Monday, June 25, 2012

Popular Series: for those of us that never want it to end

The providence Trilogy by Jamie McGuire
The Providence Trilogy will ignite your curiosity, break your heart, and have you looking over your shoulder.

PROVIDENCE: In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth.

Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. It soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.

REQUIEM: Dreaming of the dead might mean a restless night for anyone, but for Nina Grey it was a warning.

Still healing from her last run-in with Hell, Nina struggles with not only her life as a Brown University student, but also as an intern at Titan Shipping, her father's company. Recurring nightmares about her father's violent death have become a nightly event, but being overwhelmed with guilt from Ryan's unexpected departure to the Armed Forces, and heart ache over Claire being across the ocean to protect him, Nina believes her sleepless nights are the least of her problems—but she's wrong.

EDEN: She had seen the unspeakable. She had learned the unknowable. Now, she would fight the invincible.

In the third and final installment of the Providence series, Nina Grey will marry the wrong man, carry the child that was never supposed to be born, and fight a war she can’t win.

Faced with the impossible task of protecting his new wife and unborn child against the throes of Hell, Jared Ryel is allowed no mistakes. Pressured to return the Naissance de Demoniac to Jerusalem, he revisits St. Ann’s to learn the answers were in front of him all along.
Together, they must survive long enough to let their child save them—and the world

Reading with an edge: Fifty shades

If you enjoyed Fifty shades of F-ed up, you might enjoy these other reads:
The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend's older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart.

Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition.

Bared to you: trilogy by Sylvia Day
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private worlds...and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn't drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs--and wants--to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby's resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis' apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Aug book club location - Picnic

Hi Ladies,
This year’s annual book club picnic will be held on Aug 19th at the same location as last year. Riverside Park, River side Drive, near W116st New York, NY.  1st person to get there should lay out a spot and text/call the rest of the group. If we can get the same location as last year that’s would be great. Near the 1 train Columbia subway stop.
As a side Book we will be adding the Fifty Shades Trilogy to the discussion.
Meeting time will be moved up to 12:00.
The week of please e-mail the group with what you will be bringing. I'm thinking sandwiches with side dishes like fruit salad, veggies & Hummus, chips, mix cheeses, dessert. …let’s keep it easy breezing things we can pick up at the store on our way in to the city no one should spend more than 15 bucks.
Everyone should bring their own drinks.

Book to Movie: 50 Shades of Grey

Although this wasn’t a bookclub book, it was suggested and I know many of us have read/ are reading the books.
I don’t know what rating it’s going to get or if it will play in theaters or on cimimax after dark but it’s coming to the big screen ladies.
E.L. James spoke to women at a conference in Westchester, New York May 11 about her inspiration for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ the upcoming film adaptation and the research behind the raunchy S&M sex scenes!
“I’m very concerned about how it will translate onto screen,” E.L. said at the conference.
Even though the film will be tasteful, it wouldn’t be complete without some of the story’s controversial S&M scenes, which the author tried to make as realistic as possible.“I talked to a couple people into S&M to do research on the book,” she said. “I also talked to an online guy, who was a submissive.
Interesting….. keep you posted

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Book to Movie: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand


Looks like another one of our book clubs books has been choosen to be a movie, something else to look forward to ladies.  I'll keep you posted on the deeds.

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan and Kevin McCormick have acquired screen rights to the Helen Simonson novel Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. Jack Thorne has been hired to write the script for a film that will be a co-production between the Mazur Kaplan Company and McCormick’s Warner Bros-based Langley Park Pictures. Published in 2010 by Random House, the book focuses on a retired and widowed British army major who falls in love with the Pakistani woman who runs their countryside village’s local convenience store. The novel his the bestseller list when it was published. Mazur Kaplan is funding development. Thorne is a British playwright whose first film was The Scouting Book for Boys. He just adapted the Nick Hornby novel A Long Way Down and has also written for the UK series Skins. UTA made the book deal for Barer Literary and Thorne’s repped by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates " Deadline New York Press"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Amazon Top Bergin Books

All books are under $5 Bucks and have over 100 positive reviews (4-5 stars)

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves starting at $ 2.99
When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day."

The Lion, The Lamb, The hunted: A Psychological Thriller  byAndrew E. Kaufman starting at $2.99
But a minute was all it took to turn Jean Kingsley's world upside down--a minute she'd regret for the rest of her life.

Heaven is for Real: A little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back by Todd Burpo starting $4.98
Heaven Is for Real  offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, "Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire starting at $2.99
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn't drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand."

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen starting at $4.99
The novel, told in flashback by nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski, recounts the wild and wonderful period he spent with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus he joined during the Great Depression."

The Righteous by Michael Wallace starting $2.99
The small polygamous community of Blister Creek has a history of protecting its own. Even when a young woman is brutally murdered just blocks from her home, the residents of the conservative enclave close ranks