Monday, January 14, 2013

Changes! + Books I love this spring

Check me out--- I redid all of my pages! I'm not even going to say how much time they took, because then I'd have to admit it to myself. But yay! I'm finally done! And honestly, except for some frustrating HTML moments, it was a lot of fun.

Okay, okay, I'll get down off my high of finishing and get onto the post.

Want to know one of the perks of being part of a debut group like the Lucky 13s? If we have an ARC to spare, we send it on tour to each other. I haven't read all the ones coming out this spring, but these are some I've read and loved, and am dying for them to come out this year.

Post-Apoc:


Release Date: June 25, 2013

I have no words for the brilliance of this book. The voice was INCREDIBLE! And it was so very well written. The whole time I was reading, I was marveling at the amount of work that went into it, and how many revisions it must've taken to get the switching between time frames so perfect. I was so sucked in! It was one of those books where it was just killing me whenever I couldn't be in the middle of reading it.
It was SO GOOD!

Middle Grade:


Release Date: April 9th 2013

This is one of those books I wish I'd have written! I mean seriously-- telling the story of the twelve year old Rumplestiltskin? Brilliant! So fun and clever and different and with such great voice. Plus, ohmygosh-- isn't that cover the greatest? I love me a good middle grade cover.

Contemporary:


Release Date: May 14th 2013

This book had such a fascinating premise (girl whose family was in Witness Protection and she didn't know why, bad guys after them, frequent moves, the repercussions of all that), and it was backed up with equally fascinating characters that were so real. I was rooting for them every step of the way!

Paranormal:


Release Date: May 21, 2013

This book made me realize that pacing is one of the NUMBER ONE things in a book for me. The pacing was incredible! And it made the book un-putdown-able. It was freakingly amazing good. The characters were so likeable and unique and funny and REAL. The story was amazing, and I cannot say enough good things about the pacing. Seriously-- I haven't read a book with pacing this spot-on in a very long time.

Oh, hey-- speaking of books, wanna be friends on Goodreads? If you do, here's my link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5375319.Peggy_Eddleman

What are you most looking forward to reading this spring?

36 comments:

Andrea Mack said...

This all sound like good books to read! I'll be watching for them.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

They look great...now to go check out the new pages!

ilima said...

So many great books! And the changes look great.

J. A. Bennett said...

All of these books sound great. I'm totally pinning them! Off to look at your new tabs.

Lydia Kang said...

Umm, all of the Lucky13 books I haven't read yet? LOL. Seriously, though!

Jessie Humphries said...

I can't wait to read THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING. I am pretty sure we are agent-mates. And I would really like to meet her one day. And well done on all your updating! So is it my turn now? NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Patti said...

2013 is already looking like a good year for books.

Taffy said...

Your blog keeps getting cuter and cuter!
What books am I excited for? Are there any NOT to be excited for? :)

Julie said...

Ack! I'm so excited to read these!!!!

Thank you, Cookie Lady of Awesome-ness, for the handy dandy "Goodreads" button, too ( : You. Rock.

P.s. "Rump"?! Ohmygosh, I wish I'd thought of that too! So brilliant!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Wow, you look stunning in your author photo, Peggy.

I love Demetria Lunetta's blog. She's an awesome hobbit.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Those books look amazing! I read Natalie Whipple's blog, too, so I've been interested in Transparent for a while, but the others are new to me. I'm going to have to check them out!

Also, I added you on Goodreads. Can't believe I hadn't already done that. :-)

Trisha said...

I already had one of those on my TBR, but I added the rest. Amazing covers and AMAZING-sounding stories!

Nice work on your blog overhaul :) I know how much time one can spend...oh yes I do.

Imogen Elvis said...

These books all look amazing! The cover for Transparent is soooo pretty too. Now to go and check out your updated pages...

Leigh Covington said...

OOH, lucky girl! You've been busy! And I love the changes I can see so far. Excited to check out other pages. :)

Nicole said...

Oh boy, my TBR list just got longer. :)

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Yay on the updates! Looks great. And thanks for the list of books. I will have to check these out. They all look great! Best:)

Tammy Theriault said...

ohhh man, those books sound like good reads! thanks for sharing! now...to check out all your hard work.

Morgan said...

Oooo... look at all these beautiful books! *sigh* ... thanks for this, Peggy...

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Yikes! Peggy! What are you doing to me? I have WORK to do! I cannot read all these books! But they all look so terrific that now all I want to do is read them! Thanks so much! :)

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the previews! definitely need to write these down!

Libby said...

Redoing all your pages can take forever. Good for you for getting it done!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Those are some cool looking books I'll have to add to my 200+ to-read list.

Carrie Butler said...

The site looks fabulous, Pegasus! Very visually appealing. :D

russell1200 said...

I am suspicious of anyone who wants to be my friend. LOL

I preordered your book at Amazon. If it is any good -maybe - if not, I am going to yell at you!

Lexa Cain said...

It must be thrilling to read such great books when you actually know the authors. They all sound really wonderful! :-)

Anne said...

Awesome list! Thanks for sharing, hope I get to check them out :)

David P. King said...

Just added Rump to my list ... been waiting for that one ever since I heard of it last year! :)

Shell Flower said...

Oooh, you're blog is looking awesome. Great job, you deserve the high. And you are so lucky to gets ARCs of all of those books. I so want to read Transparent, especially, but they all look awesome. Rump is such a great title, too :O)

Emily R. King said...

Thanks for the recs! I added 'em to my Goodreads.

Mark Means said...

Hey there!

I just redid my blog and can totally sympathize with the time and effort it takes.

It looks great, by the way :)

Heather said...

Your site looks wonderful! And yay for so many great books to read!

Cynthia said...

I follow Natalie's blog, so I am looking forward to reading TRANSPARENT when it comes out later this year.

Tracy Campbell said...

Ohh, all the books you've mentioned look good enough to eat, I mean read. As I'm revising a middle-grade novel, I'll be sure to check out Rump. And you're right the cover is delicious, I mean terrific. LOL
And I thought your site looked great before and now it's even better. :-)

Bea Sempere (Denise Baer) said...

Several of these books sound great. I just finished a book and I don't have one lined up yet. I now have a few I can put on my TBR list.

P.S. I'm following you on Goodreads!

Stacy Henrie said...

They all sound like GREAT reads! :) Thanks for sharing.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Looking forward to reading all of these! But mostly, RUMP!