Contest: Dark Descendent and Dead on the Delta

There’s nothing better than trying a new author or a new series.  Jenna Black is back with a new series and it all starts in Dark Descendant.  Have you had a chance to check it out yet?

JBlack-Dark DescendantNikki Glass can track down any man. But when her latest client turns out to be a true descendant of Hades, Nikki now discovers she can’t die. . . . Crazy as it sounds, Nikki’s manhunting skills are literally god-given. She’s a living, breathing descendant of Artemis who has stepped right into a trap set by the children of the gods. Nikki’s new “friends” include a descendant of Eros, who uses sex as a weapon; a descendant of Loki, whose tricks are no laughing matter; and a half-mad descendant of Kali who thinks she’s a spy. But most powerful of all are the Olympians, a rival clan of immortals seeking to destroy all Descendants who refuse to bow down to them. In the eternal battle of good god/bad god, Nikki would make a divine weapon. But if they think she’ll surrender without a fight, the gods must be crazy….

I love Black’s Morgan Kingsley series, so I can’t wait to try this new one.

One author I’ve been hearing a lot of is Stacey Jay and she also has a new novel coming out, Dead on the Delta, that has a gorgeous cover.  I’m sure you want to check this one out too, right?

SJay-Dead on the DeltaOnce upon a time, fairies were the stuff of bedtime stories and sweet dreams. Then came the mutations, and the dre-ams became nightmares. Mosquito-size fairies now indulge their taste for human blood—and for most humans, a fairy bite means insanity or death. Luckily, Annabelle Lee isn’t most humans. The hard-drinking, smart-mouthed, bicycle-riding redhead is immune to fairy venom, and able to do the dirty work most humans can’t. Including helping law enforcement— and Cane Cooper, the bayou’s sexiest detective—collect evidence when a body is discovered outside the fairy-proof barricades of her Louisiana town.

But Annabelle isn’t equipped to deal with the murder of a sixyear- old girl or a former lover-turned-FBI snob taking an interest in the case. Suddenly her already bumpy relationship with Cane turns even rockier, and even the most trust-worthy friends become suspects. Annabelle’s life is imploding: between relationship drama, a heartbreaking murder investigation, Breeze-crazed drug runners, and a few too many rum and Cokes, Annabelle is a woman on the run—from her past, toward her future, and into the arms of a darkness waiting just for her. . . .

I don’t know about you guys, but these sound fabulous, and guess what I have two copies of each to give away thanks to Simon and Schuster.  I know there are already a couple of contests out there for these same two books, so I’m going to do something a little different.  Instead of four winners, one for each of the four novels, I’m only going to draw two and they will get one of each of these titles.  How does that sound?

To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: What new author or series have you recently discovered? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered.  (US only)

As always, there’s more ways of getting your name in the hat (remember, these aren’t mandatory to enter, just extra entries):

  • +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer.
  • +1 to any review of Vicki’s novels you comment on, however, comments must be meaningful. Just give me the title of the review and I’ll be able to figure it out from there.
  • +1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook and/or Twitter
  • +10 Purchase any of Jenna or Stacey’s novels (listed below) through LE’s Amazon store or the Book Depository sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: jackie AT literaryescapism DOT com. Each purchase is worth ten entries.

The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.

The contest will stay open until May 31st, when Dead on the Delta is released, at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the Research Randomizer and the List Randomizer.  I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.

Meet Jenna Black!

Jenna BlackJenna Black is your typical writer. Which means she’s an “experience junkie.” She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.

Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating.

Concluding that this discovery was her life’s work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. She is now a full-time writer and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two dogs.

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Guardians of the Night

  1. Watchers in the Night at Amazon or the Book Depository
  2. Secrets in the Shadows at Amazon or the Book Depository
  3. Shadows On The Soul at Amazon or the Book Depository
  4. Hungers of the Heart at Amazon or the Book Depository

Morgan Kingsley

  1. The Devil Inside at Amazon or the Book Depository
  2. The Devil You Know at Amazon or the Book Depository
  3. The Devil’s Due at Amazon or the Book Depository
  4. Speak of the Devil at Amazon or the Book Depository
  5. The Devil’s Playground at Amazon or the Book Depository


  1. Glimmerglass at Amazon or the Book Depository
  2. Shadowspell at Amazon or the Book Depository
  3. Sirensong at Amazon or the Book Depository

Meet Stacey Jay!

Stacey JayStacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with three pen names, two small children, and a passion for playing pretend for a living. She’s been a full time mom-writer since 2005 and can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor (for real) and yoga instructor.

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Social Media: Facebook / Twitter

Megan Berry, Zombie Settler

  1. You Are So Undead to Me at Amazon or the Book Depository
  2. Undead Much? at Amazon or the Book Depository
  3. Valentine’s Day of the Undead at Amazon or the Book Depository

My So-Called Death at Amazon or the Book Depository
The Locket at Amazon or the Book Depository
Juliet Immortal at Amazon or the Book Depository (August 2011)

About Jackie 3282 Articles
I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. What new author or series have you recently discovered? I just discovered Sierra Dean she’s a new author with her kick butt series called Secret McQueen. The first book is called Something Secret This Way Comes and I loved it!

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    Thanks for the awesome contest they both sound exciting and great new series!

  2. I lately just gotten around to reading Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series! I won the first book in a contest and loved it so much I had to go get the other 2! Totally hooked now!

    Dead on the Delta is also starting to sound like an amazing read! Will have to read that one sometime since I already read Dark Descendant and LOVED that!

  3. I recently discovered Mira Grant’s Zombie series. I read Feed and am looking foward to the release of Deadline.

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  4. recently discovered Jennifer Lyons. Love her magic series.
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  5. recently discovered Jennifer Lyons. Love her magic series.
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  6. I recently discoverd the author Erin Lynn and her book Demon Envy. It’s really good.

  7. The new author I’ve recently discovered is Kevin Hearne and his series The Iron Druid Chronicles, starting with Hounded. Also, J.N. Duncan and Deadworld.

  8. I’ve recently discovered sooo many, but I have a lot of catch up reading to do. And some of the new ones on my radar haven’t even come out yet anyway (like Linda Poitevin’s Sins of the Angels.) I’ve had MLN Hanover’s Unclean Spirits for forever and just started it a couple days ago (partly based on your recommendation!) It started out just okay for me, but it’s starting to get better. Sometimes it’s just that way with first books in a series; it takes a while to get into.

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  9. I recently discovered author Ted Dekker. Great suspense

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  10. I’ve just discovered Ann Aquirre. Blue Diablo is good stuff! I just ordered the second and am getting ready to read Grimspace as well. Not sure why I put this one off as long as I did.

  11. What new author or series have you recently discovered?
    Ami Blackwelder’s Shifter Evolution series–Awesome!!




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  12. I just read Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison because of all the buzz and I adored it. Luckily book 2 is coming out in August. Both the Jenna Black and Stacey Jay books sound great and I’d love to try them.

  13. I just discovered Charlaine Harris recently and read right through the whole Sookie Stackhouse series.

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  14. I enjoyed Black’s Morgan Kingsley series. It was different and fun. I’ve both of these releases on my wishlist.
    What I discovered recently?
    I recently read Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It is YA and takes place on a spaceship.

    I’m a follower on Facebook

  15. I recently discovered Laura Wright and her Mark of the Vampire series, love it so far!

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  16. I recently discovered Cirque Du Freak series by Darren Shan.

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  17. I have just read Michelle Rowen’s Nightshade and I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. I am looking forward to the next in the series, Bloodlust.

    FB follower! :)

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