Waiting on Wednesday (7)

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Waiting on Wednesday weekly event that spotlights upcoming-releases that bloggers are most excited about.  This week’s I-can’t-wait book is: Horde by Ann Aguirre.  Horde will be released on October 29, 2013 by Macmillan. (Just in time for Halloween!)

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Horde
By Ann Aguirre

The horde is coming.

Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade’s love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn’t been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.

This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.

Why I Can’t Wait

There are some books you read that just change you.  They stay with you.  They change the way you see the world.  Enclave was one of these books.  This series starts out in the smallest of worlds: a few underground subway streets.  And the world just keeps getting larger and larger.  And we have the most bad-ass characters: a girl who was bred to be a warrior, a boy who came from a whole different world above ground and made it through hell to reach the safety of the Enclave, another boy who was the leader of a pack of boys who did heinous things — who becomes more and changes in a dynamic way, and finally a girl who was victimized and captured, but comes out stronger because of it.  These characters are so different from any others.  Then there is the secrets of the world — what happened to it and it’s inhabitants is being given to the reader one breadcrumb at a time — we still really don’t know how the world got the way it is.  The novellas in this series, The Foundation and Endurance, and how they fit into the story line of the series make them two of the best novellas I’ve ever read. Seriously.  And then there are the zombies. The zombies that are soooo not zombies. And I must.know.what.they.are.now. Seriously, how could I NOT be waiting on this one?

About the Author

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Ann Aguirre is a USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Book Blast & GIVEAWAY — Never Too Far by Thomas Christopher

 

Never Too Far

by Thomas Christopher

Kindle Edition, 272 pages

Published May 10th 2012 by Kalmaha Press

 

A harrowing story of love and survival.



In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market.

Mary surprised Joe by knocking his arms away. She was stronger than she looked. Thenshe swept her legs off the bed and sprang to her feet. She took two steps and turned to face

him as if to prove there was nothing wrong with her. But there was definitely something wrong.

She wavered a moment. Her already white face turned ghostly. Her eyelids trembled. She

seemed to realize she was becoming faint, and what that meant.

“I’m fine,” she said. “You don’t have to go.”

Joe got ready to catch her in case she fell, but somehow she held herself steady.

“It’s okay,” Joe said. “Just sit down. I will go find some food.”

Joe inched toward her. He was afraid to grab her again because she might try to wrench

free once more and really fall. When she coughed, her little shoulders jerked and her round

stomach jumped. Her head was drooped low and her hair hung down so he couldn’t see her

face at all.

“Come on, lay down,” Joe said.

She didn’t move. Joe stepped toward her, but before he could put his arms around her,

she tilted forward and rested the crown of her head against his chest. He slid his arms along

the sides of her hard belly and around her waist. Then he shifted her toward the bed again. She

moved like a bundle of empty sacks in his arms. He set her gently on the bed before he bent

down to lift her feet onto the sheets.

After he sat in the chair, Mary asked him, “What if you don’t come back?”

“That’s not going to happen,” Joe said.

“How do you know?”

“I just know. You have to trust me.”

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Thomas Christopher grew up in Iowa, where he graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. After living in Seattle and Montana, he received his MFA at Western Michigan University. He has published short stories in The Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, Redivider, Small Spiral Notebook, Cooweescoowee, and other places. He was also awarded an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant and was a finalist for the Matthew Clark Prize in Fiction. Currently, he lives in Wisconsin with his wife Jessica and their son Holton.

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Book Blast — Addicted to You by Colina Brennan

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When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter’s latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn’t a sex addict; she just doesn’t do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.

At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.

Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.

As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can’t kick.


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Colina Brennan is a new adult writer with a love for the fantastical and the romantic. When she isn’t writing, she’s attached at the hip to her kids or chasing her dog or daydreaming about what she wants to write next.

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