Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Trilogy Debut Preview: Black Blade Blues by J. A. Pitts

black blade blues

Black Blade Blues by J. A. Pitts

Book Data:

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Blurb:  Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most twenty-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for a low-budget movie, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group.

When the lead actor breaks Sarah’s favorite one-of-a-kind sword, it sends the director into fits. Sarah agrees to repair the blade to avoid reshooting scenes.

One of the extras claims to be a dwarf and offers to help her at the forge. That’s when things start to get weird. Could the sword really be magic, as he claims? Why does he want her to kill a Portland investment banker? And what is it about that homeless guy that has her on edge?

As if things weren’t surreal enough at that point, Sarah’s girlfriend Katie breaks out the dreaded phrase… “I love you.”

Black Blade Blues is about forging an existence in a world that is much different than one expects.

Oh, and dragons.

About J. A. Pitts:  J. A. Pitts has written all his life. He has published a number of short stories. He has had many strong women in his life on which to base his female characters upon. To find more info about the author and his debut series go to his website. For some in depth information here is an author interview with J. A. Pitts at Tor.com.

Amazon purchasing links are for US/UK/Canada.

This book was sent to Layers of Thought via the publisher. A big thank you to Tor and their publicist for sending this copy.  How fun is this?

This is the first in a trilogy, and is an action packed urban fantasy with Nordic Mythological themes – very cool. This book will be perfect for the GLBT (mini) Challenge 2010, which has an August theme which is speculative fiction.

Thanks for reading Layers of Thought!

4 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

TOR is the greatest, yay fantasy ;)
That mythology stuff sounds intersting

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Blodeuedd -
I have not read a lot of urban fantasy so this should be interesting. I like the Mythology too and the lgbt.

We shall see, hopefully I get it read by August for a review!

Charlotte said...

I'm another who hasn't read much urban fantasy--I find it intimidating! All those covers with weapon weilding girls...but this looks like fun,and I think I'll add it to my list!

Shellie - Layers of Thought said...

Charlotte -
Wow you shouldn't be intimidated its one of the easiest genres!

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