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Sixth Grave on the Edge Blog Tour Launches Today!

Sixth Grave on the Edge Blog Tour

 

Charley Davidson and Reyes Farrow will be hitting bookstores shelves tomorrow, May 20th, in Darynda Jones’ Sixth Grave on the Edge. Darynda has launched an extensive blog tour to celebrate her latest book and Paranormal Bites is thrilled to be participating!

Readers can enter to win a signed copy of Sixth Grave at each stop! Blog links can be found on Darynda’s site.

Paranormal Bites’ official day is Tuesday, May 27th. Throughout the day we will be posting our review of Sixth Grave, as well as an excerpt from the book, and a sneak peek of October’s Seventh Grave and No Body.

We hope you’ll join us!

Posted May 19th, 2014.

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Outlander Date Announced!

Ahem…

 

Outlander, August 9 2014

“Outlander” premiers on the Starz network

Saturday, August 9th, at 9:00 pm EST.

 

That is all…

“Outlander” will premiere on Saturday, August 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Posted May 8th, 2014.

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Chloe Neill’s RT 2014 Schedule

There is less than a week to go until RT 2014 takes over New Orleans. Chloe Neill will be in the Crescent City and she’s bringing some exclusive engraved Chicagoland Vampires dog tags. There are four tags in the set and she will be giving away a different tag each day, beginning with Wednesday, May 14th.

 

Chicagoland Vampire Dog Tags

 

If you are attending the convention here is Chloe’s schedule so that you can track her down to request your tag(s):

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 – GABRIEL TAG
3:45 – Fantasy Lovers Panel

THURSDAY, MAY 15 – MERIT TAG
10:00 – Mix It Up Panel
11:45 – Club RT
2:45 – Mastering Martial Arts Panel
4:00 – The Tortoise & The Hare Panel
6:30-8:30 – Pub Crawl – The Beach*

FRIDAY, MAY 16 – MALLORY TAG
10:30 – Club RT

SATURDAY, MAY 17 – ETHAN TAG
10:30 – Giant Author Book Fair
2:30 – Penguin Lemonade Social

 

Chloe Neill, Blood Games, Chicagoland Vampires

Posted May 8th, 2014.

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Nalini Singh’s European Tour 2014

Many bloggers tend to focus on events that are relatively close to them geographically but I’d be remiss if I didn’t let our European readers know that Nalini Singh is headed their way. Once the RT Con wraps up in New Orleans, Nalini will be doing a brief tour of Germany, France, and Belgium. Dates and locations are as follows:

 

GERMANY

LoveLetter Convention
May 24th-25th, 2014
Berlin

Lyx Booksigning
May 31st, 2014
11am
Mayersche Buchhandlung Köln am Neumarkt
Neumarkt 2
50667 Köln

 

FRANCE/BELGIUM

Milady Tour

Signing and Q&A
Monday 26th May, 4pm-8pm
Chez Bragelonne
60-62 rue d’Hauteville
75010 Paris

Signing
Tuesday 27th May, 6pm-8pm
Fnac Bercy Village
49-53 Cour Saint-Emilion
75012 Paris

Signing
Wednesday 28th May, 4pm-6pm
Librairie Molière
Boulevard Tirou, 68
Entrée par le côté Hall Albert
6000 Charleroi

 

Shield of Winter (Germany) September 2014

Shield of Winter (Germany) September 2014

Archangel’s Shadows (Germany) March 2015      Archangel's Shadows (Germany) March 2015

Posted May 4th, 2014.

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Nalini Singh’s RT Con Schedule

 

The annual RT Convention is almost upon us and author Nalini Singh is coming from her home in New Zealand to join in the festivities in New Orleans. For those of you lucky enough to be heading to NOLA these are the time to catch Nalini:
 
 
Nalini Singh, Shield of Winter

 June 3, 2014 US & Canada

 
 

Saturday 17th May

Giant Book Fair
11:00am to 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom & Mardi Gras Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Open to the public and tickets can be purchased for just the Giant Book Fair (you can buy at the door or pre-order your ticket)

OTHER EVENTS DURING RT CONVENTION

Thursday 15th May

Creature Meets Girl. Or Boy Meets Creature
11:15am to 12:15pm

 

Friday 16th May

Holding Out for a Hero: Authors Dish on Their Masculine Enterprises
11:15am to 12:15pm

Laughter is the Best Medicine
2:45pm-3:45pm

 

Saturday 17th May

Penguin’s Lemonade Social
2:30pm-3:30pm

A chat with Nalini Singh
5pm-6pm

FAN-tastic Day Party
6:30pm-7pm

Posted May 3rd, 2014.

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Kim Harrison’s UNDEAD POOL Tour Schedule

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:

 

Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool, Hollows

 
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014ANN ARBOR, MI
7:00 PM–Launch Book Event & Signing
NICOLA’S BOOKS
2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014CINCINNATI
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
JOSEPH-BETH & DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS
2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BARNES & NOBLE (Edina MN)
3225 W 69th St, Edina, MN 55435

 

Friday, February 28, 2014PITTSBURGH, PA
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BARNES & NOBLE (Homestead PA)
100 W Bridge St, Homestead, PA 15120

 

Saturday, March 01, 2014UPSTATE NEW YORK
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE (Saratoga)
424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

Monday, March 03, 2014NYC
7:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BARNES & NOBLE (Upper West Side)
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

 

Tuesday, March 04, 2014CONNECTICUT
7:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY
21 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT 06877

 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014BOSTON
6:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

 

Friday, March 07, 2014RALEIGH
7:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607

 

Saturday, March 08, 2014SOUTH CAROLINA
2:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BOOKS A MILLION (Columbia)
164 Forum Dr., Columbia, SC 29229

 

Monday, March 10, 2014ATLANTA
6:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE
105 E Main St., Woodstock, GA 30188

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014NEW ORLEANS
6:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
GARDEN DISTRICT BOOKS
2727 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Monday, March 17, 2014MICHIGAN
6:00 PM–End of Tour party
SCHULER BOOKS (Lansing, MI)
2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912

 

February 26th, 2014  at 11:30 am

Posted February 26th, 2014.

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Registration for FAN 2014 Now Open

Registration for FAN 2014 is now open!

Join Christine Feehan at the beautiful Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa in Lafayette, near San Francisco, CA. ***Special hotel rate of ONLY $149 per night!***

FAN 2014: A Christine Feehan FAN Convention
 

Visit with us Feb 21-23rd, 2014 for a fun readers weekend!!

 

Click here for more information about this event.

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF FAN:

Do you know a friend or family member who might enjoy FAN 2014?

We are now offering GIFT REGISTRATIONS,
and an attractive gift certificate to go with it!

 

FAN 2014: A Christine Feehan FAN Convention

 

Use this form for gift registrations

 

December 24th, 2013  at 8:54pm

Posted December 24th, 2013.

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You Should Have a Bookbagz!

My MiniMe and I went to Kempenfest today, as we do every August long weekend. It is an annual festival featuring artisans, antiques, music, live entertainment and more on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Barrie, Ontario.

To be honest, I was intending to skip the festival this year as it literally attracts 1000’s of people, making it difficult to really see all of the vendors and their wares. Not to mention the fact that I really hate large crowds. However my ex suggested that I take our daughter since it’s a tradition for us. Him I could ignore, but then I got a message on Facebook from my friend Hope, suggesting that I check out a vendor who makes purses and clutches inspired by classic books. Witch. She knows my weaknesses…

So off we went, braving the crowd, in search of treasure. And treasure we found. It took a lot of walking but we finally found the Bookbagz booth, just as they were closing up for the day.  The vendor/artist (unfortunately I didn’t get her name) was kind enough to halt the packing of her booth to let us browse and quite patient when I had a difficult time choosing between several designs (Around the World in 80 Days, The Scarlet Letter, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Dracula to name just a few). I finally had to let my wardrobe be the deciding factor and chose this awesome design –

Gulliver's Travels Bookbagz

 

Orange, green, and yellow are my favourite colours and I simply couldn’t resist the gorgeous beaded handle. It was the only one like it and I just had to have it, even though I could have chosen the same design with a more practical leather cross-body length strap.

MiniMe and I have a small collection of vintage books and she loves the housekeeping and etiquette titles that we have from the 30’s and 40’s so when she spotted this design she had to have it. The title is “Home Economics: A Housekeeping Guide for the Modern Bride”.

 

Home Economics Bookbagz

 

Although the purses resemble actual books they are wooden so they are quite sturdy. I believe that the artist has purchased the artwork so there is no copyright infringement taking place. The purses & clutches are made here in Canada but she does ship all over North America and will provide quotes for overseas shipping upon request.

 

August 3rd, 2013  at 10:40 pm

Posted August 3rd, 2013.

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2013 RITA and Golden Heart Winners Announced

The 2013 RITA and Golden Heart Awards were handed out last night at the annual Romance Writers of America conference.  Congratulations to all of the winners, but especially to the fabulous Kresley Cole, winner of the Paranormal Romance category with Shadow’s Claim!

Winners of note to our readers include:

RITA

Best First Book

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library
Ellen Edwards, editor

 

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Winner

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library
Ellen Edwards, editor

 

Paranormal Romance Winner

Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Lauren McKenna, editor

 

Young Adult Romance Winner

The Farm by Emily McKay
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Publishing Group
Michelle Vega, editor

 

Golden Heart

Paranormal Romance Winner

“Mind Sweeper” by Amy Jones writing as AE Jones

 
 

July 21st, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Posted July 21st, 2013.

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Jeaniene Frost’s RT 2013 Schedule

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

Posted April 29th, 2013.

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Happy Release Day, Nick!

Wishing Nick Gauthier and author Sherrilyn Kenyon a very Happy Release Day as Inferno, Book 4 in the Chronicles of Nick, hits the shelves today. Have fun at the prom tonight – Wish I could be at The Factory in Franklin, TN to celebrate with everyone!

 

Sherrilyn Keyon, Inferno, Chronicles of Nick

 

For those interested in getting a last-minute prom ticket check out the information below:

 

Come one, come all! Lassez les bons temps rouler!

Tuesday, April 9th *is* the launch party of Inferno to mark when it hits the store shelves and sets them on fire! Don’t miss out!

To celebrate Sherrilyn and crew will be at:

LIBERTY HALL
The Factory
230 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 791-1777
TIME: 6 PM

Come and join us for the Nick prom (formal attire, your option which means you can come in jeans and a t-shirt- Nick would :) or full prom wear) Sherrilyn will be on hand to sign books and chat with fans. There will be refreshments and a DJ there to rock the night away, as well as prize drawings, throughout the night. Her publisher is sending over an interactive photo booth that has Nick logo on each photo strip that will enable you to upload your photo directly online to help spread the word that you were here and you saw the night they burned the Factory down!

The price of admission is $18.99 (plus tax). A ticket must be purchased for each attendee over the age of 10. The ticket will admit you to the event and comes with a book and a special gift pack of CON fun items.

You can prepurchase tickets by contacting:

Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN
615.953.2243

Or buy them at the door.

You will be able to buy some of the backlist (and other Kenyon merch) at the event and Sherri will be more than happy to sign them for you. Sherri will also be delighted to take photos with fans.

At 6 PM, Sherri will do a short Q&A and there will be giveaway drawings throughout the night.

Dianna Love will be on hand, too, to sign and meet fans, and make photos.

 

April 9th, 2013 at 10:51 am

Posted April 9th, 2013.

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Diana Gabaldon’s Tucson Festival of Books Schedule

THE TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
University of Arizona campus
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

 
SATURDAY, March 9th

Author Signing (books will be available for sale)
The Poisoned Pen booth – on the Mall
1:00-1:45
Diana Gabaldon
Also, Jenn McKinlay and Mary Doria Russell

Panel: Beauty with a Bow & Arrow – Gender Roles in SciFi Fantasy
UA Mall Tent
2:30 – 3:30
Panelists:
Diana Gabaldon
Sharon Skinner
Patrick Rothfuss
David Brin

(Panels and other Festival events are all followed by signing availability. What this means is that they hustle the panelists or speakers outside and seat them at tables for 45-60 minutes after the event. You can bring your own books from home to be signed, or you can buy books on the premises. The Festival bookstores—there are several scattered along the Mall—will normally carry only an author’s most recent book (probably SCOTTISH PRISONER, in Diana’s case), but several independent bookstores have booths and they’ll have a wider selection (The Poisoned Pen booth will likely have all of Diana’s books, for instance).

 

SUNDAY, March 10th

“Conversation with Diana Gabaldon”
Koffler Rm. 204
11:30
[This is a solo event; a local radio personality named Fred Ronstadt is interviewing Diana and she will probably read an excerpt or two.]

Author Signing (books available for sale)
Mostly Books – Booths 127-130 on the Mall
2:30 – 3:30

Panel: Epic Fiction
Koffler, Rm. 204
4:00
Panelists:
Diana Gabaldon
Patrick Rothfuss
Sam Sykes

 

March 8th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Posted March 8th, 2013.

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