Friday, June 26, 2009

Unexpected Answers

The walk started slowly, deliberately. I asked my questions and got my answers. Every time I stood for a moment or two I could feel the energy come up through the soles of my feet. Towards the end I began to feel at one with the pathway. Some unexpected answers came through... -- (unidentified) Alex Champion labyrinth walker

Last summer author Marjorie M. Liu published The Iron Hunt, the first book in her new Hunter Kiss series. The novel simply blew me away, and then went and haunted me for the next twelve months. She did things in that book I didn't think were possible. Like a word magician, she turned prose into poetry and then back into prose. She took urban fantasy to another level, and made it towering and terrifying and epic and wonderful.

It was hard to wait almost an entire year for the next book in the series, Darkness Calls. I often thought about contacting Marjorie and dropping some subtle hints to see if I could get an advanced copy of the manuscript, such as e-mailing her with please let me read anything you have finished even if it's just a couple of chapters I beg you but I was afraid I'd interrupt her writing during a bad writing session and then she'd lose her train of thought and mess up something which would then be the last straw and then she'd quit being a novelist and tell everyone it was all because of me bugging her. So I forced myself to be polite and wait, and while I was sulking I reread The Iron Hunt about a dozen times.

As hard as it was to stay out of her hair, being patient and not bothering the novelist sometimes results in a little good reading karma. Recently (with no hints or bugging whatsoever from me) Marjorie was kind enough to offer me an advance copy of Darkness Calls. Which I of course grabbed in a heartbeat; I'm polite, not stupid.

In the new Hunter Kiss novel, Maxine is back with her boys, a small horde of demons who spend the daylight hours living on her body as tattoos. After the sun sets, the demons leave her skin and come alive to protect Maxine and fight by her side. They have a lot of protecting and fighting to do, as someone wants Maxine dead -- someone who also knows the only moment between daylight and darkness when she is vulnerable. But is the killer trying to get rid of her, or use her to get to her man Grant Cooperon? Grant, an ex-priest demon reformer with a mysterious past, has powers unlike any Maxine has ever encountered -- and she'll need everything he has and more when they discover exactly what is after them both, and why.

Marjorie is writing all sorts of things these days -- manga, paranormal romance, X-men novelizations -- but personally I think this series is the author at her best. There's just something incredibly special about these characters and this labyrinthine storyline. It has it all -- amazing writing, hypnotic storytelling, and wholly unpredictable twists/turns -- and gave me the most fun I've had reading all year.

But as always, you don't have to take my word for it. In comments, name a series or author you find it difficult to wait for (or if you're not in any hurry to read anyone, just toss your name into the hat) by midnight EST on Saturday, June 27, 2009. I'll draw ten names at random from everyone who participates and send the winners an unsigned copy of Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu. Also, if any of the winners have not yet read The Iron Hunt, I'll send along an unsigned copy of that as well so you have both books. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.

(If you stop by Genreality for my Friday morning post, I'll also be having another giveaway there for Marjorie's Hunter Kiss novels -- and those will be signed copies.)

102 comments:

  1. The series sounds interesting. I'd like to read it....

    Hmm... I'm often anticipating several different books from different series.... Lynsay Sands, Kim Harrison and Laurell K. Hamilton would probably be my top three though.

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  2. As soon as I found these authors, I read everything else they had written, as fast as I could. Now I have to wait (im)patiently and hope they can write faster!

    Ann Aguirre
    Ilona Andrews
    Paticia Briggs
    Liz Williams - Inspector Chen series
    S L Viehl

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  3. I have a hard time waiting for Patricia Briggs to come out. I am really looking forward to reading Darkness Calls.

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  4. I can wait patiently for the next book as there are so many authors I love to read. Thank goodness they do not release books at the same time. Then I'll be in trouble. Authors like you, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, JR Ward, James Patterson, JD Robb and many others will move ahead of the reading pile list, unless I have library books that I have to read :)

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  5. I have a list of authors I always make sure to read. But the series, I cant wait for since I read the first was the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I cant believe its still 2 months until the next one releases. I want to read it now.

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  6. Libby1:46 AM

    Your description of this book has pretty much sealed my interest! I've been a full-time student for the last four years and I'm trying to get caught up on all the great books I've missed out on. Threads like these are just what a girl needs. Thanks for the recommendation, and for the contest :)

    I practically froth at the mouth for Karen Marie Moning's books to come out every year. They're haunting and beautiful and just...WOW. And the same can be said for Melissa Marr, who is nothing short of awesome.

    Pamela Clare is right up there, too. Her historical and contemporary novels are smart, intense, and fantastic! Kind of like romance for the adrenaline junkie, you could say :)

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  7. I'm totally jazzed for DARKNESS CALLS. I only read THE IRON HUNT a couple months ago, so the wait hasn't been so long for me :) I fantasize sometimes about what I could do with peel and stick demons, hunting on my command... Ah, the day job would be much more pleasurable.

    I wait impatiently for any of Jayne Ann Krentz's Arcane Society contemps; anything by Jennifer Crusie; I wish (politely) Jacqueline Carey would write faster, but she has two coming up soon so that'll satisfy me for a bit... Geez, now I'm sounding greedy, so I'll stop.

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  8. Good post!

    Well, let's see...Lynn Viehl aside *g*, there's...

    Jacqueline Carey
    Meljean Brook
    Ilona Andrews
    Melanie Rawn

    And if I can include the list of authors whose books I used to wait eagerly for, the list will go on and on.

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  9. Kristen1:55 AM

    I have a hard time waiting for Patricia Briggs, Vicki Petterson, and Lynn Viehl.

    I haunt the bookstores waiting impatiently for those three. Now that bookstore employees hide from me. ;)

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  10. Carol O'Connell cannot put out books quickly enough for me. I'm also always waiting on Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman.

    Patricia Briggs could put out six books a year and it wouldn't be too many. :D

    As to specific series: Charlaine Harris's Harper Connelly books have me completely hooked and always checking the shelves.

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  11. I have a hard time waiting for Masques, by Patricia Briggs. Should be out 2013, hopefully. Could be 2015 too.
    In the meantime, I read other books :)
    I haven't read Marjorie M.Liu yet, so this is a good opportunity

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  12. I used to be super impatient for the Stephanie PLum books, but not so much anymore. As much as I love them , I personally think that series should've stopped a few books backs.

    I'm still impatient for any Mercy Thompson new release from Patricia Briggs though. As well as Lee Child's Jack Reacher books.

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  13. Richelle Mead and Ilona Andrews come immediately to mind, but there are a lot more. Patience is not one of my virtues.

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  14. My sister sent me Garth Nix's Sabriel and Lireal for a Christmas present some years ago, and I was horrified to find that Lireal ended halfway through the story. And that volume two wasn't even out yet. It seemed like forever before I could get Abhorsen--and I bought it in hardback, which I hardly ever do! So I guess that's one :).

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  15. I devour Kim Harisson, Terry Pratchett and Iain Banks

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  16. I'm intrigued by the idea of living tattoos. Incredible!

    Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series...I love that one and waited for the last installment on the edge of my seat!

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  17. Meleeta6:36 AM

    I have never read the Iron Hunt but have it listed to be purchase sometime soon. My favorite authors that I buy no matter what:

    Christine Feehan
    Charlaine Harris
    Nalini Salingh
    Patricia Briggs
    Lynn Viehl
    Lora Leigh
    Mercedes lackey
    C.J. Cherryh

    My list is even larger but these are some of my favorites.

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  18. I am addicted to far too many series:

    Hambly's Benjamin January Series
    Ilona Andrews
    Patricia Briggs
    Lynn Viehl
    Lindsay Davis Didius Falco
    J.D. Robb

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  19. Alright, you've tempted me already, just throw my name into the pot, please.

    My poison has always been for Stephen King, can't wait for Under the Dome to hit shelves later this year. I'm also a big fan of Daniel Moran and his Continuing Time Series.

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  20. Being very unoriginal and joining the crowd:

    Viehl (in all permutations)
    Patricia Briggs
    J.D. Robb
    Holly Lisle

    and some lesser known authors:

    Kimber Chin whose ebook Invisible I enjoyed immensely.

    Kate Rothwell for The Ratcatcher.

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  21. Hmm this year I found Suzanne Collins, who is YA but I can't even wait for her sequel to The Hunger Games. Also Markus Zusak, who doesn't write series but I also can't wait to see what he comes up with next. I will be buying it immediately.

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  22. Most of mine are the usual crowd-pleasers too:

    Viehl
    Patricia Briggs
    Ilona Andrews
    Nalini Singh
    JD Robb
    Charlaine Harris
    Christine Feehan
    Meljean Brook
    Mark del Franco

    I've been looking forward to this next Liu book, so please sign me up for the contest.

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  23. The only two authors that have me pacing my house and rereading the books I have are Marjorie and Patricia Briggs.

    A few weeks ago I had the INCREDIBLE pleasure of not only meeting Marjorie, but having breakfast with her one on one. She's extremely cool and helpful. I hope to get to see her again!

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  24. Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files" -- They just keep getting better and better!

    -DiDi

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  25. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Well, duh, you of course! I have read everything you have online, in print, searched for older novels at used book stores. Love, love, love your writing style!

    Other authors include Larissa Ione (love her Demonica Series, thank you for introducing me!), Gena Showalter (found out about her through one of your mentions, thank you again!), and J.R. Ward. Oh, and I have recently found a new Florida author, Nancy Haddock, who I am currently reading and enjoying. She has two books out and I will be anxious to see if there is a third!

    Tami
    Jacksonville

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  26. Two series where I long for the next book as soon as I finish the one I'm reading: Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, and Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt novels.

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  27. Anonymous9:05 AM

    Throwing name into hat. All my faves have already been listed.

    Sari

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  28. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I found the series late so when I first started reading I had a huge backlist to get through and it was great Now I'm caught up and I can't stand it!

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  29. These are some of my auto buy authors:
    Lynn Viehl of course :)
    Nalini Singh
    Christine Feehan
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Keri Arthur
    Elizabeth Hoyt
    Lara Adrian
    Lisa Kleypas

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  30. Like so many in the comments, I like Patricia Brigg's books. Also Karen Traviss, C.J. Cherryh, Laurell K. Hamilton and Peter F. Hamilton. Oh, and of course Stephen King.

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  31. CS Cross9:30 AM

    I love Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. I also love Jeannine Frost's Night Huntress series with Cat and Bones. I track release dates for Karen Chance's books, as well as Jeanne Stein's Anna Strong series. There are just so many good series going right now.

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  32. Patricia Briggs & Jim Butcher (Dresden)

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  33. I'm having a devil of a time waiting for the next book in the Fablehaven series. I never would've thought I'd be so wrapped up in a bunch of MG novels, but I can't help it. They're so good.

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  34. I really enjoyed The Iron Hunt and have been trying to be patient while waiting for Darkness Calls.

    I was surprised by how much I liked Zee and the boys. Very different. :)

    The wait between Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series is hard but this year there are two releases in that series to look forward to.

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  35. I am such a paranormal romance junkie, I have way too many "can't wait fors". To begin with, your Darkyn series (even though it has "sort of" ended), and now your new Kyndred series, Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones, Shiloh Walker's Hunters, Nina Bang's new Gods of the Night and her Ganymede & Sparkle books, KM Moning's Highlanders. I could go on and on, but I won't.

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  36. Really an series tops my list, I am not a patient person.

    However - Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress Series.

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  37. Tamith9:53 AM

    Tossing my name in the hat, and keeping my fingers crossed.

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  38. Because I had to leave the majority of my books behind when we emigrated, I love any author. New books are expensive here in Cyprus, so are not in my hot hands very often. When my visitors go, they look at my puppy dog face and leave their reading matter behind for me to devour.
    I have not heard of this author, you have made me curious to seek her out.

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  39. Hmmm...I love books in a series, there is something about extending the story that I really appreciate. People say that it takes real talent to write a short story but frankly I'd rather read a series. Some of my favorites are Suzanne Brockman, Robert Crais, John Sanford, Laurel K Hamilton, Lee Child, Charlene Harris, Diana Gabaldon, Beverly Connor, Keri Arthur, Tara Janzen, JR Ward, Kelley Armstrong, JD Robb & WEB Griffin. I'm also waiting breathlessly for the promised follow-up to A Companion to Wolves. I'm always looking for a new series so please sign me up!

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  40. Wow, I'm intrigued. Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series has me chomping at the bit for the next one, and Terry Brook's new Pre-Shannara series has been pretty cool so far, too. I also, generally tend to auto-buy Holly Lisle's books too.

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  41. Sherrilyn Kenyon and Nalini Singh's books are really hard to wait for.

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  42. Stephanie Meyers books are to wait for. If she ever decided to write again per say.

    zmtc21 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I haven't read any of her books, but she's on my list now!

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  44. I have two series that are auto buys for me The Stepahnie Plum and Dark-Hunter series!

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  45. The authors I have a hard time waiting for are Alyssa Day, J.R. Ward, Lynn Viehl, Larissa Ione, C.L. Wilson, Jacquelyn Frank, Shayla Black, and Gena Showalter. Geez, there's so many more. Usually, I just re-read what I have until something comes out.

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  46. I actually have 3 different series that I'm waiting on.
    Patrica Briggs - Mercy Thompson Series
    Karen Marie Mooning - Feaver series
    Karen Chance - Cassandra Palmer Series.

    I can't wait for the next books in those series, but i'm trying to, and I'm trying to be patient. Not working out so well, I check their websites daily for any glimpse of what the next book holds, but I haven't broken down and written them yet, because like you I'm afraid I'd break their concentration and then they wouldn't fininsh and then they would blame me. *shudders* no it is better to wait, cuz then I know I will get the next book (I might even be the first in line at the store...that'd be nice.)

    I've added Marjorie's book The Iron Hunt to my TBB (to be bought) list, but I haven't been able to buy it yet. I hope to get my hands on it soon and now she has the second book out? Need to go add that to the list to. :)

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  47. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Dying for new stuff by

    Ilona Andrews
    Nalini Singh
    Patricia Briggs
    Robin McKinley
    Lynn Viehl

    To name but a few!

    Issy

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  48. No one new to add. Name in the hat, please!
    Val.

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  49. Trying again because I think Blogger ate my first attempt...

    I'm currently looking forward to the next releases by Patty Briggs and Rob Thurman. And yours, of course!

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  50. I am waiting impatiently for Darkness Calls. Have Hunter's Kiss novella and Iron Hunt already. Also hard to wait for: Patricia Briggs and Jim Butcher. I could keep going but I'll stop there.

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  51. Megan Whalen Turner's A Conspiracy of Kings

    Garth Nix's Lord Sunday (I'm so glad I started reading the series after the sixth book was already out. I just have to wait for the final installment.

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  52. I want her book now!

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  53. I loved THE IRON HUNT and give Marjorie all the same kudos that Lynn did. For those of you waiting for DARKNESS CALLS, check your local Borders. Mine had copies on the shelves this week, which is more than two weeks before the official publication date.

    -Joe

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  54. All of the authors listed here are wonderful and I've been hooked on their series at various times. I tend to go through a series until I'm caught up then drop it for another then come back to it and catch up again. Lately I'm going through my backlist of Dresden books, got sucked into the Jayne Castle Harmony series, and waiting for the next Jayne Anne Krentz Arcane Society novel.

    Haven't read Iron Hunt but it's now on my list after your comments.

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  55. Tossing my name in.

    Series looks interesting, and I have a trip to the bookstore planned this weekend...

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  56. I find it really really hard to wait for Patricia Briggs's books. Either current series, I don't care. MORE!

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  57. Generic12:25 PM

    I can't wait for the next book in Suzanne Enoch's Addison/Jellicoe contemporary series.

    Alas, I have to make do with her historicals in the meantime. ;-)

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  58. I find it really, really hard to wait for either Kim Harrison or Patricia Brigg's books. I just can't get enough of those two authors.

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  59. Charlaine Harris

    Patricia Briggs

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  60. You, of course. ;)

    Holly Lisle

    J.R. Ward


    And if by some chance I actually win, I'll be out of town as of tomorrow, returning July 7th. So if I win and you get no response from me till then, you'll know why.


    Thank you. Her books sound wonderful.

    Erin K.

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  61. The most anticipated authors I find it hard to wait for are:
    Lynn Viehl
    Robin Hobb
    Kim Harrison

    This series sound interesting, now I have to search for Iron Hunt.

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  62. Diana Gabaldon and Rosina Lippi/Sara Donati are two authors that I pine for between books. Always looking for more to feed my book habit. Will add Marjorie M. Liu to my TBR list. Thanks for the drawing.

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  63. I just about died waiting for the sequel to Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation. Oh my gosh, that book was amazing. I'm a big fan of Steven Brust as well--always on the lookout for the next Vlad Taltos novel.

    And this doesn't count as an author, but I'm crazy-excited for Rob Thomas's new album, Cradlesong.

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  64. Tossing my name in the hat, for a copy of both books please!

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  65. The authors I can't wait for a new book from include Lois McMaster Bujold, Melanie Rawn, Diana Gabaldon, and Laurie R King.

    I haven't read anything by Liu, but was planning on seeking her stuff out on my next big book shopping trip.

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  66. Gosh. I've been waiting what feels like FOREVER for Diana Peterfreund's RAMPANT and it STILL ISN'T HERE. I also want to harass Jeri Smith-Ready about all of her books all of the time, yes.

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  67. I won THE IRON HUNT from you last year, in fact, and loved it. It's not my usual genre either, but it was just that good. The writing was absolutely beautiful.

    I usually try to wait until a series is completed or almost completed just so I don't have to wait! Right now I'm really looking forward to the next installment in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series

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  68. Keita Haruka4:42 PM

    Melanie Rawn! I've been waiting for 5 years now for the last in her "Exiles" series. Others have been waiting longer.

    I'm genereally very patient waiting for authors as long as I don't have to wait longer than a year between novels.

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  69. Two of my favorite authors are Keri Arthur and Patricia Briggs. Can never wait for the Riley or Mercy series to come out!

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  70. Definitely Lynn Viehl's Darkyn series and now Kyndred.

    Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series

    Karen Marie Moning's Fever series

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  71. Always dying to read more of anything set in the Black Jewels world by Anne Bishop.

    Also pretty much anything from the Honorverse by David Weber.

    Would need both books if I won.

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  72. I'm always eagerly awaiting Christine Feehan's Ghost Walker books.

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  73. i'd like to enter - thanks

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  74. AthenaW.8:59 PM

    I'd love to read Darkness Calls. I've been waiting and waiting for it forever. I'D LOVE TO HAVE AN ARC OF DARKNESS CALLS! yeeeeeeh! I have trouble waiting for Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost & urs too. There are a lot more but those popped up in my head b/c I was recently on their blogs. LOL

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  75. Marjorie is definitely one of the authors I chomp at the bit to buy, as well as Nalini Singh, Alyssa Day, Christine Warren, and C.L. Wilson (Who is FINALLY finishing up Queen!). There are probably others I'm forgetting, but I have WAY too many auto-buys to keep track of them all if I didn't get e-reminders.

    Please don't add me to the drawing. Quite frankly, I don;t want to have to wait for the post office to deliver something I can go out and buy next Tuesday. (I told you I'm chomping at the bit) Plus, I'd like to give the opportunity to other readers who might not have head anything by Marjorie yet.

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  76. I loved Iron Hunt! As for authors I wait eagerly for, there are too many to mention. There are only a few authors I am so ravenous for that I will buy their books in hardback: Lois McMasters Bujold, J.D. Robb, Suzanne Brockmann, and Robin McKinley.

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  77. Waiting for the next Michelle Sagara West novel is always murder. I don't know many (or any) authors that can create so many brilliant, beautiful worlds and maintain them over multiple series, year after year.

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  78. I'm always waiting for the next book by Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Mary Janice Davidson, S. L. Viehl, and J. R. Ward, to name a few. The only thing worse than waiting on the next book is waiting on the book to arrive at the library!

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  79. I'm hangin' for Crystal Healer; even re-read the series in preparation. Apart from that, I'm hunting for something new to read.

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  80. Lilith Saintcrow: Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet series. I visited the bookstores every Release Tuesday, looking for the next books in the series.

    I also think the single best cliffhanger I've ever read was Naomi Novik's, at the end of "Empire of Ivory."

    "You will promise me not to stay forever in the breeding grounds," he said, low. "Not past the New Year, unless they let me visit you in the flesh." He was very certain they would execute him by Michaelmas.

    Oh...My...God.

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  81. Rhiannon5:29 AM

    Two of my favourites that I don't think have been mentioned are Isobelle Carmody, whose final book in her first (very long-running) series is still not out(!) and John Marsden.


    Rhiannon

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  82. Tossing name into hat.... Over at Genreality (can I enter twice, there and here?) I mentioned Glenda Larke's books. Love 'em. Great fantasy author, she is.

    I am also now getting into Marjorie M. Liu's books too. I recently read "Soul Song", and can't wait to read more!

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  83. I haven't tried these but there are several series that I follow. I love JD Robb (in death), JR Ward (BDB), Lora Leigh (Breed),Roxanne St Clair (Bullet Catchers), Joann Ross (High Risk), and Christine Feehan's (Ghost Walkers) series to name a few.

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  84. Other than impatiently waiting for Darkness Calls I am also always impatient for Sherrylin Kenyon,
    Laurell K Hamilton, Nalini Singh, Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffrey to bring out new books.

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  85. I really like Rob Thurman's stories about Caliban and Niko. Also anything by Patricia Briggs. Goes without saying your work. I continue to follow Nora Roberts "In Death" series. Almost forgot Nalini Singh.

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  86. I'm waiting for the next installment in The Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, and Tananarive Due's next book which I believe is called Blood Colony. That one is supposed to come out next month.

    I've never read anything by Marjorie Liu, the series sounds interesting.

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  87. Tammy1:07 PM

    I've read Ms. Liu's Dirk & Steele series, but not this one, it does sound good.

    As for series I can't wait for - Ms. Liu's Dirk & Steele is just one of several.

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  88. J. R. Ward, Jim Butcher. Those are two of the many must-haves on my list.

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  89. Just picked up book one...Can't wait to read it

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  90. I can't wait for CL Wilson's releases in her Tairen Soul series.

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  91. Demon tattoos that come to life to protect her? Haven't read either book, so please count me in!

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  92. There are two I'm waiting on at the moment: Stephen Donaldson's final-final installment of the Thomas Covenant series, and Peter V Brett's follow-up to the Warded Man, Desert Spear.

    Waiting for both of them is driving me insane, though I'm finding plenty of other wonderful books to fill the gaps ... this series looks fantastic! If I don't win, I'll be searching them out ...

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  93. Have to say am also eagerly awaiting the new installments on Maxine and the boys, also waiting impatiently for the next in the Merry Gentry series by LKH, the Fae series by Karen Marie Moning and the next new novel in the Nyx series by Cheyenne McCray.

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  94. Anonymous6:20 PM

    C.L. Wilson is a great read with her Lord of Light Series. I am desperately waiting for her fourth book.

    Shannonmitchell1@msn.com

    Sincerely,

    Shannon Mitchell

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  95. I simply cannot wait to read a great many authors. Yourself included of course but some others that come to mind are:
    Laurell K hamilton
    Kim Harrison
    Karen Chance
    Karen MacInerney
    Charlaine Harris
    Angie Fox

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  96. Anna M.7:13 PM

    I can't wait for more Skolian Empire books from Catherine Asaro. Love those stories. And now I'm hooked on the Vorkosiagn series by Lois McMaster Bujold and keep biting my nails waiting for more. I also have every Star Doc book you've written and do hope you're writing more.

    I haven't read anything at all by Marjorie. You've convinced me to try the series, though.

    Anna

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  97. Authors I can't wait for Mmmmm well way too many series with different authors and new authors comming out. I had on pre-order JR Ward, Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Laurell K Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Charlaine Harris. Those are just a few not including the ones I have either borrowed or bought. Wow maybe I have a problem. :D Your new books sounds amazing. Thanks for blog and contest.

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  98. Read the first book and am anxiously awaiting the next one!!! I love anything that Marjorie writes! I'm also looking forward to The Fire King!!!!

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  99. There are so many authors who I seem to be always waiting for their new book.
    Some of my fav's are from:
    Shiloh Walker
    Delilah Devlin
    Kate Douglas
    Katie MacAlister
    Lora Leigh (any of her books)

    The list seems to just go on. I have so mamy books that DH and son has been threating me with getting rid of them. LOL

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  100. Hi Lynn! Well, I have several series that I always look forward to and wish the author could write faster. *L*

    I will give you three: J. D. Robb's In Death Series - Eve and Roark...the best couple ever! Laurell K. Hamilton-Anita Blake, need I say more? *L* And Charlaine Harris-Sookie Stackhouse...just keep getting better and better.

    I have many more, but it would take many pages. *L*

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  101. I can't wait for the new Wheel of Time series to continue under the very capable mind of Brandon Sanderson, one of the best fantasy novelists I've seen in a long time.

    Thanks

    Anita

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  102. Rachel Vincent immediately springs to mind. Am being a good girl, and saving my money, so unfortunately I don't have Prey yet :-(

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