[PR] VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES END OF SUMMER DIGITAL MANGA SALE

{ED. – Lots of great manga on sale over at Viz.com.  I recommend Red River, Skip*Beat!, Beauty Pop, and Boys Over Flowers}

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES END OF SUMMER

DIGITAL MANGA SALE

Sale Offers 20% Off All Manga Available On Barnes & Noble NOOK© Tablets and VIZ Manga Platform

VIZ Media has announced a special “End of Summer” digital manga sale on ALL titles currently featured on VIZManga.com and available for digital download through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones, and also for NOOK tablets and devices.

Beginning today and running until Thursday, September 5th, the VIZ Media “End of Summer” sale will offer fans a prime opportunity to catch up on favorite series and dive into new ones with up to 20% off the MSRP on over 1,500 digital manga volumes across more than 100 different series (Reg. MSRP starts at $4.99).

Also don’t miss the North American digital debut of 8 additional new manga series this month including AISHITERUZE BABY, BEET THE VANDAL BUSTER, BOYS OVER FLOWERS, HANA KIMI (Single and 3-in-1 Editions), LA CORDA D’ORO, SKIP BEAT, VIDEO GIRL AI and YUYU HAKUSHO.

New Titles Debuting Today Include:

A DEVIL AND HER LOVE SONG Vol. 10 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

BAKUMAN? Vol. 20 (Final volume!) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

HAPPY MARRIAGE Vol. 1 · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers

NARUTO Vol. 62 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

RED RIVER Vol. 19 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

YU-GI-OH! DUELIST Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

YU-GI-OH! Vol. 7 (Final volume!) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

New Titles Debuting August 13th Include:

CACTUS’S SECRET Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

KARE FIRST LOVE Vol. 10 (Final volume!) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

MAGI Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

RAL ? GRAD Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-in-1 Vol. 4 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

WAQWAQ Vols. 3-4 (Final Volumes!) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Additional August Series Debuts:

AISHITERUZE BABY Vol. 1

BEET THE VANDEL BUSTER Vol. 1

YUYU HAKUSHO Vol. 1

HANA KIMI Vol. 1 in regular and 3-in-1 editions

BOYS OVER FLOWERS Vol. 1

SKIP BEAT Vol. 1

LA CORDA D’ORO Vol. 1

VIDEO GIRL AI Vol. 1

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform, registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever.

The platform features a massive library of the most popular manga series in the world, with over 1,500 volumes across more than 130 different series, and new series and volumes added every Tuesday. All manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application starting from $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each, and readers can also explore all titles with free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

Download the free VIZ Manga App for your Android and iOS devices at www.VIZ.com/apps.

To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit www.vizmanga.com.

Grace Burrowes Scottish Victorian Print Book Giveaway!

Thanks to Sourcebooks, I have a special giveaway for you to enter!  To make the giveaway even more fun, it runs all month long so you have even more chances to win!  Check out the giveaway schedule below and make sure to visit all of the participating blogs!

THE GRACE BURROWES SCOTTISH VICTORIAN PRINT BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Follow along as we giveaway SIGNED copies of the two books in Grace Burrowes’ emotional and sensual Scottish Victorian-set MacGregor romance series: The Bridegroom Wore Plaid and Once Upon a Tartan!

The Bridegroom Wore Plaid BY GRACE BURROWES – IN STORES NOW

HIS FAMILY OR HIS HEART–ONE OF THEM WILL BE BETRAYED…
Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who’s wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.
But in his intended’s penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he’s ever wanted in a wife.

ONCE UPON A TARTAN BY GRACE BURROWES – IN STORES AUGUST 2013

Honor or happiness—he can’t have both.

Tiberius Flynn may be every inch an English lord, but smart, headstrong beauty Hester Daniels has no use for his high-handed ways–no matter how handsome, charming, or beguiling he is. They only see eye to eye in caring about the feisty little girl who is under their protection.

Tiberius’s haughty insistence that his wealthy estate in England is a better place for the child than her beloved, rundown Scotland home sparks Hester’s fierce protectiveness, and the battle lines are drawn.

Praise for Once Upon a Tartan:

“Burrowes creates a powerful story replete with heartfelt emotion and rich characterization… An instant keeper.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick of the Month

“Expert prose, likeable characters, realistic relationships, and believable complications create a pleasant and satisfying keeper.” —Publishers Weekly

“Warmth, sensuality, and humor infuse Burrowes’ writing, and fans of Suzanne Enoch and Sarah MacLean should enjoy this series.” —Booklist

“Grace Burrowes weaves her magic with words… a memorable love story—excellent and exquisite.” — A Long and Short Reviews Best Book

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes is the author of the acclaimed Windham Family Series, The MacGregor Trilogy and The Lonely Lords Series. Her debut novel, The Heir (2010), as well as The Bridegroom Wore Plaid (2012) were both included as Publishers Weekly Best Books of their respective years, in the romance category. A practicing attorney specializing in family law, Grace lives in rural Maryland, where she is working on the final book in the Windham series, Lady Jenny’s Christmas Portrait (October 2013) and third MacGregor story, The MacGregor’s Lady (February 2014), and many more books. Visit her website for more information about all of her books, exclusive extras and her lively blog.

GIVEAWAY!!

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Giveaway Schedule—chances to win all month long!

8/1 Book Hounds

8/2 RomFan Reviews

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8/5 In the Hammock

8/6 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell

8/7 Manga Maniac Café

8/8 What’s on the Bookshelf

8/9 The Royal Reviews

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8/12 Joan Swan’s Blog

8/13 Cocktails and Books

8/14 Romancing the Book

8/15 Ramblings from this Chick

8/16 Books-n-Kisses

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8/19 Anna’s Book Blog

8/20 The Book Girl

8/21 The Reading Café

8/22 Seductive Musings

8/23 Peeking Between the Pages

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8/26 Love Romance Passion

8/27 So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

8/28 Thoughts in Progress

8/29 Debbie’s Book Bag

8/30 Linus’ Blanket

Bliss Turns One! Join the Celebration and My Must Read List!

Entangled Publishing’s Bliss imprint turns one today!  Don’t forget to celebrate on Twitter (#BlissBall Twitter Party:  9-10pm EST), and make sure to follow Bliss on Facebook for all the fun.

Haven’t tried any Bliss titles yet?  Here are some of my favorites to get you started. (Click the titles for the Amazon product page)

Desire by Design (Entangled Bliss) by Paula Altenburg

He stole her job, and now she’s stealing his heart.

Eve Doucette finally almost has it all. She’s free from her mistake of an ex-husband and just landed her dream job: project manager for a new City Hall and drafter of the final design. That is, until a handsome architect sweeps into town to commandeer her blueprints.

Famous architect Matt Brison is unsatisfied with his mundane life in Toronto. So when the mayor of Halifax asks him to spearhead his City Hall project, Matt jumps at the opportunity. There’s just one problem: the feisty and beautiful project lead, Eve, who isn’t exactly thrilled about her new "coworker" hijacking her design.

But when the sparks begin to fly, they both find themselves falling for the colleague they shouldn’t want. And before they know it, their already shaky foundation might come crumbling down…

 

Real Men Don’t Break Hearts: A Real Men Novel (Entangled Bliss) by Coleen Kwan

Ally Griffin is horrified to learn her new landlord is none other than the infuriating playboy Nate Hardy—the man whose wiles she just knows got her jilted at the altar six years ago. Add to it that her ex-fiancé Seth is showing up in her hometown of Burronga, Australia, to marry his beautiful new bride…for real this time. But the kicker? Everybody’s treating Ally as though she’s still heartbroken. She’s just fine, thank you very much, but could The Jilter have the decency not to hire her sister as his florist?

Nate Hardy is tired of his high-flying city career and bachelor lifestyle and is looking for something more real. The last thing he needs is to find himself undeniably attracted to Ally, the woman with whom he never saw eye-to-eye. But is he even capable of what Ally wants and deserves?
As Ally tries to pull her life out of the rut it’s fallen in, she doesn’t count on Nate stirring up her emotions. A short-term fling with the resident bad boy is practically irresistible, but only if she can guard her heart…

 

The Practice Proposal: A Suddenly Smitten Novel (Entangled Bliss) by Tracy March

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is.

Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfect prop…only Cole didn’t account for Liza no longer being just a teenager with a crush. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked.

When Frank makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. But neither bet on the real feelings that surface. Could a fake fling turn into an official forever?

 

Jane’s Gift: A Lone Pine Lake Novel (Entangled Bliss) by Karen Erickson

Lone Pine Lake’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. But when quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he’s been burned by commitment in the past.

Jane’s been battling scars both physical and mental—having lived through a devastating house fire years ago—so she’s hesitant when her brother’s best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family’s residual fears of fire. Jane’s mind is the epitome of once burned, twice shy, but her heart has other plans.

Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. Can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all?

 

Just for the Summer: A Lake Bliss Novel (Entangled Bliss) by Jenna Rutland

Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

Waiting of Wednesday–Cards of Grief by Jane Yolen

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Cards of Grief by Jane Yolen is finally available in digital, and it’s available now.  It has been out of print forever, and it’s  one of the best sci-fi novels I have ever read.  If you enjoy Sheri S Tepper or Octavia Butler, I think you would enjoy Cards of Grief, too.  I read this many, many years ago and I kept a copy of it, but I’m glad I can grab a digital copy now.  It’s just a lot easier for me to read eBooks than print books now, and I enjoy the reading experience better (which I never thought I would).

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Jane Yolen’s award-winning story about an alien civilization forever changed by the incursion of human social scientists and a mysterious ancient prophecy

The year is 2132 when members of the Anthropologist’s Guild set down on the planet Henderson’s IV, or L’Lal’lor as it is known to the native population. Charged with the nonintrusive study of alien cultures, the crew discovers a society containing no love or laughter. It is, instead, centered around death—a world of aristocratic and common folk in which grieving is an art and the cornerstone of life. But the alien civilization stands on the brink of astonishing change, heralded by the discovery of Linni, the Gray Wanderer, a young woman from the countryside whose arrival has been foretold for centuries. And for Anthropologist First Class Aaron Spenser, L’Lal’lor is a place of destructive temptations, seducing him with its mysterious, sad beauty, and leading him into an unthinkable criminal act.

Told from the shifting viewpoints of characters both alien and human, and through records of local lore and transcripts of court martial proceedings, Cards of Grief is a thoughtful, lyrical, and spellbinding tale of first contact. It is a true masterwork of world building from Jane Yolen, a premier crafter of speculative fiction and fantasy.

 

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What are you waiting on?