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September Books

Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in September 2014. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. The most accurate lists usually can be found for each week in The View From Monday posts. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. An expanded list of September's debuts may be found here.

September Books

September 1, 2014
Miss Spelled (e) Sarah Belle MR/R
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) (e) Paula M. Block
Terry J. Erdman
SF - Star Trek
The Shadow Academy Adrian Cole PA
Beyond the Moon (e) Michele Hauf PNR - In the Company of Vampires
Harlequin Nocturne September 2014 Bundle: Beyond the Moon\Immortal Obsession (e) Michele Hauf
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
The Paper Magician (D) Charlie N. Holmberg F - The Paper Magician 1
Haunted Ever After (e) Juliet Madison PNR
The Masked Songbird (e) Emmie Mears UF - Scottish Songbird 1
Twilight Guardians (e) Maggie Shayne UF - Wings in the Night: Reborn 1
Lessons in Magic (e) Jessica Starre PNR
Gun Shy Eleri Stone PNR - Reaper 2
Immortal Obsession Linda Thomas-Sundstrom PNR
Beyond Coincidence (e) Jacquie Underdown PNR

September 2, 2014
Celtic Fire Alex Archer FT/ Folk Tale - Rogue Angel 50
Spells at the Crossroads Barbara Ashford F - Omnibus
Beauty's Beast Amanda Ashley PNR
Blood Red Tide James Axler SF - Deathlands 118
Year of the Demon (h2mm) Steve Bein UF - Fated Blades 2
Wickedly Dangerous (D) Deborah Blake PNR - Baba Yaga 1
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson Patricia Briggs UF - Mercy Thompson
The Necromancer's House (h2tp) Christopher Buehlman F/H
Memory (ri) Lois McMaster Bujold SF - Vorkosigan Saga 11
Blood Mate Mina Carter PNR - The Project Rebellion, 2
The Mayan Secrets (h2mm) Clive Cussler AA - A Fargo Adventure 5
Species Imperative Julie E. Czerneda SF - Species Imperative
Rise of the Blood Lucienne Diver UF - Latter-Day Olympians 3
The Last Dark (h2tp) Stephen R. Donaldson F - Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant 4
A Love For All Time Chloe Douglas TT/R - Time Wanderer
Dinosaurs and Dirigibles David Drake SF/TT - Collection
The Savior
Tony Daniel
David Drake
SF - General 10
The Last of the Monsters Lila DuBois PNR - Monsters in Hollywood 6
Night Unbound Dianne Duvall PNR - Immortal Guardians 5
Eternal Flame (tp2mm) Cynthia Eden PNR - Night Watch 3
Taking Stock Barbara Elsborg SFR
Dark Blood Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 25
Dangerous Jacquelyn Frank writing as Jax PNR
The City (h2tp) Stella Gemmell HistF
Mage's Blood (h2mm) David Hair F - The Moontide Quartet 1
Night's Honor Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races 7
Haunted) Kay Hooper Sus/P - Bishop/Special Crimes Unit 15
The Midnight Queen (D) Sylvia Izzo Hunter HistF - Noctis Magicae 1
The Real Werewives of Vampire County (ri) Alexandra Ivy
Angie Fox
Jess Haines
Tami Dane
Hidden Benedict Jacka UF - Alex Verus 5
Birthright (e) Jean Johnson F - A Flame Sea Novella
Edge of Night Crystal Jordan PNR - The Night 3
Season of Storms (ri) Susanna Kearsley R/Time Slip
Son of No One Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunter18
Love Bites Angela Knight PNR - Novellas
Kinslayer (h2tp) Jay Kristoff F - Lotus War 2
Kalimpura (h2tp) Jay Lake F - Green 3
The Beast In Him (ri) Shelly Laurenston PNR - Pride 2
End of Days (e) Frank Lauria SF/Movie Tie-In
Grudgebearer J.F. Lewis F - The GrudgebearerTrilogy 1
Fall of Night Jonathan Maberry Th/Z - Dead of Night Series 2
Whispers In The Night Brandon Massey (ed) H - Anthology
Sunblind (K e) Michael McBride H
The Winter Long Seanan McGuire UF - October Daye 8
Forged by Desire Bec McMaster SPR - London Steampunk 4
The Bone Clocks David Mitchell F/P
House Immortal Devon Monk Th/F - House Immortal 1
Honor's Price Alexis Morgan PNR - Warriors of the Mist 3
Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased Lisa Morton Z - Zombie Apocalypse!
Fortunes of the Imperium Jody Lynn Nye SF - Imperium 2
Glory Main: The Sim War: Book One Henry V. O'Neil SF - Sim War 1
Hunter's Trail Melissa F. Olson UF - Scarlett Bernard 3
Ghost Layer Robin D. Owens PNR - Ghost Seer 2
Caught Dead Handed (D - Adult) Carol J. Perry PM - Witch City Mystery 1
The Skeleton Takes a Bow Leigh Perry PM - Family Skeleton Mystery 2
Z 2136 Sean Platt
David Wright
Dys - Z 213 #3
Maplecroft Cherie Priest F/DF - Borden Dispatches 1
Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book Jacqueline Rayner SF - Doctor Who
It Waits Below Eric Red SF
Hot Blood Tony Richards H
Night of the Hunter: Companions Codex, I (h2mm) R. A. Salvatore F - Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms
The Future for Curious People (D) Gregory Sherl F/R
Wood Sprites Wen Spencer F - Elfhome 4
The Given Sacrifice (h2mm) S. M. Stirling F - Change 10
The Golden Princess S. M. Stirling F - Change 11
Dark Blossom Vincent Stoia
The Alliance Shannon Stoker Dys - Registry 3
Acceptance: A Novel Jeff VanderMeer SF - Southern Reach Trilogy 3
Age of Iron (D) Angus Watson F - Iron Age 1
Sleeping Late On Judgement Day Tad Williams UF - Bobby Dollar 3

September 3, 2014
Zombies: More Recent Dead Paula Guran (ed) Z - Anthology

September 4, 2014
The Barter (D) Siobhan Adcock F/Gh
Cruel Salvation (e) Oisin McGann F - Kings of the Realm 2
The Steampunk Coloring Book Luis Ortiz SP

September 8, 2014
Carniepunk: The Cold Girl (e) Rachel Caine UF
The Land Beyond All Dreams (e) Bryan Fields UF
Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street (e) Kevin Hearne UF - Iron Druid Chronicles
Carniepunk: The Sweeter the Juice (e) Mark Henry Ap
Rogue's Paradise Jeffe Kennedy PNR - Covenant of Thorns 3
Carniepunk: A Duet with Darkness (e) Allison Pang UF - Abby Sinclair

September 9, 2014
City of Stairs Robert Jackson Bennett F - City of Stairs 1
Red Blooded Amanda Carlson UF - Jessica McClain 4
Tuckitor's Last Swim: A Original (e) Edith Cohn F
The Lazarus Prophecy (e) F. G. Cottam M
Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It (h2tp) David M. Ewalt Social Science / Popular Culture
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future Ed Finn (ed)
Kathryn Cramer (ed)
SF - Anthology
The Witch with No Name Kim Harrison UF - Hollows 13
Nature Futures 2: Science Fiction from the Leading Science Journal Henry Gee (ed)
Colin Sullivan (ed)
SF - Anthology
Just His Taste (e) Candice Gilmer PNR - Guys and Godmothers 3
Doctor Who: The Blood Cell James Goss SF - Doctor Who
Exo Steven Gould SF - Jumper 4
Burning Desire: Part 1 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Yesterday's Kin Nancy Kress SF
Doctor Who: Engines of War George Mann SF - Doctor Who
The Falcon Throne Karen Miller F - Tarnished Crown 1
The Old Reactor David Ohle Dys
Sherwood Nation Benjamin Parzybok Ap
Sword of the Bright Lady M.C. Planck F - World of Prime 1
Pathfinder Tales: Reign of Stars Tim Pratt F - Pathfinder Tales
The Thief Taker C.S. Quinn Su/F
The Weird Company: The Secret History of H. P. Lovecraft’s Twentieth Century Pete Rawlik H
Doctor Who: Silhouette Justin Richards SF - Doctor Who
Dark Redemption (e) Angie Sandro SoGothic/R - Dark Paradise 3
Bloodeye (K e) Craig Saunders H
Rivers (h2tp) Michael Farris Smith LF
The Bloodline Feud Charles Stross UF - Merchant Princes Omnibus
Radiant (D) Karina Sumner-Smith F - Towers Trilogy 1
Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror Mike Tucker SF - Doctor Who
Yesterday's Hero Jonathan Wood UF - Arthur Wallace 2
Stormcaller Chris Wraight SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolves 2

September 10, 2014
As Good as New: A Tor.Com Original (e) Charlie Jane Anders F
Aurora: Meridian (K e) Amanda Bridgeman SF

September 15, 2014
Mayor of the Universe: A Novel Lorna Landvik SF
Clockwork Secrets: Heavy Fire Dru Pagliassotti SP - Clockwork Trilogy 3
The Poet and the Vampyre: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature's Greatest Monsters Andrew McConnell Stott Biography

September 16, 2014
Mr. Wicker (D) Maria Alexander FT
Stone Mattress: Nine Tales Margaret Atwood Collection
Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon David Barnett SP - Gideon Smith 2
Siren's Song (e) Dana Marie Bell PNR - Gray Court 5
The Anatomy of Dreams (D) Chloe Benjamin LF/Th
Broken Monsters Lauren Beukes Th
The Clockwork Dagger (D) Beth Cato SP
The King in Yellow: Special Edition Robert W. Chambers H - Collection
Ancestral Machines (e) Michael Cobley SF - Humanity's Fire 4
The Grey Knights Omnibus Ben Counter SF - Warhammer 40,000
Battle for the Blood (e) Lucienne Diver UF - Latter-Day Olympians 4
The Night Visitor (e) Dianne Emley P/Th
Forge of Darkness (h2tp) Steven Erikson F - Kharkanas Trilogy 1
The Darkwar Saga: Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm, and Wrath of a Mad God (e) Raymond E. Feist F - Darkwar Saga
The Legends of the Riftwar: Honored Enemy, Murder in LaMut, and Jimmy the Hand (e) Raymond E. Feist F - Legends of the Riftwar
Brian Froud's Faeries' Tales Wendy Froud F
Burning Desire: Part 2 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, From and About Japan Haikasoru (ed) F - Anthology
A Vault of Sins (e) Sarah Harian SF/R - Chaos Theory 2
Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (h2tp) Jonathan L. Howard H - Johannes Cabal 3
Black Water: A Jane Yellowrock Collection Faith Hunter UF - Jane Yellowrock 6.3
The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane Alex Irvine F/TT - Sleepy Hollow
Outrider Steven John SF
The Golem of Hollywood Jonathan Kellerman
Jesse Kellerman
Last Plane to Heaven: The Final Collection Jay Lake SF - Collection
The God Hunter Tim Lees UF - Field Ops
Conduits (K e) Jennifer Loring H
Once Haunted, Twice Shy H.P. Mallory PM - Peyton Clark 2
Gifts for the One Who Comes After Helen Marshall DF/ New Weird - Collection
Dragon Age: Last Flight Liane Merciel F - Dragon Age 5
Johnny Alucard (h2tp) Kim Newman H - Anno Dracula 4
The Signs of the Zodiac: The Scent of Shadows, The Taste of Night, and The Touch of Twilight (e) Vicki Pettersson UF - Signs of the Zodiac
They Do the Same Things Different There: The Best Weird Fantasy of Robert Shearman Robert Shearman WeirdF
Lords of the Underworld Collection 3: The Darkest Secret\The Darkest Surrender\The Darkest Seduction Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld
Starfish (e) Peter Watts SF - Rifters Trilogy 1
The Way Inn Will Wiles M/Speculative

September 17, 2014
Selfies: A Original (e) Lavie Tidhar H

September 20, 2014
Entice Me at Twilight (ri) Shayla Black PNR
Altar of Bones (ri) Philip Carter Th
Doom 3: Maelstrom (ri) Matthew Costello SF
Amazon Queen (ri) Lori Devoti UF - Queen 2
The Better Part of Darkness (ri) Kelly Gay UF -  Charlie Madigan
Demon Possessed (ri) Stacia Kane UF - Megan Chase 3
Highborn (ri) Yvonne Navarro UF - Dark Redemption 1
Black Dust Mambo (ri) Adrian Phoenix UF - Hoodoo 1
Heir of Danger (ri) Alix Rickloff PNR - Heirs of Kilronan Trilogy 3

September 21, 2014
Zombies and Calculus Colin Adams SF/Th/Math

September 23, 2014
Copperhead (h2tp) Tina Connolly HistF - Ironskin 2
Hellsbane Hereafter (e) Paige Cuccaro UF - Hellsbane 3
Fading Light (e) Angela Dennis PNR - Shadow Born 2
Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle Phil & Kaja Foglio SP - Girl Genius 3
Burning Desire: Part 3 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy's Greatest Science Fiction Guy Haley (ed) SF
Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (h2tp) David G. Hartwell (ed)
Patrick Nielson Hayden (ed)
SF - Anthology
Horrorstor: A Novel Grady Hendrix Hu/H
Daring Elliott James UF - Pax Arcana 2
The Cusanus Game (h2tp) Wolfgang Jeschke SF
Divinity Michelle L. Johnson UF
Fearie Tales Stephen Jones (ed) FT/F - Anthology
After the People Lights Have Gone Off Stephen Graham Jones Su/H - Collection
Sinbad the Sailor Phil Masters Myths and Legends
Hello Mr. Bones & Goodbye Mr. Rat Patrick McCabe Su - Collection
Aris Reigns: The Kingdom of Vampires (e) Devin Morgan PNR - Infinity DiariesTrilogy 1
Rooms (D - Adult) Lauren Oliver Gh
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction Terry Pratchett Collection
Doctor Who: K-9 Light-and-Sound Figurine and Illustrated Book Running Press SF - Doctor Who
Julia (h2tp) Peter Straub Psy/H
Whatever Lola Wants George Szanto LF/Mythology
The Hawley Book of the Dead (D) Chrysler Szarlan F/R
Lethal Code Thomas Waite CyberTh
The Prophecy Con Patrick Weekes F - Rogues of the Republic 2
The Seventh Sigil Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - Dragon Brigade 3
Refuge After the Collapse Scott B. Williams Th/PA Pulse 2
Soulminder Timothy Zahn SF

September 24, 2014
Darkness (e) Laurann Dohner PNR - New Species 12
Midway Relics and Dying Breeds: A Tor.Com Original (e) Seanan McGuire SF

September 25, 2014
Dark Deceit (K e) Lauren Dawes FR

September 30, 2014
To Dance With the Devil Cat Adams UF - Blood Singer 6
Generation 18 Keri Arthur UF - Spook Squad 2
Company Town Madeline Ashby SF
The Engineer ReConditioned (h2tp) Neal Asher SF - Collection
Star Trek: Voyager: Acts of Contrition Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami: A Tor.Com Original Kendare Blake UF/YA - Goddess Wars
Literally Murder Ali Brandon PCM - Black Cat Bookshop Mystery 4
The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - Lost Stars 2
The Ascendant Drew Chapman Th - Garrett Reilly 1
Read Pink Heart of a Hero Janet Chapman PNR - Spellbound Falls Romance 4
The Rome Prophecy (h2tp) Sam Christer Th
Break Out Nina Croft SF/R - Dark Desires 1
Children of the Revolution Keith R.A. DeCandido F/TT - Sleepy Hollow
Summer Moon Jan DeLima UF - Celtic Wolves 2
Magician's End (h2mm) Raymond E. Feist F - Chaoswar Saga 3
1636: The Devil's Opera (h2mm) Eric Flint
David Carrico
SF - Ring of Fire 13
Priestess Dreaming Yasmine Galenorn UF - Otherworld 16
Bloodline Alan Gold
Mike Jones
Su - Heritage Trilogy 1
The Betrayed Heather Graham Su/PNR - Krewe of Hunters
Burning Desire Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings 3
Transcendental (h2mm) James Gunn SF
The End of the Sentence Maria Dahvana Headley
Kat Howard
Horns Movie Tie-In Edition: A Novel Joe Hill Th/Su
Beauty & the Beast: Vendetta Nancy Holder F - Beauty & the Beast / Tie-In
The Brothers Cabal Jonathan L. Howard H - Johannes Cabal 4
Chained by Night Larissa Ione PNR - Moonbound Clan Vampires 2
Die and Stay Dead Nicholas Kaufmann UF - Trent 2
Night Play Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - Dark-Hunter 6
The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One Robert Kirkman Z - The Walking Dead 3
Dream Eyes Jayne Ann Krentz PNR - Dark Legacy 2
Burdens of the Dead (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey
Eric Flint
David Freer
SF - Heirs of Alexandria 4
Energized (h2mm) Edward M. Lerner SF
The Bloodbound Erin Lindsey F - Bloodbound 1
The Revelation (ri) Bentley Little H
Goodhouse (D) Peyton Marshall Su
Dangerous Women 1 George R. R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
F - Anthology
False Gods (tp2mm) Graham McNeill SF - The Horus Heresy 2
Twilight Forever Rising (tp2mm) Lena Meydan UF
The Haunting Ballad: A Mystery Michael Nethercott M - O'Nelligan and Plunkett 2
Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse (h2tp) James Wesley Rawles AA
Rise of the King: Companions Codex, II R. A. Salvatore F - Companions Codex
A Sudden Light Garth Stein F
Incarnate Anton Strout UF - Spellmason Chronicle 3
The Curse Defiers Denise Grover Swank UF - Curse Keepers 3
Grimm: The Killing Time Tim Waggoner F - Grimm/Media Tie-In
Stories of the Raksura: Volume One: The Falling World & The Tale of Indigo and Cloud Martha Wells F
(Available in digital format on 9/2/14)
Demon (e) Erik Williams Military/F
Tour of Duty: Stories and Provocations (tp2mm) Michael Z Williamson SF - Collection

D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
K e - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

AA - Action Adventure
Ap - Apocalyptic
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
FT - Fairy Tale
Gh - Ghosts
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Su - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult
Z - Zombies

2014 Debut Author Challenge - September Debuts

There are 13 debuts (so far) for September. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.

The September debut authors and their novels are listed in alphabetical order by author (not book title or publication date). Take a good look at the covers. Voting for your favorite September cover for the 2014 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on September 15th.

If you are participating as a reader in the Challenge, please let us know in the comments what you are thinking of reading or email us at "DAC . TheQwillery  @  gmail . com" (remove the spaces and quotation marks). Please note that we list all debuts for the month (of which we are aware), but not all of these authors will be 2014 Debut Author Challenge featured authors. However, any of these novels may be read by Challenge readers to meet the goal for September. The list is correct as of the day posted.

Siobhan Adcock

The Barter
Dutton Adult, September 4, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

A heart-stopping tale as provocative as is suspenseful, about two conflicted women, separated by one hundred years, and bound by an unthinkable sacrifice.

The Barter is a ghost story and a love story, a riveting emotional tale that also explores motherhood and work and feminism. Set in Texas, in present day, and at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel follows two young mothers at the turning point of their lives.

Bridget has given up her career as an attorney to raise her daughter, joining a cadre of stay-at-home mothers seeking fulfillment in a quiet suburb. But for Bridget, some crucial part of the exchange is absent: Something she loves and needs. And now a terrifying presence has entered her home; only nobody but Bridget can feel it.

On a farm in 1902, a young city bride takes a farmer husband. The marriage bed will become both crucible and anvil as Rebecca first allows, then negates, the powerful erotic connection between them. She turns her back on John to give all her love to their child. Much will occur in this cold house, none of it good.

As Siobhan Adcock crosscuts these stories with mounting tension, each woman arrives at a terrible ordeal of her own making, tinged with love and fear and dread. What will they sacrifice to save their families—and themselves? Readers will slow down to enjoy the gorgeous language, then speed up to see what happens next in a plot that thrums with the weight of decision—and its explosive consequences.

Maria Alexander

Mr. Wicker
Raw Dog Screaming Press, September 16, 20414
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 236 pages

Alicia Baum is missing a deadly childhood memory.

Located beyond life, The Library of Lost Childhood Memories holds the answer. The Librarian is Mr. Wicker — a seductive yet sinister creature with an unthinkable past and an agenda just as lethal. After committing suicide, Alicia finds herself before the Librarian, who informs her that her lost memory is not only the reason she took her life, but the cause of every bad thing that has happened to her.

Alicia spurns Mr. Wicker and attempts to enter the hereafter without the Book that would make her spirit whole. But instead of the oblivion she craves, she finds herself in a psychiatric hold at Bayford Hospital, where the staff is more pernicious than its patients.

Child psychiatrist Dr. James Farron is researching an unusual phenomenon: traumatized children whisper to a mysterious figure in their sleep. When they awaken, they forget both the traumatic event and the character that kept them company in their dreams — someone they call “Mr. Wicker.”

During an emergency room shift, Dr. Farron hears an unconscious Alicia talking to Mr. Wicker—the first time he’s heard of an adult speaking to the presence. Drawn to the mystery, and then to each other, they team up to find the memory before it annihilates Alicia for good. To do so they must struggle not only against Mr. Wicker’s passions, but also a powerful attraction that threatens to derail her search, ruin Dr. Farron’s career, and inflame the Librarian’s fury.

After all, Mr. Wicker wants Alicia to himself, and will destroy anyone to get what he wants. Even Alicia herself.

Chloe Benjamin

The Anatomy of Dreams
Atria Books, September 16, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook,  320 pages

Long-listed for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

“A sly, promising and ambitious debut.” —Publishers Weekly

“Chloe Benjamin is a great new talent.” —Lorrie Moore, author of Bark: Stories

It’s 1998, and Sylvie Patterson, a bookish student at a Northern California boarding school, falls in love with a spirited, elusive classmate named Gabe. Their headmaster, Dr. Adrian Keller, is a charismatic medical researcher who has staked his career on the therapeutic potential of lucid dreaming: By teaching his patients to become conscious during sleep, he helps them to relieve stress and heal from trauma. Over the next six years, Sylvie and Gabe become consumed by Keller’s work, following him from the redwood forests of Eureka, California, to the enchanting New England coast.

But when an opportunity brings the trio to the Midwest, Sylvie and Gabe stumble into a tangled relationship with their mysterious neighbors—and Sylvie begins to doubt the ethics of Keller’s research, recognizing the harm that can be wrought under the guise of progress. As she navigates the hazy, permeable boundaries between what is real and what isn’t, who can be trusted and who cannot, Sylvie also faces surprising developments in herself: an unexpected infatuation, growing paranoia, and a new sense of rebellion.

In stirring, elegant prose, Benjamin’s tale exposes the slippery nature of trust—and the immense power of our dreams.

Deborah Blake

Wickedly Dangerous
A Baba Yaga Novel 1
Berkley, September 2, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages
(Fiction Debut)


Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them…

Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.

But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.

Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart…

Beth Cato

The Clockwork Dagger
Harper Voyager, September 16, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Full of magic, mystery, and romance, an enchanting steampunk fantasy debut in the bestselling vein of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger.

Orphaned as a child, Octavia Leander was doomed to grow up on the streets until Miss Percival saved her and taught her to become a medician. Gifted with incredible powers, the young healer is about to embark on her first mission, visiting suffering cities in the far reaches of the war-scarred realm. But the airship on which she is traveling is plagued by a series of strange and disturbing occurrences, including murder, and Octavia herself is threatened.

Suddenly, she is caught up in a flurry of intrigue: the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Daggers—the Queen’s spies and assassins—and her cabin-mate harbors disturbing secrets. But the danger is only beginning, for Octavia discovers that the deadly conspiracy aboard the airship may reach the crown itself.

Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician
The Paper Magician 1
47North, September 1, 2014
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook,224 pages

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg, The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages.

Sylvia Izzo Hunter

The Midnight Queen
A Noctis Magicae Novel 1
Ace, September 2, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

In the hallowed halls of Oxford’s Merlin College, the most talented—and highest born—sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover…

Gray’s deep talent for magick has won him a place at Merlin College. But when he accompanies four fellow students on a mysterious midnight errand that ends in disaster and death, he is sent away in disgrace—and without a trace of his power. He must spend the summer under the watchful eye of his domineering professor, Appius Callender, working in the gardens of Callender’s country estate and hoping to recover his abilities. And it is there, toiling away on a summer afternoon, that he meets the professor’s daughter.

Even though she has no talent of her own, Sophie Callender longs to be educated in the lore of magick. Her father has kept her isolated at the estate and forbidden her interest; everyone knows that teaching arcane magickal theory to women is the height of impropriety. But against her father’s wishes, Sophie has studied his ancient volumes on the subject. And in the tall, stammering, yet oddly charming Gray, she finally finds someone who encourages her interest and awakens new ideas and feelings.

Sophie and Gray’s meeting touches off a series of events that begins to unravel secrets about each of them. And after the king’s closest advisor pays the professor a closed-door visit, they begin to wonder if what Gray witnessed in Oxford might be even more sinister than it seemed. They are determined to find out, no matter the cost…

Peyton Marshall

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 30, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

A bighearted dystopian novel about the corrosive effects of fear and the redemptive power of love.

With soaring literary prose and the tense pacing of a thriller, the first-time novelist Peyton Marshall imagines a grim and startling future. At the end of the twenty-first century—in a transformed America—the sons of convicted felons are tested for a set of genetic markers. Boys who test positive become compulsory wards of the state—removed from their homes and raised on "Goodhouse" campuses, where they learn to reform their darkest thoughts and impulses. Goodhouse is a savage place—part prison, part boarding school—and now a radical religious group, the Holy Redeemer’s Church of Purity, is intent on destroying each campus and purifying every child with fire.

We see all this through the eyes of James, a transfer student who watched as the radicals set fire to his old Goodhouse and killed nearly everyone he’d ever known. In addition to adjusting to a new campus with new rules, James now has to contend with Bethany, a brilliant, medically fragile girl who wants to save him, and with her father, the school’s sinister director of medical studies. Soon, however, James realizes that the biggest threat might already be there, inside the fortified walls of Goodhouse itself.

Partly based on the true story of the nineteenth-century Preston School of Industry, Goodhouse explores questions of identity and free will—and what it means to test the limits of human endurance.

Lauren Oliver

Ecco, September 23, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages
(Adult Debut)

The New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance.

But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls. Jostling for space, memory, and supremacy, they observe the family, trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives. Though their voices cannot be heard, Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb.

The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, and Trenton begins to communicate with her, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Carol J. Perry

Caught Dead Handed
A Witch City Mystery 1
Kensington, September 2, 2014
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages
(Adult Debut)

She's not a psychic--she just plays one on TV.

Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown--where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives--to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming.

Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch--especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer--or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .

Gregory Sherl

The Future for Curious People
Algonquin Books, September 2, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

“Comic and Exuberant . . . A fine and tender tale for anyone who has tried to let go of the past and envision the future while falling in love.” —Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

What if you could know your romantic future? What if an envisionist could enter the name of your prospective mate into a computer that would show you a film of your future life together?

In The Future for Curious People, a young librarian named Evelyn becomes obsessed with this new technology: she can’t stop visiting Dr. Chin’s office because she needs to know that she’ll meet someone and be happy one day. Godfrey, another client, ends up at the envisionist’s office only because his fiancée insisted they know their fate before taking the plunge. But when Godfrey meets Evelyn in the waiting room, true love may be right in front of them, but they are too preoccupied—and too burdened by their pasts—to recognize it.

This smart, fresh love story, with its quirky twists and turns, ponders life’s big questions—about happiness, fate, and our very existence—as it follows Evelyn and Godfrey’s quest for the elusive answers.

“A love story about love stories . . . The pages burst with laugh-out-loud scenes and crisply original set-ups. I loved it!” —Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

“Somewhere between Jorge Luis Borge’s ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ and The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind you will find Gregory Sherl’s warm, intelligent debut novel.” —Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State

“Enormously appealing . . . Evelyn and Godfrey are two unforgettable characters you’ll root for and remember long after you’ve read the last page of this wildly  original, deeply moving novel.” —Mindy Friddle, author of Secret Keepers

Karina Sumner-Smith

Towers Trilogy 1
Talos, September 30, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages
Note: Radiant's publication date had been moved to
       October 7th and then to September 30.

Xhea has no magic. Born without the power that everyone else takes for granted, Xhea is an outcast—no way to earn a living, buy food, or change the life that fate has dealt her. Yet she has a unique talent: the ability to see ghosts and the tethers that bind them to the living world, which she uses to scratch out a bare existence in the ruins beneath the City’s floating Towers.

When a rich City man comes to her with a young woman’s ghost tethered to his chest, Xhea has no idea that this ghost will change everything. The ghost, Shai, is a Radiant, a rare person who generates so much power that the Towers use it to fuel their magic, heedless of the pain such use causes. Shai’s home Tower is desperate to get the ghost back and force her into a body—any body—so that it can regain its position, while the Tower’s rivals seek the ghost to use her magic for their own ends. Caught between a multitude of enemies and desperate to save Shai, Xhea thinks herself powerless—until a strange magic wakes within her. Magic dark and slow, like rising smoke, like seeping oil. A magic whose very touch brings death.

With two extremely strong female protagonists, Radiant is a story of fighting for what you believe in and finding strength that you never thought you had.

Chrysler Szarlan

The Hawley Book of the Dead
Ballantine Books, September 23, 2014
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

For fans of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic.

Revelation “Reve” Dyer grew up with her grandmother’s family stories, stretching back centuries to Reve’s ancestors, who founded the town of Hawley Five Corners, Massachusetts. Their history is steeped in secrets, for few outsiders know that an ancient magic runs in the Dyer women’s blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real.

Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. They have three lovely young daughters, a beautiful home, and what seems like a charmed life. But Reve’s world is shattered when an intruder alters her trick pistol and she accidentally shoots and kills her beloved husband onstage.

Fearing for her daughters’ lives, Reve flees with them to the place she has always felt safest—an antiquated farmhouse in the forest of Hawley Five Corners, where the magic of her ancestors reigns, and her oldest friend—and first love—is the town’s chief of police. Here, in the forest, with its undeniable air of enchantment, Reve hopes she and her girls will be protected.

Delving into the past for answers, Reve is drawn deeper into her family’s legends. What she discovers is The Hawley Book of the Dead, an ancient leather-bound journal holding mysterious mythic power. As she pieces together the truth behind the book, Reve will have to shield herself and her daughters against an uncertain, increasingly dangerous fate. For soon it becomes clear that the stranger who upended Reve’s life in Las Vegas has followed her to Hawley—and that she has something he desperately wants.

Brimming with rich history, suspense, and magic, The Hawley Book of the Dead is a brilliantly imagined debut novel from a riveting new voice.

Angus Watson

Age of Iron
Iron Age Trilogy 1
Orbit, September 2, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 576 pages


Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary traveling south to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people.

First Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who has vowed revenge on the king for her sister's execution.

Now Dug's on the wrong side of the thousands-strong army he hoped to join ­-- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one small child, and one unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that might get them all killed . . .

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