GIVEAWAY: High Stakes – A Wild Cards Novel Edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass
Giveaway / September 2, 2016

Today we are excited to host a giveaway for High Stakes, edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. The book just released this week and while it may be the 23rd Wild Cards book, it is actually a great starting pointing for new readers. Thanks to the good people at Tor who have given us 2 copies of High Stakes to giveaway to our readers! ABOUT THE BOOK After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus “The Infamous Black Tongue” Morgan, and ace thief Mollie “Tesseract” Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kazakhstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters’ deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally…. The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces–including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth. Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R….

GIVEAWAY: Destroyermen Bundle!
Giveaway / June 10, 2016

Blood in the Water, the 11th book in the New York Times bestselling Destroyermen saga by Taylor Anderson is releasing June 14, 2016. The good people at Roc have given us a Destroyermen Starter Kit bundle containing the first four books in the series to giveaway. This is a great opportunity to get a start on the series! “Taylor Anderson…[has] steamed to the forefront of alternative history.”—E. E. Knight, national bestselling Author “Intriguing what-ifs…combine with churning, bloodthirsty warfare.”—Kirkus Reviews “Action sci-fi doesn’t get significantly better than this.”—Booklist     The four books we have for the giveaway are, you can read their descriptions below the giveaway: Destroyermen Series ORDER Into the Storm Crusade Maelstrom Distant Thunders Rising Tides Firestorm Iron Gray Sea Storm Surge Deadly Shores Straits of Hell Blood in the Water (out June 14, 2016) Giveaway   ABOUT THE BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY Enter Giveaway About the Author Taylor Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Destroyermen series, including Straits of Hell, Deadly Shores, and Storm Surge. A gunmaker and forensic ballistic archaeologist, Taylor has been a technical and dialogue consultant for movies and documentaries, and an award-winning member of the National Historical Honor Society and of…

Giveaway: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
Giveaway / May 27, 2016

  What could be more exciting than heading into a three day weekend? How about giving away one of our favorite books! Today we are very excited to offer a giveaway of Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. If you’re not familiar with the book, it took the #2 spot on our Best of 2015 list! (and the #1 spot requires reading about 14 books first, and this one is a first in series! A great place to start) Pretty much, we loved this book and thanks to the great people at NAL, we have a copy of the paperback to share! If you’d like to hear more about it, feel free to check out our review or see the details below!     ABOUT THE BOOK

GIVEAWAY: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne Trilogy by Brian Staveley (US/Canada)
Giveaway / March 6, 2016

The wonderful people at Tor have offered a giveaway, not just Brian Staveley’s latest book The Last Mortal Bond, but the entire Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy for one lucky winner. The first book is a really fun read, but the next two books are just amazing. This is a trilogy that ends spectacularly, I just can’t recommend it enough. So, if you have been curious, this is a great chance to load up on some books and read the entire series! See below to learn more about the books, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway: GIVEAWAY     ABOUT THE BOOKS  

Giveaway and Cover Look: The Silent Army by James A. Moore Plus Seven Forges Bundle GIVEAWAY
Giveaway / January 22, 2016

Today, we are taking a look at the cover for James A. Moore’s upcoming book The Silent Army. The artwork for these covers is created by Alejandro Colucci. The Silent Army is the fourth in series, but if you haven’t read the first three books, checkout our GIVEAWAY. Thanks to the generosity of the great folks at Angry Robot, we are giving away three bundles that contain the first three books in the series! This is a great chance to load up on some great books and catch up before the fourth is released!     The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost. The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the very entities that kept it locked away since the Cataclysm. Andover Lashk has finally come to accept his destiny and prepares to journey back to Fellein. The Sa’ba Taalor continue their domination over each country and people they encounter, but the final conflict is coming: The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor stands to destroy an empire…

Giveaway: Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older
Giveaway / January 14, 2016

Happy Day readers! We have a giveaway for Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older (Giveaway is open US only).   The author of Half-Resurrection Blues returns in a new Bone Street Rumba Novel—a knife-edge, noir-shaded urban fantasy of crime after death. The streets of New York are hungry tonight… Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more. The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie’s botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started.   Daniel José Older is the author of Half-Resurrection Blues (book one of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books)…

Guest Post and Giveaway: Romance in Speculative Fiction by Anna Kashina
Giveaway , Guest Post / December 24, 2015

Today we’re pleased to welcome Anna Kashina to talk about Romance in Speculative Fiction! Also be sure to check out our giveaway for the first two books in her Majat Code series. The third one, Assassin’s Queen, releases this June. Hope you enjoy!       Romance plays a big role in our everyday life. Because of that, I find it to be a very natural element of fiction as well. In fact, I have been writing for quite a few years before I realized that my adventure fantasy books tend to have prominent romance elements, often skirting the border between fantasy and romance. By now, writing fantasy seems unthinkable to me without putting at least some elements of romance into it. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I have been born and raised in Russia, where the word “novel” is actually the same as the word “romance” (in Russian “roman”, used equally in both senses). While I have switched languages since then and now write solely in English, it is possible that this word play in itself has affected my mind set early on. So did my reading. When I grew up, every book I read had a…

Giveaway: Updraft by Fran Wilde
Giveaway / November 6, 2015

Another great day, another chance to win a great book!  Updraft has been out for a little while now and this is a reminder that perhaps you should read it.   If you live in the U.S. or Canada be sure to enter to win a copy.   Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother’s side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city’s secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City. As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice, and may well change the city forever – if…

Short Story and Giveaway: The Ark by Patrick S. Tomlinson
Giveaway / October 23, 2015

Today, we am very excited to share Last Launch, a prequel short story for The Ark by Patrick S. Tomlinson. The Ark releases November 3rd in US/Can and November 5th Nov UK/RoW. And, we also have a Worldwide giveaway! Be sure to enter below to win one of 5 copies!   GIVEAWAY   Patrick S. Tomlinson   Patrick S. Tomlinson is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health, a Ford Mustang, and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion for performing stand-up comedy. The Ark (3 Nov US/Can / 5th Nov UK/RoW) is his first novel. You can find Patrick online at his website: www.patrickstomlinson.com, on Twitter @stealthygeek and on Facebook.  

Excerpt and Giveaway: Sword of the Bright Lady and Gold Throne in Shadow
Giveaway / October 9, 2015

Today, we are very excited to share an excerpt from Gold Throne in Shadow, M. C. Planck’s latest book in the World of Prime Series. Plus, thanks to the generous people at Pyr, we are also hosting a giveaway for both books in the World of Prime series (Sword of the Bright Lady and Gold Throne in Shadow) by M. C. Planck, be sure to enter to win a copy of both books below the excerpt. Chapter 1 from Gold Throne in Shadow by M. C. Planck   M.C. Planck is the author of Sword of the Bright Lady (World of Prime: Book 1) and The Kassa Gambit. After a nearly-transient childhood, he hitchhiked across the country and ran out of money in Arizona. So he stayed there for thirty years, raising dogs, getting a degree in philosophy, and founding a scientific instrument company. Having read virtually everything by the old Masters of SF&F, he decided he was ready to write. A decade later, with a little help from the Critters online critique group, he was actually ready. He was relieved to find that writing novels is easier than writing software, as a single punctuation error won’t cause your audience to explode…