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Monday, September 18, 2017

What Kind of Magician Are You? Take the Test!


Ever wondered what magical material you'd study, had you been born into the world of The Paper Magician? Now you can find out! I'm happy to announce that a brief quiz had been added to my website that will sort you into one of seven magical disciplines: paper, fire, metal alloys, rubber, plastic, glass, or flesh.

Ready to play? Click here!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE FIFTH DOLL Is Now Available in Ebook, Paperback, and Audio Book!

Iiiiiiiiiiiit'sssss here!



The Fifth Doll has released! It's out there! Spreading it's little creepy* wings!


Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.

Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem.

When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.

You can buy the book here, or add it to your Goodreads list here. :)


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In other notes, I will hopefully be announcing my eighth novel soon (because #7 is The Plastic Magician!)! Also, for more information and fun treats (like, say the first page of The Plastic Magician that went out a couple days ago), go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. I only send it out once every couple of months, so no spam. :)

You can pre-order The Plastic Magician here or add it to your Goodreads list here. Cover to come!

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*Because Publisher's Weekly called it horror :D

Monday, June 5, 2017

THE FIFTH DOLL Reviewed in Publisher's Weekly!

I've got a smile on my face today because The Fifth Doll just got a review in Publisher's Weekly!

Here are the best bits:

“Holmberg effortlessly shifts from fantasy (the Paper Magician series) to horror with this creepy short novel set in Russia. The plot’s unexpected detours are entertaining."

:D :D :D :D

You can see the full review here, check out the book on Goodreads, or go to its pre-order page.

The Fifth Doll releases July 25th!





Monday, April 17, 2017

Cover Reveal: THE FIFTH DOLL

It's heeeeeeeeeere!

The moment we've all (or possibly me) been waiting for: the cover for The Fifth Doll, which releases July 25th, 2017!

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After discovering a room full of matryoshka dolls wearing the faces of her village, a woman learns she may be trapped inside one--but unraveling the sorcery carved into each doll unleashes dark consequences that rip her from the only home she remembers.


What do you think?

You can preorder The Fifth Doll here.
And/or add The Fifth Doll to your Goodreads.


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Did I Mention the 4th PAPER MAGICIAN Book?

So, being the bright canary that I am, I realized I announced this everywhere except my actual blog. XD

Ahem.

SOLD TO 47NORTH: POLYMAKER, A FOURTH BOOK AND COMPANION NOVEL TO THE PAPER MAGICIAN SERIES.


Dinky graphic I made for Instagram

The deal is so fancy it even got to be in Publisher's Weekly. :D

I'm about 47,000 words into the first draft of the book, which you can add to your Goodreads list here.

So, what's it about?

Alvie Brechenmacher is eager to start her apprenticeship as a plastics magician, but competition in the new field of magic makes her a target for her mentor's most malicious rival.

And yes, there will be cameos galore. ;) Those who have read the trilogy will already know the love interest when he's (re)introduced.

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In other news, The Fifth Doll's publication date has been moved to July 25, 2017! You can add it to your Goodreads list or preorder it on Amazon. Soon I'll have a cover to show off and information about the release party!

Cheers!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Cover Reveal! THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King





The Hundredth Queen

Emily R. King

Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: June 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.

But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.

Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.

In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.




Author Bio:
Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

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