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Niteblade Library Winner

The winner of a Niteblade library is Pete Aldin for the comment he left on John Clewarth’s blog post. Congratulations Pete, and thank you to everyone who participated in or visited our blog train šŸ™‚

I’ll be in touch Pete.

And now…

You did it! You made it all the way through our blog train (or if you don’t know what I’m talking about, start here.) Whoot!

I think the best way to end the blog train is by sharing the table of contents for our latest issue (released today!). Issue #21 is titled Seeds. That’s a very intriguing way to begin our next five years don’t you think?

Issue #21: Seeds

Where Dreams are Grown by Suzanne van Rooyen
The Thing in the Rain by Jeremy Rosen
The Second Law of Thermodynamics by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman
Crimson-Hooded by Sandi Leibowitz
Scavengers by Anna Sykora
Phersu by Sonya Taaffe
What We All Heard and What Was Denied by Mary M. Alexander
The Moon is on Fire by Dan Campbell
and of course
Seeds by Julia Rios

This line-up, while short, is packed with awesome. You will not be disappointed, I promise.

But wait! There’s more!

I noticed, while traveling along with our blog train, that while there was obvious evidence of people visiting the blogs involved (shares on twitter, facebook etc.) there weren’t a whole lot of comments. I know. I get it. I don’t usually comment either. I’ll read something, and then not feel like I have anything intelligent to offer so I’ll move on, but bloggers? They love comments. I mean, they love them and I’d really like to encourage our readers to leave a few.

So. For every comment you leave on every blog post involved in this blog train (check here for the list again) or on one of the stories or poems in Issue #21 will earn you one chance at winning a fabulous Niteblade library. That being one .pdf copy of every issue we’ve ever put out. That’s twenty one issues of our awesome magazine ready to be enjoyed at your leisure. Surely that’s worth leaving a comment or two?

 

And the Winner is…

There were 78 entries into the draw (comments + pdf purchases)Ā  for an autographed copy of S.G. Browne’s novel, Breathers. The random number generator has spoken and the winner is Greg Schwartz. The winning comment was left on the poem ‘He Wanted’. Congratulations Greg!

I am calling this a rousing success and thus will be having another book giveaway with the next issue of Niteblade in September šŸ™‚

September 2007 Archives Done

Yay! I just finished adding all the stories and poems from the September 2007 issue into the pre-2009 archives. It’s a lot of work, but there is a perk to this task — I get to re-read all the work šŸ™‚

The September 2007 issue was the very first issue of Niteblade and I have learned so much since then but I’m happy to say that the quality of the work we featured then was as fantastic as it is now.

If you’ve not read the September issue I strongly recommend taking some time out to do so. Some of my favorite stories from issue #1 include Shine On, Whispers and, of course, the cover story, Dark Angel. If you’re more in the mood for poetry be sure and check out Hall of Shadows and Cut at the very least.

Don’t forget we’re giving away an autographed copy of S.G. Browne’s novel Breathers. Every comment left on/in Issue #8 will count as one entry for the draw and every purchase of a .pdf will count as five entries. Iā€™ll be making the draw on July 1st.

Issue #8: Of Warmth, Of Dragons

Issue #8 is live. Yay!

Of Warmth, Of Dragons

I think it looks phenomenal. BD did a fantastic job on the web version and Jo kicked butt with the .pdf. We’ve got a very strong line up of poetry and stories combined with Marge’s fantastic artwork. It doesn’t get much better than this…but wait! There’s more!

We are giving away an autographed copy of BREATHERS by S.G. Browne this month too! Every comment left on/in Issue #8 will count as one entry for the draw and every purchase of a .pdf will count as five entries. I’ll be making the draw on July 1st so there’s lots of time for you to wrack up entries.

Enjoy!

Win a Signed Copy of Breathers

Breathers by S. G. Browne

I loved this book. Not only does Breathers have zombies it’s funny, romantic and has something to say. Mostly it’s just a lot of fun to read and I devoured it.

While at the World Horror Convention, S.G. Browne signed an extra copy of Breathers for me, and I will be giving it away to a lucky Niteblade reader.

The table of contents for the June issue of Niteblade, Of Warmth, Of Dragons, has been finalized and it’s going to be a great one.

Of Warmth, Of Dragons by Michael R. Fosburg
Untitled by Greg Schwartz
Blood Brother by Angel Zapata
Breathless Reunion by Ann K. Schwader
Brain Cookies by Kaolin Fire
Family Jaunt by Lucien E. G. Spelman
He Wanted by Stephanie Smith
The Price by Michael R. Fosburg
These Trees Outside the Window by John Grey
Dead Hands Claw by Anthony Bernstein
Keepsakes by R. J. Walker Miller
Work of Horror by Noel Sloboda
Brad Pitt Sells You His Doppelganger’s Home by Philip Coffeen

The Empty Crib at the End of the World by Beth Cato
A Night With Grimes by Bret Jordan
Cemetery Pet by Marge Simon
Rocky Road and a Dead End by David Flint
The Strawman and a Murder by Jeff Menapace
Monsters by Stephen Graham Jones
Whipped by Paul Ingrassia
Dream Spinner by Robert E. Keller
The Never Fair by Kenneth Schneyer
Giant Killer by Howie Good
The Parts of Justice by Gavin Hughes
Behind Blue Eyes by Sharon Kae Reamer
Copperheads by Catherine Brown

Amber Stults reviews The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines
Kari Wolfe reviews Unabridged, Unabashed and Undead: A Collection of the Best Zombie Short Stories by Eric S. Brown

The online version of the June issue, like the March issue before it, will take the form of a wordpress blog. However, during the month of June any comments left on the blog will be considered entries into a draw for the signed copy of Breathers. Also, purchasing the .pdf version of the June issue will be considered five entries into the draw. A winner will be chosen on July 1st from all the entries.

So a great line up of stories, poems and book reviews, plus a chance to win a signed copy of a fantastic zombie novel. Niteblade is totally the place to be this June! Mark the first on your calendar, you won’t want to miss this.