Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A tiny snippet from "Magic Binds" (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews

“What if I don’t marry him?”
 “It’s worse,” Sienna said. 
“How do you know?” 
“Because I looked into your future."
“Is there are any version of my future that doesn’t end that way?” 
“No,” Sienna said. “I’m so sorry.”

Read an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from THE DIRT ON NINTH GRAVE (Charley Davidson #9) by Darynda Jones

Remember, it’s never too late to give LSD a shot.

I stood beside the booth and poured coffee into a beige cup that had the words FIRELIGHT GRILL written across it, wondering if I should tell my customer, Mr. Pettigrew, about the dead stripper sitting next to him. It wasn’t every day a dead stripper accosted one of my regulars, but telling Mr. P about her might not be a good idea. He could react the way I did the first time I saw a walking corpse a little over a month ago. I screamed like a twelve-year-old girl and locked myself in the bathroom.
For seven hours.
I admired the rascally old man, a decorated war veteran and retired NYPD detective. He’d seen more action than most. And with it, more atrocity. More depravity and desperation and degradation. He was a tough-as-nails, real-life superhero, and I couldn’t picture any situation in which Mr. P would scream like a twelve-year-old girl and lock himself in a bathroom.

Monday, 28 December 2015

A tiny snippet from "The Sight" (Devil's Isle #2) by Chloe Neill

"If you think I’d leave you behind to save my own ass, you don’t know me at all.” -- Liam Quinn, THE SIGHT

Friday, 25 December 2015

New excerpt from "One with You" (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

It was the rare person who came to Manhattan and didn’t feel an instant familiarity. The skyline of the city had been immortalized in too many movies and television shows to count, spreading the love affair with New York from residents to the world.
I was no exception.
I adored the Art Deco elegance of the Chrysler building. I could pinpoint my place on the island in relation to the position of the Empire State Building. I was awed by the breathtaking height of the Freedom Tower that now dominated downtown. But the Crossfire Building was in a class by itself. I’d thought so before I had ever fallen in love with the man whose vision had led to its creation.
As Raúl pulled the Benz up to the curb, I marveled at the distinctive sapphire blue glass that encased the obelisk shape of the Crossfire. My head tilted back, my gaze sliding up the shimmering height to the point at the top, the light-drenched space that housed Cross Industries. Pedestrians surged around me, the sidewalk teeming with businessmen and women heading to work with briefcases and totes in one hand and steaming cups of coffee in the other.
I felt Gideon before I saw him, my entire body humming with awareness as he stepped out of the Bentley, which had pulled up behind the Benz. The air around me charged with electricity, the crackling energy that always heralded the approach of a storm.
I was among the few who knew it was the restlessness of Gideon’s tormented soul that powered the tempest.
Turning to him, I smiled. It was no coincidence that we’d arrived at the same time. I knew that before I saw the confirmation in his eyes.
He wore a charcoal suit with a white shirt and silver twill tie. His dark hair brushed his jaw and collar in a sexy, rakish fall of inky strands. He still looked at me with the hot sexual ferocity that first scorched me but there was tenderness in the brilliant blue now and an openness that meant more to me than anything else he could ever give me.
I stepped toward him as he approached. “Good morning, Dark and Dangerous.”
His lips curved wryly. Amusement warmed his gaze further. “Good morning, wife.”
I reached for his hand, felt settled when he met me halfway and gripped mine firmly. “I told my mother this morning… about us being married.”
One dark brow arched in surprise, then his smile curved into one of triumphant pleasure. “Good.”
Laughing at his unabashed possessiveness, I gave him a soft shove to the shoulder. He moved lightning quick, catching me close and kissing the corner of my smiling mouth.
His joy was infectious. I felt it bursting inside me, lighting up all the places that had been so dark the past few days. “I’m going to call my dad at my first break. Let him know.”
He sobered. “Why now, and not before?”
He spoke softly, his voice pitched low for privacy. The office-bound crowd continued to flow past, paying very little attention to us. Still, I hesitated to answer, feeling too exposed.
Then… the truth came easier than it ever had. I’d been hiding so many things from the people I loved. Little things, big things. Trying to maintain the status quo, while also hoping for and needing change.
“I was afraid,” I told him.
He stepped closer, his gaze intense. “And now you’re not.”
“You’ll tell me why tonight.”
I nodded. “I’ll tell you.”
His hand curved around my nape, the hold possessive and tender at once. His face was impassive, giving nothing away, but his eyes… those blue, blue eyes… they raged with emotion. “We’re going to make it, angel.”
Love slid warmly through me like the buzz of a fine wine. “Damn straight.”

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Outtakes From The Grave (Night Huntress #8) by Jeaniene Frost is available!!

Go back to the grave with this new outtakes compilation from the Night Huntress series! 
Indulge your love of paranormal super couple Cat and Bones with this ultimate “director’s cut” collection of deleted scenes and alternate versions from the first four novels in the Night Huntress series, complete with author commentary on each selection. Includes: the original beginnings of Halfway To The GraveOne Foot In The GraveAt Grave’s End and Destined For An Early Grave;  a chapter written in Bones’s point of view; alternate versions of sections of Halfway To The GraveOne Foot In The Grave, and Destined For An Early Grave; the “white wedding” scene between Cat and Bones that never made it into the final books, several deleted love scenes …. and much more!

Friday, 18 December 2015

A tiny snippet from Magic Binds (Kate Daniels #9) by Ilona Andrews

“Hugh outlived his usefulness. His life had been a series of uncomplicated tasks and eventually he became his work.”
And whose fault was that? “You plucked him from the street.  He was raised exactly the way you wanted him to be raised.”
“He had potential,” Roland said, his voice wistful.  “So much magic.  He was like a glowing jewel.  I melted it down and forged it into a sword.  You are right, it’s not truly his fault, but the fact remains – the world is becoming more complex, not less.  Some swords are meant to be forged only once.  It’s better to start fresh.”

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Upcoming movies based on books and good stories

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – January 5, 2016 (limited release)

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson find themselves transported back to London 1895 where they must solve a new mystery.

The episode has been co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss with performances by Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbington.

The 5th Wave – January 15, 2016 (nationwide release)

A teenage girl, Cassie survives an alien invasion only to then search for her younger brother, who may or may not have been abducted by human-looking extra-terrestrials. She is helped by a boy who might be her only ally or an alien in disguise.

Based on the young adult by Richard Yancey.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombie – February 5, 2016

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. 
Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, which is an expanded version of the classic tale.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant – March 18, 2016

Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known in order to find a peaceful solution for their embroiled city. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

Based on the finale of Veronica Roth's bestselling Divergent trilogy.

Bridget Jones’s Baby – September 16, 2016

A British publishing executive, now in her 40s, attempts to have a baby before it's too late.

The story is based on columns written by Bridget Jones creator Helen Fielding.