November 15, 2010

Lips Don’t Lie: Author Gossip

As a reader I always want the download on what's going on with authors. Do they have new books coming out, how the latest tour is going, any thing juicy! So, I decided to bring the news to my readers. I'm lurking around all of those author blogs anyway, might as well do something productive.

General Gossip:

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1) Check and see if Becca Fitzpatrik will be near you. Tour dates:

Thursday, November 11 6:30PM – 8:00PM Poland Library Poland, Ohio Presentation, Q&A and book signing

Friday, November 12 9:00AM – 10:30AM Austinland Library Austinland, Ohio Presentation, Q&A and book signing

Friday, November 12 12:30PM – 2:00PM Poland Library Poland, Ohio Presentation, Q&A and book signing

Monday, November 15 7:00PM Presentation at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh Blvd.

Tuesday, November 16 7:00PM Anderson's Bookshop Naperville, Illinois

Wednesday, November 17 4:00PM Lemuria Bookstore Jackson, Mississippi

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) Mead is such a tease with these two new teasers for Last Sacrifice. Go a head, torture yourself.  You know you want too.

Other LS news is that the excerpt won’t be posted until about November 25th.  I’ll have it posted up on Lips Don’t Lie as soon as I can get my hands on it.


The Fledgling Handbook 101

I couldn’t help posting this. Personally checking out who is the reining champ on any bestseller list is the juiciest kind of gossip to me.  Especially that The Fledgling Handbook 101 topped the paperback list, was not expecting that.

Rankings Copyright © 2010 by The New York Times November 14, 2010 THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Children's Best Sellers This Week PAPERBACK BOOKS

1 THE FLEDGLING HANDBOOK 101, by P.C. Cast with Kim Doner. (St. Martin's Griffin, $12.99.) From history to bodily chang¬es, a compendium on vampirism for neophytesl. (Ages 12 and up)
2 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. (Ages 14 and up)
3 FALLEN, by Lauren Kate. (Delacorte, $9.99.) Love is thwarted at boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)
4 THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean. (HarperCollins, $7.99.) To avoid a killer, a boy lives in a cemetery. (Ages 10 and up)
5 THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin/Penguin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12)
6 THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME IN¬DIAN, by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Ellen Forney. (Little, Brown, $8.99.) A young boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up)
7 HUSH, HUSH, by Becca Fitzpatrick. (Simon & Schuster, $17.99.) A love story of immortals and ancient battles. (Ages 14 and up)
8 SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $8.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 13 and up)
9 NERDS (BOOK ONE: NATIONAL ESPIONAGE, RESCUE, AND DEFENSE SOCIETY), by Michael Buckley. (Amulet/Abrams, $6.95.) Stealth is challenging when you wear orthodontic headgear. (Ages 8 to 12)
10 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. (Little, Brown, $17.99.) A secret wrapped in a Southern Gothic novel. (Ages 12 and up)

Pale Demon (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows, #9) Another fabulous author is going on tour soon, and one of my favorites. If only she was some where close to me. Hopefully you're lucky enough to be able to go to one.

2/22: Schulers Lansing, MI
2/23: Borders Ann Arbor, MI
2/24: Books & Co Dayton, OH
2/25: Joseph Beth Cincinnati, OH
2/26: TBD
3/1: Des Moines Public Library  (with Beaverdale Books)
3/2: St. Louis Public Library (with Left Bank Books)
3/3: Hastings Lawton OK
3/4: Book People Austin, TX
3/5: Murder by the Book Houston,TX  with Patricia Briggs
3/10: Sacramento Bee Book Club
3/12-3/13: Tucson Festival of Books

The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, #2) Charlie Madigan's debut by author Kelly Gay blew me away. Now I find out she is going to have a new YA series! Don't know about you guys, but I'm jumping up and down all of the place.

I couldn’t find any information on this new series, but as soon as I get anything I’ll give you the scoop.

Here’s the book count. the Charlie Madigan’s series has 4 books sold.  So far book 1 and 2 have already been released, book 3 and 4 will be out in 2011 and 2010.  The new YA series has 2 books sold and will be released 2010 and 2011.  So cheers to more good reading!

Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) Davidson has been giving us giggles for a while now with her many fantastic series. She's just posted a slightly spoiler excerpt of her latest book in her Undead series, you know our favorite vampire Queen. So check it out here.

Remember, there are some spoilers.  Slight spoilers.


New Covers:

Remember a couple of LDL posts ago I said I’d have the next Haines cover.  Well it’s finally been released.  Plus, there’s a blurb for it.

The look is really cool.  I like Shairra’s pose, though her face looks creepy. (Or am I the only one.)  I get that it’s taking place in the woods so you want to reflect that, but it doesn’t have the same feel as the other books. You know that solid color thing they had going on.

Hunted By The Others (H&W Investigations, #1) Taken By The Others (H & W Investigations, #2)

They're here, and they're real...werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night.  For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent.  But now business is getting very, very complicated...

Shiarra's relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional.  Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious.  That means meeting family--or in this case, bringing Chaz's entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.

Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home.  Then their cabin is ransacked.  Shia starts digging to find out whether it's the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister.  Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack's hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers.  Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that's even closer than she knows...

Ilona Andrews books have some hot new European covers and I couldn't resist sharing the new cover for the USA, even though it's old news by now.

This is the USA cover of the latest book.  Personally this is the best one yet.
This cover is stunning.  It is the German release of Bayou Moon.  The blue tones, the girls creepy eyes, and the wisps just chill me.

This the the Taiwanese Edition cover for Magic Strikes.  It’s pretty, but the dress on Kate really freaks me out. basic 3  

Author Wit:

Check out the glamorous life of author Maggie  Stiefvater.


Spinecraker said...

I was crushed that Kim Harrison isn't coming anywhere near me either... wanna take a road trip to Austin or somewhere fun :P

..isn't that cover fierce! I can't wait

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Fierce indeedy!! (Ugly Betty Moment!)

Sure swing by Idaho and give me a ride! ^_-