Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this week’s news bookish news! This edition we have the long-awaited news on the new Kindle Paperwhite which is now available to preorder, and the leading couple for FIFTY SHADES has finally been announced although some fans aren’t too happy.

 

Amazon launched their new Paperwhite Kindle this week, which isn’t surprising since reports had the older version being out of stock or on sale with reduced pricing which always heralds that a newer version is about to be released. In this new version there is a whole slew of new features and updated specs, such as a clearer and sharper screen and new software updates. But there is also new exciting updates such as the Kindle Matchbook which allows customers to be offered either free or low discounted ebooks of books they’ve already bought in print. Amazon has already brought in a similar feature with MP3s and CDs …

Review: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan

Format read: e-book
Series: Brothers Sinister, #1.5
Release Date: 18 December 2012
Publisher: Courtney Milan
Length: 121 pages
Formats available: ebook, paperback
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & NobleAuthor’s Site, Kobo, Smashwords

Book Description:

Sometimes love is an accident.

This time, it’s a strategy.

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.

Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He’s been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he’s determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. It all starts with a wager …

Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Format Read: ebook borrowed from the Library
Number of Pages: 302 pages
Release Date: January 18, 2011
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, ebook, audiobook
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK) | Author’s website | Publisher’s website | Goodreads

Book Blurb:

Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes …

New Releases: September 2-8, 2013

Title: All Our Yesterdays
Author: Cristin Terrill
Series: Cassandra Chronicles Duology, #1
Genre: young adult, dystopian, time travel
Release date: September 3, 2013 by Disney Hyperion

Description:

You have to kill him.” Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from …

Book Lovers Book Club: September 2013 Voting Results

Good moaning everyone!

And yes I am definitely moaning today because I currently cannot walk…thanks to the back stairs at my house. If anyone would like to purchase my sprained ankle off me it is going at a very attractive rate…free.

But I digress.

The voting results are in and Septembers reads will be:

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

First in an all-new series where seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas.

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power-and fear-of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.

But when Mina uncovers the victim’s identity, she stumbles upon a …

Sunday Cravings

Happy first of September to all! I hope that you’re enjoying the last of summer (or rejoicing in the tail end of winter!)–and if you’re celebrating Labor Day tomorrow, may the barbeque be yummy and the iced tea be cool.

This week’s releases brought fewer must-haves for the team, but there are definitely some long awaited and exciting standouts among the bunch, each vastly different from the others. Let’s see what we’ve got…

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Cass: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam Trilogy, #3

Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating …

The I’m Back Winner Post!

Hey Everyone!

I know, I know I’ve disappeared from the face of the Earth and the blog, or so it seemed to you but life has been busy. I went on vacation, then when I got back had no internet for about a week (yep, just love how efficient my cable provider was…NOT!), then I had job interviews, gave notice at my old job, went on dates and organized a wedding (not mine, lol, my best friend’s). So yeah, things have been pretty eventful in real life but I’m back! 😀 And I bring you some long-time awaited winners!

Congrats to

the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Outside the Lines by Kimberly Kincaid is

Deanna

 

the lucky winner of a Kindle Paperwhite offered in Grace Brurrowes’ blog tour is

Eddi

 

the lucky winners of a copy of A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett are

JenM

Ora

 

Congratulations winners, you have been sent an …

Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this week’s news post! In this edition we have news of  Kobo’s new generation of tablets and ereaders as well new expansion in indie stores, J.D. Sallinger’s rumoured unpublished novels and much more!

 

Kobo is not playing around with producing new tablets and ereaders. This week they announced a whole new slew of range of tablets and ereaders to be released. Following on from their Aura HD model, Kobo has updated a slim-line model which is much lighter but at a higher price for the frontlit ereader. But the surprising announcement is that they will also be producing a much more expensive tablet (the 10 inch model)  for $3.99 which is the most expensive tablet from the online dedicated bookseller yet. While the HD Aura 7 inch tablets will range from $150 to $249.99.

Kobo has also stated that customers could buy digital books via a new app which …

Review: The Right Temptation by Diane Escalera + Giveaway!

Format read: ebook copy provided by the author for review
Series: Book #2 in the Latin Heat trilogy
Release Date: 21 June 2013
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Number of pages: 94 pages
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s WebsiteAmazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Read an excerpt

Blurb:

Can a childhood crush mature into the real thing? Kayla Martinez has recently landed an RN position at a prestigious hospital in her hometown. The new job is everything she’s hoped for, especially when one hot specimen shows up in the ER. She hasn’t seen her childhood crush in years, and considering how much hotter he’s gotten over time, she almost ends up needing resuscitation.

The last thing Nico LaCosta needs is a broken arm. Now his pal’s kid sister wants to soothe his pain, but he’d rather keep his distance so her big brother doesn’t break his other arm. Kayla’s no child anymore, though. …

Trio Review: Beer and Groping in Las Vegas by Angela Quarles

Format read: ebook provided by the author
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Dec. 19, 2012
Number of pages: 52 pages
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Author’s website | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Can a djinn and a magic slot machine bring two geeks together?

Riley McGregor is a geek trapped in a Good Ole Boy body and as owner of a microbrewery, smart chicks never look at him twice.

Rejected by a geek who wanted to “trade up,” Mirjam Linna would rather immerse herself in work than be the girlfriend-of-the-moment. Stranded in a Vegas hotel, she accidentally makes a wish—a night of hot sex with the man of her dreams. It’s granted. She agrees to dinner, but afterward, she’ll say thanks, but no thanks, and see what’s on the SyFy channel. But when they …

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