New Release Books by Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is the author of Exile, Texas (2021), Copper Moon (2021), Bridge of Shadows (2021), Honor Lost (2020), Sword and Pen (2019) and other 166 books.

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Exile, Texas

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Exile, Texas
New York Times–Bestselling Author: A woman long suspected of murder returns to her hometown as a PI—and soon finds her own life at risk . . . Most folks in Exile, Texas, think Megan Leary got away with murder. Megan was acquitted of her mother’s vicious killing after someone else confessed—but suspicion still shadows her fifteen years later. Now a private investigator, she’s come back to help a friend look for her missing teenage daughter—and it’s not just gossip that’s being stirred up. Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Fox wasn’t sure what to think of Megan or her mysterious past when he pulled her over for speeding. But suddenly, people are dying—and Dan may have to decide whether he can put his trust in Megan to ensure both of them survive . . . Praise for Rachel Caine “Rapid-fire . . . powerful.” —Publishers Weekly on Stillhouse Lake “Absorbing suspense . . . gripping, original.” —Kirkus Reviews on Last Breath “Exciting, fast-paced adventure.” —Library Journal on Paper and Fire

Copper Moon

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Copper Moon
A novel of romance, suspense, and supernatural terror in a small Texas town by the New York Times–bestselling author of the Stillhouse Lake series. Abby Rhodes is a music teacher in small-town Texas, but she’s about to journey to places she never imagined before. When a gorgeous man appears at her door and touches her hand, Abby’s world is changed forever. Her heart is overwhelmed by him, but her mind is being taken over by a dark supernatural force she can’t understand—a force that makes her question the true nature of the man who has so enchanted her. As she fights to regain control of her own soul, Abby may be forced to choose between love and survival . . . Praise for Rachel Caine “Rapid-fire . . . powerful.” —Publishers Weekly on Stillhouse Lake “Absorbing suspense . . . gripping, original.” —Kirkus Reviews on Last Breath “Exciting, fast-paced adventure.” —Library Journal on Paper and Fire

Bridge of Shadows

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Bridge of Shadows
New York Times–Bestselling Author: In El Paso, Texas, tension grows between a doctor serving the undocumented and her ex-husband, a border patrol agent . . . Dr. Ana Maria Ross Gutierrez runs a clinic near the Texas-Mexico border, taking care of those who’ve crossed into the United States illegally. Ana was once married to Peter Ross, but his decision to join the border patrol drove her to divorce him—despite Peter’s continuing feelings for her and his conviction that he’s protecting the desperate immigrants in his own way. Now, as hostility and hatred heat up in El Paso, Ana, Peter, and a young mother are entangled in danger and violence that threaten them all, in this emotional, suspenseful tale by the New York Times–bestselling author of ITW Thriller Award finalist Stillhouse Lake and the Revivalist and Morganville Vampires series. “Immediately draws the reader into the desperation and the fear of these people who go to such lengths to become part of the American society . . . extremely well-written . . . The characters are interesting and multi-dimensional.” —Literary Times

Honor Lost

release date: Feb 11, 2020
Honor Lost
Quick-thinking Leviathan pilot Zara Cole must stop a planet-eating monster or lose everyone she loves in the finale of this acclaimed trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. Perfect for fans of Illuminae and The Fifth Wave. Space renegade Zara Cole may have finally met her match. Lifekiller—a creature that can devour entire planets—is spreading terror throughout the universe, and it seems nothing can stand in the monstrous godking’s way. Zara’s street smarts may not be enough when their enemy could be anywhere, destroying civilizations and picking his teeth with the bones. With human enemies, alien creatures, and mechanical stalkers on her tail, it’s down to the wire for Zara to save the galaxy—and the people she calls home—before the godking consumes them all.

Sword and Pen

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Sword and Pen
With the future of the Great Library in doubt, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone must decide if it''s worth saving in this thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But with the Archivist plotting his return to power, and the Library under siege from outside empires and kingdoms, its future is uncertain. Jess Brightwell and his friends must come together as never before, to forge a new future for the Great Library...or see everything it stood for crumble.

Honor Bound

release date: Feb 19, 2019
Honor Bound
Savvy criminal turned skilled Leviathan pilot Zara Cole finds new friends and clashes with bitter enemies in the second book of this action-packed series from New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre that’s perfect for fans of The 100 and The Fifth Wave. Zara Cole was a thief back on Earth, but she’s been recently upgraded to intergalactic fugitive. On the run after a bloody battle in a covert war that she never expected to be fighting, Zara, her co-pilot Beatriz, and their Leviathan ship Nadim barely escaped the carnage with their lives. Now Zara and her crew of Honors need a safe haven, far from the creatures who want to annihilate them. But they’ll have to settle for the Sliver: a wild, dangerous warren of alien criminals. The secrets of the Sliver may have the power to turn the tide of the war they left behind—but in the wrong direction. Soon Zara will have to make a choice: run from the ultimate evil—or stand and fight.

Those Who Fight Monsters

release date: Nov 26, 2018
Those Who Fight Monsters
Got Vampires? Ghosts? Monsters? We Can Help! Your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction! Featuring new stories by: Tanya Huff, C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, Simon R. Green, T. A. Pratt, Chris Marie Green, Lilith Saintcrow, Rachel Caine, Jackie Kessler, Carrie L. Vaughn, Julie Kenner, C. J. Henderson, Laura Anne Gilman, Justin Gustainis and Caitlin Kittredge Meet the Detectives: Danny Hendrickson - from Laura Anne Gilman’s Cosa Nostradamus series. Kate Connor - from Julie Kenner’s Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series. John Taylor - from Simon R. Green’s Nightside series. Jill Kismet - from Lilith Saintcrow’s Jill Kismet series. Jessi Hardin - from Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series. Quincey Morris - from Justin Gustainis’ Morris/Chastain Investigations series. Marla Mason - from T. A. Pratt’s Marla Mason series. Tony Foster - from Tanya Huff’s Smoke and Shadows series. Dawn Madison - from Chris Marie Green’s Vampire Babylon series. Pete Caldecott - from Caitlin Kittredge’s Black London series. Tony Giodone - from C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp’s Tales of the Sazi series. Jezebel - from Jackie Kessler’s Hell on Earth series. Piers Knight - from C. J. Henderson’s Brooklyn Knight series. Cassiel - from Rachel Caine’s Outcast Season series. Demons may lurk, werewolves may prowl, vampires may ride the wind. These are things that go bump in the night, but we are the ones who bump back! About the editor: Justin Gustainis has been an Army officer, speechwriter and professional bodyguard. He is currently a college professor living in upstate New York. He is the author of The Hades Project, Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Hard Spell and Sympathy for the Devil. He has also published a number of short stories, two of which won the Graverson Award for Horror in consecutive years. He is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. Praise: "Urban fantasy has a special place in my heart, and the Occult Detective is perhaps the fundamental urban-fantasy archetype. An anthology of this kind is can serve two purposes: The first is to provide a taste of the genre to those that might otherwise be unfamiliar with it, and the second is to provide fans of the genre a chance to discover writers they may not have already come across. It was well worth the read and I would recommend it wholeheartedly for any fan of the urban fantasy/occult detective genre; even more so if you are unfamiliar with the genre and would like a taste as to what it’s all about." — Nick Bronson -- "Urban Fantasy readers will love this book, and it is a first-rate group of stories." — Paul Lappan, Reviewer

Dead Air: The Complete Season 1

release date: Nov 10, 2018
Dead Air: The Complete Season 1
Explore your true crime obsession in a whole new way with Serial Box’s latest multimedia innovation in storytelling from three of today’s hottest storytellers, Gwenda Bond, New York Times-bestselling author Rachel Caine, and New York Times-bestselling author Carrie Ryan. "Fast-paced, captivating, and completely surprising, prepare to stay up way too late—you won’t be able to put this down." -Megan Miranda, New York Times-bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger Welcome to Dead Air, where M is for midnight, Mackenzie...and murder. Mackenzie Walker wasn’t planning on using her college radio show to solve a decades-old murder, but when she receives an anonymous tip that the wrong man may have taken the fall, she can’t resist digging deeper. It doesn’t take long for Mackenzie to discover gaps in the official story. Several potential witnesses conveniently disappeared soon after the murder. The victim, a glamorous heiress and founder of a Kentucky horse-racing dynasty, left behind plenty of enemies. And the cops don’t seem particularly interested in discussing any of it. But when the threats begin, Mackenzie knows she’s onto something. Someone out there would prefer to keep old secrets buried and they seem willing to bury Mackenzie with them. Thankfully, she’s getting help from a very unexpected source: the victim’s son, Ryan. The closer she gets to him, however, the more important it is for Mackenzie to uncover the truth before he gets buried alongside her. Read or listen to the ebook and audiobook of the serial novel Dead Air, and then check out Mackenzie’s podcast for a uniquely immersive experience. Does the truth lie in the serial, the podcast...or somewhere in-between?

Smoke and Iron

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Smoke and Iron
To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

Honor Among Thieves

release date: Feb 13, 2018
Honor Among Thieves
Meet your new favorite kickass heroine in this daring YA series by New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre, a thrilling yet romantic futuristic adventure perfect for fans of Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You. Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell. Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers. Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

Ash and Quill

release date: Jul 11, 2017
Ash and Quill
The unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone and Paper and Fire unite to save the Great Library of Alexandria from itself in this electrifying adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny.... Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library’s rule. Their time is running out. To survive, they’ll have to choose to live or die as one, to take the fight to their enemies—and to save the very soul of the Great Library....

Paper and Fire

release date: May 09, 2017
Paper and Fire
"With an iron fist, the Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion and in the name of the greater good forbidding the personal ownership of books. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like what he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower, doomed to a life apart from everything she knows. Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library''s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London. But Jess''s home isn''t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon Jess must choose between his friends, his family, and the Library, which is willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control"--

Heartbreak Bay

release date: Mar 01, 2021
Heartbreak Bay
An Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling series. They''re hunting a killer so silent, so invisible, that his unspeakable crimes are the only proof he exists. A car submerged in a remote pond. The bodies of two girls strapped into their seats. The mystery of their mother, vanished without a trace, leads Gwen Proctor and Kezia Claremont into dangerous territory. On the surface, Gwen''s life is good--two children approaching adulthood, a committed partner, and a harrowing past dead and gone. But that past is attracting the attention of someone invisible...and unstoppable. Trouble''s just beginning. So is the body count in this backwoods Tennessee town. As threats mount and Gwen''s hunted by an enemy who pulls all the strings, Kezia has her back. But working to solve these vicious and unreasonable crimes will expose them both to a killer they can''t for the life of them see coming.

Ink and Bone

release date: Oct 07, 2016
Ink and Bone
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly, but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life, and soon both heretics and books will bur.

Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery

release date: Nov 10, 2020
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery
Includes ''How to Become a Witch Queen'' shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award. Brand-new stories of witches and witchcraft written by popular female fantasy authors, including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes! These are tales of witches, wickedness, evil and cunning. Stories of disruption and subversion by today''s women you should fear. Including Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine and Sherrilyn Kenyon writing in their own bestselling universes. These witches might be monstrous, or they might be heroes, depending on their own definitions. Even the kind hostess with the candy cottage thought of herself as the hero of her own story. After all, a woman''s gotta eat. Bring out your dread.

Chill Factor

release date: Jul 21, 2020
Chill Factor
Living, dead or Djinn, Joanne Baldwin just can''t stay out of trouble. Now, she''s on a time-sensitive mission to Las Vegas to retrieve the world''s most important Djinn from the world''s most dangerous teenager ...and she''s doing it alone. That''s bad enough but having to deal with a past that''s determined to buy her, and suffering from serious wardrobe shortages ...well, that''s over the line.One thing''s for certain, Joanne is gambling everything this time.

Midnight Bites

release date: Mar 01, 2016
Midnight Bites
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine presents a collection of stories—including six new tales—featuring the little Texas town that’s overrun by the undead. WELCOME TO MORGANVILLE. YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. By day, Morganville, Texas, is just a typical college town. By night, the vampires emerge and take control.... In a town where it’s not safe to be out after dark, student Claire Danvers and her friends have had their fair share of thrills. But Morganville still has a few secrets left to tell. Now, in this collection, you can venture down the town’s strange streets, revisit all the tales you’ve come to love, and experience six new stories featuring your favorite Morganville residents—both human and vampire...

Prince of Shadows

release date: Feb 03, 2015
Prince of Shadows
The star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, told through the eyes of Romeo''s cousin, Benvolio, a thief known as the Prince of Shadows.

Wolfhunter River

release date: Apr 01, 2019
Wolfhunter River
She can''t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it''s open season. Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can''t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn''t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids. But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead--her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that''s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn''t leaving until she finds out who that was. But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it''s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it''s so easy for them to hide...

Carniepunk: The Cold Girl

release date: Sep 08, 2014
Carniepunk: The Cold Girl
From the mesmerizing Carniepunk anthology, a vampire short story from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine—the author who brought you the immensely popular Morganville Vampires series. When Kiley learns firsthand what evil lurks in the heart of her boyfriend, he’ll learn about the Cold Girl, and her penchant for retribution.

Killman Creek

release date: Dec 12, 2017
Killman Creek
After her serial killer ex-husband escapes from jail and comes looking for her, Gwen teams up with the brother of one of his victims and tries to rid herself of her ex once and for all.

Stillhouse Lake

release date: Jul 01, 2017
Stillhouse Lake
An Amazon Charts most-read book. Gina Royal is the definition of average--a shy Midwestern housewife with a happy marriage and two adorable children. But when a car accident reveals her husband''s secret life as a serial killer, she must remake herself as Gwen Proctor--the ultimate warrior mom. With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband''s crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace. But just when she''s starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake--and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed--or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she''s learned how to fight evil. And she''ll never stop.

Last Breath

release date: Oct 07, 2016
Last Breath
INCLUDES A BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE MORGANVILLE SHORT STORY Claire Danvers is concerned when three vampires vanish from Morganville without a trace. The last person seen with them is someone new to town - a mysterious individual named Magnus. Claire is convinced creepy Magnus isn''t human ...but is he a vampire, or something else entirely? Claire''s hunt for answers leads her to solving another mystery that''s long been puzzling her: why do vampires live so far out in a sunny desert when they''re sensitive to sunlight? The answer has nothing to do with sunlight, but with water - and an ancient enemy who has finally found a way to invade the vampires'' landlocked community. Vampires aren''t the top predator on earth. There''s something worse that preys on them ...something much worse. Which means if Claire, and Morganville, want to live, they will have to fight on to the last breath .

Out of Tune -

release date: May 20, 2016
Out of Tune -
Listen! Hear that? The music playing in the night... whispering from the shadows. Haunting melodies and old songs sung by ghostly voices. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry presents a brand new collection of original stories by some of today''s top authors of horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. Each tale draws strange inspiration from classic folks songs and murder ballads from around the world. OUT OF TUNE Volume 2 includes strange and disturbing stories by Rachel Caine, Cherie Priest, David Mack, Dan Abnett, Laura Anne Gilman, Delilah Dawson, Alison Pang, David Schow, James A. Moore, Nik Vincent-Abnett, J.C. Koch and Eric J. Guignard.

Fall of Night

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Fall of Night
Accepted into a special study program at MIT with Professor Irene Anderson, Claire Danvers works on developing a technology to block the mental powers of vampires only to unleash unexpected forces when she tests the machine on live subjects.

Marion, Missing

release date: Feb 05, 2016
Marion, Missing
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine brings the thrills in this paranormal noir story set in 1950s Fort Worth, Texas. The sign on the door used to say Valentine & Sands, Private Investigators ... but now it''s just Valentine, and a ghost who won''t let go of a case that haunts her. In a time when the lines between black and white, rich and poor were drawn in blood, two detectives--one dead, one living--will follow a missing little girl into an unimaginable darkness.
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