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March 2010 Releases

Done with February 2010 Releases? Here are the March 2010 Releases. To look further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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[COVER ART] Jennifer Armintrout’s THE TURNING (UK), Kelley Armstrong’s FROSTBITTEN (UK), P. N. Elrod’s DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS, Laurell K. Hamilton’s FLIRT (UK) & Kit Whitfield’s IN GREAT WATERS (UK)

New Covers (behind the cut)
Jennifer Armintrout:
The Turning (UK Re-Release) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)
Kelley Armstrong: Frostbitten (UK Paperback) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
P. N. Elrod (ed.): Dark and Stormy Knights Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)
Laurell K. Hamilton: Flirt (UK) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Kit Whitfield: In Great Waters (UK Paperback) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide) Continue reading

October 2009 Releases

Done buying September 2009 Releases? Now time for October’s list, with books from the US, Canada, UK and Australia. As always, I don’t include anything – just the ones I’ve heard of and am interested in. Covers and release dates are subject to change, so if I’m wrong, blame my sources 😉

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March 2009 Releases

Got all your selected February 2009 Releases? Good, now it’s time to organise your March purchases:

Caitlin Kittredge
Second Skin (Nocturne City, Book 3)
Macmillan St. Martin’s (US: 3rd March 2009) – mass market paperback
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

When werewolves from Nocturne City’s oldest packs start showing up shot through the head execution-style, police officer Luna Wilder must find out what’s killing them and why…before she becomes the next victim. Luna traces the killings to a band of shapeshifters made of smoke and shadow who drink the blood of their victims for strength. Believed to exist only in legend, their race is all too real – and now their leader, Lucas Kennuka, is out to wrest Luna’s heart from her beloved Dmitri. To make matters worse, Dmitri is suffering from a mysterious illness brought on by a demon bite, and his condition grows more grave with each passing day. Now Luna must rely on Lucas to defeat an invisible enemy – a serial were-killer bringing death and destruction to all who stand in its path…

John Ajvide Lindqvist
Handling the Undead
Quercus (UK: 5th March 2009) – paperback
Buy (UK)

Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There’s a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the dead are waking up…What do they want? What everybody wants: to come home.

Kit Whitfield
In Great Waters
Random House Jonathan Cape (UK: 5th March 2009; AU: 15th March 2009) – hardcover
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

In a tense, divided court, a young princess watches her mother struggle to hold the throne. On a remote coastal estate, a scholar finds a child washed up on the shore. Anne. Henry. A Christian princess of the royal blood. A pagan bastard, groomed all his hidden, lonely life to make a grab for the crown. Since the ninth century, when the deepsmen invaded Venice, an uneasy alliance has held between the people of the land and the sea. That alliance was brokered by the warrior queen, Angelica, half landsman, half deepsman, the mother of the royal houses of Europe. Now, centuries later, no navy can cross the seas without allies in the ocean – and without deepsmen guarding its shores, no nation can withstand invasion. The hybrid kings keep the treaty between both sides, protecting their people from the threat of war. The royal blood is the key to peace, and ferociously protected. The penalties for any landsman who tries to breed with a deepsman are severe; the fate of any ‘bastard’ child, born of such an illegitimate union, is terrible. But the royal house of England is staggering, collapsing under the weight of centuries of inbreeding. Anne prays for guidance, a way into the future without hatred or bloodshed. Henry holds with fierce certainty that only the strong survive. But if either of them is to outlive the coming conflict, they may need more than faith alone.

Trisha Telep (ed.)
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Anthology)
Running Press (US: 8th March 2009) – paperback
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place. Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings. Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Fate (Bailey Morgan, Book 2)
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 10th March 2009) – trade paperback
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

For the past two years, Bailey Morgan has lived a double life: high school student by day, ancient mystical being by night. As the third Fate, Bailey literally controls the fate of the world, but as Plain Old Bailey, her life is falling apart. She’s got a tattoo that was supposed to be temporary (but isn’t), friendships that were supposed to last forever (but might not), and no idea what her future holds after high school graduation. Then Bailey meets the rest of the Sidhe, an ancient race defined by their power, beauty, and a sinister habit of getting what they want at any cost. Before Bailey knows it, she’s being drawn into an otherworldly web more complicated than anything she weaves as a mortal Fate.

Carrie Ryan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 10th March 2009) – hardcover
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future – between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Eric Garcia
The Repossession Mambo
Harper (CA: 11th March 2009; US: 31st March 2009) – mass market paperback
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Twenty years in the future in Toronto, two disturbed veterans who have returned from war in Africa take up lives as repossession agents for a union company who makes artificial organs, pursuing customers who are unable to make payments for the implanted organs.

Keri Arthur
Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson, Book 7)
Random House Bantam (US & CA: 24th March 2009) – paperback; Hachette Piatkus (UK: Date; AU: Date) – mass market paperback
Buy (US) Buy (CA)

Guardian Riley Jenson always seems to face the worst villains. And this time’s no different. For it’s no ordinary sorceress who can raise the dead to do her killing. But that’s exactly what Riley expects to find at the end of a trail of female corpses used – and discarded – in a bizarre ritual of evil. With pressure mounting to catch one fiend, another series of brutal slayings shocks the vampire world of her lover, Quinn. So the last thing Riley needs is the heat of the upcoming full moon bringing her werewolf hormones to a boil – or the reappearance of a sexy bounty hunter, the rogue wolf Kye Murphy. Riley has threatened Murphy with arrest if he doesn’t back off the investigation, but it’s Riley who feels handcuffed by Kye’s lupine charm. Torn between her vamp and wolf natures, between her love for Quinn and her hots for Kye, Riley knows she’s courting danger and indulging the deadliest desires. For her hunt through the supernatural underworld will bring her face-to-face with what lurks in a darkness where even monsters fear to tread.

Cassandra Clare
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, Book 3)
Simon & Schuster Margaret K. McElderry (US & CA: 24th March 2009) – hardcover; Walker (AU: 24th March 2009) – paperback
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City – whatever the cost? Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine.

Richelle Mead
Frostbite (Vampire Academy, Book 2)
Penguin (UK: 30th March 2009) – paperback
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose…It’s winter break at St Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians – including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks…This year, St Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…

Yanni Kuznia (ed.)
A Fantasy Medley (Anthology)
Subterranean (US: March 2009) – hardcover
Buy (US) Buy (CA)

In “Zen and the Art of Vampirism,” Zoe Takano, the only vampire in Toronto, a city filled with supernatural creatures of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld, finds her place in the hierarchy threatened by two interlopers. “Riding the Shore of the River of Death” returns us to the world of Kate Elliott’s Crown of Stars. Kareka, daughter of the begh of the Kirshat, hunts to take a man’s head. It is her last opportunity to prove herself as a man or else she will find herself restricted to the role of woman and wife in the clan forever. Robin Hobb revisits her Farseer world in “Words Like Coins.” Mirrifen, a failed hedge-witch’s apprentice who has married to find security finds that threatened by a severe drought and the appearance of a pregnant female pecksie. C. E. Murphy takes us to frozen Moscow in “From Russia, with Love.” Baba Yaga’s daughter is a barmaid at a dive when Janx and Eliseo Daisani walk in. They discover, as they compete for the girl’s affections, that Baba Yaga has plans for Janx and that her beautiful daughter had merely been the bait.

New Pre-Order Links

Reading Wishlist has been updated with new dates. And Most Wanted has these new links. Please note that Kim Harrison’s White Witch Black Curse is now a mass market paperback to pre-order. And Mari Mancusi’s Girls that Growl has been reduced to less than $3, I think.

US LINKS
Jocelynn Drake:
Dawnbreaker
Charlotte Featherstone: Addicted
Kim Harrison: White Witch Black Curse
Mari Mancusi: Girls that Growl
Tracey O’hara: Night’s Cold Kiss
Laurie Faria Stolarz: Black is for Beginnings
Anthology: Unbound

UK LINKS
Charlotte Featherstone:
Addicted
Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
Kelly Meding: Three Days to Dead
Lilith Saintcrow: Redemption Alley

CA LINKS
Kelley Armstrong:
Frostbitten
Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire
Charlotte Featherstone: Addicted
Eric Garcia: The Repossession Mambo
Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
Kelly Meding: Three Days to Dead
Tracey O’hara: Night’s Cold Kiss
Lilith Saintcrow: Redemption Alley
Neal Shusterman: Unwind
Laurie Faria Stolarz: Black is for Beginnings
Kit Whitfield: In Great Waters
Anthology: The Eternal Kiss

New US Pre-Order Links

Most Wanted has some new US pre-order links:

Anthology: The Eternal Kiss
Kelley Armstrong: Frostbitten
Suzanne Collins: Catching Fire
Stacia Kane: Unholy Ghosts
Kelly Meding: Three Days to Dead
Kit Whitfield: In Great Waters