J. S. Cooper Releases prequel to the Swept Away series..

Charade (Swept Away) by J.S. Cooper
 From New York Times bestselling author J.S. Cooper comes an e-novella prequel to the Swept Away series, best read after Illusion. Bianca is determined to avenge her father’s death, but to do that, she must get in bed with his enemies…When Bianca’s father died, she was left with nothing but her memories—and a box full of secrets. Had her father really been squeezed out of the company he founded? And could his betrayers have something to do with the death of Bianca’s mother years before?

Bianca will do anything to find out—even pursue the heir to Bradley, Inc. But the road she’s on is a dangerous one, and if David Bradley sees through her charade, it could be deadly…

Other books in this Series:
Masquerade (Swept Away)Masquerade (Swept Away) by J.S. Cooper
Illusion (Swept Away)Illusion (Swept Away) by J.S. Cooper

New Novel added to Star Wars Saga !!

Star Wars Aftermath
Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens


The last time Star Wars fans saw many of their old favorites from George Lucas’ original movie trilogy, they were partying down with furry Ewoks after the destruction of the Death Star.

So the million dollar question is : What happened next? The new novel Star Wars: Aftermath (Del Rey), written by Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds), arrives Sept. 5 to continue the saga past the Battle of Endor — which concluded the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi — and begin to set up the characters and events of the next film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (in theaters Dec. 18).

Aftermath is the first in a planned trilogy that bridges the approximately 30-year gap between Jedi and The Force Awakens. With the Emperor and Darth Vader both assumed dead, a new government arises to replace the fallen Empire in the novel, which introduces a a new cast of characters and features a fan favorite from the movies.

Books that will make you Cry, Tear-Jerker Romances.

Romance books that made you Cry then feel good..


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies?

Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.

Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth.

Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together—Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university—everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same.

The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
A devil’s bargain
Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!
Sebastian’s reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden’s good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.
But Evie’s proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine’s callously discarded broken hearts — which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions…or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.
The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

No one had ever looked at her and seen perfection—until now.

Delicate, titian-haired Theresa Noble has met her father’s associates in the past, but the gorgeous, Italian-born Sandro De Lucci leaves her speechless. Eighteen months into their marriage, however, Sandro has turned to ice. Desperate to escape a relationship that has proven to be as stubbornly passionate as it is cold and hateful, Theresa summons up the courage to ask for a divorce. But before he’ll grant her request, Sandro demands something from Theresa: a son.

The stalemate sickens her. Never mind that Sandro has yet to introduce Theresa to the large family that means so much to him. Or that Theresa overhears her husband on the phone with a mystery woman. Most damning is that Theresa senses, in Sandro’s treatment of her, the behind-the-scenes machinations of Jackson Noble, her cruel father.

Arsen: a broken love story by Mia Asher

One glance was all it took… I’m a cheater. I’m a liar. My whole life is a mess. I love a man. No, I love two men… I think. One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire. One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite. I’m broken, lost, and disgusted with myself. But I can’t stop. This is my story. My broken love story.

The best Quotes from Fifty Shades and Twilight..

“You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince”

“I’ve never wanted more, until I met you.”

“I want my world to start and end with you.”

“Having the thought of you being with someone else is like a knife twisting in my dark soul”

“I cant bear to hurt you because I love you.”

“You are the states lottery, the cure for cancer and the three wishes from Aladdin’s lamp all rolled into one.”

“Every time you move tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that I’ve been here. Only me. You are mine.”

“You’re the only person I’d fly three thousand miles to see.”

“I want to chase the dawn with you”

― E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

 

“And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
“What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.
“What a sick, masochistic lion.”

“Even more, I had never meant to love him. One thing I truly knew – knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest – was how love gave someone the power to break you”

“Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder”

“Your number was up the first time I met you.”

“I’ve never thought about dying, But dying in the place of someone I love seems like a good way to go.”

“I couldn’t bring myself to regret the decision. When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

What To Read this Spring..

Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander

Set in a small coal-mining town, a debut novel full of secrets, love, betrayal, and suspicious accidents, where Catholicism casts a long shadow and two courageous women make choices that will challenge our own moral convictions
 
One morning in Verra, a town nestled into the hillsides of West Virginia, the young Myrthen Bergmann is playing tug-of-war with her twin, when her sister is killed. Unable to accept her own guilt, Myrthen excludes herself from all forms of friendship and affection and begins a twisted, haunted life dedicated to God. Meanwhile, her neighbor Alta Krol longs to be an artist even as her days are taken up caring for her widowed father and siblings. Everything changes when Myrthen marries the man Alta loves. Fourteen years later, we meet Lidia, a teenage girl in the same town, and her precocious son, Gabriel. When Gabriel starts telling eerily prescient stories that hint at Verra’s long-buried secrets, it’s not long before the townspeople begin to suspect that the boy harbors evil spirits—an irresistible state of affairs for Myrthen and her obsession with salvation.

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know. Everything is strictly monitored: education, exercise, food, and rest. The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs—and memories.

What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn

Americans Jenny and her brother, Tom, are off to England: Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at a boarding school, Illington Hall. This is Jenny’s chance to finally stand out, so accidentally, on purpose, she tells a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has something to hide. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke both pretend they don’t. Brenda won’t tell what happened with the school doctor. Nico wants to hide his mother’s memoir. Percy keeps his famous dad a secret. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself.Deftly told from multiple points of view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays, What We Hide is provocative, honest, often funny, and always intriguing.

Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught

One of today’s best-loved authors, Judith McNaught launched her stellar career with this dazzling bestseller. Now in a special edition that features a brand-new, enhanced ending and endows familiar characters with new depth, Whitney, My Love lives on as “the ultimate love story, one you can dream about forever” (Romantic Times).
Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, she returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love…only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant Duke. Outraged, she defies her new lord. But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot — will not — relinquish her dream of perfect love.
Rich with emotion, brimming with laughter and tears, Whitney, My Love confirms once more why “Judith McNaught is truly one of the spellbinding storytellers of our times” (Affaire de Coeur).

Against the Sky by Kat Martin

“Gloriously suspenseful…magnificent reading…Martin is superb.” –RT Book Reviews

For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7.  Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he’s seen, he’s definitely in need of a break.

Samantha Hollis never thought she’d meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be anything more than a one-night stand?

 

Soaring (The Magdalene Series) by Kristen Ashley

American heiress Amelia Hathaway needs to start anew. Her husband cheated on her, and when everything she wanted in life slipped through her fingers, she fell apart. When she did, she took another heart wrenching hit as she lost the respect of her children. When her ex took her family from California to live in the small town of Magdalene in Maine, Amelia decided it was time to sort herself out. In order to do that and win her children back, she moves to Cliff Blue, an architectural masterpiece on the rocky coast of Magdalene. Her boxes aren’t even unpacked when she meets Mickey Donovan, a man who lives across the street, a man so beautiful Amelia takes one look at Mickey and knows she wants it all from him. The problem is, she finds out swiftly that he’s friendly, he’s kind, but he doesn’t want everything back. Amelia struggles to right past wrongs in her life at the same time find out who she wants to be. She also struggles with her attraction to the handsome firefighter who lives across the street. But Amelia will face a surprise when her friendly neighbor becomes not-so-friendly. As Amelia and Mickey go head to head, Amelia must focus on winning back the hearts of her children. She soon discovers she also must focus on winning the heart of a handsome firefighter who understands down to his soul the beautiful heiress who lives across the street is used to a life he cannot provide.

 

Twilight is Back.. 6 Short Films planned !!

The winning screenplays for the upcoming ‘Twilight’ short films have been announced.

A while back, Stephenie Meyer announced a project called The Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga to promote aspiring female directors in the film industry.

Screenplays were submitted from new female writers, each revolving around at least one character from the young adult novels. Although the story could cover anyone from the books, each plot had to precede the first entry of the Twilight movies.

The six works were chosen from 1,200 submissions by the book’s author Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate, Women in Film, Facebook and Volvo as a part of the project.

Among the six works, three of them focus on Edward’s sister Alice, played by Ashley Greene in the movies, reported Aceshowbiz.

Titled ‘The Groundskeeper’, one of the works sees events which led Alice to become a vampire.

Another story, titled ‘We’ve Met Before’, centres on Alice’s first meeting with Jasper,played by Jackson Rathbone in the movies.

The other story called ‘The Mary Alice Brandon File’ will feature Alice and her life as a human.

‘Sunrise’ will have Benjamin, one of Carlisle’s friends who appeared in film ‘Breaking Dawn’.

Another one titled ‘Turncoats’ will see Carlisle and Garrett from the Denali coven during the Revolutionary War. The last one is ‘Consumed’, which describes the story of Jane and Alec, Volturi’s guards.

The project is now searching for directors. The short films will later debut on Facebook.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Gena Showalter to Release new Book in Hit Trilogy !!

Gena and publisher Harlequin Teen have decided the White Rabbit Chronicles trilogy will no longer be a trilogy. Book three, The Queen of Zombie Hearts, left us all wondering what would happen to our favorite characters. Gena herself felt the story was unfinished. So we’re going to get book four: A Mad Zombie Party, coming our way at the end of September !!
The Queen of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles)

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles)

Alice Bell has lost so much. Family. Friends. A home. She thought she had nothing else to give. She was wrong.

After a new zombie attack, strange things begin to happen to her. Mirrors come to life, and the whispers of the dead assault her ears. But the worst? A terrible darkness blooms inside her, urging her to do very wicked things.

She’s never needed her team of zombie slayers more, but ultra bad-boy Cole Holland, the leader and her boyfriend, suddenly withdraws from her…from everyone. Now, with her best friend, Kat, at her side, Ali must kill the zombies, uncover Cole’s secret and learn to fight the darkness.

But the clock is ticking…and if she fails at a single task, they’re all doomed.
Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles Book 1)

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove deadly..

Other Books by Gena Showalter:

The One You Want (Original Heartbreakers)The One You Want (Original Heartbreakers) by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld)The Darkest Touch (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

Burning Dawn (Hqn)Burning Dawn (Hqn) by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld)The Darkest Passion (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

Temptation in ShadowsTemptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter

 

Most inspiring female characters in literature

Her are some wonderfully powerful, kick-ass maidens that have inspired us with their strength, self-discovery, and incredible brilliance over the years.

Katniss Everdeen: the Hunger Games series:

Katniss is a born survivor. Providing for her family following her father’s death she selflessly enters the Hunger Games in place of her sister Prim. In the game she is deadly but never cruel, using quick thinking and practical skills to out do her opponents. Katniss is the first person, male or female, to outsmart the Hunger Games, an action that sets off an uprising against the Capital.

Hermione Granger: the Harry Potter series:

Without Hermione JK Rowling’s series would have stopped short in the first book with Harry and Ron smothered by Devil’s Snare. She joins the boys on all their escapades, usually performing the majority of the magic and still remains top of the class, campaigns for better treatment for House Elves and founds Dumbeldore’s Army.

Arya Stark: The Game of Thrones:

Arya is a headstrong little girl in this hit series.She’s determined , strong willed, optimistic and charming.The odds are stacked inexplicably against her yet she keeps on fighting for what she believes in with the help of ‘Needle’

‘Before I go to Sleep’ author SJ Watson’s life changing books..

SJ Watson burst onto the literary scene in 2011 with Before I Go To Sleep, a dark and disturbing thriller about a woman whose memory is erased whenever she falls asleep. It became a sensation, selling four million copies in over 40 languages and being adapted for the screen, featuring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

Four years later SJ  is back with the follow up, Second Life, which tells the story of a married woman who is drawn into the world of online dating while investigating the murder of her sister.

The follow up is still awaiting publication.

Before I Go to Sleep: A NovelBefore I Go to Sleep: A Novel by S. J. Watson

Second Life: A NovelSecond Life: A Novel by S. J. Watson

Here are a few books that made SJ Watson the writer he is today: (source: ‘The List’)

The book that made him fall in love with literature:

“it’s impossible to answer this one! I really can’t remember a time when I didn’t love books. But the first books I read, or had read to me I suspect, were Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree stories, so if I’m being forced to choose I’d say those.” says SJ

The Faraway Tree CollectionThe Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton

The book that made him become a writer:

The Lord of the Rings Complete Visual CompanionThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

SJ states :”The Lord of the Rings. It’s an obvious choice, perhaps, but it’s the truth. I was given it when I was ten years old, it by a teacher who could see how much I wanted more after reading The Hobbit. I loved it so much. I immersed myself in the world it created. I’d been reading for years, but this was the first book that made me really understand how powerful and trans-formative books could be, and on some deep level I knew I wanted to write.”

 

 

Diana Gabaldon`s Outlander adapted for Television!!

Despite being filmed and set in Scotland, the TV series has so far only been enjoyed by fans outside the UK. In the USA, it won the 2015 People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Cable Sci Fi/Fantasy TV Show as well as the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.

The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander is based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon and follows the story of Claire Randall, a WWII combat nurse on her honeymoon in Inverness who is transported back in time from 1945 to 1743. Trapped in the past, Claire becomes embroiled in the battles between Highlander rebels and the Redcoats, is suspected of being an English spy and is pursued by a menacing ancestor of her husband’s: Black Jack Randall, Captain of His Majesty’s Dragoons.

The first eight episodes – which were broadcast in the US last autumn – will be available for binge watching on Thursday 26 March, before switching to the old school format of one episode a week for the remainder of the series. These will be available each Sunday from 5 April, just hours after each is broadcast in the US.

The Outlander books series, is a historical-fantasy-time travel mash-up of epic proportions begun in 1991.

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

Books in the Outlander Series:

Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander)Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander)Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon

Voyager (Outlander)Voyager (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon