Good News, Bad News, Tomatoes and a (giveaway) apology

First off, here's the Good News! I can now let you in on the blurb for

The Shifting Price of Prey

Spellcrackers.com #4


Genny's life has never been busier: the summer solstice is approaching, magic is going haywire, Spellcrackers.com is under inexperienced new management, and London is hosting this year's Carnival Fantastique. Then a unicorn is found horribly mutilated in Regent's Park, garden fairies start dying out of season, and an eminent wildlife activist and her young son are snatched from a Conservation Conference. Searching for answers takes Genny and her friends, Tavish the kelpie and the super-sexy vampire Malik al-Khan, deep into magical London to the decadent and dangerous Forum Mirabilis, the secret, bloody heart of the Carnival Fantastique. And it's not long before Genny and her friends are under attack from a millennium-old adversary as they fight to save both the victims and themselves . . .

Yay! I hope you like the sound of it. I'm so excited to be able to write this book, I really love the story (even when I'm being an *evil author* to my characters *g*) and had a lot of fun writing the synopsis for it - which I actually did last July! Big thanks to Jo, my wonderful editor at Gollancz for buying it (and books 5 & 6 too *does happy dance*). The Shifting Price of Prey UK's pub date will be 16th June 2011.

Oh, right, the tomatoes *g* Well, I'm growing some, so expect to be spammed with Tomato pics soon :-) Hopefully mine will look as good as these *fingers crossed*.



Now for the Bad News :-(

Unfortunately the publishing date for The Bitter Seed of Magic - Spellcrackers.com #3 (UK) has been put back approx 2 months to the 18th November 2010. :-( I'm really sorry and disappointed about this, and there's no one reason as to why, but several* that all together mean this is the best thing for the book.

Lastly the apology. To say sorry I'm going to hold a giveaway for the new book of one of my favourite authors - Devon Monk - Magic on the Storm. I was lucky to win a signed ARC, and I can tell you this book is a fab-u-lous read! I *LOVE* it!

All you have to do to be in with a chance at winning is to leave me a comment telling me which book you're looking forward to reading next.



I also love this cover, I think it's the best yet of all of the Allie Beckstrom books. But the book to be won is another ARC (not my signed one, I'm keeping that ;p) so the cover is sort of plain yellow card, and not quite as pretty.

One entry per commentator.

Contest now closed Giveaway ends 29th April 2010 end of day anywhere.

International - open to all.

Winner will be drawn by Random.org and notified here on the blog

And don't forget you can also enter to win one of my books at the contests page at Spellcrackers.com!


* I injured my arm and shoulder while I was writing it. This in turn casued a bad flare up with my carpal tunnel and RSI problems, which sadly caused me to miss my deadline. Then Jo, my editor had her own health problems, which delayed the editing process. So although everyone is sorry, the decision was made to put back the pub date, but this means the book will be better for not being rushed through to meet the original date.

x/posted to my LJ: comment here or there

37 comments:

tetewa said...

I'm reading Dangerous Games the fourth book in the Riley Jensen series, I have the next four and I'm looking forward to them! tWarner419@aol.com

host said...

I can't wait to start reading Marked by Elisabeth Naugton

Tine said...

I right now I´m reading the new Patricia Briggs book and I can´t wait for the new Devon Monk book and the new Illona Andrews book... oh boy, there is so much good stuff out there to read and so little time...

pattepoilue said...

Ohhh that's bad news indeed! *hugs* But we'll be even more excited about the release ;) And that means we won't have to wait as long for the next book ;)
YAY about the new synopsis (that i'm not reading yet to avoid spoilers LOL)

Oh I'm waiting for quite a few books, but next I'm really excited about Molly Harper's And One Last Thing, it sounds hilarious.
Magic on the Storm sounds really good!!!

Ashley said...

Well, while waiting for Magic on the Storm I've been taking my sweet time with an ARC of God of the Hive by Laurie R. King. However, I've got my hands on Mind Games by Carolyn Crane and I can't wait to get started!

Suzanne McLeod said...

tetewa: I'm behind on the RJ series, only at #3 so far. So many books, so little time :-) Thanks for dropping by.

host: I haven't read any of Elisabeth Naugton, so will have to check her out, thanks :-)

Tine: I loved Silver Borne (for some reason it shipped early over here :-) ) And yep, 'there is so much good stuff out there to read and so little time...' Totally agree! Thanks for entering :-)

pattepoilue: Thanks for the *hugs*, hun, much appreciated :-)

Ashley: I haven't read any Laurie R King. Will have to check the books out, thanks! I've heard good things about Mind Games - it's on my TBR list :-)

delitealex said...

I'm looking forward to reading Lions Heat by Lora Leigh.

Anonymous said...

Came here from Devon's LJ so obviously I'm looking forward to Magic on the Storm! Next up, however, is the Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. I was creeped out by The Historian so am hoping for more of the same.

Saffie

Genevieve said...

Magic on the Storm. Magic Bleeds. The new Seanan McGuire. Its an embarrassment of riches!

Bookie said...

I'm looking forward to reading Dead In The Family and Magic Bleeds.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to some books that haven't been released yet, like Magic Bleeds, and obviously Magic on the Storm. Right now I'm reading Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre.

Denise

Llehn said...

I'm looking forward to reading Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

SusiSunshine said...

I'm so sorry about all the bad luck and health problems. Hope everything works out beter for you from now on.

First I so can't wait for Magic on the Storm. Love this series!

But in the near future I can't wait for Lover Mine by JR Ward. Only 2 more days to wait for that one. YAY!

Have a great day!

Spav said...

I'm really looking forward to Lover Mine by JR Ward and Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews.

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

I'm really looking forward to magic on the storm and Alpha by Rachel vincent

kai charles
mailkaicharles@yahoo.com

Mardel said...

Countdown! Today (well, almost today-it's really Monday night here in the US) is the DAY for The Sweet Scent of Blood. Good Luck with your sales over here! I'm re-reading it, so I'll post about it again this week.

SandyG265 said...

I'm looking foward to reading Jim Butcher's latest book Changes.

throuthehaze said...

I am looking forward to Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Cathy M said...

I just placed an order for Marked by Elisabeth Naughton and Sweet Temptation by Maya Banks.



caity_mack(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Katie Altman said...

I can't wait to get my hands on Magic Bleeds, the next Hunger Games book, and Spy Glass! Why does it seem like most books come out in the fall?

Audra said...

I can't wait to read Sweet Temptation.
audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

jellybelly82158 said...

Right now I am reading the new L.A. Banks' book "Never Cry Werewolves". I will be starting Christine Feehan's new book "Wild Fire" I would love to get my hands on Devon's Magic on the Storm.

Jen said...

This is a hard one! I always have at least a couple of books that I'm looking forward to reading. Right know though I'm super excited because I was given an eARC of Pray for Dawn by Jocelynn Drake. I love the dark days series, and this just made my day.

echs2007@gmail.com

Suzanne McLeod said...

delitealex: Good choice! Thanks for entering :-)

Saffie: I haven't read the Historian yet ... so many books :-) Thanks for dropping by.

Genevieve: 'Its an embarrassment of riches!'Totally agree! Thanks for entering :-)

Bookie: Dead in the Family is brilliant! I <3 CH! Thanks for dropping by :-)

Denise: I loved Hell Fire! Thanks for entering :-)

Llehn: I still haven't got round to Shiver :-( Thanks for coming by :-)

Rae Reads said...

I am really looking forward to reading Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison. I will hopefully get it for my birthday next month.

rae_reads@hotmail.com

Suzanne McLeod said...

SusiSunshine: *waves* Thank you. Lover Mine *nods* :-)

Spav: Lover Mine FTW! :-) Thanks for dropping by :-)

FICTION STATE OF MIND (Kai): Ooh, Alpha, I'm behind on RV's books, I've only got to 3 so far. Will have to catch up. Thanks for entering :-)

Mardel: *Waves* Thanks so much for the good luck, hun. Hope you enjoy the re-read :-)

SandyG265: I loved Changes! Thanks for entering :-)

throuthehaze: Me too! Dimitri *swoons* *g*. Thanks for dropping by :-)


Cathy M: I haven't read Elisabeth Naughton or Maya Banks. I'm obviously missing out :-). Thanks for coming by :-)

Katie Altman: 'The next Hunger Games' Such fab books! Thanks for entering :-)

Audra: Great title :-) Thanks for commenting!

jellybelly82158: "Wild Fire" *nods* it's on my wishlist. CF was one of the first paranormal authors I read :-) Thanks for coming by :-)

Nickie said...

I just started reading Kelley Armstrong's World of the Underworld Series, and I'm waiting to get my hands on the next book Broken. Love Devon Monk's books and they all have beautiful covers!

Suzanne McLeod said...

Rae Reads: I *love* Kim Harrison's books, so I'm looking forward to BMS too! Thanks for dropping by :-)

Nickie: Oh, if you've just starting reading KA's books, then you've got lots of treats in front of you :-) Thanks for commenting :-)

Marianna said...

Robin McKinley's book Sunshine is being re-released for young adult's tomorrow. I am eager to re-read that!

Jacqueline C. said...

I'm looking forward to reading Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill - I love her Chicagoland Vampires series!

Wings said...

I'm sorry to hear the dates were pushed back...i was looking forward to conning someone into getting it for my birthday hehe.

Currently I'm reading: Can you keep a secret by Sophie Kinsella

Then I'm going to read Vampire Academy again

And next I'm going to read: Lover Eternal BDB #2 by JR Ward

buddyt said...

I am looking forward to reading Hell Fire by Anne Aguirre. I won an ARC and it is next on my TBR pile.

Thanks for the giveaway and sorry to hear about the health issue. Hope they will all be better soon.

Carol Y (International entry)

budytho {at} gmail DOT com

Susan said...

I am looking forward to several, including Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead, Alpha by Rachel Vincent, Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews,and of course, Magic on the Storm! I am currently reading something a little bit different, but still intriguing and fantastical...The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

heatwave16 said...

I'm looking forward to reading Spider Bite by Jennifer Estep.


Thanks for the giveaway!!!

heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Definitely would have to be Christine Feehan's Wild Fire, the 4th novel in her leopard series.

- Elise K.

Ali said...

can't wait

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

lords of the wunderworld

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