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Posting tomorrow’s book birthdays today!  (In reverse order from my last week’s “yay, they’re coming!” sort of post.)

BAD BLOOD by Lucienne Diver (Samhain), Latter-Day Olympians, Book 1

Tori Karacis’s family line may trace back to a drunken liaison between the god Pan and one of the immortal gorgons. Or…maybe it’s just coincidence that her glance can, literally, stop men in their tracks. While her fear of heights kept her out of the family aerobatic troupe, her extreme nosiness fits right in with her uncle’s P.I. business.

Except he’s disappeared on an Odyssean journey to find himself. Muddling through on her own, she’s reduced to hunting (not stalking, because that would just be weird) brass-bra’d Hollywood agent Circe Holland to deliver a message…only to witness her murder by what looks like the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Suddenly, all of her family’s tall tales seem believable, especially when Apollo—the Apollo, who’s now hiding out among humans as an adult film star—appears in her office, looking to hire her. She knows the drill: canoodling with gods never works out well for humans, but she’s irresistibly drawn to him. Maybe it’s her genes. Maybe not.

Given her conflicted feelings for one hot and hardened cop, it’s a toss-up which will kill her quickest. The danger at her door…or her love life.

THE KILLING MOON by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit), Book 1 of the Dreamblood Duology

The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon.

In the ancient city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Upon its rooftops and amongst the shadows of its cobbled streets wait the Gatherers – the keepers of this peace. Priests of the dream-goddess, their duty is to harvest the magic of the sleeping mind and use it to heal, soothe . . . and kill those judged corrupt.

But when a conspiracy blooms within Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru – the most famous of the city’s Gatherers – must question everything he knows. Someone, or something, is murdering dreamers in the goddess’ name, stalking its prey both in Gujaareh’s alleys and the realm of dreams. Ehiru must now protect the woman he was sent to kill – or watch the city be devoured by war and forbidden magic.

THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE by Steven Harper (ROC Books), Book 2 of The Clockwork Empire

In an age where fantastic inventions of steam and brass have elevated Britain and China into mighty empires, Alice Michaels faces a future of technological terrors…

Once, Gavin Ennock sailed the skies on airships and enchanted listeners with his fiddle music. Now, the clockwork plague consumes his intellect, enabling him to conceive and construct scientific wonders—while driving him quite mad. Distressed by her beloved’s unfortunate condition, Alice Michaels sought a cure rumored to be inside the Doomsday Vault—and brought the wrath of the British Empire down on them.

Declared enemies of the Crown, Alice and Gavin have little choice but to flee to China in search of a cure. Accompanying them is Dr. Clef, a mad genius driven to find the greatest and most destructive force the world has ever seen: The Impossible Cube. If Dr. Clef gets his hands on it, the entire universe will face extinction.

And Gavin holds the key to its recreation…

THE ROPE DANCER by Roberta Gellis (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

She Bewitches With Her Dance…

Carys’s livelihood depends on her agility, beauty, and balance. She enchants crowds with her exhilarating rope dance, but one wrong move leads to disaster—a twisted ankle and no way to survive. Alone and unprotected in war–torn England, she has no one to trust but a handsome stranger—a man most unlikely to give up his wandering ways.

He Enchants With His Song…

Telor is a man skilled with his hands. A gifted musician who rejects city life to travel the country on his own terms—free of any master. Taking on an injured girl will only slow him down. But Carys’s bold nature and haunted past intrigue him, and he soon discovers that beneath the beautiful exterior is a woman with a passion to rival his own.

With over eight million books in print, award–winning author Roberta Gellis sets the standard for captivating medieval romance filled with passion and pageantry.

BLACK DAWN by Rachel Caine (Berkley JAM), Book 12 of The Morganville Vampires

With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…

Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.

Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite.

Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…

POWERS by James A. Burton (Prime Books)

Albert Johannson lives off the grid. He’s forgotten more than he remembers about his past, but those snippets he’s retained tell him two things: he’s lived a long, looong time and he doesn’t trust anyone, particularly gods. He’s not any too fond of demons either, particularly the one that materializes in his kitchen wanting to hire him for a special mission. It’s as deadly to cross a demon as to deal with him, so Albert reluctantly agrees to investigate, putting him in the path of a prickly arson detective named Melissa el Hajj with trust issues of her own. Clashing at a crime scene, they uncover a broken seal that seems ancient enough to have been forged by Solomon himself. The seal cries out to Albert that he must mend it or something dark and dire will happen. Albert, who has a special affinity for metal, must first discover exactly what that will do to his kind – and he’s only just beginning to understand who and what he really is.

(Check out the interview with James A. Burton on Examiner.com!)

“Happy Birthday to me, I’m a hundred and three….”  Oh wait, no, no I’m not.  Just feels like that sometimes!  Anyway, I’m taking part of the day to do fun things, like have lunch with the fab Kira Sinclair over in glamorous St. Pete Beach, but before I go, I wanted to leave you with the thought of some really fun books releasing any day now!  (May 1st to be exact.)  I’ve provided some tweetable snippets below, in case anyone out there wants to help spread the word or go forth and pre-order!

POWERS by James A. Burton (Prime Books)

Out 5/1! POWERS by James A. Burton: not your usual hero & heroine, secrets as deadly to remember as forget http://bit.ly/IQSFe5

BLACK DAWN by Rachel Caine (Berkley JAM)

A town run by vampires invaded by the one thing even they’re afraid of…how wld U fare? Black Dawn by @rachelcaine http://bit.ly/IrsQyS

THE ROPE DANCER by Roberta Gellis (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Beautiful dancer, traveling man, a haunted past & a war-torn country…the makings of epic romance from Roberta Gellis: http://amzn.to/HL4Zhw

THE IMPOSSIBLE CUBE by Steven Harper (ROC Books)

Ragtag teams flees England w/a cure for the Clockwork Plague that will upset empires: The Impossible Cube http://amzn.to/IZrzmp

THE KILLING MOON by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

LJ says THE KILLING MOON by @nkjemisin “shines for its remarkable characters and graceful prose”! See 4 yourself 5/1! http://bit.ly/HMI19m

BAD BLOOD by Lucienne Diver (Samhain)

Gods & gorgons, murder & myth: BAD BLOOD by Lucienne Diver is out 5/1! http://bit.ly/HIEyKg

Two new and exciting deals to report this week (and a few more in the works for next week, so stay tuned):

Vicky Dreiling’s next three Regencies with her trademark pop culture twist to Michele Bidelspach of Grand Central.

and

Croatian language rights to N.K. Jemisin’s award-winning novel THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS to Skolska via Whitney Lee of The Fielding Agency on our behalf

I know, I don’t usually post my deals here.  I leave that for Publishers Marketplace, Locus, etc., but since PM truncated things this week, I wanted to give my authors their full shout out.  Congratulations!

Also, since I’m in a whirlwind of meetings all next week in New York, I wanted to wish happy early book birthdays to:

Roberta Gellis, whose classic medieval romance MASQUES OF GOLD is being reprinted by Sourcebooks Casablanca. (Along with TAPESTRY OF DREAMS and THE FIRES OF WINTER and THE ROPE DANCER.)

Rachel Caine for UNBROKEN, the climactic book in her Outcast Season series, and a Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Pick for February!  (Other series titles: UNDONE, UNKNOWN, UNSEEN.)

Jasmine Haynes says for her erotic romance THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE.  “Secret rendezvous, sexual heat, and things dreams are made of if you are seeking a sexual adventure!” says Affaire de Coe ur.

I’m so excited about these fabulous new releases, out today!  Everything from fantastical to sensual, historical, inspirational….

DRINK DEEP (Fifth novel in the New York Times-bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series) by Chloe Neill from NAL

“A strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake.” —Library Journal

“In short, Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires are an absolutely vital addition to any avid Vamp Lit fan’s bookshelf; fascinating, funny, at times infuriating but always fabulous, it is a series that has only gotten better with each new release and stars a panoply of captivating characters, including a heroine that you will come to love ever more as you get to know her, and a hero to—quite literally, in Merit’s case—die for.”                        —Heroes and Hearbreakers

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can’t tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit…

Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it’s nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She’ll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who’s behind this, and stop them before it’s too late for both the vampires and humans.

THE DOOMSDAY VAULT (First novel in The Clockwork Empire series) by Steven Harper from Roc

“Steven Harper manages to consistently create compelling worlds and appealing characters.  He’s definitely a writer to watch.” —Sarah Zettel

“The Doomsday Vault is an engaging steampunk thriller.” —Alternative Worlds

In a clockwork Brittania, Alice’s prospects are slim. At 21, her age and her unladylike interest in automatons have sealed her fate as an undesirable marriage prospect. But a devastating plague sends Alice off in a direction beyond the pale-towards a clandestine organization, mad inventors, life-altering secrets, and into the arms of an intrepid fiddle-playing airship pilot.

NO TURNING BACK by Bryan Anderson and David Mack from Berkley

An exceptional memoir about one man’s truly inspirational outlook on living, no matter the odds.

Before you dig into this book, there are a few things I think you should know. First, I was a soldier, and I still talk like one-in other words, I swear. So, if bad words bother you, just squint and pretend you don’t see them.

I want you to know this book is not about the war in Iraq, and I’m not pushing a political agenda. Even though I’m going to tell you about the day I was wounded and what I went through during rehab, this book’s not just some war memoir or a pity party. I just want to share some of my stories with you. This book is not about being wounded. It’s not about struggling.

This book is about living. It’s about life.

In this inspiring memoir, Bryan shares his infectious love for life that touches anyone who’s faced hardship. No Turning Back is a testament to pure hard work, perseverance, and hope for a better life- no matter what shape it takes.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DARK by Jasmine Haynes from Berkley Heat

“A highly erotic journey for two lost souls desperately seeking solace…captivates from the opening sentence.” —Romantic Times

“The opening of the DeKnight saga is a super erotic tale.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

She’s pushed all the limits-but can she finally free herself completely?

Bree Mason wants more out of life, but she is ruled by fear and controlled by her secrets. And there’s one great secret she’s hidden for years, even from herself. But now a tragedy is causing her carefully constructed world to unravel…

Bree is like no other woman Luke Raven has ever known. He’s always given her what she’s asked for. But now he craves more-a lot more. Luke wants a relationship outside their strictly sexual affair. But can he help Bree exorcise her demons and free her from her abusive past?

THE FIRES OF WINTER (reissue) by Roberta Gellis from Sourcebooks Casablanca

“This epic is perfect for readers who like an extra dose of history in their romance.” —Publishers Weekly

“Roberta Gellis is a superb storyteller of extraordinary talent.” —John Jakes, #1 bestselling author of The Gods of Newport

A maiden who will not marry

For the lovely Lady Audris, taking a husband would mean losing her home. She is content to concentrate on her special gift, weaving gorgeous tapestries that often contain hints of the future. But nothing predicts the arrival of Hugh Licorne, confident in his strength and single-minded in his determination-to have her.
A battle-hardened knight who needs a bride

From the moment Hugh sets eyes on Lady Audris, he knows he has found the woman destined to be his wife. She’s courageous and beautiful, delicate yet strong. But winning her trust and defending her from her enemies will be the greatest battle he has ever faced.