12th November 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Krissy Kneen
Steeplechase
Text (US: 12th November 2013)
Review
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Bec Reich is recovering from surgery when Emily calls, so naturally she thinks she is hallucinating. Emily, famous worldwide for her paintings, and also for her schizophrenia, lives in Beijing. But that’s not why she hasn’t spoken to Bec for so many years. And now she wants Bec to come to China for the opening of her new show. Which would mean revisiting the sinister games and shared delusions of their strange, locked-in childhood. It would mean a risk of hurt; even damage. Or worse.

Karsten Knight
Embers & Echoes (Wildefire, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, volcano goddess Ashline Wilde travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But she soon discovers that a cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire. Meanwhile, unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future. Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.

Karsten Knight
Afterglow (Wildefire, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Teenage volcano goddess Ashline Wilde discovers that her former lover, Colt Halliday, has an evil plan to kill the Cloak, the benevolent beings that oversee the gods. And that’s not all – he also wants to merge Ash and her two sisters back into a single, too-powerful goddess, Pele. Ash must stop her trickster-god ex-boyfriend once and for all…and to do it, she’s going to have to feed a few flames.

Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole – and now she’s pregnant. Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship – and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called. So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother – assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.

Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
A Stranger Thing (Ever-Expanding, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 12th November 2013)
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Pregnancy was pretty rough for sixteen-year-old Elvie Nara, what with the morning sickness, constant food cravings, and the alien race war she found herself in the middle of. But if she thought giving birth to an extraterrestrial’s baby would be the hard part, she was sorely mistaken. After Elvie somehow has a baby girl, the always-male Almiri completely wig out. Suddenly Elvie’s supposed allies have shipped her – along with her father, her best friend, Ducky, and her maybe-boyfriend, boneheaded Almiri commando Cole Archer – off to a remote “retention facility” (aka alien jail) in Antarctica. Talk about cold. But things really get complicated when a new group of hybrid aliens arrive with information that sends Elvie’s world spinning. Before long, Elvie is trekking across the bottom of the Earth with a band of friends and frenemies to uncover the secrets of her own origin. Will Elvie ever be able to convince the Almiri that a conspiracy to conquer the planet is a greater threat than a sixteen-year-old girl and a newborn who won’t stop crying?

Kate Locke
Long Live the Queen (Immortal Empire, Book 3)
Hachette Orbit (US, UK & AU: 12th November 2013)
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Xandra Vardan thought life would be simpler when she accepted the goblin crown and became their queen, but life has only become more complicated. Everyone – vampires, werewolves and humans – wants the goblins on their side, because whoever has the goblins – wins. Queen Victoria wants her head, Alpha wolf Vex wants her heart, and she still doesn’t know the identity of the person who wanted her blood. What she does know is that a project from one of the “secret” aristocrat labs has gotten free and she’s the only one who can stop the perfect killing machine – a sixteen-year-old girl. With human zealots intent on ridding the world of anyone with plagued blood and supernatural politics taking Britain to the verge of civil war, Xandra’s finding out that being queen isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and if she doesn’t do something fast, hers will be the shortest reign in history.

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