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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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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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Download our FREE ebook sampler today!

We are so excited! Our first ebook sampler is out today! Voyager is a FREE ebook sampler with excerpts from 15 new or upcoming releases, as well as an introduction from New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey.

You’ll find:

An Introduction from Richard Kadrey

Excerpts from

Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour
The Stolen by Bishop O’Connell
The God Hunter by Tim Lees
Soda Pop Soldier by Nick Cole
The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey
Once Upon a Rhyme by Jack Heckel
Demon by Erik Williams
The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison
Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato
Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne
Asylum Tales Part I: Demon’s Fury by Jocelynn Drake
Fish Tails by Sheri S. Tepper
Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge
Metrophage by Richard Kadrey
On Her Majesty’s Behalf by Joseph Nassise

Get yours today! 

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Three great ebooks on sale this weekend!

Don’t miss these deals, and the chance to start reading a new series!  DEAD WITCH WALKING by Kim Harrison, SANDMAN SLIM by Richard Kadrey, and ARCHON by Sabrina Benulis are all on sale from 6/20-6/23 for just $1.99.  Get these deals on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes!

Book One of The Hollows

Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She’s also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50% of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves-the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they’ve stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

On the run with a contract on her head, Rachel reluctantly teams up with Ivy, Inderland’s best runner…and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shapechanging assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death…not to mention her own roommate!

Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, DEAD WITCH WALKING is the perfect read for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, and romance.

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iTunes

Life sucks, and then you die. Or in James Starks’s case, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles.

Now Stark’s back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But first and foremost, getting the bastards who killed him in the first place. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you’d expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future…

Supernatural fantasy has a new anti-hero–get ready for Sandman Slim.

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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.

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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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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.

 

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KILL CITY BLUES on Kindle sale for $1.99

Today’s Amazon Kindle Daily Deal is KILL CITY BLUES by Richard Kadrey. It’s the fifth installment of the bestselling Sandman Slim series, and it’s on sale today for just $1.99.

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall infested with tribes of squatters. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail.

But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

Get your copy at Amazon now.

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DEAD SET is the Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99

Richard Kadrey’s stand-alone novel, DEAD SET, is today’s Kindle Daily Deal for just $1.99.

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 . . .

“A dark and eerie world, a razor sharp plot, and a heroine worth rooting for make Dead Set unforgettable.” – Kami Garcia

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Richard Kadrey’s is on tour for DEAD SET

Grab your copy of DEAD SET, because author Richard Kadrey is going on tour! 

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 . . .

Find out if Richard is heading to a city near you, and make sure you stop by for a signing and a quick chat!

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Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Murder by the Book, in Houston, Texas

2342 Bissonnet ST

Houston, TX 77005

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Monday, November 04 at 7:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble in Homestead, Pennsylvania

100 West Bridge Street

Homestead, PA 15120

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Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Provo City Library at Academy Square in Provot, Utah

550 N. University Ave.

Provo, UT 84601

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Sunday, December 1 

Dark Delicacies in Los Angeles, California

3512 W Magnolia Blvd

Burbank, CA 91505

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Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.*

Writers With Drinks Event with Charlie Jane Anders of i09

*Exact time and location TBD

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Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Borderland Books in  San Francisco, California

866 Valencia St

San Francisco, CA 94110

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Four fabulous Voyager books publish today!

Today, FOUR of our amazing Voyager books are released! Consider it Christmas in October, or an early Halloween present! Be sure to get your hands on our new releases today.

DEAD SET by Richard Kadrey is released today! The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Sandman Slim series has written a stand alone novel about a teenage girl Zoe who is trying to find her way. 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. But something or someone has entered her 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 …

Find out why Kami Garcia (co-author of Beautiful Creatures)  says, “A dark and eerie world, a razor sharp plot, and a heroine worth rooting for make DEAD SET unforgettable.”

Buy Dead Set: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | BAM

ABYSS DEEP, book 2 in the Star Corpsman series by New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas, is out today.  As Bravo Company defuses a hostage crisis on an orbiting mining station, Navy Corpsman Elliot “Doc” Carlyle not only saves the lives of a wounded Marine and two extraterrestrial friendlies—he averts a terrorist strike intended to kill billions. His reward? Deployment on a recon mission into the darkest depths known to man.

Abyss Deep is a foreboding ocean planet torn by extremes: boiling storm world on one side, unbroken glacier on the other. Humans established a research colony there to study the planet’s giant sea serpents—but the colony has gone ominously silent. When Carlyle’s team arrives, they discover a vessel belonging to a warlike alien species hovering above the atmosphere. But below the ice lurks a mystery so chilling it will make even Elliot Carlyle’s blood run cold.

Buy Abyss Deep: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | BAM

EVER AFTER, book 11 of The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, is out in mass market paperback! And this edition contains an original short story, TROUBLE ON THE RESERVE, at the end of the book!

The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and it’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to stop it before the fragile balance between Inderlanders and humans falls apart.

Of course, there’s also the small fact that Rachel caused the ley line to rip in the first place. And the most powerful demon in the ever-after, the soul-eater Ku’Sox Sha-Ku’ru, has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage in his quest for vengeance. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up for execution, they will die. Rachel must team up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack— a partnership fraught with perils of the heart and soul— to rescue those she loves.

Buy Ever After: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | BAM

DREAMS AND SHADOWS is now out in paperback! Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill made his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own.

Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel among the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.

Buy Dreams and Shadows: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | BAM

 

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Voyager’s Complete NY Comic Con Schedule

Here you’ll find all you need to know about where to get free swag, free books, free totes, autographs, and MORE at this weekend’s New York Comic Con! We’ll be at booth #2118 so stop by for our giveaways, or to just say “hey!” Follow us on Twitter – @HarperVoyagerUS – for the latest news on what’s going on in our booth and with our authors.