Sunday, 23 August 2009

New Author – Amanda Downum & C.L. Anderson

THE DROWNING CITY

 

Symir--the Drowning City. A lush subtropical port, home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who'll stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.

For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her Crown, and to forget the heartbreak that haunts her at home. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir. But the longer she stays in the monsoon-drenched city, the more factions and intrigues she uncovers--even the dead are plotting, and the monsters who live in the flooded canals. And the closer she grows to an Imperial mage, the more her loyalties are strained.

Betrayed by her allies, hunted by the people she meant to aid, and determined to save a man oath-bound to kill her, Isyllt must choose between her mission and the lives of thousands of people. But as the waters rise and dams crack, everything she's worked for may still be swept away.

 

Excerpt

Read the first chapter here – Chapter One

Read the Second chapter here – Chapter Two 

Release Date  - August 25th - September 3rd depending on where you live

 

 

BITTER ANGELS

An Imploding Star System.
A Murdered Galactic Spy.
A Woman Seeking the Truth - and Finding the Unbelievable.

The Erasmus System is a sprawling realm of slavery, smugglers, spies - and constant, creeping decrepitude. Here everyone who is not part of the ruling Four Families is a slave of one kind or another. But the Guardians, a special-forces branch inside the United World Government for Earth, have deemed Erasmus a 'hot spot.' Somehow, it is believed, this failing colony intends to launch a war upon the solar system.

Ex-Field Commander Terese Drajeske, now a mother of three, has been called back to active duty and sent to Erasmus, ostensibly to investigate the murder of her colleague - and friend - Bianca Fayette. At first blush, the death defies explanation: Bianca was immortal. But beneath that single murder lies a twisted foundation of deceptions. Suddenly Terese is plunged into a vortex of shattered lives, endemic deceit, and one dreadful secret. In this society without hope, someone has put into motion a plan that will cast humanity into chaos. And Terese, who has given up her family and her sanity to prevent war, may be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice..

Release Date -  August 25th




 


7 Speak To Me:

Amy C on 23 August 2009 at 17:36 said...

Hmmm, that Amanda Downum book sounds mighty interesting, and so is that cover!

If you should read that book I would be very interested in your thoughts.

Blodeuedd on 23 August 2009 at 18:45 said...

Loving the first cover and cos of that I want to read it :D
But the 2nd book sounds pretty interesting too

TheChicGeek on 24 August 2009 at 10:17 said...

I don't know, E.H. Those look pretty scary to me...nice review though and very cool covers :)

Erotic Horizon on 24 August 2009 at 19:40 said...

@Amy..

Definitely I'll let you know -I have been waiting on this for awhile now...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 24 August 2009 at 19:41 said...

@Blodeuedd..

Totally agree with you , I love the last one as she is a mother and she kick ass...

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 24 August 2009 at 19:42 said...

@Hey Kell's

Welcome back -

Nope these are definately not for you - I know your style and these are not it...

E.H>

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) on 25 August 2009 at 03:52 said...

I really like the sound of Drowning City, very interesting. Gorgeous cover.

I haven't read any space opera novels, but I do have Ann Aguirre's Grimspace that I plan on reading very soon. Interested in what you think of Bitter Angels