- Tips for Surviving a Killer guest post by Lincoln Crisler
- Waiting on Wednesday with The Very Best of Kate Elliott by Kate Elliott
- Excerpt and giveaway of Tides of Maritinia by Warren Hammond
- Our Tough Traveling feature, talking about the Bugs of Tchaikovsky, Donaldson, Feist, Miéville, Norman, and Lumley
- Multiple Lives guest post by E.J. Simon
Coming up this week? A guest post, several reviews, and the first instalment of my Most Anticipated Reads of 2015!
Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.
One very nice surprise landed on my doorstop this week, with the arrival of a print ARC of The Whispering Swarm (Book One of The Sanctuary of the White Friars) by Michael Moorcock. His first independent novel in nine years sounds amazing, and I can't wait to dig into it.
Things were busy on the digital front with a pair of Bizarro titles (The Haunted Vagina and Sweet Story) from the always interesting Carlton Mellick III, and a few 2015 releases with a little apocalyptic horror from David Wellington (Positive), some South American thrills from Christopher Farnsworth (The Eternal World), and some adventure from JG Faherty (Cult of the Black Jaguar).
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf. I'm working hard to clear out my review queue before the end of the year, looking to a fresh start for 2015, so I'm giving several titles a shot this week:
• Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
I always find Rice a slow, languishing sort of read, so I'm naturally taking my time with this one. A lot of talking and history, but I can see where it's leading.
• Celtic Treasure by DC Johnston
Two thousand year old Celtic coins, amateur treasure hunters, and a wealthy descendant of Julius Caesar all add up to an interesting adventure.
• The Earl of Brass by Kara Jorgensen
An interesting mix of archaeological adventure, steampunk, and colonial conquest that I've been looking forward to for a while now.
• Chasing Shadows by K. N. Salustro
Sometimes you just want to dabble in some good, old fashioned, swashbuckling space opera adventure, especially with the new Star Wars trailer having just debuted!
What's topping your shelves this week?