Category Archives: Mario Acevedo

April 2016 Releases

Done with March 2016 Releases? Here are April 2016 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE: 11th April 2016: Buy (US)
Cyn Balog: UNNATURAL DEEDS: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: STRANDED (paperback): 29th November 2016: Buy (US)
Melinda Braun: ISOLATED: 29th November 2016: Buy (US)
J. C. Carleson: PLACEBO JUNKIES (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Becca Fitzpatrick: DANGEROUS LIES (paperback): 8th November 2016: Buy (US)
Stefanie Gaither: INTO THE ABYSS: 30th August 2016: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU (paperback): 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Claudia Gray: A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU: 1st November 2016: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: THE CURSE OF TENTH GRAVE (paperback): 6th December 2016: Buy (US)
Mur Lafferty: SIX WAKES: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
R. C. Lewis: SPINNING STARLIGHT (paperback): 4th October 2016: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: TABULA RASA (paperback): August 2016: Buy (US)
Kristen Lippert-Martin: INCOGNITA: October 2016: Buy (US)
Eileen Rendahl: COVER ME IN DARKNESS (paperback): 8th December 2016: Buy (US)
Laurie Faria Stolarz: SHUTTER: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)
Carol Lynch Williams: THE MESSENGER: 18th October 2016: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE (paperback): 3rd May 2015: Buy (US)
Karen Bao: DOVE EXILED: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Meg Cabot: REMEMBRANCE: 2nd February 2016: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: THE GRAVITY ENGINE (paperback): 1st May 2015: Buy (US)
Liz Coley: EMBEDDED: 1st June 2015: Buy (US)
Rinda Elliott: RAISONNE CURSE: 14th July 2015: Buy (US)
Jeaniene Frost: THE SWEETEST BURN: 29th December 2015: Buy (US)
Karen Ann Hopkins: RACHEL’S DECEPTION: 8th May 2015: Buy (US)
Stacey Jay: PRINCESS OF THORNS (paperback): 9th February 2016: Buy (US)
Stacia Kane: untitled story: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Caitlin Kittredge: GRIM TIDINGS: 22nd March 2016: Buy (US)
Justine Larbalestier: RAZORHUST (paperback): 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Parker Peevyhouse: WHERE FUTURES END: 9th February 2016: Buy (US)

Now Available for US Pre-Order

Mario Acevedo: RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE: 3rd May 2015: Buy (US)
Cassie Alexander: BOXSET: THE HAUNTED, THE HUNTED, THE HATED: 28th April 2015: Buy (US)
Madeline Ashby: COMPANY TOWN: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: MERCURY RETROGRADE: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Jessica Brody: UNCHANGED (paperback): 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Allie Brosh: SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PROBLEMS: 27th October 2015: Buy (US)
Megan Crewe: A SKY UNBROKEN: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: REDEMPTION: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE WARD (paperback): 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Jordana Frankel: THE ISLE: 19th January 2016: Buy (US)
Colleen Hoover: MAYBE NOT (paperback): 22nd December 2015: Buy (US)
Krissy Kneen: EATING MY GRANDMOTHER: 1st July 2015: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE VAULT OF DREAMERS (paperback): 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Caragh M. O’Brien: THE RULE OF MIRRORS: 16th February 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Rush: REBORN (paperback): 12th January 2016: Buy (US)
Kim Savage: AFTER THE WOODS: 23rd February 2016: Buy (US)
Megan Shepherd: A COLD LEGACY (paperback): 26th January 2016: Buy (US)
Maggie Stiefvater: THE RAVEN KING: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)

Books I Ordered Off Amazon Today

-Diana Preston’s Before the Fallout (non-fiction)
-Todd Stone’s Novelist’s Boot Camp (non-fiction)
-Mario Acevedo’s Werewolf Smackdown
-Lori Devoti’s Amazon Queen
-Megan Hart’s Passion Model

All print books. These were the cheapest titles on my wishlist. $50 all up – $21 on books, and $29 on postage to Australia.

[REVIEW] Chinatown Trollop – Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo (Artwork by Alberto Dose)
Chinatown Trollop (Killing the Cobra, Book 1)
IDW Publishing (US: 30th November 2010)
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I have two as-yet-unread Felix Gomez novels on my shelf, with three more on my wishlist. Not much for comics or graphic novels, but this unexpectedly arrived in my snail mail. Felix Gomez was in the US Army doing a tour of duty in Iraq when his troop unintentionally killed a village of civilians. Soon after he was turned into a vampire. Normally I’m wary of those who choose to join the military, but Felix’s guilt and grief humanises him, makes him less of a soulless killing machine.

He has immortality; super-strength, -speed, and -stamina; and can easily climb walls and whatnot thanks to some kind of vampiric stickiness (yeah, I didn’t understand). But he never drinks human blood, only that of animals.

Felix is a private investigator now, doing odd jobs for the vampiric hierachy. This time he has to extract an agent from a heroin cartel in Hong Kong. But Felix is a vigilante, and destroys a shipload of heroin due for export. The Han Cobras’ head honcho is dead-set on killing Felix, who’s unlike anyone Jiang Chow’s ever fought. But if he can’t capture Felix, he’ll take a hostage: Felix’s lover. Qian Ning works as Felix’s interpreter on the case, and she also manages a women’s shelter in San Francisco, helping other former street workers gain life skills, safety, employment, etc.

Chinatown Trollop is a fast read, about forty-five minutes. Basically I just read the text and skimmed over the art – it’s just not my kind of medium. Felix and Qian are affable, but their scenario is horrid – and it worsens.

November 2010 Releases

Done with October 2010 Releases? Here are November 2010 Releases (behind the cut). To see further into the further, check Reading Wishlist.

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May 2010 Releases

Done with April 2010 Releases? Here are May 2010 Releases. To see further into the future, check Reading Wishlist.

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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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February 2010 Releases

Before, there were January 2010 Releases. Now come the February 2010 Releases. For future scheduling, check out the Reading Wishlist.

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