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Interview with Ben Aaronovitch and Giveaway - February 2, 2011

Please welcome author Ben Aaronovitch to The Qwillery for the first in our 2011 Debut Author Challenge interviews.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Ben:  I wouldn't know about interesting but somewhat, shall we say, autistic about counting the words I write. I have an EXCELL spreadsheet on which I not only do a daily log (with a progress graph) but gives a percentage of each chapter completed, average writing speed (total) average writing speed (last 7 days) and estimated completion date based on both averages plus it constantly updates the minimum daily word count required for me to complete on time. Like I said, just a tad obsessive.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Ben:  Generally my influences are quite wide; Andre Norton, Heinlein, Azimov, Moorcock, Ballard, Aldiss, Wyndham, LeGuin, William Gibson, Bujold, Cherryh, PKD and Sir Terry Pratchett (obviously). Non SFF, Umberto Eco, Bill Bryson, Rupert Graves, PD James, Jeremy Brett, Ed McBain (in particular for the Peter Grant books) and Elmore Leonard.

TQ:  Are you a plotter or a panster?

Ben:  I go with whatever is working at the time and give thanks when I reach my word target by the end of the day. It's always good to have at least a scaffold when you're writing but you mustn't mistake the scaffold for the final building. Also if you're writing anything with a mystery component than you must keep track of where your stories gone so far.

TQ:  What inspired you to write Midnight Riot / Rivers of London?

Ben:  I find ideas sort of sneak up on you. One minute I was happily ignorant of Peter Grant's existence and then - bang - he's taking over my life.

TQ:  What sort of research did you do for Midnight Riot / Rivers of  London?

Ben:  There are two directions for research. The first involves spotting something interesting in your travels, or reading or whatever and filing it away for future use. The second is more directed - for that I usually start with an internet sweep to establish what's available online and how reliable it is, if it's a location I try and visit the place, if it's an organisation I look for sources (official or otherwise), I buy books for preference, so I write in them, but if that's impracticable I have reading privileges at the British Library and the London Metropolitan Archive. Museums are also very useful since they also serve as research facilities, the London Museum particularly useful for me of course.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in the book?

Ben:  The ghost chase in Chapter 13.

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Rivers of London series?

Ben:  I intend to write these books until I run out of ideas or they tell me to stop - whichever comes first.

TQ:  What's next?

Ben:  Cool jazz in Soho. A faceless man. Some old style London gangsters. Women who love music too much. Some history. Rooftop chases by moonlight.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Ben:  Very nice of you to have me.


Ben's Books

Midnight Riot / Rivers of London
Rivers of London 1
(Del Rey - February 1, 2011)
Interview with Ben Aaronovitch and Giveaway - February 2, 2011
Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.


 
You can read my review of Midnight Riot / Rivers of London here.
 
 
Moon Over Soho
Rivers of London 2
(Del Rey - March 1, 2011)
Interview with Ben Aaronovitch and Giveaway - February 2, 2011
BODY AND SOUL

The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

Body and soul—they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace—one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant—otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.

 
UK Covers 
Interview with Ben Aaronovitch and Giveaway - February 2, 2011


About Ben
 
Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. He had parents, some brothers, some sisters and a dog named after a Russian cosmonaut. He also had the kind of dull childhood that drives a person to drink, radical politics or science fiction.
 
Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world's cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin's New Adventures until they pulped all his books.
 
Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake's 7 Audio dramas. Trapped in a cycle of disappointment and despair Ben was eventually forced to support his expensive book habit by working for Waterstones as a bookseller.
 
Ironically it was while shelving the works of others that Ben finally saw the light. He would write his own books, he would let prose into his heart and rejoice in the word. Henceforth, subsisting on nothing more than instant coffee and Japanese takeaway, Ben embarked on the epic personal journey that was to lead to Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the Americas).
 
At some point during the above, the most important thing in his life happened and he became a father to a son, Karifa, whom he affectionately refers to as 'The Evil Monster Boy'. The Evil Monster Boy will be reaching university age soon, so all donations will be gratefully received.
 
Ben Aaronovitch currently resides in London and says that he will leave when they pry his city from his cold dead fingers.

Ben's & Peter's Links:

The Folly: http://www.the-folly.com/
Twitter:  @Ben_Aaronovitch

Peter's Blog: http://westendblues.blogspot.com/
Peter's Twitter:  @PC_Peter_Grant

The Giveaway
 
THE RULES
 
What:  One commenter will win a Mass Market Paperback of Midnight Riot.
 
How:  Leave a comment telling The Qwillery whether you like the US Covers or UK Covers better? Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.
 
You may receive additional entries by:
 
1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.
 
2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.
 
3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.
 
There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.
 
Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.
 
Who & When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.
 
*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors

There are four debuts this month for you to choose from. Let me know in the comments what book you read for January and what you plan on reading for February.

Midnight RiotBen AaronovtichUF - Rivers of London 1
Darkness DawnsDianne DuvallPNR - Immortal Guardians 1
First Grave on the RightDarynda JonesPRS - Charley Davidson 1
FatedRebecca ZanettiPNR - Dark Protectors 1

Please note the Laurie London's novel Bonded By Blood was initially listed as a February release. It was released in January. You can still read it as a January read. Details are below.

Midnight Riot
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Series: Rivers of London 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (February 1, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-0-345-52425-6
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut AuthorsProbationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.


You can read my review of Midnight Riot here.


Darkness Dawns
Author: Dianne Duval
Series: Immortal Guardians 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Zebra (February 1, 2011)
Price: $6.99
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4201-1861-2
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors
In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts…where passion can last forever, if you’re willing to pay the price…

Once, Sarah Bingham’s biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she’s landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control…

In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible—when it means forfeiting the world she’s always known, and the life he would do anything to protect…


First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson 1
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (February 1, 2011)
Price: $22.99
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-0-312-66275-2
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.


Fated
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Dark Protectors 1
Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Brava (February 22, 2011)
Price: $14.00
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-7582-5923-3
2011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors Marry Me

Cara Paulsen does not give up easily. A scientist and a single mother, she’s used to fighting for what she wants, keeping a cool head, and doing whatever it takes to protect her daughter Janie. But “whatever it takes” has never before included a shotgun wedding to a dangerous-looking stranger with an attitude problem…

Or Else

Sure, the mysterious Talen says that he’s there to protect Cara and Janie. He also says that he’s a three-hundred-year-old vampire. Of course, the way he touches her, Cara might actually believe he’s had that long to practice…

 
 
 From January:
 
Bonded by Blood
Author: Laurie London
Series: Sweetblood 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (January 18, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-03737754462011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut Authors
Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.

For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her….

The View From Monday - January 24, 2011

Happy Monday again. This is the last full week of January 2011. This month has zoomed by in between snow storms.  There are many books coming out tomorrow (list below).

On Wednesday I'll have an interview and giveaway with Joss Ware, the author of the Envy Chronicles. The 4th book in the Envy Chronicles, Night Betrayed, will be released tomorrow.

Thursday will be a special Wednesday Comics on Thursday. You'll see how intent I am about collecting all variants of a certain comic. It's a bit crazy actually! Friday there will be photos. As I mentioned earlier, I'm diving into the archives for happy sunny photos.

Allison Pang's A Brush of Darkness will be released tomorrow. Allison is one of the 2011 Debut Authors. If you haven't picked up your January book this will be your last chance. It's my pick for my January 2011 Debut Author Challenge read.


January 25, 2011

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian StoriesAdams, John Joseph (Ed)Anthology
DroughtBachorz, Pam
Harbinger of the StormBodard, Aliette deObsidian & Blood 2
Silver Borne*Briggs, PatriciaMercy Thompson 5
Dark GoddessChadda, SarwatDevil's Kiss 2
Dragon WarriorChampman, JanetMidnight Bay 2
RazielDouglas, KristinaFallen 1
Dragon KeeperHobb, RobinRain Wilds 1
The Charmed ReturnJones, FrewinFaerie Path 6
Play DeadLevitt, JohnDog Days 4
CrossedLewis, J.F.Void City 3
The Warlord's LegacyMarmell, Ari
Heart of the ExiledNagle, PatiBlood of the Kindred 2
Death's Sweet EmbraceO'Hara, TraceyDark Brethren 2
A Brush of DarknessPang, AllisonAbby Sinclair 1
BloodshotCherie, PriestCheshire Red Reports 1
Burning DarknessRush, JamieOffspring 4
Archangel's ConsortSingh, NaliniGuild Hunter 3
BlessedSmith, Cynthia LeitchTantalize 3
Night BetrayedWare, JossEnvy Chronicles 4
Captive HeartWindsor, AnnaDark Crescent Sisterhood

*Reprint, Paperback


January 26, 2011

Murder in VeinJaffarian, Sue AnnVampire Mystery 1


January 27, 2011

The Fallen BladeGrimwood, John CourtenayVampire Assassin Trilogy 1



The View From Monday - January 24, 2011

Bonded by Blood by Laurie London - 2011 Debut Author Challenge

Laurie London's debut novel, Bonded by Blood was released on Tuesday, January 18. Laurie will be stopping by The Qwillery for an interview in March. If you have any questions you'd like me to ask her, leave them in the comments and I may include them in the interview.

Bonded by Blood
Author: Laurie London
Series: Sweetblood 1
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (January 18, 2011)
Price: $7.99
Language: English
Genre: Parnormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0373775446

Bonded by Blood by Laurie London - 2011 Debut Author ChallengeMovie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.

For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her….



 
 
   
Embraced by Blood (Sweetblood 2) will be released in June 2011.

2011 DAC - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett - Cover Love

Jenn Bennet posted the cover for Kindling the Moon on her blog the other day.  Jenn describes it as "Arcadia standing in front of her bar, Tambuku Tiki Lounge."  I like this cover. I have a fondness for all things Tiki.

2011 DAC - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett - Cover Love

Kindling the Moon is the first in the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series and will be released on June 28, 2011.

You can find more information about the story at Jenn's website.

The View From Monday - January 10, 2011

It's Monday... again. It's going to be a quiet week at The Qwillery. There will be some reviews, some comics and some photos. There are no books being released this week that I'm going to pick up, which does give me a bit of time to catch up on reading the books I already have.


The View From Monday - January 10, 2011

Join The Qwillery for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge (non-YA). Read one Debut Author's works per month during 2011. Hopefully we can have some discussion about some of the books. Many of this year's Debut Authors will be stopping by The Qwillery for interviews. Details can be found at the 2011 DAC page.


There are 3 YAs being released tomorrow that caught my eye.

All Just Glass
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The View From Monday - January 10, 2011
Sarah Vida has given up everything for love. From a legendary family of vampire-hunting witches, Sarah was raised to never trust a vampire, to never let her guard down, and to avoid all tricky attachments of the heart. But now Sarah IS a vampire—changed by the boy she thought she loved. Her family has forsaken her, and Sarah herself is disgusted by her appetite for blood.

Aida Vida is Sarah's older sister, the good, reliable sibling who always does her family proud. But when Aida's mother insists that Sarah be found and killed, Aida is given the one assignment that she may not be able to carry out.

Taking place over just twenty-four hours, ALL JUST GLASS tells the story of a game-changing battle that will forever change the world of the Den of Shadows. And at its center is the story of two sisters who must choose between love and duty. Dark, fully-imagined, and hard to put down, ALL JUST GLASS will thrill Amelia's fans—old and new.


Warped
by Maurissa Guibord
The View From Monday - January 10, 2011Tessa doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But there's something weird about the dusty unicorn tapestry she discovers in a box of old books. She finds the creature woven within it compelling and frightening. After the tapestry comes into her possession, Tessa experiences dreams of the past and scenes from a brutal hunt that she herself participated in. When she accidentally pulls a thread from the tapestry, Tessa releases a terrible centuries old secret. She also meets William de Chaucy, an irresistible 16th-century nobleman. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together, they must correct the wrongs of the past. But then the Fates step in, making a tangled mess of Tessa's life. Now everyone she loves will be destroyed unless Tessa does their bidding and defeats a cruel and crafty ancient enemy.


Timeless
by Alexandra Monir
The View From Monday - January 10, 2011When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.
 
Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

2011 DAC - Debut Author Karina Cooper - Blood of the Wicked Cover

Karina Cooper revealed the cover for her debut novel, Blood of the Wicked, at her blog yesterday. I asked permission to post it here. Eye-catching, isn't it?

2011 DAC - Debut Author Karina Cooper - Blood of the Wicked Cover

Blood of the Wicked is the first in the Dark Mission series. It will be published on May 31, 2011. Lure of the Wicked (Dark Mission 2) will be published on June 28, 2011.

2011 Debut Author Challenge - Author Visits

2011 Debut Author Challenge - Author Visits

The following Debut Authors will be visiting The Qwillery over the next few months. Please note that they are listed in alphabetical order, not interview or release date order.


AUTHORTITLE (release month)SERIES
Jenn BennettKindling The Moon (June)Arcadia Bell
Karina CooperBlood of the Wicked (May)Dark Mission
Virna DePaulChosen by Blood (May)Para-Ops
J.N. DuncanDeadworld (April)
Dianne DuvalDarkness Dawns (Feb)Immortal Guardians
Kevine HearneHounded (May)Iron Druid Chronicles
Tamara HoganTaste Me (May)Underbelly Chronicles
Laurie LondonBonded by Blood (Feb)Sweetblood
Alison PangA Brush of Darkness (Jan)
Rebecca ZanettiFated (Feb)Dark Protectors


An updated list will be kept at the 2011 DAC Page.

2011 Debut Author Challenge - January Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - January Debut Authors


Here are the debut authors and their novels for January 2011. Pick one and let us know in the comments which one you'll be reading. I'm going to read A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang.

Sign up at this post.

Soul Trapper
AuthorF.J. Lennon
Publisher: Atria
Publication Date: 1/4/2011
Format: Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN: 9781439184448
Genre: Ghost Noir

2011 Debut Author Challenge - January Debut AuthorsKane Pryce knows that ghosts are real . . . and that sometimes they have unfinished business.

Shortly after death, a soul will see a door of light leading to the afterlife. But sometimes, when there's something or someone still pulling at them, souls turn their back to this door. Instead, they haunt the living . . .

Hollywood native Kane Pryce isn't your average twenty-something dabbling musician. Yes, he's an occasional substance abuser with a distrustful nature and self-destructive streak. And yes, most people might take him for a down-on-his-luck slacker. But to those in a very small circle, he's also known as a ghost-hunting legend. Delving deep into the supernatural isn't a lifestyle that Kane chose for himself, however; it was thrust upon him when his father vanished under mysterious circumstances. Unbeknownst to anyone besides Kane, his father left instructions to his son that led Kane to the Soul Trap, a powerful supernatural treasure that allows him to hunt down, capture, and send ghosts from the earthly realm to the afterlife.

For Kane, power over the supernatural has come with a price. Despite his attempts to do good with this power, his efforts often leave a path of destruction. So when his paranormal side-job attracts the attention of Eva Kells, a crack reporter intent on breaking his story, Kane is reluctant can he trust her?

Soon, though, risking his heart on a snooping journalist is the least of Kane's worries. He receives a call from a terrified priest whose church is haunted by the soul of a deceased little boy. Kane takes on the case, but as he begins to learn the strange details surrounding the boy's death, he realizes that there's much more at stake than he ever could have imagined. And to complicate things even further, he falls hard for the boy's mother. The only problem is, she's been dead for almost fifty years . . .

Nail-biting and darkly humorous, SoulTrapper takes readers on a thrilling ride through the ghostly realm.

From the author's site: "Soul Trapper helps pave the way for a new genre of fiction—Ghost Noir—grounded in classic pulp fiction and film noir, but set in modern time and centered on the supernatural."


Raziel
Author: Kristina Douglas
Publisher: Pocket
Publication Date: 1/25/11
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4391-9132-7
Genre: Paranormal Romance
(Kristina Douglas = Anne Stuart so this is only debut under the Douglas name.)

2011 Debut Author Challenge - January Debut AuthorsKristina Douglas's sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever.

She was just an ordinary mortal . . .

"You're dead" is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she's surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood—and they really don't want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven.

. . . until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined.

Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel's orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom's shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness—because Allie may be the Fallen's only salvation.


A Brush of Darkness
Author: Allison Pang
Publisher: Pocket
Publication Date: 1/25/11
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4391-9832-2
Genre: Urban Fantasy

2011 Debut Author Challenge - January Debut AuthorsThe man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn't at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus's whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there's no one she can trust to save her.
Interview with Ben Aaronovitch and Giveaway - February 2, 20112011 Debut Author Challenge - February Debut AuthorsThe View From Monday - January 24, 2011Bonded by Blood by Laurie London - 2011 Debut Author Challenge2011 DAC - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett - Cover LoveThe View From Monday - January 10, 20112011 DAC - Debut Author Karina Cooper - Blood of the Wicked Cover2011 Debut Author Challenge - Author Visits2011 Debut Author Challenge - January Debut Authors2011 Debut Author Challenge

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