Vampire Fledgling

Update: August/September contest winners – I have gone through all of my emails and contacted everyone who has contacted me.  If you emailed me and didn’t receive an email today, please contact me.  I’ll be redrawing a bunch of winners as well as announcing the winners for the Beck, Castle, Ball, Acosta and Dark Faerie Tale contests on Monday.

Fledgling Handbook 101I’m not sure if this made the rounds yet or not, but I’m digging the cover PC Cast has for her House of Night novel, Fledgling Handbook 101, which is due out next week.

Merry meet, fledgling. Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night!

This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these pages you will find invaluable information about the history of vampyres.  You will also come to a better understanding of your body’s transformation, as well as read words of hope from great vampyres of the past and learn essential foundations of rituals and lore. Now, Fledgling, read on.  A new life awaits you; your path to that magickal future begins here!

Tor.com is celebrating a fortnight of Steampunk with lots of guest articles, original steampunk fiction, exclusive wallpaper, coverage of steampunk events and copious giveaways.

In her recent newsletter, Rachel Caine announced that she is working on a new series, which has a name and a first novel.  We’ll be able to read all about The Revivalist in the first novel, Working Stiff.

Interviews:

Have you read Kalayna Price’s Grave Witch?  Was there something you want to know?  Kalayna will be answering readers questions on her site later in the week.

The Biting Edge found some fantastic news on Variety. Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly books are being developed for a television show on CBS. The show will be called Grave Sight, after the first novel, and produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Naren Shankar (CSI), David Zucker and Kam Miller (Law and Order: SVU).  No word on when it will premier.

Peter Jackson has finally annouced the case for The Hobbit. You can find out the details at either io9 or SciFi Wire.

Meljean Brook is still trying to tempt your wallet with a few more steampunk novels.

American VampireTez Says is showing off a few shiny new covers.  One of which is for Jennifer Armintrout’s American Vampire.  This is the first I’ve heard of it, but American Vampire will be released February 22, 2011.

Welcome to Penance, Ohio – hell on earth! Peter’s a vampire, and he loves it. He’s free to indulge his every dark, dangerous and debauched whim. Until a road trip takes him somewhere he never expected. Now he’s trapped in Penance, a town that no-one has been able to leave for five years. And he’s stuck protecting Jessa who’s beautiful, tempting…and very, very human! The townsfolk know she’s tied to their troubles and don’t look kindly on strangers, meaning Peter and Jessa have only each other to rely on. Which is making it harder for Peter to control his desire to devour her…But if he can keep his bloodlust in check, their bond could be the key to uncovering the secrets that lurk within Penance and delivering the town from it’s curse.

Contests:
Yasmine Galenorn is giving away two gift baskets and a gift card. Contest ends November 1st.

Faith Hunter is giving away an ARC of Mercy Blade. Contest ends soon.

Tor/Forge is giving away five copies of Anthony Huso’s The Last Page.  Contest ends October 25th.

Anya Bast is giving away a copy of Jeweled.  Contest ends tonight.

Book Chick City is giving away two sets of David Wellington’s Cursed and Ravaged.  Contest ends October 31st.

Patti Callahan Henry is giving away a $250 American Express Gift Card.  Contest ends December 31st.

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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.

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