In My Mailbox (9): Indie & Giveaway Edition
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Hi all thanks for stopping by today. My IMM is extremely long this week. I have had a wonderful, wonderful chance to pick up not only some really great Books/ARC’s but I also won quite a few titles from LibraryThings and other outlets. It’s rare that I ever win anything but I think my luck has just changed for the better. So check out all the books I received and plus, don’t forget to tell me what you got as well! Enjoy…
Featured Indie Spotlight Author This Week: Dana Michelle Burnett
At the end of the feature she will be giving away on 5 eBooks of Spiritus!!
Check back tomorrow for all the details!
[title4_wrap]From The Publisher: (Thanks Sea Lion, H, C & B Publishing, and Pyr/Prometheus Books)[/title4_wrap]
Planesrunner (Everness #1)
By Ian McDonald
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/planesrunner-e1323585197407.jpg" pos="left"/] Overview from Goodreads: There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one of billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh's scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this fourteen-year-old has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse—the Infundibulum—the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it. They've got power, authority, and the might of ten planets—some of them more technologically advanced than our Earth—at their fingertips. He's got wits, intelligence, and a knack for Indian cooking. To keep the Infundibulum safe, Everett must trick his way through the Heisenberg Gate his dad helped build and go on the run in a parallel Earth. But to rescue his Dad from Charlotte Villiers and the sinister Order, this Planesrunner's going to need friends. Friends like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness. Can they rescue Everett's father and get the Infundibulum to safety? The game is afoot!
The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire #1)
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/greyfriar-e1323585319901.jpg" pos="right"/] Overview from Goodreads: Vampire predators run wild in this exciting steampunk adventure, the first in an alternate history trilogy that is already attracting attention. In 1870, monsters rise up and conquer the northern lands, As great cities are swallowed up by carnage and disease, landowners and other elite flee south to escape their blood-thirsty wrath. One hundred fifty years later, the great divide still exists; fangs on one side of the border, worried defenders on the other. This fragile equilibrium is threatened, then crumbles after a single young princess becomes almost hopelessly lost in the hostile territory. At first, she has only one defender: a mysterious Greyfriar who roams freely in dangerous vampire regions. A trade paperback original; buyer's choice.
by Ari Marmell
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/the-goblin-corps-e1323585436686.jpg" pos="left"/] Overview from Goodreads: This is an epic action-fantasy full of adventure, excitement, and drama - and all from the bad guys' points of view! Morthul, the dreaded Charnel King, has failed. Centuries of plotting from the heart of the Iron Keep - all for naught. Foiled at the last by the bumbling efforts of a laughable band of so-called heroes, brainless and over-muscled cretins without sense enough to recognize a hopeless cause when they take it on. But the so-called forces of Light have paid for their meddling with the life of Princess Amalia, the only child of the royal family of Shauntille. Now, as winter deepens, disturbing news has reached the court of Morthul. King Dororam, enraged by the murder of his only child - and accompanied by that same group of delusional upstart 'heroes' is assembling all the Allied Kingdoms, fielding an army unlike any seen before. Still, after uncounted centuries of survival, the Dark Lord isn't about to go down without a fight, particularly in battle against a mere mortal! No, the Charnel King still has a few tricks up his fetid sleeves, but the only thing that can defeat him now may just be the inhuman soldiers on whom he's pinned his last hopes...Welcome to the Goblin Corps, may the best man lose!
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/the-weeping-e1323585634200.jpg" pos="right"/] Overview from Goodreads: Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave. Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor, Oregon for the summer, praying that by getting away he will be able to put this awful tragedy behind him. When Heath starts working at the newly renovated Rock Harbor Opera House, he meets Molly, a young dancer who awakens in him a desire to start over and move on. But, when he begins having visions of a half-burned girl in a white dress, he starts to think he may be slipping even further over the edge. As the apparent hauntings become more intense, Heath begins to fear for his safety. With the help of his friend Josie, Heath discovers an unsettling secret that ties the mysterious girl to both their families. When two of their friends die unexpectedly, Josie and Heath realize that something, or someone, is after the children of those who wronged Catherine, and they are next.
[title4_wrap]All the Graphic Novels and Epic Fantasies I received from Sea Lion you can see in this post: Graphic Novels For Every Type of Geek: New & Upcoming Releases from Sea Lion[/title4_wrap]
[title4_wrap]WON from Library Things: (Thanks Bryan Dunn, Coral Moore, Chris Strange, Maurice Lawless,Cidney Swanson)[/title4_wrap]
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/chameleon-e1323585844245.jpg" pos="left"/] Overview from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Samantha Ruiz has a lot on her mind. The crush who kissed her but changed his mind. The BFF who thinks Sam is in an abusive relationship. The geneticist who wanted Sam dead but now wants her ALIVE. And of course, Sam’s still dealing with a tendency to disappear into thin air. When Sam learns of her nemesis Helmann’s Nazi-like plan to establish a Thousand-Year Reign, she’s determined to fight him. Along with Will and Mickie, Sam flees to France to meet Sir Walter—their best hope for stopping Helmann’s brave new world. But Sam isn’t any safer in France. Someone is following her. Someone invisible. Sam will have to figure out how to hide from an enemy she can’t even see.
By Bryan Dunn
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/creepers-e1323585945123.jpg" pos="right"/] Overview from Goodreads: Think Tremors when a zany group of characters struggle to save their home after a genetically altered creeper vine invades a small desert town with an insatiable thirst… and a taste for human blood. Doc Fletcher, an eccentric biologist in the remote Mojave Desert, has finally created the ultimate drought-tolerant plant: a genetically engineered creeper vine. It’s destined to change the world, but not according to Doc’s plans. Instead, this vine has a mind of its own. Mayhem ensues as the residents of Furnace Valley (pop. 16), along with campers at the nearby hot springs, run for their lives – led by wannabe date rancher Sam Rainsford and the nerdy yet gorgeous botanist Laura Beecham, who has come to the desert for a reunion with the father she has never known…
By Coral Moore
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/broods-of-Fenrir-e1323586047724.jpg" pos="left"/] Overview from Goodreads: Shapeshifter Brand Geirson was raised to rule the Broods of Fenrir, but he refused his birthright. Instead, he killed their brutal leader–his own father–and walked away. For hundreds of years he’s avoided brood society, until a werewolf kills an innocent human woman and Brand finds himself dragged back into the violent politics of the shapeshifters. When the two brood women who mean the most to him come under threat, he must take up the throne and risk becoming the kind of vicious bastard his father was, or let the broods descend further into chaos–taking the friend he swore to protect and his lover with them.
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/the-man-who-crossed-worlds-e1323586128157.jpg" pos="right"/] Overview from Goodreads: All freelance Tunneler Miles Franco wants is a bit of freedom and a couple of bucks to rub together. So when the cops haul him downtown for illegally smuggling the natives of another dimension to Earth, he’ll take any chance he can get to stay out of the pen. And funnily enough, the cops have just the job for him. A mysterious interdimensional drug-smuggler is staking his claim on Miles’ city, and a drug war is about to kick off that will make the city look like the set of a post-apocalyptic horror movie. As a Tunneler, Miles knows all about interdimensional transport, and the cops need his help cutting off the drug lord’s supply before it reaches Earth. But it doesn’t take long playing police lapdog before Miles realizes this ain’t no ordinary drug he’s dealing with. Snooping around in gang business is a dangerous job in a city where everyone’s on the take and the gangsters play for keeps. And there are a lot of ways a nosy Tunneler can disappear. THE MAN WHO CROSSED WORLDS is a heart-pounding, stomach-kicking, noir-drenched urban fantasy novel.
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/dreams-of-gray-e1323586278549.jpg" pos="left"/] Overview from Goodreads: Dreama Cargill is in trouble. She woke up naked, cold, and sporting a back mural. Where did it come from? Tattoos aren’t her usual scene. Then again, neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night. Something is changing her, and not for the better. Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to kill?
[title4_wrap]WON from: http://www.myreadingpile.com/(Thanks Rachel)[/title4_wrap]
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/clockwork-prince-e1323586519625.jpg" pos="right" caption ="(Which I got signed at the Cassandra Clare book signing! Info to come in a later post)"/] Overview: In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them. Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do? As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.
By Cat Kalen
[image_border img="http://empyreanedge.com/wp-content/uploads/prides-run-e1323586610622.jpg" pos="left"/] Overview from Goodreads: Seventeen year old Pride is a tracker—a werewolf with a hunger for blood. Taught to trick and to lure, she is the perfect killing machine. Kept leashed in the cellar by a master who is as ruthless as he is powerful, Pride dreams of freedom, of living a normal life, but escape from the compound is near impossible and disobedience comes with a price. When she learns her master intends to breed her she knows she has to run. Pride soon learns if she is to survive in the wild, she must trust in the boy who promises her freedom, the same boy she was sent to hunt. With life and death hanging in the balance the two find themselves on the run from the Paranormal Task Force—officers who shoot first and ask questions later—as well as her master’s handlers. Can Pride flee the man who has held her captive since birth and find sanctuary in the arms of a boy who has captured her heart? Or will her master find her first?