Thursday, June 3, 2010

Authors! Books! A general author/book-ish post!

I know, I haven't been around in a long time. But I've got an excuse! I got promoted at work, so that means more hours, and WAY more stuff to learn. But I'm managing. And I have been reading! I'm actually preparing to go to the Lori Foster Reader-Author get together, coming up this weekend. There's going to be 75-ish authors attending, and there's so many I've never heard of!

So what did I decide to do? I picked up some new books, of course! My first find was "Tails of Love" a benefit anthology by several of the attending authors - Lori Foster, Stella Cameron, Kate Angell, Dianne Castell, Ann Christopher, Marcia James, Donna MacMeans, Sarah McCarty, Patricia Sargeant, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder. What's great about this anthology? As I mentioned, it's a benefit anthology, so the author advances all went to an animal shelter. Every story featured an animal of some sort, and the stories were wonderful. There are other benefit anthologies by these authors, I know there's one called "Power of Love" and another "Gift of Love." There may be others, I definitely want to check into them.

Since I'm talking about meeting authors - I got the chance to go to a book signing featuring Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan. Except for some very uncomfortable chairs, the signing was great. They were so amusing to listen to, I loved their stories. And they were both kind enough to sign the books I bought, as well as the new canvas tote bag I decided to buy, so I can have authors sign it. I heard about this great idea on a message forum, and I figured it's a great way to get autographs without carting around stacks of books!

And finally.. some exciting news, at least for me. I was browsing the book section at my local Walmart when I came upon... THIS!

What is that, you ask? It's the re-issue of the first two books in Thomas E. Sniegoski's Fallen series!! I have them all, of course, but this makes me want to buy the new versions. This series... oh man, I love them so much. I firmly believe these books changed me. They were wonderful. I heard once they made a miniseries out of them... but I never even wanted to research it, or try and watch it. Nothing will come close to the books.

I think that huge update, at least in part, made up for my lack of reviews and posting. There will definitely be a big post about the festivities of this coming weekend. Eeeek, I'm so excited!

Monday, May 31, 2010

A great contest you should check out!

Blogger Parajunkee got to go to a Sherrilyn Kenyon signing (Ahh, I'm so jealous!!), and picked up a ton of swag. Lucky for us, she's sharing some by offering a contest! Plenty of stuff up for grabs, including a signed book, other books, a bumper sticker, BAD promo swag, a poster, etc.

Plenty of chances for bonus entries, so run on over and enter now!