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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Trade Paperback Release: Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads #1) by Seanan McGuire + giveaway

Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads #1) by Seanan McGuire is coming out in trade paperback with a new awesome cover.

Also check out The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads #2)  coming out July 17, 2018

Enter the giveaway for a print copy of Sparrow Hill Road from Penguin.

Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads #1)
by Seanan McGuire
June 5, 2018

DAW Trade Paperback
336 pages
Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea.

It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running.

They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her.

You can’t kill what’s already dead.

by Seanan McGuire
July 17, 2018
352 pages
Publisher: DAW
The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer--the immortal Bobby Cross.

Once and twice and thrice around,
Put your heart into the ground.
Four and five and six tears shed,
Give your love unto the dead.
Seven shadows on the wall,
Eight have come to watch your fall:
One’s for the gargoyle, one’s for the grave,
And the last is for the one you’ll never save.

For Rose Marshall, death has long since become the only life she really knows. She’s been sweet sixteen for more than sixty years, hitchhiking her way along the highways and byways of America, sometimes seen as an avenging angel, sometimes seen as a killer in her own right, but always Rose, the Phantom Prom Date, the Girl in the Green Silk Gown.

The man who killed her is still out there, thanks to a crossroads bargain that won’t let him die, and he’s looking for the one who got away. When Bobby Cross comes back into the picture, there’s going to be hell to pay—possibly literally.

Rose has worked for decades to make a place for herself in the twilight. Can she defend it, when Bobby Cross comes to take her down? Can she find a way to navigate the worlds of the living and the dead, and make it home before her hitchhiker’s luck runs out?

There’s only one way to know for sure.

Nine will let you count the cost:
All you had and all you lost.
Ten is more than time can tell,
Cut the cord and ring the bell.
Count eleven, twelve, and then,
Thirteen takes you home again.
One’s for the shadow, one’s for the tree,
And the last is for the blessing of Persephone.

About the Author:
Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel and can regularly be found just about any place capable of supporting human life (as well as a few places that probably aren't). Seanan was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; Rosemary and Rue, was named one of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasy Novels of the Past Decade; and her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast, and is the first person to be nominated for fivHugo Awards in a single year.

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  2. Bloody Mary. I never get tired of that no matter how it gets spun.

  3. Not really. Crocs in the sewer?

  4. The Loch Ness Monster. Thank you

  5. They Yeti or Bigfoot (Depending where I am). . . I love that one!

  6. I live in NYC (Brooklyn) so we all heard about the gators in the sewers growing up.

  7. No urban legends, just hoping that most sci to stuff is real

  8. Favorite urban legend is Chupacabra.

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    1. Wha?! lol. Monkey Woman Bridge... gotta go look that one up :)