Sunday, October 28, 2018

Early Praise for THE RAVEN'S TALE

“A darkly delicious tale that’s sure to haunt readers forevermore. Fans of Gothic settings, made famous by Poe, will adore this creative spin on his epic poem. Like lightning stretching its fingers across a stormy sky, Winters’s voice is electrifying. The Raven's Tale is a must-read for fans of Poe and fantasy alike.”
Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series

“Brooding, macabre, romantic, and surprisingly whimsical, Cat Winters's THE RAVEN'S TALE hits all the right Poe notes. The inspiration of the burgeoning artist. His tragic past. His struggle to break free from the constraints of youth. This one is a must-read for Poe fans and Poe newcomers alike.”
Kendare Blake#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“Winters’s smart, silvery, slithering prose finds beauty in the grotesque—and what is art if not that?”
Daniel Krausco-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse. Against the tapestry of young Poe’s real-world struggles and tortured relationships, Winters weaves a macabre thread of surrealism through meter and rhyme—at times so dreamy in its rhythms and imagery, it teeters between hypnotic and horrifying. I will never look at my own muse the same again, nor will I dare deny it.”
A.G. Howardauthor of the international and #1 New York Times bestselling Splintered series

“Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.”
Dwight L. MacPhersonauthor of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Haunting and inventive, The Raven's Tale is a heady mix of history and imagination, offering an eerie, original, fantastical window into the man who would become a beloved muse for so many of us.”
Leanna Renee Hieberaward-winning author of Darker Still and Strangely Beautiful

The Raven’s Tale transports readers to the haunted streets of Antebellum Richmond, the city that shaped the teenaged Poe’s melancholy outlook and inspired his chilling poetry.”
Chris Semtner
curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia

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(Updated 10/29/18)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Giveaway Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Halloween giveaway for The Raven's Tale. Wow! There were a lot of you. I greatly appreciate the enthusiasm for this book! I also thoroughly enjoyed reading about your favorite Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems.

Now, without further ado, let's get to the winners!

Rafflecopter did the random choosing for me. Shortened versions of the winners' names are listed below. In a moment, I'll contact the winners directly using the emails they provided.

The 5 Winners of the Halloween Greetings Prize Pack:

Alexa M.
Maria
Azzurra R.
Molly M.H.
Amanda S.

The Grand Prize Winner of an Advance Copy of The Raven's Tale:

Linda H. 
(who won through her entry in which she correctly identified the missing word from the opening line of "The Raven" as "midnight.")

Congratulations, winners! 

If you didn't win this time around, please don't despair. We still have six more months until The Raven's Tale releases (exactly six months from today, in fact!). You'll likely find more giveaways for the novel between now and then.   

Thank you again for participating, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

☙PRE-ORDER:❧


☙ADVANCE PRAISE

“Winters’s smart, silvery, slithering prose finds beauty in the grotesque—and what is art if not that?”
Daniel Kraus
Co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse. Against the tapestry of young Poe’s real-world struggles and tortured relationships, Winters weaves a macabre thread of surrealism through meter and rhyme—at times so dreamy in its rhythms and imagery, it teeters between hypnotic and horrifying.”
A.G. Howard
Author of the international and New York Times bestselling Splintered Series

“Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.” 
Dwight L. MacPherson
Author of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Haunting and inventive, The Raven's Tale is a heady mix of history and imagination, offering an eerie, original, fantastical window into the man who would become a beloved muse for so many of us.”
Leanna Renee Hieber
Award-winning author of Darker Still and Strangely Beautiful

The Raven’s Tale transports readers to the haunted streets of Antebellum Richmond, the city that shaped the teenaged Poe’s melancholy outlook and inspired his chilling poetry.” 
Chris Semtner
Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, VA


(Raven animation: "Raven Sing," by luisbc)

Monday, October 1, 2018

THE RAVEN'S TALE International Halloween Giveaway!

To celebrate my favorite time of year—and to launch the 6-month countdown to the April 2019 release of The Raven's Tale—I present to you my international Halloween giveaway! In case you haven't yet heard of this newest book of mine, The Raven's Tale is my novel about the teenage years of EDGAR ALLAN POE, master of the macabre.

HALLOWEEN GREETINGS PRIZE PACK
FIVE random winners will receive the Halloween Greetings Prize Pack, which includes signed "You're such a strange boy, Edgar" stickers, designed by author/designer Jenn Reese. The quote comes straight from the pages of The Raven's Tale.

In addition, each of these five Halloween Greetings Prize Pack winners will receive a personalized Halloween greeting from me, written inside a gorgeously Gothic Edgar Allan Poe-themed card, created by CuriousPortraits (the card designs vary and may not look like the one shown above).
💀💀💀

GRAND PRIZE PACK
ONE random grand prize winner will receive the Halloween Greetings Prize Pack plus a signed advance reading copy (ARC) of The Raven's Tale when ARCs become available later this fall!

The giveaway is open internationally. Please enter using the Rafflecopter below. You must be 18 years or older or have the permission of a parent or guardian. Deadline: The final strokes of midnight on Monday, October 15, 2018 (Pacific Time).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

☙PRE-ORDER:❧

AmazonBarnes & NoblePowell's

☙ADVANCE PRAISE

“Winters’s smart, silvery, slithering prose finds beauty in the grotesque—and what is art if not that?”
Daniel Kraus
Co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse. Against the tapestry of young Poe’s real-world struggles and tortured relationships, Winters weaves a macabre thread of surrealism through meter and rhyme—at times so dreamy in its rhythms and imagery, it teeters between hypnotic and horrifying.”
A.G. Howard
Author of the international and New York Times bestselling Splintered Series

“Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.” 
Dwight L. MacPherson
Author of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Haunting and inventive, The Raven's Tale is a heady mix of history and imagination, offering an eerie, original, fantastical window into the man who would become a beloved muse for so many of us.”
Leanna Renee Hieber
Award-winning author of Darker Still and Strangely Beautiful

The Raven’s Tale transports readers to the haunted streets of Antebellum Richmond, the city that shaped the teenaged Poe’s melancholy outlook and inspired his chilling poetry.” 
Chris Semtner
Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, VA


(Raven animation: "Raven Sing," by luisbc)

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