The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a novella told from the point of view of Bree, a character originally featured in Eclipse. The novella (at 192 pages) will be released at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010 in hardcover for $13.99 with a first printing of 1.5 million copies. One dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross Internasuch as those in Haiti and Chile.*
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
New York, NY—Dorchester Publishing is proud to introduce its Publisher’s Pledge program, a bold, new marketing initiative created to launch the careers of the next generation of genre superstars. A privately owned publisher of mass-market original fiction, Dorchester has a long, storied history of discovering the most exciting names in genre fiction, including Victoria Alexander, Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Katie MacAlister and Lynsay Sands.
Next year marks the firm’s 40th anniversary, which prompted the company to redouble its commitment to the discovery and nurturing of the needs of new authors, thus reinforcing its founding philosophy.
“Publisher’s Pledge is a reaffirmation of the business model Dorchester has always prided itself on,” stated Brooke Borneman, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Our strength has been identifying emerging voices and trends in the industry rather than chasing bestsellers. Our intent is to reestablish ourselves in the market as the publisher authors and agents turn to first to introduce new talent. Dorchester has proven countless times—through our innovative marketing, tireless dedication and willingness to take chances—that we are uniquely qualified for this special and vital niche. This program represents our commitment—our pledge, if you will—to everyone in the book publishing community.”
Launching in April 2010, the Publisher’s Pledge program will be supported by online and national print advertising; bookstore mailings; press release and ARC campaigns to media, reviewers, bloggers, retailers, libraries and consumers; lead features in bookseller, library and consumer e-newsletters; consumer contests and buzz campaigns through social networking sites; and a money-back guarantee for readers.
The first Publisher’s Pledge title will be Barbara Monajem’s Sunrise in a Garden of Love & Evil (April 2010), an erotically charged urban fantasy in the same vein as Charlaine Harris. Additional titles include Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked (May 2010), a darkly sensual paranormal romance inspired by Greek mythology that will appeal to fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon; Christie Craig’s Shut Up and Kiss Me (June 2010), a delightfully quirky romantic mystery that will appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich; and Erin Kellison’s back-to-back debuts Shadow Bound (July 2010) and Shadow Fall (August 2010), the first two releases in a riveting post-apocalyptic series that fuses dark fantasy, science fiction, horror and romantic suspense.
Additional information about the books selected for Dorchester’s Publisher’s Pledge program will be available on www.dorchesterpub.com in March 2010.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
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Saturday, March 13, 2010
Dietrich’s newest THE BARBARY PIRATES (on-sale: 3/30/2010) will not disappoint – the book features pirates, and lots of them, and takes his characters from Paris to Santorini, to Tripoli. During the roiling era of Napoleon’s reign, American adventurer Ethan Gage is in a desperate race with the Barbary pirates —and with his Egyptian Rite nemesis Aurora Somerset — to rediscover and control the mirror of Archimedes: an ancient super-weapon that legend contends burned a Roman fleet. In 1802, this death ray could tip the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and Ethan must stop the pirates from using it against American, English, and French fleets.
Beginning in Paris, the dashing Gage, with the help of real-life scientists and engineers, must not only rescue his former lover Astiza; he must also save the three-year-old son he didn’t know he had. Astiza and Gage’s enemy, Aurora, find themselves in a fight to the death, while the infant United States Navy tests its mettle against Tripoli.
Delivering the fast-paced adventure, uncanny wit, and page-turning historical excitement that readers have come to expect from the masterful William Dietrich, THE BABARY PIRATES is Ethan Gage at his winningest, most hilarious, and most death-defying!
And here's what PW had to say:
Dietrich's fourth entry in the Ethan Gage series (after The Dakota Cipher) continues the high-octane saga of the intrepid diplomat during the reign of Napoleon. Our hero is in Paris with his three “savant” friends, British geologist William Smith, French zoologist George Cuvier, and fellow American, inventor Robert Fulton. Napoleon dispatches the quartet to chase down the rumor of the fabled mirror of Archimedes, a fantastical prop straight out of science fiction that can emit a death ray. Things turn sticky when Gage's old arch nemesis, the Egyptian Rite, a ruthless cabal out to rule the world, joins the race to grab the death ray for their own evil designs. On his perilous journey from Paris east across the Mediterranean Sea, Gage meets up with British femme fatale Lady Aurora Somerset, Egyptian lover Astiza, and, of course, the savage Barbary Pirates. His quest takes him aboard Fulton's submarine, steaming into the exotic port of Tripoli to a violent, if far-fetched climax. A heart-stomping pulpy yarn, Gage's narrow escapes, hardboiled banter, and unexpected surprises ensure Dietrich's imaginative page-turner will enjoy a long and lively run.
If you want to check them out from the beginning they are (in order): Napoleon's Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, and The Dakota Cipher.
Happy Reading! And remember March 30, The Barbary Pirates.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The fabulous Christine over at HarperCollins/Avon sent me this info to share with all of you:
To celebrate the publication of New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub’s Avon debut, LIVE TO TELL, which bestselling author Lee Child called “solid gold suspense ... this one is a wild ride,” Lake Austin Spa Resort (the #1 rated spa destination on North America) is partnering with Avon Books/an Imprint of HarperCollins, to offer readers the chance to relax and recharge--and meet bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub!
Readers can visit www.lakeaustinsweeps.com for more details and a chance to enter to win.
Isn't this the COOLEST contest ever?!
I've not read Staub's latest -- yet. I've been dying to get my hands on a copy and haven't really made it to the bookstore (except my impromptu trip last weekend without my wish list). I've been reading Staub since my early bookstore days, though, and can tell you that if you enjoy edge-of-your-seat suspense, you should be reading her, too!
Here's the description of Live to Tell from Wendi Corsi Staub's website: