Monday, January 22, 2018

10 New Releases this week 01/22 - 01/28 plus 2 Giveaways

Happy Monday! We're celebrating the release of a few books today including REIGN OF THE FALLEN and A LAND OF PERMANENT GOODBYES. Don't forget to check out the awesome books being released this week and enter to win below!

Happy Reading,

Shelly, Halli, Jocelyn, Martina, Erin, Susan, Kelly, Laura, Emily, Anisaa, and Lori Ann


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Reign of the Fallen
by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S. Only

Released 1/23/2018

Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised--the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa's necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer's magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Reign of the Fallen?

My favorite thing about REIGN OF THE FALLEN is the world building. Particularly, getting to write a heroine who shares my identity as bisexual and who feels no pain over that aspect of herself. Most of the world building in this dark story about raising the dead revolves around--no surprises here--death. But while death shaped almost every aspect of my world, there were certain choices to make that a single concept couldn’t dictate—like how Karthia, my characters' kingdom, treats gender and sexuality. When building a world, there is absolutely nothing forcing us to apply the gender norms of our society to a fictional one; the same goes for how we treat every sexual identity other than heterosexual. Why build a new world that holds all our old prejudices? Instead, I chose to give Karthia a long-standing view of love is love, making it a place where I could see myself safely existing. As a reader, fantasy books are one of my chosen forms of escapism, and I don’t want certain real-world biases following me on my adventures in another; as an author, I wanted to build a world where anyone can, upon arrival, picture themselves as a part of it.

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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes
by Atia Abawi
Hardcover Giveaway
U.S. Only

Philomel Books
Released 1/23/2018

Narrated by Destiny, this heartbreaking -- and timely -- story of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria is masterfully told by a foreign news correspondent who experienced the crisis firsthand.

In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future.

In the wake of destruction, he's threatened by Daesh fighters and witnesses a public beheading. Tareq's
family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger at every turn, Tareq must find the resilience and courage to complete his harrowing journey.

But while this is one family's story, it is also the timeless tale of all wars, of all tragedy, and of all strife. When you are a refugee, success is outliving your loss.

Destiny narrates this heartbreaking story of the consequences of war, showing the Syrian conflict as part of a long chain of struggles spanning through time.

An award-winning author and journalist--and a refugee herself--Atia Abawi captures the hope that spurs people forward against all odds and the love that makes that hope grow.

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Blood and Sand: A Novel by C.V. Wyk: Patricia M.


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Let's Talk About Love
by Claire Kann
Swoon Reads
Released 1/23/2018

Alice is secretly asexual, and that’s the least important thing about her.

She’s a college student, has a great job, amazing friends, and is fine being single—nope, that’s a lie. Alice wants rom com-grade romance: feels, cuddling, kissing, and swoons galore—as long as it doesn't lead to having sex.

After her last relationship ends with soul-crushing parting words from her ex, Alice swears off relationships for good. Stick a fork in her, she’s done. Everyone Alice tries to date is so sure love and sex have to go together, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to convince them otherwise.

But when Alice experiences instant attraction for the first time with her coworker Takumi, she doesn’t know what to do. If Alice tells him the truth, it can only end in heartache. But there’s something about Takumi that makes him worth the risk…

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The Defiant
by Lesley Livingston
Released 1/23/2018

Gladiator Fallon and her warrior sisters must face off against a rival gladiator academy in this lush sequel to the highly anticipated historical fantasy The Valiant.

They call her "Victrix" now. Victory.

But winning the highest honor ever bestowed upon a gladiatrix in Rome has earned Fallon more deadly enemies outside the arena than she ever faced within it. And it is those dearest to Fallon who will pay the price for her success.

Now, Fallon and her warrior sisters are thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon's heart - and her love for Roman soldier Cai - but the very heart of the Roman Empire.

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The Last Girl on Earth
by Alexandra Blogier
Delacorte Press
Released 1/23/2018

Fans of The 5th Wave will devour this heart-pounding sci-fi novel about a girl with a secret: on a near-future Earth taken over by aliens, she is the only human left alive.

Li has a father and a sister who love her. A best friend, Mirabae, to share things with. She goes to school and hangs out at the beach and carefully follows the rules. She has to. Everyone she knows--her family, her teachers, her friends--is an alien. And she is the only human left on Earth.

The Abdoloreans hijacked the planet sixteen years ago, destroying all human life. Li's human-sympathizer father took her in as a baby and has trained her to pass as one of them. The Abdoloreans appear human. But they don't think with human minds or feel with human hearts. And they have special abilities no human could ever have.

When Li meets Ryn, she's swept up in a relationship that could have disastrous consequences. How far will Li go to stay alive? Will she save herself--and in turn, the human race--or will she be the final witness to humanity's destruction?

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  1. Thanks for the updates on new books for my TBR.

  2. I cannot wait to read Reign of the Fallen!

  3. I can't wait to read this! Thanks so much for the chance!

  4. Reign of the Fallen sounds quite exciting!

  5. Reign of the Fallen is one I'd love to get!

  6. Reign of the Fallen looks so good! I can't wait to read it!

  7. Reign of the Fallen looks awesome! I'm a big fan of necromancer books.


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