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Belle Chasse

|| Book 5 in the Sentinels of New Orleans series. With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on the brink of war.

Elysian Fields (Excerpt)

, || New Orleanians are under attack from a copycat killer mimicking the crimes of a 1918 serial murderer known as the Axeman of New Orleans. Thanks to a tip from the undead pirate Jean Lafitte, DJ Jaco knows the attacks aren't random—an unknown necromancer has resurrected the original Axeman of New Orleans, and his ultimate target is a certain blonde wizard. Namely, DJ.

Five Magical Spots in New Orleans

New Orleans is a place of myth and mysticism. It’s a city of rich, bon temps rouler party culture with a dark undercurrent of cynicism and violence. It’s the most haunted city in America (or so the tourism bureau would have you believe) and one of the most haunting cities for those who fall under its spell.

I am one of those people.

So I had a lot to consider in choosing my five most magical spots in my adopted hometown…

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Belle Chasse

With the wizard-elven treaty on the verge of collapse, the preternatural world stands on the brink of war. Unless former wizard sentinel DJ Jaco manages to keep the elven leader, Quince Randolph, focused on peace and not personal matters.

With no one on the throne, Faerie is in chaos, with rival princes battling for power. The still-undead pirate, Jean Lafitte, is building his own army of misfits, and DJ—stripped of her job and hiding in the Beyond to avoid the death sentence handed down by the wizard Council of Elders—can’t get anywhere near her beloved New Orleans or her significant something-or-other, Alex.

It’s time to choose sides. Friends will become enemies, enemies will become allies, and not everyone will survive. DJ and her friends will learn a hard lesson: sometimes, even the ultimate sacrifice isn’t enough.

Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series continues with Belle Chasse—available November 8th from Tor Books!

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Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Urban Fantasy and Horror

What’s more heartwarming during the cold winter months than a good vampire or shifter tale? Twenty-five new urban fantasy and horror releases leave the pack in January, including new series titles from, among others, Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson), Erica Hayes (Saphhire City), Karen Marie Moning (Fever), Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged), Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles), and Lisa Shearin (SPI Files).

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Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Science Fiction

Earth’s in trouble, and if the daily news doesn’t convince you, check out this month’s twenty science fiction titles. Look for new titles from, among others, Eric Flint (The Ring of Fire), Michael Cobley (Humanity’s Fire), Marcus Sakey (Brilliance Saga), Jay Allan (Far Stars Trilogy)—and an anthology imagining all kinds of close encounters of the worst kind in Worst Contact.

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Fiction Affliction: January Releases in Fantasy

Nineteen fantasies swashbuckle their way into 2016, although some of the swordspeople are quite young. Look for new fantasy this month from, among others, Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn), Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Dragonships of Vindras), Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee (Noble Dead Saga), Robert Jackson Bennett (Divine Cities), and Maria V. Snyder (Soulfinders).

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Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Paranormal Romance

Ready for romance in December? Read slowly. There might be only eight new releases, but look from reader favorites from, among others, J.R. Ward, Thea Harrison, Kresley Cole, Ryannon Byrd, and Eve Langlais.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Urban Fantasy and Horror

Tuck yourself in by the fire and relax with some urban fantasy this month, although with only nine releases, you might have to dig into your TBR pile. This month, look for new releases from, among others, Ilona Andrews, Rob Thurman, Lauren Dane, and Gail Z. Martin.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for December

Santa’s saving his genre-benders until January, as only eight books span space and genre this month. Look for three new anthologies: the annual Nebula Awards Showcase edited by Greg Bear; A Paula Guran-edited anthology devoted to Warrior Women; and a collection of author “Detours” edited by Brian James Freeman.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Science Fiction

Seventeen science fiction titles vie for your holiday dollars this month. Look for new titles from, among others, Gini Koch, Jay Allan, Jack McDevitt, and Jean Johnson, as well as a new Jonathan Strahan-edited The Infinity Project anthology.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Fantasy

What is it, the holidays or something? Only ten new fantasies set out on epic quests in December, including series additions from A.M. Dellamonica (Hidden Sea Tales), Carol Berg (Sanctuary Duet), Steven Harper (Books of Blood and Iron), and Julia Knight (Duelists Trilogy).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Paranormal Romance

Twenty-two new paranormal romance books keep readers warm and steamy in November. (Note that due to space limitations, this list does not include all of the small-press and self-pubbed paranormal romances for the month). Look for series additions from, among others, Sherrilyn Kenyon (The League: Nemesis Rising); Robin D. Owens (Celta’s Heartmates); C.J. Archer (Ministry of Curiosities); Jacquelyn Frank (Immortal Brothers); G.A. Aiken (Dragonkin); Lynn Kurland (de Piaget), and Christine Feehan (Leopard People).

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Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Urban Fantasy and Horror

It’s a slow month in the world of urban fantasy, paranormal fiction, and horror, with only sixteen new titles. Look for new titles from, among others, Christopher Golden, Eileen Wilks (World of the Lupi), Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer), Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans), Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith (The Geomancer), and Deborah Blake.

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