Waiting on Wednesday [5]

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


How exciting is this? It’s an awesome-sounding anthology featuring some of my favourite authors! This is another July release that I’m really excited about. I can’t wait to see what all these lovelies have in store for us! And how gorgeous is this cover? Tony Mauro does amazing work.


A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors  Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. Tobeat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.


4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [5]”

  1. Lucy says :

    That is a fantastic line-up of authors! And I find carnivals and circuses kind of creepy anyway so I can only imagine the stories these authors come up with. Thanks for putting Carniepunk on my radar!

  2. jenn says :

    It is the perfect setting, isn’t it? I cannot wait for this book!!!!

  3. Danielle Chapman says :

    I have to say you picked out an interesting book for this week. Hope you enjoy it! Here is my WoW for this week!

  4. jenn says :

    Thanks, Danielle. I’m going to check your WoW post now. 😀

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