Valentines for Masqued Ghosts

Has anyone else been waiting for the Dante Valentine Omnibus edition by Lilith Saintcrow?  You’ll only have a few more months to wait then.  Orbit Books will be releasing all five Dante books in one collection in March 2011 and this week they unveiled the gorgeous cover for it.  Not only have they unveiled it, but they also have a behind the scenes video of the cover photo shoot.

Ever wondered what would happen if Joanne Walker (Urban Shaman) and Jane Yellowrock (Skinwalker)were to meet?  CE Murphy and Faith Hunter did.  Now, there is the possibility of a novella featuring both characters outside of their own timelines/real worlds, completely written by the authors themselves.  Sound interesting?  If so, there’s a taste of what could come to pass over on CE Murphy’s page right now.

Great news for Jeri Smith-Ready – Shade has been optioned by the ABC Family network.  Jeri is quick to point out that this doesn’t mean a show is being developed or even produced, but the concept is being explored and no one but ABC Family can do it.  Hopefully, if we keep our fingers and toes crossed, we’ll get to see it happen.


Suvudu has unveiled the cover for Jim Butcher’s next Dresden novel, Ghost Story, which comes out April 7, 2011.

SciFi Wire has a teaser trailer and artwork for HBO’s upcoming A Game of Thrones.

I’m not sure if Jeaniene Frost has posted this before or not, but she’s revealed the title for the fifth Night Huntress novel.  She’s getting ready to finish writing The Side of the Grave, which is suppose to be out next year.  Plus, the proposal for book six has been approved, so she’ll be writing that one next.  Woot!

Eileen Wilks has announced the title to the eight World of the Lupi novel and it is Ghost.  The seventh novel, Blood Challenge isn’t due out until January 2011, so don’t expect Ghost to hit the stores any sooner than 2012.

SciFiWire has the details on how Summitt Entertainment plans on splitting up the final Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn.  So far, Rosenberg has been quoted with:

She’s human and pregnant in one, she’s a vampire and a parent in two. Bill Condon has been looking at that from a visual standpoint, so that’s a natural. That said, there’s a lot of room about where that moment is.

Now Disney is rebooting the Wizard of Oz?  According to SciFi Wire, Sam Raimi will be directing Oz, the Great and Powerful, which will be telling the story of the Wizard prior to his Oz days.

Keri Arthur has unveiled the UK/Aussie covers for the first two Myth & Magic Books – Destiny Kills and Mercy Burns.  Have we seen a US cover for Mercy Burns?

Babbling About Books has another fabulous WTFckery post up.  Katie certainly has some great ones this week.

Jocelynn Drake is looking for your help.  She’s in the process of writing up two interviews involving Mira and Danaus and she wants to know what your would ask them.

Kelley Armstrong has launched her new website for the Darkest Powers series.  Since the next three novels will not be told by Chloe, a new design was in order and she’s kicking it off with a new short story called Divided.  The first four chapters have already been posted and you can read them here and here.

This must have been a week for new covers because there were a ton of them. To see what is out, check out Dark Faerie Tales, Tez Says, Babbling About Books, Angieville, Ellz Readz, All Things Urban Fantasy or I’ve uploaded all of them to the Facebook album.

Cherie Priest has some fabulous news.  Tor has bought books three and four in her Clockwork Century series and they are tentatively titled Ganymede (2011) and Inexplicable (2012).

You can now find Pocket Books on Facebook.

Bitten by Books has the details on a new magazine.  Dark Valentine Magazine is a new ezine that features dark fiction of any genre—from mystery to sci fi to urban fantasy to paranormal romance.  The first issue is now available as a free download.

Some absurd news for everyone.  According to Visual Economics, the average family of 3 only spends about $118 a year on any form of reading.  That’s just over $12 a month.  I don’t know about you guys, but I spend way more than $12 per visit to the bookstore.  On a monthly basis, I’m sure I’m way over $118.  I seriously busted out laughing when Jesse sent this to me the other day.  What about everyone else?

Have you had a chance to get your hands on Jenna Black’s Glimmerglass? Want more?  Macmillan has added a free novella set in the Avalon world to their website and it features Kimber, Ethan’s little sister.

Fabulous news for KT Grant – she’s sold a straight erotic contemporary romance novel to Decadent Publishing.  For the Love of Mollie will be part of Decadent’s August 1st launch.

Shiloh Walker has thrown up a snippet from The Missing.

Have we seen the cover for Casey Daniel’s Tomb with a View?  If not, she has revealed it over on Something Wicked where she’s pondering what makes you pay attention a book?

The latest Fifty-Two Story has been posted – To Kill the Pink by Ben Greenman.

io9 has the first trailer for the third Narnia film – Voyage of The Dawn Treader.

SciFi Wire has the teaser trailer for the upcoming live action Smurfs movie.  Yes I really said that – live action Smurfs.

Larissa Ione is giving away an ARC of Sin Undone and a tote.  Contest ends next week.

All Things Urban Fantasy and Tygna’s Reviews are each giving away three copies of Yasmine Galenorn’s Night Myst.  Contests end July 4th.

Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kittredge are giving away a ton of books to celebrate Shades of Gray release.  Contest ends June 18th.

Nalini Singh is giving away a copy of Bonds of Justice.  Contest ends June 20th at noon.

All Things Urban Fantasy has another fabulous list of contests – current count is 167.

Dark Faerie Tales is giving away a copy of Maggie Steifvater’s Shiver.  Contest ends June 30th.

Ellz Readz is giving away an arc of Lee Nichols’ Deception.  Contest ends June 25th.

Goodreads is giving away 24 copies of Don Borchert’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead.  Contest ends July 19th.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. Thanks again for the shout-out =)
    And I can’t wait to get my hands on Lilith’s omnibus, I read both her other series but not that one yet ^^

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