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Fresh Pick | THE LEXICON by Steve Vander Ark
Fresh Pick / July 14, 2011

January 2009 On Sale: January 16, 2009 368 pages ISBN: 1571431748 EAN: 9781571431745 Paperback $24.95  Add to Wish List Fiction Media Tie-In, Non-Fiction History Buy at Everything Potter you’ve ever needed to know The Lexicon by Steve Vander Ark This unofficial guide to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is a 368 page companion work perfect for the curious reader who wants to know more about these remarkable books. Named one of 15 Great Web Sites for Kid by the Association For Library Services, a division of the American Library Association, the Lexicon is an authoritative, fun to read reference to the series. For years fans who have heard Vander Ark keynote academic conferences on the Potter series have asked him for a book based on his website that attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. Extensive new commentary, which does not appear on the Lexicon website adds to the fun of reading this fascinating book. The author has been featured around the world in more than 1,000 articles appearing in publications like the New York Times, The New Yorker, The London Times, The International Herald Tribune and the Associated Press as well as National Public Radio, the BBC and…

Escape to Urban Fantasy In July
Urban Fantasy / July 14, 2011

Enjoy the dog days of summer with any of these new and and exciting July releases. GREEN-EYED ENVY, Kasey Mackenzie (Ace, July 2011, $7.99, Shades of Fury) When the bodies of cat shape-shifters start piling up in Boston’s magical underbelly, Chief Magical Investigator Marissa Holloway finds one common thread that ties the victims together: all were old flames of FBI Agent Harper Cruz. And since Marissa’s lover Scott Murphy once enjoyed a one-night stand with Harper, the Fury has twice the incentive to crack the case wide open before the killer’s green-eyed gaze turns in Scott’s direction. DEEP IN THE WOODS, Chris Marie Green (Ace, July 2011, $7.99, Vampire Babylon, Book Six) Dawn Madison has captured the master of the London Underground, but now must face her followers- a vicious pack of undead teenage girls who put the vamps in Los Angeles to shame. VIPER MOON, Lee Roland (Signet, July 2011, $6.99, Dark Huntress) A dark, sexy debut set in a small Missouri town where evil waits at the end of every alley. Cassandra Archer is the huntress. She has faithfully served the earth Mother for years, rescuing kidnapped children from monsters- both human and supernatural- dwelling in the ruins…

Wendy S. Marcus | A Day in the Life of a Crazily Obsessed, Easily Distracted, Newly Published Author
Author Guest / July 14, 2011

Hello Fresh Fiction Fans! My name is Wendy S. Marcus. Thank you for joining me at the 19th stop on my blog tour to promote my debut Harlequin Medical Romance, WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH. Today I’ve chosen to share with you a day in the life of a crazily obsessed, easily distracted, newly published author. (That would be me.) 7:15 a.m. I roll out of bed, make sure my youngest daughter is up and getting ready for school, and head downstairs to turn on my computer. Then I check my personal and professional e-mail accounts, answer what needs answering and delete what needs deleting. 7:30 a.m. I hand my daughter her lunch, kiss her good bye, and, as she walks to the bus, yell motherly things like “Work hard.” “I love you.” And “Don’t walk through the grass. Your feet are going to get all wet.” (She doesn’t listen – at least to the walking through the grass part.) 7:35 a.m. The crazy obsession begins. You see, to a new author, (well, to me in particular) it’s all about the numbers. Sales rankings on Amazon. Likes on Facebook. Followers on Twitter. Friends on Goodreads. Stars on reviews. Words written…