Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Very Happy New Year for Fiction Fans

Hot Picks
Tuesday's hot fiction releases (and those that came but a few days before) are well worth adding to your holiday-wind-down reading list. Make some 'me' time with these and other good books this weekend, by way of your library.

Altar of Eden by James Rollins : a standalone thriller by the author of the Sigma Force novels.

Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux : a prequel to Lavender Morning, second in the author's Edilean series.

Deeper than Dead by Tami Hoag : The author's latest, after The Alibi Man (2007).

The Honor of Spies by W.E.B. Griffin : The fifth in the author's Honor Bound series picks up where 2008's Death and Honor last left Marine Major Don Cletus Frade... battling the Nazis.

Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz : The first in a new trilogy by an author who deftly writes both paranormal and romantic thrillers. A good pick for fans of the Arcane Society series, written by Krentz and alter-ego, Amanda Quick.

The Hidden Flame by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn : Second in the Acts of Faith historical fiction series, which weaves Biblical events into the story lines.

The Heavenstone Secrets by V.C. Andrews : The author died in 1982 but her series books live on... and on... and on. This one starts a new series with next up, Secret Whispers, due for release in February 2010.

Summertime by J.M. Coetzee : The author again delivers yet another multi-layered novel; here he invents a fictional author who sets out to write his (Coetzee's) biography. By the way -- the author's a Nobel laureate.