LE News: I’ll be updating the author listing and series listing this weekend. If you want to make sure your novel/series is listed, click the links to add it. Also, I update the New Releases page every month, so if you know of a date that should be up there, add it and it’ll show up at the next update.
One other thing before I get to the news…have you realized there’s been about 35 new covers posted this month? If you’re interested in seeing which ones came out or to see if you’ve missed any, I’ve been keeping track of them on the Facebook page.
Michele Hauf has a new cover for her upcoming novel, Her Vampire Husband, which will be released April 2010. This is the third novel in her Wicked Games series.
Did everyone see that Harlequin has changed the name on their vanity press? It will no longer be called Harlequin Horizons, but will now be called DellArte Press. Even with this name change, Publishers Weekly is still saying that none of the writer associations have reversed their original decisions from last week.
Suvudu has listed their Top 10 2010 Books I Am Already Thankful For and their list looks pretty good. If you’re a fantasy fan, you’ll want to check these out. And speaking of Suvudu, have you seen their free library yet? They offer some great novels and right now you can get LK Hamilton’s A Kiss of Shadows and four other novels for free – but only until Monday. On Dec. 1st, they’ll put up five new novels and these will be taken down.
- Kelly Gay, author of The Better Part of Darkness, by RR@H Novel Thoughts & Book Talk
- Lilith Saintcrow, author of Betrayals, by SciFiGuy
- Rachel Vincent, author of My Soul to Take, answers questions on her blog
- PC and Kristen Cast, author of the House of Night series, by the Author Hour
- LJ Smith, author of the Vampire Diaries, by the Author Hour
- Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, author of Beautiful Creatures, by Dark Faerie Tales
- Kathryn Smith, author of Dark Side of Dawn, by SciFiGuy
CNN has an article, Vampire romance novels suck in readers, on the paranormal romance genre. It’s a pretty good article, but I think what drew me to it was the fact that someone finally said that the boom in the PNR genre wasn’t due to Stephenie Meyer.
If you’ve been waiting for all five parts of Kelly Meding’s story, The Hoarder, to appear on Suvudu, then your wait is over. Here are they are: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. The debut of Kelly’s second story, Pride Before Fall, has taken place and you can now read the first three days – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
Stumbling Over Chaos has a great collection of linkage going on. I’m still going through everything she has over there and I have giggled more than once.
Kelly Gay has announced the title to the second Charlie Madigan novel. It will be called The Darkest Edge of Dawn and will be released in August 2010. I’m having a sense of deja vu….have I said this already?
Joey W. Hill has posted the entire online serial she started earlier this year. If you’re a fan of her Vampire Queen series, then you’ll enjoy Tyler Tied Up.
Hachette Book Group has the first three chapters available from Nicole Peeler’s debut novel, Tempest Rising.
In a couple of weeks, I’ll be participating in a 12 Blogs of Christmas contest with 11 other sites. Each day, a different site is going to offer up a great prize and you can enter them all The blogs taking part are: Neverending Shelf; Literary Escapism; Library Lizard Lounge; Princess Bookie; Ellz Readz; The Page Flipper; Luxury Reading; Bites; Shooting Stars Mag; Book Rat; The Shady Glade; and vv32Reads. As I get more info on this event, I’ll pass it along, but just know that I have a couple of great prizes that I can offer up and I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet.
Anya Bast is giving away a novel from her backlist to celebrate thanksgiving. Contest ends Nov. 29th.
Stumbling Over Chaos is giving away four signed copies of Soul of the Wildcat by Devyn Quinn. Contest ends Dec. 4th.
Fantasy Dreamers Ramblings is giving away two copies of Servant of a Dark God by John Brown. Contest ends Nov. 29th.
All Things Urban Fantasy has a freaking huge list of contests that are going on right now.
Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings has an impressive list of contests that are going on right now.