The beginning of a newsletter…

TPollock-Glass Republic

KTierney-Blood OrangesIn an attempt to get caught up, I’m ditching trying to get this month’s newsletter out – which would include news from both November and December – and am spreading them out in various news posts. That way I can get the news post back on track and get my reader cleared out sooner. So, here’s what I had already compiled into the newsletter.  My reader will hopefully be cleared out by this weekend, which means at least two more before Monday (I’m hoping at least).

Lots of new releases came out in December and are coming out in January. Have you had a chance to check them all out yet?

There are always fabulous covers popping up and I simply can’t post them all, so here’s a select few that have caught my eye. To see them all, head over to facebook, where I’ve added them to the January album for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to check out the new covers that came out in November and December.

Thea Harrison has posted an excerpt from her new novel, Rising Darkness, which releases.

Diana Gabaldon has posted an excerpt from her eight Outlander novel, Written in My Own Hearts Blood, which is due to release this Fall.

Ilona Andrews has posted a snippet from their next Kate Daniels novel, Magic Rises, which will not be published soon enough. *grin*

Vicki Pettersson has a couple of cheap ereads right now – The Harvest, which was previously published in Holidays are Hell anthology, is $1.99, and Dark Matters, which was previously published in Unbound, is $.99 – both are Signs of the Zodiac short stories.

Keri Arthur is giving us a sneak peak at the fifth Dark Angels novel, Darkness Unmasked, which comes out June 2013.

Chloe Neill is sharing a snippet from her eighth Chicagoland Vampires novel, Biting Bad, which comes out in August 2013.

JDecker-Burn ZoneLauren Dane has been sharing a few snippets as usual. From her Brown Siblings series: a glimpse of the Holidays of Never Enough; a celebratory look from Inside Out;

Shiloh Walker has a peak at her January 2013 romantic suspense novel, Beautiful Scars.

HarperCollins has posted the first and second chapter of Kim Harrison’s upcoming Hollows book, Ever After, due out on the 29th.

Romance at Random has posted an excerpt from Kelley Armstrong’s new Otherworld release, Frostbitten.

During a sneak peak for Darkness Unmasked, Keri Arthur has mentioned the title for the sixth Dark Angels novel. I’m assuming Darkness Splintered will be released in 2014 since Darkness Unmasked is out in 2013.

Jennifer Armintrout has some news. Starting January 15th, 2013, Armintrout has begun self-publishing The Boss as a serialized story on her blog, Sweaters for Days and Moves Like Jagger.  If you’ve been following her Jen Reads 50 series, then you may already know that she’s been getting some flack about criticizing EL Jame’s 50 Shades of Grey series and Armintrout decided to write the The Boss because she wants to “ write characters who don’t view BDSM as a symptom of a large emotional defect…where the heroine can submit without relinquishing total autonomy…”. Here’s the synopsis for The Boss:

Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and one incredibly hot night with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a degree and a career at a New York fashion magazine.

Six years later, she’s shocked to find that irresistible stranger is now her boss, billionaire Neil Elwood. And Sophie can’t stop thinking about their one amazing night.

But Neil has eccentric tastes, and he wants to be sure Sophie can handle them. Sophie will have to prove she’s his match both at work and at play, and surrender to her Master’s every erotic whim.

Torn between their professional duties and their sensual desires, Sophie and Neil embark on a journey into their darkest sexual fantasies. But when Sophie gets the chance of a lifetime, will she follow her dreams, or her heart?

TPollock-Glass RepublicTez Says has the news on two new publishing deals for Jessica Verday, one for a standalone novel featuring Cyn and Avian from her The Hollow series and a new series inspired by Edgar Allen Poe.  There’s also news that Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush has been optioned for film.

Are you a review who is just starting out? If so, you definitely need to check out Parajunkee’s Blogging 101 topic, Handling Review Requests. Take it from me, I WISH this had been around when I was first starting out. If it had been, who knows where LE might have ended up. I can tell you this, once you get your first review request, it changes everything. Especially if you’re the little demon that was sitting on Rachel’s shoulders. I wasn’t selective in the beginning – if it was paranormal, I took it – and that was a bad idea. My TBReviewed stack doubled, then tripled in size relatively quickly and I soon became disenchanted with the whole reviewing gig. Don’t get me wrong – I love reviewing and talking about  my favorite novels – but I found that how often I reviewed went down significantly. I went from posting 4 reviews a week to maybe 4 in a month. That’s not what I wanted for LE and it was this disenchantment that first prompted me to bring on a couple of reviewers to the site.  To this day I’m still not reviewing like I did, but I want to get back to writing a few of my own. I do miss it. (Though I’m not saying that bringing on reviewers was a bad thing either, it’s the exact opposite, but that’s a separate topic).

Yeah, I’m probably really late with this since it’s been finalized for awhile, but if you haven’t seen it, here’s Kim Harrison tour schedule for Ever After: Jan 22nd – Ann Arbor, Mi (Nicola’s Books), Jan 23rd – Seattle, Wa (University Bookstore), Jan 24th – Portland/Beaverton, Wa (Powell’s Books), Jan 25th – San Diego, Ca (Mysterious Galaxy), Jan 27th – Phoenix, Az (B&N – Desert Ridge Marketplace), Jan 28th – Denver, Co (Tattered Cover), Jan 29th – Houston, Tx (Murder By the Book), Jan 30th – Austin, Tx (Bookpeople), Jan 31st – Dallas, Tx (B&N Lincoln Park), Feb 2nd – Raleigh, Nc (Quail Ridge Books), Feb 4th – Asheville, Nc (Malaprops Bookstore), Feb 5th – Cincinnati, Oh (Joseph Beth), Feb 8th – Lansing, Mi (Schuler Books) and I haven’t heard who won yet – Minneapolis or Atlanta, as soon as I figure it out (which I’m sure is buried in my reader), I’ll get it posted.

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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.

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  1. Thanks for the updates! I don’t know how you keep it all straight. Just FYI… we’ll be doing a read-along for Jenny Trout (Jennifer Armintrout)’s serial freebie… If you want to join along, it will be posted 2 times per month on the Saturday following the post date for the next chapter.

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