House of the Midnight Fireborn

CHarris-Midnight CrossroadREMINDER: Tonight is the Jeaniene Frost Live Interview via Google’s Hangout On Air. I’ll be posting the live feed later tonight, so even if you don’t have a Google+ account, you’ll still be able to watch. So make sure you come back to check out what I can get Jeaniene to talk about Up From The GraveNight Huntress series, and any future plans. If you can’t make it and have a question you want to ask, you can leave a comment below, at the details page, or on the G+ event page.

You can read Marie Rutkoski’s new short story, Bridge of Snow, for free at Tor.com.

Harper Collins has posted the first 3 chapters to Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool, which comes out Feb 28th.

Gollancz has posted chapters one, two, and three of Simon Ing’s Wolves.

Heroes and Heartbreakers has an excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming Cress, which released last week.

Doubleday has posted an excerpt from their upcoming The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon, which releases tomorrow.

Ebook Deals:

  • The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne is $.99 and is a novella set in his Iron Druid Chronicles world.
  • By a Thread by Jennifer Estep is $1.99 for the month of February.
  • Marked an anthology featuring Lauren Dane, Kit Rocha, and Vivian Arend is $2.99
  • The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set is $19.99. I know that doesn’t sound like much of a deal, but considering you’re getting five novels, it comes out to $3.99 for each book and that does make it a great deal.

Entangled Publishing is celebrating it’s 3rd year with a massive sale. Every February new release, plus a ton of other great novels, will be available for $.99 all month long. Some of the titles currently available are: Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts, Staking His Claim by Tessa Bailey, and Conning for Keeps by Seleste DeLaney.

Author Appearances:

KArthur-Fire BornI don’t know how I missed it, but the cover for the first novel in Keri Arthur’s new Soul of Fire series, Fireborn, is not only on Amazon, but so is the blurb!

From New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur comes a brand-new series featuring heroine Emberly Pearson—a phoenix capable of taking on human form and cursed with the ability to foresee death….

Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam, a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to prevent it from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more than she bargained for.

Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations Team, and those who are trying to murder him are actually humans infected by a plaguelike virus, the Crimson Death—a by-product of a failed government experiment intended to identify the enzymes that make vampires immortal. Now all those infected must be eliminated.

But when Emberly’s boss is murdered and his irreplaceable research stolen, she needs to find the guilty party before she goes down in flames….

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 even more, head over to facebook, where I’ve added a few more that are interesting and eye-catching to the January album for your viewing pleasure. For the ones that did not catch my interest, but may catch yours, check out these fabulous cover reveals by some equally fantastic bloggers: Wicked Scribes, All Things Urban FantasyAmy KAddicted to Heroines, and Tez Says (Jan 28th, Feb 6th). In related news, the covers for Meljean Brook’s serial, The Kraken King, were revealed at  Heroes and Heartbreakers (Parts 1-3), The Book Cellar (Parts 4-6), and right here at Literary Escapism (Parts 7-8).

JR Ward posted the details for the upcoming The King release party that will take place in Cincinnati on Saturday, April 5 at her Facebook page. If you’re planning on going, the doors will not open until 12p noon and you cannot bring books with you to sign. In fact, the An Afternoon with J.R. Ward event is strictly a Q&A session, and the only way to get a signed copy of The King is to purchase at the Millennium Cincinnati that day.

KPainter-House of the Rising SunI love this article over at Book Riot. Rebecca is talking about those massive TBR stacks of books laying around the house, just waiting to be read. She’s suggesting we throw out of TBR lists and let the moment chose what we read next. Personally, I love it. At one time I had multiple stacks all over my office and just their presence was a huge weight of pressure that I didn’t need. I found I started reading more once they were gone. Maybe that’s a solution to ditching the book slump. Lose the pressure and the rest will follow. What do you think?

Prime Books has published the table of contents for their upcoming anthology, Magic City: Recent Spells, and it looks pretty amazing. Patricia Briggs has a story called Seeing Eye and Carrie Vaughn includes her The Arcane Art of Misdirection. Neither really give a clue as to whether they’re a part of their ongoing series, but that’s never a bad thing either. With 24 authors contributing, Magic City: Recent Spells looks to be a good addition to any library when it comes out in May.

The Huffington Post has a fabulous article about guys who read and write romance novels. I figured there was a male readership, but I actually thought it was higher than 9% of romance readers. What’s even more fascinating is the revelation Greg Herren makes.

If you take Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity, flip it and tell it from the woman’s point of view, it would have been published as a romantic suspense novel

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum is actually a romance novel hidden behind testosterone? I had never thought of it that way, but Herren is right. It’s all a matter of POV.

Contests:
Current contests on LE:

GoodReads is giving away 12 copies of Jenna Blacks’ Resistance, ends Feb 12th, and 9 copies of Will Elliott’s The Pilgrims, ends Feb 18th.

Tor.com is giving away a copy of Jenna Black’s Resistance – ends Feb 11th.

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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.