New Book Covers, Thanks to Katherine

Thanks to Katherine for digging these up for me. This Patricia Briggs book cover is hot off the presses. Read more about BLOOD BOUND (Feb 2007) at Briggs’ site.

Blood Bound

This next cover is warm rather than hot, having been unveiled a few weeks ago. The book won’t be published until March 2007, according to Bishop’s site.

Belladonna

And these covers are downroad old, cold news, considering A FISTFUL OF CHARMS is already in stores. But, hey, maybe it’s not too late to wonder why Harrison’s publishing company is co-opting the look of Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden books? (Besides the obvious: the unattractiveness of the previous covers.)

A Fistful of Charms Firestorm

Note: You can find more info on A FISTFUL OF CHARMS at Harrison’s site. Visit Stormwatch for more info on FIRESTORM, which will hit the stories in September 2006.

As I keep digging through emails from the previous months, maybe I’ll find more great covers about which Katherine tipped me.

Laurell K. Hamilton’s DANSE MACABRE

Here are comments on LKH’s latest Anita Blake book from those of us who haven’t yet abandoned the series. First up: Shelley.

I finished DANSE MACABRE by Laurell K. Hamilton. This is one of the books in the series that moves the story line foward but is an issues book. That is, it revolved around exploring Anita’s powers rather than Anita solving a crime. Otherwise, the story was wall-to-wall sex.I did get caught up in the book, and the politics were interesting, but I found myself thinking that once again the ending seemed rushed. I would really enjoy a book that has Anita solving crime and also has her focusing on her inner circle. I do not think the multiple men are going anywhere but would like to see her spend more time with Jean-Claude, Asher, Micah, et. al. That is, actually relationship building. Actual conversations would be nice . –Shelley

And here’s JW’s take: Continue reading