Tuesday 18 January 2011

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Bookish News!

More news for you this week!

Here's the UK cover for Die For You by Amy Plum! How gorgeous is it?! I love it! And I love the sound of this book!

Die For You by Amy Plum
“In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.”

“When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life—and memories—behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.

In this incandescent debut, newcomer Amy Plum has created a powerful paranormal mythology with immortal revenants. The Paris setting comes enchantingly alive as a relentless struggle between good and evil takes place in its streets. Rich with romance, atmosphere, and thrills, Die for Me will leave readers breathlessly awaiting its sequel.”
From AmyPlumBooks.com

I so can't wait to read this book!


A fan of Anthony McGowan's The Knife that Killed Me? Loved When I Was Joe by Keren David? Devoured Spider by Linda Strachan? Well a fantastic new blog set up by four brilliant authors - Keren David, Anne Cassidy, Gillian Philip and Linda Strachan - will be right up your street! Crime Central will concentrate on crime writing for teens. They will feature new books, get posts from writers and generally promote the genre. They have just launched with a giveaway of Anne Cassidy books. So go check it out!


A message from Angela Morrison:

"Please celebrate with me! I just got the news that the world-renowned Amabile Youth Singers' recording of, "Take me Home," Beth's solo in SING ME TO SLEEP, is now available on iTunes.

Please, please download it! My amazing composer, Harriet Bushman, and I donated our royalties, so all the iTunes proceeds go to keep the Amabile family singing. I am amazed at what Harriet and the Amabile girls turned my humble lyrics into.

For those of you who haven't read SING, "Take me Home" is a gospel spiritual about a slave girl who wants the Good Lord to take her home. Beth wins the solo from the diva in her competitive girls' choir--and her life is never the same. The Amabile guys, who inspired the story, previously released,"Beth's Song.""


Ten lucky people can win tickets to meet Twilight author Stephenie Meyer at an intimate gathering! Check out the press release for more info.


Books to check out:

pride and prejudice and zombies: dreadfully ever after by Steve HockensmithPride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith - The story opens with newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating unmentionables. But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a raging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she hears rumours of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love - and for everyone to live happily ever after. From Amazon UK


  1. Oh wow. Good info :D The cover for Die For Me is gorgeous! Another one to add to my TBR :D Thanks!

  2. Thanks :) I love the cover, it's just so beautiful! I can't wait to read it! No problem!

  3. I'd read the synopsis on Die For Me before and was drawn to it...now I've seen the cover, I'm looking forward to it even more. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it, as I hadn't seen it.

  4. No problem! Isn't it awesome?! I love it! Really looking forward to reading it!

  5. Die for Me sounds amazing and that cover is gorgeous!

  6. It is, it is! I love it! So beautiful!

  7. I had this cover as my cover lust post on Sunday. It is so beautiful. I want it blown up. Two different artists created it. One for the swirls and one for the picture.

  8. What a gorgeous cover!!! I love all the new covers that are coming out!

  9. Gosh, that is a lovely cover!!

  10. Vivienne - I read about that on Amy's blog. I just love it, it's so gorgeous!

    Patricia - I know! There are so many beautiful covers these days! Just awesome!

    Jess - Isn't it?! Looove!