INTERVIEWS and EVENTS at SCIFIGUY.CA:
If you missed it earlier in the week, the contest with this weeks interview guest, urban fantasy author Chloe Neill (Friday Night Bites) is still going strong until October 12 at Midnight here. The giveaway for 5 copies of Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Margaret Weis ends tomorrow so get your entry in quickly if you haven't already done so.
I have two fabulous guests this week beginning with Erica Hayes whose debut urban fantasy novel Shadowfae hits shelves October 13. Erica will be here with a guest spot on Monday.
Wednesday I am interviewing R.A. "Bob" Salvatore about his newest book The Ghost King. Check out the "Promotions" section below for a complete list of Bob's other tour stops.
I have also recently added Julie Kenner (The Blood Lily Chronicles) and Kathryn Smith (Nightmare Chronicles) to upcoming author events on Nov. 4 and Nov 24 respectively. Both are here to talk about their exciting new series. You can see the full schedule on my left sidebar.
- Maggie Stiefvater has a huge contest going - BALLAD Contest extended to Halloween
- Anna's Books Blog is offering one lucky winner a set of Linda Wisdom's the Hex Books. Which include: 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover, Hex Appeal, Wicked by Any Other Name & Hex in High Heels. To enter leave a comment along with you email address. Winners will be announced on October 14th.
- Sunny has a contest for a copy of her newest book Lucinda Dangerously. Open until the end of October.
- My Blog 2.0 has a contest for Dak Time by Dakota Banks. Open until Oct. 15.
- Fresh Fiction is hosting a contest to win a copy of Jocelynn Drake's latest book DAWNBREAKER, plus a halloween basket of sweets! The contest runs through October 26th. See details and enter here.
- Enter a contest to win one of FIVE COPIES of "Supernatural: Season Four" at Film School Rejects. [Via Vampire Wire]
- Fantasy Book Critic has a giveaway of The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratford
- Twenty copies of Boneshaker by Cherie Priest being given away at Tor.com until noon EST on Wednesday, October 14th
- Diana Rowland has a giveaway of Speak of the Devil by Jenna Black, Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre, Darker Angels by MLN Hanover,Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire, The Trouble With Demons by Lisa Shearin and Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout. Move quickly, contest ends Sunday, October 11th.
- Patricia's Vampire Notes is having an October Halloween contest with a ton of giveaways.
- Roxanne Rhoads at Fang-tastic Books has a Kick Butt First Line Contest with Jamie Rush with some awesome prizes
AUTHOR and BOOK NEWS:
Jocelynn Drake, Terri Garey and Jamie Rush will be on Authors On Air on October 15 at 2 PM Eastern time.
Katie MacAlister has the definitive Steamed post on her blog with background, an excerpt and more on her forthcoming steampunk book.
From Shelf Awareness -
Sourcebooks' new young adult imprint, Sourcebooks Fire, will launch next spring with seven titles, including a bestselling paranormal romance series from the U.K., a novel based on the true life story of teenage sisters who invented the séance in 1848, a romantic mystery set against the backdrop of the civil war and a YA supernatural thriller set in New York City.Publishers Weekly had more on the story with some titles -
"The things you discover as a teen--your favorite novels, your favorite poetry, your favorite bands--these stay with you for the rest of your life," said Fire editor Dan Ehrenhaft. "They matter. They make a mark. They really do burn. That moment of discovery is what Sourcebooks Fire is all about."
In its debut season, Sourcebooks Fire will release seven titles, including Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas by Eden Maquire, first in a bestselling paranormal romance series from the U.K. (March 2010); Recognized by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, a novel based on the true-life story of teenage sisters who invented the séance in 1848 (June 2010); We Hear the Dead by Dianne K. Salerni, a romantic mystery set against the backdrop of the Civil War (May 2010); and The Turning Book 1: What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis, a supernatural thriller set in New York City (May 2010), among others.Sunny's Newsletter arrived this week and she had this to say about her Mona Lisa and Lucinda paranormal series -
LUCINDA, DANGEROUSLY will probably be the last book set in the Monère-demon world for awhile. Although plans aren't completely certain yet, I'm hoping to take a break from both Mona Lisa and Lucinda, and delve into a new paranormal series that has been brewing in my mind for a couple of years now. Perhaps when that itch has been satisfied and written out I'll be eager to return and continue Mona Lisa's story.Lou Anders at Pyr-o-mania has a list of Pyr's SF and Fantasy titles through August 2010.
- Jocelynn Drake at Chica Review.
- Meljean Brook at Border True Romance
- MaryJanice Davidson at Vampire Wire
- Kerrelyn Sparks at at VampChix
- Michelle Rowen at the The Story Siren
- Eve Silver at Apprentice Writer
- Anya Bast by Anya Bast (yep you read that right)
- Tim Pratt at SF Signal
- Kelley Meding at Stop... Drop... And Plot!
- Jenna Black by Jocelynn Drake
- Dakota Banks at My Blog 2.0
- Gail Carriger at Fantasy Cafe
- Jeanne C Stein at Patricia's Vampire Notes
- Ann Aguirre at The Galaxy Express with a three part interview here, here and here.
- Laura Anne Gilman at Shelf Awareness
- Scott Westerfield at Tor.com
- Erica Hayes at Literary Escapism
- Beth Fantaskey by Molly Harper
- Linda Wisdom at Anna's Book Blog
- Charlaine Harris at USA Today
- First Chapter of the forthcoming Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler.
Book Trailer: Deep Kiss of Winter Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
"Does running from zombies in your dreams count as a workout?"
What the Authors are Saying:
- Jennifer Armintrout on episode four of The Vampire Diaries
- Ann Aguirre on scifi B-movies at Border Sci Fi
Producer Rob Tapert tells ShockTillYouDrop that Dark Days, the sequel to the vampire movie 30 Days of Night, is up in Vancouver, Canada, getting ready to shoot, with principal photography slated to begin in the next couple of weeks.[via SciFi Wire]
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law to name a few. Looks amazing.
R.A. Salvatore Blog Tour:
Elitist Book Reviews
Sci-Fi Fan Letter
Suvudu (7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST)
Fantasy Book Critic
COVERS and ART:
Smart Bitches Trashy Books have spotted a new urban fantasy cover trend
Cover spoof madness over at the Odd Shots blog all week with -
- Meljean Brook: Takes on Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews
- Ilona Andrews: Takes on Demon Forged by Meljean Brook
Casey Daniels talks about last minute cover changes for her book Dead Man Walking at the Something Wicked blog.
Found this forthcoming historical urban fantasy book mentioned at Genreville. Moonshine by Alaya Johnson releases in February 2010.
Imagining vampires at the heart of the social struggles of 1920s, Moonshine blends a tempestuous romance with dramatic historical fiction, populated by a lively mythology inhabiting the gritty New York City streets.The following covers were previewed at SciFiGuy this past week:
Zephyr Hollis is an underfed, overzealous social activist who teaches night school to the underprivileged of the Lower East Side. Strapped for cash, Zephyr agrees to help a student, the mysterious Amir, who proposes she use her charity worker cover to bring down a notorious vampire mob boss. What he doesn’t tell her is why. Soon enough she’s tutoring a child criminal with an angelic voice, dodging vampires high on a new blood-based street drug, and trying to determine the real reason behind Amir’s request—not to mention attempting to resist (often unsuccessfully) his dark, inhuman charm.
- "Blood Cross" by Faith Hunter
- "Running Scared" by Shannon K. Butcher
- "Honeymoon of the Dead" by Tate Hallaway
- Death's Excellent Vacation
- "Deep in the Woods" by Chris Marie Gre...
- "Beyond the Darkness" by Alexandra Ivy
- "Spirit Bound" by Richelle Mead
- Changeless by Gail Carriger
Tez Says revealed the cover for Battle of the Zombies by Mark Henry who commented that it is preliminary.
Literary Escapism featured the cover for the fourth Accidental Friends book by Dakota Cassidy Accidentally Demonic.
AROUND the BLOGOSPHERE:
Writings Of A Wicked Book Addict has Nightlight : A Twilight Parody and a nice List of Paranormal Series
John at SF Signal posted this video of a spoof ending of The Wizard of Oz done by Mad TV.
SF Signal does one of their Mind Meld features asking the question - "What Book Introduced You to Fantasy?" Responding authors include Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, Laura Resnick, Karen Miller, Gail Z. Martin, Jane Lindskold, Patrick St-Denis, Kate Elliott, Violette Malan, Ken Scholes, David Anthony Durham, Alma Alexander and Hal Duncan.
Vote on which Lynsay Sands Argeneau hero you like the most at Avon Books.
Congrats to Nicola at the Alpha Heroes blog who received a review blurb credit in Meljean Brook's Demon Forged. Wow!
Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings has New Releases, Author News & More for 10/6/09
And remember that it is Steampunk month at Tor.com with daily posts. Click the graphic below for a complete summary of the articles to date.
This is a new feature I am thinking of introducing. What do you think? Want to see more of your favourite authors?
Maggie Stiefvater at a signing for Flux.
Jessica Slade at first stock signing October 8, 2009.