Friday, November 27, 2009

A Great New Book!

Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds. Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh. ~Judah Ibn Tibbon

I'm still not hungry. I stuffed myself stupid yesterday at lunch and then didn't eat dinner and the thought of eating now is still icky. UGH.

Anyone else feel the same?

I'm also exhausted, so I'm glad a writing friend of mine, Nancy Holzner (who is incredibly talented) gave me something to blog about: her upcoming Urban Fantasy release!! Oh man, I'd buy it for the cover alone, but I know what an amazing author she is so I'm so going to get a copy for the inside, too (still, I imagine I'll do a lot of staring at the cover).

So ... here's the coolest part. I was going to blog about her book anyway, but THEN she goes and has a contest, too.

She's offering four different prize packages (all of which include a copy of the book -- YAY) and it's wicked easy to enter. So spread the word folks. And, in case you're still not sold? Here's the blurb:

They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders -- but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human...

Vicky's demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that's taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky's love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown's citizens.

But now Vicky's got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston's magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she's the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

And some reviews:

"DEADTOWN is full of dangerous magic and populated with characters so realistic, they almost jump off the page. I loved this book. Nancy Holzner is a master of characterization and I'll be buying her next book the moment it hits the shelf." - Ilona Andrews

"Holzner's take on the Urban Fantasy genre is unique, refreshing, and a damn good read. I'm looking forward to more adventures in DEADTOWN with Vicky Vaughn - this heroine totally kicks butt!" - Phaedra M Weldon

"DEADTOWN is fresh and funny, with a great new take on zombies." - Karen Chance

"Fast, fun, and feisty, Holzner's DEADTOWN is chock-full of supernatural action, danger, and creatures who do more than go bump in the night." - Devon Monk

"Zombies, demons, and a sassy slayer. DEADTOWN sparks with an incredibly realized world and a cast of vivid characters. I can�t wait for the next book!" - Chris Marie Green

"DEADTOWN is a perfect blend of mystery, fantasy, humor and even modern-day social issues. It's Boston as you've never seen it . . . where the shapes shift, the zombies gnaw, and the blood flows warm through the oh-so-delicious veins of the area known as Deadtown. Victory Vaughn gives evil a run for its money." - Anton Strout

Have you added it to your TBR list yet?



Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I am TOTALLY adding it to my list. This is just up my alley. Is it part of a series? It looks like there may be a lot of backstory. I like to read in sequence. ;-)

And yes, I'm still feeling pretty stuffed myself.

Marianne Arkins said...

It's the first in a series. I can NOT wait :-)

Tori Lennox said...

Deadtown sounds right up my alley too!

Brandy said...

It's been on my TBR list for about a month. I can't wait until it's released!
Hope you feel better soon. And no, didn't go overboard. *G*
Have a good day!