I’m over at Janice Gable Bashman’s blog “The Writing Life” today with a love note to readers!

Right here, I’m celebrating a great VOYA interview with YA author Rosemary Clement-Moore and some very happy book bithdays!  In alphabetical order, we have:

  Rachel Caine’s WORKING STIFF, first novel in her fantastic new Revivalist series.

Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition…

“From the multitalented author of the Weather Warden and Morganville Vampire series comes a new twist on zombie lore.  This trilogy launch puts a technological and evil corporate spin on the “walking dead” phenomenon.  Caine’s gift for creating engating characters faced with monumental challenges always ensures and engrossing read.” —Romantic Times Book Reviews

“I loved this book – Working Stiff is an awesome start to a fantastic new series. Rachel Caine has done it again, and I cannot wait for next August.” –The Book Smugglers

Can’t stop the signal.  Check out the video Pharmadene (that company mentioned above, wants to supress):

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Louisa Edwards’ TOO HOT TO TOUCH

(Louisa is one of Deidre Knight’s authors and a fab person and writer)

When it comes to competitive cooking, Max Lunden is no stranger to winning…though he’s never been great at working with a team. A master chef—and major hunk—he’s traveled the world, picking up new cooking techniques as well as beautiful women. But when the prodigal chef returns home to his family’s Greenwich Village restaurant, he discovers one too many cooks in the kitchen—and she’s every bit as passionate as he is…

Juliet Cavanaugh used to have a crush on Max when she was just a teenager, hanging out at Lunden & Sons Tavern, hoping to catch a glimpse of the owner’s oldest, and hottest, son. Now a chef herself—competing in the biggest culinary contest in the country—Juliet will be cooking side by side with the one man she’s always admired…and desired. But despite their simmering attraction, Juliet is determined to keep her cool—no matter how hot it gets…

“Yowza! There’s nothing like romance in the kitchen to get juices pumping and hearts pounding, especially when the writing sizzles like it does in Edwards’ latest…she’s nothing if not a yummy author!”   — All About Romance

“The competition plot is exciting and suspenseful, and the ending leaves one longing for more.”— RT Book Reviews on Too Hot to Touch

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  Tammy Kaehler’s DEAD MAN’S SWITCH, debut novel featuring fabulous heroine Kate Reilly

Aspiring racecar driver Kate Reilly goes looking for a full-time ride in the American Le Mans Series—and stumbles over a dead driver. When she takes that driver’s job just hours later, she also takes pole position on the list of suspects in his murder. Suddenly she’s in the hot seat with little time to clear her name and get ready to race a Corvette at Lime Rock Park.

Amidst suspicion, Kate buckles down, quickly getting to know the racecar and team, bumping into plenty of suspects who might have committed murder. Clues fly at her as fast as the turns on the track, including a cryptic list of blackmail victims, unexplainable car performance at racing speed, a jealous husband with an adulterous wife, and drivers and crew who are openly happy her predecessor is dead. Kate finds exhilaration and hazards exist on- and off-track as she throttles up both the Corvette’s V8 and a murder investigation.

The green-flag countdown ticks away, and Kate must decide who she can trust to help probe alibis, untangle rumors of team breakups and personal betrayals, and determine whose drive to win also constitutes a willingness to kill. Because what’s at stake in Kate’s race to the truth is her career … only by uncovering a murderer can Kate restore her reputation and prove she belongs in the racing world.

“Kaehler’s clear explanations of technical jargon make the racing world come alive. An engaging debut; I can’t wait to see where Kate and the crew go next.” – Library Journal

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Chloe Neill’s THE DARK ELITE

The first two novels of the Dark Elite series—Firespell and Hexbound.

As the new girl at St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face. In Firespell and Hexbound, she’ll find out just how wrong she is, as she falls in with a group of rebel teens defending Chicago from vampires, demons, and the corrupted magic users known as reapers.

“If you are a fan of well written and original paranormal (who isn’t?) this is a series you need to check out. You will be pulled into the world of The Dark Elite and Adepts from the very first page and you will be craving more after the last page. Don’t miss out on this series!”    —Pure Imagination

“I thought Hexbound was a great follow up and another fun addition to the Dark Elite series. Keep them coming Neill!”           —The Bookshelf Sophisticate

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Rob Thurman’s BASILISK, sequel to her incredible sf thriller CHIMERA

Stefan Korsak and his genetically-altered brother have evaded the Institute for three years. When they learn the new location of the secret lab, they plan to break in and save the remaining children there. But one of the little ones doesn’t want to leave. She wants to kill…

“Thurman has created another fast-paced and engaging tale in this volume. Unlike the author’s other work, this is not an urban fantasy; it’s near-future SF/thriller all the way through….Fans of great thriller fiction will enjoy Basilisk and the previous novel Chimera quite a bit… and now we can look forward to the next adventure!” –SF Revu

View the CHIMERA TRAILER:

Details on her virtual launch party with prizes are here!

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