Just as the summer temperatures are about to rise, Demi Lovato is offering up a book to add to your beach reading list. The singer/actress/reality TV judge has plans to drop her self-titled e-book for iBooks on June 11, just in time for your summer vacation.
But, this isn't any old book. It's a multi-format e-book designed to act as a companion to her just-released album of the same name, Demi. It will include unreleased videos and photos, a foreword from her pal Ryan Seacrest and lots of behind-the-scenes materials that any Lovatic would love to get their hands on.
You guys! We knew you were bloodlusting after the fresh-to-filming adaptation of Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy," but even we were surprised by your feverish response to yesterday's post about the five things to know regarding the in-production project... And we loved it! So let's keep the good times rolling, shall we?
How about for today, we take a moment to contemplate the scene we're most excited to see brought to life? There are plenty to choose from, of course, what with all the drama surrounding Moroi Lissa (played by Lucy Fry), her dhampir BFF Rose (played by Zoey Deutch) and oh-so dreamy guardian Dimitri (played by Danila Kozlovskiy). We have our favorite, sure, but we want to know about yours! Vote in our poll after the jump, and if we've missed your most treasured minute, give it a shout in the comments section, k?!
(Warning: Spoilery if you haven't read the book!)
"Glee" star Lea Michele has covered tens of magazines since landing the lead role of Rachel Berry on the Fox dramedy, but the actress' pretty face will soon grace the front of a publication a little closer to her heart: her book "Brunette Ambition"!
The 26-year-old hopped online this afternoon to share a pic of herself getting all done up for the cover shoot.
The book, which will hit store shelves next spring, is being billed as a "part memoir, part how-to and part style guide" that will hopefully inspire you to make all your dreams come true.
The anticipation for the third book about the life and times of eternal British hot mess Bridget Jones has already been running high for months—which may or may not also be the length of time we've been wearing the enormous granny pants we donned in honor of the announcement of the book's November release date. And as of today, we've finally got a title to go with the excitement: The next tome in the series will be called... wait for it... "Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy". (This per an exclusive from the "Today" show this morning.)
Information about the new book has been hard to come by, despite the rabid clamoring of fans who are desperate to know what's up with Bridget these days; all we've gotten so far is the vaguely threatening information from Ms. Fielding that "my life has moved on, and so has Bridget's." (And what does that even mean?!) Also, Bridget's Twitter account hasn't been updated in months. But maybe this title gives us a wee hint? For instance: The boy about whom Bridget is mad could be Mark Darcy, Daniel Cleaver or even some other romantic interest as yet undiscovered...BUT, it could be an actual boy, in that Bridget might have become a mum during her time away from the prying eyes of the literati. Hmm. Thoughts?
by Lauren Mandel
Actor, singer, dancer and soon-to-be author? The term "triple threat" does not even begin to describe the talented Lea Michele! The "Glee" actress has teamed up with Harmony Books, imprint of Random House’s Crow Publishing Group, to write her first book, the New York Times reports.
"Brunette Ambition," appropriately titled, is set to hit bookstores next spring. The book will be “part memoir, part how-to and part style guide” detailing Michele’s life "from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on television," according to the report.
Ladies, prepare to meet Death! And make sure you freshen up a little, because trust us, you'll want to look your best for this date with destiny: We've got the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for the long-awaited second book in Kresley Cole's "Arcana Chronicles," featuring tarot Empress Evie in the lusty clutches of her "Endless Knight." (No, that's not a typo. He's a knight! Endlessly!)
In the next installment of this supernatural series about teens who've been endowed with tarot-based powers, Evie—the Empress—has accepted her role in the coming war that will determine the fate of the whole entire world...but she hasn't decided whether she'd prefer to die in the arms of Jack, the wickedly sexy bad boy who served as her protector during the apocalypse, or Death, the mysterious knight to whom Evie has an attraction even she doesn't truly understand. (Personally, we'd opt for the guy not named Death? Just seems wise, somehow... but then again, this is the world of supernatural romance, so who knows!) And in this exclusive video, we go behind the scenes at the photo shoot where two beautiful people and a talented crew created the iconic image used on the cover. Take a peek!
No, we haven't been hacked by a spambot promising $400 an hour, all by working from home. This is a real thing that's happening!
Amazon Publishing announced today its latest venture, Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform through which fan-fiction writers can distribute their work and earn royalties.
There are a few caveats, of course. All works have to take place in the "Worlds" licensed by Amazon, which for now includes Alloy Entertainment properties "Gossip Girl" (by Cecily von Ziegesar), "Pretty Little Liars" (by Sara Shepard) and "Vampire Diaries" (by L.J. Smith). Royalties are doled out to both the rights holder and the author; 35 percent of net revenue is paid to the author for works of at least 10,000 words. (There's a lot to unpack here, so be sure to check out the Kindle Worlds author page for all of the pertinent information.)
So, with all that in mind, are you ready to make literally millions (of cents) writing about Blair, Aria and/or Elena? If so, we've got a few prompts to get your creative juices flowing into a frothy fruit punch of the highest literary value. Or something.
Remember when we told you that the delicious George Blagden had been tapped to narrate the latest audiobook in "The Bane Chronicles," the exciting companion series to "The Infernal Devices" that explores the life and times of one Magnus Bane? Well! Now you can hear all about that same thing from the actor's own (sensuous, full, ridiculously kissable) lips: just click to enjoy an EXCLUSIVE interview with George in which he talks about his first ever audiobook experience as the voice of "The Runaway Queen," what it was like to go back to France—and back in time—after his work on "Les Miserables," and what he likes best about Magnus Bane. It's just his voice, but daaaamn, what a voice. Prepare to go weak in the knees at the way he says "narrator." Also, "swashbuckling." Also, all the other words in the English language.
Said George, of his time in the soundbooth: "The recording process, quite honestly, has been terrifying in amongst being incredibly rewarding. It's kind of amazing that an author gets to let you take their work and give voice to these characters that they've created. You have a feeling of immense responsibility and you don't want to get it wrong."
Before you watch our EXCLUSIVE new book trailer for Sarah Dessen's "The Moon and More," be forewarned: It will give you the uncontrollable urge to drop everything, don a hoodie and spend the rest of your day frolicking on the beach with a cute member of your preferred sex. Okay? Okay. Just don't say we didn't warn you when you wake up with a sunburn, a hickey and, like, 10 pounds of sand in your underpants.
Not that we would know anything about that.
Anyway! This latest novel from the grand high empress of all things YA romance is exactly what you've been waiting for to heat your hot summer nights even hotter, as is readily apparent in its beach-frolic-inducing trailer.