April 25, 2011

Author Gossip(2) and Cover Coveting(14)

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.

Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, Book 4)A

re you reading Neill fans?  It’s almost time for the release of Hard Bitten so you know what that means . . . Tour time baby!!  Here’s both the book store signings, and for those of us you can’t get to any of those places blog tours are ready!



The following is a current list of scheduled booksignings.

(Have more questions about booksignings?
Check the FAQ page.)

Release Day Booksigning!
Barnes & Noble - Oakview Mall
Omaha, Nebraska
May 3, 2011 | 7:00 p.m.

Booksigning with Christina Henry
Challengers Comics
Chicago, Illinois
June 3, 2011

Printer's Row Literary Festival
Chicago, Illinois
June 5, 2011
Details, TBA

Contagion Outbreak
June 10-12, 2011
Omaha, NE
Details TBA

San Diego, CA
July 21-24, 2011
Details TBA

April 18, 2011
Paperback Dolls

April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011
The Book Bundle

April 19, 2011
Tales of a Frumpy Mocha Princess

April 20, 2011
Romancing the Darkside

April 20, 2011
Bewitched Bookworms

April 21, 2011
Lore Lush Book Reviews

April 21, 2011
Snarky Mamma

April 21, 2011
Mysterious Books

April 22, 2011
Fang-Tastic Books

April 23, 2011
The Fiction Fairy

April 25, 2011
The Allure of Books

April 26, 2011
I Read to Relax

April 26, 2011
Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

April 27, 2011
A Book Obsession

April 27, 2011
Urban Fantasy Investigations

April 28, 2011
Nina Reed

April 29, 2011
Paranormal Kiss

April 29, 2011
Book Addict

April 30, 2011
Addicted 2 Novels

May 1, 2011
The Romance Reviews

May 1, 2011
Booking It With Haley G

May 2, 2011
Bibliophilic Book Blog

May 3, 2011
Bitten by Books

May 7, 2011

Vampire Academy Signature Edition: A Vampire Academy Novel

S traight form Richelle Mead’s blog:

Hot news today! USA Today has an exclusive peek at the Vampire Academy graphic novel. Along with pictures of some of the amazing art, there are also interviews with me and artist Emma Vieceli. The article also has the info on when the graphic novel comes out. This one will be available in both comic book stores and regular bookstores in the U.S. As always, release abroad is unknown at this point. Sorry about that--it's not in my control! But various places will ship internationally, including autographed copies from University Bookstore (see richellemead.com for that).
Anyway, here's the link to the article and art. Hope you enjoy!

Not all cover art is final.

Netherland Cover for Robin Hobb

Source:  Robin Hobb

Shera’s Thoughts:  Hobb didn’t label which book was which.  Yet I still love looking at the artwork, you can kind of get the gist which book, is which.  But I”m not posting the US covers in case I match them up wrong.

Hobb-Zoon-vd-Krijger-1-Overgangsritueel-Gebonden-192x300 Hobb-Zoon-vd-krijger-2-Woudmagie-gebonden-180x300       
Hobb-Zoon-van-de-Krijger-3-Magisch-eindspel-192x300 Hobb-Regenlanden-1-Drakenhoeder-195x300
Hobb-Regenlanden-2-Drakenziel-195x300 Hobb-Regenlanden-3-Drakengebieder-197x300
Hobb-Zieners-2-227x300 Hobb-Zieners-3-227x300


Author’s Thoughts:

As an author I've been blessed with the good fortune of having amazing cover artists for my books.  And this goes back all the way to my very first US cover for my very first book, Harpy's Flight.  Kinuko Y Kraft was not as well known then as now!  This was my very first cover ever.


Previous Books:

Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye


Source:  Dead Book Darling

Shera’s Thoughts:  Her hair just gets cooler and cooler with every cover!!  Plus this has to be one of my favorite kind of “gun” poses. It just screams badass-babes from the roof tops!


Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane)The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, Book 2)Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane)

Stormlord's Exile by Glenda Larke

Source:  Glenda Larke

Shera’s Thoughts:  This is the Australian version of Stromlord’s Exile.  It’s very soothing on the eyes, and I usually love the artsy look more.  However the bold covers from the US version just pop more. Sometimes dramatic flare wins!


Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Stormlord's Exile

Adam by Jacquelyn Frank

Source:  Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Wow!  Just think of the sheer briliance of mind power it had to take to think up to put a naked chest on a cover. Oh, excuse me, a half naked chest.  With color . . .


Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Jacob (The Nightwalkers, Book 1)Gideon (The Nightwalkers, Book 2)Elijah (The Nightwalkers, Book 3)Damien (The Nightwalkers, Book 4)Noah (Nightwalkers, Book 5)

Eye of the Tempest by Nicole Peeler

Source:  Wicked Scribes

Shera’s Thoughts:  These covers are sooooooo much fun!!  It’s nice to really see another character on the covers.  How awesome is the octopus though? Insanely!  Plus I love the new heart design above the title.  It’s funs seeing what new design pops up there.  Though the title keeps making my head play “Eye of the Tiger.”


Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Tempest Rising (Jane True)Tracking the Tempest (Jane True)Tempest's Legacy (Jane True)

That Old Black Magic by

Michelle Rowan

Source:  Wicked Scribe

Shera’s Thoughts:  It’s like the guys on these covers are slowly getting dressed.  First book gets the naked chest.  The second one gets an open shirt.  Finally a t-shirt.  This guy should feel super-duper special.


Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

The Demon in Me (A Living in Eden Novel)Something Wicked (A Living in Eden Novel)

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