12/3/18 – December Giveaway: Blood and Magic by Melissa Sercia

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TITLE- Blood and Magic AUTHOR- Melissa Sercia GENRE- Fantasy GIVEAWAY- 3 e-book copies SUMMARY Meet Gray. Dhampir. Undead. Cursed.  With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood, her existence is cursed.  When Gray awakens from a three-year spell induced coma, she not only discovers her lover as the one responsible, but that he has [….]

Cover Reveal: The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp

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We’re ridiculously proud to introduce you LitStackers to The City of Lost Fortunes, the debut novel from former LitStack contributor, Bryan Camp. Be sure to add this amazing title to your pre-order list. Congrats, Bryan! Title: The City of Lost Fortunes Author: Bryan Camp Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date: April 17, 2018 ISBN: 9781328810793 [….]

LitStack Review: ROAR by Cora Carmack

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Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Tor Teen ISBN-10: 0765386313 In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom [….]

Why We Love Our Genres

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The best thing about running a site like LitStack is the diversity of folks you meet. Our writers come from all walks of life; their ages vary from those still in college, to a granny or two. With this diversity comes a variety of tastes and preferences, a fact that is exhibited in the wide [….]

LitStack Rec: Desperate Characters & The Last Days of Magic

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Desperate Characters, by Paula Fox This classic of literary fiction, first published in 1970, serves too as a classic example of a novel that was lost to readers, then found. In 1999, when this—and all Paula Fox’s adult novels—fell out of print, interest in the author and her work was almost single-handedly revived by Jonathan [….]

2017 Locus Awards Finalists Announced

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On Friday, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards, which are driven by reader input. Winners will be announced on June 25, during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA. SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL Company Town by Madeline Ashby The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen [….]

2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

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Americans have the Nebula Awards.  The Brits have the BSFA Awards. And the Australians have the Aurealis Awards. Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine which was launched in 1990 with the purpose of providing a market for Australian speculative fiction writers, as well as aiming to raise those authors’ public profiles, and in 1995 [….]

2016 World Fantasy Award Winners Announced

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This weekend, at the World Fantasy Convention held in Columbus, Ohio, the winners of the 2016 World Fantasy Awards were announced. The World Fantasy Awards have been handed out since 1975; nominees and winners are decided by both a panel of industry judges and attendees of the World Fantasy Convention. Also this weekend, literary editor [….]

Winners of the 2016 British Fantasy Awards

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The British Fantasy Society (an offshoot of the British Science Fiction Association) is an organization “dedicated to promoting the best in the fantasy, science fiction and horror genres.”   On Sunday, September 25, the winners of the 2016 British Fantasy Awards were announced at 2016 FantasyCon By the Sea in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. And here are [….]

2016 Chesley Awards Winners Announced

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Last week, the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) announced the winners for the 2016 Chesley Awards during MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, Missouri.  Established in 1985, the Chesley Awards recognize individual artistic works and achievements during a given year. The nominees for, and winners of, [….]