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Nephele Tempest's blog to new home

One of The Knight Agency's super-agents, Nephele Tempest, has moved her blog over to Wordpress.  I may soon follow.  The spam comments I have to continually delete and other LJ issues are chasing me away.  (It amazes me that legitimate commenters have had difficulty, and yet spammers seem to have none at all.)  Anyway, just wanted to help spread the word about her new blog home.

A few more quick things

Still crazed.  Hoping to do a very pithy post next week.  For now, two or three more quick things:

There's a great review of
Chloe Neill's new HARD BITTEN, along with an interesting discussion question over at Heart to Heart: The B&N Romance Blog for those who want to check it out.

The Knight Agency is hosting an agent and author chat tonight with Deidre Knight and Elle Jasper.  Details:

WHAT: Chat with Elle Jasper and Deidre Knight
WHEN: Thursday, May 5th @ 9pm ET

Have you been reading Sarah A. Hoyt's really, really, really honest blogs on writing?  In case you've missed them inadvertently, here's her URL.  While we're on the subject of extreme honesty, Diana Pharaoh Francis has a great guest blog up today on Magical Words.

Crossroads blog tour details


Judith Graves has put together the exciting Crossroads Blog Tour, complete with a Q&A scavenger hunt and prizes and a chat at the end.  The amazing line-up of authors are listed above.   Full background and tour details are available here for those who want to play along, but I've got some of the info for you below:


Each day of The Crossroads Tour, a new research question will be revealed here on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page (http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/), and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the 16 different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all 16 answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween.

Send your answers to judithgraves at ymail dot com by midnight on October 31st to win a fab grand prize consisting of:

  • signed copy of Under My Skin by Judith Graves
  • copy of Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
  • copy of Freaksville by Kitty Keswick
  • gothic stickers
  • funky Halloween decorations
  • a DVD featuring Classic Horror Films
  • a $10 gift certificate for Leap Books
  • a Leap Books T-shirt
My schedule and a list of the participating bloggers is below.  I hope you'll make the rounds of the blogs each day to answer the daily question and enter to win!  Good and ghoulish luck!

Where I'll be when/topics:

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Wherein I have so much to share I hardly know where to start

Wow, so much new and exciting, I hardly know where to start (and may be back to add during the day). 

Who doesn't like a good film, right?  More than Publicity has come up with another winning trailer, this one for Rob Thurman's hot new release, The Grimrose Path, sequel to Trick of the Light.  Check it out!

The fabulous Michele Lang is having a virtual launch party today over at Bitten by Books, talking about her incredible fantasy novel, Lady Lazarus, and giving away a $50 Amazon Gift card, an artisan-made "witchy" shell necklace and other goodies.  You can check it out here.  If you want to hear a bit about Lady Lazarus, click over to her feature on John Scalzi's Big Idea blog or...I've got Michele right here talking about it in a clip from our September 1st launch party in NYC at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.  (More about that can be seen on Michele's site, in a slideshow on my character blog and write-ups from Romantic Times Book Reviews, SF Scope and the Long Island Romance Writers.)

I'm going to be at Bitten By Books myself tomorrow with my own virtual launch party (back to back with Michele, just like our releases Lady Lazarus and Revamped), giving away an 8G iPod Nano with a special fashion skin.  Gina (my fanged fashionista) would so approve!  If you RSVP today in advance of the event, you get an extra 25 entries...better chance to win the grand prize!.  In the meantime, I have a short silent film of my own, a recreation of "The Call" over at Diana Rodriguez Wallach's blog, which I had a lot of fun making and hope you enjoy.

LiveJournal ads

According to my stats company this morning, my LiveJournal blog has had 22,368 hits since I changed the skin earlier this year.  Yet, the blog garners very few comments.  Maybe I'm not controversial enough <g>.  Or maybe this has something to do with the fact that despite my paid account, commentors sometimes have to wait through ads in order to leave a comment.  Heck, I have to wait through ads sometimes just trying to log in.  When I signed up for a paid account, it was with the understanding that my blog would be WITHOUT ads.  I've written to LiveJournal, but if this continues, I may be moving over to Blogger or some other site with better policies and less frustration.  I apologize to all of you who've been irritated by ads here.