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Tuesday, June 15, 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.

Next up is:
  • The sixteenth (sort of) Stephanie Plum book by Janet Evanovich - I still read the Plum books, but I no longer get excited about the possibility of either Ranger growing a spine that would allow him to commit to a relationship... or Morelli allowing Stephanie to be who she is without trying to mold her into what he wants her to be. The excerpt doesn't give us an idea if this is going to be a Ranger book or a Morelli book. I'm hoping for Ranger.
  • The eighth Kitty Norville book by Carrie Vaughn - I am very excited about the next Kitty book because I'm happy Cormac is finally returning - the first excerpt sets things up and the second excerpt has a nice bit of info about how he is going to fit back in.
  • The eighth Psy/Changelings book by Nalina Singh - I'm looking forward to the next Psy/Changelings book as well, though it's Hawk's book that will really have me chomping at the bit and that's still a year away. Until then, the excerpt for Max's book gives us an idea of what Max is going to be dealing with.

I would love to have an ARC for any of the books on this list, or on my Anxiously Awaiting list. See my Review Policy for more information about sending books for review.

* Excerpt of  Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum 16) by Janet Evanovich 6/22
* First Chapter and what comes next from Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, #8) Carrie Vaughn 6/29
* Excerpt of Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changeling #8) (Max's Book) by Nalini Singh 7/6
* Chapter 1 of  Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn. 7/6
* Chapter 1 of Undead and Unfinished (Queen Betsy book 9) by MaryJanice Davidson 7/6
* Chapter 1, Snippet 1, Snippet 2, Snippet 3, & Snippet 4 of Eternal Kiss of Darkness, (Night Huntress World, #2, Mencheres) Jeaniene Frost. 7/27
* First three chapters of  Waking the Witch (Women/Otherworld Bk 11) Kelley Armstrong 7/27
* Excerpt of No Mercy (Dark Hunters #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon. 8/3
* Nalina Singh excerpt, and Meljean Brooke excerpt, and Virginia Kantra excerpt from Burning Up (Anth) Nalini Singh, Angela Knight, Virginia Kantra, Meljean Brook 8/3
* Excerpt of Vampire Trinity (Vampire Queen Book 6) by Joey W. Hill  9/7
* Excerpt of  Wicked Appetite (Diesel/Unmentionables book 1) by Janet Evanovich
* Chapter 1 of Venom (Elemental Assassin Bk 3) by Jennifer Estep. 9/28
* Chapter 1 of  Naked Heat (Nikki Heat Bk 2) by Richard Castle 9/28
* Snippet, Snippet, Snippet, Snippet, Cover, & Discussion of Bayou Moon (The Edge #2), by Ilona Andrews 9/28
* Excerpt and Snippet of Blood Rock (Dakota Frost Book 2) by Anthony Francis (Fall 2010)
* Excerpt of Magic at the Gate (Allie Beckstrom Book 5) by Devon Monk  11/2
* Snippet, Snippet, and Snippet from My Fair Succubi (Succubus Diaries Bk 3) by Jill Myles. 12/28
* Snippet, Snippet, Cat Tats 1, Cat Tats 2, Cat Tats 3, and Cat Tats 4 from Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3) by Faith Hunter
* Chapters 1 & 2 synopsis, Snippet synopsis, opening snippet, snippet, snippet, snippet, snippet, snippet, snippet, and snippet of  Magic Sucks (Kate Daniels book 5) by Ilona Andrews (2011)
* Snippet and snippet from Dark Angels, (Risa book 1)by Keri Arthur (2011)

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

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 no excerpt yet.9/7

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
* 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
* First 20% 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
* 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
* First Chapter of Bullet (Anita Blake Book 18) by Laurell K. Hamilton. 6/1
* Excerpt of Chapter 16 of  Chimera by Rob Thurman. 6/1
* Excerpt of Infinity (Chronicles of Nick Book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 6/8

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