Shots of Dust and Ashes

Hour of Dust and AshesCheck out the pretty cover for Kelly Gay’s next Charlie Madigan novel, The Hour of Dust and Ashes, which comes out August 30, 2011.

Charlaine Harris has posted the first chapter to the next Sookie novel, Dead Reckoning, which is due out May 3, 2011.

Ilona Andrews has posted the prologue to the next Kate Daniels novel, Magic Slays, which is due out May 31, 2011.

Shiloh Walker has posted a snippet from the fifth Grimm Circle novel, which doesn’t have a title yet, but will be published by Samhain sometime in 2011 – hopefully.

Diana Pharaoh Francis has posted the first chapter to Crimson Wind, the follow-up to the fabulous Bitter Night.

Kim Harrison has posted the first chapter to Pale Demon, which will be out February 22, 2011.

Author Appearances:

Shot in the DarkKA Stewart hasa shiney cover for her next novel, A Shot in the Dark, which is due out July 5, 2011. For even more new covers, check out the FB album.

The sixth chapter to Kelley Armstrong’s serialized Disenchanted has been posted. If you need to catch up, here are chapters: One & Two, Three, Four and Five.

For any Battlestar Galactica fans out there, SyFy Blastr has an exclusive look at four concept art shots for the upcoming Battlestar Galatica: Blood and Chrome.  For those following the series, here’s what you have to look forward to.

Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet … the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.

Gena Showalter has revealed the title and hero for the twelfth Lords of the Underworld novel.  Readers can look forward to Paris’ story in The Darkest Seduction, which will be out in 2012.

Shiloh Walker is teasing us with a snippet of her current work in progress.  She’s not giving us much else, so enjoy.

Chloe Neill has posted a really short snippet from Hard Bitten.  It’s seriously short, but it so brought a smile to my face.  *grin*

Jackie U from Bitten by Books has another fabulous Off the Fang.  This time around, she’s discussing man love and I’m just going to leave it at that.

Thanks to Angela from Dark Faerie Tales, I just found this fabulous discussion of Karen Marie Moning’s Darkfever on Fiction Vixen.  Damn…I am in awe of the work that was put into this.  It seems Smexy Books and Fiction Vixen are doing the entire series in preparation for Shadowfever.  These discussions are totally worth checking out.  Here are the posts for Bloodfever (Smexy Books) and Faefever (Fiction Vixen).  I’m assuming a discussion for Dreamfever will be posted on Smexy Books in the next week or so.

One last thing, before we get to the contests, LE is going to be offering advertising starting January 2011.  I’ve already announced the Book Cover Advertising Co-op, but I wanted to mention that I’ll be offering additional placements as well.

Meljean Brook is giving away a $35 giftcard.  Ends December 22nd.

Eos Books is giving away five copies of Margaret Ronald’s Soul Hunt.  Ends soon.

SciFiGuy is giving away four different SFR novels as part of the SFR Holiday Blitz.  Ends December 26th.

SciFiGuy is giving away a copy of Judith Doughan’s Fraterfamilias.  Ends December 27th.

Jeri Smith-Ready is giving away a copy of her upcoming novel Shift. Ends December 23rd.

Vampire Book Club is giving away an advance copy of Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Consort.  Ends December 28th.

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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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