My Bookish News: August 26th, 2011

Happy Friday, gang! We’ve got zombies, mystery, ASkars’ booty, and more in today’s news. Enjoy!

Heads up, zombie fans! Jonathan Maberry’s 2nd novel in the awesome Benny Imura series, Dust & Decay, drops on August 30th, and there’s some bonus material that you can download from Simon and Schuster. Head on over here and click on the Rot & Ruin banner! Also available is 25 additional scenes set between Rot & Ruin and Dust and Decay (click on the banner!)

Going through withdrawal from the Joe Ledger series? Well, I am, and we’ll get more Joe early next year, but until then, you can download audio only stories set in Joe’s world: JOE LEDGER: THE MISSING FILES – a collection of short stories featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences. Read by Ray Porter. Includes the stories “Countdown” (prequel teaser to PATIENT ZERO), “Zero Tolerance” (direct sequel to PATIENT ZERO), “Deep, Dark” (a standalone Echo Team adventure), “Material Witness” (Joe and Echo Team travel to the spooky town of Pine Deep) and “Dog Days” (an audio-only sequel to THE DRAGON FACTORY). You can download as a set from Audible or purchase from your favorite bookseller!

Are you the superest of super Dark Hunter fans? If so, head on over to Heroes and Heartbreakers, where they’re giving away a collector’s edition of the first 3 novels on CD, plus an autographed keepsake from Sherrilyn Kenyon!

Hot for ASkars’ True Blood Viking, Eric? Who isn’t? My partner in crime, Chelsea, of Vampire Book Club, took one for the team and tells you exactly when and where to find booty shots of our favorite Viking vamp. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it! Want more ASkars? He’s playing a very different character in the upcoming Straw Dogs, and you can read about the movie and view the trailer HERE.

For my mystery readers: You can enter to win a copy of Louise Penny’s brand new novel, A Trick of the Light, at Criminal Element. Hurry though, the giveaway ends on August 29th! You must register at Criminal Element to enter, but it’s free, and if you’re a mystery lover, you’ll love the site!
About the book:“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.”
But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow’s garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara’s solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they’ve found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. Click here to read an excerpt from Chapters One and Two!

C.E. Murphy, one of my fave authors, has a brand new book coming out in September, Wayfinder (followup to Truthseeker), and she’s over at Suvudu talking lies, the truth, and the trouble with both.

The lovely Linda Poitevin has a brand new book called Sins of the Angels (The Grigori Legacy) coming in September. Not only is it the first of a great new series, but there’s a pretty awesome blog tour coming up too (more on that soon)! Head on over to her website to read all about the book, and also explore the site, because she has tons of fascinating info on angel lore, not to mention a very cool book trailer! Also, be sure to follow Linda’s twitter for news and updates.

Finally, the wonderful Rob Thurman (Cal Leandros, Chimera) was in a car accident last week and remains in critical condition, although there has been some improvement. Please head over to her website for updates and to leave your well wishes.

*As always, check the left sidebar for all current giveaways and the Giveaway page for those plus Vampire Book Club giveaways!


  1. I CAN’T wait for Dust & Decay!! My son just started Rot & Ruin and it’s making me miss all of them! 😀

    Okay, but wth.. I can’t find the bonus material. What banner?

  2. Nevermind! I’m using Firfox w/ Adblock so the banner didn’t show up. Had to oen it in Explorer.. Yay!

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