Happy New Year, all! I hope your holidays were amazing and renewing. We had a lovely staycation here, which included visits with family, an abundance of amazing food, much of it made by my husband (no one wants to eat my cooking…unless it’s pasta, and then all bets are off), a trip to Disney, hugging a Wookiee, a trip to Busch Gardens, and binge-watching Dexter. Yup, nothing says the holidays like blood and bodies. You heard it here first.
I’m still playing catch-up at the office, though, which is why I’m late shouting from the rafters about the US release of Genevieve Cogman’s latest Invisible Library novel, THE LOST PLOT, details below! To make up for it, I’m giving away one copy of the audio edition from Audible. Comment here for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen at Random on Monday, the 22nd!
THE LOST PLOT by Genevieve Cogman, Book #4 in the Invisible Library series, Piatkus (UK), Ace (US)
Praise for the Invisible Library Novels
“Clever dialogue, time hopping through fun locales, plenty of action, and hints of fresh plotting will have readers looking forward to further Library missions.”—Library Journal
“Clever, creepy, elaborate world building and snarky, sexy-smart characters!”—N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season
“Ms. Cogman has opened a new pathway into our vast heritage of imagined wonderlands. And yet, as her story reminds us, we yearn for still more.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Funny, exciting, and oh-so-inspiring, this is the kind of fantasy novel that will have female readers everywhere gearing up for their own adventure.”—Bustle
After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.
In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.
Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library’s own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene’s job. And, incidentally, on her life…
In other news, the RT Book Award finalists have been announced, and I’m excited to see so much talent recognized! From The Knight Agency alone, we have the following nominees!
Historical/First Historical Romance – Amy Jarecki – THE HIGHLAND DUKE, Grand Central
Historical/Inide Digital Historical Romance – Cat Sebastian – THE RUIN OF A RAKE, Avon
Sci Fi & Fantasy/Epic Fantasy Novel –
R.S. Belcher – QUEEN OF SWORDS, Tor
N.K. Jemisin – THE STONE SKY, Orbit
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Worldbuilding –
Nalini Singh – SILVER SILENCE, Berkley
Ann Aguirre – THE DEMON PRINCE (pre-TKA)
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Urban Fantasy Novel – James Alan Gardner – ALL THOSE EXPLOSIONS WERE SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT, Tor
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy/Urban Fantasy World Building – Chloe Neil – BLADE BOUND, Berkley
Congratulations to all!