Yes, I have been a slacker lately. Haven’t picked winners for contests that ended a week ago. I know the nerve — so I will do that now.  But I have some announcements to make…

The Big Sis Little Blog Mentor/Scholor Ship Program is coming to an end, so if you are a blog under 50 followers and have yet to apply…you might want to get those in. I will be looking over applicants tomorrow, and sending out blog links to my happy guest judges.
Click on the pic above to be taken to the post.

Also, to my other Big Bloggers (not counting followers, experience) if anyone would like to take on a Lil Blogger Sis/Bro, let me know, because I have gotten a lot of applicants and I can only help one at a time.  Even though they aren’t getting a blog design, I’m sure they will appreciate the advice.

Without any further ado…

Winner of

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Winner of the signed copy of
Angelology: A Novel
Commenter 11

And for other matters…

In the mailbox:

The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London-s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world.
 When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret… 
Whispered Lies Whispered Lies by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love (my copy is red!)
Bureau of American Defense operative Carlos Delgado has spent the past sixteen years watching over his shoulder, waiting for death to catch up to him. His luck runs out when BAD intercepts an unexpected tip on the number one threat to United States security: the Fratelli de il Sovrano. Their best hope for uncovering a deadly plan that risks countless lives and threatens economic chaos just days before the presidential election is to capture a mysterious informant known as Mirage. But when Carlos takes her into custody, Mirage is not at all what he expected — and neither is the threat she poses to the secrets he would die to protect.
Gabrielle Saxe has hidden from a killer for the past decade, sending anonymous tips on international criminals to intelligence agencies around the world. When a postcard arrives from a friend who is supposed to be dead, she takes a risk that catapults her into the midst of dangerous operatives on a treacherous mission — and into the arms of a man who is duty-bound to surrender her to Interpol as an international felon. Carlos is the last person Gabrielle should trust and the only one standing between her and death. But little does she know, she holds the key to his survival as well….

In the inbox:

When Good Wishes Go Bad When Good Wishes Go Bad by Mindy Klasky
Rebecca Morris is suffering from an excess of magic. Things that have disappeared: her boyfriend; her life savings; three-and-a-half million dollars from the theatre company that pays both their salaries. (Coincidence? Um, no.) Also, the groundbreaking play she’s been slaving over, vanished in a puff of copyright-colored smoke.

Other, weirder things that have appeared: a magic lamp complete with genie wishes. A fully-furnished (and paid-for) Manhattan condo and fabulous designer wardrobe. (The last two courtesy of the first one, obvs.) Becca’s putting that last wish on hold—and hoping that her good wishes don’t go oh-so-wrong….

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron Fey, iron-bound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one…