Posts Tagged With: urban fantasy

“This book totally sucked me in.” –Gooding

Michael Edward GoodingHoly guacamole! I’m just stunned by this amazing book review from science fiction writer Michael Edward Gooding:

“This book totally sucked me in. It cost me some sleep because I couldn’t stop reading it… Good story, interesting characters, a satisfying ending that begs a sequel… The author walks on water in his spare time. Seriously though, the book really is that good.”

Read the whole review >

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Picked by The Science Fiction Book Club!

SFBC Science Fiction Book Club

Featured selection of The Science Fiction Book Club

The original Science Fiction Book Club was founded in 1953.

63 years later, they’re featuring my book.

Jeez. Took ‘em long enough.

Just kidding. Seriously, this is a tremendous honor!

If you didn’t know, the book experts at SFBC wade through thousands and thousands of new books every year. They hand-pick only the very best science fiction and fantasy to feature in their book club.

I can’t tell you how excited I am that IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY has been chosen as a featured selection by this amazing institution of science fiction and fantasy readers.

If you’re an SFBC member, be sure to check your catalog when it arrives. (And if you aren’t a member yet, you can join here.)

Just look for the big red book with my name on it. And happy reading!

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“Light, quirky and entertaining.” –All Things Urban Fantasy

All Things Urban Fantasy

Formerly known as “Most Things Urban Fantasy” and “Pretty Much Everything Urban Fantasy”

Make no mistake, All Things Urban Fantasy is big.

It’s one of the most popular and influential blogs in the paranormal and speculative genres.

Since they have “All Things” right there in the name, and my book is an urban fantasy thing, of course I figured I’d better send it to them. Just to keep everything 100% accurate.

Here’s what they said:

“Light, quirky, and entertaining urban fantasy. A quick read, IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY has a heroine more comfortable surrounded by books than doing magic, and a hero (anti-hero?) who drives a muscle car. It is not your typical urban fantasy, and that’s one of the things I loved about it!”

Thumbs up!

Personally, I’m just glad I helped keep the “All” in All Things Urban Fantasy.

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“You need to read this book!” –Bloodthirsty Muses

Free ebooks 5 stars

Holy cow, that’s a lot of stars.

This review is just chock-full of mind-blowingly amazing praise.

I can’t even begin to do it justice.

You’ll just have to read it yourself:

“My heart belongs to a good urban fantasy, and this particular book is so completely enthralling and so original that I couldn’t put it down.”

One more thing: I’m doing a new giveaway this month!

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“Toss it in your pool bag.” –That’s What I’m Talking About

That's What I'm Talking About

Apparently, That’s What I’m Talking About is talking about that book I wrote.

Need a good summertime read? Who doesn’t?

I honestly never thought about reading It Happened One Doomsday poolside, but that’s the verdict from book review site That’s What I’m Talking About.

They especially liked the main character, Dru:

“She was entirely genuine and charmingly unaware of her own talents. Dru is also innately charitable, unable to help herself from helping others. It’s a pleasant change in a main character. She shares an unexpected bond with a mechanic, Greyson, who is turning into a demon because of his cursed car.”

What’s all the buzz about? Find out for yourself! Read a fun snippet from the book right on their website. Click here. >

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“Lots of action and fun!” –One Book Two

One Book Two

Which one is Nell, and which one is Ivana? The world may never know.

Don’t you just love it when something turns out even better than you expected?

Me too. And I’m happy to report that the fine ladies over at One Book Two had that exact experience when they read my book.

Here’s what they said:

“It Happened One Doomsday is a fun read, a great popcorn book. It’s a lot like a summer movie—lots of action and fun.”

They gave my book four stars. Wait . . . is that two stars from each of them?

Or if they each gave it four stars, does that mean it’s an EIGHT-star review?

Eight stars. I like the sound of that!

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“Engaging urban fantasy” –Library Journal

Library Journal Reviews

100,000 subscribers, and Library Journal This ireviews my little book. How crazy is that?

This is crazy.

Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, RT Book Reviews — those are all big-name places. Some writers spend their entire careers metaphorically waving their arms, hoping to catch the attention of these literary heavy hitters.

When one of them singles you out, even with a bad review, that officially says that you’re a Real Author.

Somehow, against all odds, I’ve not only gotten their attention with my urban fantasy debut It Happened One Doomsday, they’ve actually given me good reviews all around.

I’m still pinching myself.

But with all of the madness surrounding the book launch, I almost forgot to mention this thumbs-up review from another heavy hitter in the publishing world:

Library Journal. It’s a trade publication for librarians that’s been around for over a century. They have a circulation of 100,000 readers.

No joke. This is the big time.

When I found out they were going to review my book, I can’t even express how nervous I was. Like, chewing my nails down to nothing. Like, hiding in the dark and wearing a helmet. Okay, maybe not that bad. But almost.

When they finally published the review, here’s what they said:

“MacNaughton (The Spider Thief) blends a good bit of humor, intriguing secondary characters, and a pinch of romance, yet the doomsday plot isn’t overshadowed by these elements. ­This engaging urban fantasy will have readers anticipating the next book in the series.”

How about that? I couldn’t be happier.

And in case you’re wondering – yes, there will be another book. I’m writing it right now!

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“The end of the world shouldn’t be this much fun!” –Qwillery

MoonCheck out this fabulous review from The Qwillery:

“It Happened One Doomsday is a delight! It’s a fabulous blend of humor, Urban Fantasy and biblical prophecy with a touch of romance. The end of the world shouldn’t be this much fun!”

But there’s more! They also interviewed Yours Truly. I talked frankly about:

– What inspired me to write It Happened One Doomsday

– How I talked to dozens of best-selling authors and put together the lessons I learned from them

– The most challenging thing about writing

– Why I like to write funny books

– What I’m working on next

And a whole lot more! Read the entire interview >

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Win a “magic crystal” at The BiblioSanctum!

galena crystal

Want to win your very own galena crystal, with purported anti-demon magic? Read on.

In my new book, IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY, I wanted to create an utterly unique system of magic.

By chance, I had a conversation with Dan Aykroyd from Ghostbusters, who’s a big believer in the metaphysical properties of crystals.

Weird. But weird stuff inspires me, so I decided to explore the idea of crystal magic…

Read more (and enter to win an actual crystal) at The BiblioSanctum >

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“Magical” crystal giveaway PLUS win a paperback book!

The amazing Anya over at is giving away a copy of IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY in paperback. Which is awesome

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

But there’s a very cool bonus:

She’s also giving away an actual real-life galena crystal. Just like the one Dru uses to fight demons in the book. Imagine winning that!

But you’ll have to hurry. Giveaway ends July 23, 2016.

Click here to enter the giveaway. >

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