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Archive for May, 2010

New Release Tuesday

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Today’s the day, Richelle Mead fans! SPIRIT BOUND officially hits the shelves, and Vampire Academy fans around the world rejoice!

Here’s the synopsis, from Richelle’s website:

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and he’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.


Yeah, I’ll be going to the bookstore today. 🙂

And in other vampire news, if you haven’t checked out the new Post Mortem interview with Rachel Caine’s Shane (from the Morganville Vampires series), you really should.

New Releases Tuesday

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Wow, there’s a boatload of terrific new books available today!

WHITE CAT (Curse Workers #1), Holly Black

Mobsters as magicians? Dude. I’m in love. Ever since I read Tithe, I’ve been enamored of Holly’s writing. Hugely looking forward to this new series!

RUNNING SCARED (Sentinel Wars #3), Shannon K. Butcher

I have been pestering Shannon about when the third book in the Sentinels would be available for months. Months. I love this series, and I can’t wait to dash to the bookstore over lunch today to get my grubby hands on book three.

DEAD IN THE FAMILY (Sookie Stackhouse #10), Charlaine Harris

Way before True Blood, there was Sookie Stackhouse. After the way things were left in last year’s Dead and Gone, I just wanted to give poor Sookie a ginormous hug. Definitely eager to see what happens next to our favorite telepathic barmaid from Louisiana.

MAGIC ON THE STORM (Allie Beckstrom #4), Devon Monk

Yay, apocalyptic storm approaching! Yay, Allie has to save the day! Devon is one of my fellow (fella?) Deadline Dames, and I’m looking forward to reading the latest in her terrific series.

THE DEMON IN ME (Living in Eden #1), Michelle Rowen

I loved Michelle’s fabulous Immortality Bites series. I am so thrilled she has a new series out now — and about demons! Rah, demons! This new book is at the top of my To Be Read pile.

SHADE, Jeri Smith-Ready

I’m a huge fan of Jeri’s vampire series, and when she mentioned her new YA about ghosts, I new I wanted to read it. I was fortunate enough to get an ARC, and I devoured SHADE. And oh my God, it’s phenomenal. I **loved** this book. Everyone should read it.

THE RED PYRAMID (The Kane Chronicles #1), Rick Riordan

My kids and I adore the Percy Jackson series. Tax Deduction the Elder is very into Egyptian mythology, and it’s a toss-up who’s going to read RED PYRAMID first — him or me. (Oh, okay, I guess we can read it together…)

Already Available, But I Missed It Because I Have The Attention Span Of A Toddler On Pixie Stix

KISS OF DEATH (Morganville Vampires #8), Rachel Caine

Argh — I can’t believe I missed this last week!!! When I think YA vampire series, Rachel’s Morganville Vampires is one of the first series that comes to mind. Gotta have it!

Interview with my editor

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered how someone becomes a book editor and what a book editor does, you should read the terrific Julie Tibbott interview over at The Undercover Book Lover! Julie is my editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia Books, and I adore her. She got me to really think things through with HUNGER so that I could make the story as strong as possible. And she’s also a terrific person to talk to (or email), which is always great!

Here’s the interview: