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Marvel`s Agent Carter Season 2 Premiers January 2016

Marvel’s Agent Carter

The eight action-packed episodes that make up the first season of Marvel’s Agent Carter tell a rich, tight, tale of espionage that begins small, with Howard Stark recruiting Peggy to retrieve his stolen inventions, before spiraling and taking a detour to Russia with the Howling Commandos, hinting at the precursor to the Black Widow training program, and culminating in a finale that proves once again why you shouldn’t send a man to do a woman’s job.

Set against the sexism of the 1940s, the series captures the spirit of the era in a way that allows Peggy to rise above it all while also focusing on who she is post-WWII and post-Steve Rogers.

With excellent supporting work from James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, and Bridget Regan, the show is an all-around entertaining watch that merges easily and effortlessly into the larger MCU. But even if you’re not a big fan of Marvel or comics, the series can stand on its own and is absolutely worth your time.(source TV.com)

The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There Anthology Book to Be Released 2016…

X-Files: The Truth Is Out There by Jonathan Maberry

With all the hype surrounding the new “The X-FilesTV series right now, the time has never been better for a new book in the franchise.

The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There is an anthology from IDW Publishing containing all new stories about the exploits of Mulder and Scully.

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back in a chilling collection of all-new tales of dark secrets, alien agendas, terrifying monsters and murderous madmen. Featuring original stories by bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Hank Philippi Ryan, Kelley Armstrong, Kami Garcia, Greg Cox and many others.

Bestselling Books of 2015…

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.

Brimming with all the insight, humor, and generosity of spirit that are the hallmarks of Anne Tyler’s work, A Spool of Blue Thread tells a poignant yet unsentimental story in praise of family in all its emotional complexity. It is a novel to cherish.

The Stranger by Harlan Coben

The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the trappings of the American Dream: a big house, a good job, a seemingly perfect life.

Then he runs into the Stranger. When he learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realizes that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives—it will end them.

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller’s client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it’s a setup.

Bosch doesn’t want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he’s done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution.

Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution’s file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller’s client didn’t do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he’s been tracking has also been tracking him.

The Liar by Nora Roberts

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning

Tim Dorsey’s books to be Adapted for Television…

Coconut Cowboy: A Novel (Serge Storms) 

 A TV series adapted from the books of Tampa-based author Tim Dorsey is in development with Sonar Entertainment.

The series would be titled “Florida Roadkill” after the first book in Dorsey’s bestselling series of darkly humorous crime novels set in a twisted version of the Sunshine State, featuring the homicidal yet still endearing protagonist Serge A. Storms.

 

Though the series will be named for Dorsey’s first book, he said Sonar has the rights to his entire collection, which comprises 18 books. His latest, “Coconut Cowboy,” comes out in January.

 

A script for “Florida Roadkill” is still being written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard, the creators of the Amazon series “Betas” about tech developers.

 

Danny Davids, an executive producer on the “Florida Roadkill” project said audiences should “brace yourselves” for the series.

 

James S A Corey`s ‘The Expanse Premiers on SYFY…

The Expanse is based on the series of novels by James S A Corey and it is set two hundred years in the future after mankind has colonized the solar system.

Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil. When a reluctant ship’s captain and washed-up detective find themselves involved in the case of a missing girl, what they discover brings our solar system to the brink of civil war, and exposes the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The Expanse series consists of “Leviathan Wakes,” “Caliban’s War,” “Abaddon’s Gate,” “Cibola Burn,” “Nemesis Games” and “Babylon’s Ashes” as well as four shorter works between the main novels.

“Leviathan Wakes” was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2012. James S A Corey is the pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

 

The Expanse by James S A Corey

Steven Spielberg Adapts Roald Dahl`s ‘The BFG’ for Cinemas…

After more than 30 years of entertaining children, Roald Dahl’s The BFGis being adapted for the big screens by Steven Spielberg.

Disney recently released the first trailer and kids are going to love this movie.

The teaser simply introduces the premise, with little Lucy the orphan explaining the rules of her world, which leads to her first introduction to the big, friendly giant.

About the book:

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast.

 

When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in the Adaptation of ‘The Revenant’..

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass (played by DiCaprio)

The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the Company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two Company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out crawling inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier. The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.

‘The Revenant’ is due to hit Australian cinemas on January 7, 2016.

Dean Koontz`s Highly Anticipated New Novel Released…

Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGEFrom #1 bestselling author Dean Koontz—the must-read thriller of the year, for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure.

The girl who said no to death.

Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live.

She replies, “We’ll see.”

Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science.

An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell.

But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she?

Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

Here is an eloquent, riveting, brilliantly paced story with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious plot filled with staggering surprises. Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.

Lionsgate Studios Planning Prequels to ‘The Hunger Games’ Trilogy…

Though the Mockingjay: Part 2 closed the book on Hollywood’s adaptation of the The Hunger Games book series, Lionsgate Studios has made it clear that they have every intention of continuing to expand the franchise’s universe.

The studio is already planning to make a series of prequels set in series’ world of Panem, allowing the series to continue.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the prequels will likely revolve around the Hunger Games tournaments before Katniss Everdeen entered the ring. The first part of The Hunger Games tells the story of the 74th tournament, leaving plenty of potential history for writers to draw on.

The Hunger Games 

 

Catching Fire 

 

Mockingjay

Childhood`s End By Arthur.C Clark turned into a Mini Series by SYFY….

In “Childhood’s End,” a three-part, six-hour adaptation of the Arthur C. Clarke classic airing through Wednesday, aliens arrive on Earth, promising to make everything better.

The story has been tweaked, as all novels must be when turned into television, and it’s been brought into the present (Clarke’s jumping-off point was the Cold War space race), but the depth and ambition are still there.

Earth that, sometime around the turn of the 21st century, has been suddenly and nonviolently occupied by extraterrestrials known simply as the Overlords.

In an event that’s become a predictable alien invasion story in the half century since the novel’s publication, massive spaceships suddenly appear directly above Earth’s major cities; they arrive just as humankind has executed its first successful mission to Mars, instantly souring man’s greatest achievement to date into a pathetic demonstration of power. Much of what happens after the Overlords’ arrival, however, slowly undermines the more menacing connotations of its premise.

Childhood’s End by Arthur C.Clark