Friday, December 18, 2009

Star Light, Star Bright....Interstellar Interview Extended Edition 2009

Way back in January we touched base with Dianna Love, who was looking forward to teaching writers how to Break Into Fiction (the book came out June 18th). Plus she’d started co-authoring a series with Sherrilyn Kenyon. WHISPERED LIES (book 2) came out in May! If she’s not signing or writing, she’s helping book groups get new titles! To date authors all over the country have donated 500 books (8 copies of a title at a time) since the inception of her program in 2008.

Rachel Vincent just turned in ALPHA, and learned two of her earlier “were” titles (STRAY and PRIDE) are being reprinted. Leading up to Christmas, she’ll be finishing edits on MY SOUL TO KEEP, the 3rd book in her new Soul series. Since February MY SOUL TO TAKE and MY SOUL TO SAVE (as well as the e-book MY SOUL TO LOSE) have hit shelves. ABC’s show 20/20 featured a story about “real life” vampires and her novel got a close up!

March meant DOMINIC by Elizabeth Amber had just hit shelves. DANE, the next Satyr lord, will make his debut in June 2010!

Want to know who beat out Nora Roberts and Meljean Brooks for The Romance Studio’s Favorite 5 Heart Review? None other than our spotlight author for April…Samantha Kane. She took that honor with PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM. Since we chatted in the spring, Samantha’s anthology, AGED TO PERFECTION, and the sixth book in the Brothers in Arms series, LOVE IN EXILE, has hit the web in time to make someone’s Christmas extra steamy!

Lisa Shearin shared insight into her magical series for ACE as well as her love for fencing in May. In the last week, she’s signed another two book deal to pen Raine’s 5th and 6th adventures! If you’re on pins and needles for the next novel, the bad news is that you’ll have to wait until April 2010. While you wait, you can pick up her latest article, “Building a Story Arc in Your Novel”, in The Writer Magazine’s December issue.

Not only did Jacquelyn Frank reveal behind the scene secrets of her Nightwalkers, but also introduced us to her Shadowdwellers. Her second series started with RAPTURE right after her interview in June and continued in August with PLEASURE. January 2010 will mark another turning point in her career when HUNTING JULIAN launches her Gatherers series!

In July, Jeri Smith-Ready told us about her new series which kicks off with SHADE in May 2010. As of Monday, she’d met her latest deadline so she could relax for the holidays! Plus Jeri announced Pocket Book had bought two more Ciara Griffin/WVMP Radio urban fantasies. BRING ON THE NIGHT (book 3 in the series) will be on shelves August 2010. If you’re hungry for more, check out her Kindle release, THE WILD’S CALL, as well as the e-books for her Crow series.

If you’re looking for something extra cool for Christmas, check out Rachel Caine’s custom designed Amelie bracelets. Since August FADE OUT and MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES, which hit the NY Times bestseller list for two weeks in a row, made their appearances! UNKNOWN, her latest Outcast novel, will show up on shelves just in time for Valentine’s Day 2010.

Susan Kearney had also just kicked off her newest series, The Pendragon Legacy, in September when she took time out to chat with us. RION (book 2) just landed in stores December 1st. If you’ve snapped it up for Christmas, stay on the looked out for the next novel, JORDAN, as a Valentine’s gift for your sci-fi fan!

Since October, Linnea Sinclair announced HOPE’S FOLLY had been awarded the Paranormal Romance Staff Top Pick for April 2009 and was an RT Reviewer Choice Award Nominee. SHADES OF DARK won the PRISM Contest for Best Futuristic and has also been awarded the Best of the Year for Science Fiction Romance by reviewers at Romance Reviews Today. Her next sci-fi creation, REBELS AND LOVERS, will materialize in March 2010.

Kristin Cast, who co-writes with her mother P.C. Cast, shared her insight behind the House of Night in November. They’ve done a slew of impressive interviews this year, and even have a box set out for the first four books in the series. Their latest, TEMPTED, has been out a month and BURNED won’t land in stores until April 2010. If you’re looking for something to tide you over, check out P.C.’s DIVINE BY BLOOD or the latest in her YA Partholon series, ELPHAME’S CHOICE.

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