Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Nocturne Release

Y'all know I love the new Nocturne line - so much so that I sold the first two books of my new dark paranormal series to them. So check out this fab release by lovely Vivi Anna!

Silhouette Nocturne

A young human woman is found ritualistically murdered in a downtown Necropolis hotel. It is up to Caine Valorian, a 200-year-old vampire, and his Otherworld Crime Unit to solve the unusual crime, and quickly before the human press can jump onto the story and cause a panic. To add to their already tough case, a new member, Eve Grant, transfers to their lab at the request of the mayor. Not only is she green and eager to impress the boss, but she's human. The first human ever to work in an Otherworld unit. The mayor thought it would be great press especially now with the strange human murder.

Caine has his work cut out for him, especially with his unruly team who don't appreciate any help from a human. Not only is this the toughest case of his career, but he's unusually attracted to the new girl, which can only cause trouble for them all. However, as they sink deeper and deeper into the workings of the case, Caine and Eve become closer and closer. So close that neither of them can see past each other and at the real happenings behind the scenes. The more they poke and prod at the case, the more they realize that something is going on, that this murder is only one step toward a greater purpose. Someone in the Otherworld community is calling on dark forces, in a plot to wipe out the entire human population.




A bad girl at heart, Vivi Anna likes to burn up the pages with her original unique brand of fantasy fiction. Whether it's in ancient Egypt, or in an apocalyptic future, Vivi always writes fast paced action-adventure with strong independent women that can kick some butt, and dark delicious heroes to kill for.

Once shot at while repossessing a car, Vivi decided that maybe her life needed a change. The first time she picked up a pen and put words to paper, she knew she had found her heart. Within two paragraphs, she realized she could write about getting into all sorts of trouble without suffering the consequences.

When Vivi isn't writing, you can find her causing a ruckus at downtown bistros, flea markets, or playgrounds.


If you like CSI, you'll love this smart, sexy and suspenseful trip through Necropolis where the villains are vamps, werewolves and witches--and so are the good guys. Strong, sexy Caine Valorian is a vampire to die for. He's also the head of the crime unit that cracks the supernatural cases no human is brave enough to tackle. Except beautiful but businesslike Eve Grant. Sparks fly - in and out of bed - when Caine and Eve pool their talents to fight unspeakable evil. – USA Today best selling author, Rebecca York

A new series begins on a strong note with compelling characters that draw you into their world, showing it to you in a way that explains without bogging down the narrative. This is a solid mystery that is enhanced by the romantic and paranormal elements. I look forward to seeing more from this author – Eternal Night Review


Monday, February 26, 2007

Werewolf Lurve

As I've said before, I do lurve me some werewolf action. Check out Lucy Monroe's (my Berkley Sensation sister) latest!

Berkley Sensation February 2007

An enthralling new romantic tale that pushes the boundaries between love and hate, passion and pain-and man and beast...

When Emily Hamilton's family is ordered to send a woman to the Scottish highlands for marriage to the laird of the Sinclair, Emily volunteers in order to save her younger sister from such a fate. But at her new home, the only friend she finds is the laird's sister-especially after Emily's stubborn streak causes the laird to cancel the marriage. And though her plans have gone awry, she refuses to return home...

Lachlan Balmoral is laird of his clan-and leader of his pack. One of the most feared werewolves prowling the Highlands, he is on the march against the hated Sinclair, who have abducted a Balmoral woman. He kidnaps the sister of the Sinclair laird, planning to marry her off in revenge-but the woman he takes along with her proves to be the greater prize...

For Emily feeds a desire he has never known existed. And though Lachlan would not think of touching his enemy's betrothed, he must know how a mere woman could tame his heart so easily...




Award winning author Lucy Monroe sold her first book in September of 2002. Since then she has sold more than 30 books to three publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Whether it's a passionate Harlequin Presents, a sexy single title for Kensington or a steamy historical or paranormal for Berkley, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all.


This is sure to be a popular series, and I am wiggling in anticipation of Ms. Monroe's next offering. This is a book not to be missed! -- Natasha for Romance Junkies

MOON AWAKENING is an electrifying supernatural historical romance starring a courageous highly moral female and the werewolf who falls in love with her. The story line is fast-paced from the opening eavesdropping to the final confrontation with evil. Lucy Monroe brings to life a unique medieval Scotland filled with the paranormal, the romantic, and the intrigue as she provides a clever tale of yore… -- Harriet Klausner


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Check it out

I really like the fact that Tor added a line of romantic fantasy/sci-fi novels, and I support the wonderful authors who write for them. Check out Tor's latest release:

ISLAND HEAT by Susan Kearney
Tor Romance February 6, 2007

He dominated with an otherworldly seductive power . . .

What was happening to her? Former screen siren Shara Weston lived on an exotic and private South Pacific island as a recluse . . . until disturbingly masculine and utterly captivating Cade Archer fell out of the sky and into her life. Now, Cade gives her no choice but to follow him down a sensual path that fulfills her every desire.

Cade's on a mission to open a portal between Shara's island volcano and his world. But not everyone wants him to succeed. A powerful enemy has followed Cade to prevent him from sending the resources through the portal that will free his people.

While Cade's mission is as compelling as his dominating sensuality, Shara must find a way to fight him . . . to stop his mission because the fate of every man, woman and child on Earth is at stake.




Susan Kearney used to set herself on fire four times a day, now a USA TODAY BESTSELLING author, she does something really hot—she writes paranormal romance for Tor, sensuous romance for Harlequin Blaze and romantic suspense for Harlequin Signature. She can apply the old rule of "write what you know" and never run out of ideas for characters and plots. An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a barter business as well as women's fitness and three hair salons, she has enough material for a lifetime.

Visit’s Susan’s website ( for an exclusive book trailer!!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Excellent Cover Chi Continued...

Oh, baby! Just got this from St. Martin's. It's the cover for book 2 of THE HOUSE OF NIGHT YA series, BETRAYED, which will be released in October. Ohmygoddess! Kristin and I lurve it! Check it out, and here's a synopsis tease:

Zoey Redbird's adventures at vampyre finishing school continue in BETRAYED, book two of THE HOUSE OF NIGHT series.

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night.

While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

Pearl Award Finalists

Nominated for 2006 PEARL

ParaNormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature

The list of finalists for 2006 Paranormal Excellence Awards for Romantic Literature (PEARL) is out, and I'm thrilled that MYSTERIA is a finalist in the anthology category! So if you lurved MYSTERIA, MaryJanice, Sue, Gena, and I would appreciate your vote! Congratulations to all the finalists; I see a lot of familiar names there! Remember that only PNR group list members can vote.
2006 Finalists are:

DATES FROM HELL by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, Lori Handeland | Avon
MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL WEDDING by Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Lori Handeland, Charlaine Harris, Susan Krinard, Sherrilyn Kenyon | St. Martins
MYSTERIA by MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, P.C. Cast, Gena Showalter | Berkley
BLUE MOON ENCHANTMENT by Jill and Julia, Dawn Thompson | Highland Press
SILK AND MAGIC TWO by M.A. duBarry, Caryn Carter, Brandy Lee | Imajinn

LOVE IN THE FAST LANE by Jenna McKnight | Avon
MASTER OF SWORDS by Angela Knight | Berkley Pub Group
HEART QUEST by Robin D. Owens | Berkley Publishing Group
THE WATERLORD by Dawn Thompson | Dorchester Publishing
DANGEROUS TIDES by Christine Feehan | Jove

YOUR PLANET OR MINE? by Susan Grant | HQN Books
ETERNAL NIGHTS by Patti O'Shea | Lovespell
GHOST HUNTER by Jayne Castle | Jove
HELL KAT by Vivi Anna | Kensington, Aphrodisia
TRUE BLOOD by Patricia Waddell | Tor

Deidre Knight |
Karen Chance | Roc
Lucinda Betts | Kensignton, Aphrodisia
Deborah MacGillivray | Kensington Publishing
Jacquelyn Frank | Zebra
CJ England | Mardi Gras Publishing

FAERY GOOD ADVICE (IN NO LAW AGAINST LOVE) by Jacquie Rogers | Highland Press
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL & TROUBLE (NO LAW AGAINST LOVE) by Deborah Macgillivray | Highland Press
RIDER IN THE STORM (from BLUE MOON MAGIC) by Deborah Macgillivray | Highland Press
BLUE CHRISTMAS CAT (HOLIDAY IN THE HEART) by Deborah MacGillivray | Highland Press

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by Sherrilyn Kenyon | St. Martin's Press
PLAYING WITH FIRE by Gena Showalter | HQN
SLAVE TO SENSATION by Nalini Singh | Berkley
LOVER AWAKENED by J.R. Ward | Signet Eclipse
THE FALCON'S BRIDE by Dawn Thompson | Dorchester Publishing
CONSPIRACY GAME by Christine Feehan | Jove

A FISTFUL OF CHARMS by Kim Harrison | Harper Torch
SORCERESS OF FAITH by Robin D. Owens | Luna Books (Harlequin Enterprises)
DEFINITELY DEAD by Charlaine Harris | ACE Books
LOVER ETERNAL by J. R. Ward | Signet
LOVER AWAKENED by J.R. Ward | Signet Eclipse

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by Sherrilyn Kenyon | St. Martin's Press
MASTER OF WOLVES by Angela Knight | Berkley Pub Group (Sensation)
MOON CALLED by Patricia Briggs | ACE
FULL MOON RISING by Keri Arthur | Spectra
BONDING EXPERIENCE by Cora Zane | Cobblestone

PARALLEL ATTRACTION by Deidre Knight | Signet
ROUGH AND READY by Sandra Hill | Berkley Pub Group
MUCH ADO IN THE MOONLIGHT by Lynn Kurland | Jove
THE FALCON'S BRIDE by Dawn Thompson | Dorchester

DARK CELEBRATION by Christine Feehan | Berkley
DARK DEMON by Christine Feehan | Jove
A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER by Kresley Cole | Pocket Books (Star)
NO REST FOR THE WICKED by Kresley Cole | Pocket Books (Star)