Saturday, May 2, 2009

Urban Fantasy News and Tidbits Reminders

There is still time to enter the giveaway for a copy of Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland. For details visit her guest post here. On May 5 I will be interviewing John Marco whose Starfinder YA fantasy novel releases that day. We will be giving away a signed copy of the book so stop by meet John Marco and ask a question or just say hello.

Contests and Interviews

Reading Excerpts and Free Reading

Richelle Meads fourth Georgina Kincaid novel Succubus Heat comes out at the end of the month and she has posted an excerpt from the first chapter here for those of you that want an early look. She warns that there are spoilers from the previous book.

The Suvudu Free Library has just added Lara Adrian’s urban fantasy novel Kiss of Midnight for free download. There are a number of excellent SF&F titles as well as urban fantasy available if you haven’t checked it out before.

Advanced Reader Copies and More!

If you want to support a good cause and buy some really unique books check out Brenda Novak’s 2009 Online Auction to Benefit Diabetes Research. There are over 29 ARCs available and hundreds of other marvellous book packages including gift baskets, most of which are autographed. Here for example is the contents of the gift basket author Jenna Black donated –

  • Tim Tams
  • “My Deadlines Don’t Stand a Chance” mug and coaster set
  • PRIDE, by Rachel Vincent
  • MAGIC TO THE BONE and an ARC of MAGIC IN THE BLOOD, by Devon Monk
  • RED, by Jordan Summers
  • ANGEL OF MERCY, by Toni Andrews
All the books are autographed, naturally.

Cover Art - "Flesh and Fire" by Laura Anne Gilman

Laura Anne Gilman, author of the excellent Retriever’s novels commence a new series called The Vineart War. The first book is Flesh and Fire due for release October 13, 2009.

True Blood News

  • If you have come across it before, Borders Books has a special page dedicated to Sookie Stackhouse/Charlaine Harris/True Blood at Only three days to the release of Dead and Gone. Can’t wait.

  • I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dallas at the Loving True Blood in Dallas blog on Blog Talk Radio Monday night. Here is the link.

  • HBO has released the promo trailer for the second season of True Blood. It’s a musical promo called “It Hurts So Good” and utilizes Bob Dylan’s new single Beyond Here Lies Nothin. True Blood returns for its second season on HBO on June 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Season one will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on May 19. The soundtrack will also drop on May 19.

Blogging and Other Stuff

Don’t miss this post titled Reasons to be Missed by author Lynn Viehl over at the Genreality blog where she talks about the true nature of a writer’s legacy. It’s a wonderful read.

Michele Hauf announced a new group blog for writers of Harlequin Nocturne’s. Check it out.


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  2. Great contest recap, news recap! I've checked some of these out. Excellent giveaways. Lots of news and events coming up.

    Dottie :)

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