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Debut Author Spotlight is a Saturday feature at Book Chick City. We will be showcasing a debut author each week from the genres of horror, urban fantasy and paranormal romance. We will give you all the relevant book information as well as an insight into the author. THE AUTHOR Steve Bein teaches Asian philosophy and history at the State University of New York, Geneseo. His short fiction has been published in Asimov’s, Interzone, Writers of the Future, and has been anthologized for use in college courses alongside the works of such…

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The best books you should be reading right now! Each fortnight we will be recommending five of our favourite recent releases that we think you will love. Just click the book cover to be taken to our full review or its Goodreads page. We hope you find some fabulous reads and maybe a few new authors too. Happy Reading! 1. IRONSKIN by Tina Connolly A well-constructed fusion of the best elements of Jane Eyre, fantasy and a tiny bit of steampunk to give a truly compelling story of one woman’s…

Steve Bein - Daughter of the Sword

DAUGHTER OF THE SWORD (Fated Blades #1) by Steve Bein PUBLISHER: Roc Trade RELEASE DATE: 2nd Oct 2012 FORMAT: Paperback, 455 pages GENRE: Urban Fantasy Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city’s most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But the case—the attempted theft of an old samurai sword—proves more dangerous than…

Steve Bein - Daughter of the Sword

NEW SERIES ALERT This sounds like an awesome new fantasy series. I don’t often read books set in different countries but I may just try this one. I love the cover it really gives an urban vibe and the pretty model holding the wicked looking sword suggests this urban fantasy heroine is not to be messed with, and hopefully there will be lots of action to come… THE SERIES: Fated Blades BOOK #1: Daughter of the Sword PUBLISHER: Roc | RELEASE DATE: Oct 2012  | GENRE: Urban Fantasy Tokyo cop Mariko Oshiro investigates…

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