Melissa Marr’s Ink Exchange is #5 on the NY Times Children’s Hardcover list and Wicked Lovely is at #10 on the NY Times Children’s Paperback list. Congratulations Melissa!
Rachel Vincent interviews Jeri Smith-Ready over at Fangs, Fur & Fey. Here is a snippet:
RACHEL: Jeri, the biggest surprise for me when I read Wicked Game was that it’s told in present tense. Because of that, I honestly wasn’t sure how much I’d like it. But I loved it! What made you decide to write this particular novel in present tense? Were there any particular challenges associated with that choice? Will future Ciara Griffin novels also be written in present tense?
JERI: It was a decision based on the character and the story.Ciara, the first-person narrator, is a former(-ish) con artist.Lying is second nature to her (or possibly first nature).If she tells the story in past tense, a reader might not trust her account of events—she might be coloring things to put herself in a better light.But if readers experience the events with her, they can trust her more.So basically, I used present tense to get around the problem of the unreliable narrator.I’ll continue to do so, unless Ciara suddenly becomes a saint.
Kelly at Wyrdsmiths interviews Jeri Smith-Ready as well.
Jes Battis reviews Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt.
Books4Ever reviews Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.
Kimberly reviews Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward.
Scooper reviews Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Gladiolii reviews One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.
CBS has canceled the vampire television series Moonlight. From Entertainment Weekly:
Pink slips were handed out today to CBS dramas Shark and Moonlight. Shark, which starred James Woods as a prosecutor, was averaging 10.3 million viewers, while Moonlight, the sexy vampire series, only attracted 7.5 million this season. CBS will officially announce its schedule Wednesday in New York City.