#AudioBookBlogTour “Tangled Web (Deadly Curiosities Book 3)” by Gail Z. Martin

Audiobook Blog Tour: Tangled Web by Gail Z. Martin

Author: Gail Z. Martin

Narrator: Therese Plummer

Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

Series: Deadly Curiosities, Book 3

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Released: August 21, 2018

Genre: Paranorma Fantasy

Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles & Folly in modern-day Charleston, an antiques and curios shop with a dangerous secret. Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them, and along with her business partners Teag, who has Weaver magic, and Sorren, a 600-year-old vampire, they get rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats.

When zombies rise in Charleston cemeteries, dead men fall from the sky, and the whole city succumbs to the “grouch flu”, Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren suspect a vengeful dark witch who is gunning for Teag and planning to unleash an ancient horror.

Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren – and all their supernatural allies – will need magic, cunning, and the help of a Viking demigoddess to survive the battle with a malicious Weaver-witch and an ancient Norse warlock to keep Charleston – and the whole East Coast – from becoming the prey of the Master of the Hunt.

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Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria. Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), and the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series. Newest titles include Tangled Web, Vengeance, The Dark Road, and Assassin’s Honor. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with her Witchbane and Badlands series.

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Haunted Heirlooms and Cursed Curios
By Gail Z. Martin

I grew up going to antique stores and flea markets with my parents. All of the unusual items intrigued me. So many interesting things that were strange, beautiful, or just plain odd. Some I didn’t recognize, and had no idea about what they did.

So I made up stories about the items, and the people who owned them, as well as how they came to be for sale. That turned what might have been a boring wait into an adventure. Many of the shops had that dark, dusty look to them where it didn’t seem impossible for magic to happen, or a cursed item to be lurking in a corner.

It always fascinated me to think about the people who had owned those items. What did the object mean to them? Was it a gift? A souvenir? Something with sentimental meaning? It seemed so sad that their stories were lost. And sometimes, I’d come across an item that just felt ‘wrong’. It made me draw back and not want to touch it. It gave me the creeps. Probably my imagination, but who knows?

Trifles and Folly, the antique and curio shop in Tangled Web (and my Deadly Curiosities series) is based on all of those memories, as well as imagination and a few nightmares. The idea of a store making sure that haunted and cursed items are removed from circulation so they can’t hurt anyone really sparks my imagination. After all, you never know where that interesting antique might have been!

Teag Logan—Looks a bit like a young Keanu Reeves. Skater-boy dark hair. Late twenties. Tall and slender. Had been working on his Ph.D. In history before he got a summer job at Trifles and Folly, discovered his Weaver magic, and decided that saving the world was more interesting.

Cassidy Kincaide—Think of Nicole Kidman in her twenties, with strawberry-blonde hair. She inherited Trifles and Folly from her uncle, because of her ‘touch magic’. She’s a psychometric, able to read the history of an object by touching it.

Sorren—He’s a nearly 600 year-old vampire who helped Cassidy’s long-ago ancestor found Trifles and Folly 350 years ago. Sorren is Cassidy’s business partner, and he’s part of the Alliance, a coalition of mortals and immortals who keep the world safe from supernatural threats. He looks like he’s in his late twenties, with blond hair and eyes that are the color of the sea before a storm.

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#AudioBookBlogTour “Assassin’s Honor” by Gail Z. Martin

Audiobook Blog Tour: Assassin’s Honor by Gail Z. Martin

Author: Gail Z. Martin

Narrator: Samuel Roukin

Length: 7 hours 42 minutes

Series: Assassins of Landria, Book 1

Publisher: Recorded Books

Released: Oct. 25, 2018

Genre: Fantasy

First in the new Assassins of Landria series from the award-winning, best-selling author of Scourge: A Novel of Darkhurst, and the Chronicles of the Necromancer books!

Friends since their orphanage childhood, Joel “Ridge” Breckinridge and Garrett “Rett” Kennard rose through the ranks of the Landrian army together, from teenaged conscripts to seasoned fighters. Together, they became the most feared team of assassins in Landria, surviving longer that most in their profession by virtue of excellent fighting skills, legendary bravado, peerless strategy, and an uncanny synchronicity. Henri, their long-suffering squire, tends to the thankless jobs of provisioning and logistics, while Ridge and Rett fight and recover.

When wandering mystic Yefim Makary becomes the darling of disenchanted aristocrats, Rett and Ridge fear Makary – or the Witch Lord, as his followers call him – is a threat to the crown. As treasonous whispers spread, Ridge and Rett go rogue to stop the threat, save the kingdom, and protect the king – while landing on the “Most Wanted” list themselves!

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Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy and steampunk for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria. Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), and the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series. Newest titles include Tangled Web, Vengeance, The Dark Road, and Assassin’s Honor. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with her Witchbane and Badlands series.

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Top 10 Reasons to Listen to this Book
  1. This is buddy-flick epic fantasy. Plenty of humor and explosions!
  2. You can listen to Assassin’s Honor without needing to take a cross-country road trip to hear the whole thing!
  3. You won’t forget the beginning of the book by the time you get to the end.
  4. All of the epic feels and excitement without the epic length.
  5. Danger, intrigue, magic and betrayal and no distracting, complicated side plots.
  6. You don’t need a spreadsheet to keep track of all the characters.
  7. You can enjoy a complete epic fantasy in the time it takes to binge-watch for a couple of evenings on Netflix
  8. Engaging heroes you can root for, and bad guys you’ll love to hate.
  9. Snarky assassins who break all the rules to get the job done.
  10. Fast-paced, exciting fantasy, plenty of magic, and memorable characters!

 

 

Ridge—He’s the older and taller of the two, and met Rett at the orphanage where they were both taken as children. He has vague memories of his family, who died from fever. Ridge stepped in to even the odds in a playground fight when Rett was outnumbered, and the two men have been best friends, close as brothers, ever since. Ridge was conscripted into the military two years ahead of Rett. When his partner was killed in action saving the king’s life, the king offered Ridge anything he wanted. Ridge asked for Rett as his new partner. They rose through the ranks quickly to become assassins, and their penchant for taking crazy risks and making it work has made them the most successful assassins in the King’s Shadows.

Rett—He’s younger and shorter than Ridge, but quick and a good shot. Rett doesn’t remember his family, and got by on the street being a thief and pickpocket until the monks caught him and brought him to the orphanage, where he met Ridge. Ridge taught him to read, and Rett taught Ridge to pick locks. Both Ridge and Rett have the Sight—the psychic ability to see whether a person has sold their soul to a dark mage. Rett also has visions, premonitions of what might happen. They keep their magic a secret, because only the priests are supposed to have those abilities.

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