MILTON, ONTARIO, October 14, 2022 – A new book starring an urban witch and featuring necromancers and a succubus is the perfect complement in the midst of the spooky season leading up to Halloween. In Between Death and a Hard Place by Joe Weinberg, which released today, magic is known but largely ignored by the public in present-day Minneapolis.
In this version of the world we know, tattoo artist and witch AJ works as a magical law enforcer and bounty hunter for the arcane. Balance is key in the supernatural world, so when there is a sudden massive influx of magical power in the city, she knows that if she doesn’t find an answer soon, it may involve culling witches like her to keep the peace, or war. Starring a character who is strongly in tune with her sexuality yet not defined by her gender, the book presents a fresh take on the magical detective trope.
Between Death and a Hard Place is now available for purchase through bookstores everywhere in paperback (236 pages, ISBN 978-1-928011-81-1, $21.99 CAD) and ebook (ISBN 978-1-928011-82-8, $4.99) formats, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, or directly through the publisher. The publisher and author will be hosting a livestreamed launch party celebrating the book’s release on Sundy, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Twitch. The event is free and open to the public and will include a reading, interview, and Q&A with the chat.
Weinberg has a PhD and two Master’s degrees, and spent about a decade teaching. He has written supplement books for the Vampire: the Masquerade and Werewolf: the Apocalypse table top game systems, articles for magazines, academic publications, and so many novels. He lives with his very understanding partner, NicCole, and their slightly less understanding cats, Savvy and Charlie.
Between Death and a Hard Place is Milton, Ontario-based SFF publisher Brain Lag’s second urban fantasy novel and thirty-ninth book released. Weinberg joins nineteen other authors in the Brain Lag lineup. This book is the tenth of twelve releases in 2022.
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