Monday, January 21, 2013

Here Be News

Posted by: Eleri Stone
Our new releases this week

Guild-trained weaver Ily is furious her rival Kal, a smug yet wickedly sexy rug merchant, outsells her at every turn. She knows her magically crafted rugs are far superior to anything he can produce, but can't compete with his charming personality.

When Kal fixes his lusty attentions on Ily, she is reluctantly aroused by his interest. She knows he desires her and against her better judgment, she wants him too. A chance encounter leads her to make him a scandalous offer: her body in exchange for enough money to leave the city. She sees their time together as a temporary erotic adventure...until Kal reveals that what he truly wants from Ily is more personal--and more dangerous--than bed play. And she must choose between taking her chance at a new life or risking it all for a man she never meant to love.

Carina Press / Amazon / Barnes & Noble


Book two of Blood of the Pride

Rebecca Desjardin, a P.I. and cat shifter, doesn't normally find herself in strip clubs. But a popular male dancer has been murdered in Pennsylvania, and it looks like the work of a shifter from the local Pride. Rebecca has a duty to help protect her kind--and she needs to find justice for the dead.

Her impromptu trip leaves her boyfriend, reporter Brandon Hanover, unhappy. He's only just come to terms with the fact that she's a Felis, and their relationship is still so new... Rebecca is determined to deal with the murder first, then deal with their future.

As her investigation unfolds, she's met with grudging cooperation and half-truths. Does the Pride want her to find justice, or help them hide a killer? Frustrated and unable to shake the sexy local shifter who says he's on her side, Rebecca can't seem to scratch out the truth--at least not on her own. But when Brandon shows up, is he there to help or to mark his territory?



Adventure and romance awaits in worlds that never were but should have been. Magic and science blend together as Gears and Levers explores the quest for all that makes up humanity. Battle pirates, walk with ghosts, fly in dirigibles, explore the wonders world, and walk with automatons in twenty amazing tales set in Steampunk lands by masterful storytellers such as Alma Alexander, Irene Radford, Chaz and Karen Brenchley, David Lee Summers, Shawna Reppert, Larry Lefkowitz, Tina Connolly, Jeanette Bennett, Voss Foster, Frog and Esther Jones, and many more.

Shawna Reppert's steampunk werewolf story The Beast Within appears in the brand-new e-book anthology Gears and Levers 2 from Sky Warrior Books.

Available through Amazon

And while you're there, check out her indie stuff

Links of Interest

The battle against 'sexist' sci-fi and fantasy book covers: "My next book has a woman on the cover," Hines says."And I told my publisher: 'if you put her into one of these spine-contorted poses, the entire internet is going to make fun of you.'"

Why online book discovery is broken (and how to fix it)

A couple of great posts from Christine Bell: Demystifying Rankings (for those of us who just GOTTA know!) and Follow up to Demystifying .02 on raising those ranks.

Here Be Magic Group Announcements

Enter the Threads of Desire giveaway on Eleri Stone's blog for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card!

Cindy Spencer Pape's Moonlight & Mechanicals was the runner up for Best Book at LRC!


  1. The Carina covers just get better and better. Whew. Hot!

  2. They really are great!!! Carina artists are the best!!

  3. Shawna's cover isn't too shabby either!


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