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International Women’s Day Book Give Away!

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m giving away some of my favorite client novels – written by women and featuring women characters.

The Prey of Gods (ARC) by Nicky Drayden – Amazing debut novel coming this summer from a new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes and Nnedi Okorafor. A fantastic, boundary-challenging tale set in a South African locale.

Emilie & the Hollow World by Martha Wells – Alternate world Victorian adventure from the author of the Books of the Raksura. “Emilie is the best kind of adventurer — curious, courageous, stubborn, resourceful, and quick to make friends.” — Sharon Shinn, bestselling author of the Samaria series

Ghost Talkers (ARC) by Mary Robinette Kowal – From the Hugo-Award winning author comes a spectacular novel of historical intrigue and fantastical danger about Ginger Stuyvesant, American heiress in London during World War I and a medium for the Spirit Corps.

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear – “Karen Memory is a book that gets going right away and never stops. Karen’s rough edges and obviously wicked intelligence are highlighted by nuanced details that establish her already likable voice as even more relatable; her charming (self-taught) misuse of phrases and terminology, and reflexive bravery and morality are just a few examples in this fantastic read.” ―RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, Top Pick!

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest – Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Princess X?

Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia – In a Russia where the Decembrists’ rebellion was successful and the Trans-Siberian railroad was completed before 1854, Sasha Trubetskaya becomes one of the first female students at the university and when her friends – the Chinese students – start disappearing finds herself trying to stop a war brewing between three empires and on the run from the terrifying Dame Florence Nightingale!

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop – The exciting conclusion to the story that began with Written in Red, featuring blood prophet Meg Corbyn. “I can’t tell you how rich this series is and how enthralled I am.” – Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series

To enter: Post a comment on this entry about your favorite novel written by a woman.

Only one entry per person. Domestic (US) and international entries accepted. Contest starts now and runs until Midnight Eastern Time, today March 8th, 2017. Winner will be randomly chosen.

win an ARC of Alex Gordon’s debut GIDEON

Bonus! Alex Gordon will add a signed bookplate to be sent to the winner!

The weather outside is turning frightful but not as much as it did for the town of Gideon in December of 1836! You can read Sneak Peek #1 of Alex Gordon’s GIDEON to find out more!

“With the pacing of a thriller, this debut supernatural tale does a solid job of portraying the menace of small-town evil. While the demonic figure of Blaine is scary, the petty viciousness of the townsfolk is even more chilling. This will appeal to fans of books such as Katherine Howe’s The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane or Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches.” — Library Journal, Starred Review

“Most writers would kill (or, okay, maybe just maim) for a debut novel as electrifying as Alex Gordon’s Gideon. Anchored by well-crafted prose that features a creepy-as-hell villain, Gideon feels like Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” brilliantly reconceived in a Neil Gaiman-esque universe. Gordon hooks readers from page one, as Gideon’s first few chapters are chilling and thoroughly engaging, making for a book that is impossible to put down.” — Romantic Times, 4 1/2 Stars

This much anticipated debut hits shelves tomorrow, but I’m offering an advance copy to one lucky reader!

To enter: Post a comment on this entry telling me your New Year’s resolution about reading.

Only one entry per person. Domestic (US) and international entries accepted. This is for an ARC, not the trade edition. Contest starts now and runs until Thursday, January 8th, 5pm Eastern. Winner will be randomly chosen.

winner, ARC of Jim Butcher’s SKIN GAME

Thanks to everyone for participating in the giveaway for the ARC (advance reading copy) of Jim Butcher’s SKIN GAME. It was fun to see what the trailer got people thinking. I’m debating adding up the Michael vs. Bazooka comments to see which one got the most mentions…

And the winner is… Maniah — congratulations!

As an aside, I discovered that our winner once produced a Harry Dresden pony mod — though she tells me she is currently closed to commissions. But she said it was okay to post a picture, so here it is. (click here if you want to see more)

win an ARC of Jim Butcher’s SKIN GAME

Jim Butcher’s SKIN GAME, the latest novel in the Dresden Files series, releases on May 27th. In anticipation, this authorized trailer debuted last week and now I’m giving away an advance reading copy (ARC).

To enter: Post a comment on this entry telling me what you find most intriguing in this trailer.

Only one entry per person. Domestic (US) and international entries accepted. This is for an ARC, not the hardcover edition. Contest starts now and runs until Friday, May 16th, 5pm Eastern (unless Harry doesn’t save the world this time). Winner will be randomly chosen.

winner of ARC of Anne Bishop’s MURDER OF CROWS (and more)

And the winner is…. Sandra Taylor with the caption:

Photo credit: Mark Dumont

Photo credit: Mark Dumont

“It’s a cold, hard winter out here – stay warm inside and read Anne Bishop!”

I will be sending an email to make arrangements. Congratulations! And thanks to everyone for participating.