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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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Horror anthology DARK DUETS publishes today

Happy pub day to horror anthology editor Christopher Golden and the many contributors of DARK DUETS!

Dark Duets is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales—an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Stuart MacBride, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry and David Liss.

Penned by two authors—and in one case, a trio—who have never worked together before, the stories in this enthralling literary chemistry blend diverse elements and rich themes into mesmerizing and highly combustible tales that delve deep into the shadowy, unexplored realms of the imagination.

Grab your copy today!

Don’t forget to check out the tour dates for Dark Duets! From Boston to LA, you’ll be able to meet the authors behind these terrifying stories throughout the month of January.

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You can win an advanced copy of DEAD SET!

Richard Kadrey’s newest stand-alone novel, DEAD SET, comes out on Oct. 29. But TEN lucky winners of this week’s Friday giveaway will win an advanced reader’s copy of this fabulous 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. It’s here that the shop’s strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . .

Also included in the prize are: a DEAD SET coaster that looks like a record from the shop Zoe visits, as well as a book plate signed by Richard!

Enter to win by 6 p.m. EST by commenting below, or RT us on Twitter - @HarperVoyagerUS! Good luck! (Open to U.S. only) 

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Magician’s End: It’s HERE!

THE FINAL BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE! The end is, indeed, finally here.

We know you are devouring your ebook, or waiting with bated breath as soon as you get your print copy. In a spare moment, do check out some of the media that Raymond E. Feist has been doing. He spills on what’s next and what the end of the Chaoswar Saga means! Here’s an excerpt from a recent Q&A on TheExaminer.com:

Given the current world climate, how do you feel that fantasy/magic can empower readers? What are some of the lessons that you hope readers may carry from your fiction into their everyday lives?

Any good story call galvanize a person, make him/her thing about things a different way, reassess their own motives and needs, but that’s never my intent. That’s an unintended consequence of me just trying to entertain, to write what we used to call “ripping yarns.” If someone gains a personal insight into something important that’s fine, but that was never my intent.

After endings come new beginnings. So…what can readers expect next?

Next? More fantasy, in a new world with new rules. The series is The War of Five Crowns and the first book is King of Ashes. Then a more contemporary fantasy, here on Earth, called Elder Gods. After that, the possibilities are endless.

The San Diego Union Tribune also did a large feature on Feist and his legacy:

In 1971, at the age of 26, he returned to school. Living in East County with his mother, Barbara Feist, he completed a year at Grossmont College, then transferred to UC San Diego. One day on campus, the communications major saw several students playing a game with polyhedron dice. He stopped, and his destiny was sealed.

Ray joined this group’s regular sessions of “Dungeons & Dragons,” an intricate role-playing game. His new friends had created a planet for their adventures: Midkemia. They also introduced aliens that invaded Midkemia, infiltrating via a tear in the fabric of space and time, the Rift — elements that would become the backdrop to Feist’s 29-book cycle.

(more here)

Are you sad the trilogy has ended? Let us know your thoughts! 

In Southern California? Feist’s doing a big blowout event for the end of the series at Mysterious Galaxy  on May 17th and you are invited! Be sure to come in costume!

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Robin Hobb's Blood of Dragons now available! Tour dates and more…

Blood of Dragons, the final installation of the Rain Wild Chronicles, is out in the States today!

Robin Hobb will be touring to promote the book too! See if she’s coming to your town below. If not, do not fear, as she will be doing two online events as well. First, she’ll be on all day of April 11th (this Thursday!) for an Author Chat on Goodreads and will be doing a Reddit AMA chat on April 16th.

 In Person Signings/Events:

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE: Seattle 04/10/2013 – Bookstore Event

UNCLE HUGO’S: Minneapolis 04/13/2013 01:00 PM – Bookstore Event

MYSTERIOUS GALAXY: Los Angeles 04/19/2013 07:00 PM – Bookstore Event/

LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS: Los Angeles 04/21/2013 11:00 AM – There Be Dragons! LATFOB Fiction Panel

BARNES AND NOBLE: Seattle 04/22/2013 07:00 PM – World Book Night

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: Boston 04/30/2013 06:00 PM – Bookstore Event/Signing

TUMWATER TIMBERLAND LIBRARY: Washington State 06/01/2013 Event

HYPERICON: Tennessee 06/15-17 HYPERICON: Tennessee Guest of Honor

BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL: North Carolina 09/07/2013 – Speaker for Festival

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Read an extract of Magician

War is coming from another world.

Read an extract of the first book in the Riftwar Cycle and discover the most epic series in fantasy today.

Download the Extended Extract of Magician

At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master Magician – and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever.

Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun.

Tomas will inherit a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization. Pug’s destiny will lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic.

And so the Riftwar begins.

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First Five Chapters of BLOOD OF DRAGONS (US Ed.)

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Happy Holidays ebook sale!

Happy Holidays! To celebrate, we have an ebook sale with something for everyone! Arthurian legend, stunning fantasy, and two works by the acclaimed Sheri S. Tepper, all available for low prices as part of our Big Holiday Deal.

Earth to Hell, Journey to Wudang: Book One by Kylie Chan

The Sharing Knife, Volume Three by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Serpent Bride, DarkGlass Mountain: Book One by Sara Douglass

The Gathering of the Lost: The Wall of Night Book Two by Helen Lowe

The Companions and Six Moon Dance by Sheri S. Tepper

Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead

 

 

 

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Robin Hobb E-book bundle!

For the first time, read the entire Soldier Son trilogy as one E-book … at a special price!

In Book One, Shaman’s Crossing, Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King’s Cavella Academy—and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates—before joining the King of Gernia’s brutal campaign of territorial expansion.

And it continues in the next two novels, Forest Mage and Renegade’s Magic.

Go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and buy it today!

 

 

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Excerpts from Vicki Pettersson’s THE TAKEN!

New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson begins a breakout new series–a sexy, supernatural noir mystery featuring a fallen angel and a reporter.

You can read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, and have a look at some of the extraordinary praise THE TAKEN has already received:

“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seemlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages. I can’t wait for the sequel.”
— Kim Harrison

“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs quickly reveals itself to be so much more: THE TAKEN proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heart – and that her gift for redemption is unsurpassed.”
— Sophie Littlefield

“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.”
— Kelley Armstrong

“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 (starred review)

“A sure bet for urban-fantasy readers of all types, but especially fans of Carrie Vaughn, Jim Butcher, and P. N. Elrod.”
— Booklist

“Intriguing mix of paranormal, romance and mystery with just enough suspense!”
— Suspense

“Pettersson’s amazing new series is off to a rocking start with this compelling read.”
— RT Book Reviews (top pick)

 

THE TAKEN is on sale June 12th.

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April Voyager Value E-Book Sales!

 

April Voyager Value E-Book Sales!

Emissaries of the Dead The Praxis Semper Mars
$7.99 $2.99 $8.99 $2.99 $7.99 $2.99
Fortress in the Eye of Time The Sharing Knife Volume One
$8.99 $2.99 $7.99 $2.99
You can also buy them directly from your favorite Indie store by clicking here!

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War of the Words

We’re thrilled to kick off March with the paperback release of Spellbound, the sequel to Blake Charlton’s thrilling and original Spellwright – set in a world where words are power and literally fly off the page. Old faces from Spellwright return, and a fresh cast of intriguing characters mingle to form a compelling new story:

Francesca DeVega is a successful healer in the city of Avel, wielding magical text to close wounds and disspell curses, but her life is thrown into chaos when a dead patient suddenly sits up and tells her to run. Now Francesca is in the middle of a game she doesn’t understand, one that ties her to the notorious rogue wizard, Nicodemus Weal, and brings her face to face with demons, demigods, and a man she thought she’d never see again.

It has been ten years since Nicodemus Weal escaped the Starhaven Academy, where he was considered disabled and useless, where he battled the demon who stole his birthright and killed his friends. Unable to use the magical languages of his own people, Nico has honed his skills in the dark language of the kobolds, readying himself for his next encounter with the demon. But there are complications: his mentor suffers from an incurable curse, his half-sister’s agents are hunting him, and he’s still not sure what part Francesca DeVega will play. He certainly doesn’t know what to make of Francesca herself….

Introducing new twists to the unique magical system of Spellwright and uncovering more sinister dangers, Spellbound is sure to please Blake Charlton’s fans and earn him new ones.

If you want to know more about the man behind Spellbound, visit Blake’s blog – it’s a fun mix of his musings on Amazon and tanning salons, progress in his medical studies (a man of many talents!) and serious, considered essays – there’s a great piece up recently on Writing Strong Women.

For a sneak preview of Blake’s talent, check out his free short story Endosymbiont – a sci-fi novelette about a young woman struggling with brain cancer, whose normal hospital routine is interrupted  when she beings to suspect that she’s been put into a hospital for the dead. And if you missed out on the first title in the series, Spellwright, there’s no better time to dive into the first four chapters and get in on the action.

Fall under Blake’s spell and order Spellbound from the following online retailers – or buy it at any good bookstore from March 1st.