Announcement: The Hunt For Valamon

The Hunt For Valamon is by DK Mok and will be out in January.

When Crown Prince Valamon is impossibly taken from the heart of Algaris Castle, reclusive cleric Seris is charged with his rescue. Leaving behind his cheerfully book-infested temple, he must venture into the wild, unconquered lands and uncover the truth behind the prince’s abduction, before simmering tensions in the empire erupt into war.

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How amazing, right? Line forms behind me.

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Call of the Jersey Devil

Call of the Jersey Devil is by Aurelio Voltaire. (Click on the title to go to Amazon and buy the book)

Call of the Jersey Devil

Jacket copy:

“Five suburban mall rats and a washed up Goth singer find themselves stranded in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey where they discover two horrifying truths: The Jersey Devil, hellspawn of folklore and legend, is real; and New Jersey (as many already suspected) is the gateway to Hell!With the help of one lone witch, this small group must face off against their deepest fears and the most unholy monsters in a battle where their very souls, the world they live in, and any chance of returning to Hot Topic in one piece is at stake!The first novel by musician and horror media personality, Aurelio Voltaire, Call of the Jersey Devil is a hilarious and terrifying homage to 80s horror and genre films. Like a mad doctor, Voltaire has Frankensteined together elements of Evil Dead, The Breakfast Club, Poltergeist, and This is Spinal Tap to create a creature feature that will have you laughing out loud when you’re not glancing nervously over your shoulder.”

This is billed as being for everyone who loves 80s horror movies—and that is me!

I’m hoping to eventually go back and read all of our backlist, DEFINITELY starting with this one—I think this calls for a book club.  Are you in?

From Blogger to Publicist

Hi—I thought it was time I introduced myself.  My name is Kelly, the newest publicist for Spence City.  I’m one of eight publicists for Spencer Hill and one of two for Spence City.

This is my first job in the publishing business and I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.

The thing I love most about Spence City is the fact that everyone is so involved in everything.  A few of our authors also design covers; a few of our editors and publicists also write books.  Everyone here is ridiculously creative. (Except for me.  I read and that’s about it.)

I’ve currently read the June releases for Spence City, plus Elements of Mind and The Stag Lord.  I am very excited for all of them, and would love to answer any questions you may have.  (You’ll definitely want to read them, though.)

I’m hoping to go and read our earlier books, too…although as you’ll come to learn about me, I never need an excuse to read. 😉

 

Upcoming Books: Blood For the Sun

Blood for the Sun is by Errick Nunnally. (Click on the title to go to Amazon and buy the book)  It will be out June 10.

Blood For the Sun

“After more than one hundred and forty years, Alexander Smith is suffering from memory loss that plagues him like a supernatural Alzheimer’s. He has lasted longer than most by clinging to the love he has for his adopted daughter, the vampire Ana, and puzzling out cases of missing or murdered children. Without them, he wouldn’t be able to ignore the ghost of a child from his guilty past or fight the whispers goading him to kill. On his latest job, he’s stumbled upon a vampire conspiracy that has left a trail of child murders up and down the East Coast-a conspiracy that promises inoculation against the sun. If true, the conspirators’ success would mean a bloody conflict, altering the balance between humans and the supernatural forever. Losing more of his mind every day, Alexander has two impossible tasks ahead of him if the world is to survive: stop the vampire coven and reconnect with his humanity.”

It will be released June 10, and it’s one of my most anticipated reads.  It sounds like an excellent mix of creepy and fun.

 

Death & Mr. Right

Death and Mr. Right is by Kendra Saunders. (Click on the title to go to Amazon and buy the book)

Death and Mr Right

Jacket copy:

“It is March 32nd, the day that doesn’t exist, and Death, the agent of nightmares, has been demoted and exiled to live among mortals for the rest of his unnaturally long life. Everyone knows They don’t look lightly on important items getting lost or an agent falling in love.Can the diva-like Death navigate the modern world, recover what was stolen from him (the names of the damned ooops!) and get his job back? Or will he fall in love with Lola, the pretty thief who got him into all the trouble in the first place?”

The perfect mix of fun and quirky! I cannot wait to read this. 🙂

 

 

Divinity Cover Reveal

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Divinity is by Michelle L. Johnson and will be out September 23.  This cover is designed by Regina Wamba at Mae I Design.

Jacket copy:

“When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she’s left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel.

With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart.

Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A’nwel and protect the family she never knew she had.

What she doesn’t know is that Archangels have secrets too.”

 

Upcoming Books: Copper Ravens

Finished Copper Ravens by Jennifer Allis Provost.  (This cover was designed by Lisa Amowitz.)  Copper Ravens will be out on June 17. (Click on the title to go to Amazon and buy the book)

Copper Ravens

Jacket copy:

“Sara should be happy.   She has what every girl wants: a man who loves her, a beautiful home, and wealth beyond imagining. She rescued her brother from the Peacekeepers, destroyed the Iron Queen, and doesn’t have to go to her boring job any more.   And yet Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.   As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen. How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?”

How amazing does this book sound?!

It sounds so fun and like something I won’t be able to stop reading until it’s done.  (Ideally, you’ve already read Copper Girl, but it sounds like it’d also be great to read these two back to back.)

Have you read Copper Girl?  Are you excited for Copper Ravens?

Copper Girl

Copper Girl by Jennifer Allis Provost is out now. (The cover was designed by Lisa Amowitz.)

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Sara had always been careful.

She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

Then, a silver elf pushed his way into Sara’s dream, and her life became anything but ordinary.

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If you haven’t read this yet, you’re going to want to get on that.  The sequel, Copper Ravens, is out in June.