Plan your reading schedule around these upcoming Candlemark & Gleam releases!
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Joan Frances Turner
The concluding book in The Resurgam Trilogy by Joan Frances Turner.
The post-apocalyptic world of Grave is in trouble: after observing years of in-fighting between humans and zombies, Death himself has had enough and resolves to destroy the planet altogether. Humans and nonhumans alike must band together to save their world from Death, who promises to undo the havoc in the world—for a price.
In book one of The Resurgam Trilogy, Dust (Ace, September 2010), the world is tenuously shared by man and zombie until an artificial plague rids the world of zombies but kills most of the human population as well. Survivors riddled with mutations caused by the plague (called ‘exes’) terrorize the world in book two, Frail (Ace, October 2011), where we meet one of the last surviving humans as she discovers the secrets of the laboratory where the plague originated. Grave is the culmination of this epic tale—the characters must set their differences aside for the survival of their world; Grave promises to end with a bang.
Read the first two chapters!
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The war ended, and the magic started. Your next-door neighbour grew fangs. The ice cream shop down the street sprouted a new dimension. Even the vegetables in your garden started to act a little… odd. People and places began to change, and now, the most dangerous places on Earth are the ones where magic is strongest. That definitely includes the city-state of the Dominion, where it’s legal for vampires to eat you, dragons have burned down city hall, and the local crime boss can kill with a glance.
Sounds like the perfect place for a vacation.
Adventure-travel writer Innis Stuart and photographer Karsten Roth are in the Dominion for one week to pick up tips for foolhardy tourists. They weren’t planning to lock horns with the Dominion’s strangest serial killer and uncover a grotesque conspiracy, but travel always includes some surprises…
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Olivia R. Burton
Being a therapist means dealing with other people’s problems, but this is getting ridiculous. Gwen Arthur just wants to do what she does best – help others work through their emotional issues and get their lives back on track. Unfortunately, this time, it’s Gwen’s life that has derailed.
Sure, she always knew she was a little different – being an empath who tastes and feels others’ emotions will do that to a girl – but she’s largely managed to stay under the radar and out of the supernatural world. The worst she’s had to deal with is an attractive, horny werewolf named Mel.
After a terrifying visit from the monsters that plagued her childhood, who seem to think she’s someone else entirely – someone very powerful – Gwen is given a task: Find a group of kidnapped, magically gifted children before they’re killed. Or worse.
She’s got her quick wits, her preternaturally prepared best friend Chloe, and yes, even Mel the werewolf to help her make it through this assignment. Hopefully that’ll be enough, because an invisible interloper is stealing her emergency candy stash, adding insult to injury.
It’s hard enough to help others sort through emotional turmoil. Rescuing missing kids, saving the city, and figuring out this whole “supernatural” thing – it’s enough to give a girl MIXED FEELINGS.
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