Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 July Reading List

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson – I enjoyed the stories written by Clare and Brennan more than the ones written with Johnson. 3/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie – I think Abercrombie misfired with this book. Instead of broadening his audience by expanding to the YA market, he’ll lose some readers. YA usually comes with a more developed love story. This is why women read YA because at the end of the day it’s a story about a boy and a girl who fell in love. Well, this book was clearly written for guys. There’s a lot of fighting, pain and suffering, but not much else. Ok, the scheming was cool. Those who read Abercrombie’s adult books will be disappointed because this is YA, and those who are looking for YA will also be disappointed because it’s not quite there. And it’s a shame because the story is good. 3/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Xenos. Contact intre civilizatii edited by Antuza Genescu – I was happy to discover that my story included in this anthology read even better than I remembered. Nemira

Vegetal by Danut Ungureanu and Marian Truta – This was an interesting vegetal, rural apocalypse. I probably would have appreciated it even more if I hadn’t seen The Children of the Corn as a kid. 4/5 stars Nemira

The Naked God (Night’s Dawn #3) by Peter F. Hamilton – OK, so I’ve only read the first volume of the third book in the series. The Romanian edition has three volumes about 700 pages each, and when I picked up the second volume I thought, No way I can read a book this big on the same subject so soon after the other one, and I just moved to something else. Amazon Bookdepository

Cibola Burn (Expanse #4) by James S.A. Corey – Unlike book #3 in the series, which I didn’t like, I really enjoyed this one. The editing was better too. And did you hear more books have been contracted and they’re turning it into a TV series? I can’t wait! 4/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

My Real Children by Jo Walton – This isn’t fantasy or sci fi, it’s literary fiction, and the readers who enjoy literary fiction shouldn’t read it the same year as Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life like I did. Despite my complaints regarding Walton’s Among Others, I enjoyed that one more. There’s nothing special about the main character in My Real Children, and she lives a common, boring life in both worlds. I read books to escape daily life, not to relive the same crap all over again. The second half sounds like a history/genealogy lesson, and it gets terribly depressing towards the end. To make things worse, the premise of the book is laughable. 3/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Impaler Legacy Omnibus Links

Kobo finally caught up with Smashwords and listed all of my titles. It only took four months. :P

You probably are aware of the links, but let's do a recap of the latest releases:

The Impaler Legacy Omnibus
Ebook: Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd
Paperback: CreateSpace, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookdepository

The Third Wheel (The Impaler Legacy #3)
Ebook: Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd
The Third Wheel is free everywhere except on Amazon. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Free Book Day!

Because I want you to have a good day like I'm having, today only you can download The Impaler Legacy Omnibus for free from Smashwords using the coupon code WG62W.

I hope you'll enjoy my vampire saga, and once you read it, I'd be extremely grateful if you wrote a review on Amazon, Goodreads, etc.

Now, where's that party? :)