June 1st, 2010

books

happy release day!

Today is the official release day for:

C.E. Murphy's DEMON HUNTS

"In the fifth book in the charmingly readable Walker Paper series, Joanne Walker learns a bit more about herself and her past, reunites with an old teacher and generally kicks ass and takes names. As usual, the supporting characters are memorable, especially the not-so-geriatric septuagenarian Gary, the local police chief Morrison and her transvestite partner, Billy Holliday. The story is readable enough, but it’s really the characters and their relationships that are the main attraction.

Having proved that she can handle wayward gods and the walking dead, Seattle police detective Joanne Walker thinks she can manage just about anything. But when a series of cannibalized human bodies show up, she realizes she may have met her match. Joanne’s growing shamanistic skills are no match for the increasingly hungry and desperate wendigo, a spirit lost in the cold, but to her great delight someone she believed to be gone from her life forever returns, and together they are able to do their best to save themselves and their city." --Romantic Times, 4 Stars




MOUSE AND DRAGON -- the newest Liaden novel from Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Aelliana Caylon has endured much, and finally, she appears to have won all: a spaceship, comrades, friends — and the love of a pilot she adores.

Even better that her lover—the man who was destined for her, a man as much a loner as she—is also the Delm of Korval, arguably the most powerful person on all of Liad. He has the power to remove her and protect her from the toxic environment of her home Clan. Best of all, he agrees to sit as her co-pilot and her partner in a courier business.

Even happy endings sometimes show a few flaws. Such as Aelliana's home clan being not as agreeable to letting her go as it had first seemed. And the fact that someone is stealing pilots in the Low Port, which falls within the Delm of Korval's honor. Oh, and the revelation that the man she loves—the man who is destined for her—isn't entirely the man she thought he was. And finally, she discovers that even the lift from Liad she'd so fervently desired, is part of a larger plan, a plan requiring her to be someone she never thought she was, or could be.

Also available today is THE DRAGON VARIATION, an omnibus containing three earlier Liaden novels: LOCAL CUSTOM, SCOUT'S PROGRESS and CONFLICT OF HONORS.