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TATTOO by KIRSTEN IMANI KASAI (urban fantasy)

NEW REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY JULY 19th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by KIRSTEN IMANI KASAI

TITLE: TATTOO (sequel to ICE SONG)

GENRE: URBAN FANTASY

PUBLISHER: DEL REY/RANDOM HOUSE http://www.randomhouse.com/book/89917/tattoo-by-kirsten-imani-kasai

RELEASE DATE:  JULY 26TH, 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780345508829

Amazon e-book: http://www.amazon.com/Tattoo-with-Bonus-Content-ebook/dp/B004J4WNFS/ref=ntt_at_ep_edition_2_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Tattoo-Kirsten-Imani-Kasai/dp/0345508823/ref=ntt_at_ep_edition_1_2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tattoo-kirsten-imani-kasai/1100088363?ean=9780345508829&itm=1&usri=tattoo%2bkirsten

SYNOPSIS:

Her fate is in her flesh.

In an environmentally fragile world where human and animal genes combine, the rarest mutation of all—the Trader—can instantly switch genders. One  such Trader—female Sorykah—is battling her male alter, Soryk, for  dominance and the right to live a full life.

Sorykah has rescued her  infant twins from mad Matuk the Collector. Her children are safe. Her  journey, she believes, is over, but Matuk’s death has unleashed darker,  more evil forces. Those forces—led by the Collector’s son—cast nets that  stretch from the glittering capital of Neubonne to the murky depths  below the frozen Sigue, where the ink of octameroons is harvested to  make addictive, aphrodisiac tattoos. Bitter enemies trapped within a  single skin, Sorykah and Soryk are soon drawn into a sinister web of  death and deceit.

REVIEWS:

Publisher’s Weekly: http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/978-0-345-50882-9

In this odd mix of decadent futurism and secondary world fantasy where ancient myths coexist with mundane technology, the characters struggle to survive in a society stratified by economics and biology. Tattoo revels in the lushly erotic while remaining aware of the costs of addiction and self-indulgence.

Alternative Worlds: http://www.alternative-worlds.com/2011/07/01/tattoo-kirsten-imani-kasai/

“Soryk/ah is a fascinating protagonist and antagonist as much of the fight is within her/his mind and body.  The complex story line contains a futuristic extrapolation of scientific research especially genetics combined with the trends of the global government-military-industrial complex, which insures control of the masses through addictions and profound proclamations such as global-warming is faith based while creationism is science.  Action-packed and thought provoking this is an engaging science fiction thriller with fantasy elements.”

An interview/review will be posted on http://www.omnivoracious.com on July 26 or 28

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/89917/tattoo-by-kirsten-imani-kasai

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER FOR ICE SONG: http://youtu.be/Ldb3l2VS95I

AUTHOR BIO

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kirsten Imani Kasai has lived in places as diverse as Newark, NJ, East Hampton, NY,   Bradford and Penzance, England and a windowless cubby  beneath the stairs in a San Francisco flat. She has traveled extensively within the US and spent time in the Netherlands, Greece and the UK.

Her previous occupations include:  hairstylist/make-up artist,  retail  drone, box office sales, coat-check  girl, “Worst Waitress in the World,” positions in admin, management and  marketing, and a  two-day stint tying fishing nets.

Her fiction http://www.redroom.com/author/kirsten-imani-kasai, reviews and poetry have appeared in various national magazines and anthologies.

As a writer, her goals are to redefine prevalent cultural images of  women  and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to  establish a  feminine vision of the future  not rooted in technological  alienation  and destruction; and, of course, to write killer stories that satisfy the natural human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

CONNECT WITH KIRSTEN ONLINE:

WEB SITE http://www.icesong.com/
TWITTER: @KirstenIKasai
FACEBOK: www.facebook.com/kirstenimanikasai
Blog and audio: www.redroom.com/author/kirsten-imani-kasai

ANY CONTEST INFO FOR A CURRENT CONTEST YOU ARE RUNNING OR UPCOMING BLOG TOUR DATES OR UPCOMING BOOK

Contest: “In Bed with a Book” will run on Kirsten’s Facebook page from August 1-7 www.facebook.com/kirstenimanikasai

Check Kirsten’s website/Facebook page for contest details & dates.

1st prize: a personalized short-short featuring the winner and their favorite character from Ice Song or Tattoo.
2nd prize: autographed copies of Tattoo & Ice Song

UPCOMING SIGNINGS AND READINGS:

July 23, Comic Con San Diego
July 29, Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
August 21, The Grove, San Diego (book release party)
October 15, LitCrawl/LitQuake, San Francisco

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