The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 3-2-14

Sunday Post

sci fi romance quarterly issue 2For all you lovers of science fiction romance out there, the latest issue of Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is out! We have lots of terrific stuff on tap, including interviews with Gail Carriger and Beth Ciotta and an original short story by Danielle Davis. And of course, reviews by yours truly and some of my fellow SFR lovers. Check out the latest issue here — especially Charlee Alden’s editorial about cyborg squirrels!

One of this week’s giveaways is for the second book in a series that I absolutely love, and that totally surprised me. Last year, Library Journal sent me The Garden of Stones by Mark T. Barnes to review. I really enjoy a good epic fantasy, but this was an author new to me. Also, it was published by Amazon’s 47North, and those have been hit or miss for me so far. The story completely blew me away. It has magic, and epically nasty politics, along with a pair of star-crossed lovers and a potentially deadly romantic triangle. Mark is giving away a signed copy of the second book in the series, The Obsidian Heart, and I just can’t recommend this series enough.

natural history of dragons by marie brennanAnd this week we have dragon books. Cass practically forced me to read Never Deal with Dragons, and she should have a review of The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan as well. She gave the first book in the Lady Trent series, A Natural History of Dragons, 15 stars over at Book Lovers last year. I can’t wait to see what she has to say about this one! (I think it’s a question of how many pluses Cass will add to her A. We’ll see.)



Leap-into-books-hopCurrent Giveaways:

$10 Amazon or B&N gift card in the Leap into Books Giveaway
One copy of Cider Brook by Carla Neggers (paperback)
SIGNED copy of The Obsidian Heart by Mark T. Barnes
$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal cash courtesy of Susan Kaye Quinn
(1) $50 Amazon Gift Card, (2) $10 Amazon gift cards and 2 Author swag packs courtesy of Susannah Sandlin

third daughter by susan kaye quinnBlog Recap:

B+ Review: Lovely, Dark and Deep by Susannah Sandlin
Guest Post by Susannah Sandlin on Pirates and Templars + Giveaway
Guest Post by Mark T. Barnes on Starting in the Middle + Giveaway
B Review: Cider Brook by Carla Neggers
Q&A with Carla Neggers + Giveaway
A- Review: Third Daughter by Susan Kaye Quinn + Giveaway
Leap Into Books Giveaway Hop
Stacking the Shelves (78)

Coming Next Week:

Nina Croft Double Feature BannerBittersweet Darkness (The Order #3) by Nina Croft (blog tour review and giveaway)
Never Deal with Dragons (DRACIM #1) by Lorenda Christensen (review)
Deceiving Lies (Forgiving Lies #1) by Molly McAdams (blog tour review)
Death Defying (Blood Hunter #3) by Nina Croft (blog tour review and giveaway)
The Tropic of Serpents (Lady Trent #2) by Marie Brennan (review by Cass)