Nick Harkaway is the author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker, and his big, gorgeous new book, Tigerman, is out tomorrow. I was thrilled when Nick agreed to answer a few of my questions, so please give him a warm welcome! Tigerman is one of the most unique, and wonderful, novels I’ve ever read, and I love it! What inspired you to write the book? It’s so hard to point … Continue reading
Please welcome Lisa Jensen to the blog! Her brand new novel, ALIAS HOOK, just came out, and she kindly answered a few of my questions about the book, and more! I love the premise of Alias Hook, and I imagine legions of Peter Pan fans will too! Will you tell us a little more about it and what inspired you to write it? Alias Hook imagines the world of the … Continue reading
All of these Kindle titles are under $5…for now! It’s a grab-bag of awesome, with mystery, suspense, SFF, and YA, and you’re sure to find something to set you up for great weekend reading! Enjoy, and as always, be sure to doublecheck before you click the BUY button.
The prestigious Man Booker Prize admits all novels from around the world as long as they are published in English, and the 2014 Longlist has been announced! Note that this is the first year that all English language books will be considered, not just those by British and Commonwealth authors. The winner will be announced on Oct. 14th. Congrats to all the wonderful authors on the list!
The paperback edition of THE ARRIVALS by Melissa Marr comes out next week, and I happen to have a copy to give away, so check out the book, and the details, and good luck! About THE ARRIVALS: Chloe walks into a bar and blows five years of sobriety. When she wakes, she finds herself in an unfamiliar world, The Wasteland. She discovers people from all times and places have also … Continue reading
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (S&S, July 15th, 2014)-I shamefully admit that it’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by the wonderful James Lee Burke. It’s all good, though, because Wayfaring Stranger has reignited my love for his books, and I’ll be devouring the rest of them soon enough. Wayfaring Stranger could be called a thriller, I suppose. It’s paced like one at times. But, oh gosh, it’s so … Continue reading
Kenneth Mark Hoover’s supernatural western, HAXAN, just came out in June, and he kindly answered a few of my questions about the book, and more! Please give him a warm welcome! Congrats on the release of HAXAN! Will you tell us a little about it and what inspired you to write it? First of all, thank you for inviting me to the interview! I have always been a big fan … Continue reading
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Knopf, July 29th)-British Sergeant Lester Ferris has been sent to the (fictional) island of Mancreu to ostensibly keep the peace at the end of his career (after a rather disastrous tour in Afghanistan), as the island slowly gives way to waste and chemical abuses resulting in toxic gases that are affecting the wildlife and fauna . This “Mancreu Cauldron” will eventually destroy the island, not to … Continue reading
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, it’s no particular secret that I think Ben H. Winters’s The Last Policeman trilogy is one of the best things going out there right now, in any genre. The final book in the series, WORLD OF TROUBLE, came out yesterday, and to celebrate, a few blogs are hosting guest posts and some giveaways, and sobbing in our cups that it’s over (maybe … Continue reading
I am beyond thrilled to welcome James Lee Burke to the blog today! James is the author of the immensely popular Dave Robicheaux series as well as the Hackberry Holland series (and more), and, well, he’s a legend, so to celebrate the release of his new book, WAYFARING STRANGER today, we’ve got a giveaway to go along with the interview, courtesy of the immensely lovely people at Simon & Schuster! I … Continue reading