Maybe I missed it when it was first posted, but check out the snazzy cover for the anthology Dark and Stormy Knights (July 2010). This is hot and I already know I’m going to want it just by looking at the contributing authors. Ilona Andrews has posted a snippet from her story, which happens to be a Saiman story from the Kate Daniels series. Yea!
I found a new author and series over at Dark Faerie Tales. Blood Song by Cat Adams starts off the Blood Singer series and I kind of like the cover. Adams’ has the first chapter (Part 1 & Part 2) on her site if anyone is interested as I am. Blood Song will be released June 8, 2010.
Barnes and Noble has posted their Best Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Last Decade (2000 – 2009). There are quite a few great novels on this list and a few I haven’t read yet as well. This is a great list to start with for anyone getting into this genre.
- Joss Ware, author of Beyond the Night, by Shiloh Walker (via Vamps & Scamps)
- Sharon Ashwood, author of Scorched, at Paranormality
- Anna Campbell, author of Untouched, by Pamela Clare
- Michelle Rowen, author of Reign Check, by Ellz Readz
- Teal Ceagh, author of Mia’s Return, at The Geeky Bookworm
- Becca Fitzpatrick, author of Hush Hush, by Bitten by Books
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, author of Burning Shadows, by Patricia’s Vampire Notes
- Nalini Singh, author of Blaze of Memory, by The Book Smugglers
- Belinda McBride, author of Toxic, by Bitten by Books
- Shiloh Walker, author of Hunters Need, at Generality
- Lilith Saintcrow, author of Betrayals, by A Good Addiction
- Marjorie Liu, author of the Hunters Kiss series, by Project Paranormal
- Jessica Anderson, author of Nightkeepers, at Borders Trueromance
- Jordan Summers, author of Crimson, at Romancing the Blog
- Joss Ware, author of Beyond the Night,at RT Book Review Forum
- Lynda Hilburn, author of the Kismet Knight series, at Vampires, Witches, and Geeks (audio podcast)
- Rosemary Laurey, author of Keep Me Forever, at Vampchix
- Seanan McGuire, author of Rosemary and Rue, at Book Love Affair
Fifty Two Stories has posted their latest story – The Geology by Kristen Iskandrian. In positive news, Fifty-Two Stories is nearing to the end for this year, but Cal is saying that he’ll be starting the count over in January, so free short fiction will continue.
Great news for Hobbit fans…SciFi Wire is reporting Peter Jackson has begun casting for the movie. And yes, I’ve lost the direct link, but SciFi Wire is also reporting that Jackson has assured fans that the movie is still scheduled to be released December 2011 despite rumors of a 2012 release date.
A special thanks to Fiction Fanatic for giving LE the Honest Scrap Award!
Check out this charity challenge I found over at Online Publicist. It’s called the Dewey Tree, in memoriam of the founder of Dewey Read-a-Thon, Weekly Geeks, and The Bookworms Carnival, and the idea is to donate a few of your own novels to any worthy cause in your area. It’s a great idea and the Online Publicist is even offering up a prize to three people who submit pictures of what they’ve donated by January 4th. Click here for more details.
I am totally loving The Big Bang Theory and SciFi Wire has their pick for the 12 greatest pics from the show. I love the Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock mock up.
Project Paranormal has a great video on which urban fantasy novels would make excellent gifts this holiday season.
Ellz Readz has a great list of 2010 Tenner releases (not really sure what Tenner means, but I’m thinking its due to the year).
Sharon Ashwood let it slip during her interview at Patricia’s Vampire Notes that the third novel in her Dark Forgotten series will be Unchained, which is due out July 6, 2010.
Smexy Books has an awesome collection on the writings of JR Ward. If there’s something you want to know about either the BDB or Fallen series, go check it out. Mandi is keyed into the Warden Forum and she has a lot of great info for the site (which is making me want to get to Lover Enshrined so I can catch up).
Larissa Ione reveals the title for her fifth Demonica novel in her newsletter. Sins Undone has a vague release date of Fall 2010.
Scifi Guy has his amazing collection of news in his Weekend Report. I found quite a few articles that I need to go back and look it. Plus, a really good point came up…there have been a ton of covers come out this past week and I haven’t posted all of them. I have, however, been posting them on the FB fan page, so if you want to see what has been out, click here.
Stacia Kane unveiled her covers for Unholy Magic and City of Ghosts, the next two novels in her Chess Putnam series. The first novel, Unholy Ghosts, will be released May 27, 2010, which will be followed by Unholy Magic on June 22th and City of Ghosts on July 27th. Thanks to Dark Faerie Tales for finding these gems and Angela also has the cover for Anna J. Evan’s Shadow Marked, which is the first novel in her Demon Bound series, to be released March 2010.
I am just coming this party. Has anyone seen this LOLCats version of New Moon?
Babbitting About Books is celebrating Mho Fho’s birthday by giving away a couple of demon sheep. Contest ends December 13th.
Cym Lowell is giving away a Kindle and it’s really easy to enter. All you need to do is link a review and you can do one each week until December 18th (when the contest closes).