Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New on My Shelf

Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli

Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan—said to be one of the happiest places on earth.

Greywalker by Kat Richardson

Harper Blaine was slogging along as a small-time P.I. when a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead. For two minutes, to be precise.
When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit ...strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring.
But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker-able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel

The highly anticipated sixth book of Jean Auel's Earth's Children® series, THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES, is the culmination fans have been waiting for. Continuing the story of Ayla and Jondalar, Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived more than 25,000 years ago. THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES is an exquisite achievement by one of the world's most beloved authors.

The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Seventy-seven-year-old Marylou Ahearn is going to kill Dr. Wilson Spriggs come hell or high water. In 1953, he gave her a radioactive cocktail without her consent as part of a secret government study that had horrible consequences.

Marylou has been plotting her revenge for fifty years. When she accidentally discovers his whereabouts in Florida, her plans finally snap into action. She high tails it to hot and humid Tallahassee, moves in down the block from where a now senile Spriggs lives with his daughter’s family, and begins the tricky work of insinuating herself into their lives. But she has no idea what a nest of yellow jackets she is stum­bling into.

For Review From Publisher
Radio Shangri-La
The Revenge of the Radioactive Woman
The Land of Painted Caves
For Kindle
A Discovery of Witches


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great stack. I'm quite curious about the first and last one :)

Jackie said...

I must say, I think the cover for The Revenge of the Radioactive Woman is splendid! I've always been fond of those retro cartoons. Sounds like it will be a good read too!

Midnyte Reader said...

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Discovery of Witches. Looking forward to reading what you think.

Lisa Napoli said...

Oh, my, I hope you love Radio Shangri-La! I'm running all over the country to promote it and it's so exciting to hear the reaction (after being in seclusion for so long to write the darned thing!)
Thanks for giving it a look.
Best to you,

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Ooo...That radioactive Lady book sounds fantastic. It's going on my wishlist straightaway!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

These all look amazing! Especially Greywalker and a Discovery of Witches.
Brilliant week, and happy reading!