November Book Competition 2014

11060 The Universal Tone
11060 The Universal Tone


Nora Roberts

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 28 October 2014 $37.99 RRP

Black Magick, Nora RobertsIn Dark Witch and Shadow Spell Nora Roberts introduced three cousins – Iona, Connor and Branna. They share a close bond and a dark gift, handed down through the generations. They use their powers for good, but are under constant attack from powerful enemy, Cabhan. He will stop at nothing to take their powers for his own evil purposes.

Their struggles have brought tragedy to the cousins' lives but it has also brought hope and love – at least for Connor and Iona, who both found their soul mates despite their battles.

Branna, however, has a more troubled history. The man she truly loves is Finbar Burke, but he is a descendant of Cabhan. While Fin has proved himself an ally, Branna mistrusts him. 

Can Fin persuade her to believe in him?

Only together can the three cousins defeat their enemy. And Branna's feelings for Fin could hold the key.


Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world.

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Stephen King

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 11 November 2014 $39.99 RRP

Revival, Stephen KingIn a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man: Charles Jacobs, the new minister who will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs – including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire.

With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

In his mid-thirties – an addict, stranded, desperate – Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written; a masterpiece in the great American tradition of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe.


Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books and is widely regarded as one of the most remarkable storytellers in modern American literature. His recent works include Mr Mercedes, Doctor Sleep and Under the Dome.

A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life.

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Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 4 November 2014 $37.99 RRP

The Job, Janet EvanovichThe FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox- bring down the world’s most wanted and untouchable felons. This time it’s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire.

From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it’s time to enlist some special talent-talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate’s father, Jake, a retired Special Forces operative.

Together they could help make this Fox and O’Hare’s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.


The electrifying Fox and O’Hare series is the joint brainchild of Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and author of the Monk series of mysteries, Lee Goldberg. For more information on Janet Evanovich, please visit her website

He’s a charming con man, she’s a dedicated FBI agent and they’re about to drive each other crazy . . . again!

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Carlos Santana

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 11 November 2014 $39.99 RRP

The Universal Tone, Carlos SantanaIn the realm of guitar gods, Carlos Santana stands alone for what's come to be called his universal tone: both the fact that you can recognise a Santana song from just one note and that Santana is famous for his belief that music and soul are interconnected.

From growing up dirt-poor in Mexico, suffering abuse, to becoming a lowly dishwasher in the US with a hot guitar hand, to a person you might almost think is perpetually in a state of nirvana, this is the story of a fascinating man who brings the ideal combination of storytelling gold and a major marketing machine. Santana’s voice is deeply honest and frank as he describes the strength of his connection to sound. In the category of longawaited, major rock memoirs, this is at the top – a big autobiography by one of the most mysterious and influential musicians of the last 50 years.

‘One of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.’ –

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Renowned for founding the band Santana, which first became famous at

Woodstock in 1969, Carlos Santana has since won ten Grammys and is one

of the most important rock musicians of our time.

The intimate and long-awaited memoir of guitar legend Carlos Santana

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