Jeaniene Frost’s Once Burned hits list at #11

Jeaniene Frost’s recent release, Once Burned, has hit #11 on the Publisher’s Weekly mass market paper back list.

Once Burned features Vlad and a new character, Leila.

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Goodreads to host a live chat with Jeaniene Frost

  On July 16 at 2 PM PT (5 PM ET), Goodreads will be hosting a live chat with author Jeaniene Frost about her latest release, Once Burned, and the first in her new series, Night Prince.  RSVP here.

The next Cat and Bones book is scheduled for 2013 with two more books following at later dates.

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Friday Videos: GEEKOMANCY Flail; Anton Strout; Jeaniene Frost; Seanan McGuire; and THE NAMELESS PRINCE

Michael R. Underwood shows his excitement for his book deal that includes GEEKOMANCY, an urban fantasy that includes comics, werewolves, trolls, and witches, set for July 10, 2012 release:

(Find out more about GEEKOMANCY here.)

(P.S. We love Kermit the Frog, too.)

Book Country very quickly interviews Anton Strout:

And the Science Fiction Book Club does a more lengthy interview with Seanan McGuire and Jeaniene Frost:

Book trailer and author interview for fantasy YA, THE NAMELESS PRINCE:

Jeaniene Frost Destined For a New Title?

Jeaniene Frost leaked her book 4 may have a new title in the works.

It may be just me, and I fully concede it probably is just me, but I don’t think DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE is going to make much difference from AN EARLY GRAVE. I admit I have trouble keeping all the book titles straight. Adding a few words to a title isn’t going to make it any easier for folks like me. Don’t get me wrong– I love that all the titles play on “grave”. I do. And I think the titles suit the books well. I just have trouble remembering what storyline goes with what title, and which books I’ve read and which I haven’t. I’m not sure if there’s a good solution to this problem, or if one is even required.

How about a poll?

Thank Goodness I Wasn’t on the Naughty List

Be sure to check out yesterday’s review of TWILIGHT and your chance to win a copy of the book!

My case of Wii shoulder is nicely recovering after spending several days reading the books I got under the tree and in the mail. But have I learned? Hell no. I’m *this close* to being a Pro in tennis. At least my Fitness Age is younger than my real age. *g*

Here’s a look at the books you’ll be hearing more about.

Look what came in the mail!

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Look what was under the tree!

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2009 Preview: In Their Own Words

Urban Fantasy Land has the scoop. Here’s what some of your favourite authors have coming out in 2009– and in their own words.

frost_gravesendJeaniene Frost: Well, my third book in the Night Huntress series, AT GRAVE’S END, comes out December 30th, so that’s *almost* 2009. Then AN EARLY GRAVE, book four in the series, comes out July 28th, 2009. I also have three short stories in anthologies coming out in 2009: Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance April 13th, Four Dukes and a Devil June 30th, and Unbound, August 25th. So, a busy release year for me!

Okay, I normally hate spoilers, but I’ll give a small spoiler/teaser for AT GRAVE”S END:

Out of the regular cast of characters readers met in Halfway to the Grave and/or One Foot in the Grave, two previously-human people will turn into vampires. A third person will die the permanent, never-coming-back way. And no, I’m not saying who’s who. You’ll have to read to find out ;-).

henry_roadtrip2Mark Henry: Road Trip of the Living Dead will start hitting the shelves on February 24th, so prepare for some more zombie nastiness.

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Faith Hunter: Rapid Descent (thriller set in the paddling world) Feb. 09, by my AKA Gwen Hunter
Skinwalker (urban fantasy) July 09 by Faith Hunter
A SS in Magic Brew in July 09

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kaneStacia Kane: DEMON INSIDE, the sequel to PERSONAL DEMONS, was supposed to be out in January but that’s not happening now. I can’t discuss the reasons why but I can assure everyone the book will be out in 2009, and the delay has nothing to do with the book itself; it’s ready to go, and there’s nothing to worry about. I will of course keep everyone posted through my blog and reader loop, and I’ll make sure UFL has the info too!

I’m also very excited about my new series, the Chess Putnam books. I don’t yet have a release date for those but I know Del Rey is planning to do back-to-back releases, so it’s entirely possible we’ll have two or even all three of them out before the end of 2009. The series starts with UNHOLY GHOSTS, and I just cannot wait to see everyone’s reactions to the characters, the world, and the story. I’m really proud of it.

lewis1J.F. Lewis: ReVamped comes out March 10th from Pocket Books. It’s book two in the Void City Series and involves a soul-stealing demon that has a soul Eric wants back very badly (*cough* Marilyn’s *cough*). Folks who read the first book will be pleased to see lots more Talbot (Eric’s mysterious mouser) as well as some “Scary Greta” moments. There will be a new character or two that I think folks will enjoy.

The mass-market version of Staked (the first Void City Series book) is due out in June, complete with great new cover art.

I’ve also got two short stories that will hopefully find a home over the next year. One of them is a humorous sci-fi tale that addresses the deplorable lack of short stories in which nine year old girls from South Korea save the world. The other is set in the Void City universe and involves a newly turned vampire standing outside a Godiva store. It was inspired by the discussion over at the League of Reluctant Adults a few months back about which food people would miss the most if they couldn’t eat. Obviously, chocolate was the winner.

pettersson_touchVicki Pettersson: I have two releases that I’m excited about in ’09. July will see the release of the fourth book in my ‘Signs of the Zodiac’ series: CITY OF SOULS. It’s a bit of a departure from the first three in that it has a bigger look (I just saw the cover and it’s amazing) and a bigger feel as my protagonist, Joanna, had to go places she (and we) never knew existed. It was a bear to write because I had to worldbuild as if it were the first of the series, but I think I’ve come up with something unique that my readers will enjoy.

Then August will see a Zodiac-related story, Dark Matters, in the UNBOUND anthology, along with Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost and Jocelynn Drake. Being a part of this anthology was like having someone witness a dream of mine and then bringing it to life. I have serious literary crushes on all these writers, and I can’t wait to see this book on the shelves!

rowen_stakesstilettosMichelle Rowen: I have a bunch out in ’09! It’s going to be a great year!! The fourth book in my Immortality Bites vampire series, STAKES & STILETTOS, is out in April. The fifth and final to wrap up the series, TALL, DARK & FANGSOME follows in September. My first young adult fantasy novel in a new series, DEMON PRINCESS: REIGN OR SHINE is out in October. And I have a short vampire store in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE in April. It’s possible that my Harlequin Blaze, HOT SPELL, which is also a paranormal, will be out in late ’09, but I haven’t gotten a definite release date on that one yet!

steifvater_lamentMaggie Stiefvater: SHIVER (Scholastic), about a girl who falls in love with a boy who must become a wolf each winter, and BALLAD (Flux), the sequel to LAMENT, where an obscenely talented bagpiping teen must choose between saving a snarky and dangerous vampiric faerie muse or his best friend and long-term crush.

Anton Strout: Deader Still, book two in the Simon Canderous urban fantasy series, is due out on 2/24/09 and I have a possibly related tie-in story to it in the August anthology City Fantastic.  Most of the next year is dedicated to books three and four in the main series, each of which I suspect will be coming out in late February 2010 and 2011.

Happy Holidays from Jeaniene Frost!

In this Urban Fantasy Land exclusive, we’re bringing you the holiday traditions of some of your favourite urban fantasy authors! Today’s guest: Jeaniene Frost, author of the Night Huntress series.

What winter holiday do you celebrate?

jeaniene-portraitI celebrate Christmas. If you’ve ever seen the movies National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or The Ref, you’ll have an idea of what Christmas with my family is like ;-). Seriously, I love the holidays, but I admit to envying everyone who has a white Christmas. I live in Florida, so that’s impossible.

What are your favorite winter holiday traditions?

I love putting up my tree and decorating it. Normally I get a real tree, but this year, I bought a fake one. It’s black with silver frosting. Very Goth, very pretty, and I’m having a blast picking out creepy-gorgeous ornaments for it. It won’t replace real trees for me, but every once it a while, it will be fun to have this tree.

What are you looking forward to most?

The politically correct response would be to say giving gifts to others. The real truth? The food! Christmas is second only to Thanksgiving for guilt-free grazing, and it’s also the time of year where I can drink eggnog. I have a sick love of eggnog. It’s probably the most horrifyingly-fattening drink in the world, and what do I do over Christmas? Gulp it down with whip cream!

What’s your favorite gift to give?

Anything that doesn’t take me forever to find at the mall.

What’s your favorite gift to receive?

This is easy – book store gift certificates. I love them.

What’s your favorite holiday food/candy/treat?

Think I answered this with question #3: eggnog.

Holiday message for readers of UFL:

Hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday! And if you live in one of those snowy states, do throw a snowball or make a snow angel for me :).

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