… Tigerwolf, Eva Therese, and DataJunkie! E-mail me at email@example.com to claim your prizes.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered! If you want another go, we’ll be doing this again in December, when Fell the Angels drops. 🙂
This month The God Collector (Amazon, B&N) officially goes on sale, and yes, I’m excited! This is a book I’ve been wanting to write for years and years–my fond tribute to urban fantasy, romance, museums, and ancient Egypt. And to celebrate, I’ve assembled some nifty prize packs for a giveaway!
Here’s how it works. Leave a comment here, on this post, telling me what your favorite historical period or event is and why it’s your favorite. It doesn’t have to be ancient, either; if you have a burning passion for the 1990s, say so. That’s all you have to do. One entry per person, please!
The contest closes at 11:59 PM CST on March 10, 2015, so make sure you have your entries in by then. Once it closes, I’ll pick three winners by using a random number generator to select three from the list of entries. I’ll post the winners here on the blog and on my Facebook, and you can e-mail me to claim your prizes.
And what are the prizes? Well …
Preorder for The God Collector is available as of February 8th. You can find it on Samhain’s site here, and currently both editions are at a reduced price–$4.55 for the ebook and $11.20 for the trade paperback.
This is a story about mummies, magic, and two people struggling to reconcile the distant past with the very dangerous present. There’s also robberies, golems, ghosts, a bit of sneaky business with an ancient inscription, and a rather unromantic memory of Cleopatra.
And then there’s the shabtis. I’m looking forward to letting you all meet them. 😀
The cover of my first romance novel–well, urban-fantasy-with-romance-elements novel, really–has been a bit of a running joke in my phone conversations with family over the last few months. After only one prior publication, the idea of choosing cover art is still a little foreign to me, and cover art depicting main characters even moreso. Would there be mullets? Was that still a thing in covers? I filled out the forms with my requests and thoughts for the cover art, but wasn’t sure what to expect.
Well. Today I got the final version of the cover art for The God Collector, and there’s nary a mullet to be seen. Am I fine with that? Yes. Do I love it?
Yes. Yes, I do.
The red and gold especially made me very happy. The importance of color and warmth are recurring themes in The God Collector, and as in the book, the liveliness of Theodora contrasts brightly against the dreamlike world of snow and shadows. I think I owe Samhain’s art department a big, big cake.
Back in 2010, Stark House Press published my first novel, Thief of Midnight. Today I can report that the sequel is finally on its way! Coming in 2015, the next instalment in the adventures of one small group of Chicago monster-hunters: Fell the Angels. Or as I like to call this one: Four Bodies, No Insurance.
What’s it about? Well …
A month after a ruinous assault by a family of bogeymen, the few humans in the know are still recovering and trying to figure out what they’ll do next. Abby Marquise is waiting for her son, Jimmy, to be returned by the forces that took him, but she’s still not sure if she can square her job with parenthood. (Intimidating therianthropes isn’t a common domestic skill.) It doesn’t help that Chicago looks to be ringing in the New Year with a string of mysterious deaths. The victims? Sorcerers, the rare human practitioners of magic, who are dying in inexplicable ways. Who’s the Crystal Lady? Where did those strange dolls come from? And what’s big enough to tear a human in half … vertically?
I think you’ll like the answers.
This is a book I’ve been working on since 2007. It’s been my experience that things are always hardest the second time, and Fell the Angels did not disappoint me in that regard. It’s also a new direction for me: there’s a cameo by some certain fear-based folkloric monsters, but this book is more of a straight mystery and an opportunity to see the human agents from Thief of Midnight working in their own sphere. Chicago is an old town full of dark corners, and I’m thrilled that Stark House has given me the opportunity to share another story inspired by the Windy City (and torment these characters a little more).
And now, because I’m excited and feel like sharing, here’s a short excerpt from Fell the Angels. The text is still subject to revision (ahh, the editing process) and is, of course, copyright yours truly. 🙂