Posts tagged april 2012
Posts tagged april 2012
NALO HOPKINSON - THE CHAOS - AVAILABLE APRIL 17, 2012
An acclaimed fantasy author navigates the world between myth and chaos in this compelling exploration of identity, told with a Caribbean lilt.
Sixteen-year-old Scotch struggles to fit in—at home she’s the perfect daughter, at school she’s provocatively sassy, and thanks to her mixed heritage, she doesn’t feel she belongs with the Caribbeans, whites, or blacks. And even more troubling, lately her skin is becoming covered in a sticky black substance that can’t be removed. While trying to cope with this creepiness, she goes out with her brother—and he disappears. A mysterious bubble of light just swallows him up, and Scotch has no idea how to find him. …
MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL – GLAMOUR IN GLASS – AVAILABLE APRIL 10, 2012
Mary Robinette Kowal stunned readers with her charming first novel Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence. This magic comes in the form of glamour, which allows talented users to form practically any illusion they can imagine. Shades debuted to great acclaim and left readers eagerly awaiting its sequel. Glamour in Glass continues following the lives of beloved main characters Jane and Vincent, with a much deeper vein of drama and intrigue.
In the tumultuous months after Napoleon abdicates his throne, Jane and Vincent go to Belgium for their honeymoon. While there, the deposed emperor escapes his exile in Elba, throwing the continent into turmoil. With no easy way back to England, Jane and Vincent’s concerns turn from enjoying their honeymoon…to escaping it.
Left with no outward salvation, Jane must persevere over her trying personal circumstances and use her glamour to rescue her husband from prison … and hopefully prevent her newly built marriage from getting stranded on the shoals of another country’s war.
Read an excerpt from Glamour in Glass on Tor.com
BRIAN SLATTERY – LOST EVERYTHING – AVAILABLE APRIL 10, 2012
From the author of the critically acclaimed literary SF novels Spaceman Blues and Liberationcomes an incandescent and thrilling post-apocalyptic tale in the vein of 1984 or The Road.
In the not-distant-enough future, a man takes a boat trip up the Susquehanna River with his most trusted friend, intent on reuniting with his son. But the man is pursued by an army, and his own harrowing past; and the familiar American landscape has been savaged by war and climate change until it is nearly unrecognizable.
Lost Everything is a stunning novel about family and faith, what we are afraid may come to be, and how to wring hope from hopelessness.
Read an excerpt from Lost Everything on tor.com
ANNE PERRY- DORCHESTER TERRACE - AVAILABLE APRIL 3, 2012
Anne Perry’s acclaimed Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels have made London’s exclusive world of wealth and power an addictive literary destination for readers everywhere. This new masterpiece, a haunting story of love and treason, invites us not only into the secret places of Britain’s power but also into the innermost sanctums of the fin de siècle Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Thomas Pitt, once a lowly policeman, is now the powerful head of Britain’s Special Branch, and some people fear that he may have been promoted beyond his abilities. He, too, feels painful moments of self-doubt, especially as rumors reach him of a plot to blow up connections on the Dover-London rail line—on which Austrian duke Alois Habsburg is soon to travel to visit his royal English kin.
Why would anyone destroy an entire train to kill one obscure Austrian royal, or are the rumors designed to distract Pitt from an even more devastating plot? He must resolve this riddle at once, before the damage is done.
Meanwhile, in a London sickroom, an old Italian woman—at the end of a romantic career as a revolutionary spy—is terrified that as she sinks into dementia, she may divulge secrets that can kill. And a beautiful young Croatian woman, married to a British power broker, hoards her own mysteries. Apparently all roads lead to the Continent, and Pitt suspects that between them these two fascinating women could tell him things he desperately needs to know. But as the hours tick by, it seems that the only woman Pitt can count on is his clever wife, Charlotte.
TRACEY DEVLYN - A LADY’S REVENGE - AVAILABLE APRIL 3, 2012
Devlyn delves into the arena of spies and covert operatives in this sensuous Regency debut. Cora deBeau, a beautiful British spy, is captured in France and tortured both mentally and physically by the devilish Valère. At last, Guy Trevelyan, earl of Helsford and her friend since childhood, comes to her rescue. As Cora recovers from her near-death experiences, Guy is astounded by Cora’s ability to withstand the demands of undercover work in France. Cora’s skill at defending herself against Valère’s repeated attempts to recapture her makes her unique among Regency protagonists, and Guy’s efforts to keep her from harm are often at odds with her mission to avenge her parents’ deaths. Devlyn reveals the darkness of the spy game and entices readers with a talented and determined heroine.
Tracey is doing a virtual book tour all throughout the month of April- check out dates and blogs on her website