Author News Roundup – 03-05-14

by Maryse on March 5, 2014 · 7 comments

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Great news all around today! Some of our favorite authors hit the NYT Best Seller’s list! A few progress reports on highly anticipated book releases, a book soundtrack that has become a music chart topper, cover reveals and giveaways! *squeeeee* Yep. Today is a good day! :D

  • Congratulations to author Abbi Glines!!! Another NY Times best seller for her latest release Take a Chance! Her publisher Atria announced:
“BESTSELLER ALERT: Take a Chance by Abbi Glines will debut at #5 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Congratulations to our beloved author and her army!”
“From now until March 10 you can mail me your copy of Take A Chance with return postage & I’ll sign it: P.O. Box 464 Point Clear, AL 36564″

So, um, this happened! #13 NYT, #42 USA Today!!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • And!!! Laura Kaye is taking over, tonight, and it looks like it’ll be a lot of fun!! Her latest book Hard As You Can: A Hard Ink Novel was just released a few days ago, so I bet there will be some celebrating! She says:
I’m taking over the Avon Romance FB page tonight and I’ll have lots of giveaways and fun! Please stop over!
  • Author M. Pierce just had a gorgeous cover reveal for the print versions of Night Owl (The Night Owl Trilogy) and the two follow up novels! See the covers and enter the giveaway here! Also, the ebook cover reveals and blurbs for each book (including #2 & #3 in the Night Owl Trilogy) are up, too. BUT!!!!! I’ve been told the blurbs are a bit spoilerish, so I’m not even gonna look. I don’t wanna know what I’m in for, until the book is out…) If you wanna look, click here, but I recommend skimming the text and just looking at the gorgeous covers.
  • Author H.M Ward is thinking of turning her “The Arrangement“ book series into a web series, and needs your opinion. She says:
“Okay, since this got leaked, I’m posting about it: I’ve been thinking about making the Arrangement books into a web series for a while, now. I  the fan interaction–that is one of the great things about this series–and I can channel fan interaction with a web series. Not so much with offers from the regular channels…
Read her entire Facebook post here.
  • Author R.K. Lilley will be releasing “Lovely Trigger” (her latest and final book in her Tristan and Danika series) in just a few days! She announces March 11th 2014 as it’s release date, and has put book #1 (Bad Things (Tristan & Danika #1) in the trilogy on sale right now. I just one-clicked it, ’cause it’s on my main TBR list. :D
  • Author Jamie McGuire announces two awesome updates on her upcoming book Maddox brother book “Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel“. *Trent* I heart you already!! First… her progress report. She says: 
“Chapter Seventeen of Beautiful Oblivion! Agh! Going so well!  This was a tight deadline, and I was nervous, but it’s in the bag! Don’t worry, secret beta reader, a few tweaks and I’m sending it over!” <— P.S. I am not the secret beta reader. :/ *kicks invisible rock in a jealous huff* ;)
“51K. Getting closer!” <— that’s how many words she’s written and she’s pulling some crazy all nighters. I think she’s on a roll!!! 
and then she announces:
“Good news! Atria has agreed to sell special edition hardback copies of Beautiful Oblivion at Book Bash! That means Book Bash peeps can purchase Beautiful Oblivion 3 DAYS EARLY! #squee Maryse Black<— *squeeeeeeeeeeeeee* indeed!!!!!!  :D!!!!!!
  • Author Dina Silver announces the title and publication date for her next novel! Check out her blog post link for details…
  • Author Tijan announces an upcoming new release in her super popular Fallen Crest Series (alternate version). She says:
It’s closer closer closer. I received the edits from Fallen Crest Alternate Version. If you’re still wondering what it is, it’s the original sequel I wrote a year ago after Fallen Crest High. It was scrapped and I wrote FALLEN CREST FAMILY instead. However, I’ve had enough people request for it to be published so I finished the last few chapters in it and hope to publish soon.
  • Author Shay Savage is currently writing Book #2 after one of my all-time favorites, “Surviving Raine“. When asked when we can expect Bastian again, she says: “Sometime this summer. I don’t have a release date yet. … It is in the works!” YAY!!!! :D (check out my Surviving Raine review)
  • Congratulations to author Colleen Hoover and singer/songwriter Griffin Peterson for his chart topping album release!! It hit the top 200 on iTunes and the #3 spot in Singer/Songwriter. Colleen blogs about it, PLUS she has a giveaway on her blog post.


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Lori March 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Ooooooh I can’t wait for Lovely Trigger! I’ve been sitting on book 2 for months, not wanting to start it until I could read the rest of the series. I loved Bad Things, so so so good! Tristan is super hot, just reading his description has me wiping a little drool off my chin.

Looking forward to Surviving Raine 2, I really enjoyed the first book. Yah for any tidbit about Trent, love those Maddox boys!

Michelle M March 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

That was so much info, I’m trying to absorb it all while doing the happy dance. :-D I can’t wait for more Bastian this summer, he is one of my favorites ever! I’m also agonizingly holding myself back from reading anything about the Night Owl sequel cuz I really want to be surprised about where it goes. And I already heart Trent too and am so excited for Beautiful Oblivion. Congratulations to Laura Kaye. I loved Hard Ink and I’m reading As Hard As You Can now and it’s awesome! She can soooooo write a good alpha male, especially those bad-ass yet protective and loyal man-on-a-mission types.

Maryse March 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Lori, I can’t wait to read Bad Things. I’ve been told it’s EXACTLY what I need and love, so once #3 is out, I may make a marathon-read out of that series, too.

Maryse March 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Michelle! Oh I LOVE Laura Kaye too, and need to catch up on her new releases. She’s awesome!! :D

Tara March 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM

So excited about Lovely Trigger! Wish I had waited to read #1 and #2 until just now, since I read them both back to back in only about 2 days! I enjoyed them in Up In The Air series, but LOVED them in this series! Just a few more days!!!

Rose March 6, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Bastian’s returning??? You just made my night!! Ironically I just ‘re-read some favorite parts in that book last week-that’s awesome news:)

Maryse March 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

I know!! Bastian is one of my top guys!!!

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