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Yet another ebook roundup

So yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything besides an ebook report, I know! This post is not actually going to change that, but it’s taken me several days to compose it and I really need to get it out of my queue. So here you go!

The Candle and the Flame

The Candle and the Flame

Acquired from Kobo:

The Widow of Rose House, by Diana Biller. Gothic/historical romance. Nabbed it because of this excellent review over on Smart Bitches Trashy Books.

Palimpsest, Speak Easy, and The Refrigerator Monologues, all by Catherynne Valente. Fantasy and superheroes. Nabbed them partly because she’s just generally an excellent author, and partly also because I saw word going around on Twitter that her family got hard-hit by recent storm action. So I thought I’d make a point of grabbing a few of her titles I didn’t have already.

The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders. SF. Grabbed because I like the premise, and because it went briefly on sale for reduced price.

The Candle and the Flame, by Nafiza Azad. Fantasy. Gotten because good lord that cover is gorgeous, and because I was drawn in by the sample I read on Kobo. And by the protagonist playing an oud! (As y’all know, I am very partial to musician protagonists, and hey, I have even SEEN an oud.)

The Queen of Rhodia, Daughter of the Sun, and The Queen of Ieflaria, by Effie Calvin. SF/SF Romance, and specifically F/F as well. Book 1 of this series, The Queen of Ieflaria, originally came across my radar because of how pretty I found the cover. But the series came up again in discussion on Smart Bitches, and I was pleased enough by what I heard there that I went ahead and got all three of these.

Acquired from Amazon:

Search Image, by Julie E. Czerneda. SF. Got this one because Amazon offered me a small credit against the purchase price for recently buying something else by Czerneda. Also because I love her books.

Fortuna, by Kristyn Merbeth. SF/Space opera. Nabbed this one because I won it in a Goodreads giveaway, yo.

The Immortals, by Jordanna Max Brodsky. Urban fantasy. Nabbed this one because it’s book 1 of a series featuring Greek mythology–and in particular, starring Artemis. Partial to Greek mythos, as y’all may recall! And this book was on sale for $1.99 when I nabbed it.

Acquired from Tor.com’s Ebook of the Month mailing promotion:

The Tiger’s Daughter, by K Arsenault Rivera. Fantasy. Gotten for free as I’m on Tor.com’s periodic “here have a free ebook” promotional list.

63 for the year.

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