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World Con 2012

Paul’s World Con 2012 Schedule

Thursday August 30

Flight 11:20 on Delta
Arrive 3:05 in Chicago

Stay at the Hyatt Regencty Hotel

Faith in Fiction 4:30-6:30
Where: Crystal A
Shanna Swendson-M, Paul Genesse, Tim Akers, Laurel Ann Hill, Isabel Schechter

Friday August 31

Steampunk 1:30-3:00
Where: Gold Coast
Sarah Hans-M, Jay Lake, Michael Coorlim, S.J., Paul Genesse

Autograph session 4:30-6:00
Paul Genesse, Charles Stross, Gra Linnea, Jay Lake, Sharon Shinn

Electronic Publishing
Where: Gold Coast
Eric Flint-M, Paul Genesse Amanda Luedeke, Jason Sizemore, Joshua Bilmes

Saturday September 1
Open

Leave Sunday
Flight at 1:45

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World Con 2012

Paul’s World Con 2012 Schedule

Thursday August 30

Flight 11:20 on Delta
Arrive 3:05 in Chicago

Stay at the Hyatt Regencty Hotel

Faith in Fiction 4:30-6:30
Where: Crystal A
Shanna Swendson-M, Paul Genesse, Tim Akers, Laurel Ann Hill, Isabel Schechter

Friday August 31

Steampunk 1:30-3:00
Where: Gold Coast
Sarah Hans-M, Jay Lake, Michael Coorlim, S.J., Paul Genesse

Autograph session 4:30-6:00
Paul Genesse, Charles Stross, Gra Linnea, Jay Lake, Sharon Shinn

Electronic Publishing
Where: Gold Coast
Eric Flint-M, Paul Genesse Amanda Luedeke, Jason Sizemore, Joshua Bilmes

Saturday September 1
Open

Leave Sunday
Flight at 1:45

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(from the season five finale of True Blood on HBO)

I just watched the season finale of True Blood. Wow, what a great ending to the best season in years. I loved it and of course can’t wait for the next one, which is going to be so awesome, judging by what they set up in the past ten episodes.

If you miss watching True Blood, check out this novel: Midnight in St. Petersburg, which is a very entertaining urban fantasy novel in the same vein as HBO’s True Blood series–which is based on New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels . . . but this book is set in the broken and predatory city of St. Petersburg, Russia, a dirty jewel of a city on the shores of the Baltic. The dark aura of the city radiates from the pages and is always present, watching and waiting to strike the well-drawn characters pulled into its hungry shadow.

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Author Barbara J. Webb gives us a fascinating view of the old world and all the supernatural creatures that have been secretly living there for millennia fighting an Invisible War with each other, and against “voiders,” humans who use dark magic to level the playing field. St. Petersburg has been the site of many recent murders of vampires and voiders both, and if the killers are not found out soon, the Invisible War will be explode and many more voiders and vampires will die. (read the rest of my review on Amazon.

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The Genre Underground blog, where I recently did an interview is giving away some free eBooks from authors who are friends of the blog. You can go to http://www.genreunderground.com to learn more. I know that prolific speculative fiction author Frances Pauli, among others is giving away some eBooks. This is time sensitive, so check out Frances’ books on her blog and leave a comment to be entered to win a free eBook.

Here’s her blog address. http://francespauli.blogspot.com/

Paul Genesse
Author of the Iron Dragon Series and Editor of The Crimson Pact Series

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Genre Underground Interview

Short interview with details on Crimson Pact Vol. 5 and more: http://www.genreunderground.com published on August 23, 2012.

Paul Genesse
Editor of The Crimson Pact anthologies and the Iron Dragon Series
www.paulgenesse.com

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Cool podcast about the Gen Con Writers’ Symposium I’ve been a part of for years. It’s hosted by the awesome and hilarious, author Anton Strout:

http://blog.antonstrout.com/2012/07/29/of-podcast-ep-40–gen-con-2012.aspx

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By a bullet or a blade, the Pact will have justice.

A gunslinger rides down a dark road
in an alternate history Old West . . .

A lone woman tries to save a distant planet
from a diabolical invasion . . .

A rogue demon seeks vengeance
on his former queen . . .

Read the supernatural Western, “Darkness of the Sun,” a novella by Patrick M. Tracy, and sixteen other action packed and terrifying stories that run the gamut of urban fantasy, horror, science fiction and fantasy, with stories by Michaele Jordan, Usman T. Malik Brett Peterson, Sarah Hans, Daniel Myers, Kelly Swails, Sarah Kanning, Valerie Dircks, John Perkins, Elizabeth Shack, Leigh Dragoon, Donald Darling, Steven Diamond, and Suzzanne Myers.

Make your mark in blood and join the Crimson Pact!

Here’s the opening of Darkness of the Sun by Patrick M. Tracy

Part One: Dogs and Preachers

I put my boot against the preacher’s neck and held him down. His claws reached up, scratching at my chaps, his needle-sharp teeth gnawing against my heel. He gave out a hellish growl that would put a cougar to shame, but I wouldn’t let him up. Not after all the nonsense he’d got himself up to—poisoning wells, swindling folks out of their life savings . . . shoot, he’d even stolen a few horses. In the Arizona Territory, such behavior was not tolerated. I unholstered my .58 Buxton and pointed it into his scarlet demonic face. We both knew what he was by then.

Check it out here:
http://thecrimsonpact.com/store.html

Tales From the Crimson Pact is FREE until the end of the week at Amazon. http://bit.ly/N9eMf5

Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read it on the free Kindle apps for your computer or smartphone. You can download that at http://amzn.to/PjCULx

Additionally, the first story in the Crimson Pact series, the one that sets the whole thing up, is available in PDF form from our website: http://thecrimsonpact.com/Failed_Crusade.pdf

If you’ve been looking for a quick way to either start with The Crimson Pact yourself – or introduce a friend without overwhelming them! – these are a great opportunity.

Tales From the Crimson Pact: http://amzn.to/PjCULx

The Failed Crusade: http://thecrimsonpact.com/Failed_Crusade.pdf

Volume 3 is also available as a trade paperback and as an eBook.

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Volume 2 is is also available as a trade paperback and as an eBook.

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Volume 1 is also available as a trade paperback and as an eBook.

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