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April 1, 2011 New Releases

Here are the books that came out on April 1, 2011, plus a printable list in PDF format (click here). plus some book trailers.

April 1, 2011

The Return of Black DouglasElaine CoffmanTTR - Mackinnon-Douglas 2
Garbage ManJoseph D'LaceyH
Jack Flint and the Redthorn SwordJoe DonnellyYA - Jack Flint 1
The Undertakers: Rise of the CorpsesTy DragoYA - Undertakers 1
Crystal BonesC. Aubrey HallYA - Faelin Chronicles 1
The AbsenceBill HusseyH
Eternal RiderLarissa IonePNR - Lords of Deliverence 1
Fire Spirit*Graham MastertonH
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire SlayerMaureen McGowanYA - Twisted Tales
Cinderella: Ninja WarriorMaureen McGowanYA - Twisted Tales
Savannah GreyCliff McNishYA
Vintage Magic**Sally Anne MorrisF
Ashes of the EarthEliot PattisonSFM
Time of TrialMichael PryorYA - Laws of Magic 4
Demons Are a Girl's Best FriendLinda WisdomPNR - Jazz Tremaine 5


Book Trailers

The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago



Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione



Ashes of the Earth by Eliot Pattison



Time of Trial - Michael Pryor

2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut Authors


Here are the debut authors and their novels for April 2011. Pick one or more and let us know in the comments which one(s) you'll be reading.

Deadworld
Author: J. N. Duncan
Series: Deadworld 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (April 5, 2011)
Price: $6.99
Language: English
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-7582-5566-2
2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut AuthorsShe’s as tough as anything haunting Chicago’s streets. But to deal with an inhuman power that won’t stay buried, this FBI agent needs help that comes at an immortal price…

Jackie Rutledge has seen her share of supernatural killers. But her latest murder case is what recurring nightmares are made of. Brutally exsanguinated human victims, vanishing-into-the-ether evidence, and a city on the edge of panic mean that she and her psychic partner, Laurel, are going to need more than just backup …

So Jackie is fine with any help rugged P.I. Nick Anderson can give—even if that includes the impish ghost and sexy vampire who make up his team. But Nick is hiding secrets of his own. And Jackie’s investigation has plunged them both into a vengeful game reaching back centuries—and up against a malevolent force hungry for more than just victory…


Among Thieves
Author: Douglas Hulick
Series: A Tale of the Kin 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: ROC (April 5, 2011) (US Cover)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 9780451463906
2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut Authors
Drothe has been a member of the Kin for years, rubbing elbows with thieves and murderers in the employ of a crime lord while smuggling relics on the side. But when an ancient book falls into his hands, Drothe finds himself in possession of a relic capable of bringing down emperors-a relic everyone in the underworld would kill to obtain.















Demon Hunting in Dixie
Author: Lexi George
Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Brava (April 26, 2011)
Price: $14.00
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-7582-6309-4
2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut Authors
A warrior, a demon, and the girl next door…

Looking For Trouble

Addy Corwin is a florist with an attitude. A bad attitude, or so her mama says, ‘cause she’s not looking for a man. Mama’s wrong. Addy has looked. There’s just not much to choose from in Hannah, her small Alabama hometown. Until Brand Dalvahni shows up, a supernaturally sexy, breathtakingly well-built hunk of a warrior from—well, not from around here, that’s for sure. Mama thinks he might be European or maybe even a Yankee. Brand says he’s from another dimension.

Addy couldn’t care less where he’s from. He’s gorgeous. Serious muscles. Disturbing green eyes. Brand really gets her going. Too bad he’s a whack job. Says he’s come to rescue her from a demon. Puh-lease. But right after Brand shows up, strange things start to happen. Dogs talk and reanimated corpses stalk the quite streets of Hannah. Her mortal enemy Meredith, otherwise known as the Death Starr, breaks out in a severe and inexplicable case of butt boils. Addy might not know what’s going on, but she definitely wants a certain sexy demon hunter by her side when it all goes down…


Ascension
Author: Sable Grace
Series: Dark Breed 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 26, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 9780061964404
2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut Authors
The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed—vampyre, demons, shape shifters—and mankind fight their last battle for survival.

Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen . . . and the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission—to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity—Kyana has no choice but to accept.

She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort . . . Ryker, a demigod and fierce warrior who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motive and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both . . .

 
The following book has a March 29, 2011 release date at online booksellers, but an April 2011 release date at the publisher. I'm including it in April based on the publisher's release date.
 
Soft Apocalypse
Author: Will McIntosh
Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books (April 2011)
Price: $14.99
Language: English
Genre: Science Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-59780-276-5
2011 Debut Author Challenge - April Debut Authors
What happens when resources become scarce and society starts to crumble? As the competition for resources pulls America's previously stable society apart, the "New Normal" is a Soft Apocalypse. This is how our world ends; with a whimper instead of a bang.

New social structures and tribal connections spring up across America, as the previous social structures begin to dissolve. Soft Apocalypse follows the journey across the Southeast of a tribe of formerly middle class Americans as they struggle to find a place for themselves and their children in a new, dangerous world that still carries the ghostly echoes of their previous lives.




Look for an interview with J.N. Duncan on April 6, 2011, Lexi George on May 4, 2011, and Sable Grace on April 26, 2011.

April 2011 - Release List

Here is my rather long list of books coming out in April 2011. I've included more Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror this month. Covers for anthologies are below. If there is something that I've missed, please leave a comment below. Also note that this list is always under revision. Please note that publication dates change. I try to keep this as accurate as possible.

I've been considering changes. Would it be more useful if I created separate lists for each sub-genre and included more information such as the cover and synopsis? I also include paperback releases of previously released hardcovers and reissues. Are those helpful or should I leave them out?


April 1, 2011

The Return of Black DouglasElaine CoffmanTTR - Mackinnon-Douglas 2
Garbage ManJoseph D'LaceyH
Jack Flint and the Redthorn SwordJoe DonnellyYA - Jack Flint 1
The Undertakers: Rise of the CorpsesTy DragoYA - Undertakers 1
Crystal BonesC. Aubrey HallYA - Faelin Chronicles 1
The AbsenceBill HusseyH
Eternal RiderLarissa IonePNR - Lords of Deliverence 1
Fire Spirit*Graham MastertonH
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire SlayerMaureen McGowanYA - Twisted Tales
Cinderella: Ninja WarriorMaureen McGowanYA - Twisted Tales
Savannah GreyCliff McNishYA
Vintage Magic**Sally Anne MorrisF
Ashes of the EarthEliot PattisonSFM
Time of TrialMichael PryorYA - Laws of Magic 4
Demons Are a Girl's Best FriendLinda WisdomPNR - Jazz Tremaine 5


April 4, 2011

The CallingLindsey Renee BackenEF - The Secret of Sentarra 1
The Abused Werewolf Rescue GroupCatherine JinksYA
Living Hell*Catherine JinksYA
RageJackie Morse KesslerYA - Horsemen of the Apocalypse 2


April 5, 2011

Hidden EmbersTessa AdamsPNR - Dragon's Heat 2
Shady LadyAnn AguirreUF - Corine Solomon 3
Flandry's LegacyPoul AndersonSF - Technic Civilization
Waking the Witch*Kelley ArmstrongUF - Otherworld 11
Dark EnchantmentAnya BastPNR - Dark Magick 3
FlipMartyn BedfordYA
Red GloveHolly BlackYA - Curse Workers 2
Vampire DragonAnnette BlairPNR - Works Like Magick 3
Deadly DreamsKylie BrantRS - Mindtrackers 5
Ghost Town*Rachel CaineYA - Morganville Vampires 9
Thirteen Days to Midnight*Patrick CarmanYA
Deceiver*C.J. CherryhSF - Foreginer 11
City of Fallen AngelsCassandra ClareYA - Mortal Instruments 4 
An Uninvited GhostE. J. CoppermanPM - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 2
MesmerizedLauren DaneFR - Phantom Corps 2
Federation Chronicles 4
A Hard Day's FrightCasey DanielsPM - Pepper Martin 7
Teeth: Vampire TalesEllen Datlow (ed.)
Terri Windling (ed.)
YA - Anthology
StarfireKate DouglasPNR - Demonslayers 3
Deadworld***J.N. DuncanUF - Deadworld 1
A Magic of Dawn*S.L. FarrellF - Nessantico Cycle 3
PlagueMichael GrantYA - Gone 4
Dead and Gone**Charlaine HarrisUF - Sookie Stackhouse 9
Crimes By Moonlight**Charlaine Harris (ed.)Anthology
Among Thieves***Douglas HulickF - Tale of the Kin 1
Element ZeroJames KnappSF - Revivors 3
Red MortalDeidre KnightPNR - Gods of Midnight 4
Alien in the FamilyGini KochSFR - Katherine "Kitty" Katt 3 
Navarro's PromiseLora LeighPNR - Breeds 23
HuntressMalinda LoYA
Flesh EatersJoe McKinneyH
Magic on the HuntDevon MonkUF - Allie Beckstrom 6
Sisters Red*Jackson PearceYA - Sisters Red 1
Haunting DesireErin QuinnPNR - Mists of Ireland 3
Worlds of Fantasy: The Best of Fantasy MagazineCat Rambo (ed.)
Sean Wallace (ed.)
F - Anthology
The Demon and the SuccubusCassie RyanPNR - A Sisters of Darkness 2
WWW: WonderRobert J. SawyerSF - WWW 3
Faerie WinterJanni Lee SimnerYA - Fairie 2
Thief Eyes*Janni Lee SimnerYA
Vowed in ShadowsJessa SladeUFR - Marked Souls 3
Shade*Jeri Smith-ReadyYA - Shade 1
Mona Lisa EclipsingSunnyPNR - Monère 7
Blood SinMarie TreanorPNR - Awakened by Blood 2
The Time-Traveling FashionistaBianca TuretskyYA
Warprize**Elizabeth VaughanF - Chronicles of the Warlands
Eternal KissLaura WrightPNR - Mark of the Vampire 2
Except the Queen**Jane Yolen
Midori Snyder
F


April 8, 2011

Wings of Light Laura BinghamYA


April 11, 2011

The Company Man*Robert Jackson BennettH


April 12, 2011

EnclaveAnn AguirreYA - Razorland 1
The GatheringKelley ArmstrongYA - Darkness Rising 1
The Reckoning*Kelley ArmstrongYA - Darkest Powers 3
The Key*Marianne CurleyYA - Guardians of Time 3
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated GuideStephenie MeyerYA - Twilight Saga
The UnrememberedPeter OrullianF - Vault of Heaven 1
Shadow ChaserAlexey PehovF - Chronicles of Siala 2
All the Lives He LedFrederick PohlSF
My Unfair GodmotherJanette RallisonYA - Godmother 2
He Walked Among Us*Norman SpinradSF
After the Golden AgeCarrie VaughnSF
The Prince of Mist**Carlos Ruiz ZafonYA


April 14, 2011

Life on Mars: Tales from the New FrontierJonathan Strahan (ed.)YA - Anthology


April 16, 2011

More Sci-Fi from the RockSteve Lake (ed.)SF - Anthology


April 18, 2011

This World We Live In*Susan Beth PfefferYA - Moon 3


April 19, 2011

Mercy BurnsKeri ArthurPNR - Myth and Magic 2
Twelfth Grade Kills*Heather BrewerYA - Vladimir Todd 5
The Goddess TestAimee CarterYA - Goddess Test 1
DefianceLili St. CrowYA - Strange Angels 4
Ritual & Legacy**Alex DuvalYA - Vampire Beach 3 & 4
Zendegi*Greg EganSF
The Vampire DimitriColleen GleasonPHR - Regency Draculia 1
EonaAlison GoodmanYA - Eon 2
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterSeth Grahame-SmithTH
The Last WarriorSusan GrantFR - The Lost Colony 1
Skeleton CrewCameron HaleyUF - Underworld Cycle 2
The BeholderConnie HallPNR - Nightwalkers 1
Forever VampireMichele HaufPNR
The Coven's DaughterLucy JagoYA
Ghost StalkerJenna KernanPNR - The Trackers
In the Hand of the Goddess**Tamora PierceYA - Song of the Lioness 2
Lioness Rampant**Tamora PierceYA - Song of the Lioness 4
QuicksilverAmanda QuickPNR - Arcane Society: Looking Glass Trilogy 2
The River of ShadowsRobert V. S. RedickF- Chathrand Voyage 3
The Hypnotist*M.J. RoseT- Reincarnationist 3
Chasing Brooklyn*Lisa SchroederYA
Bewere the NightEkaterina Sedia (ed.)Anthology
Twilight ProphecyMaggie ShaynePNR - Wings in the Night 17
The RestorerAmanda StevensUF - Graveyard Queen 1
MechaniqueGenevieve ValentineF - Circus Tresaulti 1


April 25, 2011

Human TalesJennifer Brozek (ed.)F- Anthology


April 26, 2011

HushCherry AdairT - Lodestone Trilogy 1
The Great Night: A NovelChris AdrianF
Gods & MonstersLyn BenedictUF - Shadows Inquiries 3
Dark DescendantJenna BlackUF - Descendants 1
Future ImperfectK. Ryer BreeseYA
AbandonMeg CabotYA - Abandon Trilogy 1
Maybe This Time*Jennifer CrusieR (w/ paranormal elements)
The Legions of FireDavid DrakeF - Books of the Elements1
Tangled ThreadsJennifer EstepUF - Elemental Assasain 4
Savage NatureChristine FeehanPNR - Leopard 5
Uncertain AlliesMark Del FrancoUF - Connor Grey 5
Demon Hunting in Dixie***Lexi GeorgePNR
Ascension***Sable GraceUF - Dark Breed 1
Untamed HighlanderDonna GrantPNR - Dark Sword 4
The Stainless Steel Rat Returns*Harry HarrisonSF - Stainless Steel Rat
Early to Death, Early to Rise*Kim HarrisonYA - Madison Avery 2
The Green Hills of Earth &
The Menace from Earth**
Robert A. HeinleinSF - Future History #
The Hidden GoddessM.K. HobsonSPR - Native Star 2
The Sable Quean*Brian JacquesYA - Redwall 21
Infernal Devices**K.W. JeterSF
Morlock Night**K.W. JeterSF
Born of ShadowsSherrilyn KenyonPNR - League 5
The Unincorporated War*Dani Kollin
Eytan Kollin
SF - Unicorporated 2
Dark Rivers of the Heart**Dean KoontzH
Icebound**Dean KoontzH
Winter Moon**Dean KoontzH
The Lotus Eaters*Tom KratmanSF - Desert Called Peace 3
Soul Song**Marjorie M. LiuPNR - Dirk & Steele 6
The Cold Kiss of DeathSuzanne McLeodUF - Spellcracker.com 2
Heaven's NeedleLiane MercielEF - Ithelas 2
The Hammer of Darkness**L.E. Modesitt, Jr.SF
Bound by DarknessAlexis MorganPNR - Palidins of Darkness 7
The Alchemist in the Shadows*Pierre PévelF
Burning SkiesCaris RoanePNR - World of Ascension 2
As You WishGabi StevensPNR - Time of Transition Trilogy 2
The Scarab Path**Adrian TchaikovskyEF - Shadows of the Apt 6
Camera ObscuraLavie TidharSP
The Disunited States of America**Harry TurtledoveYA - Crosstime Traffic 4 (SF)
Black Magic WomanChristine WarrenPNR - Others 11
The Noise RevealedIan WhatesSF - Noise 2
Retribution FallsChris WoodingF - Tale of the Ketty Jay 1


April 28, 2011

The President's VampireChristopher FarnsworthH - Nathaniel Cade 2
Ocean of BloodDarren ShanYA - Saga of Larten Crepsley 2


April 30, 2011

Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2William K. Schager (ed.)DF - Anthology


* Trade or Mass Market Paperback release of a Hardcover
** Reissue or Reprint
*** 2011 Debut Author Challenge Author

EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FR - Futuristic Romance
H - Horror
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
RS - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SFM - Science Fiction Mystery
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
T - Thriller
TH - Twisted History
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
YA - Young Adult

Anthology Covers:
April 2011 - Release List








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