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Teaser Tuesday (6)

In this week's teaser Tuesday, there are so many great quotes, I've taken my favorites from around the web. 
The Book: "Halfway to the Grave" by Jeaniene Frost
"I'm saying that I'm a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you're okay with that, because it's who I am, and you're what I need." 

"Don't kiss me like a woman if you're going to treat me like a child." 
"He looked at the box with interest. 'Well, well. Five speeds. Heat and massage. Deep, penetrating action. Sure this isn't yours?" 

Trailer Thursday (7)

Lots of info culled from the Internet on this week's Trailer Thursday. Trailer Thursday highlights what's going on in the literary world when it mixes with tv, movies and other media. 


This Weekend on Book TV: BookExpo America

Cool Idea of the Day: Critiques to Help Victims

Casting Book-to-Film Adaptations: It's Personal

DIY Authors Turn Out for Pre-BEA Event

Carrie Remake Gives Stephen King the Creeps

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme sponsored by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers, authors and other bookish folk talk about books they are highly anticipating.


This week, an exciting anthology of kick-ass women and their heroines due for release on June 7th, 2011. One of the staples of the urban fantasy genre is a heroine who is strong independent and, to use a buzz word, nothing short of fierce, so it makes sense to dedicate a whole volume of work to these strong women and the women who write them. 




Edited by Kerrie Hughes and Rachel Caine, Chicks Kick Butt features original stories from thirteen authors, eleven of whom are New York Times bestsellers: - Rachel Caine (with a story from her bestselling Weather Wardens universe) - L.A. Banks - Rachel Vincent - Karen Chance - Lilith Saintcrow - Cheyenne McCray - Susan Krinard - Jeanne Stein - Jenna Black - Susan Krinard - Jeanne Stein - Jenna Black - Elizabeth Vaughan - Carole Nelson Douglas - P.N. Elrod - Nancy Holder

Teaser Tuesday (5)

"His voice was soft and sweet as molasses; but my mother once told me that you had to trust that the first thing out of a person's mouth was truth. After they have a chance to think about it, they'll change what they say to be more socially acceptable, something they think you'll be happier with, something that will get the results they want." 
~PATRICIA BRIGGS, "MOON CALLED" (MERCY THOMPSON BOOK #1)

Trailer Thursday (6)

This week in the book related TV, Audio and Movie news:
Television: Villains of All Nations

Audible has launched ACX, the Audiobook Creation Exchange, that allows "any professionally published book, new or old, to become a professionally produced audiobook." The site links authors, publishers and agents with narrators and studios who work in a variety of ways: deals and contracts have several structures. Audio titles that evolve from ACX are distributed by Audible (including Amazon and iTunes) for at least seven years, either exclusively or nonexclusively. Authors can also narrate their own works. (Check out a video about this audio venture here.)

ACX was launched in part because of "the tremendous demand for audiobooks created by the growth of the digital audiobook sector," which is regularly the second-fastest-growing category next to e-books in the Association of American Publisher monthly sales reports. Noting that the average Audible members listens to close to …

Teaser Tuesday (4)

I've been having a hard time getting into "Boneshaker". I'm being patient because this is really my first steampunk novel. Yes, I'm a steampunk virgin. Let me say though, that my hard time is more due to a time constraint and other pesky life things getting in the way than any animosity towards the characters or the writing. I AM getting married in 5 weeks, so I'm trying to cut myself some slack. But I came across this quote, from the author Cherie Priest herself about "Boneshaker" and not from the book itself, but I thought it was funny and relevant, so here it is. Her quote alone makes me want to keep reading, especially since I haven't gotten to the zombie part yet....
"OMG YOU GUYS it has come to my attention that SOMEONE on the internet is saying that my fictional 19th century zombies are NOT SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND. Naturally, I am crushed. To think, IF ONLY I’d consulted with a zombologist or two before sitting down to write, I could’ve …

Friday Reads (4)

Friday Readsis a weekly meme supported by readers and other bookish folk from all over the world where everyone posts what they are reading this week. This week I'm tackling: One of the best lines from this book: "Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions." Dolls do have a creep factor to them, don't they?Often used as metaphors for women and girls, I think dolls can be as creepy as clowns in that they sort of represent something that is unknown in us, a archetype or an empty vessel that can hold our fears and contain that which is broken in us...
3500 Pounds will be back next week some reviews and writing updates and other fun stuff, so stay tuned!