Thursday, March 27, 2014
by Gail Z. Martin
See where curiosity leads you on 25th June (US & Canada) and 3rd July (UK)
£7.99 (UK) ISBN 9781781082324
$7.99/$9.99 (US & CAN) ISBN 9781781082331
Available in paperback and ebook
The author of the best-selling Chronicles of the Necromancer, Gail Z. Martin, is returning to Solaris with an exciting and brand new urban fantasy series.
Deadly Curiosities is the lead Solaris fantasy title for summer 2014, and a exceptional return to the imprint for Martin, author of the perennially best-selling The Summoner. One of the world’s leading female authors of fantasy, Martin will be sure to pick up new readers with this urban fantasy tale of the American South.
Welcome to Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor Cassidy Kincaide continues a family tradition begun in 1670 – acquiring and neutralizing dangerous supernatural items. It’s the perfect job for Cassidy, whose psychic gift lets her touch an object and know its history.
Together with her business partner Sorren, a 500-year-old vampire and former jewel thief, Cassidy makes it her business to get infernal objects off the market. When mundane antiques suddenly become magically malicious, it’s time for Cassidy and Sorren to get rid of these Deadly Curiosities before the bodies start piling up.
Gail Zehner Martin was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in History, and earned an M.B.A. in marketing and management information systems from The Pennsylvania State University.
After nearly 20 years as a marketing executive for corporations and non-profit organizations, she started her own consulting firm, Dream Spinner Communications. She also writes feature articles on a variety of topics for regional and national magazines. In addition to writing and consulting, Ms. Martin teaches public relations writing and public speaking for the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.
She discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The very first story she ever wrote -at age five- was about a vampire. Her favourite TV shows as a preschooler were Dark Shadows and Lost in Space. At age 14, she decided to become a writer, and launched a fanzine when she was in college. She enjoys attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites.