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Book Launch!

Book Launch News

Plans are afoot to launch Carousel Tides into the world from the town that inspired it -- Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Beggars Ride Studio and Gallery, 39 Old Orchard Street, will host the event on October 30, from 7-9 p.m.  Special discounted room rates are available to book launch attendees at the Seaview Inn, 65 Grand Avenue.  More details and the Secret Word here.

Do plan on coming to the book launch!  I'm really looking forward to seeing lots of friends -- old and new -- there!

Sharon Lee

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Kate Archer left home years ago, swearing that she would die before she returned to Maine.  As plans go, it was a pretty good one -- simple and straightforward.

Not quite fast enough, though.

Before she can quite manage the dying part, Kate gets notice that her grandmother is missing, leaving the carousel that is the family business untended.

And in Archers Beach, that means 'way more trouble than just a foreclosure.

Carousel Tides by Sharon Lee
Cover art by Eric Williams

A tourist town in Maine hosts a war of faerie magic in this engaging urban fantasy. The fireworks begin when Kate Archer returns to Archers Beach, Maine, to search for her vanished grandmother, Bonny Pepperidge, and to assume Bonny's role as Guardian of Fun Country, an amusement park whose carousel animals are actually exiled fae criminals. Almost immediately, Kate runs afoul of neighbor Joe Nemeier, a drug smuggler who sets his assassins after her. Then she learns from the local earth spirits that Bonny may have discovered the whereabouts of Kate's mom, newly escaped from a pursuing demonic captor. Lee brings these disparate subplots together in a pyrotechnic finale that plays out magically behind the ordinary facade of smalltown Maine life, evoking much of the romance and magic of her popular Liaden series. (Nov.) (c)

--Publishers Weekly

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