Reading Links 3/20/18
- http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2018/03/set-world-on-fire-hero-at-fall-by-alwyn.html When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.
- https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/cover-reveal-for-the-gemini-connection/ Teen twin brothers Evan and Simon Resnik are fiercely loyal to each other and share an unusual bond—they experience each other’s emotions as their own and can sense where the other is.
- https://themilitantnegro.com/2018/03/15/the-heart-stone-chronicles-just-99%C2%A2/ I’m not Irish, but I do have an Irish first name! I love to celebrate the holiday and I can’t think of a better way to revel in the green than by offering a special KINDLE price of $.99…
- https://phsolomon.com/2018/03/17/new-dystopian-release-a-i-insurrection/I. Insurrection, the new release by Michael Poeltl, author of The Judas Syndrome trilogy, takes the author back to his roots of dystopian sci-fi. “This novel investigates global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone,” Poeltl explains.
- http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2018/03/a-book-review-of-crooked-kingdom-by.html Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
- http://johnwhowell.com/2018/03/16/14043/ Just when Emma thinks she’s found, love. Just when her big chance comes. Just as she finds a little confidence at long last. Right then, it all goes horribly wrong.
- https://amytruebloodauthor.com/20-in-2018-celebrates-the-release-of-nothing-left-to-burn/ The autumn morning after sixteen-year-old Audrey Harper loses her virginity, she wakes to a loud, persistent knocking at her front door. Waiting for her are two firemen, there to let her know that the moment she’s been dreading has arrived: the enormous wildfire sweeping through Orange County, California, is now dangerously close to her idyllic gated community of Coto de Caza, and it’s time to evacuate.
- http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2018/03/reading-roundup-middle-grade-standouts/ Three MG.
- https://culturevultureexpress.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/my-new-book-in-the-name-of-allah-is-now-available-on-amazon/ My new book In The Name of Allah is now available on Amazon. It follows the story of two couples living in London, Calvin and Amir and Shane and Imran. Shane, Imran and Calvin are friends for years and then Calvin meets Amir who secretly has terrorist tendencies.
- http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/the-stranger-kate-riordan-blog-tour-review/ Cornwall, 1940.
In the hushed hours of the night a woman is taken by the sea.
- https://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/time-to-celebrate/ Downfall actually has a bit of a weird history. I wrote the first draft of it about five years ago. But that draft was all wrong and had a lot of problems with it. So, it languished in the ‘I’ll get back to it’ file for quite some time. In the meantime, I wrote Past Tense. Last year, I got the draft of Downfall out again, shook the dust off, and re-wrote it. So, although it’s the fourth published Joel Williams novel, it’s actually the third one I wrote. It’s a bit like the Beatles’ Let it Be and Abbey Road. It didn’t turn out the way I first envisioned it, but that’s for the better.
- http://mysterysuspence.blogspot.com/2018/03/you-are-invited.html Book launch.
- http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-early-reads-the-liars-room-simon-lelic/ One room. Two liars. No way out.
- http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2018/03/release-day-blue-sludge-blues-other.html A collection of frights, from the psychological to the monstrous. These tales are a reminder of how much we have to fear: A creature lurking in the blue, sludgy depths of a rest area toilet; a friendly neighbor with a dark secret hidden in his basement; a woman with nothing more to lose hellbent on vengeance; a hike gone terribly wrong for three friends; a man cursed to clean up the bodies left behind by an inhuman force. These and other stories prowl the pages of this short story collection.
- https://www.janefriedman.com/my-new-book-is-available/ Thousands of people dream of writing and publishing full-time, yet few have been told how to make that dream a reality. Some working writers may have no more than a rudimentary understanding of how the publishing and media industry works, and longtime writing professors may be out of the loop as to what it takes to build a career in an era of digital authorship, amid more competition—and confusing advice—than ever.
- https://jenanita01.com/2018/03/14/two-brilliant-reviews-for-let-it-go/ You read about families where everyone is happy and life is wonderful.
That wasn’t my family.
My mother coped patiently with a drunken, obsessive gambler of a husband and a daughter with an insatiable sexual appetite. I loved my father, but he kept us one step away from the poor house. Loving my sister was harder, basically because she hated me and constantly brought trouble to our door.
- https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-notes-of-a-naive-traveler-by-jsaauthor-travel-nepal-2/ This is quite a short book, written in semi-diary format, partly in emails, about the author’s travels in 1999. The then 26-year-old Jennifer plunges in at the deep end, living first with a Nepali family, trekking around the country, then teaching Nepali children, after which she hits the tourist trail in Thailand.