Maya Banks has announced the dates for her two new Scottish Historical’s to be released..
Reported by Miranda
Release Date: April 2012
Cara Liu must earn her place as the leader of the winikin, but her powerful feelings for Nightkeeper Sven could jeopardize the balance right when the winikin must become warriors to help the magi fight their increasingly powerful enemies. Sven tries to keep his distance given their troubled past, but when they are betrayed by one of their own, he can no longer deny the attraction. Their searing chemistry—and the danger—increases as they race to locate a hidden cave that could hold the key to resurrecting the Nightkeepers’ strongest ancestor. But their growing feelings face the ultimate test when the winikin army faces an unimaginable threat and Sven is called on to make the hardest choice of his life.
Read the excerpt at : http://www.jessicaandersen.com/Magic-Unchained-Excerpt.html
November 2012…..Rabbit’s and Myrinne’s story (includes Anna’s)
Jeaniene Frost released today the cover of her first book, in her new series – Night Prince. Once Burned is Vlad’s book, and most of you will remember Vlad from Frost’s the NightHuntress series. Once Burned will be released June 26th.
She’s a mortal with dark powers…
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s
darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…
He’s the Prince of Night…
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
5 Deadly Terms Used by a Woman according to Whoopi, should be included in all marriage and significant other contracts.
John Wing Jr, a comedian originally from Canada, has similar guidelines when talking with his wife. The only FOUR words a man will ever need.
1. OH 2. YEAH 3. RIGHT 4. SORRY
John Wing: If a guy is married, all a guy needs to have a successful marriage are 4 little words: OH, YEAH, RIGHT, SORRY. Use them individually or in a cluster.
Wife: Honey, I thought you were going to cut the lawn?
Do we all agree?!?!?!?!?!?!?
The college dropout from Austin, Minn, had no connection to other writers or the publishing industry when she resorted to self-publishing just over a year ago after rejections from many publishers.
First the Muppets fan just posted her books for anyone to read, then she started selling them, at low prices of 99 cents to $2.99. By late last year she was in Kindle’s million-seller e-book club along with Stieg Larsson and Janet Evanovich.
The 28-year-old signed a $1 million deal with St. Martin’s Press and is currently on a European tour promoting her books. There’s a movie option on her Trylle Trilogy and a comic book is in the works.
Has the paranormal romance writer written a new chapter in publishing?
British businessman Nicholas Read studied Hocking’s winning formula and decided he’d also make his own publishing success. His book Endworlds: Echoes of Worlds Past is sold in three instalments for $7 each. Launched in December on many e-book sites, including Kindle and iTunes, the science fiction series has more than 49,000 fans on Facebook.
Sales figures won’t be known until the first quarter report, but Read “couldn’t be happier. The bloggers and social media response has been great,” he said in an interview.
“We struck the chord we were hoping to strike.”
Read, who formed Read Publishing to handle the online enterprise, says talks have begun with a print publisher.
The editing, printing, distribution, publicity and other skills print publishers provide are still extremely valuable, says Geoffrey Taylor, director of Authors at Harbourfront Centre and the International Festival of Authors.
E-books are still relatively new on the scene, he says, adding that “five years ago it was a fringe thing; now every publisher has e-books.” Most publishers, though, sell only works that have already been published online.
The publishing world is full of stories of wonderful books that had trouble getting published — J.K. Rowling had a hard time getting anyone to take on Harry Potter — and Taylor can see why frustrated authors turn to e-publishing.
It’s cheaper and accessible to more people, whether or not they can write, like a “YouTube for books.”
As for Hocking’s success, Taylor calls it a “Cinderella” story. “It’s quite miraculous.
“This is not the death of publishing, it is a whole new chapter,” he adds. “There is not just one example of how to do it.”
Cheerleading magazine editor Brittany Geragotelis (brittanythebookslayer.blogspot.com) may be another Hocking. She gave away her writing online, chapter by chapter, before self-publishing Life’s a Witch. She published both online and in paperback at the insistence of her millions of social media readers who wanted to give friends a copy of the book.
Given wide exposure on WATTPAD — a Toronto social media site for book lovers and authors that just won an award for Best Canadian Startup of 2011 — Geragotelis’s paranormal drama has attracted offers from publishers as well as movie and TV producers.
In this way, self-published ebooks are like a “minor league” from which publishers pick their future writers.
Kim McArthur, president of McArthur and Associates Publishing, says ebooks will probably settle at 15 per cent of the business.
Although she admits to being “totally biased,” McArthur says many self-published e-books are poorly written.
Print publishing allows extensive copy editing and “still there are mistakes caught by vigilant readers,” she said. What about the book just “thrown online,” she wonders. Who’s making sure they’re not riddled with errors or even plagiarized?
Sarah MacLachlan, president of House of Anansi Press, echoes that.
“There’s no quality, policing and control,” she says, adding that paper and binding cover only 10 per cent of the cost of a book: the rest is editing, marketing and “more than spellcheck.”
McArthur has published only one e-book that wasn’t first published on paper, Gordon Ferris’s The Hanging Shed, which sold 150,000 e-copies. However, he was already a well-established author.
McArthur says Hocking “hit pay dirt. I’m all for it. But she is the exception.”
MacLachlan also applauds Hocking’s success, saying, “She was just completely dedicated to making her books. It’s quite an exceptional story.”
But not one she expects to see replicated often.
Article by Trish Crawford, Entertainment Reporter
January 28, 2012
Playing To Win: The 4th instalment in Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series will be available September 2012.
Cover reveal January 25, 2012
Someone’s going to have to let down their guard…
Football star Cole Riley is notorious for doing as he pleases—on the field and off. He parties hard and fights harder, but if he doesn’t clean up his act, his career is over—so Cole reluctantly agrees to work with image makeover consultant Savannah Brooks. He’s not used to being told what to do, especially by some (admittedly hot) southern belle. As for Savannah, she’s not convinced she can transform this cocky (and aggressively sexy) force of nature. But she’s determined to give it her best shot.
When the sparks start to fly, Savannah lays down the ground rules: no personal complications. If she can turn off the tingle she feels every time Cole gives her a hot stare with his gorgeous baby blues, he can turn off his desire as well. But for two people determined to have it all, a hands-off policy can only last so long before one of them yields.
PLAYING TO WIN releases September 4th and is now available for Preorder!
Check out All of the Play by Play series of books by Jaci Burton
TAKING A SHOT release date March 6, 2012
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I live in northeast Oklahoma with Biker Dude and our five dogs. Between us we have three kids who are all grown up and living out in the wild. When I’m not writing I can usually be found in the garden, coaxing the tomatoes to grow, or riding on the back of Biker Dude’s Harley, plotting a book or simply watching the scenery go by. And when I really want to relax I read other authors’ masterpieces or I’m parked in front of the television because I’m a reality TV addict.
The 3rd instalment in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s -The Chronicles of Nick Young Adult series.
The world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters. Now Nick’s saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume…INFAMOUS
Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That’s the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn’t the average teenager. He’s a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.
He’s learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive such a difficulty? But that isn’t the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.
And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.
Or he’ll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he’ll lose everyone he cares about.