Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by A. Gordon Smith – I recently hosted a giveaway with this book as the prize courtesy of Macmillian Publishing. I’ve had it on my wish list since last year, since YA horror doesn’t seem to be as prevalent as I’d care to see. I finally received my review copy in the mail, so I’ll have to tear into it soon.
Category Archives: book shopping
Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar by Clay & Susan Griffith – I entered a trivia contest at the start of July, hosted by the podcasts, I Should Be Writing, SF Signal, and Adventures in SciFi Publishing. And, hey, I won something from Pyr Books. It’s an alternate history tale with some sci-fi, fantasy, and horror elements thrown in, and it looks really promising.
Jaded Mistress by Gary Charles – I caught a special offer via Shaun Jeffrey on Twitter, where Gary was giving away this novel on Smashwords for a limited time. I like free, so I gave it a peak, and considering it’s a retelling of the Medusa myth from her point of view, I figured I could take a chance on it.
Silas by Robert J. Duperre – Robert will be stopping by the blog on September 9th as part of his blog tour. I was provided a review copy of his novel, though I’m doubtful I’ll be able to read it by then. But, given its speculative fiction involving a dog, I’m definitely interested in reading it eventually.
The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder – Mark won the Phillip K. Dick Award for this novel not too long ago. I’ve read a couple good reviews for it already, so when I saw it on sale for two bucks on the Kindle Store, I got it.
The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn by Lisa Mannetti – Lisa has a new novel out, but this one is a departure from haunting historical fiction. Two cats, the resurrected embodiments of Tom and Huck. What? Yeah, this should be interesting.
The First Tale by Icy Sedgwick – After I won a writing competition at the Feckless Goblin, I found out the story judge has a couple books for sale on the Kindle Store, so I bought this 99 cent novella to test the waters.
Shock Totem #1 edited by K. Allen Wood – Shock Totem has their first issue online as an e-book finally, just as issue #4 comes out in print this summer. And at only a couple bucks, it was an easy purchase for some quality short fiction.
So what interesting e-books have you found lately?
Mistification by Kaaron Warren – Every once in a while a story about a magician will captivate me. Peter Straub’s Shadowland and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter being to prime examples. So, when I heard about this book, which was released earlier in the summer, I put it on my wish list and was fortunate enough to win a copy from Ruth over at My Devotional Thoughts.
Loss of Separation by Conrad Williams – At the start of the year, I highlighted five anticipated horrornovels for 2011, which included this one. As it stands, this will be the first of those five that I’ll get to read. Conrad Williams is an author whose work gets recommended now and again, but is also one of those authors that doesn’t get any real estate on the shelves of bookstores in my neck of the woods.
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes – I was trolling through the Kindle Store last week and stumbled across Lauren’s novel, which was being promoted by Amazon’s The Big Deal promotion. Only 99 cents at the time for an award-winning title. Eff yeah.
Shotgun Opera by Victor Gischler – In Wish List Wednesday #92, I mentioned a novel by Victor Gischler called Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse. The title says it all. Well, I haven’t added that one to my shelf yet, but I did manage to snag a copy of this crime novel about a man and his nephew warding off a slew of assassins on his farm. If I like this book half as much as I love Gischler’s flare for book titles, then I’m gonna love it. Available via: Book Depository and Amazon.
Off Season by Jack Ketchum – I won this paperback courtesy of Martha’s Bookshelf. I’ve read three Ketchum novels so far (She Wakes, The Girl Next Door, The Woman), so when a chance arises to get my hands on another one, for free at that, I’m happy.
Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow – Donna Freedman hosted a big giveaway on her blog a while back, in which she was giving away a slew of prizes from sponsors. I entered and wound up winning a signed hardcover edition of this Kate Shugak novel. I’ve never read Stabenow’s work before, but the cover and premise for this book are enticing. And, considering she mailed it all the way from her neck of the woods in Alaska, I will certainly make it a point to read this book sooner rather than later, as well to share it with any mystery lovers in the family. Available via: Amazon and Book Depository.
Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski – I mentioned this novel back in Wish List Wednesday #46, and after I was wowed by Swierczynski’s Fun and Games which I reviewed a few weeks ago, I knew I had to read more of his work. I first became aware of his work when Brian Keene listed this novel as one of his favorite novels from 2009. A good enough recommendation for me, and wouldn’t you know I managed to finally get myself a copy. Available via: Amazon and Book Depository.
Slights by Kaaron Warren – Wish List Wednesday #94 had me expressing interest in this title. I got it and was a bit surprised at how hefty it is, weighing in close to five-hundred pages, but that’s of no consequent really since the premise is so damned intriguing. I’m not one who normally expresses any kind of brand loyalty towards publishers, but like Chizine Publications and Belfire Press, I’m consistently impressed by the quality of stories coming from Angry Robot Books. I suspect this one will be no exception. Available via: Amazon and Book Depository.