Showing posts with label Lisa Shearin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lisa Shearin. Show all posts

Monday, January 06, 2014

Interview with Lisa Shearin, author of The Grendel Affair and more - January 6, 2014

Please welcome Lisa Shearin to The Qwillery. Lisa is the author of The Raine Benares series and the new SPI Files. The Grendel Affair (SPI Files 1) was published on December 31, 2013.

TQ:  Welcome back to The Qwillery. You've written 6 novels in your Raine Benares series and now the first novel (at least) in the SPI Files. What is the most challenging thing for you about writing? Has your writing process changed over the years?

Lisa:  For me, the most challenging—and also the most rewarding—part of writing a book is the first draft. It’s challenging because I’m part plotter/part pantster. I tend to have the beginning, the ending, and a few scenes scattered through the space in between. That leaves a LOT of empty space to fill. It’s not filling the space that’s necessarily the challenge; it’s doing it on a tight deadline. Unlike many writers, I prefer the rewriting/editing part of the writing process—the part that comes after getting the first draft (aka “the story”) down. That’s when I can start to play and have fun, because at that point, I’ve got something to work with.

TQ:  Tell us something about The Grendel Affair (SPI Files 1) that is not in the book description.

Lisa:  How about why supernatural beings came to our world/dimension in the first place? They want the same things as the rest of us: a good job, nice house, 2.5 kids/spawn, and a dog. The others? Well, their powers are stronger here, their greed is bigger, and any treaties or bindings that might have made them behave back home don’t mean squat here. They don’t just want their slice of the American Dream; they want the whole freaking pie, and they don’t care what they have to do, who they have to kill, or how many city blocks they have to level to get what they want.

That’s why we’re here.

Someone has to even the odds.

We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations.

TQ:  What inspired you to write The Grendel Affair?

Lisa:  I love movies like Men in Black, Big Trouble in Little China, and Ghostbusters. Nothing’s more fun to me than watching or reading about the chaos—and comedy—that ensues when people are faced with the reality that the creatures and things they didn’t believe existed are all too real. They’re sitting next to you on the subway, they’re driving the cab you just got into, and you found out this morning that your boss really is a troll. The story possibilities are endless—and so much fun.

TQ:  Does the SPI Files series have anything in common with your Raine Benares series?

Lisa:  Over the years, I’ve found I have a tendency toward quirky ensemble casts. I’m not a main character and that’s it kind of writer. Facing down beasties that go bump in the night (or goblin mages bent on world domination) is a lot less scary when you know your heavily and creatively armed friends have your back.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for The Grendel Affair?

Lisa:  I did quite a bit of research on the tunnel systems that run under New York City—sewer, subway, electrical, water, and especially those that have been abandoned. Before 9/11, there were tours of underground New York. I would so have loved to have taken a tour of the tunnels, and am completely bummed that they’re not offered anymore . I also researched Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. I drove past it on my way from LaGuardia into the city for a meeting with my publisher this past spring. I’d really like to take a tour when I’m in New York with more time. Then of course, there was the Beowulf/Grendel research. I fell in love with the idea of “what if?” in terms of Grendel being turned loose in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

TQ:  Why did you set the SPI Files in New York?

Lisa:  Since SPI is a worldwide organization, it seemed natural for me to put their global headquarters in New York. And if supernatural creatures wanted to be among humans, but concealed in the crowds, New York was the perfect choice. And I just love New York. : )

TQ:  What's next?

Lisa:  I’m presently writing the second book in the SPI Files – The Dragon Conspiracy. After that I plan to write an e-book novella set in Raine’s world. A lot of my fans have told me that they miss Tam. I miss Tam, too. Something that was hinted at in Magic Lost, Trouble Found, but not explored was how exactly did Raine and Tam meet, and what happened when they did? You’re the first one I’ve told about this project. ; ) The plan is to have it ready to go this year, but first I have to finish writing The Dragon Conspiracy.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Lisa:  Thank you so much for inviting me; it’s always fun!

SPI Files

The Grendel Affair
SPI Files 1
Ace, December 31, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us…

When I moved to New York to become a world famous journalist, I never imagined that snagging a job at a seedy tabloid would change my career path from trashy reporter to undercover agent. I’m Makenna Fraser, a Seer for SPI. I can see through any disguise, shield, or spell that a paranormal pest can come up with. I track down creatures and my partner, Ian Byrne, takes them out.

Our cases are generally pretty routine, but a sickle-wielding serial killer has been prowling the city’s subway tunnels. And the murderer’s not human. The fiend in question, a descendant of Grendel—yes, that Grendel—shares his ancestor’s hatred of parties, revelry, and drunkards. And with New Year’s Eve in Times Square only two days away, we need to bag him quickly. Because if we don’t find him—and the organization behind him—by midnight, our secret’s out and everyone’s time is up.

About Lisa

Contrary to popular belief, most authors do have day jobs just like everyone else. Lisa’s happily freelancing for an advertising agency as an editor and proofreader. In her previous corporate life, she’s been a magazine editor, advertising copywriter, and writer of corporate marketing materials of every description.

Lisa is the national bestselling author of The Raine Benares novels, a series of six comedic fantasy adventures. Her next series—The SPI Files—is an urban fantasy that’s been described as Stephanie Plum meets Men in Black. It will debut on December 31, 2013.

Lisa is a voracious collector of fountain pens both vintage and modern. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and a Jack Russell Terrier who rules them all.

Website  ~   Twitter @LisaShearin  ~  Facebook  ~  Goodreads

Monday, December 30, 2013

The View From Monday - December 30, 2013

Happy last Monday in 2013! This year has zipped by and I'm looking forward to the new year. I'm reading a bunch of books which I will be telling you about soon! Since this is the last View From Monday for 2013, I'd thought I'd do a little giveaway. You can enter below to win 4 books that I've picked out from this week's releases.

The year ends with many books out on the last 2 days of the year. Look for the full January release list later this week, along with the announcement of the 2014 Debut Author Challenge as well as a list of January debuts.

There is one Debut out this week:

Starter House by Sonja Condit.

From formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Deadshifted  (Edie Spence 4) by Cassie Alexander;

The Cormorant  (Miriam Black 3) by Chuck Wendig;

The Sharpest Blade  (McKenzie Lewis 3) by Sandy Williams;

and changing format:

Tarnished  (Silver 2) by Rhiannon - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback;

Fifth Grave Past the Light  (Charley Davidson 5) by Darynda Jones - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback; and

The Golem and the Jinni  by Helene Wecker - Hardcover to Trade Paperback.

December 30, 2013
Ruined (e) Jus Accardo PNR - Eternal Balance 1
Nostrum Roberto Calas F - Scourge 2
Break Out (e) Nina Croft SFR - Blood Hunter 1
Ashes (e) Sarah Gilman PNR
Beg Me to Slay (e) Lisa Kessler PNR
Heart of the Incubus (e) Rosalie Lario PNR - Demons of Infernum 3.5
Journey of Wisdom (e) Shawna Thomas F - Riune Stone 3

December 31, 2013
Once Upon a Time in Hell Guy Adams WW/F - Heaven's Gate Trilogy 2
Deadshifted Cassie Alexander UF - Edie Spence 4
Farside (h2mm) Ben Bova SF - Grand Tour
Code White (h2mm) Scott Britz-Cunningham Th/NF
Witch Wraith (h2mm) Terry Brooks F - The Dark Legacy of Shannara 3
The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction Thomas D. Clareson
Joe Sanders
HC - Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Starter House: A Novel (D) Sonja Condit H
Sunroper Natalie J. Damschroder PNR - Goddesses Rising 3
Love Your Entity Cat Devon PNR - Entity 3
Extraordinary Powers (ri) Joseph Finder Th/M/Su
Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories Donna Grant PNR - Dark Kings
Great North Road (h2mm) Peter F. Hamilton SF
How to Run with a Naked Werewolf Molly Harper PNR - Naked Werewolf 3
Tarnished (h2mm) Rhiannon Held UF - Silver 2
A Study in Ashes Emma Jane Holloway SP/M - The Baskerville Affair 3
Born in Blood Alexandra Ivy PNR - Sentinels 1
Fifth Grave Past the Light (h2mm) Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 5
A Memory of Light (h2mm) Robert Jordan
Brandon Sanderson
F - Wheel of Time 14
The Night Watch Sergei Lukyanenko UF/Th - Night Watch 1
A Little Night Magic (tp2mm) Lucy March PNR
Scent of Roses (ri) Kat Martin PNR
Things Withered Susie Moloney H
The Iron Breed: The Iron Cage and Breed to Come (tp2mm) Andre Norton SF
The Vastalimi Gambit Steve Perry SF - Cutter's War 2
Hive Monkey Gareth L Powell AH/SF - Ack-Ack Macaque 2
The Iron Wolves Andy Remic F - Rage of Kings 1
Harold Robbins' The Curse (h2mm) Julius Podrug Th - Madison Dupre 4
The Grendel Affair Lisa Shearin UF - SPI Files 1
After Dark (tp2mm) Gena Showalter
Kait Ballenger
PNR - Novellas
Taste of Darkness Maria V. Snyder FR - Healer 3
The Sixth Station (h2mm) Linda Stasi Th
The Shadowed Throne K. J. Taylor F - The Risen Sun 2
Angelopolis (h2tp) Danielle Trussoni F/Th - Angel 2
The Bread We Eat in Dreams Catherynne M. Valente F
Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek
Heart of Stone Christine Warren PNR - Gargoyles 1
A Rising Thunder (tp2mm) David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 13
The Golem and the Jinni (h2tp) Helene Wecker HistF
The Cormorant Chuck Wendig UF - Miriam Black 3
Sunset of the Gods (tp2mm) Steve White SF/TT  - T.R.A. 2
The Sharpest Blade Sandy Williams UF - McKenzie Lewis 3

D - Debut
e - eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reprint or reissue
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
M - Mystery
NF - Near Future
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR- Science Fiction Romance
SP - Steampunk
Su - Supernatural
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
WW - Weird Western

The Giveaway

What:  One commenter will win Mass Market Paperback copies Once Upon a Time in Hell by Guy Adams, The Grendel Affair by Lisa Shearin, Heart of Stone by Christine Warren, and The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig from The Qwillery.

How:  Log into and follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on January 6, 2014. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Winners x 7 - June 10, 2012

And the winners are...

All Spell Breaks Loose (Raine Benares 6) by Lisa Shearin - print book for US and eBook for international - Ended May 28, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Question:  What missing item would you have Raine Benares find for you?

abookandashortlatte who said...

A first edition of Jane Eyre.

Shakespeare Undead (Shakespeare Undead 1) by Lori Handeland - Ended May 30, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Question:  Favorite Shakespearean play that you've read or seen?

Victoria who said...

Macbeth. I love all of Shakespeare but Macbeth stuck with me.

ARC of Strangeness and Charm (The Courts of the Feyre 3) by Mike Shevdon - Ended June 2, 2012 - Read the Interview here.


Question: What do you think of the new covers?

Sinnaye who said...

I prefer the new cover too, they're quite something! These books look really good, so I followed the advice and bought them right away ;)

Still, a signed copy wouldn't be a misfit on my shelves either.

Thank you for the interview and giveaway!

Warrior Enchanted (The Sons of the Zodiac 4) by Addison Fox - Ended June 3, 2012 - Read the Interview here.

Question: What are your favorite sub-genres of Romance (Paranormal, SciFi, Contemporary, etc)?

Barb P who said...

Hi Addison! My favorite sub-genre is definitely paranormal. I do like to read a little suspense here and there, depending on who is writing it. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

A signed copy of Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences 1) by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris - Ended June 6, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Question:  Who is/are your favorite secret agent(s)? or What is one of your favorite Steampunk novels, stories, etc.?

Di who said...

I've been curious to read a Steampunk story since I've enjoyed movies in the genre (League of Mysterious Gentleman & the new Sherlock Holmes series); and a do enjoy spies (James Bond (love the gadgets(, Jason Bourne)

Spellcrossed (Crossroads Theatre 2) by Barbara Ashford - Ended June 7, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Question:  Which cover do you like better - Spellcast's or Spellcrossed's?

Maria who said...

Enter me!

I don't know which cover I like. They don't go together although the color tries to bring them closer. Standing my themselves, the first book almost looks like a mystery or cozy, while the second has that paranormal feel. Hard to pick because they are so different. I guess...maybe the first cover, but I don't think it's all that accurate a depiction of the paranormal!!!

Seeker of Shadows (Moonlight 6) by Nancy Gideon - Ends June 9, 2012 - Enter HERE. US ONLY

Question:  Who is/are your favorite shapeshifter(s)?

BookAttict who said...

My first thought was Curran too! I also love Brand Geirson from Coral Moore's Broods of Fenrir and Johnny from the Persephone Alcmedi series by Linda Robertson!

I've read the first 4 books of the By Moonlight series and really enjoyed them! I'm looking forward to reading Seeker of Shadows!

Thanks for another amazing giveaway!

The winners have been notified and have until 11:59PM US Eastern Time on Sunday, June 17, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Guest Blog by Lisa Shearin - Unexpected characters can put the magic in your story

Please welcome Lisa Shearin to The Qwillery.  All Spell Breaks Loose, the 6th and final Raine Benares novel, will be published by Ace on May 29, 2012.

Unexpected characters can put the magic in your story.

One of the best things about writing is when my characters surprise me or the story suddenly goes off in a completely unexpected direction—or best of all, both at the same time.

That’s when the magic happens.

Writers usually fall into one of two categories: plotter or pantster. Hard-core plotters know exactly what happens from A to Z. Others are happy with just a loose sketch. Pantsters throw plot and caution to the wind and just dive in. I used to be the former, and have gradually evolved into the later.

But sometimes for the good of the book, you have to toss any plots or plans you may have right out the window.

Say you’re happily writing along, everything going according to plan. Character A is behaving perfectly. Then Character B—or even a character you’ve never met before—suddenly enters the scene. Everything changes. It’s become my experience that this can be a very good thing. It means that your characters and your story are taking on even more of a life of their own. Whenever this happens to me, I’ve learned to run, don’t walk, after the interfering Character B or the newbie. Those characters know perfectly well what they’re doing and why they’re there even if you don’t. The key is to go with the flow.

Some of my favorite characters have come into existence by crashing my plot party. In a book, party crashers are always welcome. For me, they’re either being pulled into a dark alley, or pushed out of a bar. I’ve learned to pay attention to these people. They’re worth watching—and listening to.

In the Raine Benares series, two of my most notable examples are Piaras Rivalin and Talon Nathrach.

Piaras was supposed to be a “fetch & carry” character, one who would put in only a brief appearance at his grandmother Tarsilia Rivalin’s apothecary shop in MAGIC LOST, TROUBLE FOUND. Everything was going along just fine until a few chapters later when Raine sees Piaras being yanked into a dark alley by the henchmen of a goblin prince. Neither Raine nor I saw that one coming. So Raine followed Piaras, and I followed Raine.

Then in ARMED & MAGICAL, a young goblin nightclub singer/dancer is kidnapped by Khrynsani temple guards. I had no clue who this kid was. Turned out he was the son of one of my major characters, Tam Nathrach. Though now I know Talon very well, and I’m not in the least bit surprised that his character would stage such a dramatic entrance. In ALL SPELL BREAKS LOOSE, Tam’s mom perfectly describes her grandson: “impulsive, stubborn, arrogant, and believes himself irresistible to women and impervious to death.” Yep, that’s my Talon.

Some of my best characters have been my least expected—and my most magical.

About Raine Benares

All Spell Breaks Loose
Raine Benares 6
Ace, May 29, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

My name is Raine Benares—and it sucks to be me right now.

I’m a seeker who found the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that gave me unlimited powers I never wanted. Now I’ve lost the rock—and the magic it gave me—to a goblin dark mage whose main goals are my death and world domination. This is more than incentive enough for a little trip to the goblin capital of Regor with a small band of good friends, not-so-good friends, and one outright enemy. Don’t ask.

All we need to do is destroy the Saghred, kill the mage, and put a renegade goblin prince on the throne. Did I mention I’ll be doing that with no magic?

Con & Conjure
Raine Benares 5
Ace, March 29, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Raine Benares is a seeker who finds lost things and people. Ever since the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone that's given her unlimited power, has bonded to her, the goblin king and the elves have wanted to possess its magic themselves. Which means a goblin thief and her ex-fiancé-an elven assassin-are after her. To survive, she'll need the help of her notorious criminal family.

Bewitched & Betrayed
Raine Benares 4
Ace, April 27, 2010
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Raine Benares is a seeker. She finds lost things and missing people- usually alive. But now she's been bonde with the Saghred, a soul- stealing stone of unlimited power, and must hunt down its escapees. Especially since one of them is also hunting her...

The Trouble with Demons
Raine Benares 3
Ace, April 28, 2009
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

For seeker Raine Benares, a demon infestation on the Isle of Mid couldn't come at a worse time. Already fighting the influence of the Saghred, a soul-stealing stone, Raine discovers she is also magically bonded to a dark mage and a white knight, two dangerous and powerful men on opposing sides.

Turns out, the demons want the key to unlock the Saghred. As a seeker, Raine should be able to find it first. As the axis of light and dark powers, she's a magical cataclysm waiting to happen.

Armed & Magical
Raine Benares 2
Ace, April 29, 2008
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

My name is Raine Benares. Until last week I was a seeker—a finder of things lost and people missing. Now I’m psychic roommates with the Saghred, an ancient stone with cataclysmic powers. Just me, the stone, and all the souls it’s ingested over the centuries. Crowded doesn’t even begin to describe it. All I want is my life back—which means getting rid of the stone and the power it possesses. To sort things out, I head for the Isle of Mid, home to the most prestigious sorcery school, as well as the Conclave, the governing body for all magic users. It’s also home to power- grubbing mages who want me dead and goblins who see me as a thief. As if that’s not enough, Mid’s best student spellsingers are disappearing left and right, and I’m expected to find them. Lives are at stake, goblins are threatening to sue, mages are getting greedier, and the stone’s power is getting stronger by the hour. This could get ugly.

Magic Lost, Trouble Found
Raine Benares 1
Ace, May 29, 2007
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Raine Benares is a Sorceress Seeker of average ability until she comes into possession of an amulet that amplifies her powers-and her enemies.

About Lisa

Lisa Shearin currently works as the editor at an advertising agency. She has been a magazine editor and writer of corporate marketing materials of every description. Lisa enjoys singing, reading, writing novels, and fencing (foil and epee, as well as rapier & dagger dueling). She lives in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, two spoiled-rotten retired racing greyhounds, and a Jack Russell terrier who rules them all. Visit her website at

Follow Lisa on Twitter.

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of All Spell Breaks Lose - print book for US and eBook for international - from Ace/Penguin!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What missing item would you have Raine Benares find for you?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US mailing address for the print copy of All Spells Break Loose and an email address for the digital copy. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Monday, May 28, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - May 21, 2012

It's Monday again! This week at The Qwillery:

Monday - Guest Blog by Lisa Shearin author of the Raine Benares series. All Spell Breaks Loose, the final novel in the series, will be published on May 29, 2012.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Cassie Alexander. Cassie's debut, Nighshifted (Nightshifted/Edie Spence 1), will be published on May 22, 2012.

Wednesday - Interview with Lori Handeland. Zombie Island, the second novel in the Shakespeare Undead series, will be published on May 22, 2012.

Thursday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Post by Megan Powell. No Peace for the Damned, Megan's debut, will be published on July 10, 2012.

Friday - Interview with Michael Sullivan, author of the Riyria Revelations series.

Saturday - Interview with Mike Shevdon. Strangeness and Charm (The Courts of Feyre 3) will be published on May 29, 2012.

May 20, 2012
Talisman Of El
Alecia Stone F

May 22, 2012
The King's Blood
Daniel Abraham F - Dagger and Coin 2
Nightshifted (d)
Cassie Alexander UF - Nightshifted/Edie Spence 1
Dark Jenny (tp2mm)
Alex Bledsoe F/M - Eddie Lactrosse Mystery 3
The Paths of the Dead (h2tp)
Steven Brust F - Viscount of Adrilankha 1
Destroyer of Worlds
Mark Chadbourn F - Kingdom of the Serpent 3
Out of the Waters (h2mm)
David Drake F - Books of the Elements 2
Orb Sceptre Throne (tp and h)
Ian C. Esslemont F - Malazan Empire 4
A Tree of Bones
Gemma Files F - Hexslinger 3
The Vampire Dimitri (tp2mm)
Colleen Gleason PNR - Recency Draculia 2
Legacy (h2mm)
David L. Golemon SF - Event Group Adventure 6
Midnight's Master
Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors 1
Zombie Island
Lori Handeland F - Shakespeare Undead 2
Nebula Awards Showcase 2012
James Patrick Kelly
John Kessel
SF - Anthology
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - Imager Portfolio 5
Beauty and the Werewolf (h2mm)
Mercedes Lackey GR - Five Hundred Kingdoms 6
The Walls of the Universe (h2mm)
Paul Melko SF - Walls of the Universe 1
The Enemy's Kiss
Zandria Munson PNR
Honeyed Words (h2mm)
J. A. Pitts F - Sarah Beauhall 2
Further: Beyond the Threshold
Chris Roberson SF
Kim Stanley Robinson SF
Dark Magic
James Swain ST/O
Guardian of the Night
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom PNR - Vampire Moons
Shadow Bound
Rachel Vincent UF - Unbound 2
Dog Days
Elsa Watson FR
Blue-Blooded Vamp
Jaye Wells UF -Sabina Kane 5
Nightworld (ri)
F. Paul Wilson H - Adversary Cycle 6

May 23, 2012
Ultramarines: The Second Omnibus
Graham McNeill SF - Warhammer 40,000 : Ultramarines

May 25, 2012
House of Doors (h2tp)
Chez Brenchley H - Keys to D'Esperance 2

May 28, 2012
Closed Horizon
Peter Lantos SF

d - Debut
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
ri - Reissue or Reprint

F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
M - Mystery
O - Occult
PNR - Paranormal Romance
S - Supernatural
ST - Supernatural Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy