Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August #Mystery #SciFi #Thriller #Zombie Reading List!

Where, oh where, is summer going? I was so looking forward to it and now... I already saw Halloween, and Christmas stuff in the stores!!! But... don't forget to make time for a new, fun book!

Dark Fantasy - Horror

Lilith - Blood Ink, Dana Fredsti, (Preorder, Releases Nov. 6) - Having killed her last producer, stuntwoman Lee Striga's next film shoot takes her to the voodoo-soaked bayous and haunted back alleys of New Orleans, where sinister supernatural figures stalk the streets. In a dark corner of the French Quarter, an arcane tattoo artist is using his clients in rituals that will open an inter-dimensional gateway for a demon god from beyond the stars.


Ghosts of the Sea Moon, Saga of the Outer Islands Book 1, A.F. Stewart - In the Outer Islands, gods and magic rule the ocean. Under the command of Captain Rafe Morrow, the crew of the Celestial Jewel ferry souls to the After World and defend the seas from monsters. The survival of the living and dead hinge on the courage and cunning of a beleaguered captain and his motley crew of men and ghosts. What he doesn’t know is that her threat is part of a larger game. That an ancient, black-winged malevolence is using them all as pawns…


 Deal with the Devil, Elaine Viets - Collection of short stories with Viets' witty humor and stories featuring her heroines from her Death Investigator and Dead End Jobs series, plus short mysteries that won the Agatha and Anthony awards. (Hardback and paperback.)

Glitter Bomb, A Scrapbooking Mystery, Laura Childs and Terrie Farley Moran  (Pre-Order, Releases Oct. 2) - An exploding Mardi Gras float is looking more like murder, and  scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand's ex is looking more like a suspect than a victim.

The Doll Maker, Jack the Ripper was just the beginning (Scott Carson Novel Book 2), Robert Crawford In 1889 New York, 22 year-old Scott Carson retreats to his parents’ basement on 69th Street. Unwilling to venture back into the world, the reclusive engineering genius is still licking his wounds after winning his final battle with Jack the Ripper and trying to reassemble his shattered psyche. Now he, his friend and a pioneering female urban explorer chase an ingenious and elusive serial killer who is murdering little girls and turning them into human dolls.

Medical - Psychological - Spy Thriller


Dead On Instinct: Dr. Jessica Coran, FBI (Instinct Series Book 15), Robert W. Walker A strange case takes Dr. Jessica Coran and her team on a seventy-foot dive off the Coast of Nantucket Island to do a crime scene investigation inside a sunken yacht, the Promises Fulfilled. Within the eerie confines of the underwater sepulcher, Jessica and the others discover more questions than answers. More questions mount as there is no evidence on how the ship went down, and later, on autopsy, Jessica discovers no one on board had saltwater in their lungs. They did not die of drowning, but were dead before the ship went under.  (See how the series began in Killer Instinct, Book 1)

Net Impact, A Dick Thornby Thriller Book 1, Donald J. Bingle - When a young computer expert back at the Philadelphia headquarters for The Subsidiary, an international espionage agency created in the aftermath of 9/11, discovers that the bad guys are involved in a vast conspiracy. Dick is forced to partner with the espionage neophyte to battle evil on multiple fronts, leading to a final confrontation that incorporates real-world conspiracy theories and cutting-edge technology. In the end, Dick can save his partner, save his marriage, save his son, or save the world, but he can't do it all.  
 (Continue the story - Wet Work, A Dick Thornby Thriller Book 2 ) 

Pretty Ugly Lies, Pamela Crane - Jo's daughter is abducted, forcing her to unravel her dark past. Four women's lives intersect - and one of them is about to snap.

SciFi - Fantasy

 Fenzig's Fortune: A Gnome's Tale, Jean Rabe When Fenzighan “Fenzig” Wiznagrik broke into the King’s treasure chamber, he expected to come out with sacks of gems and gold. Instead, he is captured red-handed, and the young gnome thinks his life has come to an end. King Erlgrane offers to spare Fenzig … (Love the cover!!)

* SFF Book Bonanza - Great assortment of books on Kindle Unlimited and on sale for August!

Supernatural Suspense
The Shadow Files: Limited Edition Collection of Supernatural Suspense Novels, Rosemary Johns  and others (Pre-Order, Releases Aug. 7) -  Vampires, relics, Tomb Raiders adventures and more from over 20 noted authors. 


Broken Lands, Jonathan Maberry (Hardcover, releases Dec. 18) -  A return to the Rot & Ruin world with a new series! Gabriella "Gutsy" Gomez faces a world where the dead, even her own mother, return, while Benny Imura, his gang, and Captain Joe Ledger find a wild new world beyond their fortified town as they explore new territory in search of a cure.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, C. A. Verstraete - August 4th marks the anniversary of the day Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and killed her father and stepmother in 1892. Did she have another reason to do it?  (Lizzie picks up her axe again in the sequel, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter 2: The Axe Will Fall.)

  Zombie Escape, E.E. Isherwood - 10 Million Zombies. 3 Survivors. 1 Cure. The world of zombies has reached a tipping point. The cure is out there, but can it be unlocked before the number of infected swells beyond counting?


  1. Whoo Hoo. Thanks so much for mentioning GLITTER BOMB
    among your recommendations! Laura Childs and I are so excited about the forthcoming release.

  2. Delighted DEAL WITH THE DEVIL is on this list. I'm not usually in such good company.

  3. Some great books, honored to share them!