Saturday, July 20, 2013

CarniePunk Giveaway!!

An extra ARC copy of the anthology CarniePunk landed on the VampChix desk so it was decided that a contest was in order. Lucky, right? So we're dusting off the magic hat and everyone that leaves a comment about carnivals will have a chance to win! Does the sight of a painted up circus clown make you tremble in fear or make you dance with joy? Do Merry-Go-Rounds bring back happy childhood memories of sticky spun sugar and deep fried corndogs? Are you anxious to have fortunes told and palms read? Have a secret desire to change your name to Madame Simza? What, that's just me? Well, um, moving on now...

Personally, I steer clear of the giant red and white tent, having never really ventured into a circus or traveling show, but I once stopped along the highway with my family to see "The Thing" and convinced myself that the folks running the attraction were deranged and that if we ventured too far we might not be seen again. Yep, I have an active imagination!

Leave a comment! Tell me your thoughts about the carnival or circus! One winner (US shipping only)! 

A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. To beat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed,Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

CarniePunk will be available to the masses from all the usual suspects on July 23rd, and my review will be posted the day before. 



Zita said...
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Zita said...

I do the dance of joy. I am a sucker for the games. Yes, I know the odds are bad, but I can't help it! My 50 cent kewpie dolls usually cost me about $30.00 LOL!

Barbara E. said...

I have actually attended a circus inside a tent years ago, and I always enjoyed the carnivals that came to town. I loved riding all the rides then and now I look at them at think, I wonder how safe those are - who's checking them out after they're set up? :D
I'm looking forward to reading Carniepunk, there are so many wonderful authors that have contributed stories, I know it's going to be great.

Lil said...

Though I loved the rides, games and food at fairs, I don't know if I could say I have been to a true carnival with shows. Definitely not been to the circus. Had wondered if I was missing anything. My husband has gone to circuses and loved them.

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like carnival rides

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SandyG265 said...

When I was a kid we used to have a carnival in town every year. I always looked forward to it.

Kelly said...

I have never been to a real circus. But they always seems so cool yet creepy as hell

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