New books! There's something so exciting about a new book. It's a world of possibilities, full of promise. And Curiosity Quills Press
(the same press that brought you Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel
by yours truly) just released some winners. I'm pleased to be a part of the August releases blog tour. I'll be reviewing these books in the next few weeks over on Goodreads and Amazon. But for now, let me just show you what we've got coming out.
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain and Kris Carey
released on August 3, 2015.
BLURB: When newly-coined physicist Mira Verborgen sprung for a cushy internship at CERN, she did not expect to end up working side by side with sensitive European hottie, Giancarlo Colombo, or the sudden-onset case of butterflies whenever he’s around.
Nor did she expect the two of them to end up the inadvertent subjects of a megalomaniac Russian scientist’s deadly energy experiment. Instead of their budding relationship being cut short along with their material existence, the pair develops a startling mutation. A mutation that puts them in the crosshairs of Swiss, French, and American governments - not to mention the dastardly Dr. Gavrilov.
With CERN held hostage by Gavrilov and his rapidly-evolving superpowers, do Mira and Giancarlo have what it takes to own their mutation and protect the free world, before it’s too late?
by Matthew Cox released on August 10, 2015 and continues The Awakened series (begun with Prophet of the Badlands
BLURB: Secrets, guilt, and shame―Annabelle Morgan has them all in droves. Fortunately, only one can kill her.
Anna’s gift, psionic control of electricity, tends to go haywire in moments of high emotion. One such episode leaves her homeless after her father’s “accidental” death. She ekes out a modest life as a thief and freelance enforcer until a close call with a murderous government agency makes her turn to Zoom―a powerful hallucinogenic street drug that numbs her mind so the monster cannot get out.
Her safety blanket becomes a devouring pit.
In 2413 London, Anna lives in the gutter, unable to even keep work as an exotic dancer and prostitute. After ignoring her only friend’s pleas for years, it takes a pimp telling her she is too addicted to be useful to realize just how lost she is.
When a young addition to her circle of vagrants attaches to her, Anna attempts to turn away from Zoom. A job from her old handler ends on shaky ground, but introduces her to Doctor James Mardling, a university professor looking for people just like her. He offers the one thing she has always longed for: dignity.
His price, however, may just be too much to pay.
Homunculus & The Cat by Nathan Croft released on August 31, 2015.
Homunculus and the Cat - Just a typical kitten saves the afterlife story, disguised as a book about death.
In a world where every culture’s mythology is real, Medusa’s sisters want revenge on Poseidon, Troy is under siege again, and the Yakuza want their homunculi (mythological artificial humans) back. Near Atlantis’ Chinatown, a kitten and her human campaign for homunculi rights. Against them are Japanese death gods, an underworld cult, and a fat Atlantean bureaucrat.
The main character dies (more than once) and a few underworlds’ way of death is threatened. Also with giant armored battle squids.
So, clear your favorite device or your nightstand and get ready for some new great reads! It's going to be a great fall for curling up with a good book.