Waiting on Wednesday (#7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My picks for this week:


Cain's Blood

Cain’s Blood
by Geoffrey Girard
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013
Hardcover, 288 pages
Genre: Techno-Thriller, Science Fiction

A terrifying debut novel about the evil in each of us: when clones of infamous serial killers escape from a secret government facility, it’s up to a former Army Ranger to stop them…with the help of a teenage killer clone. Trying to develop a new breed of bio-weapons, the US Department of Defense has secretly cloned the world’s most notorious murderers, hoping to study their DNA and isolate a genetic predictor for evil. Now in Stage Three, the program contains dozens of young men who have no clue of their evil heritage—including Albert Fish, Ted Bundy, and David Berkowitz. Enacting a twisted game of nature vs. nurture, the scientists raise some of the clones with loving families and others in abusive circumstances. But everything changes when the most dangerous boys are set free by their creator—escaping with three canisters of a mysterious chemical weapon that could destroy an entire city.

A man with demons of his own, former black ops soldier Shawn Castillo is hot on their trail. But Shawn didn’t count on the quiet young boy he finds hiding in an abandoned house—a boy who has just learned he is the clone of Jeffrey Dahmer. As Jeffrey and Castillo race across the country as unlikely allies on the trail of the rampaging teens’ increasing violence, Castillo must protect the boy who is the embodiment of his biggest fears—and who may also be his last hope.

More than just a serial killer novel, Cain’s Blood melds completely plausible science with terrifying horror, preying on our darkest fears of manipulation, secrecy, and murder.


Why I’m waiting…

This sounds like a seriously spine-chilling thriller! Not only am I waiting — very impatiently, I might add, but I may actually be persuaded to trade one of my children to get my hands on this book. OK, I would never actually do that (most days), but you understand my urgency here, right? The ominous cover definitely grabbed my attention, but the synopsis… wow.

Project Cain

Project Cain
by Geoffrey Girard
Expected publication: September 3rd 2013
Hardcover, 320 pages
Genre: Techno-Thriller, Science Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But Jeff’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father hands him a government file telling him he was constructed in a laboratory only seven years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called ‘Project CAIN’.

There, he was created entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. There are others like Jeff—those genetically engineered directly from the most notorious murderers of all time: The Son of Sam, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy . . . even other Jeffrey Dahmer clones. Some raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the men they were created from.

When the most dangerous boys are set free by the geneticist who created them, the summer of killing begins. Worse, these same teens now hold a secret weapon even more dangerous than the terrible evil they carry within. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?


Why I’m waiting…

Why stop with just one haunting cover and only one captivating synopsis? I do have more than one child, you know. 😉 Project Cain is the spin-off of Cain’s Blood, coming out on the same day. Do I need to say more? I think it’s pretty clear why I must get my hot little hands on these two titles!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • These both sounds freaking awesome. Great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

  • Jessica

    Hmm I’ve never heard of either of those but they both sound great! Great pick 🙂

    Here’s my WoW!

  • I heard about Project Cain for the first time a couple weeks ago and it sounds seriously interesting! Great pick =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  • Woah woah woah, hold the phone. I knew about the YA book, Project Cain, and seriously can’t wait for that – but I didn’t know it was a companion novel to Cain’s Blood… I wonder if the two are the same story, just from different perspectives… That’s really interesting… Thanks for sharing!!

    My WoW

    • I’m glad I was able to share something that is new to you — at least one of them 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by. We’ll have to compare thoughts when these books come out.

  • Ooo Toni after you trade your kid and read it, I will trade ya some chocolate for the book(s) I love chilling horror with a little sci-fi. I just finished Scowler and it was like a YA Stephen King meets Silence of the Lamb…*shivers* wonderful picks! My WoW

    • I will take you up on that chocolate, Kimba! Now I have to go look up Scowler 🙂

  • Awesome pick! I actually added Project Cain earlier today, when I came across it on another blogger’s WoW, and I can’t wait, sounds so awesome!

  • How interesting! I only recently heard about Project Cain, but wasn’t aware of the companion novel that’s out the same day. Thanks for enlightening me! What a creepy premise. I probably won’t be reading this one before bed!

  • Kimberly

    Never heard of these before but they sound AWESOME! Great Picks!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post this week 🙂
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  • Project Cain looks so creepy. It’s such a popular pick this week. Thanks for sharing!

  • Your pick is as fabulous as mine! So excited for these books! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Whaaaat the heck, these books sound crazy! And creepy! Great picks this week. And thanks for visiting (and subscribing) my blog! 🙂

  • Hi, all! Toni sent me a message regarding the two CAIN books (one VERY “R” and the other aimed for YA lovers) and asked how that works here. The SHORT answer is: CAIN’S BLOOD is a “traditional” thriller, multi viewpoints, following the “main” CAIN story. PROJECT CAIN is told only from the point of view of Jeff Jacobson (the 16-year-old clone of Dahmer) — and he has his own troubles, side adventures, etc. that are connected to the main story but very much his own. Think WICKED coming out the same day as WIZARD OF OZ. It’s a much more personal book. The LONG answer: http://geoffreygirard.wordpress.com/2013/02/ Thanks much for checking out the books!

  • What’s up nerdy girl??? WOW I can’t remember the last time I read a good thriller but this sounds fantastic!!! Thanks for introducing me… 🙂

    Always a pleasure to have you stop by the blog and bring some geekiness!


  • I just heard about Project Cain thanks to a WoW this week but I didn’t realize there was a companion. Definitely going to have to pick up that one as well.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    • Yay! So glad I was able to assist in adding another book to your TBR 😀

  • Dani C

    Fantastic picks for this week! 🙂

    New follower via bloglovin! Here is my WoW!

  • chyna

    Gorgeous pick and gorgeous blog!!! <3 OMG I followed ya via bloglovin. Follow back? 🙂



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  • They are spin-offs? o.O I had Project Cain as my WoW a weeks or two ago and when I saw Cain’s Blood and read the description I thought it was the UK/US edition thing – I never stopped to think they really were too different novels! Thanks for making me aware of that. And I agree, this sounds so intriguing and hopefully creepy!!
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday 🙂

    • We’re going to have to compare reviews when we get our hands on these! 😀

  • So I’m originally from the Milwaukee area and all it took for me to be interested in this book is to see “Jeffery Dahmer.” I hope that doesn’t scare you. 😉

    • Hah! Not at all, Kimberly. I’m glad you are interested in them too!

  • Great picks!