Around the Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Filed in News , The Smutty Lover Posted on February 1, 2013 @ 3:00 pm 9 comments

Welcome to this week’s news post! For this edition, we have  long anticipated cover reveals and title from Nalini Singh’s Psy Changeling series, as well as Ilona Andrews and Sylvia Day.



First up! John Scalzi has announced he is stepping down as SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) President later this year. However author, Jim C. Hines, has posted that already two authors have chucked their hats into the ring for the presidency, while Steven Gould looks like a good candidate, the other potential is Theodore Beale who is also known as the controversial blogger and writer, Vox Day who is behind some pretty sexist and trolltastic articles on women, which Jim has summarised and linked here. It will be interesting to see how this contest will go.


And mentioning Jim C. Hines, he has also spoken about the financial realities in writing genre fiction, which isn’t that profitable. Along with Hines, horror and  and fantasy authors Brian Keene and Mark Lawrence have written their experiences in trying to make a good living writing, which is much harder than it is expected especially for genre fiction which is considered to be much more profitable than sub-genres such as literary fiction.


There is moar YA adaptions in the horizon! It really does seem that Hollywood has totally fallen in love with this genre. Lifetime, has ordered Melissa de la Cruz, Witches of East End for a ten episode pick up. Julia Ormand will star and it will follow the exploits of two sisters who discover they are descended from a long line of witches.

While Ally Condie’s dystopian, Matched – which is about a young girl whose fate is predestined by an authoritative government. Disney will be bringing the book to the big screen, with Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows writers Michelle and Kieran Mulroney, scripting, and Step UP and GI Joe director, John Chu, helming the movie.



And now we have a special books to watch out for edition! The long anticipated and mysterious cover and title for Nalini Singh’s upcoming 12th Psy/Changeling book. There has been much speculation about this book, especially as the title, and the blurb and the heroes have been kept secret. But the title was posted yesterday (which was entitled Heart of Obsidian)  along with a gorgeous cover.  Nalini will post the blurb around March – she also announced that the title of the next Guild Hunter book – Archangel’s Legion. This is slated for the fall and it will focus back onto Raphael and Elena as the main couple.




Sylvia Day has also posted the US cover for the 3rd Crossfire book. Entwined with You. It is scheduled for release later this year and I can’t wait!



The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires…

From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…





And finally! Ilona Andrews also posted their 6th Kate Daniels book, Magic Rises – I really love the tone and a snarling Curran! It also looks like it will be an epic instalment with Kate journeying into Europe for a mission.



So who do you think the hero for Heart of Obsidian is going to be? Do you have any theories on who the ghost? 

About Has

Has is a bookaholic and feeds her addiction whenever she can. She usually can be found lost in a Romance or an Urban Fantasy novel. Her favourite sub genres are Paranormal, Fantasy and some Scifi. Her most treasured authors are, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Ann Aguirre, Lisa Kleypas and Tamora Pierce. She loves that discovery of finding a brand new author and falling in love with their books. Has also blogs a The Book Pushers - Book chatter and reviews

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  • blodeuedd February 1, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I do hope they make some good movies cos the Hunger Games sucked

  • Readsalot81 February 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Trolltastic is about right. I wouldn’t suggest going near VD *snerk* unless you want to raise your blood pressure. Seriously. Do yourself a favor and just don’t look.

    I love the cover of Magic Rises.. it’s very eye catching. Watching my twitter feed go nuts over Nalini Singh’s cover/title review was great fun. So many theories floating around. I can see Kaleb in a trench coat… really. The telephone lines actually make me think of Teleportation.. So if it’s not Kaleb, then maybe it’s about one of the other Arrows? My theories are weak, alas, but part of the fun is in the speculating.

    • Readsalot81 February 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      errr – I’m a doofus – review should be “reveal” lol D’oh

  • Diane February 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    The Nalini Singh cover hoohaa!!! Love it! And her stories are so good! I hope we find out who the Ghost is???

  • aurian February 2, 2013 at 5:33 am

    I think the Ghost is one of the Arrows. I don’t think it is Kaleb, it is someone closer to home. I am looking forward to reading it though.

  • Draconismoi February 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I love the new Kate Daniels cover style! I want all the old books to be re-released in this style. Then I will not have to hide the hideousness of their covers on my shelves, and could give them the proper respect they deserve.

  • Ren February 5, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I see Ilona Andrews locked the comment section when she reveal Magic Rises cover. People can be nasty when they disagree. I like it actually, the new Kate even look younger, she’s so badass
    And yay, for Heart of Obsidian! Now that cover will look good when I pre-order the HC version!

  • Ailsa February 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I can’t wait for the Nalini Singh book *twitches*
    And I just read today that Ilona Andrews is getting to extend the Kate series so we’ll get a nice fulfilling ending to the series. I’m excited about that 🙂


  • Lizzy Greenberg March 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    There is more commentary regarding the 2013 SFWA Election at The Write Agenda.

    2013 SFWA ELECTION COVERAGE: Our Endorsement for SFWA President . . .

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