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ACE ROC Giveaway June July August

Welcome to the next installment of-’what’s coming from Ace and Roc in the next few months. (I really need to think of a catchy name-) Drop a comment as to which 1 book you would want.

We’ve got 10 books to giveaway so please drop a comment with TWO pieces of information: the books you want now AND the August/September/October ACE ROC book you are most excited about. All the books in the giveaway are depicted in the cover slide. Enjoy! and good luck!

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Thanks again to Dear Author for giving me this opportunity to let you know about some of our terrific forthcoming titles. As always, there are too many great books for me to mention all of them, so you can look at our site http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/specialinterests/scifi/index.html to see everything we publish.

June 2009

CARPE CORPUS by Rachel Caine (2 ARCS)

Technically this book is published by NAL Jam, since it’s Rachel’s YA series, but I’m sneaking it in here since most of her books are Roc. This is the latest of her Morganville Vampires novels, about Claire Danvers, a young woman who goes off to college in Texas-and discovers the entire town is run by vampires. The whole series is well-done and very entertaining, and this particular book features a vampiric version of a computer / artificial intelligence (note: it’s kind of steampunk-ish and absolutely fascinating), and there are developments in Claire and her boyfriend Shane’s relationship that you will not want to miss.

PHANTASM by Phaedra Weldon (2 ARCS)

This is urban fantasy with a twist: the smart and sassy heroine, Zoe Martinique, can leave her body behind and travel in the realm of the ghostly at will. In this installment, Zoe is trying to rescue her mother’s soul, still lost on the Abysmal plane. But to do so, she must team up with her nemesis-If you think you know where this is going, you may be surprised!

July 2009

DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu (1 ARC)

Marjorie has written a number of wonderful paranormal romances; DARKNESS CALLS is the second in her urban fantasy series about a demon hunter with some unusual guardians: tattoos that come to life at night. I love the opening of this one: “Zombies had a bad habit of shooting me in the head. Most of them knew better, but there was always that one who wanted to get lucky.”

SKINWALKER by Faith Hunter (2 ARCS)

Faith starts a new urban fantasy series with this novel. Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind-’a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires-’and hunts the undead for a living. The author has a great eye for detail and the setting of New Orleans and the characters really come alive. Plus, how can you go wrong when the love interest is a hot Cajun biker!

August 20009

VANISHED by Kat Richardson (1 ARC)

Kat’s series is the closest to mystery, what we call urban fantasy noir, of all the fantasy writers I work with. Her heroine in this series, Harper Blaine, is an actual P.I. working in Seattle. She handled the usual small-time cases until she died-’for two minutes. When she came back to life, she was different, and her new abilities as a Greywalker are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases involving the paranormal. There’s a wonderful sense of place in these books and the writing is terrific.

SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco (2 ARCS)

This is first in a new series that I describe as ALIAS, the paranormal version! Laura Blackstone is an intelligence agent with magic, and when she disguises herself, it’s more than a new outfit or a way or talking-’with her glamour spells, she can choose exactly how she looks. Of course, with all these identities, it’s easy to lose sight of who she really is. One of my favorite moments is when Laura wakes up after an accident and almost at the same time she’s wondering where she is, she’s wondering who she is, as in, is she still glamoured or has she dropped her spell-’and broken cover.

Anne Sowards is an executive editor at Penguin Group (USA) Inc., where she primarily acquires and edits fantasy and science fiction for the Ace and Roc imprints. Some of the great authors she works with include Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Karen Chance, Jack Campbell, and Rob Thurman. When she’s not reading, she listens to Chinese rap and spends way too much time playing video games. Follow her at http://twitter.com/AnneSowards.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

150 Comments

  1. Nadia
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 04:20:38

    The book I want now: SKINWALKER by Faith Hunter

    The book I’m most excited about: SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco

  2. Tez Miller
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 04:46:22

    Now: Skinwalker
    Later: Skin Deep

    I also want Carpe Corpus, Darkness Calls and Vanished, but I’m trying not to be greedy ;-)

  3. Leslee
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 04:46:31

    Unfortunately, since I LOVE The stuff coming from ACE/ROC there are two books on this list that I would love to get my hands on:

    Vanished by Kat Richardson since it is the fourth and the series is really starting to crank. It is a unique and well written series.
    and
    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter. I was lucky enought to get a ARC for Strange Brew and Ms. Hunter’s short story in that made me really intrigued with Jane.

    But if I had to choose, I would say Skinwalker is the one I am most excited about since it is the start of a new series.

  4. NaomiD
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 04:56:25

    One book? Got to be Darkness Calls. I absolutely adore Marjorie M. Liu’s Dirk & Steele series and I’ve been meaning to buy The Iron Hunt for ages. As for which book I’m most excited about for August, I would say Skin Deep. The premise sounds very engaging.

  5. Lou
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 05:18:06

    Some great new releases! :)

    The book I would like now please, is:

    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

    The book I’m really excited about, ready for release hopefully in August, is:

    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

  6. katiebabs
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 05:39:08

    I have been hearing great things about Weldon so hand over PHANTASM by Phaedra Weldon :D

  7. HeatherK
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 05:45:28

    Looks like another awesome line up.

    I think I’ll have to go with Phantasm (the premise sounds right up my alley) along with Darkness Calls. I’m on a demon kick at the moment. They all sound so good, but I’m especially excited over Darkness Calls. Will be eagerly awaiting that one to hit stores.

  8. Kristen
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 05:47:03

    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter. WANT!!!

  9. Fantasy Dreamer
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 05:56:45

    I would love to have right now would be SkinWalker by Faith Hunter.

    I am really excited about Retribution by Jeanne C. Stein coming out in August, I’ve read all of the Anna Strong books so far, and really enjoy this series. Also anticipating Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs, I just started this series and I don’t know why I took so long to start reading it. I love reading about Mercy.

  10. Booklover1335
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 05:57:50

    I would like Marjorie Liu’s Darkness calls, and the book I am most looking forward to is The Path of Razors by Chris Marie Green

    cldivineATyahooDOTcom

  11. Chris
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:07:10

    Skin Deep by Mark del Franco! I think his Un… series is seriously underrated. I’m really looking forward to the next Dirk & Steele novel.

  12. Virginia Hendricks
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:18:45

    I’m definitely looking forward to Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco. And I can’t find the August/Sept/Oct release list, but I’m sure that I can find something yummy on it. :)

  13. Missy Ann
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:19:21

    I would love to get my hands on Liu’s Darkness Calls, I’m such a fan girl of hers.

    I’m excited about (in no order):
    Hunting Ground
    M.T. Homecoming
    Branded By Fire
    Wild Instinct – Sarah McCarty
    Rapture The Shadowdwellers
    Cape Storm
    Dark Warrior Unbroken

    That covers most of it. :)

  14. Leontine
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:28:28

    The book I want now: PHANTASM by Phaedra Weldon and the book I’m looking forward to: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

  15. Mary D
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:44:57

    It is hard to narrow down what I want most now. My top choices would be:

    Skin Deep — Mark Del Franco
    Skinwalker — Faith Hunter
    Vanished — Kat Richardson
    Darkness Calls — M J Liu

    I am really looking forward to is Hunting Ground — Particia Briggs. A must buy.

  16. kassa
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:46:36

    DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu please! I’m really looking forward to this book.

    As for the future: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  17. Sandia
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:50:42

    I most want to read Skin Deep (Del Franco) and Skinwalker (Hunter)…. BUT…. if Penguin doesn’t get their act together and provide legible Kindle editions – and actually respond to customer complaints – I may start going on a total boycott.

  18. Angela
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:52:48

    I would love to read Skinwalker

    and I think I’m gonna have to start the series by Marjorie M. Liu ;)

  19. Penny
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:59:29

    Right now I’m interested in “Darkness Calls” by Marjorie Liu right now and “Vanished” by Kat Richardson in August.

  20. Cybercliper
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:00:46

    The book I want now is Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu. The book I’m looking forward to is Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels.

  21. JC
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:02:14

    Darkness calls is the book I’m really really looking forward to.

  22. Jill D.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:10:52

    Not sure if I am answering this questiong right, but the book I would like to win is Vanished by Kat Richardson. The book I am most looking forward to is Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. I love Briggs! I can’t get enough :)

  23. CrystalGB
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:14:05

    I want to read Darkness Calls and Vanished now. I am looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  24. BrookeReviews
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:27:05

    I’d love to win Vanished by Kat Richardson! I’m most looking foward to Cape Storm :)

  25. Jen Kimball
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:32:11

    I want Branded by Fire NOW! I am most looking forward to this book. The P/C series is my favoite and I cannot wait to read about Mercy and Riley.

  26. blodeuedd
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:35:15

    I’d sure love to read DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu cos it looks so cool
    and SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco, well got me with Alias ;)

    Looking forward to would again be Skin Deep

  27. Lisa T.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:37:38

    This is great! I really want Darkness Calls and Skinwalker. So many great books coming right now and in the near future.

  28. Michelle
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:42:56

    For now, I’d love the Darkness Calls copy – that opening line is great! They all look good, I need some good reads for the summer– For later, I like the sound of Skin Deep.

    I’m looking forward to Branded by Fire – I love that series.

    Great contest!

  29. Jen Kimball
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:46:34

    Sorry, I think I misunderstood. But I am still wanting Branded by Fire, regardless if it’s available! LOL. :-)

  30. maered
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:47:33

    I’d love to win

    Skinwalker -’ Faith Hunter
    Vanished -’ Kat Richardson
    Darkness Calls -’ M J Liu

    I am really looking forward to Hunting Ground by Particia Briggs. She’s an auto-buy for me.

  31. Amelie Markik
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:51:11

    Most want: Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco
    Really want: Vanished by Kat Richardson, Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

    And I’m completely on the “Anything by Briggs” boat. Hunting Ground = Can’t wait.

  32. anne
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:51:40

    WOuld love to read Vanished this summer. Looking forward to Skin Deep. Great giveaway.

  33. Julie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:59:19

    The two arcs I would most like copies of are

    Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco
    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

    The book I’m most looking forward to is the August release of Richelle Mead’s Blood Promise (though I had to use the search function on your site to confirm that she was indeed one of your authors because she wasn’t on the alphabetical list)

  34. KMont
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:59:44

    Well, like last time, any of these books would do – just look at ‘em! But since we must choose, my two would be:

    Skin Deep by Mark del Franco and Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

    Thanks very much to Dear Author and Ace and Roc for the opportunity!

    As for books I’m looking forward to from these pubs, that would be Through Stone and Sea, the second book in the second Noble Dead saga by Barb and J.C. Hendee. I’m still reading the first saga and am on Traitor to the Blood, but I just know I’ll be launching right into the second saga as soon as I’m done with the first, probably well ahead of the new book’s release in January of 2010.

    There are others, but that one’s foremost in my mind ATM.

  35. sherry
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:13:12

    OH! Count me in for a copy od Skinwalker! I love Faith Hunter. I just did an interview with her for my blog. WOW, she’s amazing!

  36. Kelly C.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:15:15

    The two books I “want” in June/July would be :

    BUNCO BABES TELL ALL – Maria Geraci

    THE SCOT AND I – Elizabeth Thornton

    The book I am looking forward to in September/October is :

    DARKNESS CALLS – Marjorie M Liu

    (yeah, yeah….. I don’t DO paranormals, BUT, I like a couple of her other books, so….)

    way cool giveaway, btw.

  37. Jo
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:18:58

    I’d love to get my hands on VANISHED by Kat Richardson & SKINWALKER by Faith Hunter as they are both authors I’m yet to try and want to!

    Awesome giveaway, and I send my congrats to all who get an ARC — lucky people!

  38. MB (Leah)
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:20:48

    Wish to have now:

    Vanished by Kat Richardson

    What I’m looking forward to- Skin Deep by Marc Del Franco

  39. votermom
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:22:40

    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
    and
    Skindeep by Mark del Franco.

    Is Hunting Ground coming out from Ace/Roc or from Berkeley/Jove? — whichever — I am looking forward to it!

  40. Maija P.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:23:18

    I’m most interested in Darkness Calls by Liu and Skinwalker by Hunter.
    I’m looking forward to Tainted by Julie Kenner (in October).

  41. Moth
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:40:55

    I would like to win either SKINWALKER by Faith Hunter or DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu. They both sound interesting.

    For August, VANISHED by Kat Richardson sounds interesting.

  42. Bonnie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:44:46

    I want/am looking forward to Skinwalker and Skin Deep.

  43. Shannon McKelden
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:44:59

    Now: Vanished – Looks wonderful!
    Later: Skinwalker.

    Shannon

  44. Ruth
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 08:53:40

    I just want to say thanks for giving us the opportunity for these books and the books under Berkley/Jove.

    I really would like Hunter’s Skinwalker and Liu’s Darkness Calls.

    I bought the Sherwood Smith’s King’s Shield when released in hardback and love this series.

    In the next few months, I have on my wish list or preordered Langdon’s Dark Reaches and Richardson’s book.

    Further down the road, I want Butcher’s First Lord’s Fury and Andrews’ On the Edge.

  45. Heather Brewer
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:09:21

    The book I would love is Marjorie Liu’s Darkness Calls.

    One of the books I’m most looking forward to is Patricia Briggs Hunting Ground. I loved the 1st Alpha/Omega book and can’t wait for this one to come out.

    Thanks for the contest, it’s a great opportunity to get the word out on the new books.

  46. liz...
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:09:39

    I would love to have ..right now!! … Skinwalker by Faith Hunter or Darkness Calls by Liu.

    I am looking forward to A touch of dead by Harris in Oct and Hunting ground by Briggs in Aug.

  47. Vivi Anna
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:14:43

    Want want want: Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco

    Need need need: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

    Also want want want: Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

  48. Ashley Madden
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:15:02

    Now: Darkness Calls.
    Later: Skinwalker.

  49. Silver James
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:16:29

    I want/am looking forward to Vanished and Skin Deep, especially Skin Deep. What an amazing premise!

  50. Pamk
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:25:12

    Skin deep sounds fantastic and I would be thrilled to win any of these. I have either started or have the first books in allmost all of these series lol So either of them would be great.
    I am so looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs especially

  51. CiLi
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:34:11

    what I really need now: Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh

    after that: DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu

  52. Anna
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:34:16

    I would love to win Vanished by Kat Richardson. I’m looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  53. flip
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:51:37

    Woot. Thanks for the opportunity.

  54. Jennifer L
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:52:39

    Book I want most: CARPE CORPUS by Rachel Caine/SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco

    Book I’m most excited about in Aug/Sept/Oct.: SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco

  55. Carrie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 09:57:18

    I would love to win Skinwalker by Faith Hunter.

    The book I’m most looking forward to is Hunting Ground.

  56. flip
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:00:21

    I just finished Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine. I love this series. I would love to win either SkinDeep or SkinWalker. The book that I most looking forward to this summer is Hunting Ground. I love Patricia Briggs.

  57. Popin
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:03:48

    I would love to win Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco.

    As for what I’m looking forward to are Cape Storm and Retribution. I didn’t like the last books in both these series, but I’m a huge fan of them regardless and can’t wait for the next book!

    ~ Popin

  58. Dee
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:04:01

    Who wouldn’t want to win any of the offerings or for that matter look forward to reading them! Decisions, decisions – the cover of Faith Hunter’s Skinwalker is a real grabber and having read the other Zoe Martinique goodies by Phaedra Weldon I know I’ll buy these – but would truly LOVE to win’em.

    Once I read the teasers up top – I realized I really want August to come quickly so I can read Vanished by Kat Richardson. Isn’t it August now???

  59. marcie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:04:47

    Skin Walker by Faith Hunter, or Phantasm by Phaedra Weldon.

    Absolute tie between these two. Skin Walker by a whisker. lol

    Looking forward to Kat Richardson’s Vanished and anything by Patricia Briggs at this point.

    Thanks.

  60. Anna-Alexia
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:07:46

    i would have to say the two books i want most now would have to be without a doubt
    Bengal’s Heart by Lora Leigh
    Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh
    and my other book for later would be from ACE Pub
    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
    thanks for the great chance ;)

  61. Julia M.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:15:13

    grr it ate my comment.

    Now: SkinDeep

    Later: Red Gold Bridge or The Dark Reaches. They both sound complex and wonderful, mmm.

  62. Judi
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:18:30

    Now – Skin Walker
    Later – Vanished

    Although I pretty much want every book listed! I’m a fan of all the authors. Thanks! :)

  63. Renee Sweet
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:19:44

    Now: Darkness Calls by Marjorie Liu.

    She’s my favorite author and I *love* the Hunter Kiss series.

    Later: Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco

    Another favorite and I’m really excited about this new series!

  64. Jennifer Turner
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:23:39

    The book I want now is Darkness Calls by Marjorie Liu.

    I also love anything written by Patricia Briggs so I cannot wait until Hunting Ground is published.

  65. Leslie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:34:18

    The books I want now are Marjorie M. Liu’s Darkness Calls and Mark Del Franco’s Skin Deep.

    The ACE ROC book I’m most excited about is the August release of Patricia Briggs’ Hunting Ground.

  66. michelle in colorado
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:35:43

    The book I really want would be SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco, I love he’s other books and this looks good.
    The book I would like now please, is: Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

  67. Jackie U
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:40:51

    Now: Skinwalker
    Later: Phantasm

    Although I whole-heartedly agree with needing Branded by Fire! Like now. Not in a few weeks. Now. : )

  68. Erika R
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:45:46

    PHANTASM by Phaedra Weldon would be the book I’d like to get. Of the five, it’s definitely the one I want to get my hands on the most.

  69. azteclady
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:47:46

    Now: Darkness Falls and Skinwalker.

    The book I’m most excited about is Ann Aguirre’s Doubleblind, the third Jax novel. (Yes, I beta-read it, but I’m absolutely dying to talk about it with other readers! The end of September can’t come fast enough for me, srsly!)

  70. LauraB
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:49:25

    Now: Skinwalker, Carpe Corpus, or Vanished
    Later: Hunting Ground

    These are all such wonderful choices… Thanks!

  71. Jazz
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:50:39

    Now: Carpe Corpus! I am really excited to hear about this steampunk AI character. I am fascinated by steampunk.
    Later: Skin Deep. The theme sounds like something I would be very interested.

  72. Samantha
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:52:03

    Book I want: Phantasm
    Book I’m really excited about: Skinwalker

  73. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:55:07

    I’d love to read Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco and am looking forward to Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris and Vanished by Kat Richardson.

  74. elaing8
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:56:30

    The book I want nowis Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

    the book I’m looking forward to is Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu

    thank you

  75. Nathalie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:09:14

    The book I really wants now is Branded by Fire and the book I’m so looking forward to is Cape Storm.

  76. SonomaLass
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:20:44

    These all look great, but I think Skinwalker would be my first choice. After that, Skin Deep — I’d love to get in on the start of one of these new series.

    As for the Ace/ROC release I’m most looking forward to later? That’s got to be Anne Aguirre’s Doubleblind in September.

  77. Anita
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:33:52

    The book that I really want now is DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu, and the book that I’m most excited about and looking forward to is Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco. All the author books up for grabs are excellent choices, though ;-)

  78. Judy Way
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:35:15

    The book 2 books I’d really like now are Branded by Fire and Darkness Calls.

    The future release I’m most looking forward to is Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. I love the Mercy world and love reading her books.

  79. Nancy Clark
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:37:48

    Branded by Fire – Nalini Singh (I know it isn’t listed there but she hinted on her website it might be available). Otherwise Skinwalker by Faith Hunter.

    I am really looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  80. Jody F.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:40:08

    I’m so wanting Marjorie M. Liu’s Darkness Calls. She’s a wonderful author who can do no wrong imho.

    As for a future release I’m looking forward to, I’d have to say Mark Del Franco’s Skin Deep offers a really cool premise. It’s got me intrigued.

  81. JaimeK
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:40:16

    Sheesh…um, I am most exited and want NoW Darkness Calls, but will put that official in the Want Now catagory.

    Skin Deep I am very excited about – if executed well, it could be fantastic!

  82. Raonaid Luckwell
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:55:14

    Skin Deep- Mark Del Franco

    August release: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. Hey I’m a Briggs fan too and absolutely love her Mercy series.

  83. MarnieColette
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:55:31

    I really want Darkness Falls. I loved the Iron Hunt.

    I am excited about..Skinwalker

  84. Maya M.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:58:28

    I’m not clear on what is available now and what later, so I’ll toss a few out and hope some are correct either way:

    Greywalker, Phantasm, Darkreaders, Poltergeist, wraith, Darkness Calls

    Thanks for a great giveaway and info about upcoming titles!

  85. Heather H
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:07:26

    Wow, great covers.

    I would love to get a copy of Skinwalker.

    As to what book I’m most excited about, I’ve got to say the newest installment in the Kris Longknife series: Kris Longknife: Undaunted. Since I’ve been waiting since the last one came out in October 2008…October 2009 seems very far away.

  86. Erum
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:09:52

    Vanished: Want Now
    Skin Deep: Most excited about and Want Now.

    But they all sound great. I’m new to reading fantasy and all of these peaked my interest.

  87. Patrice
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:15:51

    Thanks for the opportunity to win great books and add to my “got to get it” list!

    The book I’d like from the giveaway – Darkness Calls by Marjorie Liu (I really enjoyed Iron Kiss and it seems like forever since I read it!)
    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter also looks good and would be a new author for me.

    I’m looking forward to – the next Patricia Briggs (either series) and these looked good from the coming soon list; Summer Knight by Jim Butcher and Midnight Rein (Vampire Babylon 2) by Chris Marie Green

    Thanks again! Happy Reading!
    Patrice

  88. Justina
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:16:36

    Darkness Calls: Want Now

    Most excited about: I gotta say I’m a sucker for a book with a bad ass chick on the cover, so I’ll probably check out all of the titles.

  89. Julie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:16:54

    The two books I would love to have:

    Marjorie Liu’s Darkness calls, just because I know it will be a good read, hers always are for me.

    Second book. Skin Walker becuase it sounds so intriguing.

    The book I am looking forward to most? Darkness Calls.

  90. Tili
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:32:38

    How can I find out about books coming up further in the future? They don’t seem to be on the publisher website, and while I certainly have some books I’m excited about I usually only pay attention to the author, not the publisher, so I don’t know whether they’re ACE ROC books.

  91. Jacqueline C.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:34:26

    I definitely want Skinwalker now! I’ve been looking forward to that one.

    Later, I’m looking for is Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. I love the Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series.

  92. Heather
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:42:42

    The book that I would like to win now, is Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh, and the book that I am most looking forward to is Haunting Beauty by Erin Quinn. I really love Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series and can’t wait for Branded by Fire! I have never heard of Erin Quinn and her book Haunting Beauty sounds like and interesting and entertaining read.

  93. Terri
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:52:20

    The book I want now is Darkness Calls

    The book I’m most looking forward to is Hunting Ground . Love Patricia Briggs!

  94. Cathy M
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 12:58:54

    Skinwalker now, and looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  95. Has
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:01:13

    I would love to read Skinwalker – I really enjoyed her Angel trilogy.

    The book I am really looking forward to is Hunting Ground. I read the excerpt this week and I cant wait until I get my mitts on it. Also Cape Storm by Rachel Caine and Doubleblind even though thats not out until September!

  96. Jessa Slade
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:01:42

    DARKNESS CALLS! I love Zee and the boys. I think they would come in very handy in my day job. Not that I’m a demon hunter, but graphic designers need supernatural protection (and murderous personal warriors) more than you’d think.

    I’m a latecomer to the Mercy Thompson books. But I just read BONE CROSSED and am going back for the first three. So I’m definitely looking forward to HUNTING GROUND.

  97. Lexie C.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:19:55

    the book I most want now: Carpe Corpus! I’m desperate to find out what happened after the end of Book 5

    the book I want later: Vanished. I’ve been meaning to grab the first book back from my sister so I can finally finish it in fact.

  98. Misti
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:27:41

    What I want now is Vanished and Darkness Falls sounds great for later.

  99. CupK8
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:29:04

    Book I want now: Darkness Calls

    I’m looking very forward to Vanished!

  100. Kara
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:56:00

    The book I want now: Phantasm

    The book I’m most excited about: Skinwalker! I read an excerpt of it a while back and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

  101. Paula
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:12:52

    The two I’d most like to have now:
    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter
    Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco

    I’m also looking forward to getting my hands on Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  102. Pam P
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:16:16

    I’d choose Darkness Calls, Phantasm also on my wishlist. I definitely can’t wait for Singh’s Branded by Fire, wish it was out right now so I could start reading, and also want Briggs’ Hunting Ground.

  103. sandy l
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:16:32

    The two I am most interested in are Faith Hunter’s Skinwalker and Mark del Franco’s Skin Deep. I am very much ready to read Hunting Ground by Patricia
    Briggs.

  104. orannia
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:27:01

    Decisions, decisions :) I think the book I want is Vanished by Kat Richardson. And as for the one that has me intrigued? Mark Del Franco’s Skin Deep. I really enjoy his Connor Grey series!

    Thank you very much DA and Ace/Roc!

  105. emmad
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:29:26

    I would love to try Skinwalker or Skin Deep they both sound great.

    For upcoming releases I’m most looking forward to Midnight Reign
    Vampire Babylon, Book Two Chris Marie Green – Author

  106. Janine
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:36:20

    Leave me out of the drawing, obviously, but I just wanted to say that in addition to Hunting Ground, which I am absolutely salivating for, I am also really excited about Sharon Shinn’s October hardcover anthology from Ace, Quatrain. It’s going to have four novellas set in four different worlds from Shinn’s previous books — the angel/Samaria (Archangel, etc.) world, the Gillengaria (Mystic and Rider, etc.) world, the world from Summers at Castle Auburn, and the world from Heart of Gold. I’m excited about the angel novella and dying for another story set in the world of Heart of Gold.

  107. Angie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:36:32

    I look forward to these previews. Thank you so much!

    Now: VANISHED by Kat Richardson
    Later: HUNTING GROUND by Patricia Briggs

    And like Janine I can’t wait for QUATRAIN!

  108. JulieD
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 14:54:21

    Now: DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu
    Later: VANISHED by Kat Richardson

    Patty Briggs has another book coming out soon? Cool!

  109. Bridget H.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:00:36

    I would like to read CARPE CORPUS

  110. Debbie Mumford
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:07:57

    Wow! Fabulous books and authors.

    NOW: “Skinwalker” by Faith Hunter
    LATER: “Magic in the Shadows” by Devon Monk

  111. Karen Triolo
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:09:07

    I havent read any of the ACE ROC books – something new is always good.

    So if I win, surprise me.

  112. Karen Triolo
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:12:37

    Checked out the books -Skin Deep looks really good -so would like that one.

  113. Zita Hildebrandt
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:13:11

    I would like Liu’s Darkness Calls, Weldon’s Phantasm, and Del Franco’s Skin Deep…any or all is okay with me :-)

    I’m looking forward to Nora Robert’s Black Hills and Alyssa Day’s Atlantis Unmasked, as well as Patricia Brigg’s Hunting Ground.

  114. Janet H
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:15:21

    I want it now: Skinwalker

    I am most excited about: Vanished

  115. ErinMH
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:16:55

    The book I want now? Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu.

    It’s hard to choose “the August/September/October ACE ROC book [I am] most excited about” with only a few listed here, and the upcoming releases on the site only going through July. I’ll have to go with Vanished by Kat Richardson, as I love the Greywalker series.

  116. Maria
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:18:15

    NOW! : Skinwalker by Faith Hunter. please.

    Next: Skin Deep by Mark del Franco

  117. Donna
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:23:17

    I would love to read Mark Del Franco’s Skin Deep.

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the anthology Must Love Hellhounds with my favorite authors Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh and Meljean Brook. I’m not sure if this is ROC/Ace.

    I’m salivating thinking about Hunting Ground. Briggs is such a phenomenal author.

  118. Stacy S
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:53:58

    Vanished by Kat Richardson. Looking forward to The Dark Reaches by Kristin Landon (June 30th release).

  119. Louise D
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 15:59:42

    Now: VANISHED by Kat Richardson
    Later: SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco

    I was really tempted to put DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu as I loved the first book in this series but I thought it would be better to use this chance to try a new author :)

  120. ms bookjunkie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 16:13:07

    Now: DARKNESS CALLS

    Later: Don’t know, these authors aren’t familiar to me. No doubt after I read the blurbs/excerpts I will find myself wanting several. I know Liu has been mentioned on several occasions so I know I want to check her out.

  121. Juliett
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 16:21:06

    The book I want now is DARKNESS CALL by Marjorie Liu and for later I am very intrigued by several of the books here, one of them SKIN DEEP by Mark Del Franco.

  122. Tanisha
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 16:51:40

    The ARC I would like now is Carpe Corpus I really enjoy this series

    Book I can’t wait to read is Blood Promise, Cape Storm and Hunting Ground

  123. maygirl7
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 17:08:23

    Now: Vanished by Kat Richardson since I love mysteries.

    Future: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs because I am a total fangirl.

  124. Rose G.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 17:17:59

    Put me down for Skin deep please.

  125. Stephanie H.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 17:33:39

    I agree with whoever said they should start the series by Marjorie M. Liu. Her romances are so good, I don’t know what’s taken me so long to pick this one up. “Cape Corpus” also looks good, and I’m glad it was mentioned because I don’t think I would have heard of it otherwise.

    However, I am most interested in “Skinwalker” by Faith Hunter. This book sounds like something I’d love!

  126. Karen W.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 17:41:36

    Now – PHANTASM by Phaedra Weldon

    August – VANISHED by Kat Richardson

  127. I Heart Book Gossip
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 18:05:29

    Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu

    Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

  128. Trumystique
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 18:53:26

    The two books I would most like to have: 1) Skinwalker by Faith Hunter ( Adored her post apocalyptic angel series!) 2) Phantasm by Phaedra Weldon ( I know nothing about this writer but the blurb seems interesting and I keep hearing her name).

    For book being released in August/September/October: Vanished by Kat Richardson seems really cool.

    Also can I say how excited I am about the release of Dark Reaches by Kristin Landon. I love this series- happy happy happy joy joy joy.

  129. delitealex
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 19:05:03

    Skinwalker is the book I want now
    Skin Deep is the book for later I’m excited about

  130. Ericka
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 19:14:39

    Hmm for this month I would like Skinwalker by Faith Hunter. I haven’t read any of her books before but this sounds really intriguing.

    For the next set I would love Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco. I own and eagerly devoured Mark’s previous three books.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  131. Sandra Marlow
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 19:19:14

    I’d love Darkness Calls now and then Vanished in August. Both sound terrific!

  132. Jan
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 19:21:54

    Many of my favorite books are from Ace and Roc so I’m always eager to see what is coming out. So many of these books sound great.

    Skinwalker is on the top of my list. Carpe Corpus is also on my auto buy list. I’ve read all the other books in this series.

    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs is the book I’m looking forward to in August.

  133. Katie S.
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 19:41:29

    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter looks fantastic! I’m really looking forward to the August release of Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. Love her books.

  134. Stephanie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 19:51:59

    Now: Carpe Corpus! I met Rachel Caine once; she’s pretty damn awesome.
    Later: Vanished — I’m a couple behind, I think, but I love this series so much.

  135. Collette
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 20:00:13

    I said in a comment in the previous post (reading all my feeds in chronological order is a pain sometimes) that I adore Faith Hunter. (Okay, I said I’d stalk her if I had time but let’s let that one go.) Needless to say, the book I’m most interested in is Skinwalker. Man, I do love her.

    I also really like the Rachel Caine and Kat Richardson series so both of those books would be great.

    I’m most looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

  136. Carin
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 20:54:34

    Two from June/July: Darkness Calls and Skinwalker
    Looking forward to: Hunting Ground, Patricia Brigss

  137. Shelly @ Bewitched
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 21:41:17

    I would love to get my grubby little paws on Skin Deep! And while I realllly enjoy most of what ROC puts out, Phantasm is high on my list to grab when released!

  138. Cari Quinn
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 21:44:55

    Now: DARKNESS CALLS by Marjorie M. Liu…would love to become more familiar with her work!

    August book I’m most excited about: VANISHED by Kat Richardson…just from that amazing cover alone!

    Thanks for the great contest!

  139. Josie
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 21:52:10

    I’d love to have now Skinwalker now (hellooooo Cajun biker)and I’m most looking forward to Darkness Calls!

  140. Cyntia King
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 22:12:44

    WANT: Totally fascinated by the concept of Skin Deep.

    For Fall, I’m sooo looking forward to:

    On the Edge – Ilona Andrews.
    Bitter Angels – C. L. Anderson
    Must Love HellHounds – Anthology
    Damnable – Hank Schwaeble
    Finding the Lost – Shannon K Butcher
    Skykeepers – Jessica Andersen

    I guess I’ll just have to read: Darkness Calls (Marjorie M Liu), Demons Not Included (Cheyenne McCray), Branded by Fire (Nalini Singh) while I wait!

  141. Lori T
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 22:14:56

    I would love to have SkinWalker or Vanished right now

    Later I am really looking forward to Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs!

  142. Jennzah
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 22:22:39

    book i want now? Darkness Calls!

    book im really looking forward to? Vanished by Kat Richardson :D

    and also, “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater… wanted this for SO long <3

  143. Little Lamb Lost
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 22:24:45

    The books I want most now:

    Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
    Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

    The book I am most excited about:
    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (August release, I think)

  144. Michaela Basham
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 23:01:33

    There are honestly no books that I want right now, but that’s only because I spent an hour at the bookstore yesterday and hefted home a huge bag filled with all the books I’d been looking for (and then some, as usual).

    I’m looking forward to Marjorie M. Liu’s Darkness Calls. The Hunter Kiss series is incredibly detailed and creative, I’m excited to see what happens next. (Especially since I hear the hero’s powers will be discussed more in Darkness Calls.)

  145. Pam S
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 00:16:57

    All of these look awesome!

    I’d have to go with Darkness Calls and Skin Deep I guess though.

  146. Jenn R.
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 00:44:09

    Book I Want Now: Rachel Caine’s Carpe Corpus
    Book I Want After: Skin Walker by Faith Hunter

    Soooo many awesome books, so little time! I wish I could have 10 more hours a day just for reading.

  147. Cherry
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 01:55:59

    At first my first choice for the one book I want now was Carpe Corpus but then I noticed that it’s written by Rachel Caine. And I promised myself never to read Rachel Caine ever again. So I have to let that one go. So my now book will have to be Skinwalker by Faith Hunter.

    The book which I am most excited about is Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco.

    :)
    Cherry

  148. Peter
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 06:53:12

    Book I want NOW: Darkness Calls (becoming a big Liu fan)
    Book I’ll want later: Vanished (I really need to start this series, have heard good things)

    Great lineup over the next months!

  149. Rashda
    Jun 05, 2009 @ 08:39:00

    OOOH, so many good books!

    But for NOW I’d have to go with Carpe Corpus b/c I love Rachel Caine’s writing and Texas.

    And for later, Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco. Oooh, but I wouldn’t mind Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs. Love both their writing…

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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