Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Leanna's DragonCon schedule!

And now: DragonCon panels! 

I'm doing a lot this year as usual, please note the Sideshow on Friday and my reading on Sunday are the best places to get books signed and buy new ones! I'll have copies of the new Strangely Beautiful, The Eterna Files, my new Eterna and Omega, some of my medals and jewelry and Pandora's Pets! See you there! Cheers!

Leanna Renee Hieber

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Title: Alternate History YA Author Roundtable
Description: Alternate History authors gather for a roundtable discussion on the challenges around writing Alternate History YA with regard to knowing your audience, world building, and the delicate balance of historic treatments of age, race, and gender, alongside good storytelling.
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Eric R. Asher, A. J. Hartley, Leanna Renee Hieber)

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Title: Back in Time: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith, David B. Coe, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber, James R. Tuck)

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Title: Penny Dreadful Fan Panel
Description: Penny Dreadful has ended its run after three seasons. So, what did we think of the series as a whole? Do we feel it was a successful finale?
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michelle Belanger, James A. Moore, Cherie Priest, Catherine M. Scully, Leanna Renee Hieber)

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Title: Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow
Description: Join this motley band of talented (and costumed) authors for an entertaining hour of readings, musical numbers, and more. Swag for the first 40!
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, E.C. Myers, Gray Rinehart, Mari Mancusi, S. J. Tucker)

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Title: Spiritualism and the Occult in Victorian Times
Description: While the Victorian era was a time of great technological advancement, many prominent citizens including Queen Victoria had a fascination with the occult. Come hear our panelists discuss spiritualism, seances, and the beginnings of serious scientific investigation into otherworldly phenomena.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Kathryn Hinds, Catherine M. Scully)

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Title: Writing for the Young Adult Market
Description: Since Harry Potter exploded on the young adult book scene, the market itself is on fire. How do writers take advantage of this challenging and lucrative market?
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Mari Mancusi, Catherine M. Scully, Lou Anders, Eric R. Asher, Lindsay Cummings)

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Title: Phantom of the Opera: Music, Masks, and Madness
Description: The legacy of Gaston Leroux’s immortal novel and its many adaptations.
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Chastain I - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: L. Andrew Cooper, John L. Flynn, Leanna Renee Hieber, Corvis Nocturnum)

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Title: Living with the Dead: Ghosts, Spirits & Necromancers in UF
Description: Our panel explores ghosts, spirits and those who communicate with them.
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Eric R. Asher, Leanna Renee Hieber, Myke Cole, Jonathan L Howard, David B. Coe, E.J. Stevens)

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Title: Reading: Leanna Renee Hieber 
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber)

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Title: Genre-Bending--Making it Work for You
Description: Great ideas sometimes splatter across genre divisions. How can it work to your benefit? How can you turn that great idea into a great novel?
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Lee Martindale, Lois H. Gresh, Leanna Renee Hieber, Richard Kadrey)

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Title: Bride of Dreadpunk
Description: In 2015, some fans of Victorian Horror screwed around for an hour. One year later, we grapple with the question: what the hell is dreadpunk?
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Cherie Priest, Jonathan L Howard)

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Title: The Dark Side of Alternate History
Description: One of the enduring tropes of steampunk is its unflagging optimism. Yet many alternate histories and historical fantasies have darker views of events. Steampunk zombies, alternate apocalypses and intrigue abound, and this panel explores what happens when optimism gives way to a darker reality.
Time: Mon 11:30 am Location: 204 J - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael J. Martinez, Chandra Free, Leanna Renee Hieber, James R. Tuck)‎

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to my latest Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy ETERNA AND OMEGA, now available from Tor!


Happy Book Birthday to Eterna and Omega, the exciting follow up to The Eterna Files, a gritty, Gothic, Gaslamp fantasy set in 1882 New York and London as two paranormal investigative teams are pitted against each other by a dark force and must begin to work together for the sake of their cities.
Kirkus Reviews has named Eterna and Omega an August release not to miss! Now available wherever books are sold, in digital and hardcover! Signed copies are available at WORD in Brooklyn! I also signed copies for the Barnes & Noble Oglethorpe / Savannah, GA store!
Events: There’s a launch event, reading and signing tonight at Barnes & Noble West Chester, Ohio at 7pm! If you’re a Cincinnati local and can’t make it tonight, signed copies will be available. In NYC, another incredible event, reading, ghost-tour and fashion presentation (come in your gothic / steampunk best for a costume contest) at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan, August 11th at 7pm! Tickets $15 at door, proceeds go to the Mansion’s ongoing restoration fund and includes wine, soda, food and other perks!
If you missed my FREE Eterna prequel novella “The Spark”, it’s here via the Tor / Forge Blog, no download necessary, just click! It’s a great way to get into the series and hook your friends!
Again, your support of my latest series from Tor is so very important to me, first week sales are really critical to the survival of a series and please tell your friends! Get involved by writing a review, let me know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter and as always, thank you so much and Happy Haunting!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kirkus Recommends Eterna and Omega, Booksmugglers Giveaway, Launch Parties and more!

Hello Darlings!

I'm thrilled Kirkus Reviews noted ETERNA & OMEGA as an August release not to miss! And I'm in with some incredible company, like Mary Robinette Kowal's GHOST TALKERS, which is a brilliant novel that I utterly adore and I think all of my readership will feel the same way.

And the fine folks at THE BOOKSMUGGLERS have hosted an exclusive video where I discuss my passions for the Victorian era and share some ETERNA tidbits. Plus, Tor Books is hosting a giveaway! Please enjoy these links and go enter to win!

Upcoming Appearances / Launch Parties:

I'm reporting in from the final Authors After Dark convention in Savannah, GA, this convention is so filled with wonderful readers and authors, its always like a family reunion. If you're in the area and not already an attendee, come to the open-to-the-public signing on Saturday from 12-4pm! I'll have Eterna Files, Strangely Beautiful, AND Eterna & Omega available to sign, as well as some of my jewelry!

AUGUST 9TH: Cincinnati, OH, 7PM

Hometown launch at Barnes & Noble West Chester, OH (The Streets of West Chester) 7pm, reading, signing, refreshments, after-party!

AUGUST 11TH: New York City, 7PM

The incredible Morris-Jumel Mansion, New York's oldest house (where Aaron Burr lived, calling all Hamilton geeks!) has recently been restored, and you simply must join us for a grand night of ETERNA & OMEGA reading, signing, the debut of the Eterna-inspired accessory line from Wormwood & Gall, wine, soda, food, ghost stories and a tour of the mansion. Tickets are $15 at the door, and ETERNA & OMEGA will be sold at a discount! Proceeds will go to the mansion's ongoing restoration fund. Please come in your finest Gothic, Neo-Victorian or Fantastical, Steampunk attire to be entered into Wormwood & Gall's costume contest with great prizes!

Can't join us in person? Procure signed copies at WORD BOOKSTORE in Brooklyn, an incredible independent bookstore that is vital to the community and to authors in kind! Please note how you would like the book personalized in the notes / comments section!

Don't forget to check out my FREE Eterna Files prequel novella, THE SPARK! And share with friends to get them hooked on this series!

Cheers and Happy Haunting!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

In which Leanna discusses ETERNA AND OMEGA and her reincarnate Victorian spirit!


In which Leanna discusses ETERNA AND OMEGA, the exciting sequel to THE ETERNA FILES, and the ways in which she considers herself a reincarnate Victorian, clothes and all. Enjoy and share with friends and anyone interested in Historical Fantasy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

"The Spark" a FREE prequel novella in the ETERNA FILES universe is live via Tor Books today!


My Darling readers! The fine folks at Tor present "The Spark" a FREE full length Eterna Files prequel novella via the Tor/Forge blog! I wrote this novella to give you some background and insight to the life of paranormal researcher Louis Dupris and his secret love Clara Templeton and his spiritual journey before the events of The Eterna Files, book one, and beautifully timed just before the August 9th release of ETERNA & OMEGA which picks up exactly where book one leaves off.
Please read, enjoy, please share, and please support this series! Your support means I can do more for you, my wonderful readership. Please support the ETERNA series by leaving reviews, by pre-ordering ETERNA& OMEGA (for signed, personalized copies please support the amazing local NYC independent bookstore WORD and leave personalization requests in the notes/comment sections), by talking up the series. If you’re new to the series, this free prequel novella is a great place to start!
All my worlds are parallel worlds so in the Eterna Files series, you’ll see cameo appearances of characters from my other books, so please come join in the Gothic, supernatural fun! These books mean the world to me. I was put on this earth to write these stories and I’m grateful you’re on this sacred journey with me.
Please luxuriate in some free fiction today, lose yourself in Gothic Victorian Fantasy, enjoy "The Spark"! Please take a moment to help me get the word out about "The Spark" on Twitter today (I’m @LeannaRenee and on FB: http://facebook.com/lrhieber ) and as always, I appreciate each and every one of you so much! Cheers and happy haunting! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ETERNA AND OMEGA excerpt, pre-orders and more!

Hello Darling Readers,
I've been oh-so-very busy writing you wonderful new stories, like the third Eterna Files novel, working title: THE ETERNA SOLUTION‎ and much more, dreaming up new stories with familiar faces as all my worlds and stories continue to be parallel storylines.
I am very much enjoying exploring new territory of the supernatural and spiritual, and I'm so excited to share the next books with you.
Stay tuned this month as the Tor/Forge blog will be bringing you a FREE novella in the ETERNA FILES world, you'll learn more about ghostly Louis Dupris, his relationship with his brother, with Clara Templeton and their unfolding love, and the mysteries that surround them. Think of it as a prequel to book 1.
Speaking of book 1, for those of you who were so very upset by THE ETERNA FILES cliffhanger, worry not, I'd never do that to you without promise of a sequel, and ETERNA AND OMEGA is almost here! August 9th! You can get a signed, personalized pre-order copy from WORD bookstore, a fabulous independent company in Brooklyn that is very involved with their community and so good to local authors. Pre-orders help authors so much as it shows the publisher there is interest in the book and series and helps that series continue. Please place any personalization requests in the comments/notes section of the order so WORD can share with me how/to whom you'd like it signed/dedicated.
YOU CAN READ CHAPTER ONE of the new ETERNA AND OMEGA right now! The fine folks at Tor.com have posted the first part of the novel! Go forth, read, enjoy (Magic Most Foul fans you'll notice Evelyn Northe-Stewart is a familiar co-star in this section!), and please share the post and spread the word about this series! I'm really trying to build back momentum with Tor, it's always so important to foster word-of-mouth with a new series and your support is priceless!
Also, I know Miss Percy and STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL has a LOT of loving fans. Can you take a moment to leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads for STRANGELY and ETERNA FILES? The more reviews, the more visible Amazon makes the product to customers. That word-of-mouth thing in action. Thank you!
Cincinnati, OH! I'll be joining you for an incredible LAUNCH DAY party for ETERNA AND OMEGA on August 9th, 7pm at Barnes and Noble in the Streets of Westchester shops off Union Center Blvd exit.
Stay tuned for more appearances, there will be an NYC reprisal of our amazing Morris-Jumel Mansion event, waiting to lock down the date, but get ready to return to Manhattan's oldest (and most haunted) house to enjoy its renovation and celebrate ETERNA AND OMEGA's release as well as the launch of Wormwood and Gall's new ETERNA line of creepy, gothic accessories!
Cheers, happy reading, and as always, Happy Haunting!
Leanna

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL release day!

Happy Release Day, STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL! My beloved Miss Percy Parker is back and better than ever!

As many of you know, this book means the world and back to me. Today, I'm at Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds today, talking about everything I've been through with this book and I hope you can find inspiration and hope and encouragement from this resurrection tale. Available today in digital and trade paperback wherever books are sold, I appreciate your support more than I can possibly say!