Kira Brady
Oct 15
2013
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This weekend I will be signing books at the Emerald City Writers’ Conference book fair. If you live in the area, please stop by and say hi! I’ll be signing HEARTS OF DARKNESS and HEARTS OF SHADOW, chatting, and handing out bookmarks, and signing cover flats of HEARTS OF CHAOS. A portion of the proceeds benefit DAWN, the Domestic Abuse Women’s Shelter. If you don’t live in the area, you can still order signed books and help out a great cause:

Barnes & Noble is trying something new and ECWC gets the first crack at it. This Saturday is the Emerald City Writers Conference book fair. Don’t live close by? Purchase any participating authors book online or in person at any B&N in the country and use code 11132172 upon check-out. Proceeds of that sale will go to DAWN the Domestic Abuse Women’s Shelter.

Details on the book fair:

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The Emerald City Writers’ Conference holds a place near and dear to my heart because it’s where I pitched HEARTS OF DARKNESS to Peter Senftleben at Kensington and became a published author. Right after the ECWC in 2008, I started writing the Deadglass trilogy, pitched Hearts of Darkness at ECWC 2009, and now at ECWC 2013, 100 conference attendees will get copies of my debut novel in their goodie bags and I’ll be signing at the book fair. It’s been a fun road!

Sep 12
2013
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Drum roll please….. Now presenting, HEARTS OF CHAOS!!! I was going to wait to post it until closer to the release, but the cover is live on Amazon and Goodreads, so here you go! The cover artist went more romance-y with this one. What do you think?

Preorder the paperback!

Amazon •• Barnes & Noble •• B-A-M •• Chapters •• IndieBound
Kensington Books •• Powell’s •• The Book Depository

Preorder an autographed copy from Secret Garden Books (just ask for it autographed when you call)!

 

Hearts of chaos

“A trilogy you’ll want to get lost in.” —RT Book Reviews

To save her world, one woman’s fierce quest will put her up against an ancient evil–and a desire too dangerous to deny . . .

She is betrothed to Seattle’s most feared shifter clan leader. Still, the Lady Lucia can never be the dainty aristocratic wife Emory Corbette thinks he needs. And as a malevolent, all-consuming monster plots to take hold of their shattered world, Lucia will risk her untapped powers to defeat it–and challenge the Raven King’s seductive rule. No one in Emory’s many lifetimes has ever defied him. Lucia’s courage and strength are shaking his iron control to its core. . .and making him hungry for all she can give. But their only hope is a wrenching sacrifice that could unite humans and shifters in victory–or destroy everything Lucia and Emory desire most. . .

Praise for Kira Brady and the Deadglass Series

“Imaginative. . .this fast-paced, gritty story will thrill paranormal readers.” —BookPage

“Dazzling. . .thrilling. . .irresistible.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The characters are fresh and exciting, and the story is fascinating.” —RT Book Reviews

Sep 10
2013
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Hello, world! I’m working on copy edits for HEARTS OF CHAOS, the final Deadglass book due out March 2014. I love it and hope you do too. I wanted to write a quick update for those of you in the Seattle area: I will be signing books at the Emerald City Writers Conference in October at the Bellevue Westin. The book fair is open to the public and raises money for DAWN. It’s a great chance to meet many of the wonderful local romance authors and pick up autographed copies. I’ll be signing Hearts of Darkness (#1) and Hearts of Shadow (#2, which also has the novella printed in it!). Please stop by and say hi.

I try to go to ECWC every year, as it’s sponsored by my local RWA chapter. This year the theme is self publishing, what everyone, including me, wants to know about. A lot of authors are recommending a hybrid approach of publishing with a New York publishing house and self publishing at the same time. This sounds like a fabulous idea….for someone who can write more than one book a year. Unfortunately, I’m in the author-with-itty-bitty-babies stage of life, where I’ll be lucky to write a single book in a year. This year I’m mostly going to the conference just to pretend I’m still in the game. It will be nice to see my writer friends again after a loooong absence, and it’s always great to meet readers at the book fair. Hope to meet some new people and see some familiar faces!

2013 Emerald City Writers’ Conference : October 18th – 20th, 2013.
Keynote speakers are Maya Banks, Robyn Carr, and Karen Rose.
Book fair is usually Saturday from 4-6.

Aug 23
2013
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Dearest readers….yes, I’m still alive. Summer has been a blur of park outings, weekend road trips, and far too many sleepless nights. I wish I could tell you that I’ve been writing, but, well, I can’t. Baby Brady is six months old and is starting to try solid foods! Still not sleeping through the night, but I hope as school starts for Big Sister and we stop traveling so much, the regular routine will help him adjust to sleeping. PLEASE, lady-be, MAKE IT SO.

On to the news: Dear Author is hosting a month long book giveaway and is graciously giving away 5 autographed copies of HEARTS OF DARKNESS! Please visit this page to enter. Hearts of Darkness is the first book of the Deadglass Trilogy, and Jane at Dear Author loved it.

“You’ve brought something new and exciting to my reading world…. the romance is strong and sexy and angst filled…. What a debut. A-” – Jane Litte, Dear Author

You can read the full review here.

1185374_508104025944241_1609150294_nWhat have you been up to this summer? We just returned from three days of camping and hiking at Mount Rainier National Park. If you aren’t a fan of the Kira Brady facebook page, you might want to check out the pictures I’ve been posting of the real world settings for Deadglass Seattle. I took some nice ones of Mount Rainier while out hiking. I’ve also posted them on Instagram.

I will be at the Emerald City Writers Conference and, hopefully, signing at the book fair on Saturday, October 19, 2013, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Bellevue Westin. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi!

Jun 11
2013
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Congrats to the winners of the HEARTS OF SHADOW giveaway! The pick a giveaway winner wordpress plugin randomly chose 10 people who commented on the post out of the 26 who entered. Thanks to all who entered and helped spread the word.

1) Trisha

2) Jen Montgomery

3) Janie McGaugh

4) Tammy Sigond

5) Jackie Wisherd

6) Barbara Elness:

7) Lori G

8 ) Connie Smith

9) Eva Millien

10) Amy R

And if you are still interested in trying out the Deadglass Trilogy, HEARTS OF DARKNESS (book 1) is on ebook sale again for only $1.99!

Buy for Kindle

Buy for Nook

Legend for the Deadglass Map by Teresa Grasseschi

HEARTS OF SHADOW
The Deadglass Trilogy, Book 2
Kensington Zebra • May 2013
ISBN-13: 9781420124576 • ISBN-10: 1420124579

In this brilliant new novel in the Deadglass series, a fierce young woman’s quest entangles her in an apocalyptic endgame–and unexpected desire…

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.

Available now in Mass Market Paperback, ebook, and audiobook!

Order Paperback

Amazon •• Barnes & Noble •• B-A-M •• Chapters •• IndieBound
Secret Garden Books •• Powell’s •• The Book Depository

Order Ebook

Kindle •• Nook •• Kobo •• iBooks

May 28
2013
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I’m giving away 10 copies of Hearts of Shadow in the hopes of generating more reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Book 2 in the Deadglass Trilogy has been out for a few weeks, and lovely reviews are starting to trickle in.

“Brady’s masterful world-building transports the reader to a grim but compelling future, seamlessly interweaving the real and the beautifully imagined.” – Publishers Weekly

“This is a trilogy you’ll want to get lost in.” – RT Magazine

“Brady has created a fascinating world with different mythology infused together, and strong multifaceted characters that make lasting impressions.” – Short and Sweet Reviews (five stars)

“Hearts of Shadow is a moody, atmospheric, dangerous and sexy ride and I want more.” The Book Tart

“Hearts of Shadow is a fantastic story, rich on its own with complex characters and a strong plot well suited to this fascinating world.” – Christine of The Happily Ever After

“Intense, action packed, steamy angsty, and at times dark, Hearts of Shadows is a riveting paranormal romance.” – Affair De Coeur Magazine

“HEARTS OF SHADOW, is one exciting, sensual scene after another….Well written with incredible characters.” – Romance Reviews Today

I’d like to get to 50 Amazon reviews, because I hear this is some sort of magic number. I’m planning to give away a prize pack when I do. DEADGLASS GOODIES! FREE BOOKS! CHOCOLATE! Please help me make it to 50. Have you read Hearts of Shadow? Please consider reviewing it! Good, bad, indifferent…long, short, whatever. All buzz is good buzz in the name of publicity, or something like that. Want to read it? Here’s your chance to get a free book!

To Enter: Just comment on this post. One entry per person, USA and Canada only.

Last Date to Enter: Sunday, June 9th, at 11:59:59 PM Pacific time. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 10th and notified by e-mail. TEN entrants from the comments will be chosen at random.

Official Rules: Comment by 11:59:59 PM Pacific time on June 9th, 2013 for your chance to win. Ten winners will be selected randomly using a WordPress giveaway plugin, and their names posted on this blog the following day. Winners must provide Kira with their mailing address by June 16th, 2013 or the prize will be forfeit. Only one entry per ISP address. The contest is open to US and Canadian readers. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Void where prohibited.

Hearts of ShadowHEARTS OF SHADOW
The Deadglass Trilogy, Book 2
Kensington Zebra • May 2013
ISBN-13: 9781420124576 • ISBN-10: 1420124579

In this brilliant new novel in the Deadglass series, a fierce young woman’s quest entangles her in an apocalyptic endgame–and unexpected desire…

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.

Available now in Mass Market Paperback, ebook, and audiobook!

Order Paperback

Amazon •• Barnes & Noble •• B-A-M •• Chapters •• IndieBound
Secret Garden Books •• Powell’s •• The Book Depository

Order Ebook

Kindle •• Nook •• Kobo •• iBooks

 

 

 

May 9
2013
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Grace Mercer is entered in the Supernatural Smackdown at Dark Faerie Tales for the most kickass of all bad-ass protagonists, and she needs your vote. Enter also for a chance to win a copy of Hearts of Shadow, book 2 in the Deadglass Trilogy!

HELP GRACE BEAT THE OPPOSITION

There is still time to enter the contest to win a copy of Hearts of Shadow and read my interview at The Book Tart too (May 15).

 

May 7
2013
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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.

INTERVIEW! With me! At the Book Tart! Today! Book giveaway!

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
Apr 25
2013
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Less than two weeks before Hearts of Shadow (Deadglass #2) arrives on bookstore shelves! The audiobook was narrated by Xe Sands, who did a fabulous job on the novella and book #1. It releases in May from Blackstone Audio, but seems to have no cover as of yet. Xe Sands has shared a sneak listen from Hearts of Shadow and it sounds GREAT! I couldn’t be happier. I’m trying to copy how she says aptrgangr, just in case I ever have to say it out loud.

Hearts of Shadow sneak listen

When I get author copies, I will be giving away a set of the first three audiobooks from the Deadglass Trilogy. Stay tuned!

(Side note: There is still a few days left to buy the ebook of Hearts of Darkness for only $1.99!)

Apr 16
2013
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Hearts of DarknessGood news for those of you who haven’t read Hearts of Darkness and want to brush up before you rush out to get Hearts of Shadow on May 7th: The first ebook in the Deadglass Trilogy is on sale today for $1.99!! The sale is 4/16 to 4/29 at the major ebook retailers, though some of them may have a few delays getting the price right.

Please consider writing a review for it — I’m told this really helps.

The links:

B&N NOOK

Kobo

Apple

Sony

Amazon Kindle