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September 24, 2012

What's New? Reading and Events


Several events are coming up that you might be interested in participating in...

Bloggiesta! Sponsored by There's a Book and It's All About Books, it is a weekend dedicated to working on your blog. There will be a TON of information shared through mini challenges. If there is anything that needs to be done on your blog that you have been putting off, I highly recommend signing up for this event (nothing like a little accountability to get your to do list whittled down). The event is Sept. 28 - 30. I will be hosting a mini-challenge about policies and disclaimers every book blogger needs to be effective, efficient, and LEGAL! Click the link above to sign up.

October is National Bully Prevention Awareness Month and Lady Reader's Bookstuff is having and author/blogger event to highlight experiences and resources. A freebie marketing tip for authors - if your book deals with bullying in any form I highly recommend looking for organizations/schools that will be doing programs this month and see if you can get involved. The cross promotion can be great for your book.

World Animal Day Blog Hop hosted by authors Terri Giuliano Long and David Brown is October 4th. Celebrate your pets, books with animals in them, or make up a new animal! Cash prize involved.

Nate Rocks the Boat (see my niece's review of Nate Rocks the World) will be free on Kindle Sept. 24 and 25. Get it here.


The last Sky Ranger of the now-vanished Extrahuman Union, defeated by his former allies and detested by everyone else, fled Earth and the repressive Confederation in a desperate attempt to put the past to rest. But when his refugee ship crashes on a desert planet, his life is thrown back into chaos, and his future becomes less certain than ever. In that hostile environment, he meets abrasive, impulsive Renna, and Dee, a flighty, secretive orphan girl, who are the only two refugees who can stand him. When Dee wanders into the wilderness, Sky Ranger chases after her, touching off a series of events that lead them and their companions from the deserts of Seera Terron through alien R ton space and into the very heart of the Confederation itself. Sky Ranger must confront his past and a intrusive, ruthless government if he wants to be able to save both Dee and what remains of his people, the Extrahumans, from utter destruction. FLY INTO FIRE, the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed BROKEN, is a story of hope, adventure, friendship, and sacrifice, in a world where the only freedom to be found is within. From
Read my review. Find Fly into Fire at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.

Deirdre Burns White clings desperately to her normal life. She has a job, a boyfriend and an apartment in the city of First Landing. She's made sure life is normal... because Dee is an extrahuman. She can make fire with her mind and she has the devil's luck, but because of that, she was once imprisoned and tortured by the ruthless Confederation military. All she wants is to bury the past and blend in.

When an old friend shows up bearing a letter and a command, though, Dee finds she can't run any longer. The ghosts of her past have come back to haunt her, even as the first cracks finally begin to show in the Confederation's smothering oppression.

Now First Landing is in a state of open, wild revolt, and Dee has to make a choice: to hide herself away, lost to guilt and regret, or to embrace her past and her dangerous powers to help save the people and the city she loves.

Dee could set the world on fire; all she needs is a spark. From
Find The Spark at Goodreads, IndieBound, and Amazon.


Take three wacky aunts, two talking animals, one nervous bride, and an upcoming hit, and you've got the follow-up to JB Lynn's wickedly funny Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman.
Knocking off a drug kingpin was the last thing on Maggie Lee's to-do list, but when a tragic accident leaves her beloved niece orphaned and in the hospital, Maggie will go to desperate lengths to land the money needed for her care.

But the drug kingpin is the least of her worries. Maggie's aunts are driving her crazy, her best friend's turned into a bridezilla…and a knock on the head has given Maggie Dr. Dolittle abilities—she can talk to animals. Unfortunately, they talk back.

It's just another day in the life of this neurotic hitwoman. From
Read my review of book 1. Find Further Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman at Goodreads and Amazon.

Centuries have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace...and fear. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead.

But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival.

On the heels of Forbidden comes MORTAL, the second novel in The Books of Mortals saga penned by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare take the journey.

The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller. From
 Read my review of Book 1. Find Mortal at Goodreads, IndieBound, and 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.

What are you reading this week? Any events coming up? Drop a line in the comment section, please (leave a link to your reading or event post).

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  1. The Tana French book looks good!!!! Enjoy! Dont forget Banned Book Week starts this next weekend too! :)

    1. It's a bit slow, though.

      I'm doing a reading during a local Banned Book Week event. I'm excited to be part of it.

  2. I have never heard of this TedD. I am still trying to figure out which one to start out with.

    1. I don't think it really matters. I'm starting to think they are all linked together some how. I've read one "series" out of order and it didn't effect my understanding of the story. I wonder if his walls are lined with story charts to keep straight all the little details he adds that make the books all link together some how.

  3. Dekker and French are 2 authors I've been meaning to read but haven't yet! Loved seeing your eclectic reading choices :-)