SF/Fantasy Mass Market Paperbacks of Note, December 2011

Hanover, M.L.N. Killing Rites. Pocket Bks: S. & S. (Black Sun’s Daughter, Bk. 4). 2011. c.384p. ISBN 9781439176344. pap. $7.99. FANTASY
Jayné Heller’s (Vicious Grace) business is hunting down and driving out unclean spirits. Now she suspects she is the host for one of these demonic parasites, and help is hard to find. Hanover is the pen name of Daniel Abraham.

McCabe, Sean. The Cross. Signet: NAL. (Vampire Federation, Bk. 2). Dec. 2011. c.480p. ISBN 9780451413161. pap. $9.99. FANTASY
Since their excesses have been curtailed by the Vampire Federation, the undead coexist with humans until a cannibalistic serial killer threatens the balance. A hunt through Eastern Europe forces detective (and now vampire) Joel Solomon to team up with his former girlfriend, Vampire Federation agent Alex Bishop.

Patton, Brett. Mecha Corps: A Novel of the Armor Wars. ROC: NAL. Dec. 2011. c.336p. ISBN 9780451464316. pap. $7.99. SF
In the war between the interplanetary Universal Union and the piratical Corsair Confederacy, a new weapon has arisen‚ the biomechanical armored machine, or Mecha. Cadet-in-training Matt Lowell finds that his first duty is to survive his introduction to the world of Mechas.

Tate, Benjamin. Leaves of Flame. DAW, dist. by Penguin. Jan. 2012. c.560p. ISBN 9780756407049. pap. $7.99. FANTASY
One hundred years after the Lifeblood of the Well of Sorrows made him nearly immortal, Colin Harten now seeks to prevent the forces of darkness from claiming the one Well that could destroy the world. The sequel to Well of Sorrows carries on the epic fantasy tradition.