Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Sunday, January 02, 2011
  Heads down and plow into 2011

Mario here,

It's the first week of the new year and we at the Biting Edge are already slogging forward. As proud members of the fantastic and utterly amazing League of Reluctant Adults, we won't hesitate to blow...the trumpets about what to expect from us this year.

But first, let's toss a glance in the rear view mirror at my favorite reads of 2010, over here at the Tattered Cover blog, Between The Covers.

Back to League business.

Available right NOW!

If you want your zombies quirky, weird and hilarious, go straight to Mark Henry, author of the outrageous Amanda Feral glamour zombie novels. Amanda Feral wrote her own story (with Mark's help), not surprisingly, a kinky naughty novella, Stocking Full of Coal. Writing as Daniel Marks, he's also contributed to a YA anthology, Kiss Me Deadly.

Dakota Cassidy volleys the snark with her new series, the Ex-Trophy Wives, starting with You Dropped A Blonde On Me.

You can already get Carolyn Crane's first two books of her Disillusionist trilogy. Double Cross has been nominated for a fistful of awards to include Goodreads Best Urban Fantasy for 2010.

Stacia Kane might be fair-skinned but her books are dark...and amazing (as she is). That's why she's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Goodreads Author. Check out her Downside series, Unholy Ghosts, Unholy Magic, and City of Ghosts (up for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Urban Paranormal Fantasy).

What can we not say about our pal, Richelle Mead? International bestseller. NYT Bestseller. USA Today Bestseller. She's so poised, gracious, and unassuming though we all know Richelle is probably the hardest working scribe-to-the-Muse in the League. Already a blinding success, her Vampire Academy YA series is about to go super-nova!

Cherie Priest continues to bust loose with her wildly-acclaimed steampunk series, first with Boneshaker and now Dreadnought. Later on in the year, expect Ganymede that continues her Clockwork Century story line and Bloodshot, book one of her new Urban Fantasy series.

K. A. Stewart got a starred review from Publisher's Weekly for A Devil in the Details. Must be a reason. Perhaps that it's a damn good read? We heard it here.


We're not supposed to have faves among the Leaguers but how can you not get all sloppy about Nicole Peeler and her Urban Fantasy creation, Jane True? Tempest Legacy was an RT Top Pick and her Tempest audiobooks are the perfect companions for a road trip with your mother. We promise.

If the cold has got you blue and numb, then no worries as Diana Rowland will get your blood piping hot with, Secrets of the Demon, book three of her Demon Summoner series.

J.F. Lewis strides along with Crossed, book three of his Void City series (sounds a lot like where I live, Five Points). Plus, he's got Welcome to the Void t-shirts for sale. They might get you some needed street cred.


Molly Harper is going to sink her fangs into us with her first werewolf book, How To Flirt With A Naked Werewolf. Later on in the year, expect the fourth book in her Jane Jameson Nice Girls Don't vampire series.

The impossibly productive Caitlin Kittredge will launch her Iron Codex YA series with The Iron Thorn. If you can't wait until then to get your Kittredge fix, then scoop up her Black London series.

Last year, Michelle Rowen tore it up with releases in her Living in Eden series, YA Demon Princess series, and contemporary romance. Before she's had a chance to catch her breath, Michelle is sprinting into 2011 with a new vampire series, starting with book one, Nightshade.

Anton Strout pounds us with Dead Waters, book four of his Simon Canderous series. Sources tell us it's the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie pie.


Michele Bardsley will cast her spell with a new series featuring wizards and witches. If you can't wait, then buy her Cross Your Heart Vampire series. Each and every book if you love happiness. Check out the Times Square billboard pic on her Minions website. Welcome to the dark chocolate side. *snort* A funny, funny lady.

Sonya Bateman uncorks the genie...sort of. This month, conjure some small bills and get a copy of Master and Apprentice, the sequel to Master of None.

Let's hear it for Jaye Wells, the bad den mother of the League. She continues the snark and darkness with the third book of her Sabina Kane series, Green-Eyed Demon.


Kevin Hearne is going to slay us with a one-two-three combination of his Iron Druid Chronicles. First, Hounded, then in May, Hexed, and a month later, Hammered.

Who would've thought that one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse would look like Jackie Kessler? Well, not really. Jackie only gives it to us hot and dark in Rage.

Celebrate the summer solstice with the release of Kat Richardson's latest in her Greywalker series, book six, Downpour. How can someone as nice as Kat have such fun playing with so much noir and evil?


While you're toasting by the pool, indulge with Kelly Meding's third book of her Dreg City series, Another Kind Of Dead. Until then, download the anthology, A Glimpse of Darkness, for her short story.


Jeanne Stein serves us the seventh installment of her Anna Strong bounty-hunter/vampire series, Crossroads. She's also in several anthologies, Whedonistas (March), Hexed (June), and Chicks Kick Butt (sometime during 2011).

We end this broadcast with Dave Barry's Year in Review: Why 2010 Made Us Sick.

Enough about everybody else. Toot your own horn! What's on the horizon for Felix?
Wow, The League has a lot going on in 2011! Congrats to all the Leaguers! ;)
And thanks for all the good reading suggestions, Mario.
Busy getting the additions to the WWBL. Thanks for the updates for the year, Mario!
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