Chloe Neill has posted the covers for the UK version of Some Girls Bite (03-11-10 UK) and Twice Bitten (Book 3, Chicagoland Vampires). I like the US version of Some Girls Bite more than the UK version and I think Twice Bitten rocks!
Dread Central.com announced: “And another "young adult" series of books is being readied for the big screen treatment: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié's Wicked, which encompasses five installments entitled "Witch," "Curse," "Legacy," "Spellbound," and "Resurrection."
The news just came down via THR that sibling scribes Aaron and Matthew Benay have sold a pitch to DreamWorks based on Wicked. The Benays will build the script from the first two books in the series. DreamWorks co-president of production Mark Sourian preemptively grabbed the adaptation for mid-six figures and optioned the rest of the series. The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams, and Michael Prevett are producing.”
Alexis Morgan posted the cover to Defeat the Darkness, book six in the Paladin series:
An immortal warrior hardened by a battle that nearly cost him his life discovers a woman who can heal his heart and wounded soul in Alexis Morgan’s sizzling new Paladin adventure
Hard-eyed and hard-bodied, Hunter Fitzsimon isn’t what Tate Justice expected in a tenant for the apartment above her garage. Terse and intensely private, Hunter’s mission is to protect a narrow stretch of the barrier between Earth and Kalithia against the Paladins’ ruthless enemies —a job much easier done without his sexy landlady nosing around. So when she follows him into the woods late one night, he decides to teach Tate a lesson with a passionate kiss that brings her to her knees . . . and unexpectedly ignites a red-hot desire deep within his soul. But the warrior’s dark and dangerous world is no place for his fiery lover. Does possessing Tate mean turning his back on his brethren . . . or will Hunter forsake the woman of his dreams for the harsh duty that’s all he’s ever known?
Nicole Peeler and Jaye Wells will in Shreveport on November 7 for a joint signing at the local Barnes & Noble: Jaye Wells and Nicole Peeler Present Vampires V. Selkies. Jaye announced as Shreveport Smackdown on The League of Reluctant Adults blog. Hhmm, Looks like there might be some excitement happening that night. Looks like fun!
Smexy Books has a really good post up about ebook sharing. Mandi talks about what she thinks about it and sharing all books in general. Interesting thoughts and ideas there.
Grasping for the Wind has posted about an essay written by Bill Ward called “Writing Book Reviews - How and Why” that I thought had some great tips and ideas. As a reviewer of books, I’m always on the lookout for tips on being a better book reviewer.
Abduzeedo posted some gorgeous Tarantino's movie posters. I like this one in particular. I think it has something to do with the flag, hanging so bright and limp. It just reeks of something sinister.
Here's a heads up on some super savings on ebooks from Harlequin’s Paranormal Romance Blog: “eHarlequin.com and the eHarlequin eBook Store are getting into the Paranormal Party spirit, too, with a great sale! From now until October 31st, you can save 35% on paranormal romance and fantasy novels in our Moonlight Madness sale. Snap up books by favorite authors like Gena Showalter, Rachel Vincent, Jennifer Armintrout, Heather Graham, P.C. Cast, and more… or you could try something new like a paranormal Blaze or Spice book. And pssst…come back to eHarlequin.com on Halloween for a one day sale!”
I found this on Suvudu’s blog and for some reason every time I look at this picture I bust out laughing. I love it! Gotta love the seriousness of Wesley Snipes as Blade.
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.
I have two giveaways going right now here on Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings:
- One is for my ARC of The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratford, which ends tomorrow night at 10PM CST, click here for the details.
- The other is for a copy of Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur and this one ends on Sunday, November 1st at 10PM CST, click here for the details.
- Dear Author: REVIEW & Giveaway: Queen of Song and Souls by CL Wilson
Jane is giving away 5 copies of Queen of Song and Souls by C.L. Wilson, courtesy of Dorchester and Dear Author.
- Vampire Wire: Contest for Keri Arthur's BOUND TO SHADOWS
Marta is giving away a copy of Bound To Shadows by Keri Arthur. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is Thursday night, October 29th.
- Smexy Books: Giveaway: Bound to Shadows - Keri Arthur
Mandi is giving away a copy of Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur, courtesy of Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is on Friday, October 30th. -- Added after posting --
- Caridad Pinero: SINS OF THE FLESH Book Launch Party!
Caridad Pinero is giving away a SINS T-shirt and an autographed copy of her new release Sins of the Flesh to five lucky commenters. Caridad also has another great contest going on, head over for the details on how you can win a $50 Gift Certificate. Deadline to enter is on Friday, October 30th.
- Anna's Book Blog: [Review & Giveaway] - Bound to Shadows
Anna is giving away a copy of Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur, courtesy of Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is on Friday, October 30th.
- Anna's Book Blog: Guest Blog & Giveaway with Amanda Grange
Amanda Grange has guest posted at Anna's and Anna is giving away a copy of Amanda's Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, courtesy of Sourcebooks. Open to the US & Canada. Deadline to enter is on Friday, October 30th.
- Jocelynn Drake: Contest Round 16: Rachel Vincent
Jocelynn is giving away a signed copy of Rachel Vincent's Stray. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at midnight EST on Saturday, October 31th.
- In Bed With Books: Contest: Nancy Holder Gift Pack
Liviania is giving away signed copies of Nancy Holder's books: All three books in the Wicked series: WITCH & CURSE, LEGACY & SPELLBOUND, RESURRECTION plus PRETTY LITTLE DEVILS, POSSESSIONS and a creepy cute tin of mints. Deadline to enter is on Saturday, October 31th.
- Book Chick City: Interview & Giveaway with Carrie Vaughn
Book Chick City has interviewed Carrie Vaughn and she is giving away any one book out the currently published books from The Kitty Norville Series, winner's choice. Open to everyone. Deadline to enter is on Saturday, October 31th.
- One Book Away From Heaven: It’s Cheering-up Time: Let’s say no to Winter…CONTEST
Pattepoilue is having a Cheering-up contest and the prize is a copy of Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs or Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men by Molly Harper, your choice. Open open everyone, if The Book Depository or Amazon can ship to your country you're eligible. Deadline to enter is at 11:59pm (anywhere) on Saturday, October 31th.
- Book Chick City: Guest Post & Giveaway: Why Urban Fantasy by Lilith Saintcrow
Lilith Saintcrow has guest blogged at Book Chick City and she is giving way signed copies of Nightshift and Strange Angels. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is on Saturday, October 31th.
- Suburban Vampire: New contest: VAMPIRES and WEREWOLVES
Suburban Vampire is giving away three sets of the brand-new handbooks Vampires by Joules Taylor and Werewolves by Jon Izzard, both published by Octopus Press USA, courtesy of Media Masters Publicity. Open to the U.S. and Canada. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Saturday, October 31th.
- Deadline Dames: Trunk Books and Markets and Dreams, oh my!
Devon Monk is giving away THREE copies of MAGIC IN THE SHADOWS. Deadline to enter is at on Saturday, October 31th.
- Number One Novels: Jessa Slade: Seduced by Shadows
Number One Novels is giving away an autographed copy of Jessa Slades's debut novel Seduced by Shadows, a pair of earrings made by Jessa Slade, and a temporary tattoo. Open to the continental US. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Sunday, November 1st.
- Amberkatze's Book Blog: Guest Blog & Contest with Author Maria Lima!
Maria Lima is guest blogging and she is giving away a copy of her new release Blood Kin. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at 4pm CET on Sunday, November 1st.
- Writings Of A Wicked Book Addict: Linda Wisdom – Interview & Contest
Wicked Lil Pixie has interviewed Linda Wisdom and Linda has offered up a signed copy of Hex in High Heels to 1 lucky commentor. Deadline to enter is on Sunday, November 1st.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway! 'In His Majesty's Service' (Naomi Novik)
Graeme is giving away a copy of In His Majesty's Service by Naomi Novik, courtesy of Del Rey. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is on Sunday, November 1st.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review: Giveaway! 'Traitor's Gate' (Kate Elliott)
Graeme is giving away a copy of Traitor's Gate by Kate Elliott, courtesy of Tor. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is on Sunday, November 1st.
- NextRead: Competition: Win A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz)
NextRead is giving away 2 copies of A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris, courtesy of Gollancz. Open to the UK. Deadline to enter is on Monday, November 2nd.
- SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Author - Gail Z. Martin
Doug has interviewed Gail Z. Martin and Gail is offering signed copy of an ARC for The Blood King and a signed copy of Dark Haven for one lucky winner. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 2nd
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: Gail Z. Martin - Interview and Contest
Patricia has interviewed Gail Z. Martin and Gail is offering signed copy of a limited edition ARC for The Blood King and a signed copy of Dark Haven for 2 winners. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time on Monday, November 2nd.
- Ann Aguirre: Ultimate Skin Exposure
Ann Aguirre is having a blow out contest for the release of her upcoming novel Skin Game! Check out the prizes: 1 lucky winner will receive a B&N Nook and the Runners Up Winners: A $50 gift certificate to Buy.com (where you can get whatever you want), A $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice, A signed copy of Chris Marie Green’s A DROP OF RED, A signed copy of Patricia Briggs’s BONE CROSSED, An ARC of Kylie Brant’s WAKING THE DEAD. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is by Tuesday, November 3rd, when the winners will be announced.
- Literary Escapism: Guest Author: Alexandra Ivy
Alexandra Ivy is guest posting at Literary Escapism and they are giving away a Guardian of Eternity novel, but the winner gets to chose which one. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Tuesday, November 3rd.
- All Things Urban Fantasy: 50+ Followers TRIPLE Giveaway
Abigail is celebrating 50+ followers on her blog by giving away to 1 lucky commenter these books: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs, Dark Time by Dakota Banks and Red-headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is by Midnight MST on Wednesday, November 4th. -- Added after posting --
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: Sarah Jane Stratford - Interview and Contest
Patricia has interviewed Sarah Jane Stratford and St. Martin Press will be offering three lucky readers a copy of Sarah's debut novel The Midnight Guardian: A Millennial Novel. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time on Wednesday, November 4th.
- Pure Imagination: A Giveaway?
Lori is giving away copies of Wings by Aprilynne Pike, Going Bovine by Libba Bray and Night Runner by Max Turner to one lucky winner. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is by Wednesday, November 4th.
- Stumbling Over Chaos: Book Giveaway: Chosen by Desire by Kate Perry
Chris is giving away five copies of Kate Perry’s new paranormal romance novel, Chosen by Desire (Guardians of Destiny), courtesy of the Hachette Book Group. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is by 7 pm CST, Wedneday, November 4th.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes: Spine-Chilling Book Giveaway from Hachette Books
Patricia is giving away three set of five books, courtesy of the Hachette Book Group: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent, Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Piñeiro, When Ghosts Speak by Mary Ann Winkowski, BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. And there is an extra prize for 20 lucky commenters, head over to find out what it will be. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is on Nov 8, 2009 at 11:59 Hawaii Time.
- Book Love Affair: Giveaway: Harry Connolly
TJ is giving away 5 copies of Child of Fire by Harry Connolly, courtesy of Del Rey. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is at midnight on Monday, November 9th.
- mis(h)takes: Day 323 - WIN Legacy
Mishel is giving away her ARC of Legacy by Cayla Kluver. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is on Monday, November 9th.