Dissecting Hardcase Crime, Lovespell, Leisure, Bookclubs

I love Hardcase Crime!

Alright guys, I'm really loving this hardcase crime stuff. I was intrigued with the idea when it first came out and I was a member of horror club from Leisure, but didn't jump on the bandwagon until now. I'm glad I did when I did because the first book I received by them, Songs of Innocent (Review to be up shortly) was mindblowing. It's going to be one of those rare five star ratings!

Even if you're not book club inclined, I wholeheartedly recommend at least purchasing this book or other editions. A great idea that works. I'm especially anxious for next months, which features two books in one from none other than Robert Bloch (Yes, the man who wrote Psycho) I always loved this man's work.
From their website:
Hard Case Crime is dedicated to reviving the vigor and excitement, the suspense and thrills — the sheer entertainment — of the golden age of paperback crime novels, both by bringing back into print the best work of the pulp era and by introducing readers to new work by some of today's most powerful writers and artists. Determined detectives and dangerous women...fortune hunters and vengeance seekers...ingenious criminals and men on the run for their lives...Hard Case Crime novels offer everything you want from a great story, all in handsome and affordable mass-market editions.

I Love Dorchester Bookclubs!

I've always loved the idea of book clubs, but Dorchester is the only one I find worth subscribing to. This is going to sound like an ad, and in a way it is, because with the service I've found I'd love for more people to join and make sure this club stays alive and gets the fame it deserves.

I'd like to join with the Harlequin series, but six books per month adds up to a little more than I'd like on a regular basis. The others - six books for a penny, etc. - which are akin to Columbia House, never struck my fancy either and aren't what I'm looking for, although I may subscribe to them again eventually, who knows.

Dorchester has shown to be a unique method that I've never had hidden fees with, really. As a teenager I subscribed for around a year, then a few years later went back for 2 years. Now I'm back again. I've unsubscribed either from moving, too many TBR books staring at me from the bookshelf, but never from the practices. It's always an even 10 and change for the Love Spell and Horror, the shipping a mere $2.00 for each book. When I've called to cancel it's one phone call, and I never received so much as one ad from them afterwards. Really. It's nice to find those rare honest practices now of days among vultures.

Since this already sounds like an ad (I can't help it!) here's what the book clubs also include:

  • Your first 2 books are free besides shipping and handling ($2.00 cost, not the $20 like others)
  • There are no contracts or obligations; you can cancel whenever you want, no matter how long (or short) you've been a member
  • On the website that have sections for the readers, including a forum where some of the authors post. There is a fan registry where you can give your opinions on novels to help them help you out further.
  • Every five books you buy gets you one free, no limit
  • 30% of all website orders
They have 2 romance clubs (Historical and Love Spell/Paranormal), Horror, Thriller, Hardcase, Western, and they're just starting a sci-fi/fantasy one. I'm a member of the Horror, Love Spell, and Hardcase currently. Anyone else a member?