INTERVIEWS and EVENTS at SciFiGuy.ca:
interview with Michael J. Sullivan on Monday (with a giveaway of The Emerald Storm). Yesterday we hosted a stop on Leanna Rennee Hieber's Haunted London Blog Tour with a copy of her newest book The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker or Leanna's first book, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker. Both giveaways are still open. Check the posts for details.
The fabulous giveaway of Lover Mine by J.R. Ward continues - Canadian Giveaway (5 copies)!
Tomorrow we have a return visit from paranormal thriller writer Jaime Rush who joins us to talk about Touching Darkness, her third book in the Offspring series. On Thursday I am excited to have Canadian paranormal romance author Michelle Rowen joins us to chat about The Demon in Me, the beginning of a new series called Living in Eden.
Remember to check my Author Events and Interviews schedule posted on my left sidebar for the most recent updates.
AUTHOR and BOOK NEWS:
- Part 6 of Cole Bemont Supernatural P.I. In: The Case of the Bimbo Bloodsucker by Jeniifer Rardin
- Short excerpt from Grave Witch by Kalayna Price.
- Kellly Meding has Chapter One of AS LIE THE DEAD posted on the Random House website.
- Nalini Singh has an excerpt of Whisper of Sin from her novella in the forthcoming Burning Up anthology.
- Yasmine Galenorn is posting an excerpt from Night Myst each Thursday until the book comes out. Here's chapter 2.
Book Trailer for The Native Star by M.K. Hobson (Coming in September)
Diana Rowland had news this week about her Demon series. The third book, Secrets of the Demon will be out from DAW on January 4th, 2011 and the series is also getting new cover art by Dan dos Santos!
Jackie Kessler announced that her Hell on Earth series concluded at the end of the three book contract and has not been renewed. Good news though that Jackie is tying up all the loose ends in a fourth book called Hell to Pay on her website. Starting May 18 she will be serializing the novel and posting a new chapter every Tuesday.
Jocelynn Drake has a report and lots of photos from the RT Convention. Day 2 | Day 3. Keri Arthur also reports with lots of pictures on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. Also some great coverage by Rinda Elliott from the Deadline Dames here, here and here.
Kim Harrison announced the title for the next Hollows book which will be Pale Demon. I like it :)
Larissia Ione confirmed that her Demonica spin-off series about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will launch with Eternal Rider, book 1 in April 2011. this series title will be Lords of Deliverance.
Book trailer for the young adult novel Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Bookaholics Romance Book Club or at her new Grace Coopersmith website.
Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has acquired DESDAEMONA, the opening volume of a fascinating urban fantasy series from pseudonymous author 'Ben Macallan'.[via Booktrade.info]
Jay finds people – runaways. He looks like a teenager, but he's not. He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural, including the awesome Powers That Be. Desdaemona, who also knows the non-human world far too well, comes to him, searching for her lost sister Fay who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal before disappearing. This may be a mistake – for both of them. Not least because of those whose attention is drawn to them..."Ben's urban fantasy novel is wise, witty and terrific fun," Jonathan Oliver said. "It's great to find a work that does something different with the genre while still managing to be a ripping good yarn."
Kelly Gay has a new Facebook page up for her YA alter-ego Kelly Keaton. The first book in the new series is Darkness Becomes Her.
Deborah Cooke has some Advance Reading Copies (ARC’s) of the next Dragonfire book - WHISPER KISS which will be released on August 3. 2010.
Win on Wednesday: List of 129 Urban Fantasy Giveaways
Lots of things blowing up in Jonah Hex.
Another True Blood promo poster. Wereflamingos anyone?
A little taste of True Blood until the season starts in this Fangtasia minisode.
Every single day during the month of June, All Things Urban Fantasy & Tynga’s Reviews will be hosting different authors, titles and giveaways during their 1st ever Paranormal Summer Fest!
Check the posting for details.
COVERS and ART:
Here is the cover for M.K. Hobson's The Native Star and I have to admit the blurb is very intriguing. I'll definitely be checking this one out. Releases in September.
It’s 1876, and business is rotten for Emily Edwards, town witch of the tiny Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine. With everyone buying patent magicks by mail-order, she’s faced with two equally desperate options. Starve—or use a love spell to bewitch the town’s richest lumberman into marrying her.Chloe Neill posted the cover copy to go with the new cover of Hexbound.
When the love spell goes terribly wrong, Emily is forced to accept the aid of Dreadnought Stanton—a pompous and scholarly Warlock from New York—to set things right. Together, they travel from the seedy underbelly of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast, across the United States by train and biomechanical flying machine, to the highest halls of American magical power, only to find that love spells (and love) are far more complicated and dangerous than either of them could ever have imagined.
Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend…or your worst enemy.Katie MacAllister posted the preliminary cover for In the Company of Vampires which will be a stepback cover.
They say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Turns out, even a little magic can turn you to the dark side. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities, on top of avoiding the snobs who think they run her school, nursing a crush on a cute sophomore with a big, werewolf-y secret, and fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers.
Then Lily’s invited to a private meeting with Sebastian. He’s hot, powerful, and offering to help her harness the magic flowing in her veins in a way no one else can. He’s also a Reaper. Lily can’t hide her suspicions. But she’ll soon find out that the line between good and evil isn’t always clear…
Kelly Meding has the cover for the German edition of AS LIE THE DEAD. Maggie Stiefater has some Italian covers to show.
Nalini Singh posted the cover to Play of Passion, the ninth Psy-Changeling novel coming in November. A very nice romance-style cover.
Stumbling Over Chaos has Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the Twentieth (SHAGY)
The Book Smugglers have the result to their "Cover Matters" survey here. Lots of interesting info.
AROUND the BLOGOSPHERE:
The Galaxy Express profiles three new SFR titles coming from Carina Press. Check out the post for the blurbs and other details.
Mark Chitty at Walker of Worlds has SFF Book Releases for May 2010. Wicked Little Pixie and All Things Urban Fantasy have the May UF/PNR releases.
C.E. Murphy with new baby son Henry Stanford Murphy Lee. Congratulations!
Gail Carriger at Murder By the Book signing in Houston
Author Kari Stewart in her mermaid persona