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CamCat News February 2024

CamCat News February 2024

By CamCat Books Date: February 29, 2024 Tags: Company News

We’ve had an exciting February at CamCat Books, with new releases and great reviews!


New Releases:

Angolin by C. E. Taylor, out 2/13/2024

“An elegantly written and riveting story . . . encompassing strong relationships, and clever world building.” —Sharon Bostick, PhD, Former Dean of Libraries, Illinois Tech

“A serious and frolicking high-tech, good vs. evil confrontation . . . Let’s be ready for Taylor’s next imaginative creation.” —Rachel W. Jacobsohn, author of The Reading Group Handbook

Kill Call by Jeff Wooten, out 2/20/2024

“Full of clever foreshadowing, complicated relationship dynamics, and both chills and heartwarming moments, Jeff Wooten's debut novel is a breakneck supernatural teen thriller that will leave you breathless all the way to the explosive end, reminiscent of MTV's Teen Wolf. Between the pressure cooker tension, the quippy dialogue, and the endearing characters (I'm team Coop until death!) Kill Call is as addictive as movie theater popcorn.” —Maria Dong, Sturgeon-Award Finalist and author of Liar, Dreamer, Thief

“A riveting thriller that explores morally gray areas.” Kirkus Reviews

“[In] Wooten’s high-concept debut thriller . . . the pulse-pounding suspense of Hanna’s seemingly inevitable death paired with her and Jude’s brewing chemistry drive this taut and edgy read.” Publishers Weekly

Kill Call is a fast-paced, twisty thrill ride that had me on edge until the very end.” —Michael Mammay, author of the Planetside Series

Out in Paperback:

Hunterland by Dana Claire

“Everything I want in a story—monsters, family, romance, and humor. Don't hesitate to one-click this one!” —Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweet Evil trilogy

Hunterland delights in every way. Both the intrigue and the romance are deliciously dangerous.” —Eva Pohler, USA Today bestselling author of The Underworld Saga

Hunterland is an angsty, action-packed adventure. In Dana Claire's world every kind of creature is causing trouble, and the possibilities are as fun as they are dangerous.” —Jennifer Ann Shore, Amazon bestselling author of Perfect Little Flaws

“In Hunterland, danger lurks everywhere. This coming of age adventure is filled with murder, mystery, the paranormal, and lots of thrilling twists and turns.” —Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author

“Fans of Supernatural will not be disappointed with Hunterland. Dana Claire knocked it out of the park.” —Lynn Rush, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

“Liv and Liam’s alternating perspectives construct an intriguing mystery . . . a satisfactory addition to the meta of fast-paced paranormal adventures.” Publishers Weekly

“Give this to your diehard Supernatural fans.” Booklist

“A wild ride of a paranormal thriller with a will they/won’t they romance that will keep young adult readers turning the pages and wanting more.” School Library Journal

The Dollmaker by Morgan Shamy

“Morgan Shamy’s historical mystery, The Dollmaker, is a tour de force that has it all: romance, thrills, and a plucky, eminently likable main character whose sleuthing abilities are always en pointe.” —Annelise Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of A Death in Door County

“Shamy is a gifted storyteller and an absolute master at building tension on the page. I cannot remember devouring a story more eagerly than I did The Dollmaker. Good versus evil, deception, just enough romance to make you wish there was more. You will devour this book.” —Barbara Conrey, USA Today bestselling author of Nowhere Near Goodbye and international bestselling author of My Secret to Keep

“[A] compelling 1920s-set mystery starring a courageous heroine hunting a murderer.” Booklist

“Shamy’s experience as an ex-ballerina uniquely qualifies her to stage this 1920s mystery in the world surrounding the ballet theater . . . This mystery is en pointe.” Library Journal

New on the Podcast:

On CamCat Unwrapped we have our newest author interview, Haleigh Wenger, author of Managing the Matthews! You can find the episode on your preferred podcast network, as well as numerous author interviews and audiobook excerpts.

CamCat Trade Reviews

Kirkus Reviews reviewed Dust Spells by Andrea Lynn: “The author makes the most of every page in this short novel, bringing to life characters who are worth supporting. The compelling narrative seamlessly blends genres as it unfolds against the harsh, dusty backdrop . . . A captivating story filled with suspense and magic.”

Foreword Reviews reviewed The Shabti by Megaera C. Lorenz: “[T]he novel is distinguished by its characterizations. Hermann is endearing—quiet, unassuming, and wholesome. . . . Even so, it’s Dashiel who steals the show.”

Library Journal reviewed Sanctuary by Valentina Cano Repetto: “VERDICT: Fans of Isabel Cañas’s The Hacienda and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic will breathe in this book’s brooding atmosphere, even as its emotional punch of a climax leaves them breathless.”

AudioFile Magazine reviewed the audiobook for Space Holes: First Transmission by B. R. Louis: “An equal opportunity satire of technology, economics, HR departments, and all the ‘space’ in between.”

Library Journal reviewed the audiobook for Space Holes: First Transmission by B. R. Louis: “VERDICT: This space romp will have listeners laughing at a robust cast and familiar workplace ridiculousness. Recommend not only for fans of “The Murderbot Diaries” series but for anyone who has dealt with inane corporate regulations.”

Library Journal gave a starred review for the audiobook of Bone Pendant Girls by Terry S. Friedman: “VERDICT: Friedman’s fast-paced thriller is both heart-pounding and heart-wrenching. Share with fans of paranormal psychological suspense in the vein of Karen Brown’s The Clairvoyants.”

Library Journal reviewed the audiobook for The Oxygen Farmer by Colin Holmes: “VERDICT: A fast-paced, wry SF thriller sure to please diehard sci-fi fans and those new to the genre. Share with readers of Arthur C. Clarke and Andy Weir.”

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