My editor has generously offered to let me do a giveaway of three ARCs (advanced reading copies) of Carniepunk, the urban fantasy anthology that will be released on July 23.
Here’s the anthology description:
The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions — the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion — is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?
And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns — or maybe some magic of one’s own.
Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.
Pretty cool, huh? This has been a really fun anthology to be a part of, and I hope that everyone enjoys it.
CARNIEPUNK: PARLOR TRICKS
My story in the anthology is called Parlor Tricks and is part of my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. In the story, Gin and Bria go to a country carnival in search of a missing girl and find some unexpected sights and danger along the way. My story is about 9,000 words long, and you can read an excerpt here.
To enter the Carniepunk ARC giveaway, just leave a comment on this post talking about which story in the anthology you are looking forward to or your favorite author in the anthology.
The giveaway is open to those 18 and older, U.S and Canada only. The giveaway will run through midnight, May 22, EST. The winners will be announced here on the blog on Friday, May 24.