Yep, another one to add to the TBR pile – but hopefully I can get the approximately 900 books of Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s Dark Hunter series before Styxx actually comes out on September 3rd.
Looks like this is just a quick, drive-by post for today since I only have three new covers to up. On the plus side, I actually like all three covers, so that is a good thing. This first one is from the Vamp City series from Pamela Palmer. A Kiss of Blood is due out on June 25th.
This second one is from the always prolific Sherrilyn Kenyon. I didn’t even know there was a fourth book in her Belador series coming out until I saw this cover over at Goodreads. Rise of the Gryphon is due out on July 30th.
And this final one for today is from Stephanie Tyler and her Eternal Wolf Clan series. Dire Desires is the final book of the trilogy, due out on July 2nd.
That’s it for this post, but on a side note in Nalini Singh‘s newsletter she gave the heads up that info about the mysterious Psy/Changeling #12 will be revealed on January 31st – time to be determined. Wow, I am looking forward to that one, for sure.
Kim recently dropped me a line to see what I had heard about the multiple deals Sherrilyn Kenyon had inked to bring her many, many series to life on the screen. I started doing some digging…and only came up with a little post from May saying that things were progressing on The Chronicles of Nick being made into a movie, and the Dark-Hunters being adapted for television. More info to come, apparently. Has anyone else heard anything in the way of updates? In the process of searching that out, however, I did find some other info. I do get excited when I hear a book from “my” type is in some stage of hitting the silver screen (or the tv screen). I did a post a while back that listed some of what was in store for us book/movie lovers, and there are a few new tidbits to share.
- It looks like the planned Incarceron adaptation has been dropped…for now. It had gotten as far as casting Taylor Lautner in the lead role, but looks like Fox has decided not to go ahead with it. Author Catherine Fisher is still going ahead with writing a screenplay, and hopes to find a new studio for it.
- Also seemingly in limbo is the adaptation of Karen Marie Moning‘s Fever series. The rights were bought by Dreamworks, but I haven’t heard any news at all since last year. Am I just behind, or has anyone else heard anything about this one?
- Speaking of Dreamworks, it looks like it has gotten the rights to Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. It is the first book in the Grisha Trilogy, and interest for it could be found way back last year before it was even published when Paramount was in the running for the rights.
- It does seem like Veronica Roth‘s Divergent is one step closer to coming to a theater near you. Neil Burger has signed on to direct, and actress Shailene Woodley will be playing Tris.
- Actress Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in Forgotten, based on the book by Cat Patrick. I haven’t read this one, but it does sound interesting.
- David Slade is set to direct Matched, adapted from the book by Ally Condie. He previously worked on Twilight: Eclipse.
- It looks like Maggie Stiefvater‘s Shiver and Lauren Kate‘s Fallen are caught somewhere in limbo. There has been no word in a year on either franchise after the initial rights were grabbed.
- Kiera Cass‘ The Selection has been in the works as a tv show for the CW for quite some time. It turns out that after the initial pilot was not picked up by the network, it is going to be re-shot and given another chance. There is no guarantee that it will make it this time, but the odds are better.
- Also heading for tv is the MTV produced Unraveling from author Elizabeth Norris. This one only recently hit the bookshelves, and there are two more books left to go.
- Oh, and see if this one doesn’t just give you the shivers (and not the good kind). Looks like Lionsgate is planning on
milkingextending the Twilight world just a little bit more. According to reports, they are looking into ways to continue in that same world, without Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, or Taylor Lautner. Ideas range from a direct remake (Jesus, seriously?), a spin-off featuring the wolf pack, or a tv show. Really, let it go people. LET. IT. GO.
That is about all the updates I could find. Do you have any info that I missed? Anything that you think will be “the next Hunger Games” (which was “the next Twilight”, and so forth)?
Jennifer Estep did it. Sherrilyn Kenyon did, too. So did Ann Aguirre and Sophie Jordan. All of them are successful authors of adult PNR or UF who made the jump to the ever-growing Young Adult market, with either spin-off series from their existing worlds, or entirely new series. Jennifer is heading into book four of the Mythos Academy series, and Sherrilyn Kenyon recently released her third Chronicles of Nick book. This got me thinking about some of the other authors taking the plunge into Young Adult in the coming months, and got me wondering…
Will you follow a favorite author when they change genres? Which ones are you most excited for, or will you bother at all?
To be fair, Gena Showalter has in fact had previous experience with young adult (she has had a few stand alone titles, and the Intertwined series), but she is mostly known for her Lords of the Underworld and Alien Huntress books. Her young adult series White Rabbit Chronicles kicks off this September with the release of Alice in Zombieland.
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.
Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real….
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….
Now, Showalter best buddy Kresley Cole also has her own “Chronicles” starting up this year. The Arcana Chronicles, based on the Tarot deck, will start with the release of The Poison Princess on October 2nd.
Sixteen-year-old Evie Greene thought her horrific apocalyptic hallucinations were a sign that she was slowly losing her mind. But when her visions come true, decimating the world around her and killing everyone she loves, Evie is forced to accept that she was seeing the future.
Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she turns to wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate, the gorgeous and dangerous Jackson Deveaux for help. As Jackson and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have got the same call and discover that Evie is not the only one with special powers. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and as the battle between good and evil intensifies, it is not always clear who is on which side…
Now, this next one is a bit tricky. Karen Marie Moning has said that the Dani O’Malley books (set in the same world as her super-popular Fever series) “uneasily straddles the line between adult and young adult”. Iced is the first of three books, due out on October 30th.
The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.
Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.
Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.
When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.
Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.
Darynda Jones only started her popular Charley Davidson series last year, but already her fun and quirky style has translated into a great read. However, she is turning some of her attention to the young adult market with upcoming Darklight series. Death and the Girl Next Door is due out on October 2nd of this year.
Ten years ago, Lorelei’s parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on.
High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school’s designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can’t have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?
I had almost forgotten about this one. Gail Carriger, author of the Parasol Protectorate series, keeps her Steampunk world alive with a four book spin-off series called The Finishing School. Book one, Etiquette & Espionage, hits the shelves on February 13th of next year.
It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.
Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother’s existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea–and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.
But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right–but it’s a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine’s certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.
So, which side of the coin do you fall on?
There are quite a few to show this time around, and many of them came from Goodreads. Some came from authors blogs and websites, as well. This first one is from J.D. Tyler‘s Alpha Pack series. Black Moon is due out on December 4th.
Through the Ever Night is the second book from Veronica Rossi‘s Under the Never Sky series, and it is due out on January 8th.
This next one is from a new series starting at the end of this year by Coreene Callahan. Knight Awakened is the first book of the Circle of Seven series.
The Program, from author Suzanne Young, is due out on April 30th of next year. It is the first book of the series also called The Program.
I thought this one was pretty. Rise is the second book from Andrea Cremer‘s Nightshade spin-off series, due out on January 8th.
I still have the last two of these to read. I am so, so far behind. Born of Fury is the next book in Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s The League series, due out next year.
Lilith Saintcrow (as Lili St. Crow) will release Nameless on April 4th of next year. It is the first book of the Tales of Madness and Beauty series. And I want that chick’s hair.
I didn’t even realize that there was a fourth book due out for Kimberly Derting‘s Bodyfinder series until I saw it posted on Goodreads. This one is called Dead Silence, and it will be released on April 16th.
Yasmine Galenorn is really good about upping her new coverart early. This one is the cover for her upcoming Otherworld novel, Haunted Moon. Look for it on January 29th.
Kate Cross‘s second Clockwork Agents book, Touch of Steel, will be out on December 4th.
This next one…frightens me. Badly. A Touch Menacing is the third book of the Touch Mortal series from Leah Clifford, due out on March 5th.
Lauren Oliver‘s third and final Delirium book, Requiem, will be released on March 5th.
Almost done. The first book of Claudia Gray‘s upcoming Spellcaster series, also called Spellcaster, will be released on March 5th.
Which one is your favorite? Mine is Andrea Cremer’s Rise, while A Touch Menacing is still scaring me. Good lord, the eyes!
This past year, several authors like Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian have made the jump to hardcover on their flagship series. Several others, like Patricia Briggs and J.R. Ward, made the switch a few books ago, and are now having their previous paperback books re-published in hardcover format. Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series finished up the re-publishing early this year, and now her first Alpha and Omega book, Cry Wolf, will be available next February 5th (God, I do hope it has the short story Alpha and Omega, too). Ward’s second BDB book, Lover Eternal, is out this November 6th, and it will be followed by Lover Awakened next February. Even Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s huge Dark-Hunter series is in the process of being re-published, with Dance with the Devil being due out on September 4th.
So, my first question is this – do you rebuy the hardcover re-releases for your favorite series?
Sadly, I do. Even for ones I haven’t read yet, like Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters, I rebuy. I love having hardcover books, and the whole half paperback/half hardcover organizing thing makes me nuts. It just makes it feel like my collection is somehow more complete, if that makes any sense.
Question two – who do you think will be making the jump to hardcover next?
This one is a bit trickier for me. Although popular, I was really surprised when Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed was made hardcover. It seemed that all of the relevant characters had gotten their stories told (before I found out it was just the end of the first arc), and it just never had the…maybe wow factor…that some of the other series had. The biggest name I can think of right now would be Gena Showalter‘s Lords of the Underworld or Alien Huntress series. God knows, she puts out enough books in the run of a year. I would love, love, love to see Ilona Andrews get the hardcover support for her Kate Daniels series, and for me she would be the logical next choice. It is a great story, every bit as good as Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson. Strong characters, unique world, and very loyal readers. So, if I had to guess, I would say Showalter will, Andrews should.
Now, it seems so very very odd to be finding new release dates for mid and late 2013 – but then I realize that 2012 is already half way gone. I really didn’t see that sucker fly by, and time really does move faster the older you get. Who knew? Anyways, I thought I would post some of the long term release dates I have been finding…
- Shannon K. Butcher will be releasing a new Sentinel Wars book, Falling Blind, on April 2nd. No clue who this one is about, but I do hope for Grace and Tor.
- Right now, Thea Harrison is finishing up her fourth (and supposedly final – for a while) Elder Races novella, Hunting Season. 2013 will see at least two full length books – Shadow Game on April 2nd, and a title TBA on November 5th.
- The fourth Iron Seas book from Meljean Brook will be released on September 3rd, and Guardian Demon will be released on May 7th.
- Looks like a long wait after Archangel’s Storm for the next Guild Hunter book. Nalini Singh‘s next installment will be released on September 3rd. 2013.
- This November, there will be an Erin McCarthy and Kathy Love anthology called The Fangover. Well, looks like the sequel, Fangover II, will be hitting the shelves next July.
- Night Vision, from Yasmine Galenorn, will be released on July 2nd. It is the 4th book in her Indigo Court series.
- And the fourth book from Keri Arthur‘s Dark Angels series, Darkness Unmasked, will be released on June 4th.
- The as-yet untitled 5th book from Jennifer Ashley‘s Shifters Unbound series will be released on June 4th, as well.
- Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day and Meljean Brook will be teaming up for an untitled anthology on May 7th.
- Eternal Demon is the title of the 5th Mark of the Vampire book from Laura Wright, and it should be released on May 7th.
- Alyssa Day will be starting a new series, The League of the Black Swan. The first book, as yet untitled, is due out on May 7th.
- If you are a Deadtown fan, the 5th book of the Nancy Holzner series is listed as a July 30th release.
- The second book from Jill Archer‘s new Noon Onyx series will be released on May 28th.
- The Sookie Stackhouse series is winding down, and it looks like Charlaine Harris‘ lucky number 13 will be called Dead Ever After. This one should be out next May.
- Born of Fury, part of Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s League series, will be out on April 14th.
- And next April 14th is also the release date for a new Jane True book. The Nicole Peeler book will be called Tempest Reborn.
Updating time once again…
- While the very, very long delayed Alejandro’s Sorceress is apparently going to make it to e-release sometime next week, it looks like Alyssa Day is also going to be re-releasing her previous novellas in e-format as well. Wild Hearts in Atlantis (originally published in the Wild Thing anthology) will be released on October 2nd, and Shifter’s Lady (from the anthology Shifter) will follow on November 6th.
- Originally scheduled for a mid-January release, looks like Jennifer Estep‘s third Mythos Academy book, Crimson Frost, is up at Amazon for preorder for December 24th.
- Looks like Lara Adrian is getting in on the e-book re-release thing, too. Written under the name Tina St. John, Lara has recently released the Dragon Chalice series in e-format (Heart of the Hunter, Heart of the Flame, Heart of the Dove). Turns out they will also be coming in trade paperback format, as well. Details to come.
- There will be a compilation book from Sherrilyn Kenyon featuring all of the short stories written for St. Martin’s Press. Dark Bites will feature Fear the Darkness (first time in print), and an all new short story starring Acheron. This one will be out on November 5th.
- oh, and the blurb for the upcoming Elder Races novella from Thea Harrison, Devil’s Gate, is now out. I am still iffy about a medusa lead – snakes ain’t my thing – but who knows?
When it comes to love between a medusa and a Vampyre, it’s every man, woman, and snake for themselves.
As a coroner, medusa Seremela Telemar has always felt more comfortable chatting over a dead body than over drinks. But when her wild niece, Vetta, runs off to Devil’s Gate, a lawless town that has sprung up overnight in a modern-day gold rush, she knows she has to extricate her before the rebellious girl gets into real trouble. Though she’s confident in her head snakes’ ability to defend her against attackers, Seremela is still a bit nervous about braving this modern-day Wild West by herself.
Vampyre Duncan Turner is not about to let his new co-worker go into that chaos alone. His Vampyric power and lawyer smarts make him the perfect ally, and the fact that he already had his eye on Seremela for more…personal reasons, doesn’t hurt matters. Any romantic thoughts pull up short, however, when they arrive at Devil’s Gate and learn Vetta is set to hang by morning.
In order to save Vetta and themselves, Seremela and Duncan are going to have to fight fire with force and magic with fangs. And pray they make it out of Devil’s Gate alive.
All credit for these goes to All Things Urban Fantasy, since I nabbed all four of these from there. The first one is from the upcoming anthology edited by Charlaine Harris, containing short stories from Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris, and others. An Apple for the Creature will be released in hardcover on September 4th.
The second one is from the fourth book in Kristen Painter‘s House of Comarre series. Out for Blood is an October 30th release.
Sidney Ayers‘ next Demons Unleashed book, Demon to Die For, has been pushed back to a February 2013 release.
And this final one is from Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, and there Belador series. The Curse is due out on September 18th.
I am going through all of the authors listed in the series reading list pages, and a few new details have come up (other than the fact that I have OCD issues).
- Jennifer Armentrout‘s third Covenant book, Deity, is up for preorder now at Amazon. It will be released on November 6th.
- and, writing under the name J. Lynn, Jennifer Armentrout‘s Unchained (the first book of the Nephilim Rising series), will be out on October 16th.
- July 24th is the release date for the fourth book in Laura Anne Gilman‘s Paranormal Scene Investigations series, called Dragon Justice.
- Charlaine Harris will be one of the editors of an upcoming anthology called An Apple for the Creature, due out on September 4th. It will include stories from Marjorie M. Liu, Ilona Andrews, Nancy Holder and Faith Hunter, among others.
- For the Love of a Goblin Warrior, the third book from Shona Husk‘s Shadowlands series, will be released next January 1st.
- From Suzanne Johnson comes the second book of her Sentinels of New Orleans series, River Road, on November 13th. It will be followed by Elysian Fields next year.
- September 25th will be the release date for Unleashed, the follow-up to Untamed by Crystal Jordan.
- Looks like there will be a fifth Iron Fey book. Julie Kagawa announced that The Lost Prince will be released late this year.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon will have two books coming out in September. There will be a hardcover re-release of Dance with the Devil on the 4th, and the third Belador book, The Curse, will be out on the 18th.