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Fairytale rewrite ONCE UPON A RHYME publishes in ebook today

Happy publication day to our Voyager Impulse author Jack Heckel for his comedic fantasy ONCE UPON A RHYME, volume I of the Charming Tales. Jack was a winner from our digital submissions contest and we couldn’t be more excited!

The dragon is dead. The princess has been saved. There is but one problem: Prince Charming had nothing to do with it.

In order to save his royal reputation, Prince Charming must begrudgingly enlist the help of accidental hero William Pickett. The two set out on an adventure that has them fighting trolls, outwitting a scoundrel, and drinking the foulest ale ever, collecting bruises to both body and pride along the way. Meanwhile, the rescued princess, Gwendolyn, turns out to be one dangerously distressed damsel, and an evil presence takes over Castle White in Charming’s absence …

Enter this rollicking world and discover just what happens when a fairytale leaves the well-trodden path of “once upon a time.”

Buy it now in ebook:  HC.com |  Amazon  |  B&N  | iBook  |  Google Play

Be sure to visit Jack Heckel on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@JackHeckel).

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SANDMAN SLIM: Guest Post from THE GETAWAY GOD author Richard Kadrey

 Who is Sandman Slim? 

The Sandman Slim series follows the adventures of James Stark after escaping Hell and returning to Los Angeles. Stark is a magician. Not in a Vegas sawing a lady in half way, but in a real life using spells as weapons kind of way. In fact, Stark is one of the best magicians in LA. Why? It’s not all his hard work and study (odds are he’s never finished reading a book in his life). No, it’s his lineage. Stark is a nephilim, a half-human and half-angel. Unfortunately, this also means that he’s despised by Heaven, Hell, and most humans. In some celestial circles, he’s known simply as the Abomination, which is why so many angels would like to see him dead. But that’s easier said than done.

Stark didn’t waste his time in Hell. He was thrown into the arena and discovered he had a real talent for killing things. This comes in handy when he gets back to Earth. Over the course of the first five Sandman Slim books, which cover most of his first year back home, Stark faces off against zombies, Lucifer, Hellion hordes, mad angels, angry ghosts, and Mason Faim, the powerful magician who originally sent him to Hell.

The Getaway God takes place at Christmas, exactly one year since Stark’s trip back to LA. This time, Stark isn’t just fighting monsters but St. Nick, a serial killer with ties to a cult that worships the old gods that ran the universe before the current deity. If that wasn’t bad enough, Stark has to face down old enemies while forging an extremely uneasy alliance with the Golden Vigil, the supernatural investigation arm of Homeland Security. The good news is that Stark has the only weapon in existence that can fight the old gods. The bad news is that he has no idea how to use it. And the one man who does might be more dangerous to Stark than the gods themselves.

Sandman Slim is violent, funny, surreal, and full of bad words. Mixing the hardboiled crime fiction style of writers such as Jim Thompson and Richard Stark with a unique take on fantasy and horror, the series depicts a world that’s a strange as demons who steal cable and as real as a punch in the gut.

-Richard Kadrey, 2014

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Listen to THE GETAWAY GOD playlist, curated by Richard!  

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Exclusive Excerpt from THE GETAWAY GOD by Richard Kadrey

THE GETAWAY GOD, the next installment of Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series, is out next week, but we have a sneak peek right here!

 

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SODA POP SOLDIER by Nick Cole out today!

Call of Duty meets Diablo in this fast-paced, action-packed novel from the author of The Wasteland Saga.

Gamer PerfectQuestion fights for ColaCorp in WarWorld, an online combat sport arena where mega-corporations field entire armies in the battle for real world global advertising-space dominance. Within the immense virtual battlefield, players and bots are high-tech grunts, using drop-ships and state-of-the-art weaponry to wipe each other out.
But times are tough and the rent is due, and when players need extra dough, there’s always the Black, an illegal open source tournament where the sick and twisted desires of the future are given free rein in the Westhavens, a gothic dungeon fantasy world.

And all too soon, the real and virtual worlds collide when PerfectQuestion refuses to become the tool of a mad man intent on hacking the global economy for himself.

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Listen to Nick’s SODA POP SOLDIER Spotify playlist now!

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Voyager books on ebook sale through April 14

We’ve got a great way to kick off the week – an ebook sale on some great Harper Voyager books! These three books are on sale today through April 14, across all e-reader platforms. So what are you waiting for? Get these deals while they last!

BY THE BLOOD OF HEROES by Joseph Nassise. $0.99. The first book of The Great Undead War series, this alternate history blends steampunk, horror, and action all into one heart-pounding read. At the tail end of 1917, the Germans introduced a new type of gas to the battlefield, T-Leiche, or “corpse gas,” and changed the face of the war by resurrecting the bodies of the dead, giving the enemy an almost unlimited source of fresh troops. The sequel, ON HER MAJESTY’S BEHALF, will publish in December 2014.

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THE ECHO by James Smythe. $1.99. The second book in the Anomaly Quartet, The Echo picks up where The Explorer left off. The disappearance of the spaceship Ishiguro twenty-three years ago devastated the global space program and set back exploration for a generation. Now, thanks to the tireless efforts of twin brothers Mira and Tomas Hyvonen, the program has been resurrected. Spearheading a new age of human discovery, the brothers also hope to solve the mystery behind the Ishiguro‘s disastrous mission.

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DEEP SPACE by Ian Douglas. $0.99. The fourth book of the New York Times bestselling Star Carrier series, Deep Space is an action-packed tale of humankind’s struggle to bring down an evil empire that spans the universe. Twenty years after the fragile truce with the Sh’daar, Koenig is now President of the USNA, and Gray is skipper of the CVS America… soon to be promoted to commander of the entire battle group, Koenig’s old position, and one which he might not be ready for. The truce with the alien Sh’daar is unraveling as many predicted, and Humankind still knows little about them, or what they are. The fifth book of the series, DARK MATTER, will publish in June 2014.

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Enter to win an advanced reader’s galley of QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS

It’s officially spring time, so let’s shake off our winter blues with an amazing giveaway. Five lucky winners will get an advanced reader’s copy of QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS by C. Robert Cargill, the sequel to the acclaimed DREAMS AND SHADOWS! The book comes out on May 13.

Six months have passed since the events in DREAMS AND SHADOWS, when the wizard Colby lost his best friend to an army of fairies from the Limestone Kingdom, a realm of mystery and darkness beyond our own. But in vanquishing these creatures and banning them from Austin, Colby sacrificed the anonymity that protected him. Now, word of his deeds has spread, and powerful enemies from the past—including one Colby considered a friend—have resurfaced to exact their revenge. As darkness gathers around the city, Colby sifts through his memories desperate to find answers that might save him. With time running out, and few of his old allies and enemies willing to help, he is forced to turn for aid to forces even darker than those he once battled.

Enter to win by leaving a comment below, or RT us on Twitter: @HarperVoyagerUS! The giveaway ends today at 7 p.m. ET. Good luck! The winners will be selected at random and contacted directly.

Haven’t read DREAMS AND SHADOWS yet? It’s on sale for ebooks now through 3/31 for just $1.99!

Open to U.S. only

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Follow Richard Kadrey during the Twitter Fiction Fest

Tonight, Richard Kadrey will spend two hours on Twitter feeding you story prompts as part of the Twitter Fiction Fest! You can join in by writing your own Twitter story openings. Or continue the story here or offline. Or end the story. The choice is yours.

Richard’s Twitter handle is @Richard_Kadrey and he’ll be tweeting from 8-10 pm ET tonight.

New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey has published eight novels, including Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, Butcher Bird, and Metrophage, and more than fifty stories. He has been immortalized as an action figure, his short story “Goodbye Houston Street, Goodbye,” was nominated for a British Science Fiction Association Award, and Butcher Bird was nominated for the Prix Elkaban in France. A freelance writer and photographer, he lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Win a copy of ARCHON by Sabrina Benulis

In anticipation of the sequel coming out in two weeks, we’re giving away 5 copies of the first Book of Raziel, ARCHON, by Sabrina Benulis!

The sequel, COVENANT, comes out on Tuesday, April 1! You can pre-order your copy now.

About Archon: Angels and demons battle for a girl possessed by the spirit of a powerful, dead angel in this fabulous paranormal debut. Archon is new wave urban fantasy, a tale of the supernatural that brilliantly blends passion, obsession, horror, and suspense in a way that will appeal to dark fantasy fans and paranormal romance readers equally. Sabrina Benulis’s angels are creepy, sexy, and totally awesome—and, like Anne Rice’s amoral, ambiguous, and addicting vampires, they will seduce and terrify you at the same time.

Enter to win by leaving a comment below, or RT us on Twitter: @HarperVoyagerUS! The giveaway ends today at 6 p.m. EST. Good luck! The winners will be selected at random and contacted directly.

Open to U.S. only

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Win Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds Chronicles books

You’ve made it through another week, and we’re here to celebrate with you. We’re giving away four sets of New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb’s Rain Wilds Chronicles books. You might lose one hour worth of reading time this weekend, but you’ll be so absorbed in this acclaimed fantasy series you won’t even notice.

We’ll be giving four lucky winners the first three books of the series:

DRAGON KEEPER

DRAGON HAVEN

CITY OF DRAGONS

And one lucky winner will receive the complete set of The Farseer Trilogy: ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE, ROYAL ASSASSIN, ASSASSIN’S QUES.

Enter to win by leaving a comment below, or RT us on Twitter: @HarperVoyagerUS! The giveaway ends today at 7 p.m. EST. Good luck! The winners will be selected at random and contacted directly.

This is open to the US only.

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Watch Kim Harrison’s Pittsburgh tour stop

If you haven’t been able to catch Kim Harrison on tour yet, now is your chance to experience one of her stops! We live-streamed her Pittsburgh, PA Barnes & Noble event on Friday, Feb. 28 but if you missed it we’ve got the whole event on video for you to watch on YouTube. Click here to view it.

Here are the details for the rest of Kim’s book tour for THE UNDEAD POOL.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014–CONNECTICUT

7:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY
21 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT 06877

Wednesday, March 05, 2014–BOSTON

6:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

Friday, March 07, 2014–RALEIGH

7:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC
3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607

Saturday, March 08, 2014–SOUTH CAROLINA

2:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
BOOKS A MILLION (Columbia)
164 Forum Dr., Columbia, SC 29229

Monday, March 10, 2014–ATLANTA

6:30 PM–Book Event & Signing
FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE
105 E Main St., Woodstock, GA 30188

Tuesday, March 11, 2014–NEW ORLEANS

6:00 PM–Book Event & Signing
GARDEN DISTRICT BOOKS
2727 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday, March 17, 2014–MICHIGAN

6:00 PM–End of Tour party
SCHULER BOOKS (Lansing, MI)
2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912

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Two fabulous fantasy books on ebook sale

If you are a fan of fantasy and you’re looking for some new books to add to your e-reader, then these deals are for you! We’ve got two fabulous fantasy books on ebook sale from March 3 – March 17. Both books will be $1.99 across all e-reader platforms during this time.

DREAMS AND SHADOWS, by C. Robert Cargill. Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic Cargill takes beloved fantasy tropes, gives them a twist, and turns out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own. Cargill offers well-crafted characters and an absorbing, intricate plot that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Lev Grossman. Dreams and Shadows pulls you into an extraordinary universe of darkness that exposes the magic and monsters in our world, and in ourselves.

The sequel, QUEEN OF THE DARK THINGS, will publish on May 13, 2014!

 

DEAD SETby Richard Kadrey. Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey, of the Sandman Slim series, creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy. After her father’s funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe’s only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams—a world apart from her troubled real life where she can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine. But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter at a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead.