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I’m a couple of days late posting about this week’s new releases, but it’s been a crazy, busy, wonderful week, and I’m just glad to be doing so now!  Happy Book Birthday to Rachel Caine, Steven Harper, Bryan Anderson and David Mack!

BITTER BLOOD by Rachel Caine

Latest in the blockbuster, New York Times-bestselling Morganville Vampires series

Blurb:

For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace. But now that the threat to the vampires has been defeated, the human residents are learning that the gravest danger they face is the enemy within…

Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news…or worse.

THE DRAGON MEN by Steven Harper

Third in the amazing steampunk series The Clockwork Empire (really, really, really not kidding, y’all – this one blew me away)

Blurb:

As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom….

Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork plague consumes his body and mind, it drives him increasingly mad and fractures his relationship with his fiancée, Alice, Lady Michaels. Their only hope is that the Dragon Men of China can cure him.

But a power-mad general has seized the Chinese throne in a determined offensive to conquer Asia, Britain—indeed, the entire world. He has closed the country’s borders to all foreigners. The former ruling dynasty, however, is scheming to return the rightful heir to power. Their designs will draw Gavin and Alice down a treacherous path strewn with intrigue and power struggles. One wrong step will seal Gavin’s fate…and determine the future of the world.

NO TURNING BACK by Bryan Anderson with David Mack

One Man’s Inspiring Story of Courage, Determination and Hope

Blurb:

The word conquer has changed meaning for Bryan Anderson. As a U.S. Army Sergeant in Iraq, it meant taking down the enemy. After becoming Iraq’s fourth triple amputee from a roadside explosive, what he had to conquer got a bit more personal.

On October 23, 2005, the moment Bryan looked down and realized he no longer had legs, he cracked a joke. It was a tragedy that could break many, but Bryan transformed it into something positive, something that propelled him forward. Despite grueling surgeries and rehabilitation, his goal has always been bigger than simply walking again. Making the most of life, he went for it, learning how to snowboard, water-ski, rock climb, and skateboard with his condition—even winning himself some gold medals to place next to his Purple Heart.

In this inspiring memoir, Bryan shares his infectious love for life that touches anyone who’s faced hardship. Anyone, in any circumstance, can overcome the toughest challenges, by not just surviving, but thriving. No Turning Back is a testament to pure hard work, perseverance, and hope for a better life—no matter what shape it takes.

Today, I have to give some major shout outs! First, two incredible authors Rachel Caine and Chloe Neill (alphabetically, not playing favorites!) for hitting the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists this week!  That’s right, Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires are on top once again at #10 on the NYT Children’s series bestseller list with the most recent entry, LAST BREATH, debuting at #64 on the USA Today list.  Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires are burning up the bestseller lists with DRINK DEEP at #15 for Print Paperbacks, #19 for e-Books and #28 the combined list and debuting at #56 for USA Today!  You go, gals!  You can see both authors together here on Omaha’s The Morning Blend.

I also want to give a huge shout out to Bryan Anderson, whose inspiring memoir, NO TURNING BACK, written with David Mack, hit shelves this month.  Here he is, interviewed by Morgan Doremus of Romantic Times On-Line.

Some wonderful links for today’s fun Friday.

First, amazing authors Rachel Caine and Chloe Neill (of Morganville Vampires and Chicagoland Vampires fame respectively) on Omaha’s The Morning Blend.

Next, Bryan Anderson, Iraq War vet with an amazing spirit and story (which you can read in No Turning Back), interviewed on MSNBC.

And last, but not least, a great post from Jim Butcher about the most important thing every new author should know.

I’m so excited about these fabulous new releases, out today!  Everything from fantastical to sensual, historical, inspirational….

DRINK DEEP (Fifth novel in the New York Times-bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series) by Chloe Neill from NAL

“A strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake.” —Library Journal

“In short, Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires are an absolutely vital addition to any avid Vamp Lit fan’s bookshelf; fascinating, funny, at times infuriating but always fabulous, it is a series that has only gotten better with each new release and stars a panoply of captivating characters, including a heroine that you will come to love ever more as you get to know her, and a hero to—quite literally, in Merit’s case—die for.”                        —Heroes and Hearbreakers

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can’t tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit…

Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it’s nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She’ll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who’s behind this, and stop them before it’s too late for both the vampires and humans.

THE DOOMSDAY VAULT (First novel in The Clockwork Empire series) by Steven Harper from Roc

“Steven Harper manages to consistently create compelling worlds and appealing characters.  He’s definitely a writer to watch.” —Sarah Zettel

“The Doomsday Vault is an engaging steampunk thriller.” —Alternative Worlds

In a clockwork Brittania, Alice’s prospects are slim. At 21, her age and her unladylike interest in automatons have sealed her fate as an undesirable marriage prospect. But a devastating plague sends Alice off in a direction beyond the pale-towards a clandestine organization, mad inventors, life-altering secrets, and into the arms of an intrepid fiddle-playing airship pilot.

NO TURNING BACK by Bryan Anderson and David Mack from Berkley

An exceptional memoir about one man’s truly inspirational outlook on living, no matter the odds.

Before you dig into this book, there are a few things I think you should know. First, I was a soldier, and I still talk like one-in other words, I swear. So, if bad words bother you, just squint and pretend you don’t see them.

I want you to know this book is not about the war in Iraq, and I’m not pushing a political agenda. Even though I’m going to tell you about the day I was wounded and what I went through during rehab, this book’s not just some war memoir or a pity party. I just want to share some of my stories with you. This book is not about being wounded. It’s not about struggling.

This book is about living. It’s about life.

In this inspiring memoir, Bryan shares his infectious love for life that touches anyone who’s faced hardship. No Turning Back is a testament to pure hard work, perseverance, and hope for a better life- no matter what shape it takes.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DARK by Jasmine Haynes from Berkley Heat

“A highly erotic journey for two lost souls desperately seeking solace…captivates from the opening sentence.” —Romantic Times

“The opening of the DeKnight saga is a super erotic tale.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

She’s pushed all the limits-but can she finally free herself completely?

Bree Mason wants more out of life, but she is ruled by fear and controlled by her secrets. And there’s one great secret she’s hidden for years, even from herself. But now a tragedy is causing her carefully constructed world to unravel…

Bree is like no other woman Luke Raven has ever known. He’s always given her what she’s asked for. But now he craves more-a lot more. Luke wants a relationship outside their strictly sexual affair. But can he help Bree exorcise her demons and free her from her abusive past?

THE FIRES OF WINTER (reissue) by Roberta Gellis from Sourcebooks Casablanca

“This epic is perfect for readers who like an extra dose of history in their romance.” —Publishers Weekly

“Roberta Gellis is a superb storyteller of extraordinary talent.” —John Jakes, #1 bestselling author of The Gods of Newport

A maiden who will not marry

For the lovely Lady Audris, taking a husband would mean losing her home. She is content to concentrate on her special gift, weaving gorgeous tapestries that often contain hints of the future. But nothing predicts the arrival of Hugh Licorne, confident in his strength and single-minded in his determination-to have her.
A battle-hardened knight who needs a bride

From the moment Hugh sets eyes on Lady Audris, he knows he has found the woman destined to be his wife. She’s courageous and beautiful, delicate yet strong. But winning her trust and defending her from her enemies will be the greatest battle he has ever faced.