May 3rd, 2011

Nomination celebration!

As soon as I dig out from everything that's come in while I was away at the wonderful Central California Writers Conference (pics to follow tomorrow), I'll post up my "Happy Release Day" blog for the fabulous books out today.  In the meantime, I wanted to congratulate my authors on a few new award nominations!  So, congratulations to:

Carol Berg for finaling in the Colorado Book Awards with The Spirit Lens is a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards in the Genre/Popular Fiction category!

Patti O'Shea for IN THE DARKEST NIGHT finaling in the Best Long Paranormal category of the Readers' Crown Awards!

Happy New Release Day!

Very excited to wish a happy release day to:

Rachel Caine for BITE CLUB, the tenth novel in her New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series

Chloe Neill for HARD BITTEN, the fourth book in her brilliant Chicagoland Vampires series

Jasmine Haynes for her sexy and stunning erotic novel PAST MIDNIGHT

All books with bite!  Blurbs below.


“Extreme sports come to Morganville and the result could be a bloodbath!  In this newest chapter of the Morganville Vampire series, Caine adds extra insight by including periodic slices of the first-person thoughts of Claire’s boyfriend, Shane.  The friendships in this series are facing formidable odds, and Caine does a terrific job of keeping the tension fierce and the danger palpable.  Great stuff!” Romantic Times

After discovering that vampires populate her town, college student Claire Danvers knows that the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble.

There's a new extreme sport getting picked up on the Internet: bare- knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against each other-or humans. Tracking the remote signal leads Claire- accompanied by her friends and frenemies-to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville...

"Neill creates a strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." -Library Journal

Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals-and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are...tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else.

Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society-a world full of vampires who seem ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands...

"The opening DeKnight saga is a super erotic tale starring two loving people whose world shattered when their son died. The story line showcases Jasmine Haynes’ skills as her lead couple struggle with grief in their personal lives and an economic spy in their professional lives." - Genre Go Round Reviews

It's time to push the boundaries of erotic sensibility.

A devastating blow rocked Erin and Dominic's marriage, and now only extreme sexual games can soothe their emotional pain.  But their most daring erotic adventure is just ahead, and it could ultimately destroy everything they hoped to save.

And because I was traveling and missed it when in released May 1st, happy belated release day to Roberta Gellis for her new edition of TAPESTRY OF DREAMS!

"Good book to put on a keeper shelf!" -
Night Owl Romance

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.