Sunday, March 6, 2011

An Amazing New Book by Ginn Hale and A Giveaway

An envelope with an old key opens . . .

The Rifter 

a new serial novel by Ginn Hale, available on March 8th @ 

“Hale is a master storyteller”
 —Jessewave Reviews 

“The true sorcery here is in Ginn Hale’s writing, which is by turns funny, fierce and lyrical. I can’t say enough good things about her work. Rifter is an astonishing story: terrifying and yet romantic. I was bewitched from the first sentence.” 

Weightless Books is proud to present a favorite fiction format revitalized once more for the digital age by award winning author Ginn Hale. 

When John opens a letter addressed to his missing roommate, Kyle, he expects to find a house key. Instead he is swept into a strange realm of magic, mysticism, revolutionaries and assassins. Though he struggles to escape, John is drawn steadily closer to a fate he share with Kyle—to wake the destroyer god, the Rifter, and shatter a world. 

Written over five years, The Rifter is award-winning author Ginn Hale's new ten-part serialized novel that follows two men transported from modern America to a theocratic world in the throes of a revolution. 

The first episode, The Shattered Gates, will be released on March 8, 2011. New installments will be released on the second Tuesday of each month. Singles installments and subscriptions are available.

Praise for Ginn Hale 

“An intricate world, well-integrated social issues, believable sexual encounters, and an interesting mystery make this dense, languorous tale appealing for any fan of romantic fantasy.” 
—Publisher’s Weekly

“Lushly detailed, with believable, fully developed characters, this fantasy with homoerotic overtones is reminiscent of Mercedes Lackey’s Vanyel novels and should appeal to a similar readership.”
 —Library Journal 

“This ingenious fantasy romance continues to resonate in my imagination.”
 —Drewey Wayne Gunn, Lambda Literary Report

“Hale is a natural storyteller, and knows how to plot. It’s hard to believe that this is a first effort. I found both sections of the novel unputdownable.”
 —Craig Gidney, Fantasy Book Spot 

“Wicked Gentlemen... is so sharply observed, so uniquely constructed, so original, and so touching in places that I have to give it a high recommendation.”
 —Janine, Dear Author 

About the Author Ginn Hale lives in the Pacific Northwest, donates blood as a pastime, and tinkers with things. She is the author of The Lord of the White Hell (Blind Eye Books), Wicked Gentlemen (Spectrum Award Winner; Lambda Award Finalist; Blind Eye Books), “Feral Machines” in Tangle (Blind Eye Books), “Touching Sparks” in Hell Cop (Loose Id), “Such Heights” in Hell Cop 2 (Loose Id), and “Shy Hunter” in Queer Wolf (Queered Fiction). She is currently working on a sequel to Wicked Gentlemen. 

Visit the author’s web site: 

About Weightless Books 

Weightless Books is a DRM-free ebookstore launched in 2010 to provide a new center of gravity for independent publishers. Weightless features a growing band of publishers such as Small Beer Press, Featherproof Books, Prime Books, Blind Eye Books, Lethe Press, Bull Spec, Damnation, Fairy Tale Review, Senses Five, and more every week. Weightless also offers online subscriptions to some of the most popular online and print journals including Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Bull Spec, and LCRW, with more journals being added each month. Weightless Books is run by Gavin J. Grant, who is also the publisher of Small Beer Press, and Chief Technical Officer, Michael J. DeLuca. · Contact: Gavin J. Grant · 857-540-6285 · · 

Ginn Hale 
The Rifter
 $3.99 per monthly installment; $29.95 subscription / ~100 pages per installment / PDF/mobi/epub/lit / March 8, 2011 
Published by Blind Eye Books: 
Distributed by Weightless Books:

Isn't this exciting news?  I adore Ginn Hale's work and can't wait to read what she has in store for us this time.  

Nicole Kimberling of Blind Eye Books has been incredibly generous with the Island once again and is offering to giveaway, to one lucky winner, a free subscription of The Rifter.  
That's 10 months of installments - free.  Woohoo!  
Leave your name and your email address in a comment to be entered.
Contest ends tonight at 11:59pm (pacific)


Lily said...

A serialized novel? Sounds fascinating. Count me in please. :)

Chris said...

I'm intrigued - count me in, please!

Nastassia said...

I would love to win a book by Ginn Hale .


Jason said...

wow! It's like the holy grail of prizes!

Hilcia said...

Love Ginn Hale!

Name: Hilcia
email address: hilciasuarez (at) gmail (dot) com

Bring it on!

Alaina said...

I'd love to win!

Tracy said...

Jason - we'll need your email address to enter you. ;)

~ames~ said...

I really enjoy Hale's writing. Great contest ladies!!

thriftyreader at gmail dot com


Kristen said...

I love Ginn Hale!


orannia said...

I have been (im)patiently waiting for this serial to be released ever since I read the excerpt. I adore dark fantasy...and Ginn Hale's writing, and the two together...sounds like bliss *grin*

If I'm not too late (not sure about the time zones) please count me in :)

orannia (at) gmail (dot) com

Snowie77 said...

This sounds interesting, please count me in. :)

justacat said...

Oh, I love Ginn Hale and I'd love to win this one - definitely count me in!

(justacat66 at gmail)

Delta said...

Sounds great! Count me in please :)

~ Monica

Adara O'Hare said...

I've never read Hale before, so I'm very interested. Thanks for the contest!

Adara O'Hare said...

Sorry, forgot email:

Damon Suede said...
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Damon Suede said...

(reposting... weird bloggy glitch I think!)
I would LOVE to be entered for this! Love Hale, love serial fiction, love the offer. Thanks for making this available

Damon Suede

Sarah said...

Cool! Count me in too!

I loved Lord of the White Hell so much, been hanging out for a new one :)

Tracy said...

And the winner is:



This contest is now closed.

orannia said...

Congrats Hilcia!

Hilcia said...

Thank you ladies! Thank you Nicole Kimberling and Blind Eye Books. :)

Kaetrin said...

I've heard good things about this author. please count me in.

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