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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 Urban Sorren’s Secret History: 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 […]

Reign of Ash Launches April 1! Book 2 in the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga—Blaine McFadden Returns

I am so excited to announce the launch of Reign of Ash, the second book in the Blaine McFadden Ascendant Kingdoms series! Now available in book and ebook! Survival is only the beginning. Blaine McFadden endured six long years in the brutal Velant prison colony, exiled for murder. War devastated his homeland of Donderath, and destroyed the magic on which the Ascendant Kingdoms relied. Now, Blaine and a small group of fellow exiles have returned to a lawless wasteland, where […]

The Days of The Dead Wrap-Up—Still Plenty of Tricks and Treats!

Thank you for helping put Ice Forged at #1 in the US and Canada in three categories for books and ebooks on Amazon and into the top 70 books on Kindle in both countries! Some of the contests in the list below are still running for a limited time, so there’s still a chance to win free books! The blog posts and videos will be up long-term, so here’s the full list. A couple will be posting later in November. […]

Days of the Dead—Reign of Ash and Deadly Curiosities are Coming!

Welcome to my annual Days of the Dead Online Event. As always, I’ve got lots of treats—excerpts (from my own stuff plus some of my friends), audios, and even some giveaways for Ice Forged! I’ve always thought this week is the best time of the year. Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos all in one week—what’s not to love? And I just came back from the ContraFlow convention in New Orleans, so I had a chance to […]

The Long, Short and Just Right

By Gail Z. Martin Since January, I’ve been publishing a new short story on Kindle, Kobo and Nook every month.  Some are in the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures series, and some in the Deadly Curiosities Adventures series. How do the short stories fit with the novels? Will there be an Ice Forged series of short stories?  What’s the connection between the short stories and the anthologies I’ve been in? If there’s a Steampunk short story, is there going to be a […]