Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday Morning Ramblings

A YA paranormal music video to get the blood flowing on this Winter weekend morning, From Lucienne Diver's Vamped series... the third book in the series Fangtastic releases tomorrow.


And still on the YA theme , here is the book trailer for a new YA series. Cinder: Book One in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Even in the future, the story begins with Once Upon a Time…. Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.


Not much time to read this week, but I am a little over halfway through Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter, the 4th Jane Yellowrock novel.  I'll have a review of this next week. Any Jane Yellowrock fans out there? This has become a series that I now eagerly anticipate a new release.

I am also writing up my review of A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison, the 10th Hollows novel which I read just prior to Christmas. It releases in February so save your pennies. It's worth the wait. Read the first chapter here.

Two Great Urban Fantasy Heroines
I found this Onion Network spoof interview of George R.R. Martin and his progress with the Ice and Fire series spot on.

In celebration of Isaac Asimov’s birthday this past Monday (designated as National Science Fiction Day) and J. R. R. Tolkien’s Tuesday, Wordnik.com celebrated science fiction words and language all week. Here is a Word Soup special installment of some of their favorite words from and about science fiction television shows. Click here to visit.

BOOKS RECEIVED

The time is 1882. With the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the battle with the thing that used to be Johnny Ringo behind him (see The Buntline Special), the consumptive Doc Holliday makes his way to Deadwood, Colorado, with Kate Elder, where he plans to spend the rest ofhis brief life, finally moving into the luxurious facility that specializes in his disease.

But one night he gets a little too drunk—hardly a novelty for him—and loses everything he has at the gaming table. He realizes that he needs to replenish his bankroll, and quickly, so that he can live out his days in comfort under medical care. He considers his options and hits upon the one most likely to produce income in a hurry: he’ll use his skill as a shootist and turn bounty hunter. The biggest reward is for the death of the young, twenty-year-old desperado known as Billy the Kid.
 

It’s clear from the odds the Kid has faced and beaten, his miraculous escape from prison, and his friendship with the Indian tribes of New Mexico that he is Protected by some powerful magic. Doc enlists the aid of both magic (Geronimo) and science (Thomas Edison), and goes out after his quarry. He will hunt the Kid down, and either kill him and claim the reward or die in the process and at least end his own suffering.

But as he is soon to find out, nothing is as easy as it looks.


Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616145378
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Series: Wild West #2

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