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August 6, 2012

This week in books...


I got exciting news from one of my favorite authors. The cover reveal for the second book in the Confessions series by J. B. Lynn is happening TODAY at

Fellow bloggers Suzie of Bunny's Review and Coral of Alchemy of Scrawl have put together a fundraiser for House Rabbit Society called Books for Bunnies. By making a donation to HRS you can enter to win an amazing book. Tons of authors have donated books for the cause. Learn all about it

Remember to check out my monthly column at The Indie Exchange.

I'm also hosting this week's The Indie Echange's Book Bloggers radio show. Our special guest will be Heather Huffman. I hope you will tune it (you can call in with to talk with me and Heather as well.)

I'm working with middle grades author Karen Pokras Toz on her upcoming virtual tour for Millicent Marie in Not My Name. The tour is in October and we would love to have you on board. Sign up here. 10-11-12...Go!


Reporter Rachel Cooper is America’s Sweetheart – but that won’t help her when human traffickers kidnap her sister. Can an old flame help her protect the ones she loves? Does she even want him to? From
Find Devil in Disguise at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season. From
Find Shadow of Night at Goodreads. IndieBound, Amazon


Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver's Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures. From
Find Doodling at Goodreads, Amazon

 In Attached, Levine and Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. In this book Levine and Heller guide readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love. From
Find Attached. at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon


In 1895 Hardy's final novel, the great tale of Jude The Obscure, sent shockwaves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the institutions of marriage, education, and religion. But he had, in fact, created a deeply moral work. The stonemason Jude Fawley is a dreamer; his is a tragedy of unfulfilled aims. With his tantalizing cousin Sue Bridehead, the last and most extraordinary of Hardy's heroines, Jude takes on the world and discovers, tragically, its brutal indifference. The most powerful expression of Hardy's philosophy, and a profound exploration of man's essential loneliness, Jude The Obscure is a great and beautiful book. 'His style touches sublimity.' T.S. Eliot From
 Find Jude the Obscure at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon

This Week:

Tuesday: Review of Devil in Diguise by Heather Huffman
Wednesday: WIP Blog Hop
Tips on Thursday: SEO & Google Search
Friday Fun with J. C. Andrijeski
Saturday: Review of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

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  1. Thanks for the mention, Donna!

  2. I'll wait for the movie for the Shadow of Night.. Enjoy your week!
    Here's my Monday post

  3. Devil in Disguise sounds good. I liked Shadow of Night but it was a slow, dense read for me. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  4. Shadow of Night looks pretty fantastic :) Love a great witchy book!

    Happy reading this week!!!
    Check out what I'm reading and enter for a giveaway!