Uncategorized |

Voyager Authors at C2E2!

Our authors will be speaking at C2E2! See below for a list of panels where you can see Alex Gordon, Bishop O’Connell, Kelley Grant, and more!

 

FRIDAY

 

Title: Gallows Humor: Authors on Making Light During the Darkest Scenes
Date: 4/24/2015
Time: 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Location: Room S401

Description: It’s the end of the world as you know it. You are racing towards that last battle, heart in your throat and someone cracks a joke. (“Get the Cheese to sickbay!”). You stop to laugh, breathe, relax and breathe for a moment before the tension rachets up and throws you off the literary (not literal!) cliff. Join some of today’s top genre fiction as they discuss the art of integrating humor into horrorific scenarios and how this device evelvates a good book into a great read.

Speakers: Alex Gordon, Bryon Quertermous, Daryl Gregory, Jon Jordan, Lexie Dunne, Tim Lees, Wesley Chu

***Panel Signing: 6:15 – 7:15PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.

———————————————————————————————

SATURDAY

Title: Reinventing the Hero(ine)
Date: 4/25/2015
Time: 12:15PM – 1:15PM
Location: Room S403

Description: Heroes come in many forms these days, from reluctant superheroes to psychics and beyond. Join Authors Charlaine Harris (Day Shift), Steve Bein (the Fated Blades series), Bailey Cunningham (the Parallel Parks series), Lexie Dunne (Superheroes Anonymous) and Lauren Roy (the Night Owls series) as they discuss the paranormal elements in their action-packed novels that keep their protagonists on their toes and delight and reward readers.

Speakers: Charlaine Harris, Lauren Roy, Lexie Dunne, Steve Bein, Bailey Cunningham

***Panel Signing: 1:30 – 2:30PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.

 

Title: Authors of Epic Fantasy
Date: 4/25/2015
Time: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Room S402

Description: The realm of epic Fantasy encompasses some of the most popular media properties today, from The Hobbit to Game of Thrones. But what does Epic Fantasy mean to you? Dragons, magic and chivalrous knights? And what does it mean to the Authors writing Fantasy fiction today? What are its roots and where is it going? Find out by joining Authors Peter V. Brett (The Demon Cycle), Kelley Grant (Desert Rising), Naomi Novik (Uprooted) and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle) as they discuss works of Fantasy fiction past, present and future.

Speakers: Colleen Lindsay, Kelley Grant, Naomi Novik, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett

***Panel Signing: 4:15 – 5:15PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.

 

Title: Ghosts and Grim Tidings: The Latest Trends in Horror Fiction
Date: 4/25/2015
Time: 4:15PM – 5:15PM
Location: Room S405b

Description: We’ve all had the experience of staying up all night to read a bone-chilling book….simply because we’re afraid to turn off the light and have the words play against the dark screen of their nocturnal imagination. Join celebrated psychological thriller and horror novelists (including Alex Gordon and Daryl Gregory) as they discuss the most chilling trends in horror fiction. What truly scares jaded readers? What makes the authors themselves wake up in a cold sweat?

Speakers: Alex Gordon, Ali T. Kokmen, Daniel Krause, Daryl Gregory

***Panel Signing: 5:30 – 6:30PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.

———————————————————————————————

SUNDAY

 

Title: Out of This World! Science Fiction Authors in Conversation

Date: 4/26/2015
Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Location: Room S405a

Description: Science fiction is mainstream once again. Deep space, time travel, galactic cataclysms and even magic systems based on quantum mechanics continue to fascinate readers. Join Authors Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao, Time Salvagers), Mike Shepherd (Jump Universe, Kris Longknife) and Bishop O’Connell (The Stolen, The Forgotten) as they discuss their inspirations, research, thoughts on future themes and the exploration of new realities! Moderated by Gary K. Wolfe of Locus Magazine.

Speakers: Gary K. Wolfe, Mike Shepherd, Wesley Chu, Bishop O’Connell

***Panel Signing: 1:15 – 2:15PM in the C2E2 Autographing Area.

Uncategorized |

POSITIVE and DESERT RISING are on sale today!


In the bestselling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel—an entertaining page-turning zombie epic that is sure to become a classic.

Anyone can be positive . . .

The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan’s hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his twenty-first birthday without an incident, he’ll be cleared.

Until then, Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed—a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome meets World War Z and I Am Legend in this thrilling tale that has it all: a compelling story, great characters, and explosive action, making Positive the ultimate zombie novel of our time.

Critical Praise:

“One of the best zombie novels I’ve read in years. The heart of the zombie story has always been humanity. Positive is a harrowing, brutal, brilliant look at that heart…and it’s still beating.” — New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire on POSITIVE

“A tantalizing and terrifying new take on the zombie mythos, David Wellington’s POSITIVE buzzes with dark, malignant energy. But just beneath the surface of the young protagonist’s journey hums a powerful subtext essaying … the brutal rites of coming-of-age. Wow! Highly recommended.” — Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead: Descent on POSITIVE

“Combining action and horror and featuring a sympathetic if naïve hero, this is a great addition to the zombie canon from Wellington. Finn’s journey has an epic scale that seems destined for movie screens. In this postapocalyptic world the horror arises mostly from the violent remnants of humanity.” — Library Journal (starred review) on POSITIVE

“If John Wyndham had written a zombie novel, it might very well have resembled Wellington’s clever apocalyptic thriller….Finn’s personal growth is plausible as he grapples with the ethics of survival, and the story displays an imagination familiar to fans of Wellington’s Chimera.” — Publishers Weekly on POSITIVE

“Wellington’s most ambitious book is also his best, written with a maturity and compassion indicative of a writer who’s found the story he was made to tell. Zombie groupies will eat this one up, but it should also be recommended to readers of all epic-scale fantasy.” — Booklist on POSITIVE

“Positive is an excellent novel for those just starting to explore the post-apocalyptic genre while also a satisfying read for the diehard fans out there that are well versed in the worlds of zombies and the end of the world as we know it.” — New York Journal of Books on POSITIVE

Purchase:

IndieBound

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

HarperCollins

 

“It frightens me, knowing the One has called up two such strong individuals. It means that there are troubled times in our future, and you must prepare yourselves.”

The Temple at Illian is the crown jewel of life in the Northern Territory. There, pledges are paired with feli, the giant sacred cats of the One god, and are instructed to serve the One’s four capricious deities. Yet Sulis, a young woman from the Southern Desert, has a different perspective—one that just might be considered heresy, but that is catching on rather quickly …

Sulis’s twin, Kadar, meanwhile, is part of a different sort of revolution. When Kadar falls in love with a woman from a Forsaken caste, he finds he’s willing to risk anything to get these people to freedom. But with Sulis drawing a dangerous level of attention from the deities, and war about to break out on two fronts, change may not come as easily as either twin had hoped.

An astonishing debut, Kelley Grant’s Desert Rising brings to life a powerful new epic fantasy tale of determination and self-discovery.

 

Critical Praise:

“Grant draws readers into her unusual setting with lively, well-rounded characters and a satisfyingly twisty plot. Thoughtful worldbuilding adds color and believability. Readers searching for a strong female protagonist and dangerous intrigue in a refreshing fantasy world will enjoy this impressive series opener.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on DESERT RISING

Purchase for only $2.99!

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

iBooks

HarperCollins

 

 

Uncategorized |

Excerpt from David Wellington’s POSITIVE

In the bestselling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel—an entertaining page-turning zombie epic that is sure to become a classic. POSITIVE is not out until next week, but we’ve got a sneak peek right here!

 

 

 

Uncategorized |

APEX is on sale today!

A new dawn is coming.

It’s been eons since Humans controlled the universe, after their defeat by a mysterious enemy. With their downfall came a virtual dark age in which culture and technology stagnated. But now trade is once again flourishing as Human artifacts resurface throughout the galaxy, resurrecting long-forgotten advancements.

And one such discovery may very well alter the course of the future forever.

An epic space adventure, Aer-ki Jyr’s Apex is a breathless race to the ultimate prize, with the very fate of the stars hanging in the balance.

 

Buy it today for just $3.99 at:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Google Play

HarperCollins

Uncategorized |

DARK ALCHEMY is on sale today!

Stephen King’s The Gunslinger meets Breaking Bad in Laura Bickle’s contemporary fantasy novel Dark Alchemy.

Some secrets are better left buried …

Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming seeking clues to her father’s disappearance years ago. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up—desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can’t scientifically explain—her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town’s most powerful interests. Petra’s father wasn’t the only one searching for the alchemical secrets of Temperance, and those still looking are now ready to kill. Armed with nothing but shaky alliances, a pair of antique guns, and a relic she doesn’t understand, the only thing Petra knows for sure is that she and her coyote sidekick are going to have to move fast—or die next.

Buy it now for just $2.99 at:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

iBookstore

HarperCollins

 

Uncategorized |

Cover Reveal: DEVIL IN THE WIRES

For those of you waiting for Tim Lees’ second Field Ops novel, the wait is almost over!  If you haven’t had a chance to pick up his first book, THE GOD HUNTER, now is the time (it’s just $0.99 with a teaser to DEVIL IN THE WIRES).  And if you’re short on time, don’t worry – both books can stand on their own two feet.

Now, without further ado, here is the cover for DEVIL IN THE WIRES!

 

“It’s a perfect circle, Chris. The god receives his audience, the grid receives the power—and we light up Chicago.”

After the perilous retrieval of a long-dormant god from Iraq, Chris Copeland—professional god hunter and company troubleshooter—is about ready to quit his job. But his employers at the Registry have other plans… plans to build a power facility on the shores of Lake Michigan. Adam Shailer, a rising star at the Registry, thinks he can cage the god, drain its energy and power the city.

It’s Chris’s job to make sure nothing goes wrong. And at first, everything seems fine. Great, even. But when ecstatic devotees start leaving human sacrifices on the beach near the god-house, it quickly becomes clear that the god is not as contained as the Registry would have everyone believe… The devil’s in the wires, and there’s no turning back now.

Preorder it now!

Uncategorized |

THE FORGOTTEN is on sale today!

Across the United States, children are vanishing. Only this time, faeries may not be to blame…

Dante, Regent of the fae’s Rogue Court, has been receiving disturbing reports. Human children are manifesting magical powers in record numbers. Shunned and forgotten, they live on the streets in rag tag groups with the already booming population of homeless changelings. But the streets aren’t a haven; someone, or something, is hunting these children down.

Wraith, a teenage spell slinger, has no home, no family, and no real memories of her past. She and her friends SK, Fritz, and Shadow are constantly on the run, fleeing from a dark and unknown enemy. But when her friends are taken by “the snatchers,” Wraith is their only hope. Her journey to find her friends will test the limits of her magic, and her trust. A dark force is on the rise, and it could spell the end of our world as we know it.

Amazon

iBookstore

Barnes and Noble

HarperCollins

Uncategorized |

The Hugo Awards

Hugo Nominations close on March 10th, and although it’s a little late, we wanted to make sure you were aware of all the books, stories, and authors published by Harper Voyager US that are eligible for both Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award.

 We’re proud of all the books and authors associated with Harper Voyager US, and hope you agree when filling out your ballots!


 (Note: These are listed by on-sale date)

 

Best Novel:

James Smythe – The Echo 

Kim Harrison – The Undead Pool

Sabrina Benulis – Covenant

Kylie Chan – Dark Serpent

C. Robert Cargill – Queen of the Dark Things

Ian Douglas – Dark Matter

Vicki Petterson – The Given

Bishop O’Connel – The Stolen

Henry V. O’Neill – Glory Main

Tim Lees – The God Hunter

Nick Cole – Soda Pop Soldier

Richard Kadrey – The Getaway God

Jack Heckel – Once Upon A Rhyme

Kim Harrison – The Witch with No Name

Beth Cato – The Clockwork Dagger

Erik Williams – Demon

Sheri S. Tepper – Fish Tails

Caitlin Kittredge – Black Dog

Richard Kadrey – Metrophage

Lexie Dunne – Superheroes Anonymous

Jack Heckel – Happily Never After

Joseph Nassise – On Her Majesty’s Behalf

Sarah Remy – Stonehill Downs

Warren Hammond – Tides of Maritinia

 

Best Short Story:

Kim Harrison – Sudden Backtrack

 

Best Anthology:

Christopher Golden – Dark Duets

 

John W. Campbell Award:

C. Robert Cargill

Beth Cato 

Lexie Dunne

Katherine Harbour

Jack Heckel

Emmi Itäranta

Bishop O’Connell

Sarah Remy

 

Uncategorized |

DEMON CHILD out now!

 

The second book in bestselling author Kylie Chan’s thrilling celestial battle trilogy is out now!

War with Hell looms and the cruel demons could gain control of everything. Emma Donahoe has faced down threats to her loved ones and never given up the fight. But as the demons close in, she faces a new danger—John’s love for her could lead to her complete annihilation.

Click here for more information and to purchase!

Uncategorized |

Desert Rising: Cover Reveal

Behold… the final cover for DESERT RISING!

Available to download on April 21, 2015

About Desert Rising:

”It frightens me, knowing the One has called up two such strong individuals. It means that there are troubled times in our future, and you must prepare yourselves.”

The Temple at Illian is the crown jewel of life in the Northern Territory. There, pledges are paired with feli, the giant sacred cats of the One god, and are instructed to serve the One’s four capricious deities. Yet Sulis, a young woman from the Southern Desert, has a different perspective – one that just might be considered heresy, but that is catching on rather quickly…

Sulis’s twin Kadar, meanwhile, is part of a different sort of revolution. When Kadar falls in love with a woman from a Forsaken caste, he finds he’s willing to risk anything to get these people to freedom. But with Sulis drawing a dangerous level of attention from the deities, and war about to break out on two fronts, change may not come as easily as either twin had hoped.

An astonishing debut, Kelley Grant brings to life a powerful new epic fantasy tale of determination and self-discovery.

Pre-Order:

Amazon

BN

iTunes

 

Voyager US |

THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE: Out Today!

AHHHH! Kickass steampunk fantasy THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE by Viola Carr (one of team HarperVoyager’s fan favs, see above) is out today!


ABOUT THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE:

n an electrified Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with newfangled technological gadgets. She will need every advantage available to catch a terrifying new psychopath splattering London with blood. Hidden in the grimy shadows, the fiendish murderer preys on beautiful women, drugging them before slicing off their limbs. Finding the “Slicer” can make Eliza’s career . . . or unmask her darkest secret. Like her father, she has a hidden second self that emerges when she drinks his forbidden magical elixir. Just a few sips, and a seductive and impulsive Lizzie Hyde is unleashed.

The members of the Royal Society do not trust Eliza, and they send their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a dangerous sorceress. The careful doctor knows that one wrong step can make her prey to the clever Lafayette, a man who harbors an evil curse of his own. No matter how much she craves the elixir, she must resist.

But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need the potion’s power to help her . . . even if it might attract the attentions of Lafayette. .

Even if it means setting the wild Lizzie free. . . .

Read an excerpt HERE.

Purchase links:

Amazon

BN

IndieBound

iBooks

And check out some of the awesome reviews of this book that are out there in the geek and romance media world!

A guest post on USA Today’s HEA Blog about how the idea for the book came about:

“I love steampunk, and I’m a geek at heart. What could be cooler than a steampunk detective heroine, haunted by an irrepressible dark side, solving murders with wacky science? Thus was born the Electric Empire series, which begins with The Diabolical Miss Hyde.” 

A fantastic “A” Grade review from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books:

“The Diabolical Miss Hyde is a big, juicy steampunk/fantasy/romance/mystery package of fun, and I highly recommend it.”

The Diabolical Miss Hyde was also listed as a B&N Buyer’s Pick for February on the B&N SFF Blog, and on Tor.com

“This debut electropunk monster mashup gives you exactly what you never knew you wanted: The classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a genderbent twist.”

A rave review on Tor.com from fellow Harper Voyager author, Beth Cato:

“Voice is such a nebulous yet vital element in writing. It’s attitude, rhythm, dialogue. It’s what makes a book come alive. Within a matter of sentences, Viola Carr’s novel snared me…”