This week sees the paperback re-launch of Pantomime! It’s official release date is tomorrow Thursday, November 17th. It first came out in February 2013 but has been out of print since the end of 2014, so to see it back in physical form at its new publisher with its beautiful new cover is the best. This is my first book, and though I wrote it years ago when I was a younger writer, it still holds a very special place in my heart and I’m glad it has a second chance. If you order it via online distributors like Amazon, they already have it in stock, and it’s appearing in several Waterstones and other bookstores.
Note: It’ll be distributed in the US next February, but if you’d like to get it before that,you can order the paperback via Book Depository, which has free international shipping!
As before and with every book, there is only so much I can do to jump up and down and wave my arms and hope people give it a chance. I’d be so, so ecstatic if you’d consider doing any of the following:
- Buy a copy for yourself (it’s very pretty and has a matte cover), or for a family or friend for a gift. If it’s not at your local (UK/Aus/etc) bookstore, they can always order it in for you
- Leave a review on a vendor site (Amazon & Goodreads are the two biggest ones. The more Amazon reviews it has, the more it’ll be picked up by algorithms for others to see. Just a rating and a few words is more than enough)
- Ask your local library to order in a few copies, either now or in February
- Tell a few people who you think might enjoy steampunk fantasy starring an intersex genderfluid protag set in a circus that Pantomime is out there
All the extra information about the book, including blurb, purchase links, and quotes are below. Thank you so much. <3
In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more.
Gene’s life resembles a debutante’s dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Gene is both male and female. Then she displays unwanted magical abilities – last seen in mysterious beings from an almost-forgotten age. Matters escalate further when her parents plan a devastating betrayal, so she flees home, dressed as a boy.
The city beyond contains glowing glass relics from a lost civilization. They call to her, but she wants freedom not mysteries. So, reinvented as ‘Micah Grey’, Gene joins the circus. As an aerialist, she discovers the joy of flight – but the circus has a dark side. She’s also plagued by visions foretelling danger. A storm is howling in from the past, but will she heed its roar?