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!

Monday, August 15, 2011
  I'm Baaaacccckkk....
In an attempt to redeem my slovenly ways the last two weeks, here is a plethora of goodies for your pleasure!

Cautionary tale: what to expect on your first day in prison--

From Lee Lofland's The Graveyard Shift

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Want to feel old? From Shelf Awareness:

Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 on August 21. If you'd like to send him a birthday card, the New York Public Library will be celebrating his birthday at the Library's Children's Center at 42nd Street all month and is accepting cards on Pooh Bear's behalf. It's an appropriate destination, since Christopher Robin Milne's "original Winnie-the-Pooh doll set--including Winnie, of course!--is at the Library, on view in the Children's Center, in a special room surrounded by art of the 100 Acre Wood!"

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From Buzzfeed : 10 Famous Fictional Characters You Didn’t Know Were Based On Real People. This is pretty cool!

Shrek's appearence is based on that of pro-wrestler Maurice Tillet, a man born with a rare disease called acromegaly.

Who knew? Check out the others.

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Don't think I've posted this masterpiece yet-- the winner of the Bulwer-Lytton prize for bad writing went this year to:

"Cheryl's mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories"

YUCK on so many levels!!

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Now this is interesting: George R. R. Martin says Game of Thrones scripts stolen...by a postal worker yet. The story here . The scripts, signed by Martin and co-creator David Benioff as well as Alan Taylor, director for the last two episodes, were to be auctioned off at WorldCon's charity auction this week. They would have fetched big bucks. Martin tells his fans to keep their eyes peeled for word of the scripts appearing on line.

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Movies to consider!

Knights of Badassdom--who could ask for anything more?

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Conan--I love Ron Perlman!!

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And speaking of Ron Perlman...

Perhaps my favorite TV show!! New season starts next month. And to show how prepared I am:

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I think I mentioned going to Ikea ...This place is humongus. I bought a goose down pillow and the care instructions are written in 29 languages--unfrigginbelievable!

You literally need a map to get around!

OKAY-- I have to slip in a paid political announcement here-- Crossroads debuts in two weeks (August 30). Please check my website for signings and con appearances. Short list is here:

Tattered Cover – Denver (Signing at the Highlands Ranch location August 31 7:30PM)

Broadway Book Mall – Denver (Signing September 12 7PM)

Mysterious Galaxy – Redondo Beach (Signing September 17 2 PM)

Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego (Signing September 18 2 PM)

Barnes & Noble – Westminster (Signing September 24 1 PM)

For you Southern Californians, I'm also doing a library program on September 15 at the La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave. La Mesa, CA at 6:30 PM.

For more details see the schedule page at www.jeannestein.com

For a chance to win free books and other goodies, here are some contests going on in and around the blogverse:

Amberkatze Book Blog Going on Now

Sizzling Hot Book Reviews August 19

Dark Fairie Tales August 27

Paranormality August 29

And thank you for your attention!!! See you next week. When my nails will be bitten to the quick and the bags under my eyes because I can't sleep become steamer trunks...This is the downside to being a writer!!!

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Man what I wouldn't give for us to have an IKEA store here in OKC. That place I'm sure is amazing because I'm always hearing such splendid things about it. I may have to travel to Dallas to see if we can find some stuff for our new TV room. Can't wait for the new book to come out I've been looking forward to it. I can't believe it's already getting close to the end of August. I swear the years just keep flying by me.
Jeanne, trying to figure out what's closer, westminster or redondo. Missy and I will *try hard* to come see you!
Tell me about it Michelle-- an entire year flashed by in an instant.

Ikea is worth a trip!

Suzanne-- hope you two can make it!

Congrats and best wishes on your launch! Anna is da bomb.
Thank you Shannon!
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