Monday, December 16, 2013

Bookworm News: December Edition

It's time for another edition of Bookworm News.

Books Read

The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders
Darkest Day by Emi Gayle
White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Books Reviewed

Mind Over Magic by William Rabkin = Five Bookworms
The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders = Four Bookworms
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King = Five Bookworms
Darkest Day by Emi Gayle = Five Bookworms
White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child = Four Bookworms 
Dangerous Depths by Karen Amanda Hooper = Five Bookworms

Cover Reveal

Sixteen-year-old Avene was sentenced to prison at thirteen for a crime she didn't commit. Now she has a chance to win her freedom back – if she enters the Headhunters Race. Second prize isn't so bad either, an upgrade to the Leisure Prison if you make it to the finish line. To win either prize, Avene and the other prisoners must navigate one hundred and fifty miles of dense forest, desert, and worst of all, cannibal territory.

With a mechanical collar timed to strangle the prisoners if they're not back in nine days, Avene allies herself with seventeen-year-old McCoy, another prisoner that insists on helping her at every turn and a boy she's trying hard not to fall for. Together they battle nature, other prisoners, and the timed death collars to win the coveted prize. But when Avene is tested with one deadly conflict after another, she realizes there is more at stake than winning her freedom – first she has to survive.

Kimberly is the mother of two awesome kids, wife of the nicest man in the world, and her dog's best friend. She works for a software company by day and writes middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels in her spare time. She lives with her family in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

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Books Released

The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders
Out of Tune by Michelle D. Argyle
Diamonds and Dust by River Fairchild
Switched by Cassie Mae
Night Creatures by Jeremy Jordan King
Secret Lies by Amy Dunne
A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire
Shelf Life by Stephanie Lawton
One More Day by L.S. Murphy and Others
Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
Sin City Goddess by Barbra Annino
Echoes in the Glass by Cheri Lasota 
Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain
Ribbon of Darkness by Decadent Kane
Tin Roof by Terri Talley Venters
Bred in the Bone by Leslie S. Talley
Travel Plans by Hart Johnson
Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn
Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn
Control by Lydia Kang 
Witch Rising by Amber Argyle


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many new books! I still need to read the Preston and Child book.

River Fairchild said...

The Headhunter's Race sounds awesome and the cover is a winner!

Christine Rains said...

What a great month for books! And congrats to Kimberly. That's a sharp cover!

StratPlayerCJF said...

Wow -- congratulations to all the new releases! "The Headhunters Game" sounds like a gripping, fun, "Hunger Games"-ish read! I really like the cover, too.

Nicole said...

I second this. Congrats to Kimberly and all the other authors!

Kimberly said...

Thanks so much everyone for your comments on my cover. :)

Thank you so much, Cherie, for hosting my book cover reveal. And, I love the Bookworm news, I see a bunch of books I need to add to my TBR list.

Heather R. Holden said...

Wow, you reviewed so many books this month, Cherie! So jealous you already got the chance to read The Ghosts of Aquinnah. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on that book sometime!

Unknown said...

That's a cool cover for The Headhunters Race! And I'm still amazed at how many books you manage to review :-)

Rachna Chhabria said...

Nice to meet Kimberly. Her book sounds wonderful.

Kimberly said...

Thank you so much, Rachel and Rachna. :)

Jay Noel said...

The Headhunters Race??? Holy $@*^! Now that's my kind of book.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Nice cover! I love that you do this roundup, Cherie.

DMS said...

Great month, Cherie!

This book sounds so good! Wishing Kimberly the best of luck and much success! I know I can't wait to read The Headhunters Race!

Anonymous said...

I love the cover. This is a fantastic list. I always like it when you share these books with us.