I dislike putting up news post without at least one image, so since there wasn’t any new book covers (that I saw), I went hunting for a few new fantasy images. I love it when I go looking because I always tend to find someone really hot. This time around it is Yuehui Tang. Check this out….isn’t it awesome? And he has more, which I’ll be adding throughout the post.
Katiebabs has an excellent post on what authors should expect from book review blogs. The article came about because an author requested a review site to no longer mention their book. I’m not sure I understand the author’s reasoning since I thought it was better for a book to be talked about, whether it’s good or bad, then not at all. Check out the article; it has some really good points in it.
Marjorie Liu is giving readers the chance to pick what Long Nu, a beloved character from Tiger Eye, will look like in the new RPG game Tiger Eye. There are four drawings by four different artists and the winning concept will be transferred to the game. In more Liu news, Orbit has released the UK covers for the first three Hunters Kiss novels. The covers look hot!
The Book Vixen is putting together a Blog Tour for Shiloh Walker’s upcoming novel, Broken. There’s only five spots open, and it’s a lottery of getting in, but it’s a chance to read Broken before everyone else.
- Nancy Holzner, author of Deadtown, by the Enchanted Inkpot
- Marjorie Liu, a contributing author of the anthology Inked, by Science & Society
- Carrie Vaughn, author of Kitty’s House of Horrors, at Bitten by Books (contest ends tonight!)
- Nancy Holzner, author of Deadtown, by Lurv a la Mode
- Kerrelyn Sparks, author of The Vampire and the Virgin, by Bibliophilic Book Blog
- Colleen Gleason, author of the Gardella Vampires, by Wry Writer (contest ends 1/12)
- Yasmine Galenorn, author of Bone Magic, at Borders True Romance (with contest ending at some point)
- Adrian Phoenix, author of Beneath the Skin, by Bitten by Books (Contest ends 1/8)
- Nancy Holzner, author of Deadtown, by Smexy Books (contest ends 1/9)
- Melina Morel, author of Smolder, by SciFi Guy (contest ends 1/13)
Suburban Vampire has unveiled the winners from her Best Vampire Book Covers of 2009.
Speaking of Kerrelyn Sparks, she’s listed the title to the ninth Love at Stakes novel in her upcoming releases page. Eat, Prey and Love will feature Carlos Panterra, a sexy werepanther that I have yet to meet. This is another great series I need to get caught up on.
The first Fifty-Two Stories of the year has been posted. The one kicking it all off is Cricket Hymn by Thad DeVassie.
So does this mean there are more Twihards than Trekkers? SciFi Wire reports that the paranormal cleaned up the People’s Choice Awards and that Twilight kicked Star Trek’s butt in their shared categories.
Congratulations to the Book Smugglers, who are celebrating 2 years of blogging fun!
Rachel Vincent has found the UK cover for Shift. The UK publisher kept the image from the US version, but there are a few slight changes in font and wording on the first. The biggest change, however, is the color, but Rachel isn’t sure if that is the image file or if it’s actually that green.
Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll is currently underway. There’s a slew of categories to vote for, including one for best review site, so if you have a few minutes, head over and cast a vote. Literary Escapism didn’t make the cut, but there are a number of great sites that did.
Stumbling Over Chaos has an amazing link salad up today. Chris always seems to find at least one humorous link to add, so make sure you head over and check her out.
SciFi Wire has the top 12 SF/F movies that are coming out in 2010 that you really need to see. I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t wait for Alice in Wonderland to come out. Suburban Vampire has been talking about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead for awhile now, so I’m going to check that one out at some point. Wait a minute…they split the last Harry Potter movie? Ooohhh, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have a new movie coming out – Paul.
Interesting…independent self-publisher Lulu.com is considering going public.
The Bibliophilic Book Blog is giving away an ereader of the winner’s choice. Contest ends March 1st.