Oh my, Peeps, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve missed you! I apologize for the lengthy delay. The Halloween season happens to be the busiest time of year where I work and time just got away from me. I may have been busy, but so have the publishers. Here are the paranormal books that have released so far this month:
Laura Wright, Alexandra Ivy, Sebastian/Aristide, Bayou Heat 7 & 8, eBook, November 3, 2013
Cat Adams, To Dance With the Devil, Blood Singer Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Devon Monk, Hell Bent, Broken Magic Book 1, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Donna Grant, Midnight’s Surrender, Dark Warriors, eBook, November 5, 2013
Emily McKay, The Lair, Paperback, November 5, 2013
G. A. Aiken, A Tale of Two Dragons, Dragon Kin Book 1, eBook, November 5, 2013
Jeaniene Frost, Home for the Holidays, Night Huntress, eBook, November 5, 2013
Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark Angels Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Kristen Callihan, Entwined, Darkest London, eBook, November 5, 2013
Laura Wright, Eternal Sin, Mark of the Vampire Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Lauren Dane, Wild Darkness, Bound by Magick Book 4, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Nalini Singh, Declaration of Courtship, Psy-Changeling, eBook, November 5, 2013
Nalini Singh, Texture of Intimacy, Psy-Changeling, eBook, November 5, 2013
Nancy A. Collins, Magic and Loss, Golgotham Book 3, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Rachel Caine, Daylighters, Morganville Vampires Book 15, Hardcover, November 5, 2013
Thea Harrison, Kinked, Elder Races Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Cynthia Eden, A Vampire’s Christmas Carol, eBook, November 8, 2013
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.
(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.
Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever—especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her…
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust— the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity…
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.
And now for the Swag Pack winners… I made a fresh spread sheet that eliminates all previously drawn names to use when drawing the Swag Pack winners. As before, the sheet ranked participants by point score and sorted them highest to lowest. Twelve numbers were then drawn using the Random Integer Set Generator from Random.org.
Using these integers the following people have won Swag Packs:
Betsy Jackson Ellison
Winners have until 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, July 11th to contact admin @ paranormalbites . com (take out the spaces, of course) to claim their prizes. Any prizes that are not claimed by the deadline will be redrawn on Thursday, July 12.
Okay Peeps, I’ve finally compiled all of the data from each round of voting – Vamps vs Shifters, Angels vs Demons, Magic vs Others, Fae vs Anthologies, Finals – and come up with the point totals that each participant earned. The spread stretches from a high of 90 pts to a low of 0 pts.
Three participants tied with scores of 90 pts – AnnaRichardsonHenson, LindaJones, and sarahparker. These ladies will be able to chose from the following prize packs:
Jeaniene Frost Prize Pack:
A signed copy of Eternal Kiss of Darkness, a signed “Life is short. Bite Hard!” bookplate, two bookmarks, and a Mencheres rubber wrist band (reverse says “I like it mindblowing”).
Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Prize Pack 1:
Contents include an autographed canvas tote bag, a signed copy of the first Breed book – Kiss of Midnight, a Midnight Breed drink cozy, a pack of eight MB bookmarks, a MB key chain, and a MB pen.
Gena Showalter Prize Pack 1:
Contents include a signed copy of On the Hunt, a signed bookplate, three assorted bookmarks, and a Dating the Undead postcard.
Maker’s Song Pack:
The first four books in the Maker’s Song series – A Rush of Wings, In the Blood, Beneath the Skin, and Etched in Bone
Elemental Assassin Pack:
Books 4 – 6 in the Elemental Assassin series – Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, By a Thread
Anna, Linda, and Sarah were assigned numbers 1-3 based upon alphabetical order of their names and these numbers were supplied to Random.org to determine the order in which the winners will pick their prizes. Random.org returned the following sequence:
Random Sequence Generator
Here is your sequence:
Timestamp: 2012-07-03 17:12:17 UTC
Thus AnnaRichardsonHenson will chose her prize pack first, followed by LindaJones, and sarahparker. Ladies, you have until 11:59 pm EST on Thursday July 5th to contact admin @ paranormalbites . com (take out the spaces, of course) with your choice. Anna should send one choice, while Linda should submit a 1st and 2nd choice, and Sarah should submit a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice. Congratulations ladies!