Tuesday, March 26, 2013

THE RECKONING out in mass market paperback!

Trade paperback vs. mass market
THE RECKONING is out in mass market paperback today! And we're celebrating by giving away five copies. You can enter below. Please note that it's only open to the US. (You can still enter if you have a US mailing address.) Ends at midnight ET on April 2nd. Please tell your friends!

For an author, getting the book out in this size and format opens up possibilities to reach new readers, as the book is suddenly available in a bunch of different outlets. Drug stores and grocery stores, additional airport bookstores, anywhere pocket paperbacks are sold. So, if you have friends who rarely stop by a bookstore, you can let them know to keep their eyes open for the book as they're out shopping. (Hint: it makes a great stocking stuffer or, er, addition to an Easter basket.)

As always I'd love to receive a photo of the book if you see it in the wild! You can send it to me at alma @ almakatsu.com and I'll post it on the Facebook page.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another spring, another Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville.   This state is blessed with numerous book festivals, and this one is one of the best. They feature a wide range of authors and have a wonderfully rich program.

Thursday the 21st at noon, I'll be at the Barnes and Noble, which is outside of the downtown area, at 1035A Emmet St. The panel is "Hauntings" and will feature two other authors, too, Laura Brodie and Brad Bryant, moderated by Trey Mitchell. You can find more information on all the presenters and the venue here.

I'll be bringing a little swag with me--a few of the postcards with covers of the international editions. If you live in the area, please come by and say hello.


Congratulations to Lennette (US), Cody (US) and Triston (UK) for winning in the Ides of March book giveaway. We're waiting to hear back from one more winner and will post the name as soon as we can. Thanks to everyone who entered. I hope you'll check out the books featured in the contest.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Win books from 17 authors of fantasy & history

Do you love books that take you somewhere you've never been before? Books with a unique sense of history or a fantastical premise, dark thrills or the sparkle of your favorite fairy tale--or perhaps all of these rolled up in one? Seventeen of your favorite, award-winning and best-selling authors have teamed up to offer this giveaway: a copy of each of the following books to one lucky winner!

THE LANTERN by Deborah Lawrenson
NY Times bestseller modern gothic novel of love, secrets, and murder—set against the lush backdrop of Provence
THE FIREBIRD (ARC) by Susanna Kearsley
A twin-stranded story that blends modern romance with 18th-century Jacobite intrigue, traveling from Scotland to Russia, from the NY Times bestselling author of The Winter Sea
In Regency England, at the dawn of the industrial era, magic and technology clash and the fate of the nation rests in the hands of a penniless young woman 
COLD MAGIC by Kate Elliott
An epic adventure fantasy with a decidedly steampunk edge where magic - and the power of the Cold Mages - hold sway 
THE MAPMAKER'S WAR by Ronlyn Domingue
A mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit--releases March 5th!
DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex
"If you read only one more vampire novel, let it be this one!" -C.W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen & The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
RED, WHITE AND BLOOD by Chris Farnsworth
High-octane supernatural thriller, a sequel to The President's Vampire
The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers
from the author of bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL (ARC) by Carolyn Turgeon
The Fairest of Them All is an inventive, magical fairy-tale mash-up about Rapunzel growing up to be Snow White's stepmother, out in August 2013 from the author of Godmother and Mermaid 
A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years by bestselling novelist M.J. Rose
Combining elements of traditional fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery and historical fiction, Thieftaker will appeal to readers who enjoy intelligent fantasy and history with an attitude
GLAMOUR IN GLASS by Mary Robinette Kowal
Glamour in Glass follows the lives of the main characters from Shades of Milk and Honey, a loving tribute to the works of Jane Austen in a world where magic is an everyday occurrence 
Devil’s Gate is exhilarating urban fantasy, with first class writing and characters that are unforgettable beyond the last page
"A novel within a novel honoring what we love most about Austen: her engaging stories, rapier wit, and swoon worthy romance. Pitch perfect, brilliantly crafted." —Austenprose 
from the bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
THE CROOKED BRANCH by Jeanine Cummins
Wonderfully written, with strong, compelling characters, it is a deeply satisfying combination of sweeping historical saga and modern family drama, a gentle reminder of the ever-reaching influence of family”--Booklist
The story of Isabella, Lady Trent, the world's preeminent dragon naturalist, and her thrilling expedition to Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever
In the tradition of early Anne Rice, a gorgeously written sequel to The Taker that takes readers on a harrowing, passion-fueled chase that transcends the boundaries of time

The contest runs from March 1 - 15 and winner(s) will be notified within 48 hours. We'll give away one set of books per 500 entries.

Enter by using the form below. Please note that this contest is open to residents of the US, Canada and the UK only and by entering, you agree to be added to the authors' mailing lists (don't worry; you can always unsubscribe from any mailing list at any time).

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