July 21, 2014
Happy Monday, everyone! Today, the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour visits the journal of fellow author and history geek Beth Bernobich. Beth’s newest novel, The Time Roads, will be out later this year — it’s a great book and I recommend it. For today’s post, Beth asked that I take some time to write about the women in the Thieftaker Chronicles, and so I have written about Kannice Lester, Janna Windcatcher, and, of course, Sephira Pryce. I hope you enjoy the post.
And later this week, I will be hosting a live book launch event at Bitten By Books, the paranormal site that recently gave A Plunder of Souls, the third Thieftaker novel, a five-star review. At the launch event, I will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to some lucky fan, so start accumulating your chances to win by RSVPing for the event here. Good luck!
July 28, 2013
Once again, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is at Unusual Historicals, this time for a Q&A, and of course, the THIEVES’ QUARRY giveaway. Leave a comment or ask a question on the post and you’ll be entered to win a signed hardcover copy of the newest book in the Thieftaker Chronicles. So check it out and enjoy! Here’s the link:
July 24, 2013
The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour has me back at Drey’s Library today, where I am July’s featured author. My post today is about my choice of pre-Revolutionary Boston as the setting for the books of my Thieftaker Chronicles. Drey has been a wonderful host, and I am so grateful to her for welcoming me onto her site. I hope that you enjoy today’s post, as well as the other posts I’ve done for her site, and I hope as well that you will enter the contest to win a Thieftaker t-shirt.
July 17, 2013
It’s hot, it’s muggy; the full weight of summer seems to have settled over the entire continent. There is no escaping it. Or is there? I will not claim that the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is a cure for the heat, but it might well be a cure for the Summertime Blues. Today I am back at Drey’s Library, where I am the featured author for July. My post today is about my favorite reads, and it is an overview of some of my favorite books in speculative fiction. I hope you enjoy it. And I hope that while you’re visiting the site, you’ll enter the contest to win a Thieftaker t-shirt. (To enter, scroll down the linked page to the entry form.)
But that’s not all the Blog Tour is offering by way of giveaways: My Deadly Destinations post is still up at All Things Urban Fantasy. The post is a tour of 1760s Boston with Ethan Kaille as your tour guide. And if you leave a comment, you will be entered in a contest to win copies of Thieftaker (paperback) and Thieves’ Quarry (hardcover).
Yesterday, Sephira Pryce was interviewed at Bitten By Books, and we started a contest to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! That contest is still going for another day and a half, so visit the site, and then check out the Rafflecopter link to make sure that get as many entries in the drawing as possible.
Finally, Pat’s Fantasy Hot List has joined me for a giveaway that again includes copies of both books in the Thieftaker Chronicles. Just visit this page and follow the instructions.
So there you go. You might not feel any cooler, but with a few cool posts and a chance to win some prizes that heat might just be a little easier to take. Best of luck!
Today is a very special day on the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour. I am at Bitten By Books for an all-day book launch and giveaway. Actually, I’m not there — Sephira Pryce is. For those of you who don’t know, Sephira is the nemesis of my hero, Ethan Kaille, in the Thieftaker books. She is the most renowned, influential, and successful thieftaker in Boston; she is also ruthless, dangerous, cruel, keenly intelligent, and charmingly alluring. I hope you will stop by to ask her a question or two. Here is the link:
The event at Bitten By Books includes a giveaway for a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card. Here is the rafflecoptor widget that will enable you to enter the contest. You can also access the giveaway at the link above.
I hope you enjoy today’s event and the interview with Sephira. And best of luck in the contest!
July 5, 2013
Today the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour makes an unexpected but most welcome stop at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, the site of my old friend Patrick St. Denis. We’re giving away a signed set of Thieftaker Chronicles books — the paperback of Thieftaker, and the hardcover of Thieves’ Quarry, both of which were released earlier this week. So stop by the site, follow Patrick’s instructions and maybe you’ll win the books. Good luck!
Today I kick off the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour with a post and a Thieftaker t-shirt giveaway. The post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, Kalayna Price, and James Tuck, among others. In addition to the t-shirt giveaway, the post also offers a small post-mortem on ConCarolinas, and a discussion of the writing of sequels. It’s called “Potpourri: ConCarolinas Recap, Launching the Blog Tour With a Giveaway, and a Bit About Sequels” So come by and help me kick off this year’s virtual tour. Maybe you’ll win a t-shirt. I hope you enjoy the post.
I grew up just outside of New York City. I was a Yankees fan, a Knicks fan, a Rangers fan, a Giants fan. And, as a loyal New Yorker, I have spent much of my life rooting against teams from Boston — the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins (the Patriots too, but they haven’t really been the Boston Patriots since I was a little kid).
On the other hand, I lived for several years in Providence and all of my siblings lived for at least some time in the Boston area. So, while I grew up hating Boston’s teams, I have always loved the city of Boston. When it came time to set my Thieftaker books in a Colonial era city, Boston seemed the logical choice.
The terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon venue left me stunned and grieving, not only for the victims most affected by the bombings, but for the entire city. I still recall my sense of outrage, of violation when my beloved New York was attacked in 2001. I know what the people of Boston are feeling.
And so, it is with deepest sympathy and love and solidarity that transcends lifelong sporting rivalries that I embark on a fundraiser and giveaway to do my small part in helping Boston get back on its feet. Through a website called First Giving, I am hosting a fundraising event the goal of which is to raise $5,000.00 by July 2 (the release date for THIEVES’ QUARRY, and for the paperback reprint of THIEFTAKER) for the Boston Foundation and the One Fund of Boston. If you will help me raise the funds, I’ll make it interesting for you. Here’s how it works:
For each fundraising milestone we reach, I will be giving away prizes to lucky donors.
— When we reach $1000 raised, I will give away one signed uncorrected manuscript of THIEFTAKER. This is a collector’s item — a copy of the manuscript that was sent out to other authors who were asked to blurb the book before its release in 2012.
— When we reach $2000, I will give away one Boston Thieftaker’s Guild t-shirt in whatever size the winner wants. The t-shirt can be signed if the winner would like it to be.
— When we reach $3000, I will give away one signed paperback edition of THIEFTAKER. (This book comes out on July 2, so the giveaway will happen then.)
— When we reach $4000, I will give away one signed hardcover edition of THIEVES’ QUARRY. (This book will also be available on July 2 and will be given away then.)
— When we reach $5000, I will give away a second signed paperback of THIEFTAKER and a second signed hardcover of THIEVES’ QUARRY to one lucky donor. (Also to be given away on July 2.)
The donation site can be found here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/DBJacksonThieftaker/thieftakergiveaway
I hope you will join me in reaching out to the people of Boston, and doing our part to speed the healing process. And I hope that you’re one of the luck winners.
March 4, 2013
There is a HUGE contest underway. I’m part of it, and you do NOT want to miss it. A group of authors — 17 of us in all — are giving away books to some lucky readers. That’s right: you have a chance to win 17 books by 17 very talented authors (if I do say so myself), all of them writing in the fantasy or alternate history genres. (The image link below, and the website link will both say “16 authors,” but we have since added someone. Trust me: it’s 17.) These authors include, among others, Mary Robinette Kowal, David Liss, Kate Elliott, and yours truly, D.B. Jackson (David B. Coe). (I’m giving away signed copies of Thieftaker.)
The contest is called the Ides of March Book Giveaway, because the winners will be chosen on the Ides, March 15. For every 500 entries, we will give away one set of books; the more people who enter, the more winners! If you want to enter, go to this site.
And if you’d like to see the books you’re trying to win, check out this very cool graphic:
So visit the site, enter the contest, and good luck to you all!