1: Gray Retribution(ARC) – Alan McDermott: Tom Gray is enjoying time with his family after the birth of his daughter, now three months old, and just wants an easy home life. However, trouble has a way of finding him. While he is visiting his uncle’s new grocery store, thugs arrive demanding protection money, and in the ensuing fight, Gray is hurt. As he recuperates, Gray learns that a team of friends is facing grave danger on a mission in a tiny war-torn African nation, where an evil warlord is kidnapping boy soldiers to do his work in his bid for supremacy. Gray sets off on a rescue mission, but with his attention now divided between two continents, events are spiraling out of control, and Gray must fight to save all that is dear to him.
2; Color of Evil(ARC) – Armondo Rodera: When the daughter of a prominent politician and her boyfriend disappear, officials suspect foul play. Seasoned inspector Francisco Bermejo and rookie brainiac Pablo Roncero team up to investigate, but their hope for an open-and-shut case quickly crumbles. They are on the trail of a serial killer—one whose motivations are as mysterious as the horrific, elaborate tableaus he leaves behind as clues. Bermejo and Roncero must overcome their differences, a byzantine bureaucracy, and the distraction of a beautiful journalist as they race across Spain in pursuit of the murderer. They can only guess where he will strike next—and with the gruesome game the killer’s playing, guesswork is not nearly good enough.
3: Unmanned(ARC) – Dan Fesperman: As an F-16 fighter pilot, Darwin Cole was a family man on top of his world. Now he’s a washout-drunk and alone in a trailer in the Nevada desert, and haunted by what he saw on the display of the Predator drone he “piloted,” especially by the memory of an Afghan child running for her life. He reluctantly teams up with three journalists seeking to discover the identity of the anonymous-and possibly rogue-intelligence operative who called the shots in Cole’s ill-fated drone mission. But in a surveillance culture, even the well-intentioned must sometimes run for their lives, especially when they’re tracking leads to the very heart of that culture-in intelligence, in the military, and among the unchecked private contractors who stand to profit richly from the advancing technology…technology not just for use “over there,” but for right here, right now.
4: Star Trek: Serpents In The Garden – Jeff Mariotte: Early in his five-year mission commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk found himself caught up in a growing conflict on the planet Neural. To maintain the balance of power against a force being armed by the Klingons, he provided weapons to his new friends, the Hill People. Years later, Admiral Kirk learns that the Klingon presence on Neural has grown considerably, and in possible violation of the Treaty of Organia. Did his impulse as a young captain turn out disastrously wrong? Could he have done more to eliminate the Klingon threat? To find out, Kirk must embark on a secret mission back to Neural—where he might just be the only person who can prevent an interstellar war. . . .
And the ebooks:
5: Warchild: Judas(review copy) – Ernie Lindsey:
Caroline Mathers, Forward Scout of the People’s Republic of Virginia, leads her people to safety after a harrowing escape through the Appalachian Mountains. But, the security of their capitol city won’t last for long…maybe even less than a night. Old friends are left behind, while inside the walls, new alliances are formed and trust betrayed.
Empowered by the strength of a massive army, their northern enemies suffocate the city outside the walls, preparing to take control of what they believe is rightfully theirs: citizen slaves.
With the help of her fellow Kinder, Finn, and an ill-equipped group of volunteer soldiers, Caroline must defend her city to the last breath or watch her people marched away in chains.
6: NETfold: Aliens Science Fiction(review copy) – Gur Shomron: Why waste time on Earth, when you have 24 times more time in the NET?
Life was good in the NET ”” the Earth-size virtual world”” until hackers opened a forbidden door and something alien sneaked in” …
Welcome to the NET – an Earth-like virtual-world, where you surf in person and every Earth hour is a full NET day. A place where you can spend long hours preparing for a test, and lose only a few Earth minutes; or own a magnificent NET-estate, and entertain friends from all over Earth for a weekend – each of you would lose only a couple of Earth hours!
7: Johnny Nothing(review copy) – Ian Probert: This book will seriously damage your funny bone. The poorest boy in school has just inherited £1 million. But there is a catch: If he can hold on to his cash for a whole year he will earn ten times that amount. Enter Felicity MacKenzie, the ugliest, sweatiest, vilest, cruelest, hairiest mother in the western world. When she steals her son’s money and goes on the spending spree to end all spending sprees it seems that Johnny Nothing will stay poor forever. However, Johnny has a plan – he will imprison his parents and force them to do homework and go to bed early as punishment. Join Johnny Nothing, Bill and Ben the bouncer men, Ebenezer Dark and a cast of literally dozens in (probably) the funniest book you will (most likely) ever read in (some of) your lifetime. Learn why solicitors like handbags; why dead people are windier than the North Sea; why parents dislike electrocution; and what happens to you after you die.
8: Dragons Shall Weep(review copy) – L. B. Conahan: Half human royalty, Sara, contests with her duties as the princess of two worlds and her growing love for a demigod. She treasures Arie for who he is inside, but another lusts for his power and excellence. Mei comes in the night with thick plans and an army behind her. She strikes Sara down and kills her family, leaving her to her own convictions. A princess then becomes a queen, refusing to fail the merfolk and men that need her.
Caught between fearful gods of old and the modern vessels of war, Arie must ride the line between love and hate as his gifts of prophecy guide him through the thickest. Lord Arie not only fights for his own city, he battles for the freedom of all: earthly, otherworldly, and fey souls alike.
Yet, when Mei’s plans of total domination unfold into an army of millions, both devotion and claws are tested…in Shu’alu…the spirit realm of the dead.