Author News, Interesting Tidbits and More – 10-28-09

Author News:

Chloe Neill has posted the covers for the UK version of Some Girls Bite (03-11-10 UK) and Twice Bitten (Book 3, Chicagoland Vampires). I like the US version of Some Girls Bite more than the UK version and I think Twice Bitten rocks!



saltwaterwitch Chris Howard has put up the PDF version of Saltwater Witch, the first six chapters plus extras. Saltwater Witch is an online graphic novel based on Chris’s fantasy novel Seaborn.



wickedDread announced: “And another "young adult" series of books is being readied for the big screen  treatment: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié's Wicked, which encompasses five installments entitled "Witch," "Curse," "Legacy," "Spellbound," and "Resurrection."

The news just came down via THR that sibling scribes Aaron and Matthew Benay have sold a pitch to DreamWorks based on Wicked. The Benays will build the script from the first two books in the series. DreamWorks co-president of production Mark Sourian preemptively grabbed the adaptation for mid-six figures and optioned the rest of the series. The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams, and Michael Prevett are producing.”


defeat-the-darkness Alexis Morgan posted the cover to Defeat the Darkness, book six in the Paladin series:
An immortal warrior hardened by a battle that nearly cost him his life discovers a woman who can heal his heart and wounded soul in Alexis Morgan’s sizzling new Paladin adventure

Hard-eyed and hard-bodied, Hunter Fitzsimon isn’t what Tate Justice expected in a tenant for the apartment above her garage. Terse and intensely private, Hunter’s mission is to protect a narrow stretch of the barrier between Earth and Kalithia against the Paladins’ ruthless enemies —a job much easier done without his sexy landlady nosing around. So when she follows him into the woods late one night, he decides to teach Tate a lesson with a passionate kiss that brings her to her knees . . . and unexpectedly ignites a red-hot desire deep within his soul. But the warrior’s dark and dangerous world is no place for his fiery lover. Does possessing Tate mean turning his back on his brethren . . . or will Hunter forsake the woman of his dreams for the harsh duty that’s all he’s ever known?


Carrie Vaughn has announced that she just signed a contract for three more books, and a short story in her Kitty Norville series.

wells-peellerflier for signing Nicole Peeler and Jaye Wells will in Shreveport on November 7 for a joint signing at the local Barnes & Noble: Jaye Wells and Nicole Peeler Present Vampires V. Selkies. Jaye announced as Shreveport Smackdown on The League of Reluctant Adults blog. Hhmm, Looks like there might be some excitement happening that night. Looks like fun!


Interesting Tidbits:

Smexy Books has a really good post up about ebook sharing. Mandi talks about what she thinks about it and sharing all books in general. Interesting thoughts and ideas there.

Grasping for the Wind has posted about an essay written by Bill Ward called “Writing Book Reviews - How and Why” that I thought had some great tips and ideas. As a reviewer of books, I’m always on the lookout for tips on being a better book reviewer.

Abduzeedo posted some gorgeous Tarantino's movie posters. I like this one in particular. I think it has something to do with the flag, hanging so bright and limp. It just reeks of something sinister.


Here's a heads up on some super savings on ebooks from Harlequin’s Paranormal Romance Blog:  “ and the eHarlequin eBook Store are getting into the Paranormal Party spirit, too, with a great sale! From now until October 31st, you can save 35% on paranormal romance and fantasy novels in our Moonlight Madness sale. Snap up books by favorite authors like Gena Showalter, Rachel Vincent, Jennifer Armintrout, Heather Graham, P.C. Cast, and more… or you could try something new like a paranormal Blaze or Spice book. And pssst…come back to on Halloween for a one day sale!”


I found this on Suvudu’s blog and for some reason every time I look at this picture I bust out laughing. I love it! Gotta love the seriousness of Wesley Snipes as Blade.

Suvudu: The Twilight I Would Watch


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.

I have two giveaways going right now here on Fantasy Dreamer’s Ramblings:
- One is for my ARC of The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratford, which ends tomorrow night at 10PM CST, click here for the details.

- The other is for a copy of Bound to Shadows by Keri Arthur and this one ends on Sunday, November 1st at 10PM CST, click here for the details.


Unknown said...

Thanks for adding my comps to the list!

I just saw the UK cover to Some Girls Bite and I have to agree, the US version is much better.

Blodeuedd said...

Awesome post as always :D

Chris said...

Thanks for the mention! Talk about contest overload in book blogger land, eh?! :)

Smokinhotbooks said...

This is hilarious Suvudu: The Twilight I Would Watch. If this were facebook I would become a instant fan :)

Abigail said...

Love the Twilight pic! Could you add my new contest as well?

My 50+ Followers Giveaway: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs, Dark Times by Dakota Banks, and Red-headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells. Enter by November 4th

Donna said...

Book Chick City - You're welcome!

Blodeuedd - Thanks. :)

Chris - Glad to!

KC - The hilarity of the pic, gets me every time.

Abigail - I've added your contest. :)

VampFanGirl said...

LMAO!! Watch out Edward, Blade's gonna kill you! lol! Classic.

Oooo, I really like that cover for Chloe Neill. I've got SOME GIRLS BITE waiting for me to read. Everyone seems to be really lovin' this series. And Alexis Morgan has a beauty too. Too bad I stopped reading her. I didn't enjoy her Paladin's very much...

Thanks for all the info!!

;) VFG

Unknown said...

Love the video, LOL!!

I think I like the US cover better too for Some Girls Bite. Hmmm, Wicked on the big screen, you know, I'd probably check it out!

Another great contest list!

Thanks Donna!

Dottie :)

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