Pinky! Brain! Come and have a look: Julia Quinn has posted in her website, the cover and the summary for Mr Cavendish, I Presume – the second book in the Two Dukes of Wyndham series!
There went the bride…
Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting…for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all…
It’s true. He doesn’t. Thomas rather likes having a fiancée—all the better to keep the husband-hunters at bay—and he does intend to marry her…eventually. But just when he begins to realize that his bride might be something more than convenient, Thomas’s world is rocked by the arrival of his long-lost cousin, who may or may not be the true Duke of Wyndham. And if Thomas is not the duke, then he’s not engaged to Amelia. Which is the cruelest joke of all, because this arrogant and illustrious duke has make the mistake of falling in love…with his own fiancée.
On sale September 30th!
‘Round the Web and Other Random News:
Aidan over at A Dribble of Ink has the scoop on some big movie news–a transcript of a chat with Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro is up, concerning the TWO full length movie productions of The Hobbit!!! Can I just say how incredibly stoked I am that del Toro will be directing the movie (if you haven’t seen any of his films, you really *must* get on board, STAT–I cannot wait for this summer’s Hellboy II release!). A detailed interview with del Toro is up at TheOneRing.Net (TORN), for more info. Right now, The Hobbit is slated for release in 2011, with the second film to be released in 2012. Yeah, it might sound like a long ways off, but think of it as sweet anticipation! I cannot wait to see casting choices. For the Richard Armitage fans in the house, there’s a pretty strong fan basis that wants him to play Bard–I could see that. You can keep up with any up-to-the-minute info on the movies at The Hobbit Blog: The Official Movie Blog.
A&E’s The Andromeda Strain aired the final 2 hours last night in the US. If you missed it, never fear–the network will be airing both portions of the miniseries through the weekend, with an upcoming dvd release.
Battlestar Galactica is back this Friday after a one week hiatus (Gaeta’s haunting singing is still stuck in my head), but more importantly…
Tomorrow, the 2 hour season finale for LOST is on!!!! Major, detailed spoilers were up over a week ago (somehow, someway I have grown the willpower to resist the evil temptation to peek), and even those who have completely spoiled themselves *ahem ANA* are still chomping at the bit! I don’t think anything can beat the flashforward reveal from last season’s finale, but I’m sure Darlton and co. have something wonderfully delicious planned for us.
And…THE LAKERS took the 3-1 lead on the defending champ Spurs last night in a nail-biter! Back to LA tomorrow to hopefully finish the job, become the Western Conference champs, and sit pretty for Boston or Detroit. (Although one can never count out the Spurs, things are looking good for the Lake show).
What? I’ve been good about sports! I can make one tiny post about the Lakers if I want to, dammit!
And a couple of Announcements:
This Friday, we will be posting a joint review of another Linnea Sinclair book, The Down Home Zombie Blues.
We also had the privilege of chatting with the wonderful Meljean Brook, much lauded author of the The Guardians series (paranormal romance)! On Saturday, we’ll put up the interview, so stay tuned!
AND also on the horizon, Kmont from Lurv à la Mode has agreed to be our very first “DARE” invitee/guest reviewer. Basically how it works is, we asked the lovely Kmont what types of books she does NOT typically read (in her case, this turned out to be Mystery/Thrillers and Horror), and then we gave her a selection of books to choose from for her Dare. Kmont chose Horror, and she will be reviewing Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night in the second week of June. Hopefully the experience is a good one–it should be interesting to see how far those reading comfort zone barriers can be stretched!