Author Coreene Callahan has thrilled readers with her debut Dragonfury series, which follows the half-human, half-dragon shifters of the Nightfury clan. The muscle-bound hunks who tower over six feet have won a legion of fans. With the third book, the eagerly anticipated Fury of Seduction, set to hit shelves on November 13, 2012, RT's Morgan was on hand at BEA to get the scoop from Callahan. They discuss the author's inclusion of strong, independent human women who find themselves thrown into the foreign, and oftentimes dangerous, world of dragon shifters. And the woman who falls in love with the hero of Fury of Seduction is going to need this strength, because her dragon is hot — in more ways than one. Coreene Callahan reveals the identity of the seductive shifter and more in the video below.
Dubbed "The New J.K. Rowling," author Samantha Shannon created a buzz when it was announced that UK publisher Bloomsbury had bought the first three books in her seven book series in a very generous deal. Shannon's first novel, The Bone Season, is a dystopian paranormal adventure that follows heroine Paige Mahoney, a clairvoyant working in London's gritty underbelly, until she's kidnapped and brought to Oxford, where her life changes forever. Intrigued by this new series, we asked the author to share some details about her September debut.
Oxford is a familiar name. You might know it as the place where people read books, engage in strange traditions and pore zealously over illegible fragments of Old English; or you might just know it as the place where the dictionary comes from. In The Bone Season, however, it’s a place where people go to die.
Ilona Andrews, the pen name for a husband and wife writing team, is a master in the dual worlds of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Andrews made headlines with “her” Kate Daniels series, one of the early Urban Fantasy series, which included not one but two books that received coveted RT Gold ratings. However, it was Andrews’ Edge series that helped her claim the paranormal romance throne.
The Edge series started with 2009’s On the Edge, which won the year’s RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Contemporary Paranormal Romance. Each year since then Andrews has added one full-length story to the Edge adventure. And the author has just released the first look at the cover of the fourth book: Steel’s Edge, which will hit stores on November 27, 2012.
I was convinced that I had to read the series based on the author’s explanation of the setting:
Yasmine Galenorn is set to continue her Otherworld series — which is also known as The Sisters of the Moon series — with the upcoming Haunted Moon. And although the new novel doesn't hit shelves until January 2013, the author has just revealed the new book's look. And I have to say, this art is "conjuring" up the Eagles' "Witchy Woman" — which will now probably be stuck in my head all day.
But let's get down to business, the Otherworld adventure started with 2006’s Witchling, which was an RT Top Pick! and was also nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice award that year. And the author has been keeping busy with the series ever since. Haunted Moon marks the sixteenth installment — and the 13th full-length novel. (If you haven’t read any of these books yet I urge you to check out Galenorn’s website for a comprehensive series overview and a slew of other series-related goodies!)
Author Karina Cooper kicks off with her new steampunk series, The St. Croix Chronicles, with this month’s release, Tarnished. Cherry St. Croix is a well-to-do miss who masquerades as a bounty hunter, and is stuck navigating between the worlds of high society of Victorian London above and the mysterious, magical streets of a dangerous London below. Her night job delivering bounty leads her down some dark roads, including capturing a killer and uncovering the secrets of a mad scientist. Read on to hear what RT's Elisa and Regina have to say about this unusual tale.
Elisa: Let me preface this Dish by saying that my love for alternative history tales is far-reaching and I adore a good steampunk. But lately, I’d kind of been feeling a bit … uninspired ...
Regina: I feel ya’. Which is why I’m happy I got you to pick up Karina Cooper’s new series starter Tarnished.
But these are the benefits.
Urban fantasy authors Christina Henry and Chloe Neill will run the Hot Chocolate 5K in Chicago, on November 4, 2012, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House charity. Chloe and Christina will run for both a good cause — and for chocolate, as the post-race party features tons of goodies sponsored by Ghirardelli. Today the authors share their stories behind what motivated them to run — and what running has to do with how they write their novels.
Cartoon covers were big in the early 2000s, but have since gone out of vogue. However, these hand drawn creations hold a special place in our heart and we are excited to see so many new and upcoming releases featuring delicious eye-catching cartoons. From winsome witches to adorable animals and beyond, you know that a book wrapped in such a cute package probably contains some fantastically funny scenes. Color us pleased with the prospect!
Morgan: Before we get started, I have to apologize because this Dish is going to be a lot less comment-y and whole lot quote-y — but I swear it’s not my fault! The author has amazing passages on just about every page of this book.
Elisa: So true! The language in The Taken is nothing short of stunning. Vicki Pettersson delivers a noir-inspired paranormal romance filled with mystery and intrigue that all adds up to an incredibly fun read!
Morgan: The story opens in Las Vegas, but not the showy floors of the billion dollar casinos or the high-end shops of the strip. Instead we are at a seedy, charge-by-the-hour hotel on the outskirts of the town — where prostitution is the regular.