- At The Magic District, Diana Rowland interviews Sarah Wendell, one of the co-authors of Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels by Candy Tan & Sarah Wendell.
- Interesting post at Books on the Brain asking: Are you a skimmer or a reader? when reading blog posts.
- Nicely done review on Black and White by Jackie Kessler and Kaitlin Kitteredge at Preternatural Reviews.
- Check out the new book cover for Kelly Gay's new book The Better Part of Darkness.
- Love Romance Passion has 16 Ways to Read More Books.
- Have you been wondering just exactly what is steampunk? Check out Janicu's Book Blog.
- Smexy Books has the run down on the J.R. Ward's Lover Avenged Chat Transcript.
- Looking for a book that your pre-teen/teen will want to read, check out this book review and interview on Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom by Tim Byrd at Old Bat's Belfry.
- Amberkatze's Book Blog has an author interview and contest with Vicki Pettersson, the giveaway is an ARC of City of Souls.
- Monthly giveaway at Amberkatze's Book Blog is a copy of Strange Angels.
- Lots of giveaways for The Wolverine Files by Mike W. Barr:
- BSC is giving away 5 copies of The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
- SciFiGuy.ca is giving away an ARC of Intertwined by Gena Showalter.
- Yankee Romance Reviewers is giving away 5 copies of One Deadly Sin by Annie Solomon.
- The World in a Satin Bag is having a massive giveaway celebrating their 1000th blog post.
- J. Kaye's Book Blog is going to have 22 Days of 22 audio books giveaways.
- Cindy Pon, author of Silver Phoenix is having a super giveaway, a signed copy of Silver Phoenix and your choice of either an original framed painting by her or $100 gift card to the book store of your choice. The more people who enter the contest, the more prizes Cindy Pon will be offered up.
- Added after posting: Almost forgot my own giveaway here on Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings! Click here for details on winning a copy of Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre.
Movies on the Horizon:
Sherlock Holmes looks like it might be good with a lot of dark humor. I had seen the preview for it, yesterday at the movie theater. It is being directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. The movie is to premiere on November 20, 2009.
Blood: The Last Vampire
When I first seen the trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire, my first thought was "Oh, please let this movie play here in the US!" It will show here in the US, in July 2009. YESSS!
From the Sony website:
From a Producer of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE, based on the cult hit series. Demons have infested the earth. And only one warrior stands between the dark and the light: Saya, a half-human, half-vampire samurai who preys on those who feast on human blood. Joining forces with the shadowy society known as the Council, Saya is dispatched to an American military base, where an intense series of swordfights leads her to the deadliest vampire of all. And now after 400 years, Saya's final hunt is about to begin.