Blazing #BlogTour: The Year of the Knife by G.D. Penman

The Year of the Knife
G.D. Penman
Published by: Meerkat Press
Publication date: November 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Thriller, Urban Fantasy

Agent -Sully- Sullivan is one of the top cops in the Imperial Bureau of Investigation. A veteran witch of the British Empire who isn’t afraid to use her magical skills to crack a case. But Sully might need more than a good education and raw power to stop the string of grisly murders that have been springing up across the American Colonies. Every one of them marked by the same chilling calling card, a warning in the form of a legion of voices screaming out through the killers’ mouths: -It IS tHe YEAr oF the KNife.-

Sully’s investigation will drag her away from the comforts of home in New Amsterdam, the beautiful but useless hyacinth macaw that used to be her boss, and the loving arms of her undead girlfriend, in a thrilling race against time, demonic forces and a shadowy conspiracy that will do anything to keep its hold on power and ensure that Sully takes their secrets to her grave, as soon as possible.

G.D. Penman’s imaginative The Year of the Knife is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy mystery with an engaging set of characters, most notably Agent Sully of the Imperial Bureau of Investigation.

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The Year of the Knife Playlist

I have no idea how to make a playlist for a book, so I am just going to grab all the music I was listening to while writing it and try to shuffle it into piles.

General Music

Because of the divergent history of The Year of the Knife, music that we take for granted as old hat is only just coming to the fore. In the American colonies this means that country music and bluegrass are the next big thing. Of course, culture and music are deeply intertwined, and urbanisation has already happened, so these bluegrass bands can’t be singing purely about rural experiences.

Thunderstruck- Steve and the Seagulls

Rocketman- Iron Horse

In The Pines- Grateful Dead

Songs for Sully

If Sully knew that somebody was making a playlist for her, she would probably be furious. She has some problems with sentimentality.

If I Had A Heart- Fever Ray

Long Live The Chief- Jidenna

Paint it Black- Rolling Stones

Songs for Marie

The relationship between Sully and Marie might be the heart of the book, and indeed the whole series of stories surrounding it, but it isn’t all positive… or even mostly positive. Love is funny like that.

King Harvest- Dancing in the Moonlight

Chandelier- Sia

Closer- The Tiny

Songs for Eugene the Sailor Doll

This creepy little bastard would probably love to have a playlist, if someone explained what a playlist was. He would probably listen to it on loop while staring at you.

Bring Your Whole Crew- DMX

Devil Went Down to Georgia- Primus

Down With The Sickness- Richard Cheese

Author Bio:

G D Penman writes Speculative Fiction. He lives in Scotland with his partner and children, some of whom are human. He is a firm believer in the axiom that any story is made better by dragons. His beard has won an award. If you have ever read a story with Kaiju and queer people, it was probably one of his. In those few precious moments that he isn’t parenting or writing he likes to watch cartoons, play video and tabletop games, read more books than are entirely feasible and continue his quest to eat the flesh of every living species.

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Blog Tour Schedule:

October 30th
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Review
anie’s blog: diary of a wannabe writer >> Review

October 31st
Mythical Books >> Review
CBY Book Club >> Excerpt

November 1st
Loves Great Reads >> Playlist
Butterfly-o-Meter Books >> Interview

November 2nd
Hoards Jumble >> Excerpt
Jemms Reads >> Review

November 3rd
Chill and read >> Excerpt
Boba & Books >> Review

November 6th
Smada’s Book Smack >> Excerpt
Rainy Days and Pajamas >> Excerpt

November 7th
blogs and coffee >> Guest post
Character Madness and Musings >> Interview

November 8th
Cuz I’m A Nerd >> Review
Happymomblogger >> Review

November 9th
Quiet Pandemonium >> Review
Book Addict >> Review

November 10th
Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama >> Top 10 list
Ruthie Jones: Reading by Moonlight >> Review

November 13th
Mes Livres >> Excerpt
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview
The Mystery Corner >> Review

November 14th
Firstbooklove >> Excerpt
BrizzleLass Books >> Review

November 15th
Between Printed Pages >> Guest post
Lin’s Perspective >> Review

November 16th
So Few Books >> Interview
I Love Books Club >> Review

November 17th
Am Kinda Busy Reading >> Review
Love Books Group >> Top 10 list
We Do What We Want Book Reviews & More >> Review

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