I've been a big fan of Emma Newman since I discovered her blog a few years ago, and I was lucky enough to meet her when she did a London book launch for From Dark Places, her collection of short stories.
For some time now, she's been releasing short stories set in her Split Worlds universe, and I hosted 'Cause for Complaint' back in December 2011. I'm quite excited for the lovely lady because the first Split Worlds novel, Between Two Thorns, is due out soon!
Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city. The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer.
There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs. But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?
Emma's running some competitions for lucky readers. First off, if you pre-order a copy of Between Two Thorns you'll be entered into a prize draw. If you win, you’ll have a character named after you in "All Is Fair" – the third Split Worlds novel (released October 2013) – and a special mention at the end of the book. So how do you enter?
Pre-order a copy of the book from your favourite retailer (if you pre-order from Forbidden Planet you'll get a signed copy). If you order from Forbidden Planet or robottradingcompany.com (for ebooks) you don't need to do anything else – Angry Robot will take care of your entry for you. If you pre-order from anywhere else you'll need to email a copy of your order confirmation to: thorns AT angryrobotbooks.com and they'll assign a number to you.
Here are links to all the places you can pre-order:
Angry Robot Trading company – for DRM-free ebook
Amazon (paperback) UK
The Book depository (Worldwide free postage)
US Edition (bigger)
There are also two UK launches and an international one using the magic of telephone conferencing. All the details are here.