Wednesday 30 June 2010

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News: Trailers and Author Videos

I have various bits of news to pass on to you guys.

Firstly, there is a new trailer for Fallen by Lauren Kate from RHCB. I absolutely loved this book, and if I hadn't read it already, this trailer would definitely make me pick it up!

The trailer was exclusively released on Fiercebook, RHCB's Facebook teen fan page, at 5pm yesterday. The trailer will be running in UK cinemas from 9th July at screenings of Eclipse, reaching 1.2 million Twilight fans. Check out my review of Fallen. The paperback will be released in the UK on 1st July 2010.

EDIT: I've just noticed this trailer for Torment, the sequel to Fallen, on Fallen Facebook group. How awesome does it look? The release date mentioned in the trailer is for the US. UK release date is 30th September 2010.

There is also a trailer from Bloomsbury about Mary Hooper's new novel, Fallen Grace. Unfortunately, there is no option to embed, so you're going to have to follow the link. You can also read the first chapter on the Bloomsbury website.

fallen grace by mary hooperGrace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister. From Amazon UK
Fallen Grace came out on 7th June 2010.

Here's a video from HarperCollins of Lauren Laverne talking about her novel, Candy Pop - Candy and the Broken Biscuits.

candy pop - candy and the broken biscuits by lauren laverneJoin fabulously funny (undiscovered) rock chick, Candy Caine on a rollercoaster ride to the world's biggest music festival. A sharp, comic teen series from uber-cool presenter Lauren Laverne. Misunderstood musical genius Candy Caine - age fifteen - knows she's destined for a bigger life beyond her small-town existence. And now Mum is marrying The World's Dullest ManTM it's time to put plans into action and achieve world domination with her band, The Broken Biscuits. Oh - and find her real dad, who will most definitely be cool and, of course, will verify her own super specialness. With a battered old guitar and some supernatural assistance, can Candy get her life on track and her new band on the road to greatness? Candy Caine is the hilarious new creation of debut author Lauren Laverne - a writer who's been there, done that and customised the T-shirt. From Amazon UK
Candy Pop - Candy and the Broken Biscuits came out 27th May 2010.


  1. II love the Torment trailer! Less is really more!

  2. I love the Fallen and Torment trail
    ers. I'm looking forward to seeing the fallen one on the big screen on the 9th.

    It was lovely to see you again on Monday! :)

  3. Dwayne - I really like it too! It's very sweet!

    Sophie - I know, they're so good! I'm also looking forward to seeing it before Eclipse! It's going to be great!
    Yeah, it was great seeing you on Monday! I look forward to seeing you again at future events! :)