ANNOUNCEMENT- Digital to Physical: Laura Bickle Makes Her Harper Voyager Print Debut!

  • Posted by CPerny on Jun 24 2016

 

A RISING “STAR” OF SCI-FI/ FANTASY:

With the forthcoming release of Nine of Stars, critically acclaimed author Laura Bickle is first author to transition from Harper Voyager’s digital-original line to traditional print!


NineofStars mm cNew York, NY, June 2016 – Today, Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is proud to announce a major milestone for its Harper Voyager Impulse e-book original line: on December 27, 2016, critically acclaimed author Laura Bickle will be the first author to transition from Harper Voyager’s digital-original line to the traditional print publishing Harper Voyager program. Her Harper Voyager print debut, Nine of Stars (mass market paperback, 12/27/2016, ISBN: 9780062437662; $7.99), will be the start of Wildlands, a Weird West-tinged Contemporary Fantasy series revolving around the adventures of geologist Petra Dee.

 

As the SFF industry begins to celebrate outstanding works of speculative fiction at the upcoming Locus and Hugo Awards, among others, Harper Voyager feels that Bickle’s books are equally outstanding and worthy of celebration! Says Harper Voyager Executive Editor, David Pomerico: “The critical attention of Laura’s work is what drew us to the books in the first place, and we feel Nine of Stars is a novel that showcases her talent at the highest level. Whether on the print or eBook list, Voyager is committed to publishing the very best speculative fiction, and with Laura’s writing, we felt we had a truly unique project we couldn’t wait to help find an even wider audience.”

 

Harper Voyager is incredibly proud and excited to be publishing Laura Bickle’s novels; her original contributions to the Harper Voyager Impulse line, Dark Alchemy and Mercury Retrograde, both received multiple starred and top-tiered reviews. Nine of Stars will revolve around many of the same characters that populated these prequel novels, although it will effectively function as the starting point for a great new series.

 

MORE ABOUT LAURA BICKLE:

Laura Bickle is an award-winning author of multiple works of YA fiction. She grew up in rural Ohio, reading entirely too many comic books out loud to her favorite Wonder Woman doll. After graduating with an MA in Sociology – Criminology from Ohio State University and an MLIS in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she patrolled the stacks at the public library and worked with data systems in criminal justice. She now dreams up stories about the monsters under the stairs. Her work has been included in the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project 2013 reading list and the State Library of Ohio’s Choose to Read Ohio reading list for 2015-2016. More information about Laura’s work can be found at www.laurabickle.com.

 

 

MORE ABOUT NINE OF STARS:

Winter has always been a deadly season in Temperance, but this time, there’s more to fear than just the cold…

 From critically acclaimed author Laura Bickle comes the first novel in the Wildlands series

As the daughter of an alchemist, Petra Dee has faced all manner of occult horrors – especially since her arrival in the small town of Temperance, Wyoming. But she can’t explain the creature now stalking the backcountry of Yellowstone, butchering wolves and leaving only their skins behind in the snow. Rumors surface of the return of Skinflint Jack, a nineteenth-century wraith that kills in fulfillment of an ancient bargain.

The new sheriff in town, Owen Rutherford, isn’t helping matters. He’s a dangerously haunted man on the trail of both an unsolved case and a fresh kill – a bizarre murder leading him right to Petra’s partner Gabriel. And while Gabe once had little to fear from the mortal world, he’s all too human now. This time, when violence hits close to home, there are no magical solutions.

It’s up to Petra and her coyote sidekick Sig to get ahead of both Owen and the unnatural being hunting them all – before the trail turns deathly cold.

 

ABOUT HARPER VOYAGER:

Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy. The imprint was originally founded as Eos Books in 1999 and relaunched in 2011 as a global brand, in conjunction with HarperCollins Australia and HarperCollins UK. Harper Voyager publishes some of the most notable names in science fiction, epic fantasy, and urban fantasy, including worldwide bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist, Kim Harrison, Robin Hobb, and Sheri S. Tepper.  Harper Voyager is home to some of the SFF field’s fastest-growing talent, including Richard Kadrey, Ian Douglas, and Brom.

 

Publicity Contacts:

Caroline Perny: caroline.perny@harpercollins.com | 212-207-7531

Pam Jaffee: pam.jaffee@harpercollins.com | 212-207-7495

 

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Part II of the Final Asylum Tales publishes today

  • Posted by admin on Oct 21 2014

Happy publication day to Jocelynn Drake for Demon’s Vow: Part II of the Final Asylum Tales!

Get the ebook now for just $0.99:  HC.com | Amazon B&N | Google iBooks

Tattoo artist and warlock Gage is having a rough week. He’s trying to track down a mysterious murderer in Low Town while also chasing a powerful entity that’s been using forbidden Death Magic across the nation. When Gage discovers that the two forces may be trying to unite, the stakes get even higher. With Gideon’s help, Gage is determined to stop the murderers before anyone else gets hurt—including his girlfriend, Trixie

Don’t forget Part I– Demon’s Fury – is still FREE.

And the conclusion, Inner Demon: Part III of the Final Asylum Tales, will publish next week. Pre-order your copy today!

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Part I of the Final Asylum Tales is out and FREE

  • Posted by admin on Oct 14 2014

Happy publication day to Jocelynn Drake for Demon’s Fury: Part I of the Final Asylum Tales!

Get it for FREE now.  HC.com | Amazon | B&N | Google | iBooks

Next week part II – Demon’s Vow – will publish, be sure to pre-order now!

Jocelynn Drake continues her successful Asylum Tales urban fantasy series with Demon’s Fury, set in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires walk free alongside humanity.

Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters—but at a price. Now he must join forces with his nemesis, Gideon, to stop an unknown entity who is using old magic to commit gruesome murders. And as if that’s not keeping him busy enough, an investigator recruits Gage to help her track a killer … who may be targeting tattoo artists.

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Supernatural thriller DEMON publishes today

  • Posted by admin on Sep 30 2014

Happy publication day to Voyager Impulse author Erik Williams for DEMON – a supernatural thriller/military sf mash-up.

DEMON was one of the winning books selected from our Harper Voyager Digital Submission Contest!

Mike Caldwell is a CIA assassin who thinks he’s finally got a real case to work on. At a remote construction site in Iraq, something deadly and dangerous has been unearthed, and Mike believes he’s dealing with a powerful pathogen that turns the infected into primal killing machines. The truth, however, is far worse. The ancient prison of the fallen angel Semyaza has been uncovered, and for the first time in thousands of years he is free to roam the earth, possessing the bodies of the humans he hates. And everywhere he goes, Hell is sure to follow.

Now Mike is on Semyaza’s trail, hunting a demon whose mere presence turns every living thing near it into a weapon of mass destruction. Both merchants of death are on a collision course, while the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

Read an excerpt of the book here.

Buy your ebook copy today: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Google PlayHC.com

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Fairytale rewrite ONCE UPON A RHYME publishes in ebook today

  • Posted by admin on Aug 26 2014

Happy publication day to our Voyager Impulse author Jack Heckel for his comedic fantasy ONCE UPON A RHYME, volume I of the Charming Tales. Jack was a winner from our digital submissions contest and we couldn’t be more excited!

The dragon is dead. The princess has been saved. There is but one problem: Prince Charming had nothing to do with it.

In order to save his royal reputation, Prince Charming must begrudgingly enlist the help of accidental hero William Pickett. The two set out on an adventure that has them fighting trolls, outwitting a scoundrel, and drinking the foulest ale ever, collecting bruises to both body and pride along the way. Meanwhile, the rescued princess, Gwendolyn, turns out to be one dangerously distressed damsel, and an evil presence takes over Castle White in Charming’s absence …

Enter this rollicking world and discover just what happens when a fairytale leaves the well-trodden path of “once upon a time.”

Buy it now in ebook:  HC.com |  Amazon  |  B&N  | iBook  |  Google Play

Be sure to visit Jack Heckel on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@JackHeckel).

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