This and That…

This is a bit of a combination of a from the author pages post and a new release updates post. Huh, lazy or what?

  • Christine Feehan announced a while back that she was starting a new series, and the preorder links have finally gone up. The Shadow Riders is the first book of The Shadows series, and it has a release date of June 28th. The official blurb is out, too…

Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferarro family businesses—both legitimate and illegitimate.

While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone—until now…

With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her…

  • I mentioned a couple of posts back that it was looking like Gena Showalter‘s next Lords of the Underworld, The Darkest Torment, was going to be a hardcover release. That actually turned out to be true. But what I found even a bit more odd is that Jeanine Frost‘s next Night Prince book, Into the Fire, is ALSO listed as a hardcover release according to both the Canadian and UK Amazon sites. Uh, what? The fourth book in a four book series goes hardcover, while the first three were paperback? Does that seem strange to anyone else? Either way, Into the Fire will be out next October 26th.
  • And it looks like Alyssa Day might be getting back into the swing of things. She is starting a new spin-off series of her Warriors of Poseidon series that will feature Tiger shifter Jack. This one will be a paranormal mystery series called Tiger Eye Mysteries, with the first book, Dead Eye, being released this December 29th.
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9 thoughts on “This and That…

  1. Iain says:

    I’m on the fence about that Christine Feehan book… the premise sounds interesting… but I’m kind of done reading about Super-Alphas that railroad the heroines… that’s why I only made it through 3-4 GhostWalker books and took breaks between each… and that blurb has me worried it’ll be more of the same…

    On hardcovers… especially when they switch as a series is winding down, it just seems like a money grab by the publishers… Hardcovers MSRP around $30, and then end up around $16 with the inevitable 40% off at B&N/etc… and then people like you NEED to go back and rebuy the earlier books in hardcover so they match… which the publisher then generously re-releases for you out of the kindness of their wallets

    • kaleigha says:

      Yeah, I get it on the front side of a series, but it is the wrapping up stage switch to hardcover that always makes me wonder.

  2. skippy says:

    Hardcovers cost a lot more to produce than paperbacks do, so they don’t issue new or unestablished authors in them. When a series or author has a proven track record of selling well in paperback, publishers may put the next entry into hardcover mid-stream. This happened recently with Ilona Andrews. Depending on how that and other books sell, then they may rerelease the backlist in hardcover as well.

  3. Dawn says:

    I get annoyed when the publisher switches midstream as well. I would rather they take a new series by an established author and make the start in hardback. But if they insist on doing it like this, then at least reward those of us who WILL go out and then buy the new hardcovers when they are re-released, such as add in bonus material — deleted scenes, publish a new 2-3 page short story to reward the faithful, I don’t care, but give a person a reason the buy it, not just because it makes the bookshelf look “pretty.” And if they are simply switching out of greed, libraries are a good compromise, I would think, until it comes out in paperback, right?

    On another topic, have you heard anything on Alyssa Day’s League of the Black swan series starting up again? The second novel got indefinitely delayed, and I was really looking forward to it after reading the novella & 1st novel.

    • kaleigha says:

      Hey Dawn…nope, no word at all on the League of the Black Swan book. Alyssa herself lists it on her site as just “2015”, and that is pretty much a no-go. I am surprised, actually, that she seems to be releasing self-pubbed stuff rather than going back to her two main series.

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