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Tidal Pool Rules: A Guest Post by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

Tidal Pool Rules: A Guest Post by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy omnibus (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance) is out today from FSG, and to celebrate, I’ve got a very special guest post from author Jeff VanderMeer, with comments throughout (in purple) by Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. How cool is that? Can you tell that I’m thrilled to share this with you? You’ll certainly never look at tidal pools in … Continue reading

Guest Post: Keeping the Supernatural Real by Gail Z. Martin

Guest Post: Keeping the Supernatural Real by Gail Z. Martin

Please welcome Gail Z Martin back to the blog as part of her Days of the Dead blog tour, and be sure to check out her links below the post for tons of goodies! Keeping the Supernatural Real By Gail Z. Martin Ghosts, magic, vampires, and freaky supernatural creatures abound in my books. Whether it’s a main character who is a necromancer, a shop owner with the ability to read … Continue reading

The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch: The Whodunnit Tour (guest post & giveaway)

The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch: The Whodunnit Tour (guest post & giveaway)

Welcome to the “where” stop of Charles Finch’s Whodunnit Tour! His newest Charles Lennox mystery, THE LAWS OF MURDER, will be out on Nov. 11th, and we’ve also got a copy to giveaway to one lucky US winner, courtesy of the nice folks at St. Martin’s Press! On the one hand: Narnia, Hogwarts, Pemberley. On the other hand: the Tower of London, Oxford, Castle Howard. England, the country I write … Continue reading

Guest Post: Alis Franklin, author of Liesmith on Odin and urban fantasy

Guest Post: Alis Franklin, author of Liesmith on Odin and urban fantasy

Alis Franklin’s brand new book, LIESMITH, just came out this week and I’ve got a great guest post by Alis, so enjoy, and be sure to check out the new book! I grew up in a place called the Woden Valley. People don’t believe me when I tell them this, but I swear it’s a real place. You can look it up on Wikipedia. One of the satellite town centers … Continue reading

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Blog Tour, Guest Post, and giveaway

Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Blog Tour, Guest Post, and giveaway

HORRORSTÖR, the nifty and quite clever new book by Grady Hendrix, drops on the 23rd, and I’m thrilled to be part of the tour (or, Horrortor) of the book! Today, Grady writes about the lure and myth of ghosts, and I’ve also got a copy of the book to give away to one lucky winner (US only-winner will be chosen on 9/26 ). Be sure to visit Quirk for the entire … Continue reading

Guest Post: Kameron Hurley on worldbuilding and The Mirror Empire

Guest Post: Kameron Hurley on worldbuilding and The Mirror Empire

THE MIRROR EMPIRE came out last month, and since worldbuilding is such an important part of this kind of novel, Kameron Hurley was kind enough to break her process down for us and give us a glimpse of what went into creating something as rich and complete as Raisa. Please give her a warm welcome, and be sure to visit Kameron’s website for all of her blog tour stops! Deconstructing … Continue reading

Guest Post: Casting Sacred Things by Jason M. Hough

Guest Post: Casting Sacred Things by Jason M. Hough

If you follow this blog regularly, you know that I really, really loved Jason M. Hough’s Dire Earth Cycle series, and since it’s SDCC week, we thought it might be fun to feature a guest post since Jason is on a SF and Fantasy Lit panel tomorrow with the likes of David Brin, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Rachel Caine, and Henry Herz. So, if you’re at SDCC this week, don’t miss … Continue reading

Guest Post: Tim Weaver, author of Never Coming Back

Guest Post: Tim Weaver, author of Never Coming Back

Tim Weaver is a huge deal in the UK, and he made his US debut last week with NEVER COMING BACK. Enjoy his guest post about his hero, David Raker and his journey so far, and be sure to snag a copy of the book, while you’re at it! NEVER COMING BACK is my debut here in the States, but it’s actually the fourth book in a series. All four … Continue reading

Sympathy for the Devil: A guest post by MR Carey (The Girl With All the Gifts), and giveaway!

Sympathy for the Devil: A guest post by MR Carey (The Girl With All the Gifts), and giveaway!

When I was recently given the opportunity by the lovely folks at Orbit to suggest a guest post topic for the awesome MR Carey, I had to think about it a little bit. I loved The Girl With All the Gifts, and thought about some of the things that really got me thinking about the book, and kept me thinking about the book after finishing it. That said, I found … Continue reading

Guest Post (& Giveaway): Elaine Viets, author of Board Stiff (Dead-End Jobs Mysteries)

Guest Post (& Giveaway): Elaine Viets, author of Board Stiff (Dead-End Jobs Mysteries)

I’m so thrilled to have a guest post by Elaine Viets on the blog today. I love the Dead-End Jobs Mystery series, and BOARD STIFF will be out in paperback tomorrow, as well as the newest book, CATNAPPED (Book 13). We’ve also got a giveaway of of BOARD STIFF (Book 12) to go along with Elaine’s post, so be sure to check out the details! Scared Stiff for “Board Stiff” … Continue reading

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