Faery Hearts Bundle

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The Fae. Find them here in all their forms–dark and mysterious, light and winged, shifters and schemers. From the faery lands of the ancient Isles to the uncertain streets of the modern world, six strong heroines risk everything to face magic, binding and the impossibility of forbidden love that will forever change their lives.

6 full-length novels in a LIMITED EDITION box set!
Nearly 500 reviews across the individual books, with a 4.4 star average.

INFLUENTIAL MAGIC – Deanna Chase
A HEART IN SUN AND SHADOW – Annie Bellet
QUEEN MAB – Kate Danley
BLOOD FAERIE – India Drummond
BRIDE OF FAE – L.K. Rigel
HEARTSONG – Phoenix Sullivan (a box set exclusive!)

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And also look for the sequel to A Heart in Sun and Shadow, The Raven King, coming September 1st!

The End is Nigh Arrives!

I have a story in a totally awesome anthology edited by J.J. Adams and Hugh HoweyThis is the first of a triptych of post-apocalypse anthologies.

My story was singled out in a recent review of the anthology on Wired.com, here’s an excerpt:

“Some stories hit with more force than others. “Goodnight Moon,” by Annie Bellet — a relatively quiet story about a group of astronauts saying their goodbyes and awaiting the end from their base on the moon — is both my favorite of the anthology and the one that wrecked me most thoroughly.”

Read the full review (and one of the stories free!) on Wired.com.

This anthology is chock full of amazing stories by award-winning and bestselling writers.  Here’s the table of contents:

Introduction by John Joseph Adams | “The Balm and the Wound” by Robin Wasserman | “Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich | “Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders | “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu | “Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr | “Removal Order” by Tananarive Due | “System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell | “This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces” by Jamie Ford | “BRING HER TO ME” by Ben H. Winters | “In the Air” by Hugh Howey | “Goodnight Moon” by Annie Bellet | “Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod” by Will McIntosh | “Houses Without Air” by Megan Arkenberg | “The Fifth Day of Deer Camp” by Scott Sigler | “Enjoy the Moment” by Jack McDevitt | “Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through” by Nancy Kress | “Spores” by Seanan McGuire | “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry | “Agent Unknown” by David Wellington | “Enlightenment” by Matthew Mather | “Shooting the Apocalypse” by Paolo Bacigalupi | “Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan.

If you love great SF, and especially stories about the end of the world, pick this up.  Thanks!

Book Signing, Anthology Sales, and More!

 

First, I am pleased to announce that I have a story in Fiction River #5: Hex in the City, which comes out today.  It is available at Amazon in both Paperback and Kindle, as well as on other sites like B&N and Kobo as ebooks.  There are a ton of great authors in this, including Jay Lake, Nancy Holder, Annie Reed, and others.

 

Next, I have a story coming out in an anthology though Baen next year.  The anthology is a military fantasy one, titled Shattered Shields and edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Here are the details and table of contents:

Ashes and Starlight (Runelords) by David Farland

The Fixed Stars (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire

The Keeper of Names by Larry Corriea

The Smaller We Are by John Helfers

Invictus by Annie Bellet

Rising Above by Sarah A. Hoyt

A Cup of Wisdom by Joseph Zieja

Words of Power by Wendy N. Wagner

Lightweaver in Shadow by Gray Rinehart

Hoofsore and Weary by Cat Rambo

Vengeance (Frost) by Robin Wayne Bailey

Deadfall by Nancy Fulda

Yael of the Strings by John R. Fultz

The Gleaners by Dave Gross

Bonded Men by James L. Sutter

Bone Candy (Black Company) by Glen Cook

First Blood (Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon

And finally, I’ll be signing books in Vancouver, WA at Vintage Books (6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) on December 21st at 1pm.  I’ll be there with other authors and it should be an awesome time. Please come by if you are in the area!

New Audiobooks!

Two new audiobooks are out, both of them in the Remy Pigeon series and narrated by the awesome Dan Boice.  Below are cover pictures for the audio versions. Click on the covers to see the books at Audible.com.

In other news, I’m hard at work on more Gryphonpike Chronicles novellas, with the next Pyrrh novel also in the works.

Update and Sites Down

As some people have pointed out to me, both my website (anniebellet.com) and the Doomed Muse Press site (doomedmuse.com) are down.  I’m having a minor hosting issue and it will be fixed within the next couple weeks.  Thanks for your notifications and patience!

In other news, Avarice is published!  Here’s the cover and blurb again along with links to find it in ebook form (paperbacks and audio versions are forthcoming):

In the Free City of Pyrrh, murders and other serious crimes are investigated by the Cordonates of the Considerable Crimes Division.

Struggling with his grief over losing his last partner, the last thing Cordonate Parshan Koury wants is someone else. Zhivana Nedrogovna, his new partner, is fresh out of the City Watch and not even human, and unsure she wants to work with the broody, angry Par.

As Parshan and Zhivana rush to solve a case of mugging gone wrong that soon proves far more complex, they must learn to trust each other or this first case together might be their last.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Avarice-Considerable-Crimes-Division-ebook/dp/B00A7FPVWK/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/avarice-annie-bellet/1113793742?ean=2940015874167

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/255028

Award Eligible Fiction

It’s January, so I guess that means it is time to put up a nice handy list of award-eligible fiction.  I have a bunch of fiction eligible in various categories for the Hugos plus I am in my second and final year of Campbell Award eligibility.   So here’s a list of things and the categories they are eligible for.  If you are interested in reading something for award consideration and you would like a free copy, please email me at anniembellet AT gmail DOT com or you will also find that most of my stuff is available free or inexpensively as ebooks on the web (or in paperback in the case of my novel).

Hugo Award Eligible things:

Novel Category:

Fantasy novel, published in March 2011.  Click picture to go to Amazon page for details (or check out my “read my fiction” page in the sidebar).

Novelette Category:

The Light of the Earth As Seen From Tartarus- Hard near-future SF novelette published January 2011

Delivering Yaehala- Otherworld Fantasy novelette published December 2011

Crawlies- SF short story, published in the collection The Spacer’s Blade & Other Stories, January 2011

 

Short Story Category:

Pele’s Bee-Keeper- SF short story, published in the collection Deep Black Beyond, September 2011

I, Vermin- SF short story, published in the collection The Spacer’s Blade & Other Stories, January 2011

The Spacer’s Blade- SF short story, published in the collection The Spacer’s Blade & Other Stories, January 2011

The Scent of Sunlight and River Daughter and La Última Esperanza and Roping the Mother- from the fantasy short story collection River Daughter and Other Stories, October 2011 (all four stories in this collection are eligible)

Flashover (A Remy Pigeon Story)- Paranormal Mystery, December 2011

Of Bone and Steel and Other Soft Materials- SF story published in Mirror Shards: Volume One, August 2011

Nevermind the Bollocks- SF story published in Digital Science Fiction Issue #2, July 2011

Broken Moon- Fantasy story published in the collection Gifts in Sand and Water, May 2011

Lists- Fantasy flash fiction published in Daily Science Fiction, December 2011

Love at the Corner of Time and Space- SF flash fiction published in Daily Science Fiction, June 2011

 

That’s all of it, I think. Enjoy!


 

New E-books Published

In the last week or so I’ve put up three new e-books, so I figured they should get their own post.

The first is a fantasy novelette.  It has unicorns, chase scenes, friendship, betrayal, and did I mention the unicorns?

Description:

Exiled from her people, Alila lives alone in a canyon harvesting Frankincense resin with her twin unicorns for company. When a pregnant princess on the run from assassins disrupts her quiet world, Alila chooses to help her reach the coast.  Hounded by assassins and torn apart by distrust, Alila’s choice threatens to reveal her dark past and her terrible secret. If she and the princess survive their journey to safety.

Buy for Kindle (Or get it free via Kindle Prime Lending).

The other two stories I’ve put up are both ones that appeared in anthologies this summer.

Description:

Eking out an existence as a scavenger in post-apocalyptic Russia, Ryska never thought she would be more than a blind, discarded military experiment. Then she ends up in the middle of a kidnapping gone wrong and must use her all her skills to save herself, and the young boy who brings back painful memories of her past.

This is a science fiction short story that originally appeared in Mirror Shards: Volume One.  Get it for your Kindle, or Nook, or in Other E-book Formats.

Description:

Diarmuid long ago gave up hope of escaping his indentured servitude on the Family’s large drug-refining space station. He owed money he didn’t have, they made him an offer, and he loved breathing so he couldn’t refuse.  But when he accidentally uncovers a spy from a rival crime syndicate, everything changes. Suddenly escape looks possible and with a crazy sexbot and a paranoid Siberian on his side, what could possibly go wrong?

Nevermind the Bollocks is a short story originally published in Digital Science Fiction #2.

Get it now for your Kindle, or Nook, or in Other E-book Formats.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Holidays.  I’ll be doing my “looking back at 2011″ post here soon.

Quickie Update for November

My NaNo rebel project is not going well. I’m stuck trying to figure out if this story needs to be told in 1st or in 3rd person.  So I’ve switched back to the novel (the sequel to A Heart in Sun and Shadow).  I’ve never written a sequel before. It’s tough writing one for a book that is published, too.  I can’t change details that were set in the first novel, so I’m constantly having to recheck the older book for things.  I think I might take a couple hours today and make a quickie world bible or at least a list with the relevant details.  I wrote the first book before I’d really nailed down how I prefer to write novels and I have zero cohesive character notes or world notes at all (which is something I started doing AFTER I wrote this one).  It’s odd to go back and look at a work that I did a couple years ago.

In other news, I sold another story to Daily SF.  This is my tenth fiction sale in less than two years (first sale was in December of 2009).  Five of those have been to Daily SF. I guess it is true, you just have to find an editor who loves what you write and then sell them as much as you can. I’m glad so many stories of mine have found a home with Daily SF. They are a great publication (delivered to your email! Go subscribe! /end plug).

 

Oh, and I crossed the 1,000 books sold mark for my e-books.  Hopefully the next 1k doesn’t take quite as long, but it is definitely a mile-stone.

So that is what’s up with me.  Now, where did I put that outline? Back to writing!