Witches of East End Sneak Peek: Spoiler-y Pictures!

BY Elissa Petruzzi, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

When I was a kid, I was watching a movie with my dad where the main character was in peril. He scoffed at my concerns, telling me, “They never kill the star!” Only, last Sunday, they did just that — times two! — on the wildest episode of the Witches of East End yet (which is seriously saying something for a show that’s starred an amorous tentacle man and an incinerated Virginia Madsen). The show finally made good on that curse Freya and Ingrid have been trying to beat since the premiere episode — that the sisters are destined to die young and be reborn again and again.

We scored a sneak peek at some pictures from this Sunday’s upcoming episode (Thanks, Lifetime!), and these creepy images are giving us All The Feels.  


We’ll call this one: “Yup, they’re really dead!”


We're right behind you, Jennifer!
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And look at this one! Killian’s finally free of the spell that kept him from remembering that he loved Freya, and she’s dead! (If you aren’t watching this show, you really need to be.)


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Cheaper By The Dozen - This Week's Hot E-Book Deals

BY , SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

What do you do when the growing number of new reads causes your wallet to shrink uncomfortably? Shop the e-book deals, of course! In this column we highlight some of our favorite book buys that will cost you less than a medium-sized coffee. All prices listed are accurate at the time of this blog's posting.

Historical Romance

How to Pursue A Princess

How to Catch A Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare

Get It On Amazon For Free >>

Get It On B&N For Free >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Rescue Me

Rescue Me by Jaci Burton

Buy It On Amazon For $0.99 >>

Buy It On B&N For $0.99 >>

 

New Adult

Defiance

Defiance by Stephanie Tyler

4.5 stars Top Pick

Buy It On Amazon For $0.99 >>

         


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Giveaway: Gone Girl Movie Bundle

BY , SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 | PERMALINK

Looks can be deceiving and nobody is ever who or what they seem — and in Gillian Flynn's breakout novel, Gone Girl, readers are taken on a spiraling and dark ride as Nick Dunne becomes the center of the investigation of the disappearance of his wife, Amy. Readers have been entranced by Flynn's novel and now a new audience will be introduced to this thriller with the upcoming film adaptation starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Today, we have an exciting giveaway to help celebrate the movie!

Enter below to win a Gone Girl prize bundle that includes a movie-tie-in edition of the book and a $25 Visa gift card courtesy of 20th Century Fox. The best part about this is you can read the book before the movie comes out and use the gift card to buy your tickets! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends next Friday. Good luck!

 

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Hump Day Excerpt: Ignited By J. Kenner

BY , SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

That's right, we're celebrating another Hump Day with more smut. This week we've got a scene from Ignited by J. Kenner that is so hot, we almost don't even care what the book is about. Ok, that's not true, but seriously, it's hot. Heroine Kat is a con artist, and hero Cole has enough problems to know not to get involved with someone like Kat. And just as Kat is about to give up, well, just read the excerpt ....

The kiss was like falling through hell to land in heaven. His mouth was hard at first, unyielding. Then his fingers twined in my hair and his other hand cupped the small of my back, press­ ing me forward until I was right against him.

I felt his erection like hard steel trapped inside his jeans, the swell of it pressing provocatively against my abdomen.

Had I really been thinking about dropping this quest? Of walking away from this man who could make me feel so incred­ible?


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In A Historical Slump? Connie Brockway's Tips For Getting Back In The Mood

BY , SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

Are you in a historical romance slup? With so many great contemporary romances dominating the market, it can be hard to get in the mood for a good Regency or Victorian-set romance. With her new novel, The Songbird's Seduction, Connie Brockway tackles the 1900s and shows her love for the Edwardian period. Today, Connie shares a list of her favorite Edwardian-set movies that are sure to make you fan of those tumultuous years.

Long before Downton Abbey hit American shores, I saw the Merchant-Ivory film, A Room with a View, and fell in love with the Edwardian period. It’s no surprise that my latest novel, The Songbird’s Seduction, takes place in 1908.

The Edwardian era was the last stand of an aristocratic lifestyle, a world of contrast and potential, where the word “girl” denoted maturity while the term “young lady” inferred naivety, where chauffeured motor cars took merry-makers to the theater and shop girls took typing lessons.


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Cover Breakdown: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

BY DJ DeSmyter, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

Sarah Ockler has been one of my favorite authors ever since I read Twenty Boy Summer — one of the first YA contemps I ever discovered. Since then, she's had a handful of other beautiful novels, but I'm particularly stoked to read her upcoming book, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, which swims our way next June. I was instantly hooked by the premise, but was completely won over by the cover, which is perfect. Obviously, we had to dissect it for our Cover Breakdown series. Let's get started!

Sometimes, there are no words …

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom — until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing and people too polite to pry — except for one.


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Conversation Highlights with the Cast and Creator of The Maze Runner - With Giveaway!

BY DJ DeSmyter, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

Last night, I was invited to a special Q&A with James Dashner and the cast of The Maze Runner at the 92Y here in NYC. The event was jam-packed with enthusiastic fans — most of which were very vocal Teen Wolf fans who pretty much died and went to heaven the moment Dylan O’Brien walked on stage. Joining O’Brien were actors Jacob Latimore, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Alex Flores, Chris Sheffield and Kaya Scodelario. Entertainment writer Matt Patches moderated the discussion. Unfortunately, due to the volume of fangirl-level screaming, the cast wasn’t able to answer most of the questions clearly, but here are some highlights. I also have a Maze Runner movie poster signed by Dashner to give away at the end of this post!

- When asked about which movies or TV shows influenced the book, Dashner cited The Shining, Lord of the Flies and Lost as major influences.

- “The maze is probably the first image that came to me,” said Dashner. “And it became its own character.”

- On whether or not they read the book beforehand, O’Brien said, “I thought it was important to dive into the book as soon as possible,” but due to a tight filming schedule he didn’t have the time to finish it until later. Latimore said he read it after they had finished filming and could only picture his fellow cast members as the characters.


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Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books

BY , SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | PERMALINK

Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ask yourself what you are allowed to do, and you will not stop asking until you understand who you are. And if anything goes, you're nothing.

Plot: A guy with a fever kills a granny.

Rating: ●●●●●

Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne

If you think publishing is revolutionary now, the most daring experiments by the strangest contemporary authors had already been done by Sterne — in the second half of the eighteenth century. Funny, sometimes unreadable — and truly revolutionary.

Plot: A day in the life of Shandy's family.

Rating: ●●●●○


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Cover Reveal: Garrett by Sawyer Bennett

BY , SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 | PERMALINK

Romance, secrets and hockey come together in full force in Sawyer Bennett's upcoming novel Garrett, the second book in her Cold Fury Hockey series, which kicks off this October with Alex. And while Garrett doesn't come out until February, we have something rather delicious to tide you over — the cover! And let us tell you, it's a hot one. But don't let us spoil it for you, read on to see the reveal and to learn more about the book.

Let's start by seeing what this book is about:

Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type — confident, sexy, smart ... his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.


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Page to Screen: Upcoming Film and TV Adaptations

BY , SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 | PERMALINK

Hollywood never rests and the book-to-film buzz just keeps on growing! There's plenty of news this month to satisfy everyone, whether you enjoy Game of Thrones-esque epics, V.C. Andrews-style romance, a dash of Austen or a little pinch of horror. Grab some popcorn and take a look:

Is The Last Kingdom the New Game of Thrones?

In the on-going search for the next Game of Thrones, BBC America is making headway with their epic series, The Last Kingdom, based on Bernard Cornwell’s book series, set in the ninth century and known for its blend of fact and fiction. Recently, BBC America announced Alexander Dreymon has landed the lead role as Uhtred.

Lifetime Continues Showing V.C. Andrews Love


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