Today we are very happy to welcome Jocelynn Drake, author of the Dark Days series on Book Lovers,Inc. Her new book Pray for Dawn will be released next week and Wait for Dusk only a month later! Let’s give Jocelynn a warm welcome!
The HEA Lover*: Jocelynn, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Jocelynn: Is there more to life than writing? For me, the answer would have to be “not much.” A Cincinnati, Ohio native, I started writing stories at the age of twelve and have never looked back from those early days of retelling the tale of Robin Hood so that it included a kick-ass heroine that could keep up with the rest of the boys. Over the years, I have jumped from genre to genre, finding new ways …
Here we are again, the shallow Book Lovers aslo known as Caroline and Susi.So we had 2 super exciting weeks of voting and here are the results from last times polls:
Slave to Sensation by Nalini SinghUS Cover: 7 votesUK Cover: 21 votesGerman Cover: 21 votes Japanese Cover: 6 votesThai Cover: 9 votesA draw between UK and the German cover.
Visions of Heat by Nalini SinghUS Cover: 10 votes
UK Cover: 17 votes
German Cover: 17 votes
Japanese Cover: 1 vote
Thai Cover: 5 votes
This week we chose Kresley Cole‘s Immortals After Dark Series. Caroline found the French cover some time back and fell in love with it. So the wild discussion about covers started again. *big sigh*
A mythic warrior who’ll stop at nothing to possess her… After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the …
Format Read: PaperbackNumber of Pages: 271Release Date: 16 March 2010Publisher: VintageFormats Available: PaperbackPurchasing Info: Nam Le’s Website, The Book Depository, Good ReadsBook Blurb: A stunningly inventive, deeply moving fiction debut: stories that take us from the slums of Colombia to the streets of Tehran; from New York City to Iowa City; from a tiny fishing village in Australia to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea, in a masterly display of literary virtuosity and feeling.
In the magnificent opening story, “Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice,” a young writer is urged by his friends to mine his father’s experiences in Vietnam — and what seems at first a satire of turning one’s life into literary commerce becomes a transcendent exploration of homeland, and the ties between father and son. “Cartagena” provides a …
Still awake so I thought I could announce the winner of the Chloe Neill Swag giveaway.
*runs to random.org and hurries back*
And the lucky winner is….. ~*~*~drumroll~*~*~
Congrats! You’ve got an EMail.
Becky and Amanda-Lee join us today and we hope you like them as much as we do.We found them through our We Want you As a Book Lover search and we are really happy about that.They will be here as an “Intern” for a month to see if it works out for all of us.Please Give them a warm welcome!
G’Day, I am Becky from Page Turners and I am from Sydney, Australia. I am a solicitor by profession, working on criminal trials, but reading is my true love. I have always been a reader, and am growing more so each and every day. I love reading; I love the stories, I love the characters, I love the language and I …
Okay we still got a few Black Dagger books to go and this week is Vishous’ turn. I always like Vishous in a strange kind of way but I have to say I was not so happy with his book especially the end. But nevermind here is the book:
The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that does not include her…
Have you read Lover Unbound? …
That’s what Mr. Random.org told me:
Vampires and Tofu Congrats! I will email you now to get the info we need.
We still have some other giveaways you can enter:
There a giveaway for Chloe Neill swag. This giveaway is only for US/Canada. This giveaway ends June 20. You can enter here.
You can still enter to win all three books in the Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta series, go here. This contest will be ending on June 24.
We also have a copy of Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh. Contest open to US/Canada and it ends Sunday, June 27th and you can enter here.
Welcome to another week of bookish news! There were a couple of interesting new bookish hashtags on Twitter this week. If you missed them before you can click on the hashtags here to go to the searches for #booksthatchangedmyworld and #badnamesforbookimprints.The Internet Archive, a repository of public domain eBooks, has added a “Send to Kindle” link. They have lots of great free eBooks over there. I download books from there onto my Sony Reader every week.
eBookNewser had an interesting article about Austria’s national library cutting a deal with Google to digitize 400,000 of their books. Scanning is set to start next year.
Borderzine has a piece on teen authors self-publishing their books. It was an interesting read. I’ve read about authors self-publishing their books, but I hadn’t thought about teenagers doing that.
The New York Times …
We are so proud to give you the chance to win an early copy of Bonds of Justice here on Book Lovers Inc. The official Release Day is July 7th so you get the chance to read it before everyone else.About the book:
Bonds of Justice is book #8 in the Psy/Changelings seriesMax Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned to is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor’s closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of catastrophic mental fracture.
You can read reviews of Bonds …
Format Read: ARC
Number of Pages: 336
Release Date: May 11, 2010
Formats Available: Hardcover
Humor Me is a literary cavalcade of contemporary American funnymen—and funnywomen—of the page. Selected by the renowned humor-ist Ian Frazier and featuring more than fifty pieces of the greatest comic writing of our time, the book includes such masters of the form as Roy Blount, Jr., Bruce Jay Friedman, Veronica Geng, Jack Handey, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, and Calvin Trillin, as well as work by newer comic stars like Andy Borowitz, Larry Doyle, Simon Rich, George Saunders, and David Sedaris.
The pieces were published in the past thirty years in such popular magazines as The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and Outside. But the book also includes a handful of older comic masterpieces that nobody in need of a laugh …