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Wednesday, February 2, 2011



  As I was gallivanting through amazon e-books the other day, I realized that several authors wrote short tie-ins, or novellas, that related to a book or series they had written.  I then thought, “I wonder which ones I haven’t heard of?”  There were a lot.  So I decided to make a list; for you, for me.  Here it is:

1. Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa.  This short e-book is a tie in to Kagawa’s Iron Fey Series.  It takes place between the first and second book, and let me tell you: it is heartwarming.  I don’t want to straight-out call it fluff.  It has a few important details.  But it centers around time between Meghan and Ash.

2. Old Habits by Melissa Marr.  I haven’t had a chance to peruse this short novella, but it is tie-in to Marr’s Wicked Lovely series, set between the second and third book.  This story revolves around Niall, the newly appointed King of the Dark Court, and Irial, the former king.

3. Before That Night by Lauren Barnholdt.  I’m excited about this one.  Lauren Barnholdt is one of my favorite authors, and short story is a prequel to One Night That Changes Everything.  Read about the sweet nothings of Eliza and Cooper’s relationship before that night.

4. Beasts and BFFs by Shannon Delaney.  This is a bonus novella/prequel to the novel Thirteen to Life.  Everything is not as it seems in the town of Junction, and Jessie is about to have the experience of her life.  This novella also happens to be free!  Oh, how I love free things!

5. Retro Demonology by Jana Oliver.  This bonus story is a tie-in to the recently released novel, The Demon Trapper’s Daughter.  Take the thrill ride with Riley Blackthorn as she traps her very first demon.  Another free novella, BTW.

6. Remedial Magic by Jenna Black.  This novella is a Faeriewalker bonus story.  Follow Kimber as she tries to step out of the shadow of her prodigy of an older brother.  I haven’t yet had a chance to read the Faeriewalker series, but I’ll be sure to read this novella as soon as I do.  (This novella  is also free!) (PS I love love love this cover!)

7. Cat Calls by Cynthia Leitich Smith.  This novella is a bonus short story set in the same haunting world as Smith’s other books, Tantalize, Eternal, and Blessed.  This novella revolves around 16-year-old Tiffany and her fight against fate.  Another free e-novella available on Amazon.

8. Necromancer: a novella by Lish McBride.  This short novella, Death and Waffles, is a bonus story from McBride, author of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.  This story shows centers around Matt, who starts seeing his childhood friend, Ashley, again.  Only problem?  Ashley died years ago.  This novella is free to read!

9. Reaper by Rachel Vincent.  This novella, a tie-in to Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, show us the story of Nash’s older brother, Tod Hudson.  His very long life, the car accident, and a decision that would change his life.  This Soul Screamers novella is available for free. 

I really wish I had one more novella, just so it would even out to a Strong ten.  Oh, well.  If you know of any novella/tie-ins that I forgot, let me know!


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