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Supernatural NYC, Then and Now - Celebrating A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS
Join acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling authors Zoraida Córdova and Leanna Renee Hieber for a lively, spirited discussion about supernatural world-building in the Big Apple, celebrating the release of Leanna Renee Hieber's latest Gaslamp Fantasy adventure, the new Spectral City novel, A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS! Whether in Gilded Age Manhattan or the modern Boroughs, learn what makes their series sing and their characters click! Hieber, an actress and New York City ghost tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, will share a brief theatrical reading from A Sanctuary of Spirits, with Q and A and book signing to follow. Wine and refreshments provided.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
In turn-of-the-century New York City, the police have an off-the-books spiritual go-to when it comes to solving puzzling corporeal crimes...
Her name is Eve Whitby, the 19-year-old gifted medium and leader of The Ghost Precinct. Working with the diligent but skeptical Lieutenant Horowitz, as well as a group of fellow psychics and wayward ghosts, Eve solves New York’s most disturbing crimes as only a medium of her ability can.
But even Eve is unsettled by the backlash that threatens the department—and the discovery that souls are vanishing into the ether. While searching for clues about a mortician’s disappearance, Eve encounters a charismatic magician and mesmerist whose abilities are unlike any she’s seen. Is he a link to the mysterious deaths around the city, or to the Ghost Sanctuary? Torn between the bonds of her team and her growing relationship with the dashing Detective Horowitz, Eve must discern truth from illusion and friend from foe, before another soul vanishes into the ether . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Actress, playwright and author Leanna Renee Hieber is the award-winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens. Her Strangely Beautiful saga, beginning with The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists and garnered numerous regional genre awards, with new revised editions from Tor Books now available. Darker Still was named an American Bookseller's Association "Indie Next List" pick and a Scholastic Book Club "Highly Recommended" title. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy saga, The Eterna Files and Eterna and Omega, is now available from Tor Books. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Willful Impropriety, The Mammoth Book of Gaslamp Romance, featured on Tor.com and she writes for Criminal Element.
Leanna is a four-time Prism Award winner for excellence in the genre of Fantasy Romance, and her books have been selected for national book club editions and translated into languages such as Complex Chinese, German, and Polish. A proud member of performer unions Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she lives in New York City where she is a licensed ghost tour guide and has been featured in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire. She is represented by Paul Stevens of the Donald Maass agency and is active on Twitter @leannarenee.
Zoraida Córdova is the award-winning author of Star Wars: A Crash of Fate, the Brooklyn Brujas series, and The Vicious Deep trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, and Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old, a YA anthology forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan in fall 2020. Zoraida was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she isn’t working on her next novel, she’s planning her next adventure. She also writes romance as Zoey Castile.
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