Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Coming-of-age Novel for the New Generation

I watch the interview with Justin Torres on Youtube- http://youtu.be/eY2hfaWaLUM and I compare that to the book and you wonder if some of this is right from the author’s life. But, this is a work of fiction even though it feels real when you read about the three brothers, how they grow up in a semi-dysfunctional family.

There’s love in the family. But everything seems magnified. Passion, anger, love, everything. The boys deal with a father who is abusive to their mother. A mother who, when the dad leaves them for a time, works a night shift and is barely there for the three hooligans.

The story is a sort of coming of age story. It’s thought provoking. It’s eye-opening. It’s heartfelt. I think people who wonder about such a lifestyle will have an opportunity to feel, really feel, what that’s like. And to those who totally understand, perhaps a bit too well, what this kind of life is like, you can take heart in the beauty of some of the moments. And in the fact that even dysfunctional families can love each other through the chaos.

I don’t know if the authors has a website, but I did find this- http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/catalog/titledetail.cfm?titleNumber=1458438

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gathering the Indigo Maidens by Cecilia Velástegui Book Trailer

California art collector and wealthy widow Paloma Zubiondos life shatters when she is extorted by human traffickers and art thieves. Their demand for a coveted Spanish Colonial painting in exchange for releasing a young Ecuadorian woman has connected Paloma to the indigo maidens past and present. Learn about the book and its author, http://bit.ly/pdyPd7 General fiction, historical fiction, Thriller, Suspense

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Author Rick Mofina Living Vicariously through Jack Gannon

Dark, gritty, always blisteringly paced, the third book in the Jack Gannon series will thrill Rick Mofina http://www.rickmofina.com/ fans. Jack Gannon is a little like his creator, a former wire service crime reporter. Except Jack, unlike author Rick Mofina gets into some situations that are not exactly in the newsroom. Find out more at http://ReadersEntertainment.com

Mule by Tony DSouza Book Trailer

A page turning, timely novel that perfectly captures the anxieties of plunging into the criminal underworld and the zeitgeist of the recession generation, Mule is about young people trying to make do in a moment when the American Dream they never had to believe in, because it was handed to them, fully wrapped and ready to go at the take out window, suddenly vanished from the menu. Learn more about this book here, http://bit.ly/o7MZ3v and its author here, http://www.tonydsouza.com/ fiction

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Eighty Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts Book Trailer

November 1958, the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. Into the atmosphere of wealth and tradition comes the most unlikely of horses, a drab former plow horse named Snowman, and his rider, Harry de Leyer. They were the longest of all longshots, and their win was the stuff of legend. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/n5lyHT Learn about this author here, www.elizabethletts.com Non Fiction

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Book Trailer

The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaughs mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable young woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/pCAU8a Learn about this author here, www.VanessaDiffenbaugh.com Fiction

The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn Book Trailer

Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight doesnt believe in vampires. But when she meets Devereux, a gorgeous, 800 year old bloodsucker, shes soon up to her neck in the undead. FBI Profiler Alan Stevens, whos tracking a supernatural killer, knows vampires are not only real, but lethal. And one is after her. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/r2eSgU Learn about this author here, http://bit.ly/pVcH7c urban fantasy, dark fantasy, paranormal suspense, paranormal romance

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sea Lion Books Bridging the Gap between Novel and Comics

Sea Lion Books is a small graphic novel publisher with bestselling authors,talented artists, and a marketing plan. Including authors Jim Butcher, F. Paul Wilson, Richard Knaak, and Richelle Mead. Graphic novels by Sea Lion Publishing brings readers a good story, of good quality, a good book, says David Dabel, President. Join him as Novels Alive enters the world of graphic novels http://ReadersEntertainment.com.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Black White Other by Joan Steinau Lester Book Trailer

In this new book from author Joan Lester, Nina never thought much about her biracial heritage until her parents divorced. Conflicted and alone, Nina turns to the story of her great-great grandmother who escaped from slavery, hoping to find wisdom and direction in her predecessors tale. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/rrnJoU Learn about this author here, http://bit.ly/rlDVbY Teen fiction, issue oriented

Thank You God by Allia Zobel Nolan Book Trailer

Thank You, God, From Kids Around the World is a fun filled, interactive lift the flap book that will delight children and help them appreciate God, celebrate diversity, and understand that they have much to be thankful for in their lives. Discover the things they are grateful for koala bears, northern lights, windmills, and more. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/mTHAxT Learn about this author here, http://bit.ly/pVx1Mf Picture Book

Chase Dagger Series by Lee Driver Book Trailer

The Chase Dagger Series tackles cases that are more like XFiles. To handle unusual cases requires an unusual partner. Sara is a shapeshifter with talents beyond the realm of human abilities. This series combines mystery with urban fantasy, sci fi, and sometimes horror. Critics call it MacGuyver meets Dark Angel. Learn about the book and this author here, http://bit.ly/ohSlcw Mystery, fantasy

Author Jacquelyn Frank Dishes on Alpha Heroes

With tough alpha heroes, author Jacquelyn Frank http://bit.ly/oaQX23 keeps readers spellbound in the Nightwalker series. The 6th book, Adam, out in November is sure to be a reader favorite. Find out who inspired her writing, what men inspire Nightwalker heroes on Novels Alive http://bit.ly/pL8FSx

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shadowman by Erin Kellison Book Trailer

Love survives death. Kathleen swore shed return to those she was forced to leave too soon. Reborn, she carries a terrible purpose. Shadowman broke every rule to have Kathleen in life. Now he defies the angels to find her in death. Even if it means building a gate to Hell. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/n9xGde Learn about this author here, http://bit.ly/r77gwj Paranormal romance, Dark fantasy

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dark Predator by Christine Feehan Book Trailer

He walked out to meet the sun. He was ready to die and hold on to his honor. She pulled him back and he would never forgive her. From New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan comes the darkest of her Carpathians and a lifemate that will surprise more than just our dark hero. The only thing that stands between the dark and the abyss is love. Now he must choose the side he will fall into. Dark Predator by Christine Feehan. http://www.christinefeehan.com Paranormal Romance

We the Animals by Justin Torres Book Trailer

A debut novel that is a brilliant exploration of a close, complicated family and the struggle between brotherhood and becoming an individual. Learn more about this book here, http://bit.ly/ef6Bu2 and its author here, http://bit.ly/eWg17B Fiction

Virgin River and An interview with Robyn Carr

Northern California is majestic and beautiful and so are the stories Robyn Carr writes about there. People fall in love with the town of Virgin River, the community and the characters. Let your heart be captured by this rugged place and the people who live there. Find out more at http://ReadersEntertainment.com and learn more about the books at http://bit.ly/qCoprp

Monday, August 8, 2011

Work Love Pray by Diane Paddison Book Trailer

Having served as CEO of two Fortune 500 companies and currently working as Chief Strategy Officer of at the commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley, Diane Paddison knows how it feels to be committed to your faith and your loved ones as well as to your career. With a warm and forthright voice, Diane shares how to be successful professionally without sacrificing your personal life or your faith. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/nUuipx Learn about this author here, www.4wordwomen.org Christian Life, Womens Issues

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Maid by Kimberly Cutter Book Trailer

A gorgeously written, gritty, sensual novel that captures a new Joan of Arc, the achingly young peasant woman long hidden behind the layers of history and legend. Learn more about this book here, http://bit.ly/fVG3sV and its author here, http://bit.ly/hiy7c0

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Graphicly Speaking: An Interview with David Uslan

Talking comics and graphic novels with Behind the Mask and Graphicly as Ed English and David Uslan talk about comics online, community and how to get comics onto Graphicly. Find out more at http://ReadersEntertainment.com or http://Graphicly.com.

Mary McDonough talks from Waltons Mountain

Erin Walton, lupus survivor, public speaker, activist, Mary McDonough calls her life a mosaic as she talks about her life and her book Lessons From The Mountain. Charming and insightful she shares about growing up on the set of The Waltons. Find out more about what Mary is doing and about the book at http://www.marymcdonough.com/. Read the article at http://ReadersEntertainment.com

Writing Rebels, Faerie Court and Amanda McIntyre

Writing about historical rebel artists, doing charity for literacy, sitting on the Faerie Court and having a great time! Catching up with author Amanda McIntyre as she talks about her novel The Master and the Muses on Novels Alive! Read the article at http://ReadersEntertainment.com and catch up with Amanda at http://www.amandamcintyre.net/

From TV to the Page Victoria Alexander Shares her Adventure

Bestselling author Victoria Alexander talks about going from being a news reporter to writing fiction and the adventure that is her life. This uplifting and positive look at the authors life is insightful, entertaining and thoughtful. She gives advice to new authors and shows her giving spirit. Read the article at http://ReadersEntertainment.com and find out more about Victoria here http://www.victoriaalexander.com/

Thunder in the Morning Calm by Don Brown Book Trailer

Sixty years after his grandfather disappeared in Korea, a young naval intelligence officer seeks the truth behind rumors that American POWs are still being held there. Risking his life, fortune, and freedom, he leads a daring mission into the dangerous dictatorship of North Korea, all for the love of his country and a grandfather he never knew. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/jj3goM Learn about this author here, http://donbrownbooks.com/: Military Suspense

The Devil Colony James Rollins Book Trailer

A lie. A manipulation of history. A cover up. A lost founding father. And now, a murder. History catches up with the modern world when mummified bodies are claimed by Native Americans and it ignites a controversy some would kill for. A young girl enlists her uncle, the director of Sigma Force to help her, but something more sinister may cause a catastrophic chain of events no one could have imagined. Bestselling author James Rollins talks about the an untold story of the founding of America based on a lie. Find out more at http://bit.ly/omFVyz thriller, suspense

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thriller and Comic Book Writer: An Interview with Gregg Hurwitz

Dynamic, charming and talented, some might say bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz has the Midas touch when it comes to writing. He sold his first novel and became a full time writer as his first job. Gregg talks about his books and gives great advice to aspiring writers. Find out more at http://ReadersEntertainment.com and find out more about Gregg at http://gregghurwitz.net/.

No Rest for the Dead or Top Thriller Authors

Everything had gone wrong for Rosemary. She married the wrong guy. An
ass who cheated on her. She got accused of his murder, convicted,
sentenced to death and not even her death would go smoothly. In a
matter of pages you feel so deeply for Rosemary that you want to save
her, you want justice for her. And you want someone to solve the
murder of her husband and get the right killer.
No Rest for the Dead hooks you from the prologue to the final words of
the last chapter. Don’t think you’ll just skim through it,
you can’t. The story captivates you, draws you in and owns you
for the few hours it will take to read it. It’s that powerful,
that entertaining and that hard to put down.
The man who investigated the crime looks back ten years after
Rosemary’s death and he sees his obsession with her case, what
it cost him. He helped convict her but he knows she didn’t do
it. And he starts to re-investigate, which makes him a target for the
real killer.
The story is fast paced and totally engrossing, but the book itself
has a story. Twenty-six authors wrote this one story. This one book.
Some of the best thriller writers of our time contributed to this
story, one chapter per author, using their own voice. It’s an
amazing work. It is fluid even when the author changes. The story is
consistent, the editing is top notch.
The proceeds of the sale of the book go to charity, which I think is
very noble. You’re doing good while getting entertained by top
notch entertainers. Why don’t you own this book already?!
There is a website for the book if you want to know more and about who
contributed. You can find it here- http://bit.ly/qLm26y You’re
not going to believe what authors contributed to this!

Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen Book Trailer

Lady Sophia Smythe, Londons preeminent spy, is unemployed. When shes offered the chance to solve a murder and regain her position, she agrees. Theres one problem. Her husband. Lord Adrian Smythe isnt the dull gentleman she thought. Hes a rival. Two spies, one position. Alls fair in love and war. Learn about the book here, http://www.shanagalen.com/ Learn about this author here, http://bit.ly/mmjzgM Historical Romance

Possession by Elana Johnson Book Trailer

Vi knows the Rule: Girls dont walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn. The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/nZTOhm Learn about this author here, http://elanajohnson.blogspot.com/ Teen dystopian

Unexpected Dismounts by Nancy Rue Book Trailer

Allison Chamberlain thought she was doing everything God required of her-but as her journey continues in the second book of The Reluctant Prophet series, she might have to let go of everything she loves to follow the call. Learn about the book here, http://bit.ly/ptF9vF Learn about this author here, http://www.nancyrue.com/ Christian Fiction

Seekers Are Coming: An Interview with Alyson Noel

Alyson Noel ends her bestselling series The Immortals but she has a new series coming out that readers are bound to find magical. The Soul Seekers series will be out in June of 2011. Alyson Noel talks about ending one series and starting another and about her hands on research into psychic abilities and past life hypnosis. Read the article at http://ReadersEntertainment.com and learn more about the author at http://www.alysonnoel.com