2nd July 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kim Harrison
Into the Woods (Anthology)
HarperCollins Voyager (US: 2nd July 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

This collection includes an original Hollows novella, “Million Dollar Baby,” about Trent Kalamack’s secret elfin quest, along with two original short stories (“Pet Shop Boys” and “Temson Woods”) that explore just what happens when humanity and the supernatural collide, and two novelettes (“Spider Silk” and “Grace”) set in new worlds of imagination and adventure. Plus all of the previously published Hollows short stories together.

Melissa Marr
The Arrivals
HarperCollins (US: 2nd July 2013))
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Chloe knew she shouldn’t have gone into the bar last night. Now, in addition to a pounding headache and weak limbs, she’s got the guilt of five years sobriety down the drain. When she wakes, she’s not in the world she knows. She’s in The Wasteland, a world populated by monsters and unfamiliar landscapes, in the company of people just like her, pulled to the Wasteland out of time and place, for reasons no one knows or understands. Once there, though, their mission is clear: keep the peace, protect each other, and try not to die, because sometimes, after six days of death, you might not wake up. But things are changing in the Wasteland. And for Jack and Kitty, brother and sister from a Wild West frontier town; Edgar, a Prohibition rumrunner and Kitty’s former lover; Francis, a former hippie and general peacemaker; Melody, a mentally-unbalanced 50s housewife; and Hector, a former carnival artist, the careful balance they’ve been keeping for years is about to be upset. All of them, and Chloe, are about to get the answer they’ve been looking for years: why have they been brought to the Wasteland in the first place? And will it be possible for them to get back home?

Diana Peterfreund
For Darkness Shows the Stars
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US: 2nd July 2013)
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It’s been generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology. Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago she refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing familial duty over love. Now Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to a group of shipbuilders, including renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth – an almost unrecognisable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up. But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret – one that could change their society…or bring it to its knees. Again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved.

Kat Richardson
Seawitch (Greywalker, Book 7)
Penguin Roc (US & CA: 2nd July 2013)
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Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died – for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases. A quarter-century ago, the Seawitch cruised away from her dock and disappeared with everyone on board. Now the boat has mysteriously returned to her old berth in Seattle and the insurance company has hired Harper to find out what happened – but she’s not the only one investigating. Seattle police detective Rey Solis is a good cop, albeit one who isn’t comfortable with the creepy cases that always seems to end up in Harper’s lap. As Solis focuses on the possible murder of a passenger’s wife, Harper’s investigation leads her to a powerful being who may be responsible for the Seawitch‘s disappearance. While their searches lead Harper and Solis in different directions, they will need to put aside their differences to solve a mystery twenty-five years in the making…

Diana Rowland
White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie, Book 3)
Penguin DAW (US & CA: 2nd July 2013)
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White trash zombie Angel Crawford has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that’s rotten. Soon she’s fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets. Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces – and body parts – together in order to save her, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

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