Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I had to do it. It's new release Tuesday and I just had to go out and get 30 Days of Night on dvd.
Chick-lit Release Date: 2/26/08 MM Paperback
Maddy Madison wants it all, great job, great guy, and an authentic designer bag. Unfortunately, as a producer for News 9 in San Diego, she's stuck writing pieces like 'Cosmetics that Kill,' and 'Handbags that Kill.' Every emmy worthy story she suggests is shot down for one reason or another, the great guy belongs to another woman, and the only designer bags she can afford are the ones that are sold over the border with glued on labels. Then, her parents drop a total bomb on her - they're getting a divorce. Her father has been having an affair with a woman younger than she is and they are going to have a baby. Her mother disappears on a world-wide shopping spree and Maddy is left babysitting her troubled sixteen-year-old sister. Maddy has a plan to get herself out of this rut, though. She's been handed the story of the century and she's going to be the one to break it , no matter what. She just may get the guy in the end as well.
Marianne Mancusi is just a great writer. A two-time Emmy award winning producer herself, she draws on her own knowledge of the industry to create a fun and amusing read that still deals with some pretty heavy issues. Other titles by Mancusi include Shomi's Moongazer and the teen vamp series that began with Boys That Bite.
Monday, February 25, 2008
The Guilty - Jason Pinter
Thriller Release Date: 2/26/08 MM Paperback
The follow-up to last year's explosive debut featuring NYC reporter Henry Parker. Parker, easing back into his roll as a junior reporter after the incidents in last summer’s The Mark, is assigned to cover the high profile killing of pop superstar Athena Paradis after she is gunned down when exiting a New York City nightclub. Parker gets the scoop on the case when a cop informs him that the shooter left behind a message, a quote from one of Henry's own articles regarding guilt and innocence. Then, a cop is murdered at the press conference being held on Paradis's murder. NYC is thrown into a state of shock and fear when two more prominent citizens are murdered by the same shooter. The one lead in the case, the shooter's weapon. A Winchester '73, the gun that won the west. Consequently, the gun used by the infamous Billy the Kid. Henry is the first to draw the connection that puts himself directly in the line of fire. The Guilty is a fantastic thriller with a fascinating plot and an unforgiving pace. With just two books under his belt, young Pinter has already proven himself to be a truly overwhelming new talent in the industry.
Interestingly enough, Pinter had already begun work on this book before the deal came through for The Mark. Fascinated by the mythos of one of America's most controversial criminals, and the man who later claimed that he was, in fact, Billy the Kid, The Guilty was meant to be a stand-alone until the Parker series was picked up. It turned out to be a great addition to the series, in my opinion, and from the teaser chapter of The Stolen that was featured in the back of my copy, book three promises to be just as intense! I can't wait.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Just a few of the new releases hitting shelves this Tuesday that I am looking forward to:
Morag Joss's The Night Following - similar in theme and style to Half Broken Things