Thursday, August 04, 2011
In the beginning they were a group of nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians, who scattered on Earth and went into hiding, who look like ordinary teenagers, but who have extraordinary skills. The Mogadorians killed Number One, Number Two, and Number Three. They tried to kill Number Four, John Smith …and failed.
Following a massive battle at the end of I Am Number Four that proved that the Mogadorians have found him at last, John joined forces with Number Six. Now the fate of Lorien—and Earth— rests in the hands of these two teens.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Read excerpts from seven new titles from The Dark Days of Supernatural summer series.
ILLUSIONS by Aprilynne Pike
“I don’t do patrols, I don’t go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I’ll keep you safe,” Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. “Or die trying.”
Laurel hasn’t seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.
Read an excerpt HERE!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she’s finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. The story brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country “sparrow” —as Samantha Jones dubs her—to the person she’s always wanted to be.
Click on the link below to read a selection from the book:
SUMMER AND THE CITY excerpt
SUMMER AND THE CITY: A Carrie Diaries Novel
By Candace Bushnell
Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins
Available for purchase now
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Just Being Audrey is the first picture book about the remarkable life of film star and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. The book recounts her childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina, her life during World War II, her acting career and influential style, and her work with UNICEF.
Just Being Audrey
By Margaret Cardillo and Illustrated by Julia Denos
Monday, February 07, 2011
Are you that girl, you know the type who expects her guy to be perfect? Well, you’re not alone, and that’s why former that girls Rebecca Murray Schuler and Christine Wiesedeppe-Regan wrote I Love You Even Though…, a pocket-sized book full of humorous anecdotes so you can stop being so hard on him, especially since he’s just being the guy you fell in love with in the first place.
Below are some entries from the book. Just precede each one with “I Love You Even Though…”
• You don’t understand the financial and emotional disparity between “Coach” being printed on a handbag and “Coach” being printed on an airline ticket.
• You can effortlessly organize a fantasy football draft involving 12 guys, 6 cases of beer, 8 pizzas, and 5 orders of Buffalo wings, but forget to make dinner reservations for our anniversary.
• You consider all asking to be a form of nagging.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
If you enjoy reading about paranormal romance, supernatural thrillers, and haunting mysteries, then check out these five new books from acclaimed authors Ellen Schreiber, Claudia Gray and Kimberly Derting, and debut authors Cynthia Hand and Courtney Allison Moulton from The Dark Days of Supernatural book series.
ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber
Celeste hangs with the popular crowd at Legend’s Run High and is being wooed by Nash Hunter, the football quarterback, but doesn’t really feel that she belongs. She only comes in contact with the new and enigmatic student, Brandon Maddox, when she passes him in classes, the hallway, and at lunch, but she suspects there is something different about him other than that he is a Westsider and comes from the wrong side of town.
On a dare, Celeste and her friends go to a psychic’s shop for a reading. When it is Celeste’s turn for a fortune, the psychic grabs Celeste’s hands and warns, “Beware of a kiss under the full moon.” Celeste and her friends laugh and mock the fortune teller. But on her way home from their outing, Celeste is blinded by a blizzard. Disoriented, she finds herself deep in the woods bordering town. She is overcome by snowfall and unable to see anything. Above her hovers the glow of a full moon. Just then, she sees beady eyes staring back through the falling flakes. She finds herself in the midst of a pack of hungry wolves. The wolves begin to howl. She can’t outrun them, and the shortest tree branch is out of reach. They slowly approach her. At the last moment, a stranger pulls her from the hungry pack. He grabs a branch and fights the pack of wolves until they retreat. In the scuffle the stranger is bitten. It is Brandon Maddox.