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See inside the official 'Sons of Anarchy' book, and read the Tara chapter

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As Sons of Anarchy fans rev up for the start of the final season (premiering Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FX), creator Kurt Sutter has revealed the cover of the show’s forthcoming companion book, Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition, for which he penned an introduction. It’ll hit shelves Dec. 10, the day after the FX drama’s series finale airs.

EW has an exclusive first look inside at the chapter on Tara (Maggie Siff), a map of SOA charters, the SAMCRO family tree, and more. Click on the images for a fuller size. READ FULL STORY

Read an excerpt from Cristina Moracho's YA novel 'Althea and Oliver'

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Debut author Cristina Moracho’s Althea and Oliver (out Oct. 9) is like Eleanor & Park, but set in the ’90s.

According to the official description, it’s “Spring 1996. Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since first grade, living on the same block in Wilmington, North Carolina. Now they’re juniors, developing romantic feelings for each other—and things go off the rails. Oliver contracts Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as ‘Sleeping Beauty syndrome'; he’s in bed for weeks at a time, and remembers nothing, especially not what he might do in the middle of an episode. What happens during one of those episodes shatters their friendship, and before they can talk about it, his mother enrolls him in a sleep study in Manhattan. He leaves without telling Althea. She follows him, and the surprising conclusion to their lifelong story will completely satisfy readers.”

As Moracho herself tells it, “Learning about Kleine-Levin Syndrome was definitely the original catalyst for this book, but it was always meant to tell these two stories—the boy who grapples with this mysterious affliction, and the girl who finds herself dreading his next episode or enduring those lonely days without him.

“Althea and Oliver arrived simultaneously in my imagination, and while the story evolved over time, it has always belonged equally to them both,” she says. READ FULL STORY

Damon Lindelof talks series endings and more in excerpts from 'Showrunners'

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Behind every great show is a hardworking showrunner—someone who has a hand in just about everything, from the words the characters say to the look of any given scene. On October 31st, Des Doyle’s documentary Showrunners will tell that behind-the-scenes story in theaters (and VOD).

But before the film is released, viewers can get plenty of scoop in the documentary’s written companion. Tara Bennett’s Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is an insider’s guide to running hit shows, featuring exclusive interviews with Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and more. READ FULL STORY

Learn 'How to Survive a Sharknado' in this useful excerpt

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Step 1: Tape up your windows and fire up Twitter.

Step 2: Make sure your chainsaw is in proper working order.

Step 3: Pick up a copy of How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, a slim survival guide containing everything you need to know about making it through predatory portmanteaus like the dreaded Dinonami, the wicked Whalestrom, the alarming Arachnoquake… and, of course, the titular fake phenomenon, which is scheduled to hit New York City later this month in Syfy’s upcoming trashterpiece Sharknado 2: The Second One. READ FULL STORY

Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes': Read an excerpt now -- EXCLUSIVE

Horror master Stephen King is back — and his tense, jittery new thriller, Mr. Mercedes (out June 3), pits and ex-cop against a sociopath scheming to murder thousands. Below, read an excerpt, which first appeared in the May 16 issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Back in his roomy basement workspace, Brady speaks another word. This one is chaos. On the far side of the control room is a long shelf about three feet about the floor. Ranged along it are seven laptop computers with their darkened screens flipped up. There’s also a chair on casters, so he can roll rapidly from one to another. When Brady speaks the magic word, all seven come to life. The number 20 appears on each screen, then 19, then 18. If he allows this countdown to reach zero, a suicide program will kick in, scrubbing his hard discs clean and overwriting them with gibberish. READ FULL STORY

'Hi doggie!': Hear 'The Room' star Greg Sestero read from his memoir -- EXCLUSIVE AUDIOBOOK EXCERPT

When Entertainment Weekly first spoke to actor Greg Sestero back in 2008 the cult which surrounded his film The Room was still a small, mostly Los Angeles-based affair. Six years on, director-writer-star Tommy Wiseau’s fantastically awful film has become famous around the world and Sestero’s recent memoir The Disaster Artist – which concerns both the film’s production and his friendship with Wiseau — has been optioned by James Franco. READ FULL STORY

Read an excerpt from K.A. Harrington's 'Forget Me' -- EXCLUSIVE

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From Facebook to YA book: K.A. Harrington’s Forget Me is a psychological thriller inspired by Facebook’s facial recognition software. Can we “like” that? It sounds creepy! We’ve got an exclusive excerpt from the novel (out Aug. 14) after the jump, but first read the official description:

“Morgan never minded her boyfriend Flynn’s dark and private nature. She found him mysterious and alluring. But now he’s dead, and she can’t move on. She feels much like her dying town, River’s End, with its overgrown amusement park and abandoned houses: once happy…now fading away. To get some closure on the three-month anniversary of Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to her online social media profile, along with a note to say goodbye. She’s shocked when the facial recognition tool suggests she tag him as ‘Evan Murphy’. She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search reveals that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn—same eyes, nose, jawline—only this boy is very much alive.

Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her town, her boyfriend, and even her parents’ involvement in the fall of Stell, the mega-corporation that Evan’s family owns that took down the entire town of River’s End in its collapse.” READ FULL STORY

Read the first two chapters of Richelle Mead's 'The Immortal Crown' -- EXCLUSIVE

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The Immortal Crown, the second book in Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, hits shelves May 29. But why wait until next month when you can read the first two chapters today? Here’s the official description of Crown, then check out the excerpt after the jump:

Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.

Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.

Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.” READ FULL STORY

Snoopy superfan Andy Cohen introduces new 'Peanuts Guide to Life' collection: Read it here! EXCLUSIVE

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Does Bravo exec turned TV personality Andy Cohen have a thing for Snoopy? Take a look at the adorable picture above — as well as this more recent shot — and decide for yourself.

It’s totally appropriate, then, that Running Press enlisted Cohen to write the foreword for the newest edition of Peanuts Guide to Life, a collection of strips and quotes representing the best of creator Charles Schulz’s work.

The reissue hits shelves Tuesday — but we’ve got an exclusive look at the book’s Cohen-penned intro below. See below:

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Preview a paragraph from George R.R. Martin's 'The Winds of Winter' -- EXCLUSIVE

Since July of 2011, Game of Thrones fans have been waiting — not very patiently — for a release date for the sixth installment of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Unfortunately, we can’t bring you an update on that news quite yet — but we can give you an exclusive first look at the book.

Next month, Random House will launch a large update for George R.R. Martin’s A World of Ice and Fire app. In addition to including many new characters and location descriptions, the update will also include an exclusive chapter from The Winds of Winter, featuring one of the series’ most popular characters: Tyrion Lannister. (And yes, you’ll be able to download and access the excerpt in the free version — no payment required. If you’ve already purchased the app, you’re covered there, as well.)

The full chapter will be available in March, but check out the exclusive first paragraph below and tell us what you think:

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