It has been a while since I did a SciFi Potpourri, so here is a roundup of things I’ve either found and wanted to share or things that came through my inbox.
But let’s start with a peek ahead at what is coming up on the blog….
Dec 5th I’ll have a post about a very special re-release of the Daughters of Persephone series with some Q&A with the author, Julia Barrett.
Dec 23rd-ish The annual SFR Holiday Blitz, organized by Heather at The Galaxy Express, will be starting up. I’ll be participating but I don’t have the details yet.
Dec 27th Rachel Carrington, author of Waking Up Immortal, will be blogging about what happens when two of her favorite things collide.
Also in December, expect lots of book posts. I have a long reading list. Here is a small sample:
- Fortune’s Hero a SFR by Jenna Bennett.
- Strings on a Shadow Puppet by T. L Evans.
- Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher, which has been on my Kindle since release day back in October. So many good books, so little reading time…arg!
Here are some of the interesting sounding projects and books that won’t be getting their own post for now:
The culmination of Alyssa Day’s Warrior’s of Poseidon series, Heart of Atlantis, is out this week, Dec 4th. I know many people who’ve been waiting for this one. Sure to please!
AudioGO has a full cast dramatization of The Hobbit available for an incredibly low price. Check out the sample. It sounds really good!
Caelum Lex , Trials of the Dionysian, is an online serial novel that releases each Friday. The sci-fi epic has plenty of adventure and romance and is an interesting mix of written story, illustration, and other interactive content. I haven’t been able to get it onto my reading list yet, but I did look it over and the writing seems solid and the art is great. It’s been ongoing for a year so there is plenty of content out there to get you started. I encourage you all to check it out. Website: http://www.caelum-lex.com
I’m not really a fan of video “shorts” (sorry everyone who sends me these!) but I was really drawn to The Last Human, which is based on the last living human and their mission to seed new life in the universe. If you are a fan of the band Swimming, you might have seen an alternative edit that is the music video for their track I Do (Come True).
Eleni Konstantine has a new paranormal romance novella out titled, Gateway to Hell. Here is the blurb:
Zeta will protect the one she loves, even if it means living in Hell.
Mastering a unique power was much safer for Zeta Kosmos with a mentor to help her along. Now that he’s disappeared, Zeta must continue alone with her calling—closing Gateways to Hell. Daniel Richards is in the family business—Warding supernatural evil from causing havoc on humans. As such, he’s only interested in the safety of one-night stands. Until Zeta. This bad boy now wants a long, lasting relationship. But Zeta can’t let go of her past, nor can she ignore the secret demonic threats against Daniel’s life. She’d rather fight demonic spawn and be dragged into Hell than allow anything happen to him. Can Daniel convince her to stay? Will she have to pay the ultimate price?
Brett Davis contacted me about his new ebook, Mama Lona’s Man. I was so disappointed to say no to a review copy when I read this in Brett’s email: “I decided to try to launch a short series featuring a James Bond-ian hero who can’t be killed; in figuring out what sort of hero that might be, I turned to the world of zombies. Not the shambling, brain-eating critters of recent movies and TV shows, but the older, more refined Haitian model. I added a few twists and turns to that, and ended up with a zombie who is kept alive through love.” Doesn’t that sound fun? His blog, which touches on various zombie themes, is here: http://mamalonasman.blogspot.com/
Gil A Waters is giving away Kindle copies of his novel, NeuroVont, Incorporated on his website http://gilwaters.com/. It introduces an America warped by biological terrorism and a cast of characters scraping by on sex, drugs, and ammo. It is an on-the-run, intrigue and romance story.
Well that is all for now. Hope everyone is doing well!