Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Laydown Lowdown

Welcome to your Laydown Lowdown for the week of May 1, 2012.  Yikes - how did it get to be May already?

Not only does May symbolize Winter's farewell for me, it also ushers in the arrival of yet another Sookie Stackhouse novel.  "Deadlocked," the 12th and penultimate novel in Charlaine Harris' beloved series finds Sookie in the midst of vampire politics with a murder to solve.  If you're a Sookie fan, you'll want to check out our site on Sundays in the summer as some of BW/OB bloggers will be doing "True Blood" related group posts and vlogs.  We'll keep you posted on the fangtastic details as they develop.

Other new releases in Sci-Fi/Fantasy today include "Invincible," by Jack Campbell, "Aurorarama," by Jean-Christophe Valtat, and "By the Blood of Heroes: The Undead War," by Joseph Nassise.

Meanwhile over in Young Adult, you'll find another much anticipated release, "Insurgent," the sequel to the best-selling "Divergent," by Veronica Roth hits shelves today. "Destined," the latest from Aprilynne Pike, "Sweet Evil," by Wendy Higgins, and "Bitterblue" by Kristin Cashore are also available today

There are dozens of new releases in Romance today but the highlights include the latest releases by best-selling authors.  Nora Roberts is sure to have another hit with "The Last Boyfriend," as are Sherlyn Kenyon, "Born of Silence," Carly Phillips, "Karma," and Mary Balogh, "The Proposal."

Over in mystery, Ace Atkins picks up where deceased author/creator Robert Parker left off, and continues the adventures of Spenser with "Lullaby."  Other capers today include "Dead Level," by Sarah Graves, and "Body in the Boudoir," by Katherine Hall Paige. 

Finally, for those of you that entered our raffle to win a copy of "Shatter Me," signed by Tahereh Mafi, we are please to announce the winner is MARTHA (I'm shouting your name in Oprah's excited sing-song tone).  Congratulations, Rebecca will be emailing you for your mailing address and I'll send it out ASAP.  If you didn't win, don't fret.  We plan on having more giveaways in the future so stick with us !

Happy Reading Everyone !! Remember to support your local bookstores whenever possible.  Just because our blog is online, it doesn't mean your shopping has to be.


ceeg said...

Def looking forward to reading your true blood stuff inthe summer!!

Jenn N. said...

We're excited too ! We're going to do episode recaps and talk about the differences between the show and the books, what we like and what we don't like. Have you seen the previews on HBO or their website? The one with Pam and Eric is so good.

Theshortone08 said...

Thank you ladies!!