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Received in August

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received in August for review and/or giveaways:

Movies/TV:
The Originals Season 2 Blu-ray
The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Blu-ray
Supernatural Season 10 Blu-ray

Subscription Box:
Comic Bento

Amazon Publishing / 47North:
Here & There by Joshua V. Scher

Berkley:
Undead and Unforgiven by MaryJanice Davidson

Clarion Books:
The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

Crown / Broadway:
The Martian by Andy Weir

First Second:
The Fall of the House of West by Paul Pope
Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Last Man: The Chase by Bastien Vivès

Gallery Books:
HALO: Last Light by Troy Denning

Harper Teen / Belzer + Bray / Katherine Tegen:
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
The White Rose by Amy Ewing
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
Endgame: Sky Key by James Frey
Balance Keepers 2: The Pillars of Ponderay by Lindsay Cummings
A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt
The Fate of Ten by Pittacus Lore

Paizo:
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Occult Adventures by Jason Bulmahn

Penguin / Vintage Crime:
The Reckoning by Carsten Stroud

Penguin Teen / Putnam / Speak:
Nightfall by Jake Halpern
Unfriended by Rachel Vail

Pyr:
The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats by Mark Hodder

Quercus / Jo Fletcher Books:
Marked by Sue Tingey

Random House Teens / Delacorte Press:
Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Roc:
Chapelwood: The Borden Dispatches by Cherie Priest

Scholastic:
Voyagers: Project Alpha by D. J. MacHale
Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black

Subterranean Press:
Can & Can’tankerous by Harlan Ellison
A Fantasy Medley 3 by Kevin Hearne

Titan Books:
Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler
Cracked by Barbra Leslie
Koko the Mighty by Kieran Shea
Nod by Adrian Barnes
The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Tor:
Nightwise by R. S. Belcher
Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
Updraft by Fran Wilde
The Sleeping King by Cindy Dees
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
Rage by Ken Shufeldt

Underoos Coupon and Giveaway! (Now For Adults Too)

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When I was approached to review and offer up a giveaway of Underoos, I couldn’t resist. As a child in the 80s, I had a pair of Wonder Woman and Batgirl Underoos that I wore all the time under my clothes. What else could make a kid feel more like a superhero?! And now, they offer Underoos for adults as well!

star-wars-r2d2-galaxyLadies, the website calls Women’s sizes “Juniors.” But fear not. They are actually Women’s sizes. I asked for a larger size, assuming Juniors meant smaller teen sizes. But they are huge, and I probably wont be able to wear them unless I can shrink them. So, pay attention to the size chart as the sizes are pretty close to regular Women’s sizes.

Right now, you can grab a pair for $5 off any order using code SCIFICHICK! Offer expires August 31, 2015.

superman-packageAND… Underoos is offering a giveaway for a free pair of Underoos to one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends August 28. I’ll draw a name on August 29, and notify winner via email.

ENTER DAILY TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING!

Good luck!

Continue reading Underoos Coupon and Giveaway! (Now For Adults Too)

SciFiChick Named 1 of “5 Sci-Fi Bloggers To Follow”

SciFiChick.com has been selected by NewInBooks as one of their “5 Sci-Fi Bloggers To Follow“!

In case you haven’t heard of them yet, that’s because NewInBooks is a freshly-launched webzine that focuses on just-published and trending books in literary fiction, romance, fantasy, biography & memoir, mystery, thriller, and young adult.

Thanks to NewInBooks for the shout-out! And be sure to check out the other great scifi sites listed, as I’m in good company.

Received in June

The following are the books and movies I received in June for review and/or giveaways:

Ace:
Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Amazon Publishing / 47North / Thomas & Mercer / Skyscape:
The Stellow Project by Shari Becker
Letters to Zell by Camille Griep
Weavers by Aric Davis

Daw:
Faces by E. C. Blake

Del Rey:
Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
Fable: Blood of Heroes by Jim C. Hines
Resistance: Dave vs. the Monsters by John Birmingham
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Dave vs. the Monsters: Ascendance by John Birmingham

InkLit:
Michael Midas Champion: Book One by Jordan B. Gorfinkel

Kensington:
Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Gallery Books:
HALO: Hunters in the Dark by Peter David

Henry Holt / Metropolitan Books:
The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering by Jeffrey Rotter

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Mac Teen Books / Roaring Brook Press / Feiwel and Friends / FSG:
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
The August 5 by Jenna Helland

Penguin Teen / Razorbill / Dial:
A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
Tracked by Jenny Martin

Pocket Books:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire by David R. George III
Star Trek: The Original Series: Crisis of Consciousness by Dave Galanter
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward

Pyr:
The Chart of Tomorrows by Chris Willrich

Rebellion / Ravenstone:
The Awesome by Eva Darrows

Roc:
Witches with the Enemy by Barb Hendee
The Price of Valor by Django Wexler

Scholastic:
Wings of Fire Book Six: Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland
The Keeper by David Baldacci

St Martin’s:
Weightless by Sarah Bannan

Subterranean Press:
The Best of Nancy Kress by Nancy Kress

Switch Press:
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Titan Books:
The Queen of The Swords by Michael Moorcock
The King of Swords by Michael Moorcock
Fu-Manchu: Re-enter Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
Beauty & the Beast: Some Gave All by Nancy Holder

Tor:
The End of All Things by John Scalzi
Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway

Tor Teen:
Ungodly by Kendare Blake

WMG Publishing:
Crystal Caves by Kristine Grayson
Brittany Bends by Kristine Grayson
Recycled Pulp edited by John Helfers
The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy: Headed West by Dean Wesley Smith

ATTN: Tech-Savvy Girls!

Marvel Seeks Tech-Savvy Girls to Create Something Big from Something Very Small
Win a chance to attend the Red Carpet premiere of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man,’ coming to theaters July 17!

The challenge invites girls nationwide, ages 14 – 18, in grades 9-12, to design and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, which can enable tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket and costs less than a video game. The projects can be utilitarian, artistic or just plain fun.

Received in May

The following are the books and movies I received in May for review and/or giveaways:

Movies:
Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray
Project Almanac Blu-ray

Ace:
The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Amazon Publishing / 47 North / Skyscape:
The Banished of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler
Infinity Lost by S. Harrison

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann

Daw:
Nova by Margaret Fortune

Del Rey:
The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key by Clay Griffith
Zero World by Jason M. Hough
The Darkling Child: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Lightless by C.A. Higgins

Disney Hyperion:
Project Paper Doll: The Trials by Stacey Kade
Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Second Guard by J. D. Vaughn
Glittering Shadows by Jaclyn Dolamore
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Gallery Books:
Dawn of the Dead by George A. Romero

Harlequin Teen:
The Originals: The Resurrection by Julie Plec

Harper Teen:
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
Con Academy by Joe Schreiber
NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
The 100: Homecoming by Kass Morgan

Paizo:
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained by Jason Bulmahn
Pathfinder Tales: Forge of Ashes by Josh Vogt
Pathfinder Tales: Firesoul by Gary Kloster

Pyr:
Supersymmetry by David Walton
Earth Flight by Janet Edwards

Scholastic Press:
Wings of Fire Book Seven: Winter Turning by Tui T. Sutherland

Simon & Schuster / Saga Press / Sterner Books:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
Snatched by David Saperstein

Subterranean Press:
Stinger by Robert P. McCammon

Titan Books:
The Knight of Swords by Michael Moorcock

Tor:
Forbidden by Cathy Clamp
The Iron Assassin by Ed Greenwood
Blood of the Cosmos by Kevin J. Anderson

WMG Publishing:
Tiffany Tumbles by Kristine Grayson

X-Wing Knife Block

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In honor of Star Wars Day today, I had to share this X-Wing Knife Block. It’s amazing.
The base wasn’t easy to put together and was a bit wobbly till I added a strong glue. But the knives are really nice and the set just look fantastic. This is a great gift idea for the Star Wars fan in your life.

The set includes:
• X-Wing Style Knife Block and 5 Knives
• Includes Cook’s, Bread, Carving, Utility and Paring Knives
• Individual knife protection sheaths
• Made from Stainless Steel
• 100% officially licensed Star Wars merchandise
• Each knife is strong and durable, with a long-lasting cutting edge

The X-Wing Knife Block is available from these retailers: Amazon, Menkind, Red 5, The Fowndry and Prezzybox.