Monthly Archives: January 2015

Join Us for the Multi-Author Book Party at Boskone!

One of the many awesome events at Boskone this year. Be sure to check out the rest!

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We’re very excited to share that the Multi-Author Book Party at Boskone is returning for a second year! It’s going to be a lot of fun with some great authors and a bunch of new books to celebrate, and we hope you’ll be there to join us for a fantastic event.

Multi-Author Book Party at Boskone
Date: February 14, 2015
Event Time: 6:30-7:50 pm
Location: Galleria

Mark your Boskone schedules now for a fun event with some great authors and exciting books!

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Participating Authors Include:

  • Ken Altabef — Alaana’s Way: The Calling
  • E.C. Ambrose (Elaine Isaak) — Elisha Magus: Book Two of the Dark Apostle
  • M L Brennan — Tainted Blood
  • LJ Cohen — Time and Tithe
  • Valerie Estelle Frankel — Joss Whedon’s Names
  • Betsy Grant — Adventures of Point-Man Palmer in Vietnam
  • Walter H. Hunt — Elements of Mind
  • Toni L.P. Kelner (Leigh Perry) — Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories…

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Book Review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

King of Thorns (Broken Empire Trilogy #2) by Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

Edition: Hardcover, 449 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Grimdark

Rating: 4.5/5


Just as Dark! Just as Brutal! Just as More Awesome! All hail King Jorg! Continue reading

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Book Review: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Thorns (Broken Empire Trilogy #1) by Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: August, 2, 2011 (first published August 2011)

Edition: Hardcover, 324 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Grimdark Rating: 4.5/5


A dark and brutal story. Fantastic character development. An amazing debut novel! Continue reading

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Top 5 Wednesday: Series You Want To Start This Year

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I was very excited for this Top 5 Wednesday! As soon I read the topic for this week I instantly knew this would be easy. I must have a names a dozen series off the top of my head I wanted to start… and that was when I began to think i was wrong about this being easy. Picking just 5 might prove to be difficult.

Looking at my bookshelf, I noticed that majority of the books that I own are part of a series, and that I pretty much want to start all of them ASAP. It felt good to know that I already own so many books that I want to read, however a little sad to realize that there was no way I was going to get through them all this year.

So this top 5 was a lot more difficult that I expected it be, but here’s what I got.


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Book Review: Hellhole Inferno by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson

Hellhole Inferno (Hellhole Trilogy #3) by Brian Herbet and Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor

Publication Date: April 12, 2014

Edition: Hardcover, 528 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

Rating: 2.5/5


A predictable, but good and satisfying ending to a trilogy that was, unfortunately  a disappointment. 
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Book Review: Hellhole Awakening by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson


Hellhole Awakening (Hellhole Trilogy #2) by Brian Herbet and Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor

Publication Date: March 26, 2013 (first published February 13, 2013)

Edition: Hardcover, 528 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera

Rating: 2.5/5


More aliens, political scheming, plot twists, and even a bit of space battles this time… but it still felt the same as book 1. Continue reading

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Three Ekphrastic Dialogues; or NO DUAL WIELDING UNTIL BOOK THREE

I really love reading some of the blog posts from Brian Staveley.

Here is a perfect example of why:

Three Ekphrastic Dialogues; or NO DUAL WIELDING UNTIL BOOK THREE.

-DJ

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Best Books of 2014!

2014 was a pretty good year for me reading.

As of Dec 31, I have read 38 Books! (All-time best for me!)

Of those 38 books, 12 books were published in 2014.

I would like to highlight several of the ones that I really enjoyed and would recommend for people to check out.

And of ofcourse, my TOP 3 of the year!

Here we go….!

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