Lauren Dane ahs been posting excerpts again. Here’s the latest batch: Chaos Burning, releasing June 5th, here and here; Tart, which releases November 6th, here; and Making Chase, which is currently available, here.
- Alexia Reed, author of Hunting the Shadows – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Andrew Fukuda, author of The Hunt – The Book Smugglers
- Diane Alberts, author of Divinely Ruined – Paperback Dolls
- Donna Grant, author of Midnight’s Master – Tynga’s Reviews
- Gini Koch, author of Alien Diplomacy – Book Lovers Inc
- GJ Koch, author of Alexander Outland: Space Pirate – Buckeye Girl Reads
- Jeaniene Frost, author of Once Burned – Vampire Book Club
- Jenn Bennett, author of Summoning the Night – Dark Faerie Tales
- Jennifer Estep, author of Dark Frost – Myth, the Universe and Everything
- Jeyn Roberts, author of Rage Within – Dark Faerie Tales
- Jocelynn Drake, author of The Asylum Interviews: Bronx – Sirius Radio BookRadio (audio)
- Joey W. Hill, author of In the Company of Witches – All I Want and More
- Justin Gustainis, author of Evil Dark – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Kevin Hearne, author of Tricked – Suvudu
- Kim Harrison, author of A Perfect Blood – FearNet, Sirius Radio BookRadio (audio via her site)
- Kristen Callihan, author of Moonglow – Dark Faerie Tales
- Marcus Sedgwick, author of Midwinterblood – Gollancz
- Nalini Singh, author of Tangle of Need – Answers Questions on her Blog
- Rachel Ward, author of Infinity – Amberkatze’s Book Blog
- Sarah Cross, author of Kill Me Softly – Tynga’s Reviews
- Shawntelle Madison, author of Coveted – Suvudu
- Stacey Kade, author of Body and Soul – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Suzanne Johnson, author of Royal Street – Wicked Little Pixie
- Thea Harrison, author of Natural Evil – Book Chick City
- Vicki Pettersson, author of The Taken – Sirius Radio BookRadio (audio via her site)
- Yolanda Sfetsos, author of A Patch of Darkness – Wicked Little Pixie
I love anthologies, especially ones with a ton of stories by a lot of great authors. I just came across The Weird, a collection of 110 stories from some fabulous authors, who include George RR Martin, Stephen King, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman and many many more. This also sounds like a really good collection just to have laying around.
From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.
Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won’t find any elves or wizards here…but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled.
Diana Rowland has fabulous news. DAW has bought four more novels in her Kara Gillian series as well as three more White Trash Zombie novels.
Vampire Book Club is having an Alpha Showdown with 16 different Alphas going against each other in a battle royale. Voting is currently open for seeds two and three – Charles Cornick vs. King Dorian and Lothaire vs. Cat – with more beginning soon.
Speaking of anthologies, Ekaterina Sedia is talking about a new urban fantasy anthology that is coming out on Halloween called Bloody Fabulous, with contributions by Holly Black, Richard Bowes, Genevieve Valentine, Sandra McDonald, Sharon Mock, Zen Cho, Kelly Link, Shirin Dubbin, Die Booth, Rachel Swirsky, Maria V Snyder, Anna Tambour, Nick Mamatas and John Chu. Here’s a brief description of what one can expect from this collection:
We pay attention to what we wear because style and fashion are among the means of nonverbal communication. And we tell the world what we want to be today. It’s not a secret that we use the sartorial signifiers in fiction – we know the noir detectives by their fedoras and trench coats, we recognize paranormal investigators by their skin-tight leather. Princesses wear yards of chiffon and ballerinas have tulle; pirates enjoy ruffled shirts, and businessmen have their Brioni suits. So why not write a few stories in which the outfits themselves, the aspirational skins of our inner selves become the characters? Why not let those who create those garments for us tell their stories? Because who is better to explain how important our clothes are than those who spend their days immersed in creating them and imbuing them with meaning!
Have you wanted to try your hand at book reviewing? If so, Dark Faerie Tales is looking to add a reviewer to their staff and it could be you.
Tez Says has the scoop on new deals for Lauren Dane, Megan Hart and Máire Claremont.
Yasmine Galenorn is giving away a $25 giftcard to Amazon or Barnes & Noble – ends May 22nd.
Goodreads is giving away 5 sets of the first three Wheel of Time novels by Robert Jordan – ends June 8th.