Susan’s Book Talk: It’s been a Big Week


I’d been all celebratory when I decided to write up this post. After eight days away on business, the Tour Manager was headed home. Then he called to say he’d been held hostage on the plane AT THE GATE for an hour.

Poof! There went my shiny mood.

Anyway, so many of you responded that I should start my own website for fake bands that I’m going to. Sort of. It’s going to be a page on my main site that’ll feature books about rock and roll. I’ve got about sixty (maybe more) listed already. If you have suggestions, leave ’em in the comments or drop me an e-mail.

Huge thanks once again to Winter for doing not only my awesome ShapeShifter logo but for doing a bit of investigating on that front.

Anyway. Back to the books. This was a big week for news of releases to cross my path. Ready for what I’ve found?

Beth Williamson
: Hell for Leather

Joely Sue Burkhart: Beautiful Death

Gena Showalter: The Darkest Pleasure

Lauren Dane: Making Chase (now in print!)

Melanie Atkins: Voodoo Bones

Vivian Zabel: Midnight Hours

Phyllis Campbell: Danger in Her Arms (now in print!)

and last but perhaps most longingly by me (because I’m missing her release party!)
Kathryn Miller Haynes: The Winter of her Discontent

Busy week, huh? Congratulations to all my author buds on their new releases. May your sales be huge and your advance earned out soon. And may the Tour Manager actually get off that plane and be back West of Mars.



  1. bunnygirl

    June 27, 2008 11:51 pm

    I hate it when they keep you on the plane like that! I once spent something like two hours on the tarmac and luckily I didn’t need to go to the bathroom and I had food, water, books, and magazines in my tote bag or I would’ve DIED.BR/BR/I hope the Tour Manager was similarly well-prepared.

  2. Thomma Lyn

    June 28, 2008 4:15 am

    Wow, congratulations to everybody on the new releases! An exciting time, to be sure. :)BR/BR/That’ll be neat, the new page for fake bands on your main site! And I hope the Tour Manager is now off the plane and home all nice and snug. 🙂

  3. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 28, 2008 6:22 am

    I don’t think he was, Bunny. One of those guy things… but I might be wrong.BR/BR/He finally staggered in after 11. No suitcase. BR/BR/And the flight industry wonders why no one wants to pay their prices to get places??

  4. Vivian Zabel

    June 28, 2008 7:31 pm

    I literally “stumbled” on to this blog accidentally. Imagine my surprise to find my name and new book. Thanks so much.BR/BR/We also have a site for IMidnight Hours/I: http://midnight-hours.weebly.comBR/BR/Thank you for mentioning my new release.

  5. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 28, 2008 7:33 pm

    Thanks, Vivian!

  6. Tempest Knight

    June 28, 2008 8:06 pm

    HA! *points at Susan* Looks who’s looking to break my Visa now with all these new books! Hehehe! Yesterday I posted some of the new ones I found. *winks*

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 28, 2008 8:09 pm

    I saw them, Tempest. I mean, where do you think I got this great idea from?BR/BR/And it’s not just your credit card I’m trying to wear out, nor a hole in just your floor from the weight of all the books!

  8. Winter

    June 28, 2008 11:06 pm

    How could I not check out that site when half my characters are musicians? LOL BR/BR/I’ll have to check out those books. I already have a feeling I’ll be getting at least a couple.

  9. The tour manager

    June 29, 2008 8:07 pm

    I had a book, but having gone through immigration, customs, security, and 2/3 of Terminal C at Newark in 1 hour flat, I was just happy to be on the damn plane -BR/water or no water, bathroom orBR/no bathroom.BR/BR/Until the 2 hour delay . . .

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