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New Releases: 10/24/17

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

Blade of Empire by Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory

Place holder  of - 16 They thought the war was over. They were wrong.

Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side—the losing side—in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield.


The Gates of Hell by Michael Livingston

Placeholder of  -54 The Gates of Hell is the follow up to Michael Livingston’s amazing The Shards of Heaven, a historical fantasy that reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle.

Alexandria has fallen, and with it the great kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra is dead. Her children are paraded through the streets in chains wrought of their mother’s golden treasures, and within a year all but one of them will be dead. Only her young daughter, Cleopatra Selene, survives to continue her quest for vengeance against Rome and its emperor, Augustus Caesar.


Switchback by Melissa F. Olson

Image Place holder  of - 47 Three weeks after the events of Nightshades, things are finally beginning to settle for the Chicago branch of the BPI, but the brief respite from the horror of the previous few weeks was never destined to last.

The team gets a call from Switch Creek, WI, where a young man has been arrested on suspicion of being a shade. The suspect is held overnight, pending DNA testing, but seemingly escapes in a terrifying and bloody massacre. But is there more to the jailbreak than a simple quest for freedom?


Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night Vol. 3 Original concept by Hitoshizuku-P x Yama; Story and art by Tsubata Nozaki

Hour of the Zombie Vol. 6 Story and art by Tsukasa Saimura

How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King Vol. 3 Story by Yakan Warau; Art by Toshimasa Komiya

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 6 Story by Rifujin na Magonote; Art by Yuka Fujikawa

Please Tell Me! Galko-chan Vol. 4 Story and art by Kenya Suzuki

Red Riding Hood and the Big Sad Wolf Vol. 2 Story and art by Hachijou Shin

To Love Ru Vols. 1-2 Story by Saki Hasemi; Art by Kentaro Yabuki

Yokai Rental Shop Vol. 1 Story and art by Shin Mashiba


New Releases: 7/19/16

Here’s what went on sale today!

Flying by Carrie Jones

Flying by Carrie JonesPeople have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. As her mother’s babying gets more stifling than ever, she’s looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while. But that night, Mana’s life goes haywire. First, the hot guy she’s been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. It turns out, Mana’s frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she’s missing–taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother–and maybe the world–and hope she’s up to the challenge.

The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson

The Shattered Lens by Brandon SandersonThe Shattered Lens is the fourth action-packed fantasy adventure in the Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series for young readers by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. These fast-paced and funny novels are now available in deluxe hardcover editions illustrated by Hayley Lazo. Alcatraz Smedry is up against a whole army of Evil Librarians with only his friend Bastille, a few pairs of glasses, and an unlimited supply of exploding teddy bears to help him. This time, even Alcatraz’s extraordinary talent for breaking things may not be enough to defeat the army of Evil Librarians and their giant librarian robots.


Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Nightshades is a new gritty urban fantasy from Melissa F. Olson. Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known. Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late.


Looking Through Darkness by Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo

Looking Through Darkness by Aimée Thurlo and David ThurloJosephine Buck runs a trading post just off the Navajo Reservation. Widow Leigh Ann Vance is Jo’s right-hand-woman, filling the emptiness in her own life. Shortly after her husband, Kurt, was killed, Leigh Ann discovered he had been having a string of affairs. Leigh Ann’s trust issues affect her feelings for blind sculptor Melvin Littlewater. Kurt’s business partners accuse Leigh Ann of helping Kurt embezzle and the police wonder if Leigh Ann killed him. When she turns to Melvin for help, she finds him fighting his own demons, haunted by memories of a young girl he saw moments before the car crash that cost him his sight. Together, Leigh Ann and Melvin delve into the darkest moments of their pasts, searching for truth and light.


Akuma no Riddle: Riddle Story of Devil Vol. 4 by Yun Kouga

My Monster Secret Vol. 3 by Eiji Masuda

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