INTERVIEWS and EVENTS at SciFiGuy.ca:
Coming up on Tuesday I have erotic paranormal romance author Jessica Lee joining us to talk about her writing and newest release Dark Desires at Midnight.
I also have a special giveaway planned this week for Canadian readers, two copies of Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs. Say tuned for details.
A Big thanks to Paper Cut Reviews for sharing the Over the Top Award. Thanks Steph!
Remember to check my Author Events and Interviews schedule posted on my left sidebar for the most recent updates.
AUTHOR and BOOK NEWS:
- Chapter 1 of Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- Jezebel interviews Harry Dresden at Jackie Kessler's. Fun stuff.
- Jackie at Literary Escapism has interviews links galore here,and here.
Mari Mancusi says there will be a fifth book in her Blood Coven YA series in 2011, tentatively titled Night School.
Dark Faerie Tales has Publishing News: Books to Watch (20) with an interesting mix of fantasy, YA and paranormal.
While perusing Melissa de la Cruz's website I stopped to watch her book trailer for her Blue Bloods series. Have a look, it is one of the more interesting trailers I have seen in awhile with great production values.
Deborah Cooke in her newsletter stated that she is just finishing the sixth Dragonfire book which will be Rafferty's story which will be titled Darkfire Kiss. It will be a May 2011 release.
www.breetanner.com. According to Publishers Weekly - "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner tells the story of a newborn vampire introduced in Eclipse, who will also appear in the film version of Eclipse, scheduled to be released on June 30."
Loving True Blood in Dallas found this update on a couple of forthcoming Sookie stories from Charlaine Harris via Paperback Dolls:
Q. We wanted to ask you about a couple of your upcoming short stories. Can you please tell us about your short stories coming up in Crimes by Moonlight and Death's Excellent Vacation?Book trailer for White Cat by Holly Black from her Curse Workers series:
CH. Sure, in Death's Excellent Vacation is a Sookie story and it's a Sookie and Pam road trip. So, it was just really a lot of fun to write. The story in Crimes by Moonlight is a Dahlia story. This will be the 4th or 5th story I've written about her. She's just itty bitty but totally marshal and I just love that.
Did you miss any urban fantasy news in March? Check out the Escapist Newsletter (Vol 4 Issue 4) from Literary Escapism for the most comprehensive review of free reads, interviews, author news, covers, releases and more. Jackie has tons of information not covered in my Weekend Reports so check it out!
Carolyn Crane whose debut novel Mind Games was released just a week ago has been busy around the blogosphere with some really funny posts. Check out her post on 'The Amazon sales ranking: A Dharma Initiative-type experiment on authors?' over at The Odd Shots and not to be missed is her post with Rebecca at Dirty Sexy Books called Carolyn and Rebecca’s Urban Fantasy Hair Color Horoscopes.
The amazing Abigail at All Things Urban Fantasy has compiled a list of 170 urban fantasy giveaways. Win 'em all and you would have a library.
Asamum Reads has an ARC of Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris to give away along with three other ARCs. Open internationally until April 11.
Nicole Hadaway pointed me towards this creepy ABC show premiering later this month on ABC called Happy Town. Although it says Minnesota it was actually filmed all over Southern Ontario in places such as Penetanguishene, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Hope, St. Catharines (Montebello Park), Toronto and Uxbridge.
BSC had this preview clip from Episode 6 of the new Doctor Who involving vampires. Love the teeth ladies!
Another trailer for Iron Man 2 - IMAX version:
An update trailer for the scifi creature feature Splice -
IO9 has photos of the new Tardis to go along with the new Doctor Who.
SF Signal had this trailer for the animated The Secret of Kells which kind of reminds me of the book trailers Maggie Stiefvater did for Shiver and Linger
Literary Escapism is holding another great new author challenge. Visit Jackie's site for full details.
COVERS and ART:
Not to be missed at The Book Smugglers is Cover Matters: On Clichéd Covers in Fantasy in which they delve into the dis[arity between quality books and quality covers citing some excellent examples of fabulous artwork.
Bloody Bookaholic posted the cover to Misguided Angel (October) by Melissa de la Cruz, the next book in her Blue Bloods YA series. All Things Urban Fantasy unveiled the cover to Julie Kagawa's follow-up to The Iron King called The Iron Daughter (August).
Romance Bookworm revealed the cover for Last Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken. Coming in September. Amy has the blurb and link to an excerpt.
Stumbling Over Chaos has Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the Sixteenth (Meet Underwear Guy)
Foreign Covers:Kristin Cashore has the French cover for Fire. Alyson Noel has the German cover and UK cover for Blue Moon
Cover art featured here this past week at SciFiGuy.ca included:
- Jeweled by Anya Bast
- Songs of Love and Death edited by George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois
- Memories of Envy by Barb Hendee
- Wolf's Bluff by W.D. Gagliani
- Chosen by Jeanne C. Stein
- The Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
AROUND the BLOGOSPHERE:
Marianne de Pierres posted this on Facebook. Breath-taking photos. The stunning pictures of sleeping insects covered in early morning dew | Mail Online
THe BN SciFi and Fantasy Blog posted this funny bit You Know You’re a Science Fiction/Fantasy Geek When… A few of my favourites are -
- … you buy Crown Royal for the bag to carry your dice in.
- ... you know what filk music is, and you've actually listened to it.
- … you know what DAW stands for!
- … you see a wardrobe and walk into it looking for Narnia.
- … you can recite the entire movie The Princess Bride. ("Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.")
$1,500,000.00 for Action #1. The mind boggles.
Mark Henry, Richelle Mead & Jaye Wells at Jan's Paperbacks.
Kim Harrison at PLA 2010
Rachel Caine gets a message from the cast of Leverage.