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.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.

The Promise of Hope

Killed last year in the infamous terror attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall, Kofi Awoonor was a national treasure in his native Ghana.  His career began in 1964 with Rediscovery, and this magnum opus serves as a tribute to his entire long journey charting his beloved nation's course through his accomplished poetry.

Winter Mythologies and Abbots

A pair of linked stories finds that, as translator Ann Jefferson relates, "[Pierre] Michon's great theme is the precarious balance between belief and imposture, and the way the greatest aspirations can be complicated by physical desire or the equally urgent desire for what he calls glory."