Dark Incarceration

When did tridents become a weapon of choice?  I’ll be honest, the story for The Dark Storm by Kris Greene isn’t too new, but the trident is totally rocking the cover and has my interest.  The Dark Storm is set to release February 2, 2010 and if you want more information, the lovely Kmont at Lurv a la Mode has it.

The Galaxy Express has an interesting article on Branding Science Fiction Romance (Part 1).  This came about after the Does Science Fiction Romance Need a Gene Roddenberry? article a week or so again and there’s a pretty good discussion going on.

io9 is wondering if the print novel is running on numbered days.  In Are the Novel’s Days Numbered?, there’s discussion that people are just too enamored of film to bother with books anymore.  That it takes less concentration to enjoy a good movie or television series than it does to pick up a book and read it.  However, Cory Doctorow believes the opposite is true due mainly to the Internet and the ability to generate interest in novels more efficiently.

Interviews:

Carrie Vaughn has announced that she just signed a contract for four more Kitty Norville novels, which will take the total number to 12, as well as the long-discussed Kitty short story collection (including the Cormac and Ben story “Looking After Family,” and the Cormac novella that shows what’s been happening to him over the last few books).  Good news is that Carrie plans on continuing to write more novels as long as the ideas keep coming to her; however she does have an end in mind.  So there will be an end at some point, but its not in sight yet.

Check out what Ellz Readz gave Literary Escapism! It’s the Heartfelt Award, which is new to me.

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you’re relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family and friends? You know the feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea, or a hot toddy ? That is what the Heartfelt Award is all about, feeling warm inside.

So I am suppose to name 9 blogs that make you feel comfy or warm inside.  Let’s see, here they are (in no particular order): Alpha Heroes, Babbling about Books, The Book Smugglers, Dark Faerie TalesEnchanted by Books, Lurv a la Mode, Patricia’s Vampire Notes, Tez Says and Wickied Lil Pixie.  I would also include SciFiGuy in tihs list, but since Ellz gave it to him as well, I decided not to.  :)

Contests:
Caridad Pinero is giving away five copies of her newly released novel, Sins of the Flesh. Contest ends October 30th.

Gena Showalter is giving away a copy of Nalini Singh’s Branded by Fire.  Contest ends tonight!

Featured Book:
Lurv a la Mode is spotlighting a bunch of upcoming YA novels. If you’ve been looking for some, you should head over and check it out. There was one that caught my eye…Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.

And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know.

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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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