Kelley Armstrong has posted the first chapter to an Online Story that is narrated by Derek from the Darkest Powers.
Larissa’s Bookish Life has an original scene featuring Mira and Dananus from Jocelynn Drake’s Dark Days series.
- Colin, from Erica O’Rourke’s Torn – Rex Robot Reviews
- Jocelynn Drake, author of Burn the Night – Larissa’s Bookish Life
- Marjorie Liu, author of The Fire King – Tear of Dragon (via YouTube)
- Sharon Ashwood, author of Frostbound – Amberkatze’s Book Blog
- Shiloh Walker, author of Hunter’s Fall – Limecello, The Good Bad and Unread and RomCon
- Yasmine Galenorn, author of Night Veil – The Bookpushers
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.
I have to be honest, I’m not feeling the cover for Nicole Peeler’s fourth Jane True novel, Eye of the Tempest. Yet again, the cover was done by the fabulous Sharon Tancredi, but this time around, the artwork is overshadowed by this red bands that really distract the eye. I went out and bought the first three novels simple because the covers were gorgeous and I wanted them on my shelves. I don’t have the same feeling with this one. That red is just too distracting.
Fantastic news for fans of Michelle Rowen’s Immortality Bites series. Rowen has been contracted to write two novels in a new series featuring Sarah and Thierry, but in a totally different series than what Immortality Bites is. Instead of a paranormal romance, these new novels will be paranormal mysteries; so while they involve a familiar couple, don’t expect the stories to be the same. The first novel in the Blood Bath & Beyond series will come out Summer 2012. For more info, here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace announcement:
Michelle Rowen’s Blood Bath & Beyond, pitched as True Blood meets Hart to Hart as a fledgling vampire and her master vampire fiance head to Vegas to bust criminals at a child beauty pageant and investigate who’s been draining local humans of their blood, to Cindy Hwang at NAL, in a two-book deal, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World English).
Generally, when I think of urban fantasy, I think of vampires, shapeshifters and magic users are the ones that always comes to the forefront of my mind. However, that’s not all that i in this fantastic genre. Topless Robot is looking at 11 fabulous occult detectives who may not necessarily be supernatural themselves, but they don’t shy away from the impossible. (I have to admit, I like the summary they do for Anita Blake who is ranked at #5.)
The Paperback Dolls are giving away ARC copies of Maggie Stiefvater’s Forever and Jana Oliver’s The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, plus new copies of Rachel Caine’s The Morganville Vampires Vol 3 and Veronica Roth’s Divergent. Ends June 24th.