New Releases December 7—December 13 and Readers Choice C*ntest

A fairly light week as new release weeks go on Preternatura.  Nonetheless, there are still some very interesting choices this week.
What do you want to read this week? As always, leave a comment telling me the book you’d most like to win, and maybe random.org will make your wishes 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’s okay, too. 
Blade to the Keep (Rowan Summerwaite #2), by Lauren Dane, (December 9, Carina Press)
Rowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. She’s the perfect candidate to re-negotiate the fragile Treaty keeping the peace between the Vampire Nation and the last line of defense for humanity, The Hunter Corporation. A meeting of the Joint Tribunal, and Rowan’s new status as Liaison sends her straight to the last place on earth she wants to be, The Keep. Rowan must navigate around bloodthirsty opposition among Vampires and Hunters alike to avoid an all out war that puts humanity in the crosshairs. She’s also attempting to manage a politically awkward relationship with Scion Clive Stewart. Walking the path between her two lives has already made Rowan a pariah. If she leaves it to become something even more Other, she may lose the shreds of home she has left.  (ebook only) 
Edge of Darkness (Night Prowler #4), by J.T. Geissinger, (December 10, Montlake Romance)
Six years after a shocking tragedy left her emotionally and physically scarred, Ember Jones lives a life of quiet isolation in Barcelona. She keeps her head down and her heart locked up tight. Until the day a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into her life, and her carefully controlled world is shattered forever. Christian McLoughlin is unlike anyone Ember has ever met. Wealthy, cultured, and utterly charismatic, he also has dark secrets of his own. They succumb to the undeniable pull between them and embark on a passionate affair, but things turn explosive when the truth about Christian and the reason he came to Barcelona is exposed. As their dark pasts collide, the two unlikely lovers find themselves caught in a web of danger and deceit that neither of them might survive. 
Innocence: A Novel, by Dean Koontz, (December 10, Bantam)
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance, and nothing less than destiny, has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching. This book blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever. 
Jane Yellowrock World Companion, by Faith Hunter, (December 10, InterMix)
The gritty, sexy, and thrilling New Orleans of the Jane Yellowrock novels is about to be exposed in a whole new way. Filled with brand new, original content, this guide is a must-have for any fan. Delve into the history of the characters in the series, including the vampire clans. Get better acquainted with Jane’s inner Beast with her in-depth guide to humanity. Relive all the action with an essential timeline of Jane’s exploits as a vampire slayer and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Plus, includes an exclusive sneak peek of the next Jane Yellowrock novel.  (ebook only) 
Seven Sorcerers (Books of the Shaper #3), by John R. Fultz, (December 10, Orbit)
The Almighty Zyung drives his massive armies across the world to invade the Land of the Five Cities. So begins the final struggle between freedom and tyranny. The Southern Kings D’zan and Undutu lead a fleet of warships to meet Zyung’s aerial armada. Vireon the Slayer and Tyro the Sword King lead Men and Giants to defend the free world. So begins the great slaughter of the age. lardu the Shaper and Sharadza Vodsdaughter must awaken the Old Breed to face Zyung’s legion of sorcerers. So begins a desperate quest beyond the material world into strange realms of magic and mystery. Yet already it may be too late. 
Sin City Goddess (Secret Goddess #1), by Barbra Annino, (December 10, Thomas & Mercer)
Tisiphone loves spending her days playing poker in the underworld, far away from mortals and all the trouble they cause, and all the terrible mistakes they make. Her sister Alecto has vanished in Las Vegas, and the gods of Olympus believe only Tisi can find her and bring her back. They force her to partner up with a mortal: recently deceased FBI agent Archer Mays. With all these challenges, how can a Fury keep her temper? Tisi and Archer battle danger, demons, and even their simmering attraction to one another, until a sinister plot unfolds that could devastate humans and gods alike. Tisiphone must set everything right within a few days, or find herself trapped in the mortal world she despises, forever. 
Snakeroot(Nightshade Legacy #1), by Andrea Cremer, (December 10, Philomel)
Fans asked for it, and now they’ve got it! Andrea Cremer is continuing the story she began in in her internationally bestselling trilogy: Nightshade, Wolfsbane and Bloodrose. In this new installment, Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All. Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world? 
The Doctor and the Dinosaurs (Weird West Tales #4), by Mike Resnick, (December 10, Pyr)
Doc Holliday lies in bed in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado. The medicine man and chief Geronimo needs him for one last adventure. Renegade Comanche medicine men object to the newly-signed treaty with Theodore Roosevelt. They are venting their displeasure on two men. Geronimo must protect the men or renege on his agreement with Roosevelt. He offers Doc one year of restored health in exchange for taking on this mission. Welcome to the birth of American paleontology, spearheaded by two brilliant men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two men whose genius is only exceeded by their hatred for each other. Doc Holliday must save Cope and Marsh not only from the Comanches, not only from living, breathing dinosaurs, but from each other. 
The untold stories behind Zombie outbreaks of the past. Vikings, knights and Napoleon’s Armies. Fear strikes the hardiest of souls as Vikings must confront zombies in The Viking Dead. Medieval knights are under zombie-siege in the soon-to-be-filmed Stronghold. And thrill as the English fleet finds death is no bar to battle for Napoleon’s forces in Death Hulk. 
If you gaze long enough into the holidays, the holidays will gaze back into you.  (ebook only) 
A utopia where the most privileged get to do whatever they want to do with their lives, indulging their slightest whims via the bodies whose wombs they occupy; a soldier’s wife tries to love a husband who is little more than backup memory; a society in which the citizens all make merry for nine remarkable days, and on the tenth get a taste of hell; the last ragged survivors of an expedition to a savage backwater world hunt down an infamous war criminal; a divorcing couple confront their myriad troubles to gain resolution, reason, respect, but not without sacrifice.
The small print: This contest is international to any place Book Depository ships. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S. on Saturday, and winners will be announced on Sunday’s blog. It’s the responsibility of the winner to contact me with their mailing info. 

Now….go forth and tell me what you want to read!

29 thoughts on “New Releases December 7—December 13 and Readers Choice C*ntest

  1. A small but select group this week. Still I had to look no further than my old friend Dean Koontz to know that Innocence would be the most popular book in the house this winter. Thanks for another great giveaway, it’s much appreciated as always.

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