Game Giveaway: Dark Void

SciFiChick.com is running a promotion with the Dark Void Community to spread the word about their new game “Dark Void” releasing in January! As a special offer to SciFiChick.com readers, members can sign up for the Dark Void Community (http://community.darkvoidgame.com/) and leave a comment below stating that you registered (with the same email address that you registered) or email angela (at) scifichick (dot) com.

Three (3) Dark Void members will win Capcom games or a limited edition Will figure. Email addresses will be sent to Dark Void to verify registration. Only verified entries will be valid.

Contest is open to US Residents only. Contest ends December 4.

Good luck!

Exclusive Interview: Julie Kenner

TaintedAuthor Julie Kenner was kind enough to respond to an exclusive interview for SciFiChick.com. Kenner’s latest series, the Blood Lily Chronicles, begins with Tainted, recently released, followed closely by Torn and Turned. Keep reading for more about the author and her latest series.

Can you tell us a bit about the new Blood Lily Chronicles?

Sure! The series centers around about a woman who goes out to murder the man who raped her sister, but is killed in the process. She’s given the chance to come back to earth in the body of another woman to earn her redemption as a demon assassin. But things aren’t always as clear-cut as they seem, and as Lily tries to navigate life in a murdered girl’s body, she has to figure out who her allies and her enemies really are.

Unlike most series which produce new novels each year, Tainted, Torn, and Turned are coming out in quick succession each month. How did that work out?

More and more publishers seem to be doing that lately. As a reader, I think it’s awesome (except, of course, after book 3 you have to start waiting again, and I’m impatient!). The idea is to build excitement and let readers have a chance to really get a feel for the series. I was happy to learn that Ace intended to publish the books that way!

Where do you get your ideas for your characters?

I like to tease and say Wal-Mart, but the more honest answer is that I really don’t know. With Lily, I thought I knew her in the proposal, but after a few false starts, I realized I didn’t know her at all, and the character who ended upon the page is much different from my original incarnation. In contrast, Kate (demon hunting soccer mom) hasn’t changed at all from the way I first envisioned her. As for where they came from, Kate in a lot of ways came from me and my new-mom status. Lily comes from a darker place, and I can’t point exactly to where because I don’t really know. I started with the idea of an assassin, and spun off from there. Characters, to me, are very organic.

Lily is a demon hunter, and so is Kate Connor (from the Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series). But the Blood Lily Chronicles is much darker than your previous series. What made you decide to go this route?

Read moreExclusive Interview: Julie Kenner

Sneak Peak of The Prisoner: Night One

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Need to see more of The Prisoner? Check out the all new portal: http://www.amctv.com/originals/the-prisoner/

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Get caught up in the mystery and intrigue of The Prisoner by exploring the many facets of The Village:

Help solve the mystery of The Village at http://www.thevillagewiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

Explore The Village with this map, highlighting twenty Village destinations. You’ll find everything from the Palais where Two hangs his hat to the Village Shop: http://www.amctv.com/originals/the-prisoner/village-map/

Test your spying aptitude with SWAT: http://www.summakor.com/swat.html

The Prisoner premieres on Sun., Nov. 15 from 8PM to 10PM ET | PT.

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The Prisoner premieres on Sun., Nov. 15 from 8PM to 10PM ET | PT. The Prisoner will air over three consecutive nights, with two episodes each evening, from 8PM to 10PM ET | PT on AMC.

A man, known as “Six,” finds himself inexplicably trapped in “The Village” with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly — how he can escape.
Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, The Thin Red Line) will play the role of Six; and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code) will co-star as Two.

Richelle Mead Blog Tour

Blood PromiseIn honor of Richelle Mead’s latest release in the Vampire Academy series, Blood Promise. SciFiChick.com is participating in her blog tour and is just one of 6 stops along the way. Read her answers to a few questions below, and then follow along the tour to hear more from the author.

Tell us about your latest installment of the Vampire Academy series.

The latest book is called Blood Promise and just came out in August. It’s hard for me describe it, without giving away the ending to the previous book—which was HUGE. Here’s what I can say, though. In Blood Promise, Rose is trying to right the wrongs of the last book and finds herself going abroad to do it. This is the first book that doesn’t take place at the school and the first time we’ve seen Rose and her best friend Lissa apart.

What inspires you?

I’ve wanted to be a writer my entire life and have always had stories inside my head. When that happens, you can’t help but want to get those out on paper! So, I definitely feel a drive to tell my characters’ stories. Having so many devoted writers is inspiring too, so I’ve always got them in mind and want to make sure I deliver a good book for them!

Do you have any other upcoming projects? What’s next for you?

More writing! I’m currently contracted out for a total of ten more books between my three series, so I’m going to be continuing those for at least the next few years.

Richelle Mead and The SciFiChickRichelle Mead and SciFiChick at DragonCon ’09

For the next stop on the tour, check out: The Book Smugglers.

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