First, did you all see the debut of the Morganville Vampires webseries over at Geek & Sundry? Are the characters as you imagined them? Shane has been my favorite character throughout the series, and the web shows are no exception! I can’t wait until Myrnin makes an appearance.
Second, wishing Christina Henry a very happy and special book birthday today for BLACK SPRING, the conclusion of her wonderful Black Wings series. Have you met Maddy Black yet? What about her wisecracking, junk food loving gargoyle sidekick Beezle? If not, you’re in for a treat! Check out her guest post here on “Why Gargoyles Make the Best Sidekicks” and enter her tour-wide Rafflecopter giveaway! More on this awesome new release below.
Third, I’m up today on Books Make Me Happy with a flash fiction story inspired by a photograph of a cat basking in the sun…or so it would seem. Hope you’ll check it out! And don’t forget that BAD BLOOD, the first novel in my Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series (murder, myth, magic and mayhem) is only $.99 until November 7th. A great time to jump into the series if you’re so inclined! (Here are the links for Nook, Kindle and Kobo.)
And now, more on BLACK SPRING:
A former Agent of death, Madeline Black now has everything to live for, most importantly, her unborn child. But Chicago has become ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, and only Maddy can stop the carnage…
The mayor of Chicago has announced a plan to round up the city’s supernatural beings and put them in camps. With her due date looming, Maddy’s best move would be to lay low for a while. But not everyone is willing to respect her privacy. Hounded by tentacled monsters, a rogue shapeshifter, and a tenacious blogger, Maddy turns to her most powerful ally, her uncle Daharan, only to find him missing.
Just when it seems like things can’t get any worse, Maddy gets an invitation in the mail—to Lucifer’s wedding. Turns out everyone has been invited, friends and enemies alike. And with that kind of guest list, it’s highly unlikely there will be a happily ever after.
Praise for the Black Wings novels:
“A complex and engaging universe.”—Open Book Society“
A fast-paced, spine-tingling, adventure ride that won’t let you go till the end.”—Fresh Fiction“Secrets and revelations of the most awesome and diabolical kind.”—My Bookish Ways
About the Author:
Christina Henry is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and enjoys running long distances, reading anything she can get her hands on and watching movies with subtitles in her spare time. Christina used to work in a comic-book store and, as a result, has boxes of bagged and boarded comics in her attic. Needless to say, she can hold her own in a conversation about manga and anime. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
Her most recent books include: Black Heart, Black City, Black Lament, Black Howl, Black Night, and Black Wings.