Shiver Me Dead

Orbit is looking for some help designing the most ridiculously bad high-concept SFF book cover in the universe.  This sounds like it could be a lot of fun and I know I’m going to be keeping my eye on it.


Finally.  There’s more info for Kelley Armstrong’s Tales of the Otherworld collection (Thanks SciFiGuy!).  We saw the cover before, but now we know it’s going to be out sometime April 2010 and there is some blurbage.  The anthology is going to contain, the once free online novellas, Birthright, Beginnings, Ghosts, Expectations, Wedding Bell Hell, and The Case of El Chupacabra, plus a new story that focuses on Eve.

SciFiGuy has his Weekend Report up again and seriously, you should be checking it out.  He keeps his eye on a lot of authors I don’t, after all, there’s just way to many for one person to keep track of.  BUT, if you’re one who likes to keep up to date, between the two of us, you could go on informatoin overload.  :)

CONTEST ALERT: Maggie Stiefvater has a pretty good size giveaway going on right now.  At the core of the contest, two ARCs of her upcoming novel, Shiver.  You only have until 9pm Tuesday (yes, that’s less than 24 hours from this post) to enter, so hurry up.

I saw this meme over at Fangs Fur & Fey, which was posted by the wonderous Jeaneine Frost, and since it’s a slow news day, I thought I would share.  It’s the First Line Meme.  Over at FFF, the authors are doing their own works, but since I am so not a writer, I’m going to pick a few of the books sitting next to me and give you their first lines.  Let me know if any of these catch your interest.

I managed to get out a quick “Tamara, wait…” before I felt the interior doorknob of mt SoHo apartment jab into the small of my back – Dead to Me by Anton Strout

Mountains didn’t scream, but this one did – A Drakness Forged in Fire by Chris Evans

Your blood looks funny – The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes

I woke from a fuzzy trance with my mead-filled head ringing and four Hain Guards seeking to separate said head from my shoulders. – Steelflower by Lilith Saintcrow

The things I believe in can be counted on one hand – even if that hand were two-fifths occupied with, say, smoking a cigarette, or making a bunny for a shadow puppet show, or forming “devil horns” at a heavy metal concert. – Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready

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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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  1. My favourite is, “Your blood looks funny” – The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes.

    It grabs you, who’s blood? Where’s it come from? First lines aren’t of a huge impoartance to me, but based on them alone, I would pick the blood one.

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