New Book Releases, Author News & More – October 20, 2009

New Releases: If you have a book review for one of new releases listed here, link it in comments and I will be happy to add it to this post.

-- This week is a slow week for new book releases but next week will be a blowout.

October 20, 2009
BloodandWater 

Blood and Water by Judd Winick

Book Blurb: Adam Heller is dying, but before he can take the big dirt nap, his best friends offer him a chance at immortality and he takes it. Now Adam is a vampire living it up on the wild side and it's everything he could ever want. But the eternal party crashes to a bloody halt when an ancient monster awakens from the dark, forgotten places of the world and comes looking for Adam. The startling reason this monster has come looking for him may be the most horrifying realization of all.

Author News:

Interesting Tidbits:

  • Tor.com announced a new SF magazine: “Lightspeed is a new monthly online science fiction magazine from Prime Books that will launch in June 2010.”
  • VampChix is having a Vamp Bash the last week of October. It looks to be a lot of fun: “To celebrate our favorite holiday and give the vamps we love some er, love, we'll be celebrating all week preceding Halloween with guest blogs, an author scavenger hunt, the first Bite Club chat, and prizes every day, including books, DVDs and more!”vampbash
  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant start this weekend! I've been looking forward to this movie, it's looks like it will be more fun than scary. Um, I didn't read the books but I don't think I'm going to wait to watch the movie. Yeah, I know, no self-control.

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.

  • Literary Escapism: Hiatus Contest
    Jackie is taking some time to redesign her website and in her absence she will have guest bloggers to keep everyone entertained. Stop by throughout the week and get your name in the hat for a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.
  • Literary Escapism: Interview: Linda Wisdom
    Jackie has interviewed Linda Wisdom and they are giving away a complete set of Linda's Hex series. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is by Midnight on Tuesday, October 20th.
  • Bite Club: Interview with Author Sarah Beth Durst & Contest!
    Bite Club is giving away two copies of Dark Stranger by Susan Sizemore. Dark Stranger will be November Bite Club selection. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, October 21st.
  • Ann Aguirre: 2nd Skin Game Book Orgy
    Ann is into round two of the Skin Game book orgy. This round she is giving away giving away Crash into Me by Jill Sorenson, Bitter Nights by Diana Pharaoh Francis, Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout and an ARC of Finding the Lost by Shannon K. Butcher. There will be four winners. Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 22nd.
  • Book Reviews by Jess: Contest: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    Jessica is giving away a signed copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Friday, October 23rd.
  • Jocelynn Drake: Contest Round 15: Mark Del Franco
    Jocelynn is giving away a copy of Mark Del Franco's Unshapely Things. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at midnight Eastern time on Saturday, October 24th.
  • Fantasy Book Critic: GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of R.A. Salvatore's book Ghost King
    Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Book Critic have 5 copies of R.A. Salvatore's new book The Ghost King to give away. Open to the US, Canada & UK. Deadline to enter is by at 12:01 PM EST on Sunday, October 25th.
  • Writings Of A Wicked Book Addict: Chloe Neill Interview & Contest
    Wicked Lil Pixie has interviewed Chloe Neill and Chloe is giving away some great prizes: A signed copy of Friday Night Bites along with a Firespell Bookmark & a Chicagoland Vampire’s Pen. Open to the US, Canada & UK. Deadline to enter is on Sunday, October 25th.
  • SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Author - Roxanne Rhoads (Eternal Desire)
    Roxanne Rhoads is guest blogging at SciFiGuy.ca and she giving one lucky reader has the chance to win a pdf download of Eternal Desire along with a Fang-tastic Books Desk set which consists of a Fang-tastic Books mouse pad, pen and notepad. Deadline to enter is by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 25th.
  • Amberkatze's Book Blog: Interview & Contest with Author Casey Daniels
    Amberkatze has interviewed Casey Daniels and Casey is giving away to one lucky winner any book from her Pepper Martin series. Deadline to enter is by 4pm CET on Sunday, October 25th.
  • Vampire Wire: Contest for Three Copies of LENORE: NOOGIES by Roman Dirge
    Marta is giving away three copies of Lenore: Noogies by Roman Dirge, courtesy of Titan Books. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is on Sunday, October 25th.
  • SciFiGuy.ca: Guest Author - R.A. Salvatore (Blog Tour and Giveaway)
    Doug has interviewed R.A. Salvatore and courtesy of Wizard of the Coast, is giving away five copies of The Ghost King. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 25th.
  • Stumbling over Chaos: The Completely Out-of-Control, Over-the-Top Book Giveaway
    Chris is giving away a ton of books. There will be least three winners, each of whom will be able to select up to five books. Here's just a few books on the list for the giveaway: Rogue (Werecats, Book 2) by Rachel Vincent (used, pb); Hotter Than Hell, edited by Kim Harrison (used, pb, contains stories by Harrison, Tanya Huff, Lilith Saintcrow, Keri Arthur, and more); The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, Book 2) by Christine Feehan (used, pb); After Dark (Ghost Hunters, Book 1) by Jayne Castle (used, pb) - head over and check out the full list. Deadline to enter is by 7 pm CDT on Monday, October 26th.
  • Fantasy Book Critic: GIVEAWAY: 2 book set Vampires by Joules Taylor and Werewolves by Jon Izzard
    Fantasy Book Critic is giving away to 3 lucky winners a set of these two books: Vampires by Joules Taylor and Werewolves by Jon Izzard. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is at 12:01 PM EST on Tuesday, October 27th.
  • Dark Faerie Tales: Author Interview: Shadowfae by Erica Hayes
    Dark Faerie Tales has interviewed Erica Hayes and is giving away a signed copy of Erica's new release Shadowfae. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, October 27th.
  • Fantasy & SciFi Lovin' News & Reviews: Giveaway! "Bite Marks" by Jennifer Rardin
    SQT is giving away a copy of Bite Marks (Jaz Parks) by Jennifer Rardin, courtesy of Orbit Books. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is by Tuesday, October 27th.
  • Vampire Wire: Interview with Jennifer Rardin & Contest for BITE MARKS!
    Marta has interviewed Jennifer Rardin and she is giving away to one lucky winner either an autographed copy of Bite Marks or Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is on Wednesday, October 28th.
  • Fang-tastic Books: 5 Spine Tingling Books Up for Grabs from Hachette
    Roxanne Rhoads is giving away great book packs to three lucky winners, 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 by Friday, October 30th.
  • My Reading Addiction: Deep Kiss of Winter Contest
    Tricia has two signed copies of Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Friday, October 30th.
  • Book Love Affair: Give Away Immortal edited by P.C. Cast
    TJ is giving away a copy of the anthology Immortal: Love Stories With Bite edited by P.C. Cast, courtesy of BenBella Books. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is at Midnight on Friday, October 30th.
  • Layers of Thought: Give Away Contest and Chat with Nicole Hadaway author of RELEASE
    Chat with Nicole Hadaway over at Layers of Thought and enter to win an ebook of Release. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at 12 pm AZ(US) time on Friday, October 30th.
  • Naughty Editions Reviews and Bookstore: Halloween Giveaway
    Naughty Editions is giving away Dead ringer by Mary Burton, Unseen by Nancy Bush, You’re the one I Haunt by Terri Garey and Scream For Me by Karen Rose. Deadline to enter is at 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, October 31th.
  • Anna's Book Blog: Box O' Books Giveaway
    Anna is giving away a box of 14 books with titles like Cape Storm by Rachel Caine, The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy, Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tempt Me At Twilight by Lisa Kleypas Forbidden Nights With A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks, Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells. Head over to check out the rest of the titles. Open to the US. Deadline to enter is by Saturday, October 31th.
  • The Book Faery Reviews: Thunder and Blood, Stacey Voss: Interview, & Giveaway
    Stacey Voss has been interviewed over at Book Fairy Reviews. Book Fairy Reviews is giving away a copy of Thunder and Blood by Stacey Voss. Deadline to enter is by Saturday, October 31th.
  • LiyanaLand: Hush, Hush launch Contest
    Liyana is giving away a signed hardcover copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is by Saturday, October 31th.
  • Book Chick City: Guest Post, Interview & Giveaway with Chloe Neill
    Book Chick City has interviewed Chloe Neill and Chloe is giving away SIGNED copy of Some Girls Bite and a Cadogan House gift pack! Open to the US and UK. Deadline to enter is on Saturday, October 31th.
  • SciFiGuy.ca: Hugely Honkin' Halloween Contest Time
    Doug is giving away two great book packs, 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 at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 1st.
  • The Fiction Vixen: Covet Giveaway To Celebrate My Bloggy Makeover
    Fiction Vixen has completed her blog makeover and to celebrate the new look she is giving away a copy of J.R. Ward's Covet. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is at Midnight PST on Thursday, November 3rd.
  • Vampire Wire: Contest for Three Sets of FIVE SCARY Books!
    Marta 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 Wednesday, November 4th.
  • THE BOOK BUTTERFLY: Guest Post with Becca Fitzpatrick and Hush, Hush Contest!
    Becca Fitzpatrick has guest blogged over at The Book Butterfly and Kim is giving away a signed copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is on Friday, November 13th.

10 comments:

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

I share your lack of self control. I haven't read the Cirque books yet either, but I'm going to the movie when it opens anyway :)

Blodeuedd said...

Great post as always Donna.
You always find the best news out there in blogland

Mandi said...

wow, it is a slow week for new releases..which means I better brace myself for next week ;)

Chris said...

Thanks for the mention! Knowing how much work these posts are, I'm always really impressed by what you track down!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Thanks for the link love!

pattepoilue said...

ohh Cirque du Freak! i can't wait to see that movie, i found out about it a week ago and now im really looking to see it (well whenever it's released in France blahhhh) Great cast =)

Smokinhotbooks said...

Cannot wait to see Vampire's Assistant!!!!! I'm so excited I'm overusing exclamations.

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

Abigail, Pattepoilue & KC - Yes! I'm very excited about seeing the Vampire's Assistant. Trying to talk the family into going Friday night. :)

Blodeudd - Glad you like these posts, hope you find something good in the links.

Mandi - Next week is going to be a hella week in new releases - fun!

Chris - You're welcome, always glad to pass on good news/contest to everyone.

Jessica - No probs! Happy too. :)

VampFanGirl said...

Whew! That's a lot of giveaways going on.

Thanks again Donna for compiling all this info into one easy post. You rock!

;) VFG

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Thanks for a great list on contests, events, and new books!

Dottie :)

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