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Wow, the book birthdays have been coming fast and furious around here!  How many of you have new e-readers to fill or bookstore gift cards to spend?  I can help you out there!  Check out these new titles releasing today.

RAVEN CURSED by Faith Hunter
Roc Books
 

The fourth novel in Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock series releases today!  Library Journal says, “Jane Yellowrock is one of the most intriguing heroines in urban fantasy,” and Romantic Times agrees that “In a genre flooded with strong, sexy females, Jane Yellowrock is unique.”  Wonderful books!  (Also, if you prefer audio, Audible has their edition out today as well!)

Cover Copy:
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker and vampire hunter for hire. But lately instead of just slaying vampires, she’s been working for them.
The vampires of Asheville, North Carolina, want to establish their own clan, but since they owe loyalty to Leo Pellissier, the Master of the City of New Orleans–and Jane’s boss–they must work out the terms with him. To come up with an equitable solution, Leo sends an envoy with the best bodyguard money can buy: Jane Yellowrock.
       But when a group of local campers is attacked by something supernatural, Jane goes from escort to investigator. It’s up to her to keep peace in the region, and unless she wants to face up to very angry vampire Master, Jane will have to work overtime to find the killer. It’s a good thing she’s worth every penny.
 
THE DAEMON PRISM by Carol Berg
Roc Books
 

The stunning conclusion to Carol Berg’s Collegia Magica series.  Carol has won multiple awards for her fantasy, including the Colorado Book Award for genre fiction, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, the 2006 Prism Award, and the Geffen Award for Translated Fiction.  Audible.com has the whole series available for audio as well!

Blurb:
Dante the necromancer is the most reviled man in Sabria, indicted by for crimes against the living and the dead. He salves bitterness with a magical puzzle – a desperate soldier’s dream of an imprisoned sorceress and a faceted glass that can grant one’s utmost desires. But the dream is a seductive trap.  Haunted, blind, driven to the verges of the world, Dante must risk everything he values to unravel a mystery of ancient magic, sacred legend, and the truth of the divine…
 
CHARMFALL by Chloe Neill
NAL
 

The New York Times bestselling author of The Chicagoland Vampires series brings a series of young adult novels about which SciFi Chick says, “The Dark Elite is a fantastically fun and exciting young adult series. With plenty of mystery, humor, danger, and excitement – Charmfall is another irresistible installment in a first rate urban fantasy series. Neill’s characters are intensely vivid and completely riveting. Don’t miss this fast-paced, roller coaster ride of teenage angst, magic and suspense.”

Blurb:
Protecting Chicago from the dark side of life can be an exhausting job, especially when you’re in high school. So when the girls of St. Sophia’s start gearing up for Sneak, their fall formal, Lily decides to take a break from fighting to get ready for the event. But when a Reaper unexpectedly crashes the party prep and Lily’s firespell fails, she realizes that she has a much bigger problem than a full social calendar…
        Because I missed wishing her a happy book birthday over the holidays, I also want to give Karen Whiddon a shout out and happy belated for THE WOLF WHISPERER, her newest Pack novel for Harlequin’s Nocturne line.
 
THE WOLF WHISPERER by Karen Whiddon
Harlequin Nocturne
 

From Genre Go Round Reviews: “The latest Wolf Pack urban romantic fantasy (see Lone Wolf) is an exhilarating thriller due to the strong lead couple who loath the other’s clan and the expansion to the already powerful Whiddon mythos with the Tearlach talents”

Blurb:
Since his mate’s death, the only thing that’s kept pack protector Mac Lamonda going is the search for his missing children.
       His hatred for the rival clan who took them is legendary.
       But when a beautiful shifter saves him from an ambush, Mac enters into a bond that is both seductive…and dangerous.
       Rehabilitating abused canines is Kelly MacKenzie’s life calling. And because of who she is, she distrusts everything Pack.
       So when the handsome protector’s arrival at her sanctuary coincides with news of her sister’s disappearance, Kelly is torn between suspicion…and desire.
       Now, Kelly and Mac must join and fight together. For, if they fail, their loved ones will become the victims of an unimaginable evil.

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!