Links: Karen Mahoney and vampires, Mario Acevedo and new Felix Gomez story

Over on the Deadline Dames, Karen Mahoney is talking about why her newest release is about vampires and she’s giving away a copy of the book.

If you head over to The League of Reluctant Adults, you’ll find out what Mario Acevedo has been up to– hint: new books! Check out his stop-animation videos, but be warned of impending snickers.

 

 

Cover Copy and Where to Find an Excerpt from OMENS by Kelley Armstrong

Today Kelley posted the cover copy for the first book in her next series. OMENS, book 1 of the Omens & Shadows series, is set to hit stores in August 2013. I can’t wait.

Cover Copy: Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

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And that excerpt? You can find that here.

10 SF/F Authors Discuss the Future of Urban Fantasy

SF Signal posted thoughts from 10 SF/F authors on the future of urban fantasy. I’m not sure why some of these responses were included. Some authors don’t seem to know the genre very well, and even seem to dislike it. Overall, the authors seem to agree that the concepts of urban fantasy will remain, but some would like to see the label go.

Thoughts? Have you read these opinions? Agree or Disagree?

Agent Says Urban Fantasy Is Not Dead

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Agent Sara Megibow with the Nelson Literary Agency tweeted this last week:

Good news for all you urban fantasy writers out there.

 

Find out more about ANGEL’S INK!

ANGEL’S INK is coming soon, and to help get you in the mood, Jocelynn Drake has been busy around the web. We have t an interview with the scoop on the new series, The Asylum Tales, and here’s a few more things we don’t want you to miss:

I Smell Sheep has an interview with Jocelynn including some little-known-details.

Find out more about Gage Powell, the narrator of the Asylum Tales in a short story at Literary Escapism. Also they’ve got a giveaway!

Coming October 16!

Pre-order it here: Amazon CA | Amazon US | Chapters | Goodreads | Kindle

Cover Copy:  Buyer beware . . .

Looking for a tattoo-and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using his unique potions-a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks-to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart’s desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.

No one knows that better than Gage. Turning his back on his own kind, he left the magical Ivory Tower where cruel witches and warlocks rule, a decision that cost him the right to practice magic. And if he disobeys, his punishment-execution-will be swift.

Though he’s tried to fly under the radar, Gage can’t hide from powerful warlocks who want him dead-or the secrets of his own past. But with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, Gage just might make it through this enchanted world alive.