Susan’s Featured New Release: Pride


If you hang out at my Win a Book blog, you’ll have seen me mention that I think Rachel Vincent is the cat’s meow. That’s not me being funny, nor is it me blowing smoke — many of you have noticed that I’m quite lousy at blowing smoke. Fire’s so much more fun.

That’s why I like Rachel’s Shifter series. Faythe is better at playing with fire, too.

The third book in the series, Pride (following Stray and Rogue), is about to be released. So I went to Ms. Vincent and asked her the usual question: What song best sums up your book?

Here’s what she said:

I’ve got the answer to your question! Though, actually, I could only narrow it down to two songs. One which reminds me very strongly of the actual plot, the other which echos the emotional arc. Is that okay?

The first is Headstrong, by Trapt. The lyrics can be found here.

The second is the Seether/Amy Lee duet Broken. The lyrics can be found here.

Okay, confession time. I adore both those songs. They may not be my usual head-banging angsty fun, but when have I let that stop me?

Before I get to the fun stuff — the videos and the blurb — I want to mention a fun giveaway that Rachel’s doing at her blog. A copy of each book in the series (so far) or a gift certificate to B&N Online — and Rachel’s trademark; a bag of Godiva chocolate. Check it out. Tell her I sent you.

Here are some video links:



And now… the blurb for Pride!

I’m on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend—and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride—along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.

I’m two for three. A goner.

Now we’ve discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It’s up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc’s help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.

If I survive my own trial…

Excuse me, but I’ve got to go read Rogue now…



  1. sarah pekkanen

    January 30, 2009 1:16 pm

    Wow — sounds like a great book. And I love the idea of a song summing up a novel. Thanks for introducing me to this writer!

    Sarah Pekkanen

  2. Rachel Vincent

    January 31, 2009 2:40 pm

    Hey Susan, I was thinking this wasn’t going up until the first. I’ll link to it tomorrow. 😉

  3. Jannie Funster

    January 31, 2009 6:36 pm

    I have never heard of either of those,at least I don’t think I have. Off goes I now to them…

    Oh and over to Rachel’s of course with visions of Godiva chocolates dancing in my heart.

  4. Ann

    February 1, 2009 1:52 am

    I picked up my copy of Pride this afternoon. 🙂

  5. Michelle

    February 2, 2009 9:34 pm

    Wow, pride sounds like a fantastic book. I’m going to have to go and pick a copy up for myself. Thanks so much for stopping by my place and your sweet comments about my little one. You rock!

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