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>ALERT: Special Contest for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making" by Catherynne M. Valente

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GIVEAWAY!

Available now from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is Catherynne M. Valente’s first novel for young readers, ‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making‘.

To celebrate the release of ‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making‘, we are offering a new book trailer for your viewing pleasure as well as the opportunity to win a copy of the book!

*Giveaway guidelines. This giveaway is open to US/ Canada readers only and will end July 27th. To enter you must follow Paperback Dolls and leave a comment in this post with a contact email. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted by the email address left in the comments.

More about ‘The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making’ :

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own MakingTwelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn?t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.
With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

Macmillan page for the book & author:
http://us.macmillan.com/thegirlwhocircumnavigatedfairylandinashipofherownmaking

Author’s website & blog:
http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/
http://blog.catherynnemvalente.com/

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>ThrillerFest returns to the BIG Apple

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THE BIG THRILL RETURNS

Anticipation mounts as those who dare to scare plot their return to the
Big Apple for ThrillerFest VI July 6-9, 2011
WITH 60 AGENTS IN RESIDENCE

Imagine learning the craft of novel writing from Ken Follett, the world-acknowledged master of the thriller novel whose iconic prose has kept millions of fans up late turning pages. This fantasy will become reality when New York City brings back the world’s biggest gathering of masters and devotees of the crime novel July 6-9, 2011 at ThrillerFest VI at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

Bestselling author Ken Follett

“ThrillerFest VI is breaking records again this year!” says ThrillerFest Chair Kathleen Antrim. “It’s the only event of its kind on the planet. A summer camp for thriller fans and writers. We’reespecially excited to have international best seller Ken Follett teaching the craft of writing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Class with Follett and many other New York Times Bestsellers at CraftFest is just one loop of the non-stop thrill ride that is ThrillerFest VI. This year AgentFest, the follow-through roundhouse to the one-two punch of CraftFest and AgentFest, will be bigger than ever. Sixty of the industry’s best will be there for the event described as“speed-dating with agents.” Aspiring authors will have three minutes to pitch an agent – and they can pitch as many agents as desired within two hours. Every year new writers are discovered.

There’s felonious fun in store for fans, too. More than 200 of the world’s best thriller writers will be in attendance with the express purpose of mixing, mingling and meeting their readers. There will be talks, readings and cocktail parties where tales of suspense will intoxicate more than the libations.

Thrillmaster R.L. Stine

This year’s Thrillermaster is R.L.Stine, a name that is sure make those young at heart shiver in anticipation.The mastermind behind the wildly popular FearStreet and Goosebumps series,Stine has written 330 books for children and four adult thrillers and has sold almost 400 million books around the world. ThrillerFest will also welcome special guests:

  • Robert Crais, author of the bestselling Elvis Cole series and winner of the 2006 Ross Macdonald Literary Award. His novels are bestsellers in 42 countries.
  • Diana Gabaldon, whose unique novels blend 20th-century science-fiction with18th-century historical romantic adventure in a way that is impossible to categorize. A true word-of-mouth sensation, she inspires writers everywhere to keep the faith.
  • John Lescroart, who took 20 years to become an overnight sensation, but today has novels translated into 16 languages in 75 countries.

The dénouement of ThrillerFest is the Awards Banquet, where authors and fans alike will feel pulse-racing anticipation as they wait to find out who will win the International Thriller Writers awards for best novel,best debut novel and best short story. Two beloved authors will also be honored. Karin Slaughter will receive the Silver Bullet Award for her outstanding and meritorious achievement in the pursuit of literacy and the love of reading.The True Thrill Award will go to Joe McGinnis for the verve, guts, and ambition that have inspired three generations of nonfiction suspense and true crime authors.

To make a reservation for an adrenaline-pumped summer adventure, please visit www.ThrillerFest.com.

>ALERT: Special contest for Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

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*THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Hello Lovers! We want to tell you about the first book in bestselling author Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red Trilogy, ‘Ruby Red‘ from Macmillan Publishing.

In celebration of the release of ‘Ruby Red’, we are offering a chance to win a copy of the book!

Ruby Red (Ruby Red - Trilogy)Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

*This contest is open to US and Canadian readers only and will end June 14th. Winner will be announced June 16th in a special post right here. To enter simply leave a comment on this post with your email address. Winner will be contacted via email and must reply within 24hrs to claim prize.

Macmillan page about Kerstin Gier, including excerpts, book cover, reviews and audio:
http://us.macmillan.com/rubyred

>Bookish Escape: Sookie Stackhouse vs TrueBlood discussion MONDAY June 6th

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You all know how much the dolls adore the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and of course we all make sure to watch Trueblood every summer on HBO.  True Blood is definitely a hit, and while it is based on the books, the show isn’t the same. Yes there are similarities, but when it comes to television, things that take pages to say in a book, can be done in seconds on screen. So there are going to be differences.  But what do you think – are you happy with the changes? Did they totally screw something up? Is Ryan Kwanten who you pictured as Jason?  Larissa (from Larissa’s Bookish Life), Jackie (from Literary Escapism) and our very own doll Day (from here on Paperback Dolls) want to know.  So please join us at Talk Shoe on June 6th at 9pm EST and let’s talk about it.

Call-in Number:             724.444.7444      
Call ID: 93065
Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress, discovers a new world of creatures when she falls in love with Bill Compton, a vampire.
Creator:Alan Ball
Stars:Anna Paquin (Sookie), Stephen Moyer (Bill), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric), Sam Trammell(Sam), Ryan Kwanten (Jason), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Deborah Ann Woll(Jessica) and Kristin Bauer (Pam).
Warning: We will be focusing on the series as it relates to True Blood, so spoilers are going to happen. We’ll try to keep the hardcore spoilers to a minimum, but there are no guarantees.
Haven’t read the series yet? What are you waiting for?! Here are the books, in order:
CHarris-Dead Until DarkSookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out….
Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.
A fun, fast, funny, and wonderfully intriguing blend of vampire and mystery that’s hard to put down, and should not be missed.
CHarris-Living Dead in DallasCocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is on a streak of real bad luck. First, her co-worker gets murdered and no one seems to care. Then Sookie is attacked – and poisoned – late one night by some weird and apparently mythical beast. She only survives because the local vampires roll up and graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn’t enjoy it). But in return the blood-suckers need a favor.
Which is why Sookie ends up in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire, on the condition that her undead friends don’t do anything, well, vampiric while she’s there. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly…
CHarris-Club DeadThere’s only one vampire that cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and it’s Bill Compton. But when she catches him in a serious act of betrayal, she’s not sure whether to save him-or sharpen some stakes.
CHarris-Dead to the WorldWhen telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn’t a clue who-or what-he is, but Sookie knows. It’s the vampire Eric Northman-but now he’s a kinder, gentler Eric. And a very frightened Eric, because it soon becomes obvious that whoever took his memory now wants his life.
CHarris-Dead as a DoornailWhen Sookie’s brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population-and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks, unless the killer decides to find her first.
CHarris-Definitely DeadAs a person with so few living relatives, supernaturally gifted Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never thought it would be her cousin Hadley, a consort of the Vampire Queen of New Orleans. Since Hadley was a vampire, she was already dead – weird! And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers that someone doesn’t want her snooping around, going through Hadley’s possessions and her past. But why? And who?
CHarris-All Together DeadLouisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the shapeshifter Quinn-but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.
The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she’ll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.
CHarris-From Dead to WorseAfter the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everyone—human and otherwise—is stressed, including Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gone missing.
It’s clear that things are changing—whether the weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie—Friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community—is caught up in the changes.
In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death, and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.
CHarris-Dead and GoneExcept for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps-and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings- older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-toohuman pawn in their battle…
CHarris-Dead in the FamilyAfter enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new vampire king. And as the political implications of the shifters’ coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. Also, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie…very, very angry…
CHarris-Dead ReckoningWith her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his “child” Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows…

*Be sure to visit Literary Escapism and Larissa’s Bookish Life for more info