Links of Interest, Giveaways & Awards - 5/29/09

I just want to say, "Man! I wish I could have gone to BEA!!!!" But New York City is so far away from Texas. Oh, yeah, and that one tiny thing called money. #@%^%!

Warning Bell! My contest for a copy of Ann Aguirre's Blue Diablo ends this Saturday at midnight CST.

Author News:
  • Good News! C.L. Wilson has been contracted to write three more books for the Fading Lands series. She said that means Bel, Gaelen and another yet unknown character from the series, will get their own books. She will also be writing a fourth book called the The Winter King, which will have a different setting, world and characters from the Fading Lands.
  • Jaye Wells has created a different kind of book trailer for Red-Headed Stepchild, you need to check out: A Heart-Warming Plea from Sabina Kane
  • More good news, Chloe Neill has announced that there will be a book three and four in the Chicagoland Vampires series.
  • Ann Aguirre gave a raving review of Sins & Shadows by Lyn Bendict.
  • Even more happy news, Anya Bast has announced a two-book deal to continuing her upcoming Dark Magick series.
  • Lurv a la Mode has a review of Sister of the Dead by Barb and J.C. Hendee. This is one of my most favorite books.
Interesting Interviews, Reviews & Tidbits:
  • Fantasy Book News & Reviews has review on The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon.
  • Dear Author has an interesting blog post this week, 10 Author Online Promotional Dont's, some of these could be applied personally to those who aren't authors also.
  • Mulluane over at Dragons, Heroe and Wizards, posted this on Twitter (be prepared to laugh your booty off!): How to Lie about Books by Jason Henninger.
  • Fantasy Book Critic posted a video "Gollancz Authors: Men versus Women", featuring authors: Jaine Fenn, Alex Bell, Suzanne McLeod, Joe Abercrombie, Richard Morgan and Alastair Reynolds, discussing men and women authors' different approaches to writing. Very Funny.
  • Babbling about Books, and More has a review up for Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr. This review had me breaking down and buying Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange, so I could read this book.
Contests & Giveaways:
  • SF Signal is giving away 3 copies of Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine. Deadline to enter is June 1st, midnight CT.
  • Deadline Dame Kaz is giving away signed copies of Ill Wind and Heat Stroke, the first two books in Rachel Caine’s Weather Wardens series. Deadline to enter is end of the day on May 30th.
  • Rachel Vincent is giving away a copy of My Soul to Take, deadline to enter is midnight on May 30th.
  • BSC Reviews is giving away a signed, limited edition copy of Objects of Worship by Claude Lalumiere.
  • Blood of the Muse is giving away a signed copy of Eve of Darkness. Deadline to enter is June 7th, midnight PST.
  • Bree and Donna, the writing duo that represents Moira Rogers, is giving away an eARC of Sanctuary Lost by Moira Rogers. Deadline to enter is before June 1st.
  • Fantasy Cafe is giving away five copies of The Wolverine Files by Mike W. Barr. Deadline to enter is June 4th.
  • Literary Escapism is giving away 3 copies of Worst Nightmares by Shane Briant. Deadline to enter is June 2nd.
  • Author Toni Andrews is hosting contest to launch the third book in Mercy Hollings series, Cry Mercy. She is giving away is a SIGG aluminum water bottle and signed copies of the first two books in the Mercy Hollings series, Beg for Mercy and Angel of Mercy. Deadline to enter is May 31st.
  • is giving away a copy of the anthology Swordplay, edited by Denise Little. Deadline to enter is July 3rd.
  • The Book Smugglers has a book review and giveaway of Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey. Five copies will be given away and deadline is May 31st, midnight PST.

I got a blog award! Thank you, Mandi at Smexy Books, for giving me this sweet award. This award is to be given to new blogs and blogging buddies, that I are new to me. I have recently met the following bloggers, who I think are just neato, I would like to pass this along to:

Jo at Ink & Paper
Pam at


Jo said...

Great post! And thanks so much for the award! :D

Donna said...

Jo, you are most welcome!

Mandi said...

So excited for the C.L. Wilson books!! I heard she was doing a fifth for the Tairen Soul that true, plus three more in the series or just three more? Am I making any sense?

I also read the review of Sister of the Dead and it has me quite intrigued!

Donna said...

I'm excited also, I really enjoyed this series. Happy to see Bel & Gaelen get their own books, especially Gaelen. I read about the fifth book over at Katiebabs' blog. The fifth book is suppose to be named Tairen Soul.

I loved the Dhamphir series. It's one where you start rooting for the bad guys as well as the good guys, a lot of emotional conflict. The romance in this series is very minimal, it's there, just not much.

Mandi said...

Bel is one of my fav characters:)

Janicu said...

BEA is like book heaven. If you ever get the chance, do go. And if its in NY again I would love to meet up with you there! The only semi disappointing thing was there was not much UF. Most of the focus seemed to be on YA. I guess that's a growth area in publishing right now. I got a lot of YA books.

Donna said...

Janicu, I would love to go to BEA, especially in NYC, and it would be awesome to meet you. Maybe I'll be able to one of the next times. I've got a couple of YA books in my TBR, that I'm going to give a try but like you I really do like Urban Fantasy. At least you went away with a bunch of goodies. :)

Pam said...

OH wow thanks so much for that award. It's wonderful. I love the blog here it is so informative. I think I am going to surf it a few minutes longer after this comment. Thanks so much again!

Amy C said...

OHHH that is so wonderful to hear about CL Wilson! I LOVE her writing. Her Fading Land series is just amazing. I really should do some browsing through the books before the fourth one releases.

Donna said...

I was thinking about doing the same thing, but I'll do it right before Queen of Song and Souls comes out. I was so psyched about it being released in June. But it was pushed back to November was the last I had heard. :(

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