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The cat’s out of the bag! Orbit has announced their new acquisition (and our new sale) of three new books by Hugo-award-winning author N.K. Jemisin. Very exciting!

Aaand…(*drum roll please*)…the YA Chicks have announced new chicks, a new blog and an awesome new giveaway that you might just want to check out here.

Plus, I have two exciting new US releases to announce today: THE BURNING PAGE by Genevieve Cogman and BRIMSTONE BRIDE by Barbara J. Hancock!

burning-page-us THE BURNING PAGE by Genevieve Cogman

Book 3 in the Invisible Library series (beginning with THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY and THE MASKED CITY)

Librarian spy Irene and her apprentice Kai return for another “tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure,” (A Fantastical Librarian) third in the bibliophilic fantasy series from the author of The Masked City.
 
Never judge a book by its cover…
 
Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency to find both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle…

Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.

With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her…

*Omnivoracious has THE BURNING PAGE as one of their Top Five Picks for January in SF & F

*Barnes & Noble has also highlighted it on their list of this week’s new Sci-Fi & Fantasy

brimstone-bride-us BRIMSTONE BRIDE by Barbara J. Hancock

Sequel to BRIMSTONE SEDUCTION!

Stranger, Seductress or His Salvation? 

One hundred years ago, Adam Turov, master of Nightingale Vineyards, bartered his soul for freedom from the Order of Samuel and their Rogue daemon allies. But he didn’t know true damnation until Victoria D’Arcy crossed the billionaire vintner’s threshold… Sworn to protect her, Adam must resist with every fiber of his being a voice that sounds like an angel singing and her potent charm.

An unwilling pawn of the Order, Victoria must betray Adam to save her young son. Yet the more time she spends at his estate on her clandestine mission, the harder it becomes to deny the Brimstone heat scorching a path of desire between them…

 

 

 

I have three very different but all awesome new releases coming out next week.  Since it’s a holiday weekend coming up, I wanted to spread the word early (often is good too!).

All to be found in the wild on July 5th:

 PAPER AND FIRE by Rachel Caine (US, UK), sequel to INK AND BONE, which was one of Barnes & Nobles’ Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of 2015

In Ink and Bone, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine introduced a world where knowledge is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Now, she continues the story of those who dare to defy the Great Library—and rewrite history…  

With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good.   Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and Morgan, the girl he loves, is locked away in the Iron Tower and doomed to a life apart.   Embarking on a mission to save one of their own, Jess and his band of allies make one wrong move and suddenly find themselves hunted by the Library’s deadly automata and forced to flee Alexandria, all the way to London.   But Jess’s home isn’t safe anymore. The Welsh army is coming, London is burning, and soon, Jess must choose between his friends, his family, or the Library willing to sacrifice anything and anyone in the search for ultimate control…

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MIDNIGHT SERENADE by Alli Sinclair (Called LUNA TANGO in Australia, where it won 2014 Book of the Year in the AusRom Today Readers’ Choice Awards and the author won Best New Romance Author at the Australian Romance Readers Association Convention)

On the sultry streets of Buenos Aires, the daughter of a world class tango diva searches for answers about the mother who abandoned her-and uncovers decades of lies and deception… After twenty years of wondering why her mother chose the tango over her, Dani McKenna finally travels to Argentina. What was it about this beautiful, mysterious land that enticed one woman away from her own child-and broke another’s heart? As a journalist, Dani may have the opportunity to find out. And an enigmatic tango dancer may hold the key to her quest-if she can break down his defensive walls. Carlos Escudero had been Dani’s mother’s protege. Tragedy ended his career and he refuses to be interviewed. But he will give Dani some insights, on one condition: she must agree to his tango lessons. As the two begin the intricate dance of passion, Dani’s quiet, logical world is exchanged for one of music, motion-and mystery. For the clues to a tango legend’s murder may lead Dani to the truth about the past and its impact on her family-and free her to move toward a future she can claim as her own at last…”

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TEMPTING THE DRAGON by Karen Whiddon

Investigative reporter Rance Sleighter had promised to prove the mythical Lake Creature existed. But its protector had already given him a heap of trouble, as well as inspired one too many hot fantasies. If Rance was going to get some answers, he’d have to get on the gorgeous Jade Burnett’s good side…and keep her away from his bed!

For generations, Jade’s shape-shifting pack had kept the Creature safe. Now Rance’s appearance had her rethinking all her vows. She’d seen him in her dreams, knew he was a shifter and that they possibly shared a life-changing bond. Yet could she find the courage to trust the dragon with the truth…and her own fragile heart?

No, no, no, it cannot be June already.  It’s not possible!  (Though my thermostat begs to differ.)

Due to vacation and other insanity, I’m a bit behind on my book birthdays, but I’m pleased to wish very happy releases to these wonderful May books!

dark journey DARK JOURNEY by Susan Krinard

Others in the Nightsiders series: DAYSIDER, NIGHTMASTER, SHADOWMASTER, NIGHT QUEST

TORN BETWEEN PEACE AND PASSION… 

Former serf Daniel had journeyed to Tanis in search of harmony between humans and vampires. Though the citadel’s facade promised peace, it wasn’t difficult to find the danger lurking in the shadows. Yet it was the Bloodlady known as Isis, an ancient, beautiful vampire, who proved the biggest threat to Daniel’s heart.

No human had ever excited Isis the way Daniel did. Though she desired him like no other, she knew he had been damaged, body and soul, by her own kind. Would his past forever stand between them? Or, worse, would the malicious forces who made Tanis their home destroy them both before they could explore their deepest hungers?

kali's wrath.jpg Stargate SG1: KALI’S WRATH by Keith R.A. DeCandido

When the only surviving member of SG-7 brings Kali’s injured First Prime back to Stargate Command, Colonel O’Neill and his team are called on to investigate an attack by the Reetou on one of Kali’s homeworlds. But when a sabotaged Stargate leaves O’Neill, Carter and Daniel trapped off-world, Teal’c must team up with Kali’s First Prime, Jacob Carter, and Bra’tac to rescue his missing team. Meanwhile, the rest of SG-1 is presented with an offer they can’t refuse – to help Kali negotiate peace with the Reetou, or see thousands of her people massacred as punishment for their refusal. As time ticks down to the fateful meeting between Kali and the Reetou, SG-1 must escape before they fall victim to the Reetou’s deadly subterfuge …

Moving into June now, I’m so pleased to see Genevieve Cogman’s wonderful novel THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY on Amazon’s list of Best Books of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Also, Wired Book Club has finished up their reading of THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin, and she’ll be chatting with them about it on June 4th. (Warning on the link to this: there will be spoilers, so don’t click here if you haven’t read.)

There are many more great reads ahead, so stay tuned!

leopard enchanted Doranna Durgin’s new Sentinels novel LEOPARD ENCHANTED came out this month from Harlequin Nocturne, and I want to a) wish her a huge HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY here and also take a moment to celebrate this wonderful series.  What I love most about the Sentinels books is that the characters are each fierce individuals, all with a deep and abiding connection with the land.  They’re caretakers for the land, active combatants in the Cold War with the dark Atrum Core…which truly runs more hot than cold…and extremely in tune with their animal natures.  One thing I’ve prized about Doranna’s work since the very beginning, going waaayyy back to her very first fantasy novel, DUN LADY’S JESS, in which a horse is transformed into a human, is that she really, really knows her animals.  The mannerisms, the instincts, how they think and react.  Her work is so rich because she has such a deep understanding of that about which she writes.

They say write what you know.  I’d never go so far as to say that come the full moon Doranna is out in the wilds of New Mexico hunting on four legs and howling at the moon, but, well, sometimes I wonder just a bit. D, care to comment?

And so, a whoot for Doranna’s excellent and long-running paranormal romance series:

The Sentinels: Powerful and Passionate Protectors of the Land
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