AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY…
Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City, even though her family is rich in real estate, including a towering Gothic Gramercy Park building built by her great-great-grandfather. But the truth of her bloodline is revealed when she is attacked on the street and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure. A figure who knows the Belarus name…
Lexi’s great-great-grandfather was a Spellmason—an artisan who could work magic on stone. But in his day, dark forces conspired against him and his, so he left a spell of protection on his family. Now that Lexi is in danger, the spell has awoken her ancestor’s most trusted and fearsome creation: a gargoyle named Stanis.
Lexi and Stanis are equally surprised to find themselves bound to each other. But as they learn to work together, they realize that only united can they save the city they both love…
Saturday, October 13
MYTH MIXOLOGY: How Urban Fantasists Create the Perfect Cocktail
12:15--1:15 PM, 1A08
Description: Many New Yorkers know their Manhattans, Cosmos, and Long Island Iced Teas. While the average happy hour drink takes gin, rum, or vodka, these authors spice things up with mystics, witches, daemons, Celtic gods, and other magical beings. Join top-shelf authors, F. Paul Wilson, Kevin Hearne, Theo Lawrence, Anton Strout, Faith Hunter, Nancy Holzner, Allison Pang, and Nicole Peeler, as they discuss the elements of mythology that go into making your favorite cocktails of urban fantasy.
1. F. Paul Wilson (Repair Man Jack Series) TOR
2. Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles) - Random House
3. Theo Lawrence (Mystic City) - Random House Children’s Books
4. Anton Strout (Alchemystic) PENGUIN
5. Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock series) PENGUIN
6. Nancy Holzner (Deadtown series) PENGUIN
7. Allison Pang (A Trace of Moonlight) - Pocket/S&S Adult
8. Nicole Peeler (Tempest’s Fury) - ORBIT
Moderator: Kim Alexander from Sirius XM radio
All four books, unabridged!
That's like forty hours of ear-ly pleasure!
And coming sometime in late 2012, Alchemystic will also be available via Audible as well!
Make sure you also check out the unofficial fan-made site. Go give it some love, people! www.undeadapproved.com
What people are saying about the Simon Canderous series:
Canderous is a reformed thief and a psychometrist. By turns despondent
over his luck with the ladies (not always living) and his struggle with
the hierarchy of his mysterious department (not always truthful),
Simon's life veers from crisis to crisis. Following Simon's adventures
is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it's well
worth the wear and tear."
-Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, aka HBO's True Blood
Canderous is the kind of guy who can do magical things with his
hands…literally. With only his wry sarcasm, self-deprecating humor and
preternatural 'talent' for Psychometry to keep him out of trouble, Simon
navigates the supernatural underbelly of New York City with a style and
panache worthy of a thousand sequels."
-Amber Benson, author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series and co-author of the Ghosts of Albion
fantasy with a wink and a nod. Anton Strout has written a good- hearted
send-up of the urban fantasy genre. Dead To Me is a genuinely fun book
with a fresh and firmly tongue-in-cheek take on the idea of paranormal
police. The laughs are frequent as are the wry smiles. I'm looking
forward to seeing what he does next."
-Kelly McCullough, author of Cybermancy, Webmage and Codespell
"Real magic in a real, gritty world and a hero whose moral compass wavers--delightful!"
-Tamora Pierce, NY Times bestselling writer
Ghostbusters, part Men-in-Black, Strout’s debut is both dark and funny,
with quirky characters, an eminently likable protagonist, and the
comfortable, familiar voice of a close friend. His mix of (mostly)
secret bureaucratic bickering and offbeat action shows New York like
we’ve never seen it before. Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going
to want to keep this one!"
-Rachel Vincent, author of Stray and Rogue