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Friday Giveaway: The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

BY , AUGUST 22, 2014 | PERMALINK

It’s never easy saying goodbye to one of your favorite series, especially when it spans so many books. With The Witch With No Name, Kim Harrison and her many fans bid farewell to The Hollows series and its heroine, Rachel Morgan. Rachel has fended off just about every creature imaginable and must undergo one last wild ride that will hopefully help her save her friend Ivy, the Ever After and her relationship with Trent.

To help celebrate Rachel’s final adventure, we’re giving away one hardcover copy of The Witch With No Name. This is open to U.S. readers only and will conclude next Friday, August 29. Use the widget below and be sure to tell us in the comments which book in The Hollows series is your favorite and what you’ll miss the most. Good luck and happy reading!

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Tweethearts: Tweets We Loved This Week

BY , AUGUST 22, 2014 | PERMALINK

The Internet is full of hilarious gems and memorable words of wisdom from the masses. Authors, readers and publishers on Twitter are no exception and continuously put smiles on the faces of Twitter users daily in 140 characters or less. We've started compiling our favorite Tweets.

Is "Hair of Dog" a new Ben & Jerry's flavor?

Life is so unfair sometimes.

Probably, but they're too polite to say so.

Just remember: stop, drop and roll.

That's the best form of cleaning!


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Exclusive Advanced Excerpt: Shattered Secrets by Karen Harper

BY , AUGUST 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

Karen Harper is no stranger to RT and we couldn't be more excited for her upcoming Romantic Suspense, Shattered Secrets, which releases next Tuesday. In the book, Tess Lockwood must confront her past in order to help find a missing child, an abduction that could be tied to Tess's own childhood kidnapping. As she works with Sheriff Gabe McCord, painful memories come to light, but they may be able to save the child. Intriguing, no? To tide us over while we eagerly await this series starter's release, we have an exclusive excerpt to share. Happy reading!

“Can I come out now?” Tess called through the back door screen.

Gabe had told her to stay inside and didn’t want her to see what was in her back yard. As soon as he was done with the staff meeting tomorrow morning, he was going to question Ritter, Dane, even Sam Jeffers. They’d better have an alibi to prove they weren’t around here last night. Could three unmarried guys — loners and eccentrics, though the woods was full of them around here — have colluded on abductions over the years? And wouldn’t they take grown women instead of young girls?


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Where To Submit Your Manuscript: August 2014

BY , AUGUST 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

You’ve written a book - congratulations! But if you thought that was hard, how about trying to find publishers open to submissions? Lucky for you, we gather open calls each month to help make the submission process a bit easier. This month, we have six exciting opportunities for you and your book. Take a look:

Entangled Publishing continues to let the sparks fly with their Lovestruck line, an imprint dedicated to stories that feature a strong “meet-cute”. This is definitely the line for writers who love writing about the instant connection that ignites between two characters when they first meet. Lovestruck is one of Entangled category romance imprints, so all submissions must be driven by tropes. So if your story is in the same vein as Sandra Bullock The Proposal or a heartwarming Jill Shalvis novel, then Lovestruck is for you! Learn more about the imprint and their submission guidelines here.


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Spoiler Alert: When Is It Okay To Talk About Spoilery Things?

BY DJ DeSmyter, AUGUST 21, 2014 | PERMALINK

Spoilers — nobody likes them and nobody likes the person who spoiled a story for you. Friendships have been destroyed, marriages have ended and demons have been summoned because of unwanted spoilers. Okay, none of those things have probably happened due to spoilers, but spoilers are still pretty bad. And while we all agree on their level of awfulness, not everybody agrees on when it’s okay to finally talk about spoilery things.

Recently, I was watching Epic Reads’s popular Tea Time video chat when the hosts spoiled Kiera Cass’s The One with a quick side comment. Naturally, I flew into a booknerd rage and wanted to take refuge in a corner and cry. I obviously still love Epic Reads — how could I not? Seriously. They’re amazing. — but I wish I could have unheard The Thing That Should Not Have Been Said.

But here’s the deal: The One has been out since May. That’s three months in which I could have read the book and therefore protected myself from any spoilers. But I didn’t, so I suppose I can assume some of the blame. Besides, at this point, there really isn’t any reason why people shouldn’t be talking openly about what happens in the book.


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

BY , AUGUST 21, 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

The Perils of Pleasure

The Peril's of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long

4.5 stars Top Pick

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

 

Contemporary Romance

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About by Dakota Cassidy

4.5 stars Top Pick

Buy It On Amazon For $2.99 >>

 

Young Adult

Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Buy It On Amazon For $1.99 >>

         


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Hump Day Excerpt: No In Between By Lisa Renee Jones

BY , AUGUST 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

We know you've been patiently waiting for another smutty excerpt, but worry not dear readers, because Hump Day has finally arrived. This week we've got a scene from No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones, the fourth in her Inside Out series, which is currently in development as a TV series. In this scene, heroine Sara speculates just what exactly her punishment from hero Chris will involve, and receives a very pleasant surprise. Enjoy!


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Movie Thoughts: If I Stay

BY DJ DeSmyter, AUGUST 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

Gayle Forman’s If I Stay has been one of my favorite books since I first read it in 2010. It’s actually one of the few books that have made me bawl my eyes out. And I’ve been following the movie adaptation since the rights were first sold. Now, after a change of studios, directors and actors, the movie is a real, live thing. On Monday, I was fortunate enough to see the film at a special advance screening hosted by Refinery29.

For those unfamiliar with the book, If I Stay tells the haunting story of Mia, a young cellist who finds herself existing in a sort of limbo state following a fatal car crash that kills her immediate family and leaves her in a coma. She must decide whether to live or to die. Watch the trailer below:


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Cover Breakdown: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

BY DJ DeSmyter, AUGUST 20, 2014 | PERMALINK

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Lauren Oliver's work. With lyrical and evocative prose, intriguing characters and always refreshing premises, it's no wonder she's a bestselling author with a legion of fans. Next year, Lauren returns to her YA roots with Vanishing Girls and while we have to suffer the wait for the book, we at least have the pretty cover to tide us over. Let's take a look!

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged.

When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, bestselling author Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

Let's break it down:


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Very Short Reviews Of Difficult Books

BY , AUGUST 20, 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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Short Stories by H.P. Lovecraft. 

If every rational man had an unshakable, irrational faith, Lovecraft's faith would be in the truth that comes from dreams.

Plot: There are gods and there are the other gods, even worse. 

Rating: ●●●●● 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

If sleep produces monsters, then dreams are a wonderful, yet logical delirium. 

Plot: Alice goes to Wonderland. 

Rating: ●●●●○ 

One Day This Pain Will Be Useful To You by Peter Cameron


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