February’s E-novellas…and Used E-books?

lost to the graySo, after bugging everyone about how they keep track of the ever growing e-book releases, I think I have my technique down (down-ish, maybe). I am not even going to attempt to list all of the PNR, UF and YA digital books being released, but I do hope to get a handle on the novellas that are coming for the popular print series (and some of the better known authors). I ended up using a couple of different sources and searches (thanks for the ideas, everone). This is what I came up for in February…

February 5th

February 12th

  • Kerrelyn Sparks, Pamela Palmer, Amanda Arista, Kim FalconerVampires Gone Wild (Love at Stake #13.5, Vamp City #1.5)

February 18th

February 25th

February 26th

So, what did I miss? If you can think of any novellas that I skipped, feel free to list them here.

And, on a related note, I saw a little article over on Publisher’s Weekly that had me scratching my head. It looks like Amazon has plans…to sell used e-books. Huh?

         Amazon’s business model has long been dependent on resellers of used books and other merchandise. But a U.S. patent that Amazon Technologies in Reno, Nev., received last week indicates that the mega-retailer has its sights on digital resale, including used e-books and audio downloads. According to the abstract, Amazon will be able to create a secondary market for used digital objects purchased from an original vendor by a user and stored in a user’s personalized data store.

Boston-based ReDigi opened the first marketplace for pre-owned digital music, which it launched in late 2011, redigi.com. Once a lawsuit that Capitol Records filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan over the way it handles music downloads is behind it, ReDigi plans to expand into e-books and other digital items. In a press release issued yesterday, ReDigi commented that “the Amazon patent is further proof that the secondary market is the future of the digital space and that there is no turning back.”

I must admit, this seems strange to me. I guess there is a market for everything, though (and Amazon pretty much covers it all).


Cover Lover – 5 New Titles

I finally came up for air after spending the day with Lothaire (what a great day to spend a day).  Wonderful book, worth the wait.  Anyhow, I decided to do a bit of “work” around here, and found a few more covers to add.  The first one is from H.P. Mallory and her Jolie Wilkins series.  The Witch is Back is a July 31st release.

The second cover is from author Taylor KeatingFair Game is the third book of her Guardians series, and should be out on August 28th.

This one is from the Shadow Kissed series.  Erin Kellison will be releasing Fire Kissed on July 3rd.

Next up is the cover for the second book in Amanda Bonilla‘s Shaede Assassin series, Blood Before Sunrise.  It is also due out on July 3rd.

And last one for this time is the cover for Yasmine Galenorn‘s Night Seeker, part of her Indigo Court series (for a while I was calling it the Night Court series.  Huh).  This one is due out on July 3rd, as well.

Random Updates…

I have quite a few to add to the new release pages in the next little bit.  Some I haven’t heard of, some I can’t wait for…

  • Sharie Kohler will continue her Moon Chasers series next August with the release of A Soul So Wicked.
  • As I blabbed in a post a few days ago, Kresley Cole‘s first IAD spin off book will be about the Dacians.  Shadow’s Claim is the first book of the Realm of Blood and Mist series, due out on August 21st.
  • Precinct 13 is the first book of a new adult series from author Tate Hallaway, and should be available on August 7th.
  • The second book from Joy Nash‘s The Watchers series will be called The Unholy.  It has a release date of August 7th.
  • On July 31st, Molly Harper will release The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires.  Not sure if this is part of a series, though.
  • Christine Feehan‘s redone Dark Desire, a re-write of a previous Carpathian book, will be coming out in paperback on July 31st.
  • The second book of Cynthia Eden‘s upcoming Angel series, Angel Betrayed, is now looking like a July release.
  • Fire Kissed, the new one from Erin Kellison, will be released on July 3rd.
  • The third book of Katherine Irons‘ Seaborne series, Waterborne, is scheduled for June 26th.
  • Jaime Rush will have a new one out from her Offspring series at the end of next may, called Darkness Becomes Her.
  • The seventh book from Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series, Widow’s Web, will be released on August 21st.
  • Time Untime, the next in a long list of Dark-Hunter books from Sherrilyn Kenyon, now has a release date of August 7th.
  • Book two of Rachel Caine‘s new Revivalist series, Two Weeks’ Notice, is due out on August 7th.
  • On August 7th, the next book from K.A. Stewart‘s Jesse James Dawson series will be out, called A Wolf at the Door.
  • The Next Charley Madigan book from Kelly Gay, Shadows Before the Sun, will be out on July 31st.
  • Sins Dark Caress is the third book from Tracey O’Hara‘s Dark Brethren series.  It is scheduled for release on July 31st.
  • Jocelynn Drake kicks off a new series with Angel Wings, coming out on June 26th.
  • June 26th is also the release date for Kasey MacKenzie‘s upcoming Black Hearted Betrayal.
  • Changeling, the next book from Kelly Meding, is due out on June 26th.
  • and Taylor Keating‘s third book, Fair Game, will be out on June 26th as well.

Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

All Things Urban Fantasy upped the cover for the next book from Erin KellisonShadowman is due out on September 6th, and it is the third book in her Shadow Series.

This one has been around a while, but I am just getting to up it now.  Elizabeth Naughton will have the third book of her Eternal Guardians series, Tempted, come out in this fall.

The third title is from a new series from Caridad PineiroThe Lost is the first book from The Sin Hunters series, and is due out on July 26th.

Random Updates

It has been a busy couple of days trying to update for next summer’s new releases, and the to-do list just got a bit longer…

  • Thea Harrison will debut a new series next year, called the Elder Races series.  Book one will be called Dragon Bound, and has a release date of May 3rd, while the second is called Storm’s Heart, and is due out August 2nd.
  • MaryJanice Davidson‘s next Queen Betsy novel, called Undead and Undermined, will be out in hardcover on July 5th.
  • Bloodlust, the second book in Michelle Rowen‘s new Nightshade series, now has a release date of July 5th.
  • August, September and October of 2011 will see the release of a new trilogy from Chris Marie Green.  From what I can gather, the first book of this series is called Bloodlands.
  • Angela Knight will continue her Mageverse series with Master of Shadows, due out on August 2nd.
  • Heart Search is the next book for Robin D. Owens, due out on August 2nd.  This is part of her Celta’s Heartmates series.
  • Also August 2nd is the release of the Angie Fox, Kathy Love and Lexi George anthology So I Married a Demon Slayer.
  • Erin Kellison‘s third Shadow book will be hitting the shelves next September 6th, this one called Shadow Man.
  • Mind Games, the sequel to the recent Taylor Keating book Game Over, now has a release date of May 24th.