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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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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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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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We’re giving away SANDMAN SLIM copies!

Richard Kadrey’s fifth installment of the Sandman Slim series, KILL CITY BLUES, came out this summer. To celebrate the continued adventures of the venerable Jim Stark, we’re giving away three sets of  SANDMAN SLIM and KILL THE DEAD (the first two books of the series) in out-of-print hardcover editions! We’ll also include a signed book plate from Richard! All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment below, or re-Tweet us on Twitter - @HarperVoyagerUS!

 
Three winners will be picked at random by 5 p.m. EST today, so hurry and enter!

This is a great chance to dive into the Sandman Slim series, or to add these out-of-print hardcovers to your own Jim Stark collection!

*Open to U.S. residents only.

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New release: KILL CITY BLUES out today!

Richard Kadrey’s fifth installment of the Sandman Slim series, KILL CITY BLUES, publishes today!

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also 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—a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. 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.

Read an extended excerpt from the book!

Get your copy of KILL CITY BLUES now: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound | BAM

Richard is touring–full schedule here.

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Richard Kadrey’s Kill City Blues Tour

Kill City BluesRichard Kadrey‘s fifth Sandman Slim novel, Kill City Blues is on-sale tomorrow, 7/30–and Richard is going on a massive, multi-city tour to celebrate this new installment of James Stark’s saga. Be sure to catch an event with Richard Kadrey in a city near you.

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Another day, another apocalypse.

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also 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—a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. 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.

Kill City Blues Tour Schedule

 Tuesday, July 30, 2013

7:00 PM

DIESEL, A BOOKSTORE

5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

7:00 PM

BOOKS INC

301 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

7:00 PM

TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE

2526 E Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

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Friday, August 02, 2013

7:00 PM

OLD FIREHOUSE BOOKS

232 Walnut St., Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Saturday, August 03, 2013

2:00 PM

POISONED PEN

4014 N Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

2:00 PM

DARK DELICACIES

3512 W Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

2:00 PM

MYSTERIOUS GALAXY

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

3:00 PM

BORDERLANDS BOOKS

866 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

7:00 PM

MYSTERY ONE BOOKSHOP

2109 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

7:00 PM

FLYLEAF BOOKS

752 MLK Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Saturday, August 31, 2013—Sunday, September 01, 2013

DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL

601 W Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

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Friday, September 06, 2013

7:00 PM

COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

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Friday, October 11, 2013 & Saturday, October 19, 2013

Panel w/ Adam Mansbach

LITQUAKE

3515 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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Enter to win the SANDMAN SLIM series


Have you meet James Stark yet? Better known as Sandman Slim, he is the quintessential antihero of Richard Kadrey’s SANDMAN SLIM series. Over the course of four books – with a fifth one out on July 30 – Stark has fled Hell for Hell-on-Earth (Los Angeles), taken on angels, demons, outlaw bikers, zombies, covert government operatives, and all manner of monsters, while saving humankind from total annihilation on numerous occasions.

The complete series could be yours if you enter to win our sweepstakes! You’ll get the first four novels (Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, Aloha From Hell, Devil Said Bang) plus a signed first edition copy of the fifth book, Kill City Blues. If that’s not enough, we’ll throw in a special advanced reader’s copy of Richard’s forthcoming standalone novel, Dead Set!

The sweepstakes runs through July 31 and is only open to US/Canada entries. Enter to win here and see why Cory Doctorow calls the series “The most hard-boiled piece of supernatural fiction I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. … all confident and energetic and fresh and angry.”

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Got a question for Richard Kadrey?

Richard Kadrey, author of the SANDMAN SLIM series and the forthcoming DEAD SET, will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! Diana Gill, our executive editor here at Voyager US, will be moderating his panel on Saturday, July 20, and we’re giving you a chance to ask Richard anything! Simply submit your question in the “comments” field below, and we’ll select some to ask during the panel. We’ll be accepting submissions through Monday, July 15.

And if you don’t already, be sure to follow Richard on Twitter @Richard_Kadrey.

 

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DEVIL SAID BANG by Richard Kadrey is available in paperback today!

Calling all Sandman Slim fans! The fourth book of Richard Kadrey’s urban fantasy series, DEVIL SAID BANG, is publishing in paperback today!

Sandman Slim — aka James Stark — is, quite simply, one of the most outrageous uber-anti-heroes ever to kick serious butt on this or any other world or dimension. In his previous three adventures — Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead, and Aloha from Hell — Stark has fled Hell for California, taken on angels, demons, outlaw bikers, zombies, covert government operatives, and all manner of monsters, while saving humankind from total annihilation on numerous occasions. But in DEVIL SAID BANG, he finally assumes the role he was destined for: as the new Lucifer, ruler of the Underworld.

Don’t forget that the fifth Sandman Slim installment, KILL CITY BLUES, is coming out on July 30!

Buy your copy of DEVIL SAID BANG now:  Amazon   B&N  Indie Bound Books-a-million

 

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Strange Bedfellows: Beverly Jenkins interviews Richard Kadrey

Romance novels and Sandman Slim may not appear to be natural fit, but at Harper Voyager, we know that things are often not what they seem. Turns out Beverly Jenkins, renowned romance author, is a big fan of Sandman Slim and Richard Kadrey. We love this interview she did with Richard for Romantic Times/RT.com. Here’s a snippet:

Beverly Jenkins: In looking at your bio, you come off as a twenty-first century renaissance man. You’re an award winning writer, artist, photographer, lecturer, a “degrader of perfection” according to one interview, and you’ve been immortalized as an action figure. You’ve bellied up to enough cultural bars for four or five people. How would you describe yourself?

Richard Kadrey: I’m willing to suck at things. I’m always interested in new ideas and tasks and that means being lousy at them for a while. Some obsessions will stay with me—like photography—and others will some and go—like playing music. Music was easy to give up. I sucked at that non-stop. Still, I like to do sound experiments. Recording ambient sounds and stretching and slowing them. Playing them backwards, etc.

BJ: Is there a common thread in your work?

RK: I’m always interested in people on the outside looking in. Outsiders who don’t have a foot in the door and probably never will. I’ve never been an inside person myself. Life on the inside is too cozy and settled. Things are more interesting at the edges where different worlds collide and spark off each other.

Read on at RT.com!