Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Zombies Book List 2010


Zombie Books featured and mentioned
during September Zombies 2010:


A Darker Shade of Dead by Bianca D'Arc

Affinity Bridge by George Mann

After the End by Bonnie Dee - ebook

Alice in Zombieland: Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' with Undead Madness by Lewis Carroll and Nickolas Cook

As The World Dies: The First Days: A Zombie Trilogy by Rhiannon Frater

As The World Dies: Fighting To Survive by Rhiannon Frater

As The World Dies: Siege by Rhiannon Frater

Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris

Battle Of The Network Zombies by Mark Henry

The Beast Within anthology by Bianca D'Arc, Erin McCarthy & Jennifer Lyon

Blooming, The by Tonia Brown

Bone Soup (kid's book) by Cambria Evans

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Brains: a zombie memoir by Robin Becker

Breathers: a zombie lament by S.G. Browne

Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden

Dark And Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

Dead Practices by Shells Walter

Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Dust by Joan Frances Turner

Dying to Live
by Kim Paffenroth

Enemy, The by Charlie Higson

Every Sigh, The End: A Novel About Zombies by Jason S. Hornsby

Every Zombie Eats Somebody Sometime: A Book of Zombie Love Songs by Michael P. Spradlin

Feed by Mira Grant

Forest of Hand and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein's Monster by Susan Hoyboer O'Keefe

Frankenstein's Bride by Hilary Bailey

Fried Green Zombies by John Allen

Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry

Hater by David Moody

High School of the Dead by Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato - manga

History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology by Kim Paffenroth

Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance by Lori Perkins

I Kissed A Zombie And I Liked It by Adam Selzer

Killer Love by Joseph Graham and Ben Gilbert

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love by Trisha Telep

Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

Letters From The Dead edited by Mark M. Johnson

Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters: A Young Adult Zombie Novel by Rhiannon Frater

Love In A Time Of Zombies by Paul Gude

Loving Dead, The by Amelia Beamer

Lucky Stiff by Tonia Brown

Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen

Monster Island by David Wellington

Murdermouth: Zombie Bits by Scott Nicholson

My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Demons, Monsters, Fiend by Judith Viorst (kids book)

My So-Called Death by Stacey Jay

My Zombie Valentine anthology - Katie Macalister, Angie Fox, Marianne Mancusi and Lisa Cach

Never Slow Dance With A Zombie
by E. Van Lowe

New Dead, The anthology edited by Christopher Golden

Night Of The Living Trekkies by Kevin D. Anderson and Sam Stall

Passing Strange by Daniel Waters

Patient Zero by Jonathon Maberry

Paul Is Undead by Alan Goldsher

Play Dead by Ryan Brown

Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: the graphic novel

Proper Care And Feeding Of Zombies by Mac Montandon

Reapers are the Angels, The by Alden Bell

Road Trip Of The Living Dead by Mark Henry

Rombies by Tom Taylor and Skye Ogden

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland

So Now You're a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead by John Austin

Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

Survive (The New Zed Order) by Todd Sprague

Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story by Andy Rash

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Valley of the Dead by Kim Paffenroth

Walking Dead Volume 12 by Robert Kirkman

World is Dead edited by Kim Paffenroth

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake: 25 Deliciously Weird Cupcake Recipes
by Lily Vanilli

Zombie Blondes by Brian James

Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate

Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum

Zombie Moon by Lori Devoti

Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks

Zombie Zoology an Unnatural History: Zombie Anthology - Tim Curran, Ryan C. Thomas, Anthony Giangregorio, Ted Wenskus, Eric Dimbleby, William Wood, Wayne Goodchild, Carl Barker, J Gilliam Martin and Brian Pinkerton

A Zombie’s History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the Cia’s Secret War on the Undead by Joshua Miller

Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks - graphic novel

Zombies Of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor

Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier

Zombies: A Record Of The Year Of Infection by Don Roff

Zomtropolis: A Record of Life in a Dead City by AP Fuchs - free online serial novel


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* image source button created by Cecilia of the epic rat


=== September Zombies schedule of events ===




September Zombies Schedule 2010

S C H E D U L E
of zombie events

hosted by the Zombiettes
vvb of vvb32reads
Celia of Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Cecilia of the epic rat
Lexie of Poisoned Rationality
Misty of Book Rat
Titania of Fishmuffins of Doom

FYI: There will be at least one post per day on my site which will be in the morning at 5am PDT.

The other Zombiettes will have 1-2 posts per day as well. Links to them will be posted below.

Don't care for the unmentionables? Non-zombie posts will occur in the afternoon.

Pre-schedule:
Teaser 1: Zombies in September
Teaser 2: September Zombies next month
Teaser 3: Team Unicorns
Teaser 4: Team Zombies
Teaser 5: Zombies exterminated from Bruges
PeekAbook: Dust by Joan Frances Turner
Giveaway: Night of the Living Trekkies on FB

=== Complete List of Books featured and mentioned ===
by all zombiettes


More details and links below will be filled in after posted.
Per usual, links are also on the sidebar.

===== Week 1: Zombies vs. Unicorns =====

September 1, 2010

vvb:
Welcome with guestbook
Giveaway - Challenge: Zombies vs. Unicorns - giveaway for 2 winners

Celia:
Welcome & schedule

Cecilia:
Giveaway: Monthly Grab begins
Welcome
Feast on the release of... Married With Zombies!
Giveaway: ZombieGrab

Lexie:
Welcome & schedule
Coming Attraction: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Misty:
Welcome & schedule
Zombie intro
Team Unicorns & Giveaway (Zombie Mystery Grab Bag)

Titania:
Zombie intro
Team Zombies

September 2, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: Zombies vs. Angels
Review: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Angels: Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Covers Like These: Angels
Zombie Accessories: Library Chair

Celia:
Review: Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

Cecilia:
WOW on Zombies vs. Unicorns
Giveaway: Zombie vs Unicorns button

Lexie:
Book Review: Zombies vs. Unicorns
Team Zombie

Misty:
Spotlight on Zombies Update
Giveaway: Zombie Craft Challenge

Titania:
PSA: Killer Unicorns - Rampant and Ascendant by Diane Peterfreund
My Take on Zombies vs. Unicorns Part II

September 3, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: Zombies in Action - Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
Cupcakes for Zombies
Giveaway: Unicorns in Bruges - Unicorn Wishes Mix & Match Stationery

Cecilia:
Interview: Jesse Petersen
Friday Features: Zombily Ever After

Lexie:
Review: TV - Dead Set

Misty:
Friday Face Off: Icky Edibles

Titania:
Review: Rampant by Diane Peterfreund

September 4, 2010

vvb:
Zombies in Action: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
Poem: Starhorn

Cecilia:
Review: Zombieland
Giveaway: Zombie Kill Of The Week challenge/contest

Lexie:
Sarcastic Saturday: It's online zombie fiction

Misty:
Short Story Saturday: Life Sentence by Kelley Armstrong

Titania:
Unicorns as Food

September 5, 2010

vvb:
Fresh Meat: The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters by Rhiannon Frater
In My Mailbox: some zombies

Cecilia:
WOW on Ascendant by Diane Peterfreund
Happy Unicorn Day!

Lexie:
Sunday Sendup

Misty:
Zombiette Round Up

Titania:
Review: Game - Robot Unicorn Attack

September 6, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway (US only): Zombie News Flash - Interview from Jim Porter, Dust by Joan Frances Turner
Unicorns: The Hunted

Cecilia:
Interview: Zombie Girrrl (blogger)
Review: Zombie Felties

Misty:
Kid's Corner: Zombie Barbie

Titania:
Giveaway: Zombie Brain Noming

September 7, 2010

vvb:
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Clayton Hensworth
Giveaway: Review - Fried Green Zombies by John Allen
Covers Like These: Zombie Reds

Cecilia:
Interview: celi.a (blogger)

Celia:
Flash giveaway: Zombie t-shirt -ends tomorrow

Lexie:
Zombie Guide: Self Defense

Misty:
Teaser: Zombie Blondes by Brian James

Titania:
Music: Kirby Krackle's Zombie Apocalypse

===== Week 2: Zombies - History =====


September 8, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway - Challenge: Book Blogger Zombie - Feed by Mira Grant OR Shakespear Undead by Lori Handeland
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Katherine Dymond
Giveaway: Zombie News Flash - Interview with Tina, Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Cecilia:
WOW for The Dark & Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
Giveaway: Zombie Kill Of The Week #2

Lexie:
Coming Attraction: Rot and Ruin

Misty:
Unicorn Moment
Wishlist: Zombie Edition

Titania:
Giveaway: Review - Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin D. Anderson
Review: Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

September 9, 2010

vvb:
Letters from the Dead
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Subject S
Giveaway: Letter from vvb on September Zombies 2009 - Never Slow Dance With A Zombie by E. Van Lowe

Cecilia:
Review: The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks

Misty:
Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Titania:
Review: Film - Frankenstein
Music: George Romero by Sprites

September 10, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: Zombies in History - zombie journal
Teaser: Alice in Zombieland: Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' with Undead Madness by Lewis Carroll
Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Cecilia:
Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Lexie:
Celebration: Resident Evil Bash
Review: Resident Evil Afterlife 3D

Misty:
Friday Face Offs: Zombie Locomotion

Titania:
Review: Frankenstein's Bride by Hilary Bailey

September 11, 2010

vvb:
PeekAbook: History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology by Kim Paffenroth
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Jesse Porter

Cecilia:
Zombie Wedding Ideas

Misty:
Short Story Saturdays: Lazarus by John Connolly

Titania:
Review: Frankenstein's Monster by Susan Heyboer O'Keefe

September 12, 2010

vvb:
In My Mailbox: more zombies
Teaser: Zombie Zoology: Zombie Anthology
Giveaway: Frankie
Another vote: Zombies vs. Vampires

Cecilia:
Review: The Reapers Are The Angels

Lexie:
Sunday Sendup

Misty:
Zombiette Round Up

Titania:
Review: movie - May

September 13, 2010

vvb:
Giada Mini-Review: The Affinity Bridge
Zombie News Flash: Interview from Tina
Zombie News Flash: Interview with a Zombie

Cecilia:
Review: Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher

Celia:
Giveaway: Interview - Jesse Petersen of Married with Zombies

Lexie:
Review: movie - Fido

Misty:
Kid's Corner: My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Demons, Monsters, Fiend by Judith Viorst

Titania:
Short story: Marco Polo

September 14, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: Valley of the Dead by Kim Paffenroth
Watch out: A Zombie’s History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA’s Secret War on the Undead by Joshua Miller
Want it: The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks
Giveaway: Comics - Rombies by Tom Taylor and Skye Ogden

Cecilia:
Zombie Kill of the Week 1 Winner: Vampires and Tofu

Lexie:
Zombie Guide: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Misty:
Teaser: Hater by David Moody

Titania:
Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

===== Week 3: Zombies - Love =====


September 15, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway & Challenge: Zombie Love - Zombie Moon by Lori Devoti AND Chas book jacket
Want it: The Peculiar Superpowers of Eleanor Armstrong
Giveaway: Comics - Killer Love by Joseph Graham

Cecilia:
Waiting on: Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Zombie Kill of the Week: The Third

Lexie:
Coming Attraction: Married With Zombies

Misty:
Wishlist Wednesday: Zombie edition part 2
Unicorn Moment

Titania:
Review: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry
More: Zombie Videos

September 16, 2010

vvb:
Zombie Crafts
Giveaway: Zombie Accessories
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Kyle

Cecilia:
Giveaway: Review - Ten Little Zombies by Andy Rash
Giveaway: (another chance to win) Ten Little Zombies by Andy Rash

Misty:
Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Spotted: Unicorn giveaway at goodreads

Titania:
Review: The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer

September 17, 2010

vvb:
Zombie News Flash: December Zombies
PeekAbook: Night of the Living Trekkies
Review: Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story by Andy Rash

Misty:
Friday Face Off: DIY
So you know: ZVU

Titania:
Review: My Zombie Valentine Part 1

September 18, 2010

vvb:
Excerpt review: The Blooming by Tonia Brown
Giveaway: The Blooming and Chas book jacket
Giveaway: Review - I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

Cecilia:
Giveaway: Review - I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

Misty:
Short Story Saturday: The Perfects by Jennifer Allison

Titania:
Review: My Zombie Valentine Part 2

September 19, 2010

vvb:
In My Mailbox: more zombies
Another vote: Zombies vs. Plants
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Peter
Giveaway: Lucky Stiff by Tonia Brown

Lexie:
Sunday Sendup: Zombie Linkage
Sarcastic Sunday (SZ): My Zombie Valentine

Misty:
Zombiette Round Up
Awesomeness: in October with zombies

Titania:
Review: movie - Shaun of the Dead

September 20, 2010

vvb:
Zombie News Flash: Excerpt from McPig
Teaser: Happy Hour of the Damned
Fresh Meat: from Lovin' & Livin' Life Reviews
Giveaway: Murdermouth by Scott Nicholson

Celia:
Zombie update: sightings in the blogosphere

Lexie:
Interview: Jesse Petersen

Misty:
Zombie (Craft) Corner: Zombie Sheep

Titania:
Review: Passing Strange by Daniel Waters

September 21, 2010

vvb:
Zombie Flash News: Interview with Lila Teske
Giveaway: Married and Honeymoon with zombies
Giveaway: Love In A Time of Zombies by Paul Gude

Misty:
Teaser: Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum

Titania:
Giveaway: Review - Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

===== Week 4: Zombies - Future =====


September 22, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: Zombocalypse Survival Kit - CSN grab
PeekAbook: Zombies vs. Unicorns
Giveaway (international only): PeekAbook - Dust part 3

Lexie:
Coming Attraction: Hungry for Your Love

Misty:
Wishlist: Zombie edition part 3
Unicorn Moment: Unicorns v Narwhals

Titania:
Review: Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell

September 23, 2010

vvb:
Zombie Plate: Survive (The New Zed Order) by Todd Sprague
Online fiction: Zomtropolis: A Record of Life in a Dead City by AP Fuchs
Review: Zombie Moon by Lori Devoti

Cecilia:
Review: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

Lexie:
Review: Feed by Mira Grant
Interview: Mira Grant

Titania:
Review: The Walking Dead Vol. 12

September 24, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: Night Of The Living Trekkies by Kevin D Anderson and Sam Stall
Zombie crafts: vvb creation
Giveaway: Dead Practices by Shells Walter

Misty:
A Taste of Zombies vs. Unicorns: "The Highest Justice" and "Inoculata"
Short Stories: "Bougainvillea" and "Hare Moon" by Carrie Ryan
Friday Face Offs: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Titania:
Watch Out: The Walking Dead TV show

September 25, 2010

vvb:
Zombie News Flash: from M.A.D.
Love challenge creations per M.A.D. titles
Zombie News Flash: Interview with Madam Sangrail
Review: Murdermouth by Scott Nicholson

Lexie:
Review: Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen

Misty:
Short Story Saturday: Children of the Revolution by Maureen Johnson

Titania:
Review: Feed by Mira Grant

September 26, 2010

vvb:
In My Mailbox: one zombie book
Go vote: Zombies vs. Aliens
Zombie Plate: A Zombie Trilogy by Rhiannon Frater
Review: After the End by Bonnie Dee

Lexie:
Sunday Send Up

Titania:
Feed Brain Cupcakes

September 27, 2010

vvb:
Zombie Plate: Pontypool by Tony Burgess
Zombie News Flash: Interview with the Queen from Lori Handeland
Review: The Blooming by Tonia Brown
Review: Love In A Time Of Zombies by Paul Gude

September 28, 2010

vvb:
Giveaway: The World is Dead edited by Kim Paffenroth

Misty:
Teaser: Breathers by S.G. Browne

Titania:
Review: The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

September 29, 2010

vvb:
Zombie Flash News: Interview with a Zombie by Bonnie Dee
Zombie Plate: Dying to Live by Kim Paffenroth

Celia:
Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Misty:
Want it: Zombie Audrey
Final Unicorn Moment: Serenading Unicorn

Titania:
Review: Brains: a zombie memoir by Robin Becker

September 30, 2010

LAST Giveaway: Zombie Showdown
Review: Dust by Joan Frances Turner
End Credits: Award and Acknowledgments
Deadline for all vvb giveaways.

Celia:
Review: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Lexie:
Upcoming: TV - Walking Dead
The End: September Zombies

Misty:
Zombie Harmony
Stock Up
Wrap-Up
Winner: Zombie Grab

Titania:
The End: September Zombies

October 1, 2010

vvb:
October Trix-n-Treatz event begins

Cecilia:
Back to regular schedule at the epic rat

Celia:
Back to regular schedule at adventures of cecelia bedelia

Lexie:
Back to regular schedule - Zombie Rationality reverts back to Poisoned Rationality

Misty:
Helluva Halloween event begins at Book Rat

Titania:
Horror and zombies continue all year long at Fishmuffins of Doom

October 2, 2010

Review: Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland

October 5, 2010

Review: Night Of The Living Trekkies by Kevin D Anderson and Sam Stall
Announcement: vvb's giveaway winners.
Please check per Zombiette to see when their winner's posts are up.

October 11, 2010

Review: Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry

October 15, 2010

Announcement: Winner of Zombie Showdown

October 17, 2010

Review: Dead Practices by Shells Walter

=== Books featured with giveaways courtesy of authors ===
at vvb32 reads


After the End
by Bonnie Dee

The Blooming
by Tonia Brown

Dead Practices
by Shells Walter

Deadtown
by Nancy Holzner

Dust
by Joan Frances Turner

Fried Green Zombies
by John Allen

Happy Hour of the Damned
by Mark Henry

Killer Love
by Joseph Graham

Lucky Stiff
by Tonia Brown

Murdermouth: Zombie Bits
by Scott Nicholson

Night Of The Living Trekkies
by Kevin D. Anderson and Sam Stall

Rombies
by Tom Taylor & Skye Ogden

Shakespeare Undead
by Lori Handeland

Valley of the Dead
by Kim Paffenroth

World is Dead
edited by Kim Paffenroth

Zombie Moon
by Lori Devoti


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Sonar4 Publications

Undead in the Head

Zombies & Toys


=== Complete List of Books featured and mentioned ===
by all zombiettes


PeekAbook: Dust


Guess what's coming next month...

Dust
by Joan Frances Turner




*** Book Giveaway courtesy of author ***
sign up for this book giveaway


Winners - Fairy Tales in Bruges


Here are the winners for giveaways that
ended August 30, 2010
during the Fairy Tales in Bruges event

Thanks to all contestants!


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The Amaranth Enchantment giveaway
by Julie Berry
prize: courtesy of author
Winner: Carlos Antunes of Letras sem fundo


Asleep giveaway
by Banana Yoshimoto
Winner: Weng-Him Cheung


Cinderella Rules giveaway
by Donna Kauffmann
Winner: Katelyn of The Bookshelf Sophisticate


Cinders giveaway
by Michelle Davidson Argyle
prize: courtesy of author
Winner: Audra of Unabridged Chick


CSN Stores giveaway
prize: courtesy of CSN
winner gets to pick prize
Winner: Linda Henderson

Results of items grabbed in the kitchen:
48% apron
33% pan
14% towel
5% none


Finn Mccoul giveaway
audio tape
Winner: SiNn of † Everyone loves a SiNner †


French Women for All Seasons giveaway
A Year of Secrets, Recipes, & Pleasure
by Mireille Guiliano
Winner: Joana of Páginas com Memória


Glimmer Train short stories giveaway
Winner: Dovile


The Healer's Apprentice giveaway
by Melanie Dickerson
prize: courtesy of author
Winner: Bunny B


Le Cabinet du Chapelier des Fees giveaway
(The Cabinet of the Fairies' Hatmaker)
by Pat Sweet
prize: courtesy of author
Winner: Trisha of MarySew


Manifest - ARC giveaway
by Artist Arthur
Winner: Catarina


Never After giveaway
by Laurell K. Hamilton
Yasmine Galenorn
Marjorie M. Liu
Sharon Shinn
Winner: Ladytink of The Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog


Results of short story interest piqued:

35% The Wrong Bridegroom by Sharon Shinn

31% The Shadow of Mist by Yasmine Galenorn

19% Can He Bake A Cherry Pie? by Laurell K. Hamilton

15% The Tangleroot Palace by Marjorie M. Liu

Princess Lessons giveaway
(A Princess Diaries Book)
by Meg Cabot
illustrated by Chesley Mclaren
Winner: Bahnree of I am, therefore I write.



The Stumpwork Robe giveaway
The Last Stitch (sequel)

by Prue Batten
prizes: courtesy of author
Winner: Mary Ann DeBorde Writes (and Reads!)


Easter Egg giveaway
There was only one guest who entered this easter egg giveaway.

Giada commented and completed the task. She said she spoke to Princess Lilith and relayed the message about Brunhilde.

For this deed, she will receive a Duke of her own ;-D


The Iron Duke
by Meljean Brook
Winner: Giada


Robin Hood giveaway
by David Coe
prize: courtesy of author
Winner: Savannah of The Reading Girl


Unicorn Wishes Journal giveaway
Winner: Midnight Cowgirl of The Fashion Planner


The White Cat giveaway
audio tape
Winner: misskallie of Books, books and more books


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* to see the original giveaway offer, click on the prize title links

* contest policy

* if not this time, maybe next time

--> check out the current giveaways and upcoming events on my sidebar

***~*~* Fairy Tales in Bruges schedule *~*~***


Monday, August 30, 2010

Night of the Living Trekkies on FB


Quirk is hosting a contest on their official Facebook page for Night of the Living Trekkies

All you have to do is LIKE the Facebook page.

Everyone who joins is automatically entered to win:

•Grand prize: Troublesome Tribbles (they move and everything!), an unofficial Trekkies T-Shirt, and a signed copy of the book

•Two runners-up: An Unofficial Trekkies T-Shirt and a copy of the book.

*** Book Giveaway courtesy of author ***
and you can sign up to win this book
during week 4 of September Zombies


=|== September Zombies schedule of events ==|=


Castle: Epilogue

The unmentionables have been dealt with. Prince LeRoy and the knights were hard at work clearing the countryside of such despicable beings.

Some of us are in the dining room with tiaras on head to celebrate Queen Maerie's return from her tour of Spain. She arrived via the Santa Rosa last week and has finally settled back at home in Castle Bryggja.

Other guests were taken to the outskirts of Bruges by Robin and his band of men to seek transport back to their homes.

Queen Maerie has unpacked many gifts during the week to giveaway. Please check the sidebar and stake claims to those that interest you for today is the LAST DAY to do so.

Winners will be announced on the morrow.

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NOTE: September Zombies invade next month.

Another note: Don't like zombies, no worries. Non-zombie posts will happen in the afternoons.

* image source castle dining room

***~*~* Fairy Tales in Bruges schedule *~*~***


Steampunk Weekly - 8.30.10


Amber Stanhope & Rufus Rutter
created by Tonner


Steampunk film:

The Anachronism
from Anachronism Pictures
written and directed by Matthew Gordonlong
time: 15 minutes

Description from Vimeo:
A short film that tells the story of two children that discover a giant squid submarine on a beach near their home.

My two bit(s):
In-a-word(s): A crustacean, I should think. -Katie

Such a treat and beautifully made from the girl's parasol to the boy's butterfly net.

The Anachronism (Full Film) from Anachronism Pictures on Vimeo.



What did you think?

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* Tonner dolls found on Collecting Fashion Dolls by Terri Gold

* my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)

* totally inspired by steampunk posts written by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Departure of Bruges

It is a nice town, Harry.
I'm glad I got to see it...
It is a fairy tale place.
It really is.
-Ken from film In Bruges


THANK YOU
for visiting
Castle Bryggja
during my Fairy Tales in Bruges

All Giveaways end on Monday, August 30, 2010!

AND winners will be announced and notified via email around August 31, 2010.


Special thanks to...

Fellow bloggers:

Giada
for mini-review: The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle

Mary Ann
for the most entertaining Siofra comments

Authors for giveaway book prizes:

Michelle Davidson Argyle
for Cinders

Prue Batten
for The Stumpwork Robe
for The Last Stitch
for various Siofra comments

Julie Berry
for The Amaranth Enchantment

David B. Coe
for Robin Hood

Melanie Dickerson
for The Healer's Apprentice

Pat Sweet (Bo Press)
for Le Cabinet du Chapelier des Fees
--The Cabinet of the Fairies' Hatmaker

Guest sponsor:

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Robin Hood by David B. Coe

Robin Hood
by David B. Coe

Published: 2010
Genre: Action, Fairy Tales, Fantasy
Paperback: 304 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured through out popular mythology. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world
power.

And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army.

Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest.

Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king, and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure.

This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): archery

Very enjoyable and action-packed novel of the beginnings of Robin Hood.

There's some mystery in they story as it portrays a Robin who does not remember his childhood due to a traumatic event.

And a touch of romance, of course ;-D

I missed the movie version when it was in the theatre, but have it Netflixed.

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Castle: Horseman

A horseman scoops you up and plops you atop his horse.

The mysterious stranger's arms encircles you as you both gallop away from the animated zombies.

Another horseman yells...

Robin, I must search for my love, Brunhilde! Wherever can she be???

Aye! Robin replies.

At this point you...

A - shut your eyes, lean back into Robin's warmth and hope you reach safety soon

B - turn back at the zombies, stick out your tongue and blow a raspberry

C - grab a hold of Robin's sword, jump off the horse and prepare to kick some zombie butt

*** Book Giveaway courtesy of author ***

Robin Hood
by David B. Coe

Open to US only.

Offer ends: August 30, 2010

TO DO (2-parts):

1. Sign guestbook (if you haven't already).

2. Tell me what you did when you looked back at the zombie horde.

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Contest has ended - winner is here

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Castle: Field

A rustling sound comes from the field in that direction.

Are those field mice?

They look unusual.

Quite ghastly.

Suddenly...

One by one...

Each grow and transform to your height.

Almost human.

But not.

Undead.

You start to run.

Fast!

*** Blogosphere Giveaway ***

Win a zombie mouse
or pick another mouse creation
from Life, craftiness and everything else

Offer ends: August 31, 2010


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* image source zombie mice - you can buy these cuties and other themed mice at House of Mice

* If you're Team Zombies, make sure to say so during the epic Zombies vs Unicorns battle during September Zombies next month.

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Castle: Bushes


Thud!

The end of the chute spat you out of the castle.

Fortunately, you landed on a soft patch of grass.

Dusting yourself off you look up to see the sight above over yonder bushes.

*** Journal Giveaway ***

Unicorn Wishes Journal
Illustrations by Stanley Martucci

Open to all.

Offer ends: August 30, 2010

TO DO (2-parts):

1. Sign guestbook (if you haven't already).

2. Search for UNICORN and send me a link to a picture you like.

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Contest has ended - winner is here

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* image source unicorn

* If you're Team Unicorn, make sure to say so during the epic Zombies vs Unicorns battle during September Zombies next month.

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Castle: Chute

The room has somehow gotten really dark, despite the curtains drawn and the sun shining outside.

You continue to feel a strange ominous presence in this chamber.

You are feeling smothered by things invisible.

You back away slowly towards the door.

Well, somehow the door is NOT behind you.

Someone or something has just shoved you backward.

And now you are...

fAlling

faLling

fallIng

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In My Mailbox - 8.29.10



Bought:

Mockingjay
Final book of The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins


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For review from NetGalley:

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The Mermaid's Mirror
by L.K. Madigan


The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
by Mary Downing Hahn - my review


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Won from contest:

The Secret Eleanor
by Cecelia Holland
Thanks to Amy of Passages to the Past


The Disappearing Spoon
by Sam Kean
Thanks to Freda's Voice


The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Thanks to DigNews (Digital Entertainment News)

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* image from Leafcutter Designs - world's smallest postal service

* In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. A post where we share books acquired via mailbox, library, store, etc.