Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday Frivolity & Some Fave Review Blogs
On Monday, Doug Knipe, blogger of the deservedly popular SciFi Guy blog, joins me to discuss what he does in Canada, besides tapping maple syrup and trying to train a moose to tap dance. He's going to give away an ARC of Shadowfae by Erica Hayes to one lucky Vampire Wire reader.
Read his new review of MaryJanice Davidson's Undead and Unwelcome. "There are lots of snarky vampire heroines in paranormal but none quite like Betsy. She rarely fails to crack me up no matter how silly the plot or situation."
Read Kimberly Swan's review of the soon-to-be-released The Path of Razors by Chris Marie Green. "Dawn Madison left her job as a Hollywood stuntwoman and joined a team that hunts vampires. It’s a dangerous job, and those they hunt are masters of the Undergrounds.
Enter a contest to win the compete series of Joey W. Hill's Vampire Queen books. "Escaping the depraved servitude of a vampire master she killed, Jessica has found her way, with three nomadic guides, to the sun-baked desolation of the Sahara—only to slowly perish. " (Fresh Fiction)
One of my favorite sites, Love Vampires, has a brand new, very fun design. Beyond the design, there's new content, a newsletter, all sorts of stuff. A new reviewer, Katherine, has just jointed Amanda, who edits the site. If you love vampire and paranormal fiction, you should absolutely subscribe to Love Vampires.
Now, I actually went to several blogs and sites before I found the reviews that I've linked. What SciFi Guy, Darque Reviews, and Love Vampires all have in common is that the reviewers not only have a knowledge of the genre, but they take their reviews seriously. I think it's wonderful that so many readers are posting reviews, even though many are merely summaries or "I liked this book!" That's okay, because some of those reviewers will develop and improve over time and even the ones who don't change are still promoting reading and books.
As an author, I appreciate all the reviewers just as much as I hope you appreciate the ----
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY!
I think that Friday's call for a little more frivolity. Of course, I feel that way about the rest of the week, too. Enjoy the foreign commercials and have a great weekend!
Posted by Marta at 9:29 AM