Friday, October 31, 2014

2014 October Reading List

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold – This was one of my favorite reads this year. When I grow up, I want to make my readers feel the way I did while reading it. :D 4/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden’s Syndrome by John Scalzi – Too many narrators to keep track of all of them. After the first couple of pages, I just read without bothering to pay attention to who was speaking. Not an overly exciting read in the end. 3/5 stars Amazon Tor

Lock In by John Scalzi – Much better than the novella, though I never quite felt the hero was in real danger. 4/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

The Forever Watch by David Ramirez – Surprisingly good, especially for a debut novel. 4/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Retribution Falls (Tales of the Ketty Jay #1) by Chris Wooding – Fun and full of adventures but I couldn’t quite connect with any of the characters. The editing could have been better too. 3/5 stars Amazon Bookdepository

Comisarul Corcodusa de Adrian Buzdugan – One of my favorite Romanian contemporary writers, Adrian Buzdugan took a huge risk with this novel as humor is received differently by different people. As far as I'm concerned, he succeeded. 4/5 stars Elefant Carturesti

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Nightingale Circus Collection Sneak Peek

If you're subscribed to the newsletter, on Sunday you'll receive a free short story in your inbox. It's part of The Nightingale Circus Collection, and only the newsletter subscribers will get an exclusive sneak peek before the book is released. So make sure you're subscribed and brag to your friends about getting access to free stories via the newsletter. ;)

Also, please join the Thunderclap campaign to help spread the word about Broken People.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Broken People Thunderclap Campain

Trying a new approach at promoting the upcoming sci fi novel Broken People via Thunderclap. The goal is to have more people spread the news about the new release.

So please go to the link below, join with Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr, and support the campaign. If you do, one message with the link to the book will be automatically posted to your account on November 20.

But this will only happen if we can find 100 people willing to support the campaign. Let's see if we can!

P.S. Ten supporters will be randomly chosen to receive a free copy. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Golden Lady

“She looks peaceful,” Uncle Tem said one evening when she pretended to be asleep.
“She’s not getting better.” The doctor’s soft voice was barely audible.
“Well, make her better. Money is not an issue. Tell me what she needs, and I’ll get it for you.”
A pause followed, during which Aurore imagined the doctor giving Uncle Tem a judgmental stare.
“You can’t buy what she needs.”
Aurore could clearly picture a raised, bushy eyebrow. Try me.
“The table protected her body from the blast,” the doctor said, “but her arms and legs were totally crushed. We did our best…” A sigh. “Unfortunately, gangrene is settling in her extremities. We might have to amputate soon.”
 Loud sobs and a slammed door signaled Aunt Olivia had left the room. Good. Aurore had long gotten sick of the woman’s crying. At least now, she could listen to the conversation in peace.
Practical as usual, Uncle Tem asked, “How much?”
“All four.”
Uncle Tem’s gasp covered Aurore’s own little gasp.
“I see…”

(The Nightingale Circus Collection - The Golden Lady)