Category: Green Eyed Envy

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Green-Eyed Envy ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) Contest…

So, in honor of the fact I have an ARC left and Green-Eyed Envy officially releases in less than a month, I am holding a contest to give that ARC away to one lucky reader.  This contest is open to people anywhere and everywhere in the world and I will ship the ARC to the winner at my own expense.  All that said, here are the contest details:

Take a look at the first volume of the Mortal Guide to the Gens Arcana, Vol. 1 graciously provided by the BSIMAR (Boston Society for the Improvement of Mortal/Arcane Relations).  Write a one-paragraph explanation for which class of Fury you would like to belong to if you were a Fury, and why, in the comments section to this post.  Contest will be open until 12:00 AM Sunday, June 5, 2011.  I will then randomly select a winner and announce it on my website/Facebook/Twitter.  The winner should then email me his or her name and mailing address so I can ship the ARC ASAP.

I’m really looking forward to everyone’s responses and can’t wait to read them!

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Starred Publishers Weekly Review for Green-Eyed Envy…

I’m completely thrilled to share that Green-Eyed Envy has earned my second starred review from Publishers Weekly.  Considering how hard I worked to avoid the infamous “sophomore slump” on this book, I couldn’t be happier with this news!

“Marissa ‘Riss’ Holloway, chief magical investigator and Fury, takes on Boston’s first arcane serial killer in this engrossing sequel to 2010’s Red Hot Fury. For thousands of years, bitter hatred between Cats and Hounds has been the norm, and when three Cats are ritualistically tortured and viciously killed, the Hounds are the obvious suspects. All three victims were also ex-boyfriends of the first supernatural FBI special agent, Harper Cruz, who once had a fling with Riss’s current boyfriend, Warhound Scott Murphy. Harper’s upcoming marriage to a Hound might be the impetus behind the slayings, so Riss goes undercover as Harper’s wedding planner. Mackenzie’s writing is clean and clever; the plot is twisty and intriguing; and Riss’s charm and sass elevate her above many other fantasy heroines.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review.

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Sneak Peek at Green-Eyed Envy, Chapter 1!

I’ve posted the first chapter of Green-Eyed Envy.  Go forth and enjoy!

In other news, I am working on getting an answer on when Red Hot Fury will be available electronically.  Yes, still.  Sorry it’s taking so long but I will update as soon as I know the answer!  Additionally, I am trying to schedule an author event with the St. Louis County and/or St. Louis City Public Library.  I’ll update when I have more news on that, as well.

Hard to believe that Green-Eyed Envy will be out in two short months.  I’m hard at work on Book 3, tentatively titled Blackhearted Betrayal.  (At least that’s what I’m leaning toward today.  Final choice will be up to my publisher!)

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Green-Eyed Envy Cover At Last!…

I am thrilled to share the finalized cover for Green-Eyed Envy and couldn’t be more pleased.  Both Judy York and the Ace Art Department have done a fabulous job once more.  They have done a fabulous job of blending artistic license with my vision of Riss and brought her to kick-ass life.  I am truly blessed by the cover art gods.  =)

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Green-Eyed Envy Available for Pre-Order and E-books to Come!

I’m excited to announce that Green-Eyed Envy is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.  The publication date is June 28, 2011 and I should be getting the cover any day now.  I’ve turned the book in to my editor and am just waiting for her revision notes so I can go through the first round of edits.  This is all just about as exciting for book 2 as it was for book 1, and I hope I never get to that “jaded” point with this process.  While I worked my booty off to get to this point, I know just how blessed and lucky I am to be publishing such a great series with an awesome publisher.  The folks at Ace/Roc have just been fantastic to work with and, of course, I couldn’t be happier with my “rockstar” agent, Ginger Clark.

Now if only I can get back into that habit of regular updates again!  Life is busy, but I promise to try harder to do better.  =)

Additionally, while I don’t have any official dates to share yet, I can confirm that both Red Hot Fury and Green-Eyed Envy will be available as e-books.  More details to follow as I get them.  Thanks to all my lovely readers and future readers for the support and comments.

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Teaser Tuesday: Snippet from Green Eyed Envy, Fury Book 2…

Here’s a teaser from Red Hot Fury’s sequel, Green Eyed Envy, which I’m currently working on:

Barely an hour later I had ditched the hot pink negligee (and horniness) for my red leather Fury uniform.   Scott and I waited for Harper outside the branch of the city morgue that housed arcane corpses.  Her job for the FBI made her no stranger to after-hour telephone calls summoning her to check out a body, but this was the first time her duty was to ID the corpse rather than investigate its murder.

Of course, she didn’t know that yet.  Neither Scott nor I had the heart to break the news over the phone, especially since she lived by herself.  Way more tactful to just tell her I needed an assist on a case and give her the morbid news in person.  On the selfish side, I was glad that it would be her to ID the victim, rather than his immediate family members.  At least we could spare them that.

I don’t know who was more surprised—Scott or me—when Harper showed up so very not by herself.  And, by the possessive way the black-haired, golden-eyed, dark-skinned Adonis held her hand, we could have broken the news to her over the phone with no regret.  No way she’d been alone at her place when she got my call.  And by the designer clothes Adonis wore like a second skin, I was willing to bet she hadn’t been at her place at all.  Wait…dark skin and yellow eyes.  Holy shit.  Harp’s bagged herself another Hound!

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