When will Jan 18th get here all ready?!?!  I cannot wait for the release of KMM's Shadowfever.  I had to stop reading the excerpt teases she's been releasing over the year b/c they're driving me crazy.  BUT, she posted a picture of the first page this past weekend  and it's the perfect amount of tease I think.  And because I love you all so, I've transcribed it for you.

Shadowfever Page 1:

Hope strengthens. Fear kills.
Someone really smart told me that once.
Every time I think I'm getting wiser, more in control of my actions, I do slamming into a situation that makes me excruciatingly aware that all I've succeeded in doing is swapping one set of delusions for a more elaborate, attractive set of delusions-that's me, the Queen of Self-Deception.
I hate myself right now. More than I'd ever have thought possible.
I squat on the cliff's edge, screaming, cursing the day I was born wishing my biological mother had drowned me at birth.  Life it too hard, too much to handle.  Nobody told me there'd be days like these.  How could they let me grow up like that-happy and pink and stupid?
The pain I feel is worse than anything the Sinsar Dubh has ever done to me.  At least when the Book is crushing me, I know it's not my own fault.
This moment?
Mea Culpa.  Beginning to end, all the way, I own this one, and there will never be any hiding from that fact.


There are always book cover releases, but 2 of my favorite series of 2010 showed us glimpses at their next book covers and I couldn't be more happy with both of them.

Kelly Gay showed us the the cover for The Hour of Dust and Ashes, the 3rd installment in the Charlie Madigan series.  Charlie looks super tough!  And there's someone else with her, which is the first time that's happened on one of her covers. hmmmm  The book releases in August 2011 so you have plenty of time to catch up and read The Better Part of Darkness, and The Darkest Edge of Dawn *whispers* I still need to read DEoD myself *_*

The Dreg City series is another one of my favorites from 2010, no question about it.  And this week, Kelly Meding showed us the cover for Another Kind of Dead and I can't wait. There is some crazy shit happening in the background there.  I'm bouncing in my seat with anticipation.  But alas, it's another summer release.  The book comes out July, 2011.  In the meantime you can read my reviews for Three Days to Dead and As Lie the Dead.  And then go enjoy them for yourself!

Before her book releases, Kim Harrison is always generous enough to share a couple chapters with us.  Well, she's just posted the first chapter of Pale Demon, so go download here and enjoy...you wont be sorry


  1. WHAAAAT THE F*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    In other news, I am starting this Kelly Gay series ASAP!

  2. I need to get moving...just bought Darkfever and all I hear is how damn good this series is. Slow on the uptake, that's me! Or could it just be my ridiculously large TBR pile?

  3. Tori- I die!

    Pam- I TOTALLY know who got stabbed and what's going to happen...I"m just that good :P
    YAY! I've only read the first book *shame* but it was really good!

    Kristin- OMG you must b/c come Jan 19th, everyone is going to ruin the series by talking about it on Twitter... I'm kinda serious

  4. I had to skip over the excerpt because I'm trying to avoid teasers at all costs. Thanks for posting it though. =)

    Another two series I need to start in 2011. I'm catching up with my pile come hell or high water damn it!

  5. I LOVE that Charlie Madigan is so obviously depicted as a hardcore badass on this series' covers. No cutesey poses, just "I'm gon' git you, sucka!" I really need to crack those books open, already.

  6. Jen D- Apologies for the teaser :l

    Julie- :D

    Alisha- She's like a whole new definition of bad-ass superheroine

  7. Oh taunting me!!!! Why did I reread the series sooo early?????? Oh. I know because my sister and mom were helping me with the baby....but still....AAAAAA!!!! Thank you for the teaser. I still disagree with you on who you think was stabbed though.....