Forgot to mention that my friend S. Andrew Swann had a book day recently with the launch of Wolfbreed. We read this with our critique group and it was pretty damn good in the near final form, so I'm sure the final is even more kicking. The publisher decided that this was a Romance, but that's an marketing decision and it shouldn't put you off if you "Don't Read Romances." No bodices are ripped nor are there much of heaving anythings to be found (except for the heaving of bodies off the ramparts). It's so good the local Cleveland newspaper put one of his signings as one of their events you should attend this week. Teutonic crusading nights and werewolves, that makes for crunchy goodness.
What reminded me is that Steve has new cover art for another book of his which is especially good looking. This is also a rocking good book. Yeah, so look at both and keep in your head that the same guy wrote both books. If that doesn't impress you with Steve's writing ability, well then not much will. All powerful AIs, galactic political intrigue, people thrown in the deep end, blowing up wormholes and universal conquest.. what's not to like?