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Book Giveaways


Today is the last day to enter to win a copy of Seanan McGuire’s Discount Armageddon. You have until midnight tonight to comment on my post here to be entered.

Author Adrian Phoenix is giving away three signed copies of Rob Thurman’s newest Cal book, Doubletake, which also releases on Monday. To win, she just wants you to tell her who your favorite character is in the Cal world. You have until Monday to enter her contest.

Rob has a contest on her blog for the release as well.

My Bookish Ways has an interview with Tobias Buckell and a giveaway of his new book, Arctic Rising.


Lastly, this isn’t a contest for free books, but it’s awesome anyway — Alan Rickman on the Charlie Rose show. Thanks to agent Nephele Tempest for originally linking to it.  

#2 Trick of the Light ~~ Rob Thurman


Trick of the Light ~~ Rob Thurman

4 of 5 Stars

Now you see it… Now you don’t… Now you’re history.

There are demons in the world, Monsters. Creatures that would steal your soul. You might hide under your covers at night and pretend all’s right with the world, but you know. Even if you don’t want to admit it…

Las Vegas bar owner Trixa Iktomi deals in information. And in a city where unholy creatures roam the neon night, information can mean life or death. Not that she has anything personal against demons. They can be sexy as hell, and they’re great for getting the latest gossip. But they also steal human souls and thrive on chaos. So occasionally Trixa and her friends have to teach them manners.

When Trixa learns of a powerful artifact known as the Light of Life, she knows she’s hit the jackpot. Both sides-angel and demon-would give anything for it. But first she had to find it. And as Heaven and Hell ready for an apocalyptic throw-down, Trixa must decide where her true loyalty lies-and what she’s ready to fight for. Because in her world, if you line up on the wrong side, you pay with more than your life…

And the winner is….


It was a fierce battle between three beautiful women. Each brought their own special skills to the fight: JKP, the dark-haired demon summoner; Erin Kendall, the deadly vampire; and BW, the tempestuous Valkyrie.

They met on the field of battle to settle the dispute over who was the rightful owner of the Sacred Books of Thurman. None of the three held any personal grievances towards the others, but the books were too valuable to allow just anybody to own them.

JKP launched the initial attack, summoning her pet demon, Ludmila. Ludmila was eight feet of scaly lime green muscle housed in skin-tight purple leather with curling black horns jutting out of her platinum blonde hair and a mouth full of fangs.

BW and Erin stopped in their tracks at the sight of Ludmila. Whether because they were intimidated by her size and fangs or simply because they were blinded by her outfit isn’t known.

What is known is that their hesitation did not last. With a wild battle-cry, BW leapt forward, her great sword raised high above her head. Erin streaked in low and silent, her speed making her nearly impossible to see.

The two warriors clashed with the giant demon and the battle began in earnest. Blood, sweat, and bits of flesh flew as the combatants hacked, chopped, and clawed at each other. JKP, her demon the sole focus of the other two at the moment, crept up behind Erin and attacked her from behind.

Never let it be said that a demon summoner’s only power lies in summoning demons. JKP’s strength and cunning made her the vampire’s near equal. They traded blows back and forth, neither gaining an inch on the other.

Meanwhile, BW and Ludmila were busy pounding away at each other. The ground trembled with the force of their herculean strikes. Ludmila’s scales protected her from the worst of BW’s strikes and BW was far too agile to allow Ludmila’s claws an opening.

All too soon it was over.

With one giant paw, Ludmila swatted BW’s sword away. The giant demon grabbed the Valkyrie around the neck and flung her into a tree. BW slumped to the ground unconscious.

Distracted by the impact, JKP let her attention slip for just a second. Taking advantage of that distraction, Erin swooped in and sank her fangs into JKP’s neck. JKP struggled against the vampire and Ludmila raced to save her mistress, but it was too late. Erin drained the demon summoner to the point of near death. With her mistress senseless, the spell holding Ludmila was broken and the demon returned to wherever it is that demons live.

With a cry of triumph, Erin took possession of the sacred books.


Congrats, Erin!! Let me know what format you would like the books in (dead tree or e-book) and I will get them out to you this week.

Never fear, JKP and BW, for being such good sports and fighting so well, I’m going to send you both a copy of Nightlife. Again, just let me know what format you prefer.


Praying for a Fellow Writer


One of my favorite authors, Rob Thurman, was in a very serious car accident several weeks ago. She nearly died. It was touch and go for a while, but as of yesterday, she was awake and off the ventilator!

Unfortunately, this extended stay in the ICU is going to rack up a HUGE hospital bill for Rob, so I’m urging everybody who loves dark, gritty urban fantasy with pretty boys who fight monsters and play with swords and guns to go out and buy her Cal Leandros series.







Rob also has two other great series going. I will admit to not having read any of the books in either of these series, but I have the first books of each sitting on my TBR pile and knowing Rob, they’re just as great as the Cal books.

The Trickster series which is set in the same world as the Cal series, but starring a completely different cast of characters.

Trick of the Light

The Grimrose Path

And the Chimera Series which are sci-fi thrillers about genetically altered assassins.



To do my part in helping Rob out, I will be offering up a choice of THREE of her books to the winning entry.

Leave a comment on this post with your top three choices to enter.

Publicly linking to this contest on Twitter/Facebook/your blog/any other social media is worth an additional one entry EACH. (You must leave a comment on this post with links to your posts for the entries to qualify.)

This contest is open to US residents only and will be open until Friday, September 2 at midnight Eastern time. A winner will be chosen using Random.org this weekend and the winner will be announced on this blog on Monday, September 5.