Monday, December 25, 2017

Cover Reveal: "Brief Cases" By Jim Butcher, More Stories From The Dresden Files

Chicago's enigmatic wizard is back in a new collection of short stories previously published, along with some juicy new ones. Following the success of Side Jobs, Jim Butcher outs his new collection titled Brief Cases.

This will definitely keep the rabid and hyperactive fans at bay after waiting for quite some time for the next Dresden Files novel (Peace Talks) or the second book in the Cinder Spires series (The Olympian Affair). Most of the stories included are not new if you have been following Butcher's stories in anthologies, but what is great about this new collection is it will include new ones and commentary for each story from the author himself.

Check out the cover of Brief Cases by Jim Butcher.

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher


An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard.

The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue--and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you'll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.

From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day," Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry's funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.

The collection includes:
  • "Curses", from THE NAKED CITY, edited by Ellen Datlow
  • "AAAA Wizardry", from the Dresden Files RPG
  • "Even Hand", from DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS, edited by P. N. Elrod
  • "B is for Bigfoot", from UNDER MY HAT: TALES FROM THE CAULDRON, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT
  • "I was a Teenage Bigfoot", from BLOOD LITE 3: AFTERTASTE, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT.
  • "Bigfoot on Campus", from HEX APPEAL, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in WORKING FOR BIGFOOT.
  • "Bombshells", from DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • "Jury Duty", from UNBOUND, edited by Shawn Speakman
  • "Cold Case", from SHADOWED SOULS, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes
  • "Day One", from UNFETTERED II, edited by Shawn Speakman
  • "A Fistful of Warlocks", from STRAIGHT OUTTA TOMBSTONE, edited by David Boop
  • "Zoo Day" - brand-new novella, original to this collection
Brief Cases by Jim Butcher will be released on June 5, 2018.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Trailer Relives Donna Sheridan's Past (And Present) Loves

It's been, what, almost 10 years since the release of Mamma Mia! movie musical and it is still as relevant to me as it were released yesterday (and I did actually watch it yesterday). So it is no wonder that a sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, is in the works and will be ready for everyone to devour just around the first movie's 10th year anniversary.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is directed by Ol Parker and stars Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher, and Meryl Streep.

Check out the trailer of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

And what can you say about Cher's surprising appearance!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again


Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.

Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers.

Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.

As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits cinemas on July 20, 2018.

Cover Reveal: 'Spinning Silver' By Naomi Novik Offers An Exciting Retelling Of Rumpelstiltskin

It's almost the end of the year and I haven't heard anything new from author Naomi Novik, and I got a little uncomfortable. See's been one of the top authors on my list to read since the release of her first Temeraire book, His Majesty's Dragon.

She has been so secretive as of late and her latest book, Uprooted, released in 2015 is not helping her cause. It was such an enjoyable read and I can't get enough of her novels. Luckily, I found an update on the Verge, detailing her upcoming novel, Spinning Silver, which is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin and written in the same vein as Uprooted.

Check out the cover of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Naomi Novik once again creates a wonderfully rich, multilayered fantasty world that readers will want to return to again and again.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik will be released on July 10, 2018.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

"Ocean's Eight" Trailer Is Here! Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, w/ Rihanna & Helena Bonham Carter

The Ocean's 11 reboot or spin-off with an all-female twist is, thankfully, gracing the widescreen next year. I am pretty sure they are gearing for yet another trilogy: let's just do the math, shall we? The original trilogy starts with 11 and this one with 8, so if we get their difference we get 3... I am definitely down for an Ocean's 8, 9, and 10 should it come to that reality. But for now let us focus on the trailer and poster of the first one...

Ocean's Eight

This Gary Ross-directed movie stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. This Warner Bros. Pictures feature-length presentation is based on a screenplay written by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch and is produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh.

Check out the first trailer for Ocean's Eight.


The tide has turned and it's a whole new "Ocean's" when a group of 8 plan and execute a heist in New York. Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.

Ocean's 8 will hit cinemas on June 8th, 2018.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Movie Adaptation Of David Levithan's "Every Day" Gets A Teaser Trailer, Starring Angourie Rice

Teen Vogue has just unveiled the very first teaser trailer for Every Day, a movie adaptation of David Levithan's extraordinary book of the same title. This trailer would definitely make you wonder if everyone is really fated to one's soul mate... Ponder on that thought as you listen to P!nk's What About Us? song.

Every Day

This Michael Sucsy-directed movie stars Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, and Lucas Jade Zumann. It is based on the novel of the same title by David Levithan and was adapted to screen by Jesse Andrews. This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Likely Story, and FilmWave feature-legnth presentation is produced by Anthony Bergman, Peter Cron, Christian Grass, and Paul Trijbits.

Check out the teaser trailer of Every Day.


Sixteen-year-old Rhiannon falls in love with A, a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A try to find each other on a daily basis, always unsure of what or who the next day will bring. Soon, the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours starts to take its toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

Every Day movie adaptation hits cinemas on February 23, 2018

Release Of 'The Light Of All That Falls' By James Islington Postponed To 2019, Plus Cover Reveal

If, like me, you are eagerly waiting for the mid-2018 release of James Islington's final The Licanius Trilogy book, then you up for some surprise. Most book sellers originally listed the release of The Light of All That Falls by James Islington next year and that is the very reason I pre-ordered it already. Unfortunately I just received an update from the seller that the release date for the book was postponed so I will have to wait until February 2019 before I can have the copy.

I cannot complain, of course, because I am not entitled to demand from authors when they are going to release their precious books that they had rigorously worked on with labor of Love. For now let us enjoy the official cover of The Light of All That Falls as this trilogy has some of the best book covers that you'll ever lay you eyes on (thanks to Lauren Panepinto for the jacket design and Dominic Saponaro for the jacket illustration).

Checkout the cover of The Light of All That Falls by James Islington.

The Light of All That Falls by James Islington


"Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series." - B&N SF & Fantasy Blog

The Light of All that Falls concludes the epic adventure that began in The Shadow of What Was Lost, the acclaimed fantasy blockbuster from James Islington.

The Boundary is whole once again, but it may be too late.

Banes now stalk Andarra, while in Ilin Illan, the political machinations of a generation come to a head as Wirr's newfound ability forces his family's old enemies into action.

Imprisoned and alone in a strange land, Davian is pitted against the remaining Venerate as they work tirelessly to undo Asha's sacrifice - even as he struggles with what he has learned about the friend he chose to set free.

Finally, Caeden is confronted with the reality of the plan he laid centuries ago - heartbroken at how it began, and devastated by how it must end.

The Light of All That Falls by James Islington will be released on February 19, 2019.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cover Reveal: 'The Fates Divide' Is Veronica Roth's Sequel To 'Carve The Mark' (Cyra Noavek And Akos Kereseth Story)

Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth fans, rejoice! The finale of this fantastic duology has come. The official title, cover, synopsis and release date have been revealed and I can't personally handle the excitement. And it's coming to us on the first quarter on next year.

Presenting The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth, the much awaited sequel to Carve The Mark. Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are back and the entanglement of their fates will get tighter and tighter... but, OMG (forgive my language and entitlement), I hate this OCD inducing feeling! The new cover is fantastic but it does not follow the format of the art of the first hardcover book. It follows the later paperback edition and it is killing. I am hoping there will be a boxed set the fixes this.

Check out the cover of The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth.

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

And here a video you can enjoy.


In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives.

The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may—or may not—be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.

The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth will be released on April 10, 2018.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Spot 1980s Easter Eggs In The New 'Ready Player One' Official Trailer, Starring Tye Sheridan

The long wait for the third Ernest Cline Science Fiction novel may be taking its toll on me. Ready Player One and Armada opened a gateway of nostalgia to most of the books' readers and the expectation for the the next one is very strong (at this point I am not totally sure if this upcoming book is a sequel to Ready Player One or a stand alone SF novel). It's a good thing Ready Player One will have an adaptation coming to the wide screen early next year or there will be war...

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg, one of the icons that made it to the book. But apparently, he has written himself out of the movie, not entirely but drastically. On the other hand, the movie stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller, with Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Dan Farah based on the screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The executive producers are Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria, and Bruce Berman.

Check out the new official trailer for Ready Player One.


The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Ready Player One will hit cinemas on March 30, 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Queen Of Sorrow By Sarah Beth Durst (Book 3 Of The Queens of Renthia)

Following the success of The Queen of Blood and The Reluctant Queen comes the final book in Sarah Beth Durst's The Queens of Renthia trilogy: The Queen of Sorrow. If you are worried that this fantastic series about the furies of nature battling it out, and taking each and every opportunity to kill the human pests, you'll be happy to hear that there will be at least one more book from this universe after this one.

But let's not get ahead of our selves yet and focus our attention to The Queen of Sorrow, which will be published next year. The official cover of the said book has been unveiled and this bluish beauty is unlike it's predecessors -- it does not feature the giant woods in it.

Check out the official cover of The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst.

The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst


The battle between vicious spirits and strong-willed queens that started in the award-winning The Queen of Blood and continued in the powerful The Reluctant Queen comes to a stunning conclusion in The Queen of Sorrow, the final volume of Sarah Beth Durst’s Queens of Renthia trilogy.

Queen Daleina has yearned to bring peace and prosperity to her beloved forest home—a hope that seemed doomed when neighboring forces invaded Aratay. Now, with the powerful Queen Naelin ruling by her side, Daleina believes that her dream of ushering in a new era can be realized, even in a land plagued by malevolent nature spirits who thirst for the end of human life.

And then Naelin’s children are kidnapped by spirits.

Nothing is more important to her than her family, and Naelin would rather watch the world burn than see her children harmed. Blaming the defeated Queen Merecot of Semo for the kidnapping, Naelin is ready to start a war—and has the power to do it.

But Merecot has grander plans than a bloody battle with her southern neighbors. Taking the children is merely one step in a plot to change the future of all Renthia, either by ending the threat of spirits once and for all . . . or plunging the world into chaos.

The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst will be released on May 15, 2018.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Movie Debuts Exciting Teaser Trailer, Starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard

The Jurassic Park franchise is about to release its fifth installment with a roar! Come next year we will be thrilled once again, holding the edges of our seats, as we watch this dinosaur-filled wonder called Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But if you can't wait until next year, at least watch the movie's newly released teaser trailer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This J. A. Bayona-directed movie sequel stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Jeff Goldblum. The screenplay was written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, with Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow as executive producers. The movie is produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, and Belén Atienza.

Check out the new teaser trailer of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.


It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits cinemas on June 22, 2018.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

6 New 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Character Posters Unveiled, Featuring Dylan O'Brien & Others

After a long hiatus due to the unfortunate accident of the movie's main star, Dylan O'Brien, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is finally back on track to be released early next year. The movie's marketing machine is non-stop and just recently 6 new character posters, featuring some of our favorites cast, have been released in the wild. I suspect there will be more coming our way.

This Wes Ball-directed movie adaptation of a novel of the same name written by James Dashner stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Walton Goggins, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, Will Poulter, and Patricia Clarkson. It is written for the wide screen by T.S. Nowlin. The 20th Century Fox feature-length presentation is produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Lee Stollman, and Wes Ball.

Check out these new character posters for Maze Runner: The Death Cure.


Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Maze Runner: The Death Cure


Maze Runner: The Death Cure


In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure will hit cinemas on January 26, 2018.