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Cover reveal: Trouble With The Cursed

A visual feast for the eyes, the new Hollows cover! Ta-da! You have no idea how hard it has been to sit on this for as long as I have. I absolutely adore the pops of magic and and her hand poised as if signing a glyph. And then there’s her expression. (Happy sigh.) I hope you like it as much as I do. Look for it on June 14, but pre-ordering helps get around the current issues of paper, transport, and personnel. You don’t want to be sitting on June 14 without a book! (At least I hope you don’t…)

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

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Cover reveal, day 3: Trouble With The Cursed

New cover for the Hollows–almost! I’ll have it for you in it’s untwisted glory tomorrow, but for today, hints of magic swirling around Rachel. I truly love this cover, and I hope you do as well!

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

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Day 2: Trouble With The Cursed cover reveal

Yesterday I gave you a very twisted version of the next Hollows book, Trouble with the Cursed, showing you the color pallet. Today, I untwist it a little more to show you a hint of Rachel’s face. (Full cover on Friday!)

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

I’ll have another, more-put-together look tomorrow!

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Trouble With The Cursed cover reveal: Day 1

My editor surprised me with an absolutely gorgeous cover for the next Hollows book, my surprise being the timing, not how beautiful it is, and because I am the Queen of Delayed Gratification, I’m going to give it to you piecemeal over the next couple of days (full cover on Friday!) As you can see, we are going with a new color pallet this time. Gold! (Which is about how you guys have made me feel.) We also get to see Rachel’s face. ūüėČ

Trouble with the Cursed, June 14, 2022

As for the release, I know you have questions.

Yes, it will be coming out in audio and e-book the same day the HC drops, (June 14) Our intention is that Ms. Gavin will be reading it if schedules mesh properly.

Yes, I am again partnering with Nicolas to provide signed-to-you, personalized copies. I’ve worked for years with these people, and they truly try very hard to get your book to you on the drop-date. (link below)

No, I do not know if there will be any in-person signings and won’t for a while. I’m hopeful that I will be able to do at least a local signing at Nicolas, but I haven’t talked seriously with them about it because everything depends upon the state of the world.

Yes, you can pre-order now, from Nicolas or your favorite independent or big-box store, which might not be a bad idea as publishers use preorders to decide the initial print run, and with paper, personnel, and shipping being what they are, sooner is better than later.

I’ll have another, more-put-together look tomorrow!

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Week 9: Last Hollows ARC giveaway

***** UPDATE 6/9/21 ***** We have winners for the ninth and tenth ARC giveaways. Heather and Jeff both won, and have already e-mailed me back to claim their ARC! Congratulations, Heather and Jeff. And thank you everyone who played along.

In the interests of getting these last two ARCS out before release date, I’m going to give away two ARCS this week! It’s not too late to order a signed-to-you copy from Nicola’s, but I’ve also got three outlets for bookplate-signed books as well if you want to patronage your local store: Jo-Beth in the Cincinnati area, Murder by the Book, Mysterious Galaxy, and University Bookstore. Don’t forget about the three live events scheduled for the 15, 16, and 17 where you can ask me a question. If you want to attend, get your invite now! (direct links at the website)

So, to enter to win the ARC, I want to know how many people you have in your Hollows circle that you can talk about the books with!.

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Hollows chat” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me how many book buddies you can talk Hollows with. Tell me here and FB as well to help boost shares. One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, June 7th. I will announce the first, second, and third place winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail their prize. Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim their ARC and tell me their mailing address.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is best. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

We are so close now to release I can almost taste it!

–Kim

P.S. Sorry about being so late in posting this. I was not feeling _at all_ well this morning. I am fine, and I’ve had my COVID shot, so no worries! “See” you at the live events!

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Week 8 Hollows ARC / T-shirt giveaway

***** UPDATE 6/1/21 ***** We have a winner for the eighth of ten ARC giveaways. Kate has won the ARC, Rivky the shirt, and Molly the signed cover! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Kate, Ricky, and Molly! And thank you everyone who played along.

Two weeks! Two weeks, and you can have in your hot little hands, Million Dollar Demon and know just what trouble Rachel has gotten herself into now. Things are starting to really happen, and the excitement of a release is becoming real. No onsite signings this year, but I’m going in next week to sign the ones you’ve ordered from Nicolas, and I’ve got three live events scheduled for the 15, 16, and 17 where you can ask me a question. If you want to attend, get your invite now! (direct links at the website)

I’m going to miss seeing you guys, so much so that Tim dug deep into the back of our manuscript closet and found three 5X tour shirts left over from the Witch With no Name tour. (If you wear a small, they make good sleepwear.) We’re going to give one away this week to the second-place winner, and a signed cover to the third. First place winner still gets an ARC.

So, to enter to win the ARC, or the shirt, or the signed cover tell me if you have ever been to one of my signings.

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Hollows roadie” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me if you’ve been to one of my signings, and if not, where you want me to come next year when I can get out again. Tell me here and FB as well to help boost shares. One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 31st. I will announce the first, second, and third place winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail their prize. Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim their prize and tell me their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you by Thursday midnight, the prize goes back in the pool and I will give away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is best. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

That’s it. But do come back next Friday to enter again with a new question.

–Kim

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Week 7 ARC giveaway. Who is Rachel greater threat? Nick, or Piscary?

***** UPDATE 5/25/21 ***** We have a winner for the seventh of ten ARC giveaways. Hazel G. was lucky number 564 out of nearly eight hundred entries, and she has already e-mailed me back to claim her ARC and freebie! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Hazel! And thank you everyone who played along.

We are three weeks out from Million Dollar Demon’s release: are you ready? I’m almost there, and I can’t wait to see you at my three live events scheduled for the 15, 16, and 17. If you want to attend, get your invite now! (direct links at the website) Space is limited. And…if you have been waiting to preorder, the window for at/near drop date at Nicolas is closing. I’ll be personalizing MMDs until after release date, but if you want a chance of getting this bad boy on or near the drop date, you have to order NOW! We’re looking at a lot of books, and though their shipping is top-notch, that’s a lot of books to process in a day or two to reach you at or near the drop date. First come, first served.

The winning ARCS are going out immediately, though. I’ve got three left, one for each week to the release date. This week, I want to know who you think is/was the more dangerous threat to Rachel. Is it the lethal master vampire Piscary who wants to see her dead at Ivy’s hand? Or is it poor, helpless, human Nick?

And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for the next  ARC of Million Dollar Demon.  Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Rachel’s True Threat” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me who you think Rachel’s greater threat is/was. Tell me why you think so here and FB to help boost shares. One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 24. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail the ARC to as well as find out if and how they want me to sign it.  Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim the ARC and tell me their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you by Thursday midnight, the ARC goes back in the pool and I will give away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is best. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

That’s it. But do come back next Friday to enter again with a new question.

This is an extremely limited ARC print run due to covid, and I’m so thankful to have them to give out to you.

Good luck!

P.S. My local store, Nicolas, is the only outlet for personalized books this tour. I’ll be going in soon to begin to personalize these so they can be shipped out to land right around the drop date. If you want to snag one of these bad boys, don’t wait to the last minute or it will delay your ship date. Nicolas will ship overseas, but email them first for a shipping quote. (Follow the link below.)

Nicolas also has signed mass markets of AMERICAN DEMON along with most of the other back titles. Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and University bookstore will have beautiful, signed book plates as well as a limited number of freebies. (Which you can still mail me a SASE for.)

http://www.nicolasbooks.com/kim-harrison

–Kim

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Week 6 ARC giveaway. Double date: Bowling with Trent and Rachel? Or Carew tower dinner with Ivy and Kisten?

***** UPDATE 5/18/21 ***** We have a winner for the sixth of ten ARC giveaways. Chris B. was lucky number 538 out of nearly 1000 entries, and she has already e-mailed me back to claim her ARC and freebie! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Chris! And thank you everyone who played along.

We are about a month out from the drop date of Million Dollar Demon, and this week, I want to know who you’d double date with. Would you and your significant other rather go bowling with Trent and Rachel, or dine at the five-start restaurant atop Carew Tower with Ivy and Kisten?

And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for the next  ARC of Million Dollar Demon.  Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Hollows Double Date” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me if you’d rather go bowling with Trent and Rachel, or dinner and desert in Carew Tower with Ivy and Kisten. Mmmm, decisions, decisions. Tell me here as well to help boost shares and get you some bonus points–which get you nothing except the chance to tell me about your perfect date night. One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 17. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail the ARC to as well as find out if and how they want me to sign it.  Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim the ARC and tell me their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you by Thursday midnight, the ARC goes back in the pool and I will give away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is faster. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

That’s it. But do come back next Friday to enter again with a new question.

Our winners so far have been in both the US and Canada: Michelle, Daphne, Holly, Amy, and just last week, Jason. I’ve got a few more to give away until release day on June 15th. This is an extremely limited ARC print run due to covid, and I’m so thankful to have them to give out to you.

Good luck!

P.S. My local store, Nicolas, is the only outlet for personalized books this tour. I’ll be going in soon to begin to personalize these so they can be shipped out to land right around the drop date. If you want to snag one of these bad boys, don’t wait to the last minute or it will delay your ship date. Nicolas will ship overseas, but email them first for a shipping quote. (Follow the link below.)

Nicolas also has signed mass markets of AMERICAN DEMON along with most of the other back titles. Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and University bookstore will have beautiful, signed book plates as well as a limited number of freebies. (Which you can still mail me a SASE for.)

http://www.nicolasbooks.com/kim-harrison

–Kim

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Week 5 ARC giveaway: If I lived in the Hollows…

***** UPDATE 5/11/21 ***** We have a winner for the fifth of ten ARC giveaways. Jason L. was lucky number 228 out of nearly 1000 entries, and he has already e-mailed me back to claim his ARC and freebie! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Jason! And thank you everyone who played along.

I will admit it. I have sat in an airport, watching people go by, saying, “Were. Elf. Demon,” categorizing the passing people into their Inderland houses, so to speak. Which makes me wonder, if you lived in the Hollows, who would you be? Charismatic, secretive elf? All powerful but emotionally damaged demon? Perhaps a rock-steady, magic-wise witch? Or a pack-loving Were? Bridge troll, anyone? Or perhaps a jack-of-all-trades human?

Only Available At Nicolas.

And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for the next  ARC of Million Dollar Demon.  Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

Using an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at <coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net>  Put “Hollows House” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me who you would be if you lived in the Hollows. (Tell me why here as well to help boost shares and get you some bonus points–which get you nothing except the chance to brag about your Inderlander skills.) One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 10. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail the ARC to as well as find out if and how they want me to sign it.  Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim the ARC and tell me their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you by Thursday midnight, the ARC goes back in the pool and I will give away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is faster. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

That’s it. But do come back next Friday to enter again with a new question. I’ve got a bunch of these to give away until release day on June 15th. Even better, I finally got the ARCS from the publishers, and they are real, bound galleys that we’re used to. This is an extremely limited print run due to covid, and I’m so thankful to have them to give out to you.

Good luck!

P.S. My local store, Nicolas, is the only outlet for personalized MILLION DOLLAR DEMON this year. They will ship overseas, but email them first for a shipping quote. (follow the link below.) Nicolas also has signed mass markets of AMERICAN DEMON along with most of the other back titles. Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and University bookstore will have beautiful, signed book plates.

http://www.nicolasbooks.com/kim-harrison

–Kim

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Week 4, ARC Giveaway: Trent, Al, Kisten, Ivy

***** UPDATE 5/6/21 ***** We have a winner for the fourth of ten ARC giveaways. Amy H. was lucky number 204 out of nearly 1000 entries, and she has already e-mailed me back to claim her ARC and freebie! Come back Friday for a new question to answer to enter the next giveaway! Congratulations, Amy! And thank you everyone who played along.

Relationships in the Hollows hold no guarantee. Waxing and waining, they often end abruptly leaving a great gaping holes that I get letters over. Today, I want to know who your first Hollows crush is/was. Steadfast Ivy? Frenemey turned lover Trent? All powerful Big Al? Or a loving memory of Kisten, cut down as he became who he wanted to be? (or someone completely different?)

Sigh.

And because I like giving things away, if you email Tim your answer, you will be in the flash-giveaway for the next ¬†ARC of Million Dollar Demon. ¬†Want to enter? Here’s how this week!

AmericanDemon_FBImages_v2_CopyUsing an email you have access to for the next five days, email Tim at¬†<coldtoastwritingsllc@comcast.net> ¬†Put “Hollows crush” in the subject line so we know you’re entering the contest. In the email, tell me who your Hollows crush is/was. (Tell me why here as well to help boost shares and get you some bonus points–which get you nothing except the chance to wax about your book beau or girl.) One entry per household please.

I will cut off entries at midnight, PST on Monday, May 3. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning, AND email them for the address they want me to mail the ARC to as well as find out if and how they want me to sign it. ¬†Winners will have until the coming Thursday midnight to get back to me to claim the ARC and tell me their mailing address. If I don’t hear from you by Thursday midnight, the ARC goes back in the pool and I will give away two next week.

Out of the U.S? You can still enter. ARCs have no cash value, though they may get held up in customs forever. Books will go out UPS or USPS, whatever is faster. Chance of winning depends upon how many enter. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator, and I can’t be responsible for mail that goes astray.

That’s it. But do¬†come back next Friday to enter again with a new question. I’ve got a bunch of these to give away until release day on June 15th. Even better, I finally got the ARCS from the publishers, and they are real, bound galleys that we’re used to. This is an extremely limited print run due to covid, and I’m so thankful to have them to give out to you

Good luck!

If you want to skip the chaos and pre-order a signed, personalized copy, I have a list of my favorite stores. If you like your local store where they are, please consider ordering from them. Not just my book, but any book. If you want a signed-to-you copy, Nicola’s is our only outlet this year. (They also have signed mass markets of American Demon, which just came out!) You can find them at the same link. I will also have beautiful, signed book plates at Mysterious Galaxy, Murder by the Book, and the University Bookstore.

Kim’s Favorite Stores

–Kim

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