ASSASSIN QUEEN cover!

It’s revealed! And it’s gorgeous!!! Thanks to the wonderful cover artist Alejandro Colucci who was able to capture the spirit of the character and my favorite part of the book.

Check out this week’s post by USA Today with the cover reveal and an exclusive excerpt from Assassin Queen:

http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2016/04/11/assassin-queen-cover-reveal-excerpt-anna-kashina/

Add ASSASSIN QUEEN to your list on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29808279-assassin-queen

And, better yet, pre-order your very own copy on Amazon or at other major retailers! Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Assassin-Queen-Anna-Kashina-ebook/dp/B01DRXBJZG/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Isn’t it beautiful?…

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ASSASSIN QUEEN on NetGalley

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If you are a reviewer, you can now download a pre-publication copy of “Assassin Queen” from NetGalley at: https://s2.netgalley.com/publisher/title/86813

If you are a fan, you can now pre-order the book on Amazon and at other major retailer sites. Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Assassin-Queen-Anna-Kashina/dp/0857666061/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459433192&sr=1-10&keywords=anna+kashina

You will notice that there is no cover image on any of these posts. This is because a very special cover reveal for “Assasin Queen”, along with an exclusive excerpt, is coming up on April 11! Stay tuned for more news, and don’t forget to visit Goodreads for the upcoming Majat Code re-read and to win some cool extras and freebies.

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A Goodreads re-read of the Majat Code series

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Join the Goodreads “Majat Code re-read” group to discuss the series, win freebies and extras, and step into the magical world of the Majat warriors, magic, intrigue, and award-winning romance:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/186035-the-majat-code-re-read

This is a perfect time to catch up on the series in preparation for the “Assassin Queen” release in early June 2016.

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BLADES OF THE OLD EMPIRE giveaway

During the next seven days, my publisher will be giving away print copies of “Blades of the Old Empire”, book 1 of the Majat Code, to five lucky winners. Enter the giveaway at:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/179652-blades-of-the-old-empire

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Enjoy!

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My confirmed appearances in the spring and summer of 2016

March 16-20, 2016: Thirty-Seventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL. I will be doing a reading on Thursday, March 17, 4:15 pm, Vista A. Stop by for freebies and a sneak preview of “Assassin Queen”!

March – June 2016: A Goodreads re-read for the Majat Code series. Join the group to participate and get some cool extras from the series: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/186035-the-majat-code-re-read

April 8, 2016: A presentation at the Philadelphia Science Fiction society, 9 PM, University of Pennsylvania International house. I plan to do a mix of science and fantasy romance, plus, of course, show off some of my books!

June 10-12, 2016: The Philadelphia Writers Conference. I will be teaching a workshop on speculative fiction, focused on genres and worldbuilding. I also hope to do some promotion for the “Assassin Queen” release.

August 17-21, 2016: Worldcon/MidAmericon, Kansas City, MO. I will be on the program and will be promoting “Assassin Queen” at my publisher’s table. We will also likely hold a release party.

More things will come up, I am sure, so please check back for updates!

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Assassin Queen and convention planning for spring and summer 2016

First, the promised and delayed update on the Assassin Queen, book 3 of the Majat Code. The editing has been completed! Yay! I also have seen a very preliminary version of the cover, which looked just awesome! And, the publication dates are all set for early June in the UK and US.

I am experiencing a rare moment in a writer’s life where everything seems to be together and working smoothly, and this is such a great feeling.

This spring and summer I am planning to appear at a number of conventions and conferences, in addition to the blog tour being planned by my publisher’s team. Here is the list:

March 16-20, 2016: Thirty-Seventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL. I will be doing a reading on Thursday, March 17, 4:15 pm, Vista A. Free gifts, books, and goodies provided!

June 10-12, 2016: The Philadelphia Writers Conference. I will be teaching a workshop on speculative fiction, focused on genres and worldbuilding. This is only days after the Assassin Queen release, and one of the first opportunities for US readers to get ahold of a copy!

August 17-21, 2016: Worldcon/MidAmericon, Kansas City, MO. I will be on the program and am considering doing a release party, if it pans out.

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Assassin Queen update

OK, I have not been as good as I hoped in keeping up with my blog, but I did keep busy writing, and editing. At the request of my new editor at Angry Robot, the amazing Phil Jourdan, I have completed the rewrites for Assassin Queen, book 3 of the Majat Code. His comments were right on, and after this round everything just clicked into place.

I continue feeling surreal about how everything with this book is just working out the way I wanted. The edits have brought out the additional depths I always intended to be there but did not convey enough in the first draft. And now, the book just feels finished, even if not completely polished yet.

The manuscript is now at the copyediting stage, one step closer to its release this summer. Yay!

And, I have officially started my new project, which will remain veiled for the time being.

 

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