Friday, June 22, 2012

5 for Friday - June 22

This week has really flown by! Of course, I spent half of it getting a healthy dose of sunshine and extended family during my vacation at Fontainebleau State Park.  It was gorgeous out there and I was happily surprised that they had wi-fi in the cabins, so I wasn't completely cut off from the blog and my Twitter addiction.  Hours of play knocked the kids out at night and mixed drinks did the same for the hubs, so I even got a little reading time in!  But there is no place like home and I'm glad to be back with Tumblr you guys.

5. Tuesday is a huge, huge release day.  It's like the publishers decided to save up a ton of big books to drop on us all on the same day.  Some of the best coming out this week: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost, Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt, and Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter.

I also enjoyed Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane and Tempest's Fury by Nicole Peeler.  Oh! And Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti.  But really, those are just the tip of the iceberg.  What big June 26th release tickles your fancy?  Tell me what you're looking forward to *or* which books you wanna spread the word about.

4. A couple of tidbits from the awesome Jennifer Estep.  The next book in her Elemental Assassin book, Widow's Web is out in August, but if you can't stand the wait, she's got Chapter 1 up on her blog. In the meantime, she has revealed the cover for her next YA Mythos Academy book Crimson Frost.

That one is out in January. And Estep says the name of the book after that will be Midnight Frost (out August 2013.)

3. The amazing Ilona Andrews is giving us a sneak peek of the next Edge book. You can find chapter 1 of Steel's Edge up on her blog.  This is the last contracted book in the series from what I understand and I must say I am sad. I really was hoping for a Jack and/or a George book. (**sniff**) I shall keep hope alive.

2.  By now, everybody and their mama has seen the Breaking Dawn Part 2 trailer. But you could be living under a rock. Or just itching for a chance to talk about it.  Either way, here it is:


Yes. I will go see it.

1. And speaking of guilty pleasures. Dallas is back.

I was a huge fan of the original recipe Dallas, back in the 80's.  Of course, I was around 10 years old and I didn't even realize how much of it I didn't "get" until I watched the episodes again during a CMT re-airing while I was in college.  So, have any of you seen the new version? Is it worth watching?  Here's the trailer if you've missed it.  I need opinions before I commit.

**Bonus Item**

I saw this cover reveal on Harlequin's Facebook page and Rrraw. 

Badly disfigured Lady Isobel Dalceann has fought fiercely to defend her keep, with little thought for her safety. Why, then, has she let a stranger within her walls? While he threatens danger, his battered body marked by war mirrors her own scars and tempts her to put her faith in him.

Marc de Courtenay is a mercenary and a loner, although he is drawn to damaged—beautiful—Isobel. But in taking him into her highly defended, buttressed walls, she has unwittingly given him secrets that will enable him to betray her. What would she do if she were ever to find out who he really is…?


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At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:37:00 AM CDT , Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm watching the new Dallas...and after episode one, I was so obsessed with Josh Henderson who plays John Ross Ewing!! YUM!!! Don;t really care what's going on as long as I can stare at him!! LOL!! But really, I am enjoying the drama and sexiness, and little bit of comedy too. I so miss my soap opera!!

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:49:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Really? This excites me.

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1:47:00 PM CDT , Blogger Brie said...

The new Dallas is crappy, but those eyebrows are so f*cking distracting I'm tuning in just to see them. And I didn't know there was a preview of the next Edge book (we need to pimp the heck out of that book so it sells and they write Jack and George's book), off to read. Thank you Jen!

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 1:59:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Uh oh. One pro. One con on Dallas.

I am with you on the Edge series. I LOVED the last book. And I want a George/Jack book so much I could taste it!!

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:23:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

Dallas....really?! I'll pass.

I've yet to read The Edge series. I need to check it out.

Although I TRIED to sell my copies of the Twilight series to Hastings a few weeks ago (I say tried because they wouldn't buy them since they had too many already) I'm still excited about BD 2.

VLAD!!! I'm be on vacation when it comes out but I already pre-ordered it so I might download it on my iphone through my Nook app. Might?! Who am I kidding I will have that thing download at midnight. LOL

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:28:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

You DO need to check out the Edge books. They are definitely different than the Kate Daniels books, but I think they get better with each book. (I loved the one that came out last year.)

I am horrible about clicking refresh on the damn nook page once 11pm rolls around to download midnight (EST) releases. Then I get pissed off that they are never there until about 11:20. At which point I am beside myself over the waiting and the clicking. (But it's worth it for this one. It was FAB.)

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:14:00 PM CDT , Blogger Underworld Love Addiction said...

I can't remember a time that so many awesome books all came out on the same day, very exciting :) Oh, and I will be at the midnight show of BD2 with all the teeny boppers ;)

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:20:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

No judgement!! The girls I go see these movies with always go to the midnight showings too. (So I'll probably be there with the teenagers, myself.)

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:42:00 PM CDT , Blogger Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

I have not read any Gena books. I really need to get on that. I loved Once Burned and Chasing Magic though.

At Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:45:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Really? She is one of my favorite PNR authors! This one is the first in a spinoff of her Lords of the Underworld series.


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