Gail Z. Martin




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Gail Z. Martin

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Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wroteat age fivewas about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat, a Maltese and a golden retriever.

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Gail Z. Martin Thank you! I do have 6 books I plan to write at some point that take place 17 years after The Dread. I don't have a timeline on that yet. I would also…moreThank you! I do have 6 books I plan to write at some point that take place 17 years after The Dread. I don't have a timeline on that yet. I would also like to write about the Mage War with Bava K'aa and the Obsidian King that happened 50 years before The Summoner. Right now, I'm writing Jonmarc's backstory in the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures, short stories on Kindle/Kobo/Nook. There will eventually be the equivalent of three books, taking Jonmarc up to just before The Summoner. I wouldn't be surprised to see a short story series about what Soterius and Cam were doing during The Blood King, since in the books we only get glimpses of their efforts against Jared. Thanks for asking!(less)
Gail Z. Martin Hi Miki--Do you mean the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures short stories? I'm in the process of discussing bringing the first 10 out in print--nothing…moreHi Miki--Do you mean the Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures short stories? I'm in the process of discussing bringing the first 10 out in print--nothing definite yet, but I'll keep you posted! Thanks.(less)
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Blaine McFadden is back, and the bad guys are badder than ever! Broken magic. Power-hungry vampires. Evil mages. Battling warlords. War of Shadows is now in stores and online in trade paper and ebook—my darkest and grittiest adventure ever!War of Shadows

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“Foolishness pours out of an open mouth....
but wisdom sneaks in through the ears....”
Gail Z. Martin, The Dread

“Oh, there are little rhymes a mage might use to remember the sequence of what must be done, but the words themselves don't do a thing. You could write every 'spell' as high as a man on the barn wall, but if you don't have the power to start with, all you'd have is a strange rhyme. And a bad one at that".”
Gail Z. Martin, The Blood King

“Baxter bounced around like a crazed cotton puff, pouncing and running in circles. I grabbed a treat from the bowl next to the door, and he danced on his hind legs. He seemed to know that cuteness was a sure-fire antidote for a stressful day, and I couldn’t help chuckling at his antics. It’s hard to resist anyone who is that happy to see you.”
Gail Z. Martin, Deadly Curiosities

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Gail Martin Hey everyone! War of Shadows, the third book in the Blaine McFadden/Ascendant Kingdoms Saga series is now out in paperback and ebook! Plus, I'll be at Ravencon this weekend with a launch party! Check out my web site for upcoming book store signings. Hope to see you soon!


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Gail Martin Hey folks! Do you like Steampunk and Cowboys? How about Steampunk Cowboys? If so, please check out the Weird Wild West steampunk cowboy anthology on Kickstarter that includes one of my Iron and Blood stories! We have 7 days and $417 left to go to fund! http://kck.st/1udizgM Thanks!


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Gail Martin Attention UK Readers! I'll be traveling your way in the next couple of weeks. Please check my events for details--3 UK signings!

Forbidden Planet, London 7/23
Waterstones Cardiff The Hayes 7/31
Waterstones Edinburgh Princes St. 8/1 (unofficial signing--see my event notice for details.

Hope to see you there!


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Gail Martin Get Ice Forged AND Reign of Ash 2 for $20 (save $12) from Barnes and Noble--but only through 7/22! Ice http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/books...


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Gail Martin Thanks to everyone who entered to win one of the copies of Deadly Curiosities!


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Gail Martin I’m throwing a party and you’re invited!

On June 25, I’m holding a Goodreads Launch-a-palooza!

I’ll be LIVE on Goodreads Ask the Author all day , special book giveaways, all-new excerpts and party favors, and ebook giveaways every hour plus fun games and contests!

Please come check it out--and bring friends! The more the merrier!


message 3: by Gail

Gail Martin Hi everyone! Please join me on June 25 for an all-day LIVE Ask the Author as I celebrate launch day for my new Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy!

Trivia! Quizzes! Party favors! Surprises!

And a giveaway for copies of Deadly Curiosities!


message 2: by Gail

Gail Martin Hi everyone! I'm excited to post my newest short story, "Buttons" on Kindle, Kobo and Nook--it's modern-day urban fantasy set in historic, haunted Charleston SC. This is the short story that inspired the upcoming "Deadly Curiosities" novel (Solaris Books, 2014). Buttons (A Deadly Curiosities Adventure


Lucinda Dear Gail Z Martin,
I would like to thank you for being my friend on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people both authors and readers. As a huge fan of your books (the chronicles of the necromancer series), i can honestly say that this is a huge privalige. I am looking forward to reading more of your work, including the two books in the fallen kings cycle that i cannot wait to read.
Thank you so much once again.

Lucinda x


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