Jazzy News From the Blogosphere

It’s April 5th and you know what that means. We’re five days into the latest New Author Mini Challenge – Deadline Dames vs. Fangs, Fur & Fey.  If you haven’t signed up for it yet, why not?  I’m curious to see which site is going to end up with the most reviews.

Speaking of new authors, if you’re in the mood to try some free novels, All Romance eBooks will be giving away the first book in a series throughout April.  These are ebooks, but they are free, why not try someone new, right?  The Naughty Bits has the schedule for the first 21 days.  Today’s free read is Kamikaze by Moira Rogers.

Shiloh Walker announced the title to the third Grimms novel.  Crazy Hearts will featuring Ren and I still haven’t figured out who he is suppose to be.

Orbit Books has released the cover for the next Jaz Parks novel by Jennifer Rardin.  Bitten in Two will be released November 8th.

Ilona Andrews is giving us a glimpse into the hero for the third Edge novel.

Caitlin Kittredge has announced the title to the third Black London novel.  She has to turn in Bone Gods at the end of the month, so we should be seeing it on the shelves early next year maybe?

If you haven’t voted yet, Larissa Ione’s Ecstasy Unveiled is currently in the top 4 of the DA BWAHA Madness and is up against Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  I don’t know about you guys, but I would love to see Larissa take the DA BWAHA….have you voted yet?

Interviews:

Have you ever wondered if you’re a Science Fiction or Fantasy geek?  Well, the Barnes & Noble Book Club has come to your rescue.  One of their most popular threads is You Know You’re a Science Fiction/Fantasy Geek When… and there’s a pretty impressive list going on.  One that does describe me is the …you have SF/fantasy cover art hanging in your home as art.  Granted, I don’t have nearly enough, but what can I say, I love the art.

The Book Smugglers want to know how covers matter to you.  They’ve been taking a look at the various cliches in various book covers and now they’ve put up a survey asking your opinion.  They plan on posting the results during their next Cover Matters feature, which are always enlightening, so if you have a moment, I would check it out.

Readathons!  They can be so much fun and are a great way to clear away some of those pesky TBR stack novels.  There are two that are happening this week and I’m actually kind of bummed I won’t be able to participate.  The first one is the biannual Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-thon, which is scheduled to start at 5am Pacific on Sunday April 10th.  The second one is the Clear Away the Clutter Read-A-Thon, which started today at 7am and goes through 11pm on April 11th; this one is being hosted by The Neverending Shelf.

Savvy Verse & Wit’s annual National Poetry Month is currently underway and this year, Serena has really pulled out some stops for you.  She has gathered a bunch of other blogs (it’s hard to see if one has two events or not, there’s that many) who are all taking part with interviews, reviews, essays and anything else you can think of that is poetry related.

The 2010 Hugo Nominations were announced over the weekend and io9 has the complete listing.  Here are some names you might recongize that made the list: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Best Novel), The Women of Nell Gwynne’s by Kage Baker (Best Novella) and the cover artist for Patricia Briggs and TA Pratt, Daniel Dos Santos (Best Professional Artist).

Angieville has an interesting featuring starting up this month.  She wants you to tell her what to read.  I’ve already put in my two cents (she hasn’t read Jenna Black, seriously?), but what would your suggestions be?

Contests:
Suvudu is giving away a copy of Robert Brockway’s Everything is Going to Kill Everybody.  Contest ends April 8th.

The Book Smugglers are giving away all three novels of Kelley Armstrong’s Darkest Powers trilogy.  Contest ends April 10th.

Jackie Kessler is giving away ARCs of her upcoming novel, Shades of Gray.  Contest ends April 7th.

Asamum Reads is giving away an ARC of Charlaine Harris’s Dead in the Family.  Contest ends April 11th.

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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.

4 Comments

  1. you have so much good info again had to come check out the post about the new books from Caitlin, Shiloh, Ilona and Jennifer. I voted on Lore of course and have to go back and check the status, Go Larissa Ione and the Demonica boys!!!!

    Now about that May teaser, you are evil evil I tell you!!!! I have been lax on coming by and am going to remedy that again, you always have so much interesting info and my poor toppling over from the weight TBR shelves thank you too!!!

    jackie

    • I like being evil. *grin* For May, I have six different books I’m going to give away during a Shameless Plug contest. Yes, that is what it’s called, but it’s for a good cause so I’m not feeling too guilty about it. Of the six books offered up, 5 of the 6 have been reviewed on LE (one of which is an upcoming review). Now that’s all I’m telling you. *grin*

  2. Thanks so much for posting about my very first National Poetry Month Blog Tour. Some dates do have more than one blogger participating, while other dates just have one.

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