Monday, October 07, 2013

The View From Monday - October 7, 2013

Happy first Monday in October! This is such a fun month - New York Comic Con takes place this coming weekend and Halloween is later this month. I just purchased a rather large skull that lights up on the inside (pictures at some point) and the kids and I are planning our Halloween graveyard.

I started reading Debra Mullins Prodigal Son (Tor, October 1, 2013). This is Debra's first paranormal romance novel. She has written many historical romance novels. So far I'm liking it but if one of the main characters mentions again that she put up her condo as collateral for a bond for someone who skipped and she may lose her condo, I may just delete the book. It's really annoying. I get that she's worried about it. I actually got it the first time. I tend to remember what I read. Now it's just annoying. I think I will keep count to see how many times it is mentioned.

Have you ever read a book where something is mentioned ad nauseum? Did it bother you? Did you finish the book?  What makes you stop reading a book?

There is one debut this week - The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes.

And from formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors:

Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain 3) by Amanda Carlson.

October 6, 2013
Dark Annie Joseph J. Christiano H

October 7, 2013
Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans Jeanne Delavigne Gh - Collection
Rogue's Possession Jeffe Kennedy FR - Covenant of Thorns 2

October 8, 2013
The Vengeance of Hera (e) (ri) John Gregory Betancourt F - Hercules 2
Cold Blooded Amanda Carlson UF - Jessica McClain 3
Zombies vs Robots: This Means War Nancy A. Collins Z/SF - Zombies vs Robots Anthology
The Diamond Deep Brenda Cooper SF - Ruby's Song 2
A Dance of Cloaks David Dalglish F- Shadowdance 1
The Night Eternal (ri) Guillermo Del Toro
Chuck Hogan
H - Strain Trilogy 3
The Circle Dave Eggers L/SF
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe Philip Jose Farmer SF - Wold Newton Collection
The Black Spider Jeremias Gotthelf H
Midnight's Promise: Part 1 (e) Donna Grant PNR - Dark Warriors
Slayers: The Making of a Mentor: A Tor.Com Original (e) C. J. Hill F/UF
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24 Stephen Jones (ed) H - Anthology
Lighthouse Island Paulette Jiles Dys
Close to You (e) Stacia Kane UF -  A Downside Ghosts Story
Dying Is My Business Nicholas Kaufmann UF
Rasputin's Shadow Raymond Khoury Th/H/SF - Templar 4
The Fall of the Governor Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
Z - The Walking Dead 3
Dark Days Manel Loureiro Z - Apocalypse Z 2
The Republic of Thieves Scott Lynch F - Gentleman Bastard 3
V-Wars (h2tp) Jonathan Maberry (ed) H
Old Mars George R.R. Martin (ed)
Gardner Dozios (ed)
SF - Anthology
The Lincoln Conspiracy (h2tp) Timothy L. O'Brien AH
The Devil's in the Details Kimberly Raye PNR
A Taste of Blood Wine Freda Warrington F - Blood 1
The Palace Job (D) Patrick Weekes F
The Lords of Salem (h2tp) Rob Zombie H

October 11, 2013
Legends of Lone Wolf Omnibus 3 Joe Dever F - Legend of the Lone Wolf

D - Debut
e - eBook
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint

AH - Alternate History
Dys - Dystopia
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghosts
H - Horror
L - Literary
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller

UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies


  1. Yes! I've encountered annoying repetitiveness quite a lot. Depending on how good the story is around it, I generally let it slide. If, however, there are issues with me liking the main character or plot holes or whatever, I'll just move on to another book. Life is too short!

    1. Fortunately, the character stopped talking about it.