Saturday 30 June 2012

Piatkus Blogger Event

Normally when I go to these London events I am really good at taking pictures. I don't know what happened when I went to Piatkus but I only took three. I think I was too busy drooling at the books!
Before I went to there offices I met up with Sarah from Feeling Fictional for a walk. I didn't come to London during the jubilee celebrations, so I was really quite excited to see this up  on a building along the Thames. 
 You can't visit London with the obligatory picture of the London Eye...
 ...And the OXO Tower!
 On arriving at Piatkus, it was lovely to catch up with the ladies who keep us drooling. Donna  and Lucy, editors for Piatkus ran us through the books they were excited about which were coming out in the next year.
 Also in attendance were Carolyn from Book Chick City and Grete and Tracey from Bookthing_UK. We had a real giggle with these ladies afterwards. Unfortunately the conversation is unrepeatable!
 During the presentation we got to hear all about Piatkus Entice which was launched on Valentine's Day this year. Now folks, if you love a bit of romance, this is definitely the website for you. The books range from paranormal romance ot historical and not forgetting the a genre that has become popular in the last few months - erotica!
Piatkus Entice will publish up to 10 books a month for your Ereader and they will range in price from 99p to £2.99. A real bargain! And no one will be able to work out what you are reading on your Kindle when you start to blush!
So what else do Piatkus have to offer us over the next year then?
The Mark of the Vampire series hit out shores at the beginning of the year and appears to be doing rather well. These are suitable for fans of Charlene Harris and J.R. Ward and the band of warrior brothers appear to be really really hot!

Christine Feehan brings out a standalone in paperback later this year. Lair of the Lion will be released in October 2012, but I believe it is available from Piatkus Entice right now. 
For fans of the Dark-Hunter series, August sees the publication of the new book in this Sherrilyn Kenyon series. 
The first book in this series, Dragon Bound,  was released earlier in the year and was very popular. If you like dragons, wyrs and werewolves then this one is for you.
The second book Serpent's Kiss will be out in July. 
Steamy sex, gripping action and gorgeous heroes. Paranormal romance at its best! The fourth book in the Lords of Deliverance series will be out in November.
Romantic suspense. The author's first novel came out in December last year, entitled Shadow Woman.  I am really intrigued by this author and her second book Prey, which is due out in July  arrived in the post this week! 
I always feel bad when I see a Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb book as I have still to read one. I have heard such good things about  her books.  This woman is definitely a writing machine. In November the final book in her trilogy 'The Inn at Boonsboro' will be published. Next spring sees the publication of Whiskey Beach, a standalone romantic suspense novel set along the coast in Massachusetts. The latest 'In Death' book was published in February. 

For those who love a bit of historical romance. Eloisa James will be publishing the fourth book in her Regency fiction with a  fairytale twist. This one is 'The Ugly Duchess' based on 'The Ugly Duckling'.
Eloisa will also be involved with 'The Lady Most Likely' a novel written in three parts alongside Julia Quinn and Connie Brockway. 
Now I loved Charlotte's first novel 'The Apothecary's Daughter, so I was extremely excited to read that her second novel would be out later this year. This one is set 20 years on from her first novel, during the Glorious Revolution and  features Susannah's daughter, Beth. I can't wait for this book!
Dream Lake leads us into the contemporary fiction books that Piatkus publish. This is the third novel in the Friday Harbour series and I would definitely recommend it. I read the first one 'Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour' when it first came out and it was brilliant. Alongside Rainshadow Road, these books have a touch of magical realism to them. Dream Lake is published in August. 
The Guilty One is the new super lead title for 2012. This book is taking the world by storm and has already sold to 23 territories worldwide. It will be published in August. 
Mariah Stewart  is a name that caught my interest at the blogger event and I went straight home and loaded up the first book from her Chesapeake Diaries series onto my Kindle. Her books were part of the Piatkus Entice launch and will follow as paperbacks in September. Excellent choice for fans of Nora Roberts.

So as you can see Piatkus have some gorgeous books coming out over the next year and we were lucky to be given a goody bag with some of their titles. These are the books we were given. 
Thank you Piatkus for an awesome event. I honestly don't know what to read first!


  1. ohhhhh want! I am also really curious about the ugly duchess now

  2. I bet you were drooling over all of those books!

  3. Glad you enjoyed your visit! And looking forward to reading your reviews in due course :-)

  4. ohhh I'm drooling over all your books!! I think the ones I want to read the most from your pile is Eternal captive -laura wright, prey - linda howard, the perfect hope - nora roberts, and the ugly duchess - eloisa james. And from your good bag, eternal hunger - laura wright!


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