Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 29, 2016
New Releases / November 29, 2016

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share!   FANTASY                SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR   FANTASY       SCIENCE FICTION   HORROR       FANTASY          SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR   Confluence S.K. Dunstall 11/29/2016 Ace Gloriana: Or, The Unfulfill’d Queen Moorcock, Michael 11/29/2016 Saga Press Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis Anne Rice 11/29/2016 Knopf The Blockade Jean Johnson 11/29/2016 Ace The Fate of the Tearling Erika Johansen 11/29/2016 Harper  

Audiobook Review: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Reviews / November 28, 2016

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi may be short, but the concept behind it opens the door for a much larger story. Imagine a world where death is not necessarily final, all depending on how you die. If you die due to illness, natural cause or an accident, then death is the end. However, if you happen to die by the hand of another, if you were murdered, then you will wake up, alive and well, in your bed. At least 99% of the time. So, consider the implications this can present, the different ways that people will be motivated to game the system of death. People participating in high risk activities, suffering from life threatening conditions, they can see this new option to hopefully reduce their risk of death. Scalzi’s world explores the good and the bad with allowing people to tamper with the natural order of things, as this concept pretty much it grants people a way to cheat death. Enter the facilitators for cheating death: dispatchers. Their job is pretty much to murder dispatch people just before they would otherwise die in some way that would not ordinarily grant them a second chance at life. Since this is a novella, I am…

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 22, 2016
New Releases / November 22, 2016

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share! FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION   FANTASY   URBAN FANTASY   SCIENCE FICTION     FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION   Apes and Angels Bova, Ben 11/22/2016 Tor Books Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection Sanderson, Brandon 11/22/2016 Tor Books Fireborn Dalglish, David 11/22/2016 Orbit The Operator Kim Harrison 11/22/2016 Gallery Books The Vindication of Man Wright, John C. 11/22/2016 Tor Books

Friday Firsts: The Librarians and the Lost Lamp by Greg Cox
Friday Firsts / November 18, 2016

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well. 2006 Edinburgh, Scotland MacFarlane’s Brewery was located in an out-of-the-way corner of Old Town, several blocks away from the more touristy stretches along the city’s Royal Mile. The sooty brick building and its towering chimneys dated back to Victorian days. A rich, malty smell leaked from the cracks in the ancient masonry, and a chill autumn wind carried the intoxicating aroma down a dark, empty street to where Flynn Carsen stood watching. It was well after three in the morning and the brewery was closed, but that didn’t matter to Flynn. He wasn’t looking for a drink. Cox, Greg. The Librarians and The Lost Lamp (pg 1). Tom Doherty Associates. Kindle Edition.   My First Impressions So, I picked this one up on a bit of a whim. I was in the mood for something light, fast and…

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016
New Releases / November 15, 2016

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share! FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY     SCIENCE FICTION   FANTASY          SCIENCE FICTION Catalyst (Star Wars) Luceno, James 11/15/2016 Del Rey Extreme Makeover Wells, Dan 11/15/2016 Tor Books Pirate Utopia Sterling, Bruce 11/15/2016 Tachyon Publications StarCraft: Evolution Zahn, Timothy 11/15/2016 Del Rey The Gates of Hell Livingston, Michael 11/15/2016 Tor Books

GIVEAWAY: The City by Stella Gemmell
Giveaway / November 14, 2016

Today, I’m excited to have host a giveaway for one copy of The City by Stella Gemmell. This is actually one of the first books I reviewed, and I have been looking forward to her next book for years. The City is one of those books I have always felt should have gained more readers, so if you haven’t read it yet, this is a great chance to catch up before the release of her next book. The Immortal Throne is releasing Dec. 6, 2016. About the Author ABOUT STELLA GEMMELL Stella Gemmell is the author of The City. She has a degree in politics and is a journalist. She was married to the internationally acclaimed and bestselling fantasy novelist David Gemmell and worked with him on his three Troy novels, concluding the final book, Troy: Fall of Kings, following his death in 2006. Stella lives in East Sussex and writes in what was once the dairy of a fifteenth-century farmhouse. Giveaway [promosimple id=”a962″] About the Books In her debut solo novel, Stella Gemmell, coauthor of the “powerful” (Booklist)  conclusion to David Gemmell’s Troy series, weaves a dark epic fantasy about a war-torn civilization and the immortal emperor who has it clutched in his evil…

Friday Firsts: Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
Friday Firsts / November 11, 2016

Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well. Masters and mistresses, lend me your ears. Let my words sketch for you scenes of faith and courage. Dukes, generals, ministers, and maids, everyone parades through this ethereal stage. What is the love of a princess? What are a king’s fears?   If you loosen my tongue with drink and enliven my heart with coin, all will be revealed in due course of time. . . . The sky was overcast, and the cold wind whipped a few scattered snowflakes through the air. Carriages and pedestrians in thick coats and fur-lined hats hurried through the wide avenues of Pan, the Harmonious City, seeking the warmth of home. Or the comfort of a homely pub like the Three-Legged Jug. “Kira, isn’t it your turn to buy the drinks this time? Everyone knows your husband turns every copper over…