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It’s been quiet here at The Haven for a few years. Truth be told, we lost the password for the wordpress. Woops! Now that it’s back, we’re cleaning up and updating a few pages. We’ll also include new pages for the FOUR books and TWO short stories that Amelia published since our absence.

maeve3.jpegThe Maeve’ra takes place in the 1800s, between the Kiesha’ra series and the modern-day Den of Shadows stories. This detailed the fall of the vampire empire of Midnight, which you may remember mentioned in ‘Midnight Predator’. This is back when Jeshickah was still in charge and the shapeshifter nations were under her boot. It will take a never before attempted alliance of nearly all inhabitants of Nyeusigrube to take down the vampiress and her line of wicked trainers! It all starts with ‘Bloodwitch’ in 2014. That was followed up by ‘Bloodkin’ in 2015 and the finale ‘Bloodtraitor’ in 2016.

6142AgSr2gL._SL210_611PMhEAh2L._SL210_In between the Maeve’ra novels, we had the short stories ‘The Rebel’ (told from the perspective of Kadee, Bloodkin’s narrator) and ‘The Prophet’ (told from the perspective of Malachai, Bloodtraitor’s narrator). The third and final short story, ‘The Assassin’, was not published though Amelia hopes some day to bring it to her fans. Maybe self-publishing will be in the future! We don’t know whose perspective that one is told from, maybe Vance the narrator of Bloodwitch to tie it all together?

These were the last stories told in Nyeusigrube for a while. With everything that happened at the end of ‘Promises to Keep‘ in the modern day Den of Shadows series, even if Amelia returns to the vampires, witches, and shapeshifters of our time, they will hardly be recognizable!

D1Wnj-8mT6S._SL250_FMpng_.pngLast year, in 2016, Amelia began publishing outside of Young Adult paranormal for the first time since she started in 1999 with ‘In the Forests of the Night‘!! Can you believe it? Her first foray into adult gay fantasy-romance is the Mancer Trilogy set in the new universe of Castra, starting with last year’s ‘Of the Abyss’ and continuing with this year’s ‘Of the Divine’ which just came out this month. Next year, the trilogy will wrap up with ‘Of the Mortal Realm’.

Have you read any of these new novels and short stories? What were your favorite parts? Do you have new favorite characters? We would love to know!

ahar-twitterYou can also follow Amelia on Twitter @AtwaterRhodes. That’s right, she has a Twitter now! Give a follow and keep up to date for all things new in Nyeusigrube and Castra!

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Hey Havenites!

 

Reviews for ‘Bloodwitch: Maeve’ra #1’ are starting to come in.  Why not check out a few on the Maeve’ra Page?

 

Are you excited??

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Hey Havenites! Guess what? Amelia posted on facebook today a picture of the ARCs that arrived at her house… They just so happen to be for the up-coming “Bloodwitch“, due out May 13, 2014!

Also, we have the synopsis from the Library of Congress:

Raised by vampires, a shapeshifter learns that he may be a bloodwitch who possesses rare and destructive magic that the leader of the powerful Midnight empire seeks to control.

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This might not be the final cover. It could change and only have been a working cover. After all, there is not mention of it being Maeve’ra #1.

Still, we see a long green feather (likely a quetzal’s feather as that is the protagonist’s shapeshifter form), thorned vines, black tree branches, and I believe some roses petals on the ground.

What do you think of the cover? What do you think of the phrase “ONLY THE LOYAL SURVIVE”?

WANT MORE MAEVE’RA? CAN’T WAIT UNTIL NEXT MAY?

Then check out “Lilith’s Explorations of Midnight”. It’s a continuing story that Amelia is doing on her facebook page (edited):

https://www.facebook.com/notes/amelia-atwater-rhodes/about-liliths-exploration-of-midnight/558066950922556

Or if you’re on the forum, have a sneak peek on what’s upcoming:

http://nyeusigrube.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=4378&start=15

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HScover2Sad news for the used bookstore Once Sold Tales in Kent, WA today, who needs to close their doors. Meanwhile, the owner is trying to find homes for HALF A MILLION books, or they will need to be pulped (that’s “destroyed” in book world terms.)

From their site:

‘Once Sold Tales Walk-in Bookstore Outlet is now open at 22442 72nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032!
All books, movies, and music just $1.50 per pound!
Choose from over 50,000 titles! – Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun Noon – 6
Also access our entire warehouse of over half a million books at the same location!’

We checked out their site and found that there are 10 different Amelia Atwater-Rhodes titles looking for a good home with 38 copies total. Plus countless other deserving Young Adult, paranormal, fantasy, romance, etc novels by other authors looking for a place to call home. The price is insanely good, so please check out their stock. Share the link! Spread the word! BUY A BOOK!

http://www.oncesoldtales.com/

Here’s direct links to the Den of Shadows and Kiesha’ra series book available.

Den of Shadows Series (#1, #2, #4)
IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT 2000 paperback (20 copies available)
DEMON IN MY VIEW 2001 paperback (7 copies)
MIDNIGHT PREDATOR 2002 paperback (4 copies available)

Kiesha’ra Series #1 through #4
HAWKSONG 2004 paperback (1 copy available)
HAWKSONG 2003 hardcover (1 copy available)
SNAKECHARM 2007 paperback (1 copy available)
SNAKECHARM 2004 hardcover (1 copy available)
FALCONDANCE 2007 paperback (1 copy available)
FALCONDANCE 2005 hardcover (1 copy available)
WOLFCRY 2006 hardcover (1 copy available)

Thank you!

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It’s that time, kiddies!

The FINAL book in the Den of Shadows series, “Promises to Keep”, has been released! The early buzz on the board is that fans are loving it, and that Amelia makes some MAJOR changes to her world. It’s shocking, it’s exciting, it’s epic… Have you picked up your copy yet?

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Order your copy of PtK online, head to a local store to grab it in person, or download the ebook!

If you’re already ready it, what are your thoughts?

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Maeve'ra One: BloodwitchThere is going to be a short e-story published pre-Maeve’ra trilogy, currently “Untitled”.

From Amelia’s facebook on December 6th:

    It’s a short story that takes place in Midnight in the late 1700s, and focuses on a pivotal moment that essentially sets up the entire Maeve’ra Trilogy. I can’t say much more without giving away too much.

    [The] particular area [the story takes place in] is a bit of a no-man’s-land at this time in history (“owned” by multiple countries who haven’t bothered yet to do much with it, even very little native population in this century) which is why I chose it.

    The series as a whole will reference world events, but the only one that influences this particular short story is the Inquisition. It doesn’t take place during the Inquisition, though, as you might imagine from the date.

No word on when the short story will be available for purchase and download. In the meantime, enjoy your holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Also! There’s an update on our previous post, regarding ARCs for book bloggers. Check it out!

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Promises to KeepHey Haven fans! In case you missed the change, due to a publisher SNAFU (or more likely the merger actually: Random House, where Amelia is contracted, is merging with Penguin Publishers), we’re looking at a March 12, 2013 release for Promises to Keep!

Change it on your calendar, shout it from the rooftops, and wait patiently for another three months. 🙂

We also hear over on Amelia’s forum that PtK is the VERY LAST BOOK in the Den of Shadows series!

In other news, do you have a book blog (meaning a blog where you review books on a regular basis, especially Young Adult and paranormal books like Amelia’s)?

From Amelia’s facebook on December 8th:

    Anyone out there have a blog or site about writing, books, or a similar subject, and want a chance to read Promises to Keep by the end of the year (it won’t officially come out until March)? I have a couple ARCs to give away, if you’re interested in writing a review.

Send a private message to Amelia over on facebook to get more details! Be sure to tell her The Haven sent you!

Good luck!

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