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A Court of Thorns and Roses Release Date Soon

Next week on May 8th the first book to a brand new YA (Young Adult) series will be released. A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first book to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. The first book is a little over 400 pages in length so be sure to break out the snacks for this read!


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass
 When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.



 

Discounted Cozy Mystery E-book

Okay, cozy mystery fans, while this e-book isn't a freebie it is up for sale at a cheap price on Amazon.com. The Honeymoon Cottage by Barbara Cool Lee is currently 99¢. Grab it while you can cozy mystery readers! You can purchase it here.


The Honeymoon Cottage by Barbara Cool Lee
Camilla Stewart desperately needs to make a fresh start: her despicable ex-fiance stole her life savings, embezzled from her job, and then disappeared without a trace--leaving behind nothing but his eight-year-old son, Oliver.

But when she arrives in the little beach town of Pajaro Bay, she immediately runs into local sheriff's captain Ryan Knight, and finds escaping her past won't be as easy as she planned.

Because Ryan soon realizes that Camilla and little Oliver may be the only people alive who can identify a serial killer... and they are next on his hit list. 

I.B.C Blog Update: The 100 Blogring

Do you have a blog or website that focuses a decent amount on the TV show or books for The 100/The Hundred? Insomnia Book Club (I.B.C) now has a "The 100 Blogring". It can be found on the side panel on the right hand side of the blog. Simply submit your blog's URL and name to IBClub@outlook.com or comment below to be added to The 100 blogring!

What Are You Currently Reading?

Want to discuss the book that you're currently reading with someone? Insomnia Book Club has a new topic on its GoodReads.com group page. You can check it out by clicking here.

The 100 TV Show VS. The Hundred Book Series

Not long ago I finished watched season 2 of The 100. I'm completely obsessed with the show, which is rare. So much that I've been reading fanfics to pass the time until season 3 airs (October is so far away!  ). To also help with this I decided to read The Hundred book series by Kass Morgan, which is where the show's idea originated from, and I was going to skip the first book but after hearing from some of the nice people in The 100 fandom on tumblr.com I decided not to.

Reading The Hundred book series will not make any sense of the The 100 TV show just as watching the TV show will not make any sense of the books. They are very different from one another but with the same basis to them. From what I read the TV show was written back when only the first book was out and even then they only had an outline of the book.

So far I've read the first book, The 100, and a portion of the second book, Day 21. The books and the TV show are most definitely different. For those of you who are fans of Wells from the TV show you'll be happy to know that Wells is still alive so far in the book series. Day 21 is definitely a book for "Bellarke" fans! If I had to choose between the books and the TV show I would choose the TV show (minus the Bellarke moments - yes, I'm a Bellarke shipper, please don't kill me! Hah.) because there is so much more involved in the TV show. So far I'm liking the books though.

If anyone would like any recommendations for The 100 fanfics feel free to ask in the comments section below! ^.^


* Related post: The 100 Fanfics


The 100 Fanfics

A heads up to those of you who really enjoy The 100/The Hundred TV show or books. Because of tumblr.com and a really nice follower on my tumblr account I started reading two very good The 100 fanfics.


Earthbound
Description: Pre-series AU beginning on the Ark. What if Clarke and Bellamy met at the Unity Day Dance? How might that (and a few other differences) change things?

Where We Belong
Description: Where does Clarke go? What does she do? How long does it take before she returns? And how does Bellamy handle the camp in her absence? This is my take on where things might go after Clarke and Bellamy part ways at the end of 2x16 and what it might take to bring them back together.

Rest In Pieces Winner Announcement!

Today the winner is announced for the Rest In Pieces e-book giveaway.

.... *drumroll*

And the winner is....








::opens envelope:: ....Joanne K (servedogmom) won the e-book copy of Rest In Pieces by Katie Graykowski!


Congratulations to Joanne on winning! I hope that you enjoy your copy of Rest In Pieces and have found a new author to continue reading as well!

Pack by Jeaniene Frost *FREE*

For a limited time the short story Pack by Jeaniene Frost, which can also be found in the anthology Under Her Skin, is available to read for free on Jeaniene Frost's blog before it becomes an individual short story. Pack was posted on her blog in two parts, eight chapters in total.

Pack, chapters 1 - 4: Click here
Pack, chapters 5 - 8: Click here

Thanks to Jeaniene Frost for making Pack available to read for free to her readers before it becomes individually published!

What to Do With Old Books

So, you find yourself swamped in books that you no longer want but don't want to throw them out. Throwing books out is one of a book obsessed lover's nightmare! So, what do you do? There a few things that can be done without dropping said old books into the trash. Check out the list below for some ideas.


Ways of getting rid of books without murdering their delicate little pages:

  • Trade-in or re-sell books to used book stores
  • Sell used books online or at a garage sale
  • Turn an old book or books into a new piece of decoration for your home
  • Instead of using magazines on a coffee table place the unwanted books in place of the magazines
  • Giveaway old books to a new home of someone that you know who would want them

Quality of Books

Here's a question for you, bookworms, do you think the quality of novels/stories is the same as it always has been for your generation (or before then) or do you think the quality has gone down hill a bit?

In my opinion when I was younger the quality of novels was much better than what it is now. Back then I could go to a book store and mostly just have to question whether or not I would like whatever the particular book plot was, etc. Now when I go into a book store I wonder if the novel is well written, if there will be a lot of errors (sloppy proof editing), if the quality of the novel is worth the price, etc. Those are questions for physical books and e-books alike, though I do find that e-books tend to be a heck of a lot more sloppy when it comes to the proof editing.

Movies Based On V.C. Andrews Books

Current movies based on V.C. Andrews books that have already been released:

Rain

Flowers in the Attic (the original and the remake)
Petals on the Wind
If There Be Thorns


Seeds of Yesterday will be released on the Lifetime channel some time in April. Garden of Shadows was up in the air as to whether or not it would be made into a movie. From what I've read I don't think that it will be but perhaps there is still a possibility. If anyone has any information on it feel free to share ^.^.

My Sweet Audrina will later be turned into a movie, also to air on Lifetime, though an air date hasn't been mentioned yet as far as I know of.



What do you think of the movies based on V.C. Andrews books, Bookworms? Yay or nay?
 

April's Books of the Month

April's books of the month are The Shadows by J.R. Ward and Night Owl by M. Pierce. Send in your confessions to IBClub@outlook.com and or join in the discussion on the GoodReads.com group.

The two polls are up to vote on which books of the month you plan on reading if any. The web poll can be visited here and the GoodReads.com poll for I.B.C can be found here.

Note: If you would like your confessions to remain anonymous be sure to mention it when sending in confessions.

 

Interview With Katie Graykowski Plus a Giveaway

Allow me to introduce Mrs. Katie Graykowski for today's author interview. She is the author of three book series; The Lone Stars, The Marilyns and PTO Murder Club Mystery. If you like fun and contemporary romances that also give you a laugh then I suggest you give one of Mrs. Graykowski's books a try.

P.S. Keep reading after the interview for a giveaway of Rest In Pieces by Katie Graykowski.


Insomnia Book Club [I.B.C]: Your most recent book release was Rest In Pieces, the first book in the PTO Murder Club Mystery series. Do you think Rest In Pieces will appeal more to readers who enjoy the "cozy mystery" genre of books?

Graykowski: Rest in Pieces will appeal to anyone who likes to laugh. If you’re looking for a serious who-dun-it…um that’s not me. I’m more of a Janet Evanovich or Darynda Jones kind of girl.


I.B.C: Can readers of the romance loving variety expect to see a little romance in Rest In Pieces?

Graykowski: There’s always room for romance. In RIP, there are two potential love interests. One is a Matthew McConaughey-esk and the other is a yummy Latin soccer star. Two is always better than one.


I.B.C: Which series has been your favorite to write so far and why?

Graykowski: My favorite series is whatever one I’m currently working on. I know that sounds like a total load of crap, but it’s true. I love The Lonestars because who doesn’t like sexy football players? I love The Marilyns because who doesn’t love three best friends trying to find love? And well, The PTO Murder Club—who doesn’t like a murder every now and then?

I’ll let you in on a little secret, I just signed a deal with Montlake for a new series about a large Texas cattle ranch.

The books I’m planning on having out this year are, a new Lonestars book called The Debra Dilemma, the last Marilyn’s book called Sorry Charlie, and a the first book in the ranching series.