You’re probably asking; what happened to you, man? Where you been? What happened to June? You were doing so well with the updating more frequently thing.
All true. I had planned a June update but as Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park said, “life uh, finds a way.” Stuff happened. Work stuff. Life stuff. Book stuff, including a meeting with my agent, editor, and the marketing and publicity people at St. Martin’s Press.
We’ve all been busy. And it’s been paying off in spades:
“Magicians Impossible is a mind-bending page-turner! A brilliant and unique mash-up of spells, myth and magic, once it got its claws in me I couldn’t put it down. Like a veteran stage magician, Brad Abraham has created a hip thriller that turns convention on its ear with misdirection. A must read for enthusiasts of edgy and extreme fiction.” ―Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm, John Dies At The End
“Urban fantasy hasn’t felt this fresh – or this compulsively readable – since Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Abraham has conjured a pitch-perfect fever dream of myth, magic, intrigue, and pulse-pounding action, set in a vividly imagined underworld of dangerous cabals and supernatural espionage. It’s a spell you won’t want to break.” – April Snellings, author, Food Chain
“From the first sentence, Abraham pulls you in to a darkly magical, energetic world where anything can happen … and pulls the rug out from under you when you least expect it.” Rodrigo Gudino, Founder, Rue Morgue Magazine
“Crackling prose and kinetic characters make Abraham’s debut a winner.” Pierce Brown, NY Times best-selling author, Red Rising
“A thrilling novel brimming with memorable characters!” — Jason M. Hough, NYT bestselling author of Zero World
“An action-packed, thrilling fantasy with surprises around every corner and behind every door!” Erika Lewis, author, Game of Shadows
“Part hard-boiled thriller, part magical mayhem, Magicians Impossible is a page-turning adventure where the stakes are high and the magic is mind-blowing. It’s urban fantasy at its very best.” – Lisa Maxwell, NYT bestselling author of The Last Magician
“From the first page, Brad Abraham’s Magicians Impossible is a high-wire act that doesn’t let up the excitement for even a paragraph. Simply put, Magicians Impossible is a book I wish I’d written.” – Libby Cudmore, Author of The Big Rewind
Those are the blurbs, and I want to thank each and every one of these immensely talented writers and artists who took the time out of their busy schedules to read my work and say nice things about it.
I’ve known Don Coscarelli almost 20 years now, and he took time out of a very busy spring when he was working on both Phantasm Ravager and the 4K restoration of Phantasm with JJ Abrams to read the book.
I’ve known Rod Gudino almost as long, and was hired by him to write for his then brand new magazine called Rue Morgue – a gig I stuck with for over ten years.
Through Rue Morgue I met the immensely talented April Snellings who has continued her involvement in helping my career along, encouraging me to join International thriller Writers alongside her and so many other talented authors.
I don’t even know Pierce Brown, but this NYT bestselling author was gracious enough to read and blurb the book anyway.
I met both Erika Lewis (my “book-mate” at St. Martins Press) and Lisa Maxwell (who just became a NY Times bestselling author) through Twitter, and they were both kind enough to carve out some time to read the book as well. Erika’s Game of Shadows and Lisa’s The Last Magician are in bookstores now.
Last but most certainly not least is Libby Cudmore; mixtape enthusiast, journalist extraordinaire, and author of The Big Rewind. We’ve had many an interaction online and by email over the last while ans I’m especially thrilled to have her endorsement on the book.
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As far as Magicians Impossible is concerned, here’s some excerpts from the first reviews:
“From its action-packed opening [Magicians Impossible] is a cinematic, fast-paced debut.” – Library Journal (STARRED Review)
“An amusing and captivating adventure.” – Book List (STARRED review)
So that’s been happening, as has the planning of a certain author book tour happening this fall. That’s still coming together but here’s what’s happening as of right now.
September 14th, I will be appearing at Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine in Rockville Centre, New York.
I’ll be at Book Carnival in Orange, CA, just outside Anaheim, on September 27th.
September 28th, I will be at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA.
As far as Canadian dates, right now my publicist is setting up an in-store in Toronto. No firm date yet, but I will be in Toronto the week of October 9-13 for Bouchercon, so expect something around then. It’s a hometown crowd, so I’m very excited to see who shows up.
There’ll also be various events through the fall, most likely sticking to the Northeast. This will included an appearance at SMP’s booth at New York Comic-Con.
If you own/manage a bookstore and are interested in hosting an appearance you can contact me directly through this website (info in my bio).
And of course, Magicians Impossible arrives in bookstores September 12, 2017. You can order it at fine bookstores everywhere.