Aug 19 2013 3:30pm

Ragnarok and Roll Sweepstakes!'s own Keith R.A. DeCandido has a new collection of urban fantasy stories out now, and it's the perfect read for the last steamy days of summer. Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet takes place in Key West, Florida, where Norse gods mingle with rock 'n' roll lovers and scuba divers stumble upon sights much stranger than the occasional exotic fish.

Funny, smart, and, as the title suggests, totally weird, these eight tales will have you wishing you really could go hang at a bar where Loki is the lead singer in the house band—when he's not trying to bring about Ragnarok, that is. We've got the next best thing for you, though: a chance to win one of our ten copies of the book, which Keith will sign and personalize! Be sure to catch Keith this week if you're in NYC, too, at the launch party for the book Tuesday night in Soho, or the Singularity & Co. reading this Friday at 7 p.m.

Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec).  To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on August 19. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 ET on August 23. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law.  Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor:, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

2. tonygarza
---- Loki likes axe? ... I can see that.
3. Lorraine Anderson
I need to remember to put this on my wish list...
David Stumme
4. grenadier
I enjoyed the story about Cassie that appeared in "Apocalypse 13," so I'm looking forward to more.
5. meggo
our new dog is named Loki. perhaps i shall read him these.
6. EllieMurasaki
Sounds like fun!
8. JessicaB
Apparently I'm supposed to comment on how awsome Keith is...and he is! Everyone should read his stuff :)
12. Mike Dean
I love the Cassie Zukav stories!
13. rubydog
Love to win!
Please enter me.
17. Alan D
Looking forward to reading this! Loved the Cassie stories I've seen so far...
18. themadterran
So then, could Hemmingway really just been Thor traveling the world and looking for a fight?
19. clmm
This looks like fun.
21. TBGH
Been following KRAD for a long time here and would love to read some of his fiction
23. filkertom
That wacky Loki, always trying to bring about Ragnarok.
Yagiz Erkan
24. yagiz
24. My new lucky number. Count me in please.
25. Riversong4257
Sounds great!
28. perplyone
Glory and honor to KRAD's pen.
Greg Lincoln
29. glshade
Sounds like a potential good time....
30. Libby Block
I'd love to add this to my library.
34. Blake Harrison
This sounds brilliant! I'm a huge fan of Norse myth and urban fantasy.
Martin Jarvis
35. Boscot
this is sounding like something groovy
40. Shael
Been looking forward to this for a long time.
41. ncarter
Sounds good!
42. RLBrown
This looks like something I'd read.
Glenda Wilson
43. glinda
This looks interesting. Norse gods. After spending (four nights of) the first week of the month at the Seattle Opera Ring cycle, it'd probably break my brain - but in a good way.
46. LurkerWithout
50. RobertaTaylor
This looks like a lot of fun:)
Lianne Burwell
51. LKBurwell
Ooooh! Me, me, me!

I've really been enjoying his readings of some of the Cassie Zukav stories that he's done on episodes of his Dead Kitchen podcast.
Tom Knapik
53. tknapik
Sounds like an interesting book. Yes, please.
55. rolltider
Yes please
Christine LaRue
57. LadyAnubis
*I'm* a weirdness magnet. This surely would be the perfect collection for me!
58. Court
Ooh I'll read anything with the Norse gods. Plus Cassie Zukav sounds like a definite win. Please enter me in the contest!
59. Hollis McCray
Possibly interesting. I'll have to look into this, even if I don't win.
61. ll160528
I'd like to enter to win the signed copy please!
62. Desmond
Count me in, please!
64. Gorgeous Gary
This sounds like soooo much fun!
65. LAJG
Sounds like fun!
68. Rezina
This looks interesting! Please count me in :D
greg scott
69. worthy
I'll try pretty much anything with Norse mythology! Hooray for snorri sturluson!
70. gustovcarl
Interesting concept. Gotta have it!
71. RichF
Hey, why not? After all, I'm already hooked on the Precinct series!
72. ron frampton
great reading
74. Linda Peters
looks like my kind of book, thanks
75. Bragi
Which object is more otherworldy--Thor's hammer...or an electric guitar??? In any event, this is my entry!
bob keck
76. ky2here
Let's head on down Duvall to Mallory Square and enjoy this great book.

ky2here at msn dot com
77. Danielle Lima
Looks interesting :)
79. Shannon Baas
Looks interesting.
love urban fantansy
81. James Coyne
Sounds like a great book
Diane Chenier
82. slcrose
Urban fantasy with a Norse god...ok you got me interested.
Richard Schatz
83. schatzfam
It's only Ragnarok and Roll but I like it.
85. Julie N.
I feel lucky
86. Michelle McLaughlin
Good reading!
87. runner
Groovy Ragnorok and Roll!
88. DanV
This would be great
kathy pease
89. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
92. Sunshyn V
This sounds terrific!
94. Nerissa
Being that both me and my Danish husband met an ocean apart over our mutual love of Norse mythology, I'd love to read this!
98. Carla Pullum
Like urban fantasy stories
Buddy Garrett
100. garrettsambo
Love Key West and Jimmy Buffett. Thanks for the giveaway.
barbara stenby
104. wikichoco
what a great story concept! i really want to read this!
LeAnn Knott
105. knottlady
It looks a little out of my norm, but I am ready to be out of my Box!!!
Susan Smoaks
106. susansmoaks
Thanks for the chance to win! I love to read!
Ed Nemmers
108. saturdaynightfever
I would like to read the work of Keith R. A. DeCandido!
Debra Kidle
109. lubelle
Sounds awesome, would love to read!
David Kidle
110. airforceguy
Interesting premise of this book, count me in!
Mike Gottert
111. SgtBigG
Norse gods in Key West. How can you beat it?
Kimberly Hilbert
112. asketcher2
I am going to find this book. I love the title!
115. PaulHarmon
I would love to read this. Even better to win it enter me please :)

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