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For [Syrie] James, story and character are the two most important elements in a novel. She says: “Without a great story, you’ve got nothing to hold onto or remember. And no matter the genre, I think the main characters must go through some kind of learning curve and come out on the other side transformed.”
In NOCTURNE James tells the story of Nicole Whitcomb, a young woman whose car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blizzard, and who is snowbound for days with a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger, Michael Tyler. As Nicole spends more time with Michael, she can’t shake the feeling that he is hiding something from her—and as the romantic and sexual tension between them builds, Nicole soon learns the terrifying truth: that Michael is a vampire who’s torn between his love for her and his desire for her blood.
James captures the dilemma of the vampire in a compelling and devastating way in NOCTURNE. Even though Michael is a good man who has already spent an eternity struggling to repress the evil inside him, he cannot trust himself with Nicole, the one woman he yearns for more than anything in the world. For Nicole, there is nowhere to run but the blizzard raging outside, and yet Michael is the only one who can save her life.
Of our fascination with vampires, James recently wrote in a Huffington Post piece: “In an age with such rapid technological advances, it’s only through our dreams and nightmares that we can experience the thrill of fear and awe again. And vampires have everything we want. They’re good-looking, powerful, dangerous, immortal, eternally youthful, and not bound by any laws or morality except their conscience, if they have one. In a culture that’s youth and sex obsessed, what could be better than to be young and beautiful and able to indulge one’s dark desires and sexual urges without penalty ... forever?”
In NOCTURNE, James tells a beautiful and haunting tale about forbidden love, about second chances, about the hope for redemption—and about how incredible joy can be inextricably linked to infinite sadness…
I don't know about you, but with all this winter weather, I'm thinking this is going to be the perfect steamy read! I have to heartily thank Elena with Wunderkind for sending this one my way. Remember, mark your calendar for Jan 4! This would be a great one for those of you I know will have gift cards burning holes in your pockets!
Friday, December 17, 2010
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A Booklover’s Fantasy:
Romance & Fantasy Fans Worldwide Can Attend
Virtual/Live Book Signing Event at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
With New York Times Bestselling Authors Marjorie M. Liu & C.L. Wilson
The Book Signing. Revolutionized.
Marjorie M. Liu and C.L. Wilson headline an innovative live/virtual book signing, powered by Vivo (http://www.vivolive.com/harpercollins/majorieliuandclwilson). Both authors will be reading, answering questions, and signing copies for anyone who attends the event at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati--in-person or online.
“We recently had our first experiment with a virtual event, featuring New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn…not only did we have a packed house in-store, but we had more than 500 virtual attendees from around the globe. With the powerhouse duo of Marjorie M. Liu and C.L. Wilson, we expect to have a dynamic audience and record-setting online attendance for their Joseph Beth event – whether fans attend in flesh or in virtual reality, they can interact with these beloved authors and get signed copies of their newest books,” says Pam Jaffee, director of publicity for Avon Books.
New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu is known for her paranormal romance novels and comic books. She recently gained national renown with her video game, Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box. Marjorie is also an attorney, and divides her time between China and Indiana.
New York Times bestselling author C.L. Wilson wrote her first novel at age six…but it wasn’t until 2006 that she sold her first book, an epic fantasy then entitled Tairen Soul, at auction. This debut novel was an instant bestseller – as has been every other novel in the series. The author lives in Florida.
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. 6:00pm EST
Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati (2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH 45208, 513.396.8960)
To celebrate the release of two of the most anticipated books of the season—
IN THE DARK OF DREAMS (9780062020161, on sale 11/30 from Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins), which has already been nominated for the 2010 RT Book Reviews “Best Shapeshifter Romance”, and received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it “a satisfying adventure of intense emotion and compelling characters.”
CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME (9780062018960, on sale 10/26 from Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins), the conclusion of New York Timesbestselling author C.L. Wilson’s sweeping Tairen Soul saga, has been called, “Epic in scope and scale yet emotionally intimate…a truly stellar achievement” by RT Book Reviews.
NOTE: Readers can log onto Joseph-Beth Booksellers web site to pre-order a signed copies of IN THE DARK OF DREAMS HERE(http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/56281-in-the-dark-of-dreams-a-dirk-steele-novel-author-signed.aspx) and CROWN OF CRYSTAL FLAME HERE (http://www.josephbeth.com/Products/56287-crown-of-crystal-flame-author-signed.aspx)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.
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Critics loved Lifelines, her debut novel which won the Readers’ Choice Award for Best First Novel and appeared on the Barnes and Nobles Bookscan Mass Market bestseller list for a few weeks after its release. Now, CJ returns with CRITICAL CONDITION, the fourth book in her fast-paced and thrilling medical series which follows the intersecting lives of four women who spend one fated night together during a blizzard, with a killer on the loose claiming patients as his next victim…
Trapped within the ER are resident Gina Freeman and her friends: Amanda, a fourth-year medical student on her last night of her PICU rotation, and Nora, an ER charge nurse. Can Gina summon up the courage to face her lies and tell the truth before its too late? Will Gina be able to face the deadly killer before another victim is taken?
CJ is an awesome, awesome person. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Left Coast Crime where Lifelines sold out after her panel. Fortunately, I found a copy at the bookstore on my way home and was able to get it signed : ) You can check out more from CJ at her official site (linked above) and at her new blog, Marketing With Heart.