Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Freebie Friday!

UPDATE: The winner of STORM OF RECKONING by Doranna Durgin is donnas! Congrats! Please email your physical addy to contests (AT)

Last night, we had quite the memorable chat with ON THE HUNT authors Gena Showalter, Shannon K. Butcher, Jessica Andersen and Deidre Knight. Thanks to everyone who made it a great event! Next month, author Katherine Garbera, author of the Miami Nights series, will be our featured guest on March 24th @ 9pm ET. Set your calendar reminders now!

CLIENT NEWS: ON THE HUNT remained on the New York Times extended list for a second week at #35.

Report from Cyberspace:

To the surprise of no one inside the industry, Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week and will undergo significant restructuring. Two hundred stores will close, with "Going Out of Business" signs posting today across the country.

Though it's hopeful that the company is not go completely out of business, our thoughts are definitely with those amazing booksellers who will now find themselves jobless during this already tough economic time. Borders has created website to inform everyone about the filing and future plans - Borders Reorganization Website

So what does the Borders filing mean for authors? Well mid-listers, especially, have an uphill battle ahead fighting less exposure, smaller advances and just plan falling through the cracks - Pimp My Novel

The Tools of Change conference, which examines the swiftly changing digital front in the publishing industry, took place in NYC this week. Here's a rundown of their most popular topics, including whether or not your e-books would survive an elecromagnetic pulse (who knew we needed to worry about THAT) - Galley Cat

Agent Lucienne Diver wrote an super informative wrap up of an Authors' Guild/AAR panel, "Selling Book-to-Multimedia Rights: A Walk Through Process" that she recently attended  - Varkat

Are you a Knight Agency newsletter member? If not, what's the hold up? Check out Pamela Harty's inspirational February article about how to effectively set and attain your writing goals - The Knight Agency Newsletter


Leave a comment to win a signed copy of STORM OF RECKONING by Doranna Durgin. The winner will be announced on Monday.

The 411: Lisa "Garrie" McGarrity is young woman once mentored by a ghost who now leads a ghostbuster team--all of whom are recently entangled with Trevarr, a fiercely driven demon-hunter from a different dimension. After tumultuous adventures in San Jose, the team finds themselves much changed and struggling to adjust, while Trevarr returns to this world--and to Garrie--a battered exile.

But Garrie and her team don't head for home; Quinn Rossiter has a lady friend in Sedona who needs their help. There, in that area of power convergence, Garrie is astonished to find the ethereal breezes quiet, the earth's activity so diminished as to be nonexistent...if you don't count those oddball surges that don't taste like our world at all. Soon enough, Quinn's skeptical friend soon goes missing...soon enough, their efforts to contain the situation go amazingly awry. With Trevarr wary and alert, his opinionated not-cat bond partner dropping dire hints of trouble on their trail, Sedona ghosts rising to act out against Garrie wherever she goes, and one living Keharian ethereal breeze detector gone completely amuck and on the loose, she has only just so much time to figure out what's going on before the power plays are too much even for this one-of-a-kind reckoner and her otherworldly partner.

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Blogger Starr said...

Doranna has quickly become a favorite author, starting with her Mage series and Dunn Lady's Jess moving through other places and times. This book looks drooly.

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 3:47:00 PM EST  
Blogger Beth C. said...

This looks like a fun book, and I must say the cover is pleasant all by itself!

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 4:45:00 PM EST  
Blogger Linda Young said...

Great cover! Sounds like an interesting book. I have not had a chance to read one of her books yet. I just found out about her.

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 4:54:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sheree said...

Of course the cover is awesome; the model is Paul Marron, my fave!

Unfortunately, this book isn't in the local bookstore so I'm going to have to order it online (if I don't win it first).


Friday, February 18, 2011 at 5:13:00 PM EST  
Blogger GraphicsChyk said...

I'm a big fan of Doranna's books and can't wait to add this newest one to my collection! For those who haven't read her books, I really recommend them.

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 5:19:00 PM EST  
Blogger Mariee said...

Love the cover! And the books sounds great.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger Cybercliper said...

Storm of Reckoning looks awesome - I haven't tried this author yet.

Not surprised, but still bummed by the Borders news - hate to hear of any book store closing. I can remember the days of Walden Books and B. Daltons.

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Pam P said...

Like the blurb. Fun chat last night,dicks and all, lol

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 8:08:00 PM EST  
Blogger Mare said...

The cover is yummy! And the story looks interesting too.... but such a nice cover!

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 8:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger donnas said...

I have not read any of Doranna's books. But wow this sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 1:11:00 AM EST  
Blogger LSUReader said...

It's sad for readers and authors to have to face the Borders bankruptcy fall-out.

Doranna's book looks very interesting. Count me in, please.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:51:00 PM EST  
Blogger Katreader said...

Sounds like a great read!

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 1:14:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

This book sounds GREAT!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 5:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

This book sounds great. Love the cover.

Monday, February 21, 2011 at 9:53:00 AM EST  

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