight club is a welcome change of pace for Paige, relegated to the role of The Wife as her husband struggles to find his place in his family’s Cabal – the corporate Mafia of the supernatural world. As Paige is drawn deeper into new and dangerous corners of her world, she quickly discovers the greatest threat isn’t the killer in her sights. It’s something much, much closer to home. And this is one fight she can’t afford to lose.

Ally Condie
Matched
Penguin Dutton (US & CA: 30th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate…until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Caitlin Kittredge
Bone Gods (Black London, Book 3)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 30th November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Witch hunts are on the rise and supernatural turf wars are reaching a boiling point. Then, just when it seems life couldn’t get any worse for Pete, Jack reappears – but he’s no longer the man she’s always known. Hell has changed him forever. And he’s brought back with him a whole world of trouble…A cabal of necromancers are using ancient, unspeakable magic to turn the tide of war in their favour. Then, as the city is about to sink into chaos, Pete receives a chilling directive: To end the war, you must kill the crow-mage. Beset from all sides, Pete finds herself turning to an unholy source for help…even if doing so could destroy Black London – and life as she knew it – once and for all.

E. Chas McSween, Enron Hubbard, Flash Johnson, Hunter McKenzie-Smthe, Intravenous DeMilo & Michael Jayfox
Things Bogans Like – Tribal Tatts to Reality TV: How to Recognise the Twenty-First Century Bogan
Hachette (AU: November 2010)
Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The word bogan has a bad rap; first impressions are still associated with flannelette, VB, utes and mullets. But this would be wrong. The bogan has advanced and needs new explanation, evolution has cursed (or blessed, depending on your thinking) us with a modern version. The bogan with money. The bogan with aspirations. The bogan with Ed Hardy t-shirts. The new bogan will not rest until it owns a plasma TV so large that Rove McManus becomes six feet tall for the first time. Today’s bogan defies income, class, race, creed, gender, religion and logic. Now the bogan is defined by what it does, what it says and, most importantly, what it buys. Those who choose to deny the bogan on the basis of their North Shore home, their stockbroking career or their massive trust fund choose not to see the real bogan. Many bogans are affluent and perhaps are working in that same stockbroking firm and sharing a Corona with you over Friday night drinks. They set themselves apart by their efforts to stand out by conforming as furiously, and conspicuously, as possible. The authors, six self-confessed snobs, have drawn on their friends, family, neighbours, workmates and that guy who always jumps the queue at the bar, to show the evolution of the much-loved Australian bogan, their modern desires, and how we can either join them or mock them. This will be a groundbreaking sociological publication and, far more importantly, the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who has ever bought a Buddhist-themed water feature, Ed Hardy t-shirt or watched Today Tonight.

Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga, Book 4)
Hachette (AU: November 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Questions will be answered and the fate of Bella and Edward will be revealed.

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