What’s Going on with BookBanter

After a heavy eight-day stint of nonstop working, I have a rare three-day weekend off, and while I was planning to have a new interview with Genevieve Valentine up on BookBanter, instead I’m going to be going camping this weekend — for the first time in many years — and so will not have the time to update the website.  However, I plan to get it all up and running come Monday.

In the meantime, I’ll be putting up the new BookBanter Boon giveaway tomorrow morning before I leave, so stay tuned!

BookBanter Boon #9: “Deadline” by Mira Grant SIGNED COPY

BookBanter Boon

It’s June 1st and time for another BookBanter Boon and a new book giveaway, and this one’s a pretty cool and special one.

To tie in with the release of Deadline by Mira Grant, the sequel to Feed, as well as the new interview with her up on BookBanter, I will be giving away to one lucky winner A SIGNED COPY OF DEADLINE! 

Mira Grant is the pseudonym of New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire. She is the author of the Newsflesh Trilogy, the first two books of which have been released, with Feed and Deadline. Seanan McGuire was first interviewed on BookBanter on September 1st, 2009; you can listen to it here. Mira Grant was first interviewed on BookBanter in April of 2010; you can read the interview here .

In the interview, Grant talks about how she goes about doing research, how she and Seanan McGuire get along, what else Mcguire is working on, and some very important final words. You can read the interview here.

Here are the basic rules:

  1. Anyone in the US can enter.
  2. To enter simply leave a comment on this post.  The question for you for this BookBanter Boon is where will you be hiding out (reading Deadline, of course) when the rising happens?
  3. Entries will be accepted from June 1st until 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on June 14th.
  4. The winner will be randomly chosen, contacted, and announced on this post on June 15th.

If you have any questions, please email me at alex@bookbanter.net.

Deadline    Feed

Upcoming Interviews on BookBanter: Mira Grant & James Rollins

While July 2011 looks to be a very big release month with Jim Butcher’s pushed-back and awaited (after the cliffhanger in Changes) Ghost Story and George R. R. Martin’s very very very long-awaited A Dance With Dragons, June also has a couple of big releases . . .

Mira Grant

June 1st

Mira Grant

Coming June 1st will be the second interview between BookBanter and Mira Grant, tying in with the release of the thrilling sequel to the bestselling Feed, with Deadline.  You can read my previous interview with Mira Grant here, along with my review for Feed, which continues to be the no. 1 most popular book review on BookBanter.

And to commemorate this special interview, I’ll be doing a new BookBanter Boon: I’ll be giving away a copy of Deadline!  My hopeful plan is to have Mira Grant sign it also.  The giveaway will begin on June 1st when the interview goes up and continue through June 14th at 11:59PM, and the following day a winner will be randomly drawn.  To buy Feed or preorder Deadline just click on the covers below.

Feed    Deadline


James Rollins

June 15th

James Rollins

And on June 15th the second interview with BookBanter and James Rollins will go up to tie in with the upcoming release of his next Sigma Force thriller, The Devil Colony, coming June 21st.  You can find the previous interview here, along with my review for his previous book, The Doomsday Key.  The interview will go up on the 15th and the review for The Devil Colony will go up June 21st with the release of the book.

AND to go with the interview, I’ll also be doing ANOTHER BookBanter Boon, with a giveaway of a copy of The Devil Colony.  It’ll start on the 15th and go until the 30th at 11:59 PM and then a winner will be randomly drawn the following day.

James Rollins has also released a short story on ebook (for just 99 cents) leading up to the release of The Devil Colony that is a great fun little adventure through the catacombs of Paris (my review for this will be up soon) and has ties to his upcoming book release.  You can buy the ebook and preorder the book by clicking on the covers below.

Devil Colony  Skeleton Key

So July is a big release month, but June is also one with some good releases, some great interviews, and some fun giveaways coming your way . . .