Just thought I would share a quick article I found about a ring that belonged to Jane Austen is going for auction. I think it is great to see a personal item she had worn but it does make me wonder why a treasured item that has been passed down in the family for over 200 years is suddenly up for auction.
Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely) and Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning) are teaming up to write a middle-grade series for Little Brown Books for Young Readers titled The Blackwell Pages. You can read more here.
Random House has announced they are going to republishing its Loveswept titles in ebook format. You can browse all 900 titles at Romancewiki. The program will launch in August of this year.
Bloomsbury has also announced that they will release 500 titles that are out-of-print in ebook and print by request format.
Paddywax has released author inspired scents for use in diffusers, including Austen and Whitman.
The Barnes and Noble Romance blog has some great advice for those who are in a reading slump. I am ashamed to admit that this has happened to me but these are some good suggestions for those in that dread slump.
Irritated from purchasing an ebook only to find out two days later the price has dropped? eReaderIQ is a service that will track the prices of your favorite books for you and send you notifications when the prices drop.
Carina Press has a great new page (okay, maybe it isn’t new to you but it is to me) where you can see the covers and the lists of books that are coming out soon.
Romance at Random has finally launched their site, they are doing giveaways, guest posts and other great events.
Pamela Palmer has announced that she has scheduled two final books in the Feral Warriors series and she has a vampire series in the works.
The Dark Days of Supernatural Tour has started with authors Aprilynne Pike (Illusions), Veronica Roth (Divergent), Amy Plum (Die for Me), Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses), Kim Harrison (Something Deadly This Way Comes), Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed), Tara Hudson (Hereafter). I am excited because I will be seeing them on June 10th in Tempe, Arizona. If anyone is going to be there, drop me a note and we can meet up.
Bree Despain has announced the title for the third book in The Dark Divine series, The Savage Grace which is scheduled for release in December 2011.
Brenda Pandos has released the cover of the third book in the Talisman series, The Onyx Talisman, which is scheduled for release in November 2011.
Harlequin has released an free app for iPhone/iPad, unfortunately they haven’t released it for Android yet but I have been assured that it is in the works.
Carina Press has seven books available for purchase for $.99 for the month of May.
For those who haven’t read the Harry Potter books artist Lucy Knisley has created comics to cover the entire stories, you can read them here.
Criminal Element.com has a great post about how cozy mysteries are treated by mystery readers like romance novels ares treated by regular fiction readers.
Ashley’s Bookshelves is accepting donations in support of two charities right now, Newborns in Need and Samaritan’s Purse.
Confessions of a Bookaholic is celebrating her Blogaversary with numerous giveaways.
Cheyenne McCray has posted an excerpt of Zombies Sold Separately.
Susan Macatee has posted an excerpt of her new civil war novel Cassidy’s War.
I am admittedly not a big fan of book trailers but I thought this one was great. So enjoy The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. I am in the middle of this book right now and will be posting my review soon.
Also, I thought I would share this great commercial, an updated Victorian Runaway Marriage.