24/8 Book Club

Stephanie Meyer make room for Stephanie Meyer
July 31, 2008, 1:13 pm
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I was traveling on business yesterday and when I picked up my USA Today, USA TODAY Snapshots caught my eye.  Listed on Wednesday were the nation’s best sellers.  Two of the three spots, infact one and two, were held by Stephanie Meyers.

With the new installment of the Twighlight series about to explode into the scene tonight at tomorrow night at midnight she will undoubtedly unseat herself at the number one spot.  USA Today lists the top 50 book list, why not see what made this list, www.top.150usatodya.com.  For all you stats buffs you will like this site, it has more then just a list. 



Fans of Stephanie Meyer can countdown
July 30, 2008, 6:06 am
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the release of her new bookBreaking Dawn, the 4th and final installment in the Twightlight series, by going to her website http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/.  Note the counter is breaking down the days, hours, minutes and seconds so it is enough to put you into a trance. 

It should also be noted that on Monday she leaked something about the new book plot that can only be found at Entertainment Weekly, http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20215228,00.html.  So if you have a tween at home that is driving you crazy be sure to let them know about this planned leak. 

There are parties and events that are at bookstores and libraries all across the country so if you are not signed up for one or have a copy of the book reserved join the madness, there is still time. 

It will be the biggest book event of the summer.  How fun that books can still create the buzz and that young people along with mid and older folks are awaiting this release with the same anticipation as well.

Author Max Collins is on tour and in Gurnee, IL on August 2nd
July 29, 2008, 2:45 pm
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Meet Max Allan Collins on Sat., Aug. 2, at 10am on tour for his latest book “Red Sky in Morning.” Collins’ graphic novel “Road to Perdition” was made into a movie starring Tom Hanks. His newest novel involves a young naval hero who must unmask a killer onboard an ammunitions ship during WWII.  For details for registering for this event at the Gurnee public library, go to this link:http://www.wnpl.info/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=2650&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&SignupType=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=8/1/2008&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=

ITW announces its thriller winners for this year
July 28, 2008, 8:05 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

On the evening of July 12th, 2008, the International Thriller Writers celebrated and announced the winners for their literary awards at a gala celebration at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

You can check out all of the nominees and past winners to get even more thrilling ideas for books to read this summer. http://www.thrillerwriters.org/2008/07/itw-announces-the-2008-thriller-award-wi.html

Pre-orders at Barnes and Noble are discounted an extra 5%
July 24, 2008, 2:37 pm
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We are always looking for a book bargain. If you know you want to pre-order a book before its release date, before you can flip through the pages you can do so on Barnes and Noble website and save an extra 5% off the already reduced price. If you are a member the price will be even less.  In a time when we are all looking for bargains here is one,  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookstore/coming-soon.asp?r=1.

Sherrilyn Kenyon launches ACHERON

Fans of this author and The Dark Hunter Series are patiently counting down the days till the release of Acheron.  If you are lucky enough to live in Nashville, there is a launch party that is open to the public and free that sounds amazing for all of you Kenyon Minions.  You can read all about the August 4th party, its location and timing at her site, www.dailyinquisitor.com/sherrilyn/intro.htm.

Sherrilyn will be touring the nation if you can’t make it to Nashville with all of the upcoming stops across the nation, there is one close to you,  http://www.dailyinquisitor.com//sherrilyn/appearances.htm.

Hooray July is national ice cream month
July 17, 2008, 8:35 pm
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24/8 hopes everyone has had a month long celebration but we wanted to point out that Sunday, July 20th is National Ice Cream Day.  We definitely recommend curling up with your favorite read and your favorite flavor of ice cream and enjoy.

What 24/8 is Reading Next
July 15, 2008, 3:37 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

We are thrilled to be getting ready to feature Eleanor VS Ike  by Robin Gerber.  You may recognize that name as she is an expert on women, leadership and politics and with the release of this book at the beginning of this year with all that was going on in the political race you were lucky to see or hear from Robin. 

In her new historical fiction novel, Eleanor VS Ike, Robin supposes what it would have been like if Eleanor Roosevelt chose to run against General Eisenhower in 1952.   The combination of facts and fantasy will engage history buffs and those that enjoy historical fiction with its altered history.   People were very drawn to Eleanor Roosevelt and will too.

You must act today to be eligible to win a $500 goodie bag

and all you have to do is purchase Fifteen Minutes of Shame TODAY at Amazon.com to qualify.  Debut author Lisa Daily has created this fun idea for a mid summer pick me up.   

Fifteen Minutes of Shame  is a romantic comedy about what happens when America’s favorite TV love guru finds out her husband is cheating – live, on national television. (Fiction, I swear!) Not only is the most humiliating moment of Darby Vaughn’s life splashed across every supermarket tabloid and celebrity gossip show, but fans are turning on her, and her love life is fodder for late-night comedians.  If Darby breaks her own zero-tolerance policy for cheaters and takes her philandering husband back, her career will be over.  If she sticks to her own rules, she’ll lose the only man she’s ever loved.

To celebrate the movie deal, we’re launching Fifteen Minutes of Shame   in red-carpet style.  On Monday, July 14 , you can get an online swag bag worth $500 when you purchase Fifteen Minutes of Shame  at http://www.Amazon.com.

The free Fifteen Minutes of Shame goodie bag includes:

* a free week’s rental at Bag, Borrow or Steal,
* two free months membership at Cupid.com,
* an exclusive T-Tapp exercise video download
* a free lip- plumping serum,
* free mineral makeup,
* free cellulite firming cream, 
*sneak peek chapters of not-yet-released books and lots of other goodies

To get the free $500 goodie bag, just purchase Fifteen Minutes of Shame   on Monday, July 14 at http://www.Amazon.com (where it’s currently bargain-priced around $10) and email your receipt to swagbag@lisadaily.com.

The reviews are in and everyone loves Fifteen Minutes of Shame and 24/8 Book Club will be featuring this book and author soon so why not pick it up and read along.

If you are lucky enough to wake up in New York on Saturday, July 12th

run, do not walk to Thriller Fest 2008.  This year’s fest is being held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in the heart of Manhattan.  What a great opportunity to rub elbows with the mystery authors you read and love.  It is going to be alot of fun and the programming sounds like a great way to spend Saturday. 

If you do go be sure to attend Laura Caldwell’s panel, she is the stunning redhead and she is a great writer and a friend to 24/8.  Laura’s panel is scheduled from 4:00 – 4:50 pm in the Uris/Julliard room. 

The schedule reads like a whose who and you will most definitely enjoy being in the same location as this creative talent. http://www.thrillerwriters.org/thrillerfest/ThrillerFest%20Schedule.pdf.  From our experience at 24/8 these authors are just a riot to know and hang out with. 

If you do have the chance to attend Thriller Fest, let us know all about it.  What were your favorite parts?  We would love to hear from you and we are so jealous you had the chance to attend.