New Releases 2/9/16

Dragon Hunters by Marc TurnerMagical Girl Apocalypse Vol. 6 by Kentaro SatoPrime Time by Hank Phillippi RyanShoot by Loren D. Estleman

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Angel Beats!: Heaven’s Door Vol. 1 by Jun Maeda

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 2 by Rifujin na Magonote and Yuka Fujikawa

12 Beast Vol. 3 by OKAYADO

Sneak Peek: Character, Driven by David Lubar

Character, Driven by David LubarWith only one year left of high school, seventeen-year-old Cliff Sparks is desperate to “come of age”—a.k.a., lose his virginity. But he’s never had much luck with girls. So when he falls for Jillian, a new classmate at first sight, all he can do is worship her from afar. At the same time, Cliff has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, since he’s pretty sure his unemployed father plans to kick him out of the house the minute he turns eighteen. Time is running out. Cliff is at the edge, on the verge, dangling—and holding on for dear life.

Enjoy this excerpt of Character, Driven by David Lubar.

Chapter One: She Walks In, Beauty

Venus is the morning star.

As is Jillian.

Let me explain. My school day starts with Calculus, which is a form of math designed to convince people they want to be History majors in college. Our teacher, Mr. Yuler, doesn’t talk much. He’ll write a problem on the board, then sip coffee from his ever-present mug and walk the aisles while we work at our desks. If you’re stuck, he’ll uncap his pen and circle something he feels you should contemplate. It’s not a bad way to start the day, since, between my after-school jobs and my crazy idea that I should make at least a half-assed effort to do a half-decent job on my homework (which multiplies out to a quarter-decent-ass-job), I generally get less sleep than I need. It would be hard to keep my eyes open for a lecture during first period.

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This Case is Gonna Kill Me eBook Now on Sale for $2.99!

This Case Is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa BornikovaThe ebook for This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova is now on sale for $2.99!*

About This Case is Gonna Kill Me: Linnet Ellery is the offspring of an affluent Connecticut family dating back to Colonial times. Fresh out of law school, she’s beginning her career in a powerful New York “white fang” law firm.

But strange things keep happening to her. Office politics can be vicious beyond belief. She becomes the target of repeated violent attacks, escaping injury each time through increasingly improbable circumstances. But there’s more to Linnet Ellery than she knows. As she understands this, she’s going to shake up the system like you wouldn’t believe.

Buy This Case is Gonna Kill Me today: B&N Nook | eBooks.com | Google Play | iBooks | Kindle | Kobo

*Sale ends March 4, 2016.

Blood Song eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99!

Blood Song by Cat AdamsThe ebook for Blood Song by Cat Adams is now on sale for $2.99!*

About Blood Song: Bodyguard Celia Graves has definitely accepted her share of weird assignments, both human and supernatural. But her newest job takes the cake. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed.

Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination—something that should not exist—and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead. With the help of a few loyal friends—a sexy mage, a powerful werewolf, and a psychic cop—Celia does her best to stay alive.

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*Sale ends March 4, 2016.

Royal Street eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99!

Royal Street by Suzanne JohnsonThe ebook for Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson is now on sale for $2.99!

About Royal Street: As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond.

Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters. While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, the borders between the modern city and the Otherworld crumbled. Now, the undead and the restless are roaming the Big Easy, and a serial killer with ties to voodoo is murdering the soldiers sent to help the city recover.

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*Sale ends March 4, 2016.

Join Susan Dennard and Veronica Rossi on Tour!

TruthRider

Susan Dennard and Veronica Rossi will be on the road February and March for the official #TruthRider Tour to celebrate the publication of Truthwitch and Riders! See if they’re coming to a city near you.

Wednesday, February 17
Schuler Books & Music
Also with EK Johnston
Lansing, MI
7:00 PM

Thursday, February 18
Bethesda Library
Books provided by Politics and Prose
Also with Kami Garcia
Bethesda, MD
7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 24
Books and Books
Coral Gables, FL
7:00 PM

Thursday, February 25
Malaprop’s Bookstore
Asheville, NC
7:00 PM

Saturday, February 27
Montgomery County Book Festival
The Woodlands, TX
All Day

Sunday, February 28
Morton Ranch High School
Also with Sophie Jordan
Houston, TX
6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 1
Half Price Books
Also with Kathleen Baldwin
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM

Saturday, March 5
Austin Book Fest
Austin, TX
All Day

Sneak Peek: Arkwright by Allen Steele

ArkwrightWritten by highly regarded expert on space travel and exploration Allen Steele, Arkwright features the precision of hard science fiction with a compelling cast of characters.

Nathan Arkwright is a seminal author of the twentieth century. Convinced that humanity cannot survive on Earth, Nathan’s Arkwright Foundation dedicates itself to creating a colony on an Earth-like planet several light years distant. Fueled by Nathan’s legacy, generations of Arkwrights are drawn together, and pulled apart, by the enormity of the task and weight of their name.

Enjoy this excerpt of Arkwright.

Chapter 1

When Kate Morressy’s grandfather died on October 5, 2006, his passing made the front page of next morning’s Boston Globe. The headline—NATHAN ARKWRIGHT, SCIENCE FICTION PIONEER, DIES—appeared in the bottom-right corner below the fold, and it was the first thing Kate saw when she picked up the paper from the front stoop of her Cambridge apartment house.

Still wearing her robe, Kate stared at the newspaper in her hand for a long time before she carried back into her apartment. Pausing to pour her first cup of coffee, she lay the paper down on the kitchen table and read the lead:

Nathan Arkwright, the science fiction author best known as creator of the Galaxy Patrol, died Thursday at his home in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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The Grays eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

The Grays by Whitley StrieberThe ebook for The Grays by Whitley Strieber is now on sale for $2.99!*

About The Grays: Whitley Strieber returns to the riddle of aliens with The Grays. Drawing from a lifetime of research and his own experiences, Strieber offers up a fictional account of the conspiracy behind the alien presence on Earth while also giving us a startling look inside the alien mind that will astound, frighten, and enthrall readers.

Meet the Three Thieves, a group of Grays assigned to duty in a small Kentucky town. They have been preparing a child for generations. Innocent Conner Callaghan will face the ultimate terror as he struggles to understand who he has been breed to become, and what he must do to save humanity. Meet Colonel Michael Morax, who strives to keep the secret of the Grays from the public. And then there’s Lauren Glass, government “empath” to the last surviving captive Gray, known only as B for Bob. Her unique talent to communicate with this captive Gray may be the only way humans can unravel their ultimate plan.

But when B for Bob suddenly escapes the highly secure underground Air Force facility that he’s been captive in for years, it triggers a mass undertaking in that small Kentucky town. A frantic race begins, as the government must outmaneuver the Grays to keep the secret of the presence intact.

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*Sale ends March 8, 2016.

New Releases 2/2/16

A Voice from the Field by Neal GriffinFlash by L.E. Modesitt Jr.Murdock's Law and City of Widows by Loren D. EstlemanOf Irish Blood by Mary Pat KellyPathfinder Tales: Pirate's Prophecy by Chris A. JacksonSeventh Son and Red Prophet by Orson Scott CardThe Eterna Files by Leanna Renee HieberVoyage of the Basilisk by Marie BrennanWhen the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner

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Magika Swordsman and Summoner Vol. 3 by Mitsuki Mihara; Art by MonRin

Monster Monsume Vol. 8 by OKAYADO

See upcoming releases.

Riders Swag Sweepstakes

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Can’t wait for Veronica Rossi’s Riders? Want to receive all the swag from BookTuber Christine’s Riders unboxing video? Here’s your chance, Rossi fans!

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