Saturday, 1 August 2015

Picking up “steel” in Hollywood

20th Century FoxSteelheartAs we may have mentioned before, STEELHEART and the Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson have been optioned by 20th Century Fox to develop into the next blockbuster film. Shawn Levy, of Night at the Museum fame, is slated to direct the project and we’ve just found out that they’ve attached Carter Blanchard as the screenwriter!

Blanchard has recently finished writing the Independence Day movie sequel and will now turn his attention to adapting Brandon’s #1 New York Times bestselling young-adult novel. Who knew a dystopic, supervillan-filled future could look so bright!

 

Update @ 5:46pm – io9.com has some nice things to say about this news in their recent post today, including this gem:

“So, the superheroes are the bad guys, and the humans are fighting back. Which is a neat twist on the genre. It’s not a revolutionary one by any means, but it could be just the right hook to freshen up the genre and kick off a whole new franchise.”


Best of the Year, Halfway through the Year

We’re roughly halfway through 2015, and as we hit midsummer, we’ve had a number of clients pop up on best-of lists and receive special accolades and call-outs. That number? A lot:

Long Hidden coverFirst up, congratulations are in order for Daniel José Older! He and co-editor signal-to-noise-coverRose Fox have been nominated for the World Fantasy Award for their wildly successful LONG HIDDEN anthology (buy|reviews).

In further good news, both Daniel José Older’s SHADOWSHAPER (buy|reviews) and HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES (buy|reviews) were named to BookRiot’s The Best Books of 2015 So Far! Older, whose SHADOWSHAPER has four starred reviews to date, joins the likes of Ta-Nehisi Coates and. . .

. . . JABberwocky’s own Silvia Moreno-Garcia! Silvia was named to the list for her debut, SIGNAL TO NOISE (buy|buy|buy), and BookRiot wrote: “This little indie release deserves all the attention.” Check out a plethora of reviews we’ve compiled for the title.

Then we received some really great Mark Hodder news—his debut, THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF SPRING HEELED JACK (buy|reviews)—was named to Audible’s “10 Editors, 100 Books” list, in which Audible.com editors recommended their favorite audiobooks ever.

Bu51+0pEJosfL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_t wait, there’s more! We’ve learned that Adam-Troy Castro will have a story in the first-ever BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY, out this October. The titles of the stories are officially under wraps for now, so you’ll just have to pre-order. (It’s quite possible that a story from LONG HIDDEN appears in these pages as well. . .)

Last, but certainly not least, Brandon Sanderson‘s STEELHEART (buy|reviews) was just nominated for the Green Mountain Book Award up in Vermont! This marks the eleventh state award that the #1 NY Times bestselling novel has been nominated for. STEELHEART won the Kentucky Bluegrass Award just a week before.

If this isn’t enough to fill out your summer reading list, well, stroll on over to our buying guide, which we’ve just updated for July.


Forthcoming eBook Editions of Tanya Huff’s Quarters Novels!

We’re thrilled to announce that Tanya Huff‘s Quarters series (Sing the Four Quarters, Fifth Quarter, No Quarter, and The Quartered Sea) will soon be available as ebooks for the very first time, starting August 4th! A little over 30 years after their original publication, readers will finally be able to experience these beloved novels from the comforts of their e-readers.

Dianna Wynne Jones, author of Howl’s Moving Castle and the Chrestomanci series, selected SING THE FOUR QUARTERS as her favorite fantasy for The Washington Post Book World:

“A favorite book means to me one you reread frequently and know you will enjoy even with flu. Out of a shelf-full of such, the one my hand goes to most unerringly is Tanya Huff’s SING THE FOUR QUARTERS. I love this book for being both very funny and wholly serious about the elemental spirits and about justice, mercy, love, kindness and honor. Above all, I love it for its accurate portrayal of exactly how it feels to be pregnant. I don’t think this has been done in fantasy before.”

The Quarters novels incorporate many different fantasy elements that create something greater than the sum of their parts. SING THE FOUR QUARTERS is “a romantic fantasy that offers the reader a sometimes feisty but always intelligent, vocal and vigorous heroine” (Voya), FIFTH QUARTER and NO QUARTER are excellent fantasy assassin adventures (to paraphrase Locus), and THE QUARTERED SEA features an unlikely hero playing the terrible hand he’s been dealt.

All four novels are currently available for pre-order at the major e-tailers, so be sure to reserve your copy today!

And to celebrate their digital release, they’ve received shiny new covers!

Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff Fifth Quarter by Tanya Huff No Quarter by Tanya Huff The Quartered Sea by Tanya Huff

SING THE FOUR QUARTERS Available 8/4/15. (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBookstore | Google Play)
FIFTH QUARTER Available 9/1/15. (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBookstore | Google Play)
NO QUARTER Available 10/6/15. (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBookstore | Google Play)
THE QUARTERED SEA Available 11/3/15. (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBookstore | Google Play)


Pick up a phenomenal SciFi novel by Louis Charbonneau!

Louis Charbonneau has written a prolific collection of novels that span the Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Eco-Thriller, and Suspense Genres. This week, we want to bring your attention to his amazing Science Fiction collection.

Much of Charbonneau’s Science Fiction centers around dystopian worlds, and has a deep rooted thriller quality to it that leads to a truly immersive read. If you already love his Science Fiction, click here to check out his other genres!

In THE SENLChabSciFiTINEL STARS, HTR-137 is content living out his life working off his government-mandated taxes, until one day, he decides not to show up, and shocking truths about the world he lives in are exposed.

NO PLACE ON EARTH follows Petr, a man who was raised by the government after his father was executed for treason. Still, Petr doesn’t harbor many hard feelings, until he discovers that his wife is expecting a child–something that is completely forbidden in his world. Suddenly, he is faced with a choice–join the rebel forces, or allow his new family to be executed for breaking the law.

Professor Paul Cameron realizes something is wrong with him when he begins hearing voices belonging to parasitic  aliens that have made their way into his head…When they start controlling his actions he is terrified, and it’s then that he realizes that he might not be the only one. Any human he sees could be harboring these increasingly powerful beings, and nobody knows yet what it is they want.

In DOWN TO EARTH Emergency Landing Station 17 was operating perfectly. It provided its inhabitants with holographs of Earth that are so real that the workers who stayed there for years at a time sometimes forgot they are even in deep space. But all of this changed when electronic glitches began, and as they intensified, it became all to clear that they were not accidental.


The Hidden Masters of Marandur and a Giveaway

We’re thrilled to announce that THE HIDDEN MASTERS OF MARANDUR, the second book in Jack Cambpell‘s epic fantasy Pillars of Reality series, is available today in ebook format!

THE HIDDEN MASTERS OF MARANDUR picks up directly after the events of The Dragons of Dorcastle. Their victory at Dorcastle is short-lived, however. In addition to dodging their Guilds attempts to destroy them, Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain must also elude a mysterious Order so they can find the answers they need to save Dematr.

The Arched Doorway called the series “the perfect mix of steampunk and fantasy,” which Dab of Darkness also loved. And as with Campbell’s science fiction series The Lost Fleet and The Lost Stars, his military experience allows the “intense battle and actions scenes” to really shine.

Be sure to pick up your ebook copy of THE HIDDEN MASTERS OF MARANDUR today (available at the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and Google Play stores)! The Pillars of Reality is an Audible bestseller and one of the fastest-selling Audible Studios titles ever — this is one series you don’t want to miss!

Haven’t yet started The Pillars of Reality? Then enter the Goodreads giveaway below! 5 lucky entrants will win a trade paperback edition of The Dragons of Dorcastle! Did we mention there’s a map? Because there is, and it’s gorgeous.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell

The Dragons of Dorcastle

by Jack Campbell

Giveaway ends June 17, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win


Sweet & Deadly Kobo Deal

Kobo readers, rejoice!

SWEET & DEADLY by Charlaine Harris is today’s Kobo Daily Deal, for just $1.99! Originally published in 1981 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SWEET & DEADLY launched the career of this beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author. Birmingham News called it “a home run the first time out,” and Macon Telegraph and News added that it’s “an engrossing first novel” and “a small Southern town that Southern readers will find familiar and credible.”

Newspaper report Catherine Linton ignored her investigative instincts when her parents died in a mysterious car crash six months ago–grief obscuring the warning signs that something was amiss. But when she discovers the beaten body of her father’s nurse on Linton property, Catherine quickly realizes her parents’ death was no accident…

Grab your copy before this deal expires!


¡Special Kindle Gold Box promo for LIBRIOMANCER!

LibriomancerFor today and today only, Jim Hines’s critically-acclaimed LIBRIOMANCER will be only sale in a Kindle Gold Box promotion for just $1.99! Cancel any other plans you made for today and click here to pick up your copy of the book that Wired Magazine called “a love letter to science fiction and fantasy” and that RT Books said “will have book geeks squeeing with delight!”

LIBRIOMANCER is just the first title in Jim’s four-book Magic Ex Libris series and would make the perfect companion for a day at the beach!

Update:  We hope you enjoyed the chance to pick up your $1.99 copy of Jim’s book but, sadly, the promotion was one day only. Check back here to learn of any other promotions for our clients’ work and don’t forget to grab a copy of CODEX BORN.


SF Medical Thriller by William C. Dietz

Ejecta by William C. DietzDietz’s “… portrayal of ordinary people fighting for their lives and freedom is a touching tribute to the human spirit, demonstratin g that life goes on and love doesn’t die.” —Romantic Times

William C. Dietz is a former marine corps officer turned fiction writer. His vast collection of over 40 novels, including a large array of military science fiction novels, has earned him immense respect in the genre.

Scientists spent decades scanning the universe for signs of alien life, but they should have been searching closer to home…the invasion has already begun.

When Professor Paul Mackracken takes his own life at the discovery that he has been infected by an alien parasite, he leaves his former student, parasitologist Dr. Sara Devlin, with more questions than answers. What is this parasite doing to people? Where did it come from? How long have they been here–or, more importantly, how long has the government known that they’re here?  The more questions are answered, the deeper the spiraling mystery becomes. In Ejecta, Dietz creates a world of uncertainty and believable fear that you definitely won’t want to miss.

Pick up a copy of the eBook today!


Awards and Nominations for Brandon Sanderson!

WORDS OF RADIANCEWe are thrilled to share that Brandon Sanderson has won the 2015 Audie Award for Best Fantasy for his second Stormlight Archive novel, WORDS OF RADIANCE! The audiobook was read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading

WORDS OF RADIANCE (read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading) has also been nominated for The David Gemmell Legend Award! In addition, Sam Green, the cover artist of the UK edition, has been nominated for The David Gemmell Ravenheart Award for the cover art for the UK edition.

Brandon was also recently nominated for the Geffen Award in Israel! This Award is presented by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy and Brandon has been nominated in the Best Translated Fantasy Novel. Two of the five nominees are Brandon’s titles – THE WAY OF KINGS and A MEMORY OF LIGHT, the final book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, which Brandon finished after Jordan’s death. Also in the running for the award are Neil Gaiman, Ransom Riggs, and Kelly Armstrong.

We hope to have more good news later in the year when award-winners are announced!


An Aurora Nomination for Huff!

Future FallsTanya Huff‘s latest Enchantment Emporium novel, THE FUTURE FALLS, has been nominated for the 2015 Aurora Award for Best Novel! The Aurora Awards are the top award for Fantasy and Science Fiction in Canada.

THE FUTURE FALLS, the third Enchantment Emporium novel, was released in 2014 to glowing reviews, including one from Publishers Weekly, which called it “an enchanting example of contemporary fantasy.” The first book in the series, ENCHANTMENT EMPORIUM, was named one of the 10 Best SFF novels of 2009 by Booklist.

Tanya’s standalone novel, THE SILVERED, won the Aurora Award in 2013 and her third Tony Kerr “Smoke” novel, was a finalist for the award in 2007.

We would also like to share several award nominations for two of the Tachyon titles for which we handle foreign rights. WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE by Daryl Gregory and YESTERDAY’S KIN by Nancy Kress are both finalists for the Locus Award for Best Novella and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award! Gregory has also been nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella.

It has been a great year for JABberwocky and Tachyon titles!  We hope to have more good news when the winners of these awards are announced in June!

 


JABberwocky Welcomes Michael J. Sullivan!

MJSJABberwocky is incredibly honored to announce that bestselling fantasy author, Michael J. Sullivan, is our latest addition to our client list!

The author of the beloved Riyria Revelations, Michael became a phenomena in the self publishing world before joining Orbit Books. Not content to stay in fantasy, his science fiction debut, HOLLOW WORLD, was published by Tachyon Publications. Michael is currently working on the third  Riyria Chronicle book and has the First Empire series forthcoming from Del Rey in summer 2016!

Be sure to check out his website, follow him on twitter, and pick up on his books to find out why Reddit, Goodreads, and Amazon can’t get enough of Michael J. Sullivan!

Again – a huge JABberwocky welcome to Michael J. Sullivan!


Charlaine Harris’ DAY SHIFT is a New York Times Bestseller!

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We’re thrilled to announce that Charlaine Harris‘ DAY SHIFT is a New York Times bestseller! It landed at #15 on the Hardcover list, #19 in ebook, and #20 on the combined print/ebook list.

DAY SHIFT is the second novel in Charlaine’s Midnight, Texas trilogy, which Romantic Times called “an unusual and highly entertaining new series” and gave this installment a 4-star review! Fresh Fiction “can’t wait to see what’s in store!” and SFRevu called it “multilayered and intriguing.”

Fans of Midnight Crossroad will delight as Charlaine masterfully peels back the layers to reveal a few more secrets of this quirky town. Grab your copy today, and be sure to keep an eye out for character appearances from Charlaine’s other works!


2 Charlaine Harris Novels Are NOOK Daily Finds!

We’re excited to announce that not one, but two Charlaine Harris novels are NOOK Daily Finds today!

The first Daily Find is for SWEET AND DEADLY, her debut mystery novel. Like her other novels, SWEET AND DEADLY explores the secrets of small Southern towns. Washington Post Book World called it “A first-rate mystery with special character…as convincing as it is surprising in its final resolution,” and Savannah News Press praised its “rich regional authenticity, good dialogue, interesting characters instead of stereotypes and taut suspense.”

Newspaper report Catherine Linton ignored her investigative instincts when her parents died in a mysterious car crash six months ago–grief obscuring the warning signs that something was amiss. But when she discovers the beaten body of her father’s nurse on Linton property, Catherine quickly realizes her parents’ death was no accident…

The second Daily Find is for A SECRET RAGE, Charlaine’s second mystery novel. While also set in a small Southern town, the darker tone and subject matter set it apart from her other works. Its treatment of rape and its consequences ring as true today as when it was first published. According to The Lost Angeles Times, A SECRET RAGE is “a scream of fury… [and] strips bare the latent rage concealed within the gentlest of exteriors.” Library Journal simply called it “Powerful.”

Dropped by her agent, New York City model Nickie Callahan decides to start over—moving back to the South to finish school at Houghton College in Knolls, Tennessee. But Knolls isn’t the quiet town Nickie remembers from her youth. A rapist is targeting the women of Houghton, growing bolder and more vicious with each brutal attack, leaving the community gripped by fear.

Get these books for $1.99 each before this fantastic deal expires!


E.J. Swift’s OSIRIS PROJECT

Swift WidgetIn her debut speculative fiction trilogy, The Osiris Project, E.J. Swift explores a post-apocolyptic world of isolated communities that know little of how the rest of the world fared in the Great Storm.

Set around four hundred years in the future, against the backdrop of a world radically altered by climate change, swathes of land are now uninhabitable. Civilization has been pushed to the poles, migration has redrawn borders and the powers in the north and south are locked in a silent technological war.

The trilogy begins with Osiris, a divided ocean city in the South Atlantic, whose citizens believe themselves the last survivors of the devastating Great Storms of half a century ago. With each novel, the canvas widens in a series that is part SF thriller, part ecological dystopia, an exploration of social and economic divides and a love story.

In OSIRIS, Adelaide is the black-sheep granddaughter of the city’s Architect. A jaded socialite, she wants little to do with her powerful relatives — until her troubled twin brother disappears. Vikram, a third-generation storm refugee, sees his own people dying of cold and starvation. He hopes to use Adelaide to bring about much-needed reforms — but who is using whom? As another brutal winter brings Osiris closer to riot and revolution, two very different people attempt to bridge the gap dividing the city, only to find a future far more complicated than either of them ever imagined.

In CATAVEIRO, a boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it has come from the lost city Osiris, believed to have been destroyed over 50 years ago. Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a broken plane, and the only person who can fix it for her is the Antarctican, Taeo, a political exile desperate to find a way back home.

In TAMARUQ, Adelaide Rechnov returns as she attempts to escape Osiris and her family’s power. But when a radio signal reveals that Osiris is not, in fact, the sole civilization to survive the Great Storm. As citizens of Osiris flee to explore the world that they thought had been demolished, mainland citizens make their way to the newly rediscovered island with nefarious plans in tow.

Click here to to start the trilogy today!


Golden Torc at Golden Price

The Man with the Golden Torc

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TORC, the first novel in Simon R. Green‘s New York Times bestselling Secret Histories series, is currently available for just $1.99! Complete with James Bond-esque excitement and gadgets, it’s no surprise that this paranormal mystery series is so popular. The Bookseller called it “fresh and original” and sure to “appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett and Christopher Fowler,” and Graeme’s Fantasy Book Reviews praised the “action packed yet irreverent approach to story-telling.”

For ages, Eddie Drood and his family have kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. But now, one of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie’s become a meance, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he’s on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence…

Get your ebook copy today, available from most fine e-tailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the iBookstore, BAM!, Google Play, and Kobo. This price is restricted to US-only.


UPDATE! Peter V. Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE lands at #13 on the NY Times and #5 on the Sunday Times lists!

The-Skull-Throne-US-CoverDemons couldn’t keep the fans away!

UPDATE (4/15/15) – Incredible news – THE SKULL THRONE has landed at #5 on the Sunday Times Bestseller list in the United Kingdom! That brings a total English language combined sales of over 25,000 copies in its first weeks on sale. Simply astounding. Congratulations Peter on all the hard work, it paid off!

It is our honor to announce that Peter V. Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE is a New York Times best seller! It landed at #14 on the print list, #13 on the ebook list, and #13 on the combined print/ebook list. Congratulations to Peter and his publisher, Del Rey!

This is a huge next step in Peter’s plan to dominate the bestseller list. He moved up several spots from his last time on the list and this is his first appearance on the printed list. We have to admit he looks pretty good there and we imagine he’ll be there again!

Peter is currently on tour promoting the book in the United Kingdom and you can check out his website to see where he’s scheduled to appear.

Fans and critics are already raving about THE SKULL THRONE! Faire’s Fair says “THE SKULL THRONE is exploding with action that will leave you breathless and wanting more!” While Book Frivolity says “Heart thumping, adrenalin pumping consequences. The crescendo is near perfect!…The last chapters were amazing.” Pick up your copy today and see why!


Hot Blood Horror eBook Anthologies

We are tHotBlood Widgethrilled to introduce you to four of the well-loved, bone-chilling books in the Hot Blood series! After its first volume was published in 1989, the thirteen-book Hot Blood series quickly became one of the most successful fiction anthology series of all time. Edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garret, its list of contributors contains some of the most accomplished horror writers on the scene, including Bram Stoker award winners Nancy Holder and P.D. Cacek.  Available worldwide, there are over 800,000 copies in print in the US alone, and now the books are enjoying new life in the electronic age.

“Read this one late at night, when the wind is blowing hard and the moon is full.”  – Playboy

“It’s a doozy … If you’re looking for something sexy and horrific, an anthology that really goes down to the nitty gritty, get a copy of HOTTEST BLOOD.” – The Iguana Informer

“An outstanding collection … a daring combination of sex and terror … mixed with deadly intent by the best writers the horror field has to offer! A must-read for any horror fan!” – Cemetary Dance

Pick up a copy for your e-reader on the Hot Blood series page!

 


Megan O’Keefe is Also a Robot, Angry

Megan photoGood news everyone! In as many months, we have our second debut novelist finding a home at Angry Robot! Megan O’Keefe’s STEAL THE SKY will published January 2016 and we can’t wait for you to read this incredible fantasy trilogy.

STEAL THE SKY has everything you could possible want in a book – shape-shifters, exploding gas, flying airships, conniving con men, pulpy adventure, and sand. Lots and lots of sand. We have known Megan for a while and were blown away after the first pages of STEAL THE SKY. It’s DUNE meets cyberpunk, or desertpunk as we like to call it. There’s conspiracies galore, wise-cracking tricksters, and adventures to be had in the air under the harsh desert sun. This was the culmination of talent that had already been awarded and recognized (Megan won Writers of the Future last year) and the world had better prepare to be rocked. The Scorched Continent Trilogy is one for the ages!

Congratulations Megan!

Phil Jourdan at Angry Robot is the acquiring editor. Sam Morgan negotiated for JABberwocky. Translation rights are available, contact Krystyna. Audio rights are available, contact Sam.


DARKWALKER is a Compton Crook Award Finalist!

Darkwalker_mediumSome very exciting news today in the JABberwocky office! E. L. Tettensor‘s debut novel, DARKWALKER, is a finalist for the 2015 Compton Crook Award! This award was created by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc., to honor the best first novel of year (in this case, published in 2013) written by an individual author in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres.
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Set in a city reminiscent of early 19th Century London, DARKWALKER is an atmospheric historical fantasy with a masterfully plotted mystery at its core. Night Owl Reviews loved the “wonderfully spooky, truly otherworldly” setting, and Bibliosanctum gave it 5 out of 5 stars, saying, “a surprising and fantastic debut from E.L. Tettensor.”

And, lucky readers, MASTER OF PLAGUES, the second Nicolas Lenoir novel, is available at your local bookstore! Complete with plagues and witchcraft, there’s no need to wait for Lenoir’s next adventure.

Past winners include JABberwocky clients Elizabeth Moon, T.C. McCarthy, and Myke Cole. We’re incredibly honored to be have another of our authors under consideration!


Special Price: DAUNTLESS by Jack Campbell

Lost-Fleet-DauntlessWe are excited to announce that DAUNTLESS,the first book in Jack Campbell’s bestselling Lost Fleet series, will be available for just $1.99 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBookstore until April 12th!

Analog Magazine called the action-packed Lost Fleet series “Real science fiction, as filling and nutritious as a meal of your favorite comfort food,” and Publishers Weekly praised it for “Combin[ing] the best parts of military SF and grand space opera.”

Captain John “Black Jack” Geary’s legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic “last stand” in the early days of the war against the Syndicate, he was presumed dead until he was found, a century later, floating through space in a cryo-sleep.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty, and he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance’s one chance to win the war. To do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic “Black Jack” legend…

This price drop is the perfect opportunity for new readers to start the Lost Fleet series, and its companion series The Lost Stars and Beyond the Frontier. The latest installment, Leviathan, will be released next month. This is also a wonderful chance for long-time Jack Campbell fans to revisit the series.

Already read all of the Lost Fleet and Lost Stars novels? Jack Campbell fans will be excited to know that his fantasy novel, The Dragons of Dorcastle, will be available as an ebook on April 3rd! You can pre-order your copy today for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and iOS e-reading devices and apps at a special introductory price!


The Dragons of Dorcastle Coming to an eReader Near You

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We’re pleased to announce that THE DRAGONS OF DORCASTLE, the first book in the Pillars of Reality epic fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell, will be available in ebook format on April 3rd, 2015! In just a few short weeks, readers will be able to experience the masterful worldbuilding and fully-realized characters audiobook listeners have been raving about!

Book Lover’s Life gave it 5 stars, saying, “From the very first page I was drawn into a world filled with an almost steampunk feel but that’s heavy in magic too. It was an action packed and exciting book and one I can’t recommend highly enough. I loved everything about the book, from the magical world to the fantastic characters, and I can not wait for the next book to see what happens.”

The Pillars of Reality series is an Audible bestseller, and is one of the fastest-selling Audible Studios titles ever. Here’s a little bit more about the series:

For centuries, the two Great Guilds have controlled the world of Dematr. The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

Update: You can purchase your copy today for your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and iOS e-reading devices and apps. But act fast — the $5.99 price won’t last long! If you’ve already finished THE DRAGONS OF DORCASTLE, the second book in the series, The Hidden Masters of Marandur, is currently available from Audible for your listening pleasure.


A JABberwocky Guide to Romance

Kathleen KimmelIn addition to selling a record-number of debut science fiction and fantasy novels over the last year, we’re excited to announce our very first romance sale! A LADY’S GUIDE TO RUIN by Kathleen Kimmel is an amazing Regency debut, sold to Julie Mianecki at Berkley in a two-book deal.

Featuring a jewel thief who impersonates an earl’s cousin to escape her past, only to discover her past may cost her the man she had no intention of falling for, the non-traditional Regency heroine and fantastic voice guaranteed that this was love at first read for Lisa. Joshua and Krystyna both fell under its spell during last year’s London Book Fair, taking time from said fair to call about how much they loved it.

Congratulations, Kathleen! We look forward to many more happily ever afters.


Mayer Alan Brenner’s featured Dance of Gods Series


Brenner Featured eBook Widget Tiny“For those who like their fantasy with plenty of adventure and a dollop of humor, I recommend The Dance of Gods… non-stop action, highly entertaining … an intriguing and delightfully funny series.” 
-Locus

At the intersection between Glen Cook, Terry Pratchett, and Charles Stross, the four volumes of Mayer Alan Brenner’s Dance of Gods series follow a sprawling cast of raffish adventurers and ne’er-do-well gods, half of them too smart for their own good and all of them submerged eyebrow-deep in increasingly wild plots, through a world where computers and technology are long-gone and power-mad potentates do their best to ruin everyone’s lives. Maximillian the Vaguely Disreputable struggles to lead his fractious band of friends through a landscape of unstable spells and unconstrained sorcery in a series that has finally found its audience in the age of e-books.

Buy a copy today on The Dance of Gods’ series page!


Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines is a Kindle Daily Deal!

Libriomancer by Jim Hines

Libriomancer by Jim Hines

Today, and today only, LIBRIOMANCER by our Hugo Award-winning Jim C. Hines is a Kindle Daily Deal! Now is the perfect time to pick up the first book in his Magic Ex Libris series for a mere $1.99.

LIBRIOMANCER is a fun, action-packed romp of an urban fantasy.  io9.com called it “[a] love letter to science fiction and fantasy” that’s perfect “for anyone who’s loved geeky books their whole life.” Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review, and it was an Editors’ Best of 2012 pick by RT Book Reviews.

Librarian Isaac Vainio is a libriomancer — he can reach into any book and pull out any object within the page. It’s a useful magical tool, especially when a trio of vampires begin attacking members of the secret Die Zwelf Portenære, founded by the magical Johannes Gutenberg to protect the world from magical threats. Along with the beautiful dryad Lena Greenwod and the neuritc fire-spider Smudge, Isaac begins his adventure into the world of vampires, magic, and the six hundred year old Gutenberg.

In addition to the Daily Deal, B&N, Kobo, and the iBookstore are price-matching, so you can take advantage of the promotion, regardless of your e-reading preferences!

 

 

 


Featured eBook Author Sarah Ash

Fantasy Book Critic touts Sarah Ash’s writing as “lyrical and lucid, and often featur[ing] a vast array of characters that showcase the whole spectrum of humanity.” That description rings true when it comes to this week’s featured eBooks.

Known best for her Tears of Artamon Trilogy, Ash’s fans will enjoy taking a step back and reading her earlier novels–Songspinner, The Lost Child, and Moths to a Flame, which are now available through JABberwocky’s eBook program. These fantasy novels showcase Ash’s masterful world-building and her ability to introduce readers to characters that are, at once, fully human, utterly fantastical, and entirely believable.

To read more about Ash’s novels, and pick up copies of your own, follow this link to visit her updated author page!