Virna DePaul has posted Wraith Awakening, a free novella that is a prequel to her new novel, Chosen by Blood.
- Cynthia Eden, author of Never Cry Wolf – Writers Gone Wild
- Deborah Cooke, author of Darkfire Kiss – Babbling About Books, Rex Robot Reviews
- Erin Kellison, author of Shadow Fall – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Felicity Heaton, author of Her Dark Ange – Amberkatze’s Book Blog
- Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper’s Daughter – My Bookish Ways
- Kalayna Price, author of Grave Dance – Magical Words (podcast via her website)
- Karina Cooper, author of Blood of the Wicked – Dark Faerie Tales
- Kevin Hearne, author of Hexed – Suvudu (Part Two)
- Kim Harrison, author of Blood Work – RT Book Reviews
- Laurie London, author of Embraced by Blood – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Maria Snyder, author of Inside Out – Amaterasu Reads
- Marjorie Liu, author of The Last Twilight – Fantastic Fangirls, CBR,
- Rachel Vincent, author of If I Die – at her own site (answering Bloodlines questions)
- Richelle Mead, author of Bloodlines – Bitten by Books, the Trades,
- Sharon Ashwood, author of Frostbound – Bitten by Books
- Shiloh Walker, author of Hunter’s Fall – Paperback Dolls
- Stacey Jay, author of Dead on the Delta – Dark Faerie Tales
- Tara Lain, author of Genetic Attraction – Paperback Dolls
I do have to say, I miss the PNR covers that are more whimsical than showcasing a hot bod or intense scene. So I was excited to come across a new series by Penny Warner that has those types of covers for her Party-Planning Mystery series. The fourth novel, How to Party with a Killer Vampire, has such a cover and I like it. Here 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.
Jeaniene Frost is still working on a title for the first Vlad novel, but we now have a series name! The first novel in the Night Prince series is slated for spring/summer 2012 and the second book will appear after Night Huntress #7.
Avon is having a massive summer sale on their ebooks. Prices start as low as $1.99 and includes lots of our favorite authors.
Rachel Vincent has also announced that the first three stories in her Soul Screamers series – My Soul to Lose, My Soul To Take and My Soul To Save – are going to be published in an omnibus edition, which will be released in December.
Fabulous news for Carolyn Crane – her Disillusionists series has been optioned for film! Now while this doesn’t guarantee it’ll make it to the screen, it’s one step closer than a lot of other series.
For fans of Marjorie Liu, Amazon has preorder links up for the next Hunters Kiss and Dirk & Steele novels. The tentative titles for the fourth Hunter Kiss novel is The Mortal Bone (December 27th) and the eleventh Dirk & Steele is Within the Flames (November 29th). I saw tentative because I haven’t seen them listed on Liu’s website yet. So they could end up changing. Also, I’m not familiar with Liu’s Molly Beacon Mystery series, but there’s also a preorder link for the next novel, Beacon in the Dark, which will be out March 6, 2012.
As a side note, I’ll be updating the Upcoming Releases page this weekend. I have a couple dozen new titles to add, so if there’s one I’m missing (and hasn’t shown up in any of the FB albums), you can add it here.
It’s up on Amazon already, but Jennifer Estep has officially announced the title to the sixth Elemental Assassin novel. We’ll get By a Thread on January 31, 2012. We’re even given a brief idea for the story:
As far as plots go, I’m jokingly referring to By a Thread as Gin on Vacation. Gin decides to get out of Ashland for a few days but finds herself in as much trouble as ever. And you know how Gin likes to deal with trouble.
Tez Says has five new deals in the publishing world to tell us about, including a couple of tv rights that have been optioned as well.
Galaxy Express has a fabulous roundup of science fiction news and tidbits.
I Smell Sheep is giving away a couple of books and lots of author swag. Ends June 17th.