Kobo Writing Life New Releases – October 11th, 2013

Thomas's Choice (Scanguards Vampires #8)Thomas’s Choice (Scanguards Vampires series #8)

By Tina Folsom

Scanguards vampire and master of mind control Thomas has mentored newbie vampire Eddie for over a year—and been in love with him for just as long. But he believes that his love will never be reciprocated.

While patrolling San Francisco for evil vampires, Eddie kisses Thomas as a diversionary tactic and is shaken to the core by his reaction. He’s terrified of his sexual attraction to his mentor and afraid that moving forward and giving into his desires will destroy the relationship they have.

When hurt and disappointment about Eddie’s inability to commit leads Thomas onto a dark path that spells destruction for all those he loves, only Eddie can pull him back from the brink of eternal darkness. But does Eddie have the courage to face his true feelings in time to save the man who’s meant for him?

A Lady of ResourcesA Lady of Resources (Magnificent Devices series #5)

By Shelley Adina

You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family … or can you?

Now sixteen, the twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called “the Mopsies” in years … except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm. Upon her graduation from school, Lizzie is awarded an enormous honor—but can she pay the price? Is she ready to be separated from Maggie and become the woman she believes she was meant to be—or will old habits tempt her into defiance and plunge her into disaster?

On a dare, Lizzie picks the wrong man’s pocket and nearly loses her life. But these frightening events bear unexpected fruit: The dream Lizzie holds closest to her heart comes true in a most unexpected way. But this dream, too, comes with a price. Lizzie must decide whether her true family is the one she was born to … or the one she chose that long-ago day when the Lady of Devices steamed into their lives …

Unsoul'dUnsoul’d

By Barry Lyga

Randall Banner is thirty-five years old, a middling mid-list author who yearns for more of everything: More attention. More fame. More money. More fans.

Then, one quiet morning, he meets the devil while pounding away at his laptop at his usual coffee shop. Soon, a deal is made, a contract is signed, and Randall is on his way to fame and fortune unlike any he ever imagined.

What follows is a bawdy, hilarious, yet harrowing tale of one man, one devil, and a deal that could change the world.

Unsoul’d is the first novel for adults from Barry Lyga, described by Kirkus as a “YA-rebel” and the author of such critically acclaimed novels as the award-winning Boy Toy and the New York Times and USAToday bestselling I Hunt Killers.

Playing With FirePlaying With Fire (Freak House trilogy #2)

By C.J. Archer

Hannah Smith thinks she’s safe now that Reuben Tate is set to face trial.

But when an unusual creature is let loose on the Freak House estate, everybody is in danger, including Jack.

To hunt it down, the household must take risks, but the greatest risk is to Hannah’s heart.

She’s in danger of falling deeply in love with Jack, a man whose very touch can kill her.

Consumed (The Hunger #2)Consumed (The Hunger series #2)

By Jason Brant

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and dissected by three rivers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an idyllic city.  It’s quiet, the traffic is nonexistent, and floating down the Allegheny River on a boat is peaceful and serene.

It’s perfect… as long as you can ignore the mindless monstrosities roaming the streets, vampires ruling the night, and the insane, power-hungry human survivors.  Mankind has devolved, mutating into mindless horrors. Only weeks ago, they built skyscrapers and traveled to space. Now they attack anything with flesh, driven by the never-ending desire to consume.

Lance York, and his unlikely companion Cass, have survived the apocalypse.  Much to their surprise, that was the easy part.  They’ve fled the city, struggling to find food and shelter, fighting against the nightmarish infected and the militant living, willing themselves to endure through each day.

The world has collapsed, but the fight has just begun.

HarmlessHarmless

By Ernie Lindsey

There’s someone for everyone…even Steve.

Steve Pendragon is an eccentric (and sometimes delusional) used car salesman in love with Kerry, the quiet, secretive girl next door–only she doesn’t know it. When the would-be love of his life turns up dead, all signs point to Steve.

Once the detectives hit a dead end in their investigation and he becomes the prime suspect, Steve is left with only a reluctant police officer and a crooked private investigator to help him prove his innocence. Could a kindhearted homeless woman and a cryptic note in Kerry’s diary provide the key to the mystery?

Improper InfluenceImproper Influence (Sasha McCandless Legal Thriller series #5)

By Melissa F. Miller

Sasha and Connelly are back in IMPROPER INFLUENCE.

Even Sasha’s most daunting cases to date haven’t prepared her for her current challenge: finding a wedding reception venue that her mother and Connelly can agree on.

Wedding planning woes become the least of her worries, though, when Bodhi King, a forensic pathologist for the City of Pittsburgh, comes to her for help.  Young women across the city are dying, and he suspects their deaths are connected.  After he voices his suspicions, he becomes a target.  Bodhi needs Sasha and Connelly’s assistance to unearth the truth before it’s buried along with more victims — and him, if whoever’s trying to silence him succeeds.

The trail is long and dirty, leading to political influence peddlers, backroom deals, and the biggest law firm in town.  But Sasha won’t stop until she frees the city she calls home from the grip of corruption—whatever the cost.

Be My Downfall (a Whitman University novel)Be My Downfall (Whitman University series #3)

By Lyla Payne

Toby Wright has always prided himself on being one of the most normal guys at Whitman University. He loves his parents, has a great job lined up after graduation, and with the exception of attempting to cross the unbalanced Sebastian Blair sophomore year, has kept his nose pretty clean.

But the rich never have empty closets, and memories long stashed away come spilling free when notorious party girl Kennedy Gilbert almost dies in his dorm room.

Nobody really knows how Kennedy manages to stay in good standing at Whitman–she never goes to class, doesn’t pretend to care about her future, and as far as people can tell, is never sober. This isn’t her first meeting with a stomach pump, but it is the first time she’s woken up to Toby’s concerned brown eyes. Despite the fact that she prefers life without friends, he gets under her skin with his insistence on playing her guardian angel.

No one knows better than Toby that people can only be saved if they want to be, but the realization that she has no one else draws him back into the shadows of Kennedy’s life–and eventually into her bed. But she long ago came to terms with a truth that Toby refuses to accept: she doesn’t want to be rescued, she only wants to forget.

Unwilling to give up on her, Toby’s dragged under by this broken girl and her dark, twisted Whitman University he never guessed existed. If he struggles to the surface, he’ll abandon someone he loves for the second time in his life. If he doesn’t, it won’t be long until they both drown.

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