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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Breaking News, or, We are All Winners in Life

There are so many fun things coming up here at the old bloggy homestead that one post bearly contains them all!  Many of these things come with associated giveaways and other promotional goodness, so in a way, we all win (and hence the clever post title!)  Anyway, on to the good stuff.

First off, winner winner chicken dinner! The winner of a digital copy of Vampire General: Intern with the Vampire is...Victoria Zubrum! She's been contacted, thanks to everyone who entered! Don't forget, your comments on the giveaway posts are also entries to win a print book from 1889 Labs, a $10 Amazon voucher, or even a KINDLE!

Second, for those who haven't heard, the cover for the next Immortals After Dark book (and incidentally, the first foray for this series into hardcover) is going live on Kresley Cole's Facebook page on Tuesday, May 24th at 9am! Just hit like on the official Kresley Cole Facebook page and you're set for the reveal!  

 Since I can't attend the real-life BEA (duty calls, although summer vacation is only 18 days away!) I'll be participating in Armchair BEA for the first time this year!  Every day features a different theme post, so be sure to check back and see what's happening!  ArmchairBEA will be sponsoring lots of giveaways and fun events as well.  Should be a good time!

I'm pleased to announce that I'm a Round 2 Judge for the YA Book Battle, hosted by The Shady Glade! Here are the books that have made it through to the second round:

Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer
Intrinsical by Lani Woodland
John Belushi Is Dead by Kathy Charles
Kathleen's Story (Angels in Pink) by Lurlene McDaniel
Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
Keturah And Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kristen Miller
Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Polly and the Pirates, Volume 1 by Ted Naifeh
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Song Of The Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Storm Thief by Chris Wooding
Stravaganza: City Of Masks by Mary Hoffman
The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

I have read exactly one book on this list so far, so I'm excited to be able to check out some new books that normally wouldn't show up on my radar. More details about the battle will be posted here as they become available. In the meantime, check out this amazing trailer that Alyssa made herself for the whole event:

Next Sunday, WBiT is proud to be rejoining Sasha Soren, author of Random Magic, as we scour the literary seas for the best pirate-themed books! I'll be joined for the reading circle by the following excellent bloggers:
The Fluidity of Time
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This Miss Loves To Read
Twitter: @MissIrenne

What Book Is That?
Twitter: @heynocupcake

Twitter: @cerebrate

Stop by and see what pirate goodness I cook up!

My Love Affair With Books
Twitter: @Misha_1989

vvb32 Reads
Twitter: @vvb32reads

Willowdust Reviews - Tina’s Book Reviews
Twitter: @BooksAtTinas

Songs and Stories
Twitter: @LiederMadchen

The Diary of a Bookworm
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Many good things are in store here at WBiT!  If you're a new follower, welcome!  If you're an old follower, thank you, as always, for your support, and enjoy!
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