Friday, December 3, 2010

Ho ho ho - it's December!

December is here.


Christmas time.

I love the holidays but the time flies by so quick that I don’t have time to really sit back and enjoy as much as I’d like to. But hey – that’s life – right?

Anyhow – it’s the first Friday of the month, so it’s time to highlight a few new releases from my Backspace brethren that would be great stocking stuffers!

Boyd Morrison – Rouge Wave – November 30 -In this thrilling novel from THE ARK's Boyd Morrison, a massive explosion rocks the uninhabited central Pacific and launches a series of mega-tsunamis toward Hawaii. In one hour, Honolulu will cease to exist. In that same instant, Kai Tanaka, the director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, begins a desperate race to save the lives of a million people, including his wife and daughter.

Lesley Livingston – Tempestuous – December 21 - "I don't love Sonny Flannery."

That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.

But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley.

The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston's ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

Karen Dionne – Boiling Point – December 28 Chaiten, a long-dormant volcano in Chile, fuses the destinies of two microbiologists, a celebrity scientist, and a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who waits for the one sign that his diabolical plan is about to be put into motion. For the Earth has become a pawn in the biggest gamble ever played with humanity's future-and Chaiten is about to blow.

Karen Abbott – American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - December 28 America in the Roaring Twenties. Vaudeville was king. Talking pictures were only a distant flicker. Speakeasies beckoned beyond dimly lit doorways; money flowed fast and free. But then, almost overnight, the Great Depression leveled everything. When the dust settled, Americans were primed for a star who could distract them from grim reality and excite them in new, unexpected ways. Enter Gypsy Rose Lee, a strutting, bawdy, erudite stripper who possessed a preternatural gift for delivering exactly what America needed.

American Rose chronicles her story, as well as the story of the four scrappy and savvy showbiz brothers from New York City who would pave the way for Gypsy Rose Lee’s brand of burlesque. Modeling their shows after the glitzy, daring reviews staged in the theaters of Paris, the Minsky brothers relied on grit, determination, and a few tricks that fell just outside the law—and they would shape, and ultimately transform, the landscape of American entertainment.

With a supporting cast of such Jazz- and Depression-era heavyweights as Lucky Luciano, Harry Houdini, FDR, and Fanny Brice, Karen Abbott weaves a rich narrative of a woman who defied all odds to become a legend—and whose sensational tale of tragedy and triumph embodies the American Dream.

Allison Brennan – Love Me to Death – December 28 - Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy’s goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering with a victim’s rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy.

With her future and possibly even her freedom suddenly in jeopardy, Lucy discovers she’s a pawn in someone’s twisted plot to mete out vigilante justice. She joins forces with security expert and daredevil Sean Rogan, and together they track their elusive quarry from anonymous online chat rooms onto the mean streets of Washington, D.C. But someone else is shadowing them: A merciless stalker has his savage eye on Lucy. The only way for her to escape his brutality may be another fight to the death.

Darlene Franklin-Campbell – I Listened, Momma - A poignant and enduring story of a young woman’s struggle to maintain hope amidst desolation.

With characters so real they seem to be made of breath and bone, Campbell draws us into the nucleus of this Appalachian family as if we are relatives. We feel their heartaches and yearn for their healing as though our own happiness depends on theirs. This is Southern fiction at its finest.

— Sandra Kring, author The Book of Bright Ideas

Don’t forget to grab a couple of my releases this December as well. Survival Games and Mind Games – the first two in my Games Trilogy and in my FBI series , you’ ve got a choice of Dark Reckoning or Vengeance.

Happy Shopping!

Next week I’ve got another FIDO /Excessica author on board to dish it up with - Jason Halstead. Swing in and say hi if you get the chance!

Until next time.



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