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Our bookshelves are a little overcrowded right now and we need to make room for new books arriving soon. So, we thought we’d make room by offering up books and more to you! Comment below to enter for a chance to win this prize pack:

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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 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET. and ends April 30, 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.

Book Trailer: Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe

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Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe

For twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, Eddie LaCrosse will take on almost any case. But the unexpected delivery of a coffin in the dead of winter forces LaCrosse to look at a bygone chapter of his life—and the premeditated murder of a dream.

Ruled by the noble King Marcus Drake, the island kingdom of Grand Braun is an oasis of peace and justice in an imperfect world. At least until the beautiful Queen Jennifer is accused of adultery and murder. In the wrong castle at the wrong time, Eddie finds himself drafted at sword’s point to solve the mystery. With time running out, and powerful nobles all too eager to pin the murder on Eddie himself, he must unravel a tangled web of palace intrigues, buried secrets, and bewitching women—before the entire kingdom erupts into civil war.

Murder, mystery, and magic—just another day on the job for Eddie LaCrosse.

Dark Jenny, by Alex Bledsoe, released in mass market paperback on May 22!

Eddie LaCrosse Sweepstakes

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The mass market paperback of Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe released today. To celebrate, we are offering the chance to win a set of Eddie LaCrosse novels (includes The Sword-Edged Blonde, Burn Me Deadly, and Dark Jenny). Prizes will be awarded to five lucky winners. Comment below to enter for a chance to win.

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 February 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. ET. and ends March 6, 2012, 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!

Edgar-nominated author Bruce DeSilva, debut mystery novelist Wayne Arthurson, and Fantasy noir specialist Alex Bledsoe to chat mystery genre over Twitter on Wednesday, 4/20 from 4 PM – 5 PM (EST)

New York, NY – Tuesday, April 19 2011 – Tor Books is excited to announce the lineup for April’s #Torchat, the third in a new monthly series of genre-themed, hour-long chats created by Tor Books and hosted on Twitter, to take place tomorrow at 4 PM EST.

Edgar season is upon us! Next Week, the Mystery Writers of America will announce the 2011 winners of their prestigious award series. But FIRST, #Torchat will beat them to the punch with a mystery-themed discussion tomorrow at 4 PM EST with three guest authors from different ends of the genre spectrum: Associated Press mystery critic Bruce DeSilva (@brucedesilva), whose debut novel Rogue Island is Edgar-nominated for Best First novel; critically-acclaimed debut novelist Wayne Arthurson (@Waynthurson); and the fantasy noir genre-bending Alex Bledsoe (@AlexBledsoe) will chat and take questions on all things mysterious.

The chat will be introduced and (loosely) moderated by Tor publicist Justin Golenbock (@jgolenbo), and fans are invited to follow or join-in using the Twitter hashtag #Torchat. Special book giveaways from @Torbooks will precede and follow the 4 PM chat.

About the Authors

Image Place holder  of - 38Bruce DeSilva (@brucedesilva) is the Writing Coach and Crime fiction reviewer for The Associated Press. He and his wife, NBA poetry nominee Patricia Smith, live in Tarrytown, New York, with their granddaughter, Mikaila. His debut novel Rogue Island is nominated for the 2011 Edgar Award for Best First novel.

Placeholder of  -34Wayne Arthurson (@Waynthurson), like his protagonist Leo Desroches, is the son of Cree and French Canadian parents. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a drummer in a rock band and as a freelance journalist. He was born in and lives in Edmonton, Canada with his wife and child. Fall From Grace, out this month, is his first novel.

Place holder  of - 9Alex Bledsoe (@AlexBledsoe) grew up in West Tennessee an hour north of Graceland (home of Elvis) and twenty minutes from Nutbush (home of Tina Turner). He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for mustard and trolls. In their starred review of The Sword-Edged Blonde, Publishers Weekly wrote that his “genre-blending first novel is both stylish and self-assured: Raymond Chandler meets Raymond E. Feist.” His new Eddie Lacrosse novel, Dark Jenny, is out this month.

Starred Reviews for Alex Bledsoe’s Dark Jenny

Poster Placeholder of - 38“Fans of Bledsoe’s other blends of fantasy and noir will love his latest, and new readers will be able to jump right in. Try suggesting this to fans of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.” – Booklist

Dark Jenny by Alex Bledsoe gets not one but TWO starred reviews!

From Booklist:

The third Eddy Lacrosse novel finds Eddy and friends snowed in at his tavern-office when a large coffin is delivered. The explanation entails a long story that goes back to Eddie’s early years as an investigator and

to the legendary island of Grand Bruan. Readers soon realize that Grand Bruan is an noirish alternate version of Great Britain; that its king, Marcus Drake, is alternate reality’s King Arthur; and that Eddy’s

tale is another take on the final days of Camelot. Originally hired to keep an eye on a philandering husband, Eddy just happens to be present when one of the Knights of the Double Tarn is poisoned, and

Queen Jennifer is accused of the crime. Worse, her loyal defender, Elliott Spears, is absent, along with Cameron Kern, the King’s old advisor (and magician). Bledsoe’s clever combination of noir and myth

makes for an engaging story, and placing investigator Eddy at the center offers a fresh twist. Bledsoe’s characters are especially memorable, including Dave Agravaine, a bully who likes to hit women;

overweight and overworked but loyal Bob Kay; and Marc’s nephew, Dread Ted Medraft—not to mention the giggleweed-smoking Kern. Fans of Bledsoe’s other blends of fantasy and noir will love his latest, and

new readers will be able to jump right in. Try suggesting this to fans of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files.

From Publishers Weekly:

Bledsoe whips up a perfect blend of Arthurian legend and hard-boiled detecting in the third novel featuring “private sword jockey” Eddie LaCrosse (after 2009’s Burn Me Deadly). While tracking a client’s wayward husband on the island kingdom of Grand Bruan, which is ruled by King Marcus Drake and his Knights of the Double Tarn, LaCrosse falls under suspicion when a knight dies of a poisoned apple he snatched from a tray prepared specially by Queen Jennifer. Fortunately, the detective manages to convince the king’s seneschal that he may not be guilty, and is asked to help identify the real criminal. The mystery and its ramifications for the Grand Bruan royals will seem familiar to readers of Thomas Malory, but Bledsoe skillfully combines humor, action, deduction, and emotion to make the material fresh and engaging for fans of both fantasy and noir.

Dark Jenny releases March 29th, 2011.

And be sure to check out the first two Eddie LaCrosse adventures in The Sword-Edged Blonde and Burn Me Deadly, available now.

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