Welcome to BA’s Book Features showcasing a small collection of books to be released this week, or showcasing a special feature as part of a blog tour and promotion event. Contact me if you’d like to have your new-release title featured on Bookish Ardour.
Author M.A. Grant and her newest title Lace & Lead
- Release Date: November 1st 2013
- Genre: SciFi Romance
- Publisher: Escape Publishing
- Meet the Author: Website – Facebook – Blog – Twitter
- Find the Title: Goodreads – Amazon US
Breathtaking action, startling originality and polished story-telling combine in this futuristic sci-fi novella about a rough mercenary, a pampered daughter, and the lies they both believe.
Blue-blood Emmaline Gregson survived one of the most brutal mining accidents ever recorded in the Republic, but she’s never been in a firefight. So when unknown assailants circle the family estate, the only man she can rely on is Peirce Taggart.
A former Lawman turned mercenary, Peirce has a simple job: protect Emmaline until her father can collect her and sell her to sex trafficker Richard Stone to pay off his debts. But when Arthur Gregson tries to cheat his way out of the contract, Emmaline seizes the opportunity to hire Peirce for herself, regardless of how crude, dangerous, or appealing he may be. Given the chance for redemption, he promises to help her escape both her father and Stone. But Peirce soon realises that hiding her in his apartment until the storm has passed may be more dangerous than looking down the barrel of a gun..
Author Amalie Howard and her newest title Waterfell, first in The Aquarathi Series
- Release Date: October 29th 2013
- Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
- Publisher: HarlequinTeen Australia
- Meet the Author: Website – Facebook – Twitter
- Find the Title: Goodreads – Amazon US – Bookworld AU – Bookfari AU
Enter the dangerous and mysterious world of the Aquarathi, the ocean’s best-kept secret…
Nerissa Marin hides among teens, in human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright — the undersea kingdom stolen from her brutally with the murder of her father. Blending in is her best weapon, until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday — the day she comes of age.
Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help with her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?
Author Richard Kadrey and his newest title Dead Set: A Novel
- Release Date: October 29th 2013
- Genre: Young Adult Horror
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- Meet the Author: Website – Facebook – Twitter – Goodreads
- Find the Title: Goodreads – Amazon US – Bookworld AU – The Book Depository UK
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy
After her father’s funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe’s only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams—a world apart from her troubled real life where she can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine.
But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter at a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. It’s here that the shop’s strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . .