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Good news, Peeps! Lara Adrian’s A TOUCH OF MIDNIGHT (Gideon & Savannah’s story) is now available as a standalone release in ebook and trade paperback! The story is a prequel to the Midnight Breed series, set in the 1970′s, so you can either begin the series by reading it or simply pick it up now, regardless of where you are in the series.
Even better – for the next couple of days only, you can get the ebook for just 99 cents for all e-reader devices!
Smashwords (all formats): http://bit.ly/13AmYjK
The audiobook is in development and coming soon!
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:05 pm
I could find very few paranormals releasing this week, but some weeks are like that. Here are a few titles to get you through to next week.
Lara Adrian, A Touch of Midnight, Midnight Breed, Paperback, July 14, 2013
D.B. Reynolds, Hunted, Vampires in America, eBook, July 15, 2013
Lisa Kessler, Moonlight, Moon Series, eBook, July 15, 2013
Andrea Cremer, Stolen Souls, Nightshade, eBook, July 16, 2013
Patricia A. Rasey, Viper, Sons of Sangue Book 1, eBook, July 16, 2013
Susan Krinard, Mist, Paperback, July 16, 2013
Terry Brooks, Witch Wraith, The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Hardcover, July 16, 2013
July 16th, 2013 at 1:50 am
If you are lucky enough to be heading out to the annual RT convention this week here are the places that you will be able to find Jeaniene Frost while you are there.
Wednesday, May 1st
3:45 – 4:45pm
(Craft) Shifters, Weres, Vamps and Fae: Find out why urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors love writing nonhuman heroines and heroes. From revisiting old legends to creating new species, how do authors make their creatures both beloved and identifiable? Unlock some insider secrets about the authors’ favorite characters, and — for aspiring authors — tricks and tips on how to effectively make your supernatural beings all-too real.
Moderator: Andria Holley. Panelists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Alyssa Day, Jeaniene Frost and Yasmine Galenorn.
Location: Ballroom Level. Room: Chicago A
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Blood Lite: Humor can make the best of any bad situation, and being undead is no laughing matter — or is it? Come share a chuckle as bestselling vampire fiction authors discuss why humor is the best protection against the darkness of the undead.
Captain: Caridad Pinerio. Panelists: Cat Adams (C.T. Adams), Jeaniene Frost, Susan and Clay Griffith, Molly Harper, Jeri-Smith Ready and Elisabeth Staab.
Location: Mezzanine Level; Room: Empire A
Thursday, May 2nd
10:00am – 11:00am
(Urban fantasy) A Man in a Woman’s World: Urban fantasy heroines aren’t the only ones kicking ass; their heroes are right by their sides. But how do you handle writing a male point of view when you’re a woman? Come talk with this panel of authoresses about getting inside the heads of the opposite sex. We’ll discuss how to decide on narration style, how to (gasp!) handle sex and romance, and — most importantly — how to make it all believable.
Captain: Richelle Mead. Moderator: Nicole Peeler. Panelists: Jeaniene Frost, Jackie Kessler (a.k.a. Jackie Morse Kessler, Caitlin Kittredge, and K.A. Stewart.
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Empire A
11:15am – 12:15am
(New Adult) Coming of Age: New Adult Fiction: Remember frat parties? Your crappy first apartment — and your hot neighbor? Those were some drama-filled years. Yet publishing wisdom was, don’t write a book set in college or in the years just after, no one will buy it. But thanks to an ever-expanding young adult market and the self-publishing revolution, there’s a hot new genre: New Adult. Set in those drama-filled college and post-college years, New Adult stars protagonists ages 18 to 25. Want to break into this hot new market? Come hear from these bestelling, New Adult authors. How hot is too hot? Which publishers are buying? What are the boundaries to breaking in? We’ll tell all.
Moderator: Elissa Petruzzi. Panelists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Jeaniene Frost and Molly McAdams.
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Chouteau A
1:30pm – 2:30pm
(Paranormal) Fated To Be Mated or Catch Me If You Can: Writing believable, passionate couples set in paranormal worlds where the normal dating rules don’t always apply (or do they?).
Captain: Jeaniene Frost. Panelists: Kerrelyn Sparks, Yasmine Galenorn, Alma Katsu and Lara Adrian.
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Empire A
Friday, May 3rd
10:00am – 11:00am
(Paranormal) The Long Kiss Goodnight: Benefits, drawbacks, and how-to’s of writing a recurring hero/heroine series in paranormal romance where the happily-ever-after doesn’t come in the first book.
Captain: Jeaniene Frost. Panelists: Pamela Palmer, Molly Harper, Rachel Vincent, Ilona Andrews.
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Empire A
1:00 – 2:30pm
Awards ceremony. Exhibit Hall B located on the Mezzanine Level. Accepting award for Best Vampire Romance for Once Burned.
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Avon Mixer and book giveaway (free books, drinks, and food!)
Location: Lobby Level. Room: Gillham Hall
Saturday, May 4th
11:00 am – 2:00pm
Giant Book Fair. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. I will sign anything you bring me (books from home, notepads, e-readers, e-reader covers, etc)
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Exhibit Hall A
April 29th, 2013 at 10:15 pm
The fabulous Lara Adrian posted the cover for the 12th Midnight Breed novel today – Crave the Night. No word as of yet regarding the release date or whose story it will be but I’ll keep you posted.
March 13th, 2013 at 9:56 pm
Thank you to everyone who entered our Midnight Breed swag contest! I hope that you’ve all had the opportunity to pick up a copy of EDGE OF DAWN, the latest book in Lara Adrian’s fabulous Midnight Breed series, and have had the chance to rediscover Kellan with Mira. Their mating has been several years in the making and it makes me very happy to know that Mira finally got her male. After everything they’ve both suffered their happiness is well deserved.
And speaking of happiness, the following people were chosen via Random.org to receive a Breed drink cozy, a Breed pen, and a set of nine Midnight Breed bookmarks:
The following people will receive a Midnight Breed pen and bookmark set:
Observant readers may notice that originally 11 prizes were advertised but there are a total of 13 winners listed. The number of entries were limited and it didn’t feel right to give a prize to everyone except two so I decided that everyone who entered wins! I’m even going to through in some additional swag that I happen to have on hand. Winners are asked to watch their email for a request from me for your mailing address.
Oh – I guess that I should share which ability I’d like to have, after all it’s only fair! Personally, I’d love to be omnilingual. The ability to understand, speak, read, and write any language would be amazing. My second choice, if I had one, would be the same one that many of you chose – the ability to heal. Either of these abilities would be so valuable to have but I’d keep them a closely guarded secret in case someone evil wanted to use me for my abilities. I’d probably need my own Breed male to guard me and keep me safe…
March 5th, 2013 at 8:40 pm
Posted March 5th, 2013. 2 comments
Just a quick reminder that our EDGE OF DAWN Midnight Breed swag contest closes tonight at midnight EST. Enter now for a chance to win a set of nine Breed bookmarks, a Midnight Breed pen, and a Breed drink cozy. And we just might throw in some other swag as well!
March 4th, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Posted March 4th, 2013. 1 comment
Yesterday was a great day for new releases as a number of authors had books come out, including a few of my favourites – Lara Adrian, Gena Showalter, Jeaniene Frost, Michelle Rowen, and Lynsay Sands.
The following titles round out the calendar this month:
Donna Grant, Prince of Desire, Royal Chronicles Book 1, eBook, February 18, 2013
PC Cast, Kristin Cast, Neferet’s Curse, House of Night Book 3, Hardcover, February 19, 2013
Donna Grant, Prince of Seduction, Royal Chronicles Book 2, eBook, February 21, 2013
Amber Benson, The Golden Age of Death, Calliope Reaper-Jones Book 5, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Angie Fox, Immortally Embraced, Paperback, February 26, 2013
CE Murphy, Mountain Echoes, Walker Papers Book 8, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Christina Henry, Black City, Black Wings Book 5, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Clifford Beal, Gideon’s Angel, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Cynthia Garner, Heart of the Demon, Warriors of the Rift Book 3, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Eileen Randal, Dead Letter Day, Messenger Novel, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Gena Showalter, Beauty Awakened, Angels of the Dark, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Jeaniene Frost, Twice Tempted, Night Prince Book 2, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Jeff Somers, Trickster, Ustari Cycle, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Kristen Callihan, Winterblaze, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Lara Adrian, Edge of Dawn, Midnight Breed, Hardcover, February 26, 2013
Lynsay Sands, Immortal Ever After, Argeneau Vampires Book 18, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Michelle Rowen, Wicked Kiss, Nightwatchers Book 2, Paperback, February 26, 2013
Saranna DeWylde, How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days, Paperback, February 26, 2013
February 27th, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Posted February 27th, 2013. Add a comment
Edge of Dawn, the 11th book in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series officially releases today and Paranormal Bites is helping Lara to celebrate to having a little give-away.
Seeing as this is the 11th book in the series I’ve decided to give away 11 prizes. Up for grabs? Four packages containing a Midnight Breed drink cozy, a Midnight Breed pen, and an assortment of official Midnight Breed bookmarks, including an Edge of Dawn bookmark (package is similar to the one pictured, minus the Deeper Than Midnight book); as well as seven packages of a Midnight Breed pen & bookmark assortments.
How to Enter:
Entering is easy – Simply respond to this post and tell me what Breedmate/Warrior talent or ability you would most like to have and why! Be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you win.
Contest closes Monday, March 4th 2013. Winners will be drawn via Random.org and announced on Tuesday, March 5th.
I apologize to my international readers but due to financial constraints this contest is limited to residents of Canada and the United States.
Posted February 26th, 2013. 15 comments
Donna Grant released the first novella of a new four eBook series – Royal Chronicles – today, Prince of Desire. The series is available on Nook, Kindle, Kobo, and Smashwords. Book two, Prince of Seduction, follows on February 25th, while books three and four will be released on March 4th & 11th.
In other news, Donna announced that she has sold the audio rights to her Shield series and Tantor Audio will be producing the audio books. She also announced that her publisher has unfortunately decided to push back the print release of her Dark King novellas until next year, as well as the release dates of Midnight’s Kiss and Midnight’s Captive. Kiss and Captive are available for pre-order however for only $0.99 each.
Lara Adrian will be chatting live on Friday, February 22 at 7:00pm EST, hosted by Book Monster Reviews and Literal Addiction Paranormal Book Club.
Both websites will be featuring the Midnight Breed series all day on February 22nd and will include special giveaways at each website for an autographed, early copy of Edge of Dawn! Gear up for the event by reading my review of Edge of Dawn.
Edge is the eleventh book in Lara’s fabulous Midnight Breed series and it will be the first book in the series to be issued as a hardcover. Release day is Tuesday, February 26th and I will be giving away sets of Midnight Breed bookmarks & pens to celebrate. Stay tuned for more give-away info.
February 18th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
Posted February 18th, 2013. Add a comment
My review for Lara Adrian’s EDGE OF DAWN was posted this morning and I’ve copied it below:
Edge of Dawn – Lara Adrian
Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost.
Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return.
Kellan didn’t think he would ever see Mira again—or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts.
Imagine that you were born with an ability so formidable that grown, fearsome, powerful men were afraid of your very gaze. Imagine that despite their fear, they sought to control the very power that you could not, and thus they controlled you. This was the fate of Mira, a beautiful, feisty Breedmate, abandoned as a baby to become the possession of a mad man who would control her and use her to his own evil end, before being saved by another Breedmate and a group of other-worldly vampire warriors who fought for the greater good.
Having been adopted by the Order at the tender age of eight, Mira learned about love, loyalty, and friendship firsthand from the very men who kept the monsters at bay and the special women who loved them. Inspired by the role models around her she grew into a strong, proud woman who trained to fight at their side. Through near constant training and fierce determination she became a lethal, nearly unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
Even the greatest warriors have a chink in their armour however and Mira is no exception. Her’s is Kellen Archer, a Breed warrior who came to the Order as a troubled, damaged youth who lost nearly his entire family on one fateful night.
Like a burr on wool clothing, Mira took to Kellen right away, attaching herself to his side, refusing to let go. No matter how he resisted, how much he tried to brush her off, Mira was a force of nature that Kellen just couldn’t overcome. After years of living together, playing, training, and fighting together, Mira finally worked her way deep into Kellen’s heart, only to have fate tear them apart and toss Kellen to the wind, leaving Mira with a gapping wound in her very being that even time couldn’t heal.
Fast forward eight years later and fate once again intervenes, bringing Mira and the part of her heart & soul that she thought gone forever back together. Hurt and betrayal combine with profound relief and happiness, confusion and pain, as the once lovers struggle to come to terms with the choices that Kellen made in order to protect the woman that he still loves. Made for each other but destined to be torn apart, the pair must take a leap of faith and fight against everything that they know to be true about the world in order to embrace what they know to be true in their hearts.
Two decades after First Dawn (the reveal of the Breed to mankind) the members of the Order are still putting out the fires left in Dragos’ wake, but now they are mired in the fetid bullshit of international politics as every crack-pot hero and villain wanna-be takes shots at them and the eyes of the world are upon them. The stakes have never been higher as their hard-fought peace is tenuous at best and now another player has stepped up, determined to eliminate the Order and their very race once and for all. After having shared Earth for more than a thousand years, it seems that both races are in for a very nasty surprise…
A true love story that appeals to the deep romantic streak in all of us, Edge of Dawn is also an action packed adventure that sees the members of the Order doing what they do best – kicking ass and taking names. Having defeated their greatest enemy of hundreds of years in the previous novel, Darker After Midnight, the Order has devoted the past twenty years to cleaning up the aftermath of having had the Breed’s existence exposed to mankind. The enemy may have been vanquished but many more lie in wait to take his place, Breed and human alike.
Luckily for the Order, (and us readers), their numbers are increasing as their children begin to come into their own and join their parents in their fight, and other members of the Breed begin to step up and sign on, introducing the readers to a whole bunch of new warriors to love. I believe that we’re going to see a side of the Order and the Breed in general that has only been hinted at up until now and I can’t wait to follow the warriors as they push human conventions aside to take on their new immortal enemy!
January 6th, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Re-posted from our Facebook page -
We’re knee deep in the holiday season, Peeps, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful authors who take the time to send me review copies, signed books, and swag for giveaways on ParanormalBites.com. Being a full time student & single mom has really cut into my blogging time this past year and I’m grateful that so many authors and readers have stuck with me during this challenging time.
Hugs and kisses to Lara Adrian, Kresley Cole, and Kelley Armstrong for the advanced reading copies this past year and to all of the wonderful authors who generously sponsored the Bites Fights back in the spring – Lara, Kresley, Kelley, Darynda Jones, Adrian Phoenix, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Rachel Caine, Brenna Yovanoff, Deborah Harkness, D.B. Reynolds, Lynsay Sands, Shannon K. Butcher, Jim Butcher, Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Lori Handeland, Anya Bast, Joey W. Hill, Seanan McGuire, Alexandra Ivy, Pamela Palmer, Jeaniene Frost, Michelle Rowen, and Sylvia Day.
I sure hope that I didn’t miss anyone!
Hugs and thanks to you, my readers, as well, for joining me in my madness as I attempt to pay tribute to the authors that we love. The authors make it possible and you make it worth while.
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
December 20th, 2012 at 8:30 am
Posted December 20th, 2012. 2 comments
NightDrake, a post-apocalyptic urban fantasy originally released in the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2, is now available for FREE download from most ebook retailers. This is a global release available through Amazon, Kobo, B&N, iBooks, Smashwords, and more.
In a dark, post-apocalyptic world, a tough mercenary known as Nisha the Heartless is hired to transport mysterious cargo arrived from exotic New Asia to a well-paying client. But things are never what they seem in a dark world now populated by humans and the Strange: shapeshifters and telepaths, nymphs and hobgoblins. It is a lesson Nisha learns all too soon–one that puts her on a journey with a dangerously sexy, enigmatic man who will force her to confront the nightmares of her past, and risk her heart for a future she never dreamed could be hers….
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December 19th, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Posted December 19th, 2012. 1 comment