I posted here on Thursday with Buzz Books for adults from Book Expo 2016. Today, I want to tell you about the Buzz Books for Young Adults and Middle Grade readers. Every year, I’m amazed at the creativity of authors who are writing for these age groups, there are many fantastic new books on the way that I think your young readers will really enjoy!
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There’s only a few hours left to enter to win a SIGNED Hardcover Edition of Michael Palmer’s new medical thriller Political Suicide. If you haven’t already, be sure you enter for your chance to win the SIGNED Hardcover Edition that we will be giving away tonight, Tuesday December 18, 2012 at 8p. Instructions are posted in our review and on our Facebook page: here and here.
In my review posted last week, I was talking about how much I loved the Prologue for this book. It really pulled me in, set me up and then left me speechless.
So, today we have a special treat for you, an audio excerpt from the beginning of the Prologue. Give it a listen and then share it with your friends.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a pretty stressful week full of headache inducing tech glitches. My absolute favorite way to de-stress is with a good book, which I’m sure you’ve figured out by now.
A great romantic comedy can take your mind off the real world and give you several hours of relaxation. Plus, there are all kinds of studies out there written by smart people showing that the healthy benefits of humor and laughing last for hours and hours. Where do I sign up?
In House Blood, Joe DeMarco, a legal investigator on the staff of former Speaker of the House John Mahoney, is asked to look into the murder conviction of a former lobbyist. His heart isn’t really in it, but when he starts reviewing the case, he discovers a pharmaceutical company has been testing a new unknown drug on humans in different parts of the world and the company has been using natural disasters to hide what they are doing. As the investigation continues, DeMarco becomes the target of two assassins and must figure out how to stop them before he becomes their latest victim.
Whiplash River by Lou Berney, although a sequel to Gutshot Straight, stands on its own. The main character, Shake, while losing the peace of mind he has worked hard to create becomes inevitably intertwined with an interesting cast of characters.
In the midst of his life literally hanging in the balance, he tries to resurrect an old flame, solve the enigma that is Harrigan Quinn who he begrudgingly partners up with, and dig himself out of the hole that is sure to consume him.
Today, we are excited to bring you a guest post from Lou Aronica, one of the authors of Differential Equations, where he tells us about the inspiration for the book and more about magic realism. Aronica is a New York Times best selling author and President and Publisher of The Fiction Studio and Publisher of The Story Plant. You can learn more about him here…
Differential Equations, the novel Julian Iragorri and I just published, had numerous sources of inspiration. Julian’s family story was one, as was the fact that both of us had some mind/body experience. Another key source of inspiration were the magic realists. I knew that Julian and I could collaborate well when I learned in our first conversation that both of us considered Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude a favorite novel. Further conversation revealed a shared affection for Isabel Allende, Jorge Amado, and others. I’d wanted to write a magic realist novel for some time, and with Julian I would finally get the chance to do so.
I usually find it difficult to read books that toggle between different times and places, but Iragorri and Aronica made this difference seamless and easy to follow.
Differential Equations tells the tale of four seemingly unrelated people connected only by their geographical locations. Each character was interesting and could easily warrant a book unto themselves.
I have never read magic realism before, but found that it made me think of my own history – the rumors and tales that get passed down that we too often lend little credence to…