Plague in the Mirror / Absent giveaway winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win Absent and Plague in the Mirror. The winners of my ARCs, chosen with great care by, are …

(drumroll as I pull up the website and draw virtual names)

Absent: J.R. Goldberg!

Plague in the Mirror: John Higginbotham!

Email me your addresses at janni(at)simner(dot)com and I’ll get your ARCs in the mail!

And hopefully the rest of you will seek out these terrific books once they’re out, too. 🙂 You can find out more about both Plague in the Mirror and Absent at my original post, here.

Two hauntings: Absent / Plague in the Mirror (ARC giveaway)

So if you’re here, you probably at least know about the Bones of Faerie trilogy. But maybe you have friends who don’t. So point them towards this goodreads giveaway of the first book in the trilogy.

Meanwhile, for the rest of you, I’m giving away ARCs of a couple books I loved that you maybe haven’t heard of, because they’re not out yet. They’re both about hauntings, of very different sorts, and have stayed with me in different ways.


plagueIn Deborah Noyes’ Plague in the Mirror, May is haunted by Cristofana, a ghostly double from plague-era Florence who’s determined to convince May to change places with her. While on the surface this would seem a clear thanks-but-no-thanks offer, the past is seductive, Cristofana is determined, and the present has problems of its own.

This is a dark, lush, moody book that I loved enough to blurb: “Dreamy and gorgeous and dark. I couldn’t pull away from this tale of seduction–not by a lover, but by a dark past and a darker reflection of the storyteller’s own self.”

absentIn Katie Williams’ Absent, protagonist Paige is the ghost, victim of a fall from the roof during physics class, haunting her high school along with two other students: Brooke, who died of an overdose a few months before Paige; and Evan who died decades before, but who like the others can’t seem to leave the spot of his death.

Many of Paige’s friends/enemies are convinced she jumped off that roof on purpose, but Paige … remembers things differently. Then Paige realizes she can possess living people when they think of her, and thinks maybe she has a chance to set the record straight.


To be entered into a giveaway for Plague in the Mirror or Absent, just comment (on the wordpress version of this post) and let me know whether you’re interested in just one of the books or either of them. Closes March 20 at 5 p.m. mountain standard time.

Faerie After micro-giveaway

faerie after coverARCs of Faerie After have arrived. Yay!!!

I think I must be a grown-up writer now, because I’ve been letting them out of my sight for entire hours at a time, confident they won’t disappear when I’m not looking. But I’m still hugely excited. 🙂

I don’t have enough copies to give one away myself (because my publisher targets destinations for most of them), but I can once again give each of you … your own personal sentence. 🙂

Here’s how it works:

Comment with a page number from 1-235 and a line number from 1-26. I’ll respond with one sentence–your own personal sentence–from Faerie After that begins on or ends on or otherwise crosses that line.

If the page doesn’t have that line, I’ll roll over to the next page. I’ve excluded the last 30 pages for major spoilers, but of course there could be minor spoilers earlier, too.

(Livejournal users can also comment here.)

Ends Sunday, November 4, midnight mountain standard time.