Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Book News: New Releases for July!

Summer has just begun and with summer we get a ton of new releases in the urban fantasy genre. One of the many reason to love summer... since I definitely do not like the heat. Some titles may also teeter on paranormal romance, but you've been warned. Here's the list!

(July 5, Penguin)

1st Book in a new Steampunk series!

Welcome to a new America that is built on blood, sweat, and gears...

In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers-and now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth.

In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only things a man can count on are his guns, gears, and grit, Cedar will have to depend on all three if he's going to save his brother and reclaim his soul once and for all...
(July 5, Signet)
Since being gifted—or cursed—with the ability to touch a lifeless body and relive the deceased’s final moments, Olivia Wainwright has died a hundred deaths. Though he doesn’t believe in psychics, Savannah Detective Gabe Cooper offers her a glimmer of light. As their bond deepens, Gabe can’t refuse when she needs his help solving a crime that’s haunted her for over a decade—her own murder. Second in the Extrasensory Agents series.
(July 5, Daw)
Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She’s a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she’s made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay “alive.”

  Overbite by Meg Cabot 

(July 5, William Morrow)
The Palatine Guard—a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican—has hired Meena Harper to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. With Meena’s ability to predict how everyone she meets will die, the Palatine finally has a chance against the undead. But Meena isn’t the Palatine’s only hope. Father Henrique, New York City’s youngest, most charming priest, has also been assigned to the case. So why doesn’t Meena trust him? As she begins unraveling the truth, Meena finds her loyalties tested, her true feelings laid bare, and temptations she never imagined impossible to resist. Second in the Insatiable series.

Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor thought she couldn’t die. So what’s she doing in the morgue? It could have something to do with a time-traveling trip she made, and a foe with a wicked agenda that could finally be the real death of Betsy—if she’s not careful. Tenth in the Undead series.

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

(July 5, Tor)
The morning the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town—only it doesn’t provide refuge for long. First in the As The World Dies trilogy.

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy, anthology edited by Ellen Datlow

(July 5, St. Martin’s Griffin)
Twenty paranormal authors contribute to this collection of original stories, including Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Delia Sherman, Ellen Kushner, Peter S. Beagle, Lavie Tidhar, Melissa Marr, Holly Black, Christopher Fowler, Richard Bowes, Pat Cadigan, Naomi Novik, Matthew Kressel, Kit Reed, Nathan Ballingrud, John Crowley, Jeffrey Ford, Lucius Shepard, Caitlin Kiernan, and Elizabeth Bear.

(July 26, Ace)
It was called the New Badlands, home to the survivors of a cataclysm that altered the entire nation. Then the vampires arrived, and it was rechristened the Bloodlands. Not because of the vampires, but because of the gun-for-hire who’d decided to slay every monster in the country by any and every means necessary. Author Cody writes the Vampire Babylon series under the name Chris Marie Green.



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