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Win a copy of EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison

There is a lot to celebrate today – it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s Friday, and it’s a giveaway day! So we’re giving you the chance to win one of 9 hardcover copies of EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison, in anticipation of the release of her penultimate Hollows book, THE UNDEAD POOL, on Feb. 25!

Enter to win below by leaving a comment, or RT us on Twitter:@HarperVoyagerUS! The giveaway ends today at 5 p.m. EST. Good luck! The winners will be selected at random and contacted directly. This is open to US only.

Don’t forget the THE UNDEAD POOL comes out Feb. 25 – it is available for pre-order now.

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Happy HOLLOWSeen! Win A Signed eBook edition of Kim Harrison’s EVER AFTER!

Hollows Book 11

It’s All Hallows Eve—a high holiday in the world of the Hollows, and definite holy day for Kim Harrison & Harper Voyager. This year, Kim & Harper Voyager are teaming up to bring you a witchy trick-or-treat gift—Rachel Morgan style. You’ve still got 2 hours left to enter to become 1 of 31 lucky winners, be chosen at random to receive a *signed* e-book edition of Kim Harrison’s explosively awesome 11th Hollows book, Ever After—to be delivered directly to your e-reader, computer, smartphone, or tablet by midnight (the witching hour!) of Halloween 2013! (Note: this is a complimentary e-book edition of Ever After, and is compatible with any device that doesn’t use e-ink. Remember, if all else fails, reading on your phone or your computer is always an option!).

Contrary to what you might expect from a giveaway for a book about a witch, winners will not be chosen by drawing names out of a creepy cauldron; just click on this Rafflecopter widget, and enter by following Kim Harrison and / or Harper Voyager US on twitter and/ or Facebook, or by tweeting about this contest (see the Rafflecopter widget for more details). Each different form of entry counts as one more chance for you to win your treat! Winners will be announced by 12PM on 10/31. And as for trick? We’ll have Jenks pix you. Just kidding! (Maybe).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic in our own. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix this, before life utterly changes for the worse.

Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. And that the most powerful demon in the ever after–one who eats souls–has vowed to destroy Rachel, and kidnapped her friend and goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die.

Rachel must team up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack–a prospect both thrilling and dismaying–to return to the ever after and rescue the hostages, then keep both worlds from being destroyed.

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Trick-or-Treat: Kim Harrison & Harper Voyager Giveaway Signed E-Book Editions of Ever AfterFor Halloween

Hollows Book 11

It’s the week of All Hallows Eve—a high holiday in the world of the Hollows, and definite holy day for Kim Harrison & Harper Voyager. This year, Kim & Harper Voyager are teaming up to bring you a witchy trick-or-treat gift—Rachel Morgan style. Starting 10/25, we’ll run a contest wherein 31 lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a *signed* e-book edition of Kim Harrison’s explosively awesome 11th Hollows book, Ever After—to be delivered directly to your e-reader, computer, smartphone, or tablet by midnight (the witching hour!) of Halloween 2013! (Note: this is a complimentary e-book edition of Ever After, and is compatible with any device that doesn’t use e-ink. Remember, if all else fails, reading on your phone or your computer is always an option!).

Contrary to what you might expect from a giveaway for a book about a witch, winners will not be chosen by drawing names out of a creepy cauldron; just click on this Rafflecopter widget, and enter by following Kim Harrison and / or Harper Voyager US on twitter and/ or Facebook, or by tweeting about this contest (see the Rafflecopter widget for more details). Each different form of entry counts as one more chance for you to win your treat! Winners will be announced by 12PM on 10/31. And as for trick? We’ll have Jenks pix you. Just kidding! (Maybe).

A Rafflecopter giveaway

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic in our own. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix this, before life utterly changes for the worse.

Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. And that the most powerful demon in the ever after–one who eats souls–has vowed to destroy Rachel, and kidnapped her friend and goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die.

Rachel must team up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack–a prospect both thrilling and dismaying–to return to the ever after and rescue the hostages, then keep both worlds from being destroyed.

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EVER AFTER Goes Online TONIGHT: Kim Harrison U-Stream Event

EVER AFTER by Kim HarrisonKim Harrison‘s 1/23 event at University Bookstore will be live-streamed online, so you can be a Hollows insider regardless of where you are! Follow this link to tune in tonight, at 7 pm PDT–and if you “click to experience the power,” you could sign-up for a signed copy of her latest book, Ever After!

And for those of you who want to go out and experience an Ever After event in person, here are all the stops on Kim’s tour:

Seattle: January 23, Wednesday, 7:00 PM (PST time)

University Bookstore
4326 University Way
206-633-6443

This event will be live streamed so viewers at home can get in on the fun. If you join the chat room, you might have the chance to ask Kim a question.

UStream Kim Harrison at University Books, 1/23  

Portland/Beaverton: January 24, Thursday, 7:00 PM

Powell’s Books
Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
503-228-4651 X 5855

San Diego: January 25, Friday, 7:00 PM

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairmont Mesa Blvd
858-268-4747

Please call the store to reserve your copy and your place in line. If you don’t get a ticket, don’t worry about it! Just come anyway. Kim will stay till all are signed.

Phoenix: January 27, Sunday, 2:00 PM

Barnes and Noble
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N Tatum Blvd
480-538-8520

Denver: January 28, Monday, 7:30 PM

Tattered Cover Book Store
Lower Downtown Store
1628 16th St
303-436-1070

From Tattered Cover’s website: Free numbered tickets for a place in the booksigning line will be handed out beginning at 6:30 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the booksigning is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

If you don’t get a ticket, don’t worry about it! Just come anyway. Kim will stay til all books are signed.

Houston: January 29, Tuesday, 6:30

Murder By the Book
2342 Bissonnett St
713-524-8597

From MBTB’s website: Ever After goes on sale January 22. Line Numbers for the event will be available starting that day. If you preorder a copy of the book, we’ll pull a line number for you on January 22. The talk is free to attend, but a copy of Ever After must be purchased from MBTB in order to obtain a line number and get anything signed. Event info

Austin: January 30, Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Bookpeople
603 N. Lamar
512-472-4288 x 411

Store’s posted event guidelines

Dallas: January 31, Thursday, 7:00 PM

Barnes and Noble
Lincoln Park
7700 W Northwest Hwy
214-739-4101

10% of booksales will go to a local charity Plano Family Literacy.

Raleigh NC: February 2, Saturday, 3:00 PM

Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave
1-800 672-6789

Asheville NC: February 4, Monday, 7:00 PM

Malaprops Bookstore
55 Haywood St
828-254-6734
1-800-441-9829

Cincinnati OH: February 5, Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Joseph Beth
2785 Dixie Hwy
Crestview Hills, KY
859-912-7860

Lansing MI: February 8, Friday 6:00 PM

Schuler Books
Eastwood
2820 Towne Center Blvd
517-316-7495

March 16, Saturday: Southwest Florida Reading Festival (more info)

March 22-23 Virginia Festival of the Book (more info)


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EVER AFTER out now!

EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison It’s here! EVER AFTER is out today–Congratulations Kim! Finally you can read the 11th novel in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series (and find out what’s happening to the demonic ever-after, what Ku’Sox has up his sleeve, and see what is going on between Rachel and the ever-intriguing Trent Kalamack.)

Kim is touring for the next two weeks too–her full tour schedule and information on signings is here.

Can’t make a signing? We’re livestreaming her University Bookstore signing in Seattle tomorrow, 1/23/12, at 7pm PST.

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Signed Copies of EVER AFTER by Kim Harrison!

EVER AFTER by Kim HarrisonNicola’s Books is doing a signed-copy drive for Ever After! When you pre-order from Nicola’s Books, you get an autographed copy shipped to you (even overseas!) by 1/22/13 (when the book goes on sale)—but orders need to be in ASAP. There’s some more info on Kim’s site, and here’s a link to the pre-order page.

And here’s another reminder: if you can’t make it to any of Kim Harrison‘s events–DON’T PANIC! Kim will be U-Streaming her event at the University Bookstore in Seattle on 1/23. Save this link and tune in on Wednesday, 1/23, at 7 pm PDT–and if you “click to experience the power,” you could sign-up for a signed copy of Ever After!

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Kim Harrison’s EVER AFTER tour

Ann Arbor: January 22, Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Nicola’s Books
2513 Jackson Rd (Use Jackson Ave for your GPS)
734-662-0600

Nicola’s would like to ticket this event. Tickets are free and you don’t have to buy the book there (but why not since they are the kick-off store) but the sooner you call, the closer to the top of the line you will be. If you don’t get a ticket, don’t worry about it! Just come anyway. Kim stay till all are signed.

Seattle: January 23, Wednesday, 7:00 PM (PST time)

University Bookstore
4326 University Way
206-633-6443

This event will be live streamed so viewers at home can get in on the fun. If you join the chat room, you might have the chance to ask Kim a question.

UStream Kim Harrison at University Books, 1/23  

Portland/Beaverton: January 24, Thursday, 7:00 PM

Powell’s Books
Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
503-228-4651 X 5855

San Diego: January 25, Friday, 7:00 PM

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairmont Mesa Blvd
858-268-4747

Please call the store to reserve your copy and your place in line. If you don’t get a ticket, don’t worry about it! Just come anyway. Kim will stay till all are signed.

Phoenix: January 27, Sunday, 2:00 PM

Barnes and Noble
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N Tatum Blvd
480-538-8520

Denver: January 28, Monday, 7:30 PM

Tattered Cover Book Store
Lower Downtown Store
1628 16th St
303-436-1070

From Tattered Cover’s website: Free numbered tickets for a place in the booksigning line will be handed out beginning at 6:30 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the booksigning is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: books@tatteredcover.com

If you don’t get a ticket, don’t worry about it! Just come anyway. Kim will stay til all books are signed.

Houston: January 29, Tuesday, 6:30

Murder By the Book
2342 Bissonnett St
713-524-8597

From MBTB’s website: Ever After goes on sale January 22. Line Numbers for the event will be available starting that day. If you preorder a copy of the book, we’ll pull a line number for you on January 22. The talk is free to attend, but a copy of Ever After must be purchased from MBTB in order to obtain a line number and get anything signed. Event info

Austin: January 30, Wednesday, 7:00 PM

Bookpeople
603 N. Lamar
512-472-4288 x 411

Store’s posted event guidelines

Dallas: January 31, Thursday, 7:00 PM

Barnes and Noble
Lincoln Park
7700 W Northwest Hwy
214-739-4101

10% of booksales will go to a local charity Plano Family Literacy.

Raleigh NC: February 2, Saturday, 3:00 PM

Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave
1-800 672-6789

Asheville NC: February 4, Monday, 7:00 PM

Malaprops Bookstore
55 Haywood St
828-254-6734
1-800-441-9829

Cincinnati OH: February 5, Tuesday, 7:00 PM

Joseph Beth
2785 Dixie Hwy
Crestview Hills, KY
859-912-7860

Lansing MI: February 8, Friday 6:00 PM

Schuler Books
Eastwood
2820 Towne Center Blvd
517-316-7495

March 16, Saturday: Southwest Florida Reading Festival (more info)

March 22-23 Virginia Festival of the Book (more info)

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Countdown to EVER AFTER and Winning Hollows Book Covers!

EVER AFTER by Kim HarrisonLess than two weeks until Kim Harrison‘s latest Hollows book, Ever After, hits bookshelves (and digital stores) near you!

Kim has a fantastic tour planned so that she can get out and see as many of her fans as possible (see Kim’s tour stops here). For those of you who can’t make it to an event, though, Kim will be live streaming her University Bookstore event! Save this link and tune in on Wednesday, 1/23, at 7 pm PDT, live from University Bookstore in Seattle–and if you “click to experience the power,” you could sign-up for a signed copy of Ever After!

 

In other Kim Harrison/ Hollows news: two of Larry Rostant’s fantastic covers for Hollows books are winners in the All Thing Urban Fantasy Cover Contest!

Into the Woods won best cover for an Anthology, and A Perfect Blood won for Best Female Cover.

 

 

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A quick Q&A with Kim Harrison on EVER AFTER

It’s no secret we are very excited about EVER AFTER, the latest Hollows novel by Kim Harrison (Jan 22, 2013). Kim Harrison was kind enough to answer some questions for us! Enjoy… and remember, DON’T PANIC!

Q: First off, the book title is EVER AFTER, but that’s somewhat misleading… hence why you keep telling readers, “Don’t Panic!” Rachel’s not riding off into the sunset… not before she deals with her personal demons, right?

A: I have been assuring readers for months now that EVER AFTER is not the last book in the series despite the fairytale ending sound to it. We’ve got two more after this one before I reach the ending I’ve been working for and Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, and perhaps even Al get their happy ending. But yes, there are a few unexpected issues that have cropped up in these last two books as I delve deeper into the source of magic.

Like most of the books in the series, EVER AFTER is a play on a Clint Eastwood move, in this case, HEREAFTER. I think it’s especially fitting since much of the story line revolves around the possible destruction of the ever-after, a secondary reality in the mythology of the series.

Q: Speaking of Douglas Adams (and please don’t throw your towel at me)—you are a great fan of his work.  How has his writing influenced yours?

A: I love Douglas Adam’s work, yes! His titles were some of the few that I bought as hard cover when all my disposable income went for books. I couldn’t wait. I like using humor to make my characters more identifiable, and I figure if I can’t laugh while Rachel figures out how to save the world, I’m not doing it right.

Q: Rachel’s romance.  It’s the question you play hardest-to-get on, but the aspect of the books that readers ask you most about.  Will Rachel get her own happily-ever-after?

A: Will Rachel find her happy ever-after? Oh yes, very much so, but I always caution readers that it might not be the traditional happily ever after they expect with the white-picket fence, two kids, and a ring on her finger. Rachel is the girl next door, but she is anything but traditional, and her happy-ever-after will reflect that. My idea of a happy-ever-after has always been when the protagonist comes to understand her flaws and has learned how to work with them, becoming happy with who she is and learning what she needs to go confidently forward. In a way, Rachel has had this for a long time. She simply had to recognize it and accept that she is deserving of happiness.

Q: With Trent? 

A: Oh, that would be telling! I have a lot of readers who are angry at me for exploring the chance that Rachel might find her happy ending with Ivy and then seemingly abandon that for Trent, but I’ve been having too much fun with Trent, seeing him grow and change, using him as a foil for Rachel to grow and change as well.  I thoroughly enjoyed the Ivy and Rachel story line that dominated the early and middle section of the Hollows story arc. Ivy grew. Her choices became smarter, and I could not ruin the growth she underwent simply to throw more obstacles at Rachel. I don’t want to say who Rachel ends up with because I have a tendency to change things up to the copy edit, but I will say I’ve seen Ivy’s ending. It is beautiful, sensitive, and feels really, really good to me.

Q: You’ve said, in book 13, every character will experience a happy ending, if not a happily-ever-after.  You’re getting closer and closer… and EVER AFTER did take some dark twists.  Everyone still going to be okay when the end draws near?

A: I’ve long told readers that my goal is a happy ending for everyone. I probably should have said my goal is a happy ending for everyone who survives. EVER AFTER ups the stakes for the last couple of books. No one is safe. But then again, there are a few characters I would celebrate if they met their end.

Q:  Readers have often asked you about Rachel and Ivy…but it finally seems like Ivy has met her match…care to comment?

A: Ivy is one of my absolute favorite characters in the Hollows. She has evolved and grown, almost leaving the series twice as she learns to love herself and accept that her needs are not wrong. A character that balanced and confident isn’t as much fun to watch as one who’s still struggling, but the introduction of a new character has sparked a new story line that involves Ivy, and I hope we see this thread continue to the last book.

Q: Do you have titles in place for books 12 and 13 that you’d like to share with us?

A: I have titles for the last couple of books, but I’m reluctant to share them just yet as my editor isn’t keen on the one I want for book twelve and we still need to find one we both like and can get past marketing. Book thirteen won’t hit the shelves until 2015. We’ve had a title for that for a long time, but it’s far too early to share just yet. I will say that I’m sticking to tradition, and as long as Clint Eastwood keeps making movies, I will keep using his titles.

Q: And – here’s what everyone wants to know: we read Into the Woods, and saw you embarking upon some interesting new directions.  After the last page is turned on The Hollows, where do you go next?

A:  Into the Woods gave me a rare opportunity to play in depth with a several new ideas, developing not just story lines but real characters, worlds, and magic mythologies. It turned out to be somewhat of a double-edged sword since the stories that made it to the page are more like prequels to the series that I might be developing. It’s a great way to work out the kinks in the magic system and organize the world, but large chunks are missing from what I would eventually work with, entire characters and motivations that are really what get me to the keyboard every morning.

I work quite far ahead of the printing schedule with the rough draft for the last Hollows book sitting safely in my cabinet already, but even so, it’s too early to tell if I’m going to continue on with the “Spider Silk” and shade my work toward horror, or if I will follow “Grace” and her more military feel, or perhaps “Pet Shop Boys,” where I go all out and let my imagination go nuts and just have fun.  Lately I’ve been teasing my editor with hints of an as yet unshared manuscript of something completely different, something that captured my attention last year to such a degree that threw out my beloved plots and outlines and just wrote it by the seat of my pants.  It’s fast, smart, and plays with a few ideas that have been haunting me for the last ten years as my writing skills have been playing catch-up with my ambitions. I think it’s time for Peri. We’ll see.