Just a quick reminder about my contest for a signed copy of Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon closes at 10PM CST tomorrow night.Author News
- Jim Butcher posted the cover to the 12th Dresden Files novel, Changes, due to release in April 2010.
- Rachel Caine announced on Twitter: "Probably appropriate to FINALLY announce the new book deal! 3 books, new series, first book called DEAD SEXY, starts aft. last Warden book."
- Jaye Wells will be at the Dallas Comic Con this coming weekend, August 15-16 at the Richardson Civic Center.
- Larissa Ione has posted a video of her chatting about demons while at the Romantic Times Convention in Orlando, Florida.
- Darque Reviews has Leanna Renee Hieber, author of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, as a guest.
- Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood Widescreen Wallpapers: These images are based on the True Blood characters but the scenes go beyond the HBO TV series to the books further out. They have Sims look to them.
- Lurv à la Mode has interesting post on readers' reading style and genre switching or not switching.
- Ilona Andrews posted this link to a website called Romance by You. Basically it's a site where you personalize a book's cover, name the characters, features and places, you are the co-author.
- Steamcon: A Steampunk Convention: October 23-25, 2009 at the Seattle Airport Marriot in Seattle Marriot.
- ShockTillYouDrop.com "Has learned exclusively that Sony's Screen Gems is moving ahead with a fourth film in the "Underworld" franchise and is targeting a January 21, 2011 release. The movie will be shot in 3-D."
- VampChix is looking for book reviewers to post periodically on vampires, all genres: horror, romance, manga, YA, sci/fi, mystery, non-fiction.
- Dewey's Read-a-Thon is set for October 24-25, 2009. Head over for the details if you would like to participate.
- Smexy Books has a great post on some Black Dagger Brotherhood series tidbits and information on a chat happening on Tuesday, August 18th at 8pm EST.
- Suvudu has added three new free reads for August: The Briar King by Greg Keyes, King’s Property by Morgan Howell and The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson.
- Simon & Schuster has made the first book Uglies in Scott Westerfield's Uglies series available as a free download for a limited time.
- I have to share this post with you: Geeks, we are not nerds! - I love it! And makes me happy. The post explains the difference in geeks, nerds, normie and a dork.
As always, I hope you find a new a book or an author that you've not heard of before listed here. Good Luck! The ongoing contest list is on my blog's sidebar.
- Fantasy & SciFi Lovin' News & Reviews: Giveaway! First 3 Books of Janny Wurts' The Wars of Light and Shadow Series
SQT is giving away the first three books of The Wars of Light and Shadow series by Janny Wurts to one lucky winner. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is before Wed. August 12th.
- Book Love Affair: Urban Fantasy Awards
Book Love Affair is offer winners their pick out of two great urban fantasy prize packs but you have to pick it upfront. Head over and check them out. Deadline to enter is before August 13th.
- Jocelynn Drake: Contest Round 5: Mark Del Franco
Jocelynn is giving away a signed copy of Skin Deep by Mark Del Franco. Open to everyone. Deadline to enter is by Saturday, August 15th, midnight ET.
- Amberkatze's Book Blog: Author Interview & Contest with Leanna Renee Hieber
Amber has author Leanna Renee Hieber over for an interview and Leanna is giving away a signed copy of her upcoming debut release The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker. Deadline to enter is by Sunday, August 16th, 4pm CET.
- Silk & Shadows: Signed copy of Dawn Keepers!
Jessa Slade is giving away a signed of Dawn Keepers (Book 2, The Final Prophecy) by Jessica Andersen. Leave a comment on any post or every post this week for a chance to win it. Deadline to enter is probably before August 17th.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Book Release Promotion and Giveaway - The Calling by David Mack
Doug is giving away, courtesy of Pocket Books, two copies of The Calling by David Mack. Deadline to enter is midnight on August 17th.
- Confessions of a Wandering Heart: Never Cry Werewolf Review & Contest
Suzie is giving away an ARC of Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis. Open to Anyone. Deadline to enter is before Thurs. August 20th.
- Fantasy & SciFi Lovin' News & Reviews: Giveaway! The Winds of Dune by Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
SQT is giving away 5 The Winds of Dune String Backpacks, two of the backpacks will have a signed copy of The Winds of Dune. Open to the US and Canada only. Deadline to enter is before Thurs. August 20th.
- SciFiChick.com: Geektastics: Stories from the Nerd Herd Giveaway
SciFiChick.com is giving away, 3 copies of Geektastics: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci, courtesy of Little, Brown Books. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is August 21st.
- SciFiChick.com: Winds of Dune Giveaway
SciFiChick.com is giving away, courtesy of Tor/Forge, 5 Winds of Dune string backpacks and 2 grand prizes of hardback copies of The Winds of Dune, by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is August 28th.
- Larissa Ione: Website Redesign and Contest!!!!
Larissa has a bunch of great prizes to give away celebrating the launch of her newly redesigned website. Deadline to enter is August 31st.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: The Calling by David Mack - Contest
Patricia is giving away, courtesy of Pocket Books, two copies of The Calling by David Mack. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM Hawaii Time on August 31st.
- Life on the Fringe: The Dark Sparklies Never After ARC & Backlist Contest
Yasmine Galenorn is giving away an ARC of the anthology Never After and 20 books from her backlist. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is August 31st, 11:59 Pacific time.
- Words To Mouth: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Carrie interviews Seanan McGuire and is giving away a copy of Rosemary and Rue, release date September 1, 2009. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is midnight EST August 31st.
- The Book Butterfly: Win a Signed Copy of Meridian by Amber Kizer
The Book Butterfly is giving away a signed copy of Meridian by Amber Kizer. Open to the Us. Deadline to enter is September 1st.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a copy of Steven Erikson's Bauchelain and Korbal Broach
Pat is giving away, courtesy of Tor Books, five copies of Steven Erikson's Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, an omnibus that contains the novellas: Blood Follows, The Lees of Laughter's End and The Healthy Dead. No Deadline given.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a copy of Glen Cook's The Return of the Black Company
Pat is giving away 5 copies of Glen Cook's Black Company omnibus, The Return of the Black Company: Bleak Seasons and She is the Darkness, courtesy of Tor Books. No Deadline given.
- Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a copy of Clockwork Phoenix 2 edited by Mike Allen
Pat is giving away 2 copies of Clockwork Phoenix 2 edited by Mike Allen, an anthology that contains 15 short stories from SFF authors such as Tanith Lee and Catherynne M. Valente, courtesy of Norilana Books. No Deadline given.