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Ebook deals under $5 to beat the winter blues: SFF, Horror, and Suspense

Ebook deals under $5 to beat the winter blues: SFF, Horror, and Suspense

Need a good read to beat the winter blues? I’ve got you covered. It’s a grab-bag of awesome, and they’re all under $5 (Kindle is my preferred format, but be sure to check out other formats too for discounts if Kindle isn’t your jam.) These often don’t last, so get ‘em while they’re hot!  

Tidal Pool Rules: A Guest Post by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

Tidal Pool Rules: A Guest Post by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy omnibus (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance) is out today from FSG, and to celebrate, I’ve got a very special guest post from author Jeff VanderMeer, with comments throughout (in purple) by Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. How cool is that? Can you tell that I’m thrilled to share this with you? You’ll certainly never look at tidal pools in … Continue reading

The Dark Blood of Poppies by Freda Warrington: Exerpt and Giveaway

The Dark Blood of Poppies by Freda Warrington: Exerpt and Giveaway

The Dark Blood of Poppies by Freda Warrington was reissued by Titan in October, and today I’ve not only got an excerpt of the book for you to read, but courtesy of Titan, I’ve got a copy to give away to one lucky US reader as well! Enjoy the excerpt, and be sure to enter to win using the internet at the bottom of the page. I’ll choose a winner … Continue reading

December 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

December 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in SFF for December! What are you looking forward to? Gods and Monsters: Mythbreaker by Stephen Blackmoore (Abaddon-Dec. 2nd) Synopsis-Louie “Fitz” Fitzsimmons is getting out of the drugs business. It was never what you might call a career, anyway; he’s got problems – strange, violent, vivid hallucinations that have plagued him since he was a kid – and what with one … Continue reading

180 ebooks under $5! SFF, Horror, and Suspense.

180 ebooks under $5! SFF, Horror, and Suspense.

Here’s your weekly round up of Kindle deals under $5. It’s a cornucopia of genre (curated with care, ’cause I love you), so you’re sure to find something you like, and if you’re a mystery lover, and you haven’t discovered Michael Connelly’s superb Harry Bosch series, or if you’re a fan of dark urban fantasy, Mike Carey’s Felix Castor series, now’s the time, because most of them are under $5 … Continue reading

Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler

Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler

Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler (Solaris, Oct. 2014)-Christopher Fowler is a very versatile author. He’s well known for his Bryant and May mystery series, and he can do noir with the best of them. But, he’s also known for horror, but he’s not pinned into only one style of horror either. He can do subtle, he can do not-so-subtle (Hell Train), but Nyctophobia falls firmly between those two states, and it … Continue reading

Interview: Erik Williams, author of Demon

Interview: Erik Williams, author of Demon

Please welcome Erik Williams to the blog! His brand new book, Demon, just came out and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about it! Will you tell us more about Demon and why you wrote it? Demon started with a very basic idea: a badass demon escapes its prison and causes havoc wherever it goes. The original intention was to have it start at sea, … Continue reading

Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory

Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory

Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory- Oliver Gooch has a wife named Rosie and a young daughter named Chloe. He used to work in the mobile library, but that closed, so he’s opened a bookshop in the converted church where they live, in a suburb of Nottingham (Robin Hood statue and all), called Poe’s Tooth Books. Rosie works at a school during the day and Oliver and Chloe happily putter around … Continue reading

A chat with Lincoln Child about Blue Labyrinth, what’s next for Pendergast, and more!

A chat with Lincoln Child about Blue Labyrinth, what’s next for Pendergast, and more!

I’m a huge, HUGE fan of the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (that’s him on the right), and Lincoln was kind enough to stop by and chat a bit about the newest installment, Blue Labyrinth (out tomorrow), and more! Please give him a warm welcome! Blue Labyrinth, the 14th book in the Pendergast series, just came out, and I can’t wait to dive in! Pendergast is one … Continue reading

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory (Tachyon, August 2014)-Dr. Jan Sayer has gathered together a very interesting bunch for her new group therapy session. There’s Harrison, an aging Monster Hunter, and Barbara, who is still struggling through life, and the trappings of a family, 20 years after the Scrimshander carved his handiwork on her bones. There’s Stan, who is missing limbs because of his ordeal with the cannibalistic … Continue reading

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