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What’s New for Spring from Ace/Roc

  NOTE: This post will close it’s comments Tuesday at 8 PM CST and the winners will be posted in the A.M. on Wednesday

I have TEN ACE/ROC titles (1 will be an ebook copy) scheduled to be published in March, April and May including Anne Bishop, Ann Aguirre, and Ilona Andrews. Anne Soward, editor of ACE/ROC, has donated these books to giveaway to highlight some of their spring titles. Play the slideshow (there is a 4 sec delay) or click through the covers and then take a look at the highlights below. Drop a note in the comments with the title of two books you would like and anything else you think ACE/ROC should know. Winners will be picked at random.

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We have lots of exciting books coming from Ace and Roc in the next few months! (Too many, in fact, to tell you about all of them-’check out our website http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/specialinterests/scifi/index.html for more info on our upcoming releases.)

Thanks to Jane for giving me this opportunity to share some details on our forthcoming books with Dear Author readers.

In March 2009:

The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop.   

  • This is a new Black Jewels novel, set in the violently passionate, darkly erotic world ruled by the Blood, a race of witches and warlocks whose power is channeled through magical jewels. It features an unusual heroine for a Black Jewels novel-’a lighter-jeweled Queen (which in the world of the Blood, means she has less magical power). If you have not read Anne Bishop, she is really special-’and her world, where the High Lord of Hell is counted among the heroes, turns fantasy tropes on their head. Start with Daughter of the Blood, the first of the Black Jewels novels.

Deathwish by Rob Thurman

  • This is the latest in the Cal Leandros series, an incredibly clever, snarky, and action-packed urban fantasy series about Cal, his half-brother Niko, and their friends (and enemies), all set in a New York City where a troll lives under the Brooklyn Bridge and a vampire lives in a penthouse on the Upper East Side. It’s got a little bit of Supernatural in it, plus it’s hugely entertaining in its own right, so fans of the TV show should definitely check Rob Thurman’s books out.

In April 2009:

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

  • Kate Daniels is back for her next adventure in this follow up to Magic Bites and Magic Burns. In an alternate Atlanta, magic comes and goes like the tide, and Kate is a mercenary who makes her living cleaning up the paranormal problems (and monsters) left behind when magic recedes. In addition to tough girl Kate herself, this series also addresses her developing relationship with Curran, the leader of Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shapechangers, and features some seriously scary vampires, unlike any I’ve ever read about before. (They are monsters, not sexy love interests, in case there was any doubt!) Ilona’s books usually have a touch of unusual or non-western folklore, and MAGIC STRIKES takes on the Rakshasas of Hindu legend.

Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

  • For those of you who know Ann Aguirre for her romantic science fiction, she’s launching a new urban fantasy series in April-’and she continually impresses me with how she handles both science fiction and fantasy with ease. Her Sirantha Jax science fiction series totally sold me in spite of my prejudice against books written in the present tense. (Ann is still writing the Jax novels, never fear.) Her new urban fantasy series is about Corine Solomon, a "handler" who can touch objects and know their history. It’s got a strong voice and a unique setting, with a fantastic southwestern flavor. When the book opens, Corine is an ex-pat living in Mexico-’her former lover shows up needing her help to track down a missing person and she goes with him to Laredo, Texas. Demons, zombies, ghosts, and black magic ensue!

In May 2009:

Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

  • This is the first in a dark urban fantasy series, about Sylvie Lightner, an unlicensed PI working in south Miami Beach. Sylvie specialized in cases involving the paranormal world, but after one of her employees is murdered, she’s ready to close up shop. Then a man claiming to be a god shows up, and tells Sylvie she has to find his missing lover, or Sylvie-’and the world-’will pay the price. Sylvie is definitely a character with issues to work through (which makes the book all the more interesting), and I absolutely love the characterization of the Furies (assigned to help out Sylvie by the god), and Sylvie’s ex, a government agent who’s the son of the Sphinx. (Oh, and in case you flip out like I did, the author assures me that the event at the end of the book is not as it seems. . . .)

Darkborn by Alison Sinclair

  • This is NOT an urban fantasy. (I know you thought it was all I handled, but not true! <g>) This is actually a gorgeously written sophisticated fantasy, set in a Regency-flavored society where centuries ago a powerful spell divided the people of the city of Minhorne into the Darkborn, who are killed by the touch of sunlight, and the Lightborn, who cannot abide darkness. Balthasar Hearne is a Darkborn physician, and his wife Telmaine is a noblewoman hiding a secret: she’s a powerful mage, which is completely unacceptable in Darkborn society. Balthasar’s delivery of a noblewoman’s twins-’who can see, something unheard of among the Darkborn-’draws him deeper into a web of political intrigue and magical attacks; while Telmaine’s chance encounter with Ishmael di Studier, a minor Baron ostracized for using magic, leads her to confront a power she neither wants nor can control. It’s involving, emotionally wrenching, and a ripping good read.

Anne Sowards is a senior editor at Penguin Group (USA) Inc. She has worked on Ace science fiction & fantasy since 1996, and on Roc science fiction & fantasy since December 2003. She edits a number of great authors, including Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Jack Campbell, and Karen Chance. When she’s not reading, she listens to Chinese rap and spends way too much time playing video games.

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

250 Comments

  1. Jennifer R
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 04:08:07

    There’s so many great books coming out. I’m mostly waiting for Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo.

  2. MelissaG
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 04:30:56

    Oh there are too many awesome choices but I would love Deathwish by Rob Thurman and The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop.

    thanks

  3. sandy l
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 04:38:25

    I’d love copies of Darkborn and Sin & Shadow. I’m afraid that I will be first in line for the Aguirre and Andrews books.

  4. Kathy
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 04:41:29

    I haven’t read these authors before, but I would love to win Blue Diablo and Darkborn.

    I love the Black Jewels series, thoroughly enjoyed the Shadow Queen, and cannot wait for its sequel.

    Thanks.

  5. blodeuedd
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 04:45:04

    So many hard choices, but I have been interested in Anne Bishop for a while so i would love to read Shadow Queen.
    And Darkborn by Alison Sinclair looks really thrilling.

  6. Tez Miller
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 04:47:41

    Would love to have Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo, please.

    Have a lovely day! :-)

  7. Nicolle
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:00:12

    I am dying to read Magic Strikes and I think Darkborn sounds fascinating.

  8. Laura Wilson
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:07:10

    Darkborn and The Shadow Queen sound fantastic!

  9. Liza
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:10:02

    I would like to win Blue Diablo and Sin and Shadows.

    I think Ace/Rock in doing a fine job. I have discovered many new authors in the past year that are published by them.

  10. Willa
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:12:48

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre & Darkborn by Alison Sinclair. Both sound fascinating and are new-to-me authors.

  11. Tae
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:13:36

    Blue Diablo and Deathwish

    the others look interesting too and I’ve not heard of some of the authors before, and haven’t read others either

  12. ms bookjunkie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:14:56

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

    All those covers look great!

    Ps. Since I’ll be getting these two books anyway, I’m totally okay about receiving something else should I win!

  13. catie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:17:05

    Ooo, they all look fantastic. Yet another publishing house whose books I’m in love with… *le sigh* How to choose? Okay, I’ll go out on a limb and list two authors I’ve never tried:
    DARKBORN – Alison Sinclair
    SINS & SHADOWS – Lyn Benedict

  14. S.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:23:25

    I’m looking forward to Magic Strikes and Darkborn sounds really interesting.

  15. mara
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:28:50

    Oooh, this looks nice!
    I’d like to win:

    Deathwish by Rob Thurman (I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about Ms. Thurman, and the main character is a guy, which is always a refreshing change.)
    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair (This is a new to me author, and the premise is interesting. I’d like to see what she did with it!)

    Whether I win or not, chances are at least some of these books will wander into my basket/shelf… :)

  16. Mandi
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:34:00

    The Shadow Queen and Magic Strikes…looking forward to reading both of them!!

  17. jmc
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:50:19

    Darkborn sounds interesting.

    And I’m so looking forward to Magic Strikes.

  18. Jaime
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:51:45

    All of these look absolutely fantastic – whether or not I win any of them, they’re all going on my list of things to look for in the book store! But, were I to win, I’d love either the Rob Thurman or Anne Bishop.

  19. Selene
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:52:39

    Oooh, I’d love to read The Shadow Queen and Darkborn.

    Selene

  20. HeatherK
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 05:59:24

    Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo

    I’ve heard good things about these authors, but sadly haven’t picked anything up by them yet. I just may have to remedy that very soon.

  21. Virginia Hendricks
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:02:30

    I’d love Blue Diablo and Magic Strikes! :)

    Thanks so much! :)

  22. Ames
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:09:24

    I would like Anne Bishop’s Shadow Queen and Ilona Andrews Magic Stricks.

  23. Amy Eunmi Lee
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:12:30

    I would love Death wish and Magic Strikes, pretty please!

    Thank you ACE/ROC for publishing all these strong women writers.

  24. Susan G
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:14:43

    These are all new-to-me authors (although I do have the first Cal Leandros book on my TBR pile!) I would love to read Darkborn and Deathwish.

    Thanks!

  25. Chris
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:15:56

    I already have the new Rob Thurman in my TBR pile, but I’m very intrigued by Blue Diablo and Magic Strikes!

  26. Christine
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:24:26

    The Shadow Queen by Ann Bishop and Darkborn by Alison Sinclair.

    Do like the cover art, even if at first glance the one lady looks like she’s holding a light saber. Good thing the Aslan lion’s there to mix things up.

  27. Alyssa
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:26:14

    I would love to try Sins & Shadows or Darkborn!

    Though I will read the others anyway :) I loved Anne Bishop’s Shadow Queen!!

  28. Justina
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:27:35

    Shadow Queen and Darkborn both look good. There doesn’t seem to be much fantasy written by strong women writers these days.

    (Am I the only one who’s tired of urban fantasy?)

  29. BookBoor
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:30:00

    I am absolutely giddy for Ilona Andrews’ Magic Strikes . Although I am one of the few who wasn’t crazy for Ann Anguire’s Sirantha Jax, I found her writing compelling enough to give her latest heroine, Corine Solomon, a chance to win me over. I would love to try Blue Diablo.

  30. katiebabs
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:30:08

    I will take Sins and Shadows and Darkborn.

  31. RachaelfromNJ
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:35:13

    Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo are the two that I want!

  32. MB (Leah)
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:36:16

    I haven’t read any of these authors so my choices would be:

    Darkborn

    Sins & Shadows

  33. Margay
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:36:39

    Darkborn, by Alison Sinclair and Blue Diablo by Anne Aguire

    Margay

  34. Lou
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:37:19

    Thank you DA and Anne Soward for the fantastic give away.

    If chosen, could I have:

    Sins and Shadows by Lyn Benedict
    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

    Thanks :)

    P.S
    For those who haven’t read the Kate Daniel series by Ilona, I strongly recommend the books. They are seriously good!

  35. Rylie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:37:44

    I would love to win Magic Strikes and Darkborn.

  36. Kimber An
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:38:11

    All due respect to those who love all these, but I am so sick of ‘Dark & Sexy’ and ‘Dark & Gritty’ I could just puke garlic and scream.

    Please, someone publish ‘Fun & Adventure!’ A little Hope and Romance (I’m talking Romance, not just sex) would be nice. Loyalty, courage, humor, and Science Fiction. In Fantasy of any kind, a reader might think, “I wish I could do that.” In Science Fiction, she can say, “I WILL do that!” That’s empowering and I’d like to read more.

  37. Jennifer Estep
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:42:15

    I think Deathwish and Blue Diablo sound interesting. I’ve been wanting to try both of those authors.

  38. ocelott
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:43:12

    What? I only get to pick two?!? Well… since I’ve already pre-ordered Ann Aguirre and Ilona Andrews’s books (what, me? Impatient? Never!), I shall say Rob Thurman’s Deathwish and Alison Sinclair’s Darkborn.

  39. Lucinda Betts
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:43:17

    I’m going with Deathwish and Darkborn because they the best covers! Yum!

  40. Pam P
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:46:35

    Quite a few authors at Ace I like. Count me in for Blue Diablo and Darborn, please.

  41. cecilia
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:47:14

    I’ve already pre-ordered Magic Strikes, so I’ll go with Blue Diablo and Sin and Shadows.

  42. Sharron McClellan
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 06:58:54

    They all sound good but I’d take Deathwish by Rob Thurman and Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

  43. Dance Chica
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:04:02

    Sins & Shadows and Darkborn

  44. Deirdre
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:07:53

    My wishlist damns you!

    The ones that attract me most are Darkborn and Shadow Queen. There was a lot dithering before choosing those two!

  45. Riva
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:14:46

    Well, I’d really like to claim all of them (and, in fact, have them all on my wishlist). If I must choose only two, I’d love to get The Shadow Queen (Anne Bishop is one of my favorites) and Blue Diablo (Ann Aguirre is new to me, but sounds wonderful!).

    Thanks!

  46. Michelle
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:16:34

    I would love Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop and Darkborn by Alison Sinclair. It is wonderful to see such strong women authors involved in fantasy. I really think the crossover readers between romance and fantasy are growing in leaps and bounds.

  47. LauraJane
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:19:45

    I would love to win Blue Diablo and Magic Strikes. I recently read Ann Aguirre’s Grimspace and I’m currently reading Wanderlust. I think this series is amazing, so I’m looking forward to Blue Diablo. I’m also a huge fan of the Kate Daniels series.

    ACE/ROC has become one of my favorite imprints. I don’t need to know a lot about the books they publish before adding them to my To-Buy list. The covers are pretty cool, too.

  48. Lizzie (greeneyed fem)
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:22:02

    Darkborn because the cover is gorgeous and the description sounds unique and intriguing, and Blue Diablo because I’ve heard amazing things about Ann Aguire and still haven’t gotten around to reading her.

    So exciting!

  49. Shawntelle Coker
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:27:00

    I would love:

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre or Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

    Those books are fabulous!

  50. RStewie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:29:56

    I’d love either The Shadow Queen or Sin and Shadows. I’m a sucker for Anne Bishop, and the Sphinx is my fave mythical being!

  51. Alea
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:31:27

    I’m interested in Magic Strikes as Ilona Andrews does an excellent job of twisting expectations & drawing on different sources (I look forward to reading about the rakshasas) and Blue Diablo in Mexico and Texas sounds quite interesting (especially after recently reading a short story set in Mexico by Kat Richardson, another Ace/Roc author).

  52. Sandy D.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:37:51

    Ah, I would love to read Blue Diablo and Magic Strikes.

  53. kat
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:43:55

    I’d really like to have DARKBORN by Alison Sinclair and SINS & SHADOWS by Lyn Benedict!

  54. kathybaug
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:58:44

    I would like Sins and Shadows and The Shadow Queen. Thanks!

  55. Kathy
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 07:58:48

    Deathwish and Magic Strikes

    I have absolutely fallen for the Cal Leandros series – and have turned on several people to them as well.

    It took me the first two books to get totally engrossed in the Ilona books, but I am now a huge fan.

  56. Zee
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:03:18

    I’ve already pre-ordered Magic Strikes, but I would love to try Shadow Queen and Blue Diablo. All the rest look great, too!

  57. Joanne
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:03:26

    I’ve already read Deathwish (good addition to the series and I liked that alternate chapters were from Nico’s point of view). I’ve pre-ordered Magic Strikes and have Blue Diablo, Shadow Queen and Sins and Shadows on my wishlist.
    So out of he latter three I think Blue Diablo, because Wanderlust was one of my favourite books last year and Sins and Shadows as Lyn Benedict is a new (to me at least) author.

    Another book from Ace due out in May that I am eagerly awaiting is Kelly McCullough’s MythOS.

  58. Chris W
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:06:48

    I would like Darkborn and The Shadow Queen.

  59. Angela
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:12:55

    So many great books coming out – and quite a few in series I’d like to get started (like the Black Jewels, Cal Leandros, and Kate Daniels series.

    I’ve been interested in Darkborn since I first saw a preview for it. And Sin and Shadows – how can I not want to see the ending that’s shocking…

  60. Carin
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:17:03

    My picks are Darkborn and Blue Diablo. So many sound good, though!

  61. ArkansasCyndi
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:17:52

    I am dying to read some Anne Bishop so The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop

    The other book would be Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

  62. joykenn
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:19:50

    I like the concept in Darkborn and have read the other Ilona Andrews books in the series so I’d love to read that one. I have a Kindle so if one of those is available for the Kindle that would be my preference.

    I’m slowly switching my buying over to electronic format. I simply don’t have room for all my books now and decided to simplify. I have my “issues” with Kindle but am hoping that some of the DRM issues work out in epublishing. I’d like publishers to know that I have NEVER and will NEVER steal from them by downloading a book I’m not entitled to. All their messing around with DRM is an insult to all us honest fans who wouldn’t steal a book electronically any more than we’d shoplift one from a store!

  63. RachieG
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:23:14

    Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

    The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop

    Both of these books look great!! :)

  64. Sabrina
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:24:06

    Wow another great group of suggestions!

    I would love to read:

    Magic Strikes and Darkborn

    Thanks for the overview and the prizes!

  65. MD
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:29:32

    I’ve already read Deathwish by Rob Thurman and it is fantastic. As someone else mentioned, the alternating POVs with Cal and Niko add a whole new depth. I hope the next book has alternating Cal/Niko/Robin. That would be fun. All three of the guys are so sexy.

    By the way, Dear Author commented that Thurman’s series has a little bit of Supernatural in it. Technically speaking, Supernatural has a little bit of the Nightlife series in it — since the Nightlife series came first.

  66. Jody W.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:35:05

    Sin&Shadows and Magic Strikes. But they all look like good stuff!

  67. Kristen
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:37:27

    Hmm…hard to chose, but I’ll go with Magic Strikes and Darkborn. They all look pretty good!

  68. Fantasy Dreamer
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:42:01

    The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop – I love this series! Full of magic, dark & sexy.

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre – I haven’t read any books by Ann Aguirre but I really want to. I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews about this book.

    Thank you very much for the giveaway.

  69. E
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:44:36

    I’d love “The Shadow Queen” – it’s been years since I read the Black Jewels trilogy and I’d like to see where she’s taken it.

    and “Darkborn” just for the intriguing setup.

  70. Yoon Ha Lee
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:53:08

    I would love copies of Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and Sin & Shadows by Lyn Benedict. They sound like fun!

  71. Ruth
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 08:55:28

    I would love Anne Aguirre’s Blue Diablo and Darkborn by Alison Sinclair. Thanks so much.

  72. Elyssa Papa
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:00:57

    I would love Darkborn and Sins & Shadows. Thanks!

  73. JHeller
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:01:40

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews. Thanks for the chance!

  74. Keira
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:02:35

    Darkborn – fantasy Regency? sold!

    The Shadow Queen – I like heroines who aren’t powerful just as much as the ones who are.

  75. megan
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:06:29

    So many books! Though I’m looking forward to Magic Strikes the most, and Darkborn sounds very interesting.

  76. Sela Carsen
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:12:17

    I neeeeeeed MAGIC STRIKES! And I would really, really like DARKBORN. Actually, I’d kind of like them all, but those are the ones that are striking me at the moment. I’ve loved Ilona Andrews Atlanta series thus far.

  77. Julie M
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:12:19

    They all sound good to me but I’d be happy with Blue Diablo or Darkborn. Whoever wins I hope we get to see some guest reviews!

  78. JaimeK
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:21:16

    Ahhh heaven…Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre and Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict.

  79. Shiloh Walker
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:26:35

    Oooohhh…I’d love the Rob Thurman and Ann Aguirre titles.

    On a sidenote, the new Ilona Andrews book is awesome. Very very awesome.

  80. MZ
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:27:02

    I would really like to read Darkborn and Blue Diablo.

  81. anne
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:28:24

    It would be ggreat to read The Magic Queen and Blue Diablo. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

  82. Melinda
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:29:26

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre and Darkborn by Alison Sinclair

    These would both be new authors for me and I’d love to read the books. Both sound fresh and smart.

  83. valor
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:34:23

    Since I already went out and bought the new Ann Bishop (which I enjoyed a lot), if I had my druthers I would get Blue Diablo and Darkborn, both of which sound very interesting. Darkborn especially. I do love a good complicated nobility in a fantasy world. But that’s just me.

  84. Dawn Bailey
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:37:27

    I would really like to read Darkborn and Magic Strikes.

  85. Maya M.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:46:13

    All sound good, but if I have to choose (and it seems, I do!) I’d look to the Andrews and Aguirre titles.

    Happy Spring!

  86. Silver James
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:55:12

    The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop for sure and it’s a toss up between Deathwish by Rob Thurman (though I’ve never read any of his, I need to check him out), and Blue Diablo. *flips coin* Heads. Deathwish. So, Anne Bishop and Rob Thurman for the win!

  87. Sarah
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 09:58:11

    They all sound interesting but I’m going to have to go with Sins and Shadow and Death Wish. I love the Dresden Files, and Death Wish seems like it could be similar…

  88. Bonnie Ferguson
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:03:58

    My two choices would be:

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
    &
    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

    Thanks to ACE/ROC and Dear Author for this great contest! :)

  89. Brittany T.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:17:52

    I would love to try Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict and/or Darkborn by Alison Sinclair. Thank you. :)

  90. Leigh Ann Baird
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:20:07

    I would like Magic Strikes and Deathwish. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  91. Yvette Davis
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:24:31

    I’d really like Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre. Loved her Sirantha Jax first novel. Have the other one in TBR.

    And Rob Thurman’s Death Wish. Don’t have cable, not sure what TV show they are referring to, but sounds like a fun read!!

  92. Allison
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:26:32

    My choices are Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo. Thanks!

  93. allison
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:36:40

    All of these books sound awesome. I’ve already bought and devoured Deathwish (omg, so good) – so I’m going to say that I’d love to read Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo.

  94. SonomaLass
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:38:08

    Wow, they all look great! I think Darkborn sounds fascinating, and I’d love to get in on the start of Ann Aguirre’s new series, so Blue Diablo would also be excellent. Heck, they all look worth reading — yay for ACE/ROC!

  95. Kathy
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:50:51

    Ref #55

    Well, I have already ordered Deathwish …. it’s in the mail, as they say.

    So my choice would be Blue Diablo … get in on the beginning of a series!

  96. Lexie C.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:56:19

    I’m mostly looking forward to The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop (I love her Black Jewels books) and Deathwish by Rob Thurman (and that cover is just pure awesome). I already received Magic Strikes for review (and loved it. every frakking second of it) and Darkborn DOES look interesting!

  97. LauraB
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 10:57:57

    I’ve been on the hunt for Blue Diablo since I read an excerpt of it a while back. Sins and Shadows also intrigues as I love any story that has furies in it. : ) I’ve read the Shadow Queen and have pre-purchased Magic Strikes.

  98. Sara
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:05:34

    Oh, I would like pretty much all of these, especially since quite a few of these authors are on my must buy list, but in the interest of broadening my reading, I would choose Alison Sinclair’s Darkborn and Lyn Benedict’s Sins and Shadows.

  99. MeganS.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:14:00

    Ace/Roc is one of the few imprints I follow closely, because I know I’ll enjoy most of its authors. My choices would be Darkborn and Deathwish.

  100. Leigh
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:18:29

    They all sound interesting, but since I haven’t read some of the authors before, and some of the descriptions mention a continuation of a series, I narrowed my choices down to ones that indicated the beginning of a new series.

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
    Her new urban fantasy series is about Corine Solomon, a “handler” who can touch objects and know their history. It's got a strong voice and a unique setting, with a fantastic southwestern flavor

    This book seemed very appealing because of the heroine talent, and after living in the Southwest I enjoy re-visiting that type of culture.

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
    This is actually a gorgeously written sophisticated fantasy, set in a Regency-flavored society

    I miss the old regency book so my interest was intrigued at this comment.

  101. Jessa Slade
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:27:55

    Sins & Shadows and Darkborn sound great. Most of the rest are auto buys anyway :) I’ve been looking forward to Blue Diablo since I found Jax’s stories.

  102. Collette
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:28:04

    I didn’t realize that so many of the authors that are auto-buys for me come from Ace/Roc. I’ll be purchasing at least 3 of these, win or lose so anything would be gravy. But Alison Sinclair is a new author to me and I’d love to read her “Darkborn”. I’d also like the Ann Aquirre Blue Diablo. (The Andrews and Thurman will be mine regardless!)

  103. Marty
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:29:55

    So many wonderful books and so hard to chose between great authors. So I will pick: Magic Strikes and Darkborn

  104. DeeCee
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:32:30

    Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo.

  105. Robyn B
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:40:46

    Darkborn and Blue Diablo, are the ones I would like to win. Your selection is great!

  106. MissusFinkle
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:45:32

    There are some good books there, but I would pick;

    - Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
    - Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

  107. Donna S
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:46:40

    What a great contest and those are some awesome books coming out. If I won I would like Blue Diable and Sin & Shadows.

  108. melisa
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:47:22

    Everyone is right. Wonderful books to pick from. What to pick? Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo.

  109. Crystal
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:47:33

    I have been waiting impatiently for Magic Strikes and I think Sins and Shadows looks good too. Ace/Roc has a good number of awesome writers!

  110. LesleyW
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:57:22

    Well I’ve already read Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop – and loved it.

    So I’d go for Sins and Shadows, and Darkborn. Both of which sound interesting.

  111. cheryl kellery
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:00:51

    I’d love to read Magic Strikes and Sins and Shadows.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  112. Mad
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:01:42

    I’m interested in Ann Aguirre’s BLUE DIABLO.

  113. Stephani Hecht
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:06:40

    The Shadow Queen and Deathwish both sound good. I love Rob Thurman.

  114. Ashley V
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:17:29

    I’m really looking forward to blue diablo and sins & shadows

  115. Mari D
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:20:33

    Good Morning,
    New to your site and loving it! Who’d a thunk it, good info and giveaways. I would like to be considered for Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews and Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict.
    Thank you.

  116. Kassa
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:24:12

    I love urban fantasy, I’ll go for :

    The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop
    Deathwish by Rob Thurman

  117. Rian
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:28:44

    I’d love Darkborn and Deathwish.

  118. Katharina
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:36:19

    Sigh, choices choices, life is really difficult. I would take the Ilona Andrews and Anne Bishop book.

  119. Angeleque Ford
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:47:45

    It was a tough choice but I narrowed it down to:

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair

  120. Kate S
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:48:46

    Oooh! ooh! Pick me!! Ilona Andrews and Anne Bishop, please!! Awesome.

  121. ReacherFan
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:54:48

    That’s an interesting group of books. While all look good, Blue Diablo and Sin & Shadows look interesting to me.

  122. Maija P.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 12:55:33

    I would love to have:

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair
    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

  123. Kerry D.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:15:23

    I think Darkborn and Sin and Shadows sound fascinating.

  124. Popin
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:16:25

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair looks amazing. I’ll have to add it to my wish list and cross my fingers that I win it here.
    My picks would be:

    Darkborn
    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

    Thanks!

  125. caitlin
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:17:02

    What a great line up of new books! I cannot wait to read!

    Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict, & Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre.

  126. Maered
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:25:57

    I’d love to win Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews and Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre. Great contest!

  127. Amy
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:28:08

    Ooh…I’d like Deathwish and Blue Diablo, myself.:)

  128. Randi
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:36:10

    Sins and Shadows, and Blue Diablo. please please please?

  129. evie byrne
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:36:40

    I’d love to check out Darkborn and Blue Diablo. Ann Aguirre is fantastic, and I’m starved for good fantasy so am very intrigued with Darkborn.

  130. emma
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:39:43

    I would love Magic Strikes. Have just read Magic Bites and am looking for the second so getting an advance with the third would be super :) Really liked how the book was written and the way magic/tech was dealt with.

    The second book would have to be Shadow Queen. I’ve read all of Anne Bishop’s books since finding her last year lol. Love them and her writing style. Not so easy to find in the book shops here though.

  131. PJ
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:42:49

    Thanks to Anne Soward.

    If I win the lotto, I’m interested in Magic Strikes by the incomparable Ilona Andrews and Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre (which sounds urban but different and quite interesing).

  132. jc
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:45:42

    I just finished reading Madhouse by Rob Thurman so would love to read Deathwish next and my second pick is Ilona Andrew’s Magic Strikes. Thank you.

  133. Elise
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:52:21

    I’d love a change at Magic Strikes or Darkborn.

  134. Denise
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 13:54:56

    Definitely Darkborn. And Blue Diablo.

    Very hard to choose. They all look interesting. The cover for Darkborn is gorgeous!

    Thank you!

  135. Kasey Mackenzie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:00:02

    Wow, what a fabulous contest! I would totally sign up for this but since Ace/Roc is publishing my book next year, I feel that wouldn’t be fair! Still, I just wanted to say kudos to them and Dear Author for their generosity!

    (And I didn’t mean to use so many !!!!)

  136. Diane M.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:01:47

    They all look great.

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

  137. orannia
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:07:08

    Thank you so much! *decisions, decisions*

    Darkborn and Blue Diablo please!

  138. Hilcia
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:10:30

    Thank you!

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews and Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

  139. Kelly C.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:12:59

    I’ll throw my name into the hat/ring. And even better, I don’t care what I win. IF I am so fortunate, anything I win will be donated to the American Cancer Society (via the Relay for Life) as part of a fund-raising effort. :)

  140. Dani
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:15:24

    I would love to win:

    Blue Diablo by Anne Aguirre
    and
    Sins and Shadows by Lyn Benedict

    Thank you!

  141. VampFanGirl
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:15:25

    Awesome!!

    If I’m lucky, I’d love to have:

    DARKBORN by Alison Sinclair

    THE SHADOW QUEEN by Anne Bishop

    Thanks!

  142. Oyce
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:15:53

    I’d love to read Anne Bishop’s The Shadow Queen or Darkborn. Also, I don’t know if the editorial team does much about it, but I’m especially looking for authors of color or books that star characters of color!

  143. FD
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:18:23

    Oh, wow. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews and Darkborn by Alison Sinclair. I would say the Ann Aguirre, but I already have that on order. (Ok, I have Andrews on order too, but then I would have a set of hers for lending.)

    Dear Ace / ROC – yay for contests and yay for online prescence – I love that you as an imprint take chances on new authors because a large percentage of my fantasy keeper shelves are Ace/ROC.

    I would also like to say: Oh cool – the PI (I’m guessing that’s the protag) on the cover of Sin & Shadows is actually wearing work appropriate clothes!
    Love for relevant cover art – all of these look great.

    Less love with the hardback thing though – I read the Bishop from the library, will probably pick it up next year when it comes out in pb.

  144. Jacqueline
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:24:03

    Oooooh, I would totally love to get my hands on these two…
    Ilona Andrews – Magic Strikes
    Ann Aguirre – Blue Diablo

    Good on you lot at ACE/ROC! A number of books I’m eagerly awaiting are from your imprint. :)

  145. Stacy S
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:30:36

    My picks would be Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict and Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews. Both would be new authors to me.

  146. Sarah
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:32:22

    I would LOVE Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (loved the first two) and Darkborn by Alison Sinclair. I already have Deathwish and am enjoying it greatly.

  147. Lisa N.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:32:24

    I am most looking forward to:
    Magic Strikes – Ilona Andrews
    Blue Diablo – Anne Aguirre

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  148. LLL
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:37:52

    Those look like some fantastic books.

    The two I am ost interested in are Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre.

  149. Li
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:43:26

    If this is open to international readers, I’d love to read “Sins & Shadows” and “Darkborn”. Both are new-to-me authors and the synopses sound intriguing!

    Thank you for highlighting these books, btw – my want list is expanding rapidly.

  150. Sonya
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 14:48:53

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop look very good.

    I read my first Ace book last year, Denise Rossetti’s “The Flame and the Shadow”…LOVED it.

  151. Darlynne
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:10:10

    Rob Thurman and Ilona Andrews without hesitation. Thanks to DA and to ACE/ROC for this opportunity.

  152. Amanda A.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:15:51

    Wow…narrowing it down to two is tough. I’ve really been looking forward to the new Ilona Andrews, and I’ll probably give Sin & Shadows a try, even if I don’t win. Thank you for the opportunity!

  153. Laurie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:16:48

    Would love – Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre &The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop

    Haven’t read either author but they are both on my to try list
    so to win would be great!

    Also second the comment about Denise Rossetti’s book
    “The Flame and the Shadow”. She’s a fabulous writer.

  154. Elaine C.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:18:15

    Ilona Andrews MAGIC STRIKES & Anne Bishop’s The Shadow Queen

    I became an ACE fan when I branched out from straight up romance pb’s to fantasy with romantic elements with such authors as Patricia Briggs and then Ilona Andrews Kate Daniel’s series. Now I am hooked on these shapeshifter/magical worlds. Great storytelling all around!!

  155. Anthea Lawson
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:21:04

    Ooh, I’ll play. Who could resist the chance to win even *more fabulous books from Dear Author? Especially with a new Anne Bishop on offer (I, too, HIGHLY recommend her Black Jewels trilogy).

    My tops picks are Anne Bishop and Alison Sinclair, whom I’ve not read but her book sounds intriguing. As though it would appeal to fans of Anne Bishop! lol

  156. The_Book_Queen
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:50:47

    It’s so hard to choose just two! (SIGH) However, I finally managed to narrow it down:

    1- Dark Born by Alison Sinclair (Amazing cover art, and the story line sounds very intriguing!)
    2- Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews (I haven’t yet read her other books, but if I had an ARC for the upcoming one, maybe it would pressure me to run out and grab the previous ones! LOL. Just kidding…Kind of! ;) )

  157. Keilexandra
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:51:58

    DARKBORN by Alison Sinclair sounds absolutely fascinating, just my type of book. And while I’m not as big a fan of urban fantasy, I’ve also been seeking an excuse to try Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series–so THE SHADOW QUEEN it is.

    Thanks for the heads=up about Sinclair–she was already on my to-watch-for list, but I didn’t know the books were coming out so soon.

  158. Shannon
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:58:29

    Darkborn and Sins & Shadows are my two picks. I just want to say THANKS for doing this!!! I

  159. Kayla
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 15:58:34

    The Shadow Queen and Darkboon. Bishop is an old favorite, but Sinclair is a new one to me, and sounds deliciously amazing.

  160. Lori Ann
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:00:11

    I have never tried any of these authors. All the book descriptions sound interesting, so it is hard to narrow it down to just two books. I have heard absolutely wonderful things about Anne Bishop and Ann Aguirre, though, so I would love to read The Shadow Queen and Blue Diablo.

  161. Gabriela
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:01:09

    I would love The Shadow Queen, the Black Jewels books are amazing! and Darkborn by A.Sinclair. I really couldn’t choose between that and Ilona Andrews’ book, so I chose the one whose cover I liked best. lol.

  162. LouiseD
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:10:15

    I haven't read these authors before, but I would love to win Blue Diablo and Darkborn.

  163. Kym
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:10:54

    I’m interested in Darkborn and Sin & Shadows. I need to get on the Anne Bishop bandwagon it seems like…

  164. Sarah
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:12:26

    :) Yeay! Another contest! I think my two would be

    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

    Thank You for the opportunity!

  165. Jackie M (Literary Escapism)
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:13:10

    Oohhh….throw my name in the hat for The Shadow Queen and Darkborn please. I love Anne Bishop!

  166. cyclops8
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:16:41

    I would love to win “The Shadow Queen” by Anne Bishop and “Darkborn” by Alison Sinclair.

  167. Jessica Kennedy
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:22:22

    I’m all about Darkborn by Alison Sinclair! My second choice is Deathwish by Rob Thurman.

    I’m really looking forward to Darkborn!

  168. Ashley Madden
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:29:07

    Ooh, these are great books!!

    I’m definitely picking Magic Strikes because I’ve been waiting for it ever since I finished with Magic Burns. lol

    As for the second one, I absolutely have to go with Darkborn, because the quote on the front of the book, “When light is lethal…” totally makes me want to read it, and makes me wonder when light could ever be lethal :)

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these books!

  169. Lisa F.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:31:44

    I would love to win

    Sins And Shadows by Lyn Benedict
    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

  170. Has
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:33:25

    Thanks again for this brilliant opportunity! :D

    I would like to have Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and Sins and Shadows by Lyn Benedict!

  171. Cauterize
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:36:14

    The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop
    Darkborn by Alison Sinclair.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Good luck, everyone!

  172. Malin E
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:38:22

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

    Please pick me! I love Ilona Andrews’ books especially. So awesome

  173. Leslie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:47:12

    Thanks to Jane and Anne for the chance to win these ARCs.

    If I’m one of the lucky I would love to win:

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews – It’s one of my favorite UF series.

    Deathwish by Rob Thurman

  174. Jia
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:47:18

    @Silver James: It’s a trick. Rob Thurman is a woman.

  175. Mezza
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 16:54:13

    I would love to read Blue Diablo and Darkborn. I particularly like the Darkborn cover and the appeal of a married couple. I already have Magic Strikes on order otherwise that would have been my pick.

  176. Mikou
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:00:39

    If I’m lucky, I would love:

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre

  177. MarnieColette
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:07:09

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some great books.

    Blue Diablo – Anne Aguirre
    Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

    These two sound the most intriguing.

  178. Angie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:07:47

    Ooh. Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo. Definitely. Thanks for the info!

  179. Tasha
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:09:01

    The books I’m picking are Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre and Sins and Shadows by Lyn Benedict. Thank you!

  180. Willow
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:11:06

    Wow, all of those look interesting! But if I have to choose only 2 for this contest, I’ll have to go with:

    - DARKBORN by Alison Sinclair
    - THE SHADOW QUEEN by Anne Bishop

    Thanks!

  181. AngelaG.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:15:21

    I really want Magic Strike and I Darkborn cause i like the cover.

  182. BrookeReviews
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:16:16

    I’d like to read Blue Diablo and Sins & Shadows. I have a review website, so I’d definitely post the reviews there, and any other information to go along with the books. :)

  183. Rebecca
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:24:31

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    I’d love a copy of Darkborn by Alison Sinclair and Sin and Shadows by Lyn Benedict.

  184. katieM
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:30:33

    I have been waiting all year for Magic Strikes by Andrews. I read their first two books and they were fantastic. I loved the writing and the new twist on vampires: ravening, mindless beasts “ridden” by human masters.

    I read Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax novels earlier this year. I read each book in one sitting. They were wonderful. Its hard to find good science fiction these days.

    I really want those books!

  185. msaggie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:31:31

    I would love to have Ann Aguirre’s Blue Diablo and Rob Thurman’s Deathwish.

    Thanks for your generosity with the giveaway! You folks are doing a great job publishing very cool books!

  186. Kat
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:37:27

    I can’t wait to read Blue Diablo, and I’m sold on the premise for Darkborn. I love mages.

  187. Mo (Unmainstream Mom Reads)
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:53:02

    I’d love Darkborn and Magic Strikes. Thanks for holding a wonderful contest!

  188. Donna
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 17:58:28

    I would love to get Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo. Great contest!

  189. sya
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 18:12:21

    Cool. Blue Diablo and Darkborn sound interesting.

  190. Rose W.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 18:35:57

    I would love to read “Magic Strikes” and “Sin & Shadows” sounds great. I just read “Deathwish” and thought it was great.

  191. Bridget Locke
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 18:37:57

    Wow! That’s great! I’m supposedly getting ARCs of Magic Strikes, but I’m beginning to doubt that. *sigh*

    Aw well. :)

  192. Karen W.
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 18:38:30

    Wow – what great choices. I already bought DEATHWISH, and I’m interested in all the others. I love the authors, so I guess I have to go with:

    MAGIC STRIKES by Ilona Andrews
    BLUE DIABLO by Ann Aguirre

    Thanks for the contest!

  193. Erin Thompson
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 18:43:20

    Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews and Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre – I’ve been waiting very impatiently for these books to come out.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  194. Wendy
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 19:04:50

    I am dying to read Magic Strikes and Blue Diablo.

    Thanks Ace/Roc!!

  195. JC
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 19:15:53

    @Julie M: I would agree. blue Diablo or Darkborn. That’s mostly because I have Ilona Andrew’s book on preorder and I’ve already read Anne Bishop. God, I love me some Anne Bishop. It’s one of my bragging points that I found her out when she had only one book out, way back when.

    *grins* I love when you can follow an author you just know is going to make it and see her mature.

  196. charm
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 19:16:06

    Thanks for this great opportunity.
    As for the two books I’d like to choose Deathwish and The Shadow Queen.
    So thanks again!

  197. Andi
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 19:24:20

    Blue Diablo and Sin and Shadows, I would love to find a new series to become addicted to.

  198. Katie
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 19:40:14

    I’m looking forward to reading Magic Strikes when it comes out and Blue Diablo sounds really interesting!

  199. Angel
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 20:01:10

    Magic Strikes and Shadow Queen pretty please?

  200. Jourdan
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 20:03:06

    Ooo…so hard to choose. They all sound wonderful!

    My top two picks:

    Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
    Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

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