New Releases Aug. 12-19 (& Reader’s Choice C*ntest & Weekly Winners)

Zzzzzz. Yeah, yeah, okay, I’m awake. Sort of. 

Kind of a slow week on the new releases, but you’ll find them below and, as always, Monday is Reader’s Choice day–pick out the book you’d most like to read, leave it in a comment, and at the end of the week I’ll pick a winner!
First, however, the winners from last week’s Authors After Dark extravaganza. If you see your name here, please email me with your snail-mail address.

ROGER won the New Orleans glass water-meter replica paperweight. (This is a pretty piece–you’ll love it!)

SUSAN MEEK won the packet of books from Authors After Dark authors–please let me know when you send your mailing info if you’d prefer to receive or avoid books that are on the erotic side–not everyone’s cup of tea and my box of books from AAD contained quite a few.

KERRY won the Royal Street/River Road field trip bag with goodies from moi.

BARB P won the bracelet and welcome bag from AAD.
MEGAN G won Lexi George’s book Demon Hunting in the Deep South. (This can be digital or print, just let me know which you prefer.)
LORI M. LEE won last week’s Reader’s Choice, and picked Throne of Glass. (This can be digital or print, just let me know which you prefer.)

Now….let’s see what’s new this week!

Bullettime, by Nick Mamatas (August 14, ChiZine)
David Holbrook is a scrawny kid, the victim of bullies, and the neglected son of insane parents. David Holbrook is the Kallis Episkipos, a vicious murderer turned imprisoned leader of a death cult dedicated to Eris, the Hellenic goddess of discord. David Holbrook never killed anyone, and lives a lonely and luckless existence with his aging mother in a tumbledown New Jersey town. Caught between finger and trigger, David is given three chances to decide his fate as he is compelled to live and relive all his potential existences, guided only by the dark wisdom found in a bottle of cough syrup.
Suck It Up and Die (Suck It Up #2), by Brian Meehl (August 14, Delacorte)
All Morning McCobb wants is to complete his training at the NY Fire Academy and to stay head over heels in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, given that she’s now eighteen and he’s stalled at sixteen. It’s nearly the first anniversary of American Out Day, the historic day on which the Leaguer Vampires of America began going mainstream without going bloodstream on their fellow mortal citizens. The tension between Morning’s wish for a simple, out of the spotlight life, and Portia’s cinematic obsession with historic events escalates to the breaking point when a super-sinister vampire rises from the grave with a powerful thirst, for revenge. Young Adult.
Touched, by Cyn Balog (August 14, Delacorte)
Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn’t things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn’t work. But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something’s about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift and there’s no way to stop things from happening. Or is there? (LOVE this cover!)
The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she’s lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own. Young Adult.
The Unnaturalists, by Tiffany Trent (August 14, Simon & Schuster)
In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger. Vespa Nyx wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life cataloging Unnatural creatures in her father’s museum, but as she gets older, the requirement to become a lady and find a husband is looming large. Syrus Reed’s Tinker family has always served and revered the Unnaturals from afar, but when his family is captured to be refinery slaves, he finds that his fate may be bound up with Vespa’s—and with the Unnaturals. Young Adult.
False Memory (False Memory #1), by Dan Krokos (August 14, Hyperion)
Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability. Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. Young Adult.
Rise of the Elgen (Michael Vey #2), by Richard Paul Evans (August 14, Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink)
Michael was born with special electrical powers—and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a techno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. Young Adult.
The Kill Order (Maze Runner Prequel), by James Dashner (August 14, Delacorte)
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares seared the earth and mankind fell to disease.
The Traitor Queen (Traitor Spy Trilogy #3), by Trudi Canavan (August 14, Orbit)
Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an alliance between his people and the Traitors. Lorkin has also had to become a feared black magician in order to harness the power of an entirely new kind of gemstone magic. This knowledge could transform the Guild of Magicians—or make Lorkin an outcast forever.
And…that is all! You know the drill: one entry for comment, plus extra entries for blog follow, for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and for a Tweet or RT of the contest. Now…go!
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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).

42 thoughts on “New Releases Aug. 12-19 (& Reader’s Choice C*ntest & Weekly Winners)

  1. Thank you! Now I have a souvenir from AAD NOLA 2012. Congrats to all the winners. Looking forward to book club on Wednesday.

  2. Congrats to the winners!^^

    i would pick the unnaturalist because the others didn’t catch my interest^^;;

    thank you a lot


  3. Congrats to the winners!
    I would love to win The Unnaturalists, sounds really unique.

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  4. Congratulations to the winners! 🙂

    I would love to win The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long. Thank you for all the great giveaways!

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  5. False Memory!
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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    katerahm at gmail dot com

  6. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. The Treachery of Beautiful Things would be my choice.

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  8. the Threachery of Beautiful things or the Unnaturalists? Hard to choose!

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    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  9. I’m so excited for The Unnaturalists! It sounds amazing and the cover is great. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Sara M
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