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Halloween Middle Grade eBooks on Sale for $2.99

Attack of the Vampire Weenies And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David LubarThe Vanishing Vampire by David LubarDeadtime Stories: Grave Secrets by Annette Cascone and Gina CasconeDeadtime Stories: The Witching Game by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone

The ebooks for Attack of the Vampire Weenies And Other Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar, The Vanishing Vampire by David Lubar, Deadtime Stories: Grave Secrets by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone, and Deadtime Stories: The Witching Game by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone are now on sale for $2.99 each!*

*sale ends October 31

Anna Dressed in Blood eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare BlakeThe ebook for Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake is now on sale for $2.99!*

About Anna Dressed in Blood:
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas’s life.

*sale ends October 31

Starred Review: The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron“This spirited novel, a rollicking mystery and sweet romance rolled into one, is the perfect vehicle for a wild joy ride.”

W. Bruce Cameron’s The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man got a starred review in Kirkus Reviews!

Here’s the full review, from the September 18 issue:

This laugh-out-loud mystery narrated by a word-clever repo man in Kalkaska, Michigan, will convince readers to keep on (tow) trucking.

Ruddy McCann has a bit of a problem: The voice of a murder victim, real estate agent Alan Lottner, has suddenly taken up residence in his head. “I want you to find the people who did this to me, and bring them to justice,” Lottner insists. At first, Ruddy, 30, thinks the chatter in his mind is the result of the dreaded malady “Repo Madness,” the consequence of too many years pursuing deadbeats, a perilous occupation that requires “nerves of stupidity.” But he soon finds that Alan—both a nag and a wisenheimer—is telling the truth about his death, and the pieces of this ingenious plot begin to click into place. Ruddy is soon in hot pursuit of the two murderers, who are more depraved than he originally thought; he’s also in pursuit of the lovely Katie, who turn out—yikes!—to be Lottner’s daughter. Through all the twists and turns of the unlikely plot, Ruddy is surrounded by a vividly drawn cast of characters, including Becky, his ultraresponsible sister, who had “a tapeworm or something that was always drawing the fun out of her”; Becky’s goofy new boyfriend, Kermit, a voluble Mr. Malaprop; Ruddy’s stud-muffin younger pal, Jimmy, whose earlier acting career “was somewhat hampered by his inability to act”; and Ruddy’s beloved dog, Jake, “fifty pounds of anyone’s guess.” While it’s no surprise that Ruddy gets both the evildoers and the girl, how he gets to that finish line is totally unexpected. A storyline that would be a car wreck in the hands of a less-talented writer turns out to be a delightfully entertaining road trip thanks to the deft touch of Cameron, a best-selling author (A Dog’s Journey, 2012, etc.), humor writer and independent movie producer.

This spirited novel, a rollicking mystery and sweet romance rolled into one, is the perfect vehicle for a wild joy ride.

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man will be published on October 28.

Starred Review: An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War by Patrick Taylor

An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War by Patrick Taylor“Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter.”

Patrick Taylor’s An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War got a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the September 15 issue:

The ninth book in the series that started with An Irish Country Doctor flashes back to a time before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly became the medical mainstay in the village of Ballybucklebo. World War II has begun and Dr. Reilly is assigned the battleship HMS Warspite. Surgeon Lieutenant O’Reilly quickly learns the hardships of medicine at sea, tending to the thousand-man crew and casualties from other nearby ships. He serves under a seasoned naval doctor from whom he picks up much more than what was in his medical textbooks. He pines for his fiancée, midwife Deirdre Macwhinney, and has hopes of marrying her when he leaves the ship to attend a trauma medicine course in Scotland. In current-day Ballybucklebo, O’Reilly’s life has turned out quite differently. He treats the odd outbreak of measles, encounters an exotic Mediterranean virus, and delivers the local babies when the village midwife is too busy. Married to Kitty, his long-ago love (before Deirdre), O’Reilly has settled into the comfortable life of a small-town doctor. As in the previous O’Reilly books, the story deftly shifts back and forth from the present to the past, weaving depth and texture into the lives of Dr. and Mrs. O’Reilly and the villagers around them. VERDICT This is a charming addition to the delightful series by Ulster doctor-turned-novelist Taylor. Deeply steeped in Irish country life and meticulous in detail, the story is the perfect companion for a comfy fire and a cup of tea or a pint of bitter. Think James Herriott without the animals. A totally wonderful read!

An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War will be published on October 21.

Bill, the Galactic Hero eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry HarrisonHarry Harrison‘s memoir, Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!, is due out on November 11. This month we are making it easy to get introduced to Harry Harrison by releasing his ebook, Bill, the Galactic Hero, for only $2.99.*

About Bill, the Galactic Hero: Bill, the Galactic Hero is written by Harry Harrison who is also the author of Deathworld, Make Room! Make Room! (filmed as Soylent Green), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of science fiction.

*sale ends October 31

Starred Review: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan“In the third entry in this award-winning series, investigative reporter Ryan again takes on a social issue—the harm to individuals caused by bank foreclosures—and puts it at the center of a fast-moving procedural with a strong journalistic bent. In Ryan’s adroit hands, with her brisk prose, appealing protagonists, and well-limned characters, even foreclosures can be sexy.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s Truth Be Told got a starred review in Booklist!

Here’s the full review, from the September 1 issue:

A prominent cold case is back in play. Women are being murdered in empty houses that have been foreclosed, and reporter Jane Ryland and Boston PD detective Jake Brogan are wondering if their relationship, “right at the edge of ethical,” in his view, can ever work. When a recent parolee confesses to a 20-year-old unsolved murder that bedevils Brogan as it haunted his late police-commissioner grandfather, Brogan’s colleagues accept the confession as valid, but Brogan is dubious. Working both old and new cases, Brogan continually runs into Ryland, who’s on assignment with Peter Hardesty, a widowed lawyer who’s attracted to Ryland and arousing Brogan’s jealousy. At the heart of it all are foreclosures, which are being manipulated by a cabal of bank employees for personal gain as well as by new customer-services bank officer Liz McDivitt, who’s playing Robin Hood. In the third entry in this award-winning series, investigative reporter Ryan again takes on a social issue—the harm to individuals caused by bank foreclosures—and puts it at the center of a fast-moving procedural with a strong journalistic bent. In Ryan’s adroit hands, with her brisk prose, appealing protagonists, and well-limned characters, even foreclosures can be sexy.

Truth Be Told will be published on October 7.

On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in October

Mortal Gods by Kendare BlakeTruth Be Told by Hank Phillippi RyanThe League of Seven by Alan GratzThe Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in October! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you:

R. S. Belcher, The Shotgun Arcana

October 16
Copperfield’s Books
Santa Rosa, California
7:00 PM

October 18
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, California
8:00 PM

October 31
Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt
Nashville, Tennessee
7:00 PM

Kendare Blake, Mortal Gods

October 13
Books of Wonder
New York, NY
6:00 PM

October 19
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
2:00 PM

October 21
Red Balloon Book Shop
St. Paul, MN
6:30 PM

October 22
Schuler Books and Music
Lansing, MI
7:00 PM

October 25
Linden Tree Books
Palo Alto, CA
4:00 PM

October 26
Powell’s Cedar Hill
Beaverton, OR
4:00 PM

October 28
Third Place Books
Lake Forest, IL
7:00 PM

W. Bruce Cameron, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

October 28
Rainy Day Books
Fairway, KS
6:30 PM

October 29
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

October 30
Highland Park Public Library
Highland Park, IL
7:00 PM

Tina Connolly, Silverblind

October 7
Powell’s Cedar Hill
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Matt Cook, Sabotage

October 5
Barnes & Noble at The Grove
Los Angeles, CA
4:00 PM

October 7
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

October 11
Clive Cussler Convention
Scottsdale, AZ

October 14
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

October 31
Noircon, “Three Minutes of Terror”
Society Hill Playhouse
Philadelphia, PA

A.M. Dellamonica, Child of a Hidden Sea

October 28
University Bookstore
Bellevue, WA
6:00 PM

Steven Gould, Exo

October 19
Barnes & Noble
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Alan Gratz, The League of Seven

October 1
Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN
6:30 PM

October 3
Square Books
Oxford, MS
4:00 PM

October 8
The Fountainhead Bookstore
Hendersonville, NC
5:00 PM

October 11
Books by the Banks Festival
Cincinnati, OH

October 13
Blue Marble Books
Fort Thomas, KY
4:00 PM

October 14
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
Winnetka, IL
4:30 PM

October 16
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM

Dan Krokos, The Black Stars

October 11
Books of Wonder
Fantastic Middle Grade Reads
New York, NY
1:00 PM

David Lubar, The Bully Bug

October 11
Books of Wonder
Fantastic Middle Grade Reads
New York, NY
1:00 PM

Jon McGoran, Deadout

October 2-5
Iowa City Book Festival
Iowa City, IA

October 11
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ

October 29
Noir at the Bar
Misconduct Tavern
Philadelphia, PA
(Time TBD)

Hank Phillippi Ryan, Truth Be Told

October 7
Brookline Booksmith Launch Party
Brookline, MA
7:00 PM

October 8
Gibson’s Bookstore
Concord, NH
7:00 PM

October 9
Aunt Agatha’s
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00 PM

October 10
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM

October 11
Copperfield’s
San Rafael, CA
6:00 PM

October 12
Investigating Mystery
Oakland Public Library
Oakland, CA
2:00 PM

October 15
Murder on the Beach
Delray Beach, FL
7:00 PM

October 16
Atlanta Eagle Eye Bookstore
Decatur, GA
7:00 PM

October 20
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL
4:00 PM

October 23
Posioned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

October 24
Vroman’s
Pasadena, CA
7:00 PM

October 25
Book Carnival
Orange, CA
3:00 PM

October 26
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:00 PM

October 27
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

October 28
Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts
Indianapolis, IN
7:00 PM

October 29
Rockport Public Library
Hosted by Toad Hall Books
Rockport, MA
7:00 PM

October 30
Writing Across Gender Panel
Boston Women’s National Book Association, Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA
7:00 PM

John Scalzi, Lock In

October 7
The Bell House
Shipwreck, NY
8:00 PM

October 10
Barnes & Noble Union Square
NYCC: SciFi vs Fantasy
Amber Benson, Peter V. Brett, Pierce Brown, Richard Kadrey, Caitlin Kittredge, and C.L. Wilson will participate with John Scalzi moderating.
8:00 PM

October 11
Books by the Banks Festival
Cincinnati, OH

October 21
Seminary Coop Bookstore
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM

Ben Tripp, The Accidental Highwayman

October 12
Books of Wonder
New York, NY
1:00 PM

Tor Books Announces Programming for New York Comic-Con 2014

Celebrating LOCUS Magazine’s Best Publisher for the 27th year in a row!

New York Comic Con is upon us once again and this year we’re pleased to welcome Greenlight Bookstore in our booth! They will be selling titles for our in-booth signings, featuring Brandon Sanderson, John Scalzi, Cory Doctorow and others!  There will also be panels featuring old and new authors, and special events around the city celebrating B&N Superweek as well as an event at The Bellhouse.

Read on and stop by Tor’s Booth (#2223) to pick up a schedule for a full list of events! For a full list of NYCC happenings at the Tor booth, excerpts, and more visit tornycc2014.com.

Sunday, October 5th

2pm B&N Superweek Fantasy Audiobook Performance Q&A | B&N Tribeca
Rebecca Soler, narrator of Marissa Meyers Lunar Chronicles, Fred Berman, narrator of Walking Dead series and others discuss the acting and voice work that goes into an audio book. Moderate by debut Tor author, Leanna Hieber.

Tuesday, October 7th

8pm ShipwreckSF & Word Bookstores Present Alan Moore’s Watchmen for New York Superweek | The Bell House
Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages? Shipwreck is all of these things. Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great (Watchmen) Character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Featuring John Scalzi, Naomi Novik and others!

Thursday, October 9th 

2pm Booth signing, Steven Gould signs copies of his new novel, Exo, in which he returns to the world of his classic novel, Jumper.

4pm Tor Booth signing, John Scalzi will raffle off 50 ARCS of his latest New York Times bestseller, Lock In. Didn’t win but want a signed book? Finished copies as well as Scalzi’s backlist will be available for purchase.

8pm B&N Superweek Round Robin | B&N Union Square
Watch as your favorite genre authors spin a quick tale as dictated by the audience! Q&A to follow. Moderated by Steven Gould and featuring Paul Wilson, Simon R. Green, SJ Harper and others!

Friday, October 10th

12pm Tor Booth signing with A.M. Dellamonica, signing copies of her latest book, Child of a Hidden Sea.

1:00pm – 1:45pm Tor Geek Geek Revolution | Room 1A21
A no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring six science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK makes its second appearance at NYCC. Featuring John Scalzi, Rachel Caine, Patrick Rothfuss and others.
3:15 – 4:15pm Autographing at Table 19

1:15pm – 2:15pm Playing with Magic | Room 1A01
Magic is central to fantasy, whether it takes place in our world or one completely foreign. How does using magic affect storytelling? Django Wexler (The Shadow Throne) leads fellow authors A.M. Dellamonica, Sam Sykes and others discussing incorporating magic into the fabric of their worlds.
2:15pm – 3:15pm Autographing at Table 19

5pm Tor Booth signing with bestselling author Cory Doctorow. Copies of his backlist including his latest New York Times bestseller, Homeland, will be available for purchase. Buy one, get one free!

8pm B&N Superweek Family Feud Science Fiction vs Fantasy |  B&N Union Square
John Scalzi plays host as science fiction authors compete against fantasy authors Family Feud style. Will Scalzi give contestants a loving kiss on the cheek? Come to Union Square B&N and find out! With Amber Benson, Peter Brett, Pierce Brown, Richard Kadrey, Caitlin Kittredge and C.L. Wilson.

Saturday, October 11th

2pm Tor Booth signing with Brandon Sanderson! We’ll have plenty of Brandon Sanderson’s titles both old and new available for purchase. Free Way of Kings sampler with every purchase!

3pm – 3:45pm Not Your Mother’s Fairy Tales | Room 1B03
Get ready to travel over the river and through the woods, to a panel where standard fairytales get transformed into something more. Featuring Tor Teen debut author Ben Tripp discussing The Accidental Highwayman.
4pm – 5pm Autographing at Table 19

5pm Tor Booth signing with Ben Tripp. Limited edition art pack with original prints designed by the author will be available for free with each purchase of The Accidental Highwayman. A Comic Con exclusive!

Sunday, October 12th-*ALL BOOKS ON THIS DAY ARE FREE

12pm Tor Booth signing with Paul Park, signing All Those Vanished Engines.

2pm Trust Me, I’m The Doctor | Room 1A18
Calling all Time Lords and their Companions! Having just reached its 50-year milestone this past year, Doctor Who has proven itself to be an enduring staple of nerd culture. With Paul Park, Simon R. Greene and others.
1pm – 1:45pm Autographing at Table 19

2pm Tor Booth signing with Dan Krokos signing Planet Thieves, the first thrilling installment of a new middle grade series!

*All giveaways are on a first come, first serve basis

Starred Review: The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp

The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp“Fantasy readers, especially fans of Cathrynne Valente’s work, will enjoy the author’s elegant turns of phrase. A first purchase for all fantasy collections.”

Ben Tripp’s The Accidental Highwayman got a starred review in School Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, from the September 17 issue:

Tripp explains that this story of Kit Bristol, accidental highwayman from the mid-18th century, turned up in his ancestor’s sea chest. Orphan and trick rider, Kit works for James Rattle, whose mysterious nocturnal activities lead to a bloody death. Kit obeys his master’s last instructions, pulling back the curtain on a magical world that lives alongside his own. Kit must help fairy princess Morgana defy her father and escape marriage to King George III of England. As they journey to Ireland’s free Faerie state, they pick up a circus performer, a baboon, and a mildly delusional elderly gentleman to round out their motley crew. Fairy attacks from Morgana’s enemies impede their progress until they decide to form a carnival show to hide in plain sight. Humorous mayhem ensues. It is difficult not to be entertained by Kit’s first person narration that blends historical detail with the antics of the fairy kingdom. Tripp ably conveys the protagonist’s subtle sense of the ridiculous through his many mishaps, and conversations between magical creatures and uninformed mortals add to the book’s humor. Readers will root for star-crossed lovers, Kit and Morgana, and delight in their “opposites attract” romance, drawn onward by a rollicking plot. Informative footnotes occasionally pull readers out of the story, though they dwindle as the story progresses. Tripp’s detailed black-and-white illustrations are worth a second look. Fantasy readers, especially fans of Cathrynne Valente’s work, will enjoy the author’s elegant turns of phrase. A first purchase for all fantasy collections.

The Accidental Highwayman will be published on October 14.