INTERVIEWS, NEWS AND EVENTS AT SCIFIGUY.CA:
You still have time to enter the giveaway for five copies of Susan Kearney's Lucan. Contest ends Tuesday night at Midnight.
If you missed the interview this past week with Jocelynn Drake, check it out here. Lots of great discussion about Dawnbreaker the third book in the Dark Days series. The book releases Tuesday. Can't wait. Jocelynn reveals a little about the origins of her character Danaus. You also have an opportunity to win one of three copies of Dawnbreaker.
The coming week here at SciFiGuy is a flurry of events beginning with a blog tour stop for Fire by Kristen Cashore on Monday. You will have a chance to win a signed copy of the book.
The Book Smugglers (Tuesday, 9/29), Fantasy Book Critic (Wednesday, 9/30), Melissa's Bookshelf (Thursday, 10/1) and The Story Siren (Friday, 10/2).
Wednesday, author Jaime Rush (aka Tina Wainscott) will be here to talk about her paranormal thriller Out of the Darkness which is the second book in her Offspring series. Tina characterizes her series as "where X-Files meets Lost."
And finally on Thursday author Margaret Weis will be visiting to talk about her newest Dragonlance release, Dragons of the Hourglass Mage, Book 3 in the Lost Chronicles sequence. We'll also be giving away 5 copies of the new book. Also on Thursday I will be running a contest for 5 free e-copies of Release by Nicole Hadaway. Release is a vampire story set during World War II.
The month of October is also loaded with a lot of terrific guests including Chloe Neill (Friday NIght Bites), Erica Hayes (Shadowfae), R.A. Salvatore (The Ghost King), Roxanne Rhoads (Eternal Desire), Diana Pharaoh Francis (Bitter Night) and Gail Z. Martin (Dark Lady's Choice). Be sure to check out my Author Events & Interviews listing on the left sidebar for dates and any new additions.
AUTHOR AND BOOK NEWS:
- Ilona Andrews as a snippet from On the Edge and here as well.
- Candace Havens as an excerpt from Dragons Prefer Blondes
- Ilona Andrews at The Book Pushers
- Katie MacAlister at Embrace the Shadows
- Lilith Saintcrow at the Book Cellar
- Chloe Neill at A Great Read and at Amberkatze's Book Blog
- Chris Evans at Literary Escapism
- Cherie Priest at Ingram Library
- Heather Davis (author of Never Cry Werewolf) at Blog with Bite
- Kelly Gay at Eclectic Book Lover
- Kelly Gay at Undercover Book Lover
- MARILEE BROTHERS at Bell Bridge Books
- Seressia Glass at To Be Read — So Many Authors. . . So Little Time
- Joey W. Hill at Naughty Editions Reviews
- Nicole Hadaway at Suburban Vampire
Books Sold and Turned in News from Locus -Come chat on Tuesday September 29 at 9:00 pm EST (6:00 pm PST) with me, Annette McCleave, Jessa Slade, and Kim Lenox. We're at the Coffeetime Romance chat room We'll be posting excerpts from our books, giving away a heap of prizes (books, jewellery and other fab stuff), and answering all your questions!
- Nancy A. Collins sold three books in a new urban fantasy series to Danielle Stockley at Ace via Lori Perkins.
[SciFiGuy note - here is an excerpt of an interview at Talking with Tim which references the series - "I’ve just finished a book proposal for a contemporary dark fantasy series, this one aimed at adults, called Golgotham. It’s about the romance between a human artist and a witch. It’s set in an alternate universe, where magic not only exists, every major metropolitan area has a supernatural ghetto where creatures such as leprechauns, sprites, centaurs, etc. live in the open and trade with human society. The ghetto in New York City is located in the Lower East Side, and is called Golgotham."]
- Caitlin Kittredge sold four books of urban fantasy — three more Black London novels and a mystery — to St. Martin's Press.
- Adam-Troy Castro and Johnny Atomic sold "illustrated alphabetical guide to the world after the rise of the living dead" Z Is for Zombie and follow-up V Is for Vampire to Diana Gill at Eos via Eddie Schneider of the Jabberwocky Literary Agency.
- Rachel Caine sold a new series beginning with Dead Sexy to Anne Sowards for Roc via Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.
[SciFiGuy note: Rachel Caine's blog states - "The first book will be called DEAD SEXY, and it follows the story of a young mortician who discovers that her new funeral home employers have a disconcerting side business: reviving the dead, for profit. But it’s much bigger, and it involves one of the biggest pharmaceutical firms on the planet. Who knew the death care industry could be so dangerous?"
- Kim Harrison handed in Black Magic Sanction to Diana Gill at Eos.
- Chris Marie Green's Deep in the Woods, the sixth Vampire Babylon novel, went to Ginjer Buchanan at Ace.
- Julie Kenner handed in Torn and Turned, second and third in the Blood Lily Chronicles, to Ginjer Buchanan at Ace.
[SciFiGuy note: you can read more about the Blood Lily Chronicles on Julie Kenner's website.]
Zombies, zombies and yet more zombies. Zombie publishing news via Locus -
Steampunk publishing news via Locus -
- Alan Goldsher sold Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, about the Beatles as zom-bies, to Pocket via Jason Ashlock.
- Robin Becker's Brains, "a zombie memoir," went to Gabe Robinson at Harper via Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Manage¬ment.
- Joshua Gaylord will write "literary zombie novel" The Reapers Are the Angels under a pseudonym to be named later for Marjorie Braman at Holt via Josh Getzler at Writers House.
The Story Siren has an excellent weekly roundup of contests, author news and more in the Young Adult blogosphere.
- First novelist Lavie Tidhar sold steampunk adventure The Bookman and two more novels to Marc Gascoigne at Angry Robot via Zeno Literary Agency Ltd.
- Jeff Vandermeer sold "the definitive Steampunk overview – text and images, all elements of the subculture from fashion to literature and beyond" to Abrams Books via Howard Morhaim. The book will be "a work of art in and of itself."
Pat's Fantasy Hotlist has this week's New York Times Bestsellers (September 22nd)
BALLAD: An Animated Storyboard Trailer by Maggie Stiefvater
- Tynga's Urban Fantasy Reviews is having her 3 month bloganivesary starting on September 28th and doing a special giveaway to thank everyone for sticking around! Check out her blog for details of the great prizes. Contest close on October 3rd at midnight EST.
- Graeme's Fantasy Book Review has 3 copies of Bite Marks by Terence Taylor for giveaway. Run until September 27with winners announced on the 28th.
- Literary Escapism has a giveaway for A Darkness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans. End Sept. 29.,
- Vampire Wire is giving away a copy of the soon-to-be-released Dracula The Un-dead by Dacre Stoker. Open until September 30.
- The Deadline Dames have a couple of giveaways happening but they end tonight so you better fly.
- The Hiding Spot offers a chance to win a signed ARC of Soulless by Gail Carriger. Contest is open until September 30th.
- Rachel Vincent has a giveaway for the new YA Immortal anthology. Ends today so hurry over.
- Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings has an extensive list of contests this week.
A Time magazine interview with Robert J. Sawyer about FlashForward the new scif shopw adapted from his novel.
Stephenie Meyer's The Host Coming to the Big Screen according to Variety
In the "I didn`t know that category", apparently The Twilight Zone celebrates its' 50th anniversary next week. Here is a compilation of clips that cover the entire 156 episodes that can be viewed in under 10 minutes. [via SciFi Wire]
AUTHORS ON VIDEO:
Diana Laurence, author of "How to Catch and Keep a Vampire" talks about her book, and offers tips on vampire romance and dating.
Procrastination is a very sad affair as Marjorie Liu demonstrates by making this video. LOL.
COVERS and ART:
Katie MacAlister has the UK covers and release information for the first three books in the Silver Dragon series Playing With Fire, Up in Smoke and Me and My Shadow.
Covers Featured this week at SciFiGuy.ca:
- "Death's Excellent Vacation" edited by Toni L. P. Kelner & Charlaine Harris
- "Nice Girls Don't Live Forever" by Molly Harper
- "Love in the Time of Dragons" by Katie MacAlister
- "Mind Games" by Carolyn Crane
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:
- Lynn Viehl does a humorous twist on Products for Writers That We'd Like to See.
- Tez Says has a post on October 2009 releases in Canada, US, UK and Australia
- Reviewer Time: Graeme from "Graeme's Fantasy Book Review" at Temple Library Reviews
- Tate Hallaway talks about taboo topics when writing Young Adult fiction
- Gail Carriger (Soulless) presents An Entirely Unpreferential List of Steampunky Books
- Heather Massey at The Galaxy Express has a host of links on Steampunk & Cyberpunk Romances