Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This Week's Upcoming Releases

This is not a post I've had much of a chance to do lately, although it was something I originally intended to do each week.  But with work schedules, and children's activity schedules, and other things that seem to interrupt a well-meaning blogger, I just haven't been able to get around to it.  I took a bit of a breather this week and decided to do something for myself, well as far as blogging goes, and spent some time checking out some upcoming releases.  Here are a few that I am interested in this week.

Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires,
Book 8)
by Rachel Caine
Release Date:  April 27, 2010

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big-time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs - which means Michael will have to enter the human world.  For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all too-human friends.  And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...

Ghosts and Echoes (A Shadows Inquiries Novel)
by Lyn Benedict
Release Date: April 27, 2010

Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I.  She specializes in cases involving the unusual and unbelievable, in a world where magic is real, where hell is just around the corner - and where death isn't the worst thing that can happen to you...

The Genesis Secret
by Tom Knox
Release Date: April 27, 2010

In this epic thriller, a secret with shocking consequences is buried deep in the Middle Eastern Desert.

Well of Sorrows
by Benjamin Tate
Release Date: April 27, 2010

An epic tale of a continent on the brink of war, and a deadly magic that waits to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

The Deadly Sister
by Eliot Schrefer
Release Date: April 27, 2010

Abby is sure her sister Maya isn't a murderer.  But her parents don't agree.  Her friends don't agree.  And the cops definitely don't agree.  Maya is a drop-out, a stoner, a girl who's obsessed with her tutor, Jefferson Andrews...until he ends up dead.  Maya runs away, and leaves Abby following the trail of clues.  Each piece of evidence points to Maya, but it seems that Jefferson had secrets of his own.  And enemies.

Is Abby getting closer to finding the true murderer?  Or is someone leading her down a twisted false path?

The Thin Executioner
by Darren Shan
Release Date: April 28, 2010

Jebel sets out on a quest to the farawar home of a legendary fire god to beg for inhuman powers so that he can become the most lethal of men.  He must take with him a slave to be sacrificed to the god.  It will be a dark and brutal journey, but the Jebel it is worth it.

To retrieve his honour...

To wield unimaginable power...

To become...

The thin executioner.

Johnny Swanson
by Eleanor Updale
Release Date: April 29, 2010

This one is for my son.

11-year-old Johnny is in business.  He's raking in the money with his advertising scams and his agony aunt persona, Ada Ardour, who offers advice on absolutely anything in return for a shilling.  But his money-making schemes are getting him in too deep.  Everything is spiralling out of control, and now his own mother is in mortal danger.  There's only one thing for it: Johnny must assume another role - undercover detective.

Where Death Delights
by Bernard Knight
Release Date: April 30, 2010

A new series about forensic pathology, written by a former Home Office pathologist.

Lost for Words
by Alice Kuipers
Release Date: May 1, 2010

Lost in memories of the life she once had, Sophie retreats into herself.  But there's only so long she can keep everything bottled up inside before she explodes.  Maybe by confronting the tragedy of her past she'll figure out how to fix her future.

The House on Sugar Plum Lane
by Judy Duarte
Release Date: May 1, 2010

Old friends and new characters mingle in a poignant story of second chances, new beginnings, faith, and family.

Runaway (Airhead, Book 3)
by Meg Cabot
Release Date: May 1, 2010

Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

But when she discovers the truth to Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

by Lucy Christopher
Release Date: May 1, 2010

Gemma has been kidnapped by her stalker and brought to the desolate Australian outback.  Stolen is the gripping story of her survival, of how she has to come to terms with her living nightmare - or die trying to fight it.


  1. Great list! Yesterday was a fantastic release day and there are some back to back ones coming up!