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Deadly Destinations: Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour with Linda Grimes & enter for a chance to win copies of In A Fix & Quick Fix**

Deadly Destinations visits Cainsville the setting for Kelley Armstrong’s new adult urban fantasy novel Omens. Cainsville is only one hour away from yesterday’s Deadly Destination of Chicago. The first novel in the Cainsville series will be released on August 20, 2013 from Dutton Adult/Penguin.

Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of Omens. This contest is provided by Dutton Adult/Penguin!

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Cainsville. Pop: 1600

You may have noticed we’ve left the “Welcome” off our sign. It’s simply an oversight. You’re perfectly welcome here, at least for an hour or two.

You had trouble finding us? That does happen. We might be only an hour from Chicago, but there’s no nearby exit from the freeway and that road into town isn’t very good. We wouldn’t want to inconvenience anyone looking for gas and food—there are much closer, better serviced towns—so we don’t like to advertise ours.

Yes, Cainsville is very pretty. Thank you. We are partial to that old world charm. I won’t say we’re stuck in the past—we do have the best technology available—but some of our residents are quite fond of the old ways.

Tourist attractions? Oh my, no. We’re too small for that. While there are plenty of community events and festivals, they really are for the community. You understand, don’t you? We’d love to have you, but our public space is very small, and you might find some of our customs . . . unusual. Did I mention we like the old ways?

Oh, speaking of old, you noticed the gargoyles, didn’t you? We do love our gargoyles. I can tell you a story about them, if you like. We’ll go have tea in the diner, and I’ll share a tale or two. We can be quite friendly, as you’ll see. Shame you couldn’t stay longer, but you’d need a place to sleep—inn, motel, bed & breakfast—and we don’t have any of those. A terrible oversight, I know.

Housing and job prospects? You aren’t thinking of moving here, are you? Not that we wouldn’t want you. You seem like a lovely person. Perhaps not exactly our sort of person, but we can be accommodating. The problem, you see, is geography. We’re completely hemmed in here. Our founders built Cainsville in the fork of a river, with marshland on the only open side, which means it’s impossible to expand. No new housing developments means no new commercial prospects, which means very few open jobs or homes. A truly regrettable situation.

Do you still want that cup of tea and a story? Excellent. You must try the orange cranberry scones. They’re the best in the state. Or so I’ve heard. I really don’t get out of Cainsville that often. Perhaps you’ll tell me a story yourself, one of your own town, before you leave . . .

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About Kelley:

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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

Want to read more from Kelley Armstrong?

BittenStolenDime Store MagicIndustrial MagicHauntedBrokenNo Humans InvolvedPersonal Demon (Women of th...Living with the Dead (Women...Frostbitten (Women of the O...Waking the Witch (Women of ...Spell Bound (Women of the O...Thirteen (Women of the Othe...Men of the OtherworldTales of the OtherworldThe SummoningThe AwakeningThe ReckoningThe GatheringThe CallingThe RisingExit StrategyMade to Be BrokenWild JusticeOmensSea of ShadowsLoki's Wolves (The Blackwel...

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This contest is provided by Penguin

Two lucky readers will each win a copy of Omens

Available August 20, 2013 from Dutton Adult/Penguin

About this Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong begins her new series with Omens, featuring a compelling new heroine thrust into a decades-old murder case and the dark mysteries surrounding her strange new home.

Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions.

But Olivia’s world is shattered when she learns that she’s adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers serving a life sentence. When the news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, Olivia decides to find out the truth about the Larsens.

Olivia ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her efforts to uncover her birth parents’ past.

Aided by her mother’s former lawyer, Gabriel Walsh, Olivia focuses on the Larsens’ last crime, the one her birth mother swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel start investigating the case, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. Because there are darker secrets behind her new home and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her.

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43 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville

  1. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I really enjoy her writing so I’m so in! I really want to read this one. You so had me at gargoyles! :D

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  2. Enigma75No Gravatar
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    Oh, this sounds fantastic!! I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win it!

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  3. RebeNo Gravatar
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    Intriguing! I’m not sure why this is categorized as New Adult, other than the age. Sounds more like straight UF to me.

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  4. Amber HughesNo Gravatar
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    So looking forward to reading this! I loved Kelley’s Women of the Otherworld series so this is a must-buy for me! Cainsville sounds really creepy.

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  5. Caty RNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this series but I absolutely loved the Women of the Otherworld series. Elena and Clay’s story was my favorite. I look forward to reading more works by her

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  6. erinf1No Gravatar
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    sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. CJ BurrightNo Gravatar
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    Sounds spooky…in a great way!

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  8. krlgaNo Gravatar
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    Kelley is one of my favorite authors so I am sure this book is good

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  9. SherryNo Gravatar
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    I can’t believe I am not familiar with her work. I will be doing my best to correct that. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. DiamondNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this series (yet). But I love Kelley Armstrong! Her writing is amazin:)

    Oh and I love gargoyles! :D

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  11. JasmynNo Gravatar
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    I love book that mention and bring the gargoyles into things – they are often overlooked.

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  12. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I haven’t read it but I’ve read Kelley’s other 3 series and loved them!

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  13. Nora-AdrienneNo Gravatar
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    I’m a big Kelly Armstrong fan and own a number of her previous books. The new series grabbed my interest right from the first words of the blurb. While I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for my local library to order the book, I’d much rather win a copy and get to share it with my sons who love her work also.

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  14. Texas Book LoverNo Gravatar
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    It sounds great…very different!

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  15. LanaiaNo Gravatar
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    I love Kelley Armstrong’s books and this one is already on my to-read shelf. Love the cover and the premise sounds great!

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  16. Michele ANo Gravatar
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    Sounds creepy and interesting!

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  17. KirstenNo Gravatar
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    This series sounds sooooo good!! I love reading anything by Kelley Armstrong, she is an amazing author!!

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  18. Denise ZNo Gravatar
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    Oh how exciting, I did not now there was a new series coming and it certainly sounds like it is going to be tons of fun! Thank you for sharing with us, definitely adding to the wishlist :)

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    It sounds like it’s going to be super great!!

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  20. Nicole ENo Gravatar
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    I’m a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong and haven’t met a book of hers I haven’t liked. This one doesn’t sound like it’ll disappoint =]

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  21. DianeNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this series yet….not too late to though!

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  22. Bethany C.No Gravatar
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    I haven’t read this, but I love Kelley Armstrong’s books so I’m sure Omens is great too!

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  23. NatashaNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t started it yet, but it sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Dianne ByloNo Gravatar
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    I am familiar with this author-and this sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  25. BriannaNo Gravatar
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    I’ve never heard anything about this book, but I do love Kelley Armstrong and I’m excited to read this!

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  26. Holly LetsonNo Gravatar
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    I keep hearing that Kelley’s books are amazing, but have never read any of them myself.

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    The book sounds good, but then again I like all Kelley Armstrong books.

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    Really looking forward to this new series.

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  29. Stephanie FNo Gravatar
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    She is such a fantastic writer. I’m really excited to read this one. The idea of omens being part of a series is an interesting concept.

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    Sounds. Wicked. *Awesome*.

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    I love the Otherworld series and, although I was super sad to see that series end, am looking forward to this new adventure.

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    I love her books and cant wait to read this.

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    I’m a huge fan of Kelley’s writing, looking forward to reading this!

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    I haven’t read it yet but I’m looking forward to reading it soon.

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  35. NatalieNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like an exciting book! :)

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    I’m unfamiliar with the series. I look forward to trying something new.

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  37. Marie-ClaudeNo Gravatar
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    I can’t wait to read this serie !!! Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite author !!!

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    Haven’t seen the series but would love to win.

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    I have been wanting to read this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Van P.No Gravatar
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    this sounds like a great series, looking forward to read it!

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    I’m dying to read that!

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    I haven’t read this series yet, but looking forward to it

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