The other day I was thinking “there’s so much exciting bookish stuff going on!”
So I thought I should do a sort of summarizing post about several bookish things I’m excited about that you should know about! 🙂
In this post:
- Giveaways links
- Vintage Jane Austen update
- Other recently-released books I’m excited about
- Upcoming cover-reveals
Let’s get to it! ^_^
INDIE AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS
Masters and Beginners giveaway on Goodreads (ends May 17)
Check it out HERE.
I just read this one and really enjoyed it! (You may remember my spotlight post for it.) Faeries and talking cats and modern and was a breath of fresh air in many ways compared to most YA novels — review to come! 🙂
The Beast of Talesend giveaway (ends June 6)
Check it out HERE.
I haven’t read this yet, but I’m so excited to do so soonish! It’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast/detective-like novel in an alternate 1920s England (I believe), with an alternate history where fairytales were real and part of history. I AM ALL OVER THIS IDEA. (Plus the author is a super cool blogger, and knowing he’s Christian and generally awesome means I know his books are going to be good clean fun, which is exciting. :D) Also, everybody should go follow his twitter (and blog) because he’s hilarious. It looks like the book is going to be just as hilarious… I can’t wait. 😀
VINTAGE JANE AUSTEN UPDATES
I’ve mentioned the Vintage Jane Austen series on my other blog before — a collection of Austen’s works rewritten in a 1930s American setting.
(I designed the website for the series, where you can learn more about these books.)
Well, there are exciting releases going on in that series! 🙂
Find the Vintage Jane Austen books so far on:
Suit and Suitability by Kelsey Bryant
This retelling of Sense and Sensibility by an lovely author friend of mine, released today! I beta-read it and loved it. 😀 It’s currently at a discount price for a couple of days! (Details here.) Paperback coming soon too. 🙂 I hope to have a review for it up sometime soonish… *has many reviews to write*
Second Impressions: A Collection of Fiction Inspired by Jane Austen
The short story collection in the Vintage Jane Austen series, edited by my dear friend Hannah Scheele (and featuring some other authors I know), is now available! I haven’t read it yet but it looks like these are going to be some fun stories. 😀 (Note: these stories were part of a contest, and are not set during the ’30s like the other books in the VJA series, but rather in a wide range of settings, which look quite neat!) There’s a really fun “meet the authors” sneak-peek at the stories in the collection, here.
Bellevere House by Sarah Scheele (coming in June)
I beta-read an early version of this and loved it — super fun! So excited for this re-imagining of Mansfield Park, by another good writer friend of mine, to release — I can’t wait to read the final version! 🙂 (You may remember my mixed review of Mansfield Park… This new version solves some of the problems I had with the original, so… ;))
MORE RELEASES LATELY
Arbiter by Jamie Foley (May 3)
Spellsmith and Carver: Magicians’ Rivalry by H.L. Burke (May 6)
I’m currently a liiiittle addicted to Heidi Burke’s books and I jumped on this one because magic + buddy story + Faerie things = I’m all there!
The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson (May 9)
Another Melanie Dickerson, which I got for review. Excited to try this Goose Girl retelling! 🙂
Lightporter by C.B. Cook (sequel to Twinepathy) will have a cover soon! (Which is one step closer to publication, which has me ecstatic!)
There’s also going to be a cover-reveal for the final Rooglewood Press fairytale Five-Something-Something writing contest, and we’re all so curious to see what it’ll be!
I’ll be sharing both cover reveals (probably one on each blog) on June 1st, so stay tuned! I’m so excited. 😀
Any bookish news or releases you’re excited for? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
(Now somebody chase me away to actually write those 2398798
or, y’know, 5 reviews I need to write. *cough* Or maybe very nicely ask Life to give me time to do so…)
Thanks for reading!
Dream away in those pages . . .
~ The Page Dreamer