Upcoming Publications for October 2015

Posted October 5, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Reading Books, Upcoming Publications

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Book Formats

Hardcover = hc
Paperback = pb
Kindle = k
eBook = e
Audio = a

Sorry, sorry, sorry, I got so caught up in conditionals, continuous, and conditional clauses that I forgot where, er, when I was. The broken theme issue did not help.

A few oddities in this month’s release with a couple of coloring books: George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Then there are the companion releases from Gabaldon and Terry Pratchett for their most popular series, Outlander (again) and Discworld, respectively.

Admittedly, I’m only telling you about upcoming publications from series I’ve already read. Fortunately, I’ve read a lot!

Consider tweeting this “Upcoming Publications” notice to friends who might be interested.

Release Date! Author Series Title Avail. As/Thru
BIOGRAPHY
Oct 1, 2015 Alison Weir The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglass, Countess of Lennox Full-length novel in hc, pb, k
FANTASY
Oct 20, 2015 Orson Scott Card Mither Mages, 3 Gatefather Full-length novel in hc, k, e, a
Oct 27, 2015 Gregory Maguire After Alice Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e, a
Oct 1, 2015 Juliet Marillier Blackthorn & Grim, 2 Tower of Thorns Full-length novel in hc, pb, k
Oct 27, 2015 George R.R. Martin Game of Thrones The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book 96-page coloring book with forty-five exclusive illustrations in pb
Oct 22, 2015 Sir Terry Pratchett Discworld Maps The Compleat Discworld Atlas 128-page novel in hc
Oct 6, 2015 Brandon Sanderson Mistborn, 5 Shadows of Self Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e
Fantasy – Children
Oct 13, 2015 Erin Hunter Survivors, 6 Storm of Dogs Full-length novel in pb
Fantasy – Middle Grade Readers
Oct 20, 2015 Marissa Burt A Sliver of Stardust, 1 A Sliver of Stardust Full-length novel in hc, k, e
Oct 6, 2015 Soman Chainani The School for Good and Evil, 1–3 The School for Good and Evil Box set of all 3 in hc, e
There is also a 2-box set of coming out the same day, The School for Good and Evil, but it only has books 1 and 2 in pb.
Oct 13, 2015 Jennifer Donnelly Waterfire Saga, 3 Dark Tide Full-length novel in hc, k, a
Oct 13, 2015 Shannon Hale

Dean Hale

The Princess in Black, 2 The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party 96-page novel in hc, pb (April 12, 2016)
Oct 13, 2015 Angie Sage TodHunter Moon, 2

Septimus Heap, 8

SandRider Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e, a

It’s 7 years after the Septimus Heap series.

Fantasy – YA
Oct 6, 2015 Mercedes Lackey The Herald Spy, 2

Valdemar, 14

Closer to the Heart Full-length novel in hc, k, a (2/16/2016)

Carries on with Mags’ story and the Collegium Chronicles.

FICTION
Oct 13, 2015 Dean Koontz Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn 96-page pb
Oct 6, 2015 Rainbow Rowell Fangirl, 2 Carry On Full-length novel in hc, pb (10/8), k, e, a
Fiction – Children’s
Oct 13, 2015 James Patterson

Chris Grabenstein

Laura Park, Illus.

I Funny, 1–3 title Boxed set of 3 stories in hc
I Funny
I Even Funnier
Totally Funniest
Oct 6, 2015 Obert Skye The Lord of the Hat Full-length novel in hc
Fiction – Historical
Oct 27, 2015 Jennifer Chiaverini Christmas Bells Full-length novel in hc, k

It’s a mix of contemporary and history.

Oct 8, 2015 Bernard Cornwell The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories, 9 Warriors of the Storm Full-length novel in hc, pb, k
Oct 27, 2015 Diana Gabaldon Outlander Companion, Vol. 2 The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two: The Companion to The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e
Oct 27, 2015 Diana Gabaldon Outlander The Official Outlander Coloring Book 96-page coloring book with 45 illustrations. I think some of the images are from the Starz series…
HORROR
Oct 27, 2015 John Connolly Nocturnes, 2 Night Music Full-length novel in pb, k, a
Oct 27, 2015 Ellen Datlow The Monstrous 9?? short stories in pb
Ellen Datlow
Jeffrey Ford
Christopher Fowler
Caitlín R. Kiernan
John Langan
Livia Llewellyn
Kim Newman
Sofia Samatar
Peter Straub
Oct 6, 2015 Christopher Golden Seize the Night: New Tales of Vampiric Terror 18?? all-new short stories in pb, k
Kelley Armstrong
Laird Barron
Lynda Barry
Gary A. Braunbeck
Dana Cameron
Dan Chaon
Christopher Golden
Charlaine Harris
Brian Keene
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Michael Kortya
Tim Lebbon
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Seanan McGuire
Leigh Perry
Scott Smith
Lucy A. Snyder
David Wellington
Oct 6, 2015 Audrey Niffenegger Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories 13?? short stories in hc, pb, k, e
This is a collection of previous stories from a variety of authors with one new ghost story from Niffenegger.

Ray Bradbury
A.S. Byatt
Neil Gaiman
Amy Giacalone
M.R. James
Rudyard Kipling
Kelly Link
H. H. Munro
Audrey Niffenegger – “A Secret Life With Cats”
Edgar Allen Poe
Saki
Edith Wharton
P.G. Wodehouse
Oct 6, 2015 Diana Rowland White Trash Zombie, 5 White Trash Zombie Gone Wild Full-length novel in pb
Horror – YA
Oct 6, 2015 Christina Lauren The House Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, a
HUMOR
Oct 27, 2015 David Rakoff

Timothy G. Young, Ed.

The Uncollected David Rakoff Full-length novel in pb, e
Including the entire novel-in-verse of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
MYSTERY
Oct 1, 2015 M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin, 26 Dishing the Dirt Full-length novel in hc, k, e, a
Oct 27, 2015 Laurien Berenson prequel to Melanie Travis Mysteries A Christmas Howl 75-page k, e
Oct 22, 2015 Michael Connelly Harry Bosch, 20 The Crossing Full-length novel in hc, pb, k
Oct 27, 2015 Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta, 23 Depraved Heart Full-length novel in hc, k, e
Oct 27, 2015 Elizabeth George Inspector Lynley, 19 A Banquet of Consequences Full-length novel in hc, k, a
Oct 6, 2015 Carolyn Hart Bailey Ruth, 6 Ghost to the Rescue Full-length novel in hc, k, a
Oct 6, 2015 Peter Mayle Sam Levitt, 4 The Diamond Caper Full-length novel in hc, k, e, a
Mystery – Historical
Oct 22, 2015 Anne Perry Christmas Stories, 13 A Christmas Escape 160-page novel in hc and Nov 3 for k, e
Oct 13, 2015 Steven Saylor Ancient World, 3
(prequel series to Roma Sub Rosa)
Wrath of the Furies Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e
Mystery – Historical – YA
Oct 27, 2015 Jennifer Donnelly These Shallow Graves Full-length novel in hc, k, e, a
Non-Fiction
Oct 6, 2015 David Crystal Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation Full-length history and how-to guide on punctuation in hc, k, e
ROMANCE
Oct 6, 2015 Pamela Britton Her Rodeo Hero One full-length story & one bonus novella in pb
Laura Marie Altom – “A Home for Christmas” is a bonus novella
Oct 6, 2015 Jennifer Chance Gowns & Crowns, 1 Courted Full-length novel in e
Oct 27, 2015 Virna DePaul Filthy Rich Full-length novel in pb, k, e
Oct 6, 2015 Lily Everett Sanctuary Island, 4 Home for Christmas Full-length novel in pb, k, e
Oct 1, 2015 Lori Foster

Tawny Weber

Scandalized! / Risqué Business 2 full-length stories re-released in one book
Lori Foster – Scandalized! (2000)
Tawny Weber – Risqué Business (2008)
Oct 20, 2015 Kate Hewitt One Night With Consequences, 14 Larenzo’s Christmas Baby Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e
Oct 22, 2015 Larissa Ione Rising Storm, 5 Calm Before The Storm Full-length novel in e
Oct 12, 2015 Andrea Laurence Rosewood, 3 Stirring Up Trouble Full-length novel in k
Oct 6, 2015 Debbie Macomber Dashing Through the Snow Full-length novel in hc, k, e, a
Oct 27, 2015 Nora Roberts Christmas with You 2 short stories in pb, a
“Gabriel’s Angel” 288 pages previously published in 2005
“Home for Christmas”previously published in 1986 and combined in other omnibuses
Oct 6, 2015 Jill Shalvis Animal Magnetism, 7 All I Want Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, a
Oct 6, 2015 Nalini Singh Rock Kiss, 3 Rock Redemption Full-length novel in k, a
Romance – Erotica
Erotica explores the sexual journey of the participants (usually two or more) and how it affects them as individuals. It may or may not show the development of a romantic relationship. Love and/or lust may include toys, bondage, or games; usually ends with happy; but, not necessarily happily ever after.
Oct 20, 2015 Jaci Burton Play-by-Play, 10.5 Hot Holiday Nights Short story in k
Oct 1, 2015 Shoshanna Evers Wicked Tales Beast: The Untold Legend Full-length paranormal romance novel in e
Oct 5, 2015 Kate Pearce Tribute, 2 Retribution 100-page eBook

Seems to be sci-fi erotica.

Oct 27, 2015 Tiffany Reisz The Original Sinners, 8 & last The Queen Full-length novel in pb, k, e
Romance – Historical
Oct 13, 2015 Gaelen Foley Moonlight Square, 1 Duke of Scandal Full-length novel in k
Oct 27, 2015 Lisa Kleypas Cold-Hearted Rake, 1 Cold-Hearted Rake Full-length novel in pb, k, e, a
Oct 27, 2015 Sabrina Jeffries What Happens Under the Mistletoe 4 short stories in pb, k
Sabrina Jeffries – “The Heiress and the Hothead” (Sinful Suitors, 1.5)
Meredith Duran – “Sweet Ruin”
Karen Hawkins – “Twelve Kisses”
Candace Camp – “By Any Other Name”
Romance – Paranormal
Oct 27, 2015 G.A. Aiken Dragon Kin, 0.4 Dragon on Top 176-page eBook & Kindle
Oct 6, 2015 Kelley Armstrong Otherworld Stories IV Otherworld Secrets Short stories
Oct 15, 2015 Ginny Baird Romantic Ghost Stories, 3 The House at Homecoming Cove Full-length novel in pb, k
Oct 27, 2015 Lucienne Diver Latter-Day Olympians, 5 Blood Hunt Full-length novel in pb, k, e
Oct 27, 2015 Yasmine Galenorn Whisper Hollow, 1 Autumn Thorns Full-length novel in pb, k
Oct 13, 2015 Donna Grant The Dark Kings, xx.25 Passion Ignites
Part 1 of a 4-part e-serial release in k, e; you may want to wait until Grant releases all four parts as one novel.

Passion Ignites” (Part 2 is released 10/20)

Oct 12, 2015 Thea Harrison Elder Races, 8.5 Dragos Goes to Washington Part 1 of a 3-short story series within the Elder Races series
I suspect Harrison’s shorts sell better than her full-length and that’s why she’s doing this to us.

Oct 13, 2015 Tiffinie Helmer

Cindy Stark

Kerrigan Byrne

Cynthia St. Aubin

The Witches of Port Townsend, 2 Which Witch is Wicked? Full-length novel in k.

I think it’s one story with each author writing about a different sister.

Oct 13, 2015 Sherrilyn Kenyon Winter’s Night 2 short stories in k, e
Two previously published Christmas stories

“A Dark-Hunter Christmas” (Dark-Hunter, 3.5)
“Santa Wears Spurs” (romance)

Oct 20, 2015 Lynn Kurland MacLeod, 4 The Traveller A short story in k and previously published in A Knight’s Vow: “The Traveller”
Oct 22, 2015 Eve Langlais Welcome to Hell, 5 Hell’s Geek 195-page novel in k, e
Romance – Sexy
Sexy is “about the development of a romantic relationship that just happen to have more explicit sex. The sex is not an inherent part of the story, character growth, or relationship development, and could easily be removed or “toned down” without damaging the storyline. A happily ever after is a REQUIREMENT as this is a standard romance with hotter sex (Sylvia Day).
Oct 1, 2015 Ryan Ringbloom Hooker Heels Full-length novel in k
Romantic Suspense
Oct 6, 2015 Maya Banks KGI, 10 Darkest Before Dawn Full-length novel in pb (10/27), k

This is Hancock’s story and let’s hope Banks has recovered her previous quality.

SCIENCE FICTION
Oct 27, 2015 Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy, 2 White Hot Full-length novel in pb, k, e, a
Oct 13, 2015 David Weber Safehold, 8 Hell’s Foundations Quiver Full-length novel in hc, k, e, a

With luck, this is really the release date!

Science Fiction – Climate
Oct 6, 2015 John Joseph Adams, Ed. Loosed Upon the World Anthology of 27?? short stories in k
John Joseph Adams
Paolo Bacigalupi
Robert Silverberg
Alan Dean Foster
Kim Stanley Robinson
Vandana Singh
Angela Penrose
Chris Bachelder
Gregory Benford
Nicole Feldringer
Jason Gurley
Charlie Jane Anders
Seanan McGuire
Chen Qiufan
Craig DeLancey
Sarah Castle
Cat Sparks
Margaret Atwood
Ken Liu
Carmen Yiling Yan
Toiya Kristen Finley
Karl Schroeder
Jean-Louis Trudel
Nancy Kress
Tobias S. Buckell
Jim Shepard
Sean McMullen
Science Fiction – Historical Romance
Oct 6, 2015 Gwyn Cready Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands, 2 First Time with a Highlander Full-length novel in pb, k, e
Science Fiction – Military
Oct 6, 2015 Tanya Huff Peacekeeper, 1

spin-off from Confederation

An Ancient Peace Full-length novel in hc, k, e
Science Fiction – Middle Grade Readers
Oct 6, 2015 Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Minds – 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 Through the Dark 3 short stories in hc
“In Time”
“Sparks Arise”
“Beyond the Night”
Oct 6, 2015 R.C. Lewis Spinning Starlight Full-length novel in hc, k
STEAMPUNK
Oct 6, 2015 Colleen Gleason Stoker & Holmes, 3 The Chess Queen Enigma Full-length novel in hc, k, e
THRILLER
Oct 1, 2015 Chris Almeida

Cecilia Aubrey

Countermeasure, 2.3 Payback 20-page eBook
Oct 26, 2015 Chris Almeida

Cecilia Aubrey

Countermeasure, 3 Alternate Connection Full-length novel in e
Oct 13, 2015 Kelley Armstrong The Masked Truth Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, e
Oct 20, 2015 John Grisham Rogue Lawyer Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, a
Oct 6, 2015 John Sandford
Ctein
Saturn Run Full-length novel in hc, k, a
Thriller – YA
Oct 26, 2015 James Patterson
Maxine Paetro
Confessions, 4 The Murder of an Angel Full-length novel in hc, pb, k, a
URBAN FANTASY
Sept 24, 2015 Amanda Bonilla Shaede Assassin, 5 Shadows at Midnight 179-page novel in k
Oct 6, 2015 MaryJanice Davidson Undead, 14 Undead and Unforgiven Full-length novel in hc, k, e
Oct 6, 2015 Charlaine Harris

Christopher Golden

The Cemetery Girl Trilogy, 2 Inheritance 128-page hc, k
Oct 6, 2015 Darynda Jones Charley Davidson, 8.5 Brighter Than the Sun Full-length novel in k, e
Oct 6, 2015 Thomas E. Sniegoski Remy Chandler, 7 A Deafening Silence In Heaven Full-length novel in pb, k
Oct 1, 2015 Rachel Vincent Menagerie, 1 Menagerie Full-length novel in hc, k, e
Urban Fantasy – YA
Oct 27, 2015 Julie Kagawa The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, 3 The Iron Warrior Full-length novel in pb; k & e on Nov 1, 2015
Oct 20, 2015 Karen Marie Moning Fever, 8
Dani O’Malley Trilogy, 3
Feverborn Full-length novel in hc
Urban Fantasy – Middle-Grade Readers
Oct 6, 2015 Rick Riordan Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, 1 The Sword of Summer Full-length novel in hc, k, a
Urban Fantasy – YA
Oct 27, 2015 Julie Kagawa The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, 3

Iron Fey, 7

The Iron Warrior Full-length novel in pb, k, e (11/19)
Oct 6, 2015 Mercedes Lackey Valdemar: The Herald Spy, 2 Closer to the Heart Full-length novel in hc,
Oct 13, 2015 Marie Lu The Young Elites, 2 The Rose Society Full-length novel in hc, pb, k

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