Remember The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane? Wasn't that a fun read? Katherine Howe's got a new one coming out tomorrow!
Unfortunately, as a new release by an author with a very popular first book, The House of Velvet and Glass has a sadly high Kindle price of $15, and I don't think I'll be buying it right away. But! Historical fiction set in Boston! In 1915! With the Titanic as historical background! And the nascent field of psychology! I'm so excited already! And I just heard about this yesterday--how'd I miss this one?
There used to be a little app/widget thingie that would track my favorite authors, and when their Amazon search showed something new associated with their name, it would pop up a little message. How does Amazon not have this feature? I would love to be able to put an author in and always know when they have books coming out. I keep up with some folks, like Sharon Shinn and Megan Whalen Turner (there was an elaborate web community devoted to stalking Jean Auel, more's the pity), but it's hard to remember everyone you want to keep up with! I end up keeping better track of Mercedes Lackey than anyone else, and that seems like a sign that there's something missing in your life.
Which, by the way, her next Collegium Chronicles book, Redoubt, is coming out in October. What kind of title is that? Do you even know what the word "redoubt" means? I know there's a noun--the high redoubt--and it can be used as an adjective--redoubtable--but I have no idea what it means.