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[REWIND] October 2020 Releases

If you stopped keeping updated on book stuff in 2020, this blog series is for you. A list, organised by month, of 2020 book releases. All are US publication dates, and all buy links are to Kindle Editions. (NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Goodreads links lead to my star-ratings (out of five) and any thoughts.

OCTOBER 2020 RELEASES

Kelley Armstrong: A Stitch in Time: Buy
Keri Arthur: Blackbird Broken: Buy
Claire Askew: Novelista: Buy
Laura Bickle: Morrigan’s Bite: Buy
Cassandra Rose Clarke: Forget This Ever Happened: Buy
Nicci French: House of Correction: Buy: Goodreads
Megan Hart: This is What Happened (also published as Dirty): Buy
Romy Hausmann (translated by Jamie Bulloch): Dear Child: Buy
Karen Ann Hopkins: Willow Creek: Buy
Carrie Jones: Faith: Buy: Goodreads
Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Memento: Buy
Kathleen Peacock: You Were Never Here: Buy
Diana Peterfreund: In the Study with the Wrench: Buy: Goodreads
Jenny Trout: Nightmare Born: Buy

Now Available for US Pre-Order

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NOW AVAILABLE
Keri Arthur: MAGIC MISLED: Paperback
Laura Bickle: SHIFTING SILENCE: Kindle Edition

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Keri Arthur: BROKEN BONDS: 26th October 2021: Kindle Edition
Simone Buchholz (translated by Rachel Ward): HOTEL CARTAGENA: 1st September 2021: Paperback
Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen: PATIENT ZERO: 26th October 2021: Kindle Edition
Krissy Kneen: THE THREE BURIALS OF LOTTY KNEEN: 4th May 2021: Kindle Edition
Demitria Lunetta: OUR BROKEN EARTH: 1st August 2021: Hardcover & Paperback
Carrie Mesrobian: THE WHITSUN DAUGHTERS: 24th August 2021: Paperback
Diana Peterfreund: IN THE STUDY WITH THE WRENCH: 28th September 2021: Paperback
Diana Peterfreund: IN THE BALLROOM WITH THE CANDLESTICK: 26th October 2021: Kindle Edition & Hardcover
Andrew Shaffer: LOOK MOM I’M A POET (AND SO IS MY CAT): 1st June 2021: Hardcover

Book Releases: 1st June 2020 – Onward

Think I stopped sharing pre-order links at some stage, but don’t know when. So I’ll just go through the alphabet, and post books released on or after 1st June 2020.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

V. C. Andrews’s WHISPERING HEARTS (6th October 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501162608?tag=tesa06-20
Kelley Armstrong’s ALONE IN THE WILD paperback (17th November 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/125075349X?tag=tesa06-20
Kelley Armstrong’s WOLF’S CURSE paperback (31st March 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1989046169?tag=tesa06-20
Keri Arthur’s DEADLY VOWS (23rd June 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084P12125?tag=tesa06-20
Darcey Bell’s SOMETHING SHE’S NOT TELLING US (7th April 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062953931?tag=tesa06-20
Simone Buchholz’s MEXICO STREET paperback (1st October 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1913193152?tag=tesa06-20
Mina Hardy’s AFTER ALL I’VE DONE (10th November 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1643854704?tag=tesa06-20
Megan Hart’s REASON ENOUGH (27th April 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084WTXSZB?tag=tesa06-20
Shirley Jackson’s MEN WITH THEIR BIG SHOES (2nd June 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1250771536?tag=tesa06-20
Katharine McGee’s MAJESTY (1st September 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/198483021X?tag=tesa06-20
Diana Peterfreund’s IN THE HALL WITH THE KNIFE paperback (15th September 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1419746960?tag=tesa06-20
Diana Peterfreund’s IN THE STUDY WITH THE WRENCH (13th October 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/141973976X?tag=tesa06-20
Jodi Picoult’s THE BOOK OF TWO WAYS (22nd September 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/198481835X?tag=tesa06-20
Madeleine Roux’s RECLAIMED (10th November 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/0451491858?tag=tesa06-20
Andrew Shaffer’s SECRET SANTA (10th November 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683692055?tag=tesa06-20
Megan Shepherd’s MIDNIGHT BEAUTIES paperback (3rd November 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/0358434653?tag=tesa06-20
Maggie Stiefvater’s as-yet-untitled 2nd Dreamer novel (10th November 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1338188364?tag=tesa06-20
Cecily von Ziegesar’s COBBLE HILL (20th October 2020) is now available for US pre-order https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982147032?tag=tesa06-20

14th October 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Julianna Baggott
Burn (Pure, Book 3)
Hachette Grand Central (US: 14th October 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

With his father now dead, Partridge has assumed leadership of the Dome, one of the last few refuges from the ravaged wastelands of the outside world. At first, Partridge is intent on exposing his father’s lies, taking down the rigid order of the Dome, and uniting its citizens with the disfigured Wretches on the outside. But from his new position of power, things are far more complex and potentially dangerous than he could have ever imagined. On the outside, a band of survivors faces a treacherous journey to Dome. Pressia carries with her the key to salvation. If she can get it to the Dome, the Wretches could one day be healed and everyone might be able to put the horrors of the past behind them. Bradwell, the revolutionary, cannot forgive so easily. Despite Pressia’s pleas, he is determined to bring down the Dome and hold its citizens accountable for leaving the rest of the world to burn. El Capitan, the former rebel leader, wants to help Pressia save as many lives as possible – but he’s struggling to reconcile his newfound compassion with his vicious past. As former allies become potential enemies, the fate of the world is more uncertain than ever. Will humanity fall to destruction? Or will a new world rise from the ashes?

R. C. Lewis
Stitching Snow
Disney-Hyperion (US: 14th October 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Princess Snow is missing. Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back – but that’s assuming she wants to return at all. Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines. When a mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. But soon she realises that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid.

Sophie Littlefield
The Missing Place [also published as The Moon Pool]
Simon & Schuster Gallery (US & CA: 14th October 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The booming North Dakota oil business is spawning “man camps,” shantytowns full of men hired to work on the rigs, in towns without enough housing to accommodate them. In such twilight spaces, it’s easy for a person to vanish. And when two young men in their first year on the job disappear without a trace, only their mothers believe there’s hope of finding them. Despite reassurances that the police are on the case, the two women think the oil company is covering up the disappearances – and maybe something more. Colleen, used to her decorous life in a wealthy Massachusetts suburb, is determined to find her son. And hard-bitten Shay, from the wrong side of the California tracks, is the only person in town even willing to deal with her – because she’s on the same mission. Overtaxed by worry, exhaustion, and fear, these two unlikely partners question each other’s methods and motivations, but must work together against the town of strangers if they want any chance of finding their lost boys. But what they uncover could destroy them both…

Diana Peterfreund
Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, Book 2)
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 14th October 2014)
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Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilisation, the islands of Galatea and Albion stand alone, a paradise where even the Reduction – the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars – is a distant memory. Yet on Galatea, an uprising against the aristocracy has turned deadly, and the only hope is a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy. On neighbouring Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous teenage aristocrat Persis Blake. Her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicised new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo…is her most dangerous mission ever. But when Persis discovers that Justen is keeping a secret that could plunge New Pacifica into another dark age, she realises she’s not just risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

Leslie Tentler
Fallen
Left Field Press (US: 14th October 2014)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Amid a sultry Atlanta summer, someone is targeting police… The investigation becomes personal for APD Detective Ryan Winter when a colleague, and friend, is shot dead, the second victim in just weeks. But even as he finds himself being drawn into the tense hunt for a serial cop killer, he is forced to re-examine his own shattering personal tragedy. An ER physician at Atlanta’s busy Mercy Hospital, Dr. Lydia Costa is no stranger to suffering. Still, the recent police slayings reopen barely healed wounds – and bring her face-to-face with her ex-husband, Ryan Winter. As the body count rises and paranoia tightens its grip on the police force, Lydia and Ryan are pulled together by circumstances and fate…causing old passions to reignite despite their painful shared past. But as Ryan moves closer to discovering the killer’s identity, someone is watching, placing both him and Lydia in mortal danger.

October 2014 Releases

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Free Books on Amazon: Why & What

NOTE: For the purpose of this article, I don’t count “Free if you’re with Prime/Audible/etc” as free, on account of they’re conditional. E.g. Free-to-air TV has extra channels, but you can’t access them because they’re only compatible with high-definition televisions and you only have standard-definition.

A tech-giant recently released a new gadget, and possibly an updated operating system, and thus their affiliated online bookseller is marketing this as a great time for readers to stock up on some free books. (I don’t know who decides which books to make free, but I hope the publisher chooses, so the bookseller isn’t going rogue.)

Because of price-matching and whatnot, other booksellers are hosting the same deal. This is great, because I tried to download the software for the gadget’s affiliated bookseller, but apparently it’s not compatible with devices that aren’t affiliated with that particular tech-giant. (Yet their music software IS compatible…)

So I turned to Amazon, and they indeed have some of the same books for free. During my searches, I learned that offering the first-in-a-series for free – permanently, instead of just temporarily – is a great way to snag a potential reader’s interest, and self-publishers in particular are really going for this. And as self-publishers, these authors can change their prices if or when they want. (For traditional publishers, I figure their authors don’t get much say, but hopefully their publisher consults them about making a book available for free.)

Also, even traditional publishers offer short stories or novellas for free, to get readers interested in trying the full-length novels. Whether temporary or permanent, it’s a great opportunity for consumers.

Of course, in the past some self-published authors have been dismayed to learn that offering the first for free may not automatically boost sales for the author’s not-free books. So patience is a must – please understand that consumers may not immediately read something they just purchased, but buy so they have the OPTION of reading at any time. As much as publishers and authors may wish readers to read and review ASAP, readers actually have independent thought and decide what’s best for them.

As with any eBooks, geographical restrictions may prevent certain readers from accessing these stories. If books have the same publisher globally (such as in the case of self-published authors), there may not be restrictions. But if a book hasn’t sold World Rights or whatnot, that eBook may not even be available to PURCHASE in some regions, and certainly not free. Welcome to the world of geo-restrictions, which is an unfortunate hurdle that gets in the way of some people (e.g. me) buying some of the books we want to read. And because we only acquire books legally, we go without these eBooks.

But I digress.

Going through my author checklist today, some of their works are currently free on Amazon. (If the links don’t work for you, they may be geo-restricted.) Some may be free permanently, and others temporarily, so please check the price before automatically clicking the Buy button when it appears:

Maree Anderson: Freaks of Greenfield High
Abigail Barnette: The Boss
Kylie Chan: White Tiger
Debra Driza: The Fire
Colleen Hoover: Finding Cinderella
Katie McGarry: Red at Night
Richelle Mead: Bloodlines
Robert Muchamore: Rock War: The Audition
Diana Peterfreund: The First Star to Fall
Jodi Picoult: Where There’s Smoke
Veronica Roth: Free Four
Carrie Ryan: Flotsam & Jetsam
Karin Slaughter: Blindsighted

But these are just the authors I’m interested in, so use your own author checklist to find some legally free goodness.

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Jenna Black: REVOLUTION: 11th November 2014: Buy (US)
Amanda Grace: NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW: 8th September 2014: Buy (US)
Erica Hayes: HUNTER’S HEART: 12th February 2014: Buy (US)
Mary Miller: THE LAST DAYS OF CALIFORNIA (paperback): 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)
Diana Peterfreund: ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA (paperback): 14th October 2014: Buy (US)
Tiffany Reisz: MISBEHAVING: 11th February 2014: Buy (US)
M. J. Scott: THE WOLF WITHIN: Buy (US)
Melanie Scott: THE DEVIL IN DENIM: 26th August 2014: Buy (US)
Gena Showalter: THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS: 30th September 2014: Buy (US)
Jessica Verday: FLESH WHICH IS NOT FLESH: 5th March 2014: Buy (US)
Rachel Vincent: MENAGERIE: 30th September 2014: Buy (US)
Melissa West: SURGE: 2nd September 2014: Buy (US)

15th October 2013 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Diana Peterfreund
Across a Star-Swept Sea
HarperCollins Balzer + Bray (US & CA: 15th October 2013)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilisation, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a paradise where even the Reduction – the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars – is a distant memory. Yet on the island of Galatea, an uprising against the aristocracy has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy. On neighbouring Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous teenage aristocrat Persis Blake. Her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicised new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo…is her most dangerous mission ever. Justen is hiding things, too – his disenchantment with his country’s revolution, his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. Persis is also falling for Justen, but when she discovers his greatest secret – one that could plunge New Pacifica into another dark age – she realises she’s not just risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

October 2013 Releases

Done with September 2013 Releases? Here are October 2013 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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