Thanks to Penguin, we are giving away a copy of The Cold Dish, the first novel in the Walt Longmire mystery series written by Craig Johnson!
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post with your full name and your e-mail address so we may contact you for your shipping information when you win.
CONTEST ENDS: Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
Longmire is currently a drama series on the A&E network, which stars one of our favorite actresses, Katee Sackhoff. She plays a Wyoming deputy on the show named Vic Moretti. The show is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels and it’s a contemporary crime thriller and stars Robert Taylor in the lead role as Walt Longmire, the charismatic sheriff of Absaroka County, Wymoning.
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I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. I’ve been caught up with reading young adult novels these days that it’s been months since I’ve read a book for grown ups. Acquainted With the Night is a rather epic story – a mix of mystery, history, passionate romance and vampires.
No, the lead girl does not have sex with vampires. Who sparkly. Or brood. Quite the opposite. These vampires are ruthless, NOT sexy and just want her dead.
We are excited to present to you a guest blog written by author, Piper Maitland, about her main character from ‘Acquainted With the Night.’ – an epic story about immortality and the fate of mankin. There are very frightening vampires and very sexy characters. Read more below to find out what her book is about.
Contest! We are also giving away ONE copy of her book. TO ENTER:Â Leave a comment with your e-mail/twitter/facebook or any way we can contact you if you are picked as the winner! Contest ends Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
Without further ado, please enjoy Piper Maitland’s blog.
â€œWell behaved women rarely make history.â€
–Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, historian and author
Grey isnâ€™t a color you will ever see in Greek Orthodox artâ€”medieval artists lived and worked in a black-and-white world. But shades of grey are vital when it comes to building a modern fictional heroine. When I began writing Acquainted With the Night, I wanted Caro Grimaldi Clifford to be a fundamentally flawed heroine. She doesnâ€™t always say the right thing, nor does she always act heroically. I knew it would be risky, but I was tired of playing it safe with my characters. As Caro came to life, her personality traits became layered, with room for her character to grow in the second book.
I was excited to read Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Dungeons & Dragons. My only previous experience with any â€œEverything I Ever Needed…â€ themed stuff was a poster I saw a few years ago which was Everything I Needed To Know I learned From Star Wars, which was cute, but kind of in-jokey. When I got this book, I thought: â€œHere is an amazing opportunity to explain to the masses everything nerds have known for years. A chance to make D&D less intimidating and more of a normal thing, useful, thing.â€
Marie Lu’s first published, young adult novel finally hits the bookstores today. She is a personal and close friend to Defective Geeks and I hope you are all out there grabbing your copy off the bookshelves crazy-lady-with-pepper-spray-at-WalMart-Black-Friday style! The internet is all a-buzz with articles, book reviews and interviews about LEGEND — especially since Twilight producer, Wyck Godfrey, had declared that LEGEND ‘blows the socks off Hunger Games.’
Read my review of the book and my short interview with her: ART: Day from Marie Luâ€™s LEGEND + Book Review & Interviews.
You can also order the book from Amazon.com, of course.
This Thursday, December 1, 2011 – Team DefectiveGeeks will be joining Marie at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach at 7:30pm for the book release launch party. Check out the event page on Facebook and come out to join the fun. Marie will be signing copies of her books available for purchase at the store plus there will be yummy snack foods. See you guys there!
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I haven’t read a mystery novel in quite awhile – high fantasy and young adult tend to take up a lot of my reading time to be honest. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I received a copy of Who Do Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab. All I knew was that I do enjoy the occasional mystery and I love the topic of voodoo (or vodou).
The story is about Liz Cooper and her best (very, very best) friend in the world, Robin Bloom. An anonymous person began leaving threatening tarot cards on Robin’s door. Robin is very superstitious while Liz is not. Liz just wants to find the punk who is trying to scare her friend to death.
Liz’s pushy mother orders her to ask Nick Garfield’s help – a professor in the occult who happened to be Liz’s brother’s best friend. Of course, the sexual tension between Liz and Nick was quite obvious from the start. Kind of awkward that Liz’s cheating ex-husband is still calling her every other day. During their investigation, they pinpoint to one suspect: Sophie, a young woman who is dating Robin’s boss. Sophie might also be a New Orleans voo doo princess.
Despite all these silly instances in the story, the plot quickly turns dangerous as Robin is framed for murder. Sophie’s murder.