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Kim Harrison’s not so last-minute gift scramble

My hubby Tim and I have two distinct styles to get ready for the holiday season. Because of my work schedule, (and nature) I start shopping early, I wrap early, I bake early, and I usually have three blessedly calm days before Christmas. Tim on the other hand USED to be a last minute man, so bad that he told me he once shopped at a gas station for gifts on the way to a family party.

My calm enjoyment of the last three days before Christmas must have been getting to him, because now he’s almost as bad as me, and while I’m currently scrambling to find two minutes to rub together, he’s decorating in his, ahem, unique fashion.

However . . . for all you holiday shoppers out there beating me to the punch, I have I asked my publisher if they could whip up a gift card for me to make available to you! So if you are of a mind and, like me, think way ahead, you can print out the full color card and stuff it in a stocking or put on the tree, or secret Santa someone you know who loves the Hollows even though the book won’t be out until June. (That seems so far away!)

Just click on the image to go to the high-res copy that you can lift and print for your own use.  Happy Shopping!

And if you’re ready to pre-order to make the card truly legit:

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Rolling Price drop hits A Fistful of Charms

Hi All,

A Fistful of Charms (2006)

In celebration of the upcoming release of AMERICAN DEMON, (Yay, Rachel and Trent!) I am hosting a read-a-long over at Goodreads. We’re just about finished with Every Which Way but Dead, and if you want to join in, come on over!  — Goodreads

If you haven’t heard, there’s a rolling price reduction going on along with the read-a-long, even if you are not a member of Goodreads. So if you can’t find your books or simply want to round out your e-library, this is a relatively painless way to do it. Or even better, get a book for that stubborn reader in your life who just won’t give the Hollows a try. 😉

So, for a limited time, you can find A Fistful of Charms for  .99. Yep, less than a dollar! So cheap, you can buy it for a friend. 😉

If you’re just now hearing about the read-a-long, the folders for Dead Witch Walking, The Good, The Bad, and The Undead, and Every Which Way but Dead will remain active, and I’ll continue to be checking them as we go along.

–Kim

Fistful of Charms KINDLE

Fistful of Charms NOOK

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Buck, buck, buck? Price drop: Every Which Way but Dead

Hi All,

In celebration of the upcoming release of AMERICAN DEMON, (Yay, Rachel and Trent!) I am hosting a read-a-long over at Goodreads. We’re just now starting Every Which Way but Dead, and if you want to join in, come on over!  — Goodreads — My biggest surprise when I wrote it was Ceri. Two weeks of plotting on paper down the crapper right from page one. (happy sigh)

Even better, there’s a rolling price reduction going on, even if you are not a member of Goodreads. So if you can’t find your books or simply want to round out your e-library, this is a relatively painless way to do it. Or even better, get a book for that stubborn reader in your life who just won’t give the Hollows a try. 😉

Today we officially begin Every Which Way but Dead, so you can find it for a limited time for .99. Yep, less than a dollar! So cheap, you can buy it for a friend. 😉

If you’re just now hearing about the read-a-long, the folders for Dead Witch Walking, and The Good, The Bad, and The Undead will remain active, and I’ll continue to be checking them as we go along.

–Kim

EWWBD KINDLE

EWWBD NOOK

 

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The Hollows Read-A-Long/price drop

Hi All,

In celebration of the upcoming release of AMERICAN DEMON, (Yay, Rachel and Trent!) I am hosting a read-a-long over at Goodreads. We’re almost up to 1000 members, and the chatting is good! I love hearing about your favorite quotes and what you are getting out of the books a second time with the gift of foresight. If you want to join in, come on over!  — Goodreads — I’ve been following and answering questions as we went through Dead Witch Walking, and it’s been a lot of fun!

But even if you are not a member of Goodreads, you can take advantage of the rolling price reductions that Harper has graciously agreed to. Right now, Dead Witch Walking and The Good, the Bad, and The Undead are on sale, so if you can’t find your books or simply want to round out your e-library, this is a relatively painless way to do it. Or even better, get a book for that stubborn reader in your life who just won’t give the Hollows a try. 😉

Today we begin The Good, The Bad, and the Undead, but the folders of conversation are still active for Dead Witch Walking, and I’ll be checking them as we go along.

–Kim

DWW Kindle

DWW Nook

GBU Kindle

GBU Nook

 

 

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Hollows read-a-long Yep, we’re doing it!

Hi all. Kim here.

Got a favorite Hollows quote? Have a burning question? Guess what? I’m hosting a Hollows read-a-long!

To celebrate (and get ready for) the release of AMERICAN DEMON in June, I’m hosting a read-a-long where you can gush, and laugh, and cry, and commiserate with like minded readers of the Hollows. I’ll also have information on flash sales as they come up, (fingers crossed) and who knows, I might just have a give-away or two.

We’re starting Dead Witch Walking TODAY! And though we’re taking some time for this first one to help get organized and find a large group, I plan on burning through the series pretty quickly. (If you want a slower read-a-long, there’s another going at The Cincy Underground over on FB.)

I’m structuring this to have one or two sharp breaking points per book where you can talk without the spoiler tags, but I’m counting on you all to start discussions and topics as we go. I have no idea what you want to talk about, so jump in and take part. I’ve always been proud of the way my readers can discuss without arguing, and I’m looking forward to talking with you and hearing your thoughts. 🙂

Not a member of Goodreads yet? You’re in for a treat! Sign-up is easy, and it’s an amazing place to find new reads and friends who appreciate reading what you do. Why Goodreads? They have a great setup to structure read-a-longs on, so check it out. Everyone there loves books. Everyone.

Also, I’m still looking for some moderators. I’m hoping to have 13 with the intent being that each book have a designated head moderator who will chaperon the read-a-long with me for the duration of their book, giving the other 12 moderators a bit of a break. (Though obviously, if you’re a moderator, you’re able to moderate through the entire read-a-long.)  So far, we have Joseph for A FISTFUL OF CHARMS, Liz H. for WHITE WITCH, BALCK CURSE, and Karen for PALE DEMON. (Thank you so much, Joseph, Liz, and Karen!)

If you are interested, please let me know at Goodreads at the introduction thread. I’ll be looking for you there!

–Kim

 

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2019 Read-along to AMERICAN DEMON

Quick heads up! I’m sponsoring a Hollows read-along over on Goodreads starting next month and running to the release of AMERICAN DEMON on June 16, 2020. And because I know not everyone is on Goodreads, I’ll be answering questions here as well but in a much more haphazard format and not as cozy.

Come back on Monday for Goodreads links and the schedule of what we’re reading when, but because there are so many to get through, it’s going to be a book every two to three weeks with a few weeks off in December.

If you want to get a head start, we’re starting at the beginning with Dead Witch Walking.

Happy reading!

–Kim

 

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One of the perks . . .

One of the perks of being an author is having our voices heard, though usually through the lens of our characters and not always understood or clear. And though it’s hard to see it in the text, I’m often working something out in my head and on the page at the same time.

I fully intended today to sit down and write a set of lyrics about Pike, a character I’m developing in THE RULE. He’s a magnificent, wild-card vampire who’s going to get Rachel in trouble, and I thought perhaps Takata, my song-writing oracle, might write something about him. I use all the tools in my box to develop characters, and music/lyrics is my hammer. It busts things open.

So I used my hammer, and Pike is not what came out on my paper. Oh, it started with Pike, but it ended with something far more real, something that I can’t bring out and work through in the Hollows simply because of the established universe I’m working in there. I’ve got another series sitting at rough draft that does, but no one will see it anytime soon because, well, it’s not the Hollows, and I’m seriously okay with that. Time changes all things, and I’ve not given up, just shelved the art in my process until my “art” is what is selling.

I only ask that you be kind and understand that it’s only a few hours old and it will likely be tweaked before chunks of it show up in AMERICAN DEMON or THE RULE. But now you can say you saw it in the raw, and maybe you’ll understand what I’m saying a smidgen more when it shows up between the covers.

It needs a title. I’m thinking BLACK COIN, but I’m open to suggestions.

I’m killing time, till time kills me
No one knows who will succeed
Wealth buys time, till time runs out
Whose to say what it’s all about
When you’re killing time,
     Killing time
     Killing time
     It’s killing time

Ten thousand years, is the price
Black coin banked under shale and stone
We spent it all, on magic beans
But magic beans don’t grow

Pretty lies and fairy tales
Wrapped in soiled flags
Black coin seeps, like poison creeps
and balance found will fail

(Wake up!)
Species dying
Children crying
State fathers lying
Lobbyists buying
The earth is frying

Ten thousand years, is the price we pay
Corruption has no shame
Faceless, voiceless, nameless . . .
PAIN!
Peerless, fearless, short-list . . .
SHAME!

Can’t put it back–black coin ill-spent
Ten thousand years, at detriment
Down in the earth, buried deep
Down where the demons sleep
Down where God can’t speek
Black coin spent, our soul to keep
So as you sow, so shall you reap
So as you sow, your children weap
Just killing time, as black coin seeps

Just killing time
Killing time
Killing time

It’s killing time.

–Kim Harrison 9-22-19

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