Brightest Kind of Serpent’s Pain

PTMichelle-Brightest Kind of DarknessShiloh Walker has a fabulous snippet of her new e-release, Hunt Me.

Kalayna Price has posted the first chapter (with more to come in June) of her upcoming Alex Craft novel, Grave Dance, which will be released July 5th.

Harper Collins has posted the first chapter (if not the first 20%) of Vicki Pettersson’s The Neon Graveyard, which releases next week.

Lauren Dane has posted an excerpt from her upcoming Brown Siblings novel, Never Enough, which releases September 6th.

It’s not a free read, but a cheap read – Bring Out Your Dead by Kate MacAlister is currently available for $.99 on Amazon.

These are only two of many fabulous covers that have been popping up. For all the new covers, I’ve added them to the FB album for your viewing pleasure.

Author Appearances:

THarrison-Serpents KissAre you planning on going to the Book Expo America? Want to know who else will be going? Dark Faerie Tales is currently showcasing various authors who will be roaming the Expo in New York City at the end of the month. Here’s who will be there: Kate Garrabrant (aka KT Grant), Kristen Painter, Melissa de la Cruz and Nick James.

Anya Bast is talking about world-building in erotic novels, especially in her Jeweled / Jaded novels, in anticipating of the release of Jaded next month.

Richelle Mead is sharing news about today’s Storm Born‘s graphic novel release.  Let’s just say it’s not happening, but will be out next week instead.

All Things Urban Fantasy has information for the Dark Days of Supernatural Tour involving Aprilynne Pike,Veronica Roth, Amy Plum, Ellen Schreiber, Kim Harrison, Josephine Angelini and Tara Hudson.

The CW has picked up a new show for this fall and guess what – it’s another paranormal.  Not only is it another paranormal, but the Secret Circle is based on the LJ Smith (of Vampire Diary fame) novel.  Blastr has all the details.

Nalini Singh is working on a new novella, Angel’s Dance, featuring Galen and Jessamey from the Guild Hunter series which is going to be included in a new anthology titled Angels’ Flight.  This anthology will include three of Singh’s Guild Hunter novellas – Angels’ Judgment, Angels’ Pawn and the current work in progress Angel’s Dance.  However, I haven’t found a date on when it will be released.

Subterranean Press has unearthed 15 copies of Caitlin Kiernan’s Tales of Pain and Wonder and they are looking for a new home.  These are limited edition signed hardcovers, so if you’re a fan, I would head over.  Here’s the blurb:

This collection of twenty-two short stories by the author of Daughter of Hounds and Alabaster, originally published in 2000, firmly established Caitlín R. Kiernan as one of the preeminent voices in dark fantasy today. Through a cycle of interconnected narratives, Kiernan unflinchingly explores a surreal world where the fantastic and the mundane are never separated by more than the insubstantial thickness of a shadow. From the murderous backstreets of New Orleans to an abandoned shipyard of the Hudson River, from sun-weary Los Angeles to a maze of dank and forgotten tunnels beneath Manhattan, these stories present a landscape at once alien and undeniably familiar.

Including such acclaimed tales as “Estate” (selected for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror), “Postcards from the King of Tides” (selected for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror), “In the Water Works” (the basis of Kiernan’s award-winning second novel, Threshold), and “Tears Seven Times Salt” (to be reprinted in The Century’s Best Horror), Tales of Pain and Wonder is destined to stand as a modern classic of weird and supernatural fiction. This edition includes a new, previously unpublished story, as well as an introduction by Douglas E. Winter and an afterword by Peter Straub.

Contests:
Vampire Wire is giving away a copy of Chloe Neill’s Some Girls Bite.  Ends May 27th.

Authors After Dark is giving away a free room for AAD2012, which I believe is in New Orleans. Ends in September when they start concentrating on AAD12.

Babbling About Books is giving away five copies of Jenna Black’s Dark Descendant and Stacey Jay’s Dead on the Delta.  Ends May 20th.

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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.