Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Labyrinth of Stars quiz! I’ve really enjoyed promoting the world of Maxine Kiss and her ‘Boys’ over this past week and hope that my readers enjoyed it as much as I did. Hopefully I’ve been able to introduce a bunch of new readers to the work of Marjorie M. Liu as well.
Look for more tidbits about Labyrinth of Stars, the Hunter Kiss series, and Marjorie over the next little while. I’ll be posting a review of Labyrinth soon and I still hope to be able to get an interview or guest post from Marjorie after she returns to the States next month.
In the meantime, the winner of the “So You Think You Know Max” quiz is …
Congratulations, Diane! You were the only person to score 100% on the quiz! I’ll be sending you an email shortly. You have the option of an unsigned copy of Labyrinth to be sent next week or an autographed copy to be sent in April once Marjorie has a chance to settle in and unpack after her travels.
As I mentioned previously, we’re getting TWO Charley Davidson books from the awesome Darynda Jones this year. Sixth Grave on the Edge will be hitting bookstore shelves on May 20th and Seventh Grave and No Body is scheduled to be released on October 21st. (If only all of our favourite authors could produce two books in the same series in one year, I’d be in heaven! But I digress…)
The lucky gals over at Heroes and Heartbreakers had the pleasure of revealing the cover of Seventh Grave today and now I’m sharing it with you too.
I love the vibrant covers that artist Michael Storrings and St. Martin’s Press have come up with for this series. I’d recognize a Charley Davidson book even if the title was missing. Not many other authors are lucky enough to have such a distinctive look. Of course not many women are lucky enough to have such an awesome collection of skull themed accessories either!
Speaking of Charley’s skull accessories, how would you like to win the belt buckle featured on the cover of Seventh Grave? Head on over to HeroesandHeartbreakers.com to enter!
It looks as though March is going to follow in February’s footsteps as far as new paranormal releases are concerned. Both months start and end fairly strong, but the middle weeks are just that – weak. Oh well, at least we have a good selection to chose from this week to carry us though the slower parts of the month.
Happy Release Day to the following authors:
Anne Bishop, A Murder of Crows, The Others Book 2, Hardcover, March 4, 2014
Ashlyn Chase, Kissing With Fangs, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Bianca D’Arc, Keeper of the Flame, Dragon Knights, Paperback, March 4, 2014
J.D. Tyler, Cole’s Redemption, Alpha Pack Book 5, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Kimberly Frost, Halfway Hexed, Southern Witch, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Kira Brady, Hearts of Chaos, Deadglass, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Mary Behre, Spirited, Tidewater Trilogy Book 1, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Sarah McCarty, Reaper’s Vow, Shadow Reapers Book 2, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Seanan McGuire, Half-Off Ragnarok, InCryptid Book 3, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Shannon K. Butcher, Willing Sacrifice, Sentinel Wars Book 8, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Terry Spear, Silence of the Wolf, Heart of the Wolf, Paperback, March 4, 2014
Vicki Lewis Thompson, Werewolf in Las Vegas, Wild About You Book 6, Paperback, March 4, 2014
*** Holy Crap, Peeps, Herself is coming to My city!!!! ***
*** No one ever comes to my city… I’m sooo Excited!!! ***
Please excuse the above Fangirl moment, Peeps, but this is HUGE news. Not only is Diana Gabaldon coming to Canada to promote Written in my Own Heart’s Blood, but she’s coming to Barrie, ON, and you can believe me when I say that absolutely zero NY Times best selling authors come here. I think I actually peed a little when I read this…
Don’t live close to Barrie and wondering where else you might see Diana? Get in line at one of these locations:
Kim Harrison released The Undead Pool yesterday, the 12th book in her Hollows series, and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I absolutely love, love, love this series! Luckily for her fans, Kim’s publisher, Harper Voyager, is sending her on a huge tour to celebrate the new release. Here is where you can find Kim near you:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014–ANN ARBOR, MI
7:00 PM–Launch Book Event & Signing
2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Wednesday, February 26, 2014–CINCINNATI
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
JOSEPH-BETH & DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS
2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208
The middle two weeks of February were so quiet where new paranormal releases were concerned that it wasn’t even worth making individual posts. Thankfully things have picked up a little as we near the end of the month however. Here are the titles to look for at the bookstore:
Dana Marie Bell, Bear Naked, Halle Shifters Book 3, eBook, February 11, 2014
Lynsay Sands, Vampire Most Wanted, Argeneau Vampires Book 20, Paperback, February 18, 2014
Dixie Lyle, A Taste Fur Murder, Paperback, February 18, 2014
Jaime Rush, Angel Seduced, The Hidden Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014
Keri Arthur, Circle of Death, Damask Circle Book 2, Paperback, February 25, 2014
Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool, Hollows Book 12, Hardcover, February 25, 2014
Leigh Evans, The Problem With Promises, MystWalker Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014
Marjorie M. Liu, Labyrinth of Stars, Hunter Kiss Book 5, Paperback, February 25, 2014
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Sun God Seeks Surrogate, Accidentally Yours Book 3, Paperback, February 25, 2014
Nalini Singh, Whisper of Sin, Psy-Changeling, e-Book, February 25, 2014
Today is release day for Labyrinth of Stars, the fifth book in Marjorie M. Liu’s Hunter Kiss series, and we’re celebrating by giving away a copy of Labyrinth to one lucky Hunter Kiss fan! How do you enter? By taking this little quiz to see just how well you know Maxine Kiss, the kiss-ass protagonist of the series…
The quiz will be available until March 4th and the winner will be chosen based on the highest quiz score. If there are multiple tying high-scores we will turn to Random.org to determine the winner. Winner will have their choice of an Autographed copy of Labyrinth (to be sent in April as Marjorie is currently in Tokyo), or an Unsigned copy (to be sent in March).
Unfortunately due to shipping restrictions this contest is limited to residents of Canada and the United States only.
It’s Friday, Peeps. The school buses were cancelled county wide today and our local weather reports are calling for freezing rain mixed with flurries for the next couple of days. What does that have to do with you? Nothing, really, but it feels like a fine time for a Flash Giveaway!
The very lovely Deidre Knight has provided us with an electronic copy of Parallel Attraction, the first book in her Parallel series, to give away to some lucky readers. Entry details at the end of this post…
Enter New York Times bestselling author Deidre Knight’s time-bending universe of warring worlds, intimate betrayals, and unspent desire with the first installment of her Parallel series. “…humorous…heart-wrenching…compelling…. What a page-turner!” – Gena Showalter, author of The Darkest Craving.
An unexpectedly sensual connection…
Finding a mate is the farthest thing from alien warrior Jared Bennett’s mind. After years of exile on Earth, the king is close to developing a weapon that will alter the fabric of time and hopefully bring peace to his own people. But a chance encounter with scientist Kelsey Wells ignites a scorching desire far more consuming than talks of rebellion.
To Kelsey, Jared’s heritage is exotic and alarming – nothing like the logical, scientific facts of her own world. But despite her fears, she can’t deny the heated response of her body every time the magnetic leader comes near.
A dangerous allure…
As the bond between them grows, Jared struggles with a shocking family secret that keeps him from claiming Kelsey as his own. And a visitor from the future escalates Jared’s battle for his people’s freedom to a fever pitch, forcing the lovers to face one inescapable fact: Time can save them, as much as it can destroy them.
The Parallel series has recently been given an update with new covers and Kindle editions now include updated scenes and bonus material.
To enter simply answer this question: What was the original name of the Parallel series?(Hint: The answer can be found on Deirdre’s site, or on Goodreads)
Fill out the brief Contact form and be sure to copy “Parallel Attraction Flash Giveaway” in the Subject field.
The Audi Awards, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The actual list of 2014 finalists is quite lengthy but here are the nominees that should be of interest to lovers of horror, urban fantasy, and paranormal literature in general.
DOCTOR SLEEP – Category: Fiction, Solo Narration – Male
Stephen King, Read by Will Patton
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE – Category: Fiction, Narration by the Author
Neil Gaiman, Read by Neil Gaiman
WORLD WAR Z: THE COMPLETE EDITION – Category: Multi-Voiced
Max Brooks, Read by Martin Scorsese, Alfred Molina, and a Full Cast
I’ve been posting a few news tidbits on the Paranormal Bites Facebook page lately and I thought that I’d do a brief wrap-up here as well…
Marjorie M. Liu – Labyrinth of Stars, the fifth book in the Hunter Kiss series, releases on February 25th. We will be posting a review and hosting a giveaway to celebrate the release.
Kim Harrison – The Undead Pool, the 12th book in the Hollows series, also releases on February 25th. Stay tuned for the review, coming soon. In the meanwhile, enjoy a free Hollows short story, “Trouble on Reserve”
Darynda Jones - Seventh Grave and No Body, the upcoming Charley Davidson book, will be released in October so we’re getting TWO Charley & Reyes books this year! Darynda has also updated her website and invites everyone to stop by and see her “new digs”.
Check out this awesome cover for Morgan Rhodes’ (a.k.a. Michelle Rowen) Gathering Darkness, book three of the Fallen Kingdoms series…
December 9, 2014
Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series
Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .
THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.
THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.
THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica. . . . but the four element gods of the Kindred have other plans.