CamCat News January 6 - February 2
We have started our first publication season of 2024! Read on for information about our upcoming releases, as well as some exciting reviews and awards!
Bone Pendant Girls by Terry S. Friedman, out 1/30/2024
“Wow! Terry S. Friedman’s page-turner debut kept me up late into the night and continues to haunt me long after finishing this ghostly tale of murdered girls who speak from the grave. Beautifully written, Friedman’s lyrical style will lure you in and scare you senseless.” —Annette Dashofy, USA Today bestselling author of the Zoe Chambers Mysteries
“Bone Pendant Girls ripples with suspense.” —Nancy McKinley, author of St. Christopher on Pluto
“Friedman did a skillful job of giving just enough description mixed with dialogue, humor, and viewpoints that intricately bound the story together in a real page turner. It made me laugh, tear up, and cry at the end.” —C. C. Scharon, author of suspense thrillers Murder Me Too, Blood Never Washes Out, and Scottish historical romance series Highland Legends
“Full of paranormal twists, Bone Pendant Girls is a supernatural thriller about trust and acceptance.” —Foreword Reviews
Out in Paperback:
Karma of the Sun by Brendan Ying Kit Boey
“Boey’s exploration of human values and philosophical conundrums—including the difficulty of finding hope and purpose in the face of the end of everything—is no sophomoric thought experiment, and his stark world is poetically rendered. A thoughtful read perfect for this moody season.” —Wall Street Journal
“Fans of a post-apocalyptic world that is not a crushingly dystopian one should check this one out.” —Booklist, Starred Review
“. . . the sensational descriptions of the Himalayan landscape form the heart of this harrowing tale. Fans of apocalyptic fantasy should check this out.” —Publishers Weekly
“VERDICT: For readers of post-apocalyptic cli-fi who enjoy magic-infused stories that don’t center Western cultures.” —Library Journal
“Karma of the Sun is a gripping, prescient science fiction take on the apocalypse, blending Buddhism with an irresistible adventure.” —Foreword Reviews, a Foreword Book of the Day
“With silken prose and atmospheric grandeur, Boey’s elegantly assured debut weaves in fascinating interpretations of Asian cosmology and concepts of the afterlife and end-times to haunting, resounding effect.” —Angela Mi Young Hur, author of Folklorn, New York Times Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel of 2021
“Karma of the Sun is a not-to-miss debut from a ridiculously talented newcomer.” —Locus Magazine
Claw Heart Mountain by David Oppegaard
“Anyone looking for gripping natural horror should check this out.” —Publishers Weekly
“Claw Heart Mountain is beautifully written.” —HorrorDNA
“Oppegaard . . . keeps the action moving at the speed of an action thriller or a slasher movie, giving the novel a frenetic pace that makes it a fun read.” —Library Journal
New on the Podcast:
On CamCat Unwrapped we have our newest author interview, J. L. Delozier, author of The Photo Thief! You can find the episode on your preferred podcast network, as well as numerous author interviews and audiobook excerpts.
CamCat Trade Reviews
Foreword Reviews reviewed The Stricken by Morgan Shamy: “Layers of self-discovery across multiple dimensions make The Stricken a unique, page-turning tale.”
Publishers Weekly reviewed Calypso Down by James Lindholm: “Lindholm’s high-octane fourth adventure for Chris Black . . . keeps things brisk and exciting. Series fans will be more than satisfied.”
Kirkus Reviews reviewed Without a Shadow by H. J. Reynolds: “Adlai uses her shadow to steal—but it’s never occurred to her that someone would try to steal her shadow . . . The mythology and lore of shadow powers are well developed and convincing. The classic magical orphan story gets a refreshing twist.”
CamCat Publicity News
- The Boy From Two Worlds by Jason Offutt had a cover reveal with Locus.
- How to Get Over Your (Best Friend's) Ex by Kristi McManus had a cover reveal with Storygram Tours.
- Angolin by C. E. Taylor was included on this list on tor.com for Can’t Miss Indie Press Speculative Fiction for January and February 2024.
CamCat Awards News