Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection...the Last Word on the New Dead.
And here's the table of contents, so you know what you're in for:
"Lazarus" by John Connolly
"What Maisie Knew" by David Liss
"Copper" by Stephen R. Bissette
"In the Dust" by Tim Lebbon
"Life Sentence" by Kelley Armstrong
"Delice" by Holly Newstein
"Closure, LTD" by Max Brooks
"The Wind Cries Mary" by Brian Keene
"Family Business" by Jonathan Maberry
"The Zombie Who Fell From the Sky" by M.B. Homler
"My Dolly" by Derek Nikitas
"Second Wind" by Mike Carey
"Among Us" by Aimee Bender
"Ghost Trap" by Rick Hautala
"The Storm Door" by Tad Williams
"Kids and Their Toys" by James A. Moore
"Shooting Pool" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Weaponized" by David Wellington
"Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" by Joe Hill
The book hits shelves tomorrow (2/16) and there will be nation-wide signing events featuring the authors. For a full list, visit the link listed above.
I started reading this one over the weekend and so far it's a truly excellent collection. "In the Dust" and "Delice" are two of my favorites so far -- "Delice" is based on the infamous LaLaurie's of New Orleans and I love the setting in "In the Dust." "What Maisie Knew" is surprisingly disturbing. I've not read David Liss before, but given what I know of his books (or maybe what I don't know) this one came as a bit of a surprise. And I totally love the way "Lazarus," "Copper," and "Life Sentence" end.
For a sneak peak, you can visit the St. Martins site for the book (http://us.macmillan.com/thenewdead) and read some of these stories yourself.
I'm up for more zombie reading this evening (spent yesterday playing Bioshock 2 and didn't get anything done except for dinner - and most of Mo Hayder's latest, actually. So a pretty productive, lazy day.).
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Michael Palmer will be hosting the event on February 16th, 2010 to benefit the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Project
The party will be held at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston -- an evening full of books, auctions, music, great food, and appearances by some of the country's best writers, including Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen, Gary Braver, Lisa Gardner, Joseph Finder, Andre Dubus III, Mark Vonnegut, William Martin, Sandra Lee, and Hank Phillippi Ryan.
If you are from the New England area, I [Palmer] would be thrilled if you could attend. All ticket proceeds and a portion of the book sales will benefit the Home Base PTSD Program. It's a great event for a great cause. You can purchase tickets by visiting LiveNation.
For those who can't make it, I encourage you to help spread the word. Between today and February 16th, 2010, I'll be conducting a little fundraiser of my own via social media. It's free to participate and a great way to help out. Here's how it works:
1. I'll donate $1 to the Mass General Hospital Red Sox Homebase PTSD Foundation for every additional Facebook fan (http://www.facebook.com/michaelpalmerthrillers) I acquire until book launch on February 16th, 2010. I encourage you to spread the word and to suggest for your friends to become fans-- it's an easy way to help a great
2. For you Twitter users, I'll also be donating an additional $1 for all followers who adopt THE LAST SURGEON Twibbon. If you have a Twitter profile, simply click here (http://twibbon.com/cause/HomeBase-PTSD-Fundraiser/Join) to get started. I would love it if you could help out in some way to support this event.
If you cannot attend [the launch], I'd appreciate it very much if you could help pass along this message to contacts that might be of interest. Tweet about it, post it to Facebook or your blog-- many thanks for helping spread the word.
Palmer's cause is a really great one and I'd encourage all of you readers out there to do what you can. Attend the launch if you're in the area. Blog about this to spread the word. And friend Michael at Facebook!
I started reading this one last night so that I can review it for the Bookbitch site in time for the release on Tuesday, February 16. I must have read half of it in one sitting before realizing that I'd need to tear myself away and get some sleep. I've been a fan of Palmer's work since I was a teen and stumbled across Extreme Measures. I've been a fan of medical thrillers since then and all thanks to that book.
Anyway, I'll have a post for you as soon as I've finished reading. Mark your calendars, Feb 16!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
My second book in the League of Reluctant Adults Mini-Challenge (hosted by Literary Escapism). And yep, Kat Richardson is also from Seattle!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
At the end of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel, The Scarlet Letter, we know that Pearl, the elf-child daughter of Hester Prynne, is somewhere in Europe, comfortable, well set, a mother herself now. But it could not have been easy for her to arrive at such a place, when she begins life as the bastard child of a woman publicly humiliated, again and again, in an unrelentingly judgmental Puritan world.
With a brilliant and authentic sense of that time and place, Deborah Noyes envisions the path Pearl takes to make herself whole and to carve her place in the New World. Beautifully written with boundless compassion, Angel and Apostle is a heart-rending and imaginative debut in which Noyes masterfully makes Hawthorne’s character her own.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
— Lee Child
“Noah Boyd brings his FBI experience to this dazzling thriller. The pace is frenetic, the action is unique, and the drama intense. We have a new American hero in Steve Vail.”
— Patricia Cornwell
“Patricia Cornwell highly recommended this thriller to me and she was right on. The Bricklayer has terrific pace, surprises galore, and snappy dialogue in the appropriate places. Even better, it has a real hero. Move over Jack Reacher, here comes The Bricklayer.”
— James Patterson
...THE BRICKLAYER, Noah Boyd (a pseudonym for a former FBI agent), introduces Steve Vail, a sexy, tough guy who hates authority almost as much as he loves catching killers. The suits can’t control him. Criminals can’t outsmart him. And readers won’t be able to resist him...
Boyd draws on his twenty years as an FBI agent tracking serial killers to write a thriller that sizzles with authenticity. Through Boyd’s insider perspective, readers get a rare look into the criminal mind—and a behind-the-scenes tour of FBI politics and procedures.
Witty, sexy, and filled with sophisticated and harrowing action scenes, THE BRICKLAYER has enough plot twists to keep readers engrossed all the way to its jaw-dropping, surprise ending—and leave them gasping for more.