New Installment for AceRocStars

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I was going to do another Waiting for Wednesday post, but yesterday I received a new batch of books from the wonderful people at Ace and Roc.  This batch is a little bit different from the first few mailings in two ways.  First, there was a slight variation in which books people received.  Second, several older novels were included, which were each the first in their respective series.  I received 9 books, 4 ARCs and 5 finished copies.

Finished:

A Kiss before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski

Anno: An angel who has chosen to renounce Heaven to live on Earth, Boston private detective Remy Chandler must put his unique talents to work–the ability to speak and understand any language and to hear others’ thoughts–when his angelic former colleagues enlist his assistance to help find a missing Angel of Death, and he uncovers a conspiracy aimed at destroying the entire human race.

Control Point by Myke Cole

Anno: Tasked to bring order to a chaotic world, Army officer Oscar Britton, a lieutenant attached to the military’s Supernatural Operations Corps, becomes public enemy number one when he manifests a rare and prohibited magical power.

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Anno: The first book in a new trilogy describes what happens in Midnight, Texas, a dried-up, one traffic light town, when a mysterious new resident, Manfred Bernardo, moves in.

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Anno: Raised by the Brothers of the Sixth Order, Vaelin Al Sorna, a Warrior of the Faith, must battle the Empire and even his own father in the first book of a new, epic fantasy trilogy.

The Peripheral by William Gibson

Anno: Depending on her veteran brother’s benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother’s latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme.

ARCs/Galleys:

The Last Dream Keeper by Amber Benson

Anno: Only one witch is prophesied to be able to stop the encroaching darkness, and if Lyse and her blood sisters are to have any chance at protecting all we know from being lost forever, they must keep her safe—no matter what the cost.

Thunderbird by Jack McDevitt

Anno: When an ancient stargate is discovered near Devil’s Lake in North Dakota, the ensuing race to claim and explore the stargate triggers heated debates about humanity’s role in the galaxy.

Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel Jose Older

Anno: The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie’s botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts.

Admiral by Sean Danker

Anno: He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire–a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship’s records confirm he is their superior officer. Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship’s systems are failing one by one–and they are not alone.

I can’t wait to dig into this new material since most of these authors are new to me.  BUT, I love researching new books and authors, so bring it on!

All annotations taken from Baker & Taylor.

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