Monday, May 7, 2012

Urban Fantasy Releases for May and Other Fun Stuff

Happy Monday! I sent out the May issue of my urban fantasy newsletter last week. For those of you who don't get it directly by email, here's a link. And here are some of the ones I think look extra cool:

You guys know I love True Blood, so this choice is obvious. I do need to catch up on a bunch of books in this series, though... this one is book 12. It seems Sookie and Bill are trying to solve a murder pinned on Eric.

I just love the title of this one. The little catch phrase on the front says: A novel of the good, the bad, and the enigmatic. Sounds fun to me!

This is the sequel to the hugely popular book, Divergent. Which I haven't read yet. And is very high on my TBR list. And the trailer for this rocked (click the link for my newsletter if you want to watch).

I am behind on this series, too. But I loved the first three.

This is about a girl obsessed with getting struck by lightning. Super cool premise.

I absolutely ADORE the cover art for this series. And the books are pretty good, too :) Well, I only read the first one, but it was good. Back to the covers - whoever designed these, can you please design the covers for my books when they come out? Pretty please with a cherry on top? Not that I have any control over that, but a girl can dream...

In other news: I got my first rejection for Martinis with the Devil last week. It's funny how much I've changed since I start querying Countless a couple years ago. I got that first rejection, and I cried (a LOT) and ate massive quantities of junk food. But now, with a lot more experience under my belt, the first one this time around barely phased me. So, that's cool in my book (pun not intended).

I also continue to procrastinate on starting my new middle grade fantasy. I think I'm afraid I won't get the voice right. I can tell I'm going to have to experiment with it a little. I am planning on locking myself away and starting on it tonight. I'll tweet everybody later if I succeed.

So, what new releases are you excited about? Who else is querying out there? And what about my fellow procrastinators?


  1. I love True Blood too! One month away!
    I'm reading the Sookie Stackhouse series as well, but I'm only on book 6! I have a ways to go!

  2. Ahhh, I need to read the new Cassandra Clare book! I love that series. :)

  3. I keep meaning to read the Cassandra Clare series...definitely in my TBR pile.

  4. Sorry to hear about your rejection, but you're so right: it really does get easier!

  5. I've not read any of these yet! But I met Charlaine Harris at last year's WFC (only because I was with Matt when he got ballsy and introduced himself). Wasn't she funny on that panel?

    Anyway, these look fantastic! I'll probably start with Insurgent.

  6. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous covers and books. Your attitude to rejection is very positive. It's only a matter of time before you're accepted, I'm sure.


  7. I have yet to read an urban fantasy, but now I have so many intriguing titles to choose from. Thanks!

  8. Oh yes, you have to read DIVERGENT! It's one of those must-reads for YA. Can't decide if I'll read INSURGENT or not...even when I enjoy a first book in a series, I'm not hot on reading the others. Just not "into" series that much. I love the cover though, and of STRUCK.

    Glad to hear your hide is getting thicker for rejections. That's a good writerly skill to have. :o)

  9. Good luck with querying! I'm currently obsessively editing to try and stave off the inevitable querying. I'm not proud of myself.

  10. I have to get a copy of Divergent soon. I read the first chapter on Amazon and loved it.

  11. So many series to catch up on! Good luck with the querying!

  12. Thanks for the round-up of releases! :)

    I'm all hyped up about Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I loved her other two books.

    Good luck with the querying!

  13. They are some gorgeous book covers right there. I agree the covers for Endure (and Need and Captivate) are stunning.

    Divergent was an awesome read, I'm really looking forward to Insurgent.

  14. Ohh I want to read pretty much most of these books too:)


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