Sunday, October 10, 2010

Who will have a story in Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance? & other items

Who? Me! I'm super excited to have been invited to contribute a story to the Mammoth Book of Ghost Romance! A lot authors I greatly admire are in it: Caridad Pineiro, Sharon Shinn, Annette Blair, Julia London - and I learned on twitter that Jeannie Holmes is doing one, too! 

Ghost romance, people! One of my favorite Kresley Cole books is the one with the dancer ghost. I think ghosts are challenging, yet full of possibilities. It comes out on September 29, 2011 in the UK, and October in the US. 

I haven't been reading many shorts lately, so I want to start reading some. Does anybody have any recommendations? Of entire anthologies, or favorite stories IN those anthologies?

Wassup with book #3 ???
I'm hoping to be able to announce the release date of book three, the final installment in the trilogy, at some point soon here - it will likely be on the shelves in the 2nd half of 2011...more specific info to come!

I can tell you this: The action in book #3 takes place a couple months after the close of
Double Cross, Gumby plays a key part, and there WILL be a wedding!

Interview at Open Book Society
Why the bearded symbol? Who is my favorite villain? Am I working on other projects? I'm over at Open Book Society this weekend talking about all this stuff and more!!

11 comments:

Penelope said...

Hi Carolyn....my absolute favorite, favorite short story in an anthology is The Night Owl by Emma Holly, in the anthology Hot Blooded. It is a freaking great story...packs a punch in a short word count, just the way a novella should! Check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/Hot-Blooded-Christine-Feehan/dp/0515136964

Sullivan McPig said...

You know you're killing me here with that wedding info, do you?!

And I so will be buying that anthology!
C. left a comment on Facebook with her favourite short, but I can also recommend: Burning Up, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Rabbits, Nocturnal and Bespelling Jane Austen.

Katiebabs/ KB said...

Wedding?!?! (breathes deeply)

Oh my Gumby and Pokey. The wait is killing me!

Congrats on the Mammoth :)

Moonsanity said...

Inked and Unbound were great anthologies-- I enjoyed all of the stories in both of them, and they are urban fantasy.

Congrats! As far as your wedding stuff-- you are such a tease. OMG stop, just stop...of course any time you want to share a snippet that would be cool:)

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

Looks like I'll be buying this anthology now. I'm not usually a big ghost fan but I have to see what you do with them.

Honestly the ghosts stories I've liked the most have been YA (SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready is amazing).

And for anthologies, I loved the recent Dark And Stormy Knights, and then Wolfsbane and Mistletoe.

FYI - You're evil about the wedding tease.

Chris said...

Congrats! Good news on the anthology. And it sounds like there's some other good news looming... :)

I have The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance if you want to borrow it some time, as well as some miscellaneous UF anthologies. :)

Carolyn Crane said...

Penelope: Ooh, thanks! cool! I've never read Emma Holly, either.

Sullivan: I have Burning up on my bedside table. Those are a little longer, I think, like novellas, but I think they will be helpful to read.

KB: LoL. Maybe Gumby and Pokey are getting married.

Moon: I totally forgot about Inked. I had my eye on that before!!

Abigail: Hey, thanks for the recs! And the kind words!

Chris: Oh, hey, I am so taking you up on that. Yay!

Katie said...

YES! More Gumby, gotta love him ;)
Hahahaha

A wedding, no why did you even mention that. Now I will be dying from anticipation. What ever will I do with myself.

Vickie said...

Congratulations!

Christine said...

Congrats on the upcoming Mammoth anthology entry. I actually buy a lot of anthologies, but usually only when I'm already reading those author's series. I like the idea of an anthology of stand alone stories, though, so I can sample a whole lot of writing from different authors and see if any really grab me.

I think paranormal ghost stories are one of the most difficult to pull off. They have the potential to be utterly romantic, but yet... I don't know.. lovers on two different planes of existence is TOUGH.

I love the cover art for this particular anthology!

My favorite anthology short has got to be "Alpha and Omega" by Patricia Briggs in the On The Prowl anthology. Although I have the new Burning Up anthology AND Let there be Hellhounds? on my pile and I hear they are both very very good.

orannia said...

Congrats on the novella Carolyn - fantastic news!

And I've just read Nalini Singh's and Meljean Brook's novellas in the anthology Burning Up - they were gooood!