Time to get rid of, um, I mean SHARE some books!
First, a quick commercial message. All next week, Preternatura will feature a new segment of a novelette called JACKSON SQUARE. The story is a limited-run engagement that will be available as a very inexpensive digital download a couple of weeks later with some bonus material…but more on that in due time. JACKSON SQUARE features some familiar names from the Sentinels of New Orleans series: the undead pirate Jean Lafitte is the star, but we also will see the merman Rene Delachaise; our favorite wizard DJ Jaco; our surly “chien” Alex Warin…and a few other familiar faces. Then we’ll hit the following Monday with a double Reader’s Choice.
I got busy writing Storm Force this spring and as books would come in, either review copies or stuff I ordered, I would pile them in the floor. Then the pile grew. And grew. I tripped over it and caused a literary avalanche. It wasn’t pretty. Last weekend, I finally shelved the books on the floor and there were more than 200 (that’s beside the 16 shelves full I already had. Something’s gotta give, before my second-story office floor gives!
Today, I’m giving away a three-book prize pack. They’re in no particular order or genre. I’m simply grabbing from the top of the first shelf. All you have to do to enter to win all three is leave a comment and say which of the three most appeals to you. If you win, and it turns out you have one of them, I’ll substitute something you haven’t read. And….it’s as simple as that!
First thing off the pile…
THE DEVIL’S LOOKING GLASS, by Mark Chadbourn (February 2013, Pyr Books)
James Bond adventure in the court of Queen Elizabeth! 1593: The dreaded alchemist, magician and spy Dr John Dee is missing…Terror sweeps through the court of Queen Elizabeth, for in Dees’ possession is an obsidian mirror, an object of great power which legend says could set the world afire. And so the call goes out to celebrated swordsman, adventurer and rake Will Swyfte find Dee and his looking-glass and return them to London before disaster strikes. But when Will discovers the mirror might solve the mystery that has haunted him for years–the fate of his lost love, Jenny the stakes become acutely personal. Note: This is an ARC.
CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL, by CC Hunter (April 2013, St. Martin’s Press)
When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie’s journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all…and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.
THE SCRIVENER’S TALE, by Fiona McIntosh
(March 2013, Harper Voyager)
An action-packed standalone adventure moving from present-day Paris to medieval Morgravia, the world of Fiona McIntosh’s bestselling QUICKENING series….In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant… until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems. As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe’s life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible. When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia. Soon, Gabe’s world will be turned upside down, and he will learn shocking truths about who he is . . . and who he can – or cannot – trust.
It’s Friday…pick your favorite, and be entered to win all three. (Or a substitute if you’ve read one–in which case tell us what you thought about it!)