Trial of Flowers by Jay Lake is available as a downloadable ebook from Night Shade Books. There are also a couple other Jay Lake stories available at the same link for free. Also, I've mentioned Richard Kadrey's Butcher Bird here a few times. Well I keep forgetting to mention Night Shade has had the complete book available for free download for quite a while. If you are an Urban Fantasy fan go and check it out.
According to SFScope Simon R. Green sold the first three novels in a new series to Ace Books. The series will most likely be called Ghost Finders and "will deal with the adventure and interaction of competing groups investigating the paranormal in modern London." His agent also said the fourth Eddie Drood novel, From Hell with Love, has been submitted to his publisher. The new series sounds promising. I still have to make my way through the Drood books though.According to Winter is Coming Sean Bean has been cast as Eddard Stark in the Song of Fire & Ice HBO series. He was Boromir in the Lord of the Ring movies if he doesn't sound familiar. ScifiGuy has a good interview with Mike Carey to celebrate the US release of Dead Men's Boots the 3rd Felix Castor novel. See my review of the second book Vicious Circle here.