Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Out of Office Reply . . .

Ok, that's exaggerating a bit. We are around, but packing to get ready for All Souls Con (it's not too late! You can still register!) Anyway, we are still here (because ... the internet), but are currently otherwise occupied.

Here are a few things for you:

Real-Time Reading has begun!

Giveaway for virtual attendees of All Souls Con
Online All Souls Con attendees, we did NOT forget you! As promised, we have a giveaway! This will begin on Friday, the 22nd of September and will run until midnight (eastern) on the 25th. You will receive an email from All Souls Con with all sorts of things just for you, and this is one of them!
Check that out here: Daemonic All Souls Giveaway for Virtual Attendees

Daemons Discuss! is on pause. We plan on recording while in New Orleans, but we still have to consider the time it takes for post-production, et cetera. We may be able to release an episode out while there; we're playing it by ear! Chapter review episodes will continue after our return, and we plan on completing A Discovery of Witches by the end of Real-Time Reading ADOW.

In the meantime, ICYMI, here are the latest episodes:

We will be monitoring social media, so reach out to us!

We'll see you soon!

xo, ~The Daemons

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Daemonic All Souls Giveaway for Virtual Attendees

Up for grabs: Bodleian tote, glass cabochon bookmark & a mug featuring Sarah's witchball!
Ok, online attendees of All Souls Con! This is JUST FOR YOU. This is our way of making sure you feel as included in the festivities as you can! There is ONE mandatory item, and that's the email you used to register to stream All Souls Con online.

Social media share & follow items are completely optional, but they will give you more chances to win. Twitter users can enter daily until giveaway end. You can do just the one mandatory option, or add a couple of other options, or do them all! It's completely up to you! This giveaway is open internationally. Don't forget to read the terms/conditions at the bottom of the page, and enter!

Up for grabs:
  • A Bodleian tote bag (click to view) featuring the declaration that every Bodleian patron must recite out loud prior to utilizing the facility: "I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, or to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document, or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library or kindle therein any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library." * Special thanks goes to our friend Stephen for donating this item for giveaway - he's also going to throw in a surprise keepsake!
  • A Mug featuring Sarah's Witchball (click to view) * Daemon Designed!
  • Winner's choice! A glass cabochon bookmark featuring the winner's favorite de Clermont team! (click to view) * Available: Baldwin, Gallowglass, Matthew, Marcus & Philippe; Daemon Designed!

Update! Congratulations, Cynthia! 

  xo, ~The Daemons

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Special Edition! | The Casting of A Discovery of Witches TV Continues!


Special Edition - The One With Some Creatures

Description: More casting news! Here we are again with yet another special edition! This time we have our podcasting microphones connected and can act like we've done this before (maybe because now we have? 😉). Busy Daemons! Busy Fandom! Let's talk A Discovery of Witches TV casting, shall we?

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read The All Souls Trilogy, including A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life.  If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  😊  Let's do this.


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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:- We'll start with the basics: The books in discussion are A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life.  Together they make The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
- Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL

Deb's newsletter - The Blast; subscribe on her website
- If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books).
- Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
- To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.

In this episode:
1. Ok, here we go:  Here is the cast list for Season 1 (so far!)

2. Formal Announcements can be found here in these Instagram/FB Posts:

3. Daemon notes: guys, what can we tell you? We were planning to publish just a little bonus episode for you later in the week (we'll still publish that on Thursday), but lately the news is such that you are hearing from us more than originally planned! Thank goodness our contingency planning has worked out for us (so far!). Please feel free to contact us with any feedback (see below, or contact us here)!

Our upcoming bonus episode contains some housekeeping, Discusser feedback from the casting of Matthew and Diana, All Souls Con information, and Daemon Hour details. Oh! And a beautiful voice mail from the ever-loyal and wonderful friend of the podcast, our Discusser in Chief, Stephen. Stay tuned!

4. Also ICYMI, Real-Time reading is coming, please check out our post on Real Time Reading Tools for 2017.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Real-Time Reading Tools!

One of our favorite ways to devour this series . . .
The time is near! All Souls Con? Well, that too ... (psst! Don't miss out; register to stream, or get your tix if you are in town ---> HERE)!

How about more news of the TV show? Well ... no, that's not what this is about, even though we are anticipating that with baited breath! ICYMI, here are some links:

A Discovery of Witches TV links for you:

We are actually talking about the annual Real-Time Read-Along of A Discovery of Witches. Starting on the 18th of September, Deborah Harkness starts following the footsteps of Matthew and Diana during those first 40 days on the road to the Bishop-Clairmont union!

Here are some resources to guide your journey:

Are you new to this series? Just now hearing about it because of all of the TV talk? Perfect! Of course, you know where to find the series in book form (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your favorite local brick & mortar or your local library), but check those same places for the audio! The audio is great!

Sample the audiobooks here:
- Listen to clips of the Audiobooks read by Jennifer Ikeda (click the following links): 

We really love the e-books too. Not only can you carry the whole trilogy (and much more) on one device, they make searching for passages a breeze! You can get them individually for your Kindle, iPad, or favorite tablet of choice, BUT did you know there is also a 3-in-1?

Check out the three-in-one eBook.  One file, three books!

Ok, now for the read-along...

Deb has posted FAQ's to help you along...
Deb has posted some FAQ's for your read:

Don't miss this calendar from The Tenth Knot:
Every year, like clockwork, we look forward to following the original fan-made Real-Time Reading calendar from The Tenth Knot. It's been a feature of their site since it opened in 2015, and will forever be a Real-Time Reading staple!

Download the .PDF
Also, the Oxford Guide from TTK . . .
While you reread, you can check out the locations in The Tenth Knot's Oxford Guide

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Guest posts that take us there ...

Our Pinterest Board
The pretty pictures ...

Weekly Geek!

Insightful interviews that will help with understanding the mindset of the series:

Podcast episodes!

All of the fan destinations we know of (with websites/blogs/Facebook):


The Real-Time Reading Companion

  • The Official Real-Time Reading Companion ---> HERE
  • Our guides: For those who are new to the series, or those who are revisiting it after putting it down for a while!  All three guides are available for your reading pleasure.  We hope that this will enhance your overall reading experiences! Check our downloads page for the printable versions.  They are in .PDF format for accessibility.

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xo, ~The Daemons

* Updated to keep the information current. Last update 9/10/17

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