Scent of a Goblin Temptation

MSnyder-Scent of MagicShiloh Walker has posted a couple excerpts from her new Grimm Circle novel, Grimm Tidings, which hit stores yesterday. You can read the excerpts here and here.

Ilona Andrews has posted an excerpt from their next Edge novel, Steel’s Edge, which comes out November 27th.

Lauren Dane has posted a snippet from her upcoming Federation novel, Captivated, which releases May 1st.

Author Appearances:

Stumbling Over Chaos has another fabulous edition of Misadventures in Stock Photography and this time we’re seeing Wind-in-Hair Guy (WiHG) for the seventh time.

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

Tor.com has some fabulous news for those of us with ereaders.  Starting in July, they will be releasing all of their ebooks without that dreaded DRM. This means that once you buy that book, you’ll be able to move it between any device you own.

Blastr.com has the news on SyFy’s new programming, which is going to involve 28 new scripted shows. This is huge because one of those shows will be Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m excited for this. SyFy is probably one of the best places for supernatural programming and they do it right.

SHusk-For the Love of a Goblin WarriorDarlene’s Book Nook is hosting a reading challenge I think everyone should participate in.  Her challenge involves Patricia Briggs and her werewolf novels. The goal is to read 1-3 (at the lowest level) to 8-11 (at the highest level) of her Mercy Thompson or Alpha Omega novels. The challenge goes from April 10th to April 9, 2013.

Jim C. Hines is at it again.  Awhile back he underwent an experiment where he posed like women in various urban fantasy covers, and after a compelling argument over at Tor.com, he did it again. However, this time, he’s not posing like women on UF covers, but he’s striking the male pose.

Lauren Dane has posted the back cover copy for her third Delicious novel, Lush, which will feature Mary and Damien.

Mary Whaley has her hands full running a successful catering company and overseeing her supper club. She’s got everything she ever wanted—or so she thought. When she meets ridiculously hot and very dirty rock star Damien Hurley at her friend’s engagement party, the attraction she feels is overpowering—and she isn’t about to deny herself.

Damien is used to a hard and fast life. He and two of his brothers started a band when they were all in high school—then they hit the big time and stayed there. He’s also a legendary madman on the stage and in the bedroom. But when he meets Mary, something clicks, and the bad boy starts thinking he may have finally found something good.

What begins as a series of fleeting trysts soon get much more complicated. Damien can’t figure out why Mary doesn’t want more from him. And before long it’s Damien who wants more of Mary. But it turns out Mary is no stranger to the celebrity news and he’s got a very big job ahead of him—proving that he’s worth more than a one-night stand…

Something has happened that is firing up the Book Blogosphere. Personally, I don’t want to go into it because it happened 4 months ago and both parties resolved the issue. As far as I’m concerned, it’s old news and I don’t want to get involved in the flamewar.  The reason I am bringing it up is the way it was dealt with.  Beautifully Invisible is a fashion blog and they found out they were plagiarized by another blogger. Yes it’s terrible, horrendous, disgusting, whatever. Again, it’s been four months, let’s move on. When BI announced the plagiarism, they didn’t come out and bash the blogger in question. In fact, they didn’t even name her. What they did do is say how one can go about discovering if they’ve been plagiarize by using one’s blog analytics website. I personally, have never even thought of doing this – Jesse deals with the stuff.  So while I was upset that they did have a thief, I actually learned something while reading about it. They show you, screenshot by screenshot, on how they found the thief and what evidence they were able to get to prove it. Instead of talking about the incident and attacking the guilty party, they turned this experience into a lesson that any blogger could use. So while the whole situation is deplorable, I’m actually more interested in their process and intend to glean as much info as I can so I can use it for LE. So if you’re a blogger, I would definitely check it out so you can use the ideas to check your own site. If you just want to know what’s going on, Smart Bitches has a pretty good post on what went down.

Contests:
Goodreads is giving away five copies of Jess Haine’s Stalking the Others– ends June 22nd.

Tynga’s Reviews is giving away a copy of Jenna Black’s Deadly Descendant – ends May 2nd.

Tynga’s Reviews is giving away a copy of Suzanne Johnson’s Royal Street – ends April 29th.

Ilona Andrews is giving away 2 ARCs of their upcoming novel, Gunmetal Magic – ends April 28th.

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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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