I’m late on posting about some new releases and about the awesome Coastal Magic Convention that happened a week and a half ago now, because things have been BUSY!  That’s right, all caps.  Probably could use a few more exclamation points as well.  So, crazed here, but all in the best ways.

In case you’re crazed like me and you missed it, Rachel Caine’s amazing novel THE PRINCE OF SHADOWS came out in trade paperback (a reissue from the hardcover) on February 3rd and Chloe Neill‘s Ethan and Merit e-novella “Lucky Break” (with a couple of chapters from the upcoming Chicagoland Vampires novel DARK DEBT) released just yesterday.  If these don’t get you through the cold dregs of winter, I don’t know what will!

As for Coastal Magic, I will post pics, etc. on the morrow.

princeofshadows_lores THE PRINCE OF SHADOWS by Rachel Caine (NAL), Recipient of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence

A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.

In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born.

Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona—and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona…

…And will rewrite all their fates, forever.

lucky break LUCKY BREAK by Chloe Neill (Penguin eSpecial, Chicagoland Vampires novella)

In this thrilling new novella from the New York Times bestselling author of Blood Games, vampire Merit bites off more than she bargained for when a romantic trip to a secluded Colorado town turns deadly.

Merit and Ethan are in desperate need of some alone time, far from the worries of Cadogan House, but trouble tends to follow wherever they go. Their attempt at a romantic getaway is quickly interrupted when one of Ethan’s vampire friends shows up at their door–covered in blood and accused of killing her shifter husband.

Merit and her Master soon discover their vacation spot is far less idyllic than it appears. A centuries old quarrel between local vampires and shifters has made the town a perpetual supernatural battle zone, and this fresh blood has stirred the already volatile pot. Now, Merit and Ethan must put their passion on pause to figure out who’s really responsible for the murder before all hell breaks loose…

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