First of all, oops. Remember how Ann Aguirre came and did that awesome guest post, with a contest? Well, see, I thought Ann was going to pick the winners, and Ann (quite reasonably) thought I would. So she emailed me the other day to ask who her winner was, and I of course felt stupid. Anyway. Again using my tried-and-tested-very-scientific-method of having my child pick a random number, I have now selected a winner, and I apologize to Ann and to all of you for the delay. The winner is: Commenter #26, Caitlin U!!
Caitlin, please email me your info, and I’ll forward it on to Ann ASAP.
Now, do I have something cool to show you guys!! HarperVoyager, who are publishing the Downside books in the UK and Australia, have put together a promotional video to celebrate their fifteen years of publishing the best fantasy/urban fantasy/all things kickass. (And seriously, they do; I have shelves of Voyager books from when we lived there.)
This video is AWESOME, guys. Seriously. I was all excited and giggly when I saw it, especially the bit with My Books. So check it out; it’s not superlong but it is supercool:
There was something else I wanted to tell you guys about but I can’t remember it now. I can’t remember anything. It’s HOT here. It’s been years since I’ve had to deal with heat like this and let me tell you, I don’t like it one bit. Heat=BAD, at least for me.
Next Friday I leave to head for the Romantic Times convention, which has snuck up on me like a very, very sneaky thing. I’m not heading to the con right away, I’m going to hang out with Caitlin for a few days first. So I’ll be here for my usual Monday or Tuesday blog, and I’ll try to check in after that. What I’ll probably do, though, is have a recommend-a-book week, like I usually try to do when I’m going to be away, in hopes that you guys will discuss stuff in comments even when I’m not here.
Oh! Now I remember! One other thing I do want to let you know. LibraryThing, which is (I believe) the first of the catalog-your-books-online sites, and is a great site, is offering UNHOLY GHOSTS as one of its April Early Reviewers Giveaway Program books. You can find the link here, in the upper right corner.
You have to have a LibraryThing account to put your name in the hat, but it’s free and totally worth it. They have fifteen copies to give away and you have to sign up before April 23. So go do it!
And speaking of early reviews…have you read the book? Do you know someone who has? If so, did you like it? And if so, what if anything do you think makes it different from other UFs? I’m hoping to put together a fun little list for the book’s page, from reader comments, so if you have any thoughts or if you know someone who does, please leave them in comments or email them to me or whatever. I know most people won’t have read it yet, obviously, but I know review copies went out and I’ve heard from some reviewers so…if you feel like it, let me know.