Dead Requiem of a Compelled King

JRWard-KingSuvudu has an excerpt of Naomi Novik’s upcoming novel, Blood of Tyrant, due out August 13th.

Paranormal Romance has an excerpt of Michele Hauf’s The Reaper’s Heart, which releases soon.

Jim c. Hines has posted the first chapter of Codex Born, due out on August 6th.

Carrie Vaughn has posted the first chapter to her next Kitty Norville novel, Kitty in the Underworld, which releases at the end of the month.

Chloe Neill is giving us a tiny peek into Biting Bad, which releases August 8th.

Lynda Hilburn has posted an excerpt from her third Kismet Knight novel, Crimson Pysche, which releases soon.

Orbit has an excerpt of Anthony Ryan’s novel, Blood Song.

Shiloh Walker has posted a snippet from her story, Lost in Love.

Suvudu has an excerpt of Terry Brooks’ new novel, Witch Wraith.

Shiloh Walker has posted a snippet of her novel, The Unwanted, due out on July 30th.

Vampire Book Club has posted an excerpt for Pamela Palmer’s Wulfe Untamed, which releases January 2014.

Lauren Dane has posted a snippet from her next Brown Siblings novel, Drawn Together, which releases October 1st.

Author Appearances:

Kelly Meding has posted the cover and blurb for her fifth Dreg City novel, Requiem for the Dead, which will release September 16, 2013.

KMeding-Requiem for the DeadShe’s died twice while protecting her city…and she’d do it again to save the people she loves.

After a deadly, artificial infection forces the vampire Families into a self-imposed isolation, the city’s protective Watchtower forces are depleted by one third, leaving humans and shifters to shoulder the burden.  Human enforcer Evangeline Stone is determined to find a way to help her vampire allies, but she already has her hands full—investigating an escalating series of goblin attacks, dealing with her half-werewolf lover, locating three missing werewolf teenagers, and learning to trust her non-human coworkers.

When a potential cure for the vampires’ infection is given to her by an unlikely source, it’s just as quickly stolen—collateral damage in a power play within the were-cat Clan that leaves one human ally dead and another horribly injured.  With Wyatt Truman still adjusting to his new life as a half-werewolf, Phineas missing in action, and her shifter allies crippled by internal anarchy, Evy has to rely on her own strength and instincts to steal back the cure, stop a murderer, and to save the Watchtower before it’s destroyed from the inside out.

io9 has a look at all the upcoming movies that are based (even loosly) on science fiction/fantasy novels. There’s a lot more than I thought there was.

Nalini Singh has announced the hero for her thirteen Psy-Changeling novel! OMG…not only are we going back to a Psy hero, but we’re going to see Vasic get his own girl! That actually makes me excited. In even more Psy-Changeling news, Singh will also be contributing to an anthology next year with a new DarkRiver story.

Chloe Neill has posted the schedule for her Biting Bad tour, which begins July 29th.  Each stop will include a giveaway of Biting Bad.

Entertainment Tonight, via io9, has a quick glimpse behind the scenes of the upcoming movie, Divergent, based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel.

Jim C. Hines is doing a local tour for the release of Codex Born, due out on august 6th. If you’re going to be in Michigan (or Indianapolis) or are close enough to drive, you’ll be able to fine Hines at the Lansing Schuler Books (along with Mary Robinette Kowal) on July 26th and August 6th, at Kazoo Books on August 10th and at Gencon in Indianapolis, Indiana August 15-18.

SMadison-CompelledThere 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 July album for your viewing pleasure (I’ll be adding a ton more tomorrow night or later tonight since I’m writing this after midnight). Don’t forget to check out the new covers that came out in April and May.

The eBook Humble Bundle is back and this time you can get these four great novels – Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker, Robert Charles Wilson’s Spin, and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Shards of Honor – for any price you want. If you’re up to paying a little more, you can also get Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn and Wil Wheaton’s Just a Geek. The Humble Bundle is only good for another 3 days, so if you want in on this great deal, go click now!

For even more cheap eBook news, the StoryBundle is currently set with a science fiction focus and includes Kevin J. Anderson’s Hopscotch, Michael A. Stackpole’s In Hero Years…I’m Dead, Mike Resnick’s Santiago, Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Disappeared, David Farland’s On My Way to Paradise, and B. V. Larson’s Swarm. Just like with the Humble Bundle, pay up a little more and you can also get Frank Herbert’s High-Opp and Gregory Benford’s Stars in Shroud. The StoryBundle deal ends in 10 days.

Meljean Brooks is giving away copies of the final Guardian novel, Guardian Demon – ends July 29th.

GoodReads is giving away 50 copies of Ilona Andrews’ Magic Rises – ends July 22nd.

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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.