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Sneak Peek ~ One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost

Night Huntress #6

Visit Harper Collins’ site to browse inside

Synopsis:

The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’ voodoo queen just keeps on giving–leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity–forever. But how do you kill a killer who’s already long dead?

Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long for the whole kit-n-kaboodle.  One Grave at a Time will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 August!  If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy, you can find it at many retailers, including AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY | B&N | POWELLS.

Series Reading Order:

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)

Wishing Well Wednesday ~ Who Said Bad Things Come in Threes?

Wishing Well Wednesday is a weekly feature showcasing the books we have on our wish lists and those we’re looking forward to being published.



Who said bad things come in threes?

I am an admitted series whore, but trilogies are great too.
Not every story needs to go on past three books.


Shadow Kin (Novel of the Half-Light City #1) by M.J. Scott

Release Date: 6 September 2011

Description from Goodreads:

On one side, the Night World, rules by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans, protected by their steadfast mages…

Born a wraith, Lily is a shadow who slips between worlds. Brought up by a Blood Lord and raised to be his assassin, she is little more than a slave. But when Lily meets her match in target Simon DuCaine, the unlikely bond that develops between them threatens to disrupt an already stretched peace in a city on the verge of being torn apart…




The author has posted a preview of Chapter 1. In her post called “The Story Behind” she states, “I don’t know if any writer can truly explain where their ideas come from. For me, books are triggered by lots of things. By a mood or an image or by thinking about something I’ve read (a myth, a phase, a story). But some books just arrive unannounced.

Shadow Kin is one of those books. I knew I needed another book idea but was working on something else at the time. But there I was, lying in bed one night, drifting off to sleep when a voice in my head said “Revenge is silent.” At which I kind of half-woke up, thought “hmm, random writer thought” and rolled over, fully prepared to go back to sleep. But the voice was having none of that. “Revenge is silent”, she said again (she was a she now) and gave me a glimpse of her standing outside a door, getting ready to kill someone. That woke me up. And the brain started to whirl, wondering why revenge was silent, who this gal was and who was she going to kill. That was pretty much a clear signal that this wasn’t a random sleepy writer thought, and that I needed to get up and haul my butt to the computer and start writing.

Which I did. Got up, wrote about twelve pages in an hour then staggered back to bed. At first I thought I was writing an urban fantasy. But then, I realised they weren’t wearing modern clothes and when the first gun appeared it was an old fashioned, wooden handled, beautifully ornamented pistol. Things only got weirder from there. I believe I told my agent something like “I’m writing this weird book with mages, assassins, vampires, Fae, secrets and oh yeah, kind of quasi Victorian level culture.” She wisely said nothing discouraging and let me carry on. And thus Shadow Kin was born…”



Happy Reading!

Richelle Mead Series News

Storm Born Comic

Issue 2 is now out!



SNEAK PEEK: There is a 5-page preview from the middle of the issue:

Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5

The Storm Born Comics are based upon the first book of the Dark Swan series, Storm Born, featuring Eugenie Markham, a powerful shamaness. Here’s the first scene from the first book:

The 5-page preview from issue #1: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5

Series reading order:
Storm Born volume #1Storm Born volume #2Storm Born volume #3Storm Born volume #4


Vampire Academy Graphic Novel

This series may have been put to bed last December with Last Sacrifice but the very first book that started it all has been turned into a graphic novel which is due out August 30, 2011!








Bloodlines


SNEAK PEEK: The first chapter of Bloodlines, the first book in the Vampire Academy spin-off series, is now available to read HERE.

It’s due for release on August 23, 2011.








COVER REVEAL: The Golden Lily, book #2 of the Bloodlines series is set for release on May 1, 2012.

A Q&A about Bloodlines by Mead is HERE.

Bloodlines Facebook Page
Bloodlines YouTube Channel


Georgina Kincaid


SNEAK PEEK:The first chapter of the sixth and final book in the Georgina Kincaid series, Succubus Revealed is available HERE.

This one is set for release on August 30, 2011.






And finally, Mead has discussed her future schedule now that she’s having a baby.

So, three Mead books out in August. Will you be buying any of them?



Sneak Peek ~ Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

Chicagoland Vampires #5

Visit Chloe’s website to read all of Chapter 1 and part of Chapter 2.


Chloe, you do know how to tease and tempt us! I just finished reading Hard Bitten today, so the timing of your sneak peek into Drink Deep couldn’t have come at a better time. While I normally flip-flop on whether or not to read sneak peeks of upcoming installments, there was no hesitation, I jumped on it.

I’d love to share my thoughts on it, but for fear of having too many spoilers I’ll pass and just say … if you want it, go read it! Will it answer all the questions you had after reading Hard Bitten? No. It’s only one and half chapters long. But, it will shed some light on what Merit and some of Clan Cadogan are up to now. For the rest, we’ll just have to wait until Drink Deep is released on November 1st.


Waiting Sucks!


Series Reading Order:

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) Twice Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #3) Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5)