Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Read All About It #3 - Recent Exciting Book News & Deals!

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts (slacker!) and I know I've left out lots and lots of  exciting book deals (boo me!). I've included some pretty awesome upcoming titles here though including  new books from  Jessica Warman (Between) and Rebecca James (Beautiful Malice) and a 2013 debut that's being described as a Black-Swan like tale of spooky happenings at a ballet school. Read on for more...

The Suffering Half by Jessica Warman

I recently read and loved Between by Jessica Warman so I'm really looking forward to this next book from her which releases in September 2012. How good does this sound?! Can't wait!

More About the Book

Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins—so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong—especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see—and everything they are told—suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.

More About the Author 
Twitter:  @jkwarman

Diabolical by Yelena Black 

ETA: Title Change: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

I'll be keeping an eye out for this debut in 2013, a spooky tale set in a prestigious ballet school, which is publishing simultaneously in the US, UK and Australia from Bloomsbury.  The first in a trilogy I can see this one being very popular!

More About the Book

A Black Swan–like trilogy about a 15-year-old who starts witnessing spooky goings-on at her prestigious ballet school. When Vanessa Adler becomes suspicious of the controlling choreographer at her academy, she stumbles upon the fact that he is staging a performance in which "the school's dancers become pawns in a world of demons."

Little Deaths by Rebecca James 

I loved Beautiful Malice, and I've been eagerly awaiting the next book from Australian author Rebecca James. It looks like Cooper Bartholomew is Dead, the book Rebecca was working on has been put on the back-burner for now, but Little Deaths is set to publish in January 2013, and I can't wait to read it!

More About the Book

It was a baby. A baby crying. Crying and crying and crying,’ she says, her face pale, her voice sharp with urgency. ‘It was so clear. Didn’t you hear it? You must have heard it!
Tim Ellison needs a place to live and when he finds a cheap room to rent in the perfect location in Sydney it seems almost too good to be true. The rent is cheap but the room comes with a condition. The owner of the house, the young and beautiful Anna London, has agoraphobia and is more or less housebound. Tim will be responsible for bringing food to the house, and helping with any other supplies she may need.

Anna is quiet, beautiful and inhibited and Tim struggles to get to know her. When odd and frightening things start occurring in the house – unexplained messes, bizarre graffiti on the interior walls, broken windows – he starts to wonder what he has got himself into. Anna finally begins to open up to Tim. As his feelings for her soften and develop into admiration, and even love, he learns about her tragic past and becomes increasingly embroiled in the mysterious world of Anna London and her sinister house.

More About the Author

Twitter: @rebecca_james_

Neptune's Tears by Susan Waggoner

Billed as The Time Traveller's Wife meets ER, Neptune's Tears is the first in a two part YA romance to be published by Piccadilly Press in Autumn 2012. I think this one sounds great, and very romantic too, which is always a bonus. Looking forward to reading it, and its sequel Starlight's Edge which will publish in summer 2013.

More About the Book

Set in 2218, Neptune's Tears tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zee and David. She is young and idealistic, struggling with the stress and emotional demands of her work as an empath; he is a patient in need of her help. But the path of their love is anything but smooth, for David is a traveller from the future, and burdened with a terrible secret. As their relationship develops, Zee realises that she will have to sacrifice everything she cares about for a life with David.

What the Publishers Are Saying

'I'm really very excited about Timedance. "It's simply one of the best romances I've read in a long time.  It's an original, highly imaginative story, and the central characters are so real.  The futuristic setting adds a quirkiness to the story and is very cleverly handled. I read the material one evening and made a pre-emptive bid when I finished.' - Brenda Gardner, Managing Director, Piccadilly Press.


Additional info & quotes

Please note:  Release dates and book titles may not be final and may be subject to change.


  1. These all look great! I think I'm especially looking forward to the first three! Great finds, Leanna!

  2. You forced me to add more books to my wish-list. You are very naughty ;D
    Love your post buttons -so pretty & different

  3. Love this post! That ballet school one sounds like it's going to be creepy:) And since I'm a huge sucker for a romance, Neptune's Tears is catapulting itself to the top of my wish list:)

  4. Diabolical sounds really cool! I'm going to keep an eye out for that one :)

  5. These are all new to me, so I am definitely adding them to my TBR list. I like the sounds of Diabolical--sounds very Black Swan! Thanks for sharing this info with us!

  6. They all sound fantastic, especially 'The Suffering Half'! Thanks for sharing these =]

    The Cait Files

  7. These reads all sound awesome and I can't wait for Little Deaths. I loved Beautiful Malice so I'm sure we can definitely expect some awesome, sinister and creepy goodness from her. Neptune's Tears sounds just as interesting too!


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