Winter Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction: New Releases from Patricia Briggs, Laurell K. Hamilton, Katie MacAlister, Kinley MacGregor and Michele Bardsley…

Latest paranormal suspense fiction, lots of faves with new releases yay!

Book 5 of Patricia Briggs awesome Mercy Thompson series releases March 30th, Silver Borne:

From Amazon:

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…

Latest Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton releases Feb 2nd (Hardcover), Flirt:

From Amazon:

The New York Times bestselling series.

When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn’t the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington’s grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.

A new title by Katie MacAlister, Steamed: A Steampunk Romance, releases Feb 3rd:

From Amazon:

Katie Macalister takes on Steampunk-and romance gets hotter than ever…

When one of Jack Fletcher’s nanoelectromechanical system experiments is jostled in his lab, the resulting explosion sends him into the world of his favorite novel-a seemingly Victorian-era world of steampower, aether guns, corsets, and goggles. A world where the lovely and intrepid Octavia Pye captains her airship straight into his heart…

The latest in Michele Bardsley’s Broken Heart, Oklahoma series, Come Hell or High Water releases tomorrow, Jan 5th. From Amazon:

The newest paranormal romance in the national bestselling broken heart series

Everybody makes mistakes-and my first one was named Connor, a heart- stealing Scottish hottie. I thought our night together was the beautiful beginning to a love story, which turned out to be my second mistake. I, Phoebe Allen, lifelong Broken Heart resident and vampire, am now mated to a half-demon.

Thankfully Phoebe’s four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disneyworld with his human father. Because Phoebe’s right in the middle of major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his rag-tag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor’s vicious stepmother, an uber-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn’t falling for any of Connor’s demon charm. But still, he’s willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can’t resist a bad boy with identity issues…

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January 4, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, graphic art, Horror, Laurell K. Hamilton, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. 2 comments.

Winter/Spring Fiction-Urban Fantasy: Karen Chance, Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs…

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January 5th Inked– anthology: Karen Chance et al:

Editorial Review:

From today’s most provocative authors come four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance exploring body art that is more than it seems-in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark.

This captivating tattoo theme surrounds each author’s popular characters and worlds: Karen Chance‘s war mage Lia de Croissets, Marjorie M. Liu‘s demon-hunter Maxine Kiss, Yasmine Galenorn‘s Otherworld Intelligence Agency operative Camille D’Artigo, and Eileen Wilk‘s Lupi world.

February 2, 2010 Anita Blake! Laurell K. Hamilton ‘Flirt’ no cover art yet. No plot details yet.

March 30, 2010 – A new Mercy Thompson, Patricia Briggs ‘Silver Borne’ Book 5 in the series. no cover image yet.

Editorial Review:

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…

October 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Laurell K. Hamilton, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Summer Reading: Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, MaryJanice Davidson, Sherrilyn Kenyon…

Bad news is TSCC is cancelled. Good news is there is a slew of  summer fiction coming our way from the *supernatural/paranormal/lycan/vampire/Arthurian Alternate Universe/Romance/Thriller* genre  for plenty of page turning/ Kindle flipping reading pleasure :0)

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Laurell K. Hamilton: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series, #17 : Skin Trade – Release Date: June 2, 2009 ( and the next Merry Gentry novel will be released in time for the Holidays, December 8, 2009- Divine Misdemeanors, Book 8 available for preorder on Amazon)

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Mary Janice Davidson – Undead and Unwelcome: Queen Betsy, Book 8: Release Date: June 2, 2009 (I know MJD changed the cover art work b/c so many authors bit the style, but I really miss the old artwork!) This will crossover with the Wyndham Wolves series…

undeadandunwelcomeSherrilyn Kenyon –Bad Moon Rising:A Dark Hunter Novel: (the story of Fang Kattalakis)-  Release Date: August 4, 2009

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Patricia Briggs: Mercy Thompson Series: Homecoming: Release Date: August 25, 2009

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May 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Laurell K. Hamilton, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Market Mover Thursday: Bankrupcty Cramdown bill back in House and Obama Healthcare Summit…

Bankruptcy cramdown bill back on the floor of the House, with Moderate Democrats back on board. The markets have been worrying about this legislation. Our post on the bill here.

Also today the Obama Healthcare Kickoff Party Summit, see our health care post for details…

The markets have been selling health care since the Obama Budget was released:

Health care companies consider President Barack Obama’s budget a potential profit-killer. Investors agreed and dumped their shares last week, dragging down exchange traded funds.

The budget aims to raise taxes and deduction limits for people who earn more than $250,000 a year.

The ultimate goal is to raise $634 billion to help fix the health care system. The tax hikes will generate $318 billion of that amount, and the rest will be squeezed from Medicare, the government-sponsored health program for seniors.

The Medicare Advantage plans offered by private insurers could lose as much as $175 billion. The Advantage program is on the chopping block because it pays 14% more to providers than Medicare would for the same services.

On the other hand, the U.S. automobile industry and other sectors consider the end of company-sponsored health care the route to international competitiveness.

As a result of the stimulus package all employers are required to set aside a subsidy for a portion of the COBRA premiums for any employee they lay off for- 9 months the employer is required to pay 70% of the premiums.

As we noted in our detailed piece on Health care today, Baucus’ forthcoming health care legislation will reduce the tax deductions employers  receive for their health care contributions as well..

March 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . BSG, Cabinet, citigroup, Doo Wop, Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Healthcare, Immigration, Laurell K. Hamilton, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Sci Fi, Taxatrion, Taxes, To Have and Have Not, True Blood, Twilight, Uncategorized, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 1 comment.

Interview with a Vampire Slayer: Laurell K. Hamilton on latest Anita Blake: ‘Skin Trade’…

Anita Blake in Marvel Graphic Art form

Anita Blake in Marvel Graphic Art form

The latest Anita Blake novel ‘Skin Trade’ is set for tentative release on June 2, 2009..

Laurell has a wonderful in-depth interview with Aimee Levitt of the River Front Times here for any Anita Blake/Merry Gentry fans who may have missed it:

“Well,” she says finally, “the new book is called Skin Trade and it begins with Anita getting a severed head on her desk. I can’t decide if it comes through the postal service or FedEx. Can you send body parts through FedEx in this country? Anyway, it’s an invitation to Vegas.”

Anita, of course, is Anita Blake, the St. Louis-based vampire hunter who is the star of 16 of Hamilton’s 26 books and an old friend to most of the crowd here tonight.

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December 30, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Laurell K. Hamilton, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, True Blood, Twilight. Comments off.

SciFi/Fantasy: True Blood, Legend of the Seeker, BSG Returns, Anite Blake update, the new Star Trek….

Tonight is the season finale of True Blood, the hit series based on the novels by Charlaine Harris. But don’t despair! SCIFI/Fantasy lovers have a plethora of entertainment awaiting them….

On the Fantasy front, there is a wonderful new series airing on broadcast television based on Terry Goodkind’s ‘Sword of Truth’ novels, Legend of the Seeker. Follow Richard and Kahlan as they fight against the corrupt empire of Darken Rahl…I have caught three episodes and thoroughly enjoyed them, the characters are true to the novels. (No surprise that friend to fantasy lovers everywhere Sam Raimi is behind this production.) Find it on your local channel at the website above and DVR this baby!

Anita Blake in Marvel Graphic Art form

Anita Blake in Marvel Graphic Art form

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November 23, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Laurell K. Hamilton, Rodenberry, Sci Fi, Star Trek. 2 comments.

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