REMINDER: 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 Grave, Night 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.
- 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.
- Chloe Neill, author of Wild Things – The Saucy Wenches Book Club, The Book Nympho
- Delilah Dawson, author of Wicked After Midnight – The Qwillery
- Glen Duncan, author of By Blood We Live – Suvudu
- JA Souders, author of Revelations – Tynga’s Reviews
- James Cambias, author of A Darkling Sea – The Qwillery
- Jane Kindred, author of Prince of Tricks – Butterfly-o-Meter Books
- JC Daniels, author of Broken Blade – Terrible Minds
- Kerry Schafer, author of Wakeworld – My Bookish Ways, The Other Side of the Story
- Megan Shepard, author of Her Dark Curiosity – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Myke Cole, author of Breach Zone – Tor.com, The Qwillery,
- Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising – The Qwillery, Suvudu
- PJ Schnyder, author of Fighting Kat – Amberkatze’s Book Blog
- Richelle Mead, author of Vampire Academy – Her Royal Guardian, PopSugar, TearAway
- Shona Husk, author of Temptation in a Bottle – Romance at Random
- Susannah Sandlin, author of Lovely, Dark, and Deep – Cherry Mischievous
- Tim Lebbon, author of Alien: Out of the Shadows – Suvudu
I 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 Fantasy, Amy K, Addicted 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.
I 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.
Current contests on LE:
- We’re giving away signed copies of Soul Screamers Vol 2,Soul Screamers Vol 3Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting, and Black and Blue by Gena Showalter – Feb 15th.
- Win a novel from LE’s contest fodder stack by participating in a little mini challenge courtesy of the New Authors Reading Challenge 2014.