Friday, April 6, 2012

Books in News #2

A wrap-up of recent events, announcements, releases, or other news circulating the web.

Hello my amazing followers and lurkers. Another week has gone by and that means the Books in News meme is now up and running. This one will cover news from Saturday, March 31, 2012 to Friday, April 6, 2012.

This was a busy week, so here it is:

Saturday, March 31

The WARDen made an important announcement on her Facebook Page:
Seems official enough, the next book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood will feature Qhuinn and Blay and hopefully their long (and I mean loooooooooooong) awaited Happily Ever After.

Sunday (April 1, 2012)

Ilona Andrews (celebrating April's Fools Day) decided to play a little joke to their fan base. Looks like they are no longer going to write Urban Fantasy.

Monday (April 2, 2012)

The official trailer of the movie Total Recall made its online debut and boy does it looks good!!

Meanwhile, some True Blood News, There is a new Season 5 clip teaser; enjoy!

Now, for The Mortal Instruments Fans there was a chapter reveal going on this week. The first chapter of City of Lost Souls has been split into 6 parts and spread across 6 blogs. Visit them all to get the entire chapter; here are the links:

Wednesday (March 4, 2012)

And Keeping up with the Mortal Instruments theme… The movie adaptation of the bestseller series has finally gotten a release date; August 23, 2013 seems so far away.

For those of you who love a good prose you should be celebrating; apparently April is National Poetry Month.

A quick question, Do you like Graphic Novels? What about Kim Harrison’s witchy series? Blood Crime, the second Hollows Graphic Novel will be hitting stand on October 31, 2012.

And in more book news, there is a new excerpt from Deadlock, books 12 in the Sookie Stackhouse Series. The excerpr is from Chapter 2, and it can be found at Charlaine Harris’ website. Sorry people, I tried to find chapter 1 but it either wasn’t release as an excerpt or it very well hidden within the internet because I couldn’t find it.

Meanwhile, The Back Cover Blurb of Kresley Cole’s Shadow's Claim has been officially revealed by the author herself on her Facebook Page. Here’s the blurb:
Fall 2012 
#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians, a new paranormal romance collection following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark.Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful Sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament—to the death. 
HE WON’T BE DENIEDTrehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people, striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.   
SHE’S BOUND TO ANOTHERDesperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.   
A BATTLE FOR HER BODY AND SOULEven if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever-pitch....
Want to jump into the e-reader bandwagon and live in the USA? Well, if Nook has caught your eye you’ll love to know that Barnes & Noble has partner up with The New York Times to give you a free Nook; the only catch? You have to get a one-year subscription with the newspaper giant to be able to get the code, the subscription has a monthly fee of $19.99 and you still have to pick the Nook at your closest B&N store.

Have a book reviewing blog? Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers Trade Division members have organized the Independent Book Blogger Awards. If you are a book blogger you can submit an entry for your blog or you can support your favorite book blogger. But hurry, cut-off date for submissions is April 9, 2012; voting begins on April 10.

Thursday (April 5, 2012)

The rating for the movie “Bully” was lowered from an R-rated movie to a PG-13 rated movie without compromising the film’s storyline. I’m glad for this change, although the movie has a difficult theme; Bullying is a reality and should not be sugar coated. Now all I need is for Caribbean Cinemas to bring the movie to Puerto Rico; so far it’s not in their line-up.

Amazon launched “eBooks Kindle en Español” with a starting lineup of more than 30,000 books in Spanish. Among some of the classics we can find: Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende, Relato de un náufrago by Gabriel García Márquez, Drácula (Spanish edition) by Bram Stoker, La Divina Comedia by Dante Alighieri, and others. Among the more popular, contemporary books we find: El cuaderno de Noah (The Notebook) by Nicholas Sparks, Crepúsculo (Twilight) by Stephenie Meyer, Eragon by Christopher Paolini, La brújula dorada (The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman, and I believe the entire collection of Paulo Coelho’s books.

Friday (April 6, 2012)

Catching Fire, the movie sequel to the über successful The Hunger Games will have to look for a new director; Gary Ross (the director) has left the franchise. And speaking of The Hunger Games, Hot Topic announced that it has the Mockingjay pin back in stock.

Did you read and liked Divergent by Veronica? Are you patiently waiting for its sequel to hit stands on May 1st? Well, the official book trailer for Insurgent is now ready to be seen on YouTube. In the meantime you can take the quiz to see which faction you belong to. I apparently belong with the Amity faction. Here is the trailer:

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