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 Audra at Unabridged Chick.
--- The Books ---
Gated by Matt Drabble – There really are too many good books out there. It’s not fair. We can’t read them all, and they keep on piling up in our in-box Take, Gated by Matt Drabble for instance. This one is a horror tale about couple from the
who loses their unborn child in a horrible car accident. They move to the United Kingdom U.S.
to escape all the memories, settling in a gated community called
that promises to be “Heaven on Earth, But Twice as Nice.” They soon find they are pregnant once again,
completing the circle of their perfect lives… but there’s trouble in
paradise. The neighbors’ stares are too
intense, and everyone seems a little too interested in their good news. Eventually it becomes clear that they really
should have read the fine print when they signed their lease. Take a gander at the author’s web page for a peak
at his bio and to see his other work. Eden Gardens
Reality Check by Eric Garrison – When a quantum supercomputer's "reality simulator" program causes temporary insanity in its beta-testers, Lee Green rolls up his sleeves and dives into a virtual world to debug the problem. He finds alternate versions of his friends in that mad science reality, their lives and relationships very different from those in the "real" world. Quantum entanglements become romantic entanglements as he meets his love again in each new dimension. Lee must save these other lives, decide which destiny is truly his, and what he's willing to sacrifice to get there. For more information about the author and his other work, check him out at ericgarrison.wordpress.com.
Goldenland Past Dark by
Klang Smith – I’m not sure what to
call this book’s genre... I dunno, is “weird” a genre? I guess it is when you’re talking about a
title from ChiZine Publications. Here’s how the story goes. There’s this traveling circus run by a
ringmaster called Dr. Show. He and his circus
are being hunted by a malicious stranger, so he scraps his itinerary and takes
his troop off the beaten path through back roads and abandoned carnivals trying
to elude the menace. With ticket sales
plunging, the circus’ hopes fall upon their star entertainer, a 16-year-old
hunchback clown who performs the surreal performances that come to him in his
dreams. As Dr. Show, the clown savant,
and the rest of the motley band of circus performers struggle on, elements of
their bizarre pasts come to the surface and things begin to unravel. Chandler
And now that we’ve shown you ours, it’s time to show us yours. What did you get in your mailbox this week?