November 2012 Releases

Done with October 2012 Releases? Here are November 2012 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Sarah Crossan
Breathe (Breathe, Book 1)
Bloomsbury (AU: 1st November 2012)
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Years after the Switch, life inside the Pod has moved on. A poor Auxiliary class cannot afford the oxygen tax which supplies extra air for running, dancing and sports. The rich Premiums, by contrast, are healthy and strong. Anyone who opposes the regime is labelled a terrorist and ejected from the Pod to die. Sixteen-year-old Alina is part of the secret resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she is forced to escape from the Pod. With only two days of oxygen in her tank, she too faces the terrifying prospect of death by suffocation. Her only hope is to find the mythical Grove, a small enclave of trees protected by a hardcore band of rebels. Does it even exist, and if so, what or who are they protecting the trees from?

Megan Hart
Dirty
Harlequin Spice (AU: 1st November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

He turned around and smiled at me and I was surprised enough to smile back. This was not a children’s candy store, mind you – this was the kind of place you went to buy expensive imported chocolate truffles for your boss’s wife because you felt guilty for having sex with him when you were both at a conference in Milwaukee. Hypothetically speaking, of course. I’ve been hit on plenty of times, mostly by men with little finesse who thought what was between their legs made up for what they lacked between their ears. Sometimes I went home with them anyway, just because it felt good to want and be wanted, even if it was mostly fake. The problem with wanting is that it’s like pouring water into a vase full of stones. It fills you up before you know it, leaving no room for anything else. I don’t apologise for who I am or what I’ve done in – or out – of bed. I have my job, my house and my life, and for a long time I haven’t wanted anything else. Until Dan. Until now.

Megan Hart
Tempted
Harlequin Mills & Boon Spice (UK: 2nd November 2012)
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I had everything a woman could want: My husband, James. The house on the lake. Our perfect life. And then Alex came to visit. The first time I saw my husband’s best friend, I didn’t like him. Didn’t like how his penetrating eyes followed me everywhere. Didn’t like how James changed when he was around. But that didn’t stop me from wanting him. It was meant to be fun. Something the three of us shared through those hot summer weeks Alex stayed with us. Nobody was supposed to fall in or out of love. After all, we had a perfect life. And I loved my husband. But I wasn’t the only one.

Keri Arthur
Darkness Hunts (Dark Angels, Book 4)
Penguin Signet (US & CA: 6th November 2012); Hachette Little, Brown Piatkus (UK: 6th November 2012; AU: November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and the dead, and she can see the reapers, collectors of souls. What she can not yet see is the identity of a stranger murdering women and draining their blood. Now Risa must summon her gifts to find him, even if it means putting her own life in danger. But Risa needn’t look far. The killer knows who she is. He tells her his victims are infected by darkness and he’s fated to destroy them. Fascinated by Risa, he engages her in a sinister game: the chance to save the life of his next victim by deciphering his series of clues. In a race against time, she enlists the help of the reaper Azriel. But as an attraction between them grows, so does the fear that the stranger’s motives are only part of a larger, more dangerous stratagem – one that that has lured Risa and Azriel into the dark.

Rachel Caine
Bitter Blood (Morganville Vampires, Book 13)
Penguin NAL (US: 6th November 2012); Allison & Busby (UK: 6th November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires. To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.

Lauren Dane
Tart (Delicious, Book 2)
Penguin Berkley (US & CA: 6th November 2012)
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Juliet Lamprey is having the time of her life running her successful bakery, TART, when Gideon Carter comes back into her life. Returning home to help his grandfather run the family farm, Gideon is back for good. When they meet again, the spark between them is immediate, and it isn’t long before the former childhood friends play catch up – in bed. That’s not good news for local lawyer Cal Whaley. Though the sexually open but strictly monogamous Cal has loved Jules for a long time, he’s hardly ever taken it further than friendship. When he sees her start to fall for Gideon, he knows he has to make his move or risk losing her forever. Who would have anticipated that all three of them would connect on such an intimate level? The trio’s scalding liaisons take them places they’ve never dreamed. But such an intensely passionate and unusual relationship comes with equally as complicated emotions, and when Jules must suddenly leave town, she wonders if she’ll have a choice to make when she returns…

Joan Frances Turner
Frail (Resurgam, Book 2)
Penguin (US & CA: 6th November 2012; AU: 21st November 2012)
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Since a devastating, morphing plague swept through human and zombie populations, almost everyone who survived is an “ex” these days. Ex-human. Ex-zombie. Both creatures crave flesh; have the strength and speed of predators – and what seems like immortality. Pierced skin and broken bones mend, but their all-consuming hunger never dies… Amy is the only purely human survivor from town – a frail. Her mother is gone, but she won’t believe that she’s dead. Feral dogs stalk her, in reality and in her imagination. Amy thinks she’s losing her mind. But when an ex-human named Lisa saves her life, a fragile friendship forms, a bond that will save Amy over and over again when she and Lisa are abducted into a makeshift community run by exes who use humans as their slaves. For a girl who is used to going it alone, trusting anyone isn’t easy, but Amy will have to. She has secrets from her past she can’t afford to face by herself, and secrets in her future that will cost her just about everything – including her humanity…

Kylie Chan
Hell to Heaven (Journey to Wudang, Book 2)
Harper Collins Voyager (UK: 8th November 2012)
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Emma teeters on the edge of becoming fully demon, and must make a journey to the Kunlun Mountains in the West, home of the palaces of Nu Wa and the Yellow Emperor, in an attempt to regain her humanity. Travelling with Emma is Xuan Wu’s daughter, Simone, who is struggling with her growing powers and trying to defend from the demons who want to destroy her. And Michael is trying to come to terms with the shock of finding out he might be half demon…

Cherie Priest
Boneshaker
Macmillan Tor (UK: 8th November 2012)
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Ezekiel Blue’s father committed a crime, unleashing a deadly menace into steam-powered Seattle. And his bereaved family has paid the price. Now, Ezekiel is determined to clear his father’s name, risking death and the undead in the attempt. Sixteen years ago, as the American Civil War dawned, gold brought hordes to the frozen Klondike. Fanatical in their greed, Russian prospectors commissioned Dr Leviticus Blue to create a great machine, to mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus the Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine was born. But the Boneshaker went awry, destroying downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas. Anyone who breathed its fumes turning into the living dead. The devastated city is now walled in to contain the blight. But unknown to Briar, his widowed mother, Ezekiel is going in. His quest will take him into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

Kylie Chan
Heaven to Wudang (Journey to Wudang, Book 3)
HarperCollins Voyager (CA: 9th November 2012; US: 27th November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The demons that could control stones and elementals have been defeated, but the most powerful of Simon Wong’s associates still remains to create almost undetectable copies of humans and Shen. This demon allies with Kitty Kwok to prepare a torturous trap for Emma and Simone, from which they may never return. Wudang Mountain is enveloped by dark foreboding as Xuan Wu begins to reappear – sometimes human, sometimes turtle, but always without memory. Emma and Simone are in a race against time as they try to rescue Xuan Wu…before the demons capture him.

Ally Condie
Reached (Matched, Book 3)
Penguin (US, CA & AU: 13th November 2012; UK: 30th November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Cassia’s journey began with a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter. The wait is over. Cassia has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most – family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution will soon explode into full-scale rebellion.

Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
After Obsession
Bloomsbury (US: 13th November 2012)
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Although they’ve only just met, Aimee and Alan have a history together. They’ve been in each other’s dreams. They’re bound by something they can’t quite name. Something that rattles the windows, haunts the waters…and threatens to tear them apart before they get a chance to find out what their connection means.

J. A. Souders
Renegade (Elysium Chronicles, Book 1)
Macmillan Tor Teen (US: 13th November 2012)
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Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s believed that everything is perfect. Her world. Her people. The Law. But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into Elysium’s secluded little world, Evelyn comes to a startling realisation: Everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster. Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb…and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

Kassy Tayler
Ashes of Twilight (Ashes of Twilight, Book 1)
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 13th November 2012)
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Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there are those who wonder is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren’s friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.” What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

Sophie Littlefield
Blood Bond (Joe Bashir, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US & CA: 20th November 2012)
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Buy (US)

Sexy Pakistani-American Detective Joe Bashir is called to a crime scene in the wealthy foothills of California, where politically ambitious Bryce Engler’s dinner party is ruined when a guest’s body is found in a pool of blood. Two days later, Engler’s beautiful wife Gail lies dead at the foot of a cliff on nearby Mount Diablo. When Joe turns to Gail’s sister Marva for insight into the family history, he discovers that thirteen years earlier, Gail was responsible for the hazing death of a fellow co-ed. Her then-boyfriend engineered a cover-up that deflected blame onto another girl. As Joe searches out everyone who might still hold a murderous grudge, he realises there was more to the Engler marriage than meets the eye…

Tiffany Reisz
The Prince (Original Sinners, Book 3)
Harlequin Mills & Boon (US & UK: 20th November 2012)
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Two worlds of wealth and passion call to Nora Sutherlin and, whichever one she chooses it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make. Unless someone makes it for her… Wes Railey is the object of Nora’s tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can’t forget. He’s young. He’s wonderful. He’s also thoroughbred royalty and, reuniting with him in Kentucky, she’s in his world now. But this infamous New York dominatrix is no simpering Southern belle, and Nora’s dream of fitting into Wesley’s world is perpetually at odds with the relentlessly seductive pull of Søren – her owner, her lover, the forever she cannot have. At least, not completely. Meanwhile Nora’s associate Kingsley Edge is only too happy to take her place at Søren’s feet during her hiatus. Søren is the only man Kingsley has ever loved, and their dark, shared history has forged a bond that neither the years – nor Søren’s love for Nora – can break. But a new threat from an old adversary is forcing Kingsley to confront the past, reminding him that he must keep his friends close, and his enemies closer.

Beth Revis
A Million Suns (Across the Universe, Book 2)
Penguin (US: 21st November 2012; CA: 27th November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to act on his vision – no more Phydus, no more lies. But when Elder learns shocking news, he and Amy must race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed, all the while dealing with the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

Eileen Rendahl
Dead on Delivery (Messenger, Book 2)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 27th November 2012)
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Messenger Melina Markowitz delivers the goods for the otherworldly beings in our midst – no questions asked. It’s a job and a mission, one that puts Melina in the line of fire when things go wrong… When a delivery leads to a dead man, Melina’s cop boyfriend, Ted Goodnight, starts grilling her about her latest job. But Melina doesn’t know who sent the package or what was in it. That’s not the way she works. What she does know – that Ted doesn’t – is that this isn’t the first time this has happened… There are two men who have bitten the dust after a delivery from Melina. As she tries to put together the pieces of this puzzle, she discovers that the two victims share common friends, common unexplained absences, and a common crime. Now, dark forces from the local community have been unleashed, drawing Melina into the web of a powerful woman, her voodoo, and her vengeance…

Jeri Smith-Ready
Lust for Life (WVMP Radio, Book 4)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US & CA: 27th November 2012)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ciara’s con-artist parents taught her three keys to survival: keep low, keep quiet; and most of all keep moving. But managing WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock ‘n’ Roll – not to mention becoming a vampire herself – has kept her in one place long enough to fall madly in love, adopt an undead dog…and make more enemies than she can shake a stake at. A psychotic DJ, a wanna-be necromancer, and a posse of vengeful hippies would all love to see Ciara get her day in the sun – literally. To protect Ciara, her fiancé, Shane, has traded his flannel shirt and guitar for a flak jacket and crossbow. If she survives to walk down the aisle, will she recognise the man waiting at the altar?

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