Elements of Mind Release Day Blitz

Elements of Mind is by Walter H. Hunt and is going to be released on July 8.  We’re looking for people to participate in a release day blitz. Leave a comment if you wish to participate.

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Jacket Copy:

“In Victorian India, a Scottish doctor, Dr. James Esdaile, finds a way to use the power of mesmerism to aid him in performing surgeries, using a remarkable artifact that enhances his abilities. The revocation of the promise to bring the artifact to Rev. William Davey, the head of the secret Committee of English mesmerists leads him to commit suicide in the center of the Crystal Palace…but that is only the beginning of the story. Davey’s pursuit of the object leads him across two continents, unfolding the story that has its origins two decades before – and reveals the secret world of the -chthonoi-, the elemental spirits that were banished from human lands in antiquity, and now want to find a way to open the Glass Door and reassert themselves in the world of men.”

This book is incredibly smart (and incredibly creepy).  It’s also the first in a series; you’ll definitely be anxious for the second installment.

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Blog Tour: The Stag Lord

We’re looking for participants in a blog tour for The Stag Lord by Darby Karchut, out October 28.  We’re looking for participants all through the month.

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On the run across America from a vengeful shape-shifter, Bannerman “Bann” Boru has only one thing on his mind: keeping himself and his young son, Cor, alive.

At any cost.

Until he meets Shay Doyle, healer and member of a secret group of immortal Celtic warriors, the Tuatha De Danaan, living in modern-day Colorado. When Cor is injured, Bannerman is forced to accept her help. He quickly realizes that the golden-haired healer is shield-maiden tough and can hold her own on the field of battle with the big boys. And Shay soon discovers that there is more to Bann than meets the eye.

Now, with the shape-shifter Cernunnos teaming up with the local pack of Fir Bolgs (Bronze Age creatures with a nasty taste for children), Bannerman, Shay, her wolf-dog, Max, and the rest of the Doyle clan must figure out how to battle one insane god.

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Release Day Blitz: Blood For the Sun

Blood For the Sun is by Errick Nunnally and will be out July 1.  We’re currently looking for people to participate in a release day blitz on that day (separate from the blog tour):

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“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.”

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BEA Tips

As you know, we’re getting very excited for BEA.  Hopefully we’ll get to meet you there. But if it’s your first time, you may not know what to expect.  Fortunately, Hannah from Irish Banana has excellent tips for you.

BEA is the most exciting and overwhelming (in the best way) event possible and I would encourage you to make a plan and to be willing to let that plan go.  Things change last minute and you have to pay attention or you may miss something amazing.

I absolutely cosign every tip Hannah has (especially “be polite” and “wear comfortable shoes”) and please come visit us.  Booth 2567!

As a reminder, here’s our schedule:

Errick Nunnally and Jennifer Allis Provost will both be signing on Saturday at 11:30, making it a perfect one-stop event.

Here’s the entire schedule, though (although times are, as always, subject to change.  But I’ll keep reminding you before BEA and will Tweet during.

Spencer Hill Press Signing Schedule

Thursday
10:00 – Colette Ballard (RUNNING ON EMPTY) (book drop)

1:00 – Elizabeth Langston (I WISH) & Jennifer Murgia (FOREST OF WHISPERS)

3:00 – Kelly Hashway (MONSTER WITHIN) & Lisa Amowitz (VISION)

Friday
10:00 – Alex Kahler (MARTYR) & Danielle Ellison (FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS)

1:00 – Nikki Urang (THE HIT LIST), Megan Whitmer (BETWEEN), & Erica Cameron (cover reveal)

3:00 – Kelsey Macke (DAMSEL DISTRESSED) & Dahlia Adler (BEHIND THE SCENES)

3:00 – Rachel Harris (THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING) – main autographing area

Saturday
10:00 – T. J. Wooldridge (SILENT STARSONG)

11:30 – Jennifer Allis Provost (COPPER GIRL & COPPER RAVENS) & Errick Nunnally (BLOOD FOR THE SUN)

1:00 – Kell Andrews (DEADWOOD) & Laura Diamond (ZODIAC COLLECTOR)

11:00-12:00 – Jennifer L. Armentrout (THE RETURN: A TITAN NOVEL) – main autographing area

11:30-12:30 – Daisy Whitney (BEN FOX, SQUIRREL ZOMBIE SPECIALIST) – main autographing area

 

 

 

Blog Tour: The Other Tree

The Other Tree by DK Mok is out now! (review links courtesy of DK Mok)

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/dkmok

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Family. Truth. Immortality.
Choose one.

It’s been four years since Chris Arlin graduated with a degree that most people think she made up, and she’s still no closer to scraping up funding for her research into rare plants. Instead, she’s stacking shelves at the campus library, until a suspiciously well-dressed man offers her a lucrative position on a scientific expedition.

For Chris, the problem isn’t the fact that they’re searching for the Biblical Tree of Life. Nor is it the fact that most of the individuals on the expedition seem to be fashionably lethal mercenaries. The problem is that the mission is being backed by SinaCorp, the corporation responsible for a similar, failed expedition on which her mother died eleven years ago.

However, when Chris’s father is unexpectedly diagnosed with an incurable illness, Chris sees only one solution. Vowing to find the Tree of Life before SinaCorp’s mercenaries, Chris recruits Luke, an antisocial campus priest undergoing a crisis of faith. Together, they embark on a desperate race to find Eden.

However, as the hunt intensifies, Chris discovers growing evidence of her mother’s strange behaviour before her death, and she begins to realise that SinaCorp isn’t the only one with secrets they want to stay buried.

 

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“A ripping good yarn sure to please readers who enjoy mysteries, legends, and overcoming the burden of hard choices.”

Darby Karchut, The Griffin Series

“Heartfelt, exciting, suspenseful, and poignant.”

The Book Adventures

“A witty adventure laced with sneak-attack humor, intrepid heroes, and dogged villains. As if Douglas Adams had written the DaVinci Code with a female lead who has the heart of Indiana Jones and little need for bullwhip or gun.”

– Errick A. Nunnally, Blood For The Sun

 

We’re doing a special blog tour in July. Comment to sign up!

Blog Tour: Divinity

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Divinity is by Michelle L. Johnson and will be out September 23.

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.”

This blog tour will run throughout the month of September. Comment to sign up for it.

Blog Tour: 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 July 1.

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“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.”

The blog tour begins in July. Comment if you want to join the tour!

Upcoming Books: Into the Night

Into the Night by Suzy Rigdon is coming out in the winter of this year.

Synopsis:

“When Selina Baker, a coordinator for a Boston non-profit, goes out on the town with her friend Jess, she never expected to meet the man of her dreams. And she certainly never expected him to be undead.

When things go from flirty to majorly flawed on her first date with James Lawton, Selina suddenly finds herself in the mix with the creatures she thought were made up solely for late night T.V.—vampiresInto the Night follows Selina’s transformation from a wallflower into an impulsive and dangerous new vampire.  With no choice in the matter, Selina becomes trapped between a new man, his wary brothers, and his cruel and controlling Queen, who wants nothing more than to watch her suffer and bleed.  Selina must walk the fine line between adjusting to her new powers, life after death, and following the rules; all to disastrous result.”

How awesome does this sound?!

I cannot wait to read this.

Guest Post: The Story Behind The Stag Lord

The Story Behind The Stag Lord

By

Darby Karchut (Darby Kaye)

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The Stag Lord was not my fault. Not one bit.

 

I was quite happy with my young adult series (the Griffin Rising books) and my middle grade series (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen). I love my “sons” and enjoy watching them grow up.

 

However, fans kept telling me how much they were beguiled by the male adult protagonists in my teen books: kingly Basil and soldierly Gideon. Why? Because Basil and Gideon were men. Real men. Men who embraced the role of father-figure to their teen apprentices; men that fought evil honorably and defended the innocent valiantly.

 

In fact, one fan actually wrote some fan fiction — stories that featured Gideon in an adult relationship, then sent the stories (about half a dozen in all) to me. I read them and enjoyed them and thought they were very well written. And they got the writer part of my brain a-thinking. And dreaming. And writing little notes to myself.

 

And it slowly dawned on me that by writing adult male protagonists into all my teen novels, I was training myself for the day when I send the kids to bed early and try something new.

 

Thus, The Stag Lord was born.

 

With Bannerman “Bann” Boru, I wanted to continue to explore the male archetypes of Patriarch, Warrior, and Lover that I had hinted at in my teen novels, but for obvious reasons, could only refer to obliquely.

 

I began the first draft in the spring of 2013. I quickly discovered that writing for adults had its own challenges. I found myself constantly edging up to the violence and grittiness needed by the story, peeking over the fence, then getting pulled back by my teen author self. I had to push, and push hard, to knock that fence down. I had to really stretch myself to explore scenes that I was uncomfortable writing, then writing them bleaker. I forced myself to put my characters into horrible situations, then even more horrible situations, and watch them battle back, bloodied and scarred and grief-filled.

 

I’ve never had such fun! I loved it. Loved. It. Crafting a story without the constraints inherent to teen novels was refreshing in a square-the-shoulders, toe-the-line, chin-tucked-and-fists-raised kind of way. Writing an adult novel helped me strengthen my skills and explore issues I’ve never been able to with Griffin and Finn.

 

Now, it is six months to the October 28 release date. The gorgeous cover art has been created (thank you, Errick Nunnally), the manuscript has run the gauntlet of the various editors (I’m waving at you three, Vikki Ciaffone, my editor-in-chief and copy editors, Richard “Shecky” Shealy and Rich Storrs), and I’m nervously awaiting the early reviews.

 

It’s been a wild rollercoaster, but I’m really glad I strapped on my seatbelt for it. And what am I doing now? Why, I’m working on the sequel, Unholy Blue. Because this ride is just beginning.