Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Summer I Turned Pretty Jenny Han Book Trailer

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical, everything having to do with Jeremiah and Conrad, happens then. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along. The Summer I Turned Pretty Jenny Han Book Trailer Find out more about this author here dearjennyhan.com Find out more about this book http://tinyurl.com/yhw7shy YA

Romantic Times Fairy Ball

Come one, come all to this year's Fairy Ball in Columbus, OH April 28 through May 2nd. http://tinyurl.com/m7ek2u Book lovers, authors, cover models and more!

Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel Book Trailer Fiction Novel

From Yann Martel, award-winning, bestselling author of Life of Pi, comes Beatrice and Virgil, a mesmerizing new novel that explores big questions about humanityand poses enduring questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel Book Trailer Fiction Novel Find out more about this author here http://www.yannmartel.com/ Find out more about this book http://tinyurl.com/ykr83gg Fiction

Monday, March 29, 2010

Silent Screams - Guest Blog by C. E. Lawrence

Hi Everyone!

The experience of writing this novel about a serial killer was interesting, because I wrote most of it in a secluded cabin in the woods of Ulster County. My “security” consisted of a feeble hook and eye lock that a five year old could pry off with a screwdriver. My Home Protection System was a fat, indolent tabby cat who was more interested in chasing chipmunks and coming home smelling of skunk than warning me of intruders.

My beloved cabin is part of Byrdcliffe Art Colony in the Catskill Mountains, where I slaved over a hot manuscript for two summers, researching by day and writing by candlelight. I put in requests to the Woodstock Library for every book they had on serial killers, forensics, and other sordid topics. This was during the Bush administration, so I’m surprised they didn’t flag my library card – I kept expecting a Lincoln town car to pull into my driveway with two Men in Black wearing Ray Bans and ear pieces. I imagined being whisked away by the FBI or the NSA to languish in an Egyptian prison, where I would finally give up the names of my “handlers” – Pia and her colleagues at the Woodstock Library, where they don’t charge late fees, because, according to Pia, “We tried it once, but it was too much trouble.”

Such is the spirit of Ulster County at its best, and such were my summers, where recreation was playing an old upright piano (formerly owned by The Band), in between to-the-death matches of killer ping pong in the barn with fellow writers Randy Burgess and Katherine Burger, and composer/actor Anthony Moore. The closest I came that summer to real danger was the hike I took in the Catskills with Byrdcliffe colleague Alexandra Anderson and painter friend Lucy Nurkse. We entered the woods at about ten in the morning, thinking we’d be out by tea time. Our Three Hour Tour turned into a Death March that had us staggering out around sunset, covered with mosquito bites and poison ivy, down to our last bottle Evian. I’m not sure which of us was Ginger and which was Marianne, but I’m pretty sure I was Gilligan. We’re still not sure why our copious maps led us astray, but I learned something that day:
The woods takes no prisoners.

So I came back to my cabin, settled in with a bottle of ibuprofen and a cup of coffee from Monkey Joe in Kingston, and worked on my manuscript. I had a first draft by the end of the second summer there, and the rest, as they say, is silence – as in Silent Screams.

I wrote the sequel at Hawthornden Castle, an international retreat for writers in Scotland where I was a Fellow (I love saying that) last January. The castle was a medieval structure which provided shelter to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Bonnie Prince Charlie, during their rebellions against the British crown. I hiked through the glens to Wallace’s Cave, where he allegedly camped while in hiding from the English. The castle was later owned by poet Lord William Drummond, and now is a retreat for writers owned by the heir to the Heinz corporation. So every packet of ketchup sold by McDonalds helps support working writers.

In Scotland, I learned to eat haggis (notice I didn’t say “liked”), took long hot baths in a tub the size of the East River, and was taken very good care of by the wonderful Scottish staff. They kept tea out for us at all times, which was good, since the Scots apparently don’t believe in central heating – and Scotland in January will freeze your tatties off.

Words can hardly do justice to a landscape that, even in January, brought tears to my eyes almost daily. The glens are as romantic and craggy as I had hoped they would be, and the Scottish people were as friendly as their landscape was rugged. My fellow writers included two wonderful British poets and a lovely Russian writer who spoke no English. We communicated through a computer translator program, which was rather like being on a bad episode of Star Trek.

Ah, Scotland! Ah, Ulster! I long to return to you soon . . .

Silent Screams will also be available soon on CD through Audible Books, as will the sequel, Silent Victim, due out in December of 2010. Both books have also recently been sold to Piper Verlag in Germany.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chasing Perfect Susan Mallery Book Trailer

Charity is itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with Fools Gold. But with her history of romantic disasters, shes not about to take a chance on the towns most famous son, athlete Josh Goldeneven if everyone else thinks hes perfect just the way he is. Chasing Perfect Susan Mallery Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.susanmallery.com Find out more about this book http://www.foolsgoldca.com Contemporary romance

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Radiant Shadows Melissa Marr Full Book Trailer

Return to Melissa Marrs enchanting world in Radiant Shadows, where romance, danger, and intrigue collide. The future of Faerie rests on the choices of two individuals: Ani, half mortal and half fey, and Devlin, assassin and brother to the High Queen. Drawn together by their natures, each has reason to fear the other and to fear for each other. Radiant Shadows Melissa Marr Full Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://tiny.cc/eWKoI Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/233Q3 YA

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First Drop of Crimson Jeaniene Frost Book Trailer

Marked by a demon shapeshifter, Denise turns to Master vampire Spade for help. Spade swore never to fall for a human again, but Denise is too tempting to resist. Once the demons hold over Denise is revealed, however, even Spade might not be able to save her. First Drop of Crimson Jeaniene Frost Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://jeanienefrost.com/ Find out more about this book http://tinyurl.com/yjyuflq

Pulse of Power Anne Elizabeth Book Trailer

Meet Tia Stanton, a Greenwich gal with too much money and too much magical power. She struggles to rein in her power and use it for the forces of good. There are literally hundreds of big, bad nasties after her. They want to possess her magic. But the one who scares her the most is an ancient demon who is forcing her to fight. Tia is determined to stand on her own two feet. That means finding answers without getting caught. Its all about control, and whether good or evil will win. Destinyis a choice. Power up! Pulse of Power Anne Elizabeth Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.anneelizabeth.net/ Find out more about this book Publisher http://www.pulseofpower.com/

Friday, March 19, 2010

Without Mercy Lisa Jackson Book Trailer

Trapped with a bloodthirsty killer behind locked gates, one woman comes face to face with her worst nightmare: a killer without limitswithout remorsewithout mercy. Without Mercy: the pulse pounding new novel from number one bestselling author, Lisa Jackson. Without Mercy Lisa Jackson Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.lisajackson.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/E6Oaj Suspense

Douglas Clegg Neverland Book Trailer

Don't trust the children of Neverland. A family vacation, an old rickety abandoned shack, and a sacrificial ritual bring together the right mix for evil in this haunting thriller by New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg. Find out more about this author here: http://tinyurl.com/4jfo24 Find out more about this book here: http://tinyurl.com/ydojo3n Thriller/Suspense

Coming Home Mariah Stewart Book Trailer

In the wake of his wifes murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sisters wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Coming Home Mariah Stewart Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.mariahstewart.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/BhA8k Romance

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dimiter by William Peter Blatty Book Trailer

William Peter Blatty has thrilled generations of readers with his iconic mega bestseller The Exorcist. Now Blatty gives us Dimiter, a riveting story of murder, revenge, and suspense. Laced with themes of faith and love, sin and forgiveness, vengeance and compassion. Find out more here- http://tinyurl.com/ybnzcoz

The Girl Who Chased the Moon Sarah Addison Allen Trailer

Can a hummingbird cake really bring back a lost love? Is there really a ghost dancing in Emilys backyard? The answers are never what you expect. But in this town of lovable misfits, the unexpected fits right in. The Girl Who Chased the Moon Sarah Addison Allen Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.sarahaddisonallen.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/WqbhK Romance

Fool’s Gold Series Susan Mallery Book Trailer

Welcome to Fools Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Theres just one tiny problem in Fools Gold: the men dont seem to stick around, and no one knows why. Will three strong women convince their men to stay? Fools Gold Series Susan Mallery Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.susanmallery.com Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/DojID Contemporary romance

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Book With A Title That Says It All

From one day to another, you live life as a Christian in a state of complacency. You understand the “Christian” routine: attend services regularly, pray, and volunteer “x” number of hours in order to meet the demands of your religion and its spiritual leaders, and yet you long for something more. There lives within you an awareness of your inability to fulfill what God has in store for you through this religious regimen. Does this sound like you? If so, then Lysa TerKeurst has something worth investigating.
In her newest work, Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl, TerKeurst identifies strategies to eliminate this routine-oriented element from Christian thought and behavior. She invites you to embrace the plan that is God's design for you and asks you to accept a deeper and more rewarding way of Christian being. She is no stranger to the problem of requiring a stronger connection with the Lord, for she herself experienced the same dilemma and longed for more. In fact, this new release is based upon her personal experience and presents a clear process for becoming more genuinely fulfilled and more at peace with yourself and your presence in the world. Through her work, you will experience an activation of that desire for a deeper connection with God.
TerKeurst is the award-winning author of captivating books relating to faith and Christian living. She is also the co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministry's national radio program, which reaches many thousands of subscribers daily. Her understanding of the meaning of Christianity and the role it should play in one's life has come from her personal experiences with God and with the Christian journey itself.
Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl is perfect for readers of faith-based non-fiction, especially those who seek to establish a greater connection with God and a greater recognition of what it truly means to be Christian.

Yesterday's Dilemma Is Far from Over for Her

Laura Foster is determined to escape her dark past, the unspeakable misfortune of her childhood experience, and, at this point, she has done well so far. She is the wealthy owner of a lovely boardinghouse in Glory, Texas and she has the respect of her peers. Yet she can never seem to completely separate herself from yesterday's darkness. When Reverend Brand McCormick attempts to court her, she is devastated at the possibility of tarnishing his reputation should her past be revealed. And the reverend as a few of his own secrets to hide. Now a stranger in Glory is threatening to share well-kept secrets, and Laura begins to wonder whether she should leave the home she now knows in order to protect Brand and his promising future. Will Laura risk her heart and Brand's security by giving him the truth she wishes only to hide? Or will she keep her heart of stone?
Heart of Stone is the latest release from Jill Marie Landis, a well-known author of romance and women's fiction novels whose work has granted her much acclaim and critical praise. She has established herself in the field of romantic fiction with stories whose craft reveals a clear focus on the depth of her characters and the genuine nature of their emotional states. This newest novel from Landis is the first part in her Irish Angel series.
Readers will enjoy the work of Landis for its intensity and romantic potency. If you enjoy fiction that is appropriately fitted into the romance genre, then Heart of Stone comes highly recommended for you this year. Fans of women's fiction will delight in having this new addition to their reading collection in March of this year.

This is What Happens When Child's Play Goes Too Far

The Jackson family seems to have spent every summer at Rowena Wandigaux Lee's Victorian style mansion, a dismal home that is considered by no means a retreat to the Jackson family children. Located on Gull Island off the coast of Georgia, the place is home to superstition and lore that is older than the family realizes, but to Beau and his siblings the peninsular vacation spot is dull and uninviting. And, to make matters worse, the tension levels within the old home where their family insists on vacationing are very high. In order to escape the trauma of family deficiencies, young Beau follows his cousin Sumter into a remote part of the woods where they discover a well-hidden shack that invariably becomes a haven for the young members of the Jackson family. The fun begins innocently enough--the children have no idea that Neverland, the name the children ascribe to the shack they are using as a retreat, has a dark history. And when their cousin's games start to go out of control, a nightmare is borne. The mystery surrounding the shack begins to unfold as the reality behind the strange creature of shadows that the children have begun worshiping starts to take shape. It is a reality that transforms Gull Island into a place of terror, and the children's games are becoming very destructive.
Douglas Clegg invites us into a thrilling realm embedded within this horrifying southern gothic tale about secrets kept and a past that refuses to be forgotten. The award-winning author of Isis, Clegg has had no trouble carving a niche for himself in the suspense/horror industry with powerfully dark and disturbing works that easily capture the reader's imagination. In his newest novel, Neverland, Clegg experiments with the principle of lost innocence in its most unsettling manifestations.
Neverland comes highly recommended for avid readers of suspense novels and horror fiction. Of course, if you enjoyed Isis, then Clegg's newest novel should definitely be on your reading list for this year.

Revenge Has Never Seemed So Sexy

Galen Hawke feels that his dearly departed friend has been dealt the stab of betrayal: John, the young man with whom he was imprisoned while in India, loved Miss Haley Moreland and longed for the day that he could join her in marriage. Now, after John's death, sly Miss Moreland is merely celebrating her recent engagement to another man. Is she acting without feeling, without regard for the passing of her fiancĂ©? Galen is determined to avenge his companion by seducing Miss Moreland—then destroying her. But is she really as cruel and cold as she seems? After all, Miss Moreland seems not to have understood her previous engagement to her childhood friend John, since he never asked for her hand in marriage and, consequently, she never felt the need to respond. She only wishes to spare her family the pain of poverty by marrying into wealth. Now, in the midst of Galen's pursuit of her heart, she has begun to develop strong feelings for him, despite her recent arrangement with another man. Should she marry for money or for love? And will she even have the chance to test her feelings before Galen enacts his revenge?
In the newest novel from Renee Bernard, Revenge Wears Rubies, a complicated triangle of emotion and seduction serve to propel this crafty plot forward. Set in classic Victorian England, this story of revenge will captivate audiences with its depth and sensuality. Revenge Wears Rubies serves as a start to a fresh erotic series from Bernard, who, as a freelance writer, has garnered attention and acclaim from fans of historical romance. Her contributions to the romantic genre have found their way into anthologies that have been deemed USA Today best-sellers, and she has received several more awards for her personal fiction.
For avid readers of historical romance, Revenge Wears Rubies is the perfect start to a series that will captivate you for a great while. Fans of contemporary romance fiction who appreciate a touch of classic flavor and depth to their stories will likely appreciate what Bernard has to offer the reading world.

Revenge Has Never Seemed So Sexy

Galen Hawke feels that his dearly departed friend has been dealt the stab of betrayal: John, the young man with whom he was imprisoned while in India, loved Miss Haley Moreland and longed for the day that he could join her in marriage. Now, after John's death, sly Miss Moreland is merely celebrating her recent engagement to another man. Is she acting without feeling, without regard for the passing of her fiancĂ©? Galen is determined to avenge his companion by seducing Miss Moreland—then destroying her. But is she really as cruel and cold as she seems? After all, Miss Moreland seems not to have understood her previous engagement to her childhood friend John, since he never asked for her hand in marriage and, consequently, she never felt the need to respond. She only wishes to spare her family the pain of poverty by marrying into wealth. Now, in the midst of Galen's pursuit of her heart, she has begun to develop strong feelings for him, despite her recent arrangement with another man. Should she marry for money or for love? And will she even have the chance to test her feelings before Galen enacts his revenge?
In the newest novel from Renee Bernard, Revenge Wears Rubies, a complicated triangle of emotion and seduction serve to propel this crafty plot forward. Set in classic Victorian England, this story of revenge will captivate audiences with its depth and sensuality. Revenge Wears Rubies serves as a start to a fresh erotic series from Bernard, who, as a freelance writer, has garnered attention and acclaim from fans of historical romance. Her contributions to the romantic genre have found their way into anthologies that have been deemed USA Today best-sellers, and she has received several more awards for her personal fiction.
For avid readers of historical romance, Revenge Wears Rubies is the perfect start to a series that will captivate you for a great while. Fans of contemporary romance fiction who appreciate a touch of classic flavor and depth to their stories will likely appreciate what Bernard has to offer the reading world.

Remove Yourself From the Everyday and Grow

Lisa Samson, along with the help of her teenage daughter Ty, takes us along a journey of self-discovery and tribulation through her latest novel Love Mercy. The book details their journey to Swaziland, a devastated region in Africa whose inhabitants have been plagued by starvation, oppression, and the AIDS epidemic. It is in this distant land, far removed from the world of luxury and comfort they both know so well, that a transformation comes to its final stages, but, for Lisa Samson, the initial phase of this inspired transformation had begun years before the point of their arrival in Swaziland.
The Samson family relocated to Lexington, Kentucky several years ago in order to be more involved with community-oriented programs sponsored and organized by Christian groups within the region. In the midst of this, she received a call inviting her to join a mission group determined to serve those suffering with AIDS and hunger in destitute Swaziland. Lisa Samson knew that she was being called to minister to the less fortunate in Africa--in hindsight it might be construed as a test of her faith . Lisa, who is joined by her daughter, Ty, seems ill-prepared for what she would encounter in this region that knows misery so well. This is their story--it captures the essence of the struggle that these people face daily and conveys a sense of the compassion exhibited by those who leave comfortable lives to serve and to aid those in need.
Samson is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books, including Songbird, Quaker Summer, and Embrace Me. She currently resides in downtown Lexington, a place that seems to her very different from the Maryland suburbs where she was raised. She is active in local Christian volunteer programs and in her church. Her passion for faith-based fiction is evidenced through the quality of her work. Her daughter, who is also active in volunteer work, enjoys literature, art, and baking excellent bread.
For the reader who enjoys stories of growth and change through trials that test one's strength, as well as for those who appreciate reading about compassionate acts of service around the world, Love Mercy will prove a fine addition to your reading collection. The story differs slightly from Samson's previous works in that it details a true event and puts Lisa and her daughter in the spotlight. Yet it seems likely that fans of Samson's earlier efforts will thoroughly enjoy Love Mercy.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

As Young As We Feel Melody Carlson Book Trailer

At a crossroads in their lives, four old friends; a New York lawyer, an empty nester, a frustrated artist, and an aging starlet, come together again in their old hometown. As Young As We Feel Melody Carlson Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://melodycarlson.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/OIAHy Fiction Contemporary Women

Monday, March 8, 2010

Never Look Away Linwood Barclay Trailer

A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. As David struggles to restore his family, he discovers that the people were most close to are the ones with the biggest secrets. Never Look Away Linwood Barclay Trailer Available now from Delacorte Press Find out more about this author here http://www.linwoodbarclay.com/news.html Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/uexEj Suspense Thriller

Friday, March 5, 2010

Becoming Normal Mark Edick Book Trailer

Becoming Normal is a marvelous study of self, but more importantly of the reality in which we view ourselves and in which society sees us. Through one mans addiction and recovery, we come to see and think of ourselves differently. While this is one mans illuminating story, it is also the story of millions of us. Becoming Normal Mark Edick Book Trailer Find out more about this author and book here http://tiny.cc/OUJtZ

Leave the Light On Jennifer Storm Book Trailer

In her first memoir, Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America, Jennifer Storm enthralled readers with the haunting account of her descent into addiction. In Jennifers courageous and insightful sequel, Leave the Light On, she continues her inspiring story through recovery and the self-discovery that followed. Leave the Light On Jennifer Storm Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.jenniferstorm.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/lIyxN Memoir

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dark Magic Christine Feehan Book Trailer

She had been promised to him. Savannah was his lifemate, the light to his darkness. When someone tries to kill her Gregori comes to claim her. To protect her. Whether she wants it or not. Savannah knows she belongs to Gregori, but though fate has bound her to his life it has not bound him to her heart. The most feared of all the Carpathians must learn to balance love with power and gentleness with passion. Close to turning vampire he will kill anyone who tries to hurt her. Including himself. Dark Magic Christine Feehan Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.christinefeehan.com/ Find out more about this book http://tinyurl.com/yhq93bq

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Love Mercy Lisa and Ty Samson Book Trailer

Christy award winning novelist Lisa Samson and her daughter, Ty, travel from suburban America to Africa to minister and chronicle the AIDS crisis. They thought their trip would be missional, merciful and giving. Instead they are transformed in ways and places they never expected. Love Mercy Lisa and Ty Samson Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://lisasamson.typepad.com Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/zRpA1 Christian Non-Fiction

Dark Haven and Dark Ladys Chosen Gail Z. Martin Book Trailer

Chronicles of the Necromancer series continues with Tris's kingdom on the brink of collapse and fate of Jonmarc Vahanian hanging in the balance as the vampires and the undead enter into a deadly civil war and threaten King Martris Draykes hold on the throne he risked everything to win. Dark Haven and Dark Ladys Chosen Gail Z. Martin Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://tiny.cc/ApOt2  Find out more about this book  http://tiny.cc/wmNfu

Promise of Pleasure Cheryl Holt Book Trailer

Cheryl Holt, the Queen of Romance, is back with her hot new Spinsters Cure Trilogy from Berkley Books. In PROMISE OF PLEASURE, readers will once again be tantalized by Cheryls storylines, fast-paced action, humorous dialogue, and lovable characters. Dont miss a single, decadent, delicious word! Promise of Pleasure Cheryl Holt Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.cherylholt.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/BxfrT Romance