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Tor Books at ALA Las Vegas

Tor Books at ALA Las Vegas

Come visit us at ALA Las Vegas this weekend from June 27-30!

Check out our schedule of events:

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

 

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

“Isn’t It Romantic?” Author Panel with Deborah Coonts              
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N263
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/14425

Alan Gratz signing The League of Seven in booth #532
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22337

AAP Children’s Author Speed Dating with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N112
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15486

Rachel Howzell Hall signing Land of Shadows in booth #532
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22341

PopTop Stage: “Women in Mystery” with Rachel Howzell Hall
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15457

“Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future” Author Panel
Sponsored by Tor and LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room S233 (South Hall Connector)
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/14574

 

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

RUSA’s Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N258
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/14249
Hashtag: #literarytastes

YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Hotel | Ballroom C
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15550

V.E. Schwab signing Vicious in booth #532
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22338

“The Future According to Tor: New Titles for Young Readers and Teens”
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater, next to Booth #2245
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16651

Deborah Coonts signing Lucky Bastard at booth #532
1:00p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22342

P.J. Hoover signing Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life at booth #532
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22339

 

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

PopTop Stage: “Seedy Criminal Underbellies” with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Deborah Coonts
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15447

Viva Las Vegas!

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.

Starred Kirkus Review: Lucky Bastard by Deborah Coonts

Starred Kirkus Review: Lucky Bastard by Deborah Coonts

Placeholder of  -34“If you’re entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you’d like to see played out—and who isn’t?—you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family (So Damn Lucky, 2012, etc.) on speed dial.”

Lucky Bastard, by Deborah Coonts, gets a starred review in Kirkus Reviews!*

Here’s the full review, from the April 1 issue:

Poster Placeholder of - 9 Like everything else in Vegas, the corpse is displayed extravagantly, draped over the hood of a candy apple red Ferrari, the heel of a Jimmy Choo stiletto embedded in her neck.

Lucky O’Toole, that lusty, wryly self-deprecating troubleshooter for the glitzy Babylon Casino, is patching up the ding the departing cabaret singer Teddie left in her heart by drooling over French chef Jean Charles. She’s just fired the much-loathed poker room manager and secured a seat at the high-stakes table for a deaf young man when she’s called on to deal with the dead woman perched on the pricey Ferrari spotlighted in the casino’s dealership. Babylon security tapes show the soon-to-be-dead gal cheating but losing big anyway, then getting followed from the card table by Dane, her soon-to-be ex. As Lucky and Detective Romeo try to round him up, other problems surface. The poker room manager is poisoned. Shady Slim Grady, who always shows up for the big-stakes poker tournament, turns up dead in his plane, and his wife, bimbo Betty Sue, insists on sending him off with a gaudy Celebration of Life party. The deaf kid disappears. Offshore betting sites come into play. A storm makes Lucky traipse through Vegas sewer pipes after a mystery woman. Jean Charles’ 5-year-old son is due to arrive from France, and Lucky is scared to meet him. The Department of Justice is running a sting operation that has as much a chance of succeeding as the mayoral campaign of Lucky’s mom, a former madam now hitched to the Babylon’s Big Boss. Then, just as matters are simmering down, Teddie returns.

If you’re entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you’d like to see played out—and who isn’t?—you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family (So Damn Lucky, 2012, etc.) on speed dial.

Lucky Bastard will be published on May 14th.

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