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Audio Excerpt: A Visitor at Rapture Bar & Lounge, from Book of Night

Book of Night, the mysterious and magical adult debut of the fantabulous (and #1 New York Times bestselling) Holly Black, has been on sale for a week now! And if you haven’t already sunken your fangs into this exciting book, A) Why not? It’s awesome! and B) Check out this audio excerpt from the first chapter! Also worth checking out: this Exclusive Interview with Holly Black. There’s so much Book of Night to celebrate!


Charlie Halls’s been on her best behavior: She’s keeping to herself, has a steady boyfriend, her gunshot wound is healing, and she even found a regular job! But all of that good-natured restraint is tested when a visitor from her past drops by Rapture Bar & Lounge. 


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“A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I’m already dying to see Charlie Hall’s next con.” – New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow

#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, secret societies, and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern.

Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make.

She’s spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall.

Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie’s shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies.

Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world—all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power.


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Audio Excerpt: The Funeral, from Under the Whispering Door

Placeholder of  -13A Man Called Ove meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea.

Welcome to Charon’s Crossing.
The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through.

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead.

And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace decides he’s definitely dead.

But even in death he’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Wallace is given one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days.

Hilarious, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a life spent at the office and a death spent building a home.

Check out a free audio excerpt of the book here!

It is never a good sign when one’s funeral only has six people in attendance. Wallace Price finds himself extremely disappointed by the “celebration” of life in this audio excerpt from Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. Neither his ex-wife nor his former partners from the law firm seem to mourn his loss. Wallace begins to suspect perhaps his life and his accomplishments weren’t as successful as he believed.

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Audio Excerpt: The Firing, from Under the Whispering Door

Poster Placeholder of - 56A Man Called Ove meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea.

Welcome to Charon’s Crossing.
The tea is hot, the scones are fresh, and the dead are just passing through.

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead.

And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace decides he’s definitely dead.

But even in death he’s not ready to abandon the life he barely lived, so when Wallace is given one week to cross over, he sets about living a lifetime in seven days.

Hilarious, haunting, and kind, Under the Whispering Door is an uplifting story about a life spent at the office and a death spent building a home.

Check out a free audio excerpt of the book here!

Wallace Price is the worst boss

Mistakes are not tolerated at this law firm. Unfortunately, this isn’t an episode of You’re Fired. But Not Really. Wallace Price proves himself to be the boss nobody ever wants to get saddled with in this audio excerpt from Under the Whispering Doorby TJ Klune. The road to redemption is going to be a tough one for Wallace Price. We can only hope he manages to improve during his imminent afterlife.

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Audio Excerpt: Linus Comes to the Orphanage in The House in the Cerulean Sea!

Placeholder of  -14Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

Check out the first audio clip in our series here and the second here. Keep an eye out for the next excerpt, coming soon!

Marsyas Island Orphanage is a lovely house located on a beautiful island in a crystal sea. But it can be intimidating for those unfamiliar with it and its inhabitants. In this passage of The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, Linus Baker walks the grounds of the orphanage for the first time, unaware of how much his life will change because of it.

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Audio Excerpt: Linus Sees the Ocean for the First Time in The House in the Cerulean Sea!

Image Place holder  of - 10Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world.

Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.

The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours.

Check out the first audio clip in our series here. Keep an eye out for the next excerpt, coming soon!

 

Have you ever seen the ocean? If you have, you’re significantly better traveled than Linus Baker of The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. Working for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth doesn’t give him much vacation time, after all. But his assignment to investigate the Marsyas Island Orphanage gives him the chance to finally leave his grey, rainy town and see the ocean for the first time. Little does he know it now, but he’s going to have a lot of firsts on this assignment….

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The Audiobook for Rachel Howzell Hall’s Land of Shadows Is Here!

We’re big fans of Rachel Howzell Hall’s Detective Elouise Norton series, so we couldn’t be more excited that the series is coming to audiobook!

Haven’t started the series yet? Try an audio excerpt below and then head over to Audible for the rest!

Image Placeholder of - 90“A fresh voice in crime fiction. Fast, funny, heartbreaking and wise…. Elouise Norton is the best new character you’ll meet this year.” (Lee Child, New York Timesbest-selling author, on Rachel Howzell Hall’s Land of Shadows)

Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, 17-year-old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide Detective Elouise “Lou” Norton’s new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it’s a teenage suicide. Lou isn’t buying the easy explanation.

For one thing, the condo site is owned by Napoleon Crase, a self-made millionaire…and the man who may have murdered Lou’s missing sister, Tori, 30 years ago. As Lou investigates the death of Monique Darson, she uncovers undeniable links between the two cases. But her department is skeptical.

Lou is convinced that when she solves Monique’s case she will finally bring her lost sister home. But as she gets closer to the truth, she also gets closer to a violent killer. After all this time, can he be brought to justice…before Lou becomes his next victim?

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