Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Morning Follower's Bloffee - Discussing New Releases

Hello, and Welcome to Friday Morning Follower’s Bloffee. If you’re new here, here’s what it’s all about:
Participating is easy! All you have to do is:
1- Comment!  
2-Tell us what you’ve brought for breakfast! (Today I’m in the mood for blueberry waffles with syrup) 
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Now that I have you all here, seated around my huge coffee table (since this is virtual reality and I can make my sitting room as big as I want) – Have any of you picked up any of this week’s new releases from blogosphere authors?

‘The Breakaway’ By Michelle Davidson Argyle When Naomi Jensen is kidnapped, it takes her parents two days to realize she's missing. Escape isn't high on her list of priorities when all she has to return to is an abusive boyfriend and parents who never paid much attention to her. For the first time in her life she's part of a family-even if it is a family of criminals. But she's still a captive. In a desperate attempt to regain some control in her life, Naomi embarks on a dangerous plan to make one of her kidnappers think she's falling in love with him. The plan works too well, and when faced with the chance to escape, Naomi isn't sure she wants to take it. 

Stripping your date down to his underwear has never been so dangerous.
Seventeen-year-old Savvy Bent expects magic on her first date with Malcolm - in Paris! Except over a picnic of sparkling cider and strawberry tarts, a sniper shoots at them. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, Savvy must sneak, deceive, and spy to save her family and friends and figure out whether Malcolm is one of the bad guys before she completely falls for him. 
Or he tries to snuff her out.

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets. With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business. But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust – and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her business, sanity and her future?
And who is the man terrifying the streets of East London?

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should.
But she wants to.

For ten years—ever since she was a small child—Ella has been held prisoner on an interstellar starship. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers. Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories? Is Ella the prophesied Destructor… or will she be the one who's destroyed?

"Jessica Bell's FABRIC is a rich collection of poems that take the reader
on a deep tour of the psyche. Charting and moving across politics of language, Bell explores love, pain, failure and redemption from a variety of angles. Most of the poems sit at the fragile threshold of instinct and meaning, using symbol and sensation to get to the shock of denouement. This is a significant collection that bears multiple readings, each time yielding something fresh." ~Magdalena Ball, author of Black
Cow, Sleep Before Evening, and

Repulsion Thrust

I read ‘The Breakaway’ this past weekend and loved it and have ‘Spy Like Me’ loaded up on my kindle.  I’ve heard only great things about the other titles on this list and hope to get to them soon! How about you? Have you heard of/read any of this week’s releases?  What did you think?

Hope you all have a great weekend!



Laura Pauling said...

Thanks for the mention Katie! And if anyone wants to know what Katie loves about living in France, she guest posted at my blog yesterday!

Let's see, I'll bring a fruit salad. And yes, so many good new releases!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I'm bringing a coffee cake with a sweet, crumbly topping -- 'cause I wish I had one right now.

I haven't had time to read ANYTHING in the past couple weeks, including the two manuscripts I promised to beta. Wah!

But when school lets out, I want to give Ripper, My Love a try.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'll bring the coffee. I read Laura's book. It's really good. I'm looking forward to Elemental too.

Matthew MacNish said...

Dang it. I know everyone here. I always show up too early. I'll have to come back.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know most of those authors! This week I downloaded and began reading M. Pax's The Backworlds. And today I brought donuts.

Anonymous said...

I brought strawberry scones (no, really - I made a batch yesterday and have leftovers!). I got to read an ARC of Laura's book, and it was fantastic. These other titles sound terrific, too - I'll have to get my hands on them soon.

jaybird said...

Good morning everybody. Today I'm bringing quiche and a bucket of strong coffee. These past few weeks have been too crazy for me to read a lot (boo) but I did start Adriana Trigiani The Shoemaker's Wife and have loved what I read so far!

Connie Keller said...

Squee! I've been waiting for a bloffee. I've brought crispy bacon and honeydew for my vegan friends.

Old Kitty said...

Have a great weekend too, Katie!! I've brought mini welschcakes!! Yay! Take care

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Great choices, today! Morning, All! I'm bringing some real right-from-the-tree Maine maple syrup to go with those pancakes. ;D

Tony Van Helsing said...

Went for a run when I got up (just showing off by saying this) then had porridge with a banana sliced into it for breakfast. I'm currently reading the autobiography of Simon Day, a character comedian who used to be on The Fast Show.

Alicia Willette-Cook said...

Mimosas! or for those that don't drink..a beautiful sparkly fruit punch. :) I'm excited to check out pretty much all of those books! Though I have been hearing a bit of buzz about 'Ripper'!

Johanna Garth said...

Good morning. I think I'll bring yogurt parfaits with pretty berries.

I'm currently engrossed in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Gina Ciocca said...

I'm a little late for bloffee, but that first book sounds right up my alley!

And thank you for the well wishes on my blog. I am still in disbelief!

Angela Brown said...

I'm here so late that I'm dropping off a small dish of lasagna and some garlic bread twists.

Sorry :-)

I have not read any of these releases but I've got a few of them on my TBR, especially Elemental. I love the book trailer for it as well.

mshatch said...

And since I'm later still I'll bring the after dinner coffee laced with Kahlua. Haven't read any of those but am currently reading Joe Abercrombie's THE BLADE ITSELF.

Botanist said...

This is what happens when you live on the Canadian west coast and don't blog until the evening! Late again!

I have home-made garlic bread to offer. At this rate, it might still be warm by breakfast tomorrow :)

Just reading John Scalzi's The God Engines - surreal blend of sci-fi/fantasy.

Unknown said...

I know there's a lot of food already at the virtual table, but I've brought marble coffee cake and a french press of Sumatra coffee. I don't know any of those authors yet, but Elemental sounds quite interesting. I just started reading a fellow blogger's book, Slipstream by Michael Offutt.


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