Exclusive Cover Reveal: CARNIEPUNK anthology by Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, Rob Thurman, & more!

December 10, 2012 Cover Reveal, Exclusive Content 6

We are thrilled to exclusively reveal the cover for the upcoming urban fantasy anthology (with art by the one any only Tony Mauro) CARNIEPUNK which hits shelves on July 30th 2013 from Pocket Books!

Cover by Tony Mauro

Cover by Tony Mauro


CARNIEPUNK Description

A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors  Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne,whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals.

The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights mask the peeling paint; a carnie in greasy overalls slinks away from the direction of the Barker’s seductive call. It is a place of illusion—is that woman’s beard real? How can she live locked in that watery box?

And while many are tricked by sleight of hand, there are hints of something truly magical going on. One must remain alert and learn quickly the unwritten rules of this dark show. Tobeat the carnival, one had better have either a whole lot of luck or a whole lot of guns—or maybe some magic of one’s own.

Featuring stories grotesque and comical, outrageous and action-packed, Carniepunk is the first anthology to channel the energy and attitude of urban fantasy into the bizarre world of creaking machinery, twisted myths, and vivid new magic.

CARNIEPUNK cover artist

Tony Mauro graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and created the “When Darkness Falls” Vampire Series before going on to design movie posters for every major Hollywood studio and book covers for major publishing houses.


Rachel Caine is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, and the new Revivalist [email protected]

Delilah S. Dawson is an artist and an associate editor on CoolMomPicks.com. She lives with her family in Atlanta, where she is currently writing the next Blud [email protected]

Jennifer Estep is the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books and also writes the Mythos Academy young adult [email protected]_Estep

Kelly Gay is the author of an urban fantasy series featuring Charlie Madigan. A two-time RITA Award finalist, she resides in North [email protected]

Kevin Hearne is the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles. He’s a middle-aged nerd who still enjoys his comic books and old-school heavy [email protected]

Mark Henry is an adult urban fantasist, comedic horror writer and unrepentant smart-ass. His work has been translated into garbled slurs by notable alcoholics. He lives on the fringe of Seattle society with his saintly wife and assorted hairy [email protected]_Henry

Hillary Jacques is an up-late, Alaska-based author of speculative fiction. Her romantic urban fantasy Night Runner series is published under pen name Regan [email protected]

Jackie Kessler writes about demons, angels, superheroes, supervillains, and, in her semi-secret identity as a YA author, Riders of the Apocalypse. She lives near Albany, NY, with her Loving Husband and Precious Little Tax [email protected]

Seanan McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of the InCryptid series and the October Daye series, which earned her the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2010. The Newsflesh trilogy, published under the pseudonym Mira Grant, earned her the Hugo Award for Best Novel in [email protected]

Kelly Meding was born and raised in Southern Delaware and discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age, and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy. She writes the Dreg City urban fantasy series and the superhero-based MetaWars [email protected]

Allison Pang, a biologist in a former life, spends her days in northern Virginia working as a cube grunt and her nights waiting on her kids and cats, punctuated by an occasional husbandly serenade. Sometimes she even manages to write. Mostly she just makes it up as she goes. She loves Hello Kitty, sparkly shoes, and gorgeous [email protected]_Pang

Nicole D. Peeler she resides outside Pittsburgh to teach in Seton Hill’s MFA in Popular Fiction. When she’s not in the classroom infecting young minds with her madness, she’s writing manga and the Jane True urban fantasy [email protected]

Rob Thurman is the New York Times bestselling author of the supernatural thriller All Seeing Eye, the gritty urban fantasy Cal Leandros series, the Trickster Novels, and standalone thriller-suspense [email protected]_Thurman

Jaye Wells is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy novels about magical vampires and junky wizards. She loves to travel, drink bourbon and do things that scare her. Jaye lives in [email protected]

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6 Responses to “Exclusive Cover Reveal: CARNIEPUNK anthology by Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Kevin Hearne, Seanan McGuire, Rob Thurman, & more!”

  1. Tiffany Allee

    Great cover and fabulous list of authors. I can’t wait for this one!

  2. Abigail

    I know. I about fell over when I saw all the authors included. This may be one of the best UF anthology ever.

  3. Kristin @ My ParaHangover

    This looks absolutely awesome!! It’s 50% my fave authors, 50% authors I want to read!!! Oh, and the cover IS stunning. Running to add it to Goodreads so I don’t forget about it 😉