Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Kick-Ass Girls Come Out at Night

I got a message from Diana Moffitt, the comedian/actor who's narrating my Casa Dracula series, and she says that things are going swimmingly with the recording. It's very exciting that my audio versions of my books will be available.

Macmillan/Tor Teen is joining the other publishers offering books on NetGalley, and I was happy to learn that Dark Companion, my YA Gothic, will soon be available there. NetGalley is an amazing site, where book reviewers/bloggers can connect with publishers to receive e-galleys of upcoming releases.

Despite all the new trends in genre fiction, the kick-ass chick is still a favorite. Here are some new and upcoming KAC books with fab dark color schemes.

Silver-Tongued Devil (Sabine Kane #4) by Jaye Wells
January 5, 2012

Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she's helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of trouble thanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn't trust that peace is possible.

Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threaten to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought she could trust.

A Perfect Blood (The Hallows #10) by Kim Harrison
February 21, 2012

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth--a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons.

Deadly Descendant (Nikki Glass #2) by Jenna Black
April 24, 2012

As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington D.C., Nikki is afraid it might be a trap. The Olympians believe the “dogs” are jackals, controlled by a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki.

Magic Without Mercy (Allie Beckstrom #8) by Devon Monk
April 3, 2012

Allison Beckstrom's talent for tracking spells has put her up against some of the darkest elements in the world of magic. But now, magic itself has been poisoned, and Allie's undead father may have left the only cure in the hands of a madman.

Black Howl (Madeline Black #3) by Christina Henry
February 28, 2012

Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago's dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black's exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a plethora of personal problems, too.


Since the cover art is dark/black, that's the theme. I'm assuming that you like themes. I may be entirely wrong. Tell me if themes add to your whole GVD experience or not.

Some HBO nekkidness in this, so don't act all offended.


Danny said...

*sigh* those are all series I have to start reading... I LOVE the covers from the first too!

And YEAH for the NetGalley news!! I'm so excited it will be available there, totally looking forward reading it!

Marta said...

Hi, Danny! There were more great books, but some of them deserve their own post, so I'll feature those later. Re: NetGalley, I brought it up to my editor some time back, but Macmillan wasn't using it. I'm so glad they have and I hope you'll lurve my book.