New on Kindle: January 26th – 28th, Part 1

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

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Intriguing review at Tor.com.

Extremely good first chapter.

Free short story online set in the same world.

Okay, I just found my reading for the next couple days. This is a book mugging. ((A random book not on my schedule I walk straight into and out the other side.))

The Map of Moments: A Novel of the Hidden Cities by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon

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The second book set in the Hidden Cities world, this time with a history professor exploring the dark side of hurricane-ravaged Katrina with a magic map, looking for a way to revive a dead love untimely ripped from life.

Mind the Gap, the first book, covers the dark side of London; both are stand-alone novels and both are available in the Kindle store.

Unfallen Dead (Connor Grey, Book 3) by Mark Del Franco

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Urban fantasy noir with private investigator Connor Grey, a druid who used to be part of a Faerie task force that oversaw the antics of the fey; now out on his own. In his third book, Connor must deal with the veil between the land of death and ours lifting, as well as the usual string of weird occult murders and an angry Faerie queen (well, not as usual).

The first two books, Unshapely Things (beginning with a string of dead faerie prostitutes) and Unquiet Dreams (war between Celtic faeries and Teutonic elves, in case you thought they were One and the Same), are also available on the Kindle.

The Children of Cthulhu edited by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams

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H.P. Lovecraft’s world of Cthulhu is one of the most famous “shared spaces” for writing, where people != Lovecraft are encouraged to expand the mythos with their own characters, stories, arcs.

Of course, like all fan fiction, this did not necessarily go well in all cases.

However! In swoop Pelan and Adams to save the day with new stories, some written by the best modern-day fantasy and science fiction authors, from Poppy Z. Brite to China Miéville, to breathe newfound terror into your life.

The stories:

  • “Details” by China Miéville
  • “Visitation” by James Robert Smith
  • “The Invisible Empire” by James Van Pelt
  • “A Victorian Pot Dresser” by L.H. Maynard and M.P.N. Sims
  • “The Cabin in the Woods” by Richard Laymon
  • “The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking” by Tim Lebbon
  • “Sour Places” by Mark Chadbourn
  • “Meet Me on the Other side” by Yvonne Navarro
  • “That’s the Story of My Life” by John Pelan and Benjamin Adams
  • “Long Meg and Her Daughters” by Paul Finch
  • “A Fatal Exception Has Occurred At…” by Alan Dean Foster
  • “Dark of the Moon” by James S. Dorr
  • “Red Clay” by Michael Reaves
  • “Principles and Parameters” by Meredith L. Patterson
  • “Are You Loathsome Tonight?” by Poppy Z. Brite
  • “The Serenade of Starlight” by W.H. Pugmire, Esq.
  • “Outside” by Steve Rasnic Tern
  • “Nor the Demons Down Under the Sea” by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • “A Spectacle of a Man” by Weston Ochse
  • “The Firebrand Symphony” by Brian Hodge
  • “Teeth” by Mat Cardin

Star Trek: A Singular Destiny by Keith R. A. Decandido

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The follow-up to the galactical-apocalyptic trilogy known as Star Trek: Destiny. As you may or may not guess, Destiny did not end on the best of terms; will this bring you closure or just add some more pathos and struggle against the darkening of the light? Only your Kindle knows.

The three books of Star Trek:Destiny are also available on the Kindle:

Blood Blade (Skinners, Book 1) by Marcus Pelegrimas

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Yes, it’s another paranormal urban horror series with vampires/zombies/etc, starring a man bred to walk the line between the world of the supernatural and ours, and (this time) he and his kin are called “Skinners,” and we’re running out of them, an unfortunate thing.

Daylight Runner by Oisin McGann

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In the far future, Ash Harbor is one of the few domed cities that exists in a land devastated by an Ice Age, devoid of life and freaking cold to boot. Fueled and kept from the brink of death by the Clockworkers, the city’s people have learned to not ask questions.

One day, Sol’s father disappears. He begins to ask questions. Things turn grim quite quickly from there.

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