Tuesday, October 30, 2012

.News You Can Use #3

I started a new feature on the blog, News You Can Use.
I haven't come up with a direct schedule plan as of yet, I'm still testing this new meme. Leave me a comment on your thoughts, thanks!!

I'll be posting news/events in the book world.
Information from Authors, Publishers, Blogger news, giveaways and anything else that may be helpful to you.
If your hosting an event and want to be part of the news post contact me, leave a comment below or e-mail me directly here pnrurbfantasyreview @ hotmail.com

Author News

Shannon Duffy author of Spectral is having a read-a-thon for the month of November. I already read Spectral, you can see my full review HERE, and I really liked it! If I had the time I would participate because not only will there be disscussions, but there will be prizes!! Check out all the deets HERE

Prizes include:

from Shannon

'Spectral' romance cards, bookmarks, t-shirt, necklace

from Rachel Harris
'My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century' 1 ebook (international), 1 paperback (U.S.), 12 signed bookmarks (international)

'Touch of Death' swag: compact mirror with the 13th sign of the zodiac, bookmarks, stickers

from Emma Michaels

'Owlet' bookmarks and stickers

'The Priest and the Peaches' ebook

Collen Hoover, author of Slammed and Point Of No Retreat just announced her books were optioned for film! Both of the books can be found on sale on Amazon for only $3.99

   Click on book covers to be linked directly to Amazon

Giveaway News:

Shelf Awareness is giving away 10 signed copies of Reached by Allie Condie sign up HERE

Publisher News:

Harlequin Teen:

The Iron Fey, Harlequin Teen unlocking of three books from the series is now live!
You will have about 6 days to download these three FREE e-books HERE


Random House and Penguin Merge!

News Article from USA Today

Two of the largest book publishers -- Penguin, home to Patricia Cornwell and Nora Roberts, and Random House, which publishes E.L. James and George R.R. Martin -- are planning to merge into the world's largest publisher in a deal announced Monday.
If approved by government regulators, the merger would combine the two publishers' parent companies, the British-owned Pearson and the German-owned Bertelsmann.
The merger also heads off a bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which owns publisher HarperCollins, to buy Pearson for $1.6 billion.

For the media giants, challenged by the rise of e-books and Amazon's aggressive discount pricing, the merger would produce economies of scale as they combine operations, such as marketing and distribution.

The new joint venture would publish about 25% of all books in the U.S. But what the consolidation means for readers and authors isn't as clear.  See more of the article HERE

Harper Collins:

'Grey's Anatomy' Producers, 'Eight Below' Writer Sell Sci-Fi Drama to ABC-Television

Producing partners Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers have teamed with David DiGilo for MILA 2.0, a sci-fi thriller set up at ABC

Based on Debra Driza's upcoming book Mila 2.0, the drama is described as a thriller about a young woman who discovers that she's a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, or MILA, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government and her scientist mother who kidnapped her when she was found to have human emotions.
Mila 2.0 Book Cover - P 2012

Driza's young-adult novel, her first, will be published in in March by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins.

New cover release's

Cold Steel (The Spiritwalker Trilogy #3)  Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy, #2)  Charmed Vengeance (The Aether Chronicles, #2)

Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)
Shadow of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy, #2)Elegy (Hereafter #3)                                                        

Cold Steel (Spiritwalker #3) by

Unbreakable (Unbreakable, #1)                         Unbreakable (Unraveling, #2) 

Emblaze (The Voilet Eden Chapters, #3)

Rush (The Game, #1) Neverfall (Everneath, #1.5) Born Of Illusion

Unbreakable (Unbreakable #1) by

Fiktshun button by parajunkeeRockStar Book Tours

Must watch Book Trailers:

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick - <3 this series just picked up Finale last week! Can't wait to start it!

Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)


  1. Great news post. I am anxious to see what Charmed Vengence brings, they have awesome steampunk covers but the last novel lacked steampunk..

  2. Some great covers this week! Mila 2.0 sounds like it will be an awesome show. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ooh, awesome post. I just downloaded The Iron King thanks to you :)