Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Penultimate Peril

The Penultimate Peril, Book the Twelfth of The Series of Unfortunate Events, is by far the best book of the series. Daniel Handler's keen wit, evident in all the books, has been honed here to a fine point. It's fun and funny, and there are many surprises and unexpected twists. But beyond that, it's a book of surprising depth and sophistication. The book is a dizzying feast of literary allusions, social satire, and philosophical exploration, wrapped up in a package that is, quite simply, fun to read.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Modern Knights and Fast Cars

If you like action-packed adventures with plenty of excitement, fast cars, and modern day knights, then The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp is a book you shouldn't miss!

Click here to read our reviews

Monday, October 03, 2005

Fantasy/SF Free E-book Offer Extended

Note: I posted this special offer last week, but I wanted to let you know that the offer has been extended until October 15. So if you missed the original deadline, or if you were unable to order because has been having trouble keeping the books in stock, you have another chance to take advantage of this special offer.

Some of you know that my husband Nick is also a juvenile fantasy author. His first book, The Dark Dreamweaver, has received numerous good reviews and was a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin awards.

We're excited that this month marks the release of the second book in the series, The Breezes of Inspire. To celebrate, we have arranged a special offer: 3 free fantasy/sf e-books and a premium membership in Wands and Worlds for anyone who purchases The Breezes of Inspire between now and October 15.

One of the free E-books is The Dark Dreamweaver, so that if you haven't read book 1, you can read it and get caught up before reading book 2. The other two books are great fantasy/sf books generously offered by their authors: The Pocket and the Pendant and Rairarubia.

Click here for more information and to order

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Bookstore heaven for fantasy/sf fans in Richmond

I discovered a wonderful bookstore in Richmond, Virginia! It's called Creatures 'n Crooks, and it specializes in fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery. They have a great selection of books in these genres, and the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. And, if you're lucky, you'll get to meet the bookstore cat Hamilton. My husband Nick did a booksigning there today, and Hamilton made himself comfortable at the author table and kept Nick company the whole time.

If you live in Richmond, or even if you are just visiting, you owe it to yourself to visit this great bookstore!

Click here to visit the Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe web site