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Monday, May 10, 2010

* Excerpts, First Chapters, and Sneak Peeks

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

* Prologue, snippet, and teaser of Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels #4) by Ilona Andrews 5/25
* Excerpt of Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin Bk 2) by Jennifer Estep. 5/25
* Excerpt of  Moon Sworn (Riley Jensen Bk 9) by Keri Arthur 5/25
* Chapter 1 (pdf) and blurb of  Bullet (Anita Blake Book 18) by Laurell K. Hamilton  6/1
* Excerpt of  Chimera by Rob Thurman 
* Excerpt of Infinity (Chronicles of Nick Book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 6/8
* Excerpt of  Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum 16) by Janet Evanovich 6/22
* Excerpt of Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changeling #8) (Max's Book) by Nalini Singh 7/6
* Chapter 1 of Undead and Unfinished (Queen Betsy book 9) by MaryJanice Davidson 7/6
* Excerpt and Excerpt of  Dark and Stormy Knights (Anthology) by PN Elrod, Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, etc.
* Snippet1, Snippet2, Snippet3 & Snippet4 of Eternal Kiss of Darkness, (Night Huntress World, #2, Mencheres) Jeaniene Frost 7/27
* Excerpt of Vampire Trinity (Vampire Queen Book 6) by Joey W. Hill  9/7
* Chapter 1 of Venom (Elemental Assassin Bk 3) by Jennifer Estep. 9/28
* Snippet, Snippet, Snippet, Snippet, Cover, & Discussion of Bayou Moon (The Edge #2), by Ilona Andrews 9/28
* Snippet and Snippet from My Fair Succubi (Succubus Diaries Bk 3) by Jill Myles. 12/28
* Snippet and Snippet from Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) by Faith Hunter, 1/4/11

Carrie Vaughn doesn't have a page up for Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, Book 8), either. But her publisher has a page with a blurb I haven't seen before. 6/29

Nicole Peeler has a page up for Tracking the Tempest (Jane True book 2), but for now there is just a blurb.6/29

Seressia Glass has a page up with the cover and a blurb of  Shadow Chase (Shadowchasers Book 2). 7/27

Kelley Armstrong has a page up for Waking the Witch (Savannah story, Women/Otherworld Bk 11), so far there is just a blurb and cover art. Book Release 8/3.

Sherrilyn Kenyon has a page up for No Mercy (Dark Hunters #19), there is a blurb and some info about Dev and Sam, but no excerpt yet. 8/3

Kresley Cole has a page up for Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark Bk 10), but just blurbage, no excerpt yet. 8/24

Seanan McGuire has a page up for An Artificial Night  (October Daye book 3), but so far just the book cover, no blurb or excerpt. 9/7

Janet Evanovich's site says they will post an excerpt for Wicked Appetite (Diesel, Book 1) on June 1. Book release date 9/14

In case you haven't read them yet, there are also some excerpts up for books released in 2009, and so far in 2010:
* Chapter 1 of At Grave's End (Night Huntress, 3) Jeaniene Frost, 12/30/08
* 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 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
* Excerpt of Doomsday Can Wait (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 2) Lori Handeland 4/28
* Chapter One of Skin Trade (Anita Blake) Laurel K Hamilton, 6/2
* Excerpt of Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Bk 8) MaryJanice Davidson 6/2
* Excerpt of Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum) Janet Evanovich 6/23
* Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2 of Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings), Nalini Singh, 7/7
* 1st chapter of Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, Bk 4) Jeanine Frost 7/28
* Excerpt of Bad Moon Rising (Dark Hunter Series) Sherrilyn Kenyon, 8/4
* Excerpt of Beloved Vampire (Vampire Queen) Joey W. Hill, 8/4
* First two chapters of Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, Bk 2) Patricia Briggs, 8/25
* Excerpt, excerpt, & excerpt - Must Love Hellhounds (Anth) Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh 9/1
* First chapter of On the Edge (The Edge bk 1) Ilona Andrews, 9/29
* Prologue, Chapters One & Two of Frostbitten (Otherworld) Kelley Armstrong, 10/27
* Excerpt of Bound to Shadows (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 8) Keri Arthur 10/27
* Excerpt of A Deep Kiss of Winter (Anthology) Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, 10/13
* Excerpt of Blaze of Memory (Psy-Changelings, Dev's book), Nalini Singh 11/3
* Excerpt of Skin Game by Ava Gray, 11/03
* Excerpt of A Mermaid's Ransom (Daughters of Arianne Bk 3) Joey W Hill 12/1
* Chapter 1 (pdf) of Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry #8) Laurell K. Hamilton 12/8
* Excerpt of Kitty's House of Horrors (Kitty Norville Bk 7) by Carrie Vaughn 1/4/10
* Chapter 1 of Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, Bk 2) Nalini Singh 2/2
* Excerpt of Flirt (Anita Blake novella) by Laurell K Hamilton 02/02
* Excerpt, excerpt, and excerpt of Laced with Desire (Anth) by Jaci Burton, Jasmine Haynes, Joey W. Hill, etc. 02/02
* Snippet and first 20% of First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, Bk 1) Jeaniene Frost 2/9
* Excerpt of Branded Sanctuary (Nature of Desire series) by Joey W. Hill 2/12
* Excerpt of Black Magic Sanction (Hollows / Rachel Morgan, Bk 8) by Kim Harrison 2/23
* Excerpt and blurb of The Spellmans Strike Again (Spellman Files, Book 4) by Lisa Lutz. 3/6.
* Chapter 1 of Werewolf Smackdown (Felix Gomez 5) Mario Acevedo 3/9
* Chapter 1 of Voices of Dragons (new YA series) by Carrie Vaughn 3/16
* Excerpt and excerpt of Warriors (Anthology) George RR Martin, Carrie Vaughn, etc. 3/16
* Chapter 1 of Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5) by Patricia Briggs. 3/30
* Chapters 1 to 4 of Changes, (Dresden Files book 12), by Jim Butcher. 4/6
* Prologue, Chapter 2, & trailers of Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely Bk 4) Melissa Marr 4/20 
* Excerpt and blurb of Chaos Bites (Phoenix Chronicles, Bk 4) Lori Handeland 4/27
* PDF of Chapter One from Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10) by Charlaine Harris 5/4
* Excerpt of Vampire Mistress (Vampire Queen, Book 5) by Joey W. Hill 5/4

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