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Skin Game Cover Art!

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Dec 162013
 

We know a lot of you are very curious about the release date for Skin Game, and we’ll have that information for you very soon! To tide you over until then, we have the book’s blurb and awesome cover art by Chris McGrath.

To celebrate the reveal, Tor.com is doing a special series giveaway. Be sure to check it out!

Skin Game Cover Art

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“If there is an author [who] defines urban fantasy, it is Jim Butcher.” —Fresh Fiction

Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day….

Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it’s something awful.

He doesn’t know the half of it….

Mab has just traded Harry’s skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains—led by one of Harry’s most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone—to break into the highest-security vault in town so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever.

It’s a smash-and-grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world—which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he’s dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess—assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance….

More news coming soon! Keep an eye on Jim-Butcher.com.

‘Bombshells’ Lands!

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Dec 032013
 

Today marks the release date of “Bombshells,” a novella from Molly Carpenter’s point of view, set between Ghost Story and Cold Days! It’s a part of the anthology Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Garner Dozois. You can pick up a copy in hardcover or Kindle in our store, download the audiobook from Audible, or support your favorite local independent bookstore!

You can also check out a podcast interview with Jim about Ghoul, Goblin, the original graphic novel story released in hardcover last week. It’s streaming on Publishers Weekly.com, or you can download it on iTunes. If you haven’t picked up a copy of Ghoul, Goblin yet, it’s also in our store!

Next, an exciting announcement: With a delightfully spooky 16,666 votes, Cold Days won the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Paranormal Fantasy! Thanks so much to all who voted, and congratulations to the other winners!

Correction

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Dec 012013
 

Whoops! This morning, we accidentally published the wrong dates for Jim’s Australia tour. The Gold Coast and Melbourne dates were flipped. The post has been corrected.

Jim’s Australian tour!

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Dec 012013
 

In his first trip outside North and Central America, Jim is heading all the way to Australia! He’ll be hitting three cons over the month of April:

Supanova: Gold Coast
April 4th-6th, 2014
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy
Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia

Supanova: Melbourne
April 11th-13th, 2014
Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Rd
Ascot Vale VIC 3032, Australia

SwanCon
April 17th-21st, 2014
Ibis Styles Hotel Perth
15 Robinson Ave
Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

EDIT: Please note corrected dates for Melbourne and Gold Coast! They were originally published as flipped and have since been corrected.

Hachette Australia will also be touring Jim in between convention dates. We’ll make another announcement soon as the dates and venues are established.

Discuss on the forum:
SupaNova: Melbourne
SupaNova Gold Coast
SwanCon

News Roundup

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Nov 182013
 

There’s a lot of awesomeness in the works! Let’s jump right in:

THE GAME IS AFOOT!

Jim has finished writing Skin Game! There are still some revisions to process, but it’s on its way toward print. Hopefully, we should have a release date to announce soon. Join our mailing list and be among the first to know!

GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY

However, the holiday season will not be Dresdenless! We’re only two weeks away from the December 3rd release of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’ Dangerous Women, which contains the Molly-POV novella “Bombshells.” Pre-order it through the Jim-Butcher.com store!

We don’t have an Audible link yet, but it will also be available in downloadable audiobook format, with Jim’s story narrated by Emily Rankin. You can check out a list of all the performers here. Castle fans will be delighted to hear Stana Katic reading pieces by Joe Abercrombie and S.M. Stirling, and Farscape fans will enjoy Claudia Black performing pieces by Brandon Sanderson and Sam Sykes.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

We told you last week that Cold Days made the Opening Round in the Goodreads Choice Awards. Today, we see that it’s made it into the Final Round! There are a bunch of fantastic authors represented in a wide variety of categories, and the contest ends November 25th, so don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

LET’S ROLL

We neglected to mention here that the Dresden Files: Winter Knight Fate Dice went on sale a few months back. Pick up a set at your favorite local game store or online through the Evil Hat webstore.