Saturday, December 12, 2015

Advent Calendar Day 12

When Strange Fortune was published in 2009 we (Blind Eye Books and I) did a number of little gifties and goodies for those who preordered. One--if not the--very nicest of giveaways was artwork by the unnervingly gifted Dawn Kimberling.

Dawn did a number of brilliant little sketches of Hidush and some of the characters--whatever caught her fancy...which were combined in a PDF file for download.

Well, it's been six years and I feel like those beautiful little sketches should be seen and appreciated again. And since I happened to glance through Strange Fortune the other night when I was writing the coda for it (it's actually quite a neat little story!) I think now is a great time to share them again.

So today's giveaway is the downloadable PDF of Dawn Kimberling's promo art for Strange Fortune. (Psst! It's at the bottom of the book page.)

And if you haven't read Strange Fortune, now's your chance. It's available in print (how I still love that map!) ebook and audio.



19 comments:

  1. Those are lovely. Thank you for sharing. I am quite enjoying your Advent calendar.

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  2. The drawings are stunning. I only wish there were more of them.

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  4. Amazing drawings. Strange Fortune was one of the first of your books I read because fantasy is my first love, then mysteries. Loved it so much! Love Valentine and Aleister.
    And by the way, have I thanked you for yesterday's coda?

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    1. Well, if you did, you'd be one of the few! ;-)

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  5. I'm such a big fan of Dawn's wonderful, rich and imaginative art and I do love these gorgeous pictures. In fact, I never get tired of looking at them. They are also very much like your stories, Josh. Every time I re-read one of them, I find something new and brilliant and fascinating.

    Thank you, Josh. Thank you, Dawn.

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    1. She is brilliant. Hands down. It was all I could do not to beg her for more and more and more. :-D

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  6. Thank you for sharing. These drawings are beautiful, just as the story.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous art. Now I want to re-read Strange Fortune. Maybe after I finish re-reading The Dickens With Love. :)

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    1. :-D It's definitely old school fantasy.

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  8. These are So Very Cool! I love Dawn's drawings! Thank you for sharing them here :-)

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    1. When I found them again I realized they were just too beautiful not to be seen and appreciated,

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