The Seven Sins eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

The Seven Sins by Jon Land; created by Fabrizio BoccardiJon Land and Fabrizio Boccardi’s Black Scorpion, the latest in the Michael Tiranno series, is due out on April 7. This month we are making it easy to get started with the series by releasing the first ebook, The Seven Sins, for only $2.99.*

About The Seven Sins: To Dream…To Dare..To Win…

The ancient motto, inscribed in Latin on a mysterious golden medallion, recovered from the ruins of the Roman Empire, has guided Michael Tiranno to heights few men have achieved. Once an orphaned farm boy in his native Sicily, Michael made millions by mastering the intricate world of high finance, and is now the fabulously wealthy owner of Las Vegas’ The Seven Sins, the grandest and most extravagant casino in the world. The lavish resort embodies the personal philosophy fueled by his lust for power: the greater the risk, the greater the reward.

But he also has secrets, secrets that he and Naomi Burns, his driven corporate attorney and confidante, have gone to great lengths to bury. When an enemy from the past threatens to undermine everything he has built, his dark history must now be uncovered. Together, they must tear open painful scars in Michael’s heart and soul to discover the true identity of their unknown foe—before all of Las Vegas pays the price for Michael Tiranno’s realized dreams.

The Seven Sins is a globe-spanning saga of one man’s spectacular rise from rags to riches, the sins that brought him there, and the insidious vendetta that may cost him everything.

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*sale ends April 3

Count to a Trillion eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Count to a Trillion by John C. WrightJohn C. Wright‘s The Architect of Aeons, the latest in the count to a trillion series, is due out on April 21. This month we are making it easy to get started with the series by releasing the first ebook, Count to a Trillion, for only $2.99.*

About Count to a Trillion: Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical genius—and a romantic who dreams of a future in which humanity rises from the ashes to take its place among the stars.

The chance to help usher in that future comes when Montrose is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate an artifact of alien origin. Known as the Monument, the artifact is inscribed with data so complex, only a posthuman mind can decipher it. So Montrose does the unthinkable: he injects himself with a dangerous biochemical drug designed to boost his already formidable intellect to superhuman intelligence. It drives him mad.

Nearly two centuries later, his sanity restored, Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension with no memory of his posthuman actions, to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways, and learns that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode—one that will define humanity’s true future in the universe.

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*sale ends April 3

Starred Review: The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow

The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow“Dolls, puppets, and other human simulacra are objects of fear and wonder in this eclectic anthology of 17 excellent original stories that Datlow (Nightmare Carnival) selected for their ability to “mine the uncanniness of dolls for all its worth.””

Ellen Datlow’s The Doll Collection got a starred review in Publishers Weekly!

Here’s the full review, from the February 2 issue:

Dolls, puppets, and other human simulacra are objects of fear and wonder in this eclectic anthology of 17 excellent original stories that Datlow (Nightmare Carnival) selected for their ability to “mine the uncanniness of dolls for all its worth.” In Stephen Gallagher’s “Heroes and Villains,” the creepy candor with which a ventriloquist’s dummy tells truths about its deceased former owner suggests that it’s not the current owner who is speaking through it. Joyce Carol Oates’s “The Doll-Master” is narrated by the title character, who gradually reveals the ghoulish nature of his “doll” collection. Datlow’s ban on clichéd “evil doll” stories encouraged contributors to explore refreshingly original ideas, including the doll hospital in Veronica Schanoes’s “The Permanent Collection,” which nods to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic “The Sandman” while depicting a Mengele-like surgeon named Coppelius, and the strange folk tradition of Jeffrey Ford’s “The Word Doll,” in which children are compelled to escape into the world of an imaginary playmate. Accompanying photos of dolls and their parts intensify the eeriness of these works, which easily transcend their familiar theme.

The Doll Collection will be published on March 10.

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Cliff Walk eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilvaThe ebook for Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva is now on sale for $2.99!*

About Cliff Walk: Prostitution has been legal in Rhode Island for more than a decade; Liam Mulligan, an old-school investigative reporter at a dying Providence newspaper, suspects the governor has been taking payoffs to keep it that way. But this isn’t the only story making headlines…a child’s severed arm is discovered in a pile of garbage at a pig farm. Then the body of an internet pornographer is found sprawled on the rocks at the base of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk.

At first, the killings seem random, but as Mulligan keeps digging into the state’s thriving sex business, strange connections emerge. Promised free sex with hookers if he minds his own business—and a beating if he doesn’t—Mulligan enlists Thanks-Dad, the newspaper publisher’s son, and Attila the Nun, the state’s colorful Attorney General, in his quest for the truth. What Mulligan learns will lead him to question his beliefs about sexual morality, shake his tenuous religious faith, and leave him wondering who his real friends are.

Cliff Walk is at once a hard-boiled mystery and an exploration of sex and religion in the age of pornography. Written with the unique and powerful voice that won DeSilva an Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Cliff Walk lifts Mulligan into the pantheon of great suspense heroes and is a giant leap for the career of Bruce DeSilva.

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*sale ends April 3

Spin eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Spin by Robert Charles WilsonThe ebook for Spin by Robert Charles Wilson is now on sale for $2.99!*

About SpinSpin is Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award-winning masterpiece—a stunning combination of a galactic “what if” and a small-scale, very human story. One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk—a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. Not only have the world’s artificial satellites fallen out of orbit, their recovered remains are pitted and aged, as though they’d been in space far longer than their known lifespans. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane grow up, a space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside—more than a hundred million years per year on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future.

Jason, now a promising young scientist, devotes his life to working against this slow-moving apocalypse. Diane throws herself into hedonism, marrying a sinister cult leader who’s forged a new religion out of the fears of the masses.

Earth sends terraforming machines to Mars to let the onrush of time do its work, turning the planet green. Next they send humans…and immediately get back an emissary with thousands of years of stories to tell about the settling of Mars. Then Earth’s probes reveal that an identical barrier has appeared around Mars. Jason, desperate, seeds near space with self-replicating machines that will scatter copies of themselves outward from the sun—and report back on what they find. Life on Earth is about to get much, much stranger.

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*sale ends April 3

Shades of Milk and Honey eBook is Now on Sale for $2.99

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette KowalMary Robinette Kowal‘s Of Noble Family, the latest in the Glamourist histories series, is due out on April 28. This month we are making it easy to get started with the series by releasing the first ebook, Shades of Milk and Honey, for only $2.99.*

About Shades of Milk and Honey: The fantasy novel you’ve always wished Jane Austen had written

Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer: Pride and Prejudice meets Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality.

Jane and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

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*sale ends April 3

Announcing V.E. Schwab’s Digital Londons Tour

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. SchwabV. E. Schwab, author of A Darker Shade of Magic, is going on a digital tour of London!

Here are a few words from the author about the upcoming tour:

In A Darker Shade of Magic (which comes out on February 24th!!) my heroes, Kell and Lila, flit through magical doors to visit three very different versions of London: There’s Red London, which flourishes with life and magic; Grey London, which has no magic but one very mad King; and White London, where people fight to control magic and the magic fights back.

While each of these three cities if full of its own twists, turns, and secrets—they are also full of blogs! Yes, each city is home to some very special blogs and I’ll be embarking on a whirlwind tour through all of them starting on February 17th. And since, as Kell and Lila learn, it’s dangerous to linger, I’ll only have time to answer one question at each stop (though a small cup of tea might also be imbibed—I will be in a London, after all).

Want to follow me on this mad dash? Check out the schedule below! And know this: some blogs will be giving away a prize package of a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic and a double-sided poster (signed by me!) that features the US and UK covers.

You can also track me through twitter!
@veschwab
#ADSOM
#VintheLondons

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

February 17 — Vampire Book Club — Red London

February 18 — The Eater of Books — White London

February 19 — Icey Books — Grey London

February 20 — Effortlessly Reading — Red London

February 21 – Cuddlebuggery – White London

February 22 — JessBella Reads — Grey London

February 23 — Istyria Book Blog — Red London

February 24 — Stories and Sweeties — White London

February 25 — Please Feed the Bookworm — Grey London

February 26 — The Nerd Herd Reads — Red London

February 27 — Novel Heartbeat — White London

February 28 — The Flyleaf Review — Grey London

March 1 — Addicted 2 Novels — Red London

March 2 — Books, Bones, and Buffy — White London

March 3 — My Friends are Fiction — Grey London

March 4 — Super Space Chick — Red London

March 5 — The Midnight Garden — White London

March 6 — Amaterasu Reads — Grey London

March 7 — Fiction Freak — Red London

March 8 — The Escapist — White London

March 9 — Addicted Readers — Grey London

March 10 — Bookish Antics — Red London

March 11 — The Social Potato — White London

March 12 — Young Adult Hollywood — White London

March 13 — The Modge Podge Bookshelf — Red London

March 14 — A Dream Within A Dream — White London

March 15 — Fandom Monthly Magazine — Grey London

March 16 — The Nocturnal Library — Red London

March 17 – Reading with ABC – White London

March 18 – Moonlight Gleam Reviews – Grey London

March 19 – Book Munchies – Red London

March 20 – Poisoned Rationality – White London

March 21 – Blood Bookaholic – Grey London

March 22 – Live to Read – Red London

March 23 — There Were Books Involved — White London

March 24 — My Bookish Ways — Only time will tell…

Tor Books Selected for RUSA Reading List, Alex Award, and Stonewall Award

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine AddisonMy Real Children by Jo WaltonLock In by John ScalziThe Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

We’re pleased to announce our winners and short list selections from the 2015 RUSA Reading Lists:

From the press release: “Winners were selected by the Reading List Council whose members include up to twelve expert readers’ advisory and collection development librarians. The eight genres currently included in the Council’s considerations are adrenaline, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction.”

RUSA compiles a list of read-alike titles for each genre’s winning book: The Goblin Emperor read-alikes are The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold, Cold Magic by Kate Elliott, and The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn.

The My Real Children read-alikes are Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and Sliding Doors.

Two of these honorees also received other accolades:

Lock In by John Scalzi was selected for the 2015 Alex Award list which highlights the ten best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. Just a reminder that Lock In was also selected for the LibraryReads and Texas Lariat Reading Lists.

See the full 2015 Youth Media Awards list here (PDF).

My Real Children by Jo Walton was also selected as a 2015 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

See the full list of 2015 Stonewall Book Awards winners and honorees here. Read more about the history of this award here. And see all of the other 2015 RUSA Reading List selections here.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! 

NPR Reviews Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear“Karen Memory breezes by at a leisurely pace, a bracing yet charming adventure yarn that never feels forced, despite the brassy confidence of its delivery.”

Elizabeth Bear’s Karen Memory was reviewed by NPR!

The plot isn’t complicated, nor does it need to be. Bear is paying homage to the dime novels of the era, forerunners of pulp fiction packed with larger-than-life heroes, scheming villains, and gritty action. But she’s subtly subverting this tradition, just as much as she’s giving steampunk a gentle, loving twist. An African-American marshal and a transgender prostitute are just two members of the book’s diverse cast, and it’s clear that Bear is making a point about the way history, like literary subgenres, can steamroll over anyone who falls outside the norm. She makes that point engagingly and effortlessly. Karen Memory breezes by at a leisurely pace, a bracing yet charming adventure yarn that never feels forced, despite the brassy confidence of its delivery.

Read the full review here.

Karen Memory was published on February 3.

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Announcing the Of Irish Blood tour!

Of Irish Blood by Mary Pat KellyCome meet author Mary Pat Kelly on tour for her novel, Of Irish Blood!

Here’s where you can find Mary:

Wednesday, February 4:
Barnes & Noble
Upper West Side
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Saturday, February 7:
Neil Shanahan Educators Seminar: Irish and Irish American Women in the Development of the Modern World
Panel Discussion with Irish Consul General Barbara Jones
991 5th Ave
New York, NY
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesday, February 11:
Brookline Booksmith
Boston, MA
7:00 PM

Saturday, February 14:
Titcomb’s Bookshop
East Sandwich, MA
2:00 PM

Sunday, February 15:
South Yarmouth Library
South Yarmouth, MA
2:00 PM

Monday, February 16:
Blue Bunny Books
Dedham, MA
3:00 PM

Thursday, February 19:
Chester County Books
West Chester, PA
7:00 PM

Saturday, February 21:
Books & Co.
Beavercreek, OH
2:00 PM

Sunday, February 22:
Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
1:30 PM

Wednesday, March 11:
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL
7:00 PM