New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | August 20

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Daniel Arenson, Kameron Hurley, Jay Allen, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Terry Cloutier, Michael Anderle, Emily R. King, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Interview with Dianne Duvall, author of Death of Darkness

What can you tell us about your new release, Death of Darkness?

Death of Darkness is the latest book in my Immortal Guardians series, which features powerful preternatural heroes, strong heroines, action scenes that will keep you flipping pages well past your bedtime, and romance that is alternately steamy, sweet, and laced with humor. (If you’re new to the series, don’t worry. Each novel and novella can be read as a stand-alone story. You’ll just know more about the secondary characters if you read them in order.)

Death of Darkness is also by far the most requested book of the series thus far because it revolves around Seth, the immensely powerful leader of the Immortal Guardians. Seth has led the immortals for thousands of years, guiding them, protecting them, and doing everything he can to help them find happiness in what can otherwise be a pretty dark existence. Together they have protected humans from psychotic vampires, defeated corrupt mercenary armies, and even defended military bases under attack. But spearheading all of this has kept Seth too busy to consider pursuing his own happiness.

Then he meets Leah… and everything changes. Leah sees Seth in a way no one else in the world does. She wants to erase the darkness that haunts him and replace it with love and laughter. Even when an enemy who is determined to watch the world burn threatens everything, Leah is determined to remain by Seth’s side and help him triumph over his nemesis and find long-deserved happiness.

I had a LOT of fun with these characters… as well as with the Immortal Guardians’ reactions to their austere, illustrious leader falling in love. There are moments that will make readers laugh out loud, and others that will make their jaws drop. I hope everyone who picks up a copy will enjoy the ride.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have always been a voracious reader. In fact, one of my earliest memories from elementary school is of waiting eagerly for the Book Bus to visit. It came twice a month, first to deliver a brochure filled with the book covers and an order form, then to deliver cellophane wrapped stacks of lovely books I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. Each story I eagerly devoured fired my imagination and sparked an intense desire to create my own. I started writing stories when I was around twelve or thirteen years old and have loved it ever since.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

1—Stephen King’s ON WRITING. I am a huge admirer of Stephen King. I learn something new every time I read one of his books. And his fiction novels always fire my imagination and make me want to sit down and write for hours. So it didn’t surprise me at all when I loved ON WRITING, too.
2—Gena Showalter’s THE DARKEST NIGHT. Paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres. This one really stood out. I loved the characters and the storytelling. It was a great introduction to an entertaining series.
3—Laurann Dohner’s FURY. This totally hooked me on Laurann’s New Species series. I’ve devoured every book in it since.
4—Karen Marie Moning’s THE IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER. The books in the Highlander series were among the first time travel romances I ever read. And I really enjoyed them. This one, The Immortal Highlander, was my favorite and one I return to often.
5—Stephen King’ THE STAND (Uncut). What can I say? Stephen King is a phenomenal writer. I think this was the first horror novel I ever read, and I absolutely loved it. In my opinion, it’s one of his best. I could read it again and again.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

My online friends will not be at all surprised by my answer to this one: My first guest would be Stephen King. I would love to sit down with him and ask his opinion on some of the massive changes that have taken place in the publishing industry over the last decade.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite thing about writing is watching the stories that ramble around in my head unfold in their entirety. I’m what is known in the writing world as a pantser, not a plotter. In other words, I fly by the seat of my pants instead of outlining the plot in detail before I begin each book. I may have a general idea of where I’d like the story to begin and end, but the road in between is unpaved and simply unfolds as I write. I love the surprises that result.

Also, because I write series with ensemble casts, I like that I don’t have to say goodbye to the characters I create as soon as I finish their book. Those characters can go on to play crucial roles in future books in the series, so they continue to grow and expand and entertain me.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day will find me working on my current manuscript, promoting my latest release, and going over edits, copyedits, and proofs for my next release. Working on my current manuscript is my favorite of the three. I really do love to write. I also enjoy spending time in my Books Group on Facebook. It’s such a fun, positive place to “kick back and relax.” And I like to keep up with reader and author friends online.

What scene in Death of Darkness was your favorite to write?

There were so many favorite scenes in this one that it’s hard to choose. But I think the one that tops them all is the first time my Immortal Guardians crew meet Leah face to face. Their reactions to her and her responses to them made me laugh out loud.

Dianne Duvall is the author of the new book Death of Darkness

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The Best New Fantasy Novels | August 2019

The Best New Fantasy Novels | August 2019

This month there have been some amazing new fantasy novels for you to dive into. If you’re eager to discover some exciting new worlds, you’ll love these books by Dean F. Wilson, Terry Cloutier, Anthony Ryan, A.F. Kay, Michael McClung, and B.T. Narro. Enjoy your new fantasy novels!


The Call of Agon (Children of Telm Book 1)

by Dean F. Wilson

Release Date: August 13, 2019

Ifferon is one of the last in the bloodline of Telm, the dead god that imprisoned the Beast, Agon, in the Underworld. With his connection to the estranged gods in the Overworld, he needs to ensure the Agon remain vanquished. But when he is struck by fear, Ifferon abandons his duty and hides from the world. When the Agon army strikes his refuge, he is forced to embark on a life-changing quest.

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The Nine (The Wolf of Corwick Castle Book 1)

by Terry Cloutier

Release Date: July 29, 2019

On a morning in early March, nine men rode into the tiny farming village of Corwick. When they ride back out, no one was left alive. Except for an eight-year-old boy named Hadrick. The crimes committed by those nine men leads to two religions and two nations to the brink of war. But Hadrick is caught in the middle and is unsure of his allegiance. But one thing is for certain… he will make the nine pay for what they did.

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The Wolf’s Call

by Anthony Ryan

Release Date: July 23, 2019

The first book in the Raven’s Blade Novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, Anthony Ryan… Vaelin Al Sorna is a legend known across the Realm. His leadership overthrew empires and his blade won battles. But it was his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had seen. Now he has cast aside the glory for a quiet life. But whispers from across the seas arise of an army called the Steel Horde, he is forced to act.

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Shade’s First Rule (Divine Apostasy Book 1)

by A.F. Kay

Release Date: August 1, 2019

Ruwen has finally died for the first time and has his Ascension Day. After being revived his new body can now learn spells and abilities for the class given to him by the goddess Uru. Dying is now also no longer permanent. For Ruwen, becoming a mage was inevitable. Now he can finally use his powers to locate his parents and clear their family name.

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The Thief Who Went To War (Amra Thetys Book 5)

by Michael McClung

Release Date: August 10, 2019

The fifth book in the Amra Thetys series by Michael McClung… Amra and Holgren barely survived the attentions of the Knife That Parts the Night. Now they are determined to end the threat from the Blades of the Eightfold Goddess. They are willing to risk everything, but can they succeed against such a cunning enemy?

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The Bones of Titans (The Stalwart Link Book 3)

by B.T. Narro

Release Date: August 7, 2019

The third book in The Stalwart Link series by author B.T. Narro… A rift has been growing for more than a decade and mankind has failed to stop it. If nothing changes, all life on Aathon will be destroyed. When Leo arrives with half of the human army, the leaders are now finally willing to try and stop it together. But it seems some of them don’t see the rift as a problem and they intend to use it as an opportunity.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | August 13

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors George R.R. Martin, Keith Thomas, Toby Neighbors, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Dean F. Wilson, Judith Berens, Danielle L. Jensen, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Interview with Dean F. Wilson, Author of The Call of Agon

What can you tell us about your new release, The Call of Agon?

It’s the first in an Epic Fantasy trilogy following the tale of a reluctant demigod tasked with keeping the Beast Agon imprisoned in the Underworld. It was my first published book and is now being republished, with the series enhanced and expanded, and now available in audiobook, narrated by the wonderful Simon Vance. Expect lyrical language, a unique and fully developed world, intriguing and powerful characters, and intense battles.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’m not sure it was a single event or person, but I started writing my first novel when I was around 11 years old. I was inspired by language itself, as well as immersive stories and worlds like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I find this often changes based on what I’m reading at the time, but a few that I think everyone should read are: The Lord of the Rings, Dune, Mort, The Dark Tower, and A Song of Ice & Fire. Right, some of these are technically series, but I don’t think you can just read one book of them! And, of course, I feel bad for leaving out so many other good books!

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

J.R.R. Tolkien. I’d probably ask about those pesky Blue Wizards.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Getting to create whole new worlds.

What is a typical day like for you?

There isn’t really one, per se, as I have the flexibility to work, play, or socialise when and how I want, which is both a blessing and a bane. Some times I get a lot of writing done, other times marketing, and other times the million other things I want or need to do.

What scene in The Call of Agon was your favorite to write?

That’s a difficult one, but possibly the initial battle at Larksong or the whole chapter in Idor-Hol.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Here’s one of my own: “There are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere.”

Dean F. Wilson is the author of the new book The Call of Agon.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | August 6

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors L.E. Thomas, Chuck Dixon, Joel Dane, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Richard Phillips, Larry Correia, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | July 30

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Emmanuel M. Arriaga, Pierce Brown, Glynn Stewart, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Natalie Grey, Michael Anderle, Dima Zales, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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The Buzziest Books of July | 2019

The Buzziest Books of July | 2019

The month of July was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of July. Happy reading!


One Good Deed

by David Baldacci

Release Date: July 23, 2019

It is the year 1949 and war veteran Aloysius Archer has just been released from prison. He has been sent to Poca City on parole. He has a short list of things to do and a much longer list of don’ts. This small town quickly proves to be much more complicated and dangerous than he expected. It is even proving worse than his time serving in the war or his jail time.

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A New Requiem

by B.Lance Jenkins

Release Date: July 12, 2019

A gay community chorus director and teacher has been wrongly accused of the murder of a 17-year-old boy. The small and radically fundamental town mounts against the alleged criminal, whose identity is drastically contrasting to that of the community’s social norms. Now a local defense attorney must sacrifice everything to save the man he knows is innocent.

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The Marriage Pact

by Winter Renshaw

Release Date: June 23, 2019

When I was sixteen I promised to never marry him. It was probably the only thing we ever agreed on. To the world he is Prince Ian, Duke on Montcroix and second line to the Chamont throne. But to me, he is just the son of my father’s best friend. He was my first kiss and my first taste of heartbreak. I meant it when I said I’d never marry him. But now, on the eve of my 24th birthday, he wants us to break the pact.

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What You Did

by Willow Rose

Release Date: June 23, 2019

The sequel to the bestselling mystery, Don’t Lie To Me, by Willow Rose… Three girls have disappeared on prom night. FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas has been asked to join the investigation and uncover what happened that night and how they went missing as they made their way home from the dance. When a young girl’s body is found in her backyard, Eva Rae knows she is now involved… and she is the killer’s next target.

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The Last Seer King

by S.J. Hartland

Release Date: July 4, 2019

The second book in the bestselling Shadow Sword series that is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones and Prince of Thorns… Roaran has sought redemption for centuries. He has a chance to vanquish a tyrant and save a realm but first, he must cut his last ties to humanity. He has to return to the one place he promised he’d never go again.

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Dog-Eared Delinquent

by Molly Fitz

Release Date: June 25, 2019

Apparently, I have been slacking on the job as a paralegal because they’ve hired an intern to help me with my workload. What they don’t know is that I am secretly working behind the scenes as the area’s premier Pet Whisperer P.I. There’s something else the partners don’t realize… they have let a nefarious criminal into our offices. Octo-Cat can smell this guy from a mile away. The worst part is I think he can talk to animals too.

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The Last Book Party

by Karen Dukess

Release Date: July 9, 2019

It is the summer of 1987 and aspiring writer, Eve Rosen, is languishing in a low-level assistant job. She is unable to shake the shadow of growing up in the shadow of her brilliant brother. With her professional life floundering, she jumps at an opportunity to attend an early summer gathering at the home of famous New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.

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Under Currents

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: July 9, 2019

Zane grew up in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife but Zane and his sister know the truth. Then one brutal night cracks start to appear in the facade and Zane escapes for college and doesn’t want to look back. Years later he returns to his hometown and tried to reconnect with the place and people. Then he meets Darby, who is also running from ghosts of her own.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | July 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! June had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors J.D. Robb, B.A. Paris, Tana French, Robyn Carr, R.O. Kwon, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | July 23

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Michael Anderle, Terry Mixon, Jeffrey A. Carver, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from DK Holmberg, Anthony Ryan, C.S.E. Conney, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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