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2016 Hawthorn Moon Blog Tour is Bigger and Better Than Ever!

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It’s time for the annual Hawthorn Moon blog tour to celebrate new books plus share some guest posts, do some fun giveaways and online parties and connect!

The Shadowed PathWhat’s all the fuss about? Well, two new books and more! The Shadowed Path, a Jonmarc Vahanian collection (and the first new book in my Chronicles of the Necromancer series in 5 year) came out June 14 and Modern Magic: Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy, a 12-book multi-author dark urban fantasy ebook boxed set came out June 1.

(And of course, Vendetta—the second Deadly Curiosities novel and Shadow and Flame—the fourth and final Ascendant Kingdoms novel, are still new!)

Do you need more? I’ve got new upcoming conventions and signings, new short stories and novellas, new giveaways and cool stuff! It’s a week-long party, and my readers get all the goodies!

12-book box setThe blog tour got its name from a holiday in The Summoner, my first Chronicles of the Necromancer book, which took place on the summer solstice. And the name stuck. So–celebrate the solstice with some new books, new insights, and plenty of goings-on!

On June 29, I’m hosting a Facebook Launch Party with a few dozen of my author friends. Plan to show up for some fun conversation, free excerpts and great giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/events/1131695230209632/ 23 authors are part of the Facebook launch party! That’s Christina Henry, Josh Vogt, Stuart Jaffe, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Faith Hunter, Michael J. Sullivan, Jean Marie Ward, Nancy Northcott, Jaym Gates, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Valerie Griswold-Ford, Michael A. Ventrella, Matthew Saunders, Jennifer St. Giles, Samantha Dunaway Bryant, Clay and Susan Griffith, James Maxey, Karen E. Taylor, Eric Asher, Darin Kennedy, Tee Morris, Philippa Ballantine and me! Chat with your favorite authors, meet new authors, and enjoy giveaways, goodies and surprises! Look for times on the party page!

Two awesome Goodreads giveaways for The Shadowed Path and Vendetta now through June 30!

978-1-939704-60-3What’s a blog tour without blog posts? I’ll be a guest on a bunch of blogs throughout North America and Europe over the next week or so–here are some of the sites that are hosting my posts! Check on Twitter, because I’ll add links to the posts as they go live. Some also include excerpts and giveaways!

No More Grumpy Bookseller
Fantasy Book Review
Romance Bandits
SFF World
Geek Mom
Ragnarok Publishing
Beauty in Ruins
Fantasy Book Critic
I Smell Sheep
We Geek Girls
Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s blog
Night Owl Reviews
RisingShadow
Magical Words
Disquieting Visions
Sci Fi Bulletin
BookBlurb
Mighty Thor
Civilian Reader
SciFi Now
Solaris Books
Fantasy Faction
Jennifer Brozek’s blog

That’s what’s coming up–you won’t want to miss a thing! And if you want to catch up with me live and in-person at a convention or signings, check out my schedule on the events page.
See you at the online party!
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The Shadowed Path is Out! New Chronicles of the Necromancer Book!

The Shadowed PathThe Shadowed Path, the first new Chronicles of the Necromancer book in 5 years, is now available in print and ebook! It’s Jonmarc Vahanian’s back story, how he came to be the embittered warrior readers met in The Summoner, and provides eleven sequential short stories (including an exclusive story not available anywhere else) that tells the first portion of his history.

Here’s the scoop: Jonmarc Vahanian was just a blacksmith’s son in a small fishing village before raiders killed his family. Wounded and left for dead in the attack, Jonmarc tries to rebuild his life. But when a dangerous bargain with a shadowy stranger goes wrong, Jonmarc finds himself on the run, with nothing ahead but vengeance, and nothing behind him but blood.

978-1-939704-60-3Soldier. Fight slave. Smuggler. Warrior. Brigand lord. If you’ve met Jonmarc Vahanian in the Chronicles of the Necromancer and Fallen Kings Cycle books, you don’t really know him until you walk in his footsteps. This is the first segment of his journey.

Order here and read an excerpt! http://www.ascendantkingdoms.com/short-stories-and-more/the-jonmarc-vahanian-adventures/the-shadowed-path/

And check out Modern Magic: Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy, the new 12-full book, 12-bestselling author ebook boxed set that includes my can’t-get-it-anywhere-else collection of Deadly Curiosities short stories, Trifles and Folly—all for $1.99 for a limited time!

12-book box setDark fantasy tales from modern masters of Urban Fantasy, including: Jeanne Adams; Erik Asher; Christopher Golden; Rick Gualtieri; John G. Hartnessr; Stuart Jaffe; Julie Kenner; Nicole Givens Kurtz; James Maxey; Jennifer St. Giles; Karen E. Taylor; Thomas E Sniegoski—and me!

Grab it here, only on Kindle! https://amzn.com/B01FNF8DHS

That’s what’s coming up–you won’t want to miss a thing! And if you want to catch up with me live and in-person at a convention or signings, check out my schedule on the events page.

The June short story will be late! With luck, I’ll have two new short stories or novellas in July to make up for it!

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Modern Magic, Gaslight and Unlikely Heroes

Are you ready for summer reading? I’ve got some suggestions for you!

12-book box setFirst of all, check out Modern Magic: Twelve Tales of Urban Fantasy, an ebook boxed set exclusively on Kindle for a limited time. I’m talking about 12 book-length works by authors (including me) who know their way around the dark side, who can put a shiver down your spine and who dream up stories to give you nightmares. It’s a walk on the wild side, into the shadows, where things go bump in the night and the hour of the wolf never ends.

You don’t even have to sell your soul to get this deal. Just $1.99 only on Kindle, only for a limited time, https://amzn.com/B01FNF8DHS

It’s the ONLY place to find Trifles and Folly, the first-ever collection of the initial 10 Deadly Curiosities Adventures stories with Cassidy, Teag and Sorren, all in one volume!

Here’s what’s included in Modern Magic:

THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE: A Slip Traveler Novel by award-winning and RT Recommended bestselling author Jeanne Adams–He doesn’t believe in aliens. She doesn’t believe in magic. They’re both wrong.

DAYS GONE BAD (Vesik, Book 1) by Eric Asher – An urban fantasy about a necromancer and his vampire sister. And chimichangas.

THE NIMBLE MAN by New York Times bestselling author and Stoker Award winner Christopher Golden, first book of The Menagerie series. They are beings of myth and legend. They FC JONMARC COLLECTIONpossess powers beyond imagining. They are our only hope.

BILL THE VAMPIRE (The Tome of Bill, part 1) by Amazon Top 100 author Rick Gualtieri – Bill Ryder was a dateless geek, but then he met a girl to die for. So he did.

HARD DAY’S KNIGHT – by award-winning author John Hartness– A pair of comic book nerds get turned into vampires, and now they have to save the world. The world is so screwed.

SOUTHERN BOUND (Max Porter, Book 1) by Top 100 Kindle author Stuart Jaffe – When Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he does the smartest thing possible — starts a detective agency.

TAINTED by New York Times bestselling author Julie Kenner—In the demon world it’s sometimes hard to tell your ally from your enemy…

978-1-939704-60-3THE SOUL CAGES: A Minister Knight Novel by Nicole Givens Kurtz -Sarah risks everything to save her soul and be reincarnated back into flesh. Now, the real adventure begins…

TRIFLES AND FOLLY (Deadly Curiosities Adventures) by #1 Kindle Top 100 bestselling author Gail Z. Martin – A Charleston, SC antique store is the cover for a coalition of mortals and immortals who have sworn their lives and magic to saving the world from supernatural threats and cursed relics.

NOBODY GETS THE GIRL by 2016 Piedmont Laureate and award-winning author James Maxey — The fate of the free world is at stake as the superhuman battles escalate, wiping entire cities from the map, threatening the survival of all mankind. Who can save us from the looming apocalypse? Nobody!

TOUCH A DARK WOLF (Shadowmen Book 1) by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer St. Giles–Poisoned by evil, Jared fights to save Erin before the murderous darkness in him claims them both .

CELLAR by Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Karen E. Taylor– If Laura Wagner’s inner demons don’t get her, the real ones just might…

So load up on your beach reading in one easy ebook boxed set for less than the price of a cup of coffee! Pre-order now and be first in line when it goes live June 2!

G&GRed-Gold LeafNow if you still like a good bedtime story, check out Gaslight and Grimm, a collection of Steampunk fairy tales including one by Larry and me, The Patented Troll, which is our clockwork retelling of the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. With tales by James Chambers, Christine Norris, Bernie Mojzes, Danny Birt, Jean Marie Ward, Jeff Young, Gail Z. and Larry N. Martin, Elaine Corvidae, David Lee Summers, Kelly A. Harmon, Jonah Knight, Diana Bastine, and Jody Lynn Nye. Order here: https://amzn.com/B01E6C03OA

Unlikely HeroesReady for some Unlikely Heroes? If you’ve heard me read from the story about the lady in the parking lot having a really bad day, this is for you. The Breaking Point, A mother has one of the worst days ever as everything seems to go against her until she finally snaps and takes charge. In Windows on the Soul you meet an unusual superhero, they call her in when they want to minimize collateral damage. She’s not showy and won’t be on the evening news but she’s the one the other superheroes fear and avoid. Finally you meet Old Nonna, part legend, part myth, no one likes to speak of Old Nonna out loud but they know she’s there – waiting for those who need to find her. Grab it here: https://amzn.com/B01G47SXNS

And coming June 14, the first new book in the world of The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer), The Shadowed Path—a collection of the first 10 Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures short stories PLUS an exclusive 11th story you can ONLY find in this collection. The Shadowed Path will be available in PRINT as well as ebook, so for everyone who’s been asking for dead-tree edition Jonmarc stories, here it is! Pre-order here: https://amzn.com/B01EBDMX38

How do you like to connect with authors at conventions? Answer my May survey and let me know! Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win 4 ebook short stories! http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ecn04bwwinsz8049/start

And don’t forget to catch up with Gaslight and Grimm authors David Lee Summers and JeanMarie Ward on my DisquietingVisions.com blog, and with more authors on the ESpecBooks.com blog!

I’ll be at a bunch of summer conventions, and holding launch parties at many of them. Watch for a Modern Magic/The Shadowed Path room party at Balticon on Saturday night, plus I’ll be part of the Gaslight and Grimm launch party on Sunday. Larry and I will both be at ConCarolinas and Congregate, and I’ll be at Origins Gaming Fair as well. Hope to see you soon!

And don’t forget—The Shadow Alliance is my street team of awesome readers who get insider information, extra contests and giveaways and lots of fun, and help me boost the signal about new books. Come play with us—it’s free! https://www.facebook.com/groups/435812789942761/

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Rage Against Fate: Shadow and Flame is Now Out!

Shadow and Flame, the fourth and final Ascendant Kingdoms novel, is now in stores and online! Not only that, but Orbit and I have some killer special deals with special low launch prices and great extras!

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Blaine McFadden and his allies have brought magic back under mortal command and begun to restore order to the beleaguered kingdom of Donderath. Now, new perils and old enemies gather for a final reckoning. Foreign invaders, a legendary dark mage and vengeful immortals fight Blaine’s battered forces for control of the continent, and Blaine’s weary army is the only thing standing between a kingdom struggling to rise from the ashes and a descent into fury and darkness.

So here’s what’s REALLY cool!  Right now, the paperback copy of Shadow and Flame is just $10.24 (save $5.75) on Amazon! AND Orbit has done a price drop on ALL of the Ascendant Kingdoms books for a limited timeIce Forged, Reign of Ash and War of Shadows are just $4.99 on Kindle (save $5 on each)! That makes is really easy to catch up on your reading or binge-read the series. Grab them quick!

Arctic PrisonAnd to sweeten the deal a little more, if you buy Shadow and Flame (ebook or paper) before 3/31, you get Arctic Prison (a Blaine McFadden prequel novella) free! (That’s a $2.99 value!) Need to catch up on the series? Buy 2 or more Ascendant Kingdoms novels (any format) by 3/31, and get King’s Convicts (three Blaine McFadden prequel novellas) free! (That’s a $9.99 value!) Details here: http://conta.cc/2293EXk

Here’s what they’re saying about Shadow and Flame!

“The perfect conclusion to a truly epic tale.” — Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria novels.

“Gail Z. Martin is the one of the finest storytellers writing today. Her fascinating characters and mastery of atmospherics gives readers stories that have to be savored. Her characters display the sort of quick wit and heart that make them a joy to follow through their adventures.”
–Michael A. Stackpole, New York Times Bestselling author of I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron

“A flawless finale that does not disappoint.” — RT Book Reviews

And Shadow and Flame made io9 and Gizmodo’s “Most Talked About Books for March” list! Kings Convicts Draft 1

But as they say on QVC, wait—there’s more! Join my Chronicles newsletter in March and enter for a chance to win a free copy of Arctic Prison (2 lucky winners!).

Join me on March 23 for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit/Fantasy! I’ll be posting around noon, and returning later in the day to answer your questions. Want to know something about one of my books or characters, what’s coming up next, or just have questions about writing and publishing? Ask Me Anything! (If you miss the date, stop by anyhow and check out the Q&A or ask a question—I’ll be dropping by for a while to pick up latecomers!)

Shadow and Flame isn’t the only thing that’s new—we’ve got a new Storm and Fury Adventure for Steampunk fans. Airship Down takes the Department of Supernatural Investigation on a wild ride in search of mysterious orbs that might be sabotaging New Pittsburgh’s factories. It’s jam-packed with adventure and explosions!

Airship Down CoverWant another chance to win a prize? Answer my March reader survey question!

If you like bookmarks and book swag, you can get a whole envelope of cool free stuff for my books! Free swag! Send SASE (w 2 stamps on return envelope) to PO Box 241721 Milwaukee WI 53224 Must say ‘Attn: Gail Martin’ on outside envelope

If you were part of my Shadow Alliance street team, you’d get sneak-preview snippets from Work In Progress, exclusive t-shirts, and other special stuff. It’s free to join. Help spread the word about my books and have access to cool contests, giveaways and more!

Want a signed copy of Shadow and Flame? I’ve got two signings coming up! Mar. 26  at Park Road Books, Charlotte NC from 2-4 and Apr. 2 at Barnes & Noble, Morrison (South Park) Charlotte, NC from 1-3! Come by and say hello!

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Cool New Books & Free Stuff

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So I’ve gotta ask–have you read Vendetta, my new urban fantasy novel, yet? What are you waiting for? Vendetta is packed with old secrets, haunted houses, cursed objects and supernatural threats. It’s a spookalicious read! If you’ve read it, thank you! Please show your love with a review on Amazon or Goodreads, which is better than chocolate for a writer!

I&B cover from AmazonHere’s my Valentine’s month gift to you! Buy Iron & Blood, get Grave Voices for free!

Buy Iron & Blood, our Steampunk adventure, anywhere from any bookseller between 2/14-2/29/16. Be one of the first 200 to sign up at this link: http://conta.cc/1Q9tKHr and follow the instructions to email a photo of your receipt for proof of purchase. We’ll send you download links to Grave Voices, a steampunk novella in our Storm & Fury tie-in series for free!Grave Voices V2

New February reader question! Answer it and be entered for a chance to win a prize!

Ever wonder how other readers read? You can find out the results of my reader habit survey here:   Thanks to everyone who participated!

Newsletter giveaway! Join my Chronicles newsletter in February and be entered for a chance to win a Starbucks or Tim Horton’s gift card! Two winners—one from new sign-ups and one from existing subscribers mean more chances to win!

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Coming Attractions—here’s where to find me at conventions and bookstores!

  • Feb 20 Signing–Books A Million, Concord Mills, Concord NC 1-3 pm
  • Feb 26 – 28 Mysticon, Roanoke, VA (launch party)
  • Mar 5-6 AZ Renaissance Festival, Apache Junction, AZ
  • Mar. 22 Shadow & Flame comes out!
  • Mar 23   AMA on Reddit/Fantasy
  • Mar. 26 Signing–Park Road Books, Charlotte NC
  • Apr. 2   Signing–Barnes & Noble South Park, Charlotte, NC
  • Apr. 14   Broad Universe Facebook party
  • Apr. 29 – May 1 Ravencon, Williamsburg, VA (launch party)
  • Secret new project! Shhhh—details to come!
  • May 7 Book Festival in Rutherfordton, NC

Have you heard about the Shadow Alliance? It’s my street team, and Shadows get all kinds of cool stuff plus exclusive work-in-progress snippets. Free and fun—help me spread the word!

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New Year, New Books!

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you’re staying warm and holed up with plenty of books to see you through the winter storms.

In case you need some suggestions, here’s some new stuff  to read while it snows …

DEADLY CURIOSITIES-VENDETTAVendetta is hot off the press, and it’s the newest Deadly Curiosities novel in my urban fantasy series set in historic, haunted Charleston, SC. Someone very powerful is trying to destroy Sorren and everyone he cares about. That puts Cassidy, Teag and Trifles and Folly in the cross-hairs, against an unknown enemy with strong magic and significant resources. Sorren has spent centuries shutting down the plans of powerful immortals, dark warlocks and supernatural creatures, and now he’s got to figure out which of those many enemies is out to get him before they pick off his friends one by one and come after him to finish an immortal vendetta.

Redcap is the latest Deadly Curiosities Adventure short story, with killer pixies running loose in Charleston. It’s a ‘bloody’ good Christmas story!Redcap

Binge readers! If you’ve been waiting to read the Blaine McFadden Ascendant Kingdoms series until all the books were out—now’s the time to start!  Shadow and Flame, the fourth and final book in the series comes out March 22 (now available for pre-order). And now there are three new ‘prequel’ novellas in my new King’s Convicts set plus a short story that fill in a six-year gap at the beginning of Ice Forged and spill the secrets about Blaine’s years as a convict, how he met Kestel, Piran, Verran and Dawe, and more! Here’s the sequence: Ice Forged (novel), then Arctic Prison, Ice Bound, No Reprieve, and Cold Fury (novellas and short story), and Reign of Ash, War of Shadows and Shadow and Flame (novels). Perfect reading for long winter nights! Click on the links for excerpts and ordering.

Shadow and Flame US_COVER Med ResContest just for newsletter readers!  The Chronicles newsletter is going monthly and so are the giveaways with two new winners every month, one from existing subscribers and one from new subscribers! January’s prize is a $10 Amazon gift certificate plus an envelope of signed swag! Watch for a new prize and new drawing in February!

New Steampunk! Grave Voices, our newest novella, is now live on Kindle, Kobo and Nook. It’s a Storm and Fury Adventure, set in our Iron & Blood world of 1898 alternative history Pittsburgh. Clockwork zombies, mad scientists, creepy dolls and awesome inventions make for a thrilling tale packed with explosions!Grave Voices V2

We’re also stretch goal authors for the Gaslight and Grimm steampunk fairy tale anthology funding now on Kickstarter! We’ve hit our basic funding level, but to add our story (a steampunk retelling of the Three Billy Goats Gruff), we need to add a few more bucks to the bucket. Hurry—the Kickstarter campaign ends soon!

What kind of reader are you? Take my survey and enter for a chance to win a prize: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DR323ZC

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Join the Shadow Alliance!  My new street team gets exclusive snippets from the books and stories I’m working on, plus special contests, giveaways and get-togethers for helping spread the word about my books. It’s free—and fun!

Upcoming events—Here’s where to find me in February and March. If you’re at a con with me, I love it when people take panel photos or take a pix with me and tag/post!

  • Jan 30 Signing–Barnes and Noble, Morrison Charlotte, NC 1-3 pm
  • Feb 11 – 14 Capricon, Chicago, IL
  • Feb 20 Signing—Books a Million, Concord Mills, Concord, NC 1-3 pm
  • Feb 26 – 28 Mysticon, Roanoke, VA (launch party)
  • Mar 5-6 AZ Renaissance Festival, Apache Junction, AZ

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Vendetta Now In Stores/Online!

Vendetta, the second book in my Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy series, is now in stores and on ebook!   Read an excerpt here, then go get your very own copy!

DEADLY CURIOSITIES-VENDETTAEarly reviews love Vendetta!

“Wow! One marvelous, twisty, touching, thrill of a book.”–Kat Richardson, bestselling author of the Greywalker novels

“Exceptional once again.” –Douglas Meeks

“Rachets up the tension”–Blackgate

“Ending 2015 with a bang”–Horror Underground

In case you still have some room on the book gift card you got for the holiday, here are a few suggestions!

WWW coverThe Weird Wild West features our Storm and Fury steampunk adventure Ruin Creek, set in the world of Iron & Blood (and a reviewer favorite). Plenty of your favorite authors and lots of weird West stories to while away a winter evening!

Cinched: Imagination Unbound anthology with a corset theme features another of our Storm and Fury steampunk stories, Lagniappe, set in New Orleans. We’re in fine company with a slew of other amazing authors!Cinched

The Side of Good/The Side of Evil superhero/supervillain anthology features still another Storm and Fury steampunk adventure, Ghost Wolf (another reviewer favorite) with all-star author company in a fine anthology for a long winter night.

No Reprieve revisits a moment in Blaine McFadden’s convict past–brand new from Orbit Short Fiction on Amazon. Arctic Prison and Ice Bound are two novella-length stories in the new King’s Convicts ebook series about Blaine’s time in Velant Prison (watch for the third and last King’s Convicts novella–Cold Fury–coming soon!).

Redcap is the new Deadly Curiosities Adventure short story for December, for anyone who has ever been suspicious of the elf on the shelf or thought it was no accident that grandma got run over by a reindeer. It’s a bloody good Christmas story!

RedcapWhat are you waiting for? Dive in now and read until spring!

And remember–if you like my books, please write a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. It really matters!  Thank you.

Want to always have the latest news? Join The Shadow Alliance, my new street team!

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New for December–Stuff Your Stocking Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–and that means lots of new books!

You can catch my blog post about creating fictional holidays here.  But if you’re making a list and checking it twice, I’ve got some naughty and nice suggestions for the readers on your list (and why not get a little something for yourself while you’re at it. Winter is coming–you need new books!)

Let’s start with giveaways!  I’m part of the Mocha Memoirs’ Seasons’ Reading Blog tour. Find out about the prizes here and all the other cool blog posts here.

Mocha NewSGBlogAnd there’s still time to get in on the Big Holiday Book Giveaway featuring books by Faith Hunter, David B. Coe, Jennifer Estep, Christina Henry, Laura Anne Gilman, John Hartness, Mindy Mymudes and me!

Happy Holidays giveawayNow for plenty of new books, novellas, anthologies and short stories so you can curl up with a bunch of good reading, a warm beverage, and a furry pet to while away the winter hours!

Vendetta, the next Deadly Curiosities novel, comes out December 29! You can pre-order here

Fatal Invitation is the newest Deadly Curiosities Adventure short story, available now on Kindle/Kobo/Nook.

 

DEADLY CURIOSITIES-VENDETTAAnd there’s more! The superhero/supervillain anthology The Side of Good/The Side of Evil features our Storm and Fury Adventures steampunk superhero story set in the world of Iron & Blood. It’s available in print and ebook now!

NEW! Cinched: Imagination Unbound is nice and naughty, with corset-themed stories including Lagniappe, our Storm and Fury steampunk story also in the Iron & Blood world. Grab it now!Cinched

THREE all-new Blaine McFadden stories as we count down to the fourth and final book in March, 2016. No Reprieve is a short story about a pivotal moment during Blaine’s convict years on Velant–new from Orbit Short Fiction, available on ebook Dec. 15.

And there are two novellas in the King’s Convicts series about Blaine and his friends during their time in Velant–Arctic Prison and Ice Bound. The novellas and short story fill in the six year-gap in Ice Forged–Watch for more in 2016.

The Weird Wild West anthology–featuring our Storm and Fury steampunk story Ruin Creek set in the Iron & Blood world–is available for pre-order (and it’s been getting really good reviews, including a shout-out for our story in particular!)

And the first new book in the Chronicles of the Necromancer world in five years–The Shadowed Path–is also available for pre-order. This is a collection of the first 10 Jonmarc Vahanian short stories plus an exclusive, never-before-seen 11th story only available in the ebook or print anthology!

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Have you heard about The Shadow Alliance? It’s my new street team–more fun than you can have without a secret decoder ring, and better cookies than the Dark Side. Members get exclusive sneak peeks of work in progress, cool contests and giveaways, members-only get-togethers at cons (you’ll need the secret handshake to get in) and lots of fun while spreading the word about my books. It’s free–sign up today!

Watch for the next Deadly Curiosities Adventure holiday story–they’re going to have a bloody good time in Charleston this year!

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Vendetta is Coming! Join the Shadow Alliance!

Here’s a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal for you–Vendetta, the second Deadly Curiosities short story–is available for pre-order! It comes out December 29, just in time for reading after the holiday rush.

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Someone very powerful is trying to destroy Sorren and everyone he cares about. That puts Cassidy, Teag and Trifles and Folly in the cross-hairs, against an unknown enemy with strong magic and significant resources. Sorren has spent centuries shutting down the plans of powerful immortals, dark warlocks and supernatural creatures, and now he’s got to figure out which of those many enemies is out to get him before they pick off his friends one by one and come after him to finish an immortal vendetta. Preorder here:
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If you want to get exclusive sneak peeks and snippets about works in progress, as well as fun contests, special get-togethers at select conventions and super-secret members-only stuff, join The Shadow Alliance! It’s my new street team dedicated to having fun, being in-the-know, and helping boost the signal about my books. It’s the most fun you can have without a secret decoder ring! Sign up here:

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Everyone loves to win free stuff, and it’s even better when it’s free books! I’m part of a big holiday book giveaway with other top authors like Faith Hunter, David B. Coe, Jennifer Estep, Christina Henry, John Hartness, Stuart Jaffe and Mindy Mymudes. Entering is super-easy–just comment on blogs and social media–and the more you enter, the more chances to win! Get all the details here:

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Bookloons is also doing a giveaway of Deadly Curiosities through 12/3 Grab it here: No Reprieve

If you’ve read Ice Forged, you know there’s a six year gap between when Blaine McFadden gets sent to Velant Prison and when the book picks up again when he’s a colonist on Edgeland. Ever wonder what really happened in those years? My new novella series, The King’s Convicts and The King’s Exiles, will fill you in–plus there’s an exclusive short story that I wrote for Orbit Books about one of Blaine’s most memorable moments as a prisoner in Velant.

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Arctic Prison is the first novella in The King’s Convicts series. It’s available on Kindle/Kobo/Nook–here’s the Amazon link:

No Reprieve is the short story about something that happened to Blaine in Velant that will haunt his memories for the rest of his life. It’s coming out December 15 and here’s the Kindle link:

More new stuff just in time for the holidays!  Larry and I have a steampunk superhero story–Ghost Wolf–in The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, a really fun superhero/supervillain anthology from ESpec Books. It’s available now in print and ebook:

You can win a copy of The Weird Wild West, which has our steampunk weird Western story Ruin Creek, through Nov. 30 on Goodreads here:   Look for it to be available for purchase in December on Amazon in print and ebook.

And in case you missed all the awesome guest blog posts for my Days of the Dead blog tour, you can find everything here:

 

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Days of the Dead Giveaways & More!

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This year’s Days of the Dead blog tour is over, and what a tour it was! 43 different blogs all across the world plus all kinds of giveaways and special surprises—and they aren’t finished yet!

First off, a couple of the latest blog posts to hit:

I chat with Falcata Faction about hybrid writing careers and what that means for authors and publishers: http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/the-hybrid-writer-guest-blog-by-gail-z-martin

Bookloons is running a giveaway for a copy of Deadly Curiosities http://www.bookloons.com/HandHTML/contest_bookloons5.html

Now for what’s new. More giveaways!

WWW coverYou can win a copy of The Weird Wild West anthology (including the story Ruin Creek by Larry and me) here: Win yourself a copy of The Weird Wild West http://bit.ly/1iUU8pw

The Goodreads giveaway for Iron and Blood continues: http://bit.ly/1SgzXhc

And the Goodreads giveaway for Deadly Curiosities http://bit.ly/1XN56wA

I&B cover from Amazon

This week only, Solaris Books has a contest to win one of my books bit.ly/1TI6uPQ 

And now through mid-December, you can put more ‘happy’ in your holidays with our book-a-palooza Holiday Giveaway for books and gift cards—the more you enter, the more chances you have to win! http://bit.ly/1XN56wA

Happy Holidays giveaway

New stories!

If you’ve read Ice Forged, you know that there’s a six-year gap while Blaine and his friends are in Velant Prison and on Edgeland that gets skipped over. Well, I’m bringing out an all-new set of novellas set in those years, plus Orbit Short Fiction has an exclusive short story coming up around a pivotal moment in Blaine’s time in Velant.

Arctic PrisonArctic Prison is the first novella in the King’s Convicts series. It’s available now on Kindle/Kobo/Nook—here’s the Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B017DZ787M

Watch for the second King’s Convicts novella, Ice Bound, later this month.

No Reprive is the pivotal short story, coming out in December: http://amzn.com/B0151YRCPA No Reprieve

There are brand new covers for Grave Voices (a free, full-length Storm & Fury steampunk adventure novella on Wattpad) and for Resurrection Day, a Storm & Fury steampunk short story on Kindle/Kobo/Nook. Both are set in the world of Iron & Blood, featuring Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich, agents from the Department of Supernatural Investigation, and some of their friends. (Lots of things blow up.)

Resurrection Day V2Spook House is the October Deadly Curiosities Adventure short story with a Halloween theme—it’s out now on Kindle/Kobo/Nook http://amzn.com/B017ABS8R8  Be watching for a new story later this month!

Grave Voices V2The Weird Wild West, an awesome anthology of weird Westerns comes out later this year. So does The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, a superhero/supervillain anthology with our story “Ghost Wolf’. Preorder here: http://amzn.com/1942990030. We’ll have a big launch party for both of these books at Philcon the weekend before Thanksgiving.

I’ll be at Atomacon the weekend of Nov. 12. Friday night, I’m part of an awesome multi-author launch party, and I’ll be reading from Weird Wild West and The Side of Good. Then Saturday night I’m holding a pre-launch party for Vendetta, which comes out December 29! (but you can pre-order it now!)

Watch my DisquietingVisions blog for November posts from authors for The Weird Wild West and The Side of Good/The Side of Evil!

And if you missed all the other fun blog posts, here are recap pages where you can find everything (different links on each page, note that some of the giveaways have ended, but the blog posts are still available!)

Recap #1 http://disquietingvisions.com/2015/10/26/days-dead-blog-tour-full-swing/

Recap #2 http://disquietingvisions.com/2015/10/27/days-dead-blog-tour-spooktacular/

The Intersection between reality and fantasy http://disquietingvisions.com/2015/10/28/intersection-fantasy-reality/

Recap #3 http://disquietingvisions.com/2015/10/29/days-dead-blog-tour-rolls-spookalicious-surprises/

Recap #4 http://disquietingvisions.com/2015/10/31/happy-halloween-days-dead-tour-saves-last/

The Full Moon Blog tour 28 awesome blog posts with a moon theme! http://broaduniverse.org/blog/2015/10/25/full-moon-blog-tour/

 

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