May 302012

Amped by Daniel H WilsonSource: Review copy from Doubleday via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Technology makes them superhuman. But mere mortals want them kept in their place. Enter a stunning world where technology and humanity clash in terrifying and surprising ways. Some people are implanted with upgrades that make them capable of superhuman feats. The powerful technology has profound consequences for society, and soon a set of laws is passed that restricts the abilities—and rights—of “amplified” humans. On the day that the Supreme Court passes the first of these laws, 29-year-old Owen Gray discovers that his seizure-supressing medical implant […]

May 152012
Hellenic Immortal

Hellenic Immortal (Immortal #2) by Gene DoucetteSource: Review copy from Smith Publicity — The Writer’s Coffee Shop via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website “Very occasionally, I will pop up in the historical record. Most of the time I’m not at all easy to spot, because most of the time I’m just a guy who does a thing and then disappears again into the background behind someone-or-other who’s busy doing something much more important. But there are a couple of rare occasions when I get a starring role.” –Adam the Immortal An oracle has predicted the sojourner’s end, which is a […]

May 102012
The Ninth Step

The Ninth Step by Barbara Taylor SisselSource: Review copy from author via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Livie Saunders is fluent in the language of flowers; she taught the meanings to her fiancé, Cotton O’Dell, but then Cotton vanished without explanation on their wedding day forcing Livie to learn the language of desolation. Heartbroken, she buries her wedding gown beneath a garden pond and she resolves to move on, but there are nights when she slips . . . into a sequined red dress and a pair of stiletto heels, a stranger’s bed, a little anonymous oblivion that is not […]

May 042012

Tomorrowland by Mari MancusiSource: Review copy from NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Can true love survive the end of the world? Imagine finding your first love, only to be ripped apart by the apocalypse. Peyton Anderson will never forget the day she was forced to make a choice–between her family–and Chris Parker, the boy she’d given her heart. Now, four years later, as she steps from the fallout shelter and into a dead and broken world, he’s the only thing on her mind. All Chris “Chase” Parker wanted was to take Peyton away and […]

May 032012

Forgotten by Catherine McKenzieSource: Review copy from HarperCollinsCanada via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website When everyone thinks you’re dead, how do you start your life over again? Emma Tupper, a young lawyer with a bright future, sets out on a journey after her mother’s death: to Africa, a place her mother always wanted to visit. But her mother’s dying gift has unexpected consequences. Emma falls ill during the trip and is just recovering when a massive earthquake hits, turning her one-month vacation into a six-month ordeal. When Emma returns home, she’s shocked to find that her friends and colleagues believed […]

Apr 122012
The Prophet

The Prophet (Graveyard Queen #3) by Amanda StevensSource: Review copy from Harlequin Mira via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website My name is Amelia Gray. I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe and I’ve broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back. In order to protect myself, I’ve vowed to return to those rules. But the ghost of a murdered cop needs my help to find his killer. The clues lead me to the dark side of Charleston—where witchcraft, root doctors and […]

Mar 292012
Royal Street

Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans #1) by Suzanne JohnsonSource: Review copy from Tor Books via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s boss and mentor, Gerald St. Simon, is the wizard tasked with protecting the city from anyone or anything that might slip over from the preternatural beyond. Then Hurricane Katrina hammers New Orleans’ fragile levees, unleashing more than just dangerous flood waters. While winds howled and Lake Pontchartrain surged, […]

Mar 152012
The Imposter Bride

The Imposter Bride by Nancy RichlerSource: Review copy from HarperCollinsCanada via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads When a young, enigmatic woman arrives in post-war Montreal, it is immediately clear that she is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters as she disappears, leaving a new husband and baby daughter, and a host of unanswered questions. Who is she really and what happened to the young woman whose identity she has stolen? Why has she left and where did she go? It is left to the daughter she abandoned to find the answers […]

Mar 072012
The Kingdom

The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda StevensSource: Review copy from Harlequin MIRA via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town… My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I’ve been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I’m coming to think I have another purpose here. Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I’ve discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the […]

Mar 052012
The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances (Reincarnationist #4) by MJ RoseSource: Review copy from published via NetgalleyLinks: Amazon, Goodreads, Author’s website Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company. In order to flee the pain of those remembrances—and of her mother’s suicide—she moves to America, leaving the company in the hands of her brother Robbie. But when Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing—leaving a dead body in his wake—Jac […]