Monday, September 28, 2009

Bloggy news: Diana Gabaldon interview, WIN stuff, see shocking pictures, Demon Forged gets a 10 & a Cover Me party!

No, Diana Gabaldon is not here. She's at

This Lemondrop interview with Diana, who is the author of Outlander, is really super interesting. For example, did you know Outlander started as a straight historical novel? It's true.

On the third day, Gabaldon put in a heroine
"just kept making smart-ass modern remarks. I fought with her for several pages, then just thought, "Be modern and I'll figure out how you got there."

Head over to the interview for more fun facts.

Win a copy of Echo in the Bone!
You can also go visit the Lemondrop book club and answer fun questions, like, what era would you love to be stuck in?

If you pick 1700's Scotland, please know you'll have to settle for Murtagh because I've got Jamie. (That means you, too, Kmont! oh, but you won't know any better anyway, because you don't know the goodness that is Jamie. Poor poor benighted Kmont.)

And if you leave a comment there between now and October 1 and you're eligible to win Echo in the Bone. (Go weigh in on the infamous belt scene here. You know you want to.

And according to this review by Raych at Books I Done Read, you definitely want to win Echo in the Bone.

Meljean Brook at Vampire Fangirl & win!
Vampire Fangirl is hosting a Guardians extravaganza. Go forth, read VFG's reviewette of Hot Spell by Meljean Brook and leave a comment for a chance to win that book, which of course is the first installment of one of my favorite ever paranormal series...which brings us to...

Ana rates Demon Forged a perfect 10 & win at Book Smugglers!
OMG, I can't wait to get my hands on this book! See what Ana has to say, about Demon Forged, the latest by Meljean Brook, and leave a comment for a chance to win the book.

And wow: late breaking news: KB from Babbling about Books chose Demon Forged as her FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR!!!

LB Gregg at Meljean's - rush over to see the shocking photos.
It's musical chairs in blogland, with LB Gregg, author of the fabulous Men of Smithfield series, revealing the top ten things an author's all over at Meljean Brook's blog. And there are shocking photos in the comments.

Be at the party where everybody is ANYBODY
LB Gregg's awesome new Men of Smithfield installment, Cover Me, is out October 2. (And yes, it has a freakout hot first scene I will be posting on at length.) Anyway, she'll be having events - specifically an online costume party on Friday!! Everybody is invited. Check her site for details!

Ooh - Ilona Andrews Interview & Giveaway at Book Pushers!
What a big, fun, fact-filled interview! Ilona Andrews has to be one of the most interesting writer/teams around, and Book Pushers asks great questions about all thing Andrews. Part 1 here, and Part 2 here! And you can win Must Love Hellhounds and On the Edge!

Blanche's blogiversary!
Blanche over at No Such Thing as Too Many Books is ONE YEAR OLD! I just recently got onto her blog and I love her celebration - she's giving away a book a day all week, and the books are her very favorite treasured ones. Go visit and wish her well and throw your hat in the ring. I can't wait to see what she's giving out. Happy Anniversary, Blanche!

Lea at Closetwriter: also ONE!
Last but definitely not least: Lea, of Closetwriter fame, is also one! And she's giving away wonderful prizes all week. Who could live without Lea's best kiss contests, her spirit of fun, or her sidekick, Tori? Happy first year!! Go give her and puppy some luv !!

PS: Just noticed: Horror writing contest over at Writtenwyrd! In honor of Halloween. This looks like it should be fun! Get those monstery thoughts going.


orannia said...

OMG! I don't know where to go first! *panic* So many pretties to look at...and I'm behind on all three series :( Must read faster!

Thank you for the heads up CJ and I look forward to the Men of Smithfield review :)

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

So much fun going on!!
OCH OCH. I heard from a source reading Echo that there is so hawt loving going on between Jamie and Claire that will shock.

Goodie :D

VampFanGirl said...

Thanks for the pimpage Carolyn!!

((hugs)) VFG

Patti said...

Great post, great links - thanks!

Chris said...

*overwhelmed at the zOMG amazingness*

lisabea said...

I'm tired just reading this!

I need cookies now.

Mandi said...

So excited for VFG Guardian Week!!!

And - OMG - first scene is Cover Me is so freaking hot!!! I put an excerpt in my review...I have to email you now to talk about it :)

Nicola O. said...

Tomorrow is going to be a big, big day for me at Borders!

writtenwyrdd said...

I rarely comment but I love your link posts.

I hope it's okay to mention, but I'm having a contest on my blog, too.

Carolyn Crane said...

Orannia: Yes, this post just kept growing!

KB: Ooh, shock is good. Sometimes.

VFG: Hey, no probbers!

Patti: SO much going on right now.

Chris: Well, that is big, coming from the queen of links.

LB: I'd settle for the cookie dough.

Mandi: Oh, oh, yes!

Nicola: lol

WW: Hey, Thanks for the heads up!

Lea said...

CJ: Thanks so much for the pimpage and the linkage post - awesome and inspired as always.

You just ROCK..

Tori and I thank you... ;)


Hilcia said...

Thanks for all those links, CJ. I just got a hold of On the Edge by Andrews *dancingdancing* and after reading Must Love Hellhounds, just started on the Brooks series... so, KB's post about the latest book was great news. :)

Shaymless Aymless said...

Outlander is still languishing in the TBR. I'll get to it. Really I will.

I so need Demon Forged!!!!! And am jealous of all the people who've already had a chance to read it!

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