Happy Book Birthday, Jean Lafitte–and Readers Choice Giveaway

Before our regularly scheduled programming, let’s all raise a virtual glass of brandy to our favorite pirate in honor of the official release of PIRATESHIP DOWN! Thanks to those of you who preordered–I’ll be announcing the winner of the preorder giveaway as soon as I have notification and verification.

There’s a blog tour with a $50 Amazon Gift Card–the giveaway will run through the end of November and is international. (International winners will receive $50 gift orders from Book Depository; U.S. winners may choose Amazon or another online retailer.) You may enter at each blog stop. I’ll have the URLs here every day. Today, there are spotlight stops and entry opportunities at Deal Sharing Aunt and at 3 Partners in Shopping. (Spotlight stops don’t have reviews or guest posts included.)

Now…what else is going on this week?

October was an incredibly busy month for new releases. November won’t have quite as many. As is usually the case each month, about half of the new releases for November occur the first week. We have over sixty new books this week for your reading pleasure.

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.

whiddonBillionaire Wolf (The Pack #17), by Karen Whiddon, (November 1, Harlequin)
Ryan Howard is a billionaire playboy and powerful shifter who, some say, is driven by carnal desire. Unable, or unwilling, to settle down, he stalks the nightclubs of Galveston in search of meaningless conquests. But after one unforgettable weekend aboard his yacht with the vibrantly sexy and irresistible Maria Miranda, Ryan finds himself in an unfamiliar position. For Maria is the one who just walks away. And Ryan is facing a barrage of feelings new to him. As one of the last of a dying race of Drakkor dragons, Maria’s sole duty is to get with child, even if it means surrendering her body to a sexy stranger, then moving on. She isn’t ready for a man like Ryan. But when she’s kidnapped by a merciless Drakkor, Maria must face her greatest fear to claim a future.

hartClearwater, by Megan Hart, (November 1, Chaos)
Clearwater Station is home to Victor Clearwater, inventor of the artificial life technologies that changed the world, and his ward Elsa Witherspoon. When Frederick arrives with the goal of stealing Clearwater’s research to pay back his father’s debts, he discovers the lovely young Elsa is not what she appears, and Clearwater Station is a house of secrets and lies. People want to use Elsa for their own gain, but first Frederick must figure out who and what she truly is in order to save her, and himself. (ebook only)

scherHere & There, by Joshua V. Scher, (November 1, 47North)
It was supposed to be a simple proof of concept. The physics were sound. Over one hundred teleportation experiments had already been successfully performed. Debate rages over whether the Reidier Test’s disastrous outcome resulted from human error, government conspiracy, or sabotage. No one has actual knowledge of the truth. But hidden from the public eye, there exists a government report commissioned from criminal psychologist Dr. Hilary Kahn, chronicling the events that took place. Dr. Kahn disappeared without a trace. Now her son Danny has unearthed and revealed the report, fueling controversy over the details of Reidier’s quest to reforge the fabric of reality and hold his family together. Exposed with little chance of finding his mother, Danny goes underground to investigate. But nothing can prepare him for what he discovers.

harrisonInfinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy #1), by S. Harrison, (November 1, Skyscape)
In the near future, one corporation, Blackstone Technologies, has changed the world. Blackstone has the impunity to destroy, or create, as it sees fit. Infinity “Finn” Blackstone is the daughter of Blackstone’s reclusive CEO, but she’s never even met him. When disturbing dreams about a past she doesn’t remember begin to torment her, Finn knows there’s only one person who can provide answers: her father. After Finn and an elite group of peers are invited to Blackstone’s top-secret HQ, Finn realizes she may have a chance to confront her father. When a sophisticated company AI morphs into a killing machine, the trip descends into chaos. Finn and her friends are at the mercy of an all-seeing intelligence that will destroy everything to get to her. Finn’s dream-memories may be the only chance of survival. Will she remember in time to save her own life and the lives of those around her?

mantchev_purolLoose Cannon (Lost Angeles #1), by Lisa Mantchev and Amanda Purol, (November 1, Capriquarius Press)
Xaine might be the vampire that everyone recognizes by sight, but Trick St. John clawed his way out of the worst gutters of London to occupy the most prestigious piece of real estate in Beverly Hills. When a group of vampire revolutionaries called the Legacy start attacking his friends and trying to replicate his work, Trick can no longer afford to ignore the one person he’d most like to avoid. Tes Nicolae finds herself being Trick’s one-hit wonder. That first time might have been the only time, but it nets her a regular blood doll gig at the Friday Night parties, and Trick’s formidable shadow is the perfect place to hide. A red-gloved stranger has other ideas, though, stealing her away to a hotel suite where she learns there’s absolutely nothing for her on the other side of death. It seems that every dark force in Los Angeles is in the market for Tes’s blood, and Trick’s the only thing standing between her and certain death. (ebook only)

childsTaming the Shifter, by Lisa Childs, (November 1, Harlequin)
When Detective Kate Wever shoots a man in the chest, she expects him to die, and to stay dead. But it seems that Warrick James is not like other men. What he is, though, is a mystery that can only lead her deeper into danger. As she learns about Warrick’s all-consuming quest to stop whatever monster killed his father, a monster he’d apprehended and lost when Kate shot him, Kate realizes that things in the underworld of Zantrax City are not as they seem. A reality that is even more crystal clear when she looks into Warrick’s glowing topaz eyes and sees a man whom she instinctively knows is no mere mortal and a passion that will change her life forever. (ebook only)

johnsonPirateship Down: Stories from the World of the Sentinels of New Orleans, by Suzanne Johnson, (November 2, Suzanne Johnson)
French pirate Jean Lafitte is tall, cobalt-eyed, broad-shouldered, and immortal. What’s not to love? New Orleans’ most esteemed member of the historical undead is headed for trouble. He’s determined to reclaim Le Diligent, his gold-laden schooner lost at sea in 1814 and recently found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office might beg to differ. New Orleans wizard sentinel DJ Jaco and her merman friend Rene Delachaise can either lock up their friend Lafitte or join him on a road trip to Cajun country in order to save him from himself. Terrebonne Parish, not to mention its jail, might never be the same after the events of the all-new novella Pirateship Down, presented here along with a collection of urban fantasy stories and essays. Wizards and Cajun merfolk, sexy shapeshifters and undead French pirates. Welcome to the world of the Sentinels of New Orleans in this collection, along with a little Louisiana lagniappe.

grayTen Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2), by Claudia Gray, (November 2, Harper Teen)
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse, even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions. Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. With each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

drakeAir and Darkness (The Books of the Elements #4), by David Drake, (November 3, Tor)
This adventure is both an independent novel and the gripping conclusion of the Books of the Elements, a four-volume set of fantasies set in Carce, an analog of ancient Rome. During the extraordinary time in which this story is set, the supernatural is dominant. The story is an immensely complex journey of adventure through real and magical places. Corylus, a soldier, emerges as one of the most compelling heroic figures in contemporary fantasy. Battling magicians, spirits, gods, and forces from supernatural realities, Corylus and his companions from the family of the nobleman Saxa, especially Saxa’s impressive wife Hedia, and his friend (and Saxa’s son) Varus, must face constant deadly and soul-destroying dangers, climaxing in a final battle not between good and evil but in defense of logic and reality.

axlerApocalypse Unseen (Outlanders #75), by James Axler, November 3, Gold Eagle
Far in the future, mankind endures the relentless onslaught of alien oppressors, an ancient battle whose tide has begun to turn through the efforts of the Cerberus rebels. This remarkable band of warriors fights an elusive enemy, traveling through dangerous portals of time and space, where reality and un-reality collide in stunning, deadly purpose. The diamond mines of the Congo are ground zero for a calculated new power grab by an ancient Mesopotamian god. Darkened and depraved, Nergal intends to harness the power of light to lock humanity in the blackness of eternal damnation. But Nergal’s ability to blind his opponents is only the beginning. The Cerberus rebels will have to find the human who’s pulling Nergal’s strings, which means venturing into the gaping mouth of hell itself.

elliottBlack Wolves (The Black Wolves Trilogy #1), by Kate Elliott, (November 3, Orbit)
A fantasy tale of warriors and nobles who must take the most desperate gamble of all: awaken allies more destructive than the hated king they hope to overthrow. Twenty two years have passed since Kellas, once Captain of the legendary Black Wolves, lost his King and with him his honor. With the King murdered and the Black Wolves disbanded, Kellas lives as an exile far from the palace he once guarded with his life. Until Marshal Dannarah, sister to the dead King, comes to him with a plea-rejoin the palace guard and save her nephew, King Jehosh, before he meets his father’s fate.

kenyonBorn of Betrayal (The League: Nemesis Rising #10), by Sherrilyn Kenyon, (November 3, St. Martin’s Press)
Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancée. Even his name. Now decades later, everything has changed. He’s built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he’s vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again. When old enemies align themselves with new ones, he’s caught in the middle of a brutal war. And when fate throws his former fiancée back into his world and she has her own agenda that includes taking his head for what he did to her years ago, more than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner take all. It’s killed or be killed, and never has the battle been more fierce.

mooreCity of Wonders (Seven Forges #3), by James A. Moore, (November 3, Angry Robot)
Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is facing a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire, armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old Capital. From the far east, the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon. In Old Canhoon itself, the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new, as the agents of their enemies begin removing threats to the gods of the Seven Forges and prepare the way for the invading armies of the Seven Kings. In the distant Taalor valley, Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free. War is here. Blood will flow and bodies will burn.

goldenDead Ringers, by Christopher Golden, (November 3, St. Martin’s Press)
When Tess Devlin runs into her ex-husband Nick on a Boston sidewalk, she’s furious at him for pretending he doesn’t know her. She calls his cell to have it out with him, only to discover that he’s in New Hampshire with his current girlfriend. If Nick’s in New Hampshire, who did she encounter on the street? Frank Lindbergh’s dreams have fallen apart. He wanted to get out of the grim neighborhood where he’d grown up. Both his parents are dead and he’s back in his childhood home. He’s assaulted by an intruder in his living room, an intruder who could be his twin. In an elegant hotel, Tess will find mystery and terror in her own reflection. Outside a famed mansion on Beacon Hill, people are infected with a diabolical malice, while on the streets, an eyeless man, dressed in rags, searches for a woman who wears Tess’s face.

axler2Devil’s Vortex (Deathlands #125), by James Axler, (November 3, Gold Eagle)
An orphaned teen with the ability to transform into a vicious whirlwind latches on to Ryan and the companions as they travel through former North Dakota. Her deadly power seems like a boon at first, until it starts to control her. When threatened, she destroys everything in her path, including those she loves. Then a group of outcast fighters kidnaps the young woman and manipulates her, and her terrifying mutation, for their own destructive agenda. With the vortex unleashed, the companions face a tough decision: chill the orphan or perish in her violent wake. Since the nukecaust, the American dream has been reduced to a daily fight for survival. In the hellish landscape of Deathlands, few dare to dream of a better tomorrow. But Ryan Cawdor and his companions press on, driven by the need for a future less treacherous than the present.

friedmanDreamseeker (Dreamwalker #2), by C.S. Friedman, (November 3, DAW)
When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that the search for her heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, or force her to cross into another world. In an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with unnatural mental powers called Gifts, Jessica learned that there was a curse within her blood. She was a Dreamwalker, and the same dark Gift that would allow her to enter the dreams of others would eventually destroy her mind. Her childhood home has been destroyed, her mother’s mind is irreparably damaged, and the Gift of the Dreamwalkers is beginning to manifest in her in terrifying ways. When a stranger invades her dreams and creatures from her nightmares threaten to cross into the waking universe, Jessica knows she must return to the alternate Earth and seek allies, even if doing so means she must bargain with those she fears the most.

jonesGenesis (Extinction Point #4), by Paul Antony Jones, (November 3, 47North)
After an alien invasion devastates humanity, a battered group of survivors huddles in a remote outpost, fighting to endure in a hostile world. Resources are dwindling, and internal power struggles threaten to tear apart human society. Emily Baxter remains haunted by vivid dreams of Earth’s new masters. With these nightmares comes concern for her son, Adam, the posthuman world’s firstborn child, a child who is ominously marked with red-flecked eyes. Emily is accused of committing an unthinkable crime and resolves to clear her name by journeying, along with her stepdaughter and their dog, Thor, into the alien wilderness that was once Earth. All around Emily lurk mysterious new dangers that threaten her and her companions. Are these perils the final stages of an apocalyptic invasion or the harbinger of something even worse yet to come?

nagataGoing Dark (The Red Trilogy #3), by Linda Nagata, (November 3, Saga Press)
James Shelley has left his lover, Delphi, and his companion-in-arms, Jayne Vasquez, with a fortune acquired from a fallen oligarch. They believe him to be dead, and he doesn’t try to set the record straight. His long-running question has been answered: There are other soldiers like him who have served the purposes of the Red, and he has accepted his place among them. As a soldier of the Red he pursues covert missions designed to nudge history away from existential threats, but that doesn’t mean the world is growing more orderly. It’s only in the froth of a “managed chaos” that human potential can grow and thrive. Shelley’s missions eventually take him into orbit, and into conflict with those he loves, Delphi and Jaynie, who are determined to escape the influence of the Red.

robinsonGreen Earth, by Kim Stanley Robinson, (November 3, Del Rey)
More than a decade ago, Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers: Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting, that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives. (Omnibus, revised)

owensHeart Legacy (Celta’s Heartmates #14), by Robin D. Owens, (November 3, Berkley)
After the death of GrandLord Yew, the Yews withdrew to their self-sustaining estate and disappeared from Celtan society. The current head of the household is believed to be eighteen-year-old Loridana. To find out, Draeg Blackthorn has been sent to the estate to spy, undercover as a stableman. Bullied by her family, Lori has decided to abandon her bloodline and live on her own with her true family, her animals. When Draeg discovers she’s rejecting her heritage, he’s appalled. He’s come to love the land as much as the woman, even spinning small fantasies of marrying Lori and becoming Lord and Lady of the manor. Draeg wants her to stay and fight her elders. For Lori, it’s an alternative that could render her absolutely powerless to pursue her own destiny, and drive her further away from her perfect dreams and the man she loves, Draeg.

kupariHer Brother’s Keeper, by Mike Kupari, (November 3, Baen)
It’s been years since Catherine Blackwood left the repressive colony world of Avalon. Now the captain of the privateer vessel Andromeda, she is the master of her own destiny. Catherine soon finds herself back on Avalon after receiving a plea for help from a most unlikely source: her estranged father, Avalon Council member Augustus Blackwood. It seems Catherine’s brother, has gone off in search of treasure on the chaotic world of Zanzibar. But Cecil Blackwood’s plans have gone very, very wrong, and he has been taken hostage and held for ransom by a fearsome local warlord. Augustus swallows his pride and hires Catherine to bring her brother home. Just getting to Zanzibar proves treacherous. If she is to save her brother, Catherine Blackwood must face down danger at every turn and uncover a mystery four million years in the making.

williamsHollowgirl (Twinmaker #3), by Sean Williams, (November 3, Balzer + Bray)
Clair’s world has been destroyed, again. The only remaining hope of survival is for her and Q to enter the Yard, a simulation as detailed, and as real, as the home they have lost. But in the Yard there are two Clair Hills. The other Clair is headstrong, impulsive, suspicious, just like Clair herself used to be, and their very existence is causing cracks. As Clair searches for a solution, a surprising new ally emerges from the ashes. Together they fight their way through the digital and political minefield in the hope of saving Jesse, her friends and the whole of humanity.

peakInherit the Stars, by Tony Peak, (November 3, Roc)
Wanderlust runs in Kivita Vondir’s blood. She dreamed of salvaging like her father when she was young, and now it’s her addiction, distracting her from her broken heart. Her latest contract to hunt down a fabled gemstone is exactly the kind of adventure she craves. But this job is more than meets the eye. Her duplicitous employer has hired rebel Sar Redryll, Kivita’s former lover, to stop her at any cost. Kivita’s recovery of the relic unleashes in her powerful new abilities. Abilities that everyone in the Cetturo Arm, human, alien, and in-between, desperately wishes to control. Kivita teams up with two unlikely allies: Sar and his enigmatic new partner. Only, as the gem’s mysteries are revealed and danger draws near, Kivita begins to wonder if her ex has truly changed, or if he’s just waiting for the right moment to betray her once again.

leeIron Defiance (Four Realms #3), by Kelly L. Lee, (November 3, The Wild Rose Press)
Amelee, a princess of the Seelie Court, is engaged to one man out of duty, but desperately loves another. She’s accepted her fate, willing to deny the deepest longings of her heart in service to her queen. Arganos has secretly loved Amelee since the beginning of time, but she is Fey royalty and he is a hardened warrior, reviled by her kind for the sins committed by the God of War he serves. Though Arganos is prepared to sacrifice his own happiness to ensure Amelee’s, he refuses to intervene even though he knows her fiancé isn’t what he seems. But when tragedy strikes, Amelee turns to Arganos, the forbidden war captain, instead of her fiancé for help. Fueled by Faery Court politics and a treacherous Queen’s rule, will the secrets they discover drive Amelee and Arganos apart forever, or will they defy everything for love? (ebook only)

shinnJeweled Fire (Elemental Blessings #3), by Sharon Shinn, (November 3, Ace)
As one of the four princesses of Welce, Corene always thought she might one day become queen. Only circumstances changed, leaving fiery Corene with nothing to show for a life spent playing the game of court intrigue, until a chance arises to become the ruler of a nearby country. After stowing away on a ship bound for Malinqua with her loyal bodyguard, Foley, Corene must try to win the throne by making a play to marry one of the empress’s three nephews. Corene is not the only foreign princess in search of a crown. Corene is surprised to find companionship among her fellow competitors. Behind Malinqua’s facade lie many secrets. The visiting princesses are more hostages than guests. Corene must rely on both her new allies and Foley’s unwavering protection, for the game she has entered is far more perilous than she ever imagined.

humanKill Baxter (Apocalypse Now Now #2), by Charlie Human, (November 3, Titan)
The world has been unappreciative of sixteen-year-old Baxter Zevcenko. His bloodline may be a combination of ancient Boer mystic and giant shape-shifting crow, and he may have won a battle and saved the world, but does anyone care? No. He’s packed off to Hexpoort, part reformatory, part military school, and just like Hogwarts (except with sex, drugs, and better internet access). The problem is that Baxter sucks at magic. He’s also desperately attempting to control his new ability to dreamwalk, all the while being singled out by the school’s resident bully, who just so happens to be the Chosen One. When the school comes under attack, Baxter needs to forget all that and step into action. The only way is joining forces with his favorite recovering alcoholic of a supernatural bounty hunter, Ronin, to try and save the world from the apocalypse. Again.

patrickLost Souls (Reviver Trilogy #2), by Seth Patrick, (November 3, Thomas Dunne Books)
After the life-altering events of Reviver, Jonah Miller, the world’s most powerful forensic revivalist, is caught between standing up for what he knows is right, and protecting the job he loves. The tide is turning. Those who campaign against revival have redoubled their efforts. Better funded, their polemic is working. Public opinion is becoming uneasy. Then a bizarrely mutilated body is found. The cause of death baffles police, but Jonah suspects that there are other forces at work, forces just as destructive as those he has already faced. When research efforts begin again to explore the source of revival, old faces reappear and Jonah’s world starts to unravel. As the research closes in on dangerous truths, Jonah and his friends find there’s nowhere left to go; no-one left to trust. And in the darkness, something is coming. (U.S. Release)

PrintMade to Kill (L.A. Trilogy #1), by Adam Christopher, (November 3, Tor)
Ray is good at the job, too, not only does nobody suspect the world’s last robot is a hit man, his fame allows the Electromatic Detective Agency to continue as the perfect front. With a twenty-four-hour memory limit, he sure can keep a secret. When a woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to investigate the brutal murder of a priest, his attempts to dissuade her are overruled when she produces a lucrative advance payment. Ray accepts the job, even though the woman demands total anonymity. She tells them not to try to reach her, she’ll call when the time is right. Ray’s investigation leads him into a dark world of Hollywood intrigue, where the glamorous jet set societies are under the spell of a mysterious bandage-swathed man. The man and his circle of followers conduct Satanic rituals behind Hollywood’s façade, rituals that lead to murder.

carrigerManners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4), by Gail Carriger, (November 3, Little, Brown BYR)
Lessons in the art of espionage aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine’s floating dirigible have become tedious without Sophronia’s sweet sootie Soap nearby. She would much rather be using her skills to thwart the dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored, and now she’s not sure whom to trust. What does the brusque werewolf dewan know? On whose side is the ever-stylish vampire Lord Akeldama? Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is under way, and when it comes to fruition, Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and all of London from disaster, in decidedly dramatic fashion, of course.

wilksMind Magic (World of the Lupi #12), by Eileen Wilks, (November 3, Berkley)
Thanks to the mindspeech lessons she’s receiving from the black dragon, Lily is temporarily benched from Unit Twelve, until her brain acclimates and the risk of total burnout passes. At least she has her new husband, lupi Rule Turner, to keep her occupied. But when her mentor calls in a favor and sends Lily to a murder scene, she’s suddenly back on active status, despite the hallucinations she can’t keep at bay. With one touch, Lily knows the man was killed by magic, but her senses don’t warn her how far the conspiracy goes. A shadowy force within the government wants to take Unit Twelve down, and they don’t mind killing to achieve their goal. With none of her usual resources, Lily is up against impossible odds, because with her mind in disarray, she can’t trust anything she sees.

schmidtMission: Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt, (November 3, Baen)
Science fiction writers imagine the future of space exploration with NASA no longer dominant. Will private companies rule the stars or will new governments take up the call? From Brazilians to Russians to Chinese, the characters in these stories deal with everything from strange encounters, to troubled satellites and space ships, to competition for funding and getting there first. Nineteen stories of what-if spanning the gamut from Mercury to Pluto and beyond. With stories by: Jack McDevitt, Alex Shvartsman, Lezli Robyn, Robert Silverberg, Michael F. Flynn, Brenda Cooper, Michael Capobianco, Sarah A. Hoyt, Mike Resnick, David D. Levine, James Gunn and more. (anthology)

hunterMoth Flight’s Vision (Warriors: Super Edition #8), by Erin Hunter, (November 3, HarperCollins)
The five warrior Clans are newly formed, and the forest is at peace—but in WindClan, one young cat is troubled by strange visions that will lead her to a destiny no cat could have predicted. This stand-alone entry includes an exclusive ten-page Warriors manga adventure.

roseMy Loaded Gun, My Lonely Heart, by Martin Rose, (November 3, Talos)
Vitus Adamson has a second chance at life now that he’s no longer a zombie, but after killing his brother Jamie, Vitus lands in prison on murder charges. Jamie’s death exposes secret government projects so deep in the black they cannot be seen, without Vitus, that is. The government hires Vitus to clean up Jamie’s mess. A convicted killer safely behind bars may not be so safe after all when it appears he is still committing murder through his victim’s dreams. High on Atroxipine (the drug that once kept him functioning among the living) Vitus’s grip on reality takes a nasty turn when his own dreams start slipping sideways. He deals with his failed friendship with officer Geoff Lafferty, his wrecked romance with the town mortician Niko, government agents working for his father, sinister figures and the complications of learning how to be human again.

archerMystic Warrior (Rogue Angel #57), by Alex Archer, (November 3, Gold Eagle)
Archaeologist and TV show host Annja Creed trades in her dig tools and dirty excavations for the sunny climes of Hollywood. Serving as a prop consultant for a popular TV fantasy series, Annja’s enjoying the lights, camera and much less action. Until a scrying crystal is stolen off the set. The crystal is a priceless artifact from the period of the Crusades. In the process of recovering it, Annja discovers something far more valuable: an ancient document that could lead to the lost treasure of the Merovingian kings. The Merovingians were said to be mystic warriors, armed with the power of God. Annja isn’t the only one who knows about the document. Now she must face down a malevolent group that’s far too familiar with Garin, one of her closest allies. Good thing she shares far more with these mystic warrriors than even she could imagine.

denzelMystic (Mystic #1), by Jason Denzel, (November 3, Tor)
Mystics have the unique ability to summon and manipulate the Myst: the underlying energy that lives at the heart of the universe. Once in a very great while, they take an apprentice, always from the most privileged sects of society. Until a new High Mystic takes her seat and chooses Pomella AnDone, a low-born teenager, as a candidate. When Pomella chooses to accept the summons and journey to Kelt Apar, she knows that she will have more to contend with than the competition for the apprenticeship. Breaking both law and tradition, Pomella undergoes three trials against the other candidates to prove her worthiness. As the trials unfold, Pomella navigates a deadly world of intolerance and betrayal, unaware that ruthless conspirators intend to make her suffer for having the audacity to seek to unravel the secrets of the Myst.

rhoadsNo More Heroes: In the Wake of the Templars (The Dangerous Type Trilogy #3), by Loren Rhoads, (November 3, Night Shade)
The multi-species crew of the Veracity are enjoying some well-deserved R&R after informing the galaxy about the spread of the time-bending Messiah drug. Now that the galaxy has been saved again, the crew begin to see each other in a new light. Unfortunately, in the Veracity’s wake lie a string of crimes, and someone has got to pay. Former assassin Raena Zacari is hauled back to the weapons-free pleasure planet Kai to answer charges of kidnapping, murder, and the theft of an Imperial-era diplomatic transport: the Veracity itself. In the meantime, something is moving in the undersea city Raena destroyed on the Thallian homeworld. Has the worst mass-murderer the galaxy has ever known been cloned back from the dead? Can the Veracity’s crew lay the ghosts to rest without Raena’s lethal skills?

wheelerOnyx Javelin (A Fury of Aces #3), by Steve Wheeler, (November 3, Harper Voyager)
There is life everywhere throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. It takes forms that will astonish and frighten, that will challenge and terrify as they exist within the greater fight of existence: Eat or be eaten. But to the crew of the frigate Basalt, those alien life forms that exist in the near vacuum of interplanetary space only serve to be of fascination in the crew’s quest for knowledge. However, there is a vicious conflict brewing as the octopoids test the occupants of an outer planet of humanity, in all its varied forms, probing and looking for the weaknesses of the marshalled forces. But who is the enemy really?

grantPassion Ignites (Dark Kings #7), by Donna Grant, (November 3, St. Martin’s)
Thorn is the bad boy of the Dragon Kings, a warrior whose passions run wild and fury knows no bounds. When he sees the brave, beautiful Lexi being lured into the Dark Fae’s trap, he has no choice but to rescue her. By saving this mortal, he exposes himself to his fiercest enemy, and darkest desires. As the war between Dragons and Fae heats up, so does the passion between Lexi and Thorn. When love is a battlefield, the heart takes no prisoners. Lexi is on a mission of justice. She searches for the monster who murdered her friend. She hides in the shadows and plots her revenge. The man she seeks is one of the Dark Fae who preys on human life, who uses his unearthly power to seduce the innocent, and who is setting a trap just for her. Nothing can save Lexi from a creature like this, except the one man who’s been watching her every move.

newmanPlanetfall, by Emma Newman, (November 3, Roc)
Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown. Twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful established a colony at the base of an enigmatic alien structure where Suh-Mi has since resided, alone. Ren has worked hard as the colony’s 3-D printer engineer, creating the tools necessary for human survival in an alien environment, and harboring a devastating secret. Then a stranger appears, far too young to have been part of the first planetfall, a man who bears a remarkable resemblance to Suh-Mi. The truth Ren has concealed since planetfall can no longer be hidden. And its revelation might tear the colony apart.

morrowReality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow, by James Morrow, (November 3, Wesleyan)
Join the Abominable Snowman as, determined to transcend his cannibalistic past, he studies Tibetan Buddhism under the Dalai Lama. Pace the walls of Ilium with fair Helen as she tries to convince both sides to abandon their absurd Trojan War. Visit the nursery of Zenobia Garber, born to a Pennsylvania farm couple who accept her for the uncanny little biosphere she is. Scramble aboard the raft built by the passengers and crew of the sinking Titanic, and don’t be surprised when the vessel transmutes into a world even more astonishing than the original Ship of Dreams. Anchored by seven previously uncollected stories, this omnibus ranges from social satire to theological hijinks, steampunk escapades to philosophical antics.

chanceReap the Wind (Cassandra Palmer #7), by Karen Chance, (November 3, Signet)
You’d think that being Chief Seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn’t mean you don’t have to do things the hard way. That’s why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time, even though she doesn’t entirely understand her dimension-bending new power. Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in and out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage’s soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages, with Pritkin’s demon dad in tow. He’s the only one who can reverse Pritkin’s curse, but with the guardians of the time-line dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers, or causing a world-ending paradox or two.

allanShadow of Empire (Far Stars Trilogy #1), by Jay Allan, (November 3, Harper Voyager)
Smuggler and mercenary Arkarin Blackhawk and the crew of the Wolf’s Claw are freelance adventurers who live on the fringe of society in the Far Stars. A veteran fighter, Blackhawk is a man haunted by a dark past. Sent to rescue the kidnapped daughter of his friend Marshal Augustin Lucerne, Blackhawk and his crew find themselves drawn into one deadly fight after another. When the Wolf’s Claw is damaged, they are forced to land on a remote planet subsumed by civil war. They uncover disturbing information about secret imperial involvement that could upset the plans of Lucerne. For the Marshal is determined to forge a Far Stars Confederation to eliminate all imperial influence and threats. He needs a warrior like Blackhawk on his side, but the mercenary refuses to join the cause. Soon, though, he and his crew will have to take a stand.

hornShivaree, by J.D. Horn, (November 3, 47North)
As the Korean War ends, army nurse Corinne Ford returns stateside to live in the Mississippi town of Conroy with her new fiancé, Private First Class Elijah Dunne. She wonders if their love is strong enough to overshadow their differences, but upon her arrival to Elijah’s backwoods stomping grounds, she understands that culture shock is the least of her worries. After four good ol’ boys are attacked in the night while seeking to terrorize a local black family, decades of buried secrets begin to rise. From Conroy’s most powerful citizen to the man Corinne intends to marry, no one is innocent. The deepest secret of all involves the beautiful, cruel, and dead Miss Ruby. The former belle of Conroy, and Elijah’s lost love, is neither forgotten nor truly gone. But her death is only the beginning of a slow vengeance that won’t stop until its hunger is satisfied.

modesittSolar Express, by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., (November 3, Tor)
You can’t militarize space. This one rule has led to decades of peaceful development of space programs worldwide. Resource scarcity and a changing climate on Earth is causing some parties to militarize, namely India, the North American Union, and the Sinese Federation. The discovery of a strange artifact by Dr. Alayna Wong precipitates a crisis. What appears to be an undiscovered comet is soon revealed to be an alien structure on a cometary trajectory toward the sun. There is a race between countries to see who can study and control the artifact dubbed the “Solar Express”. Leading the way for the North American Union is Alayna’s friend, Captain Christopher Tavoian. As the alien craft gets closer, it begins to alter the surface of the sun in strange new ways, ways that could lead Alayna to revolutionary discoveries, provided Chris can prevent war from breaking out as he navigates among the escalating tensions between nations.

robertsStars of Fortune (The Guardian Trilogy #1), by Nora Roberts, (November 3, Berkley)
Sasha Riggs is an artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets. Sasha is the one who holds them together, the seer. In the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her. Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. They must all work together as a team to find the fire star in land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. It seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars.

dhoogeStyx, by Bavo Dhooge, (November 3, Simon & Schuster/Simon451)
A serial killer is on the loose in Ostend, Belgium. Nicknamed The Stuffer, the killer fills his victims full of sand and poses them as public art installations. The fact that corrupt, middle-aged cop Rafael Styx is on the case is no comfort. He wants to catch the killer before he’s replaced by the new cop, Detective Delacroix. A chance encounter puts him face to face with The Stuffer. Rafael’s life is cut short by a gun to the chest. Styx wakes up a zombie. Not only is his body in decay, now that he exists between life and death, he can enter a “different” Ostend. There he meets the painter, Paul Delvaux, who gives Styx his first clue about the killer. With a fresh lead and a fresh start, the dirty cop decides to change his ways, catch The Stuffer, and restore his honor. As his new hunger for human flesh impedes his progress, he’ll need his old rival, Detective Delacroix to help him out. Even death can’t stop Styx from catching his own murderer. (U.S. Release)

tomlinsonThe Ark: Children of a Dead Earth (The Ark #1), by Patrick S. Tomlinson, (November 3, Angry Robot)
Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship, the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark’s greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can’t be beat. But when a crewmember goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Benson finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind’s home into its tomb.

kingThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories, by Stephen King, (November 3, Scribner)
A collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers, the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

polanskyThe Builders, by Daniel Polansky, (November 3, Tor.com)
A missing eye. A broken wing. A stolen country. The last job didn’t end well. Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain’s company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain’s whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score.

cremerThe Conjurer’s Riddle (The Inventor’s Secret #2), by Andrea Cremer, (November 3, Philomel)
Charlotte and her companions escape the British Empire, but they haven’t left danger behind. In fact, if they go against the revolutionaries, they face even greater peril. Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she’s on the right side after all. Charlotte and her friends get to know the mystical New Orleans bayou and deep into the shadowy tunnels below the city, the den of criminals, assassins and pirates, Charlotte must decide if the revolution’s goals justify their means, or if some things, like the lives of her friends, are too sacred to sacrifice.

sweetThe Flame in the Maze (The Door in the Mountain #2), by Caitlin Sweet, (November 3, ChiZine)
The Princess Ariadne schemes to bring her hated half-brother Asterion to ultimate ruin. Asterion himself, part human, part bull, grapples with madness and pain in the labyrinth that lies within a sacred mountain. Chara, his childhood friend, tries desperately to find him, accompanied by Prince Theseus, who has sworn to kill him. In a different prison, Icarus, the bird-boy who cannot fly, plans his escape with his father, Daedalus and plots revenge upon the princess he once desired. All of their paths come together at last, in an unforgettable blaze of fire, hatred, love and hope.

griffithx2The Geomancer (Vampire Empire: A Gareth and Adele Novel), by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith, (November 3, Pyr)
The uneasy stalemate between vampires and humans is over. Adele and Gareth are bringing order to a free Britain, but bloody murders in London raise the specter that Adele’s geomancy is failing. A deranged human called the Witchfinder has surfaced on the Continent, serving new vampire lords. This geomancer has found a way to make vampires immune to geomancy and intends to give his masters the ability to kill humans on a massive scale. If the Witchfinder can use geomancy against humanity, Adele may not have the power to stop him. From a Britain struggling to rebuild to the vampire capital of Paris, from the heart of the Equatorian Empire to a vampire monastery in far-away Tibet, old friends and past enemies return. Adele and Gareth fight side-by-side as always, but they can never be the same if they hope to survive.

durstThe Girl Who Could Not Dream, by Sarah Beth Durst, (November 3, Clarion)
Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents’ bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend, a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster, she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?

borosonaThe Girl with Ghost Eyes, by M.H. Boroson, (November 3, Talos)
It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes, the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father. When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion. Only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the alleys and backrooms of Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.

kellermanx2The Golem of Paris (Detective Jacob Lev #2), by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman, (November 3, G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
It’s been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he’s not coping well. He’s back to drinking, he’s not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris, the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It’s a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.

kiivirahkThe Man Who Spoke Snakish, by Andrus Kivirahk, (November 3, Grove Press, Black Cat)
The imaginative and moving story of a boy who is tasked with preserving ancient traditions in the face of modernity. Set in a fantastical version of medieval Estonia, this book follows a young boy, Leemet, who lives with his hunter-gatherer family in the forest and is the last speaker of the ancient tongue of snakish, a language that allows its speakers to command all animals. But the forest is gradually emptying as more and more people leave to settle in villages, where they break their backs tilling the land to grow wheat for their “bread” (which Leemet has been told tastes horrible) and where they pray to a god very different from the spirits worshipped in the forest’s sacred grove. With lothario bears who wordlessly seduce women, a giant louse with a penchant for swimming, a legendary flying frog, and a young charismatic viper named Ints. (U.S. Release)

engelThe Revolution of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #2), by Amy Engel, (November 3, Entangled Teen)
Ivy Westfall is beyond the fence and she is alone. Abandoned by her family and separated from Bishop Lattimer, Ivy must find a way to survive on her own in a land filled with countless dangers, both human and natural. She has traded a more civilized type of cruelty, forced marriages and murder plots, for the bare-knuckled brutality required to survive outside Westfall’s borders. But there is hope beyond the fence, as well. And when Bishop reappears in Ivy’s life, she must decide if returning to Westfall to take a final stand for what she believes is right is worth losing everything she’s fought for.

carrThe Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga #1), by Patrick W. Carr, (November 3, Bethany House)
When one man is brutally murdered and the priest he works for mortally wounded on the streets of Bunard, Willet Dunham is called to investigate. As Willet begins to question the dying priest, the man pulls Willet close and screams in a foreign tongue. Then he dies without another word. Willet returns to the city, no closer to answers than before, but his senses are skewed. People he touches appear to have a subtle shift, a twist seen at the edge of his vision, and it’s as though he can see their deepest thoughts. Willet soon learns he’s been passed the rarest gift of all: a gift that’s not supposed to exist. Willet must pursue the murderer on the loose in Bunard even as he’s pulled into a more dangerous conflict that threatens not only his city, but his entire world, a conflict that will force him to come to terms with his own tortured past if he wants to survive.

jordan, et alThe Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series, by Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk and Maria Simons, (November 3, Tor)
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Over the course of fifteen books and millions of words, the world that Jordan created grew in depth and complexity. The Wheel of Time Companion sheds light on some of the most intriguing aspects of the world, including biographies and motivations of many characters that never made it into the books, but helped bring Jordan’s world to life. Included in the volume are: An entry for each named character; An inclusive dictionary of the Old Tongue; New maps of the Last Battle; New portraits of characters; Histories and customs of the nations of the world; The strength level of many channelers; Descriptions of the flora and fauna unique to the world; And much more.

czernedaThis Gulf of Time and Stars (Reunification #1), by Julie E. Czerneda, (November 3, DAW)
I’d lived on a starship long enough to value the small sounds the Fox made: the whoosh of air through vents, the bone-deep growl of lift engines, and the reassuring almost-whine that meant not only gravity, but that we were moving through subspace under power. Sound meant we were safe and all was well. Silence meant the opposite.

marillierTower of Thorns (Blackthorn and Grim #2), by Juliet Marillier, (November 3, Roc)
Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn’s bond to her fey mentor, hoping to avoid any dire challenges. Lady Geiléis, a noblewoman from the northern border, has asked for the prince of Dalriada’s help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land, one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. It threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby. With no ready solutions to offer, the prince consults Blackthorn and Grim. As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of this puzzle together, it’s apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle, a conflict in which even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides. (U.S. Release)

collinsUntil We Meet Again, by Renee Collins, (November 3, Sourcebooks Fire)
Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it’s his own, and that the year is 1925, she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making. As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love, and Lawrence’s life, into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history, or risk losing Lawrence forever.

goldsteinWeighing Shadows, by Lisa Goldstein, (November 3, Night Shade)
Ann Decker fixes computers for a living, and in the evenings she passes the time sharpening her hacking skills. One day she’s contacted with a job offer for a company called Transformations Incorporated. None of her coworkers have heard of it before. TI has invented technology to travel in time. Soon Ann is visiting a matriarchy in ancient Crete, and then a woman mathematician at the Library of Alexandria. But TI remains shrouded in mystery. Who are Transformations Incorporated, and what will they use this technology to gain? When a coworker turns up dead, Ann’s superiors warn her about a covert group called Core out to sabotage the company. Ann is sent to a castle in the south of France, nearly a thousand years in the past. As the armies of the Crusade arrive to lay siege, Ann will discover the startling truth, not just about the company that sent her there, but also about her own past.

frohockWithout Light or Guide (Los Nefilim #2), by T. Frohock, (November 3, Harper Voyager Impulse)
Always holding themselves aloft from the affairs of mortals, Los Nefilim have thrived for eons. But with the Spanish Civil War looming, their fragile independence is shaken by the machinations of angels and daimons, and a half-breed caught in-between. For although Diago Alvarez has pledged his loyalty to Los Nefilim, there are many who don’t trust his daimonic blood. And with the re-emergence of his father, a Nefil who sold his soul to a daimon, the fear is Diago will soon follow the same path. Yet even as Diago tries to prove his allegiance, events conspire that only fuel the other Nefilim’s suspicions, including the fact that every mortal Diago has known in Barcelona is being brutally murdered. (ebook only)

hairAscendant’s Rite (The Moontide Quartet #4), by David Hair, (November 5, Jo Fletcher Books)
The last few months of the moontide, when the bridge connecting East and West rises above the sea, has come, and in the West Emperor Constant prepares the final phase of his plan to conquer the East. For failed mage Alaron and his companion Ramita, widow to the mage who built the Leviathan Bridge, the unthinkable has happened. They have lost the Scytale of Corineus, the key to the Rite of Ascendancy, as well as one of Ramita’s infant sons. In Javon, Cera Nesti, the imprisoned queen, has been freed, and plots to take on the might of the Rondian Empire. Seth Korion’s Lost Legions must navigate treacherous roads to gain safety, bearing secrets that could bring down the Emperor. The time has come for the Rite of Ascendancy to be performed. New powers must rise to save or damn Urte, and on the Leviathan Bridge itself, all will be decided. (U.S. Release)

hutchinsonEurope at Midnight (The Fractured Europe Sequence #2), by Dave Hutchinson, (November 5, Rebellion)
Europe is crumbling. The Xian Flu pandemic and ongoing economic crises have fractured the European Union, the borderless Continent of the Schengen Agreement is a distant memory, and new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight. For an intelligence officer like Jim, it’s a nightmare. Every week or so a friendly power spawns, a new and unknown national entity which may or may not be friendly to England’s interests; it’s hard to keep on top of it all. But things are about to get worse for Jim. A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has come who may hold the key to unlocking the mystery.

towseyYour Resting Place (The Walkin’ Trilogy #3), by David Towsey, (November 5, Jo Fletcher Books)
Rumors of the Drowned Woman are rife. She hunts down wanted men but never collects on the bounty. Some say she can’t be killed, not in the usual ways. The Drowned Woman is looking for one man in particular: he killed her husband and stole her daughter. Her family has been wronged. There will be a reckoning.

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!

49 thoughts on “Happy Book Birthday, Jean Lafitte–and Readers Choice Giveaway

  1. Reading Pirateship Down on my kindle right now…Jean has me laughing with the best lines…I would love to win a hard copy for my bookshelf!

  2. Since I have Pirateship Down I would choose Mind Magic (World of the Lupi #12), by Eileen Wilks, today. Thanks for the chance.

  3. I’m very excited for Mind Magic (World of the Lupi #12), by Eileen Wilks. I love this series and I can’t wait to see what happens next! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I do see a lot of my pre-orders on here! Great list. I would love to read Pirateship Down of course, but as it is only available as e-book for now, alas. The new Nora Roberts would be lovely to win.

  5. Congratulations on your new release! Since I have already purchased a copy of Pirateship Down, I would like to enter for a copy of Jeweled Fire by Sharon Shinn.

  6. I would love to try The Conjurer’s Riddle, heard great things about book 1. Did you get my 2 replies to be part f your tour when you asked me? Because you didn’t answer so I don’t know…

  7. I’ve already purchased Reap the Wind as well as Pirateship Down so maybe Dreamseeker by Friedman. 🙂 Congrats on the new release!

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