Warehouse 13 Set Tour!

Warehouse13 Set Tour

Last October I was able to go on the Syfy Digital Press Tour. The highlight of the event, for me, was getting to go on the set of Warehouse 13 and meet the cast.

Here are some pics from around the Warehouse!
I had to create slideshows when Flickr messed with the photo settings. Each of the cards below the artifacts has something unique to say about each item. Some of them are quite clever. Sorry that the quality isn’t better. Half of them (the better ones) were taken with my iPhone.

And here I am in and around the office.

And lastly, here are some shots of the boarding house.

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Hunt and The Prey!

To read more about the series visit www.thehuntseries.com.

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Courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin, I have a copy of The Hunt and The Prey by Andrew Fukuda for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends February 22. I’ll draw a name on February 23, and notify winner via email.

Good luck!

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SciFi Book Review: Prodigy

Prodigy by Marie Lu

Synopsis:
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

Review:
June and Day are on the run, trying to meet up with the Patriots. But the Patriot base is nothing like they thought it’d be. And June doesn’t trust its leader. And just as June and Day share a long-awaited kiss, June is sent back to the Republic in a dangerous plot to assassinate the new Elector.

Fast-paced and full of suspense and intrigue, Prodigy is a fantastic sequel to last year’s Legend. Fans of dystopia and adventure won’t want to miss this series. With plenty of mystery, conspiracy, and a bit of romance – the excitement builds to a climactic and surprising end. And a mild cliffhanger will leave readers wanting more. I have high hopes for the final installment in this thrilling trilogy.

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Prodigy will release from Putnam Juvenile on January 29, 2013.

Book Giveaway: Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier

The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers–summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Overnight the rules changed…but not for everyone.

Colonel Alan Bookbinder is an army bureaucrat whose worst war wound is a paper-cut. But after he develops magical powers, he is torn from everything he knows and thrown onto the front-lines.

Drafted into the Supernatural Operations Corps in a new and dangerous world, Bookbinder finds himself in command of Forward Operating Base Frontier–cut off, surrounded by monsters, and on the brink of being overrun.

Now, he must find the will to lead the people of FOB Frontier out of hell, even if the one hope of salvation lies in teaming up with the man whose own magical powers put the base in such grave danger in the first place–Oscar Britton, public enemy number one…

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Courtesy of Ace Books, I have a copy of Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole for two (2) lucky winners! Myke will also provide signed, adhesive-backed bookplates with either the SOC or Shadow Coven logo to each winner, and a SOC challenge coin to the first prize winner.

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes, please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends February 15. I’ll draw a name on February 16, and notify winner via email.

Good luck!

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SciFi Book Tour and Review: The Madman’s Daughter

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The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Review:
Juliet is a smart and strong young woman, forced into a life of servitude after her father flees in disgrace. My favorite scene in the book is when Juliet comes upon a group of college students performing a vivisection on rabbit. She’s horrified at what they’re doing, and shocked when she realizes they’re using her father’s notes. But she shows tremendous strength and boldness when she suddenly puts the rabbit out of its misery when the other can only stand in shock. It’s a violent and moving scene that sets the mood for the rest of the story.

First in a new trilogy based on classic horror novels, The Madman’s Daughter is a fascinating twist on H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau. Loaded with suspense, mystery, and vibrant characters, this gothic horror fan was thoroughly impressed. Dark and thrilling, this science fiction was completely engaging and impossible to put down.

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The Madman’s Daughter releases from Balzer + Bray/Harper Teen on January 29, 2013.

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