Shinobi News – April 16, 2016

The Ninja’s Daughter: Heading out for Reviews!

It’s always exciting when the newest book heads into the world. Obviously, I like it best when the book heads into readers’ hands, but it’s exciting when the ARCs (advance review copies) head out to reviewers, too.

Last week, I received a couple of ARCs from the publisher, and I have to admit, I teared up just a little when I held this newest book for the first time. Seventh Street has done a fabulous job–it’s my favorite cover (and interior) yet:


The electronic ARC is also available for book reviewers and book bloggers to request, via Edelweiss. If you’re a reviewer and would like a copy, please click this link and let the publisher know. We’d love to get The Ninja’s Daughter into your hands!

Summer Book Tours

I’m starting to schedule signings and appearances for The Ninja’s Daughter, and I’ll also be touring virtually through TLC Book Tours and Amy Bruno’s Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours–details coming soon!

Shout-Outs and New Releases…

If you’re looking for a great April read, may I suggest:

STRIKE by Delilah Dawson: From the author of the “gritty near-future dystopian tale,” (Booklist) Hit comes the thrilling sequel about an indentured assassin fighting to survive in a world of anarchy.*

DEAD BEFORE DYING by Kerry Schafer: In this supernatural thriller, shot through with biting wit, Maureen Keslyn checks herself in to Shadow Valley Manor to recuperate and rehabilitate from her last job. There, she runs afoul of the stern director and makes friends with some of the other residents, mostly older, all harboring either a secret or a grudge. With secrets of her own, like why she has her own Federal Agent checking up on her, and how she injured herself in the first place, Maureen fits right in, even as she sticks out like a thorn.* 

*Descriptions from the publisher’s summaries, in both cases.

I’ve read them both, and absolutely loved them.