As you can see, the blog (and eventually the related sites) is undergoing some changes. But that doesn’t mean I am willing to give up my weekend reading. What I did earlier was ask some trusted friends to send me reading recommendations. The only proviso was they had to have read the book. Here are a few of the titles they suggested.

From D. Jason Fleming, I received these two recommendations:

Through Darkest Zymurgia!: A Ripping Yarn (The Known World Book 1)

by William H. Duquette

A ripping yarn of exploration and adventure in a world almost—but not quite—entirely unlike our own. Join the Anglish expedition to the fabled land of Zymurgia, legendary home of brewing! On the way you’ll brawl with the opera lovers of Lyricum Town, carouse with the sailors of Cuprios, and survey the antique monuments of Seros as you cruise up the ever-lengthening Aram! Mythogeographic discoveries lurk around every corner.

Vikings at Dino’s: A Novel of Lunch and Mayhem

by William H. Duquette

A novel of Lunch and Mayhem. Michael Henderson has questions. Why is he so small for his age? Why did the blonde pull a gun on him? Why are Vikings trashing all of his favorite lunch spots? And will he ever be able to eat a cheeseburger in peace?

From David Pascoe, I got the following recommendation (one I can agree, having read the book myself):

ConVent (The Vampire Con Series, Book 1)

by Kate Paulk

A vampire, a werewolf, an undercover angel and his succubus squeeze. Whoever picked this team to save the world wasn’t thinking of sending the very best. But then, since this particular threat to the universe and everything good is being staged in science fiction conventions, amid people in costume, misfits and creative geniuses, any convetional hero would have stood out. Now Jim, the vampire, and his unlikely sidekicks have to beat the clock to find out who’s sacrificing con goers before all hell breaks loose — literally.

Kate Paulk suggested the following book, one we both had the pleasure of beta reading. It is available for pre-order and will be released May 2nd.

Darkship Revenge

by Sarah A. Hoyt

After winning the civil war in Eden, Athena returns to her calling, collecting powerpods with her husband Kit. Now weeks away from Earth, she goes into labor. To make matters worse, a strange ship attacks Athena and Kit’s Cathouse and kidnaps Athena’s husband. That ship is called Je Reviens. It’s a named steeped in history—and not the good kind of history.

Hot on Kit’s trail, Athena discovers that you shouldn’t name a ship Je Reviens unless you intend it to return. The genetically modified Mules are back, and they have a plan to prevent themselves from being exiled ever again. And if the Mules win, the best thing humanity can hope for is slavery.

The worst is death.

While a bio-engineered plague wreaks havoc on the forces of liberty, Athena must risk herself, her husband, and her child for the survival of humanity.

The Mules may be about to find out what revenge truly is: one angry mother.

There are more books that I’ll be linking over the next week or two. But these are a good place to start if you’re looking for something to read. Of course, you could also check out any of my titles from the sidebar to the right. Simply click on a cover and it will take you to the Amazon page. Thanks!