Saturday, May 16, 2009

Urban Fantasy Weekend Report


The giveaway for five copies of Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey remains open until May 28. You can enter here. I will also be interviewing Jacqueline Carey about Santa Olivia on May 26th and she will be returning on June 17th to discuss the upcoming release of Naamah’s Kiss, the seventh book in her Kushiel saga. Drop by and leave a comment and learn more about these exciting books.


Rachel Caine is having a contest for the release of Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampire #6) with some fabulous prizes. Visit her blog here for details on entering.

Jackie Kessler is giving away bunches of copies of the forthcoming Black & White (co-authored with Caitlin Kittredge) on Twitter and on her blog. Check here for the scoop. Contest ends May 19 so be quick.

Jeaniene Frost is offering a signed ARC copy of City of Souls by Vicki Pettersson from the Sign of the Zodiac series. The contest is open until May 22 and the book doesn’t release until June 30.

Caitlin Kittredge is really giving away the goodies on her blog. She is offering up an ARC of both Street Magic and the bad-ass anthology (her words) Huntress, which contains a novella featuring Jack and as a bonus she’ll throw in an ARC of Witch Craft the fourth Nocturne City book. Wow! Get the details here.

C. T. Adams and Cathy L. Clamp have a new urban fantasy trilogy coming out next summer beginning with Night Songs. They are running a “name the series” contest where the winner will receive an autographed copy of the first book and become a character in the second book. This sounds like a lot of fun so scoot on over to C.T. Adams blog for more information.

Seanan McGuire has a contest for a copy of Rosemary and Rue, but the contest closes Sunday night and you need to write a poem to qualify so get cracking. More on the contest here.

Darque Reviews is giving away copies of Strange Angels by Lilith Saintcrow for the next week. For more on the book you can read my review here.

Lisa Hendrix author of the paranormal historical romance series, The Immortal Brotherhood has a contest for her last signed galley of Immortal Outlaw the sequel to Immortal Warrior.


Caitlin Kittredge tells us that the fifth Nocturne City book formerly titled Spell Bound will now be called Daemon’s Mark (coming March 2010).

You can read the first three chapters of Black and White by Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge as well as an exclusive short story prequel called Black Meets White at the Barnes and Noble website.

I loved this “Press Release” piece from author Lynn Viehl earlier in the week about promotional guidelines for authors. What a hoot.

Tate Hallaway author of the Garnet Lacey series talks about her first sale at Dear Author.

Kelley Armstrong advises that the third Darkest Powers YA novel The Reckoning is done. The newest issues of The Darkest Powers newsletter is out which you can download here. Lots of great content and information on contests as well. The Awakening (Book 2) was just released two weeks ago.

Harper Teen has a sneak preview of Kim Harrison’s debut YA urban fantasy Once Dead, Twice Shy which releases May 26, 2009.

Romance and paranormal author Chrintina Dodd has redesigned her website.

Deirdre Knight whose Red Kiss, the second book in her Gods of Midnight series, releases in a few weeks (June 2) has just announced that she has been signed to do at least two more books in the series - Red Angel and Red Demon.

Rachel Caine’s Morgaville Vampire series is being released in audio books format on June 8, beginning with Glass Houses. More details here.


For those of you that like your vampires and urban fantasy in graphic novel form here is a new release which may be of interest.

Dusk (100 Pages, B&W Interior Art)

As a battered wife, Eve's only concern was to keep her marriage together. But when she is kidnapped into the sordid supernatural world of vampires and foul magic, Eve finds she doesn't want to leave. Her mysterious benefactor, the Vampire Lord Ash, wish her to have a normal life but Eve chooses to stay in the service of Ash. Dusk is the stories about Eve and her challenges living in the darkness. Dusk is a supernatural action/drama story done in a dynamic blending of the sequential art styles of American Comics and Japanese Manga. Several artists help tell these stark noir tales of Vampires and Unrequited Love.

Check out the news updates at Literary Escapism for additional urban fantasy happenings and links not covered here.


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