Eos has a sneak peek at Touch of Twilight by Vicki Pettersson.
Jes Battis reviews Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.
Angieville reviews Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine.
SciFiChick is giving away a copy of Night Child by Jes Battis. Go to her blog and fill out an entry. Contest ends June 13.
IBookDB is giving away a signed copy of Jeaniene Frost’s One Foot in the Grave.
Fantasy Book Critic is giving away three sets, you read that right SETS, of Sergei Lukyanenko’s The Night Watch series: The Night Watch, The Day Watch and The Twilight Watch. European residents only. Contest ends June 19.
Fiction DB is free! From Dear Author:
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BookLocker sues Amazon. From Smart Bitches:
Maine publisher BookLocker.com has filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against Amazon.com.
According to their blog about the antitrust case, a complaint was filed in Bangor, Maine, on 19 May. Publisher Angela Hoy’s synopsis of their decision to file the complaint references what they consider a clandestine effort on the part of Amazon.com to unlawfully force all publishers to use their proprietary print-on-demand technology, using their own market share to advance their printing subsidiary. The complaint alleges that Amazon is demanding an “anticompetitive tying arrangement that violates section 1 of the Sherman Act” and requests a trial by jury.
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