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Libriomancer is a Kindle Daily Deal

Today only, Libriomancer is a Kindle Daily Deal, meaning you can head over to Amazon and pick it up for Kindle for only $1.99. This is the first time one of my books has been spotlighted as a KDD, and it’s both awesome and a pretty big deal :-)

ETA: It looks like several other ebook vendors have jumped on board as well. The book is $1.99 at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and iBooks!

Libriomancer is the first book in the Magic ex Libris series, and remains the bestselling of all of my books. Io9 called it a “love letter to science fiction and fantasy, with real emotional weight at the center of it — except this version is a rollicking adventure story full of ridiculous little touches … a seriously fun ride for anyone who’s loved geeky books their whole life.”

The book includes:

  • A magic-using librarian from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • A motorcycle-riding dryad
  • An enchanted convertible
  • Smudge the fire-spider
  • Johannes Gutenberg

For those who haven’t read it, here’s the synopsis:

Isaac Vainio has spent the past two years working at the Copper River Library in northern Michigan, secretly cataloguing books for their magical potential, but forbidden from using that magic himself…except for emergencies. Emergencies like a trio of young vampires who believe Isaac has been killing their kind, and intend to return the favor.

Isaac is a libriomancer, brilliant but undisciplined, with the ability to reach into books and create objects from their pages. And attacking a libriomancer in his own library is never a good idea.

But vampires are only the beginning. This was merely the latest in a series of attacks against members of Die Zwelf Portenære, a secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg to protect the world from supernatural threats. Among the casualties is Ray Walker, Isaac’s friend and mentor in magic.

Complicating matters further is the arrival of a dryad named Lena Greenwood. Along with a neurotic fire-spider named Smudge, Isaac and Lena set out to find and stop whoever is behind the attacks. But things are worse than Isaac imagined. An unknown killer of unimaginable power has been torturing and murdering humans and vampires alike. And Gutenberg, now more than six hundred years old, has disappeared. If Isaac is to have any hope of preventing all-out war, he will have to truly master the magic of libriomancy.

Assuming he doesn’t lose control and wipe himself from existence first.

The first three Magic ex Libris books are out. I’m working on #4, Revisionary, but the first three form a pretty complete trilogy arc. Just in case you were worried about cliffhangers or anything.

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can still pick up the book and download an app to read it on your computer or smart device.

If you’ve read and enjoyed this series and felt like signal-boosting, I’d be very grateful. If you’ve been thinking of checking out my work, today could be a very good day to pick up the e-book.

My thanks to DAW for continuing to believe in and support Isaac, Lena, Nidhi, and Smudge!


Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 6th, 2015 01:23 pm (UTC)
So, is this a Cooler Stuff Friday?
Mar. 6th, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
Different kind of cool stuff :-)
Mar. 6th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, I can live with more and different cool stuff.
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
Cool! Congrats, Jim!
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
Heck, I even broke my own rule about kindle books and bought the third Libromancer book on kindle when it came out, just because I couldn't wait for the paperback to come out :-) And I never buy full price ebooks! Darn you for making such a fun and compelling story.
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that. I'll try not to do it again!
Mar. 6th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh don't listen to her, that was just my wallet talking, my brain was grabbing more caffeine and didn't notice my wallet had walked to the keyboard ;-)

More more more more gimme gimme gimme

After all, gotta have more fodder to annoy my friends with. I bring up this series at least 15 times a week I think! it touches on so many aspects of life and literature that it is always relevant. I love it.
Mar. 6th, 2015 05:17 pm (UTC)
Well in that case, here's the first line of a short story I started working on today for an anthology project:

Julia Chapel could gauge the severity of a patient’s ailments from two rooms away, simply from the length and volume of Hob’s swearing.
Mar. 6th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC)
Sounds like my life, they know I hurt too much to deal with when my swear filter shuts off.
Mar. 9th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Also someone pointed out in private that my comment could be construed as I only read pirated ebooks. I didn't mean that, I meant I usually bought them on sale or borrowed from the library. I still mostly prefer hardcopy books, only recently grudgingly coming to terms with ebooks being so convenient :-)
Mar. 6th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Jim! Now i can give my girlfriend her copy back!

Mar. 6th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
You might want to ETA for those of us who like audiobooks that the Kindle deal allows you to add the Audible audiobook to the ebook for $4.49! Just bought both.
Mar. 6th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC)

(Adding to my eBook collection now!)

ETA: Also $1.99 on Google Play.

Edited at 2015-03-07 01:08 am (UTC)
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