14 January 2010

News Flash: C.L. Wilson's WINTER KING / Sherrilyn Kenyon - Otherworld

After a thousand and one years (okay, this is a bit exagerated)  I was looking up my Myspace acount I checked up on a few friends and found this tidbit of info on C.L. Wilson's Myspace page:

A blurb of her single title release THE WINTER KING:

When the heir of Summerlea stole Wynter Atrialan's bride and murdered his brother, the Winter King swore vengeance on the neighboring southern kingdom. Now, after three years of merciless war, Summerlea is crushed, and the conquering Wynter aims a final blow at his enemy's heart by demanding one of the Summer King's beloved daughters in marriage.

But the Summer King has a fourth daughter...one of whom he is not so fond. And she is is no sweet, helpless princess-in-a-tower. She is a fiercely passionate creature, with a nature as volatile as the dangerous forces of her weathergift, the power of storms.

By now everyone will know that Dorchester has sold some of her top author contracts to AVON and C.L. Wilson is one of them. This is a bit of info I found on her Myspace page too:

Quote C.L. Wilson: Harper Collins / Avon acquired the rights to my current contract which includes TAIREN SOUL, THE WINTER KING, Bel’s book and Gaelen’s book. I’m working with Avon now to get TS on their production schedule so I can announce a release date. I’m very excited about the opportunity to work with Avon/Harper Collins.
I'm glad that the Tairen series and C.L. Wilson still has a publisher because after QUEEN I think the majority is pining for TAIREN SOUL. Only now I get to wonder, and this is the least important thing of the matter and I am so flashing you all my superficial 'oh-my-gosh-I-just-broke-a-nail' side but...will TAIREN SOUL remain the same cover?? I absolutely adore Judy York as a cover artist and she has become signature cover candy to wrap around C.L. Wilson's epic fantasy romance stories. I love the synchronism of it all, how each cover relays a bit of the actual story. I would be really sad to see a new AVON cover replace this one:




~author website~

Series info Tairen Soul

1. Lord of the Fading Lands (2007)
2. Lady of Light and Shadows (2007)
3. King of Sword and Sky (2008)
4. Queen of Song and Souls (2009)

As I wanted to pre-order me some more books I had to look up Nick's YA series and the title of the first release. That is when I stumbled onto the following anthology release. I have DRAGONSWAN already in a cute little booklet format but it is the story that ignited the torch for the Were-Hunters and don't mind a second edition. But it is the other two novella's that caught my eye, I've got a weakness for "the-child-of" stories, in which I get the sons and daughters of the original couple I read once upon a time. Knightly Dreams sounds like a nice story, a bit like a Grace stunt in FANTASY LOVER. So yes, you guessed it right, I pre-ordered it along with INFINTY & DARKNESS WITHIN ;)



This is the anthology that compiles all of the short stories Sherri wrote for Berkley. Original US Release: 2010-07-01. It contains:

Dragonswan which is the first Were-Hunter story every published. Scholar Channon MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, devoting days and nights to deciphering the impenetrable Old English symbolism.

Then one evening the unnaturally seductive Sebastian appears. He claims to hold the key to solving the tapestry's mysteries... He also claims to be a dragon slayer trapped between two worlds.

For Channon there's only one way to finally uncover the secrets of the intricate embroidery-by following this stranger into a fantastic alternate world of magic, danger, and adventure.

The hero:
Sebastian
The youngest of the direct Drakos Kattalakis descendents, Sebastian was exiled from his patria after the death of his sister. Now he walks as a lone Sentinel, forever banished from his family and kindred.

The heroine:
Channon
Scholar Channon MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, devoting days and nights to deciphering the impenetrable Old English symbolism. All she wants is to uncover the clues.
Fire & Ice The League story with Adron (son of Nykyrian and Kiara). Adron Quiakides was the fiercest of the League Assassins. As his father before him, none could touch him until the day he traded himself for a pregnant hostage.

Butchered and left for dead, he barely survived. That single act of kindness cost him everything and left him emotionally and physically crippled.

Livia typpa Vista is a noblewoman trying to escape a horrifying marriage her father is forcing her into. When she mistakenly sits down at Adron's table while fleeing her pursuers, she has no idea that by running from her fate, she meets her destiny.

The Hero:
Adron Quiakides was the fiercest of the League Assassins. As his father before him, none could touch him until the day he traded himself for a pregnant hostage.

The heroine:
Born into a restricted society, Livia has lived her entire life behind walls. Unwilling to spend another day in a cage, she runs one night and stumbles into the last man she expects to find. But trying to soothe that savage beast could be the very last mistake she ever makes.

Knightly Dreams Sparhawk is conjured from his book and finds himself alive in our world and in the hands of woman who is the only hope he has of escaping his death should he return to his novel.

The Hero:
Sparhawk
Sparhawk is conjured from his book and finds himself alive in our world and in the hands of woman who is the only hope he has of escaping his death should he return to his novel

The Heroine;
Taryn
Broken-hearted, Taryn doesn't believe in much. But when fate brings a character out of a novel and puts him in her world, she has a lot of rethinking to do about her life

~author website~
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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the newsflash Leontine ;)

    I hope they do keep the cover art the same for CL Wilson over at Avon! Would be a shame if they plastered a "typical Avon" cover on it.... (I am shuddering remembering the latest Julia Latham cover...)

    Nice heads-up on the Kenyon anthology!

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  2. I hope you are right. I would very much dislike to see a new cover for Tairen Soul. Or at least if they do have to change it, they keep it with the same theme as the previous books. I love my covers matching in a similar style when it's series books. And Avon can certainly produce some not so grand covers :D.

    I am confused though...why did Dorchester sell some of their author contracts to Avon?

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  3. Thanks for the heads up..Dying for Tairen Soul!!

    And Winter King....yay!

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  4. OMG there is a Kenyon book I don't know about. I'm ashamed of myself thank god I follow your blog.

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  5. I asked CL and Tairen Soul doesn't have a release date yet. So we maybe waiting a long time for the final book in her Fading Lands series :(

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  6. I definitely share your concern, Leontine, on whether or not Judy York will still be creating those gorgeous covers for C.L. Wilson. They really are the icing on an excellent cake and hate to see her go. Hmmm....now I'm kinda scared.

    Thanks for the update!

    Hugs, VFG

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