Kira Brady

May 7
Hot Beach Reads: Hearts of Shadow

It was a sweltering 87 degrees here in Seattle yesterday. We tied with Phoenix for the hottest city. Very few of us have air conditioning, since it rarely gets that hot, but we have abundant cool forests and a few sparkling beaches from which we can dip our toes into the frigid Puget Sound. It’s the perfect weather for a cool drink and a hot book, and–lucky you!–today HEARTS OF SHADOW (Deadglass #2) releases into the wild.

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Why is this book going to knock your socks off?

1) Kick ass heroine

2) Geeky, protective dragon-shifter hero

3) Cats. Who doesn’t like cats?

4) Ballard. Best neighborhood in the country, and you get MORE of it in this book!

5) Chocolate. Sustainable, fair trade, gourmet goodness.

6) Glogg

7) Zombies. Let me tell you: when it’s this hot, I’m glad there are no rotting corpses walking the streets. PU.

But seriously, hot beach readers that you are, Publishers Weekly had only lovely things to say about the second Deadglass installment:

Brady dazzles in this dark paranormal, a return to a fantasy Seattle introduced in Hearts of Darkness. Grace Mercer is struggling to survive in the aftermath of the Unraveling, a duel between ancient clans—the Kivati and the Drekar—that opened a gate between worlds, rendered electricity unusable, and plunged Seattle into a postapocalyptic nightmare. Grace was under slave bonds to the evil Drekar dragon-shifter Sven Norgard before the Unraveling led to his death, and she’s close to earning her freedom. To her chagrin, paying off the rest of her debt requires collaborating with Sven’s half-brother, Leif Asgard. What Grace refuses to believe at first is that unlike the soulless Sven, scientist Leif is a deeply honorable man. Can the two work together to save what’s left of Seattle before a fragile truce crumbles? Brady’s masterful world-building transports the reader to a grim but compelling future, seamlessly interweaving the real and the beautifully imagined. (May 7)

And even RT Magazine said some nice things:

Brady’s second installment of her Deadglass series continues its fantastic blend of mythology and the lore of various cultures. Although the distinct world Brady has created, with the backdrop of an apocalyptic Seattle, is fascinating, it’s a little daunting until the reader becomes immersed in the intense story and characters. This is a trilogy you’ll want to get lost in.

(Is it just me, or is that a double entendre?)

And that’s it for reviews so far. It’s a quiet little book in a quiet little series, but if you enjoyed the world building of Hearts of Darkness, I think you’ll like this book even more. If you read it and leave a review on Goodreads or Amazon, I will love you forever. Or at least greatly appreciate you for a reallly, reallly long time.

(I can’t write a blog post that’s not tongue in cheek and full of self depreciating humor. It’s the Swede in me. I’ve been trying so hard, and all it has resulted in is never blogging. From now on I’m going to stop self censoring. At least some of the time. Maybe.)

The hot, hot details:

Hearts of ShadowHearts of Shadow

(Deadglass Book 2)

Release date: May. 7, 2013

Publisher: Zebra

Genre:  Romance

Kira Brady (Author)
ISBN: 1420124579 |
ISBN-13: 9781420124576 |
Format: Mass Market Paperback and eBook
Grace Mercer’s unmatched wraith-killing ability made her the unofficial defender of a city shattered by supernatural catastrophe. So there’s no way she’ll allow the new regent of Seattle’s most powerful dragon shifter clan to “protect” her
from a vicious evil stalking the ruined streets—and keep her from the freedom she’s risked everything to earn.Leif’s science-honed instincts tell him Grace is the key to keeping shifters and humans safe. But helping this wary fighter channel her untapped power is burning away the dragon’s sensual self-control and putting a crucial alliance at risk. Soon the only chance Leif and Grace will have to save their world will be a dangerously fragile link that could forever unite their souls…or consume all in a storm of destruction.

Mass Market (with bonus HEARTS OF FIRE novella in print edition!)  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Books-A-Million | Chapters | IndieBound

eBook (sadly without Hearts of Fire):  Amazon| Barnes & Noble

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