Blameless Cravings

Have we seen the cover for Gail Carriger’s third Parasol Protectorate novel, Blameless?  I get the feeling it’s not new, but for some reason it doesn’t look familiar to me.  So I’m posting it again.  Blameless is due to release September 1, 2010.

Have you ever wanted to try Jeri Smith-Ready’s Aspect of the Crow series?  Amazon has the prequel story, The Wild’s Call, as a free Kindle read.  Although, Jeri does want to remind everyone…

The Wild’s Call was originally written (commissioned) as a 20-part serial short story, with very strict word count limits, for my publisher’s website.

So when presented in a different format, as a “book,” it might feel different than what one might expect.

I couldn’t remember if we had seen the cover for JR Ward’s Crave either when I saw it over at Book Soulmates.  In case we haven’t, here it is.  If we have, here it is again.  Book Soulmates has the blurb.  Crave comes out October 5, 2010.

Interviews:

This cover is just plain creepy. Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks that?  Brian Lumley’s Necorscope: The Plague-Bearer is now available through Subterranean Press along with Leviathan Wept and Other Stories by Daniel Abraham.

Jocelynn Drake has also posted an excerpt from her upcoming Dark Days novel, Pray for Dawn.

Dakota Cassidy has posted an excerpt for her fifth Accidental Friends novel, Accidentally Catty, which will be out March 2011.

Babbling About Books is wondering about people’s reading expectations.  In this day and age when it’s fairly easy to have conversations with your favorite authors or just being able to find out what their advance is, does any of that influence your expectations on a novel?  Katiebabs wants to know.

I have to ask…seriously?  Who would want a cast member from Twilight on their credit card?  It’s a good thing I had a WTF moment, because io9 buried this gem of a vid clip in the same post.

Contests:
Midnight Moon Cafe is giving away a copy of Rachel Caine’s Ill Wind. Contest ends June 30th.

Amberkatze Reviews is giving away whichever book wins her May poll. Contest ends June 10th.

Dear Author is giving away 17 different copies of 6 Penguin ARCs.  Contest ends soon.

Feed Your Reading Habit is giving away a copy of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy.  Contest ends June 14th.

Keri Arthur Contest Winners!
While I was at the RT Booklovers Convention, I had the amazing opportunity to talk with Keri Arthur, author of the amazing Riley Jenson series, plus a slew of others.  While she was here, we decided to give away a copy of Moon Sworn to a lucky winner.  In order to enter, everyone had to answer the question: What are you going to miss about the Riley Jenson series? Now, without further ado, the four winners are:

KITTNLUV (Paperback Dolls) who said: I think there isn’t one thing I’d miss the most. I love everything about this series and will mourn it’s closing. I love the world and her characters. It’s really sad to see them all go. But I also feel a little traitorous, because I’m really looking forward to Risa!

Congratulations KittNLuv!  You have one week to send me an email at jackie AT literaryescapism DOT com, otherwise I’ll draw a new name when I post the current contest winners next weekend.

As always, I determined the winners by inputting all the entries into the List Randomizer, scrambling it up a couple of times, and then had the Research Randomizer pick a number.

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.

2 Comments

  1. I have only read the first book in the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley, but it was really good, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the rest. Yes, the cover it a bit freaky! Thanks for the linkage too! Have a great weekend! :)

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