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Received in June

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in June for review and/or giveaways:

Sucker Punch Blu-ray Edition

Tor/Forge Books:
Chicks Kick Butt edited by Rachel Caine
Blood Trust by Eric Van Lustbader
First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader
The Plain Man by Steve Englehart
7th Sigma by Steven Gould

Harlequin Teen:
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison

Night Shade Books:
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 3 edited by Ellen Datlow
Happily Ever After edited by John Klima
Jim and the Flims by Rudy Rucker
Miserere by Teresa Frohock
No Hero by Jonathan Wood
The Clockwork Rocket by Greg Egan

Pocket Books:
Lord of Shadows by Alix Rickloff
Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever by Greg Cox
Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified by David Mack

Berkley Boulevard/Obsidian:
Conan the Barbarian by Michael A. Stackpole
Vision Impossible by Victoria Laurie

New American Library/Penguin:
The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman

Ace Books:
Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine
Rule 34 by Charles Stross
Heaven’s Shadow by David S. Goyer

Daw Books:
Song of the Dragon by Tracy Hickman
My Life as A White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
Citadels of the Lost by Tracy Hickman

Gallery Books:
Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens
World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects by Christie Golden

Shadow Mountain:
The Forgotten Locket by Lisa Mangum

Orbit Books:
Hell Ship by Philip Palmer
The Final Evolution by Jeff Somers

Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Books:
Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Little, Brown/Mulholland:
Flashback by Dan Simmons
The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

Harper Teen:
Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Fateful by Claudia Gray

Del Rey:
Hammered by Kevin Hearne

Penguin Teen/Penguin Children/Dial:
Relic Master: The Dark City by Catherine Fisher
Relic Master: The Lost Heiress by Catherine Fisher
Relic Master: The Hidden Coronet by Catherine Fisher
Relic Master: The Margrave by Catherine Fisher

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: Borrowed Time by Naomi Alderman
Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel by Jonathan Morris
Doctor Who: Paradox Lost by George Mann

Tor Teen:
Shadow Grail #2: Conspiracies by Mercedes Lackey
The Dark Zone by Dom Testa

Simon Teen/Children:
The Dagger Quick by Brian Eames
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

Blog Tour: Juliet Blackwell Guest Post

Hexes and HemlinesAuthor Juliet Blackwell joins today to talk about her latest release Hexes and Hemlines!

Bad Luck and Broomsticks

Have you ever noticed how most buildings skip the 13th floor?

Though we might think of ourselves as living in a scientific society, it’s amazing how superstitions still shape our lives: in Scotland there are no gates thirteen in airports; many airplanes have no row thirteen. Some streets skip over the address entirely. And there are lots of historic examples of bad luck being associated with thirteen: there were thirteen people at the last supper; Loki was the thirteenth fellow invited to a disastrous dinner at Valhalla; on Friday the thirteenth the Knights of the Templar were arrested and killed.

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Received in May

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in May for review and/or giveaways:

Robin of Sherwood Set 1: Blu-Ray Edition
Teen Wolf Pilot

ABC Family/The Nine Lives of Chloe King:
MaiPad (Apple iPad 2)

Atari Games:
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale for PC

DC Comics:
Flashpoint #1

Tor Books:
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
The Nebula Awards Showcase 2011 by Eugie Foster

Harper Teen/Children:
Die for Me by Amy Plum
Falcon Quinn and the Crimson Vapor by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx by James Rollins
The Silver Bowl by Diane Stanley
Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror – paperback
Septimus Heap: Darke by Angie Sage
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Wildwood by Colin Meloy

Daw Books:
Hot and Steamy: Tales of Steampunk Romance by Jean Rabe
The Golden Key by Melanie Rawn
Thistle Down by Irene Radford
Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey

Roc Books:
Shadowborn by Alison Sinclair

Ace Books:
Hex by Allen Steele
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
Timecaster by Joe Kimball

Random House Children:
Flip by Martyn Bedford

Orbit Books:
The Map of All Things by Kevin J. Anderson
Degrees of Freedom by Simon Morden
Chasing the Moon by A. Lee Martinez
Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen

St. Martin’s Press:
The Language of the Sea by James MacManus

Dutton/Penguin Books:
Queen of Kings by Maria Dahvana Headley

Harper Voyager:
The Neon Graveyard by Vicki Pettersson
The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities by Ann Vandermeer
The Devil’s Diadem by Sara Douglass

Avon Books:
The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

Pocket Books:
Concrete Savior by Yvonne Navarro
Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay
The Fallen: Demon by Kristina Douglas
The Darkness Beyond by Alexis Morgan
Star Trek: Voyager: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer

Archaia Press:
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #2 of 6
Lucid by Michael McMillian

Night Shade Books:
Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick
Eclipse 4 by Jonathan Strahan
Zendegi by Greg Egan

Del Rey:
Hounded by Kevin Hearne

3 Finger Prints:
Finders Keepers by Russ Colchamiro

Received in April

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in April for review and/or giveaways:

Falling Skies: Pilot

DC Comics:
Action Comics #900

Harper Teen:
Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Penguin Teen/Viking:
Eona by Alison Goodman

Roc Books:
Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Council of Shadows by S. M. Stirling

Ace Books:
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell

Daw Books:
Night Mares in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome
Spellcast by Barbara Ashford
Well of Sorrows by Benjamin Tate
The Snow Queen’s Shadow by Jim C. Hines

Atria Books:
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

New American Library/Penguin Books/Berkley:
Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
A Hard Day’s Fright by Casey Daniels

Pocket Books:
Master and Apprentice by Sonya Bateman
Surrender the Dark by L. A. Banks
Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett
Bound by Darkness by Alexis Morgan
Hush by Cherry Adair
Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Gallery Books:
Starcraft II: Devils’ Due by Christie Golden
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim by Mark Twain

Tor Books:
The Unremembered by Peter Orullian
Sati by Christopher Pike
The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike

Hachette Books/Grand Central Publishing:
Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: Dead of Winter by James Goss
Doctor Who: Hunter’s Moon by Paul Finch
Doctor Who: Way through the Woods by Una McCormack
Doctor Who: The Dalek Handbook by Steve Tribe

Avon/Voyager Books:
Ascension by Sable Grace

Random House Childrens/Delacorte Press:
Rotters by Daniel Kraus

Scholastic Press:
Troubletwisters by Garth Nix

Seventh Star Press:
Redheart by Jackie Gamber
Thrall by Steven L. Shrewsbury
Dream of Legends by Stephen Zimmer
Crown of Vengeance by Stephen Zimmer

Book Giveaway and Spotlight: Heaven’s Needle and The River King’s Road

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Title: Heaven’s Needle
Author: Liane Merciel
ISBN: 9781439159163
Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)
On Sale: 04/26/11

The second book in an epic fantasy series, in which the fate of a world rests in the hands of a woman who must rescue the knight she loves…

Six hundred years ago, an unknown force destroyed one of the greatest fortresses in Ithelas, slaughtering its defenders so swiftly that none survived to say what befell them.

Now, in the shadow of those ancient ruins, something malign is stirring.

Kelland, a divinely blessed Knight of the Sun, is charged with the duty of confronting the fell powers of the world. But his only chance of stopping this evil may be to ally with another — even as Bitharn, his companion, betrays their faith in the name of love. Meanwhile, three young novices from the Dome of the Sun, accompanied by a scarred and taciturn swordswoman, venture bravely but unwisely into the heart of danger, seeking a holy artifact that, they pray, might end it. Their paths converge in Carden Vale, where nightmare awaits.

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