Monday, December 09, 2013
BRoP Year in Review: Gail Z. Martin
As 2013 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the joys and triumphs of the year. To that end, we bring you the 2013 Blog Ring of Power Year in Review Giveaway Hop! We’ve teamed up with this past years’ BRoP interviewees to bring you 22 days of “year in review” guest posts and 20 fabulous giveaway prizes! Each day we'll share a new guest post on the year in review from a previous BRoP interviewee and you’ll have another opportunity to enter the giveaway—so get hopping! And be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!
Gail Z. Martin
What a year! Ice Forged launched in January of 2013, kicking off my new Ascendant Kingdoms Saga. We also began bringing out a new short story direct to Kindle, Kobo and Nook every month in my Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures series and the Deadly Curiosities Adventures series.
Then Solaris Books asked me to write a new urban fantasy for them based on the “Buttons” story that I wrote for their “Magic” anthology in 2012 (the anthology just won the British Fantasy Award!). Ice Forged was the Kindle Deal of the Day on October 31, and made it to three #1 spots (Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery) on Kindle in the US and Canada. I’m working to finish up War of Shadows the third Ascendant Kingdoms book by the end of the year.
In 2014, I’ll continue to bring out the new short stories monthly, perhaps with an additional novella or two. Reign of Ash, the sequel to Ice Forged, comes out in April from Orbit Books. My new urban fantasy, Deadly Curiosities, comes out from Solaris Books in July. I’ll have short stories in at least four anthologies slated for 2014: Unexpected Journeys from the British Fantasy Society, Athena’s Daughters from Silence in the Library Publishing, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens for Zombies Need Brains Publishing, and With Great Power, a superhero anthology. A huge “thank you” to my readers who make all this possible!
ebook copies of Render (A story of Aligare) by Heidi Vlach (3 copies)
ebook copy of Home World by Bonnie Milani and ebook copy of Trades by Bonnie Milani
ebook copy of Nefertiti’s Heart by A. W. Exley
$25 Amazon Gift Card from T. J. Loveless
paperback copy of Going Thru Hell by T. J. Loveless
ebook copy of Medusa’s Desire by E. B. Black
signed hardcover first edition of In Retrospect by Ellen Larson
paperback copy of Bad Apple by Kristi Petersen Schoonover (2)
paperback copy of Skeletons in the Swimming Hole by Kristi Petersen Schoonover (2)
ebook copy of Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg
copy of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany (print for U.S. or ebook for Int. winner)
$10 Amazon gift card from Terri Bruce
ebook copy of Twinned Universes by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
ebook copy of Entwined Courage by Tracy Lane
ebook copy of Kindar’s Cure by Michelle Hauck
signed paperback of Ice Forged by Gail Martin
ebook copies of “Taste” “Reaping Me Softly” & “Unreap My Heart” by Kate Evangelista
ebook copy of “Romancing the Bookworm” by Kate Evangelista
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