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Eighth Grave After Dark and Seveneves

On May 19th two upcoming books will be released. Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones and Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.

Eighth Grave After Dark is the 8th book in the Charley Davidson series. Mrs. Jones series is very popular amongst paranormal romance and urban fantasy genre fans. If you're interested in reading the series and or purchasing books to the series here's a tip. If you prefer physical copies of books Barnes and Noble has books from this series from time to time in their bargain bin. That's how I randomly ended up with two books from the series at different times, though still have to read the series.

Seveneves is a new stand alone. It is listed online as being in the sci-fi and dystopia genres. Make sure you're prepared to read a George R.R. Martin length book because Seveneves is 880 pages long according to Don't let the amount of pages sway you away from reading the book though. While it is a huge book it does sound like it would be a good one.

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8)
With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
What would happen if the world were ending?

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .

Five thousand years later, their progeny—seven distinct races now three billion strong—embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in this breathtaking saga.


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