New Releases May 4—May 10 and Readers Choice C*ntest

Things should be getting back to normal tomorrow, but in the meantime we have fifty-six new releases this week. 56. You read that right! So strap yourselves in. It’s going to be a long flight…
Now….What do you want to read? As always, leave a commenttelling me the book you’d most like to win, and maybe will make yourwishes come true. Your choice of print or digital unless otherwise stated.International? Of course! As long as Book Depository delivers to your country,please enter. If you’d prefer the first book in a series listed here, that’sokay, too. 
LevitatingLas Vegas, by Jennifer Echols, (May 6, Pocket Star)
Holly Starr is tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity magician,in his Las Vegas casino show. Once he shares the secrets to his tricks, she canbreak out on her own. For years Holly has taken medication to stave offhallucinations that she can levitate objects. When she thinks she’s ready tomake a career and a life for herself, her medicine, and her luck, run out.Elijah Brown suffers from a similar delusion, that he can read minds, and he’sout of medicine too. He kidnaps Holly and takes her to the source, a town wheretheir medicine is made. What they discover there leads them to suspect theirpowers are not imaginary. They make a pact to stick together to confront thepeople who kept them in the dark. Soon they’re pitting their powers againsteach other in a dangerous world. (ebook only) 
AHighland Werewolf Wedding (Heart of the Wolf #11), by Terry Spear, (May 7,Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently outof work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure. When she arrives inScotland, she nearly has a head-on collision with one hot, kilt-garbedHighlander, and runs him off the road. Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn’thappy Elaine ruined his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after amisunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two feuding clans. Now he’sout to ensure that this sexy female wolf gets her fair share of her clan’streasure. He knows he should leave well enough alone, but it’s too late toleave his heart out of it. 
Alienin the House (Katherine “Kitty” Kat #7), by Gini Koch, (May 7, DAW)
Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini have learned the ins and outs ofWashington politics, not to mention how to prevail in intergalactic war andfoil dangerous plots. But, in the aftermath of Operation Destruction, the Gowergirls’ powers are burned out, the entire A-C population has been “outed” as thealiens living on Earth that they are, and, worst of all, ACE is nowhere to befound. Murder and mayhem are served up at an important dinner party at theAmerican Centaurion Embassy. Vance Beaumont comes to Kitty with a theory thatsomeone is systematically killing off the House of Representatives. It’s up toKitty to find out what’s going on and why. Will the replacement Representativefor New Mexico’s 2nd District, who happens to be Jeff Martini, be the next todie? 
Assassins’Dawn, by StephenLeigh, (May 7, DAW)
Neweden is a world whose gods are death and fate, and it’shere that the Hoorka have arisen: a guild of assassins, whose single law isthat the victim must always retain a tiny but finite chance of escape. If thevictim can survive until dawn, they may go free. Gyll, the leader of theHoorka, also has dreams of taking the guild offworld into the growing societyof the Alliance, which is trying to reconstruct a shattered, worlds-spanningempire. Gyll must confront internal struggles within his own people, thedangerous politics of Neweden, and the twinned threat and promise of theAlliance. The Hag of Death dances around them, mockingly. Can the Hoorkasurvive to see the dawn of their own success, an Assassins’ Dawn? 
Here Abide Monsters:  Celtic faery folk,modern humans, and inhabitants of a distant future share the planet’ssurface.  There are also aliens in flying saucer which are capturing andenslaving new arrivals who fall through the “gates.” One group of new arrivalsmeets a protector, a man who calls himself the Herald.  He promisessafety. He requires a piece of their souls in payment. Yurth Burden:  Tworaces share Zacar: the plains dwelling Raski and the mountain dwellingtelepaths, the Yurth.  The two are often in contention along theirborders.  When a young Yurth woman goes on her coming-of-age vision quest,one young Raski warrior follows her, and together they discover a secret thatwill surely unbalance their world and may change Zacar forever. 
CommunityService (Broken Mirrors #3), by Vaughn R. Demont,(May 7, Samhain)
Life as the only human sorcerer isn t all it s cracked up tobe for James Black, the Lightning Rod. Between gremlins in the closet, paladinscrashing through skylights and working spells in a storage locker, hunting abody-hopping spirit is a welcome distraction. If only he didn t have to partnerwith a Coyote. After being punted to the curb by his roommate, things arelooking dire for trickster Spencer Crain, until an old friend offers him a shotat a big score scamming the best of marks: a vampire. With lives in thebalance, James is learning the hard way what being a sorcerer really means andthat he picked a hell of a time to quit smoking. Spencer is faced with thechoice between his future and his friends. Yeah, like he s never seen”that” movie before.  (ebook only) 
Cynful(Halle Shifers #2), by Dana Marie Bell, (May 7, Samhain)
Julian DuCharme, a rare Spirit Bear with legendary healingpowers, is finally free from the threat of death. While his Bear screams it’stime to mate, the love of his life wants to date. Holding his Bear in checkwhile convincing her he’s not out to control her won’t be easy. She’s stubbornand a closeted geek. Cynthia “Cyn” Reyes, owner of Living Art Tattoos, thinksJulian is the hottest thing on two legs. She watched her mother flounder whenher father passed away. She’s determined to never lose herself to someone else.When the women of Living Art are targeted by a killer, Julian doesn’t thinktwice about pouring out his last drop of power to keep Cyn safe. But it’s Cynwho’ll give up everything to keep a terrifying vision from coming true. One ofhis death. 
DeadEver After (Sookie Stackhouse #13), by Charlaine Harris,(May 7, Ace)
Sookie Stackhouse finds it easy to turn down the request offormer barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all,Arlene tried to have Sookie killed. But her relationship with Eric Northman isnot so clear cut. He and his vampires are keeping their distance, and a coldsilence. And when Sookie learns the reason why, she is devastated. Then ashocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. But theevidence against Sookie is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing,she’ll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie.What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love isnever enough. 
DeadMan’s Deal (The Asylum Tale #2), by Jocelynn Drake, (May 7, Harper Voyager)
In a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, andvampires swim free in a sea of humanity, sometimes you need an edge. Gage cangive you what you need. The most talented tattoo artist in town, he knows theright symbol and the right mix of ingredients and ink to achieve your heart’sdesire. Everything has its price. Gage learned that lesson long ago. The crueland powerful wizards in the dreaded Ivory Towers he escaped aren’t about to lethim forget. The wizards know Gage is using forbidden magic, and they intend topunish him for his transgressions. Too bad if innocent humans and monsters,entire cities, get in the way. They will quell a nascent magical uprising andGage will be the sacrifice they need. First, though, they have to find him. 
EternalDemon (Mark of the Vampire #5), by Laura Wright, (May7, Signet)
When Erion’s son is kidnapped by the evil vampire Cruen,Erion vows to stop at nothing to find his hideaway, including intercepting thetraveling party of Cruen’s beautiful bride-to-be. But instead of a vulnerablecaravan, Erion is met by a feral band of female demons that includes Hellen,the bride, a creature of dark magic and darker passion. Though the safetyof his son is foremost, Erion can’t deny his unexpected connection to Hellen,inflaming a manic desire as primal as it is irresistible. As their bondintensifies, they move toward an inevitable and terrifying battle. With timerunning out, Erion realizes he must not only find and rescue his son, butprotect Hellen from Cruen and the underworld forces waiting to destroy her forher betrayal. 
Eversworn(Daughters of Askara #3), by Hailey Edwards, (May 7, Samhain)
When an exchange of stolen goods in the Feriana marketplaceturns sour, Isabeau stumbles from the encounter bruised and laden with neworders to complete an even larger heist. Armed with a lethal book of spells,she strikes a dangerous bargain with Roland Bernhard. Steal a shipment of saltfrom the Feriana colony, and she’ll have her freedom, and her daughter. Sheruns into Dillon Preston who is out of commission after a mine explosion, anditching for a distraction. He gets it when the female who saved his leg arrivesat the colony. Trapped in a desperate bid to gain true freedom, Isabeau iswilling to sacrifice her life for her daughter’s. Dillon wants a package deal,and he’s not willing to lose either female, even if it means the future king ofSere’s head will roll. 
Fallof Night (The Morganville Vampires #14), by Rachel Caine, (May7, NAL)
Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when shegets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up theopportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially sincethings are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. Hernew life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far fromClaire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with ProfessorIrene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on hermachine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. When shebegins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out ofcontrol, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the lastmistake she’ll ever make. 

GenerationV (American Vampire #1), by M.L. Brennan, (May 7, Roc)

Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theoryhas left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouringcoffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire.He’s still mostly human. But when a new vampire comes into his family’sterritory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritageanymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy forwanting to get involved. It’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance ofSuzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find away to outsmart the deadly vamp. Without having matured into full vampirehoodand with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue missionmight just kill him. 

Godsand Monsters: Unclean Spirits, by Chuck Wendig,(May 7, Abaddon)

Five years ago, it all went wrong for Cason Cole. He losthis wife and son, and was bound into service to a man who chews up human livesand spits them out, a predator who holds nothing dear and respects no law. Asthe man he both loves and hates lies dying at his feet, the sounds of theexplosion still ringing in his ears, Cason is finally free. The gods andgoddesses are real. A polytheistic pantheon, a tangle of divine hierarchies,once kept the world at an arm’s length, warring with one another for mankind’sbelief and devotion. When one god triumphed, driving all other gods out ofHeaven, it was back to the bad old days: cults and sycophants, and the terribleretribution the gods visit on those who spite them. That isn’t going to stopCason from getting back what’s his. 

Heartof Iron (London Steampunk #2), by Bec McMaster, (May 7, SourcebooksCasablanca)

Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects theflirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement hauntingLondon’s vicious blue blood elite. Not even Will Carver, the one man she can’ttwist around her little finger. Stricken with the loupe and considered littlemore than a slave to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelonor Lena. When he finds a coded letter on Lena, a code that matches one he sawon a fire-bombing suspect, he realizes she’s in trouble. With the humanistslooking to start a war with the Echelon, Lena and Will must race against time,and an automaton army, to stop the humanist plot before it’s too late. As theyfight to save a city on the brink of revolution, the greatest danger might justbe to their hearts. 

Heartsof Shadow (Deadglass #2), by Kira Brady, (May 7, Zebra)

Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her theunofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’sno way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon shifterclan to “protect” her from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets, and keepher from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn. Leif’s science-honedinstincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe. Buthelping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away thedragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon theonly chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerouslyfragile link that could forever unite their souls, or consume all in a storm ofdestruction. 

HisBroken Angel (The Glorious Victorious Darcys #1.5), by Beth Ciotta, (May 7,Signet)

Doc Blue has never had it easy. Born a Freak, the offspringof a Vic, a native Victorian, and a Mod, a time traveler from the future, he’slived on the fringes of society, hiding his true identity and preternatural healingabilities. His brief support of the Freak rebellion has only left him with evenmore problems, losing him both his job and one of his greatest allies, TuckerGentry. When Tuck’s kid sister, Lily, ends up blinded in an air skirmish on herway from America to England, Doc jumps at the opportunity to be the one torescue her and use his powers to mend her wounds. Doc realizes that to restoreher sight he will have to spill his biggest secret. With Lily’s help, Doc maybe able to reach the full potential of his abilities, heal Lily’s broken heart,and learn how to open his.  (ebook only) 

Houseof Steel: The Honorverse Companion, by David Weber, (May 7,Baen)

Have you ever finished the latest Honor Harrington novelfrom David Weber and wished you could linger in Weber’s Honorverse just a bitlonger?  Now you can with this treasure trove of tech, specs, and insightson David Weber’s mega best-selling Honor Harrington series.  Orbitalcharacteristics of key planets, regimental order of the Royal Navy, backstoryon the history and drama of the Star Kingdom’s birth and early days, you’llfind it all here, thoughtfully arranged by the Bureau 9 Weber research group,and overseen by David Weber himself. 

Icons(Icons #1), by Margaret Stohl, (May 7, Little, Brown Books)

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windowsshattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. Theday Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has beenhiding from the one truth she can’t avoid. She’s different. She survived. Why?When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, they findonly more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against theircaptors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador’s privileged son. Thefour teens are more alike than they might think. The timing of their meetingisn’t a coincidence. It’s a conspiracy. Within the Icon’s reach, Dol, Ro, Tima,and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions may actually be theirgreatest strengths. 

IfI Should Die (Revenants #3), by Amy Plum, (May 7,Harper Teen)

I will not lose another person I love. I will not lethistory repeat itself. Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instantour future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called afriend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’simmortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want. It shouldn’t bepossible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent issomewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything tosave him. After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent isunimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying, to go against his nature andforsake sacrificing himself for others, so that we could be together. How can Inot risk everything to bring my love back to me? 

Invisibility,by Andrea Cremerand David Levithan,(May 7, Philomel)

Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life,because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed onStephen’s mother before Stephen was born. When Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYCapartment building, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. WhenStephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide todive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figureout a way to break the curse. Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking hisanger out on everyone he sees. Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of asacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible.The answercould mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth. 

Loki’sWolves (Blackwell Pages #1), by K.L. Armstrongand M.A. Marr,(May 7, Little, Brown Books)

In Viking times, Norse myths predicted the end of the world,an event called Ragnarok, that only the gods can stop. The gods died a longtime ago. Matt Thorsen knows every Norse myth, saga, and god as if it wasfamily history, because it is family history. Most people in themodern-day town of Blackwell, South Dakota, in fact, are direct descendants ofeither Thor or Loki, including Matt’s classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke. Knowingthe legends and believing them are two different things. When the rune readersreveal that Ragnarok is coming and kids, led by Matt, will stand in for thegods in the final battle, he can hardly believe it. Matt, Laurie, and Fen’slives will never be the same as they race to put together an unstoppable teamto prevent the end of the world. 

Minotaur:A Jim Chapel Story, by DavidWellington, (May 7, William Morrow)

Someone is smuggling Russian guns into the United States toarm domestic terrorists, and it’s up to Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel touncover who is behind the plot. The prime suspect is Ygor Favorov, a notoriousRussian operative who defected just before the fall of the Soviet Union. Butexposing a billionaire double agent is far from easy, and Chapel must fight hisway through a small army of security guards to confront the Russian and defusea secret that could lead to war between the United States and Russia.  (ebook Only) 

Mystic(The Soul Seekers #3), by Alyson Noel, (May 7, St. Martin’s Griffin)

Since arriving in Enchantment, New Mexico, everything inDaire Santos life has changed. And not all for the better. While she’s come toaccept and embrace her new powers as a Soul Seeker, Daire struggles with theresponsibility she holds navigating between the worlds of the living and thedead. And with the fate of her boyfriend Dace in the balance, Daire must putaside her personal feelings and focus on defeating Cade, whose evil plansthreaten everyone she loves and the world as she knows it.
MYSTIC is the third book in The Soul Seekers, a magnificent newseries about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living andthe dead. 

Nightbound(Lords of the Darkyn #3), by Lynn Viehl,(May 7, Signet)

Beaumaris of York has many secrets. No human can know thathe’s an immortal Darkyn assigned to Knight’s Realm, the Kyn strongholddisguised as a medieval theme park. None of his brethren can discover that he’sa half-breed, rescued from slavery as a child. Beau has been yearning foraction, and he’s about to find it with his new mission. Archaeologist Dr. AlysStuart is infamous for her extraordinary theories, especially those concerningthe mysterious Knights Templar. She is unaware that her research is funded bythe Kyn coffers. When a powerful Templar artifact surfaces, Alys and Beau musttrust each other enough to stop mankind’s greed for immortality from sparking awar between mortals and Kyn that will destroy the world. 

Oberon’sDreams, by Aaron Pogue, (May 7, 47North)

Captain Corin is the greatest pirate the world has known.After a three-year search, Captain Corin has finally found the lost city ofJezeeli. The dashing, quick-witted pirate promised his crew that they would berewarded with a treasure beyond their wildest dreams, but the ancient ruinshold no treasure, only stacks of strange books. Left to die in a fire set byhis mutinous crew, Corin is mysteriously rescued and transported back in timeto a city ruled by King Oberon. Stuck, only Oberon has the power to send Corinhome. The tyrant Ephitel, a brutal god whose name strikes fear even in Corin’stime, has designs on Oberon’s throne. Can Corin defeat the mighty Ephitel andchange the course of history? 

Portal(Boundary #3), by EricFlint and Ryk E. Spoor,(May 7, Baen)

Madeline Fathom had miraculously landed the crippled NebulaStorm on Europa. She joined on that frozen moon of Jupiter thestranded crewmembers of the ill-fated EU vessel Odin. TheNebula Storm‘s reactor was ruined in the landing, the Odin’sshuttle can’t make the trip back home. The only vessel that could have make thejourney to save them has just been destroyed. Madeline, Helen Sutter, A.J.Baker and the team have one card left to play. All they have to do, is survivelethal radiation, vacuum, and ice as hard as steel while they figure out how tomake Nebula Storm fly again. As they prepare to make the journeyhome, Europa has one more discovery waiting for them, a discovery that might bethe deadliest trap in the Solar System. 

Reboot(Reboot #1), by AmyTintera, (May 7, Harper Teen)

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in thechest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot. The longer Reboots aredead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliestReboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as asoldier for HARC. Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, buther latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes ispractically human. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given onelast chance to get him in line, or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has neverdisobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. She has alsonever felt as alive as she does around Callum. The perfect soldier is donetaking orders. 

RedMoon: A Novel, by BenjaminPercy, (May 7, Grand Central)

They live among us. They are our neighbors, our mothers, ourlovers. They change. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s frontdoor and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. PatrickGamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours laterstepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has swornto protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, buthe is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threathas been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the redmoon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge, and the battle forhumanity will begin. 

RunningWild (Northern Shifters #4), by Joely Skye, (May 7,Samhain)

Seamus O’Connor thought his friendship with ZachariahSmithson was just that, a relationship born on one horrific night seven yearsago. He never thought he’d end up inheriting the old man’s farm. The farm comesequipped with all he needs, and something he didn’t expect. Unsettling,late-night visits from Zachariah’s grandson Ri. Ri has had little contact withthe outside world. Horse shifters aren’t any human’s idea of normal. He’s waryof being the next target of the werewolves who took his twin brother. As Seamusgradually learns the truth of Ri’s life, their relationship tentatively grows.For it was Ri who rescued Seamus on that terrible night long ago. Seamus isabout to realize he’s had his own encounters with werewolves. He just doesn’tknow it, yet. 

ShadowChaser (Son of Angels #3), by Jerel Law, (May 7, Thomas Nelson)

Many months have passed since part angel siblings Jonah,Eliza, and Jeremiah Stone began their angelic training. As part angels, or”quarterlings,” the siblings joined other children of nephilim to beginhoning their special powers. In this third installment in the Son of Angelsseries, Jonah’s story comes to resemble a modern-day Job as he’s faced withtrials that affect his health, strength, relationships, and most-prizedpossessions. As he and the other quarterlings prepare for mid-term exams, theirpowers are tested once again in the most fierce battle against Abaddon’s forcesyet. Will Jonah’s faith in Elohim continue to persevere as he fights Abaddon inhis hardest battle yet? 

Shadowsof Falling Night (Shadowspawn #3), by S.M. Stirling, (May7, Roc)

Near-purebred home nocturnus Adrian Brézé and his humanmate, Ellen, thought they had dealt with his twin sister, Adrienne. Theythought she was dead. But she survived and now leads a faction of theShadowspawn, the ancient, shape-shifting, blood-drinking breed who secretlycontrol the world. She has nothing but hatred and contempt for her brother, whoremains on the side of humanity, fighting with the Brotherhood against theShadowspawn. To defeat him, she has suborned his mentor, the greatest warriorof the Brotherhood. The man thinks he’s bringing a weapon to the Council ofShadows that will wipe out the Shadowspawn’s leaders. In truth, his actionswill make Adrienne demon-goddess of the world, unless Adrian and Ellen can turnhim back in time. 

Shieldof Sea and Space (The Chaos Knight #3), by Erin Hoffman, (May7, Pyr)

Vidarian Rulorat, a powerful magic-user whose abilitiesspread across multiple elements, finds himself at war with the Alorean ImportCompany (AIC). By opening the gate between worlds, Vidarian released theStarhunter, goddess of chaos. Wild magic returned to the world of Andovar,bringing with it shape-changers and strange awakened elemental technologies.Vidarian discovers that the AIC is determined to eliminate two-thirds of thisnew life on Andovar in the hopes of hoarding more magic for themselves. Alongwith his human, gryphon, and shapechanger allies, he must stop the Company ifhe is to safeguard any future for the diverse life of Andovar. With theexistence of whole species hanging in the balance, Vidarian is locked in a racefor the future of the world. 

Storm(Swipe #3), by EvanAngler, (May 7, Thomas Nelson)

In a future United States, everyone gets the Mark at agethirteen. The Mark allows citizen to shop, go to school, and even get medicalcare, without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those whodo, disappear. Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at thelast minute. He’s been on the run from government agents and on a quest to findhis sister Lily, who disappeared when she went to get her Mark. His journey leadshim to befriend the Dust, a network of Markless individuals who dissent againstthe rule of the government. While some Markless are fighting Chancellor Cylis’army, the Dust is busy trying to find a cure for a horrible epidemic sweepingthrough the Marked. A storm is brewing that is bigger than any of them couldhave ever imagined. 

Sugar,by JewellParker Rhodes, (May 7, Little, Brown Books)

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantationalong the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fieldsall day doesn’t make her feel very free. Sugar has a knack for finding her ownfun, especially when she joins forces with forbidden friend Billy, the whiteplantation owner’s son. Sugar has always yearned to learn more about the world,and she sees her chance when Chinese workers are brought in to help harvest thecane. The older River Road folks feel threatened, but Sugar is fascinated. Asshe befriends young Beau and elder Master Liu, they introduce her to thetraditions of their culture, and she shares the ways of plantation life. Sugarsoon realizes that she must be the one to bridge the cultural gap and bring thecommunity together. 

Survivors:A Hidden Enemy (Survivors #2), by Erin Hunter, (May 7,HarperCollins)

The time has come for dogs to rule the wild. In theaftermath of the Big Growl that destroyed their city, Bella and the LeashedDogs have finally settled in the forest where there is plenty of clean waterand prey. But a fierce Pack of Wild Dogs has laid claim to the land, and theirmenacing Alpha will stop at nothing to ensure that it is his alone. Lucky hastaught the Leashed Dogs much about survival since they lost their longpaws.Bella hatches an intricate plan to force the enemy Pack away, a plan thatcenters on Lucky’s sly cunning and intelligence. He still feels the pull of aLone Dog life, Lucky agrees to help, knowing that he can’t leave his friendsuntil they are safe. Lucky will be tested in more ways than one, and hisactions will threaten the survival of both Packs. 

Takenby a Vampire (Vampire Queen #9), by Joey W. Hill, (May 7,Berkley Trade)

Groomed from birth to be an Inherited Servant and serve themost powerful vampire Masters, Alanna never resented her destiny. Then shebetrayed her Master to the Vampire Council. Death is her future. Until herMaster is captured, she must be protected. The Vampire Council assigns her toEvan, a vampire whose lifestyle makes him the perfect guardian. Alanna’straining was for a vampire of power and ambition, not for someone like Evan wholives in mountainside shacks and caves. His servant, Niall, is rough mannered.These two men are about to teach Alanna something her training never did. TheCouncil captures her Master. Alanna must accept her destiny. Evan and Niall areno strangers to defying fate. They will stop at nothing to make Alanna theirsforever. 

Talesof Majipoor, by Robert Silverberg, (May 7, Roc Trade)

Majipoor is a planet unlike any other, with countless untoldstories. Now, available for the first time in one volume, science fiction grandmaster Robert Silverberg presents seven tales that chronicle thousands of yearsof Majipoor’s history, from the arrival of the settlers of Old Earth, to theexpansion of vast cities, to the extraordinary life of Lord Valentine. Withinthese stories lie the secrets of Majipoor, a wondrous world of incredibleimagination. (U.S. Release) 

The5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1), by Rick Yancey, (May 7,Putnam Juvenile)

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd,only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5thwave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings whoonly look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who havescattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassiebelieves, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walkermay be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. ButCassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender,between life and death. To give up or to get up. 

TheAlpha and Omega: Cry Wolf: Volume Two (Alpha & Omega Graphic #2),by Patricia Briggs(May 7, InkLit)

Charles and Anna are on the hunt for a rogue werewolf in theMontana mountains. The creature has morphed into something so dark that itkills everything in its path: deer, elk, grizzlies, humans. But the wolf is thecreature of something far more powerful. One of Charles and Anna’s own packharbors a centuries-old secret that has come back to haunt him, and wreakvengeance on those around him. Charles and Anna, unaware of the truth, are twoinnocents who stand in the way. But even as members of their pack rally aroundthem, Anna’s rare power comes into its own, and is unleashed. 

TheDaedalus Incident, by Michael J. Martinez, (May 7, Night Shade Books)

Mars is supposed to be dead. Bizarre quakes are rumblingover the long-dormant tectonic plates of the planet, disrupting itstrillion-dollar mining operations. Rocks shake off their ancient dust and beginto roll, carving canals as they converge to form a towering structure amid theruddy terrain. The only clues stem from the emissions of a mysterious blueradiation, and a 300-year-old journal that is writing itself. Lt. ThomasWeatherby of His Majesty’s Royal Navy is an honest 18th-century man, aboard theHMS Daedalus, a frigate sailing the high seas between continents and theimmense Void between the Known Worlds. Weatherby must track a great andpowerful mystic, who has embarked upon a sinister quest to upset the balance ofthe planets. 

TheFictional Man, by Al Ewing, (May 7, Solaris)

Hollywood: Divorced, alcoholic and hanging on by a thread,Niles Golan is writing a remake of a camp-classic spy movie. The studio hasplans for a franchise, so rather than hiring an actor, the protagonist will be’translated’ into a cloned human body. It’s common practice, Niles’ therapistis a Fictional. So is his best friend. So, maybe, is the woman in the bar hecan’t stop staring at. Fictionals are a part of daily life now, especially inLA. It’s getting hard to tell who’s a Fictional and who’s not. If he does this right,the studio might bring one of Niles’ own characters to life. Somewhere beneaththe movie, beneath the TV show it was inspired by, the children’s book behindthat and the story behind that, is the kernel of something important. If he canjust hold it together long enough. 

TheHavoc Machine (Clockwork Empire #4), by Steven Harper, (May 7, Roc)

Thaddeus Sharpe’s life is dedicated to the hunting andkilling of clockworkers. When a mysterious woman named Sofiya Ekk approacheshim with a proposition from a powerful employer, he cannot refuse. A man whocalls himself Mr. Griffin seeks Thad’s help with mad clockwork scientist LordHavoc, who has molded a dangerous machine. Mr. Griffin cares little if the evilLord lives or dies; all he desires is Havoc’s invention. Upon Thad’s arrival atHavoc’s laboratory, he is met with a chilling discovery. Havoc is not onlyconcealing his precious machine; he has been using a young child by the name ofNikolai for cruel experiments. Locked into a clockwork web of intrigue, Thadmust decipher the truth surrounding Nikolai and the chaos contraption beforehavoc reigns. 

TheKings and Queens of Roam: A Novel, by Daniel Wallace,(May 7, Touchstone)

Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town calledRoam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen older, bitter, and conniving;Rachel beautiful, naïve, and blind. When their parents die an untimely death,Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in allthe wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous placeshe couldn’t possibly survive on her own, or so Helen believes, until Rachelmakes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down. 

TheLightning Catcher, by AnneCameron, (May 7, Greenwillow)

11 year-old Angus McFangus believes that his parents areboring civil servants, but one night his world is turned upside down when he ismysteriously whisked to the island of Imbur to become an apprentice at thePerilous Exploratorium for Weather and Vicious Storms. There, Angus discoversthat his parents are actually famous Lightening Catchers, who have beenkidnapped by the villainous Scabious Dankhart. Dankhart wants to find thesecret Lightening Vaults hidden somewhere within Perilous. With the help of hisnew friends, Dougal Dewsnap and Indigo Midnight, Angus intends to stop him.Angus learns that he is a Storm-Prophet: someone with the rare ability topredict catastrophic weather. Will Angus find his parents in time or willScabious Dankhart achieve world domination? 

Guardian(Beyond the Frontier #3), by Jack Campbell,(May 7, Ace)

Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived thejourney deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to thediscovery of new alien species. Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of theMidway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire.Geary needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives ofthe Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship.The Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back gruelingand perilous. Even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representativessafely unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrestmay have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction. 

TheMist-Torn Witches (The Mist-Torn Witches #1), by Barb Hendee, (May 7,Roc)

Orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a livingselling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additionalmoney by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures. They existin a land of great noble houses, all vying for power. When the sisters refusethe orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on thewarlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven. A series of bizarredeaths of girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. Heoffers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their”skills” to find the killer. Their survival depends on catching amurderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace, and thedanger around them seems to grow with each passing night. 

TheOriginals, by Cat Patrick, (May 7, Little, Brown Books)

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up asidentical triplets, until they discovered a shocking family secret. They’reactually closer than sisters, they’re clones. Hiding from a government agencythat would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single motherwith one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going toschool, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a defacto part of life. Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into hervery soul. Lizzie realizes that she’s not a carbon copy of her sisters; she’san individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into herbackground, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusualfamily that only science could have created. 

TheSummer Man, by S.D. Perry, (May 7, 47North)

Amanda Young grew up in Port Isley, a seaside communityperched on the outermost shores of Washington. She’s watched as, each summer,the tight-knit small village braces for the invasion of vacationers. Soon afterthe season begins, a teenage girl’s mutilated body is found in a local park.The police declare it a random act of violence. Amanda’s not so sure, becausehow can she explain that she had a premonition of the crime just hours beforeit happened? Or that the neighbors she’s known forever inexplicably arebeginning to change, into lustful, violent shadows of themselves? Amanda knowsit has something to do with the sinister stranger who’s come to town. Can sheuncover his dark secret in time to stop him, and in time to save the souls ofPort Isley? 

TheTower (Guardians of Destiny #1), By Jean Johnson, (May7, Berkley Trade)

The Tower and its Guardians have entertained generations ofwealthy mirror-scrying mages while adventurers from around the world risk theirlives for fortune and fame. On the one day the Tower stood unguarded, anintruder tried to seize the magic powering the vast structure. Locked out ofthe Tower’s innermost chambers, Kerric Vo Mos must brave the deadly trapskeeping trespassers at bay in order to reclaim control. Kerric wields a pen farbetter than a sword. Only the help of an experienced player like Myal theMendhite can get him to where he must go. Mutual respect and passion must beemployed, along with armor and weapons, as they embark on a perilous quest pastdangers that even the Tower’s most dedicated viewers have never seen before. 

TimeThief (Traveller #1), by Katie MacAlister,(May 7, Signet)

Peter Faa is a member of the Watch tracking down a murderer.All clues seem to point toward his own estranged family of Travellers. They’reall experts in the art of stealing time. After surviving a lightning strike,Kiya Mortenson is determined to get just one thing in her life right. If thatmeans taking a job as nanny to five pugs on a campsite in the Oregonwilderness, then so be it. If only she didn’t keep having this strange sense ofdeja vu. When Peter discovers his own family is stealing time from Kiya, allbets are off. It’s not just lightning that’s creating some serious sparksbetween them. He’s not going to let secrets, lies, or a devious murderer keepKiya from where she belongs: at his side. 

TunnelOut of Death, by JamilNasir, (May 7, Tor)

Heath Ransom, former police psychic turned machine-enhanced“endovoyant” private investigator, is hired to find the consciousness ofMargaret Biel and return it to her body. Tracking her through the ethericworld, he comes upon terrifying object that appears to be a tear in the veryfabric of reality. He falls into it, and into an astonishing metaphysicalshadow-play. Margaret is a pawn in a war between secret government agencies anda nonhuman entity known only as “Amphibian.” Their battlefield is a multi-levelreality. Heath learns to move back and forth between two different versions ofhis life, and begins to realize that everyone around him may be asuper-realistic android–the beginning of a wholesale deconstruction of realitythat threatens more than his sanity. 

Undone(The Amoveo Legend #4), by Sara Humphreys, (May 7, Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Party girl Marianna Coltari is an unmated pureblood Amoveowho wants nothing to do with the ongoing war that took her father’s life andcontinues to consume her brother, Dante’s. But when she is targeted by one ofthe clans, she has little choice but to run and hide in a cabin with PeteCastro, a retired cop from her brother’s security firm. There, Pete andMarianna explore an intensifying attraction between them until danger is at thedoor and there’s no escape. 

ZennScarlett, by Christian Schoon, (May 7, Strange Chemistry)

Zenn Scarlett is a 17-year-old girl working to make itthrough her novice year of exovet training. She’s learning to care for aliencreatures. Zenn’s end-of-term tests at the Ciscan Cloister Exovet Clinic onMars are coming up. When a series of inexplicable animal escapes, Zenn findsherself being blamed for the problems. Her absent father has abruptly stoppedcommunicating with her; Liam Tucker is acting unusually friendly; and, Zenn isworried she’s started sharing the thoughts of the creatures around her. Withthe help of Liam and Hamish, an eight-foot sentient insectoid also training atthe clinic, Zenn must learn what’s happened to her father, solve the mystery ofwho is sabotaging the cloister, and determine if she’s actually sensing theconsciousness of her alien patients. 

ZeroPoint (Owner Trilogy #2), by Neal Asher,(May 7, Night Shade)

Earth’s Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination from orbit. Thanksto Alan Saul, the Committee’s network of control is a smoking ruin. Scramblingfrom the wreckage, comes the ruthless Serene Galahad. She must act while thelast vestiges of Committee infrastructure remain intact. On Mars, Var Delexfights for the survival of Antares Base, while the Argus Space Station hurlstowards the red planet. Var must save the base, while also dealing with thefirst signs of rebellion. Aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul’s mind has expandedinto the computer network. He uncovers the experiments of the Humanoid UnitDevelopment, the possibility of eternal life, and a madman who may hold thekeys to interstellar flight. Earth’s agents are closer than Saul thinks.Thekilling will soon begin.  (U.S. release) 

FireAbove, Fire Below: A Tor.Com Original, by Garth Nix, (May 8, Tor)

“Fire Above, Fire Below” is about the crisis thatthe dying of a dragon living below a major city causes, and the pact made manyyears earlier to deal with such a situation. (ebook Only)
Five entries possible: +1 for comment to tell me what bookyou want, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitterfollow, +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest, +1 for a Facebook follow.This contest is international to any place Book Depository ships. Contests endat midnight CDT U.S. on Saturday, 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 the Book Horde list (see tab at thetop of the page).
Now….go forth and comment!

48 thoughts on “New Releases May 4—May 10 and Readers Choice C*ntest

  1. Whew! So many interesting choices. I’d really like to read the Shadows of Falling Night, by SM Sterling. I love the previous books in this series.
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  2. Oh my gosh!!! Way too many this week. I think that I will have to go with either Eternal Demon, Dead Man’s Deal or Time Thief. I’m so decisive, can’t you tell? Thanks as always for the awesome giveaway!! +1 Comment, +1 Follower

  3. Such a long list this week! I kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling…out of this week’s bounty, I’d like to win Reboot.

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  4. The Tower by Jean Johnson or Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. Many of these are already on my TBR list.

    Did you have fun at RT?

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  5. The Kings and Queens of Roam: A Novel,

    I follow the blog

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  6. I’d love to win Icons. I’ve heard great things about it. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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    Sara M
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  7. So many great books! I would love to win Jean Johnson – The Tower. I hope you had a great time at RT Suzanne 🙂

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  8. How could one possibly decide on a book out of that list? LOL. I count at least ten that I’m dying to get my hands on!

    I think I will choose Generation V 🙂

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  9. Wow, so many awesome choices this week, but I’ve been waiting to read Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrongand M.A. Marr. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  10. There are just tooo many books 🙂 LOL… I’m torn between Time Thief and Dead man’s Deal…

    gfc: erin

  11. I’d pick between Invisibility and The 5th Wave

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  12. Long list that’s for sure…. so i’m tempted by loki’s wolves or heart of Iron or survivors ( the graphic novel for patricia briggs is really relally tempting but it’s a part 2 and if i pick part 1 i’m not sure i will manage to get part 2 later so i will stay with teh novel at th emoment)

    thank you a lot
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  13. Dead Ever After! While I’m worried about the ending (because of the buzz, NOT because I’ve let anything spoil it for me), I cannot NOT read it! (Eventually, that is… when I win it, or I come up on the library list.)

    Although, House of Steel sounds interesting, too, and I *love* the Honorverse, but I wouldn’t buy this for myself… Hmmm…

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  14. There are so many great books coming out now, especially Dead Ever After and Heart of Iron, but I’d have to go with Alien in the House, by Gini Koch, because I absolutely adore that series. 😀
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  15. I think I would choose Dead Man’s Deal (or the first Gini Koch book. or Mist Torn Witches.) You’re killing me with these lists; I have a wishlist a mile long!
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