Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this week?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Kraken King - Meljean Brook

A book rec for you today!

You all know I love Meljean Brook's work. She's also a friend, but we first became friends because of how much I love her work, so if this recommendation is biased, it's only because I'm a fan. :-)

Much as I adored Meljean's Guardians series (which by the way is now complete), I think her Iron Seas adventures are becoming my favorites of her books.

The Kraken King is the newest book in her Iron Seas world.

The interesting thing is, this book is being released in serial form, with a new episode releasing each week (each of the episodes is around approx 80 pages I think). But don't panic if you hate serials - the entire book will be released in one go once all the parts are complete. So you have a choice to read it in installments or wait for the full book.

I'm not usually a serial format reader (too impatient!), but I decided to try this because (1) Meljean! (2) I don't have too much reading time at the moment, so these bite sized pieces are perfect, and (3) The heroine of the book, Zenobia, writes serial adventures herself, so this seemed the perfect way to read her story.

I finished Part I last night and I loved it!! The chemistry between Zenobia and Ariq is intense and raw and just delicious. The world Meljean describes, with her Krakentown created of the hollowed out metal shells of sea monsters, her airships and more, is so well realized and so unique.

Here's the link to the excerpt for Part I on Meljean's site. Do check it out even if you think this isn't your type of read. You might be happily surprised!

I can't wait to read Part II, which I've also downloaded. Now, of course, I have to resist the urge to e-mail Meljean and say, Give me the rest now or else I'll loose the kraken on you!

Are any of you following this story? What do you think so far? If you are a Meljean fan, which of her books would you recommend to newer readers?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shield of Winter News

Some good news to share! Publishers Weekly has chosen SHIELD OF WINTER as one of its Best Summer Books of 2014!! Here's what they said:

The epic 13th installment of Singh’s bestselling contemporary paranormal romance series will be eagerly devoured by series fans and new readers...The broad scope and urgency of the plot combine with sweetly subtle and intimate character interactions in a powerfully written story that stands well on its own.

Yay for Ivy and Vasic! Here's the link to their full list of books.

And don't forget, the April 29th newsletter will have another full chapter of SHIELD OF WINTER (in which Ivy and Vasic come face to face for the first time). First full chapter excerpt is available on the website.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Book Club

Time to talk books! What are you reading and loving this holiday weekend?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Orleans, Germany, France, Belgium

Hi everyone, here are the details about Nalini's upcoming events/signings in New Orleans, Germany, France and Belgium. - Ashwini


Romantic Times Convention

Marriott Hotel
Canal Street
New Orleans

Thursday 15th May
Panel: HEA the Paranormal Way
11:15am to 12:15pm
 2nd Floor, Studio 2 (Preservation Hall)

Friday 16th May

Panel: Holding Out for a Hero: Authors Dish on Their Masculine Enterprises
11:15am to 12:15pm
2nd Floor, Studio 8 (Preservation Hall)

Panel: Laughter is the Best Medicine
2nd Floor, Studio 2 (Preservation Hall)

Saturday 17th May

Giant Book Fair
11am to 2:00pm
3rd Floor, Grand Ballroom & Mardi Gras Ballroom ,
*Open to the public and tickets can be purchased for just the Giant Book Fair (you can buy at the door or pre-order your ticket).

Penguin's Lemonade Social
2nd Floor, Gallery 1

A chat with Nalini Singh
2nd Floor, Gallery 3

FAN-tastic Day Party
2nd Floor, Preservation Hall


Love Letter Convention 

May 24th-25th, 2014

GLS Sprachenschule,
Kastanienallee 82,
10435 Berlin
Book Signing

Saturday 31st May, 11 am
Mayersche Buchhandlung Köln am Neumarkt
Neumarkt 2
50667 Köln


Milady Tour


Signing and Q&A

Monday 26th May, 4pm-8pm
Chez Bragelonne
60-62 rue d’Hauteville
75010 Paris


Tuesday 27th May, 6pm-8pm
Fnac Bercy Village
49-53 Cour Saint-Emilion
75012 Paris



Wednesday 28th May, 4pm-6pm
Librairie Molière
Boulevard Tirou, 68
Entrée par le côté Hall Albert
6000 Charleroi

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Red Kiwifruit

Tonight's dessert. Had to share! Only the second time I've had the red kiwifruit. I put a golden kiwi next to it for contrast. Both were yummy!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Book Club

The Friday Book Club is now open!

I've had a special request from a reader who wondered if everyone could share their top five favorite series, so please give her some good recommendations! And also, let us know what you're reading this week.

Ready, set, go! :-)