Posts Tagged ‘Carrie Vaughn’

Giveaway: Martians Abroad

Posted: February 3, 2017 by Vanessa in Giveaways

martiansThis giveaway is closed.

Updated 2/3/2017: The winner is Benjamin from Colorado Springs. Your book will be on the way soon!

Tor has provided EBR with a copy of MARTIANS ABROAD by Carrie Vaughn to give away to one of our lucky readers. To enter this giveaway:

1. Email us at

2. Include the following on the subject line: MARTIANS GIVEAWAY

3. In the body of the email include your name and mailing address. This giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.

Giveaway rules can be found here. Entries will be accepted until midnight of February 2nd and the winners will be posted on the 3rd. Good luck!

And don’t forget to check out Vanessa’s review here.

martiansTo Polly’s dismay, her mother–the administrator of Mars Colony–has signed up Polly and her brother Charles to the earth school Galileo Academy where the teens will rub shoulders with the progeny of the solar system’s elite. Polly and Charles were born on Mars and have lived there all their lives; but while Charles considers schooling on Earth as useful, Polly knows she’ll miss Mars and doesn’t want to give up her own plans.

Here at EBR we love us some Carrie Vaughn. We’ve reviewed several of her Kitty Norville books as well as a couple of her standalones, DISCORD’S APPLE (EBR Review) and AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE (EBR Review). Now her newest book, MARTIANS ABROAD is another standalone in the vein of Heinlein’s Young Adult books (such as CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY–EBR review) mixed with a little STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND–only our protagonist is a teenage girl.


kittyworld2 There’s something so incredibly satisfying about reaching the end of a great series. Fourteen books (and a few short stories) of Kitty, Cormac, Ben, et al. We’ve come to know and love these people, their friends, and the work they do for the greater good. And now they have to try to save the world.


After the exciting events of KITTY STEALS THE SHOW (EBR review), Kitty returns home to Denver to get down to the serious business of building a strong base of allies in the war against the vampire Roman and his plan to change the status of vampires among humans. (more…)

In Carrie Vaughn‘s last Kitty Norville book, KITTY’S BIG TROUBLE, she raises the stakes (ahem, no pun intended) regarding Kitty’s dealings with the vampire Roman. In the next installment KITTY STEALS THE SHOW, we come to understand that his plans are big and his reach is even bigger.

Kitty has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the first ever Paranormal Conference in London. Scientists, lawyers, doctors, and paranormals themselves are not only presenters but attending the historic conference. Well, and a group of protesters, too. Of course. (more…)

Carrie Vaughn‘s first love was the short story, having published more than 50 in various Science Fiction and Fantasy publications over the years. Today she’s best known for her Kitty Norville series, but KITTY’S GREATEST HITS represents Vaughn’s considerable talents with shorter fiction. This is a compilation of mostly previously published works, and a few new pieces. (more…)

Celia West had it good growing up. At least that’s what everyone thinks. She’s the daughter of the wealthiest man in Commerce City, and heir to the West fortune. Dad and mom are also superheros. Everyone asks what it was like growing up with Captain Olympus for a dad and Spark for a mother. Celia avoids the question, but if she answered it straight up she’d say, “Not as awesome as you would think.”

But Celia has since graduated from college, moved out of the luxury penthouse she grew up in and into her own place, and works as a forensic accountant at one of the city’s biggest accounting firms. She only wants to be normal. And pretty much avoid her estranged father. (more…)