With All These New Releases, How the Heck Is a Guy to Get Any Work Done?

This series ranks in my top 5 all time favorites!
Have you been paying attention to the AMAZING book releases that are coming out in November?

It’s crazy! Seriously crazy! It’s been a very long time since I can remember a single month that had so many amazing new releases from some of my favorite authors and favorite series. And I’ve got a book to write! How’s a guy supposed to find time to write or work or anything else for that matter when there are just so many amazing thrillers being released?

Don’t believe me?  Whoa, boy! You’re asking for trouble now, because I feel inclined to share just a smidgeon of the awesome coming to a bookstore, e-reader, or MP3 audiofile near you. We’re talking books by Joseph Nassise, Jeremy Robinson, Neil Gaiman, and the inestimable duo Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. And that’s just to name a few. So sit back…get a pen and notepad handy…and start making your early Christmas list today. 
So let’s see…where do I begin?

JEREMY ROBINSON

Well, let’s start with the one I call “the hardest working author around”…Jeremy Robinson. Oh, Kent…you might be saying. Aren’t you exaggerating? “Hardest working”? Really? Well, to answer that, let me just say this: Robinson is not just releasing one book this month, but THREE! Three books released in a single month. And that’s pretty much the way he operates year round. I mean the guy puts out quality thrillers like a machine.
So, what do we have to look forward from Jeremy Robinson this month?
Well, let me start out with THE LAST HUNTER (The Antarktos Saga Collected Edition). Have I mentioned in the last month or so how much I love the Antarktos Saga? Maybe not. But that’s only because I think I sounded like a broken record for a while there. Seriously, THE LAST HUNTER series ranks within my Top 5 All Time Favorite Series (which is the company of series such as Lord of the Rings, The Dresden Files, The Midnight Eye Files, and Pendergast…so you KNOW it’s good). In this Collected Edition, Jeremy has combined all the LAST HUNTER books into one complete volume, plus with some amazing new extras that I can’t wait to sink my teeth into. Yes, I’ve already read this series, but I’ll definitely be picking up the omnibus with it’s shiny new AMAZING cover (just look at the cover up top!) when it comes out at the end of the month.
But that’s not all for Jeremy! He’s also releasing the long anticipated sequel to his hugely popular Kaiju Thriller PROJECT NEMESIS (the book that, I believe, has helped with a kaiju resergence and even inspired an upcoming computer game!). The new book is called PROJECT MAIGO and will feature some of the coolest kaiju on kaiju fight scenes reminiscent of every awesome Godzilla movie you ever saw! I mean, this is going to be the WWE cage match of kaiju battle royales!
PROJECT MAIGO has a tentative release date around November 20. And trust me…it’ll be on my Kindle as soon as it’s available. 
But if that’s not enough to convince you that Jeremy’s the hardest working author around…let me let you in on a little secret. He actually does the work of TWO authors! Literally. Because he’s not just mild-mannered Jeremy Robinson. He’s also the dark and brooding, master of horror…Jeremy Bishop. And Bishop has a new series of books coming out in the coming year (called REFUGE) that will be co-written with several other authors. The first book in this new horror series, NIGHT OF THE BLOOD SKY, will be released on November 12, with four more books coming out every two weeks after that. When all five books are released, they’ll be packaged up in one big omnibus for everyone to enjoy in print!
As I mentioned, the first book is called NIGHT OF THE BLOOD SKY written by Jeremy Bishop and Jeremy Robinson (talk about split personalities!). After that, it’s DARKNESS FALLS with Daniel Boucher, LOST IN THE ECHO with Robert Swartwood, ASHES AND DUST with David McAfee, and BONFIRES BURNING BRIGHT with Kane Gilmour.

JOSEPH NASSISE

For those who’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know much much I love Joseph Nassise’s Jeremiah Hunt series. I’ve written reviews of the first two books in the series right here on this blog. Shiny reviews. Very shiny.

I won’t repeat everything I said about the first two books though. You can read what I thought about them here. But basically, Jeremiah Hunt is a blind man who, through an act of dark magic, can now see ghosts. Who can interact with them. And this ability gets him into all sorts of trouble!

Here is the product description for the newest book, WATCHER OF THE DARK:

A spine-tingling new Jeremiah Hunt supernatural thriller!

New Orleans was nearly the death of Jeremiah Hunt, between a too-close brush with the FBI and a chilling, soul-searing journey through the realm of the dead that culminated with a do-or-die confrontation with Death himself.

Hunt survived, but found no peace. When he performs an arcane ritual to reclaim the soul of the magically gifted, beautiful woman who once saved him, he must flee the law once again, to the temporary sanctuary of Los Angeles, city of angels.

In L.A., Hunt must contend with Carlos Fuentes, who sees in the blind exorcist a means to obtain the mystical key that opens the gates of Hell. Fuentes knows Hunt’s weakness is his loyalty – to the woman he loves and to another supernaturally gifted friend – and threatens to torture them in order to get Hunt help complete his dreadful quest.

Hunt has learned a lot since his life was irrevocably hijacked by faith months ago. But when enigmatic Preacher calls in his marker for helping Hunt in New Orleans, Hunt knows that all his newfound experience and ability will go for naught unless he can keep both the Preacher and Fuentes at bay long enough to somehow find a way to free his friends from mortal peril.

In WATCHER OF THE DARK, take a trip to the dark underbelly of the City of Angels to experience an engrossing mix of fantasy, thriller, and horror. This book is sure to leave you sleeping with the lights on!

Even more exciting for me about this installment of the series…it appears as though Hunt will finally face the mysterious Preacher, who is ultimately responsible for his current powers. Definitely going to be an exciting read!

Coming November 19!

NEIL GAIMAN

So what next? Well, November 2013 isn’t just about books. It’s also an exciting time for my favorite television show of all time…DOCTOR WHO!! If you haven’t heard (who hasn’t heard?!), it’s Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary and the BBC and the Doctor Who powers that be have been celebrating up a storm as we anxiously await the 50th Anniversary special November 23.

One of the ways they’ve been celebrating is by releasing one short story for every Doctor throughout 2013. November being the eleventh month, naturally means that this month’s new book features the 11th Doctor (my personal favorite). If that wasn’t cool enough, the AMAZING Neil Gaiman has written this particular story entitled NOTHING O’CLOCK!

Gaiman is a phenomenal writer. His ability to weave complex and fantastical themes into humorous prose is his trademark. It’s also Doctor Who’s trademark, so obviously, this is a match made in heaven! One needs only look at Gaiman’s script for the DW episode “The Doctor’s Wife” to know just how fantastic he can be writing for 11.

Look for this fun addition to the Doctor on November 21.

DOUGLAS PRESTON & LINCOLN CHILD

And if all that isn’t enough, my favorite eccentric southern billionaire FBI agent is returning this month as well! That’s right. Pendergast is back for an all knew adventure/mystery.

Pendergast, to me, is the epitome of cool. He is, in my opinion, the modern day equivalent of Sherlock Holmes. However–and I never imagined these words would ever be uttered from my lips (or keyboard rather)–in many ways, Pendergast is even more awesome than Holmes. He’s brilliant. There’s something about him that makes you think “He knows what’s going on” even when there’s no possible way he could. Also, you can’t help but totally respect his deep southern charm. He is a gentleman’s gentleman, while at the same time, is no stranger to butt-kicking and violence. Add to that a rich history of familial insanity and mysterious ways, and you have a character truly intriguing.

Now that Pendergast has dealt with the mystery of his wife’s death and the strange goings-on centered around a grand conspiracy, it’s time for him to move on and that presumably is what WHITE FIRE will be all about. I’ve heard snippets about this one and amazingly, how it will tie into the life of Sherlock Holmes! My two favorite fictional characters…apparently involved in some way in the same mystery. How can I NOT love this? But let me share what the book description says:

Past and present collide in Preston and Child’s most thrilling novel ever . . .
WHITE FIRE

Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who–with brutal precision–begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear. Her finding is so astonishing that it, even more than the arsonist, threatens the resort’s very existence.

Drawn deeper into the investigation, Pendergast uncovers a mysterious connection between the dead miners and a fabled, long-lost Sherlock Holmes story–one that might just offer the key to the modern day killings as well.

Now, with the ski resort snowed in and under savage attack–and Corrie’s life suddenly in grave danger–Pendergast must solve the enigma of the past before the town of the present goes up in flames.

Seriously…how can I NOT get excited about this book? Can’t wait for November 12!

Honestly, can’t wait for all these fantastic releases. As I said, I have no idea how on earth I’m going to get any work done in the coming weeks. There is just too much awesome to be read! I hope you join me in my own enthusiasm and go out and support these authors/projects when they’re released.

But in the meantime, what about you? Are there any releases this month (or next) that you’re particularly excited about? Tell us about them! We might want to add them to our “To Be Read” lists too!

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