Nov 19, 2014

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Author Jamie Wyman Release Party

Unveiled (Etudes in C# Book 2) by Jamie WymanUnveiled is the book that almost wasn’t. As readers of Bitten By Books might remember, my first book Wild Card came out a year ago. Though readers loved Cat, Marius and Flynn’s adventure in a Vegas ruled by trickster gods, my publisher decided not to pursue further books in that world. The readers, though, had other ideas. In April, we had a very successful Kickstarter campaign that funded the creation of Unveiled. From the glorious cover designed by artist Nathalia Suellen, to the fabulous editorial work by Danielle Poiesz, Kickstarter made Unveiled happen.

I’m proud of what we’ve done here. I say we because I could not have done this alone. The love readers have for these characters made this book possible. And I couldn’t be more grateful.
So what is this book that so many people wanted in the world?
Unveiled is the second installment in the Etudes in C# series following technomancer Catherine Sharp. Beholden to a trickster deity, she is tasked with finding a murderer. Adding to her troubles, a team of ruthless mages scours the Las Vegas looking for a magical veil. They are convinced that Cat has the veil, and will do whatever it takes to get it. The gods are growing impatient and Cat needs to piece together the clues before she ends up worm food herself.

Excerpt from Unveiled:

“Loki, leaning against the grill of a behemoth tow rig, waved lazily with two fingers. The truck’s high beams gave his already pale flesh a cold, bluish tinge and his eyes an eerie glow.

After a decade of dealing with the more sinister faces of the divine, I’d grown used to the gut-twisting nervousness evoked by meeting with my boss. He kept his immortal nature under
wraps at the day job, playing the role of the high-stress CEO of a third-party tech support company. His idea of Dress Down Friday would be a well-pressed suit off the rack rather than a custom-tailored Armani. Off the clock, however, he preferred faded jeans and T-shirts. Even that night, with the temperature dropping into the forties, Loki sported a pair of flip-flops. His strawberry-blond hair mimicked fire in its typical arrangement of unruly spikes.
Glaring at him, I slammed my car door. “Please tell me you didn’t drag me out of bed at oh-fuck-thirty on a Friday night and make me drive out to the middle of nowhere because you have car trouble.”
The cherry of his cigarette flared and dimmed as he took a drag, his stare hard and serious. Twin plumes of smoke blasted from his nostrils, and he tossed the butt to the ground. He took his eyes off me only long enough to grind the cig into the dirt with the tip of his sandal.
“You’re late, Cat.”
“See previous statement.”
Loki pushed away from the grill and rolled a shoulder. “Come on,” he said, shuffling around to the back of the truck.
As I followed him, the scents of gasoline, grease, and metal blended with a perfume of sandalwood and flowers. Lilacs, perhaps?
“Did you have a hot date?” I asked. “Is that incense?”
“Not quite.”
Unease poured into my stomach like sluggish, cold cement. Though he could be secretive, Loki was usually more verbose. Even when scheming, plotting, or just watching others like a divine voyeur, the Norse trickster carried himself with a gregarious levity that seeped into the air around him. That night, however, Loki’s metaphorical aura radiated weariness and…something heavier that I couldn’t quite place.
I rounded the back of the truck and drew up next to the god. “Okay,” I said, filling that awkward, charged silence. “I’m here. Now what?”
He barked something in a guttural language.
“When did you pick up the Dark Tongue of Mordor?” I asked playfully.
A glacial light flared from his palm. The floating orb illuminated the grisly sight of a corpse stretched out on the wheel lift of the truck.”
Buy a print copy of Unveiled from Amazon by clicking here.
Buy a Kindle copy of Unveiled from Amazon by clicking here.

Books in the Etudes in C# series in the order they should be read: Wild Card Unveiled

About Jamie Wyman

Author Jamie Wyman
Author Bio:

“After a misspent adulthood pursuing a Music Education degree, JAMIE WYMAN fostered several interests before discovering that being an author means never having to get out of pajamas. (However, she can eat/spin fire, tell you a lot about auditioning to be a Blue Man, and read/write in Circular Gallifreyan.) As an author, Jamie’s favorite playgrounds are urban fantasy, horror and creepy carnival settings. When she’s not traipsing about with her imaginary friends, she lives in Phoenix with two hobbits and two cats. She is proud to say she has a deeply disturbed following at her blog.
You can also find her work in anthologies such as WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME 2 (Dragon Moon Press, 2013) and TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE BAKER STREETS (Abbadon, 2014).”

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