Review: One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning by David Moody
3.5 Stars , Reviews / January 29, 2018

One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning is not a book for the squeamish! The body count rises at an astronimical rate, and details are not spared. I enjoyed it, and have to admit, parts were certainly unexpected, always a good thing. It takes place on a remote island that is currently home to an adventure group that does team building exercises. The current group of coworkers on a retreat to the island find themselves trapped there as their ferry home crashed amongst the rocks, littering the corpses of its incoming passengers. Did they die in the crash? Were they murdered? Or is something else going on? If they didn’t die in the crash, are they safe or are they the next potential victims? All things to think about instead of heading back home as they planned. I have to admit, just the thought of traveling to a remote island with coworkers is a bit horrifying by itself. But then to get stuck there as horrify deaths that start to pile up? With no idea who you can trust? Then it becomes a living nightmare. This book is part of a series that I’ve not previously read. I am…

The Sunday Share – January 28, 2018
The Sunday Share / January 28, 2018

The Sunday Share is a new meme I’m going to try out that lets you share links to content you’ve enjoyed (or posted) from the past week. It is similar to what Anya used to do over at  On Starships and Dragonwings. I have looked for other options since that stopped, but unfortunately haven’t found one yet, epecially one with a solid focus on speculative fiction. So I decided to test out running one here on Tenacious Reader. I know we all like to discover new blogs, reviews, discussions, guest posts and especially those giveaways that we may have otherwise missed during the week. So, feel free to share your links, and also they can be your own, but don’t forget if you just found a new blog or read an amazing review, be sure to spread the love and link those as well. And you don’t need to limit to blog posts, there are amazing reviews and posts on Goodreads, Reddit (r/Fantasy), feel free to link those too. Reviews: Giveaways: Guest Posts, Discussion Posts, Excerpts, etc

Friday Firsts – The Stone and the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
Friday Firsts / January 26, 2018

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. The mountain wore a mirrored mask. Ice sheathed the sheer face rising above both a steep river valley and the melancholy man in the red coat below. That ice reflected a pale sun that blazed light without heat. The glacier shimmered against a sky like glass, so limpid and still that it seemed each of the encircling peaks held its breaths against some whispered promise. The ice-gilt mountains were themselves reflected, and bent toward a vanishing point in the polished egg-shape of another mirrored mask, this one much smaller. This mirror made up the face— the entire head— of a brass man who toiled mechanically up the slope of the notch below and between the snow-bright peaks. A wrap of cowl had fallen back from his featureless metal skull. His heavy hands gleamed as if they wore…

Audiobook Review: The Defiant by Lesley Livingston
4.5 Stars , Reviews / January 23, 2018

I’ll be honest, I read The Valiant by Lesley Livingston pretty much on a whim last year. It wasn’t a book that was on my radar until after it was released, which is unusual. I read a couple of glowing reviews for it for that essentially made me set my review books to the side because it sounded so good. I was glad I did because it just happened to have everything I love and in just the right amounts. I am very happy to tell you that The Defiant continues with all the strengths and excitement that made me enjoy The Valiant so much. I still love Fallon as a character. She is strong both physcially and mentally, but she is not infallible. She won the admiration and respect of Caesar at the end of the first book, and now we can see how that has impacted her life. Her rise to be favored by Caesar And known as “Victrix” gave her a decent life, but when it comes down to it, she is still a slave and not free to do as she pleases. And winning so much also puts her in the spotlight for potential enemies. Also to add…

The Sunday Share – January 21, 2017
The Sunday Share / January 21, 2018

The Sunday Share is a new meme I’m going to try out that lets you share links to content you’ve enjoyed (or posted) from the past week. It is similar to what Anya used to do over at  On Starships and Dragonwings. I have looked for other options since that stopped, but unfortunately haven’t found one yet, epecially one with a solid focus on speculative fiction. So I decided to test out running one here on Tenacious Reader. I know we all like to discover new blogs, reviews, discussions, guest posts and especially those giveaways that we may have otherwise missed during the week. So, feel free to share your links, and also they can be your own, but don’t forget if you just found a new blog or read an amazing review, be sure to spread the love and link those as well. And you don’t need to limit to blog posts, there are amazing reviews and posts on Goodreads, Reddit (r/Fantasy), feel free to link those too.   Reviews:   Giveaways:   Guest Posts and Discussion Posts

Stacking the Shelves – January 20, 2017
Stacking the Shelves / January 20, 2018

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post! It’s been another couple of great weeks for book additions! Received for Review     I have another great haul to share!! Really excited about some of these books. Harper Voyager sent me a couple of really fun looking books. Gunpowder Moon which involves the first murder on the moon. I’ve been having good luck recently with SF set on the moon, so I’m really looking forward to this one. Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon is another one that has me intrigued. I’ve read a couple of Golden’s horror books and enjoyed them, and am excited to see him working on a dark fantasy. I’ve not read anything by Lebbon, but have heard good things, so am looking forward to see how they work together and how they blend horror and fantasy. Many thanks to Harper Voyager for both of these! Torn by Rowenna Miller is one I actually had not heard of before it showed up, which makes it an extra fun surprise. It actually sounds like a really interesting story…

Friday Firsts – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
Friday Firsts / January 19, 2018

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. Kate What Would You Sacrifice? Is this what you realize when you turn off the Feed? The restaurant’s other diners hustle around me, yet I am absolutely alone. I should be nestling in amid the raucous chatter of this busy place, but instead I’m embalmed in real silence, and it’s as that weird ringing thing happens in my ears that it hits me: Tom is right. I must really remember this. Even though this unconnected stillness feels deeply unnatural, it is good to be slow—if I can just ignore the itch in my brain. I was spraying nonstop between classes earlier and I’m still buzzed from it now, even though I took Rafa for a big walk in the park after school. Marooning myself on a bench with my Feed off and my Do Not Disturb on,…