Thanks to the following publishers for sending the following books:

From Night Shade Books:

Incandescence by Greg Egan

The Swordbearer by Glen Cook (Wikipedia entry)

The Mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper (no website found)

The Dragon Never Sleeps by Glen Cook

Shadow of the Scorpion by Neal Asher

I’m pretty much interested in all of these, especially the science fiction, because I haven’t read any in a while. Dove right into the opening chapters of The Swordbearer.

From Tor (publicity info whited out):


The Dame by R. A. Salvatore

ChaosBound by David Farland

Shadows in the Cave by Caleb Fox

The Golden Shrine by Harry Turtledove

Night of Knives by Ian C. Esslemont (no website found)

Canticle by Ken Scholes

Already reading Canticle. The Farland, Salvatore and Turtledove novels are books from series where I have not read the first novel. Of these, the Turtledove novel appeals the most. Probably because it’s only the second book in the series, but mostly because of the mammoths on the cover. I love ice age novels. I’ll have to hunt down the first book at the used book store. I’ve tried reading Night of Knives several times, but it hasn’t worked for me, at least not yet. There’s still time for me to do a useful review of it before the MM paperback comes out at the end of March. I am looking forward to reading Shadows in the Cave.

From Pocket Books:


Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis

Demon Inside by Stacia Kane

Vicious Circle by Linda Robertson

I’m reading Vicious Circle. Demon Inside runs into too many of my red flags, but I’ll probably give Bitter Night a chance because I’ve heard so many good things about the author.

From Firebird (Putnam)


Blackbringer by Laini Taylor

Silksinger by Laini Taylor

These look good and I’ve been reading Blackbringer. It takes place in Europe, told from the point of view of the fairy on the cover. I really like it, but the quirky dialog gets hard to read sometimes, plus other novels keep getting in the way.

I’m also expecting Justin Allen‘s Year of the Horse in the mail.

I’m amazed at how many of these author’s most obvious domain names are the victims of domain squatters. I guess I’m used to debut authors, who have time to get their hands on their domains before they are in demand.

I went out looking for Burn Me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe at the bookstore, and the latest in the Maisy Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear. I failed to find both, but a friend is going to lend me the Dobbs. I want to review it because the next book is out at the end of this month, and I figure there will be some interest in both books.

Plus, I’ve been seeing Stephen King’s Under the Dome all over the place, and it really sounds good.

Did any of these sound good to you?