Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

This week we have news from authors, more covers and developments in the world of publishing!

Debbie Macomber has signed up for a six book deal for Random House. The first book will be released in 2012 and will also involve audio and ebook rights as well paper/hardback print rights.
She stated that

 “I am delighted and grateful to find a home with the energetic, inspired, and extremely impressive team at Ballantine Bantam Dell. I’m looking forward to a new stage in my 28-year publishing career, full of fresh ideas and exciting opportunities to bring my stories to the widest possible audience, and to deepen my long-term relationships with my loyal readers.”

Phillipa Gregory, the author behind the popular historical novels, The Boleyn Girl and The White Queen has also signed up for a three book deal for Simon and …

Review: Rivals for Love by Eve Vaughn

Format Read: eBook Release Date: 26 May 2010Publisher: Carina PressFormats Available: eBookSource: copy provided by publisher through NetGalleyPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Carina Press
Book Blurb:

Hayden Sinclair has it all: a job she loves, supportive friends and a drop-dead gorgeous boyfriend. She should be happy-and she should say yes when Luc proposes marriage. But one thing stands in her way: Sawyer Underwood, her impossibly sexy ex, who disappeared almost a year ago.

When Sawyer returns, he has one goal in mind: to win Hayden back, and away from his long-hated rival, Luc. Sawyer’s willing to do anything it takes, and he’ll use all his powers of persuasion to convince Hayden that he’s the man for her-especially in the bedroom. But Luc’s not willing to give Hayden up without a fight!

As the two men battle for Hayden’s affections, she is torn between them. If only they could reach a compromise-then …

Guest Post by Author Nicola Cornick + Giveaway


Today we’ve very happy to welcome Author Nicola Cornick  on Book Lovers Inc. One Wicked Sin the 2nd book in The Scandalous Women of the Ton series will hit the shelves on October 26th. Let’s give a warm welcome to Nicola who tell us more about her wicked heroine. Stay tuned and you can win the whole trilogy! 

Thank you very much for inviting me to visit Book Lovers, Inc! It’s great to be here! I am very excited this month because my book Whisper of Scandal is currently on the shelves and book 2 in my Scandalous Women of the Ton series, One Wicked Sin, will be released next week!

The heroine of One Wicked Sin is Lottie Palliser. Lottie is the ultimate bad girl. Never mind one …

Review: Matilda Raleigh Invictus by Chris Kelly

Format Read: EbookNumber of Pages: 80 pagesRelease Date: Sept 10th 2010Publisher: Scathach PublishingFormats Available: EbookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, GoodreadsSmashwords

Book Blurb:

It is 1912, and the British Empire faces the worst magical threat it has ever known, the misuse of ancient Incan crystal skulls. 72 year old former adventuress Matilda Raleigh is brought in as an adviser. But when she realises she has been lied to and betrayed, it falls on Matilda to save the Empire, and possibly the whole world.

My Thoughts:
I never heard about Chris Kelly before, and read the book Matilda Raleigh: Invictus with absolutely no expectations- whether good or bad. Perhaps it’s the best way to approach a story, this way you can’t be disappointed.

The story:
England 1912 – war is on the doorstep of Europe. All nations prepare for …

Bookish Rants or Raves: My Issue With Prequels!

Ok, so here’s the thing, I love a good book series and if the series has captured my heart I will be a fan for life and buy each and every book out.

The thing is that some authors like to put out a prequel to the series sometimes, midway through it, or even earlier and I for one don’t really care for it. If I love the books, I’ll probably read it when or if I feel like it, but I’ll probably not wait for it in pins and needles.  
Finding out about a character’s or a set of character’s beginning can be interesting at times, but if I have already seen said characters find their happily ever after, what do I care about reading a book with them alone again?

I won’t generalize and say I don’t like …

Review: The Season by Sarah MacLean

Format Read: PrintNumber of Pages: 343 pagesRelease Date: March 1st 2009Publisher: Orchard BooksFormats Available: Paperback, EbookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository UK, Book Depository US

Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Lady Alexandra Stafford doesn’t fit into the world of Regency London — she’s strong-willed, sharp-tongued, and she absolutely loathes dress fittings. Unfortunately, her mother has been waiting for years for Alex to be old enough to take part in the social whirlwind of a London Season so she can be married off to someone safe, respectable, wealthy, and almost certainly boring. But Alex is much more interested in adventure than romance.

Between sumptuous balls, lavish dinner parties and country weekends, Alex, along with her two best friends, Ella and Vivi, manages to get entangled in her biggest scrape yet. When the Earl of Blackmoor …

All YA Love: Interview Author Jackie Morse Kessler + Giveaway

Photo by Michelle Rowen

We are very happy to welcome author Jackie Morse Kessler to Book Lovers Inc today. Her debut novel in the Young Adult Genre Hunger was released yesterday. It’S the first book in Her Horsemen of the Apocalypse series and definitely isn’t your typical YA book. Please give her a warm  welcome. And please be sure to stay tuned till the end…I’ve got a little surprise for you.

The Geeky Lover: Jackie, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Jackie: As Jackie Morse Kessler, I write about the occasional Horseman of the Apocalypse. HUNGER is my first book for teens (thus the pseudo-secret identity of “Jackie Morse Kessler” instead of just “Jackie Kessler,” under which I write adult urban fantasy.) On a more personal note, I’m five feet tall (on a tall day) and a Sagittarius with a …

Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Format Read: PrintNumber of Pages: 361 pagesRelease Date: September 1st 2010Publisher: AvonFormats Available: Paperback, EbookPurchasing Info: Author’s Website, Goodreads, Amazon, Book Depository UK, Book Depository US

Book Blurb:

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . . And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful . . . human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns …

New Releases: October 18-24, 2010

 Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away, and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she …

Explore This! Versailles, The Tuileries and Vaux-le-Vicomte

This week, I’ve drawn inspiration for our destination from Lila DiPasqua. Her latest novel, The Princess in His Bed, releases on November 2, 2010, so I thought it fitting to travel her way. Which way is that? Well, France, of course. I haven’t read DiPasqua yet myself but seeing the ratings for her books has convinced me to give them a try. With Princes and castles and romance (did I mention “Fiery” romance?), how can you go wrong?!

So, grab your walking shoes and let’s head to Versailles Palace, The Tuileries and Vaux Le Vicomte…or should I say: Allons-y!!


Our first stop is the Palace of Versailles.


Versailles at night…so pretty!

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