The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 7-14-13

Sunday Post

If you think you know how to bring about the end of the world, head on over to the Apocalypse Blog Hop and post your nefarious suggestion. One lucky commenter will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card, with which they will hopefully purchase a book or two with a dystopian or post-apocalyptic story.

Maybe the world isn’t exactly coming to an end?

I’m pretty sure that the real overlords, who are of course, our felines, would not let us get out of our petting, scritching and kibble-providing duties so easily by letting us blow up the Earth. Unless they have found better staff on another planet.

They’ll never tell. They just brainwash us with cute.

Cute Kitty Lolcat

apocalypse blog hop earthCurrent Giveaways:

The Apocalypse Blog Hop. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, but there are lots of other bookish prizes. check out the post to get the list of hop participants.
The Newcomer by Robyn Carr: 2 print copies of the second book in her terrific Thunder Point series.

Bronze Gods by A.A. AguirreBlog Recap:

A Review: Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre
A Review: Conspiracy by Lindsay Buroker
B Review: Down and Out in Beverly Heels by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Guest Post: A Day in the Life of Kathryn Leigh Scott
B+ Review: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr
Guest Post: Excerpt from The Newcomer by Robyn Carr + Giveaway
B Review: A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis by Jillian Stone
Apocalypse Blog Hop

The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter by Jillian StoneComing Up This Week:

From this Moment On by Bella Andre (blog tour review and giveaway)
Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (blog tour review)
Taking Shots by Toni Aleo (review)
Hot Summer Romance Blog Hop
The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter by Jillian Stone (blog tour review and giveaway)

Don’t forget to enter the Apocalypse Blog Hop before the world ends! And if the world doesn’t end, come back for even more fun in the Hot Summer Romance Blog Hop.

Hot Summer Romance Blog Hop



Apocalypse Blog Hop


Welcome to the Apocalypse Blog Hop, hosted by Heidi of Rainy Day Ramblings, Maja of The Nocturnal Library and Christy of Love of Books.

It’s the end of the world as we know it. Maybe we do feel fine?

Dystopia with clock from wikipediaSometimes I give talks to library groups (or librarian groups) on romance and other genre books. One of the questions is usually about post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, and what the heck are they, anyway?

I generally say it’s about where are we going and how did we end up in this handbasket? If the society knows how it ended up in the handbasket, it’s post-apocalyptic. If they don’t know or don’t care, it’s just dystopian.

Dearly departed by Lia HabelDearly, Departed by Lia Habel (reviewed here) is still the best YA post-apocalyptic steampunk zombie romance I’ve ever read. And it’s still the only YA post-apocalyptic steampunk zombie romance I’ve ever read. Dearly, Beloved is on my TBR stack.

On the other hand, Black Dog Blues by Rhys Ford is a totally excellent (reviewed at Book Lovers Inc) bit of post-apocalyptic urban fantasy. Not the only, but very recent and quite, quite good.




As part of the hop, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card! To enter, use the Rafflecopter below:

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