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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Giveaway Winners for Books of Wonder's The Iron Trial Pre-Order Campaign!

Congratulations to the following winners for the Books of Wonder, The Iron Trial pre-order campaign

1.       Jessica Yakubova
2.       Dana Storck
3.       Anna Reiter

You've each won a signed copy of The Banes Chronicles by Cassandra Clare! Please be sure to check your emails for an email from Books of Wonder

Thank you to everyone who supported BOOKS OF WONDER. As well as Cassandra Clare and Holly Black at last night's launch party. Stay tuned for more fun campaigns coming in the near future.

The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato, Blog Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway

Hello & welcome to THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER blog tour
I'm so thrilled to be on the tour. The Clockwork Dagger releases next week, but today you can read an excerpt from the book and enter to win!!

Published by: Harper Voyager
To Be Released on: September 16th, 2014
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Get it From: Amazon | B&N

Book Blurb
An extremely fun and very commercial fantasy debut, in the bestselling vein of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger. THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER is an enchanting fantasy debut about a young healer with incredible powers setting off on her first mission, when a series of strange occurrences (including murder) rock the airship she is traveling on. But the dashingly attractive steward may be one of the infamous Clockwork Dagger assassins, her cabin-mate hides secrets, and the conspiracy may reach the crown itself.

Praise for The Clockwork Dagger
“The Clockwork Dagger was just what I needed: A steampunk adventure with an uncommon heroine, a fascinating magic system, and a young gremlin! I’m hooked and can’t wait for more Octavia and Leaf!”
—New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne

Read An Excerpt
Most of the lights in the promenade had been shut off. A few lamps swayed in the center of the room, casting soft and subtle illumination; dim glowstones embedded in the tiles added to the effect.
"I thought you said it'd be busy in here?" Her heart beat a little faster.
"On some trips, most every passenger comes to view the Road. Other times, none at all. Here. The library will offer the best view."
I'm alone with him, but I've been alone with him several times already, even in my own berthing. He's a gentleman.
Mr. Garret worked the latches and slid a window open. A gust of cold air caused her to gasp, her skirt lapping against her thighs. She smoothed her wayward dress and stepped closer to the window. The 45-degree angle of the opening caused her to gaze into almost complete blackness below. She noted a faint string of road and a distant glimmering light.
"Is that it?" She pointed as she set down her satchel.
He bent down to look. "No, 'tis likely a house amidst the marshes. You will know the Road. The ship will turn to follow its brief length."
"I see. Well, I understand. I don't actually see it yet, of course." I'm yammering like a ninny. I should stop talking.
So close, his sleeve brushed hers and his radiant masculine warmth was bold against the chill of the night. "Tell me, Miss Leander, about the destination of your journey."

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder, Waiting On Wednesday #225

Published: Mira
To Be Released on: February 24, 2015
Series: Study Series #4
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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue. 

Once, only her own life hung in the balance…

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job—and his life—are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is—while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. 

You guys, I LOVE Maria V. Snyder's Study Series!!! I am having a fan girl moment over this..... I am beyond excited that Yelena and Valek are back!! This was one of the first series I read when I got into reading YA (back in the day before YA was a huge thing) and fell head over heels in love with Maria's writing, her characters and everything this series has to offer. I CAN NOT WAIT for this book to be out!