Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Sunday, December 19, 2010
  Whadda ya want unda the Xmas tree?
Mario here:

We're all one-digit midgets as we get close to Christmas. Hopefully, everyone is done shopping for presents. I am and they're all in the mail (or UPS).

But we need to pause and announce the winner of our drawing for Juliet Blackwell shwag. Thanks to all of you who posted comments during the week.

And the winner is...Debi Murray!
Please send your snail mail address to Juliet at Julietblackwell dot net to collect your prize. Worth gazillions I'm told (in good karma).

Last Friday, the Biting-Edge attended the fantabulous literary smack down between Stephen Graham Jones and Jessie Bullington at the Broadway Book Mall.

Bloody punches were thrown. The audience gasped. Women swooned. Cookies eaten. Books sold. Everyone went home happy.

I've been working my way through Jones' anthology, The Ones That Got Away. Favorite story so far is about a treacherous ship-wrecked werewolf and the porpoises who get revenge. Weird and fascinating.

Years ago, I got a little blah about the whole Holiday spirit thing. But I've tweaked my attitude and enjoy every opportunity for music, mirth, and merriment. Anything to justify appropriate libations and hand waves from pretty carolers.

We've all got a Christmas list and here's mine. Of course, there's the usual: Good will to all, world peace, an end to hunger, yada yada. And also, getting on the NYT bestseller list, phone calls from Steven Spielberg, mega-buck contracts, the unqualified adoration from millions of strangers. You know, the simple things.

But what's Christmas without presents under the tree? Such as:

A Maserati Quattroporte

A Piper Meridian Turboprop

Plus I'll need a destination for that airplane. How about a villa in Tuscany? Something modest.

This is what Jeanne hopes is waiting under her tree.

What's on your list?

So you won't leave this blog empty handed, our special gift to you. From Mr. Christmas Spirit hisself...Weird Al Yankovic.

Happy Holidays!

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Turbo prop? What happened to the Lear?

Yeah, all the usual, plus a nice economic bump for all the governments out there teetering on the edge of junk status for their credit ratings. I also hope for health and a return to a normal life for my partner, and for me, well, that fictionwise and e-fiction get it together and offer gift certificates. Cuz that's what I really want--books for my Sony eReader.

Happy holidays, everyone and a very successful year with lots of contracts and huge sales!

Thea Hutcheson
An IPad is on my Christmas list this year. Doubtfully going to happen but faithfully my mind is open to the possibility. :-)
I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
@Jeanne - maybe Mario's going green in his old(er) age.
@Matthew - you'll shoot your eye out
Me? I want fangs... but no glittery skin...
Thanks for the comments, everyone.
Jeanne: hello? There is a recession.
Thea: may the publishing Goddess smile on you.
Eve: beat you to it. I got an iPad from my sons.
Matthew: yes!
Ron: fangs to you.

Happy holidays!
I would like my in progress manuscript finished for Christmas, but sadly, I know I won't get that. However, I would gladly accept a well-chilled martini while standing under some Mistletoe.

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