Playing Catchup

Alright, I’m back with some news.  I started this post Thursday night and didn’t get back to it until yesterday, so you may  have seen some of this, but hopefully some of it is still new.  I should be all caught up now. :)  Also, I’ll have winners from the last week (and the week before?) posted later tonight.

SciFiGuy has discovered the cover for the fifth Nocturne City novel by Caitlin Kittredge. Daemon’s Mark doesn’t have a release date yet, but I’m going to guess it won’t be until spring 2010 since Witch Craft comes out September 1st.

The Hollywood Reporter is saying there’s reports of another Buffy movie in the works.  The only thing is that neither Whedon or any of the original Buffy members will be a part of it.  They are talking about doing something like Star Trek did and focus on a whole new line of slayer.  I’m not sure how I feel about Whedon not being involved.  Buffy is his even if he doesn’t hold the rights to it (and I so didn’t know that).


Our friend Tez, over at Tez Says, has had her hands on Rachel Vincent’ new YA novel, My Soul To Take and she’s telling us that we’re going to love it.

Remember that Time Raiders series Harlequin is going to be putting out?  ScifiGuy has the dish on it.  The series is going to be written by P.C. Cast, Cindy Dees, Lindsay McKenna and Merline Lovelace with a release schedule of The Seeker by Lindsay McKenna on Aug 1st, The Slayer by Cindy Dees in September, The Avenger by P.C. Cast in October and The Protector by Merline Lovelace in November.

Make sure you do head over to SciFiGuy, because he has the 2009/2010 release schedule for Juno Books.

Larissa Ione has added an excerpt for her story, Eternity, which will be coming out in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 on September 21, 2009.

If anyone is a fan of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, then you really need to check out the Kate 4 snippet she posted the other day.  Once she turns in her revisions, all the snippets will be coming down, so get over there fast, you won’t want to miss this. And if you haven’t seen it, here’s the first chapter to Magic Bleeds…possibly.

I came across a new author, Kelly Gay, and she has a pretty sweet cover for her debut novel, The Better Part of Darkness.  It has a fairly new premise considering it involves a divorced mother of one.  Seriously, is there another UF novel out there that has the main heroine being a mother?  The Better Part of Darkness comes out November 24, 2009.

Divorced mother of one, Charlie Madigan, lives in a world where the beings of heaven and hell exist among us, and they aren’t the things of Sunday school lessons and Hallmark figurines. In the years since the Revelation, they’ve become our co-workers, neighbors, and fellow citizens.

Charlie works for ITF (Integration Task Force). It’s her job to see that the continued integration of our new “friends” goes smoothly and everyone obeys the law, but when a new off-world drug is released in Underground Atlanta, her daughter is targeted, and her ex-husband makes a fateful bargain to win her back, there’s nothing in heaven or earth (or hell for that matter) that Charlie won’t do to set things right.

Are you all ready for a sweet tour?  The Supernatural Summer Tour involves five excellent YA authors.  If you want a chance to see Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Claudia Gray and Aprilynne Pike all in one place, then got hit the tour schedule because nows your chance.  I will be at the Dayton, OH signing and I so can’t wait.

Alpha Heroes is giving away a copy of Jacqueline Carey’s new novel, Santa Olivia.  Nicola has 5 copies to give away starting May 29th and there are a bunch of ways to get your name in the hat, so head on over.

Rachel Vincent is giving away an ARC of her upcoming YA novel, My Soul To Take.  Contest ends on May 30th and it’s ridiculously easy to enter, so head over…or not, which would make my chances better. :)

Geek Tyrant is giving away two copies of Guillermo del Toro’s new vampire novel The Strain. The contest ends on May 29th and all you have to do is tell them what your favorite vampire movie is and why.

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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.


  1. Thank you for the catchup. I love your blog.

    I’m currently reading an UF that features a heroine who is a single mother – Lori Devoti’s Amazon Ink, which just came out this week. We don’t see much of her child, but her actions are very much related to being a mother.

    Kelly Gay did ask people not to repost the cover since it isn’t final.

  2. Just a note that not all the authors on the Supernatural Tour are going to all the events — so you actually won’t be able to see Melissa Marr and Aprilynne Pike/Claudia Gray at the same time (Marr mentioned on her blog that she doesn’t sign with authors whose books she doesn’t like)

  3. You wrote: “I came across a new author, Kelly Gay, and she has a pretty sweet cover for her debut novel, The Better Part of Darkness. It has a fairly new premise considering it involves a divorced mother of one. Seriously, is there another UF novel out there that has the main heroine being a mother?”

    The first installment of Julie Kenner’s KATE CONNOR: DEMON-HUNTING SOCCER MOM series was published in 2005 by Berkley under the title “Carpe demon : adventures of a demon-hunting soccer mom.” The entire list (she’s up to five now, and they’re still selling well) is available at

  4. Hi, I’d like to join the New to You Authors Challenge. I thought I had and have been reading new authors but I’m not on the list… Gina/BookDragon, here’s my blog post. Also, how/where do I link reviews?

  5. Once again, I’m impressed by your blog, Jackie. You put so much work into this. I honestly think this is one of the best out there.

    I’m a huge Buffy fan, and while Whedon strikes me as a big ego and probably not easy to work with, I admire his body of work. Even when he “borrows” from other work, he puts his own unique spin on it.

    There is already a movie about Buffy out there that he had little control over. It was, in a word, bad.

    As for using the same actors, I’m open-minded about that. Like the Star Trek movie, if the actors are good, they make me forget they are just actors. But Whedon has to write the script, or it will turn out like . . . Gilmore Girls Season 7 (shudder.)

    Again, keep up the good work. You’re my last word on the paranormal (in the media, that is lol)

  6. Actually Michele, I’ve heard that he’s really easy to work with. Whether that’s true or not, I have no clue, but supposedly everyone loves working with him.

    You’re right, the original movie had nothing on the television series. Speaking of which, the Buffy TV actors have said that they would be willing to come back to the Buffyverse, but the script had to be solid. They didn’t want to do it just to do it. From what I’ve heard, they haven’t seen a script like that yet.

    Thanks for enjoying the site. I’m actually thinking of where I can improve or expand it, so any ideas would be appreciated.

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