Giveaway: The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst
Giveaway / April 27, 2019

Today I have one hardcover copy of The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst to giveaway (US only, sorry!). If you missed my review, be sure to check it out. This was a great read and is a good entry point if you’ve not read her Renthia trilogy yet (it is set in the same world, but can be read independent). a Rafflecopter giveaway

Spotlight: The True Queen by Zen Cho (plus Giveaway!)
Giveaway / March 1, 2019

Today I am happy to spotlight an upcoming release, The True Queen by Zen Cho as well as share a giveaway. Cho’s previous book, Sorcerer to the Crown, was such a delight to read, so I am really looking forward to this next one.  For those that have not read Sorcerer to the Crown, no worries, this new one, while set in the same world, can be read as a standalone.   About the Book When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can’t remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away. The only hope of saving her is to go to distant Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has established an academy to train women in magic. If Muna is to save her sister, she must learn to navigate high society, and trick the English magicians into believing she is a magical prodigy. As she’s drawn into their intrigues, she must uncover the secrets of her past, and journey into a world with more magic than she had ever dreamed. direct link to…

GIVEAWAY: Lady Astronaut Books by Mary Robinette Kowal
Giveaway / October 29, 2018

I wound up with extra copies of both The Calculating Stars and Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal. This series was part of the Tor Books FearlessWomen Blog tour, and it was easy to see why! It’s an alternate history with lady astronauts pushing gender and racial boundaries while trying to save the human race. I loved the first one, which features a number of strong women characters paving the way to space and am looking forward to the second! So my extras mean I am excited to spread the joy that it this series to someone else. . a Rafflecopter giveaway About the Author Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and her short story “For Want of a Nail” won the 2011 Hugo. Her stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies. She is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass (Tor 2012). Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American…

Guest Post and Giveaway: Why We Love Heists by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Giveaway , Guest Post / March 9, 2017

Today I am happy to welcome Marshall Ryan Maresca to Tenacious Reader. His latest book, Holver Alley Crew, released this past Tuesday (March 7, 2017) and is the first in a new series. I have to confess, this is probably my favorite of his books so far. And it features a fantastic heist. As part of the blog tour, Mr. Maresca was kind enough to share a blog post about heist stories (which you know we all love)! Also, don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below! Why We Love Heists By Marshall Ryan Maresca   The heist story is a really strange staple of our pop cultural landscape, isn’t it?  I mean, as a society, we love a story where a bunch of thieves and criminals are our heroes.  Which is weird, isn’t it?  Because we hardly laud such people in real life. But in books and movies, there’s something about a good heist.  We want to see a well executed plan to break into somewhere that is supposed to be secure.  We want to root for the people who are stealing from someone else and thwarting the authorities.  From Oceans 11 to The Lies of Locke Lamora to Six of Crows to The…

GIVEAWAY: The City by Stella Gemmell
Giveaway / November 14, 2016

Today, I’m excited to have host a giveaway for one copy of The City by Stella Gemmell. This is actually one of the first books I reviewed, and I have been looking forward to her next book for years. The City is one of those books I have always felt should have gained more readers, so if you haven’t read it yet, this is a great chance to catch up before the release of her next book. The Immortal Throne is releasing Dec. 6, 2016. About the Author ABOUT STELLA GEMMELL Stella Gemmell is the author of The City. She has a degree in politics and is a journalist. She was married to the internationally acclaimed and bestselling fantasy novelist David Gemmell and worked with him on his three Troy novels, concluding the final book, Troy: Fall of Kings, following his death in 2006. Stella lives in East Sussex and writes in what was once the dairy of a fifteenth-century farmhouse. Giveaway [promosimple id=”a962″] About the Books In her debut solo novel, Stella Gemmell, coauthor of the “powerful” (Booklist)  conclusion to David Gemmell’s Troy series, weaves a dark epic fantasy about a war-torn civilization and the immortal emperor who has it clutched in his evil…

Cover Reveal: The Guild of Assassins (The Majat Code Book II) by Anna Kashina
Covers / April 3, 2014

I often like to share my love for Angry Robot books, but I have to admit I probably have not shared my love their covers as much as I could have. Let’s face it, covers are important whether we like to admit it or not and Angry Robot has a history of selecting great artists that produce memorable covers. So today, I am happy to participate in the cover reveal for The Guild of Assassins by Anna Kashina. This is the sequel to Blades of the Old Empire and here is the blurb provided by Angry Robot: Kara has achieved something that no Majat has ever managed – freedom from the Guild! But the Black Diamond assassin Mai has been called back to face his punishment for sparing her life. Determined to join his fight or share his punishment, Kara finds herself falling for Mai. But is their relationship – and the force that makes their union all-powerful – a tool to defeat the overpowering forces of the Kaddim armies, or a distraction sure to cause the downfall of the Majat? File Under: Fantasy [ Duty vs Honor | Forbidden | Unstoppable | Back in Black ] So, without further ado, here it…