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Voyager Authors Dominate B&N’s Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog’s Best Paranormal Fantasy of 2012

Congratulations Vicki Pettersson, Kim Harrison, and Richard Kadrey! Petterson’s THE TAKEN, Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD, and Kadrey’s DEVIL SAID BANG were included in the Best Paranormal Fantasy Releases of 2012 on Barnes and Noble’s Explorations Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog by the most wonderful Paul Goat Allen! 

The Taken by Vicki Pettersson landed at #1!

This novel transcends genre categorization – yes, paranormal fantasy readers will LOVE [The Taken] but so too will hardcore mystery and romance fans and, most importantly of all, mainstream fiction fans. This is Vicki Pettersson’s coming out party – and we’re all invited.”

 

A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison hit #5:

“Kim succeeds in not only entertaining readers but also affecting them as well. Reading these novels is like visiting with beloved family members… honestly, I’ll be heartsick when this series ends.”

 

 

 Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey landed at #6:

 ”Kadrey’s Sandman Slim saga is one of the most original and outrageous series in all of genre fiction…”



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Great review and e-book sale for THE TAKEN!

How much do we love Paul Goat Allen of BN.com’s book clubs review of Vicki Pettersson’s THE TAKEN?!

“Bottom line: Vicki Pettersson can no longer be called an urban fantasy novelist. This novel transcends genre categorization – yes, paranormal fantasy readers will LOVE The Taken but so too will hardcore mystery and romance fans and, most importantly of all, mainstream fiction fans.

This is Vicki Pettersson’s coming out party – and we’re all invited.”

Read the first few chapters of THE TAKEN here.

Plus the e-book is on-sale right now for $2.99 until the end of July!

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Vicki Pettersson tour for THE TAKEN

THE TAKEN goes on-sale 6/12, and Vicki Pettersson’s hitting the road!  Come see her in Texas, Southern California, Cincinnati, Las Vegas and NYC!

Read the first two chapters of THE TAKEN here.

June 9, 2012 – 1-5 p.m.
DALLAS, TX – DFW Tea Readers Group/Boas & Tiaras; Chocolate Angel, 4709 West Parker Road, Plano, TX

June 12, 2012 – 7 p.m.
DALLAS, TX – Barnes&Noble; 7700 West Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX

June 13, 2012 – 7 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Dark Delicacies; 3512 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank, California 91505

June 14, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
REDONDO BEACH, CA – Mysterious Galaxy; 2810 Artesia Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA 90278

June 15, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
SAN DIEGO, CA – Mysterious Galaxy; 7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard San Diego, CA 92111

June 16, 2012 – 4:30 p.m.
HOUSTON, TX – Murder By the Book; 2342 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005

June 18, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
WAXAHACHIE, TX – Hastingshttp://local.yahoo.com/info-18682723-hastings-books-waxahachie

June 19, 2012 –7:00 p.m.
FAIRVIEW, TX - A Real Bookstore; 113 Prarie Rd., Fairview, TX

June 20, 2012 –7:00 p.m.
CINCINNATI, OH – Joseph-Beth Booksellers; 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills, KY

June 21, 2012 – 7:00 p.m.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Clark County Library; 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119

July 12, 2012 – 4:30-6:30 p.m. NEW YORK, NY – THRILLERFEST

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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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Read the first chapter of Vicki Pettersson’s THE TAKEN

THE TAKEN will be out 6/12/12, but in the meantime, you can read the first chapter now! Plus we’ll have more chapters in the next couple weeks…

We’re far from the only ones who love Vicki Pettersson’s amazing new series:

“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 magazine

“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)

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

“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

Here’s the first chapter.

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Starred PW review for Vicki Pettersson’s THE TAKEN

We could not be more excited for Vicki Pettersson’s upcoming new Celestial Blues series, which starts with THE TAKEN 6/12/12, featuring fallen angel Griffin Shaw and intrepid reporter, and we’re far from the only ones.  THE TAKEN has received great advance quotes from Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, and Sophie Littlefield, and now just received a fabulous starred review from Publishers Weekly!

“In a world where angels can be monsters, Griffin Shaw, a murdered PI turned tough-guy soul-collector, and Las Vegas reporter Katherine “Kit” Craig lock horns and hearts in this supernatural noir mystery. The resulting irresistibly good yarn proves that there’s still plenty of room for brilliant innovation in urban fantasy.”   – Publishers Weekly  ”starred review”

Here’s a great Q&A with Vicki about her angels, writing supernatural noir, rockabilly and more at Publishers Weekly.

Other praise for THE TAKEN:

“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs … The Taken proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heart – and that her gift for writing 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

“Exceptional. An enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages until the final, satisfying end. I can’t wait for the sequel.” –Kim Harrison