It’s been fun, but our X-Files Weekend now comes to a close. And so, we look forward, onward ho!
First things first, our magical sorting hat has spoken. The winner of our Accidental Demon Slayer giveaway is…
M. of Apprentice Writer!
Congrats, M.–please drop us a comment or an email (thebooksmugglers AT hotmail DOT com) with your mailing info as soon as possible! Thanks to all for playing–and if you didn’t win, don’t worry, you’ll soon have another chance…
Coming This Week:
We have a jam-packed week filled with early reviews and another giveaway!
On Monday, Ana will review The Wild Road (Dirk & Steele book 8) by Marjorie Liu.
Lannes Hannelore is one of a dying race born to protect mankind against demonic forces. And while those who look upon him see a beautiful man, this illusion is nothing but a prison. His existence is one of pure isolation, hiding in plain sight, with brief solace found in simple pleasures: stretching his wings on a stormy night, long late drives on empty highways, the deep soul of sad songs. But when Lannes finds a young woman covered in blood—desperate and alone, with no memory or past—he will be drawn into a mystery that makes him question all he knows. And though it goes against his nature and everything he fears, Lannes will risk his heart, his secrets, and his very soul, in order to save someone who could be the love of his life…or the end of it.
The Wild Road is available July 29, 2008.
On Tuesday, we’ll have a review of Nightwalker–the highly anticipated new release by Jocelynn Drake.
For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker—an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that prevents her doom.
The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead. For Mira, the time has come to hunt . . . or be hunted.
Nightwalker is available July 29, 2008.
And, what’s more is on Wednesday we will have a Q&A with author Jocelynn Drake herself! Stop by to see what this new author has to share about writing and her new book–and also for a chance to win a copy of Nightwalker!
On Friday, Ana will have an early review up for Suzanne Enoch’s Before the Scandal, book 2 of The Notorious Gentlemen series.
It Was a Scandal Waiting to Happen . . .
Colonel Phineas Bromley is a legend—on the battlefield and in the bedroom. Though he’s won many wars, and even more hearts, nothing could prepare him for his new life. When Phin discovers that someone has been pushing his family toward ruin, he assumes the role of a legendary highwayman. Riding out in the middle of the night, hidden behind a mask, Phin heads straight into trouble . . . and into the arms of the ravishing girl next door.
Coming face-to-face with a masked man did not frighten Alyse Donnelly as it should have. Instead, she finds him rather dashing. But her foolish heart has led her into trouble before, and helping a fugitive may mean jeopardizing her own plans, no matter how enticing his kisses. Now, as the danger grows, Alyse must make a choice between freedom . . . and the chance for true love.
Before the Scandal is in stores on July 29, 2008.
Stephen Hunt’s SFcrowsnest Hivemind, a new social networking site for science fiction, fantasy and horror fans, is now up and running!
Welcome to SFcrowsnest Hivemind, the social network for science fiction and fantasy fans. If you’re looking to converse and make friends with fellow science fiction & fantasy fans, then you have arrived at the right social networking service. We start at A for Asimov, move on through S for Star Wars (or possibly Star Trek, if you have odd-looking textures on your forehead), and end on Z is for Zelazny. And you can even stop off at B for Bladerunner and Battlestar, or C for Conan of Cimmeria, if you want to travel the long way round. Enjoy.
Stop by and check it out! Here’s a LINK to our profile 😉
Annnnnd, in a final note, last week the new CAPRICA trailer went online at scifi.com!
From NBC Universal:
The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better. But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot — a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the Battlestar Galactica) Caprica weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television’s first science fiction family saga.
I trust in the capable hands of the BSG creators, even if this family drama isn’t exactly what I was looking for. Still, with the final episodes of BSG looming, I’ll take whatever I can get. Plus, Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales? Niiiiice.
Also, as comic-con ends (I’m still pissy I didn’t get to go!), RWA kicks off this week! We’ll try to stay updated.