Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NEWSLETTER: BD Reads: December 2007

December 2007
In this issue:

The Darkest Evening of the Year
Dean Koontz
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a heart-gripping tour de force that is at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear--and of enduring devotion.
Read Chapter One here:
Dreamsongs: Volume II
George R. R. Martin
Volume Two of the keepsake collection from "the American Tolkien" (Time) features Martin's short fiction, unpublished stories, his first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, a teleplay for his original TV series, "Doorways," a script he conceived and wrote for "The New Twilight Zone," as well as extensive author commentary throughout.
Read a selection here:
Bonus! Hear an exclusive interview with George R. R. Martin and excerpts from DREAMSONGS.
Listen to George R.R. Martin comment on his experiences and writing, and to excerpts from his newest title, Dreamsongs. Four genres, five decades and one unforgettable collection. Now on iTunes.

Lord John and the Hand of Devils
Diana Gabaldon
Fans of the New York Times bestselling author's Outlander saga and Lord John books will thrill to this must-read anthology featuring three exciting novellas that not only delve deeper into the exploits of Lord John--but which reveal a whole new chapter of his life.
Read Chapter One here:

Author to Watch

Scar Night
Alan Campbell
"Stunning.... Campbell has Neil Gaiman's gift for lushly dark stories and compelling antiheroes" (Publishers Weekly). In Scar Night readers enter Deepgate, an ancient city suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, where the fate of three tortured souls hangs in the balance.
Read Chapter One here:

Real Reads

The Innocent Man
John Grisham
The New York Times bestselling author presents a mesmerizing exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry in the true story of major league ball-player, Ron Williamson--a man who had it all ... then had it all taken away.
Read Chapter One here:
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Bonus! Check out the trailer for The Innocent Man.
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Book Club Feature

The Edge of Winter
Luanne Rice
The New York Times bestselling author's "significant storytelling skills are fully deployed" (Publishers Weekly) in this mesmerizing tale of a mother and daughter whose lives have changed--and continue to change--along the windswept coast of Rhode Island's South County.
Read Chapter One here:
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