Mailbox Monday

If it's Monday, then it must be time for Mailbox Monday, a weekly meme that provides a virtual gathering place for bloggers (and readers) to share the books that came their way over the past week. Originally hosted by Marcia, of To Be Continued..., it has since become something of a book tour, with a new host each month. This month's host is  Crystal @ I totally paused!

Here are the books that found a home on my shelves over the last week:

The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction edited by Jonathan Oliver
Solaris (November 26, 2013)
Received via Publisher for review

Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet at journey’s end? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road.

The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, The End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, or shoulder your backpack, and wait for that next ride... into darkness.

Broken Sigil by William Meikle
DarkFuse (January 14th)
Received via NetGalley for a review

There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some...those who suffer...know better. They are drawn to these places to ease their pain.

If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone.

The Black Church by Toby Tate
DarkFuse (December 17th)
Received via NetGalley for a review

When Daniel Ivanov's father dies in a freak accident, he inherits all his worldly possessions, including a hand-woven Anatolian prayer rug whose bright colors and elaborate designs have been flawlessly preserved over the past 600 years.

But the young lawyer soon learns the ageless tapestry is much more than it seems when he begins to see the terror-stricken faces of his loved ones within its intricate patterns. And he is suddenly plagued by vivid dreams and dark visions of a mysterious Black Church standing amid mist-shrouded mountains.

As his life unravels around him, Daniel descends into a pit of madness and terror, driven by an ancient curse that threatens to destroy everything and everyone he loves, unless he can uncover its terrible secret.

Some of the Best From, 2013 Edition
Tor Books (November 5, 2013)
Available Free on Amazon

A collection of some of the best original short fiction published on in 2013.

Includes short stories from the likes of John Chu, Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, and more.

As for what I'm reading, I have reviews coming up over the next 2 weeks for:

So, what's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Ooh nice haul! Once again, these are all new to me but the all look like exciting reads! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, stop by if you can!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Great haul! I really want to read End of the Road, especially after meeting Philip Reeve and Ian Whates at a convention here in the UK a few weeks ago. Philip read a few pages of his story and I was hooked, now I just need to know how it ends!

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading :)

    1. I really liked the Magic anthology that Jonathan Oliver edited earlier this year, so I have high hopes!

  3. I haven't heard of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  4. These aren't familiar to me but I hope you like 'em! :)
    My STS

  5. I downloaded the Tor book and hope to start it soon.

    1. I grabbed their monstrous 5 year collection, The Stories, back in July. Curious to see what kind of overlap there is.

  6. I have never heard any of these titles! I hope you have a great weeks!
    -Scott Reads It!

  7. Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week!

    Here is my post.

  8. Enjoy all of your books and have a great week!


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