The full jugde's report is available here. (opens pdf document)
Tracey O’Hara, Night's Cold Kiss, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Night's Cold Kiss offers the right mix of vampire romance and horror with a slight "pulp" element that keeps the story grounded. In the crowded field of supernatural/horror romance with a strong female at the centre, O’Hara’s characters and story stand out; the development is strong and the story arc is satisfying to the end. O’Hara has created a world that is believable and exhilarating. Unlike many novels in this subgenre, the story is told from various perspectives, which gives the reader an insight into each character’s motivation and adds depth. The romantic relationships are realistically passionate and add to the thrilling violence and horror of the tale.
Here's the book trailer to Erica Haye's Shadowglass (Book 2 of the Shadowfae Novels). Pretty impressive trailer and the book will be released next month.
Mel Teshco has a new cover for her first Nocturne Bites, Her Dark Lord coming out in March. I must say ....very nice indeed.
Denise Rossetti is doing a Cross-Blog tour with the other members of the Laced with Desire authors.
Anna Hackett has a new Nocturne Bites coming out in April called Hunter's Surrender. Cover yet to be released.
I'm sure you recognise these names, they were part of Eleni-fest back in October last year.
And here's a couple of names I'm sure you will get to know soon, I'm sure.
Kylie Griffin has had her SF romance Dark Shadows final in the Chase the Dream Contest. Go Kylie!
Shona Husk has had a flood of good news lately- she has An Elemental Tail coming out with The Wild Rose Press; a story Black Widow in the Scary Kisses anthology by Ticonderoga Publishing; and a novella Boyfriend in a Bottle with Samhain publishing.