About: For twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, Eddie LaCrosse will take on most any case. But the unexpected delivery of a coffin in the dead of winter forces LaCrosse to look back at a bygone chapter in his past—and the premeditated murder of a dream.
Powerful nobles all too eager to pin the murder on Eddie himself, he must untangle a tangled web of palace intrigues, buried secrets, and bewitching women—before the entire kingdom erupts into civil war.
Murder, mystery, and magic—just another day on the job for Eddie LaCrosse.
Paperback: 352 pages; Tor Books; First Edition edition (March 29, 2011) ~ Tor is hosting a giveaway on Goodreads for this book. Link to enter!
About: It should have been a case like any other: a missing princess, a king willing to pay in gold for her return. But before he realizes it, sword jockey Eddie LaCrosse is swept up in a web of mystery and deceit involving a brutally murdered royal heir, a queen accused of an unspeakable crime, and the tragic past he thought he’d left behind.
A tour-de-force foray into a realm of action, intrigue, and murder. ~ Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages; Tor Fantasy; Reprint edition (June 30, 2009)
About: An all-new tale of mean streets and medieval intrigue. Eddie LaCrosse, a freelance sword jockey who, for twenty-five gold pieces a day, is on his way back from a routine investigation when his horse almost runs down a half-naked blonde in serious trouble. Against his better judgment, he promises to protect the frightened young woman, only to find himself waylaid by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body.
As bodies pile up, attracting the unwelcome attention of the king’s guards, Eddie must use all his wits if he hopes to survive . . . Hardcover: 320 pages; Tor Books; 1 edition (November 10, 2009)
Bio: Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee an hour north of Graceland and twenty minutes from Nutbush. But now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for trolls and mustard. Connect with him via Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, and his blog.
You have to like a book with a cover like this; and that the author lives in a town that’s known for trolls. Very cool…..don’t you just love trolls?
Although its Tuesday and just another regular week day, the good news is - we are coming to one of our favorite days of the year – April Fools Day!
Most importantly is that the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop (April 1-2) will be live for 2 days starting late evening of March 31st. There are 230 or so blogs linking their giveaways, so mark your calendars to win books and bookish stuff – but don’t forget to wear your “silly hats” to help you get into the spirit of things!