Spotlight & Giveaway: Roadkill by Rob Thurman

Roadkill by Rob Thurman

Roadkill by Rob Thurman
Cal and Niko Series, Book 5
Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 03/02/2010 (Penguin Group)
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It's time to lock, load, and hit the road...

Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko were working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good old-fashioned backstabbing. Now, just as their P.I. business hits a slow patch, the old crone shows up with a job.

She wants them to find a stolen coffin that contains a blight that makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory. But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers are going on the road. And if they're very, very lucky, there might even be a return trip...

Who is Rob Thurman?

Author Rob Thurman

From Rob’s web site: "I, like many writers, have had many interesting and sundry jobs after college. Some fairly decent paying, some not, but all with one thing in common: the ability to suck the soul from your body and leave you a withered, bitter husk. Of course, I still looked good, but I was nothing more than a shell of my former self. And so I turned to writing with little to no expectations, and wasn't that a lucky thing? People ask…how did you get published? Call the Vatican, because as far as I can tell, it was a full-fledged miracle. Time after time, authors will tell of how they were rejected by everyone under the sun. Hey, there's a reason they say it. It's true. All hail to Anne, the most amazing, wonderful, and damn discerning editor in the world. I’d kiss her feet if only she'd walk a little slower.

"As for my personal life, I wish I could say I was a master of martial arts, but, damn…the dojo is so far away. But Bruce Lee is right here on the television. Or I could say I was a thrill seeker…there was that one impulse to skydive, but after you see one stout guy just a little too heavy for his parachute do a belly flop in a cornfield instead of landing on his feet, you change your mind pretty quickly. There's always the fascinating hobby of hanging around the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section of the bookstore in the hopes of someone picking up my book. I could then pounce and say, yes, I wrote that. Shall I sign it? Yeah, I gave it some consideration, but visions of security tossing me out on my ass as some sort of psycho biblio-stalker gave me second thoughts.

"I have a dog (if you don't have a dog, how do you live?)…ninety pounds of Siberian Husky. He looks like a wolf, has paws the size of your hand, ice blue eyes, teeth out of a Godzilla movie, and the ferocious habit of hiding under the kitchen table and peeing on himself when strangers come around. Fortunately, I have another dog that is a little more invested in keeping their food source alive. By the way, all the dogs were adopted from shelters. They were full grown, already house trained, and grateful as hell. Think about it next time you're looking for a Rover or a Fluffy.

Places you can find Rob: Web Site | Blog | Twitter

Cal and Niko Series:

  1. Nightlife
  2. Moonshine
  3. Madhouse
  4. Deathwish
  5. Roadkill - March 2, 2010

~*~*~*~*~*~* This giveaway is now closed ~*~*~*~*~*~*


Thanks to Penguin Books USA, I have a copy of Roadkill by Rob Thurman to giveaway to one lucky commentator. Here’s how to enter:

  1. In the comments, tell me your favorite supernatural sibling team or which one of the Leandros brothers is your favorite.
  2. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  3. Open worldwide.
  4. Deadline to enter this giveaway is Thursday, February 25th at Midnight CST.

Good Luck!


tetewa said...

My favorites are Christine Feehan's The Drake sisters! This would be a new author for me and series, sounds good!

Chris said...

Harry Dresden and his half-brother, Thomas Raith.

Heh, I should probably read Book 4 (I see it watching me from the TBR shelf as I type) before Book 5 is out!

Spav said...

My favourite supernatural sibling team is Charles and Samuel from the Mercy Thompson and the Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

Smokinhotbooks said...

I haven't read any male UF authors (yet) I need to start broadening my horizons!

SandyG265 said...

Charles and Samuel from teh Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

Jason said...

I don't know if I have read a series with supernatural siblings other than Sookie Stackhouse and her brother so I will name them!

Please enter me in this contest. :)


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Riley & Rhoan Jenson from the Guardian Series by Keri Arthur.

Van Pham said...

Faythe and all her brothers from Rachel Vincent's Shifter series

Thanks for the contest.

van P.

Unknown said...

My favorite siblings are those damn MacKelter twins. LOL Something about time traveling and the rough and ready Highlanders that makes me sing!

I have Madhouse by Rob Thurman, so I'd love to add Roadkill!!


Dottie :)

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

This looks like a nice switch from all the romances I read. I'm going to have to look into this series.

Two of my favorite supernatural siblings are from Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series-Tabitha and Amanda.

Sara M said...

My favorite supernatural siblings are Yasmine Galenorn's D'Artigo sisters. I wanted to say Sam and Dean Winchester, but I don't think they count since they're fighting the supernatural things.

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

bianca_riot said...

Christine Feehan's The Drake sisters!!!!!


Jackie said...

Favorite Supernatural Sibling team is Riley and Rhoan Jensen in the Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur. My favorite Leandros brother is bad boy hal human half Auphe Cal, he may be a target for all things evil wanting him dead or alive but he pops my cork in every story. Thanks Rob for creating such wonderful dark and twisted reading material for us fans, it is hard to believe such a lovely lady as yourself can come up with the hard-core stories you do!!!
Roadkill is in my headlights, so to speak!!!
jackie b central texas

Heather (DarklyReading) said...

Riley & Rhoan Jenson from Keri Arthur's series. And Charles and Samuel from the Patricia Briggs series.

mariska said...

i haven't read any books with supernatural sibling as main character. And i really like to start one with this book !

uniquas at ymail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

I haven't read this author before!! I have read the Drake sisters and I love them all!!

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Amanda Leigh said...

I haven't read many books about siblings, but I have read Yasmine Galenorn and she has her D'Artigo sisters.


donnas said...

Riley & Rhoan from Keri Arthur's books.

My favorite from these though is Cal.

Renee said...

LOVE Cal and Niko. And, while I really enjoyed Niko's pov in Deathwish, Cal is still my favorite of the two.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

buddyt said...

My favorites are Sam and Dean Winchester from the series Supernatural.


buddytho{at} gmail DOT com

lalalalalalala said...

Sam & Dean Winchester are great!

Cathy M said...

My favorite sibling team are the Drake sisters from Christine Feehan. Love their unique powers, their humor and their close family ties.


doreen lamoureux said...

Don't call me geeky but I liked The Hardy Boys.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

woohoo! said...

Cal's definitely my favorite, but I wouldn't kick Niko out of bed for eating crackers! They're probably my favorite sibling pair too.

Mar said...

I heart the brothers from the Demonica series by Larissa Ione.
Awesome giveaway!

Marian Perera said...

Favorite supernatural siblings... do Cecy and Timothy from Ray Bradbury's novel From the Dust Returned qualify?

Cecy's body sleeps constantly, but her mind travels far and wide, often into the flesh of others. Timothy is adopted, but loves his peculiar family and has a spider as a pet.


mdperera at hotmail dot com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. Awesome group of "brothers".

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

My favorite team... Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series... Tabitha and Amanda

Teresa said...

I would say the Cullens from Twilight
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Darlene said...

All posted at Win a Book for you! No need to enter me.

M. said...

Clearly I'm not very well read because I can't think of sibling supernaturals I've really liked! Can I count Rand, Mat, and Perrin from WoT because they're like brothers?

Keep hearing good things about this particular series. I'd love to take a look.

M. said...

Clearly I'm not very well read because I can't think of sibling supernaturals I've really liked! Can I count Rand, Mat, and Perrin from WoT because they're like brothers?

Keep hearing good things about this particular series. I'd love to take a look.

Barbara E. said...

I'd choose Riley and Rhoan Jenson from Keri Arthur's series as my favorite supernatural siblings.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Raith and Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. I love their dynamic. It is fun and witty. Thanks for the chance to win.


E.J. Stevens said...

Cal is my favorite of the Leandros brothers so far. I'm currently reading Moonshine (the second book in the series) and would love to win Roadkill![at]gmail[dot]com

Darcie K. said...

I love the Drake sisters! Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

My favourite supernatural siblings are the Wroth brothers from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, would love to read it!

Unknown said...

My favourite supernatural siblings are the Wroth brothers from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

Thanks for hosting this giveaway, would love to read it!

Dawn M. said...

Sam and Dean Winchester. :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Nikolai, Sebastian, Conrad, and Murdoch Wroth from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series

Anonymous said...

I think I'll choose Rehvenge and Bella from J. R. Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood ... but Thomas and Harry (Dresden Files) are also great.

Sassy Brit @ said...

This genre is new to me, but I'm rapidly trying to catch up! I'd have to say Sam and Dean Winchester are my favourite sibling team :)) Gotta love them boys!

Anonymous said...

Gonna have to go with the clique, Dean and Sam Winchester! Been faithful to them for quite some time now =P

ronna15 said...

I love Alec and Isabelle Lightwood from the Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare. They kick ass! ;D


Kirsten said...
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Rhianna said...

Cal & Niko ARE my favorite sibling duo. There are some other sibling teams mentioned by other commentors that I like too but Cal & Niko are so much fun. I love how different from each other they manage to be while still putting up with each other. That makes them very real, I think I relate to that since—like Niko—I was always protecting my younger brother as we were growing up. :) Looking forward to Roadkill very much.

Lindsay Frost said...

I would LOVE to win this!!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
My fav is Niko of the two brother


Heather Y said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I have to go with a classic supernatural sibling team... Raistlin and Cameron from Weis and Hickman's series! Thanks...

heather y

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