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31st July 2012 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kelly Gay
Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan, Book 4)
Simon & Schuster Pocket (US & CA: 31st July 2012)
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Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and death. With all the proper legal channels cleared, Charlie heads to Elysia, not knowing what she’ll find, or if she’ll ever see the siren again…while at home, jinn crime boss Grigori Tennin has begun an all-out hunt for the divine being Ahkneri. Tennin’s tactics set off a chain reaction that puts Charlie in the crosshairs of the shadowy creature known as Death, and stirs Ahkneri from her long sleep – and if Vengeance awakes, Atlanta will never be the same.

Nancy Holzner
Darklands (Deadtown, Book 4)
Penguin Ace (US & CA: 31st July 2012)
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They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its border – but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human… Boston’s demons have been disappearing, and Vicky’s clients are cancelling left and right. While fewer demons might seem like a good thing, Vicky suspects foul play. A missing Celtic cauldron from Harvard’s Peabody museum leads her to an unwelcome conclusion: Pryce, her half-cousin and bitter enemy, is trying to regain his full powers. But Pryce isn’t alone. He’s conjured another, darker villain from Vicky’s past. To stop them from destroying everything she loves, she’ll have to face her own worst fear – in the realm of the dead itself.

Tracey O’Hara
Sin’s Dark Caress (Dark Brethren, Book 2)
HarperCollins Voyager (US: 31st July 2012)
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Forensic witch Bianca Sin has never seen anything like it: homeless teenage girls torn to pieces by dark magic in the cold shadows of the city. More terrifying still is the symbol written in blood on an alley wall – the unmistakable seal of the Dark Brethren. Teaming up with NYPD homicide detective Lancelot McManus and an elite task force headed by the shapeshifter Oberon DuPrie, Bianca knows her worst fears have finally come to pass. A new war of annihilation is looming that will plunge the worlds of vampire, shapeshifter, and human into chaos – and two adversarial tribes locked in uneasy truce will need to take up arms together to save the children. Trust will be essential for Sin and McManus, as the hunt forces them to confront their deepest terrors. For the ultimate evil is no longer approaching. It’s here.

July 2012 Releases

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[REVIEW] Sin’s Dark Caress – Tracey O’Hara

Tracey O’Hara
Sin’s Dark Caress (Dark Brethren, Book 3)
HarperCollins Voyager (CA: 10th July 2012; US: 31st July 2012)
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Pregnant young women are murdered, their foetuses removed, with the Dark Brethren’s mark left as a signature. The Womb Raider case has Detective Lancelot McManus and forensic thaumaturgist Dr Bianca Sin investigating the links between the victims, and predicting whom will be next.

It’s safe to say that the Dark Brethren series has entered bonkers territory. Weird shiz makes me laugh, keeps me entertained, so I’m happy to go along on this ride. But be warned – there are talking dragons. I’m used to this from animated TV comedies, not books, so in my mind the talking dragons sound like when Futurama‘s Nibbler pontificates. Hopefully the author meant this as comic relief, or else I’m laughing inappropriately. I do love Kedrax’s bond with Bianca’s cat, Vincent. I love that kitty! He’s not parahuman, but he’s a great little accomplice. There’s also mention of “erotic plant manipulation”, but we don’t see it in action. Still makes me laugh.

As for the serious stuff, the Dark Brethren are breaking through, but as this is the last contracted novel, we may not get closure. So if you want to learn more about the Dark Brethren, be sure to drum up sales of Night’s Cold Kiss, Death’s Sweet Embrace, and Sin’s Dark Caress, and hopefully we’ll get a Book 4 in the future.

8 New Covers (Arthur, Caine, Harrison, Marks, Merle, O’Hara, Ryan, Worth)

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