ICE COLD goes on sale today!

I’m having one of those “oh my god, now it starts” days. Because today, ICE COLD goes on sale across the U.S. Yes, it’s an occasion for celebration and giddiness that the new book will be in bookstores everywhere. But it also makes me want to crawl into a cave and not come out until it’s all over. I’ve gone through this many times before, and I know that in the weeks following a book’s release, an author rides a roller coaster of emotions. Moments of sheer joy that your book is out there. Worries whether those copies are selling.

But instead of writing a fret-filled post (I always seem to get into trouble whenever I write about author anxieties) I thought I’d blog about my trip to Hollywood instead.

(Sasha Alexander and me!)

You can read about it over on Murderati.com — photos included!

Want to attend an advance Rizzoli & Isles screening? Here’s how!

TNT will be hosting advance screening events in five cities. If you’d like to be part of the audience, here are the contact e-mails to get a reservation. Hope to see you there!

RSVP Lines:
Boston screening (June 30): RizzoliandIslesBoston@gmail.com
Philadelphia screening (July 1) : RizzoliandIslesPhilly@gmail.com
New York screening (July 11) : RizzoliIslesnewyork@gmail.com
Chicago screening (July 8): Rizzoli.IslesChicago@gmail.com
Atlanta screening (July 7): rizzoli.islesatl@gmail.com

New Rizzoli & Isles promo

A fun look at the new TV show:

for girls only

(This post appeared on Murderati last Tuesday, while I was traveling so I didn’t get to post a link to it. But here it is.)

Jane and Maura (?) are now tweeting!

I made the astonishing discovery today that Jane and Maura are now on Twitter! (Honest, I have nothing to do with it.) My characters really have come to life and are now tweeting to the world. If you’re on Twitter, you can find their tweets @JaneRizzoli and @MauraIsles.

Way too funny not to watch!

With kudos to Amy Kathleen Ryan for filmmaking genius!

Salon.com review of ICE COLD

(review by Sarah Weinman)

“Ice Cold” by Tess Gerritsen (June 29)

At first it seems counterintuitive to read a thriller set in the thick of a snowstorm in the middle of nowhere during the summer, but what better way to create the illusion of escapism than to reverse weather course? The publication timing of Gerritsen’s newest novel featuring Boston cop Jane Rizzoli and her friend (and city medical examiner) Maura Isles has more to do with the July 12 premiere of the TNT show (starring Angie Harmon as Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as Isles), but “Ice Cold” works well as a series introduction. The normally staid, buttoned-up Isles — nursing romantic difficulties with her boyfriend, who also happens to be a priest — indulges in an impulse wilderness trip with an old high school acquaintance while playing hooky from a medical conference. The snow accumulates, stranding Isles & co., but Gerritsen has several more tricks up her sleeve, raising the suspense stakes with a secretive cult, home-brew surgery under the most appalling circumstances, and the possibility that Isles might not make it home. Gerritsen paces “Ice Cold” with surgical precision but doesn’t neglect her main characters, even if Rizzoli’s trademark fire doesn’t kick in until the second half of the book.

TNT and Curves: “Strong Women Challenge”

Press release from Turner Broadcasting:

TNT and Curves Join in Summer-Long Strong Woman Challenge

Promotion Includes Teams inspired by TNT’s Powerful Female Characters, Free Tuesday Workouts at Curves and More
TNT and Curves are joining forces for a new, summer-long promotion that will introduce the strong characters on TNT while also encouraging women to hit the gym. Through the Strong Woman Challenge, women will be empowered to identify their inner strengths, join one of four teams inspired by TNT’s lineup of female characters and commit to work out three times a week for six weeks at Curves. As part of the promotion, Curves is opening its doors to non-members by offering free workouts on “Try Us Tuesdays,” beginning June 1. In addition, special sneak-preview screenings of TNT’s new drama Rizzoli & Isles will be held in Curves locations around the country to kick off the promotion.

“TNT is the home of some of the most powerful female characters on television, with shows like The Closer, HawthoRNe, Saving Grace and the upcoming Rizzoli & Isles,” said Tricia Melton, senior vice president of entertainment marketing for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This promotion with Curves gives us a great opportunity to remind women that like the characters in our shows, they have the power to control their lives both inside and out.”

Author signings and BEA

Check out my blog on my visit to Book Expo America last week. It’s over on Murderati.

And you simply must watch the video about book signings that I posted there!