Freaky Friday Free-for-All: Whittling Down the TBR

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,ย 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!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

27 thoughts on “Freaky Friday Free-for-All: Whittling Down the TBR

  1. In a fix
    Kiss of Steel
    Death and the girl Next door
    Finding destiny
    Steam Mole

    3 are on my wishlist so it was easy to choose them the last two look good from the summary ( i nearly picked foretold but it’s book 4 so it can wait)

    thank you a lot as always for your generosity

    i hope you know you can count on me for the blog tour( no matter the kind of post you prefer)

    a trailer, i’m still not used to book trailer so i’m curious to see one for a favourite series, was it done with the cover model?

    • I’m curious to see it too! It won’t have the same cover model, but the company doing the trailer does really nice work, so it will be interesting to see what they come up with.

  2. Foretold
    In A Fix
    King’s Man
    Kiss of Steel
    The Steam Mole

    Thanks much for the giveaway, and I’ll see you (and Jean?) on Sunday!

  3. Weld/solder? Boy did I laugh when I read that, got coca-cola up my nose. LOL!!! Video trailers are a strange thing. I usually don’t watch them, of course I’ll watch one on the Sentinels.

  4. I actually read Death and the Girl Next Door, if you get stuck with it Suzanne, you should give it a try. I really liked it for a YA. I am also a big Jean Johnson fan, so I hope the person who gets that book, will enjoy it.
    If you want to do a non-blog tour related guestpost on my blog sometime, you are very welcome as I love your books.

    Hmm what books to pick?
    Foretold
    In a Fix
    Echo
    Kiss of Steel
    Fair Game

  5. Thanks for great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!

    My picks are:

    1) In a Fix, by Linda Grimes
    2) King’s Man: A Novel of Robin Hood, by Angus Donald
    3) Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones
    4) Fair Game, by Taylor Keating
    5) Finding Destiny, by Jean Johnson

    Thanks!

  6. oh thanks! It’s nice
    Foretold, by Jana Oliver
    Echo, by Alyson Noel
    Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones
    Fair Game, by Taylor Keating
    The Steam Mole, by Dave Freer

  7. Death and the Girl Next Door
    Kiss of Steel
    Quantum Coin
    Kings Man
    Fair Game

    I will definitely be trying to give you some fun stuff to do for flash fiction! I’m thinking gingerbread men… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I loved In a Fix and Kiss of Steel, so I’ll pick:

    1) Foretold, by Jana Oliver
    2) Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones
    3) Fair Game, by Taylor Keating
    4) The Steam Mole, by Dave Freer
    5) Finding Destiny, by Jean Johnson

  9. 1) Quantum Coin, by EC Myers
    2) Echo, by Alyson Noel
    3) Kiss of Steel, by Bec McMaster
    4) Death and the Girl Next Door, by Darynda Jones
    5) The Steam Mole, by Dave Freer

    thanks for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

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