Someone has been naughty…

Naughty NiceThis the season…anyone else in the mood for a little Naughty and Nice? Check out the new holiday collection by Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Jaci Burton and Shannon Stacey. Sounds like exactly what I needed over the past few days.

A famous singer reunites with an old flame. A couple explores their desire to be truly bound together. Newlyweds heat things up when they’re trapped indoors. And sparks fly when the lights go out. Whether you are naughty or nice, you can still get what you really want for Christmas in this collection of four seasonal shorts.

Dark Faerie Tales and Tynga’s Reviews have gotten together to bring everyone a Dark Winter Tale and it’s already well underway. The first three parts of this tale can be seen here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. To see who all will be appearing during the event, a Master List has been posted. For each section of the story that is posted, there will also be a giveaway, so make sure you keep an eye on this series.

Author Appearances:

After the Golden AgeCheck out the smashing cover Carrie Vaughn has for her next novel, After the Golden Age.

Ilona Andrews has posted another snippet from the next Kate novel, Magic Slays. All these snippets are giving me a serious case of so-can’t-waits.

Chloe Neill has some fabulous news – we’ll be getting two Chicagoland novels next year. We already know Hard Bitten will be out in May, but we’ll also get Drink Deep in November.

The voting ballot for All Things Urban Fantasy’s 2010 Urban Fantasy Cover Art Awards has been posted. There is quite a collection of fantastic covers that were nominated this year, so make sure you head over and make your voice heard.

The fifth chapter to Kelley Armstrong’s serialized Disenchanted has been posted. The first four chapters are now up: One & Two, Three and Four.

It’s amazing what the Wicked Little Pixie always finds. This time around, she’s found a really creepy Christmas tradition that one would think came from the pages of some new urban fantasy novel. But it hasn’t. Curious? Then head over to Wicked Little Pixie and meet Krampus, St. Nick’s christmas companion.

Diana Pharaoh Francis has posted a snippet from her upcoming novel, Crimson Wind.

Shiloh Walker has posted an excerpt for her holiday story, His Christmas Cara. Shiloh is also giving us glimpse into a new story she is currently working on. The glimpse is from the first book in her new romantic suspense trilogy.

Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks has asked a bunch of urban fantasy authors why they chose to write urban fantasy. When I say a bunch, I mean there are literarlly quite a few over there. Definitely worth a trip to read.

Rachel Vincent has made her Soul Screamer novella, Reaper, available as a free download. There are quite a few places you can get your copy: Harlequin Teen, Barnes & Noble , Amazon.com, Books on Board and Books-A-Million.

Dark Faerie Tales has done another one of her fabulous Publishing News.  There is a ton of new book deals including the news that Meljean Brook has sold the ext three novels in her Iron Seas novels.

A few of our favorite authors are in this years Goodreads Choice Awards – you should vote.

PC Cast announced that three chapters from the next House of Night novel, Awakened, have been posted. You can read them here.

For those who tagged along for the A Glimpse of Darkness serial in November (or was it October?), Kelly Meding is letting us know that it is now available as an ebook via the Random House website – it’s only $.99 on Amazon.

Jackie is back with another fabulous Off the Fang over at Bitten by Books. This weeks topic – the fabulous novels that are scheduled to appear.

I was going to say the wonderful ladies, but considering their mystery guest might not like being referred to as a lady, I’m just going to say – some fabulous bloggers have gotten together for another Blogger Round Table. This time, Dreams and Speculation is hosting the discussion of Young Adult Fiction and I hear a rather hot question was asked. Something tells me we should check it out.

As always, I haven’t been posting all the latest new covers, but I have been adding them to the Facebook album. Here’s a few more:

New Cover Summary

Contest:
Tynga’s Reviews is giving away a copy of Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion. Contest ends December 27th.

Vampire Wire is giving away a copy of Carole Nelson Douglas’s Silver Zombie. Contest ends December 10th.

Alpha Reader is giving away a copy of Kristy Eagar’s Saltwater Vampires and Raw Blue. Contest ends December 15th.

Intense Whisperer is giving away the Nocturnal anthology, Nancy Gideon’s Masked by Moonlight and Alexis Morgan’s Dark Warrior Untamed. Contest ends December 17th.

Tor/Forge is giving away a limited edition leatherbound copy of Ender’s Shadow. Plus, we’ll include an Ender’s Shadow audiobook and an advance reading copy of The Lost Gate. Contest ends January 4th.

Jess Haines is giving away an ARC of her upcoming novel, Taken By The Others. Contest ends December 15th.

Rachel Vincent is giving away three ARCs of her upcoming novel, My Soul to Steal. Contest ends December 8th.

All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away a $125 gift certificate to CSN. Contest ends December 10th.

Suburban Vampire is giving away a copy of Stefan Petrucha’s Blood Prophecy. Contest ends December 16th.

Nancy Holzner is giving away a signed copy of her novel Hellforged. Contest ends December 14th.

Shiloh Walker is giving away a copy of Maya Banks’ The Darkest Hour. Contest ends soon.

Vampire Wire is giving away a copy of Cailtin Kiernan’s The Red Tree. Contest ends December 15th.

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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.

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