Check out what I found on Sherrilyn Kenyon’s website. It’s the cover for the next Dark-Hunter novel, No Mercy, and the first Chronicles of Nick novel, Infinity. No Mercy will be released August 4th and will bring together Dev Peltier and the DH Sami. Infinity is the start where Nick is first introduced to Kyrian and will be released June 1st.
- Colleen Gleason/Joss Ware, author of Beyond the Night, by Riding With the Top Down
- Erica Hayes, author of Shadowfae, at Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings
- Adrianne Brennan, author of Blood of the Dark Moon, at Bitten by Books
- Amanda Ashley, author of Everlasting Kiss, by Sidhe Vicious Reviews
- Leslie Lee Sanders, author of What a Girl Wants, by Wicked Little Pixie
- Jen Nadol, author of The Mark, by Dark Faerie Tales
Lurv a la Mode is showcasing a bunch of different paranormal romance novels and there are quite a few that look tempting.
This Recording Count Down The 100 Greatest Science Fiction or Fantasy Novels of All Time. It seems that a lot of the novels they consider great were written 10-20 years ago, but there are a few on there that seem current.
Are you reading for your appaling fact of the day? Did you know that Borders plans to trash thousands upon thousands of books when they close over 200 Walden Stores this year? That’s right, they are not doing the sensible thing and donating them to libraries or community centers – you know, were people could actually use them – but instead plan to make them kindling instead. If anyone is interested, there’s a group on Facebook trying to gather support to talk Borders out of trashing their novels.
Babbling About Books and the Book Smugglers have both weighed in their thoughts on various publishers being idiots and white-washing their covers. I am totally with them on this issue. Yes, I am cover junkie, but it’s not the color of the skin that attracts my eye, it’s the cover as a whole. IMHO, the color of the model’s skin is the least important feature of the book. The cover is suppose to be striking and capture your eye. The color of ones skin isn’t what does it for me…well, I can’t say that. Seeing someone on the cover who is not Caucasian, that will catch my eye since there are so few covers like that. Anyway, getting back on track, Tate Publishing has started an online petition to get readers to tell it the publishers that we want the model to represent the character, not what they think we want to see.
Rachel Vincent has put up a small snippet from the next Shifter novel, Shift. It’s a scene with Jace and Faythe….oh yeah, time for a break.
Urban Fantasy Writers has an interesting article title, The Buffy Effect – The Rise of Urban Fantasy Literature. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I’m going to be doing so soon.
Ilona Andrews has posted the cover copy for Magic Bleeds:
Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it rose.
Kate Daniels works for the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, officially as a liaison with the mercenary guild. Unofficially, she cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to handle—especially if they involve Atlanta’s shapeshifting community.
When she’s called in to investigate a fight at the Steel Horse, a bar midway between the territories of the shapeshifters and the necromancers, Kate quickly discovers there’s a new player in town. One who’s been around for thousands of years—and rode to war at the side of Kate’s father.
This foe may be too much even for Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family…
All Things Urban Fantasy has their spectacular Wednesday post with 71 different UF contests going on right now. Yeah, I’m not listing them all here, go check out Abigail’s list.
Speaking of which, All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away the first four novels in Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. Contest ends Feb. 28th.