Displaying articles for: March 2010
“I most relate to Chiron, the immortal trainer of heroes. And no, not just because Pierce Brosnan is taking that role in the movie. Like me, Chiron is first and foremost a teacher. His job is to train heroes, not to be the hero himself. I would be comfortable in that role. In my years in the classroom, I always enjoyed helping students discover their talents, and maybe find skills they didn't even know they had. Making someone who is a reluctant reader into a lover of books may not seem as exciting as teaching a demigod to fight hydras, but in my perspective, it's just as important!”
Rick’s incredible series, and the fact that they’re among our bestselling eBooks, are testament to his uncanny ability to motivate kids to read.
When a woman is found dead and a DVD -- detailing her horrific kidnapping and torture at the possible hands of her fellow teachers – is discovered near her body, detective Milo Sturgis calls on Dr. Delaware; the only person who can possibly connect the chilling dots and solve what appears to be an unsolvable case.
Kellerman told us that the Coen brothers' Fargo “is the perfect movie -- mordant, fast-moving, richly characterized, well-structured.” An astute and apt description if there ever was one and, come to think of it, the perfect summation of Kellerman’s own body of work!Read more...
In her latest work, So Much for That, Shriver takes a long, hard look at the ever so timely subject of American health care. Shep Knacker (if there’s a greater name in modern fiction, please tell me!) wants to retire. He’s banked enough for him and his wife, Glynis, to live the lush life in a tropical Third World country, but Glynis has just been diagnosed with cancer. Stuck staying at home to facilitate Glynis’ treatments and hemorrhaging money due to his insufficient insurance coverage, Shep must decide on the promise of the future or a past he’s built his entire life around.
This week’s More In Store features an exclusive essay from Shriver -- an accomplished journalist in her own right -- on the current state of health care in America and the true price we are all paying for it.Read more...
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Jump head first into the world of Henry Parker; an ace newspaper reporter who's not only chasing down a lead on a breaking story, but drawing a bead on two desperate and extremely dangerous killers who are hunting the streets of New York City. Pinter’s protagonist is one of the most uniquely drawn characters to emerge on the thriller scene in years and The Hunters pits him up against a deadline he literally can't afford to miss!
This free download includes a note from Pinter as well an exclusive excerpt from his most recent book, The Darkness.Read more...
Meet Adriana, Leigh, and Emmy; three successful NYC women on the brink of their transformative 30th birthdays. When Emmy (a serial monogamist, who has just been dumped -- for a personal trainer! -- by her long standing boyfriend) and Adriana (a gorgeous man-eater, who is beginning to doubt her wanton ways) vow to take on the other’s personality, sparkling scenes ensue! Leigh, a high powered editor with a perfect man, cheers her friends on as her seemingly ideal life unravels around her.
In a marketplace crowded with Sex in the City wannabes, Lauren Weisberger’s Chasing Harry Winston is a true diamond in the rough! Download it now for $3.12 -- a 60% savings!
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Her parents’ ugly divorce has left Veronica “Ronnie” Miller insolent, rebellious, and in danger of forfeiting a bright future. Reluctantly pressured into spending the summer with her father in a small Southern beach community, Ronnie slowly comes to terms with her embittered feelings and begins to embrace the recuperative powers of love.
Sparks comments on his website that he feels The Last Song “will be a novel that readers will remember for a long time after the final page is turned” and if our customers’ reviews – which include words like “unforgettable” and “amazing” – are any indication, he’s absolutely right!Read more...
Bite Me, the third book in Moore’s campy vampire series, follows the macabre minion, Abby Normal, in her hilarious attempts in hunting down a fanged feline who is terrorizing San Francisco. Like its predecessors, Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck, Bite Me reads like a Stephenie Meyer book on five hits of Acid!
When we asked Chris to name a few of his favorite books, he gave a shout out to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy, saying that Adams’ book “was just outright, laugh-out-loud funny. Wildly so. It did something I hadn't seen done before successfully: it made science fiction funny by recognizing the conventions and turning them on their ears.”
If you’ve read Moore, you know that he has his own unique way of upending the conventional and if you haven’t read Moore, what on earth are you waiting for?Read more...
Speaking of vino, nothing goes better with your favorite vintage than your favorite book and no one knows this better than Kevin Zraly -- world-renowned expert and the founder of the Windows on the World Wine School. This week, as part of our More In Store program, download Zraly’s exclusive essay on which wine pairs best with Joshua Ferris’ new novel, The Unnamed.
Harrison lists Anne McCaffrey as one of her favorite authors and cites Dragonsong as her “entry drug” into McCaffrey’s world. Well, if you’re going to pick up an addiction to Kim Harrison (and you should!), there’s no better bridge to full blown dependency than Dead Witch Walking.
Note: this free edition contains an excerpt from Harrison's latest book, Black Magic Sanction.
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Emily and Chris are star-crossed, teenage lovers who seem to have it all, but when Emily is found murdered and Chris is caught holding the smoking gun, a black hole of doubt and despair opens in their quiet New England town. Chris claims that Emily's death was a suicide pact gone awry, but is he to be believed?
So it’s not surprising that Grahame-Smith’s latest work, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is steadily scaling our bestseller list.
While we all remember the Gettysburg Address-giving Lincoln, did you know that the Great Emancipator also freed the heads of the undead by severing them from their bodies?
In a Morning Media Menu interview last week, Grahame-Smith talked about the amazing response he’s gotten to his books and how they’ve actually inspired people to pick up the original sources. “If they are done well,” he says, “almost respectfully -- if you're trying very hard to adhere to the themes and the style that you're mashing-up -- they do bring people into the tent."
Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand” and Seth Grahame-Smith certainly adheres to that maxim with his unified vision of classics and caricature.Read more...
Grisham wrote his first book, A Time to Kill, in 1988 and The Firm would follow, establishing his role as the king of the legal thrillers. Not one to rest on his laurels, Grisham has also written several well received novels -- Bleachers and A Painted House -- as well as An Innocent Man, a nonfiction account of small-town justice gone terribly awry. His latest book, Ford County, is a collection of short stories that brings the reader full circle back to the Mississippi locale where A Time to Kill took place.
In our exclusive interview with Grisham he told us, "I think where I am real good is putting a story together -- putting a plot together -- and being able to hook the reader fairly early on in an engaging story, and make the pages turn."
His legion of fans couldn't agree more!
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Taylor's given Dominic an offer that he simply can't resist; a week of sun, fun and unbridled passion with no strings attached. Well, there is one string; Taylor wants Dominic to father her child.
Will the trade winds blow their "procreation vacation" into a lasting love affair?
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We’ve been getting lots of questions from customers, so we wanted to confirm that we will soon be adding a new B&N eReader for iPad – continuing to fulfill our promise of providing consumers any book, any time, any where.
Designed specifically for the iPad, our new B&N eReader will give our customers access to more than one million eBooks, magazines and newspapers in the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, as well as the existing content in their Barnes & Noble digital library. (That includes eBooks and content customers have downloaded to their nook™ eBook reader.)
To be released around the time of iPad’s expected availability, the new Barnes & Noble eReader will join our growing list of free eReader software for most computing and mobile devices including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and Blackberry, many of which will be updated shortly for an enhanced on-the-go reading experience.
In our exclusive interview with Clive Cussler he told us "I started writing when my wife, Barbara, got a night job for the local police station as a clerk. At night after putting the kids to bed, I had hardly anything to do and no one to talk to. So out of solitude I decided to write a book."
That was in 1965 and, nearly half a century later, the techno-thriller master is still pumping them out!
The Silent Sea, the seventh volume in the Oregon Files series, is an action-packed, nautical yarn -- that only Cussler could spin -- and the "cliffhanger ending will leave fans panting for more." (Publisher's Weekly).
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We're offering the beautiful, leatherbound keepsake edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories for 50% off the retail price of $19.98. Oh, and by other stories, we mean everything that Lewis Carroll ever published in book form!
If digital is your cup of tea, and you're a nook owner, download the Sterling Unabridged Classic Edition of Alice's Adventures -- for free!
Speaking of nook, we have an original essay from Melanie Benjamin, the author of Alice I have Been. Benjamin's novelization of the life and times of Carroll's muse, Alice Liddell, is being hailed as a "finely wrought portrait...that seamlessly blends fact with fiction."
Remember, these exclusive store offers are only available until April 7th, so run -- don't tumble -- down the rabbit hole to a B&N near you.Read more...
"For almost the last two decades, reading science fiction and fantasy – and especially paranormal fantasy – has been my life. And during that time, I’ve seen a phenomenal transformation – revolution – in genre fiction. Across all genres – SF, fantasy, romance, mystery, horror, etc. – the relatively well-defined boundaries between genres have been steadily blurring into nonexistence. Today, in 2010, there are literally hundreds of new releases on the shelves that are impossible to categorize – they’re a blend, an amalgam, a fusion of genre elements. And I attribute this historic evolution, in large part, to YOU – and Anita Blake!"
Download and read the book that Charlaine Harris, the creator of Sookie Stackhouse, says, "sets the tone for the whole bestselling line.... Laurell's trademark recklessness, imagination, and storytelling grip you by the scruff of the neck and never let you go."Read more...