it is Wednesday and I surprise you with a post. Maybe it is not what you expected but there are a few things which I would like to share with you now and not on the upcoming weekend. I know I did not pamper you with posts in the past months. I'm willing to change it.
I like giveaways, especially international giveaways. And today I have to pleasure to draw your attention to two giveaways which I find quite interesting.
I don't know how many people want to put their nose into a copy of the following book:
I belong to the people who own a copy. But what about you? Still hesitating to buy it?
What do you think about the opportunity to win a signed copy? I don't pull your legs.
Go immediately to Fantasy Cafe and enter the
Thanks to Kristen for this awesome giveaway which runs until the end of Tuesday, July 19, 2011
which is open internationally.
You may know that urban fantasy and I are not the best friends. But there are exceptions Like the The Iron Druid Chronicles series by Kevin Hearne. Since I read the free short story Clan Rathskeller which you can download here, I'm intrigued. My wife own the copy of the first book in the series: Hounded (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0345522474]. It is one of her current reads. I'm sure will not deny when I ask her for permission to read it :-)
"Atticus O’Sullivan has been running for two thousand years and he’s a bit tired of it. After he stole a magical sword from the Tuatha Dé Danann (those who became the Sidhe or the Fae) in a first century battle, some of them were furious and gave chase, and some were secretly amused that a Druid had the cheek to defy them. As the centuries passed and Atticus remained an annoyingly long-lived fugitive, those who were furious only grew more so, while others began to aid him in secret.If you would like to read more about the book I recommend to read Blood of the Muse: Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Del Ray) over at Blood of the Muse. And of course don't miss to visit Kevin Hearne's site which delivers a lot of information.
Now he’s living in Tempe, Arizona, the very last of the Druids, far from where the Fae can easily find him. It’s a place where many paranormals have decided to hide from the troubles of the Old World—from an Icelandic vampire holding a grudge against Thor to a coven of Polish witches who ran from the German Blitzkrieg.
Unfortunately, the very angry Celtic god who wants that sword has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power, plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good, old-fashioned luck of the Irish to kick some arse and deliver himself from evil." [Source]
I hope you don't expect a Hounded giveaway. Blood of the Muse offers a giveaway of the third book in the series: Hammered (pb, 2011) [ISBN-13: 978-0345522481].You would like to win a copy of Hammered? Then enter following giveaway - open for everyone and ends: July 23, 2011 at 11:59pm PST - over at Blood of the Muse.
Beside the above mentioned giveaways I read following post with great pleasure. I'm sure that Alex J. Cavanaugh won't mind that I quoted his full post. I do this because I read, reviewed, and liked his debut novel CassaStaR (October 19th,2010) [ISBN-13: 978-0981621067] a lot.
Without directly from the author's blog:
My Second Book is a Go!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got the word on Friday but refrained from announcing the news via a celebratory Twitter meltdown. Everyone was on vacation this weekend anyway – my spastic yells of excitement would’ve gone unheard.
As you recall, I had no idea what to call the sequel to CassaStar. Fortunately, my publisher is sharper than me and made some suggestions. At the moment, my manuscript has been dubbed:
I like that!
I’m to work on my back cover synopsis and resubmit it. (Translation – “Lame! Try again.”)
Release date will be sometime next March.
BIG thanks to my critique buddies ( Rusty, Jeffrey, and Anne ) and test readers for helping me with the manuscript.
And BIG thanks to those of you who read CassaStar and requested a sequel! I never imagined more than one book (never even thought there would be that one book) and continuing Byron’s adventure while addressing everyone’s concerns and questions (why the heck are there no women in this book?) was a challenge. But you prodded me to write another story and I thank you for the encouragement. (Some of you shoved and a couple even kicked, but that’s cool – I needed it!)
The news couldn’t have come on a better weekend – I just pretended all the celebrations and fireworks were for me. Now I can finally have my celebratory freak out online. Followed by freak out of what the hell am I going to write next…?
CONGRATULATIONS Alex J. Cavanaugh!!!