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Erin Brockovich Thriller Available!

Erin Brokovich

It’s been ten years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning movie Erin Brockovich.  Brockovich is the environmental activist who was instrumental in building the water contamination case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the small California town of Hinkley.

Since that monumental 1993 victory, Brockovich has continued to fight for environmental protection worldwide as President of Brockovich Research and Consulting.

Already recognized as a New York Times bestselling author, Brockovich now brings us her debut thriller, Rock Bottom, the first in a series of novels that introduces one of the most fascinating and memorable characters in suspense fiction.

Ten years ago, a pregnant seventeen-year-old, Angela Joy Palladino, fled her hometown, Scotia, West Virginia, as a pariah.  Over time, AJ succeeded in establishing herself as an environmental activist, dubbed “The People’s Champion,” only to be forced to retreat from the spotlight in the wake of a crushing media disaster.  When AJ is offered a job (more…)

Edgar Award Winner Anne Perry Releases Her New Epic Novel “The Sheen on the Silk”

anne-perry-sheen-on-the-silk-signed-vj-booksAnne Perry, the Queen of Victorian mysteries, has just released her first major stand-alone historical novel, The Sheen on the Silk.

The Sheen on the Silk tells the story of Anastasius, a young woman who disguises herself as a eunuch in order to prove her brother innocent of a crime she knows he didn’t commit. With the threat of the next Christian crusade looming, thirteenth-century Constantinople comes alive. Meanwhile, Anastasius works her way through each level of the city – from her humble neighbors to the emperor himself – seeking to uncover the truth.

Publishers Weekly said of The Sheen on the Silk, “As the danger, betrayals, and dead bodies mount, Perry conveys an earnest message about obsession, sacrifice, and faith at a dazzling crossroads of East and West civilizations.”

Laura Lee of VJ Books comments “Fans of Anne Perry and historical fiction are dying to get their hands on signed first editions of “The Sheen on the Silk“.  Collectible first editions of Anne Perry’s mystery and fantasy novels, as well as Christmas novellas, are available at VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com).

Anne Perry is the bestselling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England. The William Monk series include (more…)

NORWOOD PRESS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION THE SILENT SEA

SPECIALTY PUBLISHER NORWOOD PRESS TO RELEASE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF THE SILENT SEA BY AUTHORS CLIVE CUSSLER AND JACK DUBRUL

Silent Sea by Clive CusslerNorwood Press today announced that they will release limited lettered and numbered editions of The Silent Sea – hand-signed by authors Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrulThe Silent Sea is the seventh novel in their co-authored Oregon Files series.  The Oregon, captained by Juan Cabrillo, is a modern-day Trojan horse – a ship that, on the outside, appears broken down but actually holds state of the art equipment and powerful weaponry.

The Silent Sea opens with a prologue set during 1941, when five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an exciting discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him first to that small island in Washington and its secret, and then much further back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years.

“Once again, Cussler and DuBrul demonstrate their unique ability to collaborate and produce amazing adventure novels” said Virginia Lenneville, co-owner of Norwood Press.  “Cussler fans will go wild over this latest Oregon Files novel.”  Limited editions of The Silent Sea can be pre-ordered through VJ Books (http://www.vjbooks.com) or Norwood Press (http://www.norwoodpress.com) websites.

The limited numbered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul, numbered 1-98, have custom 3/4 marbled boards in a matching slip-case, and are stamped in gold.  To celebrate this special event, and for a limited time only, VJ Books is offering a free hardcover trade copy of The Silent Sea with an order of the limited numbered edition. ($150)

Limited lettered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.  Lettered editions are lettered A-ZZ, come in a fully marbled slip-case with custom boards and end papers, and stamped in platinum.  (Lettered editions are by subscription with future placement guaranteed). ($250)

Clive and Jack have collaborated on six other exciting titles:  Golden Buddha, (more…)

David Baldacci – The Whole Truth

Q: In you return to writing about lawyers and corruption within our government’s highest offices. Why did you decide to write about the legal world?

A: Foremost, because I know a lot about it. Also, in coming up with plots I look for classical dilemmas, interesting confrontations, ordinary people close to powerful epicenters. Political situations, lawyers, Washington, all allow for those creative elements. In my novels I try to have at least one character represent the “every person”. It’s a way to allow the reader to relate to the events taking place in the novel and also to have someone to root for (or against) as the case may be. Most stories need a moral linchpin as well, and there’s always one of those (seen via a character) in my stories.

Q: The Supreme Court is constantly the subject of both fiction and non-fiction books. Why is our nation’s highest court so captivating?

A: Because people hear about it all the time, but know almost absolutely nothing about it. People know about the presidency and the congress, but those nine black-robed justices are a complete enigma. Secrecy is always seductive, particularly when there is so much power concentrated in so few people. And the people who have served on the court over the years tend to be fascinating characters in their own right. As a novelist, I found much material simply in studying past courts and justices. It’s also interesting to see the interplay between “justice” and the political and governing roles of the Court. As the Constitution says, the Court is an equal branch of government. And many of the decisions they make don’t always have much to do with justice between the two parties in a case, as ironic as that sounds. I find that (more…)

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