What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand? AKA The Sunday Post 6-10-12

Last Sunday I wrote from the heart and not the head. That’s all I had, so that’s what you got.

But it meant that I didn’t cover some of what was happening on Reading Reality this week that needed to be covered.

In that spirit, I’d like to give a big shout out to Ruthie Knox, and her scrumptious new contemporary romance About Last Night. I was lucky enough to review this one twice, once for Library Journal and once here at Reading Reality. (LJ only lets me write about 225 words, but I don’t restrict myself here, ha-ha!). Loveswept/Random House is giving away a preview copy of About Last Night here at Reading Reality. All you have to do is answer the question in Mr. Rafflecopter at the bottom of Ruthie’s guest post. Or just buy the book. It comes out on Tuesday, June 12.

Three other events this week at Reading Reality. On Tuesday, June 12, author Elise Whyles will be here with a guest post about her new series, The Forsaken.

Thursday, June 14, I’ll be interviewing Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy about her latest historic romance, Guy’s Angel. It’s not just about the romance, it’s about the romance of the early days of flight. Barnstorming and ace pilots and the years between the wars–the first and second world wars, that is.

Last, but definitely not least, Friday, June 15 is the first day of the Lovestruck Giveaway Hop. And Reading Reality will definitely be among the Lovestruck blogs this year. I hope you’ll participate with me, and with all the other Lovestruck hoppers.

And now we march on to the other part of this Sunday post. What books caught my eye that are due out this week and next week? (In other words, Marlene’s stab at planning)

Terry Pratchett’s new book, The Long Earth (co-written with Stephen Baxter) is coming out on June 19. I have it from Edelweiss. I confess, I didn’t care what it was about when I requested it. It’s Pratchett and that’s all that matters.

Supercritical by Shawn Kupfer isn’t just a military-techno-thriller it also looks like cyberpunk. With a touch of something like The Dirty Dozen into the bargain.  Unfortunately, it’s also a sequel, which means I need to read 47 Echo first.

The first book selected for the Penguin First Flights program, The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman, will be released on June 19. The program is as interesting as the book. The program is about building buzz in libraries and bookstores, but especially libraries, for debut authors like Zimmerman. The book is historical fiction about the colony of New Amsterdam (now New York) in 1663.

One tour book for next week, City of the Gods: The Descendant by S. J. McMillan–this is serious good vs. evil stuff.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I have one piece of totally delicious looking wicked fluff from Samhain, An Introduction to Pleasure by Jess Michaels.

What are your highlights for this week? Tell me what you’re up to! I’d love to know.

 

 

 

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