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Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Carrie Vaughn
Tomorrow is book day! Tomorrow is book day! Kitty Steals the Show will finally be out! For those following developments in e-books, I do believe this one is included in Tor’s new policy of releasing all e-books DRM free. By all reports, this has been a very popular move.
I’m taking part in a blog tour with many interviews and giveaways and such, starting last week and continuing for the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes open for that. Now for some publishing logistics neepery.
I’m so happy that this book is finally out in the world. It’s been a long time coming. Here’s what happened: Initially I turned this book in December 2010. That’s right, it’s been pretty much done for a year and a half. Revisions and copyedits were done about a year ago. So why did it take so long to get released? A quirk of scheduling. The contract for this and the previous two Kitty novels stipulated that I turn them in every six months — December 2009, June 2010, and December 2010. For whatever reason, Tor decided to release them once a year rather than every six months — summer 2010, 2011, and 2012. A once a year schedule makes sense, and that’s fine. But you can imagine how it’s been for me over the last year, every time someone’s asked me, “Why does it take you so long to write the next book? Why do we have to wait so long for the next book?” or some variation thereof. All I can say is, “Hey, the book’s finished, this is just how the schedule works.” To be fair, I think this actually is the longest I’ve gone between book releases since I started publishing novels. When readers say it feels like it’s been a long time since the last one, I know what they’re talking about.
The happy ending to the story is when I signed the contract for the next four books last summer, I said I wanted ten months to write each book instead of just six, and Tor agreed. If the books are going to be released on a once-a-year schedule, there’s no reason I shouldn’t have an extra few months to write them, and it’s made a big difference in keeping my life a little less stressful.
And after tomorrow, I’ll only be two books ahead of my readers, instead of three. Easier to keep from giving away spoilers that way.
I’m currently in Alabama for a family reunion, and I’ll get to celebrate the new book with a signing tomorrow at the Books-a-Million in Oxford. Maybe someone not from my family will join us…
Friday, August 12th, 2011 by Sasha White
Antiphon (The Psalms of Isaak)by Ken Scholes
Nothing is as it seems to be.
The ancient past is not dead. The hand of the Wizard Kings still reaches out to challenge the Androfrancine Order, to control the magick and technology that they sought to understand and claim for their own.
Nebios, the boy who watched the destruction of the city of Windwir, now runs the vast deserts of the world, far from his beloved Marsh Queen. He is being hunted by strange women warriors, while his dreams are invaded by warnings from his dead father.
Jin Li Tam, queen of the Ninefold Forest, guards her son as best she can against both murderous threats, and the usurper queen and her evangelists. They bring a message: Jakob is the child of promise of their Gospel, and the Crimson Empress is on her way.
And in hidden places, the remnants of the Androfrancine order formulate their response to the song pouring out of a silver crescent that was found in the wastes.
“The third installment of Scholes’s grand-scale Psalms of Isaak saga (after 2009’s Canticle) expands the genre-blending narrative in glorious style… A diverse cast of dynamic characters, a tantalizingly labyrinthine mystery, a world full of wonders, and powerful symbolism and imagery power this seamless merging of epic fantasy and science fiction. (Sept.)” — Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn.
The first-ever story collection from the New York Times bestselling author, including two all-new works!
Kitty Norville, star of a New York Times bestselling series, is everybody’s favorite werewolf DJ and out-of-the-closet supernatural creature. Over the course of eight books she’s fought evil vampires, were-creatures, and some serious black magic. She’s done it all with a sharp wit and the help of a memorable cast of werewolf hunters, psychics, and if-notgood- then-neutral vampires by her side. Kitty’s Greatest Hits not only gives readers some of Kitty’s further adventures, it offers longtime fans a window into the origins of some of their favorite characters.
In “Conquistador de la Noche,” we learn the origin story of Denver’s Master vampire, Rick; with “Wild Ride,” we find out how Kitty’s friend T.J. became a werewolf; and in “Life is the Teacher,” we revisit Emma, the human-turned-unwilling-vampire who serves the aloof vampire Master of Washington, D.C.
This entertaining collection includes two brand-new works: “You’re On the Air,” about one of Kitty’s callers after he hangs up the phone; and the eagerly awaited “Long Time Waiting,” the novella that finally reveals just what happened to Cormac in prison, something every Kitty fan wants to know.
August 17- August 21 Ken Scholes will be attending Worldcon (Renovation) and co-MCing the Hugo Awards with Jay Lake. http://www.renovationsf.org/
Sunday, June 26th, 2011 by Sasha White
Rosemary Clement-Moore has a new release out on July 12! (Look at the Fab cover!)
Texas Gothic — a YA supernatural mystery
Leave The Light On…
The column of light burned blue as a gas flame, and in the incandescent center was a hazy outline of a man… A formless arm lifted slowly, as if pulling against the weight of death to reach for me, and the shade of a mouth worked in soundless desperation as the hollow eyes fixed on my face.
“This engaging mystery has plenty of both paranormal and romance, spiced with loving families and satisfyingly packed with self-sufficient, competent girls.” — Kirkus, starred review
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Ken Scholes will be presenting at the Cascade Writers Workshop in Moclips, WA, July 21-23. http://cascadewriters.com/
Sunday, June 5th, 2011 by Sasha White
“Vaughn’s universe is convincing and imaginative”
“Fun, fast-paced adventure for fans of supernatural mysteries.”
“Debut author Vaughn’s clever new take on the supernatural is edgy and irreverent.”
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Ken Scholes is doing an inpromptu road trip book tour.
June 23, Denver CO, Who Else Books, 7pm
June 24, Salt Lake City, UT, Sam Wellers, 7pm
June 25, Boise, ID, Rediscovered Books, 7pm
There will be group dinners in each city preceding the signing. Those who wish to attend need to email for details.
Sunday, May 8th, 2011 by Sasha White
From Candace Havens
Forensic anthropologist Patience McGee doesn’t play games. So when she offers to investigate the death of businessman Cade Randall’s father from twenty years ago, Cade’s ambivalence is nothing short of frustrating. Well, she’ll show this mouthwateringly hot man exactly who he’s dealing with….
Cade had made up his mind to walk away from the case—until Patience dared him to help her investigate the murder. And as they immerse themselves in the mystery, it isn’t long before the vibe between them goes from civil to sizzle. But what will happen when Cade and Patience realize that the most dangerous dare of all…is the truth?
From Charlene Teglia
From the jungles of South America to a big city high-rise, where there’s trouble, you’ll find…MEN OF ACTION.
Shoot to Thrill
Gabriel Everest had a simple plan; infiltrate, attack, exfiltrate. Unfortunately, he encountered a major complication in Dr. Miranda Gray. Blowing the target would have to wait until he could rescue the hostage, but saving the girl and getting away without alerting the opposition is harder than it sounds when she’s determined to take direct action of her own.
Third Time’s the Charm
Loving a cop isn’t easy. Faced with an emotional distance their physical attraction couldn’t bridge, Lynn Taylor walked away. Twice. But Nick Logan isn’t ready to let her go. When an elevator mishap leaves them trapped together in the dark, can two lovers find a way to make the third time the charm?
Originally published in The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance and Passion: Erotic Romance for Women, these stories have been revised and expanded for this ebook edition.
Released in April
Can an accountant defeat a supervillain? Celia West, only daughter of the heroic leaders of the superpowered Olympiad, has spent the past few years estranged from her parents and their high-powered lifestyle. She’s had enough of masks and heroics, and wants only to live her own quiet life out from under the shadow of West Plaza and her rich and famous parents.
Then she is called into her boss’ office and told that as the city’s top forensic accountant, Celia is the best chance the prosecution has to catch notorious supervillain the Destructor for tax fraud. In the course of the trial, Celia’s troubled past comes to light and family secrets are revealed as the rift between Celia and her parents grows deeper. Cut off from friends and family, Celia must come to terms with the fact that she might just be Commerce City’s only hope.
This all-new and moving story of love, family, and sacrifice is an homage to Golden Age comics that no fan will want to miss.
Sunday, December 26th, 2010 by Sasha White
This week is time off for the Genreality authors. Yep, so we can spend time with family, friends, and book we want to read before we get back to it and start 2011 off with a bang.
However, I’ll still be posting a little some’n some’n every day for those of you who have to have your blog surfing fix regularly. (I’m one of those people, so I understand the withdrawal) Nothing big, but maybe some news tidbits and such..so drop in and see whats what.
First bit of news…check out Carrie’s new cover art for the next installment in her bestselling Kitty the Werewolf series.
Now, Carrie didn’t tell me this, but I’m guessing this one is a compilation of all those short stories she wrote. I’ve read some of the shorts here and there, and I look forward to having them all in one book.
What do you think? You like? How many of you have read this series? If you haven’t, why not? It’s fabulous!
Sunday, March 14th, 2010 by Sasha White
There is tons of news today, some new releases and a winner from yesterdays post, so read on!
Genreality Alum Carrie Vaughn has plenty going on this month, and I really hope you’ll show her the love!
Her first young adult novel, VOICES OF DRAGONS releases onTuesday, March 16th!
She aptly describes the book as “an alternate history with dragons, rock climbing, jet fighters, and boyfriend trouble.”
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity’s deepest fears: dragons.
Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she’s breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.
But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?
In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.
“Vaughn’s universe is convincing and imaginative.” (Publishers Weekly )
Read the first chapter.
March 16 is also the release date for WARRIORS, an anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Which includes a powerful short story from Carrie called “The Girls from Avenger,” and it’s a historical piece about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.
SciFi Guy calls Carrie’s, “The Girls from Avenger,” a “gem of a story”
The anthology FULL MOON CITY, edited by Darrell Schweitzer,is also due out in March. It’s all werewolf stories and Carrie’s got a one-off Kitty story in it. “Kitty Learns the Ropes.“.
Our Wednesday blogger, Bob Mayer also has a new release out this week. Be Sure to check out WILD RIDE.
When Mary Alice Brannigan comes home to Ohio to restore the Dreamland amusement park, she doesn’t expect to fall in love with a clown. Nor does she expect to find that she’s the newest recruit in the Guardia, an elite team of demon fighters formed centuries before to guard the five Untouchables, the most powerful demons in the history of the world, now imprisoned right there in Dreamland. That would be bad enough, but there’s that clown she’s falling hard for, and there’s something about him that’s not quite right…
Then there’s Ethan Wayne, a former Green Beret who’s come home to Dreamland to die. Ethan has his own problems including a bullet in his chest inching closer to his heart, a true love who shoots him on sight, and a mother who drags him into the Guardia after he’s possessed by a crazed killer mermaid demon. Between ducking his mother’s attempts to reform him and dodging the bullets of a secret government agent he’s pretty sure is his soulmate, Ethan really doesn’t have time for demons, touchable or not.
But rocky romances and demented demons aren’t Mab and Ethan’s only problems, and they’re about to find out what everybody who’s ever been to an amusement park knows: the end of the ride is the wildest.
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