What Stace had to say on Monday, June 25th, 2012
CHASING MAGIC is released tomorrow!


I hope you guys are excited! I have to tell you, this release has sneaked up on me like nobody’s business. Wasn’t yesterday the middle of May? How did we reach the end of June already?

And, in case you’re not or in case you’re on the fence…some reviews!:

5 Butterflies from Books to Brighten Your Mood:

Chasing Magic is just perfect. Just as good as every other book in the series, just as dark, just as violent, just as twisted but beautiful and lyrical at the same time.

5 Stars from Miss Vain’s Paranormal Fantasy:

I say this every time so I’ll just say it again, this is my most favorite book in the series. I was on an emotional roller coaster for most of this book, and that’s how I prefer my favorite reads. … There’s a reason why this is my most favorite urban fantasy series out there, and it’s because the exceedingly great world building and my adoration for her characters Chess & Terrible that Stacia Kane has captivated me with.

4.5 Stars from Yummy Men & Kick-Ass Chicks:

This installment starts you off high and just keeps you going. It’s not heart gripping the entire time but even when Chess and Terrible aren’t running for their lives, you are still fully involved in the story and the investigation behind it. Stacia did a great job with the pacing in this book. And the ending…I think fans of the series will be quite pleased. All in all, Stacia does a superb job with this installment.

B+ from Smexybooks:

The ending is an explosive culmination of events that leaves you reeling and exhausted. Chasing Magic only reinforces that Kane’s Downside series continues to be one of my top urban fantasy series picks.

Christine at Tynga’s Reviews says:

It is not a big secret that I might be the biggest fan of this series. This gem of urban fantasy hides its raw beauty under a huge layer of blood and violence. I wish I had the right words to praise it the way it deserves, but everything that comes to mind doesn’t seem adequate. Chasing Magic pulls you in with the very first chapter, puts you through a whole spectrum of emotions and spits you out wanting even more. The characters, the world, the writing – all is highly addictive awesomeness.

5 Loveys from Larissa’s Bookish Life:

…Chasing Magic is full of nail botting and intriguing action that will not let you stop reading for a second. I love how Stacia Kane is able to balance both sides of the series and deliver not only an action-packed novel, but a heart wrenching one as well.

Caitie at The Readventurer says:

I know I’m not the only one who starts to get that feeling of dread as a series I love gets longer and longer. There’s a part of me that’s always just waiting for the installment that jumps the shark. It’s not like it hasn’t happened before. And the first four books in this series have all been so good! The stakes are even higher. Well, never fear! As your advanced warning system, I’m here to happily wave the olly-olly-oxen-free flag and assure you that this one is everything that we’ve come to expect from Stacia Kane and more.

5 Stars from Underworld Love Addiction:

I love each book in this series more than the last one. Stacia Kane has outdone herself as usual with Chasing Magic.

5 Stars from Addicted2Heroines:

Chasing Magic, the fifth installment of Stacia Kane’s innovative and dark Downside Ghosts series is, in my opinion, the best book of the series to date. … This is one of, if not the best, urban fantasy series out there right now. It would be a shame for you to miss this epic story.

There are more, but I think it’s time to move on. The point is, please buy the book. People seem to be enjoying it. :smile:

Let’s see, what else is happening?

I’ve gotten a few emails from readers asking about buying HOME and FINDING MAGIC outside of the US. I plan to blog about this in more detail later, but as far as FINDING MAGIC goes, we’re working on it and I promise I’ll pass on whatever news I get as soon as I get it. HOME is out of my control; the lovely folks at Macmillan have rights to distribute in English worldwide, so it’s up to them where they want to do so.

I’m painting my kitchen. I will post pictures; I hope to have it finished in the next couple of days!

…I could swear I had something bigger to discuss, but I cannot for the life of me recall it, so it’ll have to wait. Meanwhile, again, CHASING MAGIC’s US release is tomorrow, and I would love it if people would buy a copy!

16 comments to “CHASING MAGIC is released tomorrow!”

  1. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy
    · June 25th, 2012 at 11:17 am · Link

    Congratulations on another successful Downside installment Stacia!!!;) 😛 I have yet to give Chess & Terrible anything less than 5 stars!! The only Dissapointment at the end of Chasing Magic is that two back to back books had me spoiled, and I hate waiting for my next Chess & Terrible/ Downside fix! 😉 :sad:

  2. Miss Bliss
    · June 25th, 2012 at 11:22 am · Link

    Just waiting for my chance to purchase the Audiobook tomorrow and then I’ll get the ebook as well. SO EXCITED!

  3. Marie
    · June 25th, 2012 at 11:47 am · Link

    I’m so excited about this book! I ordered Chasing Magic a few days ago, and it’s already shipped. :-) It’ll take a week or so for it to get here, though, but in the meantime I’m reading Finding Magic, which I had no problems buying, here in Sweden. 😀

  4. Stephanie D.
    · June 25th, 2012 at 11:54 am · Link

    I can’t wait to own it have it pre ordered and ready to reread all the Chess and Terrible glory!

  5. Colleen
    · June 25th, 2012 at 11:57 am · Link

    I am Terrible-y excited since I didn’t realize this came out tomorrow! Yaaaaay 😀

  6. Tabitha
    · June 25th, 2012 at 12:32 pm · Link

    I pre-ordered mine when I bought Finding Magic. Now time to start staring at the mailbox. Hard.

  7. Laura
    · June 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm · Link

    It is brilliant. Don’t worry, everyone will love it! I am excited as I will buy the audio book tomorrow, and that will be my re-read, where I pick up on all the little details missed. And I agree with Miss Vain, I am spoiled! Please don’t make us wait too long for book 6! Or at least a novella ;-).

  8. Michelle
    · June 25th, 2012 at 1:35 pm · Link

    I have not been able to read another book for the past 2 weeks after finishing Sacrificial Magic. I have been too excited to get my hands on the newest book, Chasing Magic. It has been a LONG 2 weeks, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait! Tomorrow can’t come soon enough.

  9. BernardL
    · June 25th, 2012 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Those are terrific reviews! It should be journeying to my Kindle shortly. :)

  10. Spaz
    · June 25th, 2012 at 2:36 pm · Link

    CHASING MAGIC is a gem, and I wish you the best of luck tomorrow!

  11. Charlie Beran
    · June 26th, 2012 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Just downloaded the audiobook of Chasing Magic. So glad it was released the same day as the ppb/ebook. iPod, get ready for a marathon listening session!!!

  12. Amie
    · June 27th, 2012 at 11:00 am · Link

    💡 My brains are still banging around in my head. Amazing book Stacia! Congratulations…

  13. Tina R.
    · June 27th, 2012 at 1:29 pm · Link

    Bought it, read it, loved it! Had to fan myself during “the scene”. 😳

  14. Deb
    · June 27th, 2012 at 9:45 pm · Link

    I didn’t realise the date and my preordered copy arrived today as the best surprise I have had in a long time :mrgreen: Can’t wait to clear the decks here – I know from experience once I pick the book up I won’t put it down til I’m finished so I need to be ready 😯

    Stace, how many more books to come? I need to know if I will make it to the end of my favourite series — literally 😆

  15. Leah
    · July 12th, 2012 at 5:38 pm · Link

    This is my favorite of all your books yet. I leaked some serious tears. Thanks so much!

  16. Jaci
    · August 6th, 2012 at 6:29 am · Link

    I was in awe! the series just keeps getting better, I’m alsost nervous you’ll run out of tension for Chess & Terrible. One of the most incredible things is the Downside patois, it almost sounds Islands…haven’t managed to find my way round your blog yet but lots of language nerds like me must have asked you about it? Fantastic worldbuilding. Thank you!

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