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Pre-order Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

Can’t wait for Sam Maggs’s new book Wonder Women? We can’t either. That’s why we’ve commissioned illustrators and comic artists Jen Bartel and Paulina Ganucheau to create very special, very exclusive extras for everyone who pre-orders.

Step 1

Pre-order Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History through your favorite retailer.

AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks A Million | Hudson Booksellers | IndieBound | Powells | Target | Walmart

Step 2

Enter your information into the widget below. Please be sure to include your first and last name and a valid email address. Also, your proof of purchase. 

Step 3

Everyone who fills out the widget will automatically receive an exclusive link to download wallpapers created by Jen and Paulina for your phone, tablet, and desktop.

Step 4

Wait with baited breath for October 3, because not only does Sam’s book hit shelves (and your faces), it’s also when we’ll be drawing two GRAND PRIZE WINNERS who will receive a one-of-a-kind signed and framed print from Jen and Paulina. Sam will sign it, too. 

Pre-orders will be open from September 6-October 3, 2016.

Take a look at Jen Bartel's portfolio.



Take a look at Paulina Ganucheau's portfolio.


Posted by Valerie Cole

Embrace Your Geekness With Sam Maggs

Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day and we're celebrating everything that makes our readers awesome

While geekness can be broadly defined, we like to think of it as the inner overly-obsessed fangirl in all of us. And, as if the stars perfectly aligned, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is July's Summer Book Club selection. Tonight at 7 p.m. EST Sam Maggs will on Facebook Live, taking your questions and showing off her geek collections. Plus, we hear there will be massive giveaways—including ARCs of her new book, Wonder Women.

In the meantime, don't miss out on this awesome Flash Giveaway happening now.

Posted by Valerie Cole

July Quirk Perk: Night of the Living Trekkies and

We have a double deal for you this month. Not one, but two, of our fantastic books are on sale. 

Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall: $3.99!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple 

This sci-fi/zombie/comedy/adventure follows a group of rag-tag Trekkies getting together for the fifth annual GulfCon (billed as the “largest Starfleet Convention in the western Gulf Coast region”). Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers-but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications! And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters. Packed with hundreds of gags referencing Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books, and fan conventions, Night of the Living Trekkies reads like the strange lovechild of Galaxy Quest andDawn of the Dead.

Journey to the final frontier of zombie science-fiction satire! KEVIN DAVID ANDERSON and SAM STALL are lifelong Trekkies. Mr. Anderson lives in California and Mr. Stall lives in Indianapolis.

*This is an original work of parody and is not officially sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the owners of the Star Trek® brand.


Also for sale is… 

Signing their Lives Away by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese: $3.99!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple 

In July 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy the British and sign the most important document in the history of the United States-and yet how many of them do we actually remember?

Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, criminals, and crackpots who were chosen to sign this historic document-and the many strange fates that awaited them. Some died from war-related injuries; others had their homes and farms seized by British soldiers; a few rose to the highest levels of U.S. government (ten signers were later elected to Congress). George Wythe was murdered by his nephew; Button Gwinnet was killed in a duel; and of course Sam Adams went on to fame and fortune as a patriot/brewer. Complete with a reversible parchment jacket (offering a facsimile of the Declaration on the reverse), Signing Their Lives Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for history buffs of all ages.

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese have written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Wired, Discover, and other national publications. D’Agnese’s work has twice been included in the anthology “Best American Science Writing.” Both are winners of Educational Press Association awards. They live in North Carolina.


    Posted by Valerie Cole

    Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Chat

    Did you miss yesterday's Twitter chat with Paul Krueger, author of Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge? No worries, we have you covered. 
    Pull up a cocktail and click through our Story. 

    Posted by Valerie Cole