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Around the Community: ‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘Unremembered’ Movie, The eBook Video Game Bundle & More!



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‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘Unremembered’ Movie, The eBook Video Game Bundle, Cover Reveals & More!



Do  you have a life outside of blogging and reading? Sure you do. Or maybe you’ve just been too engrossed in an amazing novel to see all the exciting news buzzing around the internet lately. Well, no worries. Here’s an EPIC list of my favorite happenings from around the community…




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Don’t forget to enter out current giveaway: The Pilgrims & Lockstep Paperback Copies (US) — Ends Apr 18th, 2014 (Enter HERE)






The Video Game Bundle 3.0 


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Here’s your chance to support awesome Indie Authors and pay whatever you like for some books!  All the fantastic details are below:


The Video Game Bundle 3.0 is here, delivering 9 fantastic ebooks at one low pay-what-you-want price. Not only are we featuring critically acclaimed books on major gaming topics like Atari, Sega, EarthBound andMinecraft. Plus, when you pay more than the bonus and get The Final Hours of Portal 2, you get both the ebook and a Steam key you can redeem for an interactive Steam version! (Source and Grab The Bundle)


What’s in The Bundle (Source and Grab The Bundle):


With a minimum $3 to purchase (and worth over $50 when bought separately):

  • How To Do Things With Videogames by Ian Bogost
  • Atari Inc.: Business Is Fun by Marty Goldberg & Curt Vendel
  • Scroll: Collection 01-11 by Ray Barnholt
  • Ghosts In The Machine by edited by Lana Polansky & Brendan Keogh
  • Service Games: The Rise & Fall Of Sega by Sam Pettus
  • The Gothic Tower & Assorted Interactive Fiction by Ryan Veeder (BONUS: short story collection ‘Motorcyclus’ by Ryan Veeder.)

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you get all six of the regular tomes, plus three unmissable extra full-length books/apps:

  • Boss Fight Books #1: Earthbound by Ken Baumann
  • Minecraft by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson1
  • The Final Hours Of Portal 2 (eBook/Steam app) by Geoff Keighley









Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 



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The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be made into a trilogy!!! How excited are you to reenter the wizarding world of Harry Potter? When I first heard this news I was ecstatic! I can only imagine how EPIC this will be.


According to J.K. herself:


“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling said at the time. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.” (Source)








The eBook Settlement Credit

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As you can imagine, I was quite surprised when I opened an email from Barnes & Noble stating that I would be credited almost $25 bucks from the ebook settlement. The credit is a result of legal settlements reached with various publishers in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of ebooks. Did anyone else see this coming? I mean really, when I first started purchasing ebooks they were WAY MORE expensive than I thought they should have been. But hey, I love books so I bought them anyways. Hopefully now everything is taken care of and we can get out books at reasonable prices. (Source)







‘Unremembered’ by Jessica Brody

Acquired by ‘Vampire Academy’ Producers


I met Jessica a while back at the Fierce Reads Book Tour that came to Raleigh, NC. She’s such a sweet gal and gah, I LOVE her. I’m so thrilled that I might get to see her novels on the big screen! Deepak Nayar (Vampire Academy, Paranoia, Bend it Like Beckham) and Tabrez Noorani (Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi,Slumdog Millionaire) of Tamasha Talkies and SoumyaSundaresh of Citrusmuse are attached to produce. (Source)



You can see her in my video below or on YouTube:




About Unremebered (goodreads):

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author Jessica Brody comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.








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Princess of Thorns

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Expected publication: December 9th 2014 by Delacorte Press

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?



Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West

Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West

Expected publication: December 2nd 2014 by Entangled: Teen

Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she’s ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender.To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.



Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze #8) by Abbi Glines

Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze #8) by Abbi Glines

Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Simon Pulse

Six years ago, Dewayne Falco’s life changed. He lost someone he never expected to lose. Resigned to punish himself for something he felt he could have prevented, he goes through life without getting too close to anyone.What he didn’t expect was for the girl across the street to move back home and remind him of what they both lost: Dewayne’s younger brother Dustin. However, when a miniature version of Dustin opens the door to greet him, Dewayne realizes he might not have lost everything after all.

Sienna Roy loved Dustin Falco most of her life. He was the boy next door, the high school basketball star and her best friend. But when his life was cut short, she realized he left a part of himself behind.

Now, she’s back in Sea Breeze, thankful to have a home for her and Dustin’s son, but not sure if she can ever forgive the people across the street who abandoned her when she needed them the most — The Falcos.

Betrayal, lies, and forbidden attraction might end Dewayne and Sienna’s story before it’s even begun.



Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1) by Ilona Andrews

Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by Avon

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.








Lastly, True Blood!

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True Blood will kick off its seventh and final season, 10 episodes, on June 22 at 9 PM! Check out the awesome True Blood Season 7 Graveyard Teaser video: (Video Source)








What do you think? Did you spot anything exciting this week?

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