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New Releases & New Info

First, I'm very excited to announce two new releases today - TOO WICKED TO LOVE by Debra Mullins (who is featured today at RT Book Reviews) and the reissue of THE LAST TWILIGHT by Marjorie M. Liu.

                                             

Quotes:
“Passion, intrigue, and heartfelt emotion--Debra Mullins delivers captivating romance!” -Tessa Dare

“Clever, romantic, passionate, and adventurous, Mullins’ latest is reading pleasure. From the dynamic beginning to the dramatic climax she balances suspense with sexual tension and readers will stay on their toes eagerly anticipating the satisfying ending.” -Romantic Times

Blurb:
Too wicked to love . . . but too tempting to resist!

Having already been deceived by a heartless fiancÉ, Genevieve Wallington-Willis knows better than to trust any man—which is why her attraction to John Ready is so very disturbing. Though devilishly handsome, he is far too mysterious—and a humble coachman, no less! But one inadvertent kiss and Genevieve is lost.

John dares not reveal his true identity to anyone or it's the gallows for certain! He must concentrate on clearing his name—and prevent the fiend who sullied it, the notorious Raventhorpe, from working his evil on another innocent victim. But being this close to the clever, courageous, and exquisite Miss Wallington-Willis is driving him to distraction. And surrendering to his desire—not to mention to love—may prove the most dangerous risk of all.


Quotes:
"No question, Liu is at the top of her game."  —Romantic Times, Top Pick!

"...the lush narrative style that has become Liu's hallmark will continue to thrill fans and should draw more readers to the fold."  —Booklist

Blurb:
Duty called Dr. Rikki Kinn to the Congo. One of the world's top virus hunters working for the CDC, she is on a mission to investigate a deadly new plague. But there are those determined to stop her—at any price.

Shape-shifter Amiri was born in this land of untamed splendor. Here he woke with the sun and raced as the cheetah . . . until he was kidnapped and subjected to terrible experiments by the evil Consortium. Now his colleagues and brothers in Dirk & Steele want him to return to Africa to face his nightmares. For a good woman has been targeted for death—a beautiful healer who holds the fate of millions in her hands, whose destiny is intertwined with his—and whose need leaves Amiri vulnerable, threatening his heart, his passion . . . and his soul.

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In other news, NYT Bestselling author Chloe Neill was interviewed last week by The Morning Blend.  Check her out!  Also, for those traumatized by HARD BITTEN, one of Chloe's fans did a wonderful "Twelve-Step Program," which she's posted on her blog.  Warning: spoiler alert.  You may want to catch up on your reading before checking out the blog.  It's well worth it!

In still other news, Beth Cornelison's Silhouette Romantic Suspense novel THE BRIDE'S BODYGUARD is currently on sale for $1.50 in mass market and $1.42 in it's Kindle edition.  Get it while it's hot!


More new releases

Very excited to announce these two new late-January releases:

                                                    
Prodigal Bride by Beth Cornelison
January 19, 2011 release

About the Book

Wild card Zoey Bancroft is in a scrape. Her ex-boyfriend has left her stranded with no money in Vegas after hearing she's carrying his child. Desperate, Zoey calls her best friend, firefighter Gage Powell. Before she can tell Gage where she is, a loan shark enters her motel room and destroys her phone….

Tired of saving Zoey from yet another bind, but unable to forget the sparks they once shared, Gage impulsively proposes. For the sake of the baby, of course—it'll be a marriage in name only. But trouble that started in Vegas doesn't always end there, and this time Gage's life—and love—is on the line….

 

About the Author

Award-winning author Beth Cornelison has been writing stories since she was a child. A University of Georgia graduate, Cornelison worked in Public Relations before becoming a full-time writer. She has won many honors for her writing, including the coveted Golden Heart, awarded by the Romance Writers of America. She lives in Louisiana with her husband and son. For more information, visit her website at www.bethcornelison.com. 


Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu
January 25, 2011 reissue

About the Book

Elena Baxter can work miracles with her fingers. She can coax bones to knit, flesh to heal. She can mend the mind and spirit.

That is why she is taken.

Artur Loginov joined Dirk & Steele, an international detective agency that specializes in the impossible, to help extraordinary souls in need—and to keep their secrets safe. For Artur himself is not like ordinary men—handsome, powerful, and tormented, he is able to do wondrous things with nothing but a thought and a touch. That is why he, too, is taken . . .

Drawn together into the darkness, Elena and Artur find themselves caged and cornered, joined in a desperate fight for their lives. But they will find strength where they never expected it: in a passionate look, in a tender kiss, in a heart-soaring, breathtaking . . . Shadow Touch

About the Author

Marjorie M. Liu is an attorney and New York Times bestselling author of paranormal romances and urban fantasy. In the world of comic books, she is also the writer of NXY: No Way Home, Black Window, X-23, and Dark Wolverine (with Daniel Way, for Marvel). She lived in the American Midwest and Beijing, China.

Happy Release Day

Whew, I feel like the old me again!  For those of you who miss zombie-me, I hear there's a new show called The Walking Dead....

I'm very pleased to wish a happy release day today to Susan Krinard for LUCK OF THE WOLF and to Beth Cornelison for P.I. DADDY'S PERSONAL MISSION!



Branded an outcast by the noble branch of his werewolf clan, Cort Renier had come to San Francisco seeking fortune—and revenge. What he found was a mysterious beauty who could not—or would not—reveal who she truly was. At first glance she seemed vulnerable and afraid, like so many girls caught up in the debauchery of the city's whiskey-soaked gambling dens. But one look into her stunning turquoise eyes and he knew he'd found the winning hand.

Aria di Reinardus had reasons of her own for concealing her identity, but Cort's kisses were more than enough to convince her to go along with his plan to transform her into a missing heiress and return her to her "family." But they were not the only ones with secrets to keep and vengeance in mind, and they were about to discover that some destinies couldn't be outrun….
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P.I. DADDY'S PERSONAL MISSION by Beth Cornelison
Silhouette Romantic Suspense mass market
ISBN:
9780373277025

When his father is found dead in Honey Creek for the second time, private investigator Peter Walsh becomes fixated on finding the killer. He can't count on the sheriff, a Colton, to dig very deeply. But someone—a very beautiful someone—thinks the single dad is digging too deeply: Lisa Navarrone, his son's teacher.

Lisa helps Peter reconnect with the child he loves so much, but finds her own connection to him getting stronger with each breathless moment. A painful secret has kept her alone for years, yet she can't help but picture a future for the three of them. And when the boy is threatened, the new lovers must team up for the fight of their lives….

 

New releases for 10/1

In my constant quest to topple TBR piles everywhere with further fabulous book suggestions, I present another list of upcoming releases, these for October 1st!

                                       

BESPELLING JANE AUSTEN anthology (HQN)

What if Austen had believed in reincarnation and vampires? Join four bestselling romance authors as they channel the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen.

 

ALMOST PERSUADED

In this Regency tale of Robert and Jane, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh brings together former lovers who have seen beyond the veil of forgetfulness to their past mistakes, and are determined to be together in this life, and forever.

 

NORTHANGER CASTLE

Caroline's obsession with Gothic novels winds up being good training for a lifetime of destroying the undead with her newfound beau, in this Regency by Colleen Gleason.

 

BLOOD AND PREJUDICE

Set in the business world of contemporary New York City, Liz Bennett joins Mr. Darcy in his hunt for a vampire cure in New York Times bestselling author Susan Krinard's version of the classic story.

 

LITTLE TO HEX HER

Present-day Washington, D.C., is full of curious creatures in Janet Mullany's story, wherein Emma is a witch with a wizard boyfriend and a paranormal dating service to run.

 

PROFILE FOR SEDUCTION by Karen Whiddon (Silhouette Romantic Suspense)

The clock is ticking…

Every minute means another woman may die. The Cowtown Killer is free from prison and stalking the very woman who helped put him away—FBI Special Agent Lea Cordasic. She's determined to see this grisly murderer who held her captive locked away forever. She just doesn't know if she can do it on her own.

Texas cop Marc Kenyon had been there before…he'd seen Lea brutalized and left for dead. He'd fallen for the feisty beauty instantly, and loves her still. Now that the madman is back for her, he'll do anything to thaw her heart…and keep her safe.

 

 

THE BRIDE’S BODYGUARD by Beth Cornelison (Silhouette Romantic Suspense)

Hired by the groom-to-be, former SEAL Jake McCall must make sure beautiful bride Paige Bancroft stays safe. When gunfire shatters the wedding, he discovers that the threat to Paige is hovering close. Now the country's national security depends on keeping her and a mysterious "bead" in her possession out of the wrong hands.

Paige Bancroft never had control of her privileged, sheltered life until she finds danger on her trail and a larger-than-life bodyguard at her side. Realizing her almost-wedding was a mistake, she's determined to fight for her survival…and start a new life with the sexy SEAL—for better or worse.

 

And coming from Roc on October 5th: GRAVE WITCH by Kalayna Price

Teaser: “The first time I encountered Death, I hurled my mother’s medical chart at him.  As far as impressions went, I blew it, but I was five at the time, so he eventually forgave me.”

Award news et al.

                                  

Awesome award news for Beth Cornelison, who won the Daphne du Maurier Award in Category Series Romantic Mystery/Suspense for A CHRISTMAS STRANGER and to Patti O'Shea, who won the Beacon Award for Best Futuristic/Fantasy/Paranormal Romance for EDGE OF DAWN.  I'm so proud!
In other news, Doranna Durgin is a guest-blogger over at Tor.com with a post on "There Can Be Only- Oh.  Oops.  Never Mind."

Conventions and awards

I have three authors at C2E2 this weekend (the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo).  If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop by and say "hello" for me to Marjorie M. Liu, David Mack and Keith R.A. DeCandido and get some books/comics signed for yourself.

Also, congratulations to my finalists for OKRWA's National Readers' Choice Awards.  You go, gals!


THE EDGE OF DAWN by Patti O'Shea for Best Paranormal

"Naughty and Nice" by Crystal Jordan in the UNDER THE COVERS anthology for Best Novella

THE CHRISTMAS STRANGER by Beth Cornelison for Long Contemporary


RITA Award Finalists

 

The RITA and Golden Heart calls are going out today!  
So far, from my list, I have Laurie Brown up for WHAT WOULD JANE AUSTEN DO? and Marjorie M. Liu up for THE FIRE KING for Best Paranormal RITAS and Beth Cornelison for Contemporary Series Action/Adventure for THE CHRISTMAS STRANGER.  Marjorie's story "The Robber Bride" from the HUNTRESS anthology is also a finalist in the Best Novella category!

Also, from The Knight Agency, we have Jessica Andersen up for the RITA in the Contemporary Series Action/Adventure category for MOUNTAIN INVESTIGATION and Tina Farraro has finaled in the Young Adult category for THE ABCs OF KISSING BOYS.
 
 
For the Golden Heart, Knight Agency author Maureen McGowen is up for Novel with Strong Romantic Elements for SWITCHING SIDES.

You go, girls!!!  I'm so proud.

So much news

First, my awesome friend Eric Archibald has come up with a snazzy new cartoon me for the blog!  (For those of you who miss Gina, my previous icon, she's now over at her own blog: http://ginasgems.livejournal.com, along with a pic of my brand new cover for ReVamped and an excerpt.)



Huge congrats to Rob Thurman for hitting #35 on the New York Times extended list with her latest Cal Leandros novel, ROADKILL.

And triple kudos to Beth Cornelison, who's a Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist for TALL DARK DEFENDER =and= THE CHRISTMAS STRANGER in series romantic suspense and HEALING LUKE in single title!

Marvelous March releases

Time for my March books round up, it being the first and all, before I launch debut week here on my blog.  If you've given up any hope of global warming and just want to curl up all cozy with a good book, I have a few to suggest:



March 1:
BRIDE OF THE WOLF by Susan Krinard
Susan Krinard is a bestselling and award-winning paranormal romance writer.  Romantic Times honored her with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality and with several Reviewers' Choice "Best" awards.  You can read an excerpt of Bride of the Wolf, her latest werewolf romance,
here on her website.

March 2:

MOTHERHOOD IS MURDER by Diana Orgain
Diana is one of my debut authors, who will be guest blogging for me this week (tomorrow, in fact).  MOTHERHOOD IS MURDER is the second in her Maternal Instincts mystery series, following
BUNDLE OF TROUBLE.  You don't have to read the first to appreciate the second, but I don't recommend missing it!  You can read an excerpt of MOTHERHOOD or listen to the promo on her website.

ROADKILL by Rob Thurman
Fifth book in the author's bestselling Cal and Niko urban fantasy series.  You can read excerpts
part 1 and 2 on her website and get a preview of book 6 if you buy the ROADKILL this week (and send a copy of the receipt).  Details here.

REYN’S REDEMPTION by Beth Cornelison
Single Titles says, "Beth Cornelison transplants the reader into the story and gives them the ride of their life up to the climatic ending."  See for yourself?  You can read an excerpt here.


March 23:
READER I MARRIED HIM
by Janet Mullany
A wonderful erotic e-novella based on Jane Eyre.

March 30:

IN THE DARKEST NIGHT by Patti O’Shea
Publishers Weekly raves in their starred review for IN THE DARKEST NIGHT, "O'Shea's fourth Light Warriors romance is a riveting thrill ride that will keep her readers enthralled."  There's
an excerpt for this one too!
 

DEATH BLOWS by DD Barant
This unique urban fantasy, sequel to DYING BITES (finalist for Best Urban Fantasy by Romantic Times), received a 4 1/2 Star Top Pick! Rating from RT, which calls it "as impressive as the first.... Fast-paced, fun and not to be missed!" 

October - new releases

I'm very excited to announce the October releases by my authors!  I'm pretty sure there's something here for everyone.

THE CHRISTMAS STRANGER by Beth Cornelison  (October 1, Silhouette Romantic Suspense)

After her husband's death, Holly Bancroft Cole knows Christmas won't be the same this year. Still grieving, she decides to complete the renovations on her North Carolina farmhouse and hires a construction worker. Drawn to his piercing eyes and gentle manners, Holly can't shake the feeling that secrets lie behind the handsome stranger's warm smile.

Haunted by memories, Matt Rankin can't remember the joy that simple pleasures bring until he meets Holly. When a harrowing attempt is made on her life, Matt realizes he can't live without this beautiful angel. Now he must protect the woman he loves at all costs—even if it means risking his own life.

DIPPED, STRIPPED AND DEAD by Elise Hyatt (October 6, Berkley Prime Crime)

            Dyce (short for Candyce) Dare never thought she’d end up twenty-nine and divorced, with a toddler to raise, an ex who “forgets” his child support and a diet consisting mostly of pancakes.

            To make ends meet, Dyce takes a chance and starts up Daring Finds, a furniture refinishing business.  But finding things to refinish is tough—especially when Dyce goes Dumpster diving for discarded furniture and uncovers a gelatinous-looking corpse.  Turns out the body was immersed in a vat of lye—a technique used for refinishing furniture—making Dyce a prime suspect.

            Now, in order to clear her good name, Dyce has to play private eye.  But solving a murder isn’t child’s play, especially when the next victim might be her….

 FRIDAY NIGHT BITES by Chloe Neill (October 6, NAL)

The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves-mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle-the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them-someone with an ancient grudge...


BITTER NIGHT by Diana Pharaoh Francis (October 27, Pocket)

SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU...

Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom...and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle's personal magic weapon -- a Shadowblade -- and she's lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before....

The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home. Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances -- including one with a rival witch's Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him -- and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right -- if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is....

 

UNTAMED by Crystal Jordan (October 27, Kensington Aphrodesia)

The biological warfare of the twenty-first century changed the planet in astonishing ways, transforming humans into shape-shifters who love to walk on the wild side - reveling in danger and the explosive desire that consumes them...Half-human, half-lynx, Delilah Chase makes her living as a professional thief. But when half-human, half-hawk Hunter Avery catches her trying to steal his priceless ruby, he makes her a proposition: spend a week in his bed, or take a trip to jail. What follows is seven days of unrelenting, primitive passion neither can live without...As the owner of Tail, the most notorious techno brothel in New Chicago, mink-shifter Lorelei Chase specializes in fulfilling all of her clients' kinky fantasies. She just has one rule: Never sample the goods that her customers or workers offer. But every day, jaguar-shifter Nolan Angelo tempts her to break that rule - until she ultimately gives in to a burning lust that knows no control...

 

THE 4400: PROMISES BROKEN by David Mack (October 27, Pocket Books)
4400 taken, 4400 returned.
All were given startling new abilities.
Now they are sharing their power with the world …
But is the rest of humanity ready to join the 4400?

Promicin — which kills half of those who dare to inject it and grants paranormal abilities to those who survive — is spreading across the globe and threatening to plunge the entire world into chaos.

A year has passed since Jordan Collier and his followers seized control of Seattle and renamed it Promise City. American armed forces have surrounded Seattle, and each day brings Collier and his Promicin-Positive Movement closer to all-out war with the world's greatest military superpower.

However, the real threats are the Marked — agents from the future whose identities were encoded into body-hijacking nanites and sent back to thwart the efforts of the 4400. The last three surviving Marked lurk in the shadows, working in secret as they prepare to deliver a deathblow to the planet.

Caught in the crossfire are NTAC agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris. His son, Kyle, and her thirteen-year-old adopted daughter, Maia, are both more loyal to Collier's movement than to them. And when the standoff between the Movement and the military explodes into open conflict, Tom, Diana, and their fellow agents wind up outnumbered and outgunned.

In the end, the fate of all mankind will rest in the hands of one man: Tom Baldwin.