I got MAD review copies last month!!!!
- Tails of the Apocalypse edited by Chris Pourteau
I LOVE getting request to review books from authors and publishers! (It makes me feel so special!) 😀 😛 But I am very particular of which books I do accept to review, because there are hundreds (literally!) of books that I own already – that I have gone out of my way to buy – that I still want to read!
This means, that unless you an author/publisher I know/have read before contacts me, odds are I’m going to pass on your novel. One exception though, and what I have been dying to be contact about(!) – is some type of anthology!
While I may not have that time to sit down and read a 400+ page novel, give me that length in short-stories, which allows me read and review a couple stories each week – that is something I’d love to check out!
So, when Chris Pourteau contacted me about reviewing his anthology (in physical form!), I could not say yes quick enough! 🙂
You should this review in April.
And, I forgot to put in a picture of it, but Chris did sign the book too! Thanks, Chris!
- Crazy Mary by Michale Colbert and J.K Woodward
- Utopates: The Ultimate Bet with the Mind by Josh Finney and Kat Rocha
- World Wat Kaiju by Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy
- Whispers from the Abyss edited by Kat Rocha
I was also contacted by 01Publishing about reviewing some books from their catalog.
Occasionally, I do post reviews for the comics I have been reading (I’ve been slacking on that bad the past couple months, sorry folks! They’ll be back soon!) and in there, they had a few graphic novels that looked like they would be fun!
You’ll see those reviews start later this month, and go into March.
Another title that caught my eye was Whispers from the Abyss. I’ve actually never read any Lovecraft, but again, it is an anthology (in physical form!), so I figured I’d give it a go!
That anthology’s review should be posted in April, too.
Thanks for the books, 01Publishing!
I really don’t like reading ebooks; I have always, and always will, prefer reading physical books, and I collect books, too – so it is extremely rare that I will accept to review an ebook (with a couple exceptions: such as Heretics of the Chains by Jeff Salyards which will be posted tomorrow, February 9).
However, these two books here are fairly short for novels (200 pages or less, I believe), and I thought they sounded very interesting! While I could not promise these authors that I will read and review their book, I did say that I will make an effort to check them out if I get ahead of my reading schedule – so, it may be a while.
Until I do get a chance to read these, you can check out:
- S.K. Slate’s guest post, Quantum Mechanics in Science Fiction: Why am I so Mad?
- and I will be posting an author spotlight and excepted for Richard Schiver and his novel, All Roads Lead to Terror, next Monday, February 15.
- Down Station by Simon Morden
- Snakewood by Adrian Selby
- Arena by Holly Jennys
- The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power
As I have said, like several times in this post already, I do not read ebooks. This begs the question: Why, DJ, would you sign up for Net Galley then?! Simple; I want my blog to get a little bit more popular XD
You’ll notice that each one of these book is due to be released in a different month. My intention is to read and review one new, soon-to-be-released book (that I am genuinely excited to check out) each month before it is released, with the goal of getting publishers to notice my blog, so maybe I will get a better chance at getting more physical early review copies 🙂
Down Station by Simon Morden – February 18… You’ll see this review later this month!
Snakewood by Adrian Selby – March 15… I emailed Orbit, I think, 3 times about getting an early review copy – unless Winds of Winter comes out at the end of this year, I think this may be my most anticipated release this year – so even though this is ebook, when I requested it on Net Galley and it got accepted, I literally did a little jump and victory dance 😀
Arena by Holly Jennys – April 5, 2016… I have seen this one a few WoWs and my inner-gamer is excited to check it out.
The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power – July 5… I have seen this on WoWs, as well, but LOOK AT THE COVER!
Read any of these books yet? Did you get review copes for any of these too?
Let me know what’s good!