>Weekly News for 2/21/10-2/28/10


Cover News

Rachel Vincent came out with her new cover for Alpha in her newsletter, due out October 1, 2010. She also has a prototype of My Soul to Keep, third in her Soul Screamers YA series.


The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we’ve been busy. But now it’s time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother’s death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.

It’s not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I’m heading for a final showdown that can–that will–change everything forever. A showdown I’m not sure I’m ready for.

But life never waits until you’re ready.

Larissa Ione revealed the cover for Sin Undone, the fifth Demonica series book, due out August 31, 2010.

As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she’ll die before she’ll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin’s innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.
Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she’s no stranger: He’s bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld’s most wanted and Con soon learns he’s the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.

Author News

  • Free ebook version of Kim Harrison’s Dead Witch Walking at Amazon (Kindle), B&N and Sony e-readers
  • Read an excerpt of the forthcoming Sin Undone by Larissa Ione, the 5th book in the Demonica series
  • Angry Robot has an exclusive short story: The Midnight Watch by Tim Waggoner (Nekropolis and Dead Streets) 
  • Read Kelley Armstrong’s first book in her YA Darkest Powers series, The Summoning online.
  • Richelle Mead has two excerpts for us Succubus Shadows Excerpt and Spirit Bound Excerpt

Kelley Armstrong announced what I assume is the title to the next trilogy in her YA series – it’s called Darkness Rising. Kelley also notes that Toronto teens are wanted for a studio audience at CTV for eTalk on teen novels with her and others on March 2. Interested? Details: http://bit.ly/dkTb50
Charlaine Harris will be joining the ranks of urban fantasy writers whose books are being adapted as a comic. The first book of her hit Harper Connelly series, Grave Sight, will be adapted by Dynamite Entertainment in 2010. [via Loving True Blood in Dallas]

The Horror Writers of America (HWA) released the TOC for their annual anthology Blood Lite 2. Quite a few familiar names in the list.

  • Death and Taxes | Heather Graham
  • Table for Two | Jeff Ryan
  • Treatment | J.A. Konrath
  • Dead Clown Séance | Christopher Welch
  • The Day the Devil Swallowed a Heapin’ Helpin’ of Pride at the Beaulahville Gospel Jubilee | Scott Nicholson
  • Piecemaker | Don d’Ammassa
  • Good Breeding | Lucien Soulban
  • Tails | John R. Little
  • Dog Tired (of the Drama!) | L.A. Banks
  • A Sweet Girl for Todd | Mark Onspaugh
  • Dark Carbuncle | Kevin J. Anderson & Janis Ian
  • Tastes Like Chicken | Jordan Summers
  • Presumptuous Beast Throws Sumptuous Feast | Mike Baron
  • Bad German | Edward Bryant
  • The Halloween War | Brian J. Hatcher
  • Oh, the Ho-Ho Horror | Joel A. Sutherland
  • The Unfortunate Persistence of Harold Francis Beamish | Aaron Polson
  • Dick and Larry | D.L. Snell
  • Son of…a Bitch! | Sam W. Anderson
  • Her Lucky Day | Allison Brennan
  • A Wing and a Prayer | Sharyn McCrumb
  • Barewolf | Daniel Pyle
  • American Banshee | Eric James Stone
  • The Epicurean | Amy Sterling Casil
  • The Ghoul Next Door | Nancy Kilpatrick
  • Daycare of the Damned | Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Season’s Tickets | Derek Clendening
  • The Close Shave | Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn
  • Shaggy Dog Story | Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Eight-Legged Vengeance | Jeff Strand
  • Lucifer’s Daughter | Kelley Armstrong
Abagail over at All Things Urban Fantasy is still the raining champ of contest finder. Check out her 

List of 99 urban fantasy giveaways !!


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