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Welcome to the New Novel Blog!

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Coming May 16, 2017

From LeeChild.com

This anthology compiles the complete collection of Reacher short stories to date and includes an original novella, “Too Much Time”, which leads into THE MIDNIGHT LINE (the 22nd Reacher novel due fall 2017) alongside eleven reader favorites: “Deep Down”, “Everyone Talks”, “Guy Walks into a Bar”, “High Heat”, “James Penney’s New Identity” (the original version which is longer), “Maybe They Have a Tradition”, “No Room at the Motel”, “Not a Drill”, “Second Son”, “Small Wars”, and “The Picture of the Lonely Diner”.



Something to get excited about! A brand new short-story collection from author Daniel H. Wilson: GUARDIAN ANGELS & OTHER MONSTERS.

From Daniel Wilson’s newsletter:
“Guardian Angels & Other Monsters
My new short story collection is scheduled for this December. It features six brand-new stories (including a Clockwork Dynasty story). It also gathers together eight other great stories that have appeared in anthologies and magazines. If you’d like to try one, click this link to read one of my favorites…”


THE GOD’S EYE VIEW by Barry Eisler

The God's Eye View

The God’s Eye View

Barry Eisler’s THE GOD’S EYE VIEW
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Review By: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.

Evelyn Gallagher doesn’t care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA’s camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash. Continue reading

Malice by Lisa Clark O’Neill


MALICE by Lisa Clark O’Neill

A Russian immigrant with ties to organized crime is dead.   Brutally executed, it’s Savannah FBI agent Jesse Wellington’s job to find the killer. Only problem is the #1 suspect is Jillian Montgomery, his partner’s friend. Jillian has a history with law enforcement, she’s petrified of them and doesn’t trust them, which means Jesse needs to go undercover, deceiving her in order to gather the evidence he needs.  There’s only one problem, he may be falling for her.

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THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey’s THE 5TH WAVE
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Review By: Daniel Boucher

From the cover:

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Ok, I’m a sucker for a good alien story. If it’s about an alien invasion, then even better. I love to read books and watch movies about alien invasions–it’s a personal favorite.
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