Tags: Barrons, karen marie moning, Mac, Shadowfever
Here’s the latest SHADOWFEVER teaser from Karen Marie Moning. (You can get these teasers each month if you subscribe to her newsletter. CLICK HERE to get to her sign-up link. And she’s also got a fan page on Facebook, so join in the discussion there, too.) To read the previous teaser CLICK HERE. OK — what does it mean? The mystery deepens and we won’t get the book until December!
I know that sound. I love that sound. It means her lover is near.
He is coming. She feels his approach.
He is so powerful! It’s what first drew her to him. She’d never encountered anyone like him.
She was awed that he chose her.
She is awed every day that he continues choosing her.
The stuff of him explodes through from his side in the Court of Shadows, telling her he comes, filling her home (prison) where she lives a fabulous life (a sentence not of her choosing) surrounded by everything she wants (illusions, she misses her world, so far away and all of them long dead) and waits for him with hope (ever growing despair.)
He will carry her to his big, dark bed and do things to her until his black wings open wide, so wide, eclipsing the world, and when he is inside her nothing else will matter but the moment, their dark, intense lust, the endless passion they share.
No matter what else he is — he is hers.
What is between them is without blame.
Love knows no right or wrong.
Love is. Only is.
March Madness: Paranormal romance books due out March 30! March 27, 2010Posted by Diana McCabe in Book lists, Releases, Reviews/summaries.
Tags: Alexandra Ivy, DD Barant, Patricia Briggs, Rhyannon Byrd, Richelle Mead
I’m still preoccupied with March Madness hoops, but I did remember that several authors will release some good reads at the end of month. Here are a few I’m hoping to pick up. Did I leave anything out? Let me know. Also, next up this week: A book pick from Dot!
Books coming out March 30!!!!
BEYOND THE DARKNESS (GUARDIANS OF ETERNITY BOOK) BY ALEXANDRA IVY
Book blurb listed on Amazon.com: Salvatore Giuliani is not a happy werewolf. It’s his duty as leader to track down the pureblood females who can keep his people from extinction. But the moment he catches scent of Harley, a pureblood held by a pack of mangy curs, his savage need for her obliterates all other instincts. And the only thing worse than being captured is finding that beautiful, independent Harley defiantly refuses to become his mate. Harley has been taught to distrust all Weres, especially their arrogant king. She won’t be used for breeding or bonded against her will, not even to a man who makes every nerve tingle with awareness. Yet Salvatore is her key to saving the family she never knew she had – if she dares to succumb to his dark, predatory desire, and face a vicious enemy sworn to destroy them both…
DEATH BLOWS: THE BLOODHOUND FILES BY DD BARANT
Book blurb listed on Amazon.com: FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. Now she works for the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America—and her boss is a vampire. At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero the Flash—a character who isn’t supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon, she’s following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld of black-market comics—where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term “super-villain”…
SILVER BORNE (MERCY THOMPSON BOOK 5) BY PATRICIA BRIGGS
Book blurb listed on Amazon.com (Publisher’s Weekly): Coyote-shifting garage mechanic Mercedes Thompson, now mated to Adam, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, embarks on her exciting fifth dark fantasy adventure (after 2009′s bestselling Bone Crossed). Three subplots—Mercy’s attempt to return a magical book to a fae friend-of-a-friend, her difficulties integrating into Adam’s pack, and her roommate Samuel’s misery over being a lone Alpha—come together seamlessly, and excitement builds as Mercy and her loved ones go through ever more intense experiences, including a house fire, a suicide attempt, a death sentence, and a reunion between long-ago loves. Briggs creates both well-rounded characters and a complex mythology, resulting in a rich read that’s far more than a series of action adventures strung together. Fans of the series will be thrilled; new readers should start at the beginning or risk drowning in the immersive world-building.
SUCCUBUS SHADOWS (GEORGINA KINCAID BOOK 5) BY RICHELLE MEAD
Book blurb listed on Amazon.com: Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals–all child’s play to a succubus like her. Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse–that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth. But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t — and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity …
TOUCH OF SEDUCTION BY RHYANNON BYRD
Book blurb listed on Amazon.com: Sold into slavery as a child to a cruel taskmaster, tiger-shifter Aiden Shrader trusts no one. Not even his own kind. Yet as a member of the Watchmen — the organization of shape-shifters who keep watch over the ancient nonhuman race — Aiden is fiercely protective of the helpless. Never more so than when he’s asked to guard a little girl with witches’ blood — and her beautiful human aunt. A woman who arouses all of Aiden’s primal urges … urges he must resist. To small-town schoolteacher Olivia Harcourt, the massive tiger-shifter with the glowing amber eyes is as much a dark mystery as the enemy stalking her. Yet Aiden is her only hope of surviving. Until their intense passion unleashes her own inner tigress with a ferocity that will make the evil Casus rue the day they messed with her family … and will take Aiden by seductive surprise.
3rd ‘Children of the Moon’ book gets title, release date March 19, 2010Posted by Diana McCabe in Fun stuff, News.
Tags: Children of the Moon, Lucy Monroe, Moon Awakening, Moon Burning, Moon Craving
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Lucy Monroe, author of the Scottish werewolf paranormal/historical Children of the Moon series, just announced the title of the third book! MOON BURNING will tell Barr’s story. “The book is hot, but so is the chemistry between Barr and Sabrine, so that so totally works,” Monroe writes. Release date is February 2011. (The first books in the series: MOON AWAKENING and MOON CRAVING.)
Read my recent interview with Lucy HERE.
Also, check out the nifty reader conference she’s hosting on her blog in April during the Romantic Times annual shindig. It’s a chance for folks who can’t attend RT to see what’s going on and visit with some authors. Here’s what Lucy says on her blog about her reader conference. For more details, go to Lucy’s blog HERE:
Every day there will be multiple authors visiting and guest blogging, with new blogs posting every 3 hours between 6 AM and 6 PM. And cover models? We’ve got ‘em – with behind the scenes action as well as hero inspiration. There will be daily drawings for multiple prizes, including dozens of signed books, a B&N gift card, a t-shirt, 3 prize tote bags filled with books & goodies (donated by Sue Grimshaw from BTRB and Becke Martin), free online subscirptions to Affaire de Couer magazine and 2 more Swag Bags given away each day. What could be better?
Tags: charlaine harris, Dead in the Family, Eric, Sookie, true blood
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My buddies over at Lastbitepodcast (a great podcast about all things Sookie/ True Blood/all things vampire at www.sookiestackhouse.com) tipped me off to this nugget in Publisher’s Weekly. It’s a short book blurb on the next book — DEAD IN THE FAMILY. It’s got a few interesting tidbits/minor spoilers. But also brings up a few questions! (You can follow Lastbitepodcast on Twitter, too! CLICK HERE to follow.) Oh — and before I forget, the buzz on Twitter and Web sites has season No. 3 of True Blood kicking off on June 13.
Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris. Ace, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-441-01864-2
Still reeling from the deaths of her fairy cousin, Claudine, and many others in 2009′s Dead and Gone, Sookie Stackhouse struggles with paranormal politics in her entertaining if slow-moving 10th outing. When Claudine’s triplet, Claude, appears at her doorstep, Sookie reluctantly allows him to move in. The government threatens two-natures with mandatory registration, and tensions run high in the local Were pack. Then Eric’s maker, a Roman named Appius Livius Ocella, arrives without warning, bringing along Alexei Romanov, whom he rescued from the Bolsheviks and turned into a vampire. Though the action often builds too slowly, the exploration of family in its many human and undead variations is intriguing, and Harris delivers her usual mix of eccentric characters and engaging subplots.
Hummm — Alexei Romanov. Rescued from the Bolsheviks. Could it be the little tsar with the blood disorder? Eric’s maker? And Claude moves in with Sookie? Like I said … hummmmm. Until the book comes out …. (Of course, feel free to speculate below!)
Tags: c.l. wilson, Crown of Crystal Flame, Tairen Soul
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C.L. Wilson says her current contract, which includes TAIREN SOUL, was sold to Avon. So, she’s changed editors and is working with Avon’s Tessa Woodward. But — there’s more! Avon suggested she change the title of her fifth and final book in the series to CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME from TAIREN SOUL, the original name of the manuscript. The marketing wizards at Avon thought CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME would appeal more to new readers than TAIREN SOUL — because if you haven’t read the books you wouldn’t know what a Tairen Soul is. (OK — but you have to read them in order anyway so you would know!) Interesting tidbit: That’s the exact reason Dorchester asked her to change the name of her manuscript to LORD OF THE FADING LANDS and LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS. (Hummm — maybe Tairen Soul was never meant to be a title?)
On her blog, Wilson apologizes for the confusion. She also admits she’s growing fond of the new title. “All the book elements it plays upon — Ellysetta’s crown, Soul Quest crystals, tairen flame,and a big surprise.”
When will it be released? Wilson is keeping quiet. She promises fans that she’ll make an official announcement on her Web site about the release date after she turns in the book.
Charlaine Harris has got her own comic book! March 11, 2010Posted by Diana McCabe in Fun stuff, Releases.
Tags: Aurora Teagarden, charlaine harris, Female Force, Sookie
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This should be trippy. Charlaine Harris is the subject of a Female Force comic book coming out in May. The author, who pens the Sookie Stackhouse novels, is the first celeb to be interviewed for the series. FEMALE FORCE: CHARLAINE HARRIS follows the writer’s career, starting with the Aurora Teagarden mysteries to her sexy vampire/humans/shifter/fae Sookie Stackhouse stories. It appears the 32-page book, which sells for $3.99, will not be available on Amazon.com. But you can order the book HERE. You’ve only got until March 22 to order. And to read more about the book, CLICK HERE.
Tags: Carrow, Demon from the Dark, Kresley Cole, Malkom
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Just after we’ve all finished reading PLEASURE OF A DARK PRINCE (read my book pick HERE) and can’t wait for the next installment, author Kresley Cole dangles a yummy tidbit in front of us! Here’s a look at the next book cover — DEMON FROM THE DARK — and a little story blurb she sent out:
A scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect—even from himself.
A dangerous demon she can’t resist
Malkom Slaine: Tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A maddening witch he aches to claim
Carrow Graie: Hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
Trapped together in a savage prison
For them to survive, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When he becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
OK — so lots of loose ends from the last book — waiting for resolution in the next book. But we’ve gotta wait until August!!!!!