Ilona Andrews started a new online serial earlier this year and Chapter 13 has officially been posted. If you’re like me and haven’t been keeping up, there’s good news. They’ve found an editor and will have all the chapters published as an ebook sometime this summer. For those who can’t wait, here’s the first part of Chapter One. And for those who can’t wait for Magic Rises, Andrews has also posted a small snippet featuring Jim’s sister, Kiera.
The first book in Angie Fox’s Biker Witch series, The Accidental Demon Slayer, is currently FREE for Kindle and Nook.
Jeaniene Frost has posted a snippet from the next Cat/Bones novel, Up From the Grave, which will be out in January 2014.
Drew Karpyshyn has shared an excerpt of his new fantasy novel, Children of Fire, which will hit shelves August 27th.
- Alan Dean Foster, author of Into Darkness – SciFiGuy
- Alex Hughes, author of Payoff – Team Tynga’s Reviews
- Andrea Cooper, author of The Garnet Dagger – the Bookpushers
- Ann Mayburn, author of My Wicked Valentine – Babbling About Books
- Ashlyn Chase, author of Flirting Under a Full Moon – Book Chick City
- Brooklyn Ann, author of Bite Me, Your Grace – Jess Haines’ blog
- Chloe Neill, author of House Rules – Happy Ever After
- Delilah Dawson, author of Wicked as She Wants – Jess Haines’ blog
- Edie Ramer, author of Mo’s Heart – Cynthia Eden’s blog
- Elizabeth Hand, author of Available Dark – SciFiGuy
- James Tuck, author of Blood and Magick – Larissa’s Bookish Life
- Katie Reus, author of Breaking Her Rules – Cynthia Eden’s blog
- Kelly Meding, author of Tempest – CMash Reads, Tote Bags ‘n’ Blogs
- Marissa Meyer, author of Scarlet – Team Tynga’s Reviews
- Marlene Perez, author of Strange Fates – Orbit.com
- Mia Marshall, author of Shifting Selves – Larissa’s Bookish Life
- Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Reborn – Happy Ever After
- PJ Snyder, author of Bite Me – Steamed
- Seleste DeLaney, author of Clockwork Mafia – Tez Says
- Sophie Oak, author of Once Upon a Time in Bliss – Happy Ever After
- Jenn Bennett, author of Binding the Shadows – WeaklingNo14
- Stacey Kennedy, author of Eternally Devoted – Parajunkee’s View
- Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett – Team Tynga’s Reviews
- Theresa Meyers, author of The Chosen – Life on the Fringe
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 May (as well as April) albums for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to check out the new covers that came out in February and March.
Yasmine Galenorn has posted the titles to her newly contracted Otherworld novels – Priestess Dreaming, Panther Prowling, and Darkness Raging) and a novella (Flight from Hell) that will tie into her new OW spin-off series, Fly by Night (Flight from Death and Flight from Mayhem). I’m still checking to see what the tentative release dates are, but I will get them added to the Upcoming Release page soon.
Chloe Neill has posted the cover blurb for her ninth Chicagoland Vampires novel, Wild Things, due out February 2014.
Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both.
But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?
Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.
Richelle Mead’s new adult series, Age of X, begins in June with the release of Gameboard of the Gods. To get everyone ready Mead has posted a glossary as well as a detailed summary of the three principle characters – Justin March, Mae Koskinen, and Tessa (aka Teresa Cruz)
Rachel Vincent has fantastic news! She’s sold another YA series to Random House, which will be kicked off when Anathema is published in 2015 as (I believe) Vincent’s first hardcover. Anathema will be followed by Pandemonia, but I’m not sure if that will be in 2015 or in 2016. Here’s a brief look into this new series:
A 16-year-old girl discovers not only that the Church is run by demons and she is one of the very few who can exorcise them, but also that she must join forces with other rogue exorcits to save her younger sister and ultimately, humanity.
Fabulous news for Blood Sisters (2/14/14), the film version of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. The top three characters have been cast (Rose, Dimitri, and Lissa) and now it’s been given the “green light” to begin shooting this fall! If you live in the UK, keep your eyes open as they’ll be filming there. Oh! With the news taking an unexpected hiatus, I’ve been out of the loop on many things, so I started digging around a little more for information on Blood Sisters and found the 5 Reasons feature Penguin Teen Australia did on the main characters. After reading each one, I’m even more convinced Blood Sisters will be even more awesome than Twilight.
Literary Escapism would like to congratulate all of the nominees for this year’s Hugo Awards, especially to Mira Grant who shows up in a couple different categories including Best Novel (Blackout) and Best Novella (San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats). And if you haven’t checked out Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) or Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead) yet, you should. Both are up for the Best New Writer Hugo.
SciFiGuy is back! That’s all – isn’t that worth celebrating in itself? I’m thrilled to see Doug back and active again. SciFiGuy was one of the first blogging friends I made when I first started and he was a great source of information. If you haven’t visited SciFiGuy before, go do so now!
Deborah Harkness (Shadow of Night) and Carole DeSanti (The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R) will be doing a virtual book event on BookTalk Nation on June 4th at 2pm EST. Readers can find out more information and purchase a personalized copy of Shadow of Night here.
Katie MacAlister will be chatting with readers about her latest release, Time Thief, on May 19th at 3pm Pacific (5 Central, 6 Eastern, 11pm GMT). Readers can participating by either using the Chat Room or via Ventrilo.
OMG!!! Nalini Singh is going to be out tour in the US when Heart of Obsidian comes out! Sadly, the closest she’s getting to Detroit is Chicago, but hopefully some of you are closer. Here’s her schedule: Los Angeles on June 4th, New York on June 6th, Dallas (Boas and Tiaras) on June 8th, Chicago on June 10th, Seattle on June 11th, and Houston on June 12th.