I’m Moving! & Third Daughter Book Blast Giveaway

Hi, all, Sher here with a book blast for my favorite YA author, Susan Kaye Quinn! If you want the whole story about my move, my lost cat, the caller who threatened to kill my cat, the vandalism that cut off my phone, internet, TV, etc., read my IWSG post from last week. Right now I’m in the middle of moving, still haven’t found my cat, and it’s hard to get on-line long enough to post anything. But every one of Susan’s books makes me feel like I’m in heaven, so there’s no way I would skip posting for her unless I’d really died and, I hope, gone to heaven. 

Now to the good stuff–Susan’s cover! So feast your eyes and read on.

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Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn 
One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing covers by trade publishers who put white faces on characters no matter what their race. Come on! Get into the last century already. I say last century because it’s fun to read books of a bygone era tweaked to include incredible machinery and otherworldly scenery, but I want to see the characters as the author envisioned them! I know how much Susan stressed over finding stock photos in such a short time for a steam-punk with a non-Caucasian cast. When she saw this, she felt like swooning and so did I. It turned out so awesome I wanted to read Third Daughter all over again!
Yes, I had already read Third Daughter while copy editing, and yes, the story is as swoon-worthy as its cover. But Susan doesn’t settle for simple romance. Her heroines experience the full gamut of character building from broken hearts to intrigue, action, and all kinds of mysteries to solve with the help and/or hindrance of imaginative devices, enemies and friends–not to mention suitors–trustworthy or not. You don’t have to take my word for it though. Just read the blurb and the praise below.
Skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue… and, of course, kissing.

The Third Daughter of the Queen wants her birthday to arrive so she’ll be free to marry for love, but rumors of a new flying weapon may force her to accept a barbarian prince’s proposal for a peace-brokering marriage. Desperate to marry the charming courtesan she loves, Aniri agrees to the prince’s proposal as a subterfuge in order to spy on him, find the weapon, and hopefully avoid both war and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love.

Third Daughter is the first book in the The Dharian Affairs Trilogy (Third Daughter, Second Daughter, First Daughter). This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood (Bollypunk!) romance that takes place in an east-Indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing.

From the author of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy, The Dharian Affairs is a new series filled with equal doses of action-adventure and romance, meant to appeal to fans of Mindjack.

NOMINATED for the Illinois Librarian’s “Soon to be Famous Author Project” wherein librarians hope to discover local authors whose “work will jump off the page for readers.”

“Third Daughter is vividly breathtaking. Quinn delivers royal intrigue, exotic locations, and sweeping romance. Not to be missed!” – Pavarti K. Tyler, author of Shadow on the Wall

“Susan Kaye Quinn writes characters that leap off the page… Incredibly well written, the vivid setting was crisp in my mind… As the plot raced on, I was cursing real life for not letting me just sit glued to my kindle, punching the touch screen to get to the next page.” – Tiffany on Goodreads


A lone two-wheeled surrey ambled out of the shadows of the Samirian embassy and headed toward her dark corner of the Queen’s estate. Aniri held her breath and silently cursed the full two-moon night. If the carriage came much closer, the occupants would surely see her clinging to the side of the palace like a spider on her thread.

The six-hooved beast pulling the surrey slowed as it neared the giant stone statue of Devkasera. The mother goddess of ancient Dharia loomed larger-than-life, threatening the carriage with a sword and a scroll—the powers of destruction and creation—clasped in two of her six hands. The Queen loved the ancient traditions, so the goddess held a place of respect in the middle of the palace lawns. Aniri preferred the clean streets and steam-driven inventions of modern Dharia to the unwashed feet and mystic religion of her country’s past, but that didn’t stop her from sending a silent prayer to Devkasera—for invisibility for herself or perhaps a sudden loss of sight by the persons in the carriage.

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Author Susan Kaye Quinn

susan quinnSusan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling Mindjack Trilogy, which is young adult science fiction. The Dharian Affairs trilogy is her excuse to dress up in corsets and fight with swords. She also has a dark-and-gritty SF serial called The Debt Collector and a middle grade fantasy called Faery Swap. It’s possible she’s easily distracted. She always has more speculative fiction fun in the works. You can find out what she’s up to by subscribing to her newsletter (hint: new subscribers get a free short story!) or by stopping by her blog (www.susankayequinn.com).

BookBlast Giveaway
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Ends 3/14/14

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