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The Fates Will Decide

FORTUNE’S FAVORS, the third and final installment of the Nyx Fortuna series releases Tuesday, August 12th!  The fight for the world has begun, and only the fates can stop hell from being unleashed.

The end always comes at a price…

To save his cousin Claire, Nyx Fortuna was forced to release the goddess Hecate. Free and bent on destroying the world, Hecate will kill anyone that gets in her way… starting with every member of the Wyrd family.

Now, Nyx and company must join forces with the Fates and fight to return Hecate to her underworld prison. Magical and mortals alike must take sides to survive, but no war is without its casualties…

Praise for the Nyx Fortuna series:

“Skillfully rendered in crisp, edgy prose, STRANGE FATES offers an exciting start to what’s sure to be a winning new series. I can’t wait to follow the sexy-as-heck Nyx Fortuna into the next installment!”
— Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“An intriguing protagonist, snappy dialogue, and a fast-paced plot.”

        — Publishers Weekly “Nyx is a likable hero and provides a refreshing change from the usual urban fantasy fare.” — Library Journal

If you are new to the Nyx Fortuna series, be sure to check out STRANGE FATES and DARK DESCENT!

 

Mayhem in Minneapolis!

DARK DESCENT, book two in Marlene Perez’s Nyx Fortuna series, launches this week! If you enjoyed Nyx’s wry humor and non-stop action life, you will love what Perez has in store for you next.

Nyx, still reeling from Elizabeth’s betrayalhas no time to rest. His cousin Claire has gone missing and his aunts, the three Fates, are threatening that if he doesn’t find her, Elizabeth will suffer.

Now, despite how he may feel, Nyx must venture into the underworld of Minneapolis to find his wayward cousin, lost to the thrall of Hecate’s dark magic.  But releasing Claire is not without its consequences. While it might fulfill the prophecy foretelling the fall of the Fates that have plagued him for so long, it would also mean releasing Hecate from her dark prison… and into our world. Nyx must now decide. How far would he go to save the woman he loves…. the woman who betrayed him?

Praise for the Nyx Fortuna series:

“Skillfully rendered in crisp, edgy prose, STRANGE FATES offers an exciting start to what’s sure to be a winning new series. I can’t wait to follow the sexy-as-heck Nyx Fortuna into the next installment!”
— Alyson Noël, #1 New York Timesbestselling author

“An intriguing protagonist, snappy dialogue, and a fast-paced plot.”
— Publisher’s Weekly

“Nyx is a likable hero and provides a refreshing change from the usual urban fantasy fare.”
— Library Journal

To start from the beginning of this awesome series, check out STRANGE FATES and read an excerpt here.

October Events

October 1: Kate Locke at New York Review of Science Fiction, New York, NY, 7 PM

October 3: Ann Leckie at Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO, 6 PM

October 4-6: Mur Lafferty at VCon, Vancouver, British Columbia

October 11-13: Kate Elliott at Sirens, Portland, OR

October 12: Brian McClellan at Books by the Banks, Cincinnati, OH
Marlene Perez at Los Angeles Teen Book Fest, Los Angeles, CA

October 12-13: Michael J. Sullivan at Capclave, Gaithersburg, MD

And, New York Comic Con is October 10-13! Orbit will be there, in booth # 2218; our authors N.K. Jemisin, Michael J. Sullivan, and Kate Locke will also be appearing at the con.

October 20: Trudi Canavan at Forbidden Planet, London UK – 1pm

And World Fantasy Con is in Brighton, UK this year!  October 31-November 3.  Lots of Orbit authors will be there, including Trudi Canavan, Mike Carey, Charles Stross, Francis Knight, Tim Lebbon and Jon Courtenay Grimwood among others.  Check out the full programme and attending members list on the website.

Orbit at San Diego Comic-Con

Yes, Orbit is going to SDCC next week — and so are some of our authors! Our schedule of signings and panels is below.

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Thursday, July 18
2 PM: Daniel Abraham signing in our booth

Friday, July 19
2:30 PM: Daniel Abraham on the Epic Fantasy Panel, Room 24ABC
4:30 PM: Mira Grant signing in our booth
6:30 PM: Our colleagues at Yen Press will have their Industry Panel, Room 28DE.

Saturday, July 20
10:00 AM: Marlene Perez on the Urban Fantasy Panel, Room 7AB

Sunday, July 21
12:00 PM: James S.A. Corey and Mira Grant on the Science Fiction and the Future Panel, Room 24ABC
3:00 PM: James S.A. Corey signing in our booth

We’ll be in booth #1116, and we’ll have some neat swag to give away even when nothing else is going on. Stop by and say hi!

An interview with Marlene Perez on STRANGE FATES

STRANGE FATES by Marlene PerezGreek myth and forbidden romance meet in this exciting new urban fantasy by Marlene Perez. STRANGE FATES is a hot, new series for adult readers which follows the perilous journey of Nyx Fortuna – an immortal with a serious bone to pick with fate. Read the first chapter here or check out this interview with the author to find out more about the mythology and how Marlene transitioned from writing YA to adult fiction.

Strange Fates is a departure from your YA works. Even though he looks like he’s twenty, Nyx is already several centuries years old. What made you decide to write from the POV of an older protagonist?

I was interested in a different take on an immortal. They’re often written as wiser and all-knowing, but in my experience, more years on the planet doesn’t necessarily make you any wiser/better, especially if you haven’t dealt with your issues. Nyx has definite issues he hasn’t dealt with. He also has a bit of a drinking problem and addiction slows or stops emotional growth. He’ll grow throughout the novels, but it will be slow and painful.

What has the transition been like switching from YA to adult urban fantasy? Did you change your writing process at all?

My writing process usually starts with me finding some little gem of information somewhere and then huddling over it like Gollum did with the ring, muttering “my precious” and hoarding it, waiting for the right time/right book to use it in. I wasn’t trying to write from a male point of view, but Nyx just started talking to me. He was a little drunk at the time and I knew I had to start Strange Fates in a bar.

Read the rest of this interview.

Urban Fantasy with a Twist of Fate

PrintI am extremely excited to announce the publication of STRANGE FATES by Marlene Perez, out today as an Orbit e-only original!  This is Marlene’s first foray into the adult urban fantasy realm, and with its fast pace, forbidden romance, and unique mix of Greek mythology and Fates, you will not be able to put it down.

About STRANGE FATES: Brooding, leather jacket-wearing Nyx Fortuna looks like a 20-something, and has for centuries now. As the son of the forgotten fourth Fate, Lady Fortuna, he has been hunted his entire life by the three Sisters of Fate that murdered his mother. Fed up and out for revenge, Nyx comes to Minneapolis following a tip that his aunts have set up a business there. His goal– ­to bring down his mother’s killers and retrieve the thread of fate that has trapped him in the body of a twenty year old unable to age or die. But when a chance meeting with the mysterious, dangerous and very mortal Elizabeth Abernathy throws off his plans, he must reconcile his humanity and his immortality.

Also, check out the book trailer on USAToday’s Happy Ever After blog. Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 2.25.06 PM

March Events

Friday, March 15: Gail Z. Martin @ Lunacon, Rye Brook, NY

March 20-21: Marlene Perez @ Kennesaw State University Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults, Kennesaw, GA

March 21-24: N.K. Jemisin and Mira Grant @ Vericon, Cambridge, MA

March 22-24: Gail Z. Martin @ Arizona Renaissance Festival, Gold Canyon, AZ

Thursday, March 28: Francis Knight at Fantasy in the Court, Goldsboro Books, London, 6 PM

Thursday, March 28: Amanda Downum @ Dragon’s Lair Comics, Austin, TX, 7 PM

March 29-30: Jaye Wells @ Dreamin’ in Dallas, Richardson, TX

March 29 – April 1: Eastercon, Bradford. Walter Jon Williams is a Guest of Honor; also attending will be Michael Cobley, Francis Knight, and Simon Morden.

March 29 – April 1: Swancon, Perth. Charles Stross is the International Guest; also attending will be Glenda Larke.

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