My daughter and I went to see WARM BODIES tonight and absolutely loved it – such a cute movie! During the previews they played the trailer for CITY OF BONES and now I can’t wait to see it when it comes out in August. The visuals look really good and the casting, well, can you say “eye candy”? Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers… Damn!
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .
The year got off to a slow start where new releases are concerned but it’s picking up in the later half of the month. Thank goodness too – it’s freezing outside and that equals reading weather in my book!
Melissa De La Cruz, Blue Bloods, Blue Bloods Graphic Novel, Paperback, January 15, 2013
Melissa De La Cruz, Gates of Paradise, Blood Bloods, Hardcover, January 15, 2013
Brodi Ashton, Everbound, Everneath, Hardcover, January 22, 2013
Cynthia Hand, Boundless, Unearthly Book 3, Hardcover, January 22, 2013
Dana Marie Bell, The Hob, Gray Court Book 4, eBook, January 22, 2013
Kim Harrison, Ever After, Hollows Book 11, Hardcover, January 22, 2013
Maggie Shayne, Blood of the Sorceress, Portal Book 3, Paperback, January 22, 2013
Moira Rogers, Haunted Sanctuary, eBook, January 22, 2013
Victoria Schwab, The Archived, The Archived Book 1, Hardcover, January 22, 2013
Andrew Fukuda, The Prey, The Hunt Book 2, Hardcover, January 29, 2013
Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters and Downworlders, Mortal Instruments, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Cat Adams, The Eldritch Conspiracy, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Courtney Allison Moulton, Shadows in the Silence, Angelfire Book 3, Hardcover, January 29, 2013
Jodi Meadows, Asunder, Hardcover, January 29, 2013
Kendra Leigh Castle, Immortal Craving, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Kerry Schafer, Between, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Lexi George, Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Linda Robertson, Shattered Circle, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Nina Berry, Othermoon, Paperback, January 29, 2013
Paula Brackston, The Winter Witch, Hardcover, January 29, 2013
Yasmine Galenorn, Haunted Moon, Otherworld Book 13, Paperback, January 29, 2013
As I mentioned in a previous post, I got caught up in life these past few months (moving, returning to school full time, etc.) and Paranormal Bites suffered as a result. One of the things that got away from me was the weekly listing of new releases. I keep a perpetual spreadsheet but I neglected to actually post the releases so now I’m making up for it by posting all of the books that were scheduled for release this summer that I am aware of. I have not verified each release date as the list is extremely long but I believe that it is fairly accurate.
I know that May is technically still spring but it is where I left off on my regular posts so I’m starting there.
Alethea Kontis, Enchanted, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Amy Plum, Until I Die, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Andrew Fukuda, The Hunt, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Carrie Jones, Endure, Need Book 4, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls, Mortal Instruments Book 5, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Jennifer Bosworth, Struck, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Kathleen Peacock, Hemlock, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Laurell K. Hamilton, Beauty, Anita Blake, eBook, May 8, 2012
Lisa Desrochers, Last Rite, Personal Demons Book 3, Paperback, May 8, 2012
Meg Cabot, Underworld, Abandon Book 2, Hardcover, May 8, 2012
Tara Hudson, Hereafter, Paperback, May 8, 2012
Kristen Painter, Forbidden Blood, House of Comarré, eBook, May 15, 2012
Kristina Wright ed., Lustfully Ever After, Paperback, May 15, 2012
Alyson Noel, Fated, Soul Seekers Book 1, Hardcover, May 22, 2012
Anna Banks, Of Poseidon, Hardcover, May 22, 2012
Cassie Alexander, Nightshifted, Paperback, May 22, 2012
Donna Grant, Midnight’s Master, Dark Warrior, Paperback, May 22, 2012
Jaye Wells, Blue-Blooded Vamp, Sabrina Kane Book 5, Paperback, May 22, 2012
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Taken by Storm, Raised by Wolves, Hardcover, May 22, 2012
Larissa Ione, Lethal Rider, Lords of Deliverance Book 3, Paperback, May 22, 2012
Michelle Rowen, Dark Kiss, Nightwatchers Book 1, Paperback, May 22, 2012
Rachel Vincent, Shadow Bound, Unbound Book 2, Paperback, May 22, 2012
Amanda Ashley, His Dark Embrace, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Benedict Jacka, Cursed, Alex Verus Book 2, Paperback, May 29, 2012
JA London, Darkness Before Dawn, Darkness Before Dawn Triliogy Book 1, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Jennifer Estep, Dark Frost, Mythos Academy Book 3, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Jes Battis, Bleeding Out, OSI, Paperback, May 29, 2012
JK Beck, When Passion Lies, Shadow Keepers, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Josephine Angelini, Dreamless, Starcrossed, Hardcover, May 29, 2012
Kevin J. Anderson ed., Bloodlite III: Aftertaste, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Lisa Shearin, All Spell Breaks Loose, Raine Benares, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Nalini Singh, Tangle of Need, Psy-Changeling Book 11, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Pamela Palmer, A Blood Seduction, Vamp City, Paperback, May 29, 2012
Philippa Gregory, Changeling, Order of Darkness Book 1, Hardcover, May 29, 2012
Shayla Black, Embrace Me at Dawn, Paperback, May 29, 2012
David Levithan at Scholastic has acquired a five-book middle grade fantasy series by bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, which is the first full-length collaboration between the two bestselling authors.
In the series, 12-year-old Callum Hunt knows three rules by heart – Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. He’s about to break all the rules.
The first book, The Iron Trial, is scheduled for release in 2014. German film company Constantin Film has bought movie rights.
With the success of the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises film studios are turning to young adult books more and more frequently in their search for Hollywood’s next blockbuster. The studios appear to be keeping a very close eye on paranormal and dystopian titles in particular.
Some of the paranormal titles currently being adapted for the big screen include:
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April 4th 2011 10:00 pm
You are cordially invited to the Midnight Book Launch Party for Cassandra Clare and Holly Black on Monday, April 4. Please note that in the spirit of the party, pajamas are optional, and there will be a prize for the cutest nightwear, as well as for some thematic trivia games.
Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels is the fourth in her Mortal Instruments series, and promises “Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge.” Readers should note that in addition to tying into that series, characters from Clockwork Angel, the first novel in the Infernal Devices trilogy, make an appearance.
Holly Black’s Red Glove finds Cassel Sharpe still coming to terms with both his criminal family heritage and his ability to work curses of transformation on people and objects – an ability that makes him desirable to powerful agents on both sides of the law.
While Mysterious Galaxy’s party will begin at 10:00 PM on Monday, April 4, please note that Holly and Cassandra’s new books will be strictly held until their on-sale date of Tuesday, April 5, starting at 12:01 AM. Arrangements can be made for those who can’t stay past Midnight. See below for how to RSVP to be eligible for awesome prizes.
Please let S&S know that you’re going (just include your name. And the names of anyone coming with you so they can make a list of names). You don’t need to RSVP in order to attend; you can just show up. HOWEVER, if you do RSVP, you get entered in a drawing to win a prize: two limited-edition short stories – one by Cassandra, one by Holly, signed; the letter from Jace to Clary, signed; a piece of jewelry expressly designed by Hebelmet for City of Fallen Angels, a hand-designed stele and other goodies, all in a gangster-style briefcase that can be handcuffed to your wrist for maximum security.
PLEASE don’t RSVP unless you’re attending. You have to actually *be present at the event* to win the prize. They will have two names of winners and a list of backup names and just keep going down the list until we get to someone who is actually present to win the prize. You can’t win if you don’t show up, so be nice and don’t RSVP unless you’re actually going to be there!
The Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for the 2011 RITA awards today. The RITAs honor the best romance fiction published in 2010. More than 1,100 novels and novellas were judged in 12 categories. The finalists/categories that are most likely to appeal to PB readers appear below. For a complete list of nominees please visit the RWA site.
Best First Book Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer
Contemporary Series Romance: Suspense/Adventure The Baby’s Guardian by Delores Fossen Case File: Canyon Creek, Wyoming by Paula Graves To Catch a Killer by Kimberly Van Meter A Cop in Her Stocking by Ann Voss Peterson Meltdown by Gail Barrett The Moon That Night by Helen Brenna Perfect Partners? by C.J. Carmichael Renegade Angel by Kendra Leigh Castle
Novel With Strong Romantic Elements Blood Vines by Erica Spindler The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn Killbox by Ann Aguirre On Folly Beach by Karen White The Search by Nora Roberts Stormwalker by Allyson James Wanna Get Lucky? by Deborah Coonts Welcome to Harmony by Jodi Thomas
Paranormal Romance Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard A Highlander’s Homecoming by Melissa Mayhue Immortal Sea by Virginia Kantra Marked by the Moon by Lori Handeland Rebel by Zoe Archer Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver Unchained: the Dark Forgotten by Sharon Ashwood Water Bound by Christine Feehan
Romance Novella “Blame It on the Blizard” by Jennifer Greene in Baby, It’s Cold “A Dundee Christmas” by Brenda Novak in That Christmas Feeling “Friendly Fire” by Jill Shalvis in Born on the 4th of July “Love Me to Death” by Maggie Shayne in Heart of Darkness “Mistletoe Magic” by Sandra Hyatt in Under the Millionaire’s Mistletoe “Mountain Rose” by Cheryl St. John in To Be a Mother “Shifting Sea”by Virginia Kantra in Burning Up “The Wrong Brother” by Maureen Child in Under the Millionaire’s Mistletoe
Young Adult Romance Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder The Clearing by Heather Davis Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
Children’s Book Week is May 2-8, with the Children’s Choice Book Awards being held during the annual launch gala in New York City on May 2nd. Voting is currently under way and extends through April 29. Kids and teens can cast their votes for their favourite books, author and illustrator at bookstores, schools, libraries and online at www.BookWeekOnline.com.
Awards will be given in six categories, of which the Teen Choice Book of the Year and the Author of the Year may be of particular interest to ParanormalBites readers. The finalists in these two categories, as determined by more than 16,000 children and teens, are:
Teen Choice Book of the Year Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel) by James Patterson Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Author of the Year Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)
Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Stephenie Meyer for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)
Congratulations to all of the finalists!
Previous winners in these two categories include:
Teen Choice Book of the Year – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Author of the Year – James Patterson for Max (A Maximum Ride Novel)
Teen Choice Book of the Year – Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Author of the Year – Stephenie Meyer for Breaking Dawn
Author of the Year – JK Rowling for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The audio version of Jeaniene Frost‘s One Foot in the Grave is now available from Blackstone Audio. You can purchase it from Blackstone, Audible.com, iTunes, or your favorite audio retailer.
Jeaniene’s Eternal Kiss of Darkness has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Vampire Romance.
Kresley Cole has launched her online store, filled with exclusive Immortals After Dark merchandise!
The Nominee list for the 2010 Romantic Times Bookreviewer’s Awards have been posted. Some nominees that are familiar to PB readers include Hannah Howell, Donna Grant, Christina Dodd, Lynsay Sands, Linda Howard, JR Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh, Marjorie M. Liu, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, Shannon K. Butcher, Michelle Rowen, Dakota Cassidy, Rachel Caine, DB Reynolds, Melissa Marr, and Cassandra Clare.
Christina Dodd, Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Kim Harrison, Maggie Shayne, and LA Banks all received nominations for Career Achievement Best Author Awards.
Lara Adrian’s Veil of Midnight, Book 5 of the Midnight Breed Series, is now available in audio and is available in basic audio CDs or a single MP3 CD. Visit the Tantor website for further details.
According to a Wall Street Journal interviewStephen King earned approximately $80 000 for the Kindle 2 exclusive novella, Ur, a book that he wrote in three days. Sick!