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September 3, 2012

Lots of News, Little Reading


I've started a new feature showcasing book trailers. The first one, Family Magic, posted yesterday. It is a FANTASTIC video. If you haven't viewed it, you need to watch it NOW. Click here.

My niece wrote her first solo review for the book On the Bright Side by S. R. Johannes. You can read it here.

I will be participating in the Celebrate Bloggers event later this month. Whether you are an author or a blogger you can participate. Of course, there are prizes. You can find more information here.

On September 16, several bloggers are hosting a Celebrating Womanhood day. There will be posts on all sorts of topics related to women. Learn more about the event and how to get involved here.

Authors - I know a lot of bloggers wanting to help promote you. Cabin Goddess has a cool Friday feature called Fourth Wall Fridays. For other bloggers offering promotions and special features, I suggest you join The Indie Exchange's Facebook Group. Many of the bloggers in the group have sign up sheets in the files section.

Speaking of The Indie Exchange, it is celebrating its 1st birthday with a BIG giveaway. Enter the September Social Splash Giveaway here.

Still Reading:

16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves. From
Find Untraceable at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon.

Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands.

On one of the half-built, half-abandoned "luxury" developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care.

At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it’s going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can’t be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls. The files erased from the Spains’ computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks.

And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children. From
Find Broken Harbor at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.


I only have 1 hour left of this audio book, so I should finish it today.

Percy Jackson's seventh-grade year has been surprisingly quiet. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of Percy's friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.In this fresh, funny, and hugely anticipated follow up to The Lightning Thief, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family -- one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke. From
Find The Sea of Monsters at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon.

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  1. Love the news section because they are so many cool happenings that I had no clue about - especially the celebrating bloggers event.

    1. I'm glad you like it. There are so many things going on in the blogging world and I mostly find out from others. I figured if I was missing thing then so were other bloggers. I hoped that the news section would help people find great events.

  2. The covers for 'Untraceable' and 'The Sea of Monsters' are amazing. I still haven't read a Percy Jackson book and I should probably really start doing that! Thanks for sharing :)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. Untraceable is pretty good. I do love it's cover. The Sea of Monsters is ok. I liked The Lightning Thief, by Sea of Monsters feel too much like same song, second verse to me.

  3. I've heard so many wonderful things about Broken Harbor. I hope you enjoy it!