5 for Friday – August 24

Congratulations on making it through another week!  I’ve now come down from my AAD high and am already anxiously awaiting RT in May. (Yes, I am a planner.)  As if I wasn’t already excited enough about Kansas City, now I hear RT2014 will be in NOLA!  I can’t wait.  I still have some AAD books to give away, so make sure to check out the contest at the end of the post.

5. I really enjoyed Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld spinoff, Wicked Nights.

This week, she released the blurb for book two in the Angels of the Dark series: Beauty Awakened.

His name is Koldo. He is scarred, powerful, his control legendary-and he lives only for vengeance, determined to punish the angel who viciously removed his wings. But if he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be kicked from the heavens, eternally damned.
She is his last hope. Nicola Lane was born with a defective heart, yet this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo’s deliverance…and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola’s life-even if he has to sacrifice his own…

No sign of a cover yet. Beauty Awakened is scheduled for release February 26th.

In other Showalter news, Gena announced the title of her next Lords book, The Darkest Craving. Kane’s book will be out next July or August.

4.  Kim Harrison has revealed the cover for the next Hollows book, Ever After.

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing… for the worse.While saving the world is important, it isn’t Rachel’s only motivation. There’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It’s also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon in the ever after—a terrifying entity who eats souls and now has an insatiable appetite for her. He’s already kidnapped her friend and goddaughter to lure her out, and if Rachel doesn’t give herself up soon, they’ll die.

But Rachel has more than a few impressive and frighening skillls of her own, and she isn’t going to hand over her soul and her life without one hell of a fight. She’s also got a surpise: elven tycoon Trent Kalamack. With this unlikely ally beside her—a prospect both thrilling and unnerving—she’s going to return to the ever after, kick some demon butt, rescue her loved ones… and prevent an apocalypse before it’s too late. Or, at least that’s the plan..

I didn’t love the last book like I loved Pale Demon, but I have high hopes for Ever After. It releases January 22. If you can’t wait until January for your Rachel-fix, Harrison is releasing a compilation of Hollows short stories, including a new one about Trent & Jenks kidnapping the baby! Into the Woods is out October 12.

3. Just a little tidbit for fans of the Charley Davidson books.  Darynda Jones has announced a change in the title for book five. It was originally supposed to be Fifth Grave Off the Beaten Path, but it’s now Fifth Grave Past the Light. I like the new one! Fifth Grave isn’t out until next May, but book 4, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet releases in October.

(I can’t wait to see where that series goes next. I am so mad at Charley’s dad!!)

2. As sad as I was to see Kelley Armstrong end her Otherworld series with Thirteen, there is now reason to celebrate!!  Armstrong announced Thursday that Space, a Canadian sci-fi channel, has ordered 13 episodes of a tv show based on Bitten!!

Can we get this channel in America? I must watch this show. Who could possibly be hot enough to be cast as Clay?

1. And finally, the premiere for the new season of Sons of Anarchy is just two weeks away.  This is one of my favorite shows, people!  In honor of Jax and the boys, help yourself to these new trailers.


The season premiere is September 11th on FX.

Oh yeah… I promised you a giveaway! Fill out the Rafflecopter form to win a copy of both books in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series by Phillipa Ballantine and Tee Morris. That’s Phoenix Rising and The Janus Affair. Contest is open to entries in the US & CAN.

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  1. I loooooove SOA! So excited for Season 5. And Jimmy Smits. Awesome! I need my boo Jax to keep growing his hair out. Love the longer hair. Not feeling the slick back but either way he’s still HOT!!!

  2. I can’t wait to see the cover for Beauty Awakened. The last few covers from Gena Showalter have been great.

  3. Great books! 🙂 So looking forward to reading all of them like you!

  4. OMG I want that channel as well!!! I would love to see what they do with Bitten on the small screen.


  5. I love SOA! Jax has the most amazing butt! lol I also am very excited to see what things we learn about Tig this season. He is so nasty that he makes it kinda cute. lol

  6. I finally came into the 21st century and got Netflix…I think I am going to have to watch SOA! I have heard it is fantastic but didn’t want to start watching it several seasons behind. Now I can catch up. Hopefully. I haven’t checked it’s on there yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  7. I don’t watch Sons of Anarchy, but my hubs loves it and when there is a nakey scene with Jax, I make sure to pay attention. LOL

  8. gr8 post

  9. I really wish we could get that channel! Dang it! That’s one of my favorite series and Elena & Clay are definitely one of my favorite book couples.

  10. oh my goodness I need to move to Canada now. I have to see this show. and you’re right how could they find anyone to play Clay.

  11. *chants* SOA! SOA! SOA!

  12. Great post! I’m been wanting to read the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series – thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. thanks for an awesome giveaway! I’m soooo behind on SOA… gotta go get the series and catch up 🙂

  14. Oh we have to be able to see that channel somehow, so not fair!

  15. Hi

    I have not watched SOA – but with all the twitter chatter I think I am going to have to catch up to this season.

    The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences books sound fun.

    Thanks for the chance

  16. Both myself and my husband watch this show we never miss an episode and if one of us has to work then we dvr it for the other .Thank you for this chance to win Have a fantastic week.

  17. I love Gena Showalter, cant wait to read Koldo’s book. Thx for a great giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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