Posts Tagged ‘lynn flewelling’

It was wonderful to spend last weekend at the DFW Writers Conference, communing with my fellow agents, meeting and renewing friendships with the wonderful DFW membership and seeing some of my local authors!  Here’s a wonderful pic of us at dinner at Italianni’s.

(From L to R: J. Kathleen Cheney, P.N. Elrod, Karen Whiddon, me, and Rosemary Clement-Moore)

Rosemary’s novel TEXAS GOTHIC, a fabulous story that appeals to adults as well as the young adult audience for which it’s intended, was just featured on Good Morning, Texas as a great book to take to the pool or beach, especially for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend! Oh, and that first series that’s mentioned (“like Veronica Mars meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Delacorte is bringing out the first two, PROM DATES FROM HELL and HELL WEEK, and publishing them together in September in an omnibus edition called BRIMSTONE.  I highly recommend checking it out!

If you’re looking for romantic reading for the holiday weekend, RT Book Reviews has a “Which Self-Published Story is Right for You?” quiz up on their website featuring works by Sharon Sala, Diana Layne, Crista McHugh and our own Beth Cornelison (TRUST IN ME, currently just 99 cents!).

Here are some other great 99 cent reads!

THE MALORIE PHOENIX by Janet Mullany: a stolen family jewel, an abandoned child, mystery, intrigue and, best of all, romance!

Z by Lauren Baratz-Logsted: a contemporary re-envisioning of The Great Gatsby

Our you can “Take Five” with Lynn Flewelling, whose latest Nightrunner novel featuring my very favorite spies Seregil and Alec, will be out next week (CASKET OF SOULS).

They’re a bit more than 99 cents currently, but, of course, if you feel a sudden urge to run out for any of my books, there’s the Vamped series (Clueless meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer…nearly as cool as Veronica Mars meets…) or BAD BLOOD (mythology, murder and mayhem, first in the Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series).

Happy book birthday to award-winning author Beth Cornelison for her new Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel SOLDIER’S PREGNANCY PROTOCOL!  You can check it out over at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books-a-Million and everywhere else.

Blurb:

Survival. Danger. Living on the edge. It’s what Alec is all about. But crawling on his belly through the South American jungle is child’s play next to babysitting the mother-to-be with the bad luck to get caught in the cross fire. Safeguarding Erin Bauer and her baby is Alec’s top priority. Only, now the Special Ops soldier is falling for this brave, vulnerable woman with the melting mahogany eyes.

Alone with Alec in a remote Rocky Mountain hideaway, Erin knows her life depends on the rugged, enigmatic stranger. Alec makes her feel protected. Cherished. Complete. But he lives a life of risk and deadly danger. How much is Erin willing to risk for a love that could give them both what they need and desire most?

Next Tuesday, Lynn Flewelling‘s new Nightrunner novel, CASKET OF SOULS, is coming out from Bantam Spectra.  You won’t want to miss Seregil and Alec in their latest adventure, doing what they do best.  Now available for pre-order everywhere.

Blurb:

The Nightrunners are back in this gripping novel full of Lynn Flewelling’s trademark action, intrigue, and richly imagined characters.
 
More than the dissolute noblemen they appear to be, Alec and Seregil are skillful spies, dedicated to serving queen and country. But when they stumble across evidence of a plot pitting Queen Phoria against Princess Klia, the two Nightrunners will find their loyalties torn as never before. Even at the best of times, the royal court at Rhíminee is a serpents’ nest of intrigue, but with the war against Plenimar going badly, treason simmers just below the surface.

And that’s not all that poses a threat: A mysterious plague is spreading through the crowded streets of the city, striking young and old alike. Now, as panic mounts and the body count rises, hidden secrets emerge. And as Seregil and Alec are about to learn, conspiracies and plagues have one thing in common: The cure can be as deadly as the disease.

Also, since I missed offering the HUGE CONGRATULATIONS here on my blog at the time, here’s a belated you go, girl! for Rachel Caine, whose latest Morganville Vampires novel, BLACK DAWN, hit #50 on the USA Today bestseller list and has been tearing up the charts in the UK.  Check out the Waterstones page with the Morganville Vampires up front and center!  (And clearly “Not just for teens!”)

I want to shine a light too on the wonderful reviews coming in for Janet Mullany‘s latest historical romance THE MALORIE PHOENIX, out in digital everywhere (Kindle, Nook, etc.)  Dorothy Muir calls it, “a good, rollicking Regency tale.” Imagine a World… says, “From beginning to end, this book is never anything less than amazing.” Want to know more?  Check out Janet’s book trailer.

It’s been a crazy week, which is why it’s been so quiet here on the blog.  All good, just busy, busy, busy.  However, I had to take some time out to blog because some congratulations are very definitely in order.

First, huge congrats to Tammy Kaehler, whose debut mystery DEAD MAN’S SWITCH is up for the Eureka Award from Left Coast Crime.  And check out this great quote for the book from Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-award-winning author Harley Jane Kozak, “Dead Man’s Switch is a great read whether you’re a NASCAR fan who never reads mysteries or a mystery fan who knows nothing about racing. And if you love both cars and crime fiction, it’s a must-read. Kate Reilly is smart and tough and engaging—and she sure can drive. And Tammy Kaehler sure can write.”

Next, HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Rob Thurman, whose latest Cal Leandros novel, DOUBLETAKE, hit shelves yesterday.  Here’s a great review from SF Revu.  And I quote: “In a series that constantly finds new ways to explore the bonds of brotherhood and friendship, this book takes those emotions to a whole new level. And the book is stronger for it.

In other around the blog-o-sphere news, the awesome Paige Crutcher spotlights author-me and my Vamped series on Examiner.com.

Lynn Flewelling’s leading man Seregil is currently in a cage match with Patrick Rothfuss’s character Bast.  Today is the last day to get your votes in.  Who will win?

 

 

N.K. Jemisin received a very well-deserved starred review from Publishers Weekly on her upcoming novel THE KILLING MOON (trade paperback from Orbit, coming May 1, 2012).

Christina Henry shared her playlist for her most recent Black Wings novel, BLACK HOWL with Ace and Roc Books.

Carol Berg is racking up great praise for the conclusion to her Collegia Magica series (THE SPIRIT LENS, THE SOUL MIRROR and THE DAEMON PRISM), including this four and a half star review from Romantic Times.