Monday, May 21, 2012

Mailbox Monday - May 21, 2012


Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme started by Marcia at Mailbox Monday in which bloggers can ramble on about the books they received/bought/stole over a given week. Each month a new blogger hosts the meme, and this month it’s Martha at Martha’sBookshelf

Over in my neck of the woods, this week is the SSP freebie week--mostly because I forgot to include them in   my previous Mialbox Monday/IMM posts.  And since I didn't get anything in the mail this week, we're using SSP to fill the gap.  For those of you who might not know, SSP stands for Seventh Star Press, a small publishing firm that specializes in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.  They've got a lot of great authors on their roster, but probably the coolest thing about them is that I get to sample them all for freesies.  Hopefully the rest of you cashed in on the opportunity while you had it.  

Anyway, enough about that.  On to the books!

Electronic Copies Received

Brotherhood of Dwarves by D. A. Adams - I posted about this 'un a little while ago.  Basically, it's what the title says.  There are some dwarves.  They have a brotherhood.  They kick ass.  I'm fairly certain there could be a bit more to it than that, but I don't know for sure.  But based upon the cover alone, it looks like something I'll enjoy.

Overkill by Steven Shrewsbury - More fantasy goodness, but this one involves a 700 year old warrior who's called back into the service of the queen to save a kidnapped princess.  Oh yeah, and to kick ass.  I've heard a little bit more about this one, and it sounds like something in the vein of The Black Company, which, I needn't tell you, makes me cream my jeans.

Angelkiller by H. David Blalock - I also plugged this genre-bending novel not too long ago.  It's part thriller, part horror, and part sci-fi (cyberpunk, it sounds like).  I hear good things about it, so I'm eagerly awaiting the chance to read it.  Hell, I'm eagerly awaiting my chance to read all these magnificent books.


So now that I’ve shown you mine, it’s time to show me yours.  What was in your mailbox this week?

15 comments:

  1. I got Blood of Heroes by James Donovan, a telling of the Battle of the Alamo, and an advance copy of A Fatal Debt by John Gapper. You may be interested in reading the other novel I got this past week, The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. The story follows a young woman as she attempts to survive after a shipwreck. It also details a murder trial and provides some interesting insights into the world during the early 20th century. I am currently hosting a giveaway of the novel, so follow the link below if you are interested.
    -Ethan
    http://e135-abookaweek.blogspot.com/2012/05/lifeboat-by-charlotte-rogan.html

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    1. Wow, sounds pretty cool, Ethan. Thanks for letting me know.

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  2. Are we doing a different Monday Mailbox picture every week? Well now I am on a mission to top you. Yes, yes I am.

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    1. Yes ma'am, we are. And you can bring it on. ;)

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  3. I love all the different mailbox pictures. Also, Brotherhood of Dwarves? What's not to love? I'm picturing Warwick Davis from "Willow" as the protagonist.

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    1. Thanks, Erin. But I have a feeling, Warwick Davis couldn't hold a candle to these guys. Shrink down old Madmartigan, give him a beard and a battle axe, and maybe then you'd get more of a resemblance. ;)

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  4. Jonathan, in response to your post on my blog for The Tes­ta­ment of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=5350) Have you read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Pecu­liar Chil­dren by Ran­som Riggs (http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=3122)?

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