Links of Interest & Giveaways - 8/11/09

Just a quick reminder about my contest for a signed copy of Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon closes at 10PM CST tomorrow night.

Author News
  • Jim Butcher posted the cover to the 12th Dresden Files novel, Changes, due to release in April 2010.
  • Rachel Caine announced on Twitter: "Probably appropriate to FINALLY announce the new book deal! 3 books, new series, first book called DEAD SEXY, starts aft. last Warden book."
  • Jaye Wells will be at the Dallas Comic Con this coming weekend, August 15-16 at the Richardson Civic Center.
  • Larissa Ione has posted a video of her chatting about demons while at the Romantic Times Convention in Orlando, Florida.
  • Darque Reviews has Leanna Renee Hieber, author of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, as a guest.
Interesting Tidbits
  • Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood Widescreen Wallpapers: These images are based on the True Blood characters but the scenes go beyond the HBO TV series to the books further out. They have Sims look to them.
  • Lurv à la Mode has interesting post on readers' reading style and genre switching or not switching.
  • Ilona Andrews posted this link to a website called Romance by You. Basically it's a site where you personalize a book's cover, name the characters, features and places, you are the co-author.
  • Steamcon: A Steampunk Convention: October 23-25, 2009 at the Seattle Airport Marriot in Seattle Marriot.
  • "Has learned exclusively that Sony's Screen Gems is moving ahead with a fourth film in the "Underworld" franchise and is targeting a January 21, 2011 release. The movie will be shot in 3-D."
  • VampChix is looking for book reviewers to post periodically on vampires, all genres: horror, romance, manga, YA, sci/fi, mystery, non-fiction.
  • Dewey's Read-a-Thon is set for October 24-25, 2009. Head over for the details if you would like to participate.
  • Smexy Books has a great post on some Black Dagger Brotherhood series tidbits and information on a chat happening on Tuesday, August 18th at 8pm EST.
  • Suvudu has added three new free reads for August: The Briar King by Greg Keyes, King’s Property by Morgan Howell and The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson.
  • Simon & Schuster has made the first book Uglies in Scott Westerfield's Uglies series available as a free download for a limited time.
  • I have to share this post with you: Geeks, we are not nerds! - I love it! And makes me happy. The post explains the difference in geeks, nerds, normie and a dork.
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.


Blodeuedd said...

A lot of fun things to check out again :D
And I learned that I am not a dork, nerd or anything :( I might be a normal person

Donna said...

Blodeuedd, I have been calling myself a nerd (and so has my husband) for years but I was corrected the other night on Twitter and was told I was a geek. Geek sounds better than nerd. :)

Michelle Greathouse said...


Great post, thanks for all the wonderful info. And hey, we book geeks need to stick together. :)


Donna said...

You got that right, Michelle! Geeks Rule!

Mandi said...

I lurve your posts...thanks!

Erotic Horizon said...

Thanks for the round up - I don't know how you find the time.

I am now reading Skin Deep... and i am also set for the Dewey Read-A- thon....

Are you taking part..


ediFanoB said...

Great post. Very helpful.

SusiSunshine said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm so behind on the blogging stuff.

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