Saturday, September 10, 2011

Notable New Releases [Sept. 4 - Sept. 10]

These are the new releases that caught my eye this week including a new Lee Thompson and a tome of an anthology Ghosts by Gaslight! 

Notable New Releases

Iron Butterflies RustIron Butterflies Rust by Lee Thompson
Pub Date:  September 5, 2011
Horror Mall | Kindle

[Read my review of Iron Butterflies Rust]

Three years after Frank Gunn's wife pulled his service pistol at the local carnival and set events in motion that stained everyone involved with an eight-year-old boy's blood, Frank's life has fallen apart around him—he is on voluntary leave from the police department, the media has made him look like a fool, and his marriage has gone to hell. Worst of all, the boy, Jeremy Chambers, lies in a coma and Frank is the only person who feels a responsibility to visit him.

Haunted by nightmares that increasingly bleed into his waking life, Frank finds himself once more on a collision course with the boy's murderous father, not to mention a phantom he feels he should somehow know. Whether this trail of blood and tears will redeem him, or end in his damnation, Frank cannot know until the last mile has been traveled. 



Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural SuspenseGhosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense edited by Jack Dann, Nick Gevers
Pub Date: September 6, 2011
Amazon | Kindle

[So excited about this one!]

Seventeen all-new stories illuminate the steampunk world of fog and fear!

Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.



Those Across the RiverThose Across the River by Christopher Beuhlman
Pub Date: September 6, 2011
Amazon | Kindle

[Read my review of Those Across the River here]

Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate-the Savoyard Plantation- and the horrors that occurred there. At first, the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

It comes from the shadowy woods across the river, where the ruins of Savoyard still stand. Where a longstanding debt of blood has never been forgotten.

A debt that has been waiting patiently for Frank Nichols's homecoming...



Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar NovelShelter by Harlan Coban
Pub Date: September 6, 2011
Amazon | Kindle

Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.

A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.



The Book of CthulhuThe Book of Cthulhu edited by Ross E. Lockhart
Pub Date: September 6, 2011

Amazon

The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century''s most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries (the so-called "Lovecraft Circle"), The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today.

What books caught your eye this week?

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3 comments:

  1. I really love the cover of Iron Butterflies Rust. I haven't read anything from this author yet but I'll look forward to your review :)

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  2. I like "Iron Butterflies Rust" I hope I'll be able to find a copy once it hit the stands as a paperback.

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  3. Thanks guys (or gals). IBR hasn't sold as a paperback yet, just hardcover and digitally, but... *fingers crossed* :D

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