Some exciting news for any of your readers who haven’t gotten around to A Discovery of Witches: Amazon is offering the e-book as their “Deal of the Day” on June 10th, where readers will be able to buy it for just $2.99 on that day only. Then your readers will be ready to read SHADOW OF NIGHT when it hits stores!
On July 10th, Viking will be publishing Deborah Harkness’s SHADOW OF NIGHT, the highly-anticipated sequel to her blockbuster debut novel, A Discovery of Witches. Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont, witch historian and vampire geneticist respectively, have timewalked to 1590s Elizabethan England on their hunt for the magical alchemical manuscript Ashmole 782—its sudden appearance and disappearance has upended the delicately ordered world of magical creatures (witches, vampires, and daemons), threatening to unleash unprecedented metaphysical chaos. SHADOW OF NIGHT has been called “a must-buy” by Library Journal and critics everywhere are making it mandatory summer reading.
—We have a specially designed “Ashmole 782” temporary tattoo and a set of 6 buttons that you can offer for giveaway on your blog along with a finished copy of SHADOW OF NIGHT. The buttons each display a different alchemical symbol; readers will discover their meaning as they read the new novel. You can find images of these tattoos and buttons to post here and here. (And if you’d like a set of buttons and a tattoo for yourself, let me know!)
—On Deborah’s Facebook page, we will be hosting a contest leading up to the book’s publication. Every Friday from June 1st to July 6th, four winners will be selected to receive an advance copy of SHADOW OF NIGHT signed by Deborah and sample bottles of two perfumes specially selected to represent the scents of Matthew and Diana. To enter, readers can click on this link to the contest page starting today.
For more information, check out Deborah’s website or see below.
I will be giving away a copy of Shadow of Night and the tattoos starting June 18, 2012!!!
Praise for Shadow of Night
“The sequel seamlessly continues the adventures of the scholarly pair and because of the author’s detailed world building and complex story line. The characterizations of 16th-century Oxfordshire with a paranormal twist…add a historical richness to the epic, while the plot sets readers up for the culminating struggle anticipated in the trilogy’s final book… Destined to be as popular as its predecessor, this is a must-buy.”
“Fans will be thrilled to get the second installment of the All Souls Trilogy, which picks up right after the cliffhanger ending of A Discovery of Witches… Those who enjoy a well-developed world, lots of historical detail, and plenty of character development will find much to like here.”
“An energetic…sequel…Harkness delights in lining up the living dead and modern academic history…This tale of a feminist Yankee in Queen Elizabeth’s court charms amid the tumult, as the gifted heroine and her groom fight for generations and another sequel to come in order to protect the magical world that’s all around us.”