Friday, December 03, 2010

Happy Freebie Friday

UPDATE: The winner of YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME by Dakota Cassidy is Stephanie.Congrats! Please email your physical addy to contests(AT)knightagency.net.

The past few days have been a bit of a blur on the blog due to our speed dating contest (which totally rocked our world, LOL), so we missed our monthly giveaway post. No worries, though. We've included it today. You know what to do. Leave a comment to win one of our December releases. Book titles are at the end of the post.

Have a great weekend!

Weekly Report from Cyberspace:

CLIENT NEWS: Marjorie M. Liu was interviewed about her New York Times bestselling Dirk and Steele series by Morgan Doremus at Romantic Times. Marjorie's latest Dirk and Steele release is IN THE DARK OF DREAMS.



CLIENT NEWS: Orbit Books did a wrap up of the amazing praise N.K. Jemisin has received this year for her Inheritance Trilogy books. Most recently her debut fantasy novel THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS was nominated for a 2010 Goodreads Choice Award.

eBookNewser reports that Google Editions is planning to finally release later this year after much protest and legal wrangling.

NaNoWriMo is officially over and Galley Cat reports that writers produced 2,799,449,947 words. Whoa. The race to write the Great American Novel is clearly as strong as ever. We're betting a more than few NaNoWriMos participated in our speed dating contest earlier this week.

The Huffington Post has a slide show of the New York Times Best Books of 2010 list, plus a fun poll to rank your favorites. Some of the top books include ROOM by Emma Donoghue, A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan, and FINISHING THE HAT by Steven Sondheim.

Married couple John Yunker and Midge Raymond produced book trailer genius. The vid entitled "Love in the Time of Amazon" shows the authors secretly buying each others books to help boost Amazon rankings and create a little more cooperation around the house...



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Selected December Releases from Knight Agency Authors:
(Leave a comment to win one of the below titles. The winner will be annouced in this post on Monday morning)

YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME by Dakota Cassidy
CHRISTMAS MIRACLES (reissue) by Cecil Murphey and Marley Gibson
COLTON'S CHRISTMAS BABY by Karen Whiddon
MINE UNTIL MORNING by Jasmine Haynes
CRIMSON WIND by Diana Pharaoh Francis
TIGER EYE (re-issue) by Marjorie M. Liu
KILLING ROCKS by D.D. Barant
THE TYCOON'S PATERNITY AGENDA by Michelle Celmer

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33 Comments:

Blogger Candice Gilmer said...

Oh my goodness, that Amazon book vid was OH so funny! Very cute to do. Now I must request a sequel, where they find the books :) lol

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:46:00 PM EST  
Blogger meradeth said...

Congrats to all the NaNo people--though I hope none of them did actually participate in the contest, for your sake :)

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:05:00 PM EST  
Blogger Linda Henderson said...

The December books all look like good ones. I wouldn't mind reading any of them

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kirsten said...

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Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lisa Iriarte said...

I just bought one of Diana Pharaoh Francis's books. Would love to win a second one.

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 3:59:00 PM EST  
Blogger Cybercliper said...

Love, love, love Marjorie Liu - just picked up her latest today!!!

I've been looking forward to Crimson Wind. annhonATaolDOTcom

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 4:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger donnas said...

Great set of books. Dakotas are some of my favorites. Looking forward to picking this one up soon.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 4:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger Leona said...

I did participate in Nano and the contest. However, the book from this year's Nano is FAR from complete, even with over 50k words. lol

Congrats to the nominee for the debut novel, that is so exciting!

I would love a book to read that has nothing to do with what I am writing at the moment. My most recent reads have all had something to do with my writing lately. ie POV books, how established authors do certain types of scenes, etc

Ready to read a couple of books for the simple pleasure of reading!

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5:17:00 PM EST  
Blogger elaing8 said...

I'm looking forward to reading Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5:27:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Deserae said...

NaNo was really great this year. It was my first time hearing of it and I participated in NaNoReMo (national novel revision month) to polish a dirty manuscript. I'm going to have to second meradeth in congratulating the authors who participated, though; Twitter was a-flitter with amazing and encouraging posts by writers, agents, and editors all throughout the month of November.

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 5:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Maureen said...

All the book look great. Happy Friday!

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jacqueline C. said...

I'm loving the lineup of your authors' December releases!

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger loohou said...

How can you say no to freebe friday with such a great list of books coming out.

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:16:00 PM EST  
OpenID marycatelli said...

I note that that word count is only the people who registered and uploaded a count.

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger Qwillia Rain said...

Wow, the information from Galley Cat was very interesting. I actually had ten students produce around 15,000 of those words. On the YWP (Young Writer's Program) NaNo there were over 262,000,000 words written by kids under the age of 18.
That to me is an amazing event.
And the December list of books is neat, too. LOL

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 6:54:00 PM EST  
Blogger Joylene Butler said...

I love books

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7:33:00 PM EST  
Blogger Stephanie said...

That is a lot of words for NaNo and I hope a lot of people finally get their books published. Happy Friday.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger The Original Drama Mama said...

Wrapped up my 2nd year crossing the NaNo finish line - didn't enter the speed dating contest because I need to finish a MS! My goal it is to wrap the current one up by Feb 1st...

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:23:00 PM EST  
Blogger Pam P said...

Love Dirk & Steele. I'd like to try for Killing Rocks. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 10:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger Victoria Dixon said...

I love Marjorie Liu's books, but I confess, most were library copies... *Drooling just a little.* LOL

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger Evangeline Holland said...

I LOOOVE Marjorie M. Liu's books. She is seriously my writing and career idol.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 12:03:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Chelsea B. said...

A great list of books!

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 12:20:00 AM EST  
Blogger Dawn Brazil said...

That was hilarious...loved it! I wish I could find a way to get my hubby to do household chores.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 8:29:00 AM EST  
Blogger Aurelia said...

Wow never read any of those authors before, might be some good additions to our cyber book club always looking for new authors

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:57:00 AM EST  
Blogger LSUReader said...

Lots of good book choices there. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 2:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger Carol Burge said...

Wow, what a great list of books for the giveaway. Any of them would be awesome to win!

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 12:39:00 AM EST  
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Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:56:00 AM EST  
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Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4:00:00 AM EST  
Blogger Diane Garner said...

Looks like a lot of great news and great December releases.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 8:27:00 PM EST  
Blogger van_pham said...

lots of good books this month, soo looking forward to Crimson Wind

van

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 8:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger Joe Iriarte said...

Comment comment. Maybe I'll have better luck here. ;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 10:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tara Maya said...

Great news and congrats. So many books to add to my list.

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 5:38:00 AM EST  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Great news and great books. I am excited about Crimson Wind.

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 10:54:00 AM EST  

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