Wondering what’s new this week? Well here are the highlights on what has caught my eye. Come take a gander at the weekly book picks, content for readers, updates for J.A. Alexsoo, and more.

Did you know?

Thanksgiving just happened on Monday for us here in Canada. The holiday was nice, even as the weather gets cooler and cooler. In light of this day, I’m thankful for all the Canadian authors who have paved the way and spoke up to make it easier to publish with Amazon, Createspace, and other retailers. I hear about the hoops they had to jump through to receive their royalties for their books, methods of payment, taxes, etc, and I think the system has come a long way. There are still a few companies that have to catch up to make it easier for Canadians, but they will get there. Eventually.

Book Picks

Disclaimer: This is merely a list that has caught my attention. In no way can I ensure the quality is up to your standards. The choice to explore this content is entirely your call.

the-death-of-dulgathThe Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan [Fantasy]

An epic fantasy adventure with nearly 2,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads: Join rogues-for-hire Hadrian and Royce as they encounter nonstop action in their quest to foil an assassination plot!

 

 

 

star-nomadStar Nomad by Lindsay Buroker [Science Fiction]

A gripping space opera from a USA Today bestselling author: After the Alliance’s victorious last battle, Alisa is stranded on a planet far from home. Desperate to return to her daughter, her only hope is a broken old freighter. But a hostile cyborg has his own ideas for the ship…

Alexsoo: Such a pretty cover!

Reviews and Other Stuff:

By Ria on Bibliotropic

Alexsoo: I found this article quite interesting and I agree with Ria. I like both Fantasy and Science Fiction. I think that everyone is different, and if magic really bothers some readers that much, they don’t have to read it. In my opinion as a fan of both, if it is a good story, certain aspects don’t baffle me too much. Any story, whether science fiction or fantasy, can have questionable aspects. The story is what matters. There is a wide range of sub-genre fantasy out there. Would people still scoff at sci-fi fantasy if they think science fiction is more realistic? In my opinion, fantasy is fantasy. Take it, leave it, or choose a sub-genre.

Alexsoo: I’d heard about this book, and am glad to have read Ria’s opinion about it. The book has an interesting idea of mixing fantasy and science fiction.

By Sarah on Bookworm Blues

Alexsoo: Something for you if you like coloring books!

Content for Readers

Other Fun Stuff

Alexsoo: I’ve always wondered about bucklers. This was entertaining and informative!

Alexsoo: It’s amazing how beautiful games have become.

Alexsoo’s Updates

Book and Author News

The Knight’s Order is live on most retailers now, but I will be posting a more in-depth article on that later. If you like fantasy stories with knights, magic, and adventure, be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

I’ve ordered the proofs for the print copies. I should get them in a week or two, then if they look good, the print version will be available. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you in the loop!

Relaxation and Fun

I finished watching Star Trek: Enterprise. I wish it had been longer.

deep-space-nineI’m now watching Deep Space Nine (and Scrubs for the third or fourth time). I’ve seen a few episodes here and there, but this will be the first time I watch the whole thing straight through. I love the banter between Quark and Odo, it’s hilarious sometimes.