Some interesting releases to mark on your calendars:
According to Susan Squires’ site, TIME FOR ETERNITY is part of her Companion series, but I’m pretty sure the marketing materials from St. Martin’s called it the first of a new series. It’s about a modern-day immortal bartender from San Francisco who goes back in time to Revolutionary France to confront the duke who turned her into a vampire. I found it very interesting that the spine was labeled Romantic Suspense and not Paranormal Romance.
I have to admit, it was not the cover that caught my eye for PRINCE OF FROGS by Ananaliese Evans. But I love the description. It’s a historical paranormal with lots of fairy tale elements, maybe a cross between Colleen Gleason and Kathryne Kennedy. Of course, I didn’t actually write down what the description was, and it’s not yet up on her site, but you can take a look at the first book in this series, NIGHT’S ROSE.
According to the marketing notes, ABC is planning to replace Lost in 2010 with a series based on FLASHFORWARD by Robert J. Sawyer. It’s about an experiment gone awry that somehow flashes the population 20 years into the future for several moments. It sounds like it has the potential to get pretty twisty with everyone back in their present trying to figure out what decisions propel them to their future selves. You can read an excerpt here.
SOULESS by Gail Carriger is the first of the Parasol Protectorate series, and if the humor on Gail’s website is any indication of what we’re getting in the book, I can’t wait to read this.
It sounds like Mary Poppins meets The Golden Compass meets Underworld.
According to her site:
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she is being rudely attacked by a vampire to whom she has not been properly introduced!
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire, and the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible.
Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society?
Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing?
Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
It is either Jane Austen does paranormal, or PG Wodehouse does steampunk and will be released by Orbit US October 1.
TALL, DARK AND FANGSOME is the fifth book in Michelle Rowen’s Sarah Dearly Immortality Bites series. You can read an excerpt here.