SANDMAN SLIM: Guest Post from THE GETAWAY GOD author Richard Kadrey

  • Posted by admin on Aug 25 2014

 Who is Sandman Slim? 

The Sandman Slim series follows the adventures of James Stark after escaping Hell and returning to Los Angeles. Stark is a magician. Not in a Vegas sawing a lady in half way, but in a real life using spells as weapons kind of way. In fact, Stark is one of the best magicians in LA. Why? It’s not all his hard work and study (odds are he’s never finished reading a book in his life). No, it’s his lineage. Stark is a nephilim, a half-human and half-angel. Unfortunately, this also means that he’s despised by Heaven, Hell, and most humans. In some celestial circles, he’s known simply as the Abomination, which is why so many angels would like to see him dead. But that’s easier said than done.

Stark didn’t waste his time in Hell. He was thrown into the arena and discovered he had a real talent for killing things. This comes in handy when he gets back to Earth. Over the course of the first five Sandman Slim books, which cover most of his first year back home, Stark faces off against zombies, Lucifer, Hellion hordes, mad angels, angry ghosts, and Mason Faim, the powerful magician who originally sent him to Hell.

The Getaway God takes place at Christmas, exactly one year since Stark’s trip back to LA. This time, Stark isn’t just fighting monsters but St. Nick, a serial killer with ties to a cult that worships the old gods that ran the universe before the current deity. If that wasn’t bad enough, Stark has to face down old enemies while forging an extremely uneasy alliance with the Golden Vigil, the supernatural investigation arm of Homeland Security. The good news is that Stark has the only weapon in existence that can fight the old gods. The bad news is that he has no idea how to use it. And the one man who does might be more dangerous to Stark than the gods themselves.

Sandman Slim is violent, funny, surreal, and full of bad words. Mixing the hardboiled crime fiction style of writers such as Jim Thompson and Richard Stark with a unique take on fantasy and horror, the series depicts a world that’s a strange as demons who steal cable and as real as a punch in the gut.

-Richard Kadrey, 2014

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Exclusive Excerpt from THE GETAWAY GOD by Richard Kadrey

  • Posted by admin on Aug 18 2014

THE GETAWAY GOD, the next installment of Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series, is out next week, but we have a sneak peek right here!

 

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Three great ebooks on sale this weekend!

  • Posted by admin on Jun 20 2014

Don’t miss these deals, and the chance to start reading a new series!  DEAD WITCH WALKING by Kim Harrison, SANDMAN SLIM by Richard Kadrey, and ARCHON by Sabrina Benulis are all on sale from 6/20-6/23 for just $1.99.  Get these deals on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes!

Book One of The Hollows

Rachel Morgan is a runner with the Inderland Runner Services, apprehending law-breakers throughout Cincinnati. She’s also a witch, one of the many Inderlanders who revealed themselves after a genetically engineered virus wiped out 50% of humanity. Witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves-the creatures of dreams and nightmares have lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But now they’ve stopped hiding, and nothing will be the same.

On the run with a contract on her head, Rachel reluctantly teams up with Ivy, Inderland’s best runner…and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shapechanging assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crimelord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death…not to mention her own roommate!

Fun, sassy, filled with action, humor, and romance, DEAD WITCH WALKING is the perfect read for anyone who likes vampires, paranormal fantasy, and romance.

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Life sucks, and then you die. Or in James Starks’s case, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles.

Now Stark’s back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But first and foremost, getting the bastards who killed him in the first place. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you’d expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future…

Supernatural fantasy has a new anti-hero–get ready for Sandman Slim.

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Angela Mathers is obsessed with visions of angels, supernatural creatures who haunt her thoughts by day and seduce her dreams by night. Released from a mental institution, she hopes her new university, West Wood Academy, will give her the chance at a normal life.

But such is not to be…. For a secret coven plots within West Wood, and demons and angels alike walk the streets of Luz, searching for the key to open Raziel’s book–a secret tome from a lost archangel. Some wish to destroy Raziel, others, like the Supernal Israfel, one of the highest of the high, to free him. For when the Archon rises as foretold, they will control the supernatural universe.

Torn between mortal love and angelic obsession, Angela holds the key to both Heaven and Hell, and both will stop at nothing to possess her.

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We're giving away SANDMAN SLIM copies!

  • Posted by admin on Sep 06 2013

Richard Kadrey’s fifth installment of the Sandman Slim series, KILL CITY BLUES, came out this summer. To celebrate the continued adventures of the venerable Jim Stark, we’re giving away three sets of  SANDMAN SLIM and KILL THE DEAD (the first two books of the series) in out-of-print hardcover editions! We’ll also include a signed book plate from Richard! All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment below, or re-Tweet us on Twitter – @HarperVoyagerUS!

 
Three winners will be picked at random by 5 p.m. EST today, so hurry and enter!

This is a great chance to dive into the Sandman Slim series, or to add these out-of-print hardcovers to your own Jim Stark collection!

*Open to U.S. residents only.

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New release: KILL CITY BLUES out today!

  • Posted by admin on Jul 30 2013

Richard Kadrey’s fifth installment of the Sandman Slim series, KILL CITY BLUES, publishes today!

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall—a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods—and natural-born killers—on his tail. But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

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