Links of Interest & Giveaways Around the WWW - 5/16/09

If you're a fan of Coldplay then I have some good news for you! Coldplay is offering a free download of an album titled LeftRightLeftRightLeft. It is a collection of their songs performed live. I got this super tip from fellow Twitters, @Irisheyz77 & @writereader.

Right now, has the just released Green Day mp3 album, 21st Century Breakdown on sale for $4.99. That is a price you can't beat. Yeah, I bought it. This sweet tip came from Jeff over at Fantasy Book News & Reviews via Twitter: @bossfan2000.

I'm a bit of a horror movie nut, so I thought I would share this movie trailer on H2. H2 (Halloween 2), directed by Rob Zombie, will be out on August 28th of this year. It looks to be pretty scary as far as horror movies go! I'm not sure I will go out to see it but the movie does look promising.

A friend mine has started a blog novel on a fictional web geek persona, The Adventures of Pacir Staquetrane. Um, not sure how to pronounce the name though. He is a bit of a comedian in his own right. If you have a moment, check it out for a good laugh.

Wow, there are a ton of author contests running across the blogoshere this week. Check them and the blogger contests out below, maybe one of us will get lucky. *wiggling eyebrows*

Chloe Neil is have a Chicagoland Vampires Scavenger Hunt! The winner with the most correct, timely answers will receive a Cadogan House gift pack, featuring cool Chicago-related and Chicagoland Vampires-related items, including: a Chicago guide book that includes Merit's own notes, a Cadogan House mousepad and a SIGNED copy of SOME GIRLS BITE. Entries must be received by midnight on Friday, May 29th.

Jeri Smith-Ready is having a Spread the Bad Word contest. You get to chose your prize. The first choice is a gift certificate from the bookstore of your choosing: Amazon, B&N or Powell's and she mentions an Indy store near you if they have CGs. The dollar amount of the CG depends on how many people enter the contest. The other choice is an item up to $25 in value from the WVMP Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll store. The contests ends on May 31st.

Jeanne Stein is giving away a bag of goodies over at the Biting Edge. All you have to do is name your favorite hero. Two winners will be picked on Thursday, May 21st.

Caitlin Kittredge is giving away ARCs of STREET MAGIC, HUNTRESS Anthology and WITCH CRAFT, Nocturne City Book 4. Not sure when this one ends.

Jackie Kessler is giving away 15 copies of Black and White. 10 copies of BLACK AND WHITE to 10 random Twitter followers, if Jackie gets 1,000 Twitter followers. Plus, she is giving away 5 copies of BLACK AND WHITE to 5 randomly selected commenters on her post at The League of Reluctant Adults blog. Contest ends on May 19th.

Jeaniene Frost is giving away a signed ARC copy of Vicki Pettersson's fourth book in the Sign of the Zodiac series, CITY OF SOULS, which comes out on June 30th. The contest ends on Friday, May 22nd, at 11:59 pm, EDT.

Yasmine Galenorn is having a Demon Mistress Elevator Chat Contest for a $10 Amazon Online CG, three winners will be picked. The contest ends on Tuesday, May 19th, at midnight PST.

Suzanne McLeod is giving away the complete season 1 of Blood Ties DVD (Region 2 Format) and your choice of either a signed copy of THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD or a signed proof of THE COLD KISS OF DEATH. The contest ends Thursday, May 21st.

Rachel Caine is having an awesome contest. She is giving away to 4 Grand Prize Winners:
  1. A custom Morganville High School letter jacket (yes, a real one, only the school is made up!) There's even a custom Morganville High School Vipers logo on the back!
  2. A custom Morganville High School class ring!
  3. A custom Morganville High School yearbook containing a short original story from Rachel Caine
  4. A signed copy of CARPE CORPUS.
Another 5 runners-up will receive signed copies of CARPE CORPUS. You need to enter before midnight Central Time on June 1st.

Darque Reviews is giving away a book a day of the new YA novel STRANGE ANGELS by Lili St. Crow (aka Lilith Saintcrow)! Hurry this contest has been going for a few days.

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin' News & Reviews is giving away a copy of SKIN TRADEe by Laurell K. Hamilton. A winner will be picked by Friday, June 5th. While you are there check out a couple of other contests going.

J. Kaye’s Book Blog is have some raffles for books and audio books during the months of May and June, head over there to find out the details.

Bitten By Books is a having a month long birthday celebration over at their place during the month of May - I'm sure everyone knows, since that is a favorite hang for a lot us book readers (^_^). Tons of prizes, guest interviews and fun polls.


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