Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dark and Stormy Knights Releases!

The highly anticipated DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS anthology has finally been released. Contributors include Jim Butcher, Illona Andrews, Carrie Vaughn, Rachel Caine, Vicki Petterrson, Shannon K. Bucther, P.N. Elrod, Lilith Saintcrow and last (but certainly not least!), Deidre Knight!

Here's the scoop on DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS from Jessica Moyer at Booklist:

Elrod has collected nine original stories by the modern masters of urban fantasy; an anthology that will both thrill fans and serve as a nice introduction to an increasingly popular genre. Several of the stories are set in the authors' series worlds but feature minor characters; Jim Butcher's “Even Hand,” for example, uses the landscape of the Dresden Files series but focuses on Chicago Mob boss Johnny Marcone. Carrie Vaughn's “God's Creatures” features Cormac, who must track down a rogue werewolf. All the stories feature knights of one kind or another, but none is the conventional knight of history. The entire collection is strong, but the two highlights are Rachel Caine's “Even a Rabbit Will Bite,” about two old foes, and Shannon Butcher's “The Beacon,” in which a reluctant hunter must decide the fate of a small girl. With some of the biggest names in urban fantasy contributing stories, this anthology will be an instant hit with fans.

Deidre's story in the anthology:

In "Beknighted," a talented puzzle maker's dreams are haunted by visions of a captive knight. Anna's incessant attempts to solve the intricate puzzle required to free him fail miserably – until a dark patron brings her the key to unlocking her knight's supernatural prison. But freedom comes with a high price, and the cost may be both the lives of Anna and the nameless man who mesmerized her from the shadowy confines of a dream.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Love is Timeless Contest Winners!

First off, thanks to everyone who entered the Love is Timeless Contest! We hope you had fun searching for the answers. If you didn't win, always remember there are more contests ahead. Without further ado, the winners are:

GRAND PRIZE (Catherinette Rings Gift Certificate, Worth Up to $100 USD): Becky Webb
WINNERS OF RED DEMON (Autographed): Ilona Vasan, Karin Tillotson, Joelle Beebe, Diana Carter and Annette Foster

And if you were curious, here are the answers to the questions:

1. In Greek mythology, what was the name of the god of beauty and sexual love? Eros
2. Find the dirigible located on Deidre’s website, What is the number on the image? 06012010 (RED DEMON's release date), located on this page:
3. What is the name of the sculptor who created the notorious Bird Girl statue, once located in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery? Sylvia Shaw Judson
4. Name all seven of the immortal Spartans in the Gods of Midnight series: King Leonidas, Ajax Petrakos, River Kassandros, Aristos Petrakos, Nikos, Straton and Kalias Petrakos
5. On the slopes of what mountain are the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi located? Mount Parnassus
6. What is Aristos’s nickname for Juliana? (Hint: Check out the RED DEMON excerpt on Jules
7. Which of the following bodies of water does not border Greece: the Sea of Crete, the Mediterranean Sea, the Ionian Sea or the Caspian Sea? The Caspian Sea (bordered by by northern Iran, southern Russia, western Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and eastern Azerbaijan)
8. The steampunk genre is heavily influenced by what two authors, known as the “Fathers of Science-Fiction?” H.G. Wells and Jules Verne
9. What is the capital city of Greece? Athens
10. What is the name for a creature, like Sable in the Gods of Midnight series, who is half human and half horse? Centuar