Saturday 20 April 2013

Mira Ink Blogger Event

I feel really bad as I should’ve written this post weeks ago. Unfortunately due to the Easter holidays and the arrival of a puppy everything got pushed back. So apologies to the lovely ladies at Mira Ink who put on a really good evening filled with wonderful new publications, exciting author chats and glorious cupcakes, not to mention a huge Geek book bag filled with goodies!
When we arrived, we all had to sign release forms as the event was being filmed by Channel 4 for a documentary about Mills and Boon who own Mira Ink. I know the show was broadcast a few weeks ago, but I completely missed it, so I don’t know if we appeared in it at all.
Anyway here is a rundown of the event and the books that are to be published throughout the year by Mira Ink.
Firstly the final book in Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, With All My Soul. Everyone was really excited by this. I really need to get started on this series. This was published in April.
Hannah Harrington had made a little video for us. She talked about the origin of Speechless.  I really loved Speechless. In fact I thought it was better than  Hannah’s first book, Saving June, so I would definitely advise reading it.

Emily introduced Kate McGarry’s new book, Dare To You which features some of the characters from her first book, Pushing The Limits. I still haven’t read this one, so I need to get to it, before this second book is published in June! Everyone who has read it has loved it. Kate McGarry also spoke to us live via Skype and she was wonderful to listen to. Very entertaining and very funny.
In July, Mira Ink will be publishing Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend which is the second book in the Confessions series. I loved Confessions of an Angry Girl so I can’t wait to read this one.
Louise Rozett made a rather entertaining video for us to watch  and it came to light that you might find her on Youtube in a video from when she was a Broadway actress!
Now this book created a lot of excitement. Ink by Amanda Sun. This book is based on Japanese mythology where drawings come to life. It will be published in July.
Amanda Sun made a video in which she talked about her debut. The idea came while living in Osaka as an exchange student. She was inspired by manga as well as Egyptian mythology.  Amanda will be coming to the UK later this year and will be attending the World Fantasy Con in Brighton.
In September, Mira will publish Elizabeth Scott’s new novel Heartbeat, which will be a real tear jerker. Elizabeth was originally signed with Simon and Schuster but recently signed a two book deal with Harlequin/Mira Ink. I haven’t read any of her books, so I am excited to read this one.
Heartbeat is about a girl who wants to speak to her mother one last time. Unfortunately her mum is on life support and only being kept alive until she gives birth to her baby. *passes box of hankies*
The Eternity Cure is the second book in the Immortal Rules series from Julie Kagawa and will be published in May. Julie is presently writing a  new series which has already optioned for a film.
Mira Ink sneaked in this book, which is being published by Mira in July. The book is about a girl who writes a list about what made her happy and changed her life. The idea behind it ‘is what would you do with your life if you were alone?’
If you loved One Day you will love this.
At the event, Carina UK was also discussed, which I talked about in an earlier post here.
It was a brilliant event. I love to see what publishers have in store for us over the next months. As mentioned earlier, we all came away with a goody bag full of books and chocolate. Thank you Mira Ink for a wonderful event.

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