So, I love Kim Harrison's Hollows novels which are shelved in the regular Sci/Fi section of your local bookstore. Her characters are great and she's created a believable world in which the supernatural is an everyday occurrence.
She introduced a new character, Madison Avery, in the anthology Prom Night From Hell. Here's the first paragraph of that short story:
A British general, a damsel in a dress, and a pirate walk into a gym, I thought as I gazed over the bodies moving in a mind-numbing chaos of pent-up, teenage, inexperienced lust. Leave it to my mom and her over-the-top reactions to turn prom into a joke. What was I doing here? Prom was supposed to be real dresses with a live band, not rented costumes with canned music and streamers.
Well, the publishers liked what they read and so they asked Harrison to flesh out the character and turn it into a new YA series.
The first book, Once Dead, Twice Shy won't hit shelves until May 26, 2009, but I was tooling around Amazon today and came across a cover. I don't know if it's the official cover, but it looks pretty darn cool. I can't wait for this one. I hope it's successful for her. You might want to check out her other books, they really are a lot of fun.