front-cover-onlyCollecting the Constellations is the thriller from writer Emily Steers.

We’re holding a giveaway for you to win a copy of Collecting the Constellations. Winter is nearly here and one of the best things to do when it’s too cold to go outside is to curl up with a cup of tea (or warm beverage of choice) and a great book. You supply yourself with a warm beverage and we’ll provide you with that great book.

“I always knew I wanted to write something with a badass, if not even swashbuckling, female lead. At the time I started stewing on CTC, there was a huge uproar about the keyword focused “strong female character.” So I decided the write the strongest woman I could think of– book smart, street smart, and embroiled in a great, cosmic mystery.”

The synopsis for Collecting the Constellations is this: “Charlotte Daly is goal-oriented, inquisitive, and tireless— ideal for her role as a researcher at a prestigious museum. She’s celebrated as an up-and-coming talent. She just never expected her most important find to come from her great aunt’s basement. It’s dazzlingly unique—a dagger made entirely of blue sapphire, flawless except for a few specks in the handle. To determine its secrets, Charlotte convinces her boss to let her re-trace her aunt’s travels to its source– with the accompaniment of her longtime friend and co-worker, Rory Hobbs.Charlotte’s clues take her to Kathmandu, where they discover Charlotte’s aunt may not have been the noble adventurer she imagined. Conspicuous wealth, violent attacks, and grand myths plague the pair as they jump into a world of secret societies and treasure hunters they never knew existed.”

As per Emily, “Even though our main character is an adult woman, my readers have been men and women of all ages who have each found things they loved about the story. Charlotte is inspired deeply by a reaction to the last decade’s best-sellers. There have been so many books with female main characters who are small, mousy, teenaged girls. I wanted to write a story about an adult woman, with decidedly adult problems– though, pretty fantastical ones.”

So there you have it! Enter the contest, win an awesome book! It’s that simple.

Collecting the Constellations Giveaway

Stephanie Cooke
Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics,, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more. Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her <a href="">personal web site</a>.

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