Tags: Immortals After Dark, Kresley Cole, Lothaire, Nix, vampires
We have to wait until next year read to read Book No. 11 in Kresley Cole’s fab and funny IMMORTALS AFTER DARK series. But she just posted two big shockers on her Facebook page. We have a cover and title for the book — and it’s gonna be about the old ancient one. It’s simply titled LOTHAIRE.
And, since we all wondered who Lothaire is sooooo devoted to — and who could even love him — we don’t have to wait until 2012 to find out. Nope — it’s not nutty Nix. Here’s what KC posted on her Facebook page
The cat’s out of the bag! Lothaire’s heroine is revealed. Her name is . . . Elizabeth Peirce, and she is the first mortal IAD protagonist, a character we’ve met before, not his original Bride, a being of untold power, and on death row. (And at least one of those statements is false) Which do you think are true? p.s. for those of you who’d wondered if his heroine would be Nix . . . I’ve had her hero picked out from the very beginning of this series (he’s the only one who can handle Nucking Futs). Lothaire and Nix have a surprising history though, and in the future, you’ll see why they could never be more than just friends/enemies 🙂 As a matter of fact, several shocking secrets will be revealed in this book …
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These are fun: True Blood preview videos! May 16, 2011Posted by Diana McCabe in Entertainment, HBO, News.
Tags: Bill, Eric, Season 4, Sookie, true blood
OK — I think these TRUE BLOOD previews are pretty fun. June 26th can’t arrive fast enough! (Love it in this first one when Sookie says, “Alcide, stop making that noise.”)
And here’s the second one, where Sookie says, “Oh great, now I have to deal with witches?”
Tags: charlaine harris, Dead Reckoning, Mysterious Galaxy
I couldn’t make it to the DEAD RECKONING book signing with Charlaine Harris at Mysterious Galaxy here in San Diego on Tuesday, but the bookstore folks sent me a couple of photos of the event! And if you missed this event, you’ve got a second chance to meet some cool authors on Saturday again at Mysterious Galaxy. (Check out the info after the photos!) And if you missed my Q&A with Charlaine — CLICK HERE to read.
And there’s more!
The Mysterious Galaxy bookstore is celebrating its 18th birthday this weekend! As part of the celebration, these authors will be at MG signing books on Saturday. For more info
visit www.mystgalaxy.com or call 858.268.4747. (Oh — there will be bday cake and giveaways!)
10 AM: D.J. MacHale – Morpheus Road: The Black
11 AM: Barrie Summy – I So Don’t Do Famous; Janni Lee Simner – Faerie Winter
12 PM: Thomas Perry – The Informant; Earlene Fowler – Spider Web
1 PM: Christopher Farnsworth – The President’s Vampire; Jonathan Hayes – A Hard Death
2 PM: Maryelizabeth Hart and 12 contributors – San Diego Noir
3:30 PM: Jack Campbell – The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught
Tags: Chicagoland Vampires, Chloe Neill, Hard Bitten
It’s been a while since my buddy Dot has had a chance to file a book pick. She’s been reading a lot of historical romances but jumped back into the paranormal world to bring us this review of Chloe Neill’s latest book in the Chicagoland Vampire series: HARD BITTEN. Here’s what Dot had to say about Book No. 4:
If you have been hiding under a rock then you haven’t heard all the buzz about the ending in this most recent edition to Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series. It is a shocker and I’m not about to spoil your fun in finding out for yourself. My warning is just be careful reading reviews because many do contain spoilers and it would be a shame if you found out too early.
That said — and you knew I’d have to have a qualification somewhere — the first half of this book deserves a two or three stars, but the last bit deserves five stars. So for an overall ranking, I settled on 4 stars.
There is so much repetition in the beginning that I was truly ready to toss in the towel. How many times does Merit have to repeat the same report? Obviously, to every secondary character in the book. A simple-Merit told the Ombudsman(Mallory, Ethan, Luc, Morgan, Tate, Jonah, Catcher, Jeff, etc.) what went down – would suffice. But with each repeat we are treated(?) to the entire, or almost the entire, retelling all over again.
OK, with that rant out of the way, I think the ending is priceless. It is a testament to the author’s bravery to write it as she has because there will be fallout. I thought it was fitting and will make the fifth book in the series a must-buy. The ending made all that repetition worth slogging through. If you’re a fan, you won’t be sorry if you read this book. I cannot wait to see where Chloe Neill takes this series. So often later books in a series start to wither and we wish the author would end it all and put us and the characters out of our misery. I have a feeling we are in for a real treat with the continuing of this series.
As with most series you would do well to start with the first book and proceed through each in turn.
Tags: Dead Reckoning Charlaine Harris Sookie Eric
Only one more day until we get DEAD RECKONING, book No. 11 in the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series. This preview has been out there for a little while but in case you haven’t read it — and are dying for a little bit of a sneak preview of what’s to come — check out Chapter 3 that Penguin released. You can read the chapter by clicking here. This is a long chapter. I’m interested in what folks think about this part — which comes at the end of the chapter:
“Is there something you want to tell me?” I asked, frightened of the answer. But anything was better than not knowing.
“Eric got a letter—” Pam began, and before I could register that he’d moved, Eric had whipped around, reached over the seat, and seized her throat. Since he was still driving, I squawked in terror.
“Eyes ahead, Eric! Not with the fighting again,” I said. “Look, just go on and tell me!”
With his right hand, Eric was still holding Pam in a grip that would have choked her if she’d been a breather. He was steering with his left hand, and we coasted to a stop on the side of the road. I couldn’t see any oncoming traffic, and no lights behind us, either. I didn’t know if the isolation made me feel good or bad. Eric looked back at his child, and his eyes were so bright they were practically throwing sparks. He said, “Pam, don’t speak. That’s an order. Sookie, leave this be.”
What’s in the letter?