Sunday, February 8, 2009

Urban Fantasy News and Tidbits

New Mercy Thompson Book Title
Renee of Renee’s Book Addiction recently attended a signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore for Patricia Brigg’s Bone Crossed. Renee reports that Patricia Briggs revealed that the 5th book in the Mercy Thompson series should come out this time next year, and it’s entitled Silver Born. It will deal a lot with Samuel.



Kim Harrison Interview
There is a great interview with Kim Harrison over at Tor.com where she discusses White Witch, Black Curse.



Cover Art - Amazon Ink by Lori Devoti

Amazon Ink
May 26, 2009
You can view the art done by Timothy Lantz here at the Juno Books Gallery.

Meet Mel: Business owner. Dedicated mom. Natural-born Amazon.
It’s been ten years since Melanippe Saka left the Amazon tribe in order to create a normal life for her daughter, Harmony. True, running a tattoo parlor in Madison, Wisconsin while living with your Amazon warrior mother and priestess grandmother is not everyone’s idea of normal, but Mel thinks she’s succeeded at blending in as human.

Turns out she’s wrong. Someone knows all about her, someone who’s targeting young Amazon girls, and no way is Mel is going to let Harmony become tangled in this deadly web. With her mother love in overdrive, Ms. Melanippe Saka is quite a force . . . even when she’s facing a barrage of distractions—including a persistent detective whose interest in Mel goes beyond professional, a sexy tattoo artist with secrets of his own, and a seriously angry Amazon queen who views her as a prime suspect. To find answers, Mel will have to do the one thing she swore she’d never do: embrace her powers and admit that you can take the girl out of the tribe . . . but you can’t take the tribe out of the girl.



Leaked Ice and Fire Script
A script for the upcoming HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Ice and Fire fantasy series has been leaked. Read about it here on the Winter is Coming blog.



Carrie Vaughn on Blog Talk Radio
Carrie Vaughn recently appeared on Blog Talk Radio to discuss her Kitty Norville series. Check it out here.



Orbit Books Continues Coverage of Cover Designing
Orbit Books has another installment on the creative process in developing cover art for their authors. This time the feature is Joe Abercrombie’s fantasy novel Best Served Cold. Apparently there has been some fan controversy over the cover selection and Joe talks about it on his blog here.



John Christopher’s Tripods Series Coming to Big Screen
One of my favourite YA science fiction series is under development. SFF Media reports that the Tripods Trilogy is due for big screen treatment. The first two books in the series had previously been adapted as a long running TV series in the 1980’s by the BBC. For the full story go here.



Sneak Peek at “As Shadows Fade” by Colleen Gleason
All About Romance has an interview with Colleen Gleason and an exclusive excerpt of the concluding novel in the Gardella Vampire chronicles. As Shadows Fade is due for release March 3, 2009.



Urban Fantasy Land Awards
I am late posting this, but if you haven’t checked it out yet visit Urban Fantasy Land to see the results of the 2008 Urban Fantasy Land Awards. Congratulations to all the winners.



Sneak Peek at “You're The One That I Haunt” by Terri Garey
HarperCollins has an excerpt of Terri Garey’s You're The One That I Haunt available here. The third book in the Nikki Styx series will be released February 24, 2009.
The devil went down to Georgia . . .

Nicki Styx has always known that the devil's in the details—but does he have to move in next door, too? Worse, he won't take no for an answer. Nicki would never leave her beloved boyfriend, ER doc Joe Bascombe, but hell hath no fury like a devil scorned. He's determined to make Nicki's life a living hell—even if it means exposing Nicki as an unwilling ghoulfriend to the dead.

Now, just when she was getting used to being able to see and hear—and help—spirits, Nicki's got a whole new set of problems. With ghosts descending from all sides, the bereaved knocking down her door, and Joe trying to take things to the next level, Nicki may finally be in over her head. It would be so easy to dance with the devil . . . but if Nicki crosses over to the dark side, she may never leave.


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