November 22, 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.

General News:

The Aware (The Isles of Glory, #1)The Last Stormlord (Watergivers, #1)

Larke’s The Isles of Glory series has been one of my top Epic Fantasy series, at least for me.  While copies of these books are pretty much hard to find, her Watergivers series has been getting fantastic reviews around the Epic Fantasy circles.

While I haven’t read this new series she’s trying to get her book-proposal-come-synopsis created for a new concept!  I’ll let the authors own words fill us in.

And I spent the time working on my book-proposal-come-synopsis. Which is something I hate above all other writing jobs. You try writing a summary of a story that is unbelievably complicated and full of weird stuff, each element of which you can't possibly explain in less than a chapter. Sigh. Anyway, it has been done and put aside for a day or two to stew before submitting, but I shall let you all in on the secret...

The titles I have settled on. Now, if you've been around a while, you will know that never yet have the first titles I thought of been what we ended up with, but what the heck. I try. And here they are:

This one's a duology or whatever it is you call two-book-ologies. So the duology is called The Hidden Kingdom. Book One is The Masks of Yedron. Book Two is The Thwarted Prince.

And that's all about it for now. (Author’s Post)

The lovely Alexandra Ivy is going to have  some fun with some blog tours.  When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity, #1)So check them out!

Blog Dates:
Nov. 17th
Over Coffee

Nov. 22nd

Dec 8th
Bitten By Books

Dec 13th
Nocturne Romance Reads

Dec 21st

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) Cassandra Clare fans all now the misery of waiting for her next book. So Cassandra dear has decided to tease and taunt us. With a little teaser of Fallen Angels, book 4 of The Mortal Instruments book.

Teaser 1)
The Queen’s eyes glittered. “You told me that you did not wish to make a compact with me, for there was nothing I could give you. You said there was nothing in the world you wanted. When you imagine your life without Jace, do you still feel the same?”
*Why are you doing this to me?* Clary wanted to scream, but she said nothing, for the Faerie Queen glanced past her, and smiled, saying: “Wipe your tears, for he returns. It will do you no good for him to see you cry.”

Teaser 2)
“That wasn’t fair," Simon said.
“Maybe,” said Isabelle. “But I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, Don’t you know? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”


New Covers:

Ah, the smell of new covers.  I do love that smell, especially when they’re are Richelle Mead’s books.  Even better, when they are international covers.

French cover, which I love that they’ve kept the wings:


The Germans are sticking with the blind fold.


Here’s the e-story cover for Dead Drop, which will be published before the January release of The Kensie.  Really, really like this cover.


Author Wit:

Have you ever wanted to read a post where one author interviews another?  Well here’s your chance. Aprilynne Pike is being interviewed  by JS Lewis, so feel free to check it out! Here.

Kelly Meding has a fun podcast to check out.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to a favorite author on podcast do it!  The only thing that can beat it is a youtube interview. 

Finding out what books authors have gorged themselves on always spikes my interest.  Maggie Stiefvater shares the secret world of an author with a book addiction.  So check it out, here.

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