New Releases June 10-16 and Reader’s Choice C*ntest

Feast or famine! After last week’s insanely huge list of new releases, things are quite snail-like this week although there’s at least a mix of genres, from YA to paranormal romance to urban fantasy. AND since it’s a small week, if you find a release from another genre coming out this week you’d like to request, just leave it in your comment.
As always, leave a comment telling me the book here you’d most like to win, and maybe will make your wishes come true. International, true that.

Also, the contest for the Kindle goes on over at my sister site HERE, where Susannah Sandlin is counting down her Top 12 Vampires between now and June 12, when her new paranormal romance, Redemption, is released. She’s down to Vampire No. 2 today…it might be someone you know.

Now, here we go….

The Golden Lily, by Richelle Mead (June 12, Razorbill)
The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series. Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students–children of the wealthy and powerful–carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

Lies Beneath, by Anne Greenwood Brown(June 12, Delacorte)

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother’s death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family’s homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock’s daughter, Lily. Young Adult.

Niceville, by Carsten Stroud (June 12, Knopf)

Something is wrong in Niceville. A boy literally disappears from Main Street. A security camera captures the moment of his instant, inexplicable vanishing. An audacious bank robbery goes seriously wrong: four cops are gunned down; a TV news helicopter is shot and spins crazily out of the sky, triggering a disastrous cascade of events that ricochet across twenty different lives over the course of just thirty-six hours. Nick Kavanaugh, a cop with a dark side, investigates. Soon he and his wife, Kate, a distinguished lawyer from an old Niceville family, find themselves struggling to make sense not only of the disappearance and the robbery but also of a shadow world, where time has a different rhythm and where justice is elusive.

Rapture (Fallen, Book 4), by Lauren Kate(June 12, Delacorte)

Time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again. Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen. For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. Young Adult.

Redemption(Penton Legacy, Book 1), by Susannah Sandlin (June 12, Montlake)

The world’s vampire population is on the brink of starvation since the vaccine to treat a global pandemic rendered human blood deadly to them. Their only hope for survival is a handful of rural areas that the vaccine never breached. The tiny town of Penton, Alabama, is one such enclave, where the immortal Aidan Murphy has established a community of vampires and their willingly bonded humans. Together, they live in peace—until Aidan’s estranged brother descends upon the town and begins attacking its humans. Desperate to save his adopted family, Aidan breaks one of his cardinal rules, kidnapping an unvaccinated human doctor—and unexpectedly falling in love for the first time in nearly four hundred years.

Serpent’s Kiss (Witches of East End, Book 2), by Melissa de la Cruz (June 12, Hyperion)

Just as things have settled down in the off-the-map Long Island town of North Hampton for the magical Beauchamp family, everything gets turned upside down once more when Freya’s twin brother Fryr, or “Freddie” as he’s called now, returns from Limbo with shocking news — that it was none other than Freya’s fiancé, Killian Gardiner, who set up his downfall. He begs Freya to keep his presence a secret, even from their own family, but somehow the irascible Freddie is still able to conduct many affairs with the town’s young lovelies from his self-imposed exile. Until he falls for the wrong girl. 

The Taken (Celestial Blues Book 1), by Vicki Pettersson (June 12, Harper Voyager)

He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds. Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets—and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel, he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Now…what do you want to read? Leave a comment and tell me, and I’ll draw one name to win his or her choice. International, as always. And if the book is in a series you haven’t started, you can always pick the first one in the series instead. If there’s a new release in another genre this week you’d like to read, leave that in your comment.

As always, four entries possible: +1 for comment to tell me what book (any book) you want, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest. This contest is international. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S., and winners are announced on Sunday’s blog. It’s the responsibility of the winner to contact me with their mailing info. Books unclaimed after a month will go into a general giveaway pile.


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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

57 thoughts on “New Releases June 10-16 and Reader’s Choice C*ntest

  1. I would love to win The Taken by Vicki Petterson.

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  2. Oh, yes. The Taken by Vicki Petterson would be my choice.

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  3. I would love to win Serpent’s Kiss by Melissa de la Cruz

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  4. I will definitely have to say that the only book that appeals to me is The Taken – can’t get enough UF!

    GFC Follower: Mel S

  5. GFC follower Christina Kit.

    Thanks so much!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  6. the taken seems really interesting so perhaps i will choose it if i don’t win redemption elsewhere no sure whioc one yet but that’s between those two

    thanks you a lot for the international giveaway

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  7. I would like Redemption.

    I follow the blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. Redemption by Susannah Sandlin

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    Stacey_dvn (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. My sister told me about this great giveaway! I would love to read ‘lies beneath’!
    gfc – pink-orchid1

    Thanks so much!

  10. ahhh, hard choices. I’m going back and forth between Rapture and The Taken

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  11. I’m so excited for The Taken. It sounds awesome and the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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    Sara M
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  12. Golden Lily or What lies beneth? MMm, if I won, I’d choose!

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  13. Hmmm… There’s two I’d love, Redemption or The Taken. Since I already blew this month’s book budget (poor planning on my part + hardcover books), if I were to be the winner, I’d love for YOU to pick one & surprise me. Deal? 😉

    As always, thanks for the fabulous giveaway opportunities!

    rissatoo (ATgmail DOTcom)
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