Around the Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Filed in News , The Smutty Lover Posted on April 20, 2012 @ 3:00 pm 8 comments

Welcome to this week’s news post and we got more news on Amazon acquiring the backlist titles by Ian Flemming’s Bond books, Kobo stepping up their game and more book and author news!


Amazon announced they closed a deal to publish the backlist James Bond titles by Ian Flemming in the US. They reached an agreement to release ebook and print editions over a ten year period – the deal also includes his non-fiction books and writings. Vintage will also be issuing the James Bond books outside the US, and other territories in the English language – think this is pretty savvy especially with the new James Bond movie coming up.


 Kobo has stated that they are planning to invest more into a self publishing similar to the Pubit and Amazon’s self publishing schemes, they also plan to move into twelve more territories offering their ebooks and site into Europe. They also stated that they will be up to competing with Amazon and other online stores and will be better placed than most because of their backing with their new owners if there is a future discount war due to the recent news about agency pricing.


Exciting news for Julie Kagawa fans! She has sold the movie option for The Immortals Rules – a new series about a girl who is reluctantly turned into a vampire set in a dystopian world. I am a huge fan of Julie so I am a happy bunny about this news which I hope  gets the greenlight very soon!


News in Brief:

Nora Roberts has just released her 200th title – The Witness which is a HUGE milestone and with over 4oo hundred million books in print she’s definitely in a league of her own!

Bryan Fuller, the producer and director of several television series– is developing a Hannibal Lector series based on the back story in Red Dragon. There is plans for a 7 year arc and it is described to bring cable television elements in broadcast television. I am not sure how this will work especially with the constriction it has but it will be interesting to see if it works.



And now for books to watch out for!


Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield


Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year’s Fourth of July festival won’t see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing’s wrong.

And they’re not the only ones hiding something.

Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people’s pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year’s Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.

In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?


Romeo Redeemed –  The second Juliet Immortal book.


All will be revealed for fans who have breathlessly awaited the sizzling sequel to Juliet Immortal. This time Romeo takes center stage and gets one chance, and one chance only, to redeem himself.

Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.






And finally we have the cover for Endgame – the final Grimspace book. I can’t wait to get my mitts on this and will be sad to see the end of this series although there will be a spinnoff trilogy which will start in 2013!



Sirantha Jax has the J-gene, which permits her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through grimspace. She loves nothing more than that rush, but the star roads have to wait…

Her final mission takes her to La’heng, a planet subjugated during first contact. Since then, the La’hengrin homeworld has been occupied by foreign conquerors.

All that’s about to change.

Now, as part of a grass-roots resistance, Jax means to liberate the La’hengrin. Political intrigue and guerrilla warfare are new to her; this will be the most dangerous game she’s ever played—spies and conspiracies, a war of weapons and hearts, and everyone might not make it out alive…






So what do you think of the potential adaptations of The Immortal Rules movie and the Hannibal Lector series? Do you think it is a good idea?

About Has

Has is a bookaholic and feeds her addiction whenever she can. She usually can be found lost in a Romance or an Urban Fantasy novel. Her favourite sub genres are Paranormal, Fantasy and some Scifi. Her most treasured authors are, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Ann Aguirre, Lisa Kleypas and Tamora Pierce. She loves that discovery of finding a brand new author and falling in love with their books. Has also blogs a The Book Pushers - Book chatter and reviews

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  • LSUReader April 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I think part of the brilliance of Hannibal Lector is his unique, over-the-top creepiness. How unique can it be if it happens every week? I vote no on the series.

    • Has April 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      I feel the same way – I also think the series will be sanitized because I very much doubt it will succeed in pushing boundaries on NBC and a 7 year arc?

  • Stella April 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Wow the cover of Romeo Redeemed looks stunning! And that Sophie Littlefield book is a standalone or part of a (already published) series? hm.. looks good! 🙂

    • Has April 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      I have Julliet Immortal in my Kindle but I haven’t read it yet but the covers do look good! I think this is a brand new series. She has another YA series called Banished about a girl who has a healing gift and a second book is out later this year!

  • Sullivan McPig April 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    *drool* The cover of Endgame looks gorgeous!! I’m so impatiently waiting for it to release!!!

    • Has April 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      I KNOOOOOOOOW!!!! At least we can wait impatiently together! 😀

    • Susan April 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      I’m torn about Endgame. I was late starting on this series, but then fell in love with it. I so don’t want to see it end. My only consolation is the spin-off.

      I don’t usually worry about cover art anymore (don’t really care w/ ebooks), but I’ve liked the art for the whole series. Jax looks like a strong, serious character, not a tattooed tart.

  • aurian April 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

    No opinion on your news, but I do want to read the Nora Roberts book, have come across some good reviews already.

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