PLEASE NOTE: The contest portion of this event is now closed. The winners have been chosen and contacted by EDGE publishing
BBB: Thanks for joining us today for the BBB launch of “Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives” edited by Justin Gustainis, published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.
Many of our Bitten by Books readers may know your characters from other series. Could you please tell us a bit about the characters in your stories in Those Who Fight Monsters?
T. A. Pratt: Despite lacking much in the way of tact and having a tendency to solve all her problems with violence, Marla Mason has been chief sorcerer and protector of the city of Felport for a few years now, and no one’s succeeded in assassinating her yet.
Laura Anne Gilman: Danny Hendrickson is a former NYPD officer, currently working as a private investigator in New York City. He likes to keep his half-faun genetics under his hat, so to speak.
Julie Kenner: Soccer mom Kate Connor spends her days driving carpool, organizing Gymboree playdates, and hunting demons. Just another day in suburbia…
Simon R. Green: John Taylor is a private eye who operates in the Twilight Zone, solving cases of the weird and uncanny. His beat is the Nightside, that sour secret heart of London, where the sun has never shone and it’s always three o’clock in the morning, the hour that tries men’s souls. Gods and monsters can be found there, often attending the same self-help groups. John Taylor is your last chance for justice, the truth, and other disturbing things.
Lilith Saintcrow: Jill Kismet is the resident hunter of Santa Luz, a city somewhere in the American Southwest. She likes bullwhips, .45s, and breakfast burritos. Oh, and holding back the tides of Hell. She’s a big fan of that.
Carrie Vaughn: Jessi Hardin is a homicide detective with the Denver Police Department. She heads the department’s new Paranatural Unit and has (rather inadvertently) become an expert on emerging issues of law enforcement and the supernatural.
Justin Gustainis: Quincey Morris, who is descended from the man who gave his life in the fight to destroy Count Dracula, is an occult investigator living in Austin, Texas.
Tanya Huff: Tony Foster is the second assistant director on “Darkest Night”, the most popular syndicated vampire detective show on television. He’s one of only three wizards currently practicing in the world and he intends to keep practicing until he gets it right. Given the amount of supernatural flotsam showing up in Vancouver lately, he’s being given a lot of opportunity.
Chris Marie Green: Former Hollywood stuntwoman Dawn Madison is currently in retirement from vampire hunting and resides near San Diego. Kiko Daniels, who lives nearby, runs a paranormal detective agency with his partner, Natalia Petri.
Caitlin Kittredge: Petunia Caldecott is a former Detective Inspector with the Metropolitan Police, London. She graduated from London City College and currently resides in Whitechapel. Jack Winter is a mage and a pain in her arse, but he sometimes makes himself useful. He hails from Manchester, England.
C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp: Tony Giodone’s skill as a hit man has resulted in a stack of cold case files in the homicide divisions of a number of major cities. Even before he was attacked and turned into a werewolf, if you met Tony in a dark alley, he’d be walking back into the light alone. Although still an assassin, he’s now working for Wolven, the police force of the Sazi council—in other words, the good guys.
Jackie Kessler: The succubus Jezebel has turned her back on her Hellish past (sort of) and now lives as the human Jesse Harris, working as an exotic dancer in New York City. Note: this story takes place before Hell’s Belles.
C. J. Henderson: Museum curator Piers Knight is a quiet fellow who likes good food, quiet evenings with a pot of tea and a good book, and being left alone by all the world. While usually well fed and well read, he rarely gets more that a week or two to himself before Fate, Destiny, or some other joker comes knocking at his door, bringing him all manner of bothers.
Rachel Caine: Cassiel was once a Djinn (genie), and is now, thanks to a disagreement with a higher ranking Djinn, trapped in human form as a punishment. Her only hope for long-term survival is partnership with a supernaturally-gifted Warden, Luis Rocha, who controls the elements of the earth. Cassiel and Luis both reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when not battling supernatural forces elsewhere.
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Contest: Open to readers worldwide, contest ends at midnight tonight 4/13.
Enter a draw for 3 copies of Those Who Fight Monsters, signed by Justin Gustainis.
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This contest is not sponsored in any way by Bitten by Books. It is being run by a second party the author Justin Gustainis who will be distributing the prizes.
BBB Special Bonus
ONLY for the “Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives” Online Launch. Any person who purchases a copy online today of “Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives” through one of the Bitten by Books links will receive, absolutely FREE an e-book version of the EDGE new spring title “Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live“, edited by Michael Kelly”. The “Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd I Did Live” authors will be celebrating our online launch at Bitten by Books on April 19th, 2011
How it works: Once you have purchased your copy through the BBB link, send an email with proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org, with PROOF OF PURCHASE in the subject line. We will then send you a download link for Chilling Tales. This special bonus is only valid until noon April 13th, 2011.