Interviews, guest posts…

I’ve been hopping around the internet (due to the kindness of many blogs that have welcomed me) to discuss the latest Hunter Kiss novel, Labyrinth of Stars.  Here’s the breakdown of interviews and giveaways, so far:

Bitten By Books (an “interview” between Grant and Maxine; i.e., a new, exclusive, very short story with them) + a giveaway.

The Big Idea: a blog post about what the Hunter Kiss series is really all about (hint: it’s mothers and daughters).

An interview with me over at My Bookish Ways.

Tor.com’s Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe.

I appreciate everyone who is supporting this novel.  You guys are great.  It means so much to me, and thank you.

A wolf and a warrior…

Labyrinth of Stars has been out for a couple days (oh, hey, and Sympathy for the Bones, as well), and the nerves have passed — sort of.  At any rate, I’m busy revising my next book, which is the way it always goes:  the work continues, no matter what else is going on.

Here’s a new interview with me and a giveaway at Urban Fantasy Investigations — plus a nice review of the novel at All Things Urban Fantasy. What the reviewer says is true: it’s best to have read previous books in the series before tackling this latest one. I try to make them all stand alone, but in a series with as much mythology as this one, it’s not possible to hit every note for a new reader.

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 12.22.54 PMI’d also like to highlight two more novels that were released the same day as mine, by authors I love.  The first is The Clockwork Wolf  by Lynn Viehl. It’s part of her “Disenchanted & Co.” steampunk series, which is incredibly fun:  Doing a favor for deathmage Lucien Dredmore, Kit agrees to interview a newly widowed lady as a potential client. Upon meeting, however, she learns that the woman in question is none other than Lady Eugenia Bestly, president of the Rumsen Ladies Decency Society— someone who once led a vicious campaign to ruin Kit’s life. Ironically Lady Bestly now lives in fear herself, for the press is about to unmask her husband as the savage “Wolfman” who died while terrorizing the city.  As monstrous rampages continue to occur, Kit soon determines there is more than one Wolfman, and that they may themselves be victims of evil players. While avoiding both mechanized assassins and attempts by Dredmore and Chief Inspector Tom Doyle to take her under their protection, Kit follows a tangled path that leads from a prestigious gentlemen’s club fronting a hellish secret to a vengeful native tribe and dangerous, ancient magics.

Listen, how could you not love that novel?  I’ve already started reading The Clockwork Wolf, and can’t put it down.  But then, Lynn never disappoints.  Her books, whether they’re about vampires  or intergalactic doctors, are the best.  She also writes a great blog, which you should also check out.

Second on my list are Gennita Low’s romantic suspense novels, which I’ve been SEAL3dENLARGED4WEBdevouring for the last ten years.  She’s got it all: romance, hot sex, danger, laughs.  I can’t put them down, ever.  She’s someone else who never disappoints.

She’s got a new story out, which is part of an e-anthology filled with other amazing authors.  All the books are focused on heroes who are Navy SEALS, and Gennita’s is called “Warrior”: On a covert operation with his SEAL team, Lucas Branson bumps into his love interest, Kit Ling Harrison, who is overseas with her media team interviewing victims of war. Things get interesting when he and Kit end up on an unexpected road trip. Chasing vehicles, avoiding RPGs, singing silly songs, and falling in love ensue.

A really fun read, and highly recommended.  Visit Gennita’s blog for more information about her work.

If there are other books that you think people should know about, mention them in the comments.  I love getting recommendations for new (and old) titles, and it doesn’t matter the genre.

Labyrinth of Stars! Out now!

Yes, it’s THAT day.  After a long wait, the fifth Hunter Kiss novel is out in the world.  Thank you, everyone, who has supported the series.  My appreciation is endless.

You can read a brief interview with me at Book Obsession, and check out the Labyrinth of Stars giveaway at Paranormal Bites.  Also, here’s an excerpt from a Romantic Times interview about Maxine and her journey.

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Tokyo Literary Festival

I’m in Japan for the next month.  It’s for research, writing, unwinding — a little bit of everything.  I’m also participating in the Tokyo Lit Festival, which kicks off this Friday.  My event is on Sunday, March 2nd, for those of you in the area who want to stop by.  There’s no official signing (I don’t think), but catch me afterward if you want your books signed.

Literature Without Borders with Marjorie Liu (organized by Kawade Shobo Shinsha) @Waseda Ono Auditorium (Nishi-waseda 1-6-1, Shinjuku-ku)
11:00-12:00: Marjorie Liu, Makoto Ichikawa , Yukiko Konosu

 


Labyrinth of Stars…TOMORROW!

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 8.45.57 PMMy nineteenth novel comes out tomorrow.  That’s an unreal number to me, so let’s put it another way: my latest is hitting shelves, and it’s the fifth in the Hunter Kiss series.  Maxine and her demon boys have been inhabiting my imagination for maybe seven years — and each time I sit down to continue their adventures it’s an intense process, surprisingly emotional.  Labyrinth of Stars especially, for a variety of reasons.

To my readers, I apologize for the long wait between novels.  I needed the time, and I appreciate your patience and continued support — more than I can say.   Labyrinth of Stars can be purchased anywhere, but here are the standard links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells.  

I’ll be doing a series of interviews about the novel, but for now, here’s an excerpt:  chapter five, posted exclusively at Literary Escapism.

I have another release to announce, but this story has been published before (in last year’s Charlaine HarrisScreen Shot 2014-02-21 at 9.01.07 AM anthology, An Apple for the Creature).  “Sympathy for the Bones” is a short tale set in old Appalachia, about a girl who is looking for a way to free her soul.  I had a good time writing that little tale — as I did, the novel — and I hope you manage to check out both.

Again, thank you for all support.  It means the world to me.  Now, onward to Happy Release Day!