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Gail Carriger, author of the Alexia Tarabotti series, is interviewed by RT BOOK REVIEWS Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan about her supernatural steampunk heroine and where the series is headed ...
Whitney Sullivan: Your heroine, Alexia Tarabotti, has no soul (and her partner is a werewolf) - what does she find most inconvenient about these unusual circumstances?
Gail Carriger: She will turn supernatural creatures mortal when she touches them. This can be terribly embarrassing, not to say fatal, for said creatures. It also means that on several occasions certain baser elements of society are actively trying to kill her, without proper introduction – so rude. One side effect of her soulless state is that Alexia is very practical in her approach to coping with most problems (including said werewolf partner). She either bashes them over the head with her parasol, or talks at them, with equally disastrous results.
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Join the fight against breast cancer. The authors of the Dangerous Women Writing blog have come up with a way for you to help eradicate breast cancer.
When author Jennifer Haymore was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her fellow authors and bloggers on Dangerous Women Writing for help. Haymore asked that the women create a way for people to donate money to support the fight.
Kelly Meding, author of Three Days To Dead, has just signed a deal with Dell to continue the Evy Stone series through book four. The series starter, Three Days To Dead, is "a thrilling urban fantasy full of desperate humans and menacing evil" with "impressive" world-building.
For atleast three more books, the recently reanimated Evy Stone will continue policing the Dregs, the non-humang population of her city. Medding shares that Evy will have "alot of growing up to do" as she works to keep the Dregs' existence a secret from the city's human population. Fans can expect to see familiar faces as well as what Meding calls "a lot of shifts in the power dynamics between the various races." And the author warns, expect Evy's romantic life to "take an unexpected turn."
The urban fantasy takes place within the world of Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. But, Infinity begins a prequel series called Chronicles of Nick. This new series follows teenage Nick Gautier to trace how this human became involved with the mythical Dark-Hunters.
RT Senior Reviewer Jill M. Smith says of Infinity, "that part of Nick’s future destiny is already known adds poignancy to this exciting tale as past, present and potential futures collide. The imagination of Kenyon is a wonder to behold and an amazing place to visit!"
The title continues Abé's popular Drakon series. RT Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin says of The Time Weaver , it is "perhaps the most ambitious and groundbreaking of the Drákon series; this spellbinding story of shapeshifting dragons places Abé among the truly innovative of the genre."