I’d be happy to provide a free review copy of The Darkening Dream (available in all e-book formats or paper ARC) to anyone who operates a legitimate book blog. If you are interested, please contact me. Relevant information about the book can be found below. I’ll also post any reviews I find out about on my review page with a link back (unless they are scathing and not in the least bit funny :-)).
|Title:||The Darkening Dream|
|Publication Date:||12/31/11 E-book
01/30/12 Trade paperback
978-1-937945-01-5 Trade Paperback
|Sales Links:||Amazon E-Book ASIN: B006PIMYLY
Amazon Paperback ASIN: 1937945014
Amazon Hardcover ASIN: 1937945006
Barnes & Noble: 1108093415
Apple iBooks: 494719226
|US Retail Prices (subject to change):||Hardcover $24.00
Trade paperback $14.99
|Length:||95,000 words, approximately 392 pages|
|Summary:||An ominous vision and the discovery of a gruesome corpse lead Sarah Engelmann into a terrifying encounter with the supernatural in 1913 Salem, Massachusetts. With help from Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant, Sarah sets out to track the evil to its source, never guessing that she will take on a conspiracy involving not only a 900-year vampire, but also a demon-loving Puritan warlock, disgruntled Egyptian gods, and an immortal sorcerer, all on a quest to recover the holy trumpet of the Archangel Gabriel. Relying on the wisdom of an elderly vampire hunter, Sarah’s rabbi father, and her own disturbing visions, Sarah must fight a millennia-old battle between unspeakable forces, where the ultimate prize might be herself.|
|One Line:||As the modern world establishes itself and pushes the supernatural into the shadows, the supernatural fights back.|
|Audience:||Long-time readers of dark historical fantasy (Tim Powers, Guy Gavriel Kay, Katherine Kurtz) will appreciate how Gavin weaves mythology, occult, and religion, while younger readers and fans of HBO dramas (True Blood, Carnivàle) or urban fantasy (Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher) will be drawn to Gavin’s twisted imagination, graphic action, and romantic tension.|
|Author Bio:||Andy Gavin is an unstoppable storyteller who studied for his Ph.D. at M.I.T. and founded video game developer Naughty Dog, Inc. at the age of fifteen, serving as co-president for two decades. There he created, produced, and directed over a dozen video games, including the award winning and best selling Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises, selling over 40 million units worldwide. He sleeps little, reads novels and histories, watches media obsessively, travels, and of course, writes.
Full Bio Here.
|Samples:||The first two chapters of the novel are available online here.|
|Cover:||Medium resolution jpeg of the cover.|
|Author Photo:||Large and Small|