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Hit List

by  Laurell K. Hamilton ΞJuly 2011Ξ

USA / Berkley - Hardcover - 336 Pages

Hamilton - Hit List

A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monster, to catch the killer.

But some monsters are very real. The Harlequin have been the bogeymen of the vampire world for more than a thousand years; they are a secret so dark that even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. Now they are here in America, hunting weretigers … and human police.

The Harlequin serve the Mother of All Darkness, the first vampire. She was supposed to be dead, but only her body was destroyed. Now she needs a new one, and she’s decided that Anita Blake’s is the body she wants. Edward things the serial killings are a trap to lure Anita closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted. The vampires call Edward “Death” and Anita the “Executioner”, but Mommy Darkest is coming to kill one and posess the other, and she doesn’t care how many others have to die along the way.

Angel of Vengeance

by  Trevor Munson ΞFebruary 2011Ξ

USA / Titan - Paperback - 240 Pages

Munson - Angel of VengeanceThe Novel that Inspired the TV Show Moonlight

“No Women. No Children. No Innocents. Those are the rules… It’s how I live with myself, so to speak.”

LA-based Private Eye and vampire Mick Angel has been hired by a beautiful red-headed burlesque dancer to find her missing sister. But the apparently simple case of a teenage runaway is soon complicated by drug dealers, persistent cops, murder, and Mick’s own past.

Mick must learn the hard way what every vampire should know - nothing stays buried forever. Especially not the past.

Bloodshot

by  Cherie Priest ΞJanuary 2011Ξ

USA / Spectra - Trade Paperback - 384 Pages

Priest - BloodshotVAMPIRE FOR HIRE

Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist - even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants to retrieve missing government files: documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the frozen outskirts of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.

Thirteen Years Later

by  Jasper Kent ΞJanuary 2011Ξ

GB / Bantam - Paperback - 500 Pages

Kent- Thirteen Years LaterBeware the pestilence that walketh in darkness - the terror by night…

1825.Russia has been at peace for a decade. Bonaparte is long dead. For Colonel Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov life is comfortable; the twelve monstrous creatures that he fought all those years ago are defeated. His duty ist still to his tsar, Aleksandr the First, however today the enemy is merely human.

But Aleksandr can never be at peace. Revolt is growing within his own army, yet his true fear is of something far more terrible, something that threatens to bring damnation upon him, his family and his country: a promise sealed in blood … and broken a hundred years before.

Now the victim of the Romanovs’ betrayal has returned to demand what is his. For Aleksandr, knowing this chills his very soul. For Aleksei, it seems the vile pestilence that once threatened all he held dear has returned, thirteen years later …

Dracula the Un-Dead

by  Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt ΞOctober 2010Ξ

USA / NAL - Trade Paperback - 432 Pages

Stoker - Dracula the Un-DeadLondon, 1912.
A quarter of a century after Count Dracula apparently “crumbled into dust,” Quincey Harker - son of Jonathan and Mina Harker - leaves law school to pursue a career on the stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of Dracula directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.

The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents’ terrible secrets. But before he can confront them, he experiences evil in a way he has never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes who defeated Dracula twenty-five years ago is being hunted down and killed. Could it be that the count survived their attack and is now seeking revenge on those who tried to destroy him? Or is there another, far more sinister force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything associated with Dracula, the most notorious vampire of all time?

Dracula: The Un-Dead is the true sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic novel, cowritten by his direct descendant and a well-known Dracula historian.
Dracula: The Un-Dead provides answers to all the questions that the original novel left unexplained, as well as new insights into the world of iniquity and fear lurking just beneath the surface of polite Victorian England.

The Fall

by  Chuck Hogan, Guillermo del Toro ΞSeptember 2010Ξ

GB / Harper Collins - Hardcover - 320 Pages

DelToro / Hogan - The FallAfter the Strain has taken hold, comes the Fall…

It took the world just sixty days to end…

By the time the crisis went to Congress, and was analysed, legislated, and ultimately vetoed, we had already lost. The night belonged to them. Leaving us longing for daylight when it was ours no more…

Ephraim Goodweather, director of the New York office of the Centers of Disease Control, is one of the few humans who understands what is really happening. Vampires have arrived in New York City, and their condition is contagious. If they cannot be contained, the entire world is at risk of infection.

As Eph becomes consumed with the battle against the total corruption of humanity, his ex-wife, Kelly, a victim of the vampiric strain, is ever-more determined to claim their son, Zack.

And as the origins of the Master who unleashed the epidemic a gradually revealed, Eph learns that there ist a greater, more terrible plan in store for the human race - worse even than annihilation…

Incarnadine

by  R.H. Greene ΞSeptember 2010Ξ

USA / iUniverse - Hardcover - 324 Pages

Greene - Incarnadine

Bram Stoker’s most terrifying creation tells his own story in Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula. Author R. H. Greene vividly reimagines the harrowing and sensual Dracula mythos as a first person memoir written by Dracula himself. In this first of two volumes, the Medieval origins of Dracula and his three brides are chronicled using elements drawn from Slavic and pre-Christian religious traditions. Horror, wonder, violence and romance combine to reinvent one of literature’s most fascinating characters for the modern era.

Equally a historical adventure and a rumination on mortality and religion, Incarnadine offers a vibrant, picaresque view of the broad social tapestry of Eastern Europe in the late Middle Ages. The novel concludes with the firt meeting between Dracula and Stoker protagonist Jonathan Harker, setting the stage for a lively reinvention of Stoker’s Victorian classic in Memoirs, Volume Two.

Black Swan Rising

by  Lee Carroll ΞAugust 2010Ξ

USA / TOR - Trade Paperback - 400 Pages

Carroll - Black Swan Rising

When New York City jewelry designer Garet James stumbles into a strange antiques shop in her neighborhood, her life is turned upside down. John Dee, the enigmatic shopkeeper, asks her to open a vintage silver box for a generous sum of money. Oddly, the symbol of a swan on the box exactly matches the ring given to Garet by her deceased mother. Garat can’t believe this eerie coincidence until she opens the box and otherworldly things start happening….

When she investigates, Garet learns the she has been pulled into a prophecy that is hundreds of years old. Opening the box has unleashed an evil force onto the streets of Manhattan. Gradualle, Garet pieces together her true identity - one that her deceased mother desperately tried to protect her from. Generations of women in Garet’s family, including her beloved mother, suffered and died at the hands of this prevailing evil. Does Garet possess the power to defeat this devastating force?

On her journey, she will meet fey folk who walk unnoticed among humans and a sexy vampire who alos happens to be a hedge fund manager who she can’t stop thinking about. Can Garet trust anyone to guide her? The fairies reveal a desire to overpower mere humans, and the seductive vampire has the power to steal the life from her body. Using her newfound powers and sharp wit, Garet will muster everything she’s got to shut down the evil taking over her friends, family, New York City, and the world.