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November 2022 Releases

(NOTE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Goodreads links to my star-ratings and thoughts.)

Kelley Armstrong: Ghosts & Garlands: Kindle Edition

Kelley Armstrong: Christmas at Thorne Manor: Hardcover & Paperback

Claire Askew: A Matter of Time: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Eliza Jane Brazier: Good Rich People: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Katelyn Detweiler: The People We Choose: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Christina Farley: The Dream Heist: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Alex Kava: Fallen Creed: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

John Ajvide Lindqvist (translated by Ebba Segerberg): Let the Right One In: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Seanan McGuire: Skeleton Song: Kindle Edition

Marissa Meyer: Cursed: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige: The Monarchs: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Natasha Preston: The Twin & The Lake & The Fear: Paperback: Goodreads (The Twin) & Goodreads (The Fear)

Cherie Priest: Flight Risk: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Tiffany Reisz: Wrapped in Black: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Beth Revis: Museum of Magic: Kindle Edition & Paperback

Lisa Scottoline: Most Wanted: Kindle Edition & Paperback & Mass Market Paperback: Goodreads

Lisa Scottoline: What Happened to the Bennetts: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback: Goodreads

Amy Tintera: The Q: Kindle Edition & Hardcover

Lisa Unger: Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six: Kindle Edition & Hardcover & Paperback

Yes, I Look Deranged

At Vampire Wire, Marta Acosta blogs about the upcoming film adaption (English version – hopefully subtitled, not dubbed) of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In (published in the US as Let Me In). Which gives me the opportunity to repost this photo of me and Mr Lindqvist at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2007. He’s the first author I’ve met, and I met two others that day. So John Ajvide Lindqvist, Ewan Morrison and Karin Slaughter are the only authors I’ve met in facetime.

Your Blogging Type is Logical and Principled

You like to voice your well thought out opinions on your blog.

And if someone doesn’t what you write, you really don’t care!

Serious and blunt, sometimes people take your blog the wrong way.

But you’re a true and loyal friend to those who truly get you.

That third sentence is so true!

You may have heard me talk about Taryn Blackthorne, a dear Canadian associate. Samhain Publishing held a contest for a cat shifter anthology, and Taz was a winner. The novellas will be published in print together, but you’ll be able to buy each novella separate as its own eBook. The blurb for Even for Me is here. Even though it mentions Denver, I can tell you that Taz still is Canadian, a Maritimer 😉

Thanks to Marta Acosta at Vampire Wire, I can tell you that the film based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel Let the Right One In has won awards at a Nordic Film Festival. Which of course gave me the opportunity to bring out this photo of me and Mr Lindqvist, taken at the 2007 Melbourne Writers’ Festival. I, of course, am the dark lass. I don’t usually look that shirt, but I’m not often photographed with tall Swedes. I actually quite like that photo of myself. It was taken mid-morning. But circa 5PM when I was photographed with Karin Slaughter, I looked considerably dopey.

And be sure to look at Dickipedia if you’re not already familiar with it. This “wiki of dicks” explains why certain identities are dicks. Check out the one on Santa Claus – he’s a real dick. You can also read about Tom Brady, Geraldo Rivera, Pervez Musharraf and more. Learning is fun! 🙂

Return of Fangirly Squeeing

This photo was taken earlier this year. To the left is dopey-looking me. I don’t usually seem that short, but…Beside me is a tall, thin, blond Swede by the name of John Ajvide Lindqvist. You may remember me raving about his first novel, Let the Right One In (published in the US as Let Me In; published in his native Swedish as Låt den rätte komma in). You can read my review at Amazon UK.

Good news, everyone! His second novel, Handling the Dead (published in Swedish as Hanteringen av odöda) has a release date. Well, for the UK, anyway. 8th May, 2008. Mark it on your calendars, folks – according to Wikipedia, it has zombies, which means that hopefully at least Mark Henry and Carrie Ryan should be interested.

JAL’s short fiction collection, Pappersväggar, hasn’t been translated (or published) into English yet. But I’ll be patient.

And now for the fangirly squeeing. I read a lot of urban fantasy, written originally in English. Let the Right One In stood out in more ways than one.

*It’s set in the 1980s
*The setting is Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm (in Sweden, of course)
*The narrator, Oskar, is a kid
*Håkan is one of the most intriguing and disturbing characters I’ve ever read

And here’s the big clincher:

*Vampirism isn’t glamorous

In English-as-a-first-language urban fantasy, vampires are pretty much desirable (by the love interest, anyway). They’re good to look at, they’re seductive, and you’d pretty much let them bleed you dry.

JAL’s vampires are a lot more believable – they smell. After all, these are dead people we’re talking about. Undead is still somewhat dead, let us not forget.

I loved the book. That’s not to say I don’t like other vampire fiction – Jennifer Armintrout‘s “Blood Ties” series immediately springs to mind as a favourite. But I seriously do recommend Let the Right One In to anyone and everyone who’s looking for something truly different and extraordinary.

And now in other news
*I think I’m getting seriously crackers, have no idea what I’m on about most of the time. Don’t know what’s happened to my humour. It’s either subtle to the point that it’s hard to tell if it’s even there, or I’m just plain crackers.

*Have figured out how to pay for things online with my debit card – and used it to buy Vicki Pettersson‘s (and others’) Holidays Are Hell 🙂

*I’m revising my Reading Wishlist with new titles and release dates – this could take some time.

*The single version of Gwen Stefani’s “Early Winter” is missing bits that were in the album version. This is annoying. Nevertheless, you can check out the filmclip here.