The new cover of Anne Bishop’s “The Invisible Ring” is up on her website (with an excerpt – it’s to be reissued June 2008). And it’s a great cover, IMO. “The Invisible Ring” is a stand-alone story set in her Black Jewels universe. If I want to re-visit her world, but don’t have the emotional energy (or time!) to read all three books in the original trilogy, I read “The Invisible Ring”. It’s a lovely reminder of her world – and Daemon makes a cameo.
On excerpts / short stories – these have been up for a while, but in case you haven’t seen them:
- Nalini Singh has a short Lucas/Sascha scene up on her website – set between “Slave to Sensation” and “Visions of Heat”. I need to track down the Christmas anthology “An Enchanted Season” with her Psy/Changeling short story.
- Laura Lee Guhrke has an excerpt from the second book in her Girl-Bachelors series up as well. I really liked the first one in this series, and will definitely be getting “The Wicked Ways of a Duke” when it comes out in January 2008.
- Carrie Vaughn has the original Kitty short story up – this was the story that started off her Kitty werewolf series. Yes, I know – a werewolf named Kitty, but it works! The fourth book in this series, “Kitty and the Silver Bullet”, is out in January as well.