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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and 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


  1. Shiloh Walker
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 15:43:31

    The book I really dying for in September is Rob Thurman’s Trick of the Light. I LOVE her Cal Leandros books and I can’t wait for this one.

  2. jmc
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 15:54:17

    I’m looking forward to book #4 of Charlie Cochrane’s Cambridge Fellows mystery series, Lessons in Power. (Out 9/22)

  3. Melissa Blue
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 16:10:20

    I’m absolutely frustrated with Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning.

    On a light note, I fell in love with Megan Crane’s Everyone Else’s Girl. But I’m a fan of hers so I may be biased.

  4. Rebyj
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 16:27:58

    An Echo In The Bone , Diana Gabaldon’s new one comes out Sept 22 ! 30 freakin bux but I’m gonna get it as soon as it hits a shelf lol.

  5. MaryK
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 16:38:41

    @Melissa Blue:

    I'm absolutely frustrated with Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning.

    Is it because of the cliffhanger or something else? How do you like the story line itself? I’ve been thinking I’ll try the Fever books once the story arc is ended (so not into cliffhangers!) so would love to hear opinions on the series.

  6. GrowlyCub
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 16:50:44

    I’m really looking forward to Carlyle’s ‘Wicked All Day’ and Lee/Miller’s ‘Fledgling’.

    I can’t make up my mind about Judith James’ newest. I really liked ‘Broken Wing’, but I’m *so* not into Scottish historicals with girl lairds and antagonistic h/h.

    Same for the 3rd Dare. Liked GotH, got bogged down 100 pages into SoaS and haven’t finished it and I *really* dislike revenge stories which ‘A Lady of Persuasion’ seems to be.

  7. Bonnie
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 16:50:58

    I’m currently reading Beloved Vampire by Joey Hill and I am almost hating it. It’s gotten rave reviews but it’s annoying the hell out of me. Waaaaay too much angst for my tastes. I want to slap the shit out of Jessica. Ugh!!

    Ahh.. well, onward and upward.

  8. Helen
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 16:58:16

    My favorites from the last month or so-
    S.L. Viehls Crystal Healer
    Amber Kizer’s Meridian
    Kristen Cashore’s Gracling (I CAN NOT wait for her new one this book was excellent)
    Patricia Briggs Hunting Ground
    Faith Hunter Skin Walker
    Moira J. Moore Heroes at Risk (can’t wait for the next one in this series either!)
    Aimee Freedman Sea Change-great book but the ending is rather abrupt


  9. emily
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:13:08

    I’m seriously annoyed with Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. I recently picked up Sword of Orion, not realizing it was the first book in the Beneath Strange Skies series (yeah, it’s written on the cover but who reads the cover that carefully?). When I got to page 152, I read the end, just to make sure it ended OK. It doesn’t!!!. It’s a cliffhanger. One person in the band of four is left behind after a big fight and a hair-breadth escape from bad guys through a world gate.

    I searched online for the sequel, figuring there was one since it was pubbed in 2005. THERE ISN’T ONE!!! Now, they don’t need to write books to satsify me. They should write the books they want to write when the mood strikes them. Maybe there’s some publishing/rights glitch (Couldn’t find that info on their webpage which seriously needs updating). But I’m fed up.

    I’m also very unhappy with Laurie King’s latest book in the Mary Russell series. The last line is TO BE CONTINUED. And I’m not alone in my annoyance. A friend of mine (an avid LRK fan) is so mad she refused to buy any more of her books new.

  10. Kerry
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:20:52

    I am also eagerly awaiting Rob Thurman’s new series, and am really, really pleased that Cal and Niko will be back in late winter in another book.

    Frank Portman’s Andromeda Klein was published this week after a long delay, and I hope it is as good as King Dork. Also in YA, E. Lockhart’s third book in the Ruby Oliver trilogy/series was just published too–anyone read it?

    I just finished Elinor Lippman’s The Family Man which has a delightfully screwball romance tone to it.

  11. Kate K
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:21:05

    I’m really excited for the new Emily Ashton book out on Tuesday! Till then I’m savoring the new Jo Goodman.

  12. Moth
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:33:03

    I can’t wait for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire to come out! (Not that I have money to buy it but still…)

    I’m also really looking forward to the next book in the Sirantha Jax series by Ann Aguirre, Doubleblind.

    And I want to read Rampant by Diana Peterfreund, which is a YA about killer unicorns. My sis bought that and I want to get my hands on her copy!

    Want. Want. Want!

  13. DT
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:50:41

    I loved the Darkest Whisper and Branded By Fire. I’m also looking forward to The new Dan Brown book and the Deep Kiss of Winter.
    I just finished reading Pleasure by Jacqulyn Frank and while I liked the book I’m not as happy with the unfinished elements I find in this series :(

  14. FD
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:52:25

    I’m waiting, sort-of-patiently, for Ilona Andrews upcoming releases, Must Love Hellhounds, and On The Edge.

    Favourites from the last month are Hunting Ground, and Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia series.

    @emily: To be fair to Lee/Miller, they may well not have been able to get a contract for the book.
    I do understand though; I’ve only been waiting for Diane Duane’s The Door into Starlight for the last, oh, 17 years.

    Is anyone noting a trend towards shorter books lately? I keep thinking romance novels are getting… thinner. Is it just me?

  15. Elizabeth
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 17:55:51

    Emily comments

    I'm seriously annoyed with Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. I recently picked up Sword of Orion, not realizing it was the first book in the Beneath Strange Skies series (yeah, it's written on the cover but who reads the cover that carefully?). When I got to page 152, I read the end, just to make sure it ended OK. It doesn't!!!. It's a cliffhanger.

    It’s exactly for this reason that while I’m a big Lee & Miller fan, I’ve not picked the book up yet. I was waiting for the sequel, so that I could read both at once.

    I love series, I love books that return to a well-created world or time: but let each book be complete.
    To qualify as a To Be Continued book, I’m looking for something as long-lasting as “The Fellowship of the Ring” or “The Two Towers”

  16. Elyssa Papa
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 18:10:24

    Hands down, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas.

  17. may
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 18:15:40

    Reading Written on your Skin (Meredith Duran) and LOVING it – thanks DA for the dazzling review that lead me down that path.

    Looking forward to new Dan Brown, A lady of Persuasion (Tessa Dare), and Feel the Heat (#4 in Cindy Gerard’s Black Ops) all releasing this month.

    HATED Christina Dodd’s Storm of Visions (book 1 in her new series) and seriously fail to see what was so great about it. That bums me out- I was so looking forward to it! I think I’ll peek at #2 releasing this month just to see if the same no real romance/nothing happening/no thrill continues.

  18. Sherry Thomas
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 18:32:53

    Quite enjoyed Kristan Higgans’s TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

  19. DS
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 18:55:58

    I want to recommend a new Urban Fantasy (heavy on the Fantasy)–Rosemary and Rue: An October Daye Novel by Seanan McGuire. It’s published by DAW and come out 9/1 so it is probably available in some stores. I have an ARC but it looks like the book is mass market rather than trade sized.

    The main character, October Daye, (yeah the name is cutsy but she manages to redeem it) is a private detective and a changeling. This allows her to move from the mundane world (where she disguises herself with glamor) to the world of the Fae. In the beginning of the book she is working on a case. Her life is going well. She has a fiance she loves and a daughter she adores. Then things go really wrong. Fourteen years later she is back in San Francisco as herself, working in an all night grocery store and trying to avoid her old life. But her old life won’t leave her alone.

    This is the first of a series but not a cliffhanger. I also really liked McGuire’s take on San Francisco.

  20. Edie
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 20:00:27

    mmm.. Enjoyed books from Kresley Cole, Jacquelyn Frank (which was a surprise), Lauren Dane and Shiloh Walker in the last month.
    Came unstuck with the latest Singh though, which has devastated me, not the writing, but a personal hot button pressed that I can’t get past.

    Am looking forward to some Jim Butcher (working through backlist), is Covet by J R Ward coming out this month? There is a new Shelly Laurenston novella in an anthology, talking of Laurenston I think there is a dragon book under GA Aiken coming out too and a Jacquelyn Frank and is the Hellhounds anthology with Singh etc due out this month?

  21. Barb
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 20:13:44

    @9(emily), 14(FD), 15(elizabeth) re: lack of sequel to Sword of Orion.

    Sharon has posted about this several times on her LJ (Eagles Over the Kennebec). Short version–they wrote Sword as a commission from the publisher and the published never requested a sequel.
    I know, I know–I would love to see a sequel too–but it is not happening soon, if at all.
    But look (ooh shiny!!)–Fledgling comes out in early Sept and its sequel Saltation comes out next spring. Both are Liaden books that feature the story of young Theo Waitley (whom we see briefly at the end of I Dare)

  22. Kaetrin
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 20:22:53

    I’ve just finished listening to Outlander on audiobook. I’d heard so much about Diana Gabaldon’s story but it took me some time to be ready for the “committment” I think. Davina Porter is an excellent narrator. Before I finished listening, I went out and bought the book so I could read over some of my favourite sections. I’ve just purchased Dragonfly in Amber – both on audio and in paper for the same reasons.

    Having heard the various character voices that Davina Porter does, when reading parts of the book later, I can “hear” exactly those voices and with those accents and it magnifies the reading experience so much. The other advantage of this one in audiobook I think is that I couldn’t “race ahead” – I was “forced” to savour all the glorious deliciousness of it in a way that I don’t think I could have managed if left to my own devices with the paper copy.

    For all that Outlander was written in the first person, I totally fell in love with Jamie Fraser. I like Claire too of course but it is Jamie I’m all gooey over. He is my ideal tortured hero. I can’t stop thinking about him – it’s made me a little nutty I think!!

    Outlander finished in such a way that it had a happy ending but there were clearly major obstacles to be overcome in the future. Still, I was happy with the ending – I had been terribly nervous that it would end badly and I think I’d have had to chuck the whole thing at the wall if that had happened! Now, I’m a bit nervous that the others in the series will not be happy endings…. but I have become addicted to and obsessed with Jamie Fraser and I must continue!

    Can anyone give me some comfort (but no spoilers please)?

  23. evie byrne
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 21:01:32


    Jamie is my all time favorite hero. I know that gooey place from which you come. I haven’t read A Breath of Snow and Ashes yet, but I can assure you you are safe for at least 3 more juicy books. Read and enjoy!!!

  24. Jody W.
    Aug 30, 2009 @ 22:56:28

    I just finished a cute — if you can call erotic romance cute — Regency erotic romance anthology from Aphrodisia called “Behind the Red Door” by Jackie Barbosa. I know that Aphr. books haven’t always found favor here, so I thought I’d mentioned I quite enjoyed one. It’s 3 connected novellas that all have something to do with a bordello called The Red Door. It’s fluffy in a good way and clean-cut for erotic romance. It was refreshing. All 3 are definitely romances, too, with HEAs.

    I am waiting for the Moning series to wrap up before I finish it, too. I liked the first one but I don’t like cliffhangers when I don’t have the next book ready to go!

  25. AnotherLori
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 00:18:02

    Read Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare and plan to get Surrender the Siren this week. The writing is gorgeous and just carried me through the book.

    Sept 1 is the release of Can’t Stand the Heat by Louisa Edwards which is food, cooking and romance. Woot! 3 of my favorite things in one book so definately on my must buy list.

  26. Leslee
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 04:11:23

    I have to put in that Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire is a fantastic read. I got an ARC and I can’t wait to read the next one (she has the next two written and I believe another two on contract!!!!)!!

    I just finished Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men by Molly Harper. It was very good and I can’t wait to get the next one.

    Doubleblind, oh how I want this book in my hands! I am going to send the kids and hubby off somewhere or just hide and dive in and not come out till I am done!!!!!

    If you like mysteries, the Diane Fallon series by Beverly Connor is incredible! I just finished Dust to Dust (came out in August but I just got to read it) which is I believe the seventh in the series. Compelling mystery, facinating forensics, small town politics, just an awesome series!

    Happy Reading everyone!

  27. Jill Sorenson
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 06:48:37

    I also enjoyed Jackie Barbosa’s Behind the Red Door. Three nicely done erotic romance novellas.

  28. Susan Laura
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 06:54:35

    Anyone know what Karin Slaughter is up to with the merging of the Grant County/Will Trent series in her newest book, “Undone”? I broke down and read it (and it was very good!) even though I swore I would never forgive her for what she did to a main character in the book before this one (“Beyond Reach”).

    So I am worried about getting too attached to these characters now. But yet I really like what she seems to be doing. Damn her for being such a great writer and storyteller. Help! Any info?

  29. cecilia
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 07:23:22

    Does anyone know the scoop on the next Julia Spencer-Fleming book? Amazon moved the release date from November to next April. Is it really going to be that much longer that we wait?

  30. Jane Lovering
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 07:44:22

    Reading, and enjoying, Kate Johnson’s ‘Sophie Green’ mysteries. Just finishing up on A is for Apple, and have got Still Waters up next. I know they’re not huge, not hitting the best-seller lists, but for Brit-girl fun with romance and spying and stuff, they’re great.

  31. LauraJ
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 08:39:21

    August 25th was a big book-buying day for me:
    Rosemary and Rue by McGuire (early release, pub date is September 1)
    Trick of the Light by Rob Thurman (same as above)
    Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
    Heroes at Risk by Moira J Moore
    The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Hieber
    Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
    Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

    I’m now desperate to get my hands on Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre and On the Edge by Ilona Andrews. (I’ve heard these will be released September 1 but I’m beginning to doubt that since my local Borders have no set date for them.)

    I’m also looking forward to Kelley Armstrong’s Frostbitten and I’m tempted to buy the two Tessa Dare books that just came out because of all the great reviews I keep reading.

  32. Melissa
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 08:54:07

    Read No Surrender by Shannon Stacey the other night. I’d read the first two books in the series, but I have to say this book was outstanding. LOVED it, and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. She’s lived up to her potential here, and earned a spot of my keeper shelf.

    LOVED the new Mariah Stewart, Cry Mercy. The best so far out of this series, but she brings in the FBI gang, so that’s part of my love here.

    Was dissapointed in Obsidian Prey by JAK. I LOVE the ghost hunter series, and couldn’t wait for this one. Not that it’s not GOOD, but it just doesn’t live up to the greats of the other books in the series.

  33. RStewie
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 09:16:46

    I”m very excited about Must Love Hellhounds, with both Nalini Singh AND Meredith Brook’s next releases, although I guess I’ll be reading a little ahead on MB’s series? Oh Well.

    Also, I’m really excited about Bengal’s Heart, which I’m debating about the format to get: ebook or print. Lora Leigh’s Breed series is my crack.

    Also I picked up Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas Rick. Because sometimes I’m just in the mood for a military non-fiction.

  34. KeriM
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 09:42:18

    Less Than Dead – Tim Downs
    This is one of IMO one of TD’s best books. He finally gave Nick a love interest that is as wacky and as sweet as he is. I think she may just be the lady to bring him back from the brink of thinking he is more bug than human.

    The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie – Jennifer Ashley
    I am late to the party on this one, but I am soooooo glad that I finally read this book. I loved it and it is my first JA. I thought she handled Ian very well and gave us a good understanding of his condition.

    Not Quite A Lady – Loretta Chase
    Again this is my first LC and I thought this book was wonderful. At first I was upset by the double standard that was prevalent at that time. I got over it, because the story was just so good, that I couldn’t stay mad and I have her entire back list to get through and I have LOS and YSW on the way to me as we speak.

    A Duke of Her Own – Eloisa James
    This was my first EJ and I loved this book and didn’t want it to end. I fell in love with Leopold and I think Ms. Giggles for turning me on to the book.

    Midnight Rain – Holly Lisle
    Holly is a new writer to me somewhat, this is my second book of hers and she is a really great writer. Her books have romance and paranormal aspects which I love. This was a really good read, but for me, Night Moves remains my fav, thank you ladies over at AAR for the recommend.

    River of Eden – Glenna McReynolds
    I had this is my TBR pile for 2 years and one of the ladies over at PBS recommended it, so I picked it up and read it. It was fantastic for the most part. My sticky point and what pulled me out of the book was the ending…it was a weak ending to a very strong book and I ended up being disappointed. However, the epilogue was good.

    Dead Irish – John Lescroart
    I love Dismas Hardy, but didn’t love this book. I started reading Lescroart in the middle of his DH series, so I already have a concept in my mind of how DH is as a character. But DI is John’s first DH book and the character is not the one that I know now. Plus the ending was terrible IMO and it kinda spoiled it for me.

    I Shall Not Want – Julia Spencer-Fleming
    Now here we go. I LOVED this book and I HATED this book. The entire book was working for me, JSF was going to wrap it all up for me in a nice pretty pink bow and then she rips the rug right out from under me. After I finished the book I was practically spitting nails over what she had done…sigh. If you read the book u know what I mean. If you pick up this series, read the last 3 books in order, the books make more sense that way. Now I am going to be on pins and needles until April???? on the pain and agony of waiting.

  35. Emily Ryan-Davis
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 09:50:50

    I’ve been waiting MONTHS for Sabrina Darby’s THESE SILKEN SHEETS. She put her web site up about 6 weeks ago and I keep re-reading her excerpt and I WANT it.

    @Keri – I <3 THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE. I've been back and forth with some friends over whether it's displaced FLOWERS FROM THE STORM as favorite challenged hero novel.

  36. Tiffany Clare
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 11:23:31

    I’m desperate to get my hands on Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

    Is it me, or are there more and more really great YA’s coming out?

    I think I’m interested in as many YA’s as I am romance.

    Can’t wait for the new Lisa Kleypas and Cracktastic author Lora Leigh has a new Nauti book out this month.

  37. KeriM
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 11:36:45

    @ Emily, Yes that is a hard choice. To me the difference is the writing. I loved both books, but TMOLIM didn’t have the emotional darkness (does that make sense) that FFTS had. Not that it matters, they are both keepers for me.

  38. KarLynP
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 11:52:37

    I just discovered the romantic suspense series by new author Christy Reece. Really good! I read ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Return to Me’ last week and loved them both. I am now anxiously waiting for ‘Run to Me’ to arrive in the mail. Not the most realistic suspense storylines, but great hero/heroine chemistry and a sizzling romance – just the way I like’em.

  39. joanne
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 12:44:46

    @RStewie #33: Me too with loving LL’s Breed books but I found Bengal’s Heart to be slow, repetitive and incredibly boring. I was so psyched for this book and it was a huge letdown. JMO. I’m hoping that Heat Seeker will be a better read for me.

    @Edie #20: G A Aiken has WHAT A DRAGON SHOULD KNOW
    releasing on September 1st. She also has an antho coming called Belong to the Night, under the Laurenston name, that has a story with her marvelously funny and smart-assed witches from Jersey.

    I’m looking forward to COVET by JR Ward but I’m not getting all fangirl because my cup runneth over right now with Angels and I don’t expect much “new territory” in this book; I hope I’m wrong and that it’s wonderful.

    Beauty and the Duke by Melody Thomas was a nicely written historical romance but it was way too reminiscent of one of Amanda Quick’s stories for me to feel that it was anything new and/or fresh.

    Favorite new August release: HUNTING GROUND by Patricia Briggs. More romance than Urban Fantasy and just beautifully paced writing.

  40. cate
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 12:55:27

    Amongst my books of the summer are Georgia Evans (rosemary laurey) trilogy Bloody Good, Bloody Awful & Bloody Right…..They were absolutely unputdownable.
    I’m another reader who’s getting a little frustrated with KM Monings Dark Fae books, they’re just not moving the story on enough for me.
    I’ve just caught up with the latest Lauren Willig book….Heaven, & I can’t wait for Liz Carlyle’s new book either

  41. rebyj
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 13:01:11

    I wanted to mention an August release “Tortured” by Amanda McIntyre. It’s a HQN Spice release set in the dark ages and really stood out as something different. Her website is Disturbing but compelling and a very good read.

  42. Karenmc
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 13:15:10

    I have a post-it stuck inside my current read (Kinsale's Flowers From the Storm, which is WONDERFUL). It lists the books I want to buy this month, number one of which is Jo Goodman's Never Love a Lawman. And I'm really ready for the next Kleypas and Carlyle. My TBR shelf is getting full again, so I hope everything I want is at Fictionwise.

  43. Jennifer Estep
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 13:34:33

    @Sherry Thomas: I just finished Too Good to be True as well. I thought it was a lot of fun. I’ll be getting some more of Higgins’ books to read.

    I also read Someone Like You, a western by Leigh Greenwood. I love westerns, and I really enjoyed this one. Also, I got to meet Mr. Greenwood at RWA this year, and he was a very nice guy. I’ll be reading more of his backlist.

    I’ve got tons of books in the TBR pile, but I’m really looking forward to reading Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. It’s the second book in his epic fantasy Gentlemen Bastards series about a group of thieves. The third one comes out sometime next year, I think …

  44. pamelia
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 14:11:12

    @RStewie #33: Me too with loving LL's Breed books but I found Bengal's Heart to be slow, repetitive and incredibly boring. I was so psyched for this book and it was a huge letdown. JMO. I'm hoping that Heat Seeker will be a better read for me.

    Couldn’t agree with you more. If she used the word “erotic” (or one of its derivatives) less than 12 times a sex-scene it might have been a little more tolerable. It was one of her most un-readable books. I’m just hoping with my fingers crossed that she can recover her A-game for Jonas’s book.

  45. brooksse
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 17:49:13

    Can’t wait to read Black at Heart by Leslie Parrish. I just finished reading the first two books in the series and am really looking forward to Wyatt’s story.

  46. Janine
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 18:57:04

    Help! I’m drowning in good books! I’m dying to read the Leslie Parrish books and the latest Tessa Dare (already read and enjoyed Goddess of the Hunt) but I have a stack of books TBR to review — many of them ones I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I feel like I have a banquet in front of me, and only so much room in my stomach! What’s a slow reader to do?

  47. Edie
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 20:25:30

    Thanks Joanne!
    I am looking forward to that anthology as well, loved the first one!

  48. Kaetrin
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 00:48:01

    by evie byrne August 30th, 2009 at 9:01 pm Reply to this comment


    Jamie is my all time favorite hero. I know that gooey place from which you come. I haven't read A Breath of Snow and Ashes yet, but I can assure you you are safe for at least 3 more juicy books. Read and enjoy!!!

    Thanks Evie!

  49. RStewie
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 10:19:45

    @joanne & @pamelia:

    I got the ebook last night and should finish it today at lunch. It’s cracktastic, but I’m with you on the slightly repetitive sex scenes. I, too, am eagerly awaiting the Jonas book…I’m so glad she’s not setting it up like Kenyon with the Archeron book(s).

    I’m glad to see the overall story arch moved forward with the latest books, but while the fact that they have to have sex!!1!1! so often is fine with me, I DO wish her heroines would just take charge of it once in a while.

  50. Heather (errantdreams)
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 17:41:36

    Some of my faves from this month so far: the “Must Love Hellhounds” antho; Christina Dodd’s “Storm of Visions”, and Leslie Parrish’s “Black at Heart”!

  51. dwndrgn
    Sep 13, 2009 @ 10:45:25

    Ok, here’s my beef – I wanted to enter the Fall Preview giveaway but there’s no post comment form available. Darn. I’m guessing I was just too late and the posts are closed for it (as usual for me ;-)

    Anyway – looking forward to lots of stuff but I can’t think of anything that is coming out this month specifically. I’m ready to read the third Devon Monk, the new Rob Thurman (new series, yay!), another new series by Ilona Andrews (though I’ve yet to get my hands on Magic Strikes) and all sorts of others.

  52. Jayne
    Sep 13, 2009 @ 11:19:54

    This giveaway will run through Friday at 9 PM CST.

    This is why the comments have been closed for those two posts.

  53. MaryK
    Sep 17, 2009 @ 11:05:57

    Bought a Sony 505 last night courtesy of a BAM $100 off coupon! Can’t wait to go home and play with it!

  54. Sharon Lee
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 07:15:58

    #9 — Emily. I realize I’m coming to this late, but, regarding the lack of a sequel to Sword of Orion…we had expected to write at least two more in that series, which does not belong to us, but to the publisher (the project was a work for hire) and, well…the publisher went out of business, orphaning not just Jerrel, but a bunch of other characters and authors.

    I’m sorry you’re frustrated, but, honestly — not our fault.

    Sharon Lee

  55. MaryK
    Sep 30, 2009 @ 11:37:14

    I’m looking for a website that lists upcoming mass market release dates. I know I’ve seen one mentioned, but haven’t been able to find it.

  56. Estara
    Oct 24, 2009 @ 14:22:52

    I just came across this link via a LJ friend and thought it was a delightful Regency romance parody at, totally spot-on as to the tropes.

    A Regency Romance in 2 minutes

  57. GrowlyCub
    Oct 24, 2009 @ 14:33:52


    Thanks for sharing this. Priceless! :)

  58. kassidy
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 10:27:50

    what is the sequel to gracling i’ve been searching for it but all i get is the hunger games do they have a connection???

  59. kassidy
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 10:29:37

    does the hunger games and gracling have a connection???

  60. Jane
    Mar 16, 2010 @ 11:21:00

    @kassidy Not that I know of. The books were written by two separate authors.

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