If you’re a fan of Maria Snyder’s Study series, she has a couple short stories available for free. The latest novella to be added is Assassin Study and features one of my favorite assassins, Valek.
Yelena, the heroine of Maria V. Snyder’s stunning debut novel Poison Study, is on her way to her ancestral homeland of Sitia to be reunited with her family and to learn more about her magical powers. An order of execution hangs over her head should she ever return to Ixia. But her true love, Valek, quickly learns that an assassin has taken it upon himself to make sure Yelena doesn’t reach her destination….
As Ixia’s chief of security, and a highly skilled assassin himself, can Valek track down the killer in time to save Yelena’s life? Cast your vote to determine the outcome!
Jocelynn Drake has posted the first chapter to a story she’s working on that features Stefan from her Dark Days series; and it’s told from a new point of view – Erin Prescott’s.
Nalini Singh has posted the first chapter to her upcoming Psy-Changeling novel, Shield of Winter. Singh has also uploaded two new side stories as part of her series of exploring what her characters are doing in their everyday lives. Clean and Dirty features Vaugh and Faith and takes place around the same time as Play of Passion. Weapons Training features Galen and Jessamy and takes place during Archangel’s Kiss.
Chloe Neill posted a short snippet featuring a very different Morgan Greer than what we know. The scene takes place in the first novel, Some Girls Bite, and did not end up in the story. Chloe has also posted the first chapter to Blood Games, the next installment in the Chicagoland Vampires series, which is due out August 7th.
Heroes and Heartbreakers has
- an excerpt from Kait Ballenger’s Immortal Hunter.
- an excerpt from Rebecca Zanetti’s Rising Assets.
- an excerpt from Ava Dellaira’s Love Letters to the Dead.
- an excerpt from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Illusion.
The following are currently $.99: Wrecked by Meljean Brook;
The following are currently $1.99: Four: The Transfer by Veronica Roth; The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon; The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis; The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell; The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann; The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman
The following are currently $2.99: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #1); Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs; The Selection by Kiera Cass; The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston; Sex and the Single Vamp by Robin Covington
- Alessandra Torre, author of Masked Innocence – Naughty Edition Reviews
- Alex Hughes, author of Marked – Amberkatze’s Book Blog, Candace’s Book Blog
- Charlotte Stein, author of Beyond Repair – Dark Faerie Tales
- Glenda Larke, author of The Lascar’s Dagger – Orbit Books
- Graham MacTavish, actor in Outlander – Starburst
- Jim C. Hines, author of Geek Girl in Love
- Justin Gustainis, author of Known Devil – Bitten by Books
- Kait Ballenger, author of Immortal Hunter – Vampire Book Club
- Kim Harrison, author of The Undead Pool – Suvudu
- Marie Brennan, author of The Tropic of Serpents – Tor/Forge
- Marie Treanor, author of Dreaming Double – Bitten by Books
- Mur Lafferty, author of Ghost Train to New Orleans – Suvudu
- Patricia Briggs, author of Night Broken – Goldilock and the 3 Weres
- Robin Covington, author of Sex and the Single Vamp – Bitten by Books, All Things Urban Fantasy, Vampire Book Club
- Sabrina Benulis, author of Covenant – Vampire Book Club
- Terry Spear, author of Jaguar Hunt – Bitten by Books
- Virna DePaul, author of Turned – Bitten by Books, the Book Nympho
- Vivian Arend, author of Moon Shine – Wicked Little Pixie
Chloe Neill has posted the title the 11th Chicagoland Vampires novel, Dark Debt, and it’ll be released March 3, 2015.
Diana Pharaoh Francis shared the news that Samhain will be publishing the next two Horngate Witches novels Bone Dreams and Stone Thaw. No word on when they’ll be released, but don’t expect them before Summer of 2015.
Outlander TV News has been stalking the twitter feeds from many associated with the production of the television show and has found many gems. A lot of behind the scenes glimpses are given via Twitter and OTVN has gather them all here – Part One, Two, and Three.
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 May album for your viewing pleasure.
OMG! Diana Gabaldon is doing a book tour June 11th to July 7th! I’m really stoked. She’ll be in Toronto on June 20th or Traverse City on July 7th; both of which are only 4 hours from me. Even better…Toronto is only a $40 train ride compared to driving 4 hours myself. I am so tempted, but need to check with the hubby first. She’s doing both a US (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Dallas, Tempe, Seattle, Portland, and Traverse City) and Canadian (Toronto, London, Barrie, Ottawa, Calgary, and Victoria) tour, so she’s going to be a very busy author. For dates, times and location, here are the details.
It’s a constant work in progress, but the Upcoming Releases page has been updated yet again and I wanted to share a few of the changes that were made. The majority of the updates are new preorder links, so while I’m only listing a few here, make sure you check the list for your favorite author. For those interested, a printable version of the current Upcoming Releases page is still available. As always, if there is a novel missing from my list, then please add it here.
- 6/10/14: Count on Me by Lauren Dane
- 8/5/14: Broken Souls by Stephen Blackmoore
- 8/5/14: The Scarlets by Madeleine Roux (Asylum)
- 8/26/14: The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley (Worldbreaker Saga #3)
- 9/23/14: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff (Lotus War #3)
- 10/14/14: The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
- 11/25/14: The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter
- 11/25/14: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler
- 12/2/14: Vacant by Alex Hughes (Mindspace Investigations)
- 12/2/14 The Queen by Kiera Cass (The Selection)
- 1/6/15: The Infected by Sophie Littlefield
- 1/6/15: Reborn by Jennifer Rush (Altered)
- 1/27/15: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd
- Feb 2015: Title Yet to be Announced by Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampire novella)
- 2/10/15: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
- 2/24/15: Unchanged by Jessica Brody (Unremembered #3)
- 2/24/15: Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci
- 4/1/15: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson (Sentienls of New Orleans #4)
- 5/1/15: Sway by Lauren Dane