November 8, 2010

Lips Don’t Lie: Author Gossip

As a reader I always want the download on what's going on with authors. Do they have new books coming out, how the latest tour going, any thing juicy! So, I decided to bring the news to my readers. I'm lurking around all of those author blogs anyway, might as well do something productive.

Finally back after my long week of sickness.  Never thought I’d be so happy to be gaining weight.  Hopefully with all of this cold and wet weather coming in everyone else’s health is good.

General News:

Alpha (Shifters, #6)

As fans finally have the pleasure of turning the final page of Faythe’s story, many fans have been wondering about another series.  Sure she has her YA Soul Screamers coming out strong, but fans still want the pleasure of her adult books. 

Fans can rest assured now, here’s some words from the author.

And I did come up with another adult series concept. The concept was approved by my publisher months ago, the release has been scheduled, the back cover synopsis has been written, and cover design has already begun.

Vincent will post as soon as she can about what this new series is about once she gets more of the first manuscript done.  Right now she’s in the build up, learning the world and characters.  Personally I have great faith in this new series. Author Post.

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) The synopsis has finally been officially released, sounds like another fantastic read.

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 theheady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society--a world full of vampires who seem to 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…

Here's a chance to when a ARC of Vincent's latest Soul Screamers book.

 Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)Kaylana Price was taking questions and now has posted some answers. So check them out here.

Edna asked:

Q. How many books will there be for the Alex Craft series? A. Currently there are three books contracted in the series, but I have ideas that go beyond the third book, so I hope Roc buys more of the series. The next book, GRAVE DANCE, will be released late next summer.

Q. Falin and Death both seem like fantastic love interests for Alex. I was wondering if you already have it set in mind who she will end up with, if anyone at all? A. I have a definite direction for Alex's love life, but as I'm writing surprises often occur, so nothing is set in stone.

Q. And this is a general sort of comment but I'm incredibly fascinated by Death. In a future book I hope Alex can learn more about him and maybe get a glimpse into his world. How about "A Day in the Life of a Soul Collector"? ;) Falin is quite interesting himself. I'm eagerly awaiting to read more of his history. A. Those aren't really questions, but I thought I'd just comment that you will definitely be seeing more of both and learning quite a bit more in the next two books. I'm glad you're enjoying the characters and the world! Thanks so much, and thanks for the questions!

The next set of questions are from Natalie via Facebook:

Q.How do you pronounce Falin? I have an acquaintance named Fallon (rhymes with Allen), and I've been pronouncing it the same way, but I've seen it spelled your way. A. Technically, the 'i' would make the 'a' long, so I pronounce it FA lin. That said, FAH lin isn't that far off so is probably an acceptable pronunciation.

Q.Why a Chinese Crested? I mean, I love cresties, but it seems like an odd match for Alex. A. This is actually a question I answered in a recent interview over at Smexy Books. Instead of thinking up a different way to say the same thing, I'm just going to steal that answer. I hope you don't mind.

A Chinese Crested of the truly hairless variety is a small dog with patches of hair only on the head (the crest), feet, and tail. This hair is typically white or black, and their skin is usually pigmented any number of combinations of pink and grey. The first time I saw one, I couldn't decide if it was adorable or had some terrible disease. In my experience, most people either think they look like ugly hairless rats or are cute in a pathetic way. When I was creating Alex's character, I liked the idea that she'd be drawn to a dog who just didn't fit in. He's not a stray of unknown origin—let's face it, sadly, those are a dime a dozen. He's a pure breed that many people would be vaguely repulsed by. It worked for her. Thanks for the questions, Natalie!

Christina asked:

Q. I've read your Haven books and love them. I was wondering if we were going to see more of Tatius in the next book. I really like him, he is such a fascinating character.(and I may have a teeny tiny crush on him) I was intrigued by his behavior towards Kita in the second book. What is he about? A. This question makes me smile. I'm so glad you like Tatius. He was one of those characters who was just a name and a small note in the outline of the first book. I mean, I knew his history and his agenda before I started writing, but he was just supposed to be a minor antagonist. Then I wrote his first scene in Once Bitten and he jumped right off the page. Sometimes characters surprise the writer. After the events in Twice Dead, Tatius wasn't supposed to reappear in the series until book four because Third Blood is very shifter and Firth centered, but that punk haired master vamp doesn't tend to care what my outline says. ^_^ Thanks for the question!Author Post

New Covers:

The latest Keri Arthur cover has been released officially for Mercy Burns. Personally I don’t feel wowed, it’s to typical.  Another over done naked back.


This cover is for the audiobook release of Twice Bitten.  The cover really is stunning, the paperback cover has real competition here.


This is the second book in the series, first one Grave Witch.  Personally I love this cover, way better then the last one.  I like that the top is a green, the last book the top was red.


This has to be the best cover yet in the series. The reflection is just stunning with the ripple.

Latest Kate Daniels cover has been released. Personally I like this Kate better then how she’s featured on other covers.  Plus the lion doesn’t look so spitted on there.

Author Wit:

Bless Katie Macallister for always having yummy men ready to post. This is a little naughty for younger readers.


Spinecraker said...

Great segment! Loving all the new covers :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Glad you liked it!! All the pretty covers make my head spin. I'm not sure which one I like best. Illusions eye soothing colors, or Grave Dance haunting tones.