INTERVIEWS and EVENTS at SciFiGuy.ca:
Author Joe Nassise, a regular at the Genreality blog was here Tuesday to discuss his varied projects including his Hellstalker series, the most recent Rogue Angel novel and forthcoming urban fantasy series The Hunt Chronicles. A copy of his Rogue Angel: The Spirit Banner is up for grabs in the giveaway (closes March 1). Yesterday, paranormal romance author Susan Blexrud did a guest post called Don't Postpone Joy about beloved books. Susan is giving away two free downloads of her first vampire series novella Love Fang. Giveaway closes Monday night.
The giveaway for a signed copy of Legend of the White Wolf by Terry Spear in her interview ends Feb 22. I have two copies of Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb and two copies of Kim Harrison's Black Magic Sanction available for giveaway here and here. Both end March 1. I also have an ARC of the terrific Warriors anthology edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois to giveaway here (ends Feb 22).
Next week (Wednesday) my special guest will be Mark Henry with zombalicious details on the Amanda Feral series and Battle of the Network Zombies in particular. Stayed tuned. Brains will be served.
Remember to check my Author Events and Interviews schedule posted on my left sidebar for the most recent updates.
AUTHOR and BOOK NEWS:
- Excerpt from the forthcoming Shade Fright by Sean Cummings
- Mini-Excerpt from Shift by Rachel Vincent
- Snippet from Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis
- First Chapter of Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn
- Unedited scene from Demon Blood by Meljean Brook
A nice list of the past weeks' author interviews at Literary Escapism.
Jeaniene Frost: Experience The First Drop of Crimson! at Blog Talk Radio
Larissa Ione talks about the Demonica and Ecstacy Unveiled series at Blog Talk Radio
Nancy Holzner revealed the title to the sequel for Deadtown - it's Hellforged. Love the title!
C.E. Murphy reveals more about her Worldwalker Duology -
Truthseeker and Wayfinder (which was briefly called Worldbreaker*). This is a new series about Lara Jansen, a young woman who always knows if someone is telling her the truth–including when the new man in her life claims to be a prince of Faerie. Truthseeker is out in September 2010. I’ve just finished writing Wayfinder.Urban fantasy author Laura Bickle has joined a new group blog called Hooked on Heroines along with a number of other UF authors -
Hooked on Heroines are: Maria Lima, author of Blood Lines series from Pocket/Juno Books; Linda Robertson, author of the Persephone Alcmedi series from Pocket/Juno books; myself, Laura Bickle, author of the Lantern series from Pocket/Juno; and my alter ego, Alayna Williams, author of the Delphic Oracle series from Pocket/Juno. We'll be blogging about books, writing, heroines, and anything that catches our eye. To start, Linda Robertson is blogging about Mythic Heroines. Please drop by and say hello!Kim Harrison talks about an enhanced ebook version of Black Magic Sanction that will contain videos, audio commentary, the full audio book narrated by Marguerite Gavin that can be synched and listened with or without the text, or the text can be read without the audio and more. Created for the Iphone and Itouch platforms check out the full story on Kim Harrison's blog.
Congratulations to Jeaniene Frost whose First Drop of Crimson hit # 38 on the USA Today bestseller list, # 4 on the New York Times bestseller list, and # 4 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.
Mad Hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review has the details on the Jim Butcher short story collection which will be called Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files. Releases in November.
Locus Magazine posted the 2009 Nebula Award Nominations. Here's the list for best novel -
- The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
- The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak (Bantam)
- Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman (Pocket)
- The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
- Boneshaker, Cherie Priest (Tor)
- Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland)
J.D. Robb and the In Death series at Project Paranormal
Richelle Mead dishes about Vampire Academy at YA Central
Abigail at All Things Urban Fantasy has outdone herself this week with a List of 100 Urban Fantasy giveaways
Penguin Group (Canada) has a contest to be on the guestlist for a special advance screening of Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND?
SF Scope has the details on the 36th Annual Saturn Awards. Here are the nominees in the big four categories. Who would you pick?
HOW TO ENTER: Become a fan of the Penguin Group (Canada) Facebook page, then email us at email@example.com with ALICE in the subject line, and tell us who wrote the book ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Please also note your city of preference in the email. Deadline is Tuesday, February 23 @ 12PM.
Winners will be notified on Tuesday February 23 after the draw ends, and will receive electronic passes via email by Friday February 26. Passes will need to be printed and presented at the screening. Winners names will also be added to the guestlist, and ID must be shown in conjunction with the electronic pass. Good luck!
Best Science Fiction Film:
The Book of Eli (Warner Bros)
Knowing (Summit Entertainment)
Moon (Sony Pictures Classics)
Star Trek (Paramount)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Paramount)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (20th Century Fox)
Best Fantasy Film:
Avatar (20th Century Fox)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Warner Bros)
The Lovely Bones (Paramount)
The Time Traveler's Wife (Warner Bros)
Watchmen (Warner Bros)
Where the Wild Things Are (Warner Bros)
Best Horror Film:
The Box (Warner Bros)
Drag Me to Hell (Universal)
Frozen (Anchor Bay Films)
The Last House on the Left (Rogue / Universal)
Twilight: New Moon (Summit Entertainment)
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film:
The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment)
Inglourious Basterds (The Weinstein Co)
Law Abiding Citizen (Overture)
The Messenger (Oscilloscope Pictures)
Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros)
Take the Name That Werewolf Photo Quiz at AMC. [via SF Signal]
The Lightning Thief reviewed by Jordan Summers and Tempting Persephone.
The Wolfman reviewed by Mondo Vampire, Fang-tastic Books and Maurice Broaddus.
COVERS and ART:
I didn't get much posting done this past week, so I'll lead off with the gallery of new covers released this past week.
Lynn Viehl talks about cover art, comparing her own mokcup of the next Kyndred book with her own vision. An interesting post to check out.
Release Date: June 2010
Release Date: March 2011
(more info at Orbit Books)
(more info at Orbit Books)
The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. She has to save her sister from her mysterious captors. And in order to do that, she has to broker a deal between the mages and the vampires before all hell breaks loose.This cover posted by Kelley Gay on her blog. Made of awesome. Of course it is a Chris McGrath cover.
But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about, she’s got to save herself from the ghosts of her past. Because the past is haunting her. Literally.
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Release Date: August 2010
And another fabulous illustrated cover for Nicole Peeler.
Release Date: January 2011
Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos Misadventures in Stock Photography (Part the Tenth: Oh oh)
Foreign Covers:Holly Black shows off the UK cover for White Cat.
Cover art featured here this past week at SciFiGuy.ca included:
Something Wicked by Michelle Rowen
AROUND the BLOGOSPHERE:
The Guardian had an entertaining article about recent updates by George R.R. Martin on his progress with A Dance with Dragons, the long awaited fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. [via Voyager Online]
Very funny parody from the crazy folks at The Onion [via Diana Pharaoh Francis]
Another spoof with a Verizon commercial giving Twilight the poke [via Nicole Hadaway]
Paranormal Romance has the latest news on Diana Gabaldon's projects.
from Grasping for the Wind 5 General Tips for New Book Bloggers
Richelle Mead at recent UK Signing
Leanna Renee Hieber
Maurice Broaddus with first author copy of King Maker