Since SEVEN new books arrived this week and I have three must-reads on the top of the stack for reviews, I’m going to do some TBR whittling today with a five-book giveaway. Read on, my readerly friends…
First off, a big thank you to Danielle at The Eternal Scribe today for reviewing both Royal Street and River Road!
There were some questions in the review I’ll answer here since I don’t think it’s proper for authors to comment on reviews :-). I’m always interested in questions like these, because it means I didn’t explain my thoughts clearly in the book, and it gives me a chance to do so!
The reason the pretes hung around the general vicinity of where they came through from the Beyond was because they didn’t have transportation and because they aren’t familiar with the modern world enough to know where to go or how to get there (no taxi services were running at this time so unless you had a car or hitched a ride with a soldier, you didn’t go anywhere except on foot). And the reason the cell phones didn’t work is that all the local cell towers were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina–in fact, the land lines also were non-functional and slower to come back than the cell phones. Nothing in the 504 area code worked for months. I had cell service back by late October (the hurricane hit August 29), but land-line phone service was down until December.
[And the e-coli culture incubation….yep yep yep. Goes to show one never should completely trust online sources!] I also sometimes solder when I should weld.
Next, if Royal Street has been on your watch list, there are sale copies available for $6 right now at Amazon. Quantities at this price are limited, I’m told.
Next, if you are a blogger or reviewer, note that I’ll be doing a blog tour via the amazing Roxanne at Bewitching Book Tours for Elysian Fields from August 10-September 10, and will be doing some random spots in June and July. Digital ARCs will be available. I’m also scheduling some of my own stops, so if you’re interested in having me on your blog or review site anytime, just email me at suzannej3523 at gmail dot com.
A new option for blog-tour stops this year, in addition to interviews or guest posts, will be original flash fiction written in the Sentinels world from prompts provided by readers here at Preternatura. That should be….scary as can be!
My final bit of news…there will soon be a Sentinels of New Orleans video trailer! Stay tuned…it should be ready by the first of August.
Now…here’s the book giveaway. I’m pulling off the top of the TBR pile, so pick five. Leave a comment with the five you want. I’ll add book links so you can see what they’re about…
1) Foretold, by Jana Oliver
2) In a Fix, by Linda Grimes
3) Quantum Coin, by EC Myers
4) King’s Man: A Novel of Robin Hood, by Angus Donald
5) Echo, by Alyson Noel
6) Kiss of Steel, by Bec McMaster
7) Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones
8) Fair Game, by Taylor Keating
9) The Steam Mole, by Dave Freer
10) Finding Destiny, by Jean Johnson
See you on Sunday, when there might…just might…be a little sneak preview from “Jackson, Square,” the upcoming novelette featuring everybody’s favorite undead pirate!