Getting a little closer to the release of Diana Gabaldon’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood…
Continuing the Outlander saga, readers follow Gabaldon’s beloved characters through revolutionary Philadelphia. As Jamie makes a dramatic return to Claire’s side, a new army sweeps the city, and romance and violence brew. Another enthralling novel of imagination, time travel and adventure in the riveting epic that began more than twenty years ago.
June 10th, 2014
1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.
The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.
April 13th, 2014 at 7:17 pm
It’s a quiet week in booklandia, Peeps, but here are a few titles that hit the shelves today:
A.C. Arthur, Mine to Claim, Shadow Shifters Book 1, eBook, April 8, 2014
Darren Shan, Mission, Zom-B Book 7, Hardcover, April 8, 2014
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Daughter of Smoke & Bone Book 3, Hardcover, April 8, 2014
R.E. Butler, The Alpha’s Heart, Wilde Creek Book 2, eBook, April 10, 2014
April 8th, 2014 at 9:05 pm
Know what I did this past weekend, Peeps? Check out a UFC match? Nope. Hit up my favourite club with my besties? Nada. Meet a smokin’ hot stranger and get swept away? Sadly, no. All three? Uh uh. Something better – I read the latest installment of Gena Showalter’s Angels of the Dark series – Burning Dawn!
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Gena’s Angels of the Dark series, but absolutely love her Lords of the Underworld series, let me use this analogy for you… If the Lords are Sex-on-a-Stick, the AoD’s Sent Ones are Sex-on-Gilded-Wings…
Interested? I thought you might be!
Burning Dawn releases on April 29th
Click on the link below to Pre-Order Burning Dawn now!
April 7th, 2014 at 9:52 pm
Last week was a bit hectic for me (okay, I was reading J.R. Ward’s The King, quickly followed by Gena Showater’s Burning Dawn. I’m not gonna lie, lol) and I missed posting the week’s releases so here are the books that came out last week:
Charlaine Harris et al., Games Creatures Play, Hardcover, April 1, 2014
Cynthia Garner, Vampire’s Hunger, Awakening, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Dana Marie Bell, Hecate’s Own, Heart’s Desire Book 2, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Heather Graham, The Awakening, Alliance Vampires, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Jennifer Ashley, Wild Wolf, Shifters Unbound Book 6, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Keri Arthur, Circle of Desire, Damask Circle Book 3, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Kimberly Frost, Magical Misfire, Southern Witch, eBook, April 1, 2014
J.R. Ward, The King, Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 12, Hardcover, April 1, 2014
Kait Ballenger, Immortal Hunter, Execution Underground Book 3, eBook, April 1, 2014
Kathryne Kennedy, Enchanting the Beast, Relics of Merlin, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Robin D. Owens, Ghost Seer, Paperback, April 1, 2014
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Illusion, Chronicles of Nick Book 5, Hardcover, April 1, 2014
Virna DePaul, Turned, Belladonna Agency, Paperback, April 1, 2014
April 7th, 2014 at 5:02 pm
We don’t have a back cover blurb yet but check out this stunning cover for Immortal, the 6th book in J.R. Ward’s Fallen Angels series. The covers in this series, designed by Anthony Ramondo, are outstanding!
Coming October 7th, 2014
April 1st, 2014 at 10:51 pm
I know that it feels like it’s been awhile since I posted a New Release list, Peeps, but some months are like that. The middle of March was so quiet that I waited until now to combine the posts into one worth reading. Here are the titles that you may have missed this month:
Patricia Briggs, Night Broken, Mercy Thompson Book 8, Hardcover, March 11, 2014
Lynn Red, Bearing it All, Jamesburg Shifters Book 2, eBook, March 17, 2014
Jennifer Ashley, Feral Heat, Shifters Unbound, eBook, March 18, 2014
Dianne Sylvan, Shadowbound, Shadow World Book 6, Paperback, March 25, 2014
Heather Graham, Waking the Dead, Hardcover, March 25, 2014
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Vampires Need Not Apply, Accidentally Yours Book 4, Paperback, March 25, 2014
Nora Roberts, Shadow Spell, The Cousins O’Dwyer Book 2, Paperback, March 25, 2014
Paula Brackston, The Midnight Witch, Hardcover, March 25, 2014
Shelly Laurenston, Bite Me, Pride Book 9, Paperback, March 25, 2014
March 28th, 2014 at 10:52 am
The seventh book in Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series, Archangel’s Shadows, is set to be released in November 2014.
Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s sensual and painfully beautiful Guild Hunter world in her new novel of sacrifice, loyalty, and the choices of love that can shatter the heart.
In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot—should not—be walking the streets.
This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people. It must be handled by those who can become shadows themselves…
Ash is a gifted tracker and a woman cursed with the ability to sense the secrets of anyone she touches. But there’s one man she knows all too well without a single instant of skin contact: Janvier, the dangerously sexy Cajun vampire who has fascinated and infuriated her for years. Now, as they track down a merciless killer, their cat-and-mouse game of flirtation and provocation has turned into a profound one of the heart. And this time, it is Ash’s secret, dark and terrible, that threatens to destroy them both.
If you haven’t yet read Angels’ Pawn, which is the first time Ash and Janvier make an appearance together, you can find an excerpt here.
Angels’ Pawn is available on its own as an ebook and as part of the Angels’ Flight anthology in ebook and paperback.
March 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am
The Romance Writers of America have announced the 2014 RITA award finalists. Congratulations to the following authors for being nominated for Best Paranormal Romance:
March 26th, 2014 at 7:27 pm
So many of my favourite authors will be at RT Con this year, including the fabulous Jeaniene Frost. Here is her schedule.
Tuesday, May 13: 8:15pm to 10:00pm: Never Have I Ever…New Adult Pajama Party: College settings are hotter than ever right now and whether you’re going back or forward in time, or to a completely different reality, tonight everyone will be living it up on campus. Come sporting your college team T-shirt and some comfy pajama pants. Share a table with your favorite NA author, play college-themed games, eat your way to the “freshman 15″ with our junk-food feast, and win prizes. All participants receive a goody bag and much more. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Gallery 4
Wednesday, May 14: 1:15pm to 2:15pm: PARANORMAL: Strange Worlds, Strong Wills: A place filled with vampires, shapeshifters, demons and magic is exciting, but are the characters living in there up for challenge? Join bestselling authors as they discuss how to craft characters – human or otherwise – that are ready, willing and able to take on the fantastic worlds they live in. Moderator: Jeaniene FrostPanelist(s): Ilona Andrews (aka Ilona and Gordon Andrews) Charlaine Harris Marjorie M. Liu. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2
Wednesday, May 14: 3:45pm to 4:45pm: Fantasy Lovers. What makes urban fantasy and paranormal romance characters so enticing? Why do our dragons and vampires and weres have so much sex appeal for our readers? Join urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors in exploring the realm of supernatural lovers and otherworldly passion. Host(s): Lara Adrian Alyssa Day (Lucy Connors) Jeaniene Frost Yasmine Galenorn Chloe Neill . Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 9
Thursday, May 15: 11:15am to 12:15pm: PARANORMAL: HEA The Paranormal Way: Boy Meets Girl has transformed into Creature Meets Girl. Or Boy Meets Creature. From that first look all the way to the final kiss, supernatural couples are lighting up the page. Acclaimed authors discuss the challenges – and perks – of getting to that Happily Ever After when relationships navigate fangs, fur, angel wings or dirigibles along the way. Moderator: Jeaniene Frost Panelists: Meljean Brook Kresley Cole Nalini Singh. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2
Thursday, May 15: 4:00pm to 5:00pm: NA: What’s Next in New Adult? Is NA more than just angst romance? What’s next in New Adult? Romantic suspense? Thriller? Paranormal? Dystopian? Find out by agents, editors, and authors who are branching out in New Adult. Moderator: Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn)Panelist(s): Amanda Bergeron (Harper Collins, Editor) Jeaniene Frost Angela James (Carina Press, Editorial Director) Kevan Lyon (Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Agent) Tessa Woodward (Avon Books/HarperCollins, Editor). Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2
Friday, May 16: 6:00pm to 7:45pm: Avon’s Krewe of Muses: Free food, free drinks and free signed books, all hosted by Avon. Location: 3rd Floor Room: Acadia
Saturday, May 17: 10:45 – 2:00pm: Giant Book Fair. Open to the public.
Saturday, May 17: 6:15 – 8:00pm: FAN-tastic Day Party. Meet a revolving door of hundreds of authors as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. Be one of the first 500 attendees and you’ll receive a goody bag filled with free books and promotional items.
March 26th, 2014 at 10:12 am
The 16th book in Jim Butcher’s popular Dresden Files series, Skin Game, is set to release on May 27th 2014 and Jim is hitting the promotion trail. Tour stops are listed below:
Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 PM
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA
Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 PM
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA
Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 PM
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Friday, May 30 at 7:00 PM
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA Continue Reading…
I’ve been promising a review of Marjorie M. Liu’s Labyrinth of Stars for a while now and I’m happy to finally be able to share it with my readers.
The short version? You must read the Hunter Kiss series, Peeps! It has everything that I like in a series – lovable demons, sarcastic female protagonist, sexy love interest, bat-shit crazy secondary characters, pain-in-the-ass minor characters, and fast paced urban fantasy/sci-fi story line. What’s not to love?
I was hooked on Labyrinth from the very first line -
I’ll be honest: I can’t recommend having a demon as your obstetrician.
Fight with them, live with them, feed their hungry stomachs all the M&M’s, chain saws, and small artillery they can handle — but when it comes to taking pregnancy advice, avoid at all costs. Even if they’ve been delivering the babies in your family for the last ten thousand years.
Read the full Review of Labyrinth of Stars here.
March 22nd, 2014 at 12:36 am
Author Laura Wright sent out her latest newsletter the other day and I’ve gotta say that she’s one busy lady! First Laura teams up with Alexandra Ivy with two back-to-back Bayou Heat books releasing this spring – Lian/Roch (April), and Hakan/Severin (May).
Shameless is another upcoming paranormal and it will be part of a new series called Masters of Seduction. Other participating authors include Lara Adrian, Donna Grant, and Alexandra Ivy. The boxed collection features Incubus alphas and it will be in stores this summer. * * Click the link below to Pre-order for just 99 cents! Save $4 on the collection when you order now! * *
This will be followed by Eternal Storm, the next Mark of the Vampire book, sometime later this year.
In addition to these paranormals, Laura also has a new Western series, The Cavanaugh Brothers, debuting in June (with the second book releasing in October), another Western titled Sinful in Spurs coming out as part of the Sinful Seconds group series. She is also working on Rebel Ink, the latest installment in her Wicked Ink Chronicles. Whew! That’s a whole lot to cram into one year and knowing Laura, I wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised to see her add on to this as the year progresses.
March 19th, 2014 at 9:00 am