Well, I didn’t post much but I did manage to get a few things done the last couple of days. The Series Reading List pages have been updated again, so that is done for another couple of months. Also, I did a decent update of the Completed Series page, and quite a few were added. I used to only add those that were confirmed finished, but this time around I also included those series that seemed to have just slowly died off. If the last book was published two or three years ago and there was no word on Amazon, Goodreads and the author’s page about a new one, I considered it finished.
It looks like there is only one new e-book for this week. Popular author Lynn Viehl is doing something a little different. She is starting a new series called Disenchanted & Co., but she is taking the first book and releasing it in two e-book stories. This week’s release is part one, called Her Ladyship’s Curse. Part two will be called His Lordship Possessed, and both stories will be released in print format in Disenchanted & Co. on January 28th.
In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead.
Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn’t believe in magic herself, she can’t refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.
Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship’s curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a s supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
I like the idea that the stories will also be released in print, too. Having a series that is part print and part novella is a bit of a pain, so this seems like the best of both worlds.