Publishing Deals, The Use of Scent in Writing and More!

AUTHORS

Jaye Wells talks about the use of scent in her writing.

Fantasy Debut has an interview with Jennifer Rardin. Here is snippage:

Tell us a little bit about the Jaz Parks series.

The books follow legendary CIA assassins, Vayl the vampire and his assistant Jaz, as they move through their missions. Which, of course, involve killing nasty, power-hungry creatures who’d just as soon bite your head off as look at you. Then they’d probably suck out your soul and pronounce it claw-lickin’ good because, you know, they’re usually raging maniacs with scary supah powers.

BOOK REVIEWS

Angieville reviews Chill Factor by Rachel Caine.

Kimberly reviews The Iron Hunt by Marjorie Liu.

Books and Myths and Jaxon review Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Jenn at Flames Rising reviews Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready.

Janicu reviews Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson.

CONTESTS/GIVEAWAYS

Rachel Vincent is giving away Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson, so go and comment. Contest ends Friday, May 30.

Lurv a la Mode is giving away copies of Magic Bites and Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews. Leave a comment on a new “word of power” for Kate to use by 6:00 p.m. EDT tomorrow night to win.

PUBLISHING NEWS

From Laurell K. Hamilton’s blog:

Press Release from Berkley:
At Berkley, Editorial Director Susan Allison signed up three more Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels from Laurell K. Hamilton—the 1 bestselling author credited with starting the genre of paranormal fiction. North American hard/soft rights were brokered by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House in a major 7-figure deal. The first of the three books-the sixteenth hardcover in the popular series, following the latest installment Blood Noir-will be published in 2009.

Dear Author has posted Publishing Deals for the week of May 22-28 complete with commentary.

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