Wow – talk about a quiet day for new releases… I was only able to find two paranormal titles releasing today! Don’t worry though, Peeps, we’re getting Larissa Ione’s Reaver next week to make up for it :)
Andrea Cremer, Snakeroot, Nightshade Book 6, Hardcover, December 10, 2013
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kiss of the Night (Special Ed), Dark-Hunter Book 5, Hardcover, December 10, 2013
I missed posting last week’s new releases, Peeps. Sorry! Release day last week just so happened to coincide with both the first day of back to school for my daughter and the release of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s STYXX so I was a little distracted, lol.
Here are the paranormal books that have released so far this month:
Ashlyn Chase, How to Date a Dragon, Paperback, September 3, 2013
Christine Feehan, Dark Lycan, Carpathian Book 24, Hardcover, September 3, 2013
Eileen Wilks, Ritual Magic, Lupi Book 10, Paperback, September 3, 2013
Erin Kellison, Soul Kissed, Shadow Kissed, Paperback, September 3, 2013
Heather Graham, Realm of Shadows, Alliance Vampires, Paperback, September 3, 2013
J.D. Tyler, Hunter’s Heart, Alpha Pack Book 4, Paperback, September 3, 2013
John Ringo, Under a Graveyard Sky, Black Tide Rising Book 1, Hardcover, September 3, 2013
Katie MacAlister, The Art of Stealing Time, Time Thief Book 2, Paperback, September 3, 2013
Kimberly Frost, Would-Be Witch, Southern Witch Book 1, Paperback, September 3, 2013
Marie Harte, By the Tail, Cougar Falls Book 7, eBook, September 3, 2013
Seanan McGuire, Chimes at Midnight, October Daye Book 7, Paperback, September 3, 2013
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Styxx, Dark-Hunter Book 17, Hardcover, September 3, 2013
Jacquelyn Frank, Dangerous, eBook, September 5, 2013
Christine Feehan announced a new Dark series trilogy during her FAN convention this weekend. Dark Lycanwill be released this coming September, Dark Wolf(Skyler and Dimitri’s story) will be out in January 2014, and Dark Hunter will follow later in 2014. Here are the first two covers -
Time Untime, the 16th book in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series, will be hitting bookstore shelves on August 7th. Sherrilyn will be touring to promote the book, along with her friend and frequent co-author, Dianna Love, so mark your calendars. Sherri and Dianna will sign books from any series but please check with the store for their signing limitations as they do vary.
Memphis (Colliervielle), TN
Tuesday, August 7th
Barnes & Noble
4610 Merchants Park Circle
Collierville, TN 38017
Oklahoma City, OK
Wednesday, August 8th
Barnes & Noble
6100 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Des Moines, IA
Thursday, August 9th
Barnes & Noble
4550 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50266
Friday, August 10th
Barnes & Noble
14709 US Highway 31 North
Carmel, IN 46032
Saturday, August 11th
Barnes & Noble
Mansell Crossings Shopping Center
7660 Northpoint Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
The Mayans aren’t the only ones with a 2012 prophecy…
Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong.
The Time Untime approaches…
Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind.
What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life. One who belongs to a world the scientist in her refuses to believe is real.
Ren Waya came back from the dead to keep the prophecy he began from coming true and ending the world. For thousands of years, he has fought the same evil that once possessed him. But now that evil has found the one person he can’t fight. The one person who, against his will, holds the most sacred part of him.
But if he doesn’t kill Kateri, the deadliest of evils will reemerge and destroy everyone else on the planet. It was a sacrifice he made once.
Sherrilyn Kenyon was interviewed by Romantic Times Web Editor Morgan Doremus at the 2010 New York Comic Con last weekend and she talked about the inspiration behind her Lords of Avalon series, the new Belador series and her upcoming projects for 2011, including Redemption, the 20th book in her Dark-Hunter series.
I was visiting over at Book of Secrets the other day, where Diana is hosting a Halloween contest in which she talks about dressing up for Halloween. She mentioned that while she will probably dress up as a witch this year, she’d really rather dress up as Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter and I thought “That’s brilliant!” I’ve never considered dressing up as Hester Prynne before but now I really want to do that too.
Over the years I’ve dressed as my fair share of generic vampires, witches, and fairies but not too many actual literary characters. I’ve been the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz but no one seemed to realize that I was that scarecrow. I also dressed as Pippi Longstocking one year and that went over much better. Of course I was still a child when I tried out those personas. Last October at K-Con I dressed head to toe in black leather (biker pants, boots, vest) and went to the Dark-Hunter ball as Psyche but once again no one seemed to realize that I was portraying an actual character (mind you, when you’re in a ballroom full of people wearing predominately black clothing it’s a little difficult to stand out). Hester Prynne would definitely be a character who would stand out, at least among people who’ve read the classics.
How about you? Have you ever dressed up as a literary character for Halloween, costume party or convention? Who did you dress as? If you haven’t dressed as a literary character before, who would you like to dress as? Send your photos to email@example.com if you have ‘em (literary characters only) and I’ll post them online. I’ll even run a little contest if I receive enough photos to make it worth while. Be sure to tell me which character you are portraying and which book or series your character can be found in.
Although I wasn’t fortunate enough to attend DragonCon in person this year many of my friends did, including the always entertaining Evyl Eddie Coulter and fellow Menyon BFF Teri Hamilton Garrett. Ed has indulged me with another one of his convention recaps and some photos and Teri provided several photos for Paranormal Bites readers to enjoy as well. Thanks guys! You rock, as usual!
Another DragonCon has come and gone. As usual it feels like it was over way too soon. I swear it feels like it’s over quicker and quicker every year. Here’s some brief coverage of my DragonCon 2010 experience.
My friend Leslie and I arrived Thursday afternoon at the Hyatt. Once we got checked into the hotel we headed to the exhibit hall in the Marriott to meet up with Sherrilyn Kenyon and the rest of the gang to setup the booth. It took no time at all to get the booth up and running. As we were setting up we began to hear about the evil of the registration line. The line was so huge that people were waiting up to 2 to 4 hours in line and when it finally closed for the night at 11PM there was still a line of people around the building. After grabbing dinner the rest of the evening was spent unpacking and reviewing schedules to follow. Afterwards I met up with the always awesome Alethea Kontis and her boyfriend Joe and headed to the green room for drinks then it was off to bed to rest up for the next day. Continue Reading…
DragonCon is swiftly approaching – only 19 days to go – and new celebrities, events and features continue to be added to the roster. Here are a few new developments that you may not be aware of as of yet…
1.Sherrilyn Kenyon fans will have a chance to be one of two lucky winners to walk away with a $1000 gift card from American Express, along with other fun prizes. Competitions will be held during the 4 hour Dark-Hunter segment on Friday night starting at 8:30 PM and contestants must be 18 or older to compete.
One $1000 Grand Winner will be declared from the Dark-Hunter Trivia Bowl. Brush up on your Dark-Hunter knowledge. There will be three rounds. Round 1 is trivia taken from the books. Round 2 is Name that Hunter where contestants will have to name the Dark-Hunter described. Round 3 will be Name that Quote. Contestants will have to identify either the book or the character who said a specific quote.
The 2nd $1000 Grand Winner will be chosen from the costume competition. There will be 7 categories. Best Simi. Best Dark-Hunter, Best Squire (which is anyone showing Dark-Hunter spirit), Best God/Goddess, Best Demon/Daimon, Best Couple and Best Tattoo. The winner of each group will compete to be the best overall Grand Winner. The Grand Winner will not only get the $1000 gift card, he or she will also ride with Sherri in the parade car. Each winner will receive prizes and all contestants are invited to be in the DragonCon parade the following Saturday morning. Judges for the contest will be chosen from the crowd.
If you’re under 18 and wish to participate in the costume competition, there will be a Junior Division Winner with separate, non monetary prizes.
2.Eddie Coulter (a.k.a. Evyl Ed), our on-the-spot reporter for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo and San Diego Comic Con, will be moderating the Jim Butcher (@Longshotauthor) Q & A panel
3.Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek Enterprise), Brandon Routh (Scott Pilgrim, Superman Returns, Chuck), Summer Glau (Firefly, Serenity, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and James & Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley of Harry Potter fame) have all been added, along with more than 40 other special guest and performers
4. Limited Early Bird Autograph Tickets for Stan Lee have been announced
5. World Record attempts will be made to assemble the most Super Heroes, Star Trek, and Steampunk characters for the Record Holder’s Republic book
Just thought that I’d take a moment to mention a few contests that are currently taking place…
Lara Adrian’s “Name the Baby” Contest: Tess and Dante are expecting a baby boy and they need your help with choosing a name! The contest is open internationally and ends June 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Enter to win an autographed copy of Kiss of Crimson, a custom Godparent mug, and bragging rights.
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “MyKenyon Fan Video” Contest: Tape yourself reading a passage of your choice from any Dark-Hunter novel and tell the world how the Dark-Hunter novels make y0u feel. The winner will be featured in a new SLK video. Contest is open to legal residents of the US, 18 and older who have read at least one (1) book from the Dark Hunter series prior to 6/1/10. Contest ends at June 18th at 11:59 pm EST.
Good Choice Reading‘s Shadow of the Vampire Contest: Enter to win a signed ARC of Shadow of The Vampire by Meagan Hatfield. Contest ends June 7th.
The coat is an XL and has been worn by Sherrilyn herself, who is only 5’2″, as well as various “Acheron” models, the tallest of which was 6’4″. The coat will be autographed on the inside by Sherri and it comes with the following items:
* An embroidered Acheron tote
* A signed copy of the Acheron hardcover
* A signed Vol 1 of the manga
* An Under the Protection of Acheron bumper sticker