Jul 19 2016 3:56pm

Stephenie Meyer’s The Chemist and X-Files Origins: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Fresh Outta the Oven

The Chemist by Stephenie MeyerTwilight author Stephenie Meyer's next book will be The Chemist, an adult thriller that she describes as “the love child created from the union of my romantic sensibilities and my obsession with Jason Bourne/Aaron Cross.” Hello! The Wall Street Journal has more scoop about the book, out November 15, and its former-secret-agent heroine. Can we expect another Bella/Edward-level romance, or will there not be time for love? (There's always time for love. #priorities)

Prepare to investigate teenage Mulder and Scully in The X-Files: Origins. Kami Garcia's Agent of Chaos will follow Mulder at 17, while Jonathan Maberry's Devil's Advocate is 15-year-old Scully's story. See the covers and official descriptions for both young adult X-Files books, which will hit stores the same day, January 3, 2017. Until then, I'm always here to commiserate with you over the exquisite torture of shipping Mulder/Scully.

Christine Feehan's newest Carpathian novel promises “ancient immortals, deadly vampires, a secret curse, and a Dark Carousel.” Watch the newly released book trailer for Dark Carousel, out August 2, for a hint at what's ahead for Tariq and Charlotte... Desperate for more? Look for an exclusive excerpt from Dark Carousel on H&H tomorrow!

Jill Shalvis' writing inspiration for the day is a gift to us all.

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Deal Alert: Jessica Whitman's High Season, a Nacho Figueras Presents novel, is only $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* “Anyone who wants a nice story featuring an upper class world, an intelligent heroine that knows her stuff, and a glittering romance built on a passion for horses will find a lot to enjoy in High Season,” writes JohnJacobson in his First Look at the book.

Deal Alert: Cecilia Tan's Secrets of a rock Star novel Taking the Lead e-book is marked down to $2.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* If you're looking for a female billionaire erotic romance, you've come to the right place! And if you have a taste for the trope, Tan recommends a few other books worth reading.

Deal Alert: Jennifer Estep's first Elemental Assassin book, Spider's Bite, is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Badass heroine Gin Blanco belongs on a Super Urban Fantasy Hit Squad, says ChelseaMueller.

Deal Alert: Violetta Rand's Viking historical Desire's Fury is just $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Can't get enough of those tall, blond, and sexy Norsemen? Anna Bowling suggests Viking romance reads by Sandra Hill, Johanna Lindsey, Mia Marlowe, and more.

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