BETTER PROMO THAN NEVER – Free-range Oyster
Hail, well-met, and how y’all doin’? Today brings us a new batch of new books for your entertainment and edification. We even have a scholarly work for a change, raising the tone above the pulpy schlock we usually get around here (he says affectionately). So go, check out some new books from our lovely commenters and lurkers. Read, enjoy, leave reviews, spread the word.
Now, a few housekeeping notes. First, I am not Sarah Hoyt. The emails for the promo post do not go to her; queries for her appended to a promo submission are unlikely to reach her, since I generally assemble these posts at an ungodly hour Friday night and haven’t the brainspace for anything more. Second, all I need for a promo submission is a link to the listing online. I get everything I need there. If you want a different blurb than what’s on Amazon (or wherever), go ahead and include that. If you want to send me large stacks of unmarked, non-sequential bills, that can be arranged, but is not required. Lastly, some of you have contacted me about editing services. I would love to, and you’re welcome to get in line if you insist, but I’m already a year overdue with one of my favorite clients because I cannot seem to keep that many balls in the air. I love having a regular paycheck, but the workload is significant, and I’ve failed at squeezing in editing time. Mea maxima culpa. Here endeth the housekeeping. Now, all of you go read books! As always, future promo entries can (and should!) be sent to my email. Happy reading!
Jason Dyck, AKA The Free Range Oyster
Available boiled, fried, and occasionally stewing
Injured in a mining accident, Sophie was given a new life with mechanical arms. When she’s caught up in a plot that requires her new arms, or the technology behind them, she enlists the help of a mechanical friend. When the skeletons in his closet come out to dance, they realize they have more enemies than they first thought.
Their first mission is to escape those who would take them apart to see how they work.
M. S. O’Brien
Commentary on the Apocalypse (Translated): Part 2 – Four Horses and the Lamb
More of Beatus of Liebana’s massive commentary on the Book of Revelation! Part 2 covers the interpretation of Chapters 4-7, along with a little bit of Chapter 8, as John sees the Lamb unseal six out of seven seals. Beatus also examines the meaning of various signs of the Apocalypse, the meaning of the number six, the six ages of the world, possible calculations of the date of the world’s ending, and why it’s not a good idea to trust such calculations. Includes an appendix translating various mentions of Beatus by his contemporaries, extensive footnoting and bibliography of Beatus’ sources, and a big index of his Bible citations.
The Broken Cage
Solstice 31 Saga Book 2
The deep space survey ship Ventura entered orbit and was immediately destroyed. Commander James Worthington and his crew were flying escort when the savage attack hit.
With his ship heavily damaged and half of his crew dead Worthington finds refuge on the dark side of this planet’s moon.
Plagued with threats from all around he finds his old friend Barcus and tries to bring the remaining survivors together as a team before time runs out.
Warp Marine Corps Book 1
They picked a fight with the wrong species.
A NATION AT WAR: The United Stars of America. Born in the conflagration of unprovoked alien attack, the newest entrant to galactic politics took the few crumbs of hypertech gifted to it and ran with them, soon expanding over dozens of star systems and establishing a wide trade network, protected by its powerful Navy and the dreaded Warp Marines.
A FIGHT TO THE DEATH: A single Marine platoon, tasked with protecting an embassy on a hostile alien planet. An embassy – and the human enclave around it – that soon finds itself surrounded by armed mobs. Can the Marines and a ragtag band of civilian and Navy personnel survive long enough to be rescued?
WARNING: Contains violence, strong language and adult content
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