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message 1: by Laura Lulu (last edited Jun 29, 2011 11:08PM) (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Release Date: July 12
Series Info: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book #5
First Book in the series: A Game of Thrones

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all...


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Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher

Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
Release Date: July 26
Series Info: The Dresden Files, Book #13
First Book in the series: Storm Front

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.

But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.

To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...


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Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne

Hammered by Kevin Hearne
Release Date: July 5
Series Info: Iron Druid Chronicles, Book #3
First Book in the series: Hounded

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully—he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plain of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.


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Rebirth (Aftertime, #2) by Sophie Littlefield

Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield
Release Date: July 19
Series Info: Aftertime, Book #2
First Book in the series: Aftertime

Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back—she and Ruthie will be happy.

Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence.

Flesh—eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass's lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns.

The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders. And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity's rebirth—at all costs.

Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever.


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Heroes at Odds (Hero, #6) by Moira J. Moore

Heroes at Odds by Moira J. Moore
Release Date: July 26
Series Info: Hero Series, Book #6
First Book in the series: Resenting the Hero

Shield Lee Mallorough and Source Shintaro Karish are steadfast in their commitment to protect Westsea no matter what disaster-natural or man-made-may befall it. But before our heroes can discern why so many people are suddenly interested in gaining control of Westsea, Lee's family arrives with some startling news. Long before she was trained as a Shield, she was betrothed as part of an alliance with another merchant clan-and her "fiancé" is determined to see Lee fulfill her contract...

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Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott

Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott
Release Date: July 7
Series Info: Stand alone

"On my fourteenth birthday when the sakura was in full bloom, the men came to kill us. We saw them come, Aimi and me. We were excited, because we did not know how to be frightened. We had never seen soldiers before."

Suzume is a shadow-weaver. She can create mantles of darkness and light, walk unseen in the middle of the day, change her face. She can be anyone she wants to be. Except herself.

Suzume died officially the day the Prince's men accused her father of treason. Now even she is no longer sure of her true identity.
Is she the girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? A lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands?

Everyone knows Yue is destined to capture the heart of a prince. Only she knows that she is determined to use his power to destroy Terayama.

And nothing will stop her. Not even love.


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message 2: by Laura Lulu (last edited Jun 30, 2011 12:30AM) (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments Shadowflame (Shadow World, #2) by Dianne Sylvan

Shadowflame by Dianne Sylvan
Release Date: July 26
Series Info: Shadow World, Book #2
First Book in the series: Queen of Shadows

It’s been three months since musician Miranda Grey became a vampire and married David Solomon, Prime of the South. As Queen, Miranda must quickly come to terms with her new role and learn how to negotiate the treacherous waters of Signet politics, inevitably making dangerous enemies along the way.

As if complicated vampire politics and a rising music career weren’t enough, an enigmatic but powerful force from David’s past appears, leaving a wake of chaos and uncertainty for the Pair’s fledgling relationship. Miranda begins to realize how little she really knows about her husband. But when an assassin begins targeting her friends and allies, the Pair must track down the killer, even as their lives hang in the balance...


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My Life as A White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland

My Life as A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Release Date: July 5
Series Info: White Trash Zombie, Book #1

Angel Crawford is a loser. Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the remembers being in an horrible car crash, anonymous letter telling her there's a job that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. a brand new addiction: an overpowering who decapitates his prey--just when she's hungriest Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat. Literally.

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Spell Bound (Women of the Otherworld, #12) by Kelley Armstrong

Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong
Release Date: July 1
Series Info: Women of the Otherworld, Book #12
First Book in the series: Bitten

Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she’s powerless to help herself. At the conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would help a young girl. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise.

And now, witch hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons, and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Spell Bound gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jamie, Hope, and others, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within.


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Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever byMaggie Stiefvater
Release Date: July 12
Series Info: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book #3
First Book in the series: Shiver

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater

In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.


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Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Release Date: July 26
Series Info: Wildefire, Book #1

Every flame begins with a spark.

Ashline Wilde is having a rough sophomore year. She’s struggling to find her place as the only Polynesian girl in school, her boyfriend just cheated on her, and now her runaway sister, Eve, has decided to barge back into her life. When Eve’s violent behavior escalates and she does the unthinkable, Ash transfers to a remote private school nestled in California’s redwoods, hoping to put the tragedy behind her. But her fresh start at Blackwood Academy doesn’t go as planned. Just as Ash is beginning to enjoy the perks of her new school—being captain of the tennis team, a steamy romance with a hot, local park ranger—Ash discovers that a group of gods and goddesses have mysteriously enrolled at Blackwood…and she’s one of them. To make matters worse, Eve has resurfaced to haunt Ash, and she’s got some strange abilities of her own. With a war between the gods looming over campus, Ash must master the new fire smoldering within before she clashes with her sister one more time… And when warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.


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Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Release Date: July 12
Series Info: Stand alone

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life.

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.

This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.


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message 3: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments Gracias, chica bonita! :D


message 4: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Fun looking reads aplenty!


message 5: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments What a great month!!! There are a few I would like to add, but I don't know if I can put it in that nifty formatting.


message 6: by Regina (last edited Jun 30, 2011 08:56AM) (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Survivors by Sophie Littlefield

Survivors by Sophie Littlefield
Release Date: July 1
Series Info: Aftertime series, Book 1.5
First Book in series: Aftertime

A short story that follows the events of Aftertime and is a prequel to the next book in the series, Rebirth.

DOING RIGHT ISN'T EASY IN A WORLD GONE SO WRONG
Cass Dollar outlasted the fall of civilization. But surviving Aftertime requires the kind of toughness that can conquer the violent landscape of California and still retain its humanity.

When a young boy and his dying grandmother are brought to the Box, the survivalist community where Cass takes shelter, she realizes that without her help he won't be long for this unforgiving new world. But while the Box is a haven from the roaming marauders—and the flesh-hungry Beaters—it forbids children within its confines. The boy will be turned out to fend for himself. All that stands between him and the brutal wilderness is Cass's protective instincts, and the stubborn resolve that's gotten her this far Aftertime.

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Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments The First Days (As The World Dies A Zombie Trilogy, #1) by Rhiannon Frater

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater
Release Date: July 5
Series Info: As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1



Rhiannon Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy is an internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater “a writer to watch.”

The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde.

Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni’s stepson, Jason, from an infected campground.

They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form.

Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy.


message 8: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments Steph wrote: "Gracias, chica bonita! :D"

I figured it was long past time I jumped back on this horse. Considering I've said I would add to the threads numerous times, but never do. ;)


message 9: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments Regina wrote: "What a great month!!! There are a few I would like to add, but I don't know if I can put it in that nifty formatting."

Your nifty formatting looks perfect. :)


message 10: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments :D Thanks again, LLL! And, Regina!


message 11: by Regina (new)

Regina (reginar) | 2883 comments Thanks! :) Just looking at Laura's list gets me so excited for the rest of this month.


message 12: by Laura Lulu (new)

Laura Lulu (lauralulu) | 1603 comments It is an awesome month. :)


message 13: by Steph, Road Tripper!! (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28164 comments Regina wrote: "Thanks! :) Just looking at Laura's list gets me so excited for the rest of this month."

Me too!


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