Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...





CONTESTS
Cassandra Shaw has placed 1st in with her entry Evition Eyes in the RWA 2012 Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter contest (urban fantasy section).

Maree Anderson's YA paranormal, Liminal, has finalled in Romance Writers of New Zealand’s “Strictly Single” contest (for single title-length manuscript). Final judges are Katherine Pelz from The Berkley Publishing Group, and Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary Agency.

Congratulations!!!


BOOK COVERS & RELEASE DATES

For The Love Of The Goblin Warrior is Shona Husk's upcoming release with Sourcebooks in January 2013.

Centuries ago, Meryn was thought to be utterly lost--all traces of his soul given up to the ravening goblin horde. But with the curse that enslaved him now broken, he must once again learn to walk in the realm of men.
Nurse Nadine Gilbert likes working the night shift to avoid her disturbing dreams, but her mysterious new patient looks hauntingly familiar. Meryn knows he doesn't deserve a second chance, but Nadine brings out his long-buried human side.
Telling her the truth about his violent past could destroy their fragile trust. Could she ever believe in the love of a Goblin Warrior? 
 
Check out the cover for Dark Secrets, Shona Husk's upcoming release from Carina Press, 18th Feb 2013.

Six years ago, Haidyn Mast left his home and his betrothed Anisa to follow his magical calling. But too weak to join the Arcane Guild and too ashamed to return home, he has made a life as a prostitute—to all outward appearances. In truth, he sells his mind but not his body, using magic to let his clients experience their most secret fantasies while his hands stay clean. Even the Lawman, the arbiter of justice in Reseda, is one of his clients, but Haidyn would rather not know the extent of that man’s depravity.
Though successful, Haidyn is shunned as a whore and his lack of formal training is causing his power to grow out of control. He’s ready to retire and leave the city, but when he sees his Anisa standing at Lawman’s side, he knows he must rescue her from the abusive enforcer. Risking his life and his sanity, he devises a plan, knowing that failure will mean death for him, and a lifetime of torment for her….



Nicole Murphy has a short story called Euryale in a fab new urban fantasy anthology from Ticonderoga Publishing. The story is about the gorgon Euryale - Medusa's sister - in modern Australia. It's out on Nov.11th.



Our Hot Down Under authors celebrated their November 1st release day with Momentum in style - Mel Teshco, Kylie Scott, Rhyll Biest, and Tracey O'Hara.






This is Imogene Nix's cover for Starburst (final book in the Warriors of Elector series). It's due for release 6th February, 2013 with Secret Cravings Publishing.

Kera Aarens is strong, sexy and focused on her new role as Commander.  She is also recovering from her brutal experiences at the hands of Crick Sur Banden.  What could be better than the post of Head of Security on Aenna?
Gutav Elphin is the Admiral in charge of the Admiralty base of Aenna.  His past with Kera is a lonely testament to the mistakes he made in his focus on the Star of Ishtar – the mistakes he keenly regrets.
Now the two are thrust together under dangerous circumstances. Gustav must work with Kera to find and neutralize the threat to the base security before any hope for the safety of all are compromised.  Somewhere along the way, maybe, there will be a chance to find hope and a second chance at love.



And this is also Imogene Nix's cover for The Plan, due for release in April 2013.

What happens when a former orphan, now illegal parts runner Kadie Frost falls for the new head of the Department of Authority?
Jonah Fielding has been brought in to clean up the department on Centauri, but in the course of his work, he also captures Kadie, the sprite who got away.
But what happens when work and pleasure collide?


Carolyn Wren's book, Diplomat's Daughter, released on October 31st with Secret Cravings Publishing, and the rest in The Protectors series (Books #2-7) will all be released in 2013, one book every two months apart. The Hostage (Bk#4) won the RWA 2012 Emerald contest (category section) for unpublished authors.
A covert operative. A life filled with secrets.
Jared Knight works with an elite group of agents trained to track down the worst criminals humanity has to offer. His career leaves no room for relationships.
On a dangerous assignment in Monaco he is captivated by a woman in a crowded ballroom. Disturbed by the uncharacteristic lapse, he is determined to forget her...
Five years later Jared offers Cecilia Benedict his protection when she becomes the object of an overzealous secret admirer. Unbeknown to Cecilia she is the woman who has haunted Jared’s thoughts. He can stay away no longer now her life is in danger.
Cecilia is intrigued by Jared’s serious manner and deep grey eyes. In the close confines they share she finds herself emotionally and physically drawn to him. An attraction grows...
But danger lurks in the shadows, threatening to destroy their relationship before it can even begin.



REVIEWS

Harbinger by Peta Crake has been reviewed & given 4 stars by Book Junkie Joint.
"All in all, this story was a great read. I highly recommend it for fans of stories involving Olympians and those that enjoy reading about surprising turns in adventure stories spanning dimensions; and of course, also to those that enjoy love stories involving stubborn heroines."

And Chic Lit Worth Reading also reviewed Harbinger!
"You should read this book for the main character.  Ophelia Lind is not quite Lisbeth Salandar, but she’s damn close.  Like Lisbeth, Ophelia takes abuse heaped upon her from all sides, but manages to come out swinging.  It takes a particularly strong character to take the best punches from gods and goddesses.  And survive to tell the tale...I can’t wait to see where Crake takes us in the next installment of Ophelia’s story.  This is chick lit worth reading."
Full review here.


Shona Husk has received a 4.5star early review from Vampire, Werewolves & Fairies, Oh My! for For The Love Of The Goblin Warrior.
"Shona Husk does a wonderful job all around in this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. I truly believed the feelings and emotions of the characters through her words and simply couldn’t put it down. If you are looking for something just a little different to read, you don’t want to pass on these goblins that will not only steal your gold, but steal your heart."
Full review here.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to Cassandra Shaw and Maree Anderson :)
    Some awesome covers there, but the Goblin Warrior cover is especially HOT!!

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