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Book Giveaway: The Voodoo Killings

Courtesy of Vintage Canada, I have a copy of The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends June 8. I’ll draw a name on June 9, and notify winner via email.

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FearlessWomen Tour: Book Excerpt: By Fire Above

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About #FearlessWomen:
Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.”

Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories.

Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive giveaways at BookCon, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con. Follow Tor Books online, join the conversation – and get reading!

By Fire Above Bennis

About BY FIRE ABOVE by Robyn Bennis:
By Fire Above is the rip-roaring new adventure in Robyn Bennis’s Signal Airship military fantasy series that Patricia Briggs hails as “full of sass and terrific characters.”

“All’s fair in love and war,” according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, “Nothing’s fair except bombing those Vins to high hell.”

Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia’s military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.

Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum—only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

About Robyn Bennis:
Robyn Bennis has done research and development involving human gene expression, neural connectomics, cancer diagnostics, rapid flu testing, gene synthesis, genome sequencing, and systems integration.

She wrote most of The Guns Above within sight of Hangar One at Moffett Airfield, which was once the West Coast home to one of America’s largest airships, the USS Macon.
She currently resides in Madison, WI, where she has one cat, two careers, and an apartment full of dreams.

You can find her online at according2robyn.blogspot.com or on Twitter at @According2Robyn.

BY FIRE ABOVE Excerpt –

Roland was still shaking hands with an increasingly flabbergasted Josette, and the look in his eyes told the rest of the story. If only most of her eyebrows hadn’t grown back already, perhaps there might have been a chance he’d be put off by her. In all her life she had surely faced no greater danger than Roland’s interest. The man was boredom brought to life, and that was among the least of his faults.

Roland finally let go of her and offered to carry her baggage and she—the damn fool—accepted. Roland flung the flight bag over his shoulder, assuming the most insidiously casual pose. As they turned to walk off together, Roland flashed a grin at Josette and asked, “I wonder, may I show you the waterfront sometime?”

She was just working up to rejection. Bernat could see it in her face. But then she spotted Bernat emphatically shaking his head, and she grinned. Grinned twice in two seconds, actually, in what might have been a personal best for her: one grin for Bernat and another for Roland.

And no doubt just to spite Bernat, she said to his brother, “I’d like that. When leisure permits.”

Book Giveaway: The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three

Courtesy of Night Shade Books, I have an extra early copy of The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three, edited by Neil Clarke for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends June 1. I’ll draw a name on June 2, and notify winner via email.

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FearlessWomen Tour: Book Excerpt: Death Doesn’t Bargain

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About #FearlessWomen:
Women are shining in every genre of speculative fiction, and it is no longer enough to say “Women are here.” Instead, #FearlessWomen everywhere are taking a stand to say “Women will thrive here.”

Highlighting major titles from bestselling authors V.E. Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacqueline Carey as well as titles from acclaimed and debut authors such as Mary Robinette Kowal, Tessa Gratton, Sam Hawke, and Robyn Bennis, #FearlessWomen will be a coordinated social media celebration encouraging fans to start a dialogue about women in publishing, their worlds, their voices, and their unique stories.

Tor Books’ handles across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@torbooks) will be using the hashtags #FearlessWomen (and #FearlessFantasy and #FearlessSF) to promote excerpts, exclusive content, quizzes and giveaways beginning in May. There will also be exclusive giveaways at BookCon, San Diego Comic-Con, and New York Comic Con. Follow Tor Books online, join the conversation – and get reading!

Death Doesn't Bargain Kenyon

About DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN by Sherrilyn Kenyon:

The Deadmen are back…
With DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN, Kenyon again returns to the pirate ship Sea Witch, where Captain Devyl Bane, and his undead crew have set sail for eternity, searching for forgiveness and salvation. Together, they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms.

Many demons are beginning to break free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.

Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no compassion or rescue.

Yet the young shipmate Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it’s her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.

DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN delivers a sweeping epic saga sure to appeal to the millions of Kenyon’s Dark Hunter fans as well as anyone looking for a page-turning and high-paced adventure. It is a tale of passion and loss, emotions that wound and heal…and ultimate redemption.

About Sherrilyn Kenyon:
Sherrilyn Kenyon is a New York Times bestselling author and is a regular in the #1 spot. This extraordinary author continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 70 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include The Dark-Hunters®, The League®, NevermoreTM, Lords of Avalon®, Chronicles of Nick® , and Deadman’s CrossTM. Her Nick ChroniclesTM and Dark-Hunters® are soon to be major media productions.

Visit her online at http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com.

DEATH DOESN’T BARGAIN Excerpt –

Why were they bothering to save a world that seemed hell- bent on remaking itself into the very visage of what they were trying to save it from?

Don’t forget, you’re not fighting for the world right now. . . . True. Right now, she was fighting for the man who’d traded his life for hers. And that one decent, selfless act needed to be repaid in kindness, not treachery.
Kalder deserved to be rescued and not abandoned. She would not do to him what every one else had done.
I will keep me word to you, Kalder. We will find you.

If she had to break hell itself open and battle Lucifer to bring Kalder home, she would.

Book Giveaway: The Queen of Sorrow

Courtesy of Harper Voyager, I have an extra copy of The Queen of Sorrow: Book Three of The Queens of Renthia, by Sarah Beth Durst for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends May 25. I’ll draw a name on May 26, and notify winner via email.

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Received in April

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox
Bam Box

Angry Robot:
Fury From the Tomb: The Institute for Singular Antiquities Book I by SA Sidor

Del Rey:
Star Wars: Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
The Skaar Invasion by Terry Brooks
Age of War by Michael J. Sullivan

Disney Hyperion:
It’s Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make It Happen by Ashley Eckstein
Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure by Cavan Scott

Harper Teen / Balzer and Bray / Katherine Tegen:
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson

Harper Voyager:
Flames of Rebellion by Jay Allan
Rebellion’s Fury by Jay Allan
The Poppy War by R. F Kuang
Temper by Nicky Drayden
The Accidental War by Walter Jon Williams
Hollywood Dead by Richard Kadrey
Planetside by Michael Mammay
The Queen of Blood: Book One of The Queens of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst
The Reluctant Queen: Book Two of The Queens of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst
The Queen of Sorrow: Book Three of The Queens of Renthia by Sarah Beth Durst

HMH Books / Mariner:
The Wild Dead by Carrie Vaughn

Insight Editions:
The Art of Ready Player One by Gina McIntyre

Macmillan Children’s / FSG / First Second:
All Summer Long by Hope Larson
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Night Shade Books:
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three by Neil Clarke

Pyr:
Blood Orbit by K. R. Richardson

Random House / Ballantine Books / Crown:
The Thief by J. R. Ward
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Random House Children’s Books:
5 Worlds Book 2: The Cobalt Prince by Mark Siegel

Simon Teen / Simon Pulse / Aladdin:
Sanctuary by Caryn Lix
Five Kingdoms: Time Jumpers by Brandon Mull

Sourcebooks:
Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Subterranean Press:
Rock Manning Goes for Broke by Charlie Jane Anders
The Dinosaur Tourist by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Titan Books:
A Demon in Silver by R. S. Ford
The Synapse Sequence by Daniel Godfrey
The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield
The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri

Tor:
Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele
The Military Science of Star Wars by George Beahm
By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis

Book Giveaway: The Poppy War

Courtesy of Harper Voyager, I have an extra early copy of The Poppy War, by R. F Kuang for one lucky winner!

Contest is open to US residents only. No PO Boxes please. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends May 18. I’ll draw a name on May 19, and notify winner via email.

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Received in March

The following are the books, movies, television shows, etc. I received last month for review and/or giveaways:

Blu-Rays / DVD:
Justice League 4K Blu-Ray

Mystery Boxes:
TeeBlox
Bam Box

Amazon Press / 47North:
Bandwidth by Eliot Peper

Avon Press:
Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands

Del Rey:
The Memory of Fire by Callie Bates
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition by Jason Fry
Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne

Disney Hyperion:
Burning Magic by Joshua Khan
The Life and Death Parade by Eliza Wass
Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee
The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Star Wars: The Last Jedi Read-Along Storybook & CD by Elizabeth Schaefer
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rose and Finn’s Secret Mission by Ella Patrick
World of Reading Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rey’s Journey (Level 2 Reader) by Ella Patrick

Harper Voyager:
Awakened by James S Murray

Hex Publishers:
Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars by Warren Hammond
Denver Moon Issues 1 and 2

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / HMH Teen:
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
The Stone Girl’s Story by Sarah Beth Durst
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay

Macmillan Childrens / Feiwel and Friends / First Second:
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer
The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy

Night Shade Books:
Bash Bash Revolution by Douglas Lain

Pocket Books:
Star Trek: Voyager: Architects of Infinity by Kirsten Beyer

Pyr:
The Last Sun by K. D. Edwards

Scholastic:
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Shadow Mountain:
Wizard for Hire by Obert Skye

Soho Press:
Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Subterranean Press:
The Future Is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente
A Voice in the Night by Jack McDevitt

Titan Books:
The Rig by Roger Levy

Tor:
Game of the Gods by Jay Schiffman
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Head On by John Scalzi