Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Weekend Wrap-Up

There is a lot going on in Blog Land this weekend.

First up, Anna and Thea of The Book Smugglers have a new and improved home. They have moved from blogger to wordpress and their web address has changed. If you happen to link to their blog, please update your sidebar with their new web address ( so that they are properly linked to you.

Tia of Fantasy Debut has come up with a great idea for a Book Blogger Convention. If you are interested in participating then stop by her blog for all of the details.

Via Nice Mommy Evil Editor
Haper Collins is offering Lois McMaster Bujold's Beguilement free online for the entire month of January. If you have ever been interested in The Sharing Knife series, this is your chance to read the first book at no cost to you. I should add that I love this series and I think being able to read the first book free is something that every fantasy lover should jump on.

Via SciFiGuy
If you are already a fan of the The Sharing Knife series the first four chapters of Horizon are posted here for your reading pleasure. Horizon will be released on January 27, 2009. It completes the four book series.

Via Renee's Book Addiction
I've seen it everywhere by now, but I really like this cover so I will go ahead and post it here. The cover art for Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs is out. The second book in the Alpha and Omega series that follows Anna and Charles releases on July 28, 2009.
I'm convinced that Ms. Briggs has been blessed by the cover fairies because her Mercy Thompson covers and the Alpha and Omega covers are fantastic.

Speaking of Mercy Thompson, Fantasy Book Critic is running a giveaway for Bone Crossed, the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series that will be released on February 3,2009. They are giving away four copies of the highly anticipated book, so go sign up now.

Finally, reviews for the Contemporary Romance Challenge are beginning to pop up. If you are interested, go ahead and check them out.


  1. Great links, Brie! I want to click on all of them!

    Can't wait for Patricia Briggs' upcoming novels!!!!! :)

  2. Hey Brie - thanks for the link! Briggs indeed must have a cover fairy. Love her covers.

  3. I actually listened to Beguilement on audiodownload. It was a really great production! Fawn's voice is perfect. It's really tempting to read the book to refresh my memory. I've been meaning to get to book 2, but just haven't gotten around to it.

    Thanks for the mention re: Hunting Ground. Isn't it beautiful?

  4. Hey , thanks for mentioning us! : D

  5. LOL, always nice when you can get all updated at one place :)

    I really like the cover of Hunting Ground... is there a synopsis to go with it though? Personally, I prefer the Alpha Omega series to Mercy Thompson...

    Oh, I see that you're reading Daughter of the Forest? What do you think? I just finished reading it this week-end!!

  6. Hmmm, the anonymous above, that was me... weird, why did it say anonymous :(

  7. Christine- I need to catch up on the Mercy Thompson series, but I'm looking forward to Hunting Ground.

    SciFiGuy- Hey! You're welcome.

    Renee- You should keep going in The Sharing Knife series, it is good the whole way through.

    Yes, the HG cover is great.

    Ana- No problem. :)

    Nath- I have no idea why you showed up anonymous. I think I prefer Alpha and Omega, too, but i still like what I've read of the Mercy Thompson series.

    I'm only three pages into Daughter of the Forest, so I have no real thoughts on it yet. I should have some real thoughts on it later on today.

  8. So Brie! What do you think of Daughter of the Forest? You can email me your thoughts LOL :) By the way, do you still have the same email address (since it had cupid in it) or did you change it?

  9. Oh now I want to know what both of you think of Daughter of the Forest _ I LOVE it.

  10. Nath, I still wasn't able to get to it yesterday.

    My email has changed but I'll email you this evening to let you know what I think after I've read more than a few pages. What did you think?

    Ana, you and Thea are the reason that I finally pulled Daughter of the Forest out of my TBR pile. I'm hoping that I enjoy it as much as you two did. :-)

  11. Thanks for the updates. you are so right about the Mercy covers - she looks so cool and capable in them, as opposed to so many other UF heroines.

  12. I have the second Mercy book checked out from the library. These are great covers. Thanks for all of the info :)

  13. Hi CJ, I agree. Mercy's "look" on the cover is part of the reason that I picked the first book up to begin with.

    Hi Samantha, you're welcome. :) How did you like Moon Called?