Tuesday 24 July 2012

Really Random Tuesday

Really Random Tuesday is a meme created by Suko at Suko's Notebook which is a way to post odds and ends--announcements, musings, quotes, photos--any blogging and book-related things you can think of. 
I can't actually remember the last time I did one of these posts but I do have lots of news to tell you!
Strange Chemistry signs their next author - Ingrid Jonach!
Strange Chemistry just announced in the last couple of hours the next author to join their ranks. Today it is the turn of INGRID JONACH with WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE)!
Here is the summary of the book!
There is no such thing as imagination.
Your dreams are memories from an alternate dimension.
And that cold shiver down your spine as you sleep means you are already dead.
These are the facts sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart must come to accept when the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith arrives in her small Nebraskan town. These, and the fact that the two of them, Tom and Lillie, have been in love before – in a different dimension.
In fact, Tom has been sliding between parallel worlds for hundreds of years, falling in love with versions of Lillie over and over again in every world. But when the present Lillie learns the secret of their connection, she learns as well that their love must overcome more than their multiple past heartaches. There is also a powerful enemy who aims to ensure the two will never be together again, in this dimension or the next.
Have you seen the trailer for Seraphina by Rachel Hartman? This book is presently getting a lot of attention. Have a look and see what you think?
Little Brown launched  a competition last week for readers to write their own ending to It Happened at Boot Camp.  The winning entrant will receive a copy of both books in the It Happened series (It Happened in Paris and It Happened in Venice, which is published next month), and the entry will be posted on Little, Brown Books.net plus Molly Hopkins’ website http://www.mollyhopkins.co.uk/.
For more information about the competition please visit the Little Brown website :http://www.littlebrownbooks.net/write-your-own-ending-to-molly-hopkins%e2%80%99-it-happened-at-boot-camp/
To enter, simply submit your 500 word ending to betweenthesheets@littlebrown.co.uk with the subject line ‘It Happened at Boot Camp Competition’ by midnight on Thursday 2nd August 2012.
Mira Ink have an exciting book coming up for you in August. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. Check out the trailer and see what you think. 
HarperCollins signs three more books from Department 19 author Will Hill
HarperCollins is delighted to be continuing its relationship with YA author Will Hill by acquiring three new titles. Fiction Editorial Director Nick Lake secured UK & Commonwealth rights to two final books in the Department 19 series, plus one untitled YA novel. The deal was concluded by Nick and Charlie Campbell at Ed Victor Ltd.
First launched by HarperCollins in 2011, Department 19 was the number one bestselling YA hardback debut of the year and the series has acquired more than 7,000 fans on Facebook (www.facebook.com/department19exists). The books have also enjoyed sales success as ebooks, with Department 19: The Rising becoming HarperCollins' bestselling children's ebook launch in April. Hill’s writing has also been acclaimed in the press. "High action, fast plot, original and gripping, this is vampire writing without the sparkle – but with lots of blood!" said the Sun, while the Telegraph pronounced that, “Bram Stoker can stop turning in his grave: his 21st-century legacy extends beyond Twilight.”

Now Is Good is soon to be released! 21st September sees the UK release of the film based on the book originally known as 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham. You might want to take your tissues to watch it though!
The winners of Soul Beach and Soul Fire by Kate Harrison are: 

Donna Lawton
Kerry Locke

Well done ladies. More competitions coming to the blog soon. 
Two winners from the competition to win a copy of  The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse by Caroline Lawrence did not reply to the emails in the time stated, so two new winners have been drawn. 
The new winners are: 

Petty Witter
Gillian Holmes

Congratulations ladies. Emails heading your way. 
That's another news round up done! I promise to try and do these posts on a more regular basis. 


  1. Thank you for the competition win. I look forward to receiving my prize. :-) x

  2. Thanks for such a great random post. Delighted to be one of your winners, I look forward to reading The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse

  3. I do want to read Seraphina, I keep hearing good things

  4. Thanks for doing a this Really Random Tuesday post! Congrats to your new lucky winners!!

  5. Congratulations to all the winners! And I love the Seraphina trailer - and the book! Such a great fantasy read.


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