Friday, November 05, 2010

Happy Freebie Friday

As we mentioned to our Take Home Tuesday devotees, our weekly giveaway feature on the blog will forevermore be posted on the happiest, most wondrous day of the week -- Friday. Why? Well because Fridays are days of celebration, and we'd rather go off into the weekend with a bang.

In conjunction with the giveaways, we will post au courant links from around the web. So it's also a good place to catch up on your news.

The rules of Freebie Friday are the same as Take Home Tuesday -- well sometimes. Leave a comment, and we'll draw a winner at random. Or we might switch it up a bit some days and ask a trivia question. Depends. Today, I think we should dare to be different. So the first person to answer the following correctly wins and advanced reading copy of LORDS OF PASSION by TKA client Kate Pearce, along with Virginia Henley and Maggie Robinson.

Question: What book does the following first line belong to?
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Report from Cyberspace:

It's the final day of Eric @ Pimp My Novel's "World of Tomorrrow Week." Check out his entire week of posts to get a comprehensive history lesson on e-books, indies, chains and how they relate to each other, as well as his astute predictions of where we're headed next.

NaNoWriMo (a.k.a. National Novel Writing Month) is underway, and frenzied writers hopped up on caffeine are well into the first week of a month-long project to finish an entire novel. Chuck Wendig gives NaNoWriMo folks several excellent tips on how to make the most of the event. (via Janet Reid)

SlushPile Hell digs up another goody. Nothing says rep me like a God-complex. :-D

A trapped miner's wife AND mistress wait for him above-ground. One wants to hug him. The other wants to hug him and then kick him in the... Well you know, and apparently you can read all about it soon. MediaBistro gives the details on the Chilean miners' book deal.

Amazon released their "Best of" lists for 2010, and Knight Agency client N.K. Jemisin's debut fantasy, THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS was chosen as #5 on the Science Fiction/Fantasy list. Great job N.K.!

And if you didn't see it in the post below, four of our clients hit the New York Times bestseller list! So congrats again to Rachel Caine, Gena Showalter, Christie Golden and co-authors Don Piper and Cecil Murphey.

Last, but not least. A little music to get you in the mood for the weekend:

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Blogger Tory M said...

David Copperfield, it looks like.

Love the book cover of LoP. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:18:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jia Gayles said...

Hey Tory! You are one speedy lady, and a smart one too. :-) It is DAVID COPPERFIELD, indeed. Email me your physical address at Contests(AT), and we'll ship that out to you.

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:22:00 AM EDT  
Blogger The Original Drama Mama said...

Ya beat me! Read that book in 5th grade :) Congrats!

Love the new trivia angle!

Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:36:00 AM EDT  

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