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Book Haul: Upcoming Reads

Oh, how I love book mail, when those lovely, bright shiny covered books arrive and I smell them for the first time, ah! Come on, is there anything better? And the thrill of breaking a new spine of a new story, and even better, a new author. Well, I have quite a few new authors coming up, thanks to Jo over at the Blue Mood Cafe for some of these suggestions.

In this week’s haul:

  • TWO GIRLS DOWN by Louisa Luna (Crime)
  • AMBUSH by Barbara Nickless (Crime)
  • A MERCIFUL PROMISE by Kendra Elliot (Crime)
  • WE LIE WITH DEATH by Devin Madson (Fantasy)
  • HALL OF SMOKE by H.M. Long (Myth/Fantasy)
  • COLONYSIDE by Michael Mammay (SF)

And, of course, I just finished reading DEAD LAND by Sara Paretsky, which arrived way ahead of all the other books I ordered at the same time. Not that I’m complaining, but sometimes I wonder how my online book retailer makes any money trying to keep up with the Big A by offering free shipping and then, sending my order one book at a time.

I cannot finish without saying a really BIG thank you to Hannah Long for the signed copy of HALL OF SMOKE, a Norse-inspired fantasy that sounds like a fantastic and wild ride. And, of course, I can’t wait to read all of these.

10 comments on “Book Haul: Upcoming Reads

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    I’m seeing Hall of Smoke on a lot of 2021 TBR lists, so really look forward to reading a review. I’m kind of intrigued by that cover, I’m not able to fit it in with the whole Norse mythology look that I have in my mind!

    • Alex

      I won this copy in a competition, and it arrived signed from the author herself, so I am even more invested. I hope it’s as good as the pre-reviews are suggesting. And yeah, I think this really is more a fantasy take on the Norse myths rather than a straight up historical angle. Which makes it interesting too.

      Will let you know how I get on.

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    Oh, Ambush was awesome. Love that series

    • Alex

      Oh, you’re reading this series too? Yeah, I absolutely loved the first two books, and can’t wait to read this, her third in the series, and I have book four on order too! Ha! Ha!

      I discovered her last year and she’s now one of my top five fav authors!

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    Have you noticed a pattern in the colors of these covers Alex? Definitely some blue and yellow going on! Have fun!

    • Alex

      Ha! Ha! Funnily enough, yes, that’s why I chose them for the post banner, rather than the other two. Nice symmetry, as you said.

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    There really is nothing better than bookpost! Great book haul lovely. I’m definitely interested in Two Girls Down so I look forward to your thoughts, and I’m not a fantasy reader but that cover of Hall of Smoke is so pleasing!

    • Alex

      Oh, I know. And I have two more coming that were on backorder. And I’ll be putting in another order maybe at the end of Jan beginning of Feb for new releases. 😉

      Oh, yes, I really liked the colours and cover on this one. I have no idea what it will be like to read, hopefully, interesting if nothing else.

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    You’ve got two of my favorites here, Two Girls Down and A Merciful Promise! Enjoy

    • Alex

      That’s because I saw the authors mentioned on your blog, and I liked the premise of these two. So thank you for introducing me to not only new reads, but new authors. I have The Janes on order as well. 😀

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