50+ Amazon Kindle Deals

5 January 2015 Jackie 2

What started out as finding a couple $1.99 ebooks ended up being a whole slew of fabulous ebook deals going on at Amazon right now. So I’m compiling them all here. Check out some of these fabulous deals! Disclaimer: Prices are current at the time of posting. Prices may vary or change […]

After the Blood by Marjorie M. Liu

10 September 2014 Sarah 1

Amish. Vampires.  Need I say more?  Didn’t think so.  A standalone novella set in a dystopian world devastated by plague, After the Blood by Marjorie M. Liu is rife with imagery and mystery.  The blurb certainly got my attention, and the story of plague and semi-sentient forest more than lived […]

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Look Who’s Going to RT: Mark Henry

17 April 2014 Jackie 0

Can you introduce yourself to my readers a little? My name is Mark Henry, though some people know me as my young adult pseudonym Daniel Marks (VELVETEEN). I started my writing career in urban fantasy with the Amanda Feral zombie comedy series (HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED) and somehow ended […]

Made For the Geeky Angel

8 March 2014 Jackie 1

USA Today has an excerpt from Melissa Marr’s new novel, Made For You, which releases September 16th. 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. Yasmine […]

Exclusive Excerpt: Labyrinth of Stars by Marjorie M. Liu

24 February 2014 Jackie 0

I am excited to welcome author Marjorie M. Liu, who’s celebrating the release of her latest Hunter Kiss novel, Labyrinth of Stars. Tattoos with hearts, minds, and dreams. Created to be the armor that protects my body, these obsidian shadows come alive at night—demons made flesh. After the Aetar nearly […]

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I’m a Slacker and a Status Update

15 January 2013 Jackie 0

I’m usually a real stickler for consistency, but I’ve been totally sucking at it the last two months or so. As such, I’m behind on quite a few things. So here’s where everything is at for the moment. I’m hoping to get completely caught up by Monday, but I know […]

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The Fire King by Marjorie Liu

15 December 2012 Nikki R 0

As a history buff, any time I get to visit the past I’m all giddy with excitement.  If you cross that with an immortal that wakes up 3000 years in the future, oblivious to the time that has passed, well then you’ve got me hook, line and sinker.  Nothing is as enticing […]

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Escapist Newsletter (Vol 6 Issue 11)

12 November 2012 Jackie 1

News from LE Probably the biggest announcement I have this month. LE has brought on two new reviewers! I would like to welcome Courtney and Natassia, who have join the site as our Steampunk, Science Fiction and Fantasy reviewers. I’m a little behind on scheduling reviews, but Natassia and Courtney […]

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New Releases in November

7 November 2012 Jackie 0

So here it is, the seventh day of November and I still don’t have the newsletter up. *hangs head in shame* I’m working on it, I promise, but there were a ton of great books out yesterday and I want to make sure everyone knows how much awesomeness is out […]

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Black Friday Contest: The Mortal Bone by Marjorie Liu

21 December 2011 Jackie 20

What is a Black Friday without a few gifts and surprises? Marjorie Liu wanted to be here, but due to deadlines (and we totally want more stories, right?), she was unable to participate. However, she’s sent along this fabulous beauty instead: The Mortal Bone. We are giving away 3 copies […]

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Black Friday: Marjorie Liu

26 November 2011 Jackie 43

Black Friday is here and we’re discussing the season with Marjorie Liu’s Lyssa from Within the Flames. A pyrokinetic and former car thief, Eddie cannot refuse an assignment to cross the continent in order to rescue an extraordinary woman in peril…even though he fears losing control of the destructive power […]

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Wild Light by M. Liu

17 September 2010 Tricia 2

I had only read the first book in the Hunter Kiss series by Marjorie Liu (and it was a while ago) before picking up Wild Light, and I actually really regret skipping ahead. I was really confused in several places and I am sure it had nothing to do with […]

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Contest: A Wild Light by Marjorie Liu

4 August 2010 Jackie 21

Marjorie Liu has just released her latest Hunter’s Kiss novel, A Wild Light, and guess what I have to give away today. For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness inside her-a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race. But when she […]

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Bookish Songs

2 April 2010 Jackie 1

Is it me or is this not a gorgeous cover? Suvudu released the cover for the George RR Martin anthology Songs of Love and Death and I so want it! Take into consideration some of the names that are tied to this project – Diana Gabaldon, Carrie Vaugh, Marjorie Liu and Robin Hobb – you just know it’s going to be fabulous. Songs of Love and Death comes out in November 16, 2010, but if you want a sneak peek at the stories, Suvudu has the table of contents as well.

Io9 has a really fascinating article on the Google Book Settlement. They go into a lot of details, including how it all began, and it’s great for anyone who is trying to figure this out. I get how it’s bad for authors, as well as being good, and I can’t say if io9 has a particular slate, but there’s a lot of information if you want it.

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Mermaids & Shadowy Angels

7 January 2010 Jackie 9

I dislike putting up news post without at least one image, so since there wasn’t any new book covers (that I saw), I went hunting for a few new fantasy images. I love it when I go looking because I always tend to find someone really hot. This time around it is Yuehui Tang. Check this out….isn’t it awesome? And he has more, which I’ll be adding throughout the post.

Katiebabs has an excellent post on what authors should expect from book review blogs. The article came about because an author requested a review site to no longer mention their book. I’m not sure I understand the author’s reasoning since I thought it was better for a book to be talked about, whether it’s good or bad, then not at all. Check out the article; it has some really good points in it.

Marjorie Liu is giving readers the chance to pick what Long Nu, a beloved character from Tiger Eye, will look like in the new RPG game Tiger Eye. There are four drawings by four different artists and the winning concept will be transferred to the game. In more Liu news, Orbit has released the UK covers for the first three Hunters Kiss novels. The covers look hot!