Edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna ISBN: 9780451419002
December 3, 2013
Featuring stories by FAITH HUNTER * KALAYNA PRICE * RACHEL CAINE * CHLOE NEILL * ROB THURMAN * SHANNON K. BUTCHER * LUCIENNE DIVER * CHRIS MARIE GREEN * CHRISTINA HENRY
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern-day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas-sized rodeo of trouble.
Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off-again, on-again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill’s all-new adventure.
And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear.
Taking kick-ass urban fantasy literally, USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you’re fighting supernatural forces, it helps to keep your feet on the ground.
What footwear is your author wearing in Kicking It?
Chloe Neill: Fantastic boots.
Chris Marie Green: Very hip boots that seem to be made of vines…and that won’t come off. Oh, and she doesn’t remember where she got them. She also can’t remember her own identity!
Christina Henry: Maddy always wears worn-out combat boots. She’s not known for her sartorial flair. She figures everything she wears will end up covered in monster guts anyway.
Faith Hunter: All my major characters wear boots in Kicking It. There is a pair of bling-studded Manolo Blahnik ankle boots, a pair of Old Gringo boots (buff-colored, hand-stitched with scarlet dragons climbing each side), a pair of well-worn hiking boots, and a drool-worthy, black suede pair of Christian Louboutins with a five- inch spike-heeled and fringe down the back seam. Overabundance in boots is my motto.
Lucienne Diver: My character is wearing silver stiletto boots with Plexiglas heels. They are her idea the way the Wicked Witch of the West would embrace dancing in the rain with her flying monkeys.
Rachel Caine: Cursed cowboy boots. Which might be redundant.
What is he/she doing in those boots?
Chloe: Kicking ass, of course! While investigating a surprising mystery that threatens her family.
Chris Marie: She really isn’t sure, and that’s what the story is about. Can’t ruin the surprise yet…
Christina: Hunting down a fairy who possesses the legendary Red Shoes. The shoes make the wearer dance until they die. Maddy would much prefer such a horrible artifact be destroyed. But her many greats-grandfather Lucifer asked her to find the shoes, and he’s not the kind of creature that you refuse.
Faith: Walking, hiking, digging magical circles into mountain soil, and tracking down a missing woman, using one of the Christian Louboutins as a magical “scent marker”.
Lucienne: My heroine Tori Karacis is undercover in a gambling den. She describes her shiny silver get-up as Hooters meets space brothel.
Rachel: He is being villainous and demony.
Why did you choose those boots for the story?
Chloe: Because they’re the best shoe for a vampire on the run.
Chris Marie: I can’t give too much away because the boots are a part of the story’s mystery, but let’s just say I needed something with a living component to them… Also, I thought they would look super cool. 🙂
Christina: Maddy can be very emotional but she has a real core of practicality. Clothes and shoes aren’t important to her, so her wardrobe is pretty basic.
Faith: I am a totally boot ho. Seriously. I LOVE boots.
Lucienne: When you’re going Fembot meets alien queen, what else is a gal to wear?
Rachel: It’s set in Texas, and cowboy boots seemed appropriate. Plus, I’d just seen someone wearing truly ancient, weathered old boots, and I wondered about them.
Prizes include signed books, swag, and even hand-made jewelry! Fifteen winners will each receive one of the prize packs, and every pack includes a copy of KICKING IT!
Giveaway is US ONLY (no PO Boxes) and runs Nov. 18th to Dec. 13th.
This anthology features nine authors and their short stories. All the stories feature female or males with magical kick ass boots. The stories feature witches, vampires, demons, magic, and all sorts of supernatural goodness. This set of short stories was a great introduction to authors I had not yet read. And I was not disappointed. My TBR list has grown immensely.