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April 2013 #TorChat Sweepstakes

April 2013 #TorChat Sweepstakes

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Did you participate in today’s #TorChat? We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to your participation in next month’s chat!

In the meantime, here’s your chance to win a prize! Three lucky winners will receive a hardcover edition of A Time of Change, by Aimée and David Thurlo, and a mass market paperback edition of So Damn Lucky by Deborah Coonts. Leave a comment below to enter!

And again, we’d like to thank Deborah Coonts and David and Aimée Thurlo for participating. And thanks to our own Publicist Aisha Cloud for moderating!

Sweepstakes closes to new entries on April 24th at noon.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins April 17, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET. and ends April 24, 2013, 12:00 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

April #TorChat Lineup Revealed

April #TorChat Lineup Revealed

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This month, #TorChat is looking at love! Join us as we chat about falling in, falling out of, and writing about love with Deborah Coonts and the writing team of Aimée and David Thurlo on April 17th at 4 PM Eastern.

Tor Books (@torbooks) is thrilled to announce the April #TorChat, part of a monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter.

TThis month, #TorChat is tacking a tough topic: love. What it’s like falling in love, falling out of love, and most of all: how do you write a believable love story or storyline? Joining us to talk about love are three people who write all about it, and will share their insights. First up: Deborah Coonts (@DeborahCoonts) is the author of the Lucky O’Toole series. Lucky Bastard, the next book in the series, publishes next month. Lucky has fallen in love, been dumped, done some dumping of her own, and come through it with her heart intact – well, more or less. Joining Deborah will be Aimée and David Thurlo, tweeting from @AimeeThurlo. The Thurlos have written more than seventy novels, together and separately, including the Ella Clah mysteries and their new novel, A Time of Change, which came out April 9th. As writing partners and husband and wife, the Thurlos know all about writing – and living – love!

The chat will be loosely moderated by Tor Publicist Aisha Cloud (@acloudy). We hope fans of romance novels, romantic subplots, and hell, fans of real-life romance will join us using the Twitter hashtag #TorChat!

About the Authors
DEBORAH COONTS (@DeborahCoonts) was born in Texas, according to her mother, though she’s not totally sure—her mother can’t be trusted. But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food, and beer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can’t get into too much trouble. Silly people. Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. Her next novel, Lucky Bastard, will be published on May 14th.

AIMÉE and DAVID THURLO (@AimeeThurlo) have, together and separately, written more than seventy novels in a variety of genres. The Thurlos’ writing career began when Aimée was inspired to write a novel while David was teaching middle school. She sat down with legal pad and pencil, began a romantic intrigue, and soon found David looking over her shoulder whenever class was out. They quickly discovered that they could write with one voice, and their combined efforts resulted in books characterized by the unique stamp that defined their partnership in life and work. In addition to many romantic suspense novels, the Thurlos have written three different mystery series, including their flagship series of Ella Clah police procedurals, set on the Navajo Reservation. Their latest novel, A Time of Change, published on April 9th.

About #Torchat
#TorChat is a genre-themed, hour-long chat series created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter. Guest authors join fans in lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction, 140 characters at a time, from 4 – 5 PM EST on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat revolves around a different genre topic of interest, often of a timely nature, and strives to provide a new media opportunity for readers to connect with their favorite authors.

About Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books. Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and has been named Best Publisher 25 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

Book Trailer: A Time of Change by Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo

Book Trailer: A Time of Change by Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo

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A Time of Change by Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo

A Time of Change is a perfect example of the Thurlos’s ability to combine passion with tension as they introduce readers to Josephine Buck and other employees at a New Mexico trading post. When The Outpost’s owner dies, Josephine, a young Navajo woman, is shocked to discover that Tom Stuart, whom she thought of as a surrogate father, has left her the business.

Ben Stuart and his dad had had problems, but military service changed Ben for the better and put the two men back in each other’s lives. His father’s sudden death ends any possibility of a true reconciliation and leaves Ben fuming at being disinherited.

Suspecting that Jo had an affair with his father, Ben is determined to get control of the trading post. Jo’s hataalii training shows her that Ben is wounded in both body and soul, and she becomes determined to help him.

As Jo and Ben move toward a deeper understanding of each other, they learn that Tom Stuart was murdered and that the trading post at the center of their lives holds many secrets.

A Time of Change, by Aimée Thurlo and David Thurlo, releases today, April 9th!

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