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#FridayReads: Excerpts

Happy Friday, everyone!

I've collected a few chapter one excerpt links for a little lunchtime reading:

Start reading THE PERFECT GHOST by Linda Barnes on

Start reading KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE by Carrie Vaughn on (registration required).

Start reading SEA CHANGE by S. M. Wheeler on

Start reading THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton on

Also on listen to an audio excerpt of RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman. 

And definitely check out our Spring 2013 Debut Chapter E-Sampler which is downloadable from NetGalley and exclusively for librarians. Details here.


Tuesday Fun Day! (9/25/2012 Edition)

Happy Tuesday, all!

- Tupelo Hassman's debut GIRLCHILD has been shortlisted for the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize! This prize, awarded by The Center for Fiction and the American Booksellers Association, is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The winner will be announced on December 11th, 2012 at the Center for Fiction Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner. See all of the nominees here.

Raisin 20 years banner

- We're celebrating 20 years of small-town Mysteries starring feisty amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin! Reviews for M.C. Beaton's latest (ehem, twenty-third!) Raisin Mystery, HISS AND HERS, praise Beaton for continued quality and fun in her long-running cozy series. 

"Kudos to 20 years of sleuthing for Agatha Raisin, a standard-bearer for the cozy." -Library Journal

"This well-written series is still going strong and will appeal to fans of Sue Ann Jaffarian and Mary Daheim." -Booklist

Sign in to our Mystery community site to read an excerpt and enter to win the entire twenty-two volume set of Agatha Raisin Mysteries!

- Looking for the next 50 SHADES OF GREY read-alike? Try ANYTHING HE WANTS from from self-published phenomenon Sara Fawkes! The popular e-series will be available in a single paperback in November from St. Martin's Press. Read about the acquisition.

- There's news on the e-book lending front: "Macmillan Poised to Test Library E-book Model." (via Publishers Weekly)

- And your cat needs one of these:

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