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Dark Queen Cover HUGE congratulations to Faith Hunter for hitting #6 on the Print & E-book Combined New York Times bestseller list and #14 on the USA Today list for her latest Jane Yellowrock novel DARK QUEEN!

texas soldier's so Congratulations to Karen Whiddon for starting out at #46 on the Bookscan Romance Bestseller list for TEXAS SOLDIER’S SON!

And kudos to The Knight Agency‘s Nalini Singh and Shannon Curtis, who won in three categories of the Australian Romance Readers Awards over the weekend!

Favourite Paranormal Romance for 2017 is Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Favourite Romantic Suspense 2017 is Heart Breaker by Shannon Curtis

Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2017 is the Psy-Changeling Trinity by Nalini Singh

So much awesome!

I hope you all had a super-fantastic Thanksgiving, full of warmth, love, laughter and overstuffed bellies.  Coming back from a long weekend is always a mixed blessing.  You’re refreshed, you’re ready to go (unless you were trampled during any of the Black Friday sales, which I studiously avoided) and… Then you see the mountain of things that accumulated while you were out of the office and suddenly you’re right back where you started!  Luckily, this year I came back to fabulous news and an amazing launch week for several of my authors.

On the news front, THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin is once again on a Best list, this one the New York Times’s list of 100 Notable Books of 2015!  Also, ALICE by Christina Henry came in 2nd(!) in the GoodReads Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Horror Novel of 2015, second only to SAINT ODD by Dean Koontz!  Pretty darned impressive.

On the new releases, this week we have Carol Berg’s ASH AND SILVER, the conclusion of the Sanctuary duology that started with DUST AND LIGHT, BLOOD STORM by Steven Harper, the second of the Books of Blood and Iron, and THE MASKED CITY by Genevieve Cogman, sequel to THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY in the UK.  Both THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY and THE MASKED CITY come out soon in the US (and the first is already available for pre-order), so look out!  Deets on the new releases are below!

AshandSilver_100DPI ASH AND SILVER by Carol Berg

In Dust and Light, national bestselling author Carol Berg returned to the world of the award-winning Flesh and Spirit. Now she continues the saga of a man whose past is veiled in shadows….

Ever since the Order of the Equites Cineré stole his memory, his name, and his heart, thinking about the past makes Greenshank’s head ache. After two years of rigorous training, he is almost ready to embrace the mission of the Order—to use selfless magic to heal the troubles of Navronne. But on his first assignment alone, the past comes racing back, threatening to drown him in conspiracy, grief, and murder.

He is Lucian de Remeni—a sorcerer whose magical bents for portraiture and history threaten the safety of the earth and the future of the war-riven kingdom of Navronne. He just can’t remember how or why.

Fighting to unravel the mysteries of his power, Lucian must trace threads of corruption that reach from the Pureblood Registry into the Order itself, the truth hidden two centuries in the past and beyond the boundaries of the world…

blood storm BLOOD STORM by Steven Harper

From the author of Iron Axe comes the second Book of Blood and Iron…

Ages ago, those who had the ability to change their shape lost it, leading to endless bloody battles for supremacy between the races—until one reluctant hero stepped forth to restore peace to the world.…

Even though Danr the half troll ended centuries of fighting, he still is not living the quiet life he longs for. Rumors have arisen that certain people are once again wielding the power of the shape. If Danr could learn to use it, he could become fully human and spend his life with his beloved, Aisa. But he is not the only one who craves the gift of changing form.…

Slavers have taken Danr’s friends captive, demanding the power of the shape as ransom. To obtain it, Danr must cross paths with the Fates, Death, and a giant wyrm that lives at the bottom of the ocean—before other, more dangerous parties uncover the secrets of shape changing.…

 

masked city THE MASKED CITY by Genevieve Cogman

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman is a wonderful read for all those who enjoyed Mr Penumbra’s 24 hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, Jasper Fford’s The Eyre Affair or Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London.

Librarian-spy Irene is working undercover in an alternative London when her assistant Kai goes missing. She discovers he’s been kidnapped by the fae faction and the repercussions could be fatal. Not just for Kai, but for whole worlds.

Kai’s dragon heritage means he has powerful allies, but also powerful enemies in the form of the fae. With this act of aggression, the fae are determined to trigger a war between their people – and the forces of order and chaos themselves.

Irene’s mission to save Kai and avert Armageddon will take her to a dark, alternate Venice where it’s always Carnival. Here Irene will be forced to blackmail, fast talk, and fight. Or face death.

broken soul First off, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Faith Hunter for hitting #19 on the New York Times e-book bestseller list and #45 on the overall USA Today bestseller list for the latest Jane Yellowrock novel BROKEN SOUL!

Next, the e-book of N.K. Jemisin’s amazing and award-winning fantasy novel THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS is right now only $1.99 for Kindle and Nook. It won the Locus Award for Best First Novel as well as the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Fantasy and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Prix Imaginales, Tiptree and Goodreads Readers’ Choice Awards.  It’s also been published already in twelve countries.  If you haven’t read it yet, I wouldn’t miss this chance!

Fangtastic cover Far less exciting to anyone but me, the FANGTASTIC, the third book in my Vamped series is now available in it’s new edition for Nook, Kindle and Kobo. This follows the new editions for VAMPED and REVAMPED!

And now, the promised pictures from the stunning Blue Mountains and the rain forest at the bottom, the final day of sightseeing from my August trip to Australia.  I think I’ve dribbled the pictures out because once they’re all posted, my trip down Memory Lane hits a snag.  Sigh.

Our Tuesday YA Rebels video will be up later today, giving tips on how to (and not to) find a literary agent.  I’m not ashamed to say that my thirteen year old son has to upload this for me – not because I don’t know what I’m doing, but because his tech is way more updated than mine, which needs a serious upgrade.  So, more on that soon.

daylighters In the meantime, I didn’t get to crow last week (except on Twitter and Facebook and to anyone who would listen) about Rachel Caine’s amazing Morganville Vampires series hitting the New York Times list once again (#10 for Children’s Series)!  DAYLIGHTERS, the fifteenth and final book in the series, launched earlier this month to great acclaim.  For those of you you’ve been waiting for the whole series before starting, this is it!  You can read from beginning to end…and then run out and get all of her other books in various series, because she’s amazing no matter where you start! Speaking of Rachel Caine, she’s donated a signed set of her Outcast Season and Revivalist series to raise money for the Red Cross’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.  You can bid here or check out what else Authors for the Philippines has on offer.  Don’t forget, the holidays are right around the corner and books make great gifts, especially when the money for them goes to such a great cause.

DustAndLight In other news, Bookworm Blues did a fabulous piece on fantasy writer Carol Berg and her career here.  Have I mentioned that she has a new series starting in August 2014 with DUST AND LIGHT (which – shameless plug – is already available for pre-order)?  It’s all about fantasy and forensics…two of my favorite things.  I’ve loved everything Carol’s ever written, but I might have to admit to a particularly warm place in my heart for this new series!

More as it happens.

I’m blogging over at Magical Words with a hopefully pithy post on safety and suspense called “Wherein No One is Safe.”  I hope you’ll check it out and leave a comment.  One of my favorite things about Magical Words is the discussion that always seems to come along with the articles.  Often just as intriguing, if not more so!

In other news, today is a big, BIG day for new releases.  I’m incredibly excited to wish happy book birthdays to Chloe Neill for BITING BAD, the latest novel in her New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series, to Rachel Caine for TERMINATED, her stunning conclusion to the Revivalist series, to Amy Christine Parker for her debut YA thriller GATED and to Susan Krinard for her awesome new paranormal romance DAYSIDER.  (Also, in case you missed it, MIST, the first novel in Sue’s urban fantasy series, came out just last month!)

biting bad BITING BAD by Chloe Neill (NAL)

Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she’s already seen a lifetime’s worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back.

Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.

Merit and her allies rush to figure out who’s behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there’s any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.

Reviews

“I absolutely loved this book from start to finish; this is the installment that I have been waiting for. . . . Chicagoland Vampires are better than ever!” – Rabid Reads

“These books are wonderful entertainment; and if you are looking for a vampiric role-model, you couldn’t do any better than Merit of House Cadogan. Chicago is lucky to have her.” — #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris

“[H]eart-pounding danger, high-stakes drama and excitement as Merit, Ethan and crew take on a treacherous new enemy!” — RT Book Reviews
Terminated TERMINATED by Rachel Caine (Roc Books)

Bryn Davis has survived Pharmadene’s attempts to destroy her, but in doing so, she was forced to receive the military upgrade of her nanites … which makes her even more dangerous than before, even to her own side. But she’s not running from her enemies — she’s running toward them. It’s time to terminate the oncoming corporate zombie apocalypse for good … even if it means terminating herself along with it.

Reviews

“The action-packed conclusion to this inventive interpretation of the zombie mythology is sure to please urban fantasy and sci-fi fans alike. There are plenty of bad guys, fights and surprises to keep readers on their toes as Bryon and friends slip from safe house to safe house in an attempt to stay alive long enough to discover what is really going on. The character development is outstanding, especially Bryon and Patrick as they struggle with their past and more importantly, immediate issues. What could have been a heartbreaking finish ends instead on a high note that is certain to please Caine’s fans.” —MonstersAndCritics.com

“We have zombies filled with nanobots that rapidly heal the body and a giant evil pharmaceutical company. Add in some ex-military types, ex-spies, highly connected and very resourceful paranoid types, and a psychotic villain and this is one action packed, exhilarating read.” —Badass Book Reviews

“From heart pounding action to characters you can really get behind and a fantastic finish to the Revivalist series, TERMINATED is one book you won’t want to miss!” —A Book Obsession (5 Stars)

gated updated GATED by Amy Christine Parker (Random House Children’s)

She thought the evil lived outside the walls. She was wrong.

Amy Christine Parker’s deliciously chilling prose creates a fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths.

In the Community, life seems perfect. Lyla Hamilton believes she is one of the chosen. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pioneer invited her family to join the Community and escape the evil in the world. They’ve thrived under his strict, charismatic leadership.

Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader. Will is her Intended. The end of the world is near.

Pioneer has visions of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the Silo, the underground shelter where the Community will wait out the apocalypse.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but a chance encounter with an unchosen boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community–everything. She needs time to figure out the truth. But with Pioneer’s deadline for the end of days fast approaching, time is the one thing she doesn’t have.

Reviews

“Parker doesn’t pull punches, indicating a level of brutality that will appropriately disturb even as it successfully conveys Lyla’s complete entrapment in the Community. Compelling and not that distant from real-world cults that have ended in tragedy.” — Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2013

“Parker skillfully explores the mindset and inner workings of an apocalyptic cult, steadily building toward the inevitable moment of truth…As for the apocalypse itself, Parker keeps things suitably ambiguous, resulting in a complex, intriguing tale rooted in real-world events.” — Publishers Weekly, June 10, 2013

“Parker is a seriously talented writer. She has that rare talent for getting inside your head and making you look at things in a certain way. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.” —Escape into Words, July 16, 2013

“Gated is unlike any other YA book out there.  It isn’t afraid to push the limits, or to go as far as it needs to go to stay honest.  Gated is a candid look at the inside of a cult, an unflinching reflection on today’s society, and of course, a masterful thriller.”— Pretty Deadly Reviews

daysider DAYSIDER by Susan Krinard (Harlequin Nocturne)

Human/vampire relations are in turmoil in a stunning new series by New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Krinard

Tensions between human and vampire factions are escalating. Peace hangs in the balance. And like two ill-fated stars, Alexia Fox and Damon are destined to collide. She’s a seductive human operative on a mission to infiltrate an illegal vampire colony. He’s a vampire and represents everything she loathes—and all that she desires. Their attraction is scorching, immediate…and could explode like the fragile truce they’ve both been fighting independently to preserve. Now the world’s last hope hinges on their ability to work together. As enemies they are doomed, but as allies they just might save the world.

Reviews

“A complicated and fascinating mythology makes Daysider a fun read. Its fast-paced excitement will keep readers’ attention from beginning to end.” –Romantic Times (4 1/2 Stars)

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! …Susan somehow managed to combine heart stopping action and edge of your seat suspense with enough romance to keep diehard Paranormal Romance fans happy while still making Urban Fantasy lovers want more.” – Literal Addiction

fallofnight  I’m so excited that Rachel Caine’s latest release, FALL OF NIGHT, has once again propelled her Morganville Vampires to the New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list, now at #7!  If you haven’t yet been introduced, well then, you’ve got a whole incredible series to look forward to that just keeps getting better and better!  Need more than my word? Last year, the series was voted the most popular in the UK by over 300,000 school children, beating out the Twilight and Harry Potter series!

Hidden-Paradise200  I also want to congratulate Janet Mullany for finaling in the Booksellers’ Best contest in the erotic category for HIDDEN PARADISE!

In case you missed it, I waxed psychological over at Magical Words earlier this week with a post on “How Not to Write Like a Psychopath”. 

I’m sure I’ll think of a million and one bits of news to post the moment I upload this blog, but since I have at least a million squared things that need my attention at the moment, I’ll sign off for now!

So much good news to report and congratulations to pass along!  I’ll be doing a post later today on some of this week’s fabulous new release.  Right now, I want to congratulate David Mack on making #30 on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller List for his new Star Trek novel THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY!

Also, I’m very excited to congratulate The Knight Agency’s 2012 Romantic Times Award nominees!

NOMINEES –

Harlequin Nocturne: WOLF WHISPERER by Karen Whiddon

Harlequin Romance: RETURN OF THE LAST MCKENNA by Shirley Jump

Harlequin Romantic Suspense: THE COP’S MISSING CHILD by Karen Whiddon

Love Inspired Historical: THE GOVERNESS AND MR. GRANDVILLE  by Abby Gaines

Paranormal Romantic Suspense: EDGE OF SANITY by Shannon K. Butcher

First Historical Romance: A LADY AND HER MAGIC by Tammy Falkner

Historical Fantasy/Paranormal:
WARRIOR’S REDEMPTION by Melissa Mayhue
KING OF THE ISLES by Debbie Mazzuca

First Mystery: THE ANATOMIST’S APPRENTICE by Tessa Harris

Shapeshifter Romance: TANGLE OF NEED by Nalini Singh

Paranormal Romance:
SOMETHING ABOUT WITCHES by Joey W.Hill

Paranormal Worldbuilding:
SPELLFIRE by Jessica Andersen
ARCHANGEL’S STORM by Nalini Singh

Fantasy Novel: THE SHADOWED SUN by N.K. Jemisin


Also, I want to congratulation Knight Agency authors Meljean Brook and Cie Adams for their books RIVETED (in Book of the Year and Steampunk) and THE ISIS COLLAR (co-written with Cathy Clamp as Cat Adams and up in the Urban Fantasy category) for their nominations!