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Happy Halloween ebook sale!

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, we have a scary story e-book sale! Two spooky anthologies, a Victorian supernatural thrillers, and three of the best modern horror novels, all $.99 and under (all platforms!) Pick up something scary to read this evening!

GHOSTS BY GASLIGHT, Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense, edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers

An absolutely mind-boggling gathering of some of today’s very best dark storytellers—including Peter Beagle, James Morrow, Sean Williams, Gene Wolfe, Garth Nix, Marly Youmans, Jeffery Ford, and Robert Silverberg—Ghosts by Gaslight offers chilling gothic and spectral tales in a delightfully twisted Victorian and Edwardian vein. Think Henry James’s Turn of the Screw and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a decidedly steampunk edge, and you’re ready to confront Ghosts by Gaslight.

999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, edited by Al Sarrantonio

Award-winning writer and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers together twenty-nine original stories from masters of the macabre, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, David Morrell, Erin van Lustbader, and many more. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror tales of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the extraordinary scope of fantastical fright fiction. The stories in this anthology are a relentless tour de force of fear, which will haunt you, terrify you, and keep the adrenaline rushing all through the night.

HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES, Tim Powers

From Last Call to On Stranger Tides to Declare to Three Days to Never, any book by the inimitable Tim Powers is a wonder. With Hide Me Among the Graves, it’s possible that the uniquely ingenious Powers has surpassed even himself. A breathtaking historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide, Hide Me Among the Graves transports readers back to mid-19th century London and features a reformed ex-prostitute, a veterinarian, and the vampire ghost of Lord Byron’s onetime physician, uncle to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Sweeping from the mansions of London’s high society to its grimy slums, the elegant salons of the West End to the pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a dazzling, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride—a modern horror story with a Victorian twist.

AUDREY’S DOOR, THE MISSING, and THE KEEPER by Sarah Langan

Three amazing horror novels from the acclaimed author! Sarah Langan’s first novel, TheKeeper (2006), was a New York Times Editor’s Pick. Her second novel, The Missing (2007), won the Bram Stoker Award for outstanding novel, was a Publishers Weekly favorite book of the year, and an IHG outstanding novel nominee. The New York Times Book Review recently compared the her to Mary Shelley, extolling The Missing‘s “mournful end-of-the-world narrative,” and her “vision of a society perishing from within, exhausted by its own excesses.” Her third novel, Audrey’s Door, is about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Both THE MISSING and THE KEEPER are $.99, and AUDREY’S DOOR is free!

ETA–AUDREY’S DOOR is not up at Nook yet, given server issues post-Sandy, but the $.99 price for all the others is valid across platforms.

 

 

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Out Now–Brom’s KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD!

Brom’s fabulous new book, KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD, is out now

“Terrific. A wild ride….I loved it. It hooked me and I couldn’t put it down.”
—Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus. But the lines between good and evil become blurred as Jesse’s new master reveals many dark secrets about the cherry-cheeked Santa Claus, including how half a millennium ago the jolly old saint imprisoned Krampus and usurped his magic.

Now Santa’s time is running short, for the Yule Lord is determined to have his retribution and reclaim Yuletide. If Jesse can survive this ancient feud, he might have the chance to redeem himself in his family’s eyes, to save his own broken dreams, . . . and to help bring the magic of Yule to the impoverished folk of Boone County.

“Brom is that rare breed: a person who is skilled in more than one area of artistic expression. Here’s hoping that he will continue to share his dark and often beautiful dreams with us for many years to come.” — Christopher Paolini

“This illustrated horror novel by acclaimed gothic fantasy artist, illustrator, and novelist Brom (The Child Thief) is perfect for anyone who disdains a cozy, sentimental holiday story.”

— Library Journal

Read some of KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD here.

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Happy Pub Day to Jocelynn Drake, Terri Garey, and Caris Roane!

An anthology from authors Jocelynn Drake, Terri Garey, and Caris RoaneLooking for a great paranormal read with a romantic thread that leaves your spine tingling? Just in time for Halloween, Avon Impulse has the perfect haunted anthology for readers.  BLOOD BY MOONLIGHT (Avon Impulse; On Sale: 10/23/2012; E-ISBN 9780062238870; $0.99) brings three beloved paranormal and urban fantasy authors together to tell original tales of romance where anything can happen under a Halloween moon.

Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake’s “Of Monsters and Men” as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court’s Wild Hunt. Drake, best known in the urban fantasy world for her Dark Days series and her new trade paperback, ANGEL’S INK (on sale now from Harper Voyager), is a favorite of Kim Harrison, who said about ANGEL’S INK, “Drake’s writing holds a wonderfully wry humor akin to dark chocolate,” and reviewers: RT Book Reviews calls her an “expert storyteller.” “Of Monsters and Men” is set to please romance and paranormal fans alike.

In Terri Garey’s “The Ghoul Next Door”, a witch and a warlock battle it out for possession of a haunted house, but the ghost may have her own agenda. Garey is well-known in the spooky romance arena. Her Nicki Styx series started off with DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY winning two coveted RITA Awards, including Best First Book.

Avon Impulse newcomer Caris Roane joins these two paranormal masters with “Trick or Threaten,” in which a Master vampire struggles to stay away from the mortal woman who enflames his very soul.

Readers will enjoy this “fun read” (All Things Urban Fantasy) from three of today’s spookiest authors.

About the authors

Jocelynn Drake is the bestselling author of the Dark Days series. Formerly a financial analyst, Jocelynn Drake lives in Kentucky.

Terri Garey is the author of paranormal comedies about life and death. A former computer analyst, she now works full-time devising demented tales from the dark side. Ever an optimist, Terri sees more twisted tales in her future.

Caris Roane has published more than fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name Valerie King. Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris then tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.

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Initiate’s Trial by Janny Wurts: Now Available as a Mass-Market Paperback!

The new novel from Janny WurtsThe latest installment in Janny WurtsWars of Light and Shadow series, Initiate’s Trial, is now available in mass market paperback! The ninth book in this brilliant epic fantasy series, returns us to the half-brothers, Arithon and Lysaer, who were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera. Now Arithon has been magically imprisoned, his memories removed. He must spend 150 years fighting the vicious wraiths that threaten Athera. Meanwhile his daughter is being raised and trained by his enemies, the Koriani enchantresses. When she eventually learns of her father′s existence she chooses her own destruction to secure his freedom. Still ruled by the Mistwraith’s curse, Lysaer will stop at nothing to find and destroy the newly freed Arithon. The race is on for Arithon to recover himself before Lysaer’s minions take him.

 

Praise for Janny Wurts’ Wars of Light and Shadows series

“Wurts neatly balances both the epic scale of the coming clash and the individual perspective of those swept into it while weaving an impressive tapestry of politics, religion, and magic.Publishers Weekly

“Astonishingly original and compelling. A gifted creator of wonder.”Raymond E. Feist

“Janny Wurts builds beautiful castlesin the air, where every detail is richlyimagined and vividly rendered.”—Diana Gabaldon

 

Read an excerpt at www.facebook.com/JannyWurts

For more info on Initiate’s Trial, click here.

New to the series? Read an excerpt from Book 1, The Curse of the Mistwraith here.

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Take our survey and automatically enter to win a signed first edition copy of Brom’s Krampus & other goodies!

We’re always aiming to make the Harper Voyager reading and social media experience better and better. So we figured we’d go to those most vital to it: you, the readers. So we made a survey. And yes, there is something in it for you. When you take the survey you are automatically entered in a giveaway of a signed first edition KRAMPUS by Brom in a snazzy Voyager tote bag full of other author-related swag! (See below and note we don’t even reveal what else will be in the bag!) Click here to take survey!

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The Submission Portal is now closed

Thank you to all 4,563 submissions that we received between the 1st and 15th of October. Our reading list just got a lot longer!

We need to take a bit of time to read through each manuscript, but we hope to speak to everyone we would like to take forward on our publishing programme within the next three months.

Unfortunately because of the volume of submissions, we will not be able to respond to those people whose projects we are not pursuing.

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Happy Pub Day to Jocelynn Drake!

Book 1 of the Asylum Tales series

Jocelynn Drake’s latest, Angel’s Ink, is now available as a trade paperback and an eBook! This is the first in Drake’s fantastic new Asylum Tales urban fantasy series, which takes place in a seedy tattoo parlor that offers an unusual service to customers willing to pay the price: magic tattoos. The right ingredients mixed in the ink along with the right symbol etched into the skin can get you your heart’s desire in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires walk free and happy among humanity. Asylum Tattoos is owned by Gage, a man with a few skeletons in his closet—namely, the fact that he’s a warlock on the lamb from the sinister Ivory Towers.

Critics love Angel’s Ink!

“Drake kicks off a new urban fantasy series with a strong first title….Gage is an appealing, noirish lead character, a single guy down on his luck. Urban fantasy readers who prefer male leads, which can be rather scarce in this subgenre, should definitely check out this series from the popular Drake.” Booklist

“Drake very ably spins a series launch about a tattoo artist with big secrets… [Gage] stirs up trouble that sends the plot caroming with ferocious intensity to a satisfying but open-ended conclusion.” — Publishers Weekly

“Angel’s Ink is an other-earthly blend of magic and technology in the best tradition of urban fantasy that refused to let me go. The continuing Asylum Tales promise to be intriguing and wildly inventive.”—Kim Harrison

“Gritty, authentic and fast-paced! This urban fantasy series rocks!” — J.R. Ward

“A lot of fun, with a whole new take on the dark urban fantasy. Bright and breezy, with fascinating characters, and a background with hidden depths. Drake puts the ink in incredible.” — Simon R. Green 

For more info on Angel’s Ink, click here.

PS: If you’re looking to dip into Angel’s Ink, here’s an awesome Spotify playlist to get you into the Asylum groove!

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The Daylight War Cover Shoot with Larry Rostant

You’ve probably seen his work even if you don’t recognise his name.

His work has graced the covers of many Science Fiction and Fantasy books over his career (not to mention film, TV and other media). His combined use of photography and illustration give his work a uniquely illustrative aesthetic (I may have pulled that from his Facebook bio but it doesn’t make it any less true). Plus, when I met him yesterday on the cover shoot for The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett, it turns out he is also a lovely man.

So lovely in fact that he let me take a few pictures of the shoot to share with you!

Ten points to anyone who can guess the character!

The shoot started at twelve and finished after four. The lovely model tried several different poses and costumes. This however, is just the start of the work that will go into producing the finished book cover.

The Daylight War (11/02/2013) by Peter V. Brett is the third book in The Demon Cycle. The first two books – The Painted Man and The Desert Spear – are available now from all good bookshops. You can see more pictures on the Voyager Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/HarperVoyagerUK

You can check out Larry’s other work on his website:

http://www.rostant.com/

 

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Richard Kadrey and Brom Talk Art at NYCC!

Ever wonder what your favorite writers are doing in their day-to-day lives? Harper Voyager authors Richard Kadrey and Brom have pretty interesting “day” jobs as a fetish photographer and artist, respectively. They’ll be doing a panel at NYCC this evening discussing their artwork and their writing, and how these intersect with the awesome SF/F worlds they create. Stop by the Author Unbound stage at 6PM to get the low-down on “The Art of Fiction, Fantasy, and Fetish.”

Here’s a quick sample of the many artistic talents of Brom and Richard Kadrey! Check it out:

This is Brom's latest book cover, for his creepy Christmas story gone-wrong, KRAMPUS.

"Helexa" by Brom

One of Richard's...ahem...tamer photographs. Courtesy of http://kaosbeautyklinik.carbonmade.com/.

Courtesy of Richard Kadrey and http://kaosbeautyklinik.carbonmade.com/.

For a complete list of Harper Voyager events at NYCC, click here. Brom will also be appearing on the Zombies! Monsters! Dad? Oh My. panal at 9pm.