Around the Community: ‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘Unremembered’ Movie, The eBook Video Game Bundle & More!
Around The Community:
‘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…
The Video Game Bundle 3.0
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
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
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)
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.
Expected publication: December 9th 2014 by Delacorte Press
Expected publication: December 2nd 2014 by Entangled: Teen
Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Simon Pulse
Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by Avon
Lastly, True Blood!
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?