SF/F Links of Interest & Giveaways 7/1/09

My giveaway for a copy of Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland ends tomorrow night at 10 PM CST. If you haven't entered hurry over and tell me what interests you the most about the book. Click here to enter.

The past couple of weeks have been busy ones in the blogosphere. Lots information to share, so have at it!

Author News:

  • Kelley Armstrong has sent out her Summer '09 Newsletter. It's full of interesting tidbits such as release dates, pre-orders, contest info and much more.
  • Barb Hendee posted that the books Dhamphir and Thief of Lives will be available for the Kindle on July 7th and she is assuming that the electronic version for other eReaders will be close behind. If you haven't read the Noble Dead Saga by Barb and J.C. Hendee, you are missing out on a great high, dark fantasy. I can't recommend this series enough.
  • Anya Bast has posted the cover for Wicked Enchantment, which will be out in January 2010. Cover art was done by Tony Mauro. Very nice!
  • Rachel Vincent has posted her covers on the UK versions of Rogue and Pride. There are subtle differences, can you spot them?
  • Yasmine Galenorn has post the Bone Magic video on her blog. Check it out!
  • Lilith Saintcrow announced that Night Shift (Book 1, Jill Kismet series) is now part the Hachette Book's Open Book program. A free read! This is a good way to start a series.
  • S.J. Day announced Eve of Darkness is now available in eBook format at Sony eBook Store.
Interesting Tidbits:
  • Suvudu Free Book Library will have Darkfever (Book 1, Fever Series) by Karen Marie Moning available as a free download from July 1 through October 1, 2009. If you haven't start the Fever Series and you have been wanting to, this is a good opportunity to do so.
  • Drop of Crimson has release their 6/30/09 issue online. Lots of interesting reviews and interviews. One review was done by fellow blogger, Lexie of Poisoned Rationality, on the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.
  • ONLY THE BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY has a post up on the FTC wanting to regulate bloggers, as bloggers you'll probably want to check this post out and see how it might effect you, if the guidelines are passed later this summer: News: FTC to Regulate Bloggers!?
  • J. Kaye's Book Blog posted No More Negative Reviews, interesting post. I agree with her 100% on her reasoning, mainly too little time and too many good books to read to waste it on the ones that don't interest you.
  • i09 has a fun post titled 10 Best Robot Crotch Shots (And One Boob Shot) [Triviagasm]. I think the title says it all *grin*.
  • Amber over at Amberkatze's Book Blog posted the new title to the Jeri Smith-Ready's third WVMP book will be Bring on the Night.
  • The Discriminating Fangirl has a post up about helping the Paranormal Romance group on GoodReads compiling a list of heroes/heroines/protagonists in paranormal romance and urban fantasy series. If you would like to help contribute, head over to TDF's post for info on how.
  • Follow the Reader has an interesting post: Do Twitter and Blogs Really Drive Book Sales? - I think they do. Myself as a case study, since joining the book blogosphere and Twitter, have purchased more books based on blogs and Twitter recommendations than anytime before joining.
  • Dark Wolf's Fantasy Review has an interview and showcase on the artist Bente Schlick. If you love fantasy art, check Ms. Schlick's artwork, it's gorgeous.
Contests/Giveaways:
  • Suzanne McLeod's contest: Eternal Kisses in Mean Streets : Giveaway ends today! HURRY over for your chance at winning The Eternal Kiss : Twelve Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire or Mean Streets plus a signed copy of Suzanne's book, either The Cold Kiss of Death, or The Sweet Scent of Blood. Second commentator drawn will win the other book.
  • The Book Smugglers has Nalini Singh as a guest discussing "Inspiration and Influences" and giving away a copy of Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh. Deadline to enter is 11:59 pm on Thursday, July 2nd.
  • Ann Aguirre is having a Summer Heat 2 contest and is giving away a copy of Scandal by Carolyn Jewel and Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran. Deadline to enter is before Friday, July 3rd.
  • Suvudu's is having a contest titled: Suvudu's "Road Trip to Comic-Con with Max Brooks" Contest, and giving away a Max Brooks prize bundle containing the audio editions of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide. You have until July 3rd to enter the contest.
  • Stumbling over Chaos is giving away two copies of Eternal Lover, an anthology that contains stories by Jackie Kessler, Lynsay Sands, Richelle Mead, and Hannah Howell. One of the copies is signed by Jackie Kessler. Deadline to enter is Friday, July 3rd 7PM CDT.
  • Graeme's Fantasy Book Review is giving away two sets of Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan in celebration of the release of In Ashes Lie. Deadline to enter is July 4th.
  • Kaz at Deadline Dames is giving away Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison and Prom Nights from Hell, an anthology by authors: Kim Harrison, Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, Michele Jaffe and Lauren Myracle. Deadline to enter is end of day anywhere on July 4th.
  • Amberkatze's Book Blog has interviewed Rachel Vincent and is giving away your choice of any one of Rachel Vincent's books including My Soul to Take. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July 5th by 4pm CET.
  • Vampire Wire is giving away 3 copies of The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Deadline to enter is the evening of July 5th.
  • BSC Reviews is giving away a full set of Patina finished Mistborn Miniatures. Deadline to enter is before Monday, July 6th.
  • Nalini Singh is having Countdown to Branded by Fire celebration all week until Branded by Fire (Book 6, Psy-Changeling series) releases on July 7th.
  • Silk and Shadows is having contest, that will be running all week, for a chance to win Through the Veil by Shiloh Walker.
  • Pat's Fantasy Hotlist is giving away five copies of the final book in Joel Shepherd's Cassandra Kresnov series, Killswitch. Not sure what the deadline is.
  • BSC Reviews is giving away 5 signed copies of Chris Evan's The Light of Burning Shadows (Iron Elves Book II). Deadline to enter is before July 12th.
  • Patricia's Vampire Notes is giving away 5 copies of The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Deadline to enter is July 21st.
  • Book Junkie is having a Hot Summer Nights contest that will be running for the month of July. Here over and check out the details.
  • Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings is giving members of her blog a chance at winning Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran or Blood Promise by Richelle Mead. Not a member of her blog? No problem, just head over and join. Deadline to enter is before July 31st.
  • Random House Publishing Group Announces the Karen Marie Moning "Fever Series" Book Trailer Contest: Win a trip for two to Dublin, Ireland! Grand Prize, a 4-day, 3-night trip for two to Dublin, Ireland, to explore the city...that is, the human side of the city. Click here for more information about the trailer contest and official rules. The contest runs from June 29-August 7.

Fantasy Dreamer

8 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Oh some nice looking contests in there, and I so need to sign up for Amrstrongs newsletter since I adore her

Chris said...

Thanks for the mention! Wow, lots going on right now, isn't there?!

Amy C said...

Always an extensive list! Thanks for the link over to JKaye's blog. I enjoyed that post and agree with her 100 percent :).

Fantasy Dreamer (Donna) said...

Hi Blodeuedd - Oh, do sign up for Kelley's newsletter, don't want to miss out. :)

Hi Chris - You're welcome! Yes, I agree about a lot going on. Seems like a blog posting frenzy right now. But fun!

Hi Amy C - You're welcome! When I read her post, I thought, "Yes, good for you!"

The Discriminating Fangirl said...

Thanks for passing the word along about the list project, Donna!

Amberkatze said...

Thanks for the mention!

Fantasy Dreamer (Donna) said...

Hi TDF - Glad to do it. I'm going over when I have more time this weekend and enter my picks.

Hi Amber - Happy to!

Lea said...

What an awesome post Donna!

Thank you for all the updates and links, it is so informative and appreciated.

I'm going to follow up.

Best
L

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