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

STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL release day! (Tue, 26 Apr 2016)
Happy Release Day, STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL! My beloved Miss Percy Parker is back and better than ever! As many of you know, this book means the world and back to me. Today, I'm at Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds today, talking about everything I've been through with this book and I hope you can find inspiration and hope and encouragement from this resurrection tale. Available today in digital and trade paperback wherever books are sold, I appreciate your support more than I can possibly say! http://www.leannareneehieber.com
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Strangely Beautiful Pre-Order Contest for a $75 Barnes and Noble Gift Card and a Beautiful Postcard! (Tue, 15 Mar 2016)
Dear Readers, If you've followed this blog and my work, you know what a difficult journey my beloved Miss Percy Parker has had from her successful first two books, beginning with my acclaimed Gothic novel debut, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, to the subsequent bankruptcy of the first publisher and the series going out of print and unavailable. It has been devastating. But now, the time has thankfully come, courtesy of the incredible Tor Books, for darling Miss Percy, dashing Alexi and their colorful company to rise from the ashes, just like the Phoenix, and return! Is STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL for you? Do you like ghostly, gaslit, Gothic tales full of action, adventure, quirky characters, sweet romance, mystery, atmospheric Victorian settings and eerie suspense? Then my STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL saga is indeed just for you. Imagine a bit of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, Jane Eyre and Harry Potter all rolled into one- family friendly, my books are all PG-13 in content. Pre-ordering a book really helps an author. It tells the publisher and stores that there is interest, and if those pre-order numbers are good, can help ensure the author gets to continue either in the series or a new contract. In the case of this being a reprint, where budgets are limited and the book itself is a large volume (this is two books in one, with new scenes and new content!) pre-orders are all the more vital. So, I'm hoping to incentivize the experience a bit for you! This book returning to the world means more to me than I can possibly say, and I'd love for my ardent readership to again set sail with my beloved characters in this beautiful new volume! This edition is freshly edited, contains deleted scenes and entirely new moments. The rest of the 4-book series will be releasing in the next two years, so start (or return to these familiar friends) now! For fans of my ETERNA FILES books, The Guard makes cameo appearances in those novels too; so many familiar friends across atmospheric Victorian pages! Anyone who provides a proof of purchase (please redact any sensitive information) of pre-ordering, via any vendor, (digital or print, either one) and sends that proof of purchase in screen-shot or selected text form to contests@leannareneehieber.com will be automatically entered to win a $75 Barnes and Noble gift card! Winner will be drawn the day after Release Day, April 27th, via the randomizer Random.org from entrant names and will be contacted via the email of their submission. As a thank you for everyone participating, anyone who provides a mailing address with their entry will also receive a signed bookplate, cards and this BEAUTIFUL postcard to keep as a souvenir or to send to a pen pal! (Mailing addresses will not be kept/recorded, used only for this postcard mailing, then discarded.) More about STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL via Tor Books: Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber's critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author's original vision for the work.Miss Persephone Parker is different, with her lustrous, snow-white hair, pearlescent pale skin, and uncanny ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Seeking to continue her education, Percy has come to Queen Victoria's London, to the Athens Academy. What she will learn there will change her life forever. Athens Academy is the citadel of The Guard, an ancient order that battles the forces of evil. The Victorian Guard, led by professor Alexi Rychman, is incomplete. They cannot defeat Jack the Ripper— who is more than the serial killer he appears to be—or the greater monster his appearance heralds. Percy's lifelong habit of concealment combined with Alexi's fevered search for the Guard's missing seventh member nearly prove disastrous as ancient Greek myths begin playing out in gaslit, Victorian London. Percy and her new friends and allies must overcome their preconceptions about each other and their own histories before they can set the world to rights. "Hieber’s debut shows great potential, and readers will want to revisit her intriguing world." - Publishers Weekly on The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker   "I cannot recommend this book, this series or this author enough." True-Blood.Net on The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker   "Tender, poignant, exquisitely written." - New York Times Bestselling Author C.L. Wilson on The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker   “[The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker] is indeed, strange in its happenings and mood and beautiful in its romance and language.  Hieber has created a secretive, gothic, paranormal world as well as a character who will resonate with anyone who has found the beauty in being different.” —Booklist More Strangely Beautiful press can be found at http://leannareneehieber.com Pre-Order via Barnes and Noble - Amazon - Powell's - IndieBound - From Tor / Macmillan directly - Mail proof of pre-order purchase to contests@leannareneehieber.com by April 25th, winner drawn April 26th! Good luck, thank you for your support, and as always, Happy Haunting! http://www.leannareneehieber.com
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Now available in Hardcover, Digital & Paperback!
Now available in Hardcover, Digital & Paperback!

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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 are now 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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