Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The New Strangely Beautiful Cover Reveal!

My Dears!

The Hieberverse remains busy as ever with so many projects and ventures! I'm preparing to re-issue my futuristic, paranormal, space opera novellas the Dark Nest Chronicles, Dark Nest, Reckoning and Song of Saire as rights have recently returned to me, so stay tuned for those links, all three stories will be available individually and also combined as a digital and print option for the first time!

But BEFORE we get to Dark Nest (the 2009 Prism Award winner for Best Fantasy Romance Novella), we have STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL business! As you may have heard, my babies are coming back!

Right here we have the cover reveal for The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker, joined for the first time in one volume, titled STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL, including NEW scenes and new content in revised, re-edited editions! Two books in one!

Mandi over at SmexyBooks helped me reveal this gorgeous cover, read more here. Look at this incredible, gorgeous, most beautiful cover ever!

I'm over the moon about this cover, and about the fact that it's up for pre-order wherever books are sold! Those of you who have known and loved this series, you'll know how much this means to have these books back in print after so many years out of print. (You can read more about how heartbreaking and difficult all of this has been here).

For those of you who are familiar with the books, you'll want to get this new edition of books 1 and 2 because there are some brand new scenes with Miss Lucille Linden and other new aspects of this edition, such as deleted scenes and never-before-in-print content.

For those of you who aren't familiar, if you like all things Gothic and Gaslit, if you're a fan of Penny Dreadful and that aesthetic, you'll love Strangely Beautiful, which in many ways was ahead of its time in terms of this recent revival in the Gothic and in Gaslamp Fantasy.

From the new cover:

Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber's critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author's original vision for the work.
 Miss Persephone Parker, known as Percy, is different, with her lustrous, snow-white hair, pearlescent pale skin, and uncanny ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Seeking to continue her education, Percy has come to Queen Victoria's London, to the Athens Academy. What she will learn there will change her life forever. Athens Academy is the citadel of The Guard, an ancient order that battles the forces of evil. The Victorian Guard, led by professor Alexi Rychman, is incomplete. They cannot defeat Jack the Ripper; who is more than the serial killer he appears to be; or the greater monster his appearance heralds.
Percy's lifelong habit of concealment combined with Alexi's fevered search for the Guard's missing seventh nearly prove disastrous as ancient Greek myths begin playing out in modern, gaslit, Victorian London. Percy and her new friends and allies must overcome their preconceptions about each other and their own histories before they can set the world to rights.
Barnes & Noble
These books, and their resurrection and new life with new content, mean the world to me, as will your support of this series, the books of my heart. Please pre-order today to ensure you'll get your copy when April comes around! Blessings and thank you!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Historical Novel Society Review and Convention Haze...

Hello, Dear Readers!

I've been in so many states doing so many events back to back, I'm dizzy. But I am so thrilled that THE ETERNA FILES, in addition to the rest of my Gaslamp Fantasy career, continues to gain interest in the world. The industry and genre panels I've been on this year have been particularly engaging, and I'm very blessed to see the direct result of my speaking passionately about my work has led to selling out of books at back to back conventions. I've seen awesome cosplays, performed in very fun skits and spoken on countless panels, and all in my signature Gothic all black Victorian regalia.

If you haven't yet gotten a signed copy of ETERNA FILES, the fine folks at Mysterious Galaxy have a few left for you!

And I'm thrilled that the fine folks at the Historical Novel Society gave The Eterna Files a lovely write-up in the latest issue:

Historical Novels Review, Issue 72, May 2015

“After the death of Abraham Lincoln, mystic Clara Templeton suggests to Mary Lincoln that her husband should have been made immortal. Taken with the idea, Mary Lincoln presses the government to create a group of scientists and mystic to investigate immortality. Seventeen years later, the group has neared its goal when most of its members are killed in a strange accident. Clara feels responsible and mourns the loss of her lover; with her guardian Senator Bishop, she helps to investigate the accident and follow up on the group’s work.
In England, a similar group has been working on immortality, and all of its members have disappeared. Policeman Spire is hired to head the new agency, to discovery what happened to the missing scientists and to help complete their work. America and Britain are in a race to see who can understand the eterna compound/process first, but a third group, mysterious and dangerous, is also involved.
Hieber’s alternate history/steampunk world is well drawn, and her characters, though numerous, are fully realized. The mystery is murky and the plot fast-paced. The Eterna Files must be the first book in a series as the story ends mid-action.” – Elizabeth Caulfield Felt for Historical Novels Review
Stay tuned for news on the re-release of the beautiful new edition of STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL! - Cheers and Happy Haunting!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FREE FICTION and Upcoming Appearances!

From Leanna:

Exlcusive Free Fiction! The fine folks over at The Pandora Society, where I am the Author in Residence, have premiered a never-before-seen piece of my fiction, "A Woman's Work", featuring a female Neo-Victorian assassin of a most distinct kind... Go on, have a read...
Leanna high-fives herself in this fairly meta picture at Atlanta's ANACHROCON, the picture highlighting her recent appearance as a Guest of Honor at the International Steam Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio 
Announcing Leanna's upcoming appearances on the continued ETERNA FILES national tour:

Leanna and her team are very busy this month! Check out the updated APPEARANCES PAGE - listing her upcoming events: The Steampunk World's Fair, MistiCon, Phoenix Comic Con and Book Expo America (Hint, Leanna will only be at BEA one day only, so be sure to come find her at the Mystery Writer's of America booth 2657 where she'll be signing THE ETERNA FILES!)
MORE FREE FICTION! Can't get enough ETERNA FILES? How about a bit of a prequel teaser? Available via Leanna's Mailing List by clicking HERE.
Cheers, please keep enjoying THE ETERNA FILES, stay tuned for upcoming events and features, and as always, Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Interviews, Features, and Germany!

Greetings, Dear Readers!

While on ETERNA FILES book tour, the amazing folks at FANGIRLISH caught up with me for an exclusive interview! I talk books, inspiration, a new life at Tor and more:

And in print news, I was thrilled that my first installment in the ETERNA FILES saga got a wonderful write-up in this month's Locus Magazine, such a delight to see my work examined in thoughtful comprehension. Stay tuned for further upcoming interviews as well.
And I am SO EXCITED by my upcoming German translation of THE ETERNA FILES, Book 1, the edition will release this October via Feder & Schwert. In German, the title is DAS OMEGA KORPS, DIE AETERNA-ACTEN, 1. It sounds so fierce, I'm psyched. Here's the kick-ass cover:
If you read German, here's the order link, let me know what you think! This is a particular thrill to me due to my German heritage, I've always wanted to be published there. Hopefully I'll have my Turkish editions of DARKER STILL to show you soon as well!
Cheers and Happy Haunting!  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Eterna Files Book Tour Round-up: Where can you find a signed copy?

My Dear Readers! (Scroll down for signed stock updates as of 4/15)

Thank you, so many of you, for showing up along THE ETERNA FILES Book Tour routes of Florida where Alethea Kontis and yours truly took the state by storm! As you can tell, she and I had a bit too much fun reading, performing, signing...

From Florida I continued on to AnachroCon in Atlanta where my co-author on the upcoming Captain Marlowe saga Thom Truelove and I spoke on panels ranging from Gothic Victoriana to the Addams Family and I was happy to sign books to a lovely, receptive crowd.

Then the next leg of the adventure was on to my favorite Barnes & Noble in West Chester, Ohio, where a big hometown crowd came out to support me even despite horrible weather, the reunion atmosphere greeted me warmly and the amazing staff transformed a whole wall into an Eterna wonderland:

This whole book tour adventure and extravaganza was really, overwhelmingly amazing, and thanks to so many of you who have shared your "ETERNA FILES in the wild" sightings on social media, it's such a delight to see this very important book finding its way, keep them coming! It's still on the "New in Science Fiction / Fantasy" Shelves at your local Barnes & Noble!

Signed stock can be found at the following stores:

Merritt Island - Books a Million
Orlando Barnes & Noble (East Colonial Drive)
Tampa Barnes & Noble (Dale Mabry Hwy)
Boynton Beach Barnes Noble
PGA/Legacy Place Barnes & Noble
West Palm / Wellington Barnes & Noble
Tallahassee Barnes & Noble
West Melbourne Barnes & Noble

Lexington, KY Barnes & Noble
Newport, KY Barnes & Noble

Dayton Barnes & Nobles (Dayton Mall and Beavercreek Locations)
Fields Ertel Barnes & Noble
West Chester / Union Center exit Barnes & Noble
Pickerington Barnes & Noble

Pittsburgh area Barnes & Nobles: (South Hills Village Mall, The Waterfront, Homestead and Monroeville Mall)
Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia Barnes & Noble

Union Square Barnes & Noble
Rockefeller Center (46th and 5th) Barnes & Noble
Tribeca Barnes & Noble
81st and Broadway Barnes & Noble
86th and Lexington Barnes and Noble
53rd and 3rd Avenue Barnes & Noble
Park Slope Barnes & Noble (7th Avenue)
Court Street Barnes & Noble
Word Bookstore, Brooklyn - Signed copies still available for order online! THE ETERNA FILES was Word's # 1 Bestseller in February! HUZZAH!
Forest Hills Barnes & Noble
Staten Island:
Barnes & Noble, 2245 Richmond Ave
The talented author Charles R. Rutledge reviewed THE ETERNA FILES here, giving a lovely round-up of our recent panel experiences together at AnachroCon, Atlanta. After reading, be sure to check out his work alongside the equally talented Jim Moore.

Pop Kernel calls ETERNA FILES "The Empire Strikes Back of Victorian Paranormal fiction" and more...
Want some ETERNA FILES backstory? As many of you know, THE ETERNA FILES features cross-over characters from my Magic Most Foul trilogy and the Strangely Beautiful saga. If you've not read it yet, DARKER STILL remains on 2.99 Kindle Sale! Stay tuned, as there will be an ETERNA FILES companion novella out this year, and that will give you a glimpse into Clara and Louis' involvement in the early stages of Eterna research.

While in Florida, I put the finishing touches on the STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL revised, re-edited, author's preferred, new and shiny edition! This new paperback puts Books 1 and 2 together into the full story it was always meant to be, and includes deleted scenes and extras never before put into print! Look for it this time next year from Tor! You can bet I'll be celebrating this reissue with all my heart and soul!


While I was with Alethea, having an amazing Writer's Oasis that included the incredible K. Tempest Bradford, we had a BIT too much fun taking part in her Fairy Tale Rants. You really don't want to miss this one:

Or our take on Swan Lake:

Have fun with THE ETERNA FILES and as always, Cheers and Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


It's THE ETERNA FILES RELEASE DAY! *runs* *muppet flails*

So yes, darling readers, this is your cue to BUY THE BOOK TODAY, wherever books are sold!

Today, 2/10, is the last day to get a signed, personalized copy of ETERNA from WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn before I go on book tour.

If you're a fan of the STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL and/or MAGIC MOST FOUL sagas, cameos from several cast members of both series appear in ETERNA! My worlds are parallel worlds and I've had an absolute blast in weaving my worlds together to culminate in this work!

I'm thrilled to have received a fantastic review of ETERNA from Suspense Magazine!

"Extremely descriptive, the supernatural plot is intriguing. The author has offered up a rainbow of characters, from the guilt-ridden to the intellectual to the satirical, which will have readers chomping at the bit for more." - Amy Lignor for Suspense Magazine

If I won't see you on BOOK TOUR, then TODAY is the last day to get a signed, personalized copy of Eterna via the fabulous WORD bookstore in Brooklyn. Please put personalization requests in the

The latest blog roundup: Today on TERRIBLE MINDS: I WRITE WHAT I WANT (aka Ignoring the Haters since 1764) - In which I talk about the importance of writing whatever genre calls to you no matter the slings and arrows.

Find me on Myke Cole's blog talking some silly fashion tips.

On Nick Kaufmann's "The Scariest Part" I talk about what was the most terrifying part of writing the Eterna Files: Clara's countdown to unconsciousness.

At the Tor/Forge Newsletter: "It's Not a Costume its My Day Job" about dressing up, writing and the art of character.

For DAILY GEEKETTE: On the Importance of Celebrating Differences

- More updates as I go, cheers, blessings, please enjoy THE ETERNA FILES and Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Eterna Files: Blog Tour round-up round one!

Dear Readers:

I've been promoting THE ETERNA FILES far and wide, with some wide ranging guest posts as well, I hope you'll peruse what I've been up to and gain insights into parts of my writing process:

For Nick Kaufmann's "The Scariest Part" I talk about what was the most terrifying part of writing the Eterna Files: Clara's countdown to unconsciousness.

For the Tor/Forge Newsletter: "It's Not a Costume its My Day Job" about dressing up, writing and the art of character.

Book Tour updates! Are you in NYC, Florida, Atlanta or Cincinnati, Ohio? Check out my latest book tour appearances. Barnes & Noble West Chester Ohio, 3/3 at 7pm has just been added!

If you'd like a signed, personalized book, get your orders in before book tour begins! Order now from WORD Bookstores, please put personalization requests in the "comments" section of the order.

Stay tuned for more fabulous guest posting and further reports from the paranormal front lines!

Cheers and happy haunting!