Haunted Honeymoon got another great review at Completely Booked, a book blog by one of our Northern neighbors, Zita Hildebrant, who calls the book:
...a hilarious comedy of errors and a look into a fascinating world where not-vampires exist and are being hunted by corporate baddies. Marta Acosta has written a splendid tale in the best tradition of romantic comedies.Well, that just makes me want to celebrate with an icy Molson and a Ryan Reynolds DVD. Zita is a book fanatic and a frequent visitor to Vampire Wire. I didn't realize that she had a new review blog (started in July) with a focus on paranormal romance/urban fantasy stories. Congrats on Completely Booked, Zita, and please tell us when you've got a new review up!
Speaking of congratulations, the contest for Adrienne Barbeau's new book in her Vampyres of Hollywood series, Love Bites, is:
Congrats! I hope you enjoy the book and I'm sending you an email about your prize. Michelle is also a blogger and book reviewer, as well as a zombie and action fan. Her blog, Michelle's Book Blog, has a gorgeous chocolately brown design and Michelle enjoys reviewing paranormal/urban fantasy, although she also covers the occasional scifi and thriller/mystery. Michelle has a contest now for Julie Kenner's latest, Aphrodite's Secret.
Don't forget to check the CONTEST tab on the bar at top for more contests.
New stuff at Vampire Wire: perhaps you have noticed that I now have ad for a Nightshade by Andrea Cremer on my left sidebar. I have occasionally toyed with the idea for ads, if only to pay for the envelopes and postage of all the contest prizes I mail out. Of course, nothing can compensate me for the time lost as I wait in line at the post office, but the clerk there, Mr. Sandhu, assures me that it is my fate to wait. He's never in any hurry, assured that some Greater Plan has destined things.
Anyway, a publicity guy sent me an email about advertising and I said, well, what book is it? And he said Nightshade. And I said, Oh, I'm interested in that and I've already featured the cover and info on my blog. He was nice and it was easy, so that's my explanation. Naturally I'm going to try to get the author here and a copy of Nightshade for a contest so you all have a chance to read it.
SciFi Guy has a new post about young adult releases for September. Now, just thinking about him makes my Molson go flat, but you may want to look at all the book covers. I really like the beautiful one for Rachel Caine's The Morganville Vampires.
YA covers are usually better than adult book covers, although I'm kinda in stitches at one of the really bad ones, which was done by someone who should slowly step away from the Photoshop. Guess which one!
On Friday, I'll have the redoubtable Rebecca Baumann here to talk about her very successful Dirty Sexy Books review and book site. Rebecca is offering a very special prize in a contest and she'll share all the secrets of how she became a internet book diva.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Okay, the theme is...our Northern neighbors, and here's a tribute to Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King in Blade: Trilogy. Video by Acra 75 and "Locking Up the Sun" by Poets of the Fall.
Video by HaydenFreak, clips from Ryan Reynolds' movies, and "Hero" by Nickelback.
Video by Drachlo and "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas.
And to Canada en general, a video by Racegirlbriar, song by somebody with the poignant lyrics, "Hosers, take off!"