PostedJune 10, 2014
Aurelio Voltaire’s debut novel, Call of the Jersey Devil will be an Amazon Big Deal from today, April 25 until Sunday, May 11.
The Pine Barrens of New Jersey are a wasteland – well, even more so than the rest of the state. Few people can live there, businesses certainly don’t thrive, and other than the trees that cast an impenetrable darkness over the sugar sand, not a lot of things flourish in the unusual landscape.
Except for the Jersey Devil. Hellspawn of folklore and legend.
Which makes it the perfect place for a Goth festival!
Or, at least that’s what brings five disenfranchised mall rats and a washed up Goth musician to a particular, lonely cabin in this wasteland. Where they’re about to find out that it really is true: New Jersey is an entrance to Hell.
With the help of a lone witch, this small group must face off against their deepest fears and the most unholy monsters in a battle where their very souls, the world they live in, and any chance of returning to Hot Topic is at stake!
And Darby Karchut has TWO specials. Right now Gideon’s Spear, the sequel to Finn Finnegan is also an Amazon Big Deal from today, April 25, until Sunday, May 8!
For Finn, it’s time to Irish up.
When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy. And woe to the foe he meets along the way.
Love comic-book villains? Love mad genius and Tesla? Love 12-year-old potty humor?
Yeah, me too. 🙂 But the cover gives you a glimpse of the super-awesome-ness of what to expect from Niles Wormwart, Accidental Villain.
NILES WORMWART, ACCIDENTAL VILLAIN
By D.M. Cunningham
In the science fair world of ketchup-spewing volcanoes and potato clocks, one boy, Niles Wormwart, plans to alter the history of science fairs with his time travel wristwatch based on Nicola Tesla’s work. Unfortunately, history has different plans for Niles.
After Niles blows up his school’s science wing with his project, his father, deciding his son needs to man up, make some friends, and take a break from his constant experiments, sends unsuspecting Niles off to the mysterious Camp Mayhem.
The only problem is that Niles’ father thinks it’s a role-playing camp. Well, it’s not.
Headed up by the ominous Red Czechmark, Camp Mayhem is ground zero for training the future villains of today. A place for real kids to realize the real villain inside them. Niles sharpens his focus on escaping the camp while everyone inside wants him to sharpen his focus on discovering his own dark powers. There’s a sinister plot brewing, and Niles is dead in the middle of it.
Thrust into a world he only thought existed in comic books. Niles discovers his true potential inside the walls of Camp Mayhem-the potential to become the darkest of evils or stay true to his good-hearted roots.
Title: Niles Wormwart, Accidental Villain
Author: D.M. Cunningham
Publisher: Spencer Hill Middle Grade
Print ISBN: 978-1-939392-37-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-939392-38-1
Release Date: 11/25/2014
Formats: Paper, e-book
If you’d like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website. ARCs will ship in September 2014.
Nooooo, not an actual horse trailer. He’d tear that thing apart! Look, I’ve got a cool book trailer!!
Very special thanks to Roberto Muerto who put this together for me!
I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!! I wrote Kyra’s adventures long before I even thought about Heather and the MacArthur family. The Husband-of-Awesome has been a fan of Kyra and Marne for years and years; they’re his favorite of my literary “children.”
AND THEY’RE FINALLY REAL!!
The fabulous Veronica V. Jones is the artist for this cover, and she made them EXACTLY how I picture them in my head.
So, I’m thrilled to pieces to finally share this with you!
Here are the deets for this baby:
Title: Silent Starsong
Author: T.J. Woolridge
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.com) Please feel free to use any images, text. Links, etc. from our website.
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Formats: Paperback, e-book
If the stars were singing your future, what would you do to hear it?
Eleven-year-old Kyra Starbard has proud family legacy of interpreting the future from the stars’ songs. But her deafness, incurable by the best medics, breaks her mother’s heart and pushes her father to try anything—including the expensive purchase of a telepathic alien servant to help Kyra communicate on a planet inhospitable to disability.
Marne’s telepathy is too weak for his Naratsset culture, so he is sold into slavery and expects to die at the hands of cruel owners—until he meets a human child who begs her father to “save” him. Her kindness introduces Marne to a new world—one where he would risk his life to save a human from her own people’s abuse and the stars’ songs can touch even a deaf girl and a defective telepath.
But there are forces that believe Starbards, whether they can hear the stars are not, should be utterly destroyed. Can the two friends, not good enough for either of their cultures or families, manage to keep each other safe when several different worlds threaten their lives?
If you’d like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website (http://www.spencerhillpress.com/reviewers.html). ARC’s will ship in February/March 2014.
Below is the wraparound. There have been a few tweaks to the lettering/wording, but you HAVE to see how gorgeous the whole thing is! Veronica has outdone herself!!
Today, I’m excited to finally share the cover for THE BOOK OF KINDLY DEATHS by another of my wonderful authors, Eldritch Black. The elevator pitch for this novel was Coraline meets Tales of Beedle the Bard, which hooked me right away. But it got better: This book totally returned on its pitch promise many-fold times! Not only is it a compelling story with a great lead character, but the prose is both poetic and accessible to all ages. You’re in for a treat with this book.
In dressing such an amazing read, the awesome Lisa Amowitz outdid herself on this one!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THE MONSTERS IN A BOOK BECAME REAL?
When twelve-year old Eliza Winter finds a secret room in her missing grandfather’s sprawling, Gothic house, her safe, sheltered life is blown apart. Inside, below a stained glass window where moonlight shines no matter the time of day, sits The Book of Kindly Deaths.
In defiance of her controlling mother, who has always forbidden her to read anything strange or imaginary, Eliza takes the book. As night sets in, Eliza reads one haunting story after another. And the further she journeys inside the book, the more the boundaries between our world and a shadowy land of monsters and forbidden places begin to blur.
When the strange, crooked man from the book arrives on the doorstep claiming to be a rare book collector and demanding entry into the house, Eliza’s world is turned upside down. To escape him she must dive all the way into the spine-tingling world of The Book of Kindly Deaths to save her grandfather—and write an end to the nightmare she’s caught inside.
Title: The Book of Kindly Deaths
Author: Eldritch Black
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Middle Grade
ISBN Ebook: 978-1-939392-96-1
Release Date: 6/10/2014
Formats: Paper, e-book
If you’d like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website. ARCs will ship in or around May 2014.
As is life, there is a mixed basket of news on this.
First, the pre-orders for the book have been great! I’m so thrilled… and thank you to everyone who has already ordered a copy!! Seriously, pre-orders are a HUGE help to authors. It makes us stand out to vendors and suppliers…so if you still plan on getting a copy, please feel free to order it from whoever your favorite vendor is.
Less fortunately, we had to change printers to meet the demands for THE KELPIE, so the official release date had to be pushed back until December 17. Which, considering I’ve long had the release party set for December 7th and other events happening before the 17th, it could have been a disaster.
But because Kate Kaynak and SHP are awesome, I’m getting a very limited early run that I’m able to use for the release party, all local events pre-December 17, and to supply the local vendors who I promised stuff to for the original release. Also, for those of you who were absolutely depending on the book pre-December 17, let me know and I’ll do my best to set aside one of these limited print run books for you.
Most importantly, though, THANK YOU again, to everyone who has been supporting me through getting my very first novel out there and around!
The Book: COPPER RAVENS by Jennifer Allis Provost
The Cover: by Lisa Amowitz!
If you’d like to request an ARC of this most awesome book (and I do insist that you do so!), please go to the following link and fill out the form:
Here are the deets:
Sara should be happy.
She has what every girl wants: a man who loves her, a beautiful home, and wealth beyond imagining. She rescued her brother from the Peacekeepers, destroyed the Iron Queen, and doesn’t have to go to her boring job any more.
And yet… Sara still doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead. Her mother hides in the garden, brooding about her missing husband. Her sister, the Inheritor of Metal, is scared of her own shadow, and her brother spends his days fighting and gambling. To add to Sara’s misery, the new queen (gold, of course) is more than a bit crazy, she misses her life in the Mundane world, and, worst of all, Micah wants to have children. A lot of them.
As Sara wavers between happiness and homesickness, a conspiracy emerges against the Raven clan, implicating them in a plot to dethrone the Gold Queen. How can Sara prove her family’s innocence, and become the consort Micah needs her to be, without losing herself in the process?
Book Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18812985-jennifer-allis-provost
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Website – http://jenniferallisprovost.com
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Jennifer Allis Provost is a native New Englander who lives in a sprawling colonial along with her beautiful and precocious twins, a dog, two birds, three cats, and a wonderful husband who never forgets to buy ice cream. As a child, she read anything and everything she could get her hands on, including a set of encyclopedias, but fantasy was always her favorite. She spends her days drinking vast amounts of coffee, arguing with her computer, and avoiding any and all domestic behavior.