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 (http://thebooksmugglers.com/) 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.
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.