Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fresh Batch (October 14th – 20th)

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Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Ashen Winter
Mike Mullin
Series: Ashfall, #2
Publication date: October 16th 2012
by Tanglewood Press


It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.

Read the first 2 chapters here!

The Ashfall series:


Mike Mullin’s first job was scraping the gum off the undersides of desks at his high school. From there, things went steadily downhill. He almost got fired by the owner of a bookstore due to his poor taste in earrings. He worked at a place that showed slides of poopy diapers during lunch (it did cut down on the cafeteria budget). The hazing process at the next company included eating live termites raised by the resident entomologist, so that didn’t last long either. For a while Mike juggled bottles at a wine shop, sometimes to disastrous effect. Oh, and then there was the job where swarms of wasps occasionally tried to chase him off ladders. So he’s really hoping this writing thing works out.
Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and her three cats. ASHFALL is his first novel.

 Other releases this week (Click on title links for Goodreads):
*In no particular order*  *Purchase links are for The Book Depository*

Anything you’re excited for this week?

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16 Responses to “Fresh Batch (October 14th – 20th)”

  1. Amy

    There are a lot of awesome books coming out! I still have to get to Ashen Winter. I got a bit behind so I have been playing catch up. I have a few of those to review still. Out of Reach sounds awesome and so does The Space Between Us. Why is it the the beginning of the year and the Fall always seem to have so many great books?!

  2. Kindlemom

    I already have The Space Between Us and Sanctum preordered, I couldn’t resist them. There are a ton more out this week that I would love to get too! This time of year is a busy year for releases!

  3. The Bumble Girl

    I need to get me some new fairytales to read in time for Halloween, can’t wait for Two and Twenty Dark Tales!
    Lots more, hopefully I can get some from the library soon 🙂
    Thanks for the list again this week, Giselle!!!

  4. Megan K.

    SO. MANY. PRETTIES. *O* I really enjoyed CREWEL, so I’m super excited that it’s getting published in just a few days’ time. BETA has been on my watch-list for some time, too, so I might drop have to get my hands on it soon.

    First, though, I’ll have to save up some money… 😛

  5. Micheline D

    Oh man, every week SO many amazing books are released how am I ever going to catch up!? I *just* picked up Ashfall on Kindle, Touch is on my readin list and I’m dying to check out Crewel thanks to your brilliant review. Curious about Shadow Society as well!

    Great post again this week Giselle 😀

  6. Heather

    Congrats to Mike! I’ve been looking forward to the sequel. And wow, so many great releases. I’m looking forward to Shadows of the Hidden by Anne Riley.