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Friday, April 24, 2009

Excerpts and Sneak Peeks

Some of the book on my Anxiously Awaiting list have excerpts available at the author's or publisher's websites.

Excerpt of Doomsday Can Wait (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 2) Lori Handeland 4/28
1st chapter of Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, 9) Charlaine Harris, 5/5
* 1st chapter of Skin Trade (Anita Blake) Laurel K Hamilton, 6/2
Excerpt of Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum) Janet Evanovich 6/23
* Excerpt of Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings), Nalini Singh, 07/07
* Excerpt of Beloved Vampire
(Vampire Queen) Joey W. Hill, August
* First chapter of On the Edge (The Edge bk 1) Ilona Andrews, 9/29
* Chapters One & Two of Frostbitten
(Otherworld) Kelley Armstrong, 10/27
* First chapter of Kate Daniels #4 by Ilona Andrews

An excerpt of Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Cat and Bones, Book 4) is supposed to be up at the end of April. The link to the excerpt should be here when it goes up.

Sherrilyn Kenyon's site says that the excerpt for Bad Moon Rising (Dark Hunter Series) will be up soon. When it is posted it will be here.

Laurel K. Hamilton's site says that an excerpt for Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry #8) will be up soon. When it's up, it should be here.

In case you haven't read them yet, there are also some excerpts up for books recently released:

* Chapter 1 of At Grave's End (Night Huntress, 3) Jeaniene Frost, 12/30/08
* Excerpt of A Witch's Beauty (Mermaid Series) Joey W. Hill, 1/06
* Excerpt
of Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals after Dark, 6) Kresley Cole 1/20
Excerpt of Kitty & the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, 5) Carrie Vaughn, 1/27
* Excerpt of Men of the Otherworld
Kelley Armstrong, 1/27
1st chapter of Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Bk 4) Patricia Briggs, 2/3
3 chapters of Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford) Kelley Armstrong, 2/24
* Excerpt of White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison, 02/24
* Excerpt of Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, 6) Carrie Vaughn, 2/24
* Excerpt of Jailbait Zombie (Felix Gomez) Mario Acevedo, 2/24
Excerpt of Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, Bk 1) Nalini Singh, 03/03
* Excerpt of A Vampire's Claim (Vampire Queen) Joey W. Hill, 3/3
Excerpt of Deadly Desire (Riley Jensen, 7) Keri Arthur 03/24
Excerpt of Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, 3) Ilona Andrews, 03/31
Five chapters of Turn Coat (Dresden Files, 11) Jim Butcher 04/07
2 chapters of Curse the Dawn (Cassandra Palmer, 4) Karen Chance, 4/7

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Anxiously Awaiting late April 2009

If someone wants to send me an ARC of one of the books on my Anxiously Awaiting list, I will read it within a day or two of it arriving (assuming I'm home and I'm not sick or anything), and will get a blog post up of it as soon as I've finished reading it. You may send me a digital version at chained lightning at g mail dot com, or to send a hard copy you may contact me at that email address to ask for a shipping address. If you have an ARC you would like to send that is not on my Anxiously Awaiting list I will attempt to read and review it in a timely manner but it probably won't be placed topmost in my TBR pile.

The books I am anxiously awaiting release are:

04/28/09 Doomsday Can Wait (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 2) Lori Handeland
05/05/09 Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9) by Charlaine Harris
06/02/09 Skin Trade, Anita Blake Series, Laurel K Hamilton
06/02/09 Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Bk 8)
MaryJanice Davidson
06/23/09 Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum), Janet Evanovich
07/07/09 Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings), Nalini Singh
07/07/09 Strange Brew
(Anthology) Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris
07/07/09 Where There's a Witch (
Bewitching Mysteries, No 5) by Madelyn Alt
07/07/09 Dragons Prefer Blondes (
Caruthers Sisters Bk 2) by Candace Havens
07/21/09 Mercy Thompson Homecoming (Comic)
Patricia Briggs, Francis Tsai
07/28/09 Destined for an Early Grave (
Night Huntress, Bk 4) Jeaniene Frost
08/04/09 Bad Moon Rising (Dark Hunter Series) Sherrilyn Kenyon
08/04/09 Beloved Vampire (Vampire Queen Series) Joey W. Hill
08/25/09 Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Book 2) by Patricia Briggs
08/25/09 Unbound
(Anthology) Kim Harrison, Vicki Pettersson, Jeaniene Frost
09/01/09 Must Love Hellhounds
(Anth.) Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh
09/01/09 Doom With a View (Psychic Eye Mystery) Victoria Laurie
09/29/09 On the Edge (The Edge book 1) by Ilona Andrews
10/06/09 A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse) by Charlaine Harris
10/20/09 Divine Misdemeanors (
Meredith Gentry #8) Laurel K. Hamilton
10/27/09 Bound to Shadows (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 8) Keri Arthur
10/27/09 Frostbitten
(Elena & Clay) (Women/Otherworld) Kelley Armstrong
10/27/09 A Deep Kiss of Winter
(Anthology) Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter
11/03/09 Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changelings, Dev's book), Nalini Singh
11/03/09 Apocalypse Happens (
Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 3) Lori Handeland
11/03/09 Never After
(Anth.) Laurell K. Hamilton, Yasmine Galenorn, Marjorie M. Liu, etc.
12/01/09 Angelic (Women/Otherworld) Kelley Armstrong
01/??/10 Kitty’s House of Horrors (
Kitty Norville Bk 7) by Carrie Vaughn
01/??/10 Pleasure of a Dark Prince
(Immortals after Dark) Kresley Cole
02/??/10 Silver Borne, (Mercy Thompson, Book 5) Patricia Briggs

Spring/10 Chaos Bites, (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 4) Lori Handeland
08/??/10 Alpha and Omega series, Book 3 Patricia Briggs
??/??/?? Not That Innocent
(Anthlgy) Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole...
??/??/?? Angel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, Bk 2) Nalini Singh
??/??/?? First Drop of Crimson (
Night Huntress World, Bk 1) Jeaniene Frost
??/??/?? Captured by Vengeance (Riley Jensen Bk9) Keri Arthur

Not all of the series I keep up with have another book listed as coming out. The authors have stated there will be more, but to my knowledge they haven't said when, or given a title name. I've listed those series below.

* Felix Gomez series by Mario Acevedo
* Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman
* Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
* Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
* Rachel Morgan/Hollows series by Kim Harrison

Below are series I follow, but it is unclear whether there will be more books in the series:

* Bronwyn the Witch series by Candace Havens
* Nightcreature / Moon series by Lori Handeland
* Nadia Stafford series by Kelley Armstrong
* Izzy Spellman series by Lisa Lutz

You can read an excerpt of many of these books, to see my list of excerpts please go here.