A bit of silliness and a snippet from Guardian Demon – “About two weeks ago I sent in my cover notes for Guardian Demon, so we’ll probably see the cover within a month or two. I’m not really sure what it will look like. I really love the heroine-covers from the last few books in the series, but this is the final book in the series, and I know a lot of readers have been asking for Michael’s book, so he might also be featured on the cover, or it will be a Michael/Taylor cover. Or, it will just follow the new trend in romance covers, and focus on Michael’s magic sword.” Meljean Brook
Clearly everyone is cashing in on the 50 Shades success. Oh Berkley and Meljean Brook. Sooo disappointed in you. [Just to be clear, this is a joke.]
JCP Books – Turbulence 1: Into the Bermuda Triangle – “*This is a promotional Pay-What-You-Wish book. The retail price for a JCP short novelette is $1.99, and if you can pay that, fabulous! If you can’t (or simply prefer not to) pay, I wholeheartedly invite you to enjoy the story for free.*” Jordan Castillo Price
This is an interesting concept. I’m not sure if JCP intends to extend this beyond just this novelette and into all her works, but it’s a neat idea.
Amazing Regency Businesswomen – A Guest Post by Michelle Styles – “My latest Regency His Unsuitable Viscountess is published in August. [The heroine] is a Regency businesswoman who has to make a marriage of convenience in order to keep control of the family business under the terms of her stepfather’s will. When I was doing my research, I was shocked to discover the two highest paid bankers in the 1820s — the Peeresses (Lady Jersey, Patroness of Almacks [was] the head of Childs and the Duchess of St Albans, the head of Coutts aka where the Queen still banks) have no modern biography.”Smart Bitches Trashy Books
What’s Next: Over 60 Upcoming Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations – ” 60+ young-adult (YA)/ middle-grade (MG) books who have an adaptation in the works. Just a little bit of a side note; movie-making is a crazy business, and to over-simplify a process more complicated than any Kardashian relationship, I’ll just say this- there’s no telling if half of these will actually make it to theaters (for movies that will for sure be coming your way between 2012-2014- check out this list here).” Big Books Tiny Voices
I wouldn’t say the first book on the list “A Discovery of Witches” is a YA/Middle Grade book but it’s an interesting list nonetheless.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com