Confession: I have been waiting, more like salivating, for this conference since I first heard about it in summer of 2006. So basically this conference has been my new Book 5, guys. I think of it as fandom's answer to Wiscon, or maybe that's just my idealized vision of 3 days in Colorado talking about books and media and fantasy and women in fantasy and - okay, wait, I had a point here, and the point is that they're calling for programming. And I have dibs on the Mary Sue panel, all right? Right. see you all there. I really, seriously, can't wait.
Realms of Speculative Fiction is giving away one gorgeous copy of Allison Goodman's Two Pearls of Wisdom! To enter, just email them: sf.fantasy.books (at) gmail, with your full address and the subject line "Two Pearls." The catch? This giveaway is for European residents only. Alas!
win Erin Downing's rom-coms! Win 2 copies of her new Drive Me Crazy and either Prom Crashers or Dancing Queen! "Send me an email at erin (at) erindowning.com and tell me what your favorite romantic comedy book is (by any author), and a teeny little explanation of why you like it. I will draw 3 winners on June 2, when Drive Me Crazy officially goes on sale." Easy cheezy! You can also enter to win here!
SWOON. Swoooon! here is a rave review of 'Swoon' from Story Siren. I am linking to this rave review FIRST because I want to ensure that no oen takes my snarky minority opinion as law, okay. But OMG LOL SWOON LOLOLOLOL seriously this couple makes Edward and Bella look compelling. I really, really want to review this book for the lulz when I'm through, because I can't be the only one perfectly delightedly entertained, for the wrong reasons, by a hero who unironically says things like "My lady, you have the voice of a drowsy thrush" and "Zounds!" and a heroine who unironically says things like, "It's the injustice - the injustice! My petty little feelings are nothing!" SERIOUSLY.
I'm a third of the way through the book and reading it for the lulz. "ZOUNDS!" sfja;lfsjld. Swooooon!