Wednesday, 23 January 2019

SHADOWSHAPER shortlisted for the 2015 Cybils Award!


We are pleased to announce that Daniel José Older‘s SHADOWSHAPER is a finalist for the 2015 Cybils Award. According to their website, The Cybils Award “aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal.” The winner will be announced on February 14th.

SHADOWSHAPER was also nominated for the 2015 Kirkus Prize, has garnered five starred reviews, and has made numerous “Best of the Year” lists (see our post below for the full account!). Pick up your copy of this excellent book today!

Best-of Lists and Awards Update!

Now that awards season is upon us, we’ve been receiving a great deal of good news for our JABberwocky authors!



Five JABberwocky authors appeared on Buzzfeed’s recent “32 Best Fantasy Books of 2015″ list! Buzzfeed highlighted Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘s SIGNAL TO NOISE, calling it a “charming debut”; Daniel José Older‘s HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES, the “engaging beginning to a promising new series”; Brandon Sanderson’s SHADOWS OF SELF, full of “excitement, adventure, and magic”; Peter V. Brett‘s “endlessly fascinating and increasingly complex” THE SKULL THRONE; and Michael J. Sullivan‘s “fast-paced and entertaining” THE DEATH OF DULGATH. released their Reviewer’s Choice list for the Best Books of 2015. “The G” chose Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘s SIGNAL TO NOISE as one of their favorites, saying: “It’s premised on the notion of magic that’s activated by music, which—as a music obsessive—really struck a chord with me (sorry—I couldn’t help myself there). But, like many of the best novels, it’s really about growing up, and dealing with the fallout from how that transpires. Moreno-Garcia is a wonderful writer, and I look forward to reading her next novel.”




School Library Journal chose Daniel José Older‘s SHADOWSHAPER for their Best Books of 2015: Young Adult list. The novel has received great critical acclaim, with starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Romantic Times, and School Library Journal.




SHADOWSHAPER was also a finalist for the 2015 Kirkus Prize, and it made Kirkus’ “Best Teen Books of 2015” list. In their starred review, Kirkus raved: “Warm, strong, vernacular, dynamic—a must.”



Barnes and Noble released their Best Science-Fiction and Fantasy of 2015 list, barnes-noble_couponsand included two JABberwocky titles on their list of twenty-five!  Daniel Jose Older’s HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES, which they called “vividly realized,” was one, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia‘s “charming literary fantasy,” SIGNAL TO NOISE, was another. For their “6 of the Most Fascinating Galactic Empires Outside of Star Wars” list, B&N selected Dave Bara‘s STARBOUND.


rt-bannerAdditionally, RT Book Reviews just released their nominations for the Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and SIGNAL TO NOISE made the shortlist for Best Fantasy Novel. Erin Lindsey‘s BLOODFORGED, made the Best Epic Fantasy Novel list.



Waterstones chose Brandon Sanderson’s SHADOWS OF SELF and Peter Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE for their Best Fantasy Books of 2015 list. Both titles were also recently nominated for Best Fantasy in the Goodreads Choice Awards.


Reddit released their Stabby Awards for the best fantasy novels of 2015, selecting two of Brandon Sanderson’s works. SHADOWS OF SELF won Best Novel, and “The Perfect State” won for Best Short Fiction.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s SIGNAL TO NOISE and Daniel José Older’s SHADOWSHAPER were both selected for Galleywampus‘s “Favorite Books of 2015” list.

Daniel José Older’s SHADOWSHAPER was chosen as one of Esquire Magazine‘s “80 Books Every Person Should Read”, along with books like The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Many JABberwocky authors have been selected for the Fantasy Faction “Best Fantasy Books of 2015” list: Brandon Sanderson made the list twice, with FIREFIGHT at #32 and SHADOWS OF SELF at #22; Michael J. Sullivan’s THE DEATH OF DULGATH made #30; THE SKULL THRONE by Peter Brett was #16; and Myke Cole’s GEMINI CELL came in at #15.

HALF-RESURRECTION BLUES and MIDNIGHT TAXI TANGO in Daniel José Older’s Bone Street Rumba series was selected as one of Al Día’s Best Books of 2015. According to Al Día, these books “redefine the urban fantasy genre.”

Mayhem and Magic selected Leigh Perry’s THE SKELETON TAKES A BOW for Pam’s 2015: Top Picks, calling it “a great cozy mystery.”

Myke Coles’ GEMINI CELL was selected as one of Rob’s Blog o’ Stuff’s Favorite Fantasy Novels of 2015. He also gave an honorable mention to Peter V. Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE.

Denver Library chose Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s SIGNAL TO NOISE as one of the “Adult Books with Teen Appeal” on their “Best and Brightest Teen Books” list. Moreno-Garcia’s novel was also mentioned by Jason Heller in A.V. Club’s pop-culture recap article, as one of his “favorite novels of the year.”

Continuing in the praise for SIGNAL TO NOISE, i09 chose this “wonderfully plotted” story as one of the “Very Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015.” Shelf Talk also chose the book for their Best of the Year list, and Vice listed it in their article, “Why 2015 Was Another Good Year to be a Geek.” SIGNAL TO NOISE also made Best Fantasy Book‘s “Top 25 Best Fantasy Books of 2015” list.

Scott Meyer’s AN UNWELCOME QUEST was picked by SFFWorld for their “Best of 2015” Review.

Strange Currencies selected Myke Cole’s GEMINI CELL and Peter V. Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE as two of the “Top 5 Books Published in 2015.” The Book Plank also chose GEMINI CELL for their “Best Urban Fantasy of 2015” list.

Both E.L. Tettensor’s MASTER OF PLAGUES and Brandon Sanderson’s FIREFIGHT made Bibliosanctum‘s “Best of 2015” list.

The Book Plank chose Brandon Sanderson’s FIREFIGHT for their “Best Young Adult Books of 2015”, along with Ari Marmell‘s “highly recommended” COVENANT’S END.

Robert Brockway‘s THE UNNOTICEABLES was picked as one of the “30 Best Fiction Books of 2015” by Paste Magazine!

Daniel José Older’s “cinematically paced fantasy of bright originality SHADOWSHAPER was chosen for Booklist‘s Editors’ Choice, Books of 2015″ list! It was also picked for Kirkus’ “Best Teen Books of 2015” list, and the “Best Multicultural Books of 2015” Pinterest list. SHADOWSHAPER was also selected for Seven Scribes“This Year in Color.”

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist just released the Top 5 Speculative Fiction list of 2015, which includes Myke Cole‘s GEMINI CELL!

Myke Cole’s GEMINI CELL is also on SFFWorld’s Best of 2015 Horror/Fantasy list, along with Jim C. Hines‘ UNBOUND.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s SIGNAL TO NOISE made Bookriot‘s 13 of the Best Books of 2015 You Might Have Missed list, where they raved: “If you want a book that will have you feeling feels, this book is for you!” SIGNAL TO NOISE was also chosen for RT Book Review’s “Editor’s Best Books of 2015” list, and Curiouser and Curiouser‘s “Best Books of 2015” list.

Brandon Sanderson’s “incredibly satisfying” FIREFIGHT was picked for Buzzfeeds 24 Best Science Fiction Books of 2015″ list!

Welcome Nancy Farmer and Scott Meyer!


We are pleased to welcome two incredible new clients to the JABberwocky family!

Nancy Farmer is the National Book Award-winning author of THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION, A GIRL NAMED DISASTER, THE EAR, THE EYE, AND THE ARM, The Sea of Trolls trilogy, and more. With THE HOUSE OF SCORPION, she won both the National Book Award (one of a vanishingly small list of sf/f authors to do so) and received a Printz honor. She has also received three Newbery Honors and made countless “best of the year” lists, including lists by the American Library Association, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Washington Post, to name a few.



Breakout author Scott Meyer has written the comic fantasy series Magic 2.0, in which an American hacker uses a computer program to alter reality. The first three books–OFF TO BE THE WIZARD, SPELL OR HIGH WATER, and AN UNWELCOME QUEST–have generated excellent buzz. SFFWorld raved: “This is a novel that is written with love, which makes you want to keep on reading page after page, and, above all, is simply so much fun. . . I can’t recommend this novel highly enough, and the sequel – Spell or High Water – is at the top of my anticipated list. A must-read.”


Don’t Miss Simon R. Green’s THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD as a $2.99 Kindle Daily Deal!

Simon R. Green’s THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD is a Kindle Daily darksideoftheroadDeal today, so don’t miss this locked-room Christmas mystery with a supernatural twist that Publisher’s Weekly called ““[A] brisk, breezy first in a new mystery series.”  It’s perfect for a holiday read or as a gift to the mystery lovers on your holiday list, and it’s on sale for $2.99.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD is the first in a brand new mystery series starring a fantastic protagonist. When Ishmael Jones is invited by his employer, the enigmatic Colonel, to join him and his family for Christmas, he arrives at the grand but isolated Belcourt Manor in the midst of a blizzard to find that the Colonel has mysteriously disappeared.

As he questions his fellow guests, Ishmael concludes that at least one of them – not least Ishmael himself – is harbouring a dangerous secret. As the storm seals off the Manor from the rest of the world, Ishmael must unmask a ruthless murderer before they strike again. Booklist writes that “Genre-blending author Green introduces another wisecracking protagonist, Ishmael Jones…Fans of the British TV series Torchwood will enjoy the irreverent, otherworldly protagonist.”

The Gatehouse said, “What I loved the most about the Dark Side of the Road isn’t the blending of several genres, the atmosphere or the suspense, which are all masterfully done, but the leading character… [it is] such a fantastic book.”

To celebrate the Kindle Daily Deal and sweeten the holiday season, we’re giving away three of Simon R. Green’s series to one lucky reader! Retweet for a chance to win the Nightside Series, the Secret History Series, and the Ghost Finders series. Happy holidays from all of us at JABberwocky!

SHADOWSHAPER is New York Times Notable

shadowshaper_coverDaniel José Older’s SHADOWSHAPER has been receiving a lot of great buzz lately, and has gathered quite the list of “best of” mentions and awards. Most recently, New York Times picked SHADOWSHAPER for its “Notable Children’s Books of 2015” list, calling it “magnificent.” Older’s novel, an action-packed urban fantasy, filled with street art, Brooklyn house parties, zombies, and Caribbean magic, has also been featured on “Best Of” lists by School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Book Riot, New York Post, and Bustle, to name a few. It was also a finalist for Kirkus’s 2015 prize, where they called it “a must.”

And a must it is! SHADOWSHAPER has received five starred reviews. Booklist noted its “terrific storytelling,” and Publishers Weekly called it “exceptional.” Find out what the critics are raving about, and pick up your copy today.

Huff, Campbell part of Kobo’s Black Friday Super Sale

Through Monday November 30, you can get two of our top e-books as part of a Black Friday “Buy Two Get Third Free” weekend special on Kobo.

The first of our two promo titles is Tanya Huff’s Sing The Four Quarters, which is the first in Huff’s Quarters series.  The book is one of Joshua’s personal favorite Tanya Huff novels, and one of Diana Wynn-Jones’ personal favorites as well.   Annice, a Bard with a very special gift of song, is on the run from the Royal Guards with the Duc of Ohrid, the father of her unborn child, both of them guilty of treason – one of them unjustly accused. To save the Duc’s life, they’ll have to cross the country, manage to keep from strangling each other, and defeat an enemy too damaged for even a Bard’s song to reach.  Little-known tidbit:  When Tanya first submitted the proposal, she didn’t have a title for the book, so the contract was for “The Pregnant Bard Book,” and that just about sums up what makes this such a fresh, fun fantasy.


Second is Jack Campbell’s The Dragons of Dorcastle.  Badass Book Reviews says Dragons is “One of the best books I’ve read so far this year…The story is fast paced with tons of great action and very interesting world building…If you like fantasy, I simply cannot recommend this highly enough.”  Warning:  Read this book and you’ll be totally hooked on Campbell’s Pillars of Reality series, and be buying the rest of the series ASAP.  Dorcastle shows a NY Times bestselling author at the top of his form.  A young Mage and a young Mechanic will have to join forces to save their lives, as their own Guilds will do anything to see them dead, before they can start a fight that will change their world forever.

There are lots of other great sf/fantasy and other novels to choose from in this special Kobo sale, so it’s a great time to sample one or both of these great titles and be on the way to having a third book in your cart for free.

Celebrate Turkey Day with Jack Campbell and Toni L. P. Kelner Holiday Releases from JABberwocky!

We’re extremely excited to announce that we have made Jack Campbell’s THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS and Toni L. P. Kelner’s CROOKED AS A DOG’S HIND LEG available for the first time as paperback books just in time for the holiday season.

THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS is the third installment of New York The Assassins of AltisTimes bestselling author Jack Campbell’s Pillars of Reality series. Also available as a JABberwocky eBook and an audiobook from Audible, THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS is already gathering rave reviews. Bookaholic Cat called it “a great addition to a great series…especially if you like your fantasy with a touch of sci-fi.” Not Yet Read said, “So many exciting things happen that I can hardly wait for the next book to be released.” The first two titles in the series, The Dragons of Dorcastle and The Hidden Masters of Marandur, are also available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats for those of you who want to add to your library or need to start from the beginning.

Kelner-CrookedDogsLegCROOKED AS A DOG’S HIND LEG is a short story anthology featuring fan-favorite characters from Toni L. P. Kelner, the Agatha award-winning author of the Laura Fleming Southern cozy mystery series. The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel called Kelner’s writing “the perfect relaxer during the stressful holidays,” while I Love a Mystery said, “The blend of Southern wit and charm, combined with characters that are purely a pleasure to know, make the Laura Fleming series a real treat. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”

To make these holiday releases even sweeter, we’re giving a 20% discount on puchases of THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS and CROOKED AS A DOG’S HIND LEG  made directly from the CreateSpace e-store.

Enter the code UMECDPB6 at checkout  to save!

Discover DEATH BY COFFEE for $0.99 (A Kindle Daily Deal!)

Death by Coffee by Alex EricksonAlex Erickson’s cozy mystery, DEATH BY COFFEE, is available as a Kindle Daily Deal–pick it up for $0.99 today! Follow Krissy Hancock, a bookstore owner and amateur sleuth. When she named her new bookstore cafe “Death by Coffee,” she didn’t know how well that name would fit!

Open Book Society called DEATH BY COFFEE “a cozy mystery with chuckles, books, coffee, cats…just the right mix of mystery and humour,” while Books-n-Kisses called it “a delightful fast-paced mystery” and saying that “I loved all the quirky characters that helped to make this story more enjoyable.”

If you’re looking for a new cozy series, DEATH BY COFFEE is the first book in the Bookstore Cafe Mysteries, featuring delightful characters, intrigue, humor, cats, and of course, a good dose of caffeine, making it a perfect treat for the upcoming holidays! Even better, Death by Tea, Book 2 in the series, will be released November 24, just in time to read over the Thanksgiving break.

Discover DEATH BY COFFEE for $1.99

Death by Coffee by Alex EricksonAlex Erickson’s cozy mystery, DEATH BY COFFEE, is on sale this month–pick it up for $1.99 for the rest of November! Follow Krissy Hancock, a bookstore owner and amateur sleuth. When she named her new bookstore cafe “Death by Coffee,” she didn’t know how well that name would fit!

Open Book Society called DEATH BY COFFEE “a cozy mystery with chuckles, books, coffee, cats…just the right mix of mystery and humour,” while Books-n-Kisses called it “a delightful fast-paced mystery” and saying that “I loved all the quirky characters that helped to make this story more enjoyable.”

If you’re looking for a new cozy series, DEATH BY COFFEE is the first book in the Bookstore Cafe Mysteries, featuring delightful characters, intrigue, humor, cats, and of course, a good dose of caffeine, making it a perfect treat for the upcoming holidays! Even better, Death by Tea, Book 2 in the series, will be released November 24, just in time to read over the Thanksgiving break.

Pick it up at your favorite e-tailer: Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

The Wait is Over: THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS is here!

The Assassins of AltisTHE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS, book 3 of the Pillars of Reality series by Jack Campbell, New York Times bestselling author of the Lost Fleet and Lost Stars series, is now available as an ebook at all major e-tailers! For those that prefer other formats, Audible has published a fantastic audiobook, while the paperback edition is forthcoming.

THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS continues the story of Master Mechanic Mari and Mage Alain, who are on the run from the powerful guilds who will do anything to retain power. The Arched Doorway writes that Campbell, “took my expectations and completely blew them out of the water… he can seamlessly combine steampunk and epic fantasy into a truly fantastic story. . .”

If you’re new to the Pillars of Reality world, it’s not too late to get caught up! Both The Dragons of Dorcastle (book 1) and The Hidden Masters of Marandur (book 2) are available to add to your digital, audiobook, or physical collections. Bookaholic Cat called the series “one I recommend to fantasy fans, especially if you like your fantasy with a touch of sci-fi,” while Reanne Reads says, “Seriously, get this book (and the first two). This one went straight to my favorites shelf.”

Grab your copy from your favorite e-tailer: Amazon | Nook | Kobo | iBookstore | Google Play

Goodreads Choice Nominations!


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11/17/15: ** Brandon Sanderson’s SHADOWS OF SELF and FIREFIGHT are still in the final round. Voting ends 11/23. Go vote today!



11/10/15: ** Brandon Sanderson and Peter Brett are still semi-finalists in the second round. Go vote today! **


It’s time for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards, and we’re pleased to see Peter V. Brett‘s THE SKULL THRONE and Brandon Sanderson‘s SHADOWS OF SELF on the “Best Fantasy” list. Brandon also has a second title, FIREFIGHT, on the “Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction” list.

THE SKULL THRONE has already been nominated for other favorites lists, including Kirkuss “100 Science Fiction and Fantasy and Horror Books to Look Forward to in 2015″ and Rob’s Blog o’Stuff’s “2015 Six Pack of My Favorite 2015 SFF Books So Far.” In addition, Brett’s entire Demon Cycle series was featured on Buzzfeed‘s The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written.”

SHADOWS OF SELF is a #5 New York Times bestseller and was chosen for io9‘s “Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch For In 2015″ and “All The Most Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books in October” lists. Library Journal raved about the “fast, smart dialog and an abundance of exciting action.”

FIREFIGHT, the second book in the Reckoners series, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, which appeared on Kirkus‘s “Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror reads for January,” where they said, “This sequel to Steelheart keeps its foot on the gas pedal and is the prose equivalent of an action packed comic.”

Visit Goodreads to vote today, and don’t forget to check back on November 10th for the semifinal round!

Brandon Sanderson Sells Over 7 Million Copies!

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We are thrilled to announce that Brandon Sanderson has officially sold over 7 million copies worldwide! Brandon’s works have been translated into 25 different languages, and his books have graced multiple “Best Of” lists, including lists by Library Journal, Barnes and Noble, Locus, Amazon, and more!

Both books in The Reckoners series, and WORDS OF RADIANCE in the Stormlight Archive were #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have received multiple starred reviews and awards. THE EMPEROR’S SOUL won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novella, and both ELANTRIS and the third Mistborn novel won the Romantic Times Award for Best Epic Fantasy. Other books by Brandon have won the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel, the Whitney Award for Best Novel and Best Speculative Fiction, and the Imaginales Prize in France for “Best Foreign Work of Fantasy.”

With all this commercial success and critical acclaim, it’s clear that people love Brandon’s books. Pick up your own copy today!

Sing the Four Quarters is a Kindle Daily Deal!

Rejoice, Kindlers! Book one of Tanya Huff’s classic fantasy Quarters series, SING THE FOUR QUARTERS, is being featured as an Kindle Daily Deal today! If you’ve been holding out on picking the ebook up, this sale is for you.

In case you didn’t already know, all four of the Quarters books are now available as ebooks, so you can stock your digital library with these brand new editions! Whether you’ve already read and loved SING THE FOUR QUARTERS or you needed a reason to dive in, get the book that Diana Wynn Jones called “A richly complex story set in a magical world that could almost be part of our own history.”

From the start of the series, the Quarters series has been a beloved fan favorite.Voya called SING THE FOUR QUARTERS “brings together all of the ingredients of a stirring adventure story…” and Romantic Times said Tanya Huff is “a marvelous talent whose vibrant characterizations and intelligent prose make each and every book a very special reading experience.”

Daryl Gregory wins the 2015 World Fantasy Award!

We are thrilled to share that Daryl Gregory‘s WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY FINE has won the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella! Gregory’s novella, which features a group of likely-insane, horrific outcasts, also won the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Nebula, Locus, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards. It was chosen as a top pick by Locus, Book Riot, and The Book Smugglers, to name a few, and has received great reviews. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “scathingly funny, horrific yet oddly inspiring. . .dark, degenerate, and sublime.” Additionally, SF Signal raved, “Incredibly powerful. . .[It includes] a mystery, and some of the best characterization I’ve ever read in a novella.” The book has generated so much buzz that it is now in development for a TV show on SyFy.

STEELHEART picked for new NYC Reads 365 initiative

We are happy to share that Brandon Sanderson‘s STEELHEART has Steelheart-Reckoners-1-Brandon-Sandersonbeen chosen by the new NYC Reads 365 program for the 9th and 10th grade reading list. NYC Reads 365 is an independent initiative which encourages students to read for fun all year long. NYC Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña summed up their intent: “Reading is not to take a test. Reading is for the rest of your life.”

In addition to this honor, STEELHEART has generated glowing critical reviews. Publishers Weekly has said, “The near-constant action, Sanderson’s whiz-bang imaginings, and a fully realized sense of danger (the brutal opening scene alone will hook many) make this an absolute page-turner.” In a starred review, Booklist raved, “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance; it’s a formula that sucks readers into the prologue, slings them through one tension-filled encounter after the other, and then, at the strange and marginally hopeful conclusion, leaves them panting for the sequel.”

With reviews like these, it’s not hard to see why the first book in Brandon Sanderson’s Reckoners trilogy was chosen as one of the top books to read for fun. Pick up your copy now and catch up on the series before the final installment, CALAMITY, hits stores in February!

Charlaine Harris’s MIDNIGHT, TEXAS books in development at NBC!

61vMUhv3S5L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_We are thrilled to announce that Charlaine Harris‘s Midnight, Texas series is currently in development as a new drama for NBC! Written/executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and executive produced by David Janollari (Six Feet Under). Janollari says of Charlaine’s series: “It’s where humans and the supernatural co-exist, and where everyone has a secret. . .It’s equal parts humorous, sexy, and downright scary.” Critics agree—Romantic Times raved, “An unusual and highly entertaining new series. . .a supernatural mystery with a decidedly creepy edge!”

This will be the third time Charlaine’s work will be hitting the small screen—following the wildly popular True Blood, adapted from her Sookie Stackhouse novels, and the Aurora Teagarden movies which premiered earlier this year on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. The Midnight, Texas pilot is in development by Universal Television and studio-based David Janollari Entertainment for the Fall 2016 TV season, and the third book in the series, NIGHT SHIFT, will be published in May, leaving plenty of time to catch up. Needless to say, we’re excited to see what NBC does with Charlaine’s newest series!

Massive 50% Off Sale at Kobo!

This week, Kobo is offering a massive 50% off sale for every book published via Kobo Writing Life! Readers can redeem the 50% off any title using the below promo codes — and be sure to note the different codes for the different territories! Each code can be used an unlimited number of times, so you can grab as many discounted ebooks as your virtual cart can carry!

October 28th – October 31st
Promo Code: CA50SALE

United States/Australia/New Zealand
October 27th – October 30th
Promo Code: GET50SALE

United Kingdom
October 30th – November 2nd
Promo Code: UK50SALE

Most of JABberwocky’s ebooks are part of this sale, so now is the perfect time to grab those titles you’ve been eyeballing! To get you started, we’ve selected a by-no-means comprehensive list of our participating ebooks. For a comprehensive list of our ebooks, click here.

Interested in a specific genre? Click to jump to mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror, or YA section.

A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris

Available in the US & CA

Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris

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The Ice

Available worldwide

Down Home Murder

Available worldwide
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Where Are They Now? / Tilda Harper

Available worldwide
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Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson

Available in the UK
first in a series

Corruption of Faith by Brenda English

Available worldwide
first in a series

Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff

Available worldwide
first in a series

The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell

Available worldwide
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The Elfin Ship

Available in the US & CA
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Shadowkings by Michael Cobley

Available worldwide
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Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Available worldwide

A Short Story Collection by Elizabeth Moon

Available worldwide

Drinking Midnight Wine by Simon R. Green

Available worldwide

Moths to a Flame Featured EBook

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Dirigent Mercenary Corps

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Mistowlrd by Simon R. Green

Available in the UK
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Heart of Veridon feature

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Ejecta by William C. Dietz

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Rumor of Angels

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Jack Campbell short stories

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The Plutonium Blonde

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Vampire Vow by Michael Schiefelbein

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Blood Brothers

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Dark Delicacies 2 by Del Howison

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Bestsellers of SELF!

Shadows of SelfOur hearty congratulations to Brandon Sanderson, whose newest novel SHADOWS OF SELF has landed on the New York Times bestseller lists this week! This book is the first installment in Brandon’s newest Mistborn trilogy and it landed on the New York TimesHardcover list at #8, their ebook bestseller list at #5, and the combined print+ebook list at #5.

In addition to its strong first week of sales, SHADOWS OF SELF has been generating some critical acclaim from reviewers! Kirkus says it is a “fast-paced fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world and populated with lovable, memorable characters;” while the Library Journal raves that the book’s “fast, smart dialog and an abundance of exciting action keep the pages turning… The magic system that Sanderson has developed shows why this is one of his great strengths in the fantasy field.”

But don’t just take our word for it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of SHADOWS OF SELF today!

Top Books to Read in a Lifetime!

We are excited (although not surprised!) to see both Brandon Sanderson’s THE WAY OF KINGS and Elizabeth Moon’s THE SPEED OF DARK on Amazon’s 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime list.
THE WAY OF KINGS is the first book in Sanderson‘s Stormlight Archive series,  one of the defining epic fantasy sagas of this decade. This book, which Booklist called “a classic story of intrigue, magic, and war,” debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list, and won both the 2010 Whitney Award for Best Novel, and the 2010 David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

Elizabeth Moon‘s compelling and poignant standalone, THE SPEED OF DARK, received multiple starred reviews, including one from Kirkus, which called it “a touching account. Well-written, intelligent, quite moving.”  Moon’s novel was the winner of the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Prize for Best Novel.

Add these books to your own list today–you won’t want to miss them.

Three Fantastic Ebooks on Sale This Weekend!

In celebration of Columbus Day in the US and Thanksgiving in Canada*, why not pick up a great book for your ebook reader? Tanya Huff’s SING THE FOUR QUARTERS, Jack Campbell’s DRAGONS OF DORCASTLE, and Charlaine Harris’s SWEET AND DEADLY are all on sale for $2.99 this weekend at Kobo!

Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell Sweet and Deadly by Charlaine Harris

SWEET AND DEADLY is a southern mystery by fabulous author Charlaine Harris. Mystery News said, “It grabbed me… as much a novel as a mystery. It is simply a well-written good read.” You’re sure to love the thrilling stand-alone mystery debut published in 1981 from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series!

Dianna Wynne Jones, author of Howl’s Moving Castle and the Chrestomanci series, selected Tanya Huff’s SING THE FOUR QUARTERS (Quarters Book 1) as her favorite fantasy for The Washington Post Book World, saying, “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.”

Jack Campbell’s DRAGONS OF DORCASTLE (Pillars of Reality Book 1) was called “a very good book to just curl up and relax with” in a review by the Bibliosanctum, making it a perfect read for a long weekend! To make things better, the sequels for the Quarters series and the Pillars of Reality series are both available for purchase, meaning you don’t need to stop reading just because you’ve finished book 1!

Happy Reading!

*offer valid in US and Canada stores

Crispin Guest Returns in THE SILENCE OF STONES!

We’re excited to announce that THE SILENCE OF STONES, book # 7 in Jeri SilenceofStonesWesterson’s Crispin Guest medieval mystery series, will be released by Severn House in the UK on October 30th, 2015. For those unfamiliar with Westerson’s series, lovers of the award-nominated and fantastically reviewed series are enraptured by its mix of medieval history, suspense, and noir which creates an action-packed page-turner that’s impossible to put down.

Romantic Times called the series “wonderful and … vividly presented. Not to be missed by fans of real historical mysteries.” If you’re new to the world of Crispin Guest, it’s not too late to get started before THE SILENCE OF STONES is released at the end of the month. Booklist called the first book, Veil of Lies, “a promising debut […] This authentically detailed medieval mystery has an intriguingly dark edge that will appeal to fans of both historical fiction and noir.”

We’re counting down the days until THE SILENCE OF STONES comes out! Over the next few weeks we will be releasing Crispin Guest books #1-6, with fantastic new cover art, for the first time for ebook readers in the UK. Count down to Crispin #7 with us by reading or rereading the first six novels. Check out the ebook release dates below!

Veil of Lies: (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks)
Serpent in the Thorns: (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks)
The Demon’s Parchment (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks)
Troubled Bones: (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks)
Blood Lance: (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks)
Shadow of the Alchemist: (Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks)

Update Oct. 20, 2015: The Crispin Guest novels 1-6 are all now available for our UK readers to purchase! Don’t forget to grab the seventh novel, THE SILENCE OF STONES, available at the end of the month!

And then there were nine!

Eeyore is eternal, but some of the other faces at JABberwocky are new this week!

From L -> R: Tae Keller, Ben Grange, Estelle Malmed

From Left to Right:
Tae Keller, Ben Grange, Estelle Malmed

Tae Keller has joined us as our new Foreign Rights assistant. While attending college at Bryn Mawr on Philadelphia’s Main Line, she discovered the joys of Hope’s chocolate macadamia cookies, and also interned at Puffin, Norton, and Writers House. She’ll be working with Krystyna Lopez on all aspects of our foreign rights business, from preparation of marketing materials at the start of our sales process through to the receipt of author copies of the foreign editions.  With the agency having arranged over 100 foreign deals in 2015 to date, for well over 200 books, there’s a lot to keep Tae busy.

Ben Grange is working three days as a week as an assistant to all of us.  An alleged Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fan, Ben graduated Brigham Young University this past spring, and while studying in Utah interned at Shadow Mountain, Future House and A&B Literary Works.  Since moving to New York to pursue his strange dream of becoming a literary agent, he’s done additional internships at Dystel & Goderich and the Bent Agency.  He’ll be learning the ropes at JABberwocky, helping us with database projects, manuscript evaluation and lots lots more.

Estelle Malmed is working under Lisa Rodgers, facilitating the growth of our expanding e-book and POD program.  Her path to JABberwocky included stops at Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Hunter College’s Office of Graphic Design.  In her first weeks on the job, she’s tweeted up a storm to promote our e-book titles, reviewed files for forthcoming UK e-book editions of Jeri Westerson’s Crispin Guest books, put finishing touches on the forthcoming Toni L. P. Kelner collection Crooked as a Dog’s Hind Leg, and more.  She welcomed Tae and Ben with homemade lemon bars.

Three years ago, both Sam Morgan and Lisa Rodgers started as part-timers, and took practically no time at all to become full-time employees making major contributions to JABberwocky.  Join us today in welcoming Tae, Ben and Estelle to the JABberwocky team, and check back for regular updates on our expanding team.


We are pleased to announce that Daniel Jose Older’s SHADOWSHAPER has been nominated for the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults list. This list is created once a year to provide school librarians with a resource to collect the best books for teens.

SHADOWSHAPER is an action-packed urban fantasy, filled with street art, Brooklyn house parties, zombies, and Caribbean magic. Kirkus calls it “Warm, strong, vernacular, dynamic–a must,” and New York Times Book Review says, “This is a world that readers cannot help wanting to live in.”

In other SHADOWSHAPER news, German rights were just sold to Carlsen. Congratulations, Daniel! This is a book you don’t want to miss.

SHERWOOD NATION named a 2016 Silicon Valley Reads pick

Silicon Valley readers are in for a treat: Benjamin Parzybok‘s SHERWOOD NATION Sherwood(buy|reviews) has been named a Silicon Valley Reads pick for 2016, alongside Emmi Itäranta’s Memory of Water.

The theme for the year is “Chance of Rain?” and we think SHERWOOD NATION is a perfect fit. The novel deals with the aftereffects of a severe drought in Portland, in which a micro-nation takes rise. It’s absorbing, prescient, and one you’ll want to read with a glass of water handy!

Silicon Valley Reads is an annual community reading program that serves the communities of Santa Clara County, California (including San José, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Cupertino &c.). It grew out of a more traditional “one book, one community” program into one with greater breadth and depth, including a variety of community events, panel discussions, and the like.

Ben Parzybok will be participating in between 12–20 community events in the Silicon Valley over the course of 2016. He has more on his blog, and if you’re a Santa Clara resident, be sure to bookmark him for updates as the calendar of events expands.

Congratulations, Ben!

THE SKULL THRONE is a Bestseller in Germany!

German Skull ThroneWe are thrilled to share that THE SKULL THRONE, Peter V. Brett‘s fourth Demon Cycle novel, is #4 on the Der Spiegel bestseller List in Germany! This is one spot higher on the list than his previous Demon Cycle novel, THE DAYLIGHT WAR. This is Peter’s third book to appear on the Der Spiegel List, after THE DESERT SPEAR and THE DAYLIGHT WAR.

THE SKULL THRONE debuted at #13 on the New York Times bestseller list and #5 on the Sunday Times (UK) list. After its US and UK publication in April, THE SKULL THRONE has received outstanding reviews and recognition. According to Starburst Magazine, “Brett knows exactly what he’s doing…The book is very steadily paced…It’s a page-turner, and quite possibly the best so far.” The Demon Cycle series was also picked as one of “The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written” by Buzzfeed!