A nice stack of new books from my talented clients today!
Today is the official release date for Anne Bishop’s Murder of Crows, Book 2 of the Others series. Also available today: the mass market of Book 1, Written in Red.
Bishop excels at creating irresistible dark worlds…Her alternate America in which the natural world belongs to the Others and humans are interlopers is fascinating. –Library Journal
The world is described in fluid detail, set in an alternate reality of Earth, with characters that are complex and intriguing. A fantastic sequel to the first book in the series. –Booklist
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Want some YA adventure? Here’s Martha Wells’ Emilie and the Sky World.
When Emilie and Daniel arrive in Silk Harbor, Professor Abindon, an old colleague of the Marlendes, warns them that she’s observed something strange and potentially deadly in the sky, a disruption in an upper air aether current. But as the Marlendes investigate further, they realize it’s a ship from another aetheric plane. It may be just a friendly explorer, or something far more sinister, but they will have to take an airship into the dangerous air currents to find out. Emilie joins the expedition and finds herself deep in personal entanglements, with an angry uncle, an interfering brother, and an estranged mother to worry about as well as a lost family of explorers, the strange landscapes of the upper air, and the deadly menace that inhabits the sky world.
Currently there’s a GoodReads giveaway for this one — details here.
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And for a sweet and light romantic read, try Jo Ann Brown’s A Bride for the Baron, from the Sanctuary Bay series.
Vera Fenwick is everything a vicar’s sister should be—helpful, modest and sensible. She knows the perils of falling for a man above her station, but it does no harm to admire Edmund Herriott, Lord Meriweather—from afar. She’s perfectly content to help him restore the local rectory
and she’s much too reasonable to risk her heart. Working alongside Vera to rebuild the church and foil a smuggling ring is restoring the confidence Edmund lost in battle. Vera may be sure she’s not suited to be an aristocrat’s wife, but Edmund is utterly confident of one thing—that this unexpected love was built to last.
Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love. Other books in this setting include: The Dutiful Daughter and A Hero for Christmas.