“Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside” ($20, Knopf) is a history lesson posing as a beautiful novel. In it, the author Andrea di Robilantrecounts his own quest to identify a silvery pink, peach- and raspberry-scented rose that blooms on his family’s former estate in the small Venetian town of Alvisopoli.”
Full review in the New York Times.
Our girl Noelle Stevenson is a part of a ‘Must See’ panel for Comic-Con 2014.
Comic Book Entrepreneurs: The Business of Comics There’s a lot of talk about the creative side of comics at conventions, but this panel goes into the business aspect of the industry, with ComiXology founder David Steinberger, Dark Horse Comics co-founder Mike Richardson, Valiant CEO Dinesh Shamdasani and cartoonist Noelle Stevenson talking about the realities of working in comics today. (6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 9)
Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Jessica Alba? Check.
Summer vacation lists? Check.
Cover story of Agent Morten Storm/From JIHADI TO JAMES BOND? Check.
You NEED the August issue of British GQ.
My new novel, BRAVO, drops on July 22nd. It’s about this guy named Jad Bell who is a Special Forces operator on a super-duper-secret team and he runs around generally trying to do the right thing while many, many people try to do the wrong thing.
It’s also about this woman named Petra Nessuno who’s been deep deep deep undercover for almost two years and who’s now back “in the world” and having to deal with the fact that she had to be someone she’s not to survive, and that person she had to be had to do things she’s not particular at peace with, either. But she kinda misses being that other her. Because that other her was kinda awesome.
And it’s about this other woman who tells people her name is Jordan (but it’s not) and how she’s been deep deep deep undercover for, basically, her whole damn life, and she’s doing it all for the love of a man who is quite possibly a genius but also maybe totally bugfuck.
Love is funny.
And it’s about some other stuff. It is also the follow-up to my novel ALPHA, if you happened to have read that and are wondering what happens next.
Thing is, I’d really like people to buy this book. I think it’s a pretty good book, if I may say so myself. I like my publisher. They’ve been very, very supportive of me, of these books. I’d like to see their support rewarded.
To that end, my publisher, Mulholland Books, is doing a promotion. That’s the graphic above. You go to this link and you sign up and if you’re selected, you get a copy of ALPHA to give to a friend, and an advanced reading copy of BRAVO, signed by me, to keep for yourself.
Again, you go to this link. You sign up, and if you’re one of the randomly selected winners, you get the first Bell novel to give to a friend, lover, stranger, enemy, pet, whatever you like, and a signed advanced reading copy of BRAVO for yourself. Or your friend. Or lover, or stranger, or enemy, or pet, etc.
Supplies are limited. I know how many of those ARCs I signed, trust me. They are limited.
(I’d move fast if you want one.)
Taking notes from QUINOA.
Do everything with style.
Michael Koryta’s THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD has been getting some rave reviews. Click through to see them all!
"This novel is brilliantly orchestrated. Also crucial to its success is Koryta’s mastery of the beautiful but threatening setting, including a mountain fire’s ability to electrify the ground, radiate a lethal force field-and create otherworldly light shows. Summer reading doesn’t get better than this."—Kirkus (starred review)
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Happy Publication Day to Elin Hilderbrand - QUEEN of the summer novel. Check out THE MATCHMAKER trailer today!
Praise for BEAUTIFUL DAY:
"A perfect summer read."—Ladies Home Journal
"A wedding readers won’t be able to resist crashing."—Kirkus Reviews
"Hilderbrand’s latest is the perfect beach read….[her] straightforward style pulls the reader into the minds of her characters, and all the secrets and sorrows that create the universal messiness of major family events."—Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR SUMMERLAND:
”Summerland is as readable as any beach book, but with a much bigger heart.”—Boston Globe
"The Queen of the Summer Novel…Hilderbrand blends real-life issues - depression, teen alcoholism, bullying - with her signature soapy twists and illicit romances."—Joanna Powell, People
"Hilderbrand has once again written an engaging story wonderfully illustrating the often complex lives of young people struggling toward adulthood."—Booklist
"A sensitive glimpse into the lives of damaged people groping their way toward healing."—Kirkus Reviews