The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour stops today at Drey’s Library, for my second appearance this month, and at the blog of my agent, friend, and fellow author, Lucienne Diver. At Drey’s Library, Sephira Pryce, the beautiful and dangerous thieftaking rival and nemesis of my hero, Ethan Kaille holds forth on the best inventions of modern technology. This is a post you will not want to miss. Especially because it coincides with the start of a giveaway of a signed hardcover copy of the recently released A Plunder of Souls, the third novel in my Thieftaker Chronicles!

At Lucienne’s blog, I write about where characters end and the author begins.  In what ways am I like Ethan Kaille?  In what ways am I different?  Read the post and find out.

And, of course, A Plunder of Souls is now out in hardcover, ebook, and audio book formats and is available for purchase at all booksellers.  I hope you enjoy it.

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A Plunder of Souls, by D.B. JacksonToday is release day for A Plunder of Souls!! So go ye forth and buy the book — in book format, as an audio book from Audible, or as an e-book.  Or as more than one of those!!

The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour makes several stops today to mark the release.  I’m at Magical Words with a post about character development, specifically Ethan’s interactions with Sephira Pryce.  That post can be found here.

I’m also at the blog of my friend Mary Robinette Kowal with a post about “My Favorite Bit” — the part of the new book that I love the most.  It’s a feature Mary does on her blog with lots of authors and it really is a fun post.  That one is here.

And last but not least, the good folks at SFSignal have invited me back for a post about the history behind my historical fiction.  That post can be found here.

I hope you enjoy all the posts, and I really would be grateful if you went out and got yourself a copy of A Plunder of Souls. If you haven’t yet read the other Thieftaker books, that’s okay.  Bookstores sell those, too . . .  🙂

Happy Monday, readers!  Hope you had a great holiday. I did, and now I’m psyched for tomorrow’s release of A Plunder of Souls, the third book in the Thieftaker Chronicles. The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour stops off today at the SciFiChick site and at Aidan Moher’s “A Dribble of Ink.”

My essay at “A Dribble of Ink” is about trying to balance the need for historical authenticity with the equally compelling need to write books that resonate with a twenty-first century audience. It’s called “Hey! You Got Your 21st Century in My Historical Authenticity,” and I hope you enjoy it.

With the SciFiChick, I am talking about combining fictional and historical aspects of storytelling in my Thieftaker books, in a post called “Making Historical Fiction Lasagna.” And with this post there is a giveaway: Enter the drawing on the site and you might be one of three lucky winners to receive a hardcover copy of A Plunder of Souls. So visit the site, check out the post, and maybe win a book!

Today on the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour, I am at Unusual Historicals with an excerpt from the new book, and a chance to win a free signed copy!  Follow this link to the site, and watch for the interview I’ll be doing with the good folks at Unusual Historicals this coming Sunday.

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.

Yesterday was a travel day, so I neglected to post about the latest developments on the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour.  But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have posts go up.

First, in case you missed it, Black Gate Magazine put up my Interview With Ethan Kaille (composed with Dominick Swennen).  It’s a really fun interview and you can find it here.

Also, I have another Q&A up with my friend and Magical Words colleague Diana Pharaoh Francis. We covered a good number of topics relating to writing and research.  The interview is here.

Finally, I thought I would mention that the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Signing Tour is also still going on.   Tonight, Faith Hunter and I will be signing at the Books-A-Million in Gastonia, North Carolina, and tomorrow night I will be reading and signing at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC.  Stop by and say hello.

I had a fun signing last night at one of the nicest bookstores I’ve ever seen — The Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia.  Kelly, the shop owner was knowledgeable, professional, and incredibly nice, and we had a small but enthusiastic group of fans show up.  Great fun.  Today I drive to Charlottesville, Virginia where I will be signing this evening at Oakley’s Gently Used Books.  Hope to see some of you there.

In the meantime, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour continues with a stop at the blog of Stephen Leigh.  I first met Steve years ago at RiverCon in Louisville Kentucky. We hit it off right away and have remained close friends in the years since.  Steve shares my passion for research and for writing historical fantasy, so naturally that’s what I wrote about for the post.  I hope you enjoy it.

It’s Monday, and as I roll toward Virginia to begin the Summer 2013 THIEVES’ QUARRY Signing Tour, the Summer 2013 Blog Tour rolls on as well.  I will have a post up today at the blog of my kind and talented friend, Kate Elliott, on the ins and outs of doing historical research for writing.  Kate’s blog is here.

And I will also be answering a few questions today from my friend Brandy Schillace, who I have already visited once on this year’s Blog Tour.  I am most grateful to Brandy for having me back on her site, which is here.

I hope that you will check out both posts.  And I hope to see some of you this week during the signing tour.  More from the road as it happens.