Thursday, December 20, 2012

Laura Bickle Schedule

December 20 Review
The Hollow Ones
Forget About TV, Grab a Book

December 21 Promo
Blooding Book Reviews

December 23 Guest blog and review
Bad Ass Book Reviews

December 24 Guest blog 
Lizzy's Dark Fiction

December 26 Promo
A Dream Within A Dream

December 27 Review 
The Reading Diaries

December 28 and 29
The Reading Diaries

December 29 Promo
I know that Book!

December 30 review
Andi's Young Adult Books 

January 3 Interview and review 
The Insane Ramblings of a Crazed Writer, 

January 4 Review 
Immortality & Beyond 

January 5 Interview
Immortality & Beyond

January 6 Review 
Lizzy's Dark Fiction

January 7-11 Week with Laura
Guest blog and interview
Overflowing Bookshelves

January 10 Guest blog

January 12 Promo

January 14 Guest blog 
Queen of All She Reads 

January 15 review
Christina Irelan 

January 16 Guest blog

January 17 Promo
Boekie's Book Reviews

January 17 Review
Book Flame

January 18 interview
Cocktails and Books 

Jan 19th Guest Post 

January 20 Review 
Open the Page

January 19 review The Hallowed Ones
Frankie Blooding's Bookshelf

January 22 Review 
Book On A Wire

Jan 24th Book Promo 
Monique Morgan

January 25 Review
Blogger and Reviewer at Sweet Southern Home

January 25 review Sparks
Frankie Blooding's Bookshelf

January 27 Guest blog

January 28 Guest blog
Paranormal Perceptions guest post series

Jan 28th Book Promo 
Monique Morgan

January 28 promo and review
Queen of All She Reads 

January 29 Guest blog
Ex Libris

January 30 Interview and review 
Never Judge a Book by its Cover - 

Jan 31 Guest Post
Monique Morgan

Laura Bickle 
Reading level: Ages 12 and up 
Paperback: 320 pages 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Graphia 
(September 25, 2012) 
ISBN-10: 0547859260 
ISBN-13: 978-0547859262

If your home was the last safe place on earth, would you let a stranger in? 

In this captivating thriller, an Amish settlement is the last safe haven in a world plagued by an unspeakable horror…

Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenag-ers are free to experience non-Amish culture before officially joining the church. But before Rumspringa arrives, Katie’s safe world starts to crumble. It begins with a fiery helicopter crash in the cornfields, followed by rumors of massive unrest and the disappearance of huge numbers of people all over the world. Something is out there...and it is making a killing.

Unsure why they haven’t yet been attacked, the Amish Elders make a de-cree: No one goes outside their community, and no one is allowed in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man lying just outside the boundary of their land, she can’t leave him to die. She refuses to submit to the Elder’s rule and secretly brings the stranger into her community—but what else is she bringing in with him?

About the Author 

Laura Bickle's professional background is in criminal justice and library science. When she's not patrolling the stacks at the public library, she can be found reaming up stories about the monsters under the stairs. 

She has written several contemporary fantasy novels for adults, and THE HALLOWED ONES is her first young adult novel. Laura lives in Ohio with her husband and five mostly-reformed feral cats. For more about Laura, please visit her website at:

Anya Kalinczyk #2
Pocket Juno Books
Mass Market Paperback, $7.99
ISBN 978-1439167687

The second book in Bickle’s series about Anya Kalinczyk is just as wonderful as the first—Anya is a compelling and likable protagonist and Bickle does an outstanding job in her portrayal of the city of Detroit; there are ruins, yes, but also hope in the ashes. Anya never takes herself too seriously and there is a scene in a baby supercenter that is absolutely not to be missed. (4 stars)

- RT Book Reviews

...a charming and inventive read.

-Elizabeth Bear, Realms of Fantasy Magazine, December 2010


Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair. Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion.

After fire consumes the home of elderly Jasper Bernard, Anya is stunned to discover his remains—or, more precisely, a lack of them; even the fiercest fires leave some trace of their victims—and she is sure this was no naturally occurring blaze. Soon she’s unearthed a connection to a celebrity psychic who preys on Detroit’s poor, promising miracles for money. But Hope Solomon wants more—she’s collecting spirits, and in a frantic race against time, Anya will face down an evil adversary who threatens her fragile relationship with her lover, her beloved Sparky’s freshly hatched newts, and the wandering souls of the entire city.

SPARKS is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Pocket Juno Books
Mass Market Paperback, $7.99
ISBN: 978-1439167656

“One of the most promising debut novels I’ve read in a great while… I’d highly recommend this book to anybody who reads fantasy. It reminds me in many regards…of another exceptional first novel…Emma Bull’s seminal War for the Oaks, and there’s not much higher praise that I can give.”

—Elizabeth Bear on
“Bickle has something great in Anya. Embers has everything: demons, ghosts, dragons, love, sex, police, and murder.”

—M.L.N. Hanover, bestselling author of Darker Angels

“Gritty but never grim, Embers is a truly urban fantasy, where the soul of a city haunts every page. I can’t wait for more of Anya and the unforgettable Sparky!”

—Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Bad to the Bone and Shade

Unemployment, despair, anger--visible and invisible unrest feed the undercurrent of Detroit's unease. A city increasingly invaded by phantoms now faces a malevolent force that further stokes fear and chaos throughout the city.

Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya--who is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern--suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders. By Devil's Night, the spell will be complete, unless Anya--with the help of her salamander familiar and the paranormal investigating team --can stop it.

Anya's accustomed to danger and believes herself inured to loneliness and loss. But this time she's risking everything: her city, her soul, and a man who sees and accepts her for everything she is. Keeping all three safe will be the biggest challenge she's ever faced.

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