New Releases, Author News & More - 9/8/09

New Releases Today: If you have a review for any of the new releases, I would be happy to link it in this list. Just put a link in the comments of this post.


Ghost Huntress Book 2: The Guidance by Marley Gibson
YA Paranormal
- Reviewed by
Dark Visions: The Strange Power; The Possessed; The Passion by L.J. Smith
YA Paranormal
- Reviewed by
Author News:
  • Jackie Kessler posted her top 10 tips for Dragon-Con - very hilarious!
  • Annette McCleave is guest blogging at Murder She Writes - stop by for a chance to win a copy of her new release Drawn into Darkness.
  • Jocelynn Drake is interviewed by Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews
  • Heather Davis is interviewed by Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews
  • Terry Spears is guest blogging at Love Romance Passion
  • Chloe Neill is guest blogging at Naughty Editions Books & Chloe announced that the UK publisher Gollancz has made a deal to publish in the UK the first two books in Chloe's the Chicagoland Vampires series and the first three books in her new YA series the Dark Elite.
  • Carolyn MacCullough is interviewed at The Book Butterfly
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon posted a new excerpt to Born of Ice, Book 3 in The League series that releases on December 1, 2009.
  • Stacia Kane talks about her experience at Dragon-Con on the Suvudu blog.
  • Marta Acosta will be on Blog Talk Radio talking with Phoebe Jordan on Sept. 10th from 8pm to 10pm EST talking about The Bride of Casa Dracula, the third book in her Casa Dracula series and more.
Interesting Tidbits:
  • BBAW's voting booth is now open! Go vote for your favorite blogs, you have until midnight Saturday September 12th. Here is a link to view the blogs that made the shortlist, maybe you'll find some new blogs to hang out at. Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist and good luck!
  • J. Kaye's Book Blog has started a new reading challenge: 2009/2010 Lynn Viehl's Darkyn Series Reading Challenge. As a rule, I usually don't do reading challenges but I'm thinking pretty hard about doing this one, since I have all the books in this series but have yet to read them.
  • The Misadventures of Super Librarian has a very interesting post: An Open Letter To Romance Bloglandia talking about the atmosphere of the blogging world right now, definitely food for thought here. I found this blog via Monkey Bear Reviews.
  • Book Chick City will be hosted a huge Halloween bash this year during October: All Hallow's Eve. This event will run from October 1 to 31st.

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.



16 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Fun post as always, some nice contest and I had to go and read what superlibrarian said, and comment.
Why can't all just be nice and play along :( I honestly start to think that I will be so sad when I get my first angry comment...which I of course then reject cos I will be too sad

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Blodeuedd - Thanks! Yes, I dread that day when the anger commenter/emailer shows up. This is all for fun for the most part, why are some people getting so serious about things? I don't like something in the online world, I stay away from it.

Chris said...

Wow. So. Much. Going. On.

Wendy's post was interesting - and reminded me of the similarities between all blogging communities. :)

Lea said...

Hey Donna:

Awesome informative post. I've read Lynn Viehl's Darkyn Series and loved it. It is paranormal romance but there is a horror/UF tinge to it. One of my favorite H/H are Dr. Alexandra Keller and Michael Ciprean who are the primary characters in the first book, "When Angels Burn". They are then recurring secondary characters throughout the series which I really liked.

Best to you..

L

Blodeuedd said...

Donna,
Exactly! I mean I know if someone says oh you hated the book, well i loved it. Then that person doesn't pick on me cos we are all different. But if he or she lashes out cos I disliked a book, or cos of something else I am doing...well that day that sorrow

Jessica Kennedy said...

Great post! Thanks for linking to my contest! :)

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Chris - I really don't have a lot of experience with blogging communities, just what I know from blogging this year. I have really surprised by what I have seen, a lot of it seems really petty.

Lea - Thanks for the 411 on the Darkyn series, I've been wanting to read them for awhile. But I have a real hard sticking to a plan, so I'm not sure if I can do a challenge. They will be read either way.

Blodeuedd - Yep, I agree totally! We don't all like the same things. "Live and let live" - is my motto, it can be applied to so many aspects in life.

Jessica - Thanks and You're welcome!!

Mishel said...

You haven't read the Darkyn series yet!! There ARE some books that I've read that you haven't yet. That's like super amazing lol

But seriously, you must read them =) I'm thinking about re-reading them when I get the time.

And this is the first I've seen of that L.J. Smith book. I'll have to check that out.

Awesome collab post Donna. I enjoy these immensely <33

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Hey Mishel - LOL! I bet there a ton of books you've read that I haven't. ;) I do plan on reading the Darkyn series soon, lots of folks have given this much praise - such as yourself. Thanks!!

JennJ said...

Great post with many great releases, news and contests! Thanks for all the wonderful info! :)

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

Hi JennJ - You're welcome! Glad to see you here. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

I really have to put 'hush, hush' on my wish list! Thanks so much for all of the fabulous info. :)

Smokinhotbooks said...

First of all I'm lost.. someone made an angry comment...? Good Lord Why?

Great post! I love to see all the contests!

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

K.C. - Apparently some bloggers have been getting disgruntle emails about their blog posts and opinions on books. Check the link out and read the post by Wendy, she wrote it up much better than I could explain. ;)

Alec said...

Much love Donna, much love.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Donna!

Great round up of news, info and contests!! I love the post that Wendy did, it was great.

Thanks!

Dottie :)

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