Eloisa James Announces a Giveaway

Readers of the Barnes & Noble Review -- and in particular fans of Eloisa James's Reading Romance column -- will be excited to hear Eloisa's latest announcement on her own website:


"To celebrate the upcoming release of my latest novel A Kiss at Midnight, my publisher, Barnes & Noble, and I have teamed up to offer not one, but TWO chances to win a Nook, the Barnes & Noble electronic reader, plus a $50 B&N gift card to the bookstore. There are even more fabulous prizes to be had—there are two ways you can enter to win the Nook and more."


Visit  Eloisa's website to get the full details, or you can enter via Eloisa’s Facebook page.   And don't miss her July column on wonderful romance reads for young adults.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.