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New Release Tuesday Vlog - June 7, 2011

I have not vlogged about the new releases I've picked up in eons it seems. This vlog covers books from May 31, June 1, and June 7, 2011. I also reveal my pick for Book of the Month as well as who is visiting The Qwillery on Friday. Thanks for watching!





Which books have you gotten recently?

New Release Tuesday Vlog - December 7, 2010

Finally! Here is the New Release Tuesday Vlog. It covers three (yes, 3) release dates: November 30, 2010, December 1, 2010, and December 7, 2010.




Qwill's Qwestion: What books did you get today?

(Sorry for the glare on my eyeglasses. I had to vlog from a different location today.)

Blogversary Giveaways

It's Blogversary giveaway time! Please read the rules carefully for these giveaways. You have a month to enter so take your time.




Vampire Giveaway


I chose a necklace called Key to a Lost Love for the Vampire Giveaway because often vampires outlive their loved ones.

Black gunmetal chain holds an antique skeleton key from the UK. Dangling from the key are a large black Swarovski heart and a sterling silver skull (with jointed mandible). 17"
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)


Were/Shifter Giveaway


Silver plate chain holds large moostone faceted nugget and sterling silver bead cap. Also hanging from chain is a pewter wolf charm and (not pictured) pewter wolf paw charm.18'"
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)


Zombie Giveaway


Silver plate chain holds an antique skeleton key from the UK. Hanging from key is a bone skull and pewter charms of a Ouija board and cemetery gate. 18#
(Photo and description courtesy of Cemetery Cat Jewelry)


New York Comic Con Giveaway




The key to the bat signatures:


A) Lauren Panepinto - designer of covers for the Parasol Protectorate books by Gail Carriger
B) Rudy Solis III - writer, actor
C) Dianna Love - author
D) Sherrilyn Kenyon - author
E) Jocelyn Drake - author
F) Marjorie M. Liu - author
G) Joe Benitez - comic book author & artist
H) Diana Galbadon - author
J) Anton Strout - author
K) Pamela Palmer - author
L) Joe Abercrombie - author
M) Juliana Stone - author
N) Jeaniene Frost - author
O) Margaret Ronald - author

There is no "I" so you are not missing it!



THE RULES

What: The Vampire, Were/Shifter, Zombie, or New York Comic Con giveaways. You can only win one!

How: Leave a comment telling The Qwillery about your favorite Halloween decoration or costume. If you don't tell The Qwillery about your favorite decoration or costume your entry will not be counted!

NOTE: Four commenters names will be randomly chosen. Commenters must list the giveaways in their order of preference in your comment! If you do not list the giveaways in order of preference your entry will not be counted. The first commenter chosen will get his/her first choice, the second commenter chosen will get the highest of his/her choices that has not been given away, etc. until all 4 giveaways have been given away.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who & When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

New Release Tuesday Vlog - September 28, 2010

One of the bookstores that I shop at treated me to coffee and cake this morning! I felt special. Apparently it was because I buy a lot of books. Sadly the other bookstore I shop at lost its shelver on Sunday. She has retired, and there are no plans to replace her. I will be visiting that store later in the day on Tuesdays from now on. That way the staff won't have to spend so much time in the back looking for books for me.




The books that I wanted but was unable to get at either bookstore I frequent:

Haunted Honeymoon
THERE’S MORE THAN HER HEART AT STAKE. . . .As the only human to survive vampire infection, Milagro de Los Santos has become quite a celebrity among the blood-drinking elite. Too bad the perks of her condition—increased strength, super-fast healing—don’t pay her condo fees. There are other complications too. She’s feeling guilty about her fling with enigmatic Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme, and pining for her ex-fiancé, Dr. Oswald Grant . . . the fabulous man whose kiss changed her life. It’s when Milagro—irked by Ian’s attentions to his neighbor—travels to London and enjoys a sexy flirtation of her own, that the blood really hits the fan. Suddenly, those around her are dying gruesome deaths and Milagro’s being interrogated. Who would kill to set her up as a murder suspect? Milagro just wants to turn back the clock and have another chance to make things right, but no sooner has she escaped to Oswald’s ranch than an accident obliterates her memory. Will the murderer come after her now? And will amnesia spark a romantic do-over with Oswald—or will she make all the same mistakes before she ever gets to say "I do"?


Angel Souls and Devil Hearts


The second Peter Octavian novel in the classic urban fantasy series- reissued in a brand-new package-by the award-winning author.

Werewolves and Shapeshifters and a Vlog

It's all explained in the vlog except the bits that aren't:




What: 1 copy of Werewolves and Shapeshifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within,  edited by John Skipp.

Werewolves and shapeshifters have morphed into the latest pop culture stars. This mind-bending collection includes thirty-two new and classic stories from the best writers in the genre.

Werewolves and shapeshifters are the latest literary craze following vampires and zombies. The phenomenal success of the Twilight series, and the blockbuster movies that followed, has spawned a new obsession with these supernatural beings. From John Skipp, the master of horror, comes this definitive collection of thirty-two classic and new stories, written by favorites of the genre including George R.R. Martin, Charlaine Harris, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Joe R. Lansdale, Angela Carter, David J. Schow, Kathe Koja, Bentley Little, and more. Skipp provides fascinating insight and details, through two nonfiction essays, into the history and presence of shape shifting in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book include lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, as well as movies, websites, and writers.

How: Leave a comment telling The Qwillery if you prefer to read about werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, zombies, or something else. Recommend some books if you like.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

New Release Tuesday Vlog - September 7, 2010 - National Buy A Book Day

Happy National Buy A Book Day! There were quite a few releases on my TBB list today, which are now in my TBR.