Thursday, August 21, 2008

Joy Nash's 50 Days, 50 Books Giveaway --- Part 1

I blogged about this massive event earlier, which is brought to us by Joy Nash and Dorchester Publishing, in anticipation of the September release of Joy’s book – Immortals: The Crossing – the 6th and latest instalment in the IMMORTALS series.

I will be hosting the giveaway here on 25 August. As a run-up to that, I am doing a three-part post on the IMMORTALS series.

If you, like me, are new to this series, here are the main facts:

1. IMMORTALS is a multi-author paranormal romance eight-book series created by authors Jennifer Ashley, Robin T. Popp and Joy Nash, and published by Dorchester Publishing.

The first four interconnected books appeared in 2007 and instantly became USA Today Bestsellers!

The series continues in 2008 - 2009 with three more full-length novels and one anthology featuring novellas from all three IMMORTALS authors.

#1 Immortals: The Calling by Jennifer Ashley (5/07)
#2 Immortals: The Darkening by Robin T. Popp (6/07)
#3 Immortals: The Awakening by Joy Nash (8/07)
#4 Immortals: The Gathering by Jennifer Ashley (9/07)
#5 Immortals: The Redeeming by Jennifer Ashley (9/08)
#6 Immortals: The Crossing by Joy Nash (10/08)
#7 Immortals: The Haunting by Joy Nash (11/08)
#8 Immortals: The Reckoning (anthology) by Ashley, Nash, Popp (3/09)

2. Storyline, setting, characters

For centuries they have walked among us — vampires, shape-shifters, the Celtic Sidhe, demons, and other magical beings. Their battle to reign supreme is constant, but one force holds them in check, a race of powerful warriors known as the IMMORTALS.

Time and Place: Now, on Earth -- but the Earth of Immortals is not the one you know! Magic and magical creatures are commonplace. Humans get cozy with demons, vampires, Sidhe, or werewolves ... and many other magical creatures.

Magic: There are two kinds – Life Magic and Death Magic. These eternal forces must exist in balance for humans to thrive. While humans can practice both kinds of magic, magical creatures are aligned with one force or another. On the Life side: Sidhe, werewolves and other shapeshifters. In service to Death: demons, vampires, Unseelies, and zombies.

The Immortal Warriors: Five big, bad, sexy warrior demigods/brothers (Adrian, Darius, Kalen, Hunter & Tain) have existed since ancient times, created to champion the fledgling human race against the forces of Death Magic. Joining the original five Immortals in books six and seven are Mac, a Celtic demigod, and Nick, a Native American Dream Walker. Book eight brings tales of werewolves, vampires, and ghosts.

For more info, here are some links:

Immortals: The Crossing Excerpt
IMMORTALS series website

* Part 2, coming on 23 August ---> the makings of the IMMORTALS series. Joy Nash graciously answers some questions regarding the series.


Raonaid Luckwell said...

Sooo looking forward to this! I've been following the many blogs for this, and hope my moving doesn't hinder my chances to win only because I want this book.

I know I've been highly suggesting this series to any and all who'd listen.

Christine said...

Great series recap. A friend of mine reads this series and really loved it--so of course I've always wanted to read it!

I actually met Joy Nash in October 2007 at the NJ RWA literacy signing. She was so friendly and I really enjoyed talking with her.

Jace said...

Raonaid: I hope you'll win a copy. Try all 50 times! :-)

Christine: I'd love to try this series too, starting with the 1st book. :-)

I haven't read any of Joy's books before, and am itching to read The Grail King. :-)

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Jace - I have been... but unfortunately, I haven't been lucky enough to win.. And, well, I have an impending move, and so I may get to lose out of the other chances which is really a downer. I'll not have internet for a while unless I can sweet talk a friend to post for me

Jace said...

Raonaid, that sucks ... you'll be without internet connection while the contests are going on! I truly hope your friend will help you out.

Joy Nash said...

Hey, everyone, thanks for you kind comments about Immortals! Jenn, Robin and I are thrilled to see the launch of this year's Immortals books. Jennifer Ashley's Immortals: The Redeeming, is officially out next week, but available NOW in some stores.

Christine - are you returning to NJRW this year? I'll be there!

Raonaid - good luck with your move, poor baby. I hate moving...


Jace said...

Hi Joy, thanks for dropping by!

I just read the excerpt of your earlier Immortal book - The Awakening - oh man, it just grabbed me right from the start and now I can't wait to find out what happens to Kalen and Christine! I'm running out to the bookstore tomorrow and buy it.

I know I should start with the very 1st book, but sorry, I can't ... I'm going to dive into Kalen and Christine's right away. ;-)

Christine said...

Hi Joy! :)
I do plan on attending the NJRWA Literacy signing again this year. The venue is only 15-20 minutes from my house, so it's impossible to resist!! I'm not a writer or in any other way involved in the industry other than I love to buy, read, and discuss romance novels, so I don't think the workshops would be worth my time and money. I hope to see you there! :