Kira Brady

Aug 7
Release Day!!!

Hello my lovelies! It’s release day for Hearts of Darkness! *throws confetti* Have you been dying to get your hands on the book Publishers Weekly named one of the best books of summer? Have you been waiting with bated breath to read the book Jane at Dear Author said was rocking her world? Can you not wait to envision Babylonian/Norse/Native American mythology and a hint of gaslight in a gritty alternate Seattle? Wait not, dear hearts, for release day is HERE!

Hearts of Darkness

PW Best Summer Books

Of course, some of you noticed that Hearts of Darkness was in your local bookstore already. I’m pretty sure my mom bought the first copy. THE REST OF YOU: I would love pictures of my debut in the wild, so to speak, so if you would be so kind as to snap a pic and either email it to kirabradyauthor @ or tweet it to me @kirabrady, I would be ever so grateful. I’m going to make a facebook album.

I’m really excited that Seattle Public Library ordered 6 copies and already has 8 hold requests. :) Need more reasons to try it? Here is the latest fabulous review from the lovely ladies at A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet. “Wonderfully written, engaging, and sexy.  This isn’t a book you can flip through casually, because it’s enchanting and complex and worth every minute that you’ll spend devouring it.”

To celebrate, I’m blog hopping around the interwebs this week. You have a chance or two to win a copy of Hearts of Darkness every day. Please check the event page for links. Contests from yesterday are still ongoing, and today there are two more chances to win at The Qwillery and Literary Escapism. Since there are many copies of my own book up for grabs, today on my blog–right here–I’m giving away one copy each of four other fabulous new releases.

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City
by Meljean Brook

I love Meljean’s books, and I especially adore the Iron Seas series. If you haven’t read the Iron Duke yet, run–don’t walk–out to your nearest bookstore and rectify the situation. You’ll thank me.

Eight months after the events of The Iron Duke, can Rhys and Mina’s marriage survive a new threat? When newly-married Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth is called to investigate a bounder’s murder, she doesn’t expect the mysterious machine she finds…or the danger that leads back to her husband.

Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews

I also love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. This is an offshoot book about Andrea, Kate’s best friend. It is recommended to read the novella Magic Mourns in the Must Love Hellhounds anthology first. Of course, I recommend you read every book in the entire series for sheer awesomeness.  

After being kicked out of the Order of the Knights of Merciful Aid, Andrea’s whole existence is in shambles. She tries to put herself back together by working for Cutting Edge, a small investigative firm owned by her best friend. When several shapeshifters working for Raphael Medrano—the male alpha of the Clan Bouda, and Andrea’s former lover—die unexpectedly at a dig site, Andrea is assigned to investigate. Now she must work with Raphael as her search for the killer leads into the secret underbelly of supernatural Atlanta. And dealing with her feelings for him might have to take a back seat to saving the world…

Sweet Deception by Heather Snow

I love historical romance, and Heather writes smart heroines. Her first was a chemist, her second (this book) is a criminologist. Who doesn’t love smart chicks who kick ass in ball gowns?

Lady criminologist, Miss Emma Wallingford, unknowingly finds herself tangled in the dangerous final mission of Lord Derick Aveline, a spy who also happens to be her long lost first love. But when deception, however sweet, is the name of the game, no one can be trusted. And every love–and every life–is at risk. 

Moonglow by Kristin Callihan

Victorian romance + paranormal romance = love. 

Freed from a harsh marriage, Daisy Ellis Craigmore craves all life has to offer. When she becomes the only surviving witness to a string of brutal murders, Daisy is drawn into the investigation. Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northup, rushed to the scene of the crime, knowing one of his kind was the killer. He is intent upon finding the rogue lycan before the authorities — and that means protecting Daisy. Unable to keep her in the dark about the killer’s identity or his primal nature, Ian leaves his world and joins hers. Digging deeper into the hunt leads to secrets that shock Daisy and Ian as they rush to stop murders and save their souls.


To enter: please leave a comment telling me which book you would most like to read and why. will pick four winners (one for each book). Void where prohibited. Sorry, but shipping to North America only, unless it’s an ebook, in which case it’s available wherever you are geographically nonrestricted. Contest open until midnight PST August 10, 2012.

17 comments to “Release Day!!!”

  1. Sara M
      · August 7th, 2012 at 8:17 pm · Link

    I’d like to read Moonglow the most. I have a copy of Firelight waiting for me on my bookshelf, and I’ve seen so many good things about this series lately that I’ll be starting this series ASAP. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  2. Van Pham
      · August 7th, 2012 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Happy release day Kira!! I’m reading Heart of Darkness right now, will post review soon…and so far so good!! :)

    I would love to read either Moonglow or Gunmetal Magic, so many awesomes releases this month.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Audrey
      · August 7th, 2012 at 8:53 pm · Link

    Happy release day!

    I would love to read the Iron Seas story. The series is fantastic, and it’s awesome that we get to revisit Mina and Rhys. What a treat!

  4. Tasnim S
      · August 7th, 2012 at 8:53 pm · Link

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to read Gunmetal Magic :)


  5. toni
      · August 7th, 2012 at 9:04 pm · Link

    I seem to be in the minority… I’d love to read Heather Snow’s new one. I really enjoyed the first book in the series. Yes, smart heroines are the bomb.

  6. Heather
      · August 7th, 2012 at 9:07 pm · Link

    I love the Kate Daniels series, so reading Andrea’s story in GUNMETAL MAGIC, feels like the obvious choice. But, SWEET DECEPTION also sounds fanatstic.

  7. Winter
      · August 7th, 2012 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Happy release day! If I had to choose, it’d be Gunmetal Magic. Heard really good things about that one.

  8. Jessi Gage
      · August 7th, 2012 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release! I’d be thrilled to read Moonglow by Kristin Callihan. I love shifters and have never read anything by Kristin before, so would like to get to know her. Thank you for the giveawy!

  9. Kim
      · August 7th, 2012 at 9:26 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your new release. I’d like a chance to win Sweet Deception by Heather Snow. I’ve read some good reviews about her first book, but haven’t read her yet.

  10. Elizabeth H.
      · August 7th, 2012 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! If chosen, I’d love Moonglow because there ain’t nothin’ like a sexy lycan :wink:

  11. Monica
      · August 8th, 2012 at 1:22 am · Link

    I’d like to read Sweet Deception because a) No zombies! b) it isn’t a sequel and c) I like smart, kickass heroines! Thanks for the chance to win!

    My local library has 3 newly-arrived copies of your new book – I’m off to request one now! Happy book bday! :)

  12. Jules
      · August 8th, 2012 at 2:19 am · Link

    I have to pick one? :) All four those works are on my must-be-acquired-as-soon-as-I-get-paid list. If I haaad to choose just one, then I’d pick Sweet Deception by Heather Snow. Loved the first one. Congrats on your new release! I downloaded a copy on my ereader today and I can’t wait to start.

  13. donnas
      · August 8th, 2012 at 4:36 am · Link

    Congrats on the release!! Looking forward to it.

    Gunmetal Magic – I love the Kate Daniels world and am looking forward to this story.

  14. Anthea Lawson
      · August 8th, 2012 at 5:45 am · Link

    WOOHOO! Happy Release Day, Kira!! I’m so excited for you. Can hardly wait to pick up a copy! :)

    I love seeing that Meljean has a new steampunk novella out. I loved The Iron Duke.

  15. Elaine Willis
      · August 8th, 2012 at 1:01 am · Link

    Any of these books would be fine. Gunmetal Magic would be my first choice, but since I have already bought that one, I would be happy to try Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City. I love series that continue after the H/h get together.

    Of course, I’ll have to buy The Iron Duke first. :wink:

  16. Pam B
      · August 8th, 2012 at 9:49 am · Link


    Congrats on your new release! I read the novella for your series and I am looking forward to reading more.

    I would love to read Heather Snow’s Sweet Deception. Love historical romances and there is nothing better than a smart heroine.

    Thanks for the chance

  17. BeachHouseWrite
      · August 8th, 2012 at 4:00 pm · Link

    I have read all of the the books and novellas in the Kate Daniels series so for me Gunmetal Magic the first choice as I do not yet have a copy.

    However if when you choose my name Gunmetal Magic is already gone I would happy with any of the other books as all of them are on my tbr list.