New Year Horrors Include Novels The Last Dream Keeper and Midnight Taxi Tango


The Ace Trade Paperback and Roc Mass Market imprints of publisher Penguin Random House have two titles releasing on January 5th that Dread Central readers should enjoy. So if you wind up with some cash and/or gift cards at the end of this holiday season, you might want to consider either Amber Benson’s The Last Dream Keeper, the second novel in her Echo Park Coven series, or Daniel José Older’s Midnight Taxi Tango, the sequel to his acclaimed Half-Resurrection Blues and the second in his Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series.

Amber Benson, Ace Trade Paperback Original
$15.00 / 320 pages / January 5, 2016
Lyse MacAllister did not step into an easy role when she took over as master of the Echo Park coven of witches after her great-aunt Eleanora’s death. As she begins to forge the bonds that will help her lead her sisters, she struggles to come to terms with her growing powers. And she soon faces a deadly new threat. A group of fanatics intent on bringing about the end of times has invaded the witches Council—but the Council is turning a blind eye to the danger growing in its midst.

Only one witch is prophesied to be able to stop the encroaching darkness. And if Lyse and her blood sisters are to have any chance at protecting all we know from being lost forever, they must keep her safe—no matter what the cost…

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Daniel José Older, Roc Mass Market Original
$7.99 / 336 pages / January 5, 2016
Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more.

The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie’s botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’ point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started.

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