New Releases: November 12-18, 2012

Filed in New Releases , The Needy Lover Posted on November 13, 2012 @ 11:00 am 5 comments

River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans, #2)
by Suzanne Johnson
Genre: urban fantasy
Release date: November 13, 2012 by Tor Books


Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.

Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.

It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.

Read an excerpt from River Road

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All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey
Any Way You Want It by Maureen Smith
Ashes of Twilight (Ashes Trilogy, #1) by Kassy Tayler (YA)

Bad Hair Day (Kate Grable, #2) by Carrie Harris
Black City (Black City, #1) by Elizabeth Richards
Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance by Kristina Wright

Echo (Soul Seekers, #2) by Alyson Noel (YA)
Fatal Deception (Fatal, #5) by Marie Force
Greta and the Goblin King (Mylena Chronicles, #1) by Chloe Jacobs (YA)

Into The Fire (First Responders, #3) by Donna Alward
Luminosity (The Raven Chronicles, #1) by Stephanie Thomas (YA)
Once Burned (Close to the Heat, #1) by Dee Carney

Phoenix Legacy (The Phoenix Institute, #2) by Corrina Lawson
Reached (Matched, #3) by Ally Condie (YA)
Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1) by J.A. Souders (YA)

Speed of Light (Fenestra, #3) by Amber Kizer (YA)
The Curious Steambox Affair by Melissa Macgregor
The Future We Left Behind / 1.4 (Point 4, #2) by Mike A. Lancaster

The Inexplicables (The Clockwork Century, #5) by Cherie Priest
There’s Something About Lady Mary (Summersby #2) by Sophie Barnes
Witch World (Witch World, #1) by Christopher Pike (YA)

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Talk about unintended thematic connections! Despite the cold weather that’s coming upon many in the northern hemisphere, it seems there are quite a few fire-, light-, and and heat-related book titles this week. Speed of Light; Phoenix Legacy; Into the Fire; Ashes of Twilight; Once Burned; and Luminosity. I wonder if the powers that be planned it all that way. 🙂

If you’re feeling up to some YA, this is a nice week for you to check out the new release offerings; there are books from authors newly published and longtime successes. For example… YA horror master R.L. Stine released a new book a few weeks ago; now the other major name in YA thrillers/horror drops a brand new novel to the masses. (Witch World, that is. This time, witches are the creatures to watch out for!) And on the other end, we’ve debut author Chloe Jacobs’s novel Greta and the Goblin King (which looks like fun and has a neat cover, I must say).

So, take this week to either get in some YA purchases (fire-themed or not), or save your pennies for later this month (after thanksgiving); there are going to be a fair share of must-haves coming out all at once.

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Heading to the bookstore this week for that new release? Getting some preorders in the mail (finally)? What’s the largest single book purchase (in terms of # of books bought) you’ve ever made?

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Alisha, the bespectacled and ever nerdy California girl, simply won't leave home without a book in hand. She loves language learnin' and is working toward becoming a bonafide grammar ninja. On any given day you'll find her haunting local libraries or baking scores of cupcakes and sweet treats.

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  • Cris November 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Back before I had my Kindle and had to wait to hit $25 for that free Super Saver shipping from Amazon, I’d buy several books at once to hit that limit. I’m also a streaker (in the reading sense, haha), so I’d buy series. Biggest haul was probably 10 books. Now books magically appear on my Kindle on release day– I think I’ve maxed out at 3 or 4 being released on the same day 🙂

  • Susan November 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve got a couple of these on my wish list. I’ll probably break down and buy the Priest book sooner rather than later. I’m trying to hold off on Penguin books due to price, tho.

    As far as your other question, I don’t want to incriminate myself but did you know that 100 is the maximum number of items you can order from Amazon on a single order? If you want to exceed that number, you need to submit multiple orders. 🙂

  • Lesley D November 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    River Road looks good! I still need to read the first book though.

  • aurian November 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I want River Road! And that title, Greta and the Goblin King, there is only one Goblin King, and that is David Bowie in Labyrinth.
    You really want to know how many books I can buy? Okay, they were secondhand, 2 euro’s each, … If I remember correctly, 168. In pristine condition. But don’t ask me how many of those I have read by now, because sadly, I guess under 30. Bookaddict you ask?

  • JessS November 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Not really any new releases I’m likely to buy this week, but my preorder of Double Time by Olivia Cunning arrived yesterday!! Really quick seeing as Amazon’s estimated arrival wasn’t until December.
    And while I tend to only buy one or two books at once, I have at times bough 4 or 5.

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