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Leanna Renee Hieber: Gothic Victorian Fantasy for old souls in a modern world

DragonCon Schedule! Space Coast Comiccon! New Ventures! (Fri, 21 Aug 2015)
Dear Readers, I've been busy promoting Pre-Orders for the amazing STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL new edition! Formerly The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and sequel, the two volumes are now one, freshly edited and spruced up in many new way. Now up at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and wherever books are sold. (Yes, please do go forth and pre-order this beautiful new edition with NEW SCENES and extra content! It's a whole new book done exactly as I've always wanted it! The Pre-Order price is at a handsome discount so please support these books of my heart, and their resurrection back into print after many years out of print, thank you!) And I'm hard at work on the ETERNA FILES world as I get ready to edit book two, titled, ETERNA AND OMEGA, which will release next summer! And yes, it's that crazy time of year when the preparations for the madness that is DragonCon is in full swing! DRAGONCON: Be sure to note Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow, you really don't want to miss this performance on Friday, I have something wonderful cooked up and the whole team has a Fairy Tale Rant lined up that will be legendary. Plus you get lots of FREE GOODIES! Come! And then after the Sideshow we're doing an impromptu signing! See times below. ALSO note my reading on Sunday, as there will be new exclusive content to readers' ears plus MORE GOODIES. DRAGONCON 2015 SCHEDULE: Title: Faces of the Tarot: Penny Dreadful's Monsters & Magick Description: Fans discuss the Showtime series that updates classic horror's most enduring archetypes Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Corvis Nocturnum, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber) ------------------- Title: Princess Alethea's Traveling Sideshow Description: Readings, music, & more from a motley band of costumed authors, plus swag! Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Gray Rinehart, Lisa Mantchev, Delilah S. Dawson, Zac Brewer, D.B. Jackson) ------------------- Title: Blending History & the Fantastic Description: Panelists discuss both the challenges and advantages of using historical settings and events in speculative fiction Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: Chastain ED - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith, Cherie Priest, D.B. Jackson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) ------------------- Title: Magepunk: Sorcery as Technology Description: Alchemical rules or arcane industrial revolution? We focus on media depictions of magic as technology. Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Augusta 3 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Moderator / MC for panel (Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, D.B. Jackson, Aristotle Christopher Pramagioulis, Cherie Priest) ------------------- Title: The Demimonde and Dark Victoriana of Penny Dreadful Description: Demimonde = fringe people; penny dreadfuls = cheap fiction. How this relates to the show. Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Augusta 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Aristotle Christopher Pramagioulis, Ciara Knight, Nick Valentino, Elizabeth Valentino) ------------------- Title: Historical Horror Description: The usage of history in horror fiction Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Anya Martin, Leanna Renee Hieber, L. Andrew Cooper, Kenneth Mark Hoover) ------------------- Title: The Source: Folklore & Mythology in UF Description: Urban fantasy is rooted in age-old myth, legend, and folklore. Authors discuss influences. Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Chastain ED - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Alethea Kontis, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jean Marie Ward, Jonathan Maberry, Valerie Hampton, Samantha Sommersby) ------------------- Title: Reading: Leanna Renee Hieber Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber) ------------------- Title: Dreadpunk: The Gothic Horror Revival Description: A discussion of the Gothic Horror Revival in contemporary pop culture Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Leanna Renee Hieber, Cherie Priest, Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith, Aristotle Christopher Pramagioulis) ------------------- Title: Realms of the Dead: Ghosts and Spirits in UF Description: Panelists discuss the various types of ghosts and spirits found in the genre Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: Chastain ED - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) (Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Leanna Renee Hieber, Gail Z. Martin, D.B. Jackson, Karen E. Taylor, Myke Cole) -- WHEW! Busy! And the fall is only just getting started! MORE EVENTS: Post DragonCon, Dear Florida, marks a return to the glories of the Eterna Files book tour! I'm on to SpaceCoast ComicCon to be a special featured guest alongside my bestie and fey alter-ego Alethea Kontis Sept 11-13 - come see us on panels and at our tables for signed books and amazing handcrafted art! -- MORE ART: On the handcrafted art side of my world, as many of you know, I am a renaissance creature of many talents. I've very recently gone into Steampunk medal-making and brooch creation, as I've not seen anything like what I create out in the marketplace online or in person, so I've been welcomed to an Etsy shop run by fellow artisans where I am responsible for the Neo-Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic and Historical Inspired jewelry and accessories on the site, do take a look! Specially for you, Dear Readers: Enter the code BLOG10 for 10% off your purchase from now until Halloween! Cheers and as always, HAPPY HAUNTING! Leanna http://www.leannareneehieber.com
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The DARK NEST saga of Space Opera novellas returns! (Tue, 04 Aug 2015)
The DARK NEST saga returns! Dear Readers, The rights to my very first piece of published fiction, DARK NEST, and their sequels, have all returned to me, and I'm thrilled to be making all three DARK NEST saga pieces available in separate digital formats, or in a compilation volume that will be available digitally and in print. The first DARK NEST novella occurred because I was dared, truly, to write it. I've long been entrenched as a staunch historical fantasy author. However writer friends pointed to my great love of Star Trek as a reason why I should try my hand at a futuristic tale. And they were right to dare, as this tale made it into print long before my far more well-known Strangely Beautiful saga did (which is also slated for it's revised new edition! Pre-order Strangely Beautiful now!). Huge thanks to the visionary and inspiring Kat Tipton whose support and guidance made these books possible in the first place. Kat has been critical in their reinvention in the world. A blessed thanks to the very talented artist Thom Truelove for these really incredible covers! I am amazed by their depth and unique style! Thanks to Anessa Books for further formatting, and thanks to my incredible friends and family who have always had a soft spot for these tales and encouraged their second life. Thanks to you, dear readers, for picking up the individual tales or the compilation! Everything is available either directly or on pre-order via Kindle, with the compilation, the Nook and print editions forthcoming!   If you're interested in all three volumes, I recommend ordering the compilation. (Again, available for pre-order in Kindle, soon in print)   About each book:   DARK NEST: Chief Counsel Ariadne Corinth has just found out her long-time lover, the powerfully gifted Chief Counsel Kristov Haydn, has died. Newly evolved psychically gifted humans have been sent by the Homeworld on a space mission aboard two distinct “Nests”.  Relationships between the Light Nest and the Dark Nest have faltered and Ariadne is sure there’s something insidious behind it. In a matter of hours, Ariadne must find out what really happened to Kristov, unite her people to discover vast new powers the Homeworld denied them, or else submit to genocide.  “Here's a fresh new voice on the scene. This romance fantasy novella hits all the right notes. Leanna has created a world that is so descriptive it will dance before your eyes. Set in the future, newly evolved psychically gifted humans are sent by the Homeworld to charter new territory. But as they discover betrayal, they also realize their true potential. I say pick this one up." - Maria of RomanceNovel.tv on Dark Nest  Order via Kindle - Nook forthcoming   RECKONING: Captain Temesia Elysse has just steered her ship through almost certain death. With the help of her gifted crew, the Dark Nest has survived. Her newly evolved psychic people are targets of Homeworld genocide. Hundreds have been killed aboard the Light Nest. Back on Homeworld soil, her people are being hunted. Her lover may be dead, the gifted teacher Reyn Wolfe. It will take all Captain Elysse's restraint, with vast new psychic powers available to her and her people, not to let her infamous temper get ahead of her. There must be a rescue mission for those still alive. And there must be justice. There will be a reckoning. The Homeworld council has no idea that their persecuted victims are alive, or just how powerful they've become. Pre-order via Kindle - Nook forthcoming SONG OF SAIRE: Professors Brodin and Saire have been tested upon, persecuted, and kept apart for decades, sacrificing their own freedom and happiness to raise a generation of newly evolved humans, the Psychically Augmented, under cruel and fearful Homeworld watch. When what they have always dreaded comes to pass, a planned genocide of their people, they must put every last hidden safeguard they created into place and show their students the staggering scope of their true powers. Whether the Professors can save themselves as well as their people becomes a race against time.     Pre-order via Kindle - Nook forthcoming THE DARK NEST CHRONICLES I-III Compiled into a single volume for the first time, discover Leanna Renee Hieber’s award-winning Dark Nest saga of futuristic, paranormal novellas. Known more widely for her acclaimed and award-winning Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels such as the Strangely Beautiful, Magic Most Foul and Eterna Files series, Dark Nest was her very first foray into published fiction via a small boutique press. Dark Nest was awarded the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance (First place, Novella Category) In the Dark Nest Chronicles, newly evolved psychically gifted humans have been sent by the Homeworld on a space mission aboard two distinct “Nests”.  Relationships between the Light Nest and the Dark Nest have faltered and three distinct sets of commanding officers are sure there’s something insidious behind it. In a matter of hours, in three high-stakes tales told from different perspectives aboard ships and under Homeworld siege, these sets of lovers will be torn apart and reunited, secret survival plans will go into dizzying effect, assassinations and revenges will be attempted and carried out, and death-defying sacrifices must be made. Each of these visionary leaders must do their part to quickly unite their people and discover vast new powers the Homeworld denied them, or else submit to genocide.   Pre-order via Kindle (This edition will be available in print by September 1) Order via Nook forthcoming -- I'm very proud of these books, they represent a very fun, streamlined, action-packed and stylistically different side of my fiction, a modern voice but the same Spiritualist heart. I hope they carry within their action, adventure and fast-paced plots a certain overarching message of hope and transcendence; tales that encourage those who would be destructive and invasive to leave people their space and dignity, to leave well alone for great souls to live into their own individual best and in doing so, proving there is room to create an uplifting community of celebrated differences. Cheers, blessings, and as one of my heroines in the series would say, "Choose Joy".... Leanna Renee http://www.leannareneehieber.com
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Now available in Hardcover OR Pre-Order the Paperback! Book 2 Releases 6/16!
Now available in Hardcover OR Pre-Order the Paperback! Book 2 Releases 6/16!
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NEWS:

THE ETERNA FILES sells in a 3 Book Deal to TOR / MACMILLAN!

 

-Leanna is featured in the Gaslamp Fantasy anthology QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS! Order now!

 

DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul has been named an ABA Indie Next title! 

 

- The Dark Nest Chronicles together for the first time!

 

- The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess wins the 2012 Prism Award for Best Fantasy!

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The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker has been optioned for a musical theatre production with Tony Award winning talents on board! READ ALL ABOUT IT! 

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