As you come in to Annie’s we have a lovely spinning rack located right next to the front entrance of the store which contains new Mass Market Paperbacks.
New this week is the novelization of the upcoming Tim Burton film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novelized by the movie’s writer Seth Grahame-Smith. While the 16th President of the United States is lauded for saving the Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for almost 200 years. Until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln.
Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid Fantasy novel Discount Armageddon is out!! Ghoulies. Ghostsies. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the night… and that’s just the beginning. The Price family has spent generations studying these monsters of the world. Enter Verity Price, who despite her family training would rather spend a year pursuing a career as a ballroom dancer. Pretty simple right? It would be if it weren’t for the talking mice, the telepathic mathmeticians, the asbestos supermodels and the trained monster hunters sent by the Price Family’s oldest enemies, the Covenant of St. George.
Gail Carriger’s final novel in the Alexia Tarabotti Series Timeless is available for purchase. Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon has settled into domestic bliss. Until she receives a summons she cannot ignore. So with husband and child in tow, they board a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the Vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanded? And how has Ivy suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s Cold Vengeance is available!! Devastated by the discovery of his wife’s murder, Special Agent Penderast must have retribution. But revenge might not be that simple as he stalks his wife’s betrayer from the moors of Scotland, to the bustling streets of New York and the darkest bayous of Louisiana. Pendergast realizes that the conspiracy is deeper and goes back generations and is more monsterous than he could have ever imagined. And everything he believed in, understood and trusted may be a horrific lie.
The latest book in Robyn Carr’s Virgin River Novel Redwood Bend is out!! Former actor Dylan Childress left the L.A. scene behind years ago for a quiet life running an aviation company in Montana. With business slowing down, he decides a motorcycle trip to Virgin River with his buddies might help him decide what path he should take. Katie Malone and her twin boys’s trip to Virgin River is stopped by a tire as flat as her romance. When some bikers pull over to offer some help, all Katie feels is relief. And then she sees sexy, leather-clad Dylan and in one brief moment the world is turned on it’s axis. Katie is a sensible single mother and Dylan’s a die-hard commitment-phobe. Neither is looking for a long term romance. But sometimes it takes only a moment to know you’ve found something that could change your life forever.
Pick up a copy of Patricia Briggs’s Wolfsbane. For the last ten years, shapeshifting mercenary Aralorn has led a dangerous existence. A far cry from her noble upbringing. Now she must return home under the most unfortunate circumstances. Her father has passed away. But when Aralorn and her companion Wolf arrive, the combination of their magic uncovers something wonderful yet alarming. Her father is not actually dead but only appears so. Yet dark mist is also very much alive within him. The ae’Magi is using him as a conduit to finally destroy Aralon and Wolf. With her father as a pawn, can Aralon overcome this mysterious sorcery? Or will she finally fal to the blackest of magic, losing not only her one true companion but also her life…?
Two classic Robert A. Heinlein books, a reissue of his classic story Stranger in a Strange Land and his unfinished masterpiece co-written with Nebula Award winning author Spider Robinson Variable Star are available in paperback. Stranger in a Strange Land is the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing. And Love. Variable Star, Heinlein began in 1955 is a tale of two young lovers driven apart by pride, power and the vastness of interstellar time and space… only to set it aside to focus on other novels. From many of his detailed outlines and notes thought to be lost, Spider Robinson expanded them into a full-length novel.
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s fourth novel in The League Series Born of Shadows is available!! For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune isn’t a right, it’s a brutal daily battle. But when his hidden birthright is revealed he’s forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised. One of obscene wealth and lethal politics. Ferocious and determined Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. She will do anything to prove herself worth of the position she’s won by combat. When a plot to kill her queen is revealed, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs. With an assasination contract on both of them, Caillen and Desideria must now learn to fight together or die alone.
Featured at the register right now is The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan. India Morgan Phelps, Imp to her friends, is a schizophrenic. She can no longer trust her own mind because she is convinced that her memories have somehow betrayed her. Forcing her to question her very identity. Struggling with her perception of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about an encounter with a vicious siren or a helpless wolf that came to her as a feral girl. Or neither of these things but something far, far stranger.
Also Steig Larsson’s follow ups to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novel, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, as well as the first four novels in George R.R. Martin’s Songs of Fire and Ice series (currently an HBO series Game of Thrones) are available in the Spinning Rack. Reprints of novelizations based episodes of the classic series of Doctor Who are available for purchase. Currently available are The Abominable Snowman, The Auton Invasion, The Cave Monsters, The Crusades and The Cybermen. Many of these Doctor Who novelizations were either written by the person who wrote the television episode or by someone who wrote for the series.
All new books are available for 20% off the cover price!! So come on down to Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester and pick up a copy of one of these great books today!!