Today I have some very fun news to share with all of you. Clay and Susan Griffith, authors of the fantastic Vampire Empire urban fantasy series, are celebrating Valentine's Day with a very special giveaway on their blog. The Vampire Empire series (a particular favorite of mine, I can't recommend it enough), while by no means a romance, does feature a beautiful relationship between Adele and vampire hunter The Greyfriar, and so the Griffiths are offering up a replica of Adele's geomancy talisman in honor of the upcoming holiday.
To enter, just leave a comment and valid email address on their blog post HERE (do not leave an entry on my post, it will not count toward the giveaway). A random winner will be chosen on February 7th. Good luck everyone!
Next, there have been some new cover reveals this week for upcoming Spencer Hill Press titles and I thought I'd share them with all of you in case you hadn't had a chance to see them yet!
TOUCH OF DEATH (January 2013)
Jodi Marshall isn't sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she's in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she's being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.
After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he's not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she's part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.
Jodi's deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn't difficult enough, Jodi discovers she's the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can't figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.
PODs (June 2013)
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.
After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.
Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.
Lastly, I've had a few giveaways the past couple weeks, the winners have been emailed and are listed below. As always, thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and to JL Bryan and Big Honcho Media for their generous prizes!
THE WAY WE FALL
Savannah from Books With Bite
Savannah from Books With Bite
FAIRY METAL THUNDER
DEEP SKY and THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX (audiobook)