Our last From the Inbox post was such a hit with readers, I’ve decided to try it again. This post gives you a peek at the books for which we received requests for review, but were not able to get to or were not within our review wheel house. Enjoy!
THE FIRST IN AN ALL NEW, OFFICIAL TRILOGY SET IN THE ALIEN UNIVERSE!
Alien: Out of the Shadows (Novel#1) by Tim Lebbon
Released January 28, 2014 by Titan Books
In a dramatic twist, this novel will return us to that time, to Ellen Ripley, and to never-before-revealed secrets of the Weyland-Yutani Corporations … secrets that lead into the events of the second film, Aliens… and beyond!
Officially sanctioned and true to the Alien canon, Alien: Out of the Shadows expands upon the well-loved mythos and is a must for all Alien fans.
About the Author: Tim Lebbon is the mult-award winning, New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelization of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels, including Dusk, Fallen and The Island. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award,and more.
YA Powerhouse Amalie Howard’s latest project, Almost Girl was released January 7 by Strange Chemistry
unfortunately we don’t review or feature YA
Genre: YA Dystopian
Riven, the heroine, has been trained all her life to be a ruthless soldier. However, her latest mission to retrieve the brother of her prince leads her down a dangerous road that challenges everything she thought to be true and everything she was trained to become.
PW calls Almost Girl a “high-octane thriller” and maintains that “SF and dystopia fans will be right at home with this book and its fierce, capable heroine.”
Other books by Amalie Howard:
Waterfell, released by Harlequin Teen, October 2013
Genre: YA SciFi
Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.
Alpha Goddess, coming from SkyPony Press, March 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal
In Serjana Caelum’s world, gods exist. So do goddesses. Sera knows this because she is one of them. A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rumored to control all the planes of existence. Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera’s avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all she creates is chaos. A chaos that Azrath, the Asura Lord of Death, hopes to use to unleash hell on earth.
Struggling between her opposing halves and her attraction to the boys tied to each of them, Sera must become the goddess she was meant to be, or risk failing, which means sacrificing the world she was born to protect.
The Triorion Series: by L.J. Hachmeister – books one through three now available
Awakening – The series kicks off with five-year-old telepathically gifted siblings Jetta, Jaeia and Jahx struggling to survive on a harsh alien planet under the thumb of a brutal owner. When their extraordinary talents are discovered by the intergalactic military known as the Eeclian Dominion, they are coerced into military service. However, the tide of the war changes, and the siblings find their persecutors at their mercy and a new and more powerful enemy at their door, eager to harness their talents for intergalactic genocide.
Fallen Redemption, RB Austin’s debut novel from Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Killing Fallen to save mankind is Cade’s redemption for murder and only one human—mouthwatering and absolutely forbidden—stands in his way.
Cade committed himself to saving lives before he learned the full consequences of his life-altering decision. It wasn’t until he was tending his sick wife that he learned the enormity of what he’d done and he was unable to save her from the monster he had become. Consumed with guilt and praying for absolution, he threw himself into killing every Fallen he could find to save the humans he’d sworn to protect. But then Emma, deliciously mortal and completely forbidden, swept into his world, stirring an overpowering desire. Now he’s not only fighting soulless creatures, but also his inner cravings, trying to maintain his distance and continue on his path to forgiveness. He won’t lose control again and lose another love.
New paranormal fantasy: RIP: Choices After Death by Daniel Sherrier
Rip Cooper learns he can perceive ghosts with his five senses as if they were flesh and blood, and he’s just as solid to them. This young loner must overcome his fears and kill dead people to prevent them from corrupting the living. He works alongside a deceased young woman and his ex-best friend’s ex-girlfriend as they teach him how love can lead to strength.
Choices After Death consists of four novelettes: “Touch,” “Alone,” “The Crazy Line,” and “Point B.” These “episodes” each tell a complete story while building on each other and setting up future installments.