The 2013-2017 Release Dates page is back and better than ever. If you have had a chance to see the new layout, I hope you will. *grin*
Suvudu is sharing two stories by Emma Jane Holloway, The Adventure of the Wollaston Ritual and The Strange and Alarming Courtship of Miss Imogen Roth, that are prequels for her new Baskerville Affairs series, which began with A Study in Silk.
Here are a few titles that are currently on the cheap side at Amazon:
- Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone is $2.99
- Iron’s Prophecy by Julie Kagawa, author is $.99
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is $2.24
- Awakened by Melissa Marr is $.99
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr is $2.99
- The Strength Inside by Melissa Marr is $.99
Lauren Dane has posted a snippet from her 2008 release, Always. Dane has also posted two snippets (here and here) from her new Brown Family novel, Drawn Together, as well as a snippet from her previous Brown Family novel, Never Enough.
Ilona Andrews has posted a scene from their next Kate Daniels novel. They have also posted an axed epilogue that either didn’t make it in a book or won’t be in the next one. Not sure, but it’s more Kate Daniels, so it’s a win either way.
JC Daniel’s Blade Song is currently free at iTunes.
- Anton Strout, author of Stonecast – Suvudu
- Barry Lyga, author of Unsoul’d – Maria Snyder’s blog
- Bec McMaster, author of My Lady Quicksilver – Rabid Reads
- Caitlin Kittredge, author of Dark Days – Comic Book Resources
- Christina Phillips, author of Tainted – Magical Musings
- Christopher Buehlman, author of The Necromancer’s House – Wicked Little Pixie
- Emma Jane Holloway, author of A Study in Silk – Suvudu
- J. Lynn, author of Trust in Me – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Jeaniene Frost, author of Home for the Holiday – Romance Magicians
- Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron Traitor – Paranormal Romance
- Kami Garcia, author of Unbreakable – Book Smugglers
- Lea Nolan, author of Allure – Candace’s Book Blog
- Megan Hart, author of There All Along – Book Pushers
- Megan Spooner, author of Skylark – Book Smugglers
- Paul Kemp, author of The Godborn – Suvudu
Oh Halle…fricking…lujah! Check out what Wicked Scribes found over on GoodReads – A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton. It’s the 9th Merry Gentry book! OMG YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this. I miss my Frost and Darkness. It’s being listed as a June 2014 release, but I am so hoping it comes out sooner.
Jeaniene Frost has announced the title for her first Realmwalker novel. We’ll get to dive into her new world September 2014 when The Beautiful Ashes release. If you want a taste, Jeaniene included a small snippet during her interview at Romance Magicians.
Nalini Singh was caught on camera talking about her Psy-Changeling series earlier this summer while she was at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. Nalini has announced the title, and has given us the blurb, for the next Psy-Changeling novel. We’ll get to see Vasic find his match with Ivy…who is Ivy?! Shield of Winter comes out June 2014.
Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.
For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…
Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…
Jennifer Estep has announced the title for her next Elemental Assassin novel. Poison Promise has a published date of July 2014, but sounds like it’ll be released June 24, 2014.
We finally have our Jamie and Claire! Starz is adapting Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander for a 16 episode series to air next year and they’ve finally cast our darling couple. Jamie will be played by Scottish actor Sam Heughan, and just announced, Claire will be played by Irish actor Caitriona Balfe. For anyone who complains that Heughan isn’t a red-head, that is easily changeable, so suck it up. Filming is beginning this month in Scotland, so we should see pics of “Jamie” soon. The rest of cast hasn’t been announced yet, but here’s who we know will be joining Heughan and Balfe: Frank/Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix), Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish), Colum MacKenzie (Gary Lewis), Angus Mhor (Stephen Walters), and Mrs. Fitzgibbons (Annette Badland). And because I am crazy excited about this, I’ve even started a STARZ Outlander album for all the pictorial goodness that will soon start appearing. *grin*
JK Rowling and Warner Brothers has announced that they will bringing the world of Harry Potter back to the screen with the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Does the idea of a new Potter franchise excite us or are we done with it?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.
Wicked Scribes has the details about Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia’s Dangerous Creatures spin-off series. It seems that Dangerous Creatures is not a continuation of their Beautiful Creatures series, but will feature Link and Ridley with only cameo appearances from the original series characters. Another change, it may or may not be set in New York City instead of the South. Wicked Scribes has all the details, so if you’re curious, I would head over there.
Jeff Christopher is a shapeshifter and ally of Chicago’s Cadogan House of vampires—he’s also a tech whiz and mostly-legal hacker. And the only protective shields he’s never been able to find a way around are those of the powerful Keene Family.
For a long time, Jeff has only had eyes for the beautiful Fallon Keene. Unfortunately, she is the only sister of the lethal North American Central Pack Apex Gabriel Keene. The intricate balances of power and politics make it all but impossible for Fallon to trust her feelings.
But fate takes a hand when the Pack’s totem is stolen—threatening the Keene family’s rule—and Fallon enlists Jeff’s help to retrieve it before the Pack is thrown into chaos. Can she and Jeff find the totem, and restore order, before it’s too late? And will Jeff finally be able to prove himself to the only person he truly loves?
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 October 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 September, August, July, April and May.
Wicked Scribes is working on creating a 101 Series to Read Before You Die list and she’s asking for a little help. She makes a pretty good point when she says “There is a difference between loving a series yourself and thinking others might enjoy it, too.”, so she’s looking to see what others think should be on the list. Do you have a author/series that you think everyone should absolutely read before they die? If so, go over and tell Kayleigha all about it.
Lizzy’s Dark Fiction makes quite a few good points on what organizers of book tours should consider before approaching blogs. Something else I might add would be to check each blogs tour/author visit guidelines first. From an LE standpoint, we don’t accept blog tour invites if all we’re asked to do is post a review. Personally, I don’t want to be one of a dozen posting a review of the same book during the same time period. Even for ARCs, if I see a bunch of reviews being posted, I will actually hold it off and schedule it for a few weeks later. Why be one of a crowd when I can stand out more alone. *grin* Plus, I don’t read reviews. Especially of books I’m currently reading or plan to read that way my opinion is my own and not influenced one way or the other. So I’m not likely to click on links for blog tours that are all reviews.
Authors After Dark has opened registration for the 2014 convention. Next year the party will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 6th – 10th. Side note, if you’re unsure if you’re able to go, I wouldn’t register until you know for sure. Refunds don’t happen.
GoodReads has a bunch of contests going on right now:
- is giving away 5 copies of Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson – ends Oct 4th
- is giving away 10 copies of Dragon Awakened by Jaime Rush – ends Oct 4th
- is giving away 10 copies of Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer – ends Oct 10th
- is giving away a signed copy of Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian – ends Oct 14th
- is giving away 2 signed ARCs of Lord of the Hunt by Shona Husk – ends Oct 24th
- is giving away 5 copies of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett – ends Oct 25th
- is giving away 15 copies of Waterfell by Amalie Howard – ends Oct 29th
- is giving away 15 copies of The Traitor by Julie Kagawa – ends Oct 29th
- is giving away 5 copies of Unclaimed by Sara Humphreys – ends Nov 30th
- is giving away 5 copies of Evertrue by Brodi Ashton – ends Dec 13th
- is giving away 5 copies of Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard – ends Dec 13th
- For even more giveaways, click here: fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance, science fiction, and urban fantasy
Sourcebooks is giving away Black Knights Inc. bandana to anyone who shows them their pre-order receipt of Born Wild by Julie Ann Walker. EVERYONE who receives a bandana will also be entered to win a motorcycle-themed gift basket, inspired by the Black Knights. Ends Nov 15th.`
All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away a copy of Gena Showalter’s Through the Zombie Glass – ends Oct 7th.