Rachel Marks and Friends sign in San Diego

Author and artist Rachel A. Marks' bio reads: "I'm an author and professional artist, cancer survivor, mother of four, and wife to the most amazing man in the world.​ In my free time I'm a beach bum and entertainment cheese junkie. If you don't like Superman I may wonder about you and suggest you seek professional help," which pretty much immediately identifies her as a member of our Galaxy. Fire and Bone is the first in her new young adult series, Otherborn. 
“THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. Ahem. Seriously, this is a fantastic, immediately-engaging YA urban fantasy. Marks mashes together Irish mythology and Southern California in the brilliant start to this new series. Fire and Bone hooked me from page one, and the last page left me desperate for more.” —Beth Cato, Nebula-nominated author of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth

Guest host Debra Driza will lead a conversation with Rachel and authors Jennifer Brody, Merrie Destefano, and Stephanie Diaz.

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Fire and Bone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781503946750
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyscape - February 20th, 2018

In Hollywood's underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future.

Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Everything changes the night she's invited to a party--one that turns out to be a trap.

Thrust into a magical world hidden within the City of Angels, Sage discovers that she's the daughter of a Celtic goddess, with powers that are only in their infancy. Now that she is of age, she's asked to pledge her service to one of the five deities, all keen on winning her favor by any means possible. She has to admit that she's tempted--especially when this new life comes with spells, Hollywood glam, and a bodyguard with secrets of his own. Not to mention a prince whose proposal could boost her rank in the Otherworld.

As loyalties shift, and as the two men vie for her attention, Sage tries to figure out whom to trust in a realm she doesn't understand. One thing is for sure: the trap she's in has bigger claws than she thought. And it's going to take a lot more than magic for this Celtic demigoddess to make it out alive.


Staff Pick Logo
Evolution Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250041265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 8th, 2015

Clementine's world is on the brink of destruction. An army of aliens from the distant planet Marden has arrived with a massive fleet of battleships, intent on finally putting an end to the war Kiel's old rulers initiated. With the Alliance headquarters reduced to rubble and one of the rebel leaders close to death, Clementine and her friends have no choice but to retreat to the Core to escape the alien ships attacking the Surface.

But safety in the Core means forming a temporary alliance with their sworn enemy, Commander Charlie. He's a ruthless man and a liar, but striking a bargain with him--his pardon in exchange for their help defeating the Mardenites--is the only way the rebels might survive the war. And Charlie needs their help too, for Marden's force is more powerful than anyone anticipated, with weapons and technologies never before seen on Kiel. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel's people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends have sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been for nothing.


The United Continuums: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 3 Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781681622620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Turner - July 11th, 2017

In the epic conclusion to the award-winning Continuum Trilogy, Aero leads a group insurgents from the Second Continuum to overthrow his rival, Supreme General Vinick, and unite his space colony's military forces while Seeker embarks on a secret mission back to her home colony to reinforce Earth's defenses and protect the First Continuum against an even greater threat. Meanwhile, Myra's nightmares have become a reality as the Dark Thing hurtles toward Earth with designs on eradicating the planet's fledgling populace. The only thing standing in the way are the three Carriers and those who would join them to fight against a second coming of the Doom.


Fairytale Christmas: A Fair Folk Saga Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781979043823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 18th, 2017

Three thousand years ago, a war began between the immortals and the mortals. It's a war that continues to this day... Before history began, a legendary queen battled a foreign army, braved the death of her husband, and faced betrayal at the hand of someone she trusted. This is the story of Eire, Queen of the Faeries, the Immortal One, and the leader of the Tuatha de Danann. To this day, her homeland, Ireland, bears her name, and this is the story of the war that drove the Immortal Ones into exile. It's also the tale of how she found help from an unexpected place, leading her to a love like she had never known before. Fairytale Christmas is a story that spans thousands of years. It's also the beginning of all of our fairytales and legends; it's where mortals and immortals survive because they love one another, proving that love is the greatest gift of all. This is the first installment in the Saga of the Fair Folk, a journey that lasts until the end of time.


Darkness Savage (Dark Cycle #3) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781503950306
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyscape - October 11th, 2016

Darkness Fair (Dark Cycle #2) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781503950290
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyscape - February 2nd, 2016

Darkness Brutal (Dark Cycle #1) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781477830796
Availability: Backordered
Published: Skyscape - July 1st, 2015

MILA 2.0: Redemption Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062090430
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 25th, 2017

"Mila has been running for her life for so long. But there might be nowhere left for her to go. Having discovered she's a danger to herself and anyone who dares get close to her, Mila goes into hiding with friend and tech-expert Lucas. She just can't risk causing any more pain. Nothing can undo the way she hurt Hunter: the boy she'll always love, the boy who might never forgive her for what she's done. But when Mila discovers that her enemy General Holland is an even bigger threat to humanity than she is, she must make a choice: either push aside her fears and fight him with everything she's got ... or turn her back on the world forever."


Event Category: