Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three cool things

Cool thing #1: Veil of Shadows by Shiloh Walker
This baby just came out this week, and how much did I love it? The vivid and ruined world, the fierce, dark hero, and all the juicy revelations. This book rocks like crazy.

I think Veil of Shadows is even better than the first book, Through the Veil, which was fantastic (see my write-up here). If you haven't read TTV, don't worry, Veil of Shadows can easily stand alone, though it's a big treat to revisit the older characters. Walker is amazing at creating realistic, engaging characters who take on lives of their own.

Cool thing #2: Krazy Michele's contest at the League blog + the release  of Cross Your Heart
The video below outlines the fun and weird prizes you can win with this release contest...just for leaving a comment over at the League of Reluctant Adults blog. It's so easy to don't even have to watch the video, but look how cute Michele is with her crown! Also, I sort of want that T-shirt. 
To enter, you just go comment at the league blog. (not here!!)

Cross Your Heart by Michele Bardsley (book 7 in the Broken Arrow series) 

Even vampires can be afraid of ghosts... 
After the death of her husband - and her dreams of motherhood  - Elizabeth Bretton returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Little did she know she would also give up her life as the Silverstone heiress.

But escaping the past isn't that easy-especially with a vengeful ghost trying to kill her, a 150-year-old mystery to solve, and an outrageously hot were-jaguar named "Tez" trying to get into her boudoir...

Cool thing #3: Iron Duke a short story!!!
Okay, color me clueless; I didn't realize two things about the Burning Up anthology, which came out last month:

First, that Meljean Brook's story in it, “Here There Be Monsters,” is the prequel to the Iron Duke! I am so feverishly excited for the Iron Duke, I can't even say. So, this will hopefully hold me over.
Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series as a desperate woman strikes a provocative — and terrifying — bargain to gain overseas passage.
And two, that Nalini Singh has a story in it!
Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover. 
Angela Knight and Virginia Kantra, two writers I don't yet know, also have novellas in here. Yeah!


Sullivan McPig said...

You should really read Burning Up. Meljean's story is awesome!

Moonsanity said...

All of these things ARE cool. First I need to read number 1 in Shiloh's series- anal I know, but I will have to read them in order. *snort* I can't believe how many cool anthologies are coming out lately. I could spend all my book money JUST on those.

I am SO far behind on Michele's series. Geesh, I need to read MUCH faster!

Shiloh Walker said...

awwwwww... thank you, Carolyn~~~

Hilcia said...

CJ, Meljean's story in Burning Up, "Here There Be Monsters" is grrrreat! You have GOT to read it! I loved it and think it's an awesome beginning to the series. I personally can't wait to read The Iron Duke after reading that short story. :D

Nalini Singh's short story is also quite good, a prequel to her Psy/Changing. ;)

Chris said...

Oh, I didn't realize that the anthology had a Psy-Changeling story in it!

Elizabeth said...

From someone who is not normally a short story/novella fan- "Here There Be Monsters" was fantastic. I'd never read Meljean Brook before, but now I'm eagerly awaiting Iron Duke, and reading all of her backlist too.

While I'm not reading Veil of Shadows, that is ;) I'm with you on that too. The first was quite good. This one is excellent!

orannia said...

I can't wait to read about Ria - she was one of my favourite secondary characters when I first read Slave to Sensation. And Meljean's story sounds interesting :)