Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This Little Writer Went to Market

I am bailing on you guys today to sell some books and earn my keep. All good thoughts sent my way will be much appreciated.

So that your visit was not entirely wasted, here is a PBW triple gold star heads-up on Rob Thurman's newest release, Trick of the Light. It is urban fantasy, set in the same universe as the author's Cal and Niko Leandros novels, but with an entirely new cast and a terrific premise. It's got Vegas, angels, demons, and a hunt for a mysterious artifact that by comparison makes Indiana Jones look like he was grubbing in the dirt for Precious Moments kitsch. If I had only three words to describe this book? They'd be: Best. Twist. Ever.

Rob Thurman, if your ears were burning over the weekend, it's because as soon as I hit Le Big Revelation I shrieked like a girl who finds a hot pink Camaro covered with no-limit credit cards parked in the driveway on her sixteenth birthday. I think I called you a bitch, too, but I meant it in the good, totally stunned, happily envious way.

Go. Buy this book. It will floor you.

15 comments:

  1. I love this book. So. Much.

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  2. Have some good thoughts. (Did you ever get around to reading Leigh Brackett?)

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  3. Oooh, shiny new book in new series. Want. Good luck today!

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  4. Good luck! And I'll have to keep a lookout for this new book.

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  5. I started it this week and fans of Lilith Saintcrow's Jill Kismet series will want to check it out.

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  6. Anonymous11:01 AM

    "It's got Vegas, angels, demons, and a hunt for a mysterious artifact that by comparison makes Indiana Jones look like he was grubbing in the dirt for Precious Moments kitsch."

    ROFL! This blurb alone sold me.

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  7. I read it a few weeks ago and damn near died. That twist killed me.

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  8. Thanks for the reminder - outside of some other author - Lynn Viehl & S. L. Viehl?? Rob Thurman is my only automatic buy :)

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  9. Now why don't you guys work reviewing for PW???

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  10. Everything Rob does floors me, will have to have this!

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  11. Marjorie wrote: I love this book. So. Much.

    I was going to send you a copy if you hadn't read it. :)

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  12. Zornhau wrote: Did you ever get around to reading Leigh Brackett?

    I needed another nudge, Z. I am hitting my favorite rare/used book place this weekend, and I'll put her on the shopping list.

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  13. Rob Thurman, who had better be hard at work writing more books for us, wrote: Now why don't you guys work reviewing for PW???

    Well, 'cause they'd have to pay us. (rimshot)

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  14. I started to read it just yesterday, and just finished. I had to get my jaw from the floor when the Big Revelation came. (swallowing flies because your mouth is hanging open is extremely inelegant and some people think is a no-no for health reason too)In hindsight, all the clues where there from the beginning, specially if you know some of the lore. But it was so well built, that you had to stand up and clap when the plot twist came. Some things are evident with the second reading. Extremely original plot twist. But as SandyH said, Rob Thurman is an automatic buy, so I shouldn't have been surprised that Trick of the Light would be So Good.

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  15. I picked up this book last week and powered through it the other night. Although I didn't have much of a choice, I could not put it down..Awesome read. I'm a huge fan of Cal and Nic and now can't wait to revisit Las Vegas again.

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