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Happy New Year, all! I hope your holidays were amazing and renewing. We had a lovely staycation here, which included visits with family, an abundance of amazing food, much of it made by my husband (no one wants to eat my cooking…unless it’s pasta, and then all bets are off), a trip to Disney, hugging a Wookiee, a trip to Busch Gardens, and binge-watching Dexter. Yup, nothing says the holidays like blood and bodies. You heard it here first.

I’m still playing catch-up at the office, though, which is why I’m late shouting from the rafters about the US release of Genevieve Cogman’s latest Invisible Library novel, THE LOST PLOT, details below! To make up for it, I’m giving away one copy of the audio edition from Audible. Comment here for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen at Random on Monday, the 22nd!

 

lost plot us THE LOST PLOT by Genevieve Cogman, Book #4 in the Invisible Library series, Piatkus (UK), Ace (US)

Praise for the Invisible Library Novels

“Clever dialogue, time hopping through fun locales, plenty of action, and hints of fresh plotting will have readers looking forward to further Library missions.”—Library Journal

“Clever, creepy, elaborate world building and snarky, sexy-smart characters!”—N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season

“Ms. Cogman has opened a new pathway into our vast heritage of imagined wonderlands. And yet, as her story reminds us, we yearn for still more.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Funny, exciting, and oh-so-inspiring, this is the kind of fantasy novel that will have female readers everywhere gearing up for their own adventure.”—Bustle

After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.

In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.

Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library’s own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene’s job. And, incidentally, on her life…

In other news, the RT Book Award finalists have been announced, and I’m excited to see so much talent recognized! From The Knight Agency alone, we have the following nominees!

Historical/First Historical Romance – Amy Jarecki – THE HIGHLAND DUKE, Grand Central

Historical/Inide Digital Historical Romance – Cat Sebastian – THE RUIN OF A RAKE, Avon

Sci Fi & Fantasy/Epic Fantasy Novel

R.S. Belcher – QUEEN OF SWORDS, Tor

N.K. Jemisin – THE STONE SKY, Orbit

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Worldbuilding

Nalini Singh SILVER SILENCE, Berkley

Ann Aguirre – THE DEMON PRINCE (pre-TKA)

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Novel – James Alan Gardner – ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS WERE SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT, Tor

Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Urban Fantasy World Building – Chloe Neil – BLADE BOUND, Berkley

Congratulations to all!

As crazy-busy as this week has been, I can’t close it out without a huge shout out to my Scribe Award nominees!

David Mack

24: Rogue nominated for BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL

Star Trek Seekers 3: Long Shot nominated for BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE

Christie Golden

 Star Wars: Dark Disciple nominated for ADAPTED NOVEL – GENERAL AND SPECULATIVE

Keith R.A. DeCandido

 X-Files “Back in El Paso My Life Will Be Worthless” for SHORT STORIES

So excited!  For those who don’t know, the Scribe Awards are given out by

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers for excellence in the field of licensed words (tie-ins to films, television series, games, etc.).  The full list is here.

In related news, Christie Golden’s World of Warcraft tie-in The Shattering is right now only $1.99 in digital for a very limited time.  Also, Rachel Caine’s Ink and Bone, which is not a tie-in but an original novel to which I will never do justice with a brief blurb, is temporarily only $3.99.  Still time to get caught up before the sequel, Paper and Fire, releases on July 5th!

With Thanksgiving and various other holidays approaching, you may actually find yourself with a little downtime. I don’t know about you, but after all the socializing, sometimes I have to retreat to a nice quiet room with a good book.  Luckily, ’tis the season for Best of lists that offer suggestions to tickle any fancy!

fifth seasoninkandbone_FINAL I’m excited to see what both THE FIFTH SEASON by N.K. Jemisin and INK AND BONE by Rachel Caine made Barnes & Noble’s list of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2015 THE FIFTH SEASON is also on Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2015: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror. So well deserved for both books!

Also, huge kudos to the authors nominated for Romantic Times’ Reviewers Choice Awards!  You can see full lists by category on the RT Book Reviews blog, but I want to give a special shout out here to The Knight Agency authors nominated:

Edge-of-Dreams-small-200x300 Diana Pharaoh Francis EDGE OF DREAMS – Indie Press/Self-Pub Urban Fantasy

N.K. Jemisin’s THE FIFTH SEASON – Fantasy Novel

Robin D. Owen’s HEART LEGACY– Fantasy Romance

Nalini Singh’s ARCHANGEL’S ENIGMA – Paranormal Romance

Nalini Singh’s ROCK HARD – Indie Press Contemporary Romance

Tessa Harris SHADOW OF THE RAVEN – Historical Mystery

Shirley Jump’s THE HOMECOMING QUEEN GETS HER MAN – Harlequin Special Edition

Marilyn Pappano’s BAYOU HERO – Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Karen Whiddon’s SHADES OF THE WOLF – Harlequin Nocturne

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You all rock my world!

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!

First, a quick but HUGE congratulations to Vicky Dreiling on being a triple RITA Award nominee for HOW TO MARRY A DUKE (x2) and HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL.  So awesome and well-deserved!

Another HUGE congrats to give out, this one to David Mack for making the Top Ten Tie-Ins ballot on Unreality SF for his Star Trek novel RISE LIKE LIONS.  You can click here to vote for your favorite story on the shortlist.

Also, the agents of The Knight Agency are doing a Twitter chat tomorrow, Tuesday March 27th at 12 p.m. ET.  We’d love you to join us!  Use the #knightagency hashtag.  Talk with you then!

We announced it over on The Knight Agency blog on Friday, but for anyone who missed it, I’m very excited to post our 2011 Romantic Times Award nominees.   Congratulations to all!

Career Achievement Nominees:
Sci Fi/Fantasy
Lynn Flewelling
Urban Fantasy
P.N. Elrod
Erotica
Joey Hill
Paranormal
Nalini Singh

Reviewers’ Choice Nominees:
Harlequin Nocturne:
Jessica Andersen: Lord of the Wolfyn
Nalini Singh: Lord of the Abyss
Steeple Hill Love Inspired:
Annie Jones: Home to Stay
Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense:
Stephanie Newton: Point Blank Protector
First Historical Romance:
Monica Burns: Pleasure Me
Bronwen Evans: Invitation to Seduction
Historical Fantasy Paranormal:
Melissa Mayhue: Healing A Highlander
Historical K.I.S.S. Hero:
Jade Lee: Wicked Seduction
Best Romantic Suspense:
Shannon K. Butcher: Living on the Edge
Futuristic Romance:
Gena Showalter: Dark Taste of Rapture
Vampire Romance:
Blood Hunt: Shannon K. Butcher
Archangel’s Blade: Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance:
Kiss of Snow: Nalini Singh
Erotic Romance:
Kate Pearce: Simply Forbidden
Erotic Paranormal Fantasy:
Joey Hill: Vampire Instinct
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Beth Cornelison: Special Ops Bodyguard
First Historical Romance
Vicky Dreiling: How to Marry a Duke
Urban Fantasy Novel
Rob Thurman: Blackout
Urban Fantasy Protagonist
Diana Pharoah Francis: Max in Crimson Wind
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels 2011
N. K. Jemisin: The Kingdom of Gods