The Sunday Post AKA What’s On My (Mostly Virtual) Nightstand 6-2-13

Sunday Post

We finally have a sunny weekend in Seattle! YAY!

Friday at MPOW (my place of work) we opened the boxes on two of the books coming out on Tuesday, June 4. Libraries do get “hot” books a few days ahead, so that we have time to get them ready to give to the waiting public on the publisher laydown date.

Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

Notice I didn’t say shelve. Usually these titles don’t see a shelf for months.

Friday we received both Sylvia Day’s Entwined with You and Nalini Singh’s Heart of Obsidian. I’m looking forward to reading both of them, but…I’ll buy my own copy of Heart of Obsidian. I’m perfectly content to wait for my name to come up on the hold list for Entwined with You. I can wait a month or more to read more Crossfire angst. I want to know about Kaleb now!

Winner Announcement:

The winner of the ebook copy of Jen Greyson’s Lightning Rider was Erin F.

For the Love of Mythology Blog HopCurrent Giveaway:

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Grand Prize for the Hop $45 Amazon GC or $45 woth of books from The Book Depository plus ebook prize package
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Antiagon Fire by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.Blog Recap:

Memorial Day 2013
A Review: Imager’s Battalion by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
B Review: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee
B Review: The Shirt On His Back by Barbara Hambly
B+ Review: Big Sky River by Linda Lael Miller
For the Love of Mythology Blog Hop



Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael MillerComing Up This Week:

Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller (blog tour review)
Q&A with Linda Lael Miller + Giveaway of Big Sky Summer
Deadly Games by Lindsay Buroker (review)
Gaming for Keeps by Seleste deLaney (blog tour review)
Interview with Seleste deLaney + Giveaway of Gaming for Keeps
Jack Absolute by C.C. Humphreys (blog tour review)
Sneak Peak at Jack Absolute #2 + Giveaway of Jack Absolute
The Yard by Alex Grecian (review)

What are your plans this week?

For the Love of Mythology Blog Hop

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I’ve loved myth-based stories ever since I started losing myself in the library in elementary school. All those fantastic creatures and heroic deeds swept me away from boring homework. (Of course Zeus’ legendary philandering was toned down quite a bit!)

But if had to pick my favorite myth-based story now, well, it would depend on what was meant by favorite.

Atlantis Rising by Alyssa DayAlyssa Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series contained both the Greek god of the Sea and the legend of Atlantis, along with a whole bunch of nasty (and one nice) vampire and some shapeshifters. Awesome series with action, adventure, hot romance and saving the world. Start with Atlantis Rising if you’ve missed this. Even better, she’s finished so you get to find out how it ends.

American Gods by Neil GaimanOn a completely other track, if you want to learn about every mythology ever, sink your teeth, and a very long weekend, into Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. It felt like he made use of every possible myth and legend, and wove them into a fantastic reinterpretation of the great American road novel. If you’ve never read it, you won’t see the end coming, and then you’ll wonder why you didn’t. But I still laugh at the idea of the Egyptian gods keeping a funeral parlor in Cairo, Illinois with a cat named, of course, Bastet. And yes, it is Her.

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