Links of Assorted Win and Excellent

P.N. Elrod, Vicki Pettersson, Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews, and Carrie Vaughn, it is so your lucky day: Janette found the belt on your cover.

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You are ALL officially part of the UF Belt Club! Who’s next?!

eHarlequin.com has a new site – head on over and tell me what you think. And while you’re there, they’re having a Makeover Sale – Save 25% on all new releases, including print AND ebook, glory glory!   You just have to use coupon code MAKEOVER at checkout. Valid until 1 August 2010 (just like the RWA hangover). (Ok, MY RWA hangover).

And as if 25% off your Harlequin shopping wasn’t awesome enough, Tina sent me a link that totally rocked my world: Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church.

When Fred Phelps decided to protest ComicCon… well, read what happened. OMG. So much awesome, so little I can do to contain my squee.

And speaking of awesome, everyone at RWA, join the raffle from Grand Central to support author Jennifer Haymore and her battle against breast cancer.  The winner will be announced at the Grand Central spotlight on

The complete press release reads as follows:

Forever Books will hold a raffle at the Romance Writers of America National Convention later this week to raise money for BreastCancer.Org in support of author Jennifer Haymore.

Haymore, author of the forthcoming A Season of Seduction, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer earlier this year. After undergoing a successful surgery, Haymore is responding well to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She has been able to continue writing through her treatments but she’s had to make other adjustments, including missing this year’s Romance Writers of America National Convention.

Haymore’s publisher, Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, is passionate about supporting their author through the disease. Because Haymore is unable to attend the RWA convention, Forever has decided to hold a raffle to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness. 100% of the proceeds will go to http://www.breastcancer.org , a non-profit organization selected by Haymore, which is dedicated to providing information and community to those touched by this disease.

“Between my family, friends and fans, I have an incredible support system,” said Haymore. “However, I know not everyone affected by the disease is as lucky as I am to be surrounded by such love and support, which is why I chose to support BreastCancer.org. The organization has been an invaluable resource, connecting me to others who can relate to my experience.”

The raffle at RWA will consist of four prizes: an editor critique, an agent critique, a character name in one of Haymore’s upcoming books, and a collection of books signed by bestselling romance authors. Tickets will cost $3 for one ticket, or $5 for two, and will be sold throughout the conference. The prize drawing will be held on Saturday, July 30 during the Grand Central Publishing Book Signing (Disney Swan hotel, Southern hemisphere, Salon 1). The drawing will be held at approximately 4:15.

That’s so awesome. I’ll try to find out more as to where the tickets are being sold, and how conference attendees can get one. Kick cancer’s ass, Jennifer.

 

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  1. 1
    AnnB says:

    The link for the “Super Heros” story didn’t work for me, but you can see the story here. http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/

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    Firepages says:

    Thanks so much for the sale info. I am always looking for great deals on ebooks. I’m heading over there right now.

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    Lyssa says:

    I LOVE GEEKS for reasons like this. When they see injustice, or just pure stupidity they will respond…and sometimes in such a satirical manner that it shows the true level of the stupidity they are protesting!!!! Go!! Go! Geeks!

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    Tina C. says:

    I couldn’t decide which I loved more, the chant (“What do we want??  Gay sex!!  When do we want it??  Now!!”) or the “MAGNETS HOW THE #?&! THEY WORK???” sign.  Then I read in the comments that the guy holding the CIA sign that I was puzzling over is actually somebody who is on that street corner every day because he believes that the CIA is controlling his mind and another commenter said:

    I was wondering about that one. Was he caught up in the giant mass of protestors? Did he see people with signs and say “Finally! My kindred?”

    FOR THE WIN!!

    (I love geeks so much, I married one.  This sort of thing is one of the reasons why.)

  5. 5
    Cakes says:

    Tina, I loved the magnets one, too! Totally cracked me up!

    We’re behind you, Jennifer! Kick some butt!

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    Melissa W. says:

    This post is full of awesome!

    I was not aware of the Urban Fantasy Belt but now that I am, well, something cool is bound to happen to me.

    I love those comic nerds so much. I was so proud to read that my town was involved in such an awesome counter-protest.

    Jennifer, I wish you all the best in kicking cancer’s ass. I have a good friend that beat cancer even after the docs gave him six months to live. He always says that a positive cancer-butt-kicking attitude was a major factor.

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    SB Sarah says:

    Fixed the link – sorry about that. Clearly my nerd powers are not activated tonight.

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    Donna says:

    I am so proud of my peeps!! I worked in a comic shop for years, own a 40+ years run of X-men (including a Giant Sized #1 – fanboys kneel before me & despair!!) & have had some of the best intellectual conversations of my life while discussing DC vs Marvel, JLA vs Avengers, the sheer subversive brilliance of The Authority. To say Fred underestimated his audience would be understating it.

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    Kristina says:

    Yay nerds!!  Nerds is good peoples.  I’m so planning a vacation centering around that next year.  I wonder how rediculous the hotel prices are.

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    sheriguy says:

    To say Fred underestimated his audience would be understating it.

    @Donna—Doofuses always underestimate the power of all things geek. It is the reason we secretly rule the world. :)

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    cories says:

    I saw the signs at Comic-Con thanks to a link from my cousin (who actually missed going this year). It’s hard to believe that anyone would protest against a group of irreverent nerds, even if they were engaging in “idol worship” (the accusation, as I had read somewhere).

    I don’t know which is my fav: Bender and “KILL ALL HUMANS”, “ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNO-TOAD” or the Star Trek fan and “GOD HATES JEDI”.

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    Kate Jones says:

    Star Trek fan and “GOD HATES JEDI

    For the win.

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    beggar1015 says:

    For myself, I liked the sign that asked the simple question, “Is this thing on?”

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    lizw65 says:

    Comic geeks FTW!
    (And what are Claudia Black and Jared Padalecki doing sharing a book cover?)

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    P.N. Elrod says:

    THANK YOU so much for the mention of DARK AND STORMY KNIGHTS!

    (And what are Claudia Black and Jared Padalecki doing sharing a book cover?)

    Inviting you to read some really awesome stories!

    I’m very happy with all the covers St. Martin’s has given the collections I’ve edited.

    Wonder what they’re do next year when it’s time to figure a cover for HEX APPEAL?  ;)

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    Kathleen says:

    I adore geeks.  My partner is a bona fide geek to the point that we sometimes joke that HE is the brains while I am the brawn.  This began when I was hanging a pot rack in the kitchen.  The ceiling is angled upward.  Yours truly forgot basic geometry (no surprise, I slept thru it in H. S.) and was about to puncture holes in the ceiling at a location several inches too far from where they should be.  Resident Geek Man stopped me by shrieking, “WHAT are you DOING?”  Huh?  Oh.  Geometry.  Uh….yeah.  What you said dear.  5 minutes of math later the thing was correctly installed.

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