New Series Alerts…

Well, looks like a quiet week for new series, with only two starting up (and both of those young adult).  Lenore Appelhans is the author of Level 2, the first book in The Memory Chronicles series.

level 2Synopsis…

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.

Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.

The Memory Chronicles reading list is HERE.

This next one is from Kelly HashwayTouch of Death is the title of book, and also of the series.

touch of deathSynopsis…

Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.

After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.

Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.

Touch of Death reading list is HERE.

So, were either of these on your wish list?  What have you heard about these new series?

Coming Soon to a Shelf Near You…

Usually, I don’t mind spending money on my hobby, but I am for some reason too cheap to pay $20 a month to join Publisher’s Marketplace.  I figure if I hunt hard enough, I should be able to find the same info for free, and I do love hunting stuff down online.  But, I really am nosy enough to want to know what is going on.  So, in that spirit, this is what I have found out is in the works…

“Nice deal” $1 – $49,000
“Very nice deal” $50,000 – $99,000
“Good deal” $100,000 – $250,000
“Significant deal” $251,000 – $499,000
“Major deal” $500,000 and up

  • NYT bestselling author Larissa Ione‘s first two books in new dark vampire series, to Lauren McKenna at Pocket, in a significant deal, by Kimberly Whalen at Trident Media Group.
  • NYT bestselling author Jennifer Ashley‘s next two historical romances in the Mackenzie series, her next two paranormal romances in the “Shifters Unbound” series and six e-novellas to extend and promote the two series, to Kate Seaver at Berkley Sensation, in a significant deal, by Bob Mecoy at Creative Book Services.
  • Leigh Evans‘ next title in her upcoming MYSTWALKER series,to Holly Blanck at St. Martin’s, in a very nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency.
  • Dee Carney‘s HUNGER AWAKENED, an erotic paranormal romance, in which Alice Bowman is hiding an illness that’s left her homeless until her Good Samaritan act for a stranger leads her into the world of vampires, where she’s drawn to both the luxury Sebastian offers her and to the man, to Angela James of Carina Press, for publication in spring 2013.
  • Seventeen-year-old Abigail Gibbs has landed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins, signing for world rights to two books, THE DARK HEROINE:DINNER WITH A VAMPIRE, and its sequel. The book has been released as a serial, via Wattpad, beginning when the author was 15. HC said that, to date, it’s been read nearly 17 million times. William Morrow has just released an e-book edition of the work—it’s about an 18-year-old who gets swept up in a glamorous world and falls for a charismatic but dangerous figure—and is planning a paperback for March.
  • Wendy Higgins‘s SWEET PERIL and SWEET RECKONING, books 2 and 3 of the SWEET EVIL trilogy, in which a half-angel/half-demon is our last hope to rid the earth of demons and must choose between her love for Kaidan (son of the demon of Lust) and her angelic destiny, to Alyson Day at Harper Children’s, for publication in Summer 2013 & 2014, by Jill Corcoran at The Herman Agency (World).
  • TOUCH OF DEATH author Kelly Hashway‘s INTO THE FIRE, in which a sixteen-year-old descendant from the mythical phoenix bird is nearing her rebirth where she will forget everything, including the love of her life and she attempts to embrace her last days with him even if it means drawing deadly phoenix hunters to her doorstep, to Georgia McBride at Month9Books, in a three-book deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in spring 2014, by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management Group.
  • Kendra Leigh Castle‘s SYMPATHY FOR THE DEMON, where a fallen angel plays bodyguard to a mortal woman who unwittingly stumbles into the plans of a band of rogue vampires, the first book in a new series about a group of outcast fallen angels making good as they hire on as heavenly mercenaries, slaying demons — and finding their hearts along the way, to Liz Pelletier at Entangled, in a three-book deal, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.