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

(Thu, 19 Mar 2020)
DARLINGS! I'm on Syfy!  The amazing folks at SYFY WIRE are hosting the exclusive cover reveal for my next Kensington novel, book 3 in the Spectral City series,  A SUMMONING OF SOULS! Hop over to Syfy Wire to check out this beautiful cover, read my very personal note about this series, some kind words from the Syfy team AND you'll get your first look at the entire prologue of the novel! A SUMMONING OF SOULS will be available July 21st from Kensington Books in digital and trade paperback! Pre-order links are digitally available in this BookBub list here, trade paperback pre-order links will be available soon! Cheers and happy haunting! Your support of the Spectral City series helps more than I can say! It is, of course, a scary time for all. As a freelance artist / author / actress, all my various freelance work has entirely vanished. One thing that I can rely on are my books so if you're able to support this series in particular and tell friends, I'd be very grateful and your support will help keep my family afloat in uncertain weather. Blessings! http://www.leannareneehieber.com
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The Historical Novel Society Review praises A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS! (Wed, 05 Feb 2020)
Dear Readers! I'm so thrilled to report that the spring edition of The Historical Novel Society Review loved my latest Spectral City novel, A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS! See what Audra Friend, blogger and reviewer at Unabridged Chick, has to say, I'm so honored by her words! From HNR Issue 91 (February 2020) A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS - Nov, 2019 from Kensington Rebel Base Books "This second book in Hieber’s Spectral City series returns with another powerful, evocative story set in this unique alternative history of 1899 New York City in which the NYPD has a secretive paranormal department where mediums work with ghostly spirit guides to solve crimes. This refreshing and inventive setting provides a wonderful freshness to the crowded murder mystery shelf, and the supernatural elements evoked by the work of the Spiritualist crime fighters are interesting, emotional, and intriguing. Readers will benefit from – and enjoy – Hieber’s previous book, The Spectral City, which introduces this world and the main character, Eve Whitby. Eve is a cautious, empathetic medium who leads séances with three other mediums, working with the dead and the living to solve crimes. This book quickly dives into an atmospheric and moody mystery involving the seemingly impossible: a criminal who can hurt the dead. (Sensitive readers should be aware that there are child victims, but there is no in-scene violence depicted, just the aftereffects.) Most challenging for Eve and her squadron of mediums is that ghosts are as unreliable as humans. Hieber expertly mixes atmospheric setting with compelling and complicated relationships – grandmother to granddaughter, friendship between women, a burgeoning romance between individuals of different cultural backgrounds, the tenuous threads connecting the dead to the living – with an unearthly and moody plot. The social mores and restrictions of late 19th-century life are still real in this world, making Eve’s work and her burgeoning romance with the Jewish Detective Jacob Horowitz resonant and emotionally satisfying. Her world building is rich and imaginative, diving into the everyday realities of what life would be like if the living could communicate with the undead. This is a compelling read that will leave readers eager for the next in the series; start with the first book to most enjoy the growth of characters in this one." - Audra Friend, Unabridged Chick, for The Historical Novel Society Review A SANCTUARY OF SPIRITS - Barnes and Noble - IndieBound - Amazon - Books a Million http://www.leannareneehieber.com
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THE SPECTRAL CITY - Now available in digital, audio & paperback!
THE SPECTRAL CITY - Now available in digital, audio & paperback!
NEW EDITION, books 1 & 2 via Tor Books!
NEW EDITION, books 1 & 2 via Tor Books!

NEWS:

THE SPECTRAL CITY now available across all formats and platforms, starting at only $3.99!

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THE ETERNA SOLUTION is here! Read a rave review via Criminal Element!

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Read "The Spark" a FREE novella in the ETERNA FILES world!

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Check out Barnes & Noble's Exclusive cover reveal of PERILOUS PROPHECY!

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

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

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The Dark Nest Chronicles are now together for the first time!

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

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