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Excerpt from Death Plot, A Jonmarc Vahanian Adventure

Excerpt from Death Plot by Gail Z. Martin Questions nagged at him as he followed the men. Who’s paying them? Someone from Principality—or Eastmark? Are they trying to change something here, or there? Other than providing a reason for war, what would change with Alcion dead? His quarry stopped by a run-down tavern. Jonmarc kept on walking, doing his best to take in details without appearing to give the men or their destination a second glance. Crippled Goat Tavern had […]

Don’t Miss Your Days of The Dead Trick or Treats!

The Days of the Dead blog tour is winding down for 2015, but you don’t have to miss out on a thing!  There are still a few blogs that will be posting guest articles by me, and the excerpt goodies will be available for a long time to download, so what are you waiting for! Here’s your list of where to find the loot.  Freebies and excerpts are at the end of each of my blog posts, and just in […]

Giveaways, Goodies and Ghoulies–The Days of the Dead Blog Tour 2015!

Days of the Dead 2015: More Covers, More Free Stuff, More Fun!  Welcome to the 2015 Days of the Dead blog tour! We are going to celebrate in style this year with excerpts, interviews, book giveaways, sneak peeks at new covers, and more! Next year will be HUGE fun because I’ll have THREE new books out, plus dozens of short stories. War of Shadows (Ascendant Kingdoms #3), a second Deadly Curiosities novel, and Iron and Blood, the new steampunk series […]

Come see me at DragonCon!

Labor Day weekend, I’ll be at DragonCon in Atlanta—and if you’re there, stop by and say hello! Here’s my panel and signing schedule: A Magical Place: The Role of Setting in Urban Fantasy–Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: Chastain BC – Westin Fictional Writing and Skepticism–Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: 204-207 – Hilton Critique Groups and Beta Readers–Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt How ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Has Changed Publishing and Writing–Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: 201 […]

Why Your Opinion Matters So Much

Last year, over one million books were published in the U.S. That includes books from big publishers and small presses, self-published books and ebooks—and it makes for a lot of choices for readers to sift through. That’s why reviews matter so much. It used to be you could while away a couple of hours at your local bookstore, wandering the aisles, browsing books on tables and shelves, maybe even sitting on the floor in the aisle, reading a few pages […]

News and Reviews

I love readers, bloggers and book reviewers! You’re the reason writers get to keep on writing. Whether you share your book recommendations in conversation with friends or informally on social media, post them to Amazon, Goodreads or other online book sites, or run a book review blog, you’re filling a valuable gap between publishers and readers—and a gap which old-style media like newspapers (do they still print those?) and magazines have pretty well abandoned. So thank you for taking the […]

Musings on Vampires, Voodoo and Life

As part of the Deadly Curiosities launch, I was fortunate to be a guest blogger for some really awesome blogs all around the world. Some wanted me to talk about a specific topic, others had questions for me, and still more wanted me to say whatever was on my mind. In case you missed it, here are links to the interviews and musings—there’s stuff in here you won’t see anywhere else! Bridging Epic to Urbanhttp://solaris-editors-blog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/bridging-old-and-new-guest-post-by-gail.html Sorren’s Secret History: http://disquietingvisions.com/2014/06/26/sorrens-secret-history-behind-scenes-deadly-curiosities/ I […]

Terrifying Collections, Sorren’s Secrets and Launch Party Goodies

Deadly Curiosities the novel is off and running–and getting a strong start from the recent spate of reviews. THANK YOU if you read, blog, review–you help make it possible for writers to keep on writing. I appreciate the kind words on Amazon/Goodreads and all the other online book platforms as well as all the official reviews. It all helps to spread the word! “Collector” is the newest Deadly Curiosities Adventure short story–here’s the blurb: A Collector’s passion brings death and […]

Come Party with Me to Launch Deadly Curiosities on June 25!

I’m holding an all-day Facebook Launch Party on June 25 and you’re invited! (Parties on Goodreads and Reddit, too!) Fun, freebies, contests and games—enter to win free books and short stories! Meet 20+ of my author friends who are celebrating with me. Find out about their new books and upcoming projects, get a sneak peek at some cool new anthologies, ask questions about writing, publishing—anything at all! Best of all, meet authors, talk about books, nab some cool virtual party […]

Welcome to the Hawthorn Moon Event 2014!

It’s that time again—a week when we celebrate the summer solstice (or the Hawthorn Moon as it’s called in The Summoner) with a look at new books, new interviews and a whole lot of fun! Here’s what’s happening this week: Deadly Curiosities, my new urban fantasy novel, is in stores and online June 25 (US) and July 1 (everywhere else)! I’ll be celebrating Deadly Curiosities’ launch with dozens of all-new interviews, Q&As, excerpts, giveaways and online tomfoolery on about 30 […]