Happy Halloween ebook sale!

  • Posted by admin on Oct 31 2012

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, we have a scary story e-book sale! Two spooky anthologies, a Victorian supernatural thrillers, and three of the best modern horror novels, all $.99 and under (all platforms!) Pick up something scary to read this evening!

GHOSTS BY GASLIGHT, Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense, edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers

An absolutely mind-boggling gathering of some of today’s very best dark storytellers—including Peter Beagle, James Morrow, Sean Williams, Gene Wolfe, Garth Nix, Marly Youmans, Jeffery Ford, and Robert Silverberg—Ghosts by Gaslight offers chilling gothic and spectral tales in a delightfully twisted Victorian and Edwardian vein. Think Henry James’s Turn of the Screw and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a decidedly steampunk edge, and you’re ready to confront Ghosts by Gaslight.

999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, edited by Al Sarrantonio

Award-winning writer and editor Al Sarrantonio gathers together twenty-nine original stories from masters of the macabre, including Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, David Morrell, Erin van Lustbader, and many more. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror tales of vampires and zombies, 999 showcases the extraordinary scope of fantastical fright fiction. The stories in this anthology are a relentless tour de force of fear, which will haunt you, terrify you, and keep the adrenaline rushing all through the night.

HIDE ME AMONG THE GRAVES, Tim Powers

From Last Call to On Stranger Tides to Declare to Three Days to Never, any book by the inimitable Tim Powers is a wonder. With Hide Me Among the Graves, it’s possible that the uniquely ingenious Powers has surpassed even himself. A breathtaking historical thriller in which art and the supernatural collide, Hide Me Among the Graves transports readers back to mid-19th century London and features a reformed ex-prostitute, a veterinarian, and the vampire ghost of Lord Byron’s onetime physician, uncle to poet Christina Rossetti and her brother, the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Sweeping from the mansions of London’s high society to its grimy slums, the elegant salons of the West End to the pre-Roman catacombs beneath St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hide Me Among the Graves blends the historical and the supernatural in a dazzling, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride—a modern horror story with a Victorian twist.

AUDREY’S DOOR, THE MISSING, and THE KEEPER by Sarah Langan

Three amazing horror novels from the acclaimed author! Sarah Langan’s first novel, TheKeeper (2006), was a New York Times Editor’s Pick. Her second novel, The Missing (2007), won the Bram Stoker Award for outstanding novel, was a Publishers Weekly favorite book of the year, and an IHG outstanding novel nominee. The New York Times Book Review recently compared the her to Mary Shelley, extolling The Missing‘s “mournful end-of-the-world narrative,” and her “vision of a society perishing from within, exhausted by its own excesses.” Her third novel, Audrey’s Door, is about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Both THE MISSING and THE KEEPER are $.99, and AUDREY’S DOOR is free!

ETA–AUDREY’S DOOR is not up at Nook yet, given server issues post-Sandy, but the $.99 price for all the others is valid across platforms.

 

 

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Out Now–Brom's KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD!

  • Posted by admin on Oct 30 2012

Brom’s fabulous new book, KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD, is out now

“Terrific. A wild ride….I loved it. It hooked me and I couldn’t put it down.”
—Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

One Christmas Eve in a small hollow in Boone County, West Virginia, struggling songwriter Jesse Walker witnesses a strange spectacle: seven devilish figures chasing a man in a red suit toward a sleigh and eight reindeer. When the reindeer leap skyward, taking the sleigh, devil men, and Santa into the clouds, screams follow. Moments later, a large sack plummets back to earth, a magical sack that thrusts the down-on-his-luck singer into the clutches of the terrifying Yule Lord, Krampus. But the lines between good and evil become blurred as Jesse’s new master reveals many dark secrets about the cherry-cheeked Santa Claus, including how half a millennium ago the jolly old saint imprisoned Krampus and usurped his magic.

Now Santa’s time is running short, for the Yule Lord is determined to have his retribution and reclaim Yuletide. If Jesse can survive this ancient feud, he might have the chance to redeem himself in his family’s eyes, to save his own broken dreams, . . . and to help bring the magic of Yule to the impoverished folk of Boone County.

“Brom is that rare breed: a person who is skilled in more than one area of artistic expression. Here’s hoping that he will continue to share his dark and often beautiful dreams with us for many years to come.” — Christopher Paolini

“This illustrated horror novel by acclaimed gothic fantasy artist, illustrator, and novelist Brom (The Child Thief) is perfect for anyone who disdains a cozy, sentimental holiday story.”

— Library Journal

Read some of KRAMPUS: THE YULE LORD here.

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Happy Pub Day to Jocelynn Drake, Terri Garey, and Caris Roane!

  • Posted by admin on Oct 23 2012

An anthology from authors Jocelynn Drake, Terri Garey, and Caris RoaneLooking for a great paranormal read with a romantic thread that leaves your spine tingling? Just in time for Halloween, Avon Impulse has the perfect haunted anthology for readers.  BLOOD BY MOONLIGHT (Avon Impulse; On Sale: 10/23/2012; E-ISBN 9780062238870; $0.99) brings three beloved paranormal and urban fantasy authors together to tell original tales of romance where anything can happen under a Halloween moon.

Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake’s “Of Monsters and Men” as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court’s Wild Hunt. Drake, best known in the urban fantasy world for her Dark Days series and her new trade paperback, ANGEL’S INK (on sale now from Harper Voyager), is a favorite of Kim Harrison, who said about ANGEL’S INK, “Drake’s writing holds a wonderfully wry humor akin to dark chocolate,” and reviewers: RT Book Reviews calls her an “expert storyteller.” “Of Monsters and Men” is set to please romance and paranormal fans alike.

In Terri Garey’s “The Ghoul Next Door”, a witch and a warlock battle it out for possession of a haunted house, but the ghost may have her own agenda. Garey is well-known in the spooky romance arena. Her Nicki Styx series started off with DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY winning two coveted RITA Awards, including Best First Book.

Avon Impulse newcomer Caris Roane joins these two paranormal masters with “Trick or Threaten,” in which a Master vampire struggles to stay away from the mortal woman who enflames his very soul.

Readers will enjoy this “fun read” (All Things Urban Fantasy) from three of today’s spookiest authors.

About the authors

Jocelynn Drake is the bestselling author of the Dark Days series. Formerly a financial analyst, Jocelynn Drake lives in Kentucky.

Terri Garey is the author of paranormal comedies about life and death. A former computer analyst, she now works full-time devising demented tales from the dark side. Ever an optimist, Terri sees more twisted tales in her future.

Caris Roane has published more than fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name Valerie King. Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris then tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.

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HarperVoyager UK Facebook has reached 1500 followers!

  • Posted by admin on Oct 23 2012

Hey there, blog readers! The UK Facebook page for HarperVoyager has reached 1500 followers! If you go over there and share the photo of the signed copy of City of Dragons by Robin Hobb you’ll be in with a chance to win it!

Simply “Like” the page and share the photo – it couldn’t be easier.

Thanks to everyone who has liked the page so far!

https://www.facebook.com/HarperVoyagerUK

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Initiate's Trial by Janny Wurts: Now Available as a Mass-Market Paperback!

  • Posted by admin on Oct 22 2012

The new novel from Janny WurtsThe latest installment in Janny WurtsWars of Light and Shadow series, Initiate’s Trial, is now available in mass market paperback! The ninth book in this brilliant epic fantasy series, returns us to the half-brothers, Arithon and Lysaer, who were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera. Now Arithon has been magically imprisoned, his memories removed. He must spend 150 years fighting the vicious wraiths that threaten Athera. Meanwhile his daughter is being raised and trained by his enemies, the Koriani enchantresses. When she eventually learns of her father′s existence she chooses her own destruction to secure his freedom. Still ruled by the Mistwraith’s curse, Lysaer will stop at nothing to find and destroy the newly freed Arithon. The race is on for Arithon to recover himself before Lysaer’s minions take him.

 

Praise for Janny Wurts’ Wars of Light and Shadows series

“Wurts neatly balances both the epic scale of the coming clash and the individual perspective of those swept into it while weaving an impressive tapestry of politics, religion, and magic.Publishers Weekly

“Astonishingly original and compelling. A gifted creator of wonder.”Raymond E. Feist

“Janny Wurts builds beautiful castlesin the air, where every detail is richlyimagined and vividly rendered.”—Diana Gabaldon

 

Read an excerpt at www.facebook.com/JannyWurts

For more info on Initiate’s Trial, click here.

New to the series? Read an excerpt from Book 1, The Curse of the Mistwraith here.

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