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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in April

Night Life by David TaylorA Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilvaScent of Murder by James O. Born

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in April! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you:

James O. Born, Scent of Murder

Tuesday, April 14
Books & Books
Coral Gables, FL
6:30 PM

Wednesday, April 15
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County Courthouse
West Palm Beach, FL
7:00 PM

Saturday, April 18
The University of Central Florida Book Festival
Learn How to Write a Novel with James O. Born
Orlando, FL
10:00 AM

Wednesday, April 22
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL
6:00 PM

Thursday, April 23
West Boynton Beach Library
Boynton Beach, FL
2:00 PM

Saturday, April 25
Haslam’s Bookstore
St. Petersburg, FL
3:00 PM

Bruce DeSilva, A Scourge of Vipers

Thursday, April 9
Mysterious Bookshop
New York, NY
6:30 PM

Saturday, April 11
Readmore Books
Taunton, MA
12:00 PM

Sunday, April 12
Providence Public Library
Providence, RI
2:00 PM

Thursday, April 16
Book Carnival
Also with Terry Shames and Anne Cleeland
Orange, CA
7:00 PM

Saturday, April 18
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
1:00 PM

Tuesday, April 21
The Poisoned Pen
Also with Michael Robotham and Susan Cummins Miller
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

Thursday, April 23
Once Upon a Crime
Minneapolis, MN
7:00 PM

Kevin Egan, The Missing Piece

Wednesday, April 22
Bank Square Books
Author Luncheon
Mystic, CT
12:00 PM

James Grady, Last Days of the Condor

Tuesday, April 21
Pen, Paper, and Palate: International Spies
A Panel with Eric Lichtblau, Scott Anderson, and Alex Berenson, moderated by Frank Delaney
The Half King
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Daryl Gregory, Harrison Squared

Wednesday, April 1
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY
7:00 PM

Thursday, April 2
Union Ave Books
Knoxville, TN
6:00 PM

Mary Pat Kelly, Of Irish Blood

Saturday, April 25
Titcomb’s Bookshop
East Sandwich, MA
2:00 PM

Sunday, April 26
South Yarmouth Library
South Yarmouth, MA
2:00 PM

Jon Land, Black Scorpion

Friday, April 24
Books on the Square
Providence, RI
6:00 PM

David Taylor, Night Life

Wednesday, April 15
Book Soup
Hollywood, CA
7:00 PM

Saturday, April 18
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Mysterious Galaxy In-Booth Signing
Los Angeles, CA
11:00 AM


Sneak Peek: Black Scorpion by Jon Land with Fabrizio Boccardi

Black Scorpion by Jon Land with Fabrizio Boccardi

Read an excerpt of Black Scorpion, the next adventure of The Seven Sins’ Michael “The Tyrant” Tiranno.

ONE: Northern Israel, 950 BC

“They come, oh great King.”

Solomon, weary and weak from going so long without rest, leaned heavily on the shoulder of his son as he emerged from inside his goat-hair tent. Already he and his private guard had fought off two ambushes. Bandits appeared to be to blame, but Solomon suspected otherwise given their weaponry, skill, and the fact that they hadn’t fled when confronted.

Now his heart pounded with anticipation, but also with fear, in the night’s heat. He was so close now, so close to fulfilling the destiny shaped by his father, the great King David. And that reality filled him with the awesome scope of the responsibility before him, along with the price of failure.

He could not fail. The fate of his kingdom was at stake.


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