A Few Links of Interest & Giveaways 8/4/09

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done a round up of links and giveaways. July was a very busy month for me outside of the book world and I had to use my time wisely. Also, I've been getting a bit cranky because I'm not reading as much as I would like to or even as much as I use to. So, I've been choosing to read more. And I still haven't been reading as much as I would like. [huge sigh]

I've won some wonderful blog awards so I'll be posting and awarding those later this week. And I have something special coming up tomorrow to share with everyone. My lips are sealed. [throws away the key]

Interesting Tidbits:
  • Vicky over at Vampire Genre needs help finding a book that was read a long time ago. The first person to tell her what the book is wins a copy of The Path of Razors: Vampire Babylon Book 5 by Chris Marie Green.
  • VampChix: Guest VampChix Amanda Ashley over for an interview.
  • The ebook edition of Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow on sale for $1 at http://www.onedollarorbit.com/
  • Jo at Ink and Paper is looking for book blogger to interview on her blog.
  • Jeff at Fantasy Book News & Reviews has found some good pricing on fantasy book pre-orders.
  • Latest news on the next Riddick (Vin Diesel) project over at Total Film.
  • Check out the car hood art of Darth Vader at Geekologie.
  • Here's some beautiful book covers by Dan dos Santos, the artist behind the Mercy Thompson series, Brandon Sanderson's Warbreaker and more.
  • Erotic Horizon has a great post compiled from previous blogger interviews on tips for new and future bloggers.
  • A Perfect Getaway is opening this Friday, starring Milla Jovovich. I mention this film since it's a bit on the horror side plus I'm a fan of Milla Jovovich.
  • G.I. Joe: Risa of Cobra is also opening this Friday. I'm sure my husband will drag me with him to this movie. Hopefully it will be entertaining.
  • Apparently Jennifer Love Hewitt wants to play the part of Wonder Woman. BSCReviews has the rumor scoop.
  • Speaking of Wonder Woman here is some fabulous artwork done on Wonder Woman. You have to see!
Giveaways Around the Virtual World:

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.

  • Grasping for the Wind: Giveaway: The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans
    John is giving away 5 copies of The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans. Open to the residents of Earth. Deadline to enter is before Tuesday, August 4th.
  • Karen Mahoney has posted about two contests for a chance to win a copy of The Eternal Kiss.
  • Georgia McBride: Amber Kizer Contest and Interview
    Amber is giving away a copy of soon to be released Meridian (Aug. 11, 2009) and One Butt Cheek At A Time. Deadline to enter is August 5th.
  • My Favourite Books: The Fire King Competition
    Liz is giving away 3 copies of The Fire King by Marjorie M. Liu, courtesy of Dorchester Publishers. Open to US only. Deadline to enter is at 6pm GMT on Thursday, August 6th.
  • Leontine's Book Realm: Beefcake Preview Opening Night: Sabin
    Leontine has started up the Beefcake Preview Club in full blast. She is giving away a copy of The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter to one lucky winner and copies of The Darkest Night, The Darkest Kiss, and The Darkest Pleasure all by Gena Showalter to another lucky winner. Open to members of her blog. Not a member? Head over & join! Deadline to enter is Friday, August 7th.
    Kelly is giving away a signed ARC of her new book The Better Part of Darkness (Release Date: Nov. 24, 2009) and a cover flat. Open to all. Deadline to enter is at midnight on August 7th.
  • Jocelynn Drake: Contest Round 4: Jeaniene Frost
    Jocelynn is giving away a signed copy of Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost. Open to All. Deadline to enter is midnight ET on August 8th.
  • Angieville: Shiver Blog Tour: Interview with Maggie Stiefvater & Giveaway
    Angie has interviewed Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic has offer to give a copy of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Deadline to enter is August 9th by midnight.
  • Chloe Neill has a post up about three different chances to win an ARC of Friday Night Bites, release date October 6, 2009.
  • Michelle's Book Blog: August Book Giveaway
    Michelle is celebrating the monumental occasion of her eldest becoming a senior in high school. She is giving away a of The Night Side by Melanie Jackson and a copy of A Highlander Never Surrenders by Paula Quinn to celebrate. Open to members of her blog. Deadline to enter is August 14th.
  • Anna's Book Blog: August Contest
    Anna has done some major bookshelf cleaning and ended up with a huge pile of books to give away to 5 lucky winners, who get to pick two books out the pile. Open to US and Canada. Deadline to enter is before August 17th.
  • Neth Space: The Winds of Dune Giveaway
    Neth is giving away, courtesy of Tor, 5 Winds of Dune bags (black and white string backpacks), and in each of these bags is a signed hardback copy of The Winds of Dune Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert. Open to US and Canada. Deadline to enter is by August 18th, Arizona time.
  • LoveVampires Book Giveaway
    LoveVampires is giving away a signed set of Marta Acosta’s Casa Dracula books to 1 lucky winner and signed copies of Happy Hour At Casa Dracula to 5 lucky winners. Open to the US, Canada & UK. Deadline to enter is August 21st.
  • SciFiChick.com: Once Bitten and Another One Bites the Dust Giveaways
    SciFiChick.com is giving away, signed copies of Once Bitten, Twice Shy and Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin to two lucky winners. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is August 21st.
  • SciFiChick.com: Chapterhouse: Dune Giveaway
    SciFiChick.com is giving away, courtesy of ACE, a copy of a re-released hardback of Chapterhouse: Dune by Frank Herbert. Open to Everyone. Deadline to enter is August 21st.
  • Hurog Happiness Giveaway
    Celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the Patricia Briggs' forum Hurog, there will be a month long celebration of prizes, with weekly giveaways and contests. The celebration begins on Saturday, July 25th continuing through Tuesday, August 25th.
  • Words To Mouth: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
    Carrie interviews Seanan McGuire and is giving away a copy of Rosemary and Rue, release date September 1, 2009. Open to the US and Canada. Deadline to enter is midnight EST August 31st.
  • Royal Reviews: August Giveaway
    Royal Reviews is giving away a copy of Covet by J.R. Ward or a copy of An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, winner's choice. Open to followers of their blog. Not a follower? No problem, head over and join. Deadline to enter is before August 31st.
  • The Bradford Bunch - Guest Blogger Jess Grainger
    Jess Grainger is guest blogging at The Bradford Bunch. Drop by and comment to win a copy of Jess Grainger's new release Beyond the Rain. No deadline was given.
  • Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: Win a copy of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Blood of the Mantis
    Pat is giving away his review copy of Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky. No Deadline given.


Amy C said...

Hmmm, I wonder what tomorrow is going to bring us?? :D

Another fantabulous list!

Donna said...

Mum's the word... ;) Thanks Amy.

Stacy~ said...

Wow, lots of exciting stuff! Thanx for the heads-up :)

Blodeuedd said...

A lot of fun stuff to check out, thanks :D

Chris said...

Yowza! There is so much going on, isn't there?!

*goes off to wonder about tomorrow*

Leontine said...

Donna, can we offer you a bribe? Chocolate? Studmuffin? Day at the spa...anything? Hugh Jackman on a silver plate? No, still not...damn!

Thanks for the link to my contest *hugs* and will stop by EH, I think I mist that post...always in search for more info on blogging LOL

And I hear you on the reading time, even now with hubby and vacation time I still feel like I can't - or get easily distracted *blush* - read as much as I want to.

Will be there tomorrow!

Donna said...

You're welcome - Stacy & Blodeuedd!

LOL! Leontine, very tempting! The day at the spa sounds fabulous right now.

Hey Chris, just a special something to me. A milestone...

Jo said...

I love these posts of yours! I know I'll always end up discovering new blogs from them, so cheers! And thank you for mentioning that I'm looking for bloggers to interview! :)

Donna said...

Thanks Jo! That's what my hope is on these posts, to hook up people with others with similar interests, especially authors and new books. :)

Tricia said...

Thanks for all the info. I know how you feel about not being able to read as much as you'd like just not enough time *sighs*

KT Grant said...

Thanks for these links. I so love book giveaways. :D I am greedy like that.

Donna said...

Yeah, it's a bit frustrating especially every time I turn around there is another book I want to read but I already have a mountain that use to be bookcases. LOL! At least I know I won't be without books for a very long time. Thanks for stopping by Tricia.

I hear ya, Katie! Love giveaways too.

Unknown said...

Your awesome Donna, thanks!

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Thanks for all the wonderful links to the contests that are out there. :) I've also given you another blogger award...

Donna said...

Buckeye Girl, you are the greatest!! Thank you!

Shellie you're welcome!

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