#BlackFriday Contest: Sugar Skulls by Lisa Mantchev

What is a Black Friday without a few gifts and surprises? Lisa Mantchev wanted to be here, but due to deadlines (and we totally want more stories, right?), she was unable to participate. However, to celebrate the release of Sugar Skulls, she’s sent along this fabulous beauty instead: a copy of Sugar Skulls to give away and I know you want it. *grin*

LMantchev-Sugar SkullsWelcome to Cyrene, a city where energy is currency and music is the lifeblood of its young citizens. Everyone lives on the grid, and the residents of the world’s largest playground are encouraged to pursue every physical and emotional pleasure imaginable.

Vee is the lead singer of the Sugar Skulls, an all-girl band that is Corporate’s newest pet project. Micah haunts the city like a ghost after an overdose of a deadly illegal street drug knocks him off the grid. When Micah and Vee forge an immediate, undeniable connection, their troubled worlds collide.

Trading concert stages for Cyrene’s rooftops and back alleys, they have to evade vicious thugs and Vee’s possessive manager as they unravel the mysteries connected to their dark pasts. And before the curtain falls, Micah and Vee will bring the city to its knees in their desperate bid for love, home, and a future together.


Meet Lisa Mantchev!

Lisa Mantchev is a temporally-displaced Capricorn who casts her spells from an ancient tree in the Pacific Northwest. When not scribbling, she is by turns an earth elemental, English professor, actress, artist, and domestic goddess. She shares her abode with her husband, two children, and three hairy miscreant dogs. She is best known as the author of the young adult fantasy trilogy, The Théâtre Illuminata, which includes the Andre Norton and Mythopoeic awards-nominated Eyes Like Stars. Her steampunk young adult novel, Ticker, was a Kindle #1 Bestseller, and her picture book, Strictly No Elephants, was named a 2016 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honorable Mention. Lisa’s short fiction has also appeared in venues like Faerie Magazine, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and Strange Horizons.

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Lisa MantchevWant to purchase Lisa’s novels?
Sugar Skulls
Strictly No Elephants
Theatre Illuminata

  1. Eyes Like Stars
  2. Perchance to Dream
  3. So Silver Bright

Lost Angeles

  1. Lost Angeles
  2. Loose Canon

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Contest Details

Thank you Lisa Mantchev for taking part in Literary Escapism’s Black Friday!

Lisa is giving away. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: What do you think Micah and Vee would get each other for the holidays? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered. (US Only)

Have you checked out the other Black Friday contests yet? Check out the Master List to see all the Black Friday giveaways. All Black Friday contests will remain open until December 31st. All giveaways are subject to LE’s Giveaway Policy.

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  1. Micah should get Vee The Monster High Skelita Calaveras Doll in honor of her band Sugar Skulls and should get Micah herself wrapped in a bow for the holidays. Merry Christmas

  2. Micah should get Vee a bottle of Crystal Skull vodka, Vee should get Micah an intricately crafted silver pendant in the design of a dragon.

  3. Since Vee is a singer, I think Micah should get her a personalized microphone. And Vee should get Micah a custom bracelet (which is pretty in right now). Thanks for the giveaway.

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