Nope, the newest monkey hasn’t made his appearance yet. So the Baby Pool Contest is still going on, but I will be ending it on August 15th because I will have him by then (go ahead and laugh if you want). The Doc doesn’t think I’ll go past that and I’m holding him to it. *grin*
As for contests, there are a ton going on in August while I’m out, so make sure you check out the sidebar. I have them all listed there with the date they start. All of them end on September 3rd, so there’s plenty of time to enter a few of them. Here are the ones that have already begun:
- Syrie James is giving away a copy of Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker.
- LE is giving away a copy of Marjorie Liu’s A Wild Light.
- Tracey O’Hara is giving away a signed copy of Night’s Cold Kiss.
- Jocelynn Drake is giving away signed copies of Pray for Dawn and Wait for Dusk.
- Rowena Cory Daniells is giving away a copy of The King’s Bastard.
Speaking of contests, I know I’m behind on mailing out a few prizes, I’m doing that today after the news is posted. The Robert Sadler winner is also posted below.
I think that’s all from me, so without further ado, let’s see what has shown up so far in August……
Yasmine Galenorn unleashed the cover for her next Otherworld novel, Blood Wyne, which is due out February 1, 2011. The first Moon Daughters comic was also released this past Friday, with a new one appearing each Friday.
The Enchanted Inkpot is featuring a bunch of this falls YA fantasy releases along with the very obvious trend that the publishers are using right now.
All Things Urban Fantasy and Dark Faerie Tales are showcasing a bunch of new covers as well. I’ve also been updating the FB album as I find them, so these are definitely not all of them – the album currently has 38 new covers.
- To see what has already been posted in August, click here.
- Janet Evanovich, author of Sizzling Sixteen, by NPR
- Kelly Meding, author of As Lie the Dead, at Suvudu
- Kelley Armstrong, author of Waking the Witch, at Suvudu (video from Seattle’s University Village Barnes & Noble signing)
- RG Alexander, author of Posses Me, at Bitten by Books
- Meljean Brook, author of The Iron Duke, from Project Paranormal (her snippet of the episode)
- KT Grant, author of The Princess’s Bride, at Lurv a la Mode
- Nicole Peeler, author of Tracking the Tempest, by the Paperback Dolls
- Jess Granger, author of Beyond the Rain, at Nalini Singh’s blog
- Trent Jamieson, author of Death Most Definite, at Dark Faerie Tales
Keri Arthur posted a fabulous Riley Jensen short story that takes place pretty close to the end of the series. While there isn’t any obvious spoilers, it does give an idea of things concerning her relationships, so considered yourself forewarned. FYI…the link is to a PDF.
Orbit Books is letting us know that Rachel Aaron (The Spirit Thief) has a new blog and she’s posted an excerpt for The Spirit Thief, which is set to release in October. The Spirit Rebellion and The Spirit Eater will be following in November and December respectively. FYI…the excerpt is a PDF.
Bitten by Books has a fabulous list of 101 Free Kindle Books, plus a few that are under $4.
Off the Fang has another fabulous edition and this week Jackie is talking about Judging a Book by it’s Cover.
It’s times like these that I wish I was in college still. Harvard has a class, English 212, that discusses Vampires in Literature and Film. How cool is that? The closest I got to something like this was my Spanish capstone which focused on Gothic Literature. In either case, some of the authors featuring on the reading list include Laurell K Hamilton, Charlaine Harrie, Stephenie Meyer and Kim Harrison.
Did you see the news about Dorchester? They are switching to strictly digital and print on demand (POD) books. For being one of the biggest romance publishers out there, I didn’t think they were in any trouble financially. I mean, why else would they switch to digital and only give their authors a month warning?
In more publishing news, Janet Evanovich has switched publishers.
The author of the multimillion-selling “Stephanie Plum” series and other popular mystery novels has left her longtime publisher, St. Martin’s Press, and joined the Random House Publishing Group.
Here’s some news that is coming out of the blue…Barnes & Noble has been put up for sale. The strange thing about it, according to the article the New York Times is running, they aren’t doing that bad. Yeah, there has been some lost sales due to digital books, but they’ve joined that market over the last couple of months and have plans to expand into it even more. It really doesn’t sound like they are doing that badly, so I’m wondering what else is going on that is making the BN Board want to sell.
Kelley Armstrong is giving away a book from her backlist. Contest ends tonight!
Something Wicked is giving away five books from five bestselling authors. Contest ends soon.
Robert Sadler Contest Winner
Robert Sadler recently stopped by Literary Escapism to discuss his new novel Secrets of Blood and Bone and was generous enough to give away a copy to one lucky winner. In order to enter, all anyone had to do was ask Robert a question. Now, without further ado, the winner is:
CHRISTY E who said: I wanted to enter your contest but I am just learning about you as an author, so my question may be a bit generic. Where does your inspiration come from for your books?
Congratulations Christy E!
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.