If it's Monday, then it must be time for Mailbox Monday, a weekly meme that provides a virtual gathering place for bloggers (and readers) to share the books that came their way over the past week. Originally hosted by Marcia, of To Be Continued..., it has since become something of a book tour, with a new host each month. This month's host seems to be MIA this morning, so please enter your links below:
Here are the books that found a home on my shelves over the last week:
by David Wellington
Expected publication: October 1st 2013 by William Morrow
Wounded Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel now specializes in missions improbable (and sometimes impossible). After confronting a Russian triple agent, Chapel must infiltrate a separatist militia group to track and seize contraband Russian weaponry. But the militia leader has his own agenda ... and an ace up his sleeve.
Chronicles of Ave, Volume 1
by Stephen Zimmer
Published September 2nd 2013 by Seventh Star Press, LLC
Escape into the wonders of Ave in this first collection of short stories featuring the fantastical world from the Fires in Eden Series by Stephen Zimmer.
A world of wonder beckons to be explored and fantasy enthusiasts are invited along for the journey in these half-dozen stories from the world of Ave!
by Sandy DeLuca
Expected publication: October 2013 by DarkFuse
Lacy Powers and her partner John Demmings are stalking a sadistic killer down the rainy streets and back alleys of Providence. Together they go undercover into a dark and perverse subculture, where pimps, hookers and sexual deviants gather at an underground nightclub called Hell's Door. There they come face-to-face with their prime suspect, a charismatic and dangerous woman.
But she might be working in concert with a tortured soul who calls himself Gabriel, an elusive drifter who records each detail of the killings, leaving notebook pages spattered with victims' blood.
by Johnny Worthen
Expected publication: September 15th 2013 by Omnium Gatherum
Unsatisfied with the ancient grimoires, the Magus made his own. Unsatisfied with the ancient demons, the Magus made Beatrysel. She was a creature of love, but there is no love without hate, no light without darkness, no loyalty without betrayal.
And demons covet flesh.
Johnny Worthen's novel BEATRYSEL is a modern Faust tale set in the American Northwest where the cold winter rain melts the barriers between what is real and what is more real.
The Trust Casefiles
by Lee Cushing
Published June 2013 by Autharium
The Trust – A secret organization comprised of thousands of independent field units fighting an eternal war against demonic forces that prey on the innocent.
One such unit is led by Alexandra Glinyeu, a Voodoo Priestess. Her top operatives are former vigilantes, Forrest King and Catherine Jordan – two people who have discovered that the demons they fight could be anyone – friend, lover or family.
The God Killers
by John F. Allen
Published July 10th 2013 by Seventh Star Press, LLC
In The God Killers, the first book of The God Killers Legacy, former professional art thief Ivory Blaque is hired to procure a pair of antique pistols and gets much more than she bargained for when several attempts are made on her life.
Her client turns out to be a shadowy government agent who reveals that she is descended from a race of immortals, and that the pistols are linked to her unique heritage and the special psychic gifts she possesses. He uses the memory of her father to guilt her into working for him.
Some titles I rescued from the used bookstore this week included:
As for what we're reading, the team has reviews coming up over the next 2 weeks for:
What's topping your shelves this week?