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CamCat News September 16-30

CamCat News September 16-30

By CamCat Books Date: September 29, 2023 Tags: Company News

We have some exciting new releases, reviews, and publicity news to close out the month with CamCat Books!

New Releases:

Ghost Tamer by Meredith R. Lyons, out 9/19/2023

“Meredith Lyons’ sizzling debut has a lot of heart and the perfect amount of snark. Ghost Tamer is a paranormal joyride!” —James L’Etoile, award-winning author of Black Label, Dead Drop, and the Detective Penley series

“Ghosts and the hunt for a possibly malevolent spirit sweep through the pages of Meredith Lyons’s Ghost Tamer. In this fast-paced debut, a young woman discovers why she was the lucky one to survive a train crash while also facing, and conquering, shadows from her past that won't let her go.” —Georgina Cross, bestselling author of The Stepdaughter

“Meredith Lyons’ Ghost Tamer is a superbly-written and wholly original debut. A witty, fast-paced, and frightening supernatural thrill ride!” —Bruce Robert Coffin, award-winning author of the Detective Byron mysteries

“Debut author, Meredith Lyons has created an entertaining tale that upends tropes and brings readers something rare—a unique ghost story. A page-turning must-read novel for fans of mystery, fantasy, and the supernatural.” —Jeffrey James Higgins, award-winning author of Furious and Unseen

“Meredith R. Lyons writes with an intensity of emotion and an abundance of sass. Her debut novel Ghost Tamer has just the right mix of spunky and spooky. The pages turn all by themselves. It’s uncanny.” —John DeDakis, Writing Coach, Novelist, and former Senior Copy Editor for CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

“I love this! Original, hilarious, and completely inspirational. Lyons has an incredible gift with dialogue, and Ghost Tamer is absolutely captivating. Touching, relatable, and haunting—in the best sense of the word. Do not miss this.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The House Guest

“Funny, poignant, spooky, and uniquely clever, Ghost Tamer is a remarkably assured debut from a bright light in the fantasy realm. Meredith Lyons is a name to watch, and this book is just plain cool from start to finish.” —J. T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of It’s One Of Us

The Confession of Hemingway Jones, out 9/26/2023

The Confession of Hemingway Jones grabs you on page one and never lets go, with a story that is equally pulse-pounding and heart-breaking.” —Melinda Metz, author of the Roswell High series, writer for Roswell

“An action-packed, suspenseful romp through life and death . . .” Kirkus Reviews

Out in Paperback:

The Dead Won’t Tell by S. K. Waters

The Dead Won’t Tell is a remarkable and impressive debut. S. K. Waters does it all, from the rich, enveloping setting of a small town in the deep South to convincing action scenes that would be at home in a Lee Child thriller. Highly recommended, engaging and entertaining!” —Kris Calvin, award-winning author of Under A Broken Sky

“VERDICT Waters’s first novel is an engrossing mix of small-town lack of privacy, quirky friendships, feisty women, and several plot twists that truly do surprise . . .  Library Journal

“Readers who prefer an amateur sleuth who uses traditional research skills and local knowledge will enjoy The Dead Won’t Tell by S.K. Waters.”  —M. E. Hilliard, author of The Unkindness of Ravens

The Registration by Madison Lawson

“VERDICT Lawson delivers a compelling dystopian near-future tale . . .” Library Journal

“Every once in a decade you read a genre bending thrill ride in the world of a sci-fi thriller that’ll grip you from the first to the last page. Madison Lawson is one of my favorite authors, and I can’t wait to read the next humdinger of a thriller.” The Strand Magazine

“Lawson is a genius; her world building and textured characters stick with you and make you think. The Registration tangles the reprehensible with reason and takes the reader on a journey with twists and heart.” —Marni MacRae, international bestselling author

The Registration challenges our humanity in a visceral, heart pounding exploration of right and wrong . . . Reminiscent of The Purge but with more heart, this crime thriller is set in a near-future dystopia. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.” —Kristy Gardner, author of The Stars in Their Eyes

“Madison Lawson’s debut is a stunning sci-fi mystery with a unique vision of a near-future America that hooks you from page one and doesn’t let go. Overflowing with creativity, action and twists I never saw coming, The Registration is not just riveting sci-fi but a dive into the psyche that explores love, family and the darkest—and brightest—aspects of humanity.” —Rob Samborn, author of The Prisoner of Paradise and Painter of the Damned

“The premise of The Registration is so unique. The plot is action-packed, making this a page turner. And the characters . . . Lawson excels at creating complex characters—flawed but one you can’t help but root for. The emotional beat in the story grabbed ahold of me and didn’t let go until the last page. Brava to Lawson on her debut!” —Sarina Dahlan, #1 bestselling author of Reset

“Talk about a hook. Lawson’s debut thriller starts with a twist and just keeps zipping along from there with a fast, suspenseful pace, unflinching exploration of hot-button issues, and a protagonist you’ll want to root for. The Registration offers a glimpse at a terrifying, not-so-impossible future, and I couldn’t look away.” —T. M. Blanchet, author of Herrick’s End and Herrick’s Lie

New on the Podcast:

Our newest author interview is on CamCat Unwrapped! Head over to your preferred podcast platform to listen to our exclusive interview with Michael Bradley. Also on the podcast, you can listen to the first two episodes of the audiobook for None Without Sin, as well as numerous other author interviews and audiobook excerpts!

CamCat Trade Reviews

Library Journal reviewed The Oxygen Farmer by Colin Holmes: “VERDICT With a fascinating fictional scenario that connects history with the future, Holmes once again tackles conspiracy, subterfuge, and murder, but he takes it out of this world in his latest novel. Readers who enjoy Andy Weir’s novels, books like The Manchurian Candidate and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and TV shows such as Babylon 5 will want to put this one on their to-read lists.”

Kirkus Reviews reviewed The Oxygen Farmer by Colin Holmes: “A cantankerous octogenarian astronaut finds himself in over his head when he accidentally stumbles across a deadly secret hidden on the surface of the moon . . . An action-packed thriller perfect for fans of Andy Weir and Jack McDevitt.”

Publishers Weekly reviewed The Confession of Hemingway Jones by Kathleen Hannon: “Hannon explores themes of guilt and grief against the backdrop of an eerie cryogenic laboratory in this Frankenstein-leaning sci-fi adventure.”

AudioFile reviewed the audiobook for The Horoscope Writer by Ash Bishop: “Mara Wilson, James Babson, and Ryan Burke narrate this taut thriller . . . Listeners will enjoy this well-blended harmony of narration.”

CamCat Publicity News