Tor.com has excerpts for all 3 novels in Elizabeth Bear’s Eternal Sky trilogy – Range of Ghosts (excerpt), Shattered Pillars (excerpt), and Steles of the Sky (excerpt). The final novel, Steles of the Sky, releases April 8th.
I’ll let you read the Magical Words post for the details, but basically in a very, very, very early (Mary Sue) iteration of Merit, she was in a band. Malik and Mallory were her friends, and a certain Mr. Greer was her vampiric enemy. Kind of.
Since I ‘fessed up about her early origins, I thought it would be fun to take a look back. So below, without further ado, is a never-before-seen chunk of that first story, which I’d named The Devil You Know. I think you’ll recognize some names, and at least some bits of the characters.
Olivia Cunning has posted excerpts from each of the novellas – Appetite for Seduction (Brian), Patience (Sed), Sweet Love of Mine (Eric), and November Rain (Jace). – featured in her Sinners at the Alter novel set to be released Tuesday.
The first novel in Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers, The Gathering, is currently $1.99.
A few Entangled books that are all $.99 for a very limited time:
- Break Out by Nina Croft
- Knight Assassin by Rima Jean
- Hot Rock by Annie Seaton
- Sex and the Single Vamp by Robin Covington (Mar 24, 2014)
The first novel in Robyn Peterman’s Hot Damn series, Fashionably Dead, is currently free.
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 album (January) 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, Dear Author, Amy K, Addicted to Heroines, Angieville, Tez Says, Stainless Steel Droppings, Mundie Moms, and RT Book Reviews.
- Anne Leonard, author of Moth and Spark – Tynga’s Reviews
- Bethany Wiggins, author of Cured – Dark Faerie Tales
- Carrie Vaughn, author of Dreams of the Golden Age – Comic Book Resource
- Claire Legrand, author of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls – Book Smugglers
- Jennifer Estep, author of Killer Frost – The Book Nympho
- Kerry Schafer, author of Wakeworld – All Things Urban Fantasy
- Kim Harrison, author of The Undead Pool – Bull Spec
- Kimber Leigh Wheaton, author of Shadow Fire – Candace’s Book Blog
- Leigh Evans, author of The Problem with Promises – All Things Urban Fantasy, Vampire Book Club
- Margaret Killjoy, author of A Country of Ghosts – Bull Spec
- Maria Snyder, author of Taste of Darkness – Sharpread
- Marjorie Liu, author of Labyrinth of Stars – A Book Obsession, Bitten by Books
- Nalini Singh, author of Whisper of Sin – PNR Radio
- RJ Sullivan, author of Virtual Blue – Bitten by Books
- Shannon Stoker, author of The Collection – Vampire Book Club
Fabulous news! Jocelynn Drake has not only confirmed there will be a third (and final) Asylum Tales novel, but it now has a tentative release date. They are looking to release the Yet To Be Titled novel sometime in October.
If you’ve ever thought of starting your own book blog, Candace’s Book Blog talks about what it takes to get started, what you should do, what you should not do, and a bunch of other useful information.
Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.
Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.
Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.
Dear Author revealed the cover and blurb for the next Guild Hunter novel by Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Shadows, which isn’t due out until November. I have to say, I really like the fact that Penguin used a model that matches the description of Ashwini in the series.
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves… Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
Yasmine Galenorn will be releasing a new series, Fly by Night, next year, but before that happens, we’ll be able to take a glimpse at the main characters when the cross-over novella Flight From Hell is released in August. the Fly by Night series is a spin off from her Otherwood/Sisters of the Moon series and features Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter, and Alex Radcliffe, a rough and tumble vampire. Here’s the cover blurb for Flight From Hell:
When Carter, half demon, comes to Menolly and her sisters, asking for their help, they think he’s just had a tiff with Shimmer, his blue dragon girlfriend.
But after talking to Alex Radcliffe, the owner of the Fly By Night Magical Investigations Agency where Shimmer works, they suspect that she has been kidnapped by an old enemy of Alex’s.
Now, Alex joins forces with the D’Artigo sisters in a desperate race to find Shimmer before Julian, a powerful vampire from Alex’s past with a grudge to settle, can use the dragon to wreak havoc on Seattle as revenge.