Falling in Bloody Heaven

KHarrison-Blood CrimeShiloh Walker has posted a snippet from her upcoming novel, Hunter’s Rise, which will be released.

Author Appearances:

KMahoney-Falling to AshAre you thinking about taking a college course this summer?  Even if it’s just for fun.  If so, I have one for you.  Michigan State University will be offering SW290: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior. Here’s a little more information:

Topics in social welfare, social policy, service delivery, research, theory, and practice; basic social worker values and concepts

video preview | DRAFT syllabus | State News article 2/27/12

Zombies are a popular metaphor for apocalypse both in popular culture and mainstream academic pursuits, even being used by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for teaching emergency preparedness. This course uses current research and science on Catastrophes and Human Behavior together with the idea of a Zombie Apocalypse to learn about the nature, scope, and impact of catastrophic events on individuals, families, societies, civilizations, and the Earth itself.

Something tells me you’re not going to learn how to survive the initial Zombie Apocalypse, just the aftermath.  After all, I’m not seeing anything about how to decapitate a zombie or any kind of exercise regiment so you can be prepared to outrun said zombies. *grin*

Vicki Pettersson is going on tour!  She’s going on a 10 city tour starting June 4th to celebrate the release of her new novel, The Taken. Sadly, she only has one stop east of the Mississippi, but bonus for me it’s in Cincinnati.  Looks like I will be visiting my sister for a bit. *grin*  If you’re within a decent driving distance of Cincy, you should really think about coming.

Interesting.  It seems the Justice Department has decided to get into the debate over ebook prices.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the DoJ has sent warnings to Apple Inc and five other publishers of their intent to sue over the possibility that the six have gotten together with the intent of raising ebook prices.  This could mean lower ebook prices, but as with everything that deals with the law, we probably won’t see any change any time soon.

RT Book Reviews has found that Melissa de la Cruz will be continuing her Witches of the East End series with three additional books.  There’s also news of new books coming from Paolo Bacigalupi (Zombie Baseball Beatdown) and Kimberly Raye.  RT Book Reviews also has news that Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures), Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) and Anne Rice (Tale of the Body Thief) all have films in the works based on their novels.

AAdornetto-HeavenThere’s  news that Joss Whedon is working on a Dr. Horrible sequel!  According to The Escapist,  Whedon has been hard at work on the sequel and already has a couple of songs written as well as the outline.  No word on when it’ll be released.

There are always more fabulous covers popping up. To see them all, head over to facebook, where I’ve added them to the March Album for your viewing pleasure.

Rex Robot Reviews has news of some fabulous Sourcebooks deals going on right now!

Tynga’s Reviews is currently in the middle of her fabulous Paranormal April Fools event, where she has authors answering questions about their latest/upcoming releases and possibly sharing a story or two.  There are a ton of giveaways planned between now and April 9th, so make sure you check it out.

Contests:
Dark Faerie Tales is giving away a massive supernatural and mythology prize pack – ends March 1st.

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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.