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Fri
Jan 31 2014 6:00pm

Fiction Affliction February new releases paranormal romanceFebruary might be the month for love, but Valentine’s Day won’t find many of the finned, fanged and furred offering hearts and flowers, with only twelve paranormal romance releases this month (well, not counting the 4,397 other digital releases).  Among the series additions this month: Katie Reus (Moon Shifter), Amanda Ashley (Breeds), Suzanne Wright (Phoenix Pack), Patricia Eimer (Speak of the Devil), Shawna Thomas (Triune Stones), Jaime Rush (Hidden), and Marjorie M. Liu (Hunter Kiss).

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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Thu
Jan 30 2014 6:00pm

Fiction Affliction February releases Urban FantasyTwenty-one new books in the genre I will insist on calling “paranormal fantasy” hit the shelves of All Things Kickass in February, including the highly anticipated penultimate book in Kim Harrison’s long-running Hollows series, The Undead Pool, coming February 25.

Look for other new series additions from, among others, Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant); Glen Duncan (Bloodlines); Thea Harrison (Game of Shadows); Caitlin R. Kiernan (Siobhan Quinn); Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires); Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles); Rhiannon Held (Silver); Susan Sizemore (Laws of the Blood); and Leigh Evans (Mystwalker).

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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Wed
Jan 29 2014 6:00pm

Fiction Affliction new releases February genre-bendersRack and ruin seem to be the themes for February as eighteen new releases in this month’s genre-blending category. Look for quite a few new standalones, a Romeo and Juliet retelling, and series launch. There are also new series offerings from Julianna Baggott (Pure); Shannon Stoker (The Registry); Kristen Simmons (Article 5); G.T. Almasi (Shadowstorm); Joseph D’Lacey (Black Dawn); Lynn Viehl (Disenchanted & Co.); and M.K. Hume (King Arthur).

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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Tue
Jan 28 2014 6:00pm

Fiction Affliction February new releases science fiction“There are other worlds than these,” as Jake Chambers notes in The Gunslinger, and sixteen of those worlds show up on the science fiction new-release shelf in February. Look for series additions from, among others, Ian McDonald (Everness), James K. Decker (Haan), John Ringo (Black Tide Rising), David Weber (Safehold), Rachel Bach (Paradox), and Bob Mayer (Area 51: The Nightstalkers).

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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Mon
Jan 27 2014 6:00pm

Fiction Affliction Fantasy releases FebruaryEleven new fantasy realms rise from the misty winter mountains this month, with series additions from Patrick W. Carr (The Staff and the Sword), Jeff Wheeler (Whispers from Mirrowen), Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Tales of Goldstone Wood), Dennis L. McKiernan (Mithgar), Erin Hunter (Survivors), and Steve McHugh (Hellequin Chronicles).

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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Mon
Jan 27 2014 12:00pm

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time, our ka-tet found and went through the door into Thunderclap, and were met by a trio of cowpokes who both recognized them and urged them to get to safety. The older of the three mistakes Jake for Bobby Garfield, of Hearts in Atlantis fame.

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Mon
Jan 20 2014 12:00pm

A Read of the Dark Tower on Tor.com

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time, the walkin’ dude Randall Flag, aka Walter O’Dim, aka the Man in Black, finally met his Waterloo rather ignominiously when he was devoured by spider baby Mordred.

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Mon
Jan 13 2014 12:00pm

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time, while the ka-tet rested in the apartment of the late Nigel, spider-baby Mordred watched, and plotted.

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Mon
Jan 6 2014 11:30am

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last time, the ka-tet had decided on their plan of action: first to Fedic, then to Castle Discordia, and then to the Tower. But Susannah senses someone is watching, and doesn’t quite trust Nigel, the ever-helpful robot.

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Fri
Jan 3 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction paranormal romance new releases January 2014The new year kicks off with a lot of paramour (“paranormal amour,” get it?), with thirteen new releases to warm the hackles of our jaded hearts. Look for series additions this month from, among others, Christine Feehan (Dark), Shona Husk (Court of Annwyn), Tammy Falkner (Faerie), Kate Douglas (Spirit Wild), Jaime Rush (Hidden), and Pamela Palmer (Feral Warriors).

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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Thu
Jan 2 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction urban fantasy new releases January 2014Twenty-three new books in the genre still called “urban fantasy” for lack of a consensual term (“paranormal fantasy,” anyone?) grace the shelves in January. Look for series additions from, among others, Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress), Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock), Carrie Vaughn (Golden Age), Jacquelyn Frank (World of the Nightwalkers), Diana Rowland (Kara Gillian), Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires), Yasmine Galenorn (Otherworld), and Myke Coke (Shadow Ops). And did we mention the new Charlaine Harris-Christopher Golden collaboration?

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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Wed
Jan 1 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction new releases genre bender January 2014Fifteen new releases reimagine the past, or paranormal up a mystery to start the new year in this month’s genre-defying category. Look for series additions from Iver P. Cooper (1636); Karen White (Tradd Street); Victoria Laurie (Ghost Hunter Mystery); Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes); and E.D. deBirmingham (Mongoliad Cycle).

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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Tue
Dec 31 2013 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction January new releases science fictionWondering what to do with those holiday gift cards? How about something progressive, futuristic, even...alien? Sixteen new science fiction titles push the boundaries of space and time in January, including a new addition to Karen Traviss’ Halo series and new series starts from T.R. Williams (Rising World), David Dalglish and Robert J. Duperre (Breaking World), and Pierce Brown (Red Rising).

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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Mon
Dec 30 2013 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction January new releases fantasyElves, dragons and sword jockeys report back to work as seventeen new fantasies bring other worlds into play for January. Series fans should look for new offerings from, among others, Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee (Noble Dead), Simon R. Green (Hawk and Fisher), L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Imager Portfolio), Lynn Kurland (Nine Kingdoms), Erin Hunter (Seekers: Return to the Wild), and Alex Bledsoe (Eddie LaCrosse).

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.

[Read about this month’s releases.]

Mon
Dec 16 2013 12:00pm

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

—Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last week, our ka-tet was finally reunited in Fedic. And now the final journey begins.

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Mon
Dec 9 2013 12:00pm

Stephen King The Dark Tower

“There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all.”

Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

Welcome to A Read of the Dark Tower series. Join me each week as I, Constant Reader, tackle the magnum opus of Stephen King’s career for the first time. If you want to discuss in general terms or talk about these or preceding sections, join me by commenting here.

Last week, Roland and Eddie had left John Collum on Turtleback Lane and were, literally, making a flying leap at the magical door between worlds, trying to get back to the New York where Susannah and Jake were last seen.

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Fri
Dec 6 2013 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction Paranormal Romance new releasesThe weather outside might be frightful, but lovers of the paranormal among us will find this month’s nineteen releases hot-hot-hot. Look for series additions this month from, among others, Ryannon Byrd (Bloodrunners), Kathryne Kennedy (Relics of Merlin), Tes Hilaire (Paladin Warriors), Sara Humphreys (The Amoveo Legend), Vivian Arend (Granite Lake Wolves, J.T. Geissinger (Night Prowler), Kristen Callihan (Darkest London), and Maria V. Snyder (Healer).

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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Thu
Dec 5 2013 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction new releases Urban FantasyNineteen new urban fantasy (or rural fantasy or paranormal fantasy, if you will) novels hit the shelves in December. Look for series additions from, among others, Marlene Perez (Nyx Fortuna), Elle Jasper (Dark Ink Chronicles), Tessa Adams (Lone Star Witch), Gerry Bartlett (Glory St. Clair), Dakota Cassidy (Accidentally Friends), Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance), Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassins), Cassie Alexander (Edie Spence), Molly Harper (Naked Werewolf), and Chuck Wendig (Miriam Black).

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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Wed
Dec 4 2013 5:30pm

Fiction Affliction Genre Benders December new releasesSeventeen releases fill the shelves with our favorite new genre-defying category in December, from cozy supernatural mysteries to alternate history. Look for series additions from Harry Turtledove (Supervolcano), Mike Resnick (Weird West Tales), Roberto Calas (The Scourge), Emma Jane Holloway (The Baskerville Affair), Gareth L. Powell (Ack-Ack Macaque), and Guy Adams (Heaven’s Gate). Looking for a good new anthology? Check out Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

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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Tue
Dec 3 2013 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction December Releases Science FictionWhat’s that in the December night sky? Santa? Reindeer? Perhaps…aliens? Ten new science fiction titles join the clamor for your holiday dollars in December, including series additions from Gini Koch (Kitty Kat), Sarah Pinborough (Forgotten Gods), and William C. Dietz (Legion of the Damned), plus standalones from K.M. Ruiz, Steve Perry, Ben Bova, and Joseph Wallace. Also look for a new volume set in Larry Niven’s Man-Kzin universe.

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.

[Read about this month’s science fiction releases.]