Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Release day! Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett

I had the pleasure of devouring this very awesome book ahead of time, and look! It's finally out! Our newbie author Jenn is enjoying the breathless, nerve-wracking, can't-concentrate-on-anything, gimme-that-chocolate  release day experience!

The only way I would love this book more is if my blurb was on the FRONT like Karen Chance's and Ann Aguirre's. Am I not more famous than those two losers? What? I'm not? Not at all? LOL.

Here's my blurb: 
"Delicious characters, fun twists, and fiendish risks…this smart, stylish debut really delivers. Loved loved loved it!" ~Carolyn Crane

I was so not being full of crap on that blurb. I found this to be a riveting and highly swashbuckling read with great characters, plus a magical storyline that took me off the beaten UF path. Really, I thought the worldbuilding and the engineering of the magical workings were just wonderful. Then there’s the single father hero who has absolutely great chemistry with our intrepid heroine - I really enjoyed him! There is also a fabulous frenemies storyline that I found to be understated and very hilarious. And of course, a fine and twisty plot. Hello! Can’t wait for this next one. 
Okay, the official blurb:  
Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge. 
But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires.  
Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.
INSTANT CONTEST ALERT!!!  Leave a comment and I'll draw one winner tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm CST and send them a copy of this awesome book (International welcome). 

The rest of you will have to buy it from your neighborhood bookstore or online. Luckily, it's easy! A measly eight bucks for hours of pleasure. Buy links from Jenn's page:  AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORYBARNES & NOBLE | BORDERS | BOOKS-A-MILLION | INDIEBOUND | POWELLS |MYSTERIOUS GALAXY | CHAPTERS (CANADA) 
PDF Download of First Chapter here. More on the elusive Jenn Bennett here. Read a review here.
PS: why do my fonts and spaces look so crazy and messed up? *shakes fist in mute anger at Blogger*


Roxanne Skelly said...

I like awesome books.

donnas said...

Sounds great. Cant wait to read it.

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Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

This book sounds awesome. :)


Marq said...

The early buzz on this book has been nothing but positive. Can't wait to read it!

Deea said...

Wow, this book sounds really great! Just the other day I was considering breaking my book buying ban to order it!:D
Fresh UF, magic, strong heroine, frenemies, demons, crime elements? Bring it on! Also, I trust your words on it so... I can't wait to read it!

Thank you for the opportunity!


Abigail said...

I've been so looking forward to reading this one. I'd love to win!

Allthingsurbanfantasy AT gmail DOT com

Tamara said...

This book is on my TBR list. Can't wait to read it :D

Deea said...

P.S. Blogger has been messing with my blog too, I don't know what's up with it lately.:( maybe we should chance the theme or move to wordpress.:))
I try to select all text and set it to Default Font, Black and Justified in Alignment right before posting so if anything went wrong while writing it, now it goes back to normal.

P.P.S. I had a strong feeling of deja vu while writing this comment!:)) *worries I've been disillusioned*

Carolyn Crane said...

Hey, thanks for swinging by, you guys! Good luck to all, and Deea, I'm going to have to try that fix!! Thanks for the hint. Right justified, huh!

Roger said...

This sounds like a read to look forward to. Will get this one way or another.


Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Ok, I just saw this book on another site saying it's released and knew right away I had to have it. And now you! I stop by and see this! Oh my! I think I MUST have this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy too!


Mardel said...

I just saw an author guest post (good post, too) and read an excerpt of the book. I enjoyed the excerpt - this is a book I want to read.


Erica Sloane - Author said...

Sounds really interesting. And if it's awesome...even better!

Julie said...

Don't enter me since I already have this book and devoured it. I LOVED LOVED it. I just wanted to say that. :)

Calliope said...

This book looks awesome - I've been eyeing it for awhile and hope it pops up at the local bookstore soon!

elaing8 said...

This sounds really good.Looking forward to reading it.

Sullivan McPig said...

I want it!!! Count me in for the giveaway.
I'll also put it on my wishlist so I can go buy it if I'm not the lucky winner.

Blodeuedd said...

I am in since Julie had a great review of this one :D

Anna said...

I just recently discovered this one and added to my list. Love the cover! Count me in.

annasbookblog @gmail.com

evening-green said...

I really shouldn't buy another book right now so thank you for the chance to win, sounds like a fun read.

eveningreen AT gmail DOT com

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I hope I'm not too late! Crazily want this book, especially because of Tony Mauro cover - one of my favorite artists :)

Riva said...

Looks like a great debut! Sign me up please.

dulcibelle [at] earthlink [dot] net

helpmerhonda72 said...

I love discovering new authors, and would love to get my hands on this to read and review.

helpmerhonda72 at g mail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome book. The set-up of having the protag having toclear her parents' name seems pretty unique. So often in UF, the parents are the supreme evil she has to fight, not save.

Would love to win a copy.


sarace (at) gmail (dot) com

Mollie W said...

I have been eagerly waiting for the release of this book, it sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway!!


Carolyn Crane said...

contest closed...and the winner, via Random.org, is #24, Sara!! Congrats, Sara, and thanks so much everyone for stopping by.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Darn time zones - I missed the chance. It sounds terrific and I put it on my TBR list a while ago!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out