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Deadly Destinations: Caitlin Kittredge on Forgotten Places

*Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour of Carolyn Crane’s Midcity from Carter & a chance to win the WILD & STEAMY ANTHOLOGY**

Our Deadly Destinations guided tours officially end tomorrow.  Be sure to take a look at all of our previous locations. Today’s Deadly Destinations tour is from Caitlin Kittredge.  Caitlin has a story in the THE WIDE SIDE ANTHOLOGY (available on August 2nd from Baen Books) that takes us through some forgotten places.  Thanks to Caitlin, one of you who comment on this post will win a copy of the book!  See details below.

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They’re dead places, those ones you pass by without stopping.  Ghost places, places forgotten both by their owners and the world outside.  Abandoned gas stations, pumps on their sides, rusted sentries of the crossroads.  Empty roadhouses, chairs pulled back and waiting for nightfall, when you can still hear the echoes of the jukebox amid the cobwebs and the ghosts.  Tumbledown farmhouses, reclaimed by the green around them, the only think to poke above the horizon for miles in every direction.  Nobody would hear the screams from the pole barn, more wreckage than structure, now.  Nobody would even know you were there.

This the world that Sam inhabits in my short story from The Wild Side, “Born Under a Bad Sign”.  A world of back roads, state highways, forgotten places.  Places that a normal sort of person would pass by without a second thought.  Places that have rotted away and been forgotten since the advent of the interstate, left by the wayside much like Sam herself, a fallen angel stranded in rural Kansas, faced with evil that’s beyond her own now-mortal capacity to defeat.

It’s not a single place, and it’s not a place anyone would go to willingly.  You take a wrong turn, you end up on a dirt road, potholes scraping your undercarriage, and find dark farmhouse on a dead end with a single light burning in a high window.  You come to a crossroads in the geographic middle of nowhere, only a single buckshot-pocked sign giving you distances to towns you can no longer make out the names of.  It’s happened to all of us sooner or later—a wrong turn.  A crossroads at twilight.  A venture off the beaten path to investigate the spoils of a broken-down building.  Usually we return to the interstate, the smooth glide and the glow of headlights, but sometimes we don’t make it.  Sometimes what opens the farmhouse door isn’t looking to help us.  Sometimes the devil of the crossroads makes himself known, and asks you if you’ll stay awhile.

It’s up to you what your response will be, but for Sam, it’s already too late.

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About Caitlin:

Caitlin Kittredge is the author of both young adult and adult fantasy novels and short fiction, including the Black London series and the acclaimed Iron Codex trilogy, hailed as “the next Hunger Games”.  She’s in the process of writing Running With the Devil, a novel featuring many of the characters from “Born Under a Bad Sign”.  You can find her daily ramblings and occasional fits of geekery on Twitter, and more information about all her books at her website.

Interested in abandoned places?  Find Caitlin’s urban exploration photography on Flickr.

You can visit Caitlin around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Caitlin Kittredge?

Night Life Pure Blood Second Skin Witch Craft Daemon's MarkStreet Magic Demon Bound Bone Gods Devil's BusinessThe Iron Thorn The Nightmare Garden

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This giveaway is provided by Caitlin Kittredge

One winner will receive a copy of The Wild Side Anthology

Available on August 2, 2011 from Baen Books

About the Book:

Take a walk on the “wild side” of urban fantasy. When the werewolf cubs are asleep and the baby vamps are tucked into their coffins, the adults come out to play! Feeling a bit undead and dying to shuffle off your toil and troubles and get it on? You’ve come to the right place! Spend some quality time lolling in the moonlight shadows with a love that only comes out at night. From light-spirited romps to black-hearted noir, from steampunk London to the bleeding edge of the present, tales of love, eros, betrayal and seduction in a beguiling vein. Best-sellers Tanya Huff, Caitlin Kittredge and Toni L.P. Kelner join Dana Cameron, Sarah A. Hoyt, John Lambshead, Diana Rowland and editor Mark L. Van Name create a dazzling cast of vampires, werewolves, witches and zombies, oh my. Oh my.

Click HERE to read an excerpt

Pre-Order from

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

1. Leave a comment for Caitlin.

2. +3 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter and Facebook.

3. +3 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

4. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.

5. Please include your email address in your comment.

6. All Deadly Destinations winners will be announced on August 7th.

7. The winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.

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36 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Caitlin Kittredge on Forgotten Places

  1. Rebecca WSNo Gravatar
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    This anthology sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

    +2 gfc and Twitter follower

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  2. Lisa (starmetal_oak)No Gravatar
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    I like the idea of hidden or forgotten places and a fallen angel :)

    +3 follower
    +3 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/starmetaloak/status/97349691984977920

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  3. LauraNo Gravatar
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    I love the cover, it’s gorgeous. Can’t wait to read it! Thank you for the giveaway.

    +3 follower on facebook

    moc.evilnull@krad_eht_ni_wolg

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  4. erinNo Gravatar
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    I love the cover too!!! This has been on my wish list :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    moc.liamgnull@1rednefe

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  5. Van P.No Gravatar
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    Great cover, would love to read this anthology!

    +3 blog, twitter and facebook fan

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  6. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    Wow, I don’t think I’m ready to visit the wild side, or any of the kind of places mentioned in this post. I’m too much of a scaredy cat. But I certainly love visiting them in the pages of an awesome book, so I’m looking forward to reading The Wild Side.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com
    GFC follower

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  7. Cassandra Hernandez-RuizNo Gravatar
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    Not sure I notified you of this but you won blog awards!
    Claim blog award!
    From Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension- http://bmdepository.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-award-winners.html

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  8. Barb PNo Gravatar
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    Big fan of Caitlin’s Nocturne City series! The Wild Side sounds great and has many of my fav authors. Count me in on the contest please. ten.labolgcbsnull@31146kcirtapb +1 Comment, +3 Follower

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  9. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    Loved Kittredge’s other books and look forward to this one too.
    +3 GFC-Lisa Richaeds
    Twitter@alterlisa
    FB-Lisa Ann Richards
    +3 http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/97445259738480641

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  10. TyngaNo Gravatar
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    Everytime i think fo crossroad demon I think of Supernatural’s punk-ass crossraod demon hehe <3 Supernatural!
    Thank you so much for stopping by Caitlin! I just purchased some of your books this week-end ^^ can't wait to get them!

    +3 I follow DFT here and twitter

    TyngaUF(a)gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  11. Rebs @ Book RantsNo Gravatar
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    this sounds good! would love to check it out

    bookrants(dot)reviews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Gidget BuchananNo Gravatar
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    I just bought book one of the Black London series. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I can’t wait to start the series.

    tytysmommy21(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Vickie BNo Gravatar
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    Leave a comment for Caitlin.
    I love those empty places along the road. I am not sure I have the schtuff to go inside and have a look-see. Though I used to play tombstone tag at night in the cemetary down the road from my grandparents’ farm.

    2. +3 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter and Facebook.

    +3 entries blogging about this contest (it’s in the sidebar) http://iyamvixenbooks.blogspot.com/

    Please include your email address in your comment.

    VWinship at aol dot com

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  14. NaNo Gravatar
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    I think anthologies are a great way to discover new authors. All these authors happen to be new to me but the genre is one I really enjoy.

    GFC follower
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  15. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I would love to read the anthology. I like urban fantasy and haven’t read most of the authors in the anthology. It would be a great chance for me to discover her authors.

    +3 GFC follower

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  16. elaing8No Gravatar
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    I haven’t heard about this anthology before.Caitlin’s story sounds really interesting.

    Blog follower
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    Tweet http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/97509226234134530

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  17. Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond)No Gravatar
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    Wow, great tour. That honestly gave me chills. Seriously, the description alone would make a great horror movie. Man I am super excited about this. I just heard about this anthology yesterday :D Great tour and giveaway, fingers crossed for this. I am really liking that cover. Super cool :) Thanks again guys.

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  18. donnasNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a great anthology. Thanks for the chance!!

    follower on all 3

    tweet – http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/97537713502302208

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    The cover is just amazing!
    +1 GFC follower
    +3 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/126554-deadly-destinations-caitlin-kittredge-on-forgotten-places

    Vivien
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  20. Julie S.No Gravatar
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    Thanks for the giveaway. This anthology sounds good.

    +3 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter and Facebook.

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  21. Heather McCorkleNo Gravatar
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    That sounds like somewhere I want to visit! Yes, I’m twisted that way. ;)

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  22. Stacy (UrbanFantasyInvestigations)No Gravatar
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    This is the first time I have heard of this book. Looks super interesting.

    +3 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter and Facebook.

    Chllybrd(at)gmail.com

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    I am hardcore in love with that cover art. Seriously!
    +3 = 4
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    Thanks for the great anthology…love the cover!!!

    +3 follower

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  25. ThrouthehazeNo Gravatar
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    This sounds great! The cover of this anthology is awesome!

    +3 follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter (@throuthehaze)and Facebook (Rae Pavey)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  26. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
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    This anthology sounds really good. thanks for the giveaway
    follow all three ways twitter @mbreakfield
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  27. MiaNo Gravatar
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    Amazing! I love the premise! I’ve read Caitlin’s other books and I know that this new story will be just as great! Currently reading The Iron Thorn and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one and I’m not even halfway through yet!

    +3 follower on twitter (@miainwriting)

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  28. Lisa SperryNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t heard of this but it sounds good :)
    I follow via GFC, @jlhsperry624, and Lisa Sperry
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  29. ParisNo Gravatar
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    So many great authors in one book and I absolutely love Caitlin Kittredge, her books are amazing and her tweets are fun too.

    +3 for folling on blog, twitter and facebook

    parisaja13 AT hotmail DOT com

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  30. Low KeyNo Gravatar
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    Epic anthology that includes steampunk London? I am totally in. This sounds amazing.

    Thank you so much for the tour and giveaway!

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  31. Little Lamb LostNo Gravatar
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    This line of the book blurb completely won me over:

    When the werewolf cubs are asleep and the baby vamps are tucked into their coffins, the adults come out to play!

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  32. SusanNo Gravatar
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    I am a big fan of Caitlin’s Nocturne City books. Thanks for the tour and giveaway.

    sab5723 at hotmail dot com

    follower of this blog sab5723

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  33. kelsey. dobbinsNo Gravatar
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    Omg this looks so good!! Thanks!!

    I’m a follower and heres my tweet

    https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/itzKelseyD/status/99505629697294336

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  34. winnieNo Gravatar
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    This seems like an interesting read and the cover looks very cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a good read! :3 That cover looks pretty wicked! XD

    Following on GFC, Facebook, Twitter =)

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  36. Ilyana KnightNo Gravatar
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    Just discovered Caitlin and am LOVING her characters Jack and Pete from Street Magic! Looking forward to the Anthology!

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