Happily Never After Reflected

TGarey-Happily Never AfterTor.com has an excerpt of the newly released comic by China Mieville, Dial H #15.

Larissa Ione has posted an excerpt of her newly released Lords of Deliverance novel, Reaver, which hits shelves December 17th.

io9 has an excerpt from Chapter one of Ramez Naam’s Crux, which released yesterday.

io9 also has an excerpt from Francesca Lia Block’s Love in the Time of Global Warming, which also came out yesterday.

Author Appearances:

Red Sonja LegendsFor all you comic geeks out there, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Red Sonja, Dynamite Comics announced their upcoming project, Red Sonja Legends, which will be written by a fabulous cast of woman writers.  Arranged by Gail Simone, the series will include such writers as Marjorie M. Liu, Mercedes Lackey, Nancy Collins, Meljean Brook and more. I’m not that familiar with the series, but considering the lineup of writers attached to the project, I think I will be soon. *grin*

Rachel Vincent is finally talking about her new project, Menagerie, which will release in October 2014 and will have two sequels. I love vampires and shapeshifters, but I have to admit to getting really excited when I find something different. I’m loving the idea of a traveling carnival and supernaturals who are not at the top of the power pole. Plus the fact that Vincent is writing it makes it even better.

Like the rest of the world, Delilah Marlow knows all about living myths. Preternatural creatures. Monsters. Whatever you want to call them, she knows that they are sometimes beautiful, often lethal, and that they are not allowed to roam free in the U.S. Since long before she was born, living myths have only been allowed to exist in controlled environments, like official preserves, government labs…and in traveling carnivals, where, for a very steep fee, private citizens can get an up-close look at the dangerous and bizarre, like watching animals through fences at the zoo.  

What Delilah does not know about living myths is that she is one of them.

The Menagerie world itself is dark and gritty, as befits the themes, against a rich and colorful carnival backdrop. The cast of characters is broad, and the story itself is told from multiple viewpoints, to allow for an extensive worldview. In short, this is a “bigger” book than I’ve ever written, in both ambition and scope.

Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting his fabulous R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading challenge for its eighth year. It’s a short challenge, starting September 1st and ending on Halloween, but it’s the theme that I love about it.  RIP challenges readers to embrace (or even dip your toes into) the chilling genres of Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural, or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the previously stated. This is the one challenge that I still try to do every year and I can’t wait to dive into the gothic.

RHeld-ReflectedThere 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 August 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 July, April and May.

There are two more YA novels moving to Hollywood with the intent to be turned into big screen projects.  The first is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Obsidian, which will be developed as a feature movie by Sierra Pictures, and the second is the adaptation of Rick Yancy’s scifi YA, The 5th Wave by Susannah Grant into a feature movie.

Sierra Pictures will finance and produce the film adaptation of Obsidian, about a 17-year-old girl who discovers that her neighbor is anything but the normal guy next door. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg will executive produce the movie, with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales.

Grant, who was nominated for an Oscar for her Erin Brockovich screenplay and is one of the studio’s go-to script doctors for high-profile projects, will tackle Rick Yancey’s first installment in a planned trilogy. Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures and GK Films are producing the movie.

I haven’t been watching True Blood, not since that horror that was Marianne in season 2, but anything with Skarsgard tends to get my attention. And I have to say, if you’re a fan of Skarsgard, you might want to check out the season 6 recap io9 has. They have quite the gif. *grin*

I don’t know much about Divergent by Veronica Roth, but after seeing the trailer, it has caught my attention. Damn this looks good. I have to admit, dystopian fiction may not be my thing, but I can’t say that about dsytopian films. *grin*

All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away a copy of Charming by Elliott James – ends August 31st

Book Chick City is giving away a copy of Linda Grimes In a Fix and Quick Fix – ends August 31st.

All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away a copy of The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams – ends September 1st.

And don’t forget about all the fabulous contests here at LE that end Saturday night:

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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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