Today’s New Books and ARCs, 10/18/13

Nothing like a hearty stack of new books and ARCs to take you into the weekend. Take a look and tell me in the comments which of these titles calls out to you, like a texty siren.

41 Comments on “Today’s New Books and ARCs, 10/18/13”

  1. I know nothing about the book “Hell Bent”, but I love the name of the author: Devon Monk. Wish I had a cool name like that.

  2. I do think the Dan Simmons is a reissue. I’ve seen it, or something like it, floating around in paperback. Since virtually all my other Simmons works are hardcover I would likely buy this reissue though.

  3. I put HILD on my library reserve list right this minute. I loved SLOW RIVER and have to pull it out for a re-read.

  4. MJ "Mike" Brudenell – Twin Cities, MN – Here is a little bit about myself. I have wanted to be an author ever since I fell in love with books at about the age of 12. The only problem is I didn't know how to get there. Since the world expects us to make money most of my adulthood has been spent working as a carpenter (from teenage years till late 20s) and then as a mortgage professional. (27 to 39) I worked in mortgages for over 10 years. By the time I was working in management I discovered I hated it. With that realization I quit my rather well paying job in 2010 to be self-employed and pursue a career as an author. To earn a living I started ClearCut Notary. My business provided mobile notary services, specialized in facilitating real estate transactions. I now also work as a freelance writer, and freelance carpenter. I've owned ClearCut Notary for nearly five years, but now I want to break out as an author. Currently, I am working on my debut novel "The Paladin's Path" (working title) coming soon in late spring/early summer of 2015. After that I have two more books planned for 2015. When I first started this new path I did not understand the indie publishing revolution that was about to reshape our world. Because of that I did not know there was an immediate path to publication. I think that was a good thing. While I learned about indie publishing I worked on my craft. I have always studied story-More pursue than study lately. You see, I cannot find him... it's been twenty years now and I'm starting to lose confidence. I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There's not a lot of money in revenge-oops, that's someone else's story. Ahem... but, my study of story did not always include writing. In the time since I quit my job-a little before actually-I've been actively writing. I've even published a little under a pseudonym, which shall never be named. While I've earned a few bucks from my writing, the effort to make it my main revenue stream has not been concerted. Now, that is all about to change.
    M. J. Brudenell

    I have heard really good things about Larry Correia’s writing, so without knowing anything else Swords of Exodus peaks my interest

  5. Thornlost is an incredibly intriguing title!

    It makes me a little sad to read glwilson’s comment that it’s the third in a series, because it would slow down my ability to check it out. I’m generally rather rigid about reading sets in order. I guess you don’t always get that luxury?

  6. Well, Phoenix Rising, of course. But there is a possibility — just a possibility, mind — that I have some predisposition to that attitude.

    I’m surprised you just got that one now… it’s been out almost a year!

  7. HellBent is the first in the successor series to the eight volume Allie Beckstrom series. Since I haven’t read Magic without Mercy yet (the last) that’s all I know about it.

    Swords of Exodus is the sequel to Dead Six, also in the pile and unread.

    I’m really getting behind in my reading. I’m going to blame Jan Bay’s How to Train a Wild Elephant.

  8. I recently picked up Shifter at Rose City ComicCon and it was, imo, an excellent read with great artwork to back up the story line.

  9. Getting to read a version of “Flashback” that doesn’t have all the Century War/Eurabia bull-pucky in? Tempting!

    New Nancy Collins? Even more tempting! Makes me want to go back and get the previous Golgotham volume(s), in fact!

  10. Whatever you people do, do NOT read “The Flight of the Silvers”

    …says the author, in a baffling attempt at reverse psychology.

    (Thanks, John.)

  11. What is the thin black thing, between Second Verse and LoveDeath ?

    I can’t quite read the title or author’s first name, though I think the last name is “Gray Lin”. Googling that isn’t answering the question…


  12. RE: G. W Herbert, the answer to your question is
    ARCHIMEDES NESSELRODE by Justine Graykin. There is an amazon page for it, and she has a wordpress:

    that’s all i know about it.

  13. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to make up stories for the titles of books I hadn’t read. (I made up several for Slan and was really disappointed when I finally read the book) So Shifter really calls to me just because it’s a great, evocative title.

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