Book Birthdays and a Secret Santa Story

Posted: December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
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So many book birthdays to celebrate this month!  Some you’ve already heard me talk about, like the mass market release of Chloe Neill’s TWICE BITTEN.  Others I’ve crowed about on Twitter but have been a bit too crazed to post here…yet.  Today that changes.  I know, I can sense your excitement from here!

So, happy book birthdays to N.K. Jemisin for the omnibus of her INHERITANCE TRILOGY (plus and all-new novella!), to Molly Cochran for SEDUCTION, and Beth Cornelison for her Mansfield Brothers book, THE MANSFIELD RESCUE.  Covers, quotes and book blurbs are below!

Also, happy sort-of birthday to me.  I’m celebrating the holidays over on Sharing Links and Wisdom with a very short Latter-Day Olympians story with a special secret Santa.

inheritance trilogy INHERITANCE TRILOGY by N.K. Jemisin (with all-new novella The Awakened Kingdom)

“Ah N.K. Jemisin, you can do no wrong…The blend of cultures and lore she draws on to make this very unique world is just stunning, and the fact that she inhabits it with such 3-dimensional characters is even more impressive…If you want to get away from traditional fantasy world-building, but keep the compelling characters and deep lore, definitely pick this up!!”—Felicia Day on The Killing Moon

“Jemisin’s engaging debut grabs readers right from the start…a complex, edge-of-your-seat story with plenty of funny, scary, and bittersweet twists.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

“An offbeat, engaging tale by a talented and original newcomer.”—Kirkus on The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

“An astounding debut novel…the world building is solid, the characterization superb, the plot complicated but clear.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) on The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

“A delight for the fantasy reader.”—Library Journal (Starred Review) on The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Book Blurb: The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of Gods, and a brand new novella set in the same world: The Awakened Kingdom.

A REALM OF GODS AND MORTALS.

Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.

SEDUCTION SEDUCTION by Molly Cochran (sequel to LEGACY and POISON)

“Cochran (Legacy, 2011) cleverly interweaves Katy’s first-person, present-day narrative with flashbacks revealed through the pages of an ancient book to bring readers along for an exciting, sexy and sometimes-heartbreaking ride as Katy struggles to uncover the secrets of the mysterious women of the Abbey of Lost Souls…a layered and well-told story with an unlikely and endearing heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews on Seduction

“Cochran revisits Arthurian legend while continuing the adventures of powerful, young witch Katy Ainsworth. . . . Fans will be poised for the next installment.”—Booklist on Poison

“Fans of Arthurian legend will appreciate this alternative view of the infamous Morgan le Fay.”—School Library Journal on Poison

“A fast-paced, electrifying read! My heart throbbed for the tender romance trapped in a world of boarding-school backstabbing. With a courageous yet achingly human heroine, Molly Cochran made me believe in magic!”—Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of the SHADE trilogy on Legacy

“an exciting and well-written tale of contemporary witchcraft and romance…should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller.” —Publishers Weekly on Legacy

Book Blurb: The Darkness follows Katy to Paris in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Molly Cochran’s Legacy trilogy, rife with paranormal witchcraft and romance.

Katy can’t stand the fact that her boyfriend, Peter, has changed so much since his wealthy uncle Jeremiah took him under his wing. In a fit of rebellion, she flies to Paris to attend cooking school. Lonely, she visits a schoolmate, Fabienne, who lives in a beautiful mansion in Paris. But it’s Peter who answers the door.

Katy is devastated that Peter is in Paris—on business for his uncle, he claims—and didn’t tell her. Soon Katy is wrapped up in the mysteries of the strange house, which is occupied by only beautiful, shallow people. And they don’t seem to age. Then an accidental trip through the underground passages of Paris leads Katy to the discovery of an ancient book that just might hold the secrets to the mansion…

mansfield rescue THE MANSFIELD RESCUE by Beth Cornelison

“The flirtatious banter between Grant and Amy shines and emotionally complex characters complete a well-developed, heartfelt plot.” —Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Readers won’t want to miss this emotionally driven book by Beth Cornelison.” —Night Owl Reviews

Book Blurb

A single father discovers the price of revenge and the power of love

After his wife’s murder, Grant Mansfield vowed to stay true to her memory and to protect their children. But fate has other plans. His temporary houseguest, injured smokejumper Amy Robinson, has him burning with a white-hot attraction, and the single dad’s nightmare comes true when his older daughter is kidnapped.

Grant is just the man the adventurous Amy never knew she needed, his children the family she never knew she wanted. Before she can rescue his lonely heart, the handsome widower must become a hero. Only Grant can rescue his little girl. But time is running out…

Comments
  1. Ooh, lots great books!

  2. Ooh, lots OF great books!

  3. Martha, aren’t they fun?

  4. deborahblake1 says:

    Gee, if only there was another really good book out this month… 🙂

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