Thursday, May 24, 2012

Extra Extra Read All About It!

I thought I would share some news in the form of a new feature called Extra Extra Read All About It! Every few weeks I will gather noteworthy news for book bloggers and post it here. Check what I came across this week:

Astraea Press Book Club
On June 1, 2012 Astraea Press with be starting a book club. Each month a new book will be offered for FREE to readers to read and enjoy. At the end of the month we will host a Chat with the Author and readers on the NEW Astraea Press Book Club Facebook group.

Readers are encouraged to post a reader review at Amazon, B&N and or Goodreads if they choose but it is not required. For information about upcoming books please join the Facebook group and have fun reading your free copy each month. That's 12 free books each year :) The books offered will span all genres that Astraea Press offers and showcase a number of talented authors.

Trajectory Launches Classics Illustrated
Now Available on Kobo Vox eReader
Trajectory, Inc. announced today that the iconic Classics Illustrated comic and graphic novel series are now available in the Kobo eBookstore. The series consists of over 120 digital graphic novels presented in a comic book format with robust color illustrations that introduce great literature to readers of all ages. Trajectory is collaborating with Kobo, Inc. a leader in eReading to deliver the series on the Kobo Vox eReader. Read more.

Free Kindle Books
Author Rachel Ann Nunes has invited her readers to take advantage of this offer:
This Saturday, May 26th, kick off your summer with FREE Kindle books by two best-selling authors! What better way to celebrate the start of summer than by stocking up on books? This is the perfect opportunity to get that Kindle you always wanted—or download the Kindle app for your iPad or computer and read for free!

A Bid For Love – a heart-stopping contemporary romantic suspense novel by Rachel Ann Nunes (newly revised for ebook).

The Captain of Her Heart – an intensely romantic historical novel set in the Revolutionary War period by Anita Stansfield

Offer available in any country where Amazon sells ebooks (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc.).
Note: Though both these authors have also written inspirational/religious novels, these particular ebooks are clean romances written for a general audience.)

Beverly Akerman is also offering a free Kindle edition of her book The Meaning of Children. She's a Montreal author and I've been meaning to read her book for some time now, so I was exciting to get it on my android phone. You don't need a Kindle to view the e-book. You can download the Kindle app on your PC, android phone, tablet, ipod, etc.

Giveaway on Essentially Italian Blog
Enter for a chance to win Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita! It will get you in the mood to visit Italy.

The Words
Opens in theatres September 2012
I'm really looking forward to this movie!

Starring Bradley Cooper, Oscar®-winner Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana, the layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words. Read more and see trailer.

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