Voyager US |

Reaping The Harvest: Vicki Pettersson e-novella on sale!

Are your holidays getting hellish yet? Now’s the time of year when families come together and revel in the festive spirit…and start to grate on one another’s nerves. But it’s nothing compared to what Zoe Archer goes through in Vicki Pettersson’s lately re-released Signs of the Zodiac novella, The Harvest. Originally published in the Holidays Are Hell anthology, “The Harvest” is a perfect jumping-on point for those new to Pettersson’s work.

“The Harvest” brings new meaning to the idea of gathering with friends and family: it’s always best to keep your friends close and your enemies closer—and that’s why Zoe Archer must go face the leader of the Shadow Zodiac to rescue her infant grandchild. “The Harvest” is poignant and bittersweet, and sheds light on the characters of the Zodiac universe, including Warren, the Tulpa, and Zoe herself. Pettersson’s take on good versus evil is subtle and compelling in this exquisitely written novella—enough to make any fan of urban fantasy grateful that their family isn’t Zoe’s.

 

Praise for Vicki Pettersson:

“Pettersson hits every note in the familiar duet of a ‘reticent, complicated, darkly sexy man’ and a luscious, plucky ‘girl reporter’…. The resulting irresistibly good yarn proves that there’s still plenty of room for brilliant innovation in urban fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly on The Taken (starred review)

 

“Passion and intrigue, heartbreak and victory–The Touch of Twilight offers an intricate plot populated with complex characters. Nothing is predictable in Vicki Pettersson’s newest novel… except the need to read more.”

— Melissa Marr on The Touch of Twilight

 

“The Scent of Shadows is a bold concept, skillfully developed. The ugly grit and intoxicating glitter of Vicki Pettersson’s world of Las Vegas is the perfect mirror for her character, Joanna Archer, whose hard past flows into her unimaginably chancy future.”

— Kim Harrison on The Scent of Shadows

 

About the Author:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Signs of the Zodiac series—and former showgirl—Vicki Pettersson was born, raised, and still lives in Sin City, where a backyard view of the Strip regularly inspires her to set down her martini and write.

 

Voyager US |

Bring Kim Harrison to Your Town!

EVER AFTER by Kim HarrisonIf you’ve been following Kim Harrison’s Drama Box, you know that Harper Voyager just wrapped up planning the 2013 tour for EVER AFTER. But this year, there’s a twist: if Kim isn’t already coming to a city near you (check out her tour schedule here), you’ve got a chance to bring her to YOUR hometown.

Here’s how it works:

Click the link at the end of this post. Fill in your name, email address, the city you’d like Kim Harrison to visit, and your favorite bookstore or library. (US markets only, please)

A city needs 100 unique votes to move to the finals (one entry per person). And please, don’t force your friends and family to vote, unless they are Hollows insiders, too! Entries are open from November 27 through December 3, so act fast!

By December 4, 2012, if a city reaches 100 unique votes, it will be entered into the final bracket of the contest, hosted by Togather.com, a new website that helps connect readers with authors. Then, more voting!

The second round of voting will start on December 4, and we want to announce the winning event by December 27.

Once we’ve narrowed down the cities to a few finalists, we’ll set up event pages on Togather with a bookstore in each location. To register interest for the event, you can place a pre-order any Kim Harrison book through the site. Each book purchase serves as your ticket for the event, and you’ll automatically get added to the guestlist. The first city to buy 150 books WINS, and will be added on as the final stop on the EVER AFTER tour.

Orders are only placed if the bookstore in your hometown wins the Mystery City contest. If not, then no money is exchanged. If your store/city wins, the book will be sent to you on on-sale day from the hosting bookstore, and you have to bring it to the event for Kim herself to personalize it.

So go vote now, Hollows insiders!

Voyager Australia |

Voyager at Supanova

    Voyager Australia recently had a stand for Supanova, one of Australia’s oldest and largest pop culture conventions, up at their Brisbane show and had our authors attend the show in Adelaide the following week.

We were blessed with 2 fantastic local authors at the Brisbane show, the amazing Kylie Chan, who signed and sold special advance copies of her new graphic novel collaboration with Queenie Chan, Small Shen ( a prequel to her first book White Tiger!) and Will Elliott, author of the Pendulum series and the brand new Nightfall. At the Adelaide show we had Fiona McIntosh, who’s last book The Scrivener’s Tale, also returned to the roots of her first book, Myrren’s Gift. Influential author Sean Williams was also there  and spoke on one of the panels together with Trudi Canavan, Fiona McIntosh &  Juliet Marillier.

We had loads of Hobbit & Land of Ice of Fire goodies and other Voyager titles available and were handing out postcards with QR codes to read extracts to the crowds. It was a great success all round.

As always the cosplayers were out in force and there were some really brilliant costumes on display! Check out a few of them below:
 

Voyager US |

Praise for Cargill’s upcoming DREAMS AND SHADOWS

We absolutely adore C. Robert Cargill’s incredible debut, DREAMS AND SHADOWS, which we’ll publish in late February.  And we’re not the only ones–check out these amazing advance reviews!

“A beautifully written debut… Cargill uses an unhurried storyteller style that provides total immersion….Legends and fairy lore are given a dark urban twist with a raw, honest, sometimes violent edge. The universe is richly detailed, and issues of destiny and sacrifice give the story depth.”       — Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*

“Hard to put down…this is definitely going to attract readers of contemporary fantasy, particular those who enjoy Neil Gaiman’s adult books or Lev Grossman’s The Magicians”  — Library Journal

“Exceptional worldbuilding, sure-handed plotting and well-rounded characters, even the nasty ones, abound, and the whole impressive enterprise moves smartly along through a fairy culture with a structure and motivations sharply different from that of humans. A mesmerizing and highly original debut.” – Kirkus *Starred Review*

– Diana

Voyager US |

ARCHON by Sabrina Benulis now in trade paperback!

ARCHON by Sabrina Benlius, the first of the Books of Raziel series

ARCHON, the first of the Books of Raziel series by Sabrina Benulis, is now available as a trade paperback for your reading convenience! For those looking to read a series that has a new take on angels, demons, and the supernatural–this could be the series for you!

Here’s a quick description: 

Angela Mathers is obsessed with visions of angels, supernatural creatures who haunt her thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Released from a mental institution, she hopes her new university, West Wood Academy, will give her the chance at a normal life.

But such is not to be…. For a secret coven plots within West Wood, and demons and angels alike walk the streets of Luz, searching for the key to open Raziel’s book–a secret tome from a lost archangel. Some wish to destroy Raziel, others, like the Supernal Israfel, one of the highest of the high, to free him. For when the Archon rises as foretold, they will control the supernatural universe.

Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, Angela holds the key to both Heaven and Hell, and both will stop at nothing to possess her…

See who already loves ARCHON:

“These angels can be vindictive and cruel, more human than you might expect and oozing supernatural abilities…. If you think you have the guts to take on this novel pick it up.” — Boulder Examiner

“A dark, bold story.” — Lexington Literature Examiner

“This book is one of the best debut novels seen in a long time. Benulis writes a no-holds-barred tale of destruction, love, power, and friendship. Everything you thought you knew about God, the Devil, angels and demons will be wiped away and replaced with a world so terribly beautiful that you will yourself gazing out into the night sky, hoping against hope that magic is real. Her characters have depth and 3-deminsional personalities, while her scenery, complete with candlelight and stain-glass windows, emphasizes the primal battles that humans go through on a daily basis.”
— Tulsa Books Examiner

About the Author:

Sabrina Benulis graduated with a Masters in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She currently resides in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with her husband Mike, and her spoiled cockatiel Caesar.

Voyager UK |

Lands of Ice and Fire – a look into the world of George R.R. Martin

Today sees the publication of Lands of Ice and Fire. Fans of both the popular HBO (Game of Thrones) series and books will now be able to see maps of the known world in George R.R. Martin’s magnificent creation. The hardback case holds 12 beautiful maps:

  1. THE KNOWN WORLD
  2. THE WEST
  3. CENTRAL ESSOS
  4. THE EAST
  5. WESTEROS
  6. BEYOND THE WALL
  7. THE FREE CITIES
  8. SLAVER’S BAY
  9. THE DOTHRAKI SEA
  10. KING’S LANDIN
  11. BRAAVOS
  12. JOURNEYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If, like us, you love a good map so that you follow the story visually as you read, then this is a must-buy.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lands-Ice-Fire-Song/dp/0007490658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352371508&sr=8-1

Waterstones: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/george+r-+r-+martin/jonathan+roberts/the+lands+of+ice+and+fire/9191995/

 

 

Voyager US |

Krampus Author Brom May Be Coming to YOUR Town!

Hey there! Brom, the incredible author–and artist–of KRAMPUS, may well be headed to your town! Whether you feel like extending Halloween for just a few days longer, or if you want to start getting into the creepy Christmas spirit now, or even if you just want to here more about Brom and his amazing new book–check out the events listed below! And if you’re not in any of these areas, don’t worry: you can get the scoop on Brom and his fascination with Christmas mythology in this interview.

 

 

Burbank, California

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

Friday, November 2, 2012

7:00PM @ Dark Delicacies

3512 W Magnolia Blvd

Burbank, CA 91505

 

Long Beach, California

Saturday, November 3, 2012

All Day @ Long Beach Comic Con

Mysterious Galaxy Booth #107

 

Redondo Beach, California

Sunday, November 4, 2012

2:30 PM @ Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy will host this event!

2810 Artesia Blvd

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

 

Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

7PM @ University Bookstore

Alternative Holiday themed event; w/ Sandra Odell

4326 University Way

 

Portland, Oregon

Friday, November 16, 2012

7:00 PM @ Powell’s Bookstore

Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd

Beaverton, OR 97005

 

 

Voyager US |

Harper Voyager US: Goodreads Choice Awards Nominations!

It’s been a wild few days for team Voyager US in NYC, but we’re back in action & very excited about the fact that three of our books have been nominated for Goodreads Choice awards! First round nominations include:

Paranormal Fantasy--Kim Harrison A PERFECT BLOOD
Science Fiction–Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris THE JANUS AFFAIR
Fantasy–Robin Hobb CITY OF DRAGONS

Congrats Voyager authors! And fans please do cast your vote!

NOTE: While  Sandy was no match for our paranormal heroes, she did quite a number on many of us mortals. Our best wishes for a quick recovery to all impacted by the storm.