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29th September 2015 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kelley Armstrong
The Unquiet Past
Orca Book Publishers (US & CA: 29th September 2015)
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Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. When the orphanage she lives in burns down, she decides to face her fears and find out once and for all what is wrong with her. She believes the truth must lie with her parents, and so, armed with only an address and phone number, Tess travels to a crumbling mansion in rural Quebec, where she discovers evidence of mistreatment of mental patients. She also makes an unlikely ally and gradually unearths her family’s sad history – and finally accepts the truth about her paranormal powers.

Christina Farley
Brazen (Gilded, Book 3)
Amazon Skyscape (US: 29th September 2015)
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Jae Hwa Lee spent her sixteenth year in Seoul, trying to destroy the evil immortals who had been torturing her family for centuries. The last thing she expected was to be forced to become their assassin. Trapped in the darkest part of the Spirit World as a servant to the Korean god Kud, fighting to keep her humanity, and unable to contact her loved ones, Jae Hwa is slowly losing hope. Kud, god of darkness, will do anything to keep her as a pawn in his quest for power over all of Korea, her entire family thinks she’s dead, and Jae’s true love, Marc, believes she is lost to him forever. When Kud sends Jae to find and steal the powerful Black Turtle orb, Jae sees an opportunity to break free and defeat Kud once and for all…but first she needs to regain Marc’s trust and work with him to vanquish the darkness that threatens to overwhelm Korea. There’s much to lose as Jae struggles to save the land she’s come to call home.

Rhiannon Held
Wolfsbane (Silver, Book 4)
Rhiannon Held (US: 29th September 2015)
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When an envoy arrives from the secretive Russian werewolf pack, Roanoke alphas Silver and Andrew Dare are instantly suspicious. Tatiana claims she has been sent to locate an heirloom, lost by immigrants centuries ago, but she and the alphas both suspect that Russia fears the strength of the newly-united, continent-spanning Roanoke pack. What Tatiana doesn’t realize is that her pack is willing to sacrifice even their own trained spy for their goals. The drugged wine they’ve given her is too strong, and instead of rendering Silver and Andrew biddable, it nearly kills her and traps the alphas in dreams that could destroy them. The alphas must fight to wake and Tatiana must fight to help them – because with the furious Roanoke pack howling for her blood, her life could depend on it.

Rachel Vincent
Menagerie (Menagerie, Book 1)
Harlequin MIRA (US: 29th September 2015)
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When Delilah Marlow visits a famous travelling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town. But there is breathtaking beauty behind the seamy and grotesque reality of the carnival. Gallagher, her handler, is as kind as he is cryptic and strong. The other “attractions” – mermaids, minotaurs, gryphons and kelpies – are strange, yes, but they share a bond forged by the brutal realities of captivity. And as Delilah struggles for her freedom, and for her fellow menagerie, she’ll discover strength and a purpose she never knew existed.

Scott Westerfeld
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US & CA: 29th September 2015)
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Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love. Woven into Darcy’s personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the “Afterworld” to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love…until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.

September 2015 Releases

Done with August 2015 Releases? Here are September 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. NOTE: If viewing this on a feed-reader, the formatting may be screwy, so probably best to read at my WordPress.

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Kelley Armstrong: DRIVEN: 31st January 2016: Buy (US)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes: THE FIXER paperback: 10th May 2016: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle et al: A FANTASY MEDLEY 3: 31st December 2015: Buy (US)
Laura Bickle: untitled 3rd Dark Alchemy novel: 12th April 2016: Buy (US)
Rachel Caine: MIDNIGHT BITES: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)
Rhiannon Held: WOLFSBANE: 29th September 2015: Buy (US)
Darynda Jones: BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN: 6th October 2015: Buy (US)
Andrea Kleine: CALF: 13th October 2015: Buy (US)
Seanan McGuire: CHAOS CHOREOGRAPHY: 1st March 2016: Buy (US)
Amy Plum: UNTIL THE BEGINNING (paperback): 3rd May 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH (paperback): 17th May 2016: Buy (US)
Tiffany Schmidt: BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE: 7th June 2016: Buy (US)
Robin Wasserman: GIRLS ON FIRE: 3rd May 2016: Buy (US)
Brenna Yovanoff: PLACES NO ONE KNOWS: 3rd May 2016: Buy (US)

4 New Covers (Arthur, Bao, Held, Rollins)

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[GUEST POST] Andrea Cremer’s Writing Process

Tez says: This post comes courtesy of Andrea Cremer and Hachette Australia. For more info about Andrea’s books, scroll to the end of the post.

When asked about my writing process I’m always a bit befuddled, as I am when I’m asked where I get the inspiration for my stories. My writing process is spontaneous rather than methodical, and rather than requiring meticulous plotting and planning I need creative flexibility in my stories. When I’m seized by an idea or a character, I write in long bursts. I love spending entire days writing and losing myself in the world of the story.

I rarely get writer’s block because I don’t write in chronological order; thus, if I get stuck in a particular scene I simply jump to another point in the story and begin writing anew. The change usually shakes whatever obstacle was inhibiting my writing lose and I can go on without too much of a delay. The creation of my novels is very much like putting together the pieces of a puzzle, rather than following a clearly marked path (I don’t like outlines!) I don’t plan what will happen in a story, I need to let the characters lead me.

That said I tend to know the overarching story of a series before I begin writing. I knew how Bloodrose would end when I was just beginning to write Nightshade. What I didn’t know was how I would get there, what would happen to the characters along the way, and how they would be changed by the journey.

Like the writing itself, the ideas for my books arise at unexpected moments and usually involve a character or characters playing out a scene in my head. The story starts with characters the writing becomes a process of me trying to understand what’s happening in their lives. Based on the problems they face, their hopes and fears, a world emerges to fill the pages.

I don’t need be in a particular place to write, or write only at a specific time. I write wherever I can, whenever I can. I’m not a morning person, so I do my best writing after I’m well-bolstered by coffee. Music inspires me, and I find it particularly helpful when I’m drafting a manuscript. I create playlists for all of my books and when I’m listening to those songs I am transported into the world that I’m writing.

I’ve learned that I can’t force my writing. I have to let the story carry me, unfolding as it will, but it’s that dream-like state when the book takes over that I love the most about being an author.

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July 2011 Releases

Done with June 2011 Releases? Here are July 2011 Releases. To check future dates, see Reading Wishlist.

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10 New Covers: Caine, Cremer, Fitzpatrick, Meding, Rusch, Stiefvater, Vincent & Wendell

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[COVER ART] Crossed, Nightshade, Wolfsbane, The Girl with the Granite Heart

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6 New Covers (Cremer, Duncan, Lim, McCafferty & Rusch)

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[INTERVIEW] Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer’s debut novel, Nightshade, will be released in October (US/Canada/Australia), with Wolfsbane to come in July 2011, and Bloodrose in 2012. Here’s a few spoiler-free questions I asked her. Enjoy!

Is Lake Superior really superior to other lakes, or is it just up itself? 😉
Obviously I’m biased, but yes, absolutely. It is gorgeous, the largest of the lakes and the most pristine.

Nightshade is set near Vail, but there’s no mention of Colorado in your bio. Did you live there at some stage, or was it just the right location for the world you built?
I’ve visited Colorado, but never lived there. The Keepers reside in places that are luxurious but also somewhat remote; Vail offered the ideal combination of characteristics.

You may be Professor Chaos, but you’re also a history professor. My favourite historical tropes are laudanum, asylums, and the Romanovs. Any chance of you writing about any of these in the near future?
Interesting. I don’t know about laudanum, but I definitely could see asylums and the Romanovs working into future projects!

Andrea Cremer
Nightshade (Witches’ War, Book 1)
Penguin Philomel (US & CA: 19th October 2010); Hachette Atom (UK: 6th January 2011)
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While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack’s world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches’ War that surrounds them all…

Andrea Cremer