Posts Tagged ‘susan krinard’

Okay, I should never have thought of “Love is in the Air” as the title for this post, because now I have the sappy old 70s song stuck in my head.  WARNING: do not click on this link or you will too!

 
The reason for the title and the post are two new Nocturne releases coming out this week (tomorrow, in fact)!

KODIAK CHAINED by Doranna Durgin

One mission. One night. One costly misstep…. Don’t miss this scintillating romance from Doranna Durgin!A mighty Kodiak shifter, Ruger is more than a Sentinel warrior. As a Healer, he willingly risks everything defending the sick and helpless. But after an ambush nearly kills him, he can do only so much—until a sensual lady black bear shifter arrives to provide him backup….

In human form, she is called Mariska. Feisty and self-assured, she has finagled her present assignment helping Ruger chase down a rising new threat. The moment Mariska scents the heroic, battle-scarred grizzly she knows he will be her only weakness…and greatest desire.

Mariska will do anything to aid Ruger—even if confronting the enemy puts everything she holds dear in jeopardy.

 

HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE 4 with stories by New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard, as well as Theresa Meyers and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Don’t be afraid to snuggle up with these sexy, immortal heroes. They will weave their way into your fantasies and spice up your cold winter nights.Halfway to Dawn by Susan Krinard

Amid a supernatural war between the races, can Fiona, captain of the human special forces, and Kain, a compelling fugitive from the vampire army, risk working together to attain peace on earth?

The Gift by Theresa Meyers

All Cullen McCormack wants for Christmas is the missing locket that holds the key to his immortality. But will Angelica, the woman who now flaunts it about her exquisite neck, also claim his vampire heart?

Bright Star by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Immortal Dylan McCay has vowed to protect the secret origins of his species at all costs—until he meets Savannah, a passionate astronomer on the brink of discovering the elusive Christmas Star….

I’m pretty sure either book will heat up your holidays!

Worldcon this year was an amazing affirmation of the continued strength of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy fiction and a smorgasbord of steampunk and other wonderful costuming.  I wish I hadn’t been too busy running from appointment to appointment to panel to take more photos, but here are those I managed to grab, including one of me in the incredible George R.R. Martin Game of Thrones throne.

1- Me…plotting.  (“What’re we going to do tomorrow night, Brain?”  “Same thing we do every night, Pinky…try to take over the world.”)

2- Devi Pillai of Orbit with an appropriately fashionable backdrop.

3- The Hugo Award nominees for Best Novel (l to r): Lois McMaster Bujold, Ian McDonald, Connie Willis and N.K. Jemisin

4- Me and N.K. Jemisin at the Hugo reception.

5- Amazing authors Susan Krinard, Carol Berg and Diana Pharaoh Francis.  The world stands no chance.

6- The Westercon party with it’s Earth pinata and blazing comet headed for destruction. The party also featured failed doomsday prophecy trivia, apocalyptic films and encouragement to drink the Kool-aid (choices were Gangrene and Jonestown).

My two favorite lines from the con came from our New Pro Orientation panel, featuring Brent Weeks, John Berlyne, Sandra Tayler, Ann Crispin and me regarding the role of agents.  Brent Weeks: “An agent will even out your crazy.”  John Berlyne: “Why would have a dog and bark yourself?”  Love it!