Monday, October 8, 2012

Here Be News

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No new releases this week but we have two new cover reveals

Legends speak of three stones crafted in a forgotten time–ancient stones that must be reunited for the land to be whole again. The Siobani people have one stone, and another has been lost to memory. The third stone belongs to Sara. Raised by her grandfather on a remote island, Sara has learned everything she can about the stones, and about the Siobani people.
When her grandfather dies, Sara finds herself alone, away from the familiar ocean and tasked with finding the holders of the other stones—but it will not be easy. On the mainland, the Siobani and all knowledge of the stones have faded into legend.
Armed with little more than determination. Sara sets off. Along the way, she meets Zeynel, a mysterious peddler who seems to know about Teann, the source of the stones’ power. Together, Sara and Zeynel travel to the desert lands where they meet a nomadic people, the Heilini.
The Heilini, and their charismatic leader, welcome Sara with open arms. When the leader's son is kidnapped, Sara offers to help. With the guidance of Zeynel and the stone, she discovers a plot that could alter the desert lands forever. A plot hatched by a wearer of the missing stone... and he's been searching for her too.

Available February 2013

Althea Grant is doing fine. Sure, her Charleston gallery is suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere. But she’s happy enough. When rugged metal sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual—and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.
Steel, fascinated by Althea’s rare albino coloring, sees in her the key to his next piece: a metal satyr that can be used for bondage games. Moving into her gallery basement is the first step; seducing the coolly polite lady into modeling for him is the second.
As Steel peels away her careful manners and tasteful outfits, Althea begins to realize her life isn’t just fine at all—it’s as pale and washed-out as the watercolor paintings she’s failing to sell. Can she transform her life and accept her most secret desires?

Available February 2013

Links of Interest

From Carina Press: Submissions opportunity: one week only…feedback & 6 week response time. And you can find out what editors are looking for on the Fall '12 Call for Submissions.

From RWA: Romance Literature Statistics: Readership Statistics

Interesting article. THE FUTURE OF THE AUTHOR-PUBLISHER RELATIONSHIP: "The future I would like to propose is one in which the publisher truly serves as a partner that seeks to empower its authors, and freely shares as much knowledge and information as it has available."

Skyfall pics! Daniel Craig Boxes, Javier Bardem Plays Dress Up In New Pics From 'Skyfall'.

I think this is a GREAT idea for a Here Be Magic group bonding trip. Sick of live-action zombie survival games? Try an overnight werewolf hunt.

Here Be Magic Group Announcements

Congratulations to Deb Wunder for winning last week's Meet and Greet prize! (You can still enter to win the grand prize here.) We'll announce our next prize tomorrow. Be sure to check back for details.

Cindy Spencer Pape will be interviewed live on “What the Els?” on Flint Talk Radio Tues. Oct. 9 at 1:30 pm Eastern US.

What's new with you? Have you read any good books lately?


  1. MAYAN INFERNO by A. S. Fenichel, the third and final book in her Mayan Destiny series. Really innovative use of Mayan mythology, I thought!

  2. I read Flesh by Kylie Scott last week and have been recommending it to everyone since. Loved it. It's a full length, only .99 right now.
    And I mean it about that werewolf hunting retreat:D

  3. Eleri, I'm gonna go check that out. Missed your rec last week!

  4. Eleri, I'm in for the werewolf hunting trip. That sounds like sooooo much fun!

    I recently finished Rogue's Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy. I highly recommend it. I'm currently reading Stellarnet Rebel by J.L. Hilton. It's a sci-fi story from Carina Press, and so far, it's awesome.

    1. I know, right? But it's in England. We have to find out if there's a US version....or come up with our own.

  5. I just read Angel's Flight by Nalini Singh. It's a Guild Hunter short story collection. It was pretty good. I'd read her Psi series but not any of the Angel series.

  6. I just finished Wolf at the Door, book three in K.A. Stewart's Jesse James Dawson series. No werewolves--he's a champion who fights demons to regain the souls of those who bargained them away.

  7. Werewolves, yep, I'm there! Zombies ... um, not so much. I'm such a coward about the Undead.

    That article on Jane Friedman's insights on author-publisher relationship is brilliant. Lots to think about.

    I've had a wonderful run in my reading. Now, I'm sure I'll forget some folks, but here goes:

    Del Dryden's The Lamplighter's Love - atmospheric and sexy steampunk novella

    Peta Crake's Harbinger - messenger to the gods lives in my hometown. Promising beginning to a new series.

    I never thought I'd fall in love with vampires, but PG Forte's series, Children of Night, could be changing my mind.

    Time Thief by Anna Hackett - just brilliant. Romantic suspense with paranormal thread running through.


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