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Patricia Briggs, or rather her husband, posted an update on the third Mercy book, “Iron Kissed” (due out January 2008). 

I won’t give any huge spoilers, but I will say that everyone who’s been stressing over the love-triangle can relax and take a deep breath. Mercy makes a choice, and it’s good!

What do you reckon – Adam or Samuel?  I’m rooting for Adam myself!

Suzanne Brockmann has posted some updates on her latest book “Force of Nature” (due out 14 August 2007).  Umm… it was in an email newsletter, so no links here – I’m just not seeing the information on her website!  Anyway, interesting bits (note: not exact quotes, I’ve just picked out relevant sentences):

2) FORCE OF NATURE, the next full-length installment in my Troubleshooters series, has an August 14th release — to celebrate, I’m putting out another cool promo booklet, similar to last year’s Readers’ Guide.

For FORCE OF NATURE, I’ll be putting together a similar-sized booklet (56 pages) that will have a half designed for writers and a half written just for readers. (We’re going to give it two “front” covers — should be fun!)  The writers’ half will include a version of my Deep Point of View workshop. The readers’ half will include never-before-published short stories featuring favorite characters from the Troubleshooter series.

As usual, we’ll have a downloadable version available on the internet. And signed copies will be available through my FORCE OF NATURE virtual signing.

“Force of Nature” has Ric Alvarado as the one of the main characters – I can’t quite remember him…  However, Jules Cassidy does make an appearance (and the blurb on her website hints that he plays quite a large part) – I hope he gets his HEA.  Although considering how long Ms Brockmann dragged out the Sam/Alyssa storyline, he probably has a few more books to wait!

Ms Brockmann’s also doing a holiday novella:

3) My Troubleshooters holiday novella has a title! ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT will be in stores on October 30th.  Ballantine will be publishing it in a smaller “gift hardcover” format. I’m really psyked — it’s something a little different. It was a fun book to write, too — Sam Starrett and Alyssa Locke play major roles in the story. It was nice to “visit” with them again.  It came in at just over 81,000 words, which is slightly longer than the books I used to write for Silhouette Intimate Moments.

What holidays are at the end of October?  Halloween?  Thanksgiving?  I’m not too happy with the fact that it’s going to be in hardcover, or “gift hardcover”, whatever that is…  I’m hoping it’ll be longer than Janet Evanovich’s Valentine’s Day novella – I wonder how many words that was?

And finally, Jacqueline Carey has the first chapter of Kushiel’s Justice up on her website – that’s on my Buy list for June!


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