Basically Read-a-Romance Month has signed up 93 romance authors to talk about romance and give away copies of their books throughout the month of August. The entries I read only had contests open to Americans but the authors’ mini essays are interesting.
Suzanne Johnson has a book trailer for her Sentinels of New Orleans series here. Very gritty and evocative of the opening sequence in True Blood.
There is currently no synopsis of this Darkest London novella on Goodreads, the publisher’s website or Amazon as yet but Callihan has given us a hint on her Facebook page that Entwined “featurs a shy, muscle-bound, sweetheart of a hero, who likes to hide away in his smithy – you know, working away a sweat and all that”. So apart from that, and the very pretty parasol and purple dress on the cover, goodness only knows what Callihan has in store for us.
The novella will be out 5 November 2013.
Kate SeRine, author of the Transplanted Tales series is writing a novella called Grimm Consequences which is a sequel to Red. Expected publication date is 14 February 2014. Book 4, also due in 2014, will feature Gideon (yay).
SeRine’s latest novel though Along Came a Spider will be out 1 August but I have an early review for you which will be out 25 July. FYI it rocks!
The Romance Writers of America (RWA) recently announced their 2013 RITA and Golden Heart Award winners. You can find a list here. I missed the big reveal as I though it was on next weekend. Oops.
Shiloh Walker, best known for her FBI Psychics series, has been sharing tips on how to make your medical hero or heroine more believable here. I don’t know how long she plans to go on with this series of workshops but they are really interesting and well worth a look as she covers issues such as confidentiality and the dreaded bedbaths.
Tor has posted the first chapter of Suzanne Johnson’s Elysian Fields here. Elysian Fields is going to be released on 13 August. My review of the novel will come out on 6 August.
An undead serial killer comes for DJ in this thrilling third installment of Suzanne Johnson’s Sentinels of New Orleans series.
The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more twists and turns than the muddy Mississippi. Continue reading
Have you been following the RITA Reader Challenge on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books? The aim is to have a few people review each of the RITA nominations. I’m really enjoying the disparate and often humorous points of view.
JK Rowling used the nom de plume of Robert Galbraith for her latest novel The Cuckoo’s Calling. The book may have only sold 1,500 hardback copies since April but the reviews were quite positive. It seemed too well written for someone who was making their debut and a few people got suspicious. Continue reading