It’s better than a dagger in the back . . . .
I’ll have the usual book tour update for you all tomorrow, but I wanted to put this one out on its own: the Ides of March Book Giveaway, in which I join forces with sixteen other authors to reward the winners with a whole stack of books. To quote the official description:
Do you love books that take you somewhere you’ve never been before? Books with a unique sense of history or a fantastical premise, dark thrills or the sparkle of your favorite fairy tale–or perhaps all of these rolled up in one? Seventeen of your favorite, award-winning and best-selling authors have teamed up to offer this giveaway:
- THE LANTERN by Deborah Lawrenson – NY Times bestseller modern gothic novel of love, secrets, and murder—set against the lush backdrop of Provence
- THE FIREBIRD (ARC) by Susanna Kearsley – A twin-stranded story that blends modern romance with 18th-century Jacobite intrigue, traveling from Scotland to Russia
- THE TWELFTH ENCHANTMENT by David Liss – In Regency England, at the dawn of the industrial era, magic and technology clash and the fate of the nation rests in the hands of a penniless young woman
- COLD MAGIC by Kate Elliott – An epic adventure fantasy with a decidedly steampunk edge where magic – and the power of the Cold Mages – hold sway
- THE MAPMAKER’S WAR by Ronlyn Domingue – Set in an ancient time in a faraway land, The Mapmaker’s War accounts the life of an exiled mapmaker who must come to terms with the home and children she was forced to leave behind.
- DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex – “If you read only one more vampire novel, let it be this one!” -C.W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen & The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
- RED, WHITE AND BLOOD by Chris Farnsworth – High-octane supernatural thriller, a sequel to The President’s Vampire
- THE HOUSE OF VELVET AND GLASS by Katherine Howe – The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers
- THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL (ARC) by Carolyn Turgeon – An inventive, magical fairy-tale mash-up about Rapunzel growing up to be Snow White’s stepmother
- THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M.J. Rose – A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra–and lost for 2,000 years
- THIEFTAKER by DB Jackson – Combining elements of traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery and historical fiction, Thieftaker will appeal to readers who enjoy intelligent fantasy and history with an attitude
- GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal – Follows the lives of the main characters from Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence
- DEVIL’S GATE by FJ Lennon – Exhilarating urban fantasy, with first class writing and characters that are unforgettable beyond the last page
- THE MISSING MANUSCRIPT OF JANE AUSTEN by Syrie James – “A novel within a novel honoring what we love most about Austen: her engaging stories, rapier wit, and swoon worthy romance. Pitch perfect, brilliantly crafted.” —Austenprose
- THE CROOKED BRANCH by Jeanine Cummins – “Wonderfully written, with strong, compelling characters, it is a deeply satisfying combination of sweeping historical saga and modern family drama, a gentle reminder of the ever-reaching influence of family”–Booklist
- A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennan – The story of Isabella, Lady Trent, the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist, and her thrilling expedition to Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever
- THE RECKONING by Alma Katsu – In the tradition of early Anne Rice, a gorgeously written sequel to The Taker that takes readers on a harrowing, passion-fueled chase that transcends the boundaries of time
We’re giving away one set of books per 500 entries, so how many winners there will be depends on the number of entrants! To enter, fill in the form below — you have until March 15th. Please note that this contest is open to residents of the US, Canada and the UK only and by entering, you agree to be added to the authors’ mailing lists (don’t worry; you can always unsubscribe from any mailing list at any time).
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