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April 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

What can I say?  There are a lot of terrific books coming out right now.  Written by people I've known for a long time.

I've known Leah Bobet and Brad Beaulieu since my days hanging around at the Online Writing Workshop.  Leah had arrived long before me, and so was already a sage presence on the mailing list when I stumbled along; Brad had been there longer than I, too, but not quite as much.  He and I traded a few critiques back in the day.

Anyway.  Excuse me while I wax sentimental.  Flash forward a few years, and wow!  Leah's debut novel has just hit shelves in the US (it debuted earlier in Canada), and Brad's brand-new second novel is out today.  He's running a contest to celebrate and there's still time (just barely) to win some major prizes.

Go check out Leah's Big Idea piece about Above.  And read an excerpt!  Leah knows how to string some purty words together.  Oh yes she does.

Brad's new novel, The Straits of Galahesh, is the sequel to his wonderful debut, The Winds of Khalakovo.  And did I mention there's a contest?  Did I mention there's still (a little bit) of time to enter a giveaway for a free Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet?  No?  Well, I have now.


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