Peeps – one of my favourite series is quickly coming to an end, with the September 9th release of Kim Harrison’s The Witch With No Name. While I am very sad to be saying goodbye to Rachel, Trent, Jenks and the rest of the Hollows gang, I am happy that Harrison knows when to end a series. Several authors that I read like to beat a dead horse and have on-going series that rank in the mid-twenties and counting. I begin loving the series and characters but somewhere in the high teens/early twenties many of them fail to continue to hold my interest. Thankfully that isn’t the case with Harrison’s Hollows series!
Join Kim on the road to celebrate the last hurrah and send our beloved characters off in style at the following locations:
September 8, Monday PM 10:00-12:00 midnight
2692 Madison Rd
September 9, Tuesday 6:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI
2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 10, Wednesday 7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble
14790 US Hwy 31 N
September 11, Thursday 7:00 PM
7000 Arundel Mills Circle
Hanover, MD 21076
September 12, Friday 7:30 PM
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave
September 14, Sunday 3:00 PM
Barnes and Noble
Colonial Plaza Market Center
2418E. Colonial Dr, Orlando
September 15, Monday 7:00 PM
Tampa, FL (Carrolwood)
Barnes and Noble
11802 N. Dale Mabry Highway
September 16, Tuesday 12:00 noon
161 Lexington Green Circle
859 273 2911
Book Signing/Lunch event
September 16, Tuesday 6:30 PM
Bowling Green, KY
Warren Public Library – Bob Kerby Branch
175 Iron Skillet Court
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Books hosted by Barnes and Noble
September 17, Wednesday 7:00 PM
757 Brookwood Village
September 25, Thursday 6:00 PM
Portland, OR (Beaverton)
Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
800 878 7323
Joint event and signing with Richard Kadrey
September 26, Friday, 6:00 PM
Highland Ranch store
9315 Dorchester St
Joint event and signing with Richard Kadrey
September 27, Saturday 7:00 PM
140 Kentucky St
Joint event and signing with Richard Kadrey
September 29, Monday 7:00 PM
The Poison Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
408 947 2974
Joint event and signing with Richard Kadrey
September 30, Tuesday 7:00 PM
Santa Fe, NM
Jean Cocteau Cinema (GRRM theatre)
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Interview, Q&A, Book Signing
Admission: Free with purchase of a hardcover book, $5 with purchase of a paperback, $10 without book purchase
Comic Con NY
October 11 and 12th
Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy: Keynote speaker Kim Harrison
900 E. Lookout Dr
October 13, Monday 7:00 PM
7404 S. Olympia Ave.
October 28, Tuesday 6:30
Murder By the Book
2342 Bissonnett St
Joint signing with Ilona Andrews
October 30, Thursday
Ann Arbor, MI
Nicola’s Books for the End of tour Devil’s Night Party
2513 Jackson Rd (Use Jackson Ave for your GPS)
September 5th, 2014 at 10:45 am
Our fall reading lists are off to a strong start with the following titles, released this week:
Michelle Rowen, Echoes, eBook, September 1, 2014
Christine Feehan, Dark Blood, Carpathian Book 26, Hardcover, September 2, 2014
Devon Monk, House Immortal, House Immortal Book 1, Paperback, September 2, 2014
Dianne Duvall, Night Unbound, Immortal Guardians Book 5, Paperback, September 2, 2014
Kay Hooper, Haunted, Bishop/SCU Book 3, Hardcover, September 2, 2014
Patricia Briggs, Shifting Shadows, Mercy Thompson, Hardcover, September 2, 2014
Robin D. Owens, Ghost Layer, Ghost Seer Book 2, Paperback, September 2, 2014
Seanan McGuire, The Winter Long, October Daye Book 8, Paperback, September 2, 2014
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Son of No One, Dark-Hunter, Hardcover, September 2, 2014
Thea Harrison, Night’s Honor, Elder Races Book 7, Paperback, September 2, 2014
September 4th, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Can you believe that it’s already September? Where did summer go? Between the excitement surrounding the wedding of a family member and getting my daughter ready to attend a new school the second half of the month just escaped me.
Here are the titles that you may have missed towards the end of August:
Jaye Wells, Cursed Moon, Prospero’s War, Paperback, August 12, 2014
Susan Krinard, Black Ice, Midgard Book 2, Paperback, August 12, 2014
Kelley Armstrong, Visions, Cainsville Book 2, Hardcover, August 19, 2014
Christine Warren, Stone Cold Lover, Gargoyles Book 2, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Cynthia Eden, Playing With Fire, Phoenix Fire Book 3, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Jayne Castle, The Hot Zone, Rainshadow Book 3, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Jeaniene Frost, The Beautiful Ashes, Broken Destiny Book 1, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Jessica Sims, Wanted: Wild Thing, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Kristen Callihan, Evernight, Darkest London Book 5, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Accidentally…Over?, Accidentally Yours, Paperback, August 26, 2014
Simon R. Green, Voices From Beyond, Ghost Finders Book 6, Paperback, August 26, 2014
September 4th, 2014 at 8:19 pm
Hello, the House!
After weeding out all of the incorrect answers and multiple responses we ended up with 234 valid entries for our OUTLANDISH Flash Giveaway. What a fantastic response – thank you so much to my fellow Heughligans and Outlander fans for entering! I love the fact that so many people are united in their love for these characters, Diana Gabaldon’s writing, and this show. Your enthusiasm made this contest well worth having.
The winner of the contest was chosen via Random.org
Lynn, please message me with your mailing address!
September 2nd, 2014 at 11:01 pm
After having already taken Australia and the US by storm, the orgasmic (Heughligans – you know what I’m talking about!) Starz television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series finally premiered tonight on Showcase here in Canada and Paranormal Bites is celebrating with an Outlandish Flash Giveaway!
How would you like to win the following? – One official laminated Pocket Jamie, one Outlander Showcase tie-in Bookmark, one copy of a seven chapter excerpt from Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, and one television tie-in paperback edition of Outlander
To Enter simply click on this link to fill out our Contact Us form and put “Outlandish Flash Giveaway” in the Subject Line. In the Message section answer the following question:
What did Frank do during the war when he was thinking of Claire?
Contest ends August 31 at 9:45 pm and is open to residents of Canada, the US, and Australia. G’un robh math agad!
August 24th, 2014 at 11:00 pm
OUTLANDER finally airs on Showcase here in Canada tomorrow night at 10:00 pm EST.
The third episode airs on Starz tonight in the US and Australia is already watching as well.
So, what I want to know is, will you be watching tomorrow or do you already watch? If so, stayed tuned tomorrow for a Flash Giveaway to celebrate what is hands-down the single most anticipated television event of my entire life!
I won’t leak the prize just yet but suffice it to say that you must watch to win!
Contest will be posted here, the Paranormal Bites Facebook page, our Paranormal Bites Pinterest account, and on our Paranormal Bites Twitter feed.
August 23rd, 2014 at 12:28 pm
It’s a very quiet Release Day for paranormal fiction but that is alright as it allows me to focus on the release of Visions, the second book in Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series, without feeling guilty for ignoring several other deserving books in the process. Kelley is not only one of my favourite authors, but she also has the distinction of being one of my favourite Canadian authors as well, and that list is considerably smaller. In a field that seems to be largely dominated by American authors it thrills me that Kelley more than holds her own. For those of you who may not be familiar with her as of yet, she is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Otherworld series – a series that just happened to get it’s own cable television program, BITTEN, this past winterl, as well as the hugely popular Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising young adult trilogies, and the Nadia Stafford series. Starting to sound familiar?
As much as I love the Otherworld series – finally, a female werewolf! – I believe that the Cainsville series is surpassing it in my esteem. When I put the book down after reading the last page I found myself actually saying out loud, to an empty room, “Man, that was good!”, and I immediately wanted to find someone to discuss the book with. What is it about Cainsville that I love so much? Well, it’s best explained by having a quick read of my review for Omens, the first book in the series, followed by my review for Visions.
Read Visions Review
For those of us who have been following Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series since the first book Saturday is set to be a banner day as the small screen adaptation finally airs on Starz network in the US. We Canadians have to wait until Sunday, August 24th for the show to air on Showcase. A special torture that will have more than a few of us contemplating a mass border-crossing, I’m sure.
For those of us who suffer from an especially acute case of Outlanderitis the good folks at VisitScotland.com have put together a list of must-visit places that will allow us to follow in Claire’s footsteps as she first falls for her highland laird. Suggestions include:
- Roam the streets of Inverness in the Highlands where Claire and Frank went for their second honeymoon and find your own cosy Mrs Baird’s Bed and Breakfast to stay in.
- Venture off beyond the city walls in search of the mysterious Craigh na Dun, a split stone of the stone circle that sent Claire back to Jacobite times. Although fictional, this could have been inspired by the Clava Cairns, one of Scotland’s most evocative sites dating back to Bronze Age, with remnants of stone circles surrounding the sacred burial grounds.
- While in the area, explore the magnificent ruins of Urquhart Castle where the characters picnicked, cruise the calm waters of Loch Ness and see for yourself if you can spot the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
- Culloden Battlefield is where Claire and Jamie said their goodbyes before the disastrous Battle of Culloden. Visit the site and pay respect to those who lost their lives in the last battle ever fought on British soil.
- Don’t miss one of the most romantic and unspoilt castles in Scotland, Castle Leod near the Victorian town of Strathpeffer. Lived in by the Mackenzie clan for well over 500 years, could this be the inspiration behind Castle Leoch, the seat of Colum and Dougal Mackenzie in the books?
- Or how about extending your stay in the area and taking in the village of Beauly which is strongly associated with Clan Fraser of Lovat from whom Jamie descends? Explore the tranquil ruins of Beauly Priory where Claire met Maisri the seer.
Read the rest of the list here.
I don’t know about you but THIS is definitely on my Bucket List!
August 7th, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Yesterday was Release Day and I was so busy posting my review of Kresley Cole’s Dark Skye everywhere (here, our Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble) that I didn’t get the chance to post the full list of books that came out. Sorry, Peeps!
Obviously I was rather preoccupied by but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Dark Skye wasn’t the only big release for me yesterday. Lara Adrian’s Crave the Night, the latest installment in the Midnight Breed series, also hit the shelves. Being the dedicated fan-girl that I am, I made sure to make the rounds of my local booksellers to make sure that both titles were not only on the shelves, but faced as well. To be honest, my somewhat hick small town isn’t really very good at keeping up with new releases so I had to ask for the titles in more than one store. I consider it to have been a good day’s work!
Here are the paranormal titles that released yesterday:
Linda O. Johnston, Loyal Wolf, Alpha Force, eBook, August 1, 2014
Rhyannon Byrd, Dark Wolf Returning, eBook, August 1, 2014
Lara Adrian, Crave the Night, Midnight Breed Book 12, Hardcover, August 5, 2014
Chloe Neill, Blood Games, Chicagoland Vampires Book 10, Paperback, August 5, 2014
Hannah Jayne, Under the Final Moon, Underworld Detection Agency Book 6, Paperback, August 5, 2014
Kat Richardson, Revenant, Greywalker Book 9, Hardcover, August 5, 2014
Kresley Cole, Dark Skye, Immortals After Dark Book 15, Hardcover, August 5, 2014
Rob Thurman, Downfall, Cal Leandros Book 9, Paperback, August 5, 2014
August 6th, 2014 at 11:12 pm
It’s Tuesday, and book lovers everywhere know what that means – It’s Release Day! I’ll be posting a list of this weeks new releases shortly but first I wanted to take a moment to say “Happy Release Day!” to one of my very favourite authors, Kresley Cole.
Kresley’s Dark Skye hits bookstore shelves today and it’s the 15th book in her phenomenal Immortals After Dark series. It also marks the fourth book from this series that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. You can read my reviews of the following series titles by clicking on the links below:
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
Demon From the Dark
I’ve been reading Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series for a few years now and this is the fourth book in the series that I have reviewed for Paranormal Bites. (I’ve also reviewed the first two books in her Arcana Chronicles series as well.) Why do I keep focusing so much on one author when the paranormal romance/urban fantasy/mystery genres are so rich with authors to choose from? That’s easy – Kresley Cole’s writing is just that good. Period.
The cast of characters in the IAD series is huge and it grows with each book (Dark Skye is the 15th, incidentally). All of the story lines merge and intertwine as the various character connections are revealed throughout the series. In fact multiple story lines occur simultaneously, allowing readers to encounter the individual books out of order without being completely lost, and I find this to be a rather rare occurrence. I’ve encountered far too many series in the past with story lines that are so linear that they must be read in order or the reader is lost, thus compromising reader enjoyment should they happen to pick up a mid-series book first.
Cole weaves her story lines so masterfully that I often imagine her as a giant spider spinning her opus web or as one of the mythological Fates themselves, creating diverse species and situations, and establishing rules just to bend or break them as she sees fit… If fact, if I had to chose one of her own IAD characters to identify Cole with, I’d have to say that judging by her writing, she reminds me a great deal of Nix, the supposedly crazy, “ever knowing” Valkyrie with the maddening habit of popping up unexpectedly, in the least likely places and circumstances, and stirring things up to the distress of her fellow Lorens. Nix is one of the most enduring characters of the series, by the way. I love her kind of Crazy!
August 5th, 2014 at 4:06 pm
New paranormal releases were pretty scarce during the second half of the month. There were a few however. Here are the titles that you may have missed:
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life, All Souls Book 3, Hardcover, July 15, 2014
Jennifer Estep, Poison Promise, Elemental Assassin, Paperback, July 22, 2014
A.C. Arthur, Shifters Claim, Shadow Shifters Book 4, Paperback, July 29, 2014
Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks, Kate Daniels Book 7, Hardcover, July 29, 2014
P.C. Cast. Kristen Cast, Kalona’s Fall, House of Night Book 4, Hardcover, July 29, 2014
Richelle Mead, Silver Shadows, Bloodlines Book 5, Hardcover, July 29, 2014
July 31st, 2014 at 12:22 am
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July 18th, 2014 at 12:26 am