Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lift-Off/ Touch-Down


photo by Kevin Lang - Alamy.

I may be premature with this announcement -- the site may not be live and accessible until later in the day -- but wothtehell, I get up early.

Chris Eldin of A Bench Press and several other chefs open a new blog today: Book Roast, an interactive book promotion site with contests and give-aways.

You may remember Chris hosted a highly successful Author's Week a while ago, which included Big Names like Pat Wood ( Lottery - Orange Prize short list !! and !!!) and Rising Stars like December Quinn (Personal Demons) and Charles Gramlich ( The Talera Cycle) and Sandra Cormier ( The Space Between).

This new site carries on the fun, games and free books.

The latest Author's Week begins Monday , June 23rd. I will be sweltering in the kitchen with Stone Child from Weirdly: A Collection of Strange Stories.

Come cook my goose. ( And I'll stop there -- before other puns like cooking the books get me in hot water.)


32 comments:

laughingwolf said...

thx for the reminder, bernita, i had the site linked since chris first mentioned it... should be fun for all!

chris, you continue to rawk!

Bernita said...

Yep, Laughingwolf.
She bubbles with ideas like a good, rich broth.

Sam said...

How fun! I'll put this in my favorites right away!
Thanks!!

BernardL said...

I'll mark down the date. :)

Ric said...

Yea! More fun.

Bernita said...

A week's worth, Sam.

Hope you'll attend, Bernard.

Should be, Ric. Chris and Co. have worked hard on this.

Jaye Wells said...

I've always been fond of a good roast. You know I'll be there.

Bernita said...

Nice, Jaye! And I'll have the opportunity to wiggle in mention of Weirdly II: Eldritch! for the Gang of Four.

Sarah Hina said...

What fun, Bernita! Can't wait to see what they all have in store for you. :)

Stay cool...

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm off to check it out.

Bernita said...

Skewered and basted probably, Sarah.

The line-up shows a great mix, Charles.

ORION said...

This is a great idea- I'm linking them- Only the is just one mistake with me..not a big NAME...it's a big HEAD...
I know because I've been having trouble getting down the companionway.
But as I struggle with book 2 - trust me - it's getting down to size!
By the way Bernita if you check out my blog you'll see that USA today has made me Canadian LOL!!!

ORION said...

there not the...
shoddy shoddy editing....

Bernita said...

"USA today has made me Canadian"
Saw that, Pat.
~snicker~
Our secret plans did not involve taking over Hawaii at this time.

Vesper said...

Sounds yummy, Bernita! :-)

Bernita said...

Am so grateful to be included, Vesper.
Such a wonderful and generous promo idea and opportunity!

Robyn said...

Sounds fun! I'm so glad for you- Stone Child was made of awesome.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Robyn.
~kissing Robyn's feet~

StarvingWriteNow said...

I suspect you'll sail through as cool as a cucumber. Good luck!

Demon Hunter said...

Thank you for reminding me, Bernita. I went by when Chris first mentioned it. It's going to be cool. :*)

laughingwolf said...

hope there's lotsa butter n garlic for those roasts ;) lol

Bernita said...

Not sure, Beth, it's very exciting!

A five day feast, Demon Dear.

Both rare and well-done, Laughingwolf.

Jeff said...

Sounds like fun!

Bernita said...

Jeff, considering who the organizers are, it can't help but be!

raine said...

Oh, I love a good roast, lol.
Sounds like fun!

SzélsőFa said...
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SzélsőFa said...

I'm coming over to help with the plucking before roasting:)

Carla said...

Sounds great!

Bernita said...

Hee, Szelsofa!

Carla, I think it's particularly kind and generous of them to include me in this promotion.

ChrisEldin said...

ARG!
You said you're a tough old bird.
We're gonna put that statement to the test.
ARG!

:-)

Chumplet said...

This will be the longest weekend EVER!

Bernita said...

Raine, they're gonna hold my feet to the fire.

Just squawking, Chris.

A whole week of a la carte, Sandra!