Received in November

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in November for review and/or giveaways:

Super 8 Blu-Ray Combo Pack
Farscape: The Complete Series Blu-Ray Edition
It Takes a Thief – The Complete Series

K Teen:
Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

NAL / Penguin:
Charmfall by Chloe Neill

Pocket / Gallery Books:
Hunter of Shadows by Nancy Gideon
Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack
By a Thread by Jennifer Estep
Killing Rites by M.L.N. Hanover
Virtual Virgin by Carole Nelson Douglas

Roc Books:
Supervolcano: Eruption by Harry Turtledove
Side Jobs by Jim Butcher (paperback)
Dragon Fate by E.E. Knight
Mecha Corps by Brett Patton
In Memories We Fear by Barb Hendee

Ace Books:
Earthbound by Joe Haldeman
Myth-Fortunes by Robert Asprin
Broken Blade by Kelly McCullough
How to be Death by Amber Benson

Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Books / Little, Brown:
Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Harper Voyager / Avon / Harper Collins / William Morrow:
Archon by Sabrina Benulis
Within the Flames by Marjorie M. Liu
The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro

Titan Books:
Captain Nemo by Kevin J. Anderson

Obsidian Mystery:
Dead Bolt by Juliet Blackwell

The Roar by Emma Clayton
The Midnight Tunnel by Angie Frazier

Phoenix Pick:
Tau Ceti by Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile

Kensington Press:
Under Attack by Hannah Jayne

Penguin Teen / Dial:
A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink

Tor Teen / Macmillan Teen:
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (audio)

Well-Tempered Clavicle by Piers Anthony
Nested Scrolls: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter Rucker by Rudy Rucker
Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell

Received in October

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in October for review and/or giveaways:

Green Lantern – Extended Cut – Blu-ray Combo Pack
The Captains – a film by William Shatner
Captain America: The First Avenger – Limited 3D Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

DC / Vertigo Comics:
Spaceman #1 of 9

Penguin/ Dutton/ NAL:
Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large by William Shatner
Drink Deep by Chloe Neill

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett
The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012
Doctor Who Encyclopedia by Gary Russell

St. Martin’s / Thomas Dunne Books:
Tempest by Julie Cross

Chronicle Books:
The Orphan of Awkward Falls by Keith Graves

Roc Books:
I, Robot: To Protect by Mickey Zucker Reichert
Stone Spring by Stephen Baxter

Harper Teen:
Abarat by Clive Barker
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Partials by Dan Wells

Mulholland Books / Little, Brown / Hachette:
Black Light by Patrick Melton

Fiewel and Friends / Tor Teen / Macmillan Teen:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
After the Snow by S. D. Crockett
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (audio version)

Tomorrow Girls #2: Run For Cover by Eva Gray
Tomorrow Girls #3: With the Enemy by Eva Gray
Tomorrow Girls #4: Set Me Free by Eva Gray
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
Amulet #4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi

Ace Books:
A Fighting Chance by William C. Dietz
Firebird by Jack McDevitt
Kris Longknife: Daring by Mike Shepherd
The Clone Redemption by Steven L. Kent
Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole

Daw Books:
Courts of the Fey by Martin H. Greenberg
Fire Works in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome
The Ninth Circle by R. M. Meluch
Shadowrise by Tad Williams
Shadowheart by Tad Williams
The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff

Night Shade Books:
Infidel by Kameron Hurley
The Panama Laugh by Thomas S. Roche
Thomas World by Richard Cox
The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor
Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook
Z: Zombie Stories by Kelly Link
Necropolis by Michael Dempsey

Heart of Darkness by Lauren Dane
The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne
Death Magic by Eileen Wilks

Pocket / Gallery Books:
Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm by Michael A. Martin
Legends of the Dragonrealm, Vol. III by Richard A. Knaak
Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

Tor / MacMillan Books:
Halo: Glasslands by Karen Traviss
Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson (audio)

Kensington Books:
To Walk the Night by E.S. Moore
Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck

Random House Teens / Delacorte Press:
Unleashed by Nancy Holder

Orbit Books:
Blood Rights by Kristen Painter
Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter
Bad Blood by Kristen Painter

Penguin Teen / Dutton/ Razor Bill/ Putnam:
Crossed by Ally Condie
Legend by Marie Lu
A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Little, Brown / Hachette Teen:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Paizo Publishing:
Pathfinder Tales: Death’s Heretic by James L. Sutter

Simon & Schuster eBook Sale

Simon & Schuster just launched a new blog that highlights promotional prices on eBooks:

Currently, they have a New York Comic-Con package consisting 34 science fiction, urban fantasy, YA, and (15) original Star Trek novels – all half off. The listed eBooks are $3.99 until November 14, 2011.

Some of the books on sale are ones that I highly recommend.
Review links below:

Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

Starfleet Academy: The Edge by Rudy Josephs

Starfleet Academy: Delta Anomaly by Rick Barba

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Typhon Pact #1: Zero Sum Game by David Mack

Star Trek: Destiny #1: Gods of Night by David Mack

Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett

Star Trek: Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

While you’re at Get eBooks On Sale, be sure to check out other existing sales, as some are as low as $.99.

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: The Iron Elves Series


Title: Ashes of a Black Frost: Book Three of the Iron Elves
By: Chris Evans
ISBN: 9781439180662
Format: HC
Price: $25.99/$29.99 CAN
On Sale: 10/18/11

Bones jutted from the sand at angles—not odd angles, though, for that would suggest that there were ways bones could protrude that made sense—and the eyes of those still living stared and saw nothing.

Amidst a scene of carnage on a desert battlefield blanketed in metallic snow, Major Konowa Swift Dragon sees his future, and it is one drenched in shadow and blood. Never mind that he has won a grand victory for the Calahrian Empire. He came here in search of his lost regiment of elves, while the Imperial Prince came looking for the treasures of a mystical library, and both ventures have failed. But Konowa knows, as do the Iron Elves—both living and dead—that another, far more important battle now looms before them. The campaign in the desert was only the latest obstacle on the twisted, darkening path leading inexorably to the Hyntaland, and the final confrontation with the dreaded Shadow Monarch.

In this third novel of musket and magic in Chris Evans’s Iron Elves saga, Konowa’s ultimate journey is fraught with escalating danger. A vast, black forest finds a new source of dark power, spawning creatures even more monstrous than the blood trees from which they evolve. The maniacally unstable former emissary of the Shadow Monarch hungers for revenge, leading an army of ravenous beasts bent on utterly destroying the Iron Elves. A reluctant hero, Private Alwyn Renwar, struggles to maintain his connection to this world and that of the loyalty of the shades of the dead. And in a maze of underground tunnels, Visyna Tekoy, whom Konowa counts among those he has loved and lost, fights for her life against the very elves he so desperately wants to find.

And so Konowa sets off from this Canyon of Bones, pursuing his freedom from a curse that has cast his life in darkness. For though his long, violent trek may indeed lead him to his destiny, he is ill prepared for the discovery he will make . . . with the fate of the Iron Elves, and the world, hinging on the courage of one wrathful elf.

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Courtesy of Gallery Books, I have a copy of the first two books in the Iron Elves series A Darkness Forged in Fire and The Light of Burning Shadows by Chris Evans for one (1) lucky winner!

Contest is open to US only, no PO Boxes. To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends October 28. I’ll draw a name on October 29, and notify winner via email.

Good luck!

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Received in September

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in September for review and/or giveaways:

Camelot: The Complete First Season
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Blu-ray Edition)

DC Comics:
Stormwatch #1

Harper Teen / Balzer + Bray:
Frost by Marianna Baer
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Variant by Robison Wells

Tor / Forge:
With Fate Conspire by Marie Brennan
Spellbound by Blake Charlton
The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski
Ganymede by Cherie Priest
The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge

MacMillan / Tor Teen / Square Fish:
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
Laddertop, Volume 1 by Orson Scott Card
Cosmic Storm by Dom Testa

Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby
A Web of Air by Philip Reeve
Floors Book 1 by Patrick Carman
First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
iBoy by Kevin Brooks
Sound Bender by Lin Oliver
Six Days by Philip Webb
Circle of Secrets by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Rip Tide by Kat Falls
Clone Codes by The McKissacks
Clode Codes: Cyborg by The McKissacks
The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby

Night Shade Books:
The Book of Cthulhu by Ross E. Lockhart

Pocket / Gallery Books:
World of Warcraft: Wolfheart by Richard A. Knaak
Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgments Come by Dayton Ward
StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres by Nate Kenyon
Alterant by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep
Conquer the Dark by L. A. Banks
Trance by Kelly Meding
Destination Truth by Josh Gates
Thawed Out and Fed Up by Ryan Brown
Day by Day Armageddon: Origin to Exile by J. L. Bourne

FireFly Publishing:
Star-Crossed Saga: ProtoStar by Braxton A. Cosby

Daw Books:
Magebane by Lee Arthur Chane
Changes by Mercedes Lackey
Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey

Roc Books:
Firestorm: Destroyermen by Taylor Anderson

Ace Books:
Down These Strange Streets edited by George R. R. Martin

The Settlers of Catan by Rebecca Gable

NAL Books:
The Dark Elite by Chloe Neill

Random House Teens / Delacorte Press:
The Death Cure by James Dashner

Orbit Books:
Cold Fire by Kate Elliott

Bloomsbury / Walker Books:
After Obsession by Carrie Jones
Shifting by Bethany Wiggins
The Death Catchers by Jennifer Anne Kogler
Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley
Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
Between by Jessica Warman

Received in August

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in August for review and/or giveaways:

DC Comics:
DC Comics: The New 52 #1

Aladdin / Simon Teen / McElderry:
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock
Torchwood: First Born by James Goss
Torchwood: Long Time Dead by Sarah Pinborough
Torchwood: The Men Who Sold The World by Guy Adams

Hodder & Stoughton:
Outpost by Adam Baker

Harper Teen:
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Random House:
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

Macmillan Teen:
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (audio version)
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (audio version)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (audio version)

Tor Books:
The Moon Maze Game by Larry Niven
Cowboys & Aliens by Joan D. Vinge

Pocket Books / Gallery/ Simon and Schuster / Washington Square Press:
Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter
Blood Sacrifice by Maria Lima
Enemy Mine by Karin Harlow
Night Falls on the Wicked by Sharie Kohler
My Soul to Take by Tananarive Due
The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay
Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes by Michael Schuster and Steve Mollmann
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk

Daw Books:
One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
The Truth of Valor by Tanya Huff
Blood Spirits by Sherwood Smith
Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith
Legacy of Kings by C.S. Friedman
Vamparazzi by Laura Resnick

Roc Books:
Shadow Kin by M.J. Scott
The Tears of the Sun by S. M. Stirling

Ace Books:
Blood Rules by Christine Cody
Against All Things Ending: The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson

Penguin / NAL / Dutton:
Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane

Unnatural by Michael Griffo
Unwelcome by Michael Griffo

Bleedout by Mike Kennedy
Days Missing: Kestus #2 by Phil Hester
Old City Blues by Giannis Milonogiannis
Fraggle Rock: Tails and Tales by Tim Beedle
The Scrumps: Mooch Steps Up His Game Oneshot
Cyclops #5 of 8
Feeding Ground #6 of 6

Quirk Books:
Star Trek Book of Opposites by David Borgenicht

Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Book Group:
Pure by Julianna Baggott

Scholastic Books:
Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates by Eva Gray
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Harper / Voyager:
Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense by Jack Dann

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