- Kelley Armstrong announced the next titles in the Otherworld series, they will be Waking the Witch and Spellbound.
- Keri Author has been given the date of May 2010 as the release for Mercy Burns, sequel to Destiny Kills.
- Katie MacAlister has posted the cover to her upcoming Steampunk novel Steamed, which is due to release in February 2010.
- Seanan McGuire, author of the soon to be released Rosemary and Rue, has posted a list of short stories that can be read for free online.
- Chloe Neill has posted a sneak peak of Friday Night Bites.
- Noteable New Releases Today:
Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
The Dame by R.A. Salvatore
- Book Love Affair has the scoop on the Mercy Thompson series going to the movies!
- BSC Reviews asks Anne Rice about Robert Downey, Jr. as a possible choice to play Lestat. -- Personally, I don't see it. I know I didn't feel good about Tom Cruise getting the role for Interview with the Vampire and he turned out alright for it. But there is one major difference, it's the age factor. Lestat was in his 20's wasn't he?
- Check out this video a new vampire movie Suck coming soon. The cast: Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Henry Rollins, Dave Foley, Dimitri Coats, Rob Stefaniuk, Jessica Paré. It looks like it might be good in cheesy sorta way.
Giveaways Around the Virtual World:
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.
- The Way I See It: Book Review & Contest: Vampire Academy- Post 1001 Contest!
Zeek is celebrating her 1001 post with a giveaway! She is giving away to 1 lucky commenter a $20 Online Gift Certificate to their choice of either Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. Open to anyone with a valid email address. Deadline to enter is midnight on August 18th.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Jory Strong / Spider-Touched Giveaway
Doug has interviewed Jory Strong and is giving away a copy of Spider-Touched. Deadline to enter is midnight on August 18th.
- The Vampire Diaries: Win a complete set
Win a complete set of The Vampire Diaries books signed by best-selling author L.J. Smith. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is by August 18th, Arizona time.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Harlequin Teen Blog Tour & Giveaway
Doug is host to the Harlequin Teen Blog Tour. Stop and comment to win your choice of one of the launch titles, My Soul to Take or Intertwined, or your choice of one of the Harlequin TEEN T-shirts. Two winners will be randomly picked. Deadline to enter is midnight on August 19th.
- Suzanne McLeod: Fire by Krisin Cashore Giveaway
Suzanne is giving away 2 ARCs of Fire by Kristin Cashore, these have the beautiful UK covers. Open to Anyone. Deadline to enter is before Thurs. August 20th end of the day anywhere.
- closetwrite: Dirty Love by Lacey Savage - Review and Giveaway
Lea is giving away an e-book download of Dirty Love by Lacey Savage. Open to everyone over the age of 18 years old. Deadline to enter is before Friday, August 21st.
- Karen Mahoney: 3-2-1 Giveaway!
Karen is giving away 3 prizes! 1st Prize: UK editions of books from the Study Series by Maria V. Snyder. 2nd Prize: First 2 Evernight Books by Claudia Gray. 3rd Prize: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is end of day anywhere on Friday, August 21st.
- Book Junkie: Contest! ahhhhh, Sookie, Sookie!
Brande is giving away the Sookie Stackhouse Books 1-7 by Charlaine Harris in a box set. Deadline to enter is Friday, August 21st.
- Ink and Paper: Contest: Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin
Jo is givina away a copy of Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin. Open to world wide. Deadline to enter is at 5pm GMT on Friday, August 21st.
- Book Addict: 50th Post Giveaway!
Patti is giving away the first 3 books in the Marked Series by S.J. Day and The Brides of Fortune trilogy by Nicola Cornick. A winner for each set of books. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is before Friday, August 21st.
- Jocelynn Drake: Contest Round 6: Rachel Vincent
Jocelynn is giving away a signed copy of Prey by Rachel Vincent. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is midnight EST on Saturday, August 22nd.
- Leontine's Book Realm: Ode to Karen Moning Week Begins
Leontine is giving away two prizes! One lucky commenter will get the new release by Karen Marie Moning Dreamfever and another lucky commenter will get a surprise pick from Karen Marie Moning's backlist. Open to everyone. Deadline to enter is before Sunday, August 23rd <- Happy Birthday Leontine!!!.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway! Strange Brew
Graeme is giving away three copies of Strange Brew edited by P.N. Elrod, courtesy of St. Martin's Press. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 23rd.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway! The King's Daughters' by Nathalie Mallet
Graeme is giving away three signed copies of The King's Daughters by Nathalie Mallet. Open to the US, UK and Canada. Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 23rd.
- Stumbling Over Chaos: Book Giveaway: Dark Hunger by Rita Herron
Chris is 5 copies of Dark Hunger by Rita Herron, courtesy of the Hatchette Book Group. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is 7 PM CDT on Monday, August 24th.
- Princess Bookie: Another Contest
Cindy is have a super huge contest! I don't even have enough room to list everything she is giving away. Head over and check it out! Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Monday, August 24th.
- Fantasy Book News & Reviews: Giveaway: First 3 Crossroads Books by Kate Elliott
Jeff is giving away, courtesy of Tor, a set of Kate Elliott's Crossroads series: Spirit Gate and Shadow Gate in mass market paperback, and Traitor's Gate in hardcover. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is before Monday, August 24th.
- Darque Reviews: Guest Post - Giveaway - Leanna Renee Hieber
Leanna Renee Hieber is visiting Darque Reviews and will be giving away two copies of her upcoming release The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, release day August 25th. Deadline to enter is before Tuesday, August 25th.
- Pure Imaginations: It's Contest Time!
Lori is giving away a copy of Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 25th.
- BellaAndEdward.com: BAE Exclusive UK Book Contest: Win Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick!
BAE is giving away 3 signed proof copies of the upcoming book Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, release day October 13th. Open to the UK only. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 25th.
- BD Horror News: WIN a Kickin' 'The Final Destination' Prize Pack!
BloodyDisgusting.com is giving away two different Final Destination prize packages. Head over to see what's in them. Deadline to enter is before August 31st.
- Fantasy & SciFi Lovin' News & Reviews: Pick Your Sequel Giveaway
SQT is giving away a copy of Vanished by Kat Richardson and Enigma by C. F. Bentley. You pick which one! Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is before August 31st.
- Blood of the Muse: Book Giveaway: Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Paul is giving away a copy of Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko. Open Worldwide. Deadline to enter is 11:59 PM EST on September 1st.
- Nalini Singh: Blaze of Memory ARC Contest
Nalini is giving away an ARC of Blaze of Memory, Book 7 in her Psy-Changelings series. Deadline to enter is midnight New Zealand Time on September 5th.