Saturday, February 27, 2021

TODAY ONLY - The Spectral City, Book 1 in Leanna's Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy series starring a girl-gang of female psychics and their favorite friendly ghosts, is only 1.99!

Do you like a fresh take on ghost stories and historical mysteries? Well you're in luck today! 

TODAY ONLY (2/27/21) thanks to Kensington Books and Open Road, THE SPECTRAL CITY, the first book in Leanna's acclaimed, digitally bestselling SPECTRAL CITY trilogy of ghost-filled, Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy novels is only 1.99 across all digital platforms!

This book features an adorable slow-burn romance, an inclusive, found family of loveable, paranormally talented characters (alive and dead) and an eerie, gaslit, gilded age NYC! 

Did you like Leanna's Young Adult Magic Most Foul saga beginning with DARKER STILL? This is their family legacy! 

About the book via Kensington Books: Solving crime isn’t only for the living.

Her name is Eve Whitby, gifted medium and spearhead of The Ghost Precinct. When most women are traveling in a gilded society that promises only well-appointed marriage, the confident nineteen-year-old Eve navigates a social circle that carries a different kind of chill. Working with the diligent but skeptical Lieutenant Horowitz, as well as a group of fellow psychics and wayward ghosts, Eve holds her own against detractors and threats to solve New York’s most disturbing crimes as only a medium of her ability can.
But as accustomed as Eve is to ghastly crimes and all matters of the uncanny, even she is unsettled by her department’s latest mystery. Her ghostly conduits are starting to disappear one by one as though snatched away by some evil force determined to upset the balance between two realms, and most important—destroy the Ghost Precinct forever. Now Eve must brave the darkness to find the vanished souls. She has no choice. It’s her job to make sure no one is ever left for dead.

“Personable cast, snappy prose, and intriguing premise.” – Publisher’s Weekly on The Spectral City 

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Like the idea of THE SPECTRAL CITY? The whole trilogy is available wherever books are sold with A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS and A SUMMONING OF SOULS, the latest and acclaimed installment!


Sunday, February 14, 2021

On The Matter of Why You Should Subscribe to Sebastian Crane’s Patreon THE HELLFIRE CLUB

On The Matter of Why You Should Subscribe to Sebastian Crane’s Patreon THE HELLFIRE CLUB

Dear Reader,

Author, Actress, Playwright and Ghost Tour Guide Leanna Renee Hieber here, and I’m here to recommend a Patreon to you: The Hellfire Club, brought to you by Sebastian Crane.

I have known and worked with Sebastian for [redacted] years. In that time one particular thing has been made abundantly clear: He is a renaissance soul, immensely talented across many disciplines. I have been personal witness to the following feats of artistic prowess:

-Photographing a sweeping natural vista or a single downturned flower with the same attention to detail in the miniscule or the majestic, the triumphant or melancholy – all with whatever equipment might be on hand. The same goes for compelling profile/headshot pictures. Gallery-ready art with an expert eye.

-Crafted unique screenplays against impossible odds.

-Offered direct, honest and engaged Sensitivity Reads of multiple projects, giving insights from many different viewpoints and areas of experience so the text rings true and without harm.

-Drawing a Tarot read that is both hopeful and brutal. (One should have both if one is to gain any real advice from the cosmos.)

-Leading a ghost tour and striking the perfect balance of storytelling, true history and performative panache. (As a veteran tour guide of 18 years, I promise this is a subtle, difficult but critical skill to hone)

-Running an expertly crafted online RP and/or D&D campaign full of vision and fun.

-Perform Oscar Wilde and other classic texts expertly.

-Character art and illustrations that are dynamic, unique and perfectly evocative of characters/scenes.

-Played melancholy piano that brings out the ghosts in the room.

-Powerful writing across different forms, styles and media.

-Curating a specific, distinct style in fashion, tone and aesthetics that evokes ages past in a dark academic nostalgia with a healthy dose of witchcraft and cautionary tales.

-Finding the wondrous and the important in key historical and fantastical texts.

In all these things, eye and spirit are key. Sebastian’s eye is ever-keen and his spirit is distinct. Inimitable. With all renaissance souls comes the difficulty; where to focus the talent? To what end? A  historical tour? A demon summoning? A story told from fantastical facts? A photography exhibit? A monologue? Setting a scene? Historical perspectives of marginalized identity told in hopes of reclamation and celebration? 

All of the above, possibly; the beauty of a platform like Patreon. In taking a tour of Sebastian’s talents through the years, another thing that’s been made abundantly clear is that I’d never want to limit him to just one creative expression. And I wouldn’t expect all of these at once; it’s best to let him decide which facet leads when. He’ll be an expert tour guide through his art as well as collective, mutual interests. A consummate host through dark and fascinating waters.

So come, pull up a chair. Make yourself an exquisite drink (he has expert recipes). Witness a corner of the world where magic is dynamic, aesthetic and real and history is alive. Make a pledge and support at one of his tiers. I have. Now,l et’s join in, lift a glass, and celebrate the launch of a place you’ll love to haunt.

PLUS, I'll be joining Sebastian for an upcoming launch party on Feb 21st! Don't miss it! 


Leanna Renee Hieber