Monday, April 18, 2011

Science Fiction & Fantasy eBook Reviews

So I've been thinking it's about time to post some reviews on ye 'ol blog.  There's a ton of great science fiction and fantasy indy eBooks out there, of course, and more arriving every day.  I've somehow found some time to do a bit of reading (note: also need an upcoming post about time management and workflow,) so I'll review some eBooks that I've found lately that I really like.  I think my philosophy toward reviews will be this:

  1. Only review books I like.  That's not to say I won't try to be as objective as possible, but the whole point of this will be to put the spotlight on work I think deserves attention.  Hmm, not that the 'ol Mythik blog will generate much attention right now, but maybe someday it will ;) Otherwise, as they say, if you don't have something good to say, don't say anything at all.
  2. Well, there's no #2, so I guess that's it.
So, stay on the edge of your seat, and stay tuned!

18 comments:

  1. I'm actually looking for someone to review my sci-fi ebook that just released. My blog is here:
    http://highsongproject.wordpress.com
    If you're interested in reviewing it, drop me a comment, because I'd be glad to have it.

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  2. Jon, if you like pulp fantasy you might enjoy the novelette 'The Master of Dimensional Intrigue.' http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65546

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  3. And here's my comic fantasy ebook. A novel of necromancy and regime change. :)

    On Amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W3VWSK/
    On Amazon.co.uk
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66649

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  4. Hi! Just discovered your site and am loving it so far. If you're interested. I have a dark, adult fairytale titled The Huntsman's Tale. You can pick up a copy of it free at Smashwords with the coupon code FY28M http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66097 It's free until July 10th. Otherwise, drop me a line, over at editor@igp-scifi.com and I can send you a copy. Thanks!!

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  5. I'd like to add my book to your virtual bookshelf.

    In the futuristic space opera, "Synth: Gold Record," master thief Brianna Rei is trying to stay one step ahead of the bounty hunters - including the one who's after the very item she's determined to steal first.

    On Amazon.com: http://tinyurl.com/GoldRecord-on-Kindle
    On Amazon.UK: http://tinyurl.com/GoldRecord-on-KindleUK
    On Nook: http://tinyurl.com/GoldRecord-on-Nook
    On Smashwords: http://tinyurl.com/GoldRecord-on-Smashwords

    Enjoy!
    Leigh Saunders
    http://www.leighsaunders.com

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  6. Hi! I have a science fiction thriller that I think you might like, maybe. It's about a project called The Dream Metropolis, where people's dreams and imaginations are culled in an attempt to create an entire new reality different from our own.

    The suspense comes from the fact that not everyone wants to live in their dreams.


    http://tinyurl.com/TheDreamMetropolis


    Thanks!

    Miles

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  7. Hey Everybody! Thanks for visiting :) I know what it's like to try to get reviews. Unfortunately my schedule isn't conducive to doing reviews for a while. But feel free to keep listing your books here for my millions - umm, thousands, or well, dozens of readers to see ;)

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  8. Hi Folks - I have 12 ebooks on the net, and one of them is FREE - called 'transplant'
    You can get it (if you want to see what it's like)
    from
    smashwords.com Just put david moreton in their search bar(top right)of their home page, when all my books will be listed.
    I would be pleased to receive anyone's comments - comments help be write better sci fi
    Regards, David

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  9. I'm a published print author, but 'The Ancients' is my first e-book. It's a fantasy novel set after a terrible civil war, and it's cheaper than a coffee at Starbucks! (Well, some coffees, anyway. Definitely those frozen ones with raspberry sauce on)

    Erm...anyway, feel free to have apeek and read the first chapter, see what you think!

    Amazon.com - http://tinyurl.nickmarshancientsUS
    Amazon.co.uk - http://tinyurl.nickmarshancients

    Also please have a peek at my blog, the trials of a being a vet in general practice in the 21st century

    http://lordof1.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for the info, Anon & Nick!

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  11. Hey Jon, Derek here: 17-year-old author of "The Seven," a contemporary fantasy geared toward an audience that is 16+. You can catch me at derekedgingtonproductions@gmail.com for a DRM free mobi or pdf. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Synopsis:
    Caleb Holden is a facetious, caustic seventeen-year-old boy who doesn’t have enough sense to stay down for the count. His story is not of a poster boy for success, but rather of a troubled teen who was forced to grow up fast, less he fall into oblivion and obscurity. When the amulet he wears around his neck begins to talk, as well as give him lip, his life is thrown for a loop. This sets in motion a series of events that will eventually lead him to his destiny, or a gruesome death. Given the power to alter the darkness that plagues the world, he jumps at the opportunity with little hesitation. As with all his pursuits, Caleb doesn’t give up or in until he sees a challenge through to its conclusion.

    Amazon link:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Seven-ebook/dp/B006X9H4RE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326602428&sr=8-1

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  12. Hi, i have released a novella called Beast Master Rising which is an ebook for kindle on Amazon. I am happy to send you a free copy to review, please just drop me an email - dannyboymills@hotmail.com

    For anyone interested in checking it out, you can get a FREE sample and details on how to purchase (for only £1/$1.58) on the official facebook page - www.facebook.com/thelegendsofriffica

    Thanks for your support

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  13. Check out Landwhig's Pride. An ebook fantasy with a black lead character.
    Very unique, found it on Amazon.

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  14. Hello Jon:
    I just discovered your blog. I posted below access to 3 formats of my novel Innerearth for review or just for the read. Anyone else visiting this site may help themselves as well.

    https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B4hwjTXR77m8OFlwZlhXeEgyOHc/edit?usp=sharing

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  15. If you like near-future, social sci fi, you might want to give my novella Target Audience a look.

    Check out my website for links and exclusive excerpts.

    www.shalenelson.com

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  16. Jon; I would like to tell you about my erotic fantasy-thriller, SHAPE OF LIFE. This controversial and explicit eBook is now available for free, and it is a very unique project. It stars real-life celebrities, including a grown-up Sasha Obama, and the afterlife of Princess Diana. It features an international terror plot, metaphysical and spiritual ideas, and fantastic worlds.
    You can find it on my website at: : http://theshapeoflife.wix.com/novel
    Or on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/472177
    Please read further for a blurb and synopsis. Thanks for taking the time!

    "Shape of Life is a new ‘metaphysical fantasy’ novel by first-time author Pavan Lewis Swan. A work of startling spiritual vision, it blends fantasy, erotica and horror, and features a cast of real-life celebrities. If you enjoy cutting edge spiritual ideas, complex storytelling and graphic erotica, you will want to read this unique and controversial new book. Set in both this world and the afterlife, it follows the afterlife of Princess Diana, a twenty-one year old Sasha Obama (and her father, Barak), the rock-star Alanis Morrisette, spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra (and his granddaughter, Phoenix), a 9/11 hijacker, a terrorist known as the Captain of Shadows, and a scarred and sexually twisted assassin named Mary Jane Simpson. This is a novel filled with action, fantastic worlds, shocking horrors and explicit erotica - along with answers to some of the deepest questions of our time. Visionary Fiction at its best, this book is sure to shock, provoke thought, and entertain from beginning to end..."

    Synopsis
    As a visionary boy named Justin King grows to be a lost man in a lost world, famous and beloved princess dies in a tragic accident, and is thrown into a terrifying afterlife. Seeking answers in other dimensions of reality, Diana Spencer follows a dangerous path toward a mystical destiny. At the same time twenty-one year old Sasha Obama, daughter of President Barak, begins her own journey, following a dark guide from the beyond. Listening to this haunted voice from the spirit world, she travels to a radical community to meet a guru named El Swan – even as her mysterious guide warns her of an imminent threat to human civilization. As Sasha learns, terrorist like no other is seeking to use the power of a nuclear-armed submarine to create Armageddon. And this hidden terrorist, known to some as the Captain of Shadows, has a deadly, scarred assassin – a woman with shocking desires and horrifying skills – who has already begun to kill those who stand in their way. Realizing the danger, Sasha elicits the help of her father, and a deadly psychological game begins between Barak and the ancient Captain piloting the submarine. As this game progresses, Sasha finds herself falling in love with Rodolfo, a skilled Brazilian soldier with dark secrets of his own, who is helping her father. And in the afterlife, Princess Diana learns that she, too, still has a part to play in the earth’s destiny – including meeting a repentant hijacker who has found his way out of the most hellish of dimensions. As these characters are drawn together they seek, each in their own way, answers to the deepest questions of life. Searching for meaning and love, they are pulled inextricably into a vast drama that spans the earth and beyond. As the world spirals out of control, these chosen individuals meet at last in a climactic and unexpected showdown, where the fate of human civilization – and the earth itself – will finally be decided...

    http://theshapeoflife.wix.com/novel
    https://www.facebook.com/shapeoflifenovel
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/472177
    http://www.spiritualunite.com/blog/9218/excerpts-from-a-metaphysical-thriller/

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  17. Hurrah, that’s what I was trying to get for, just what a stuff Presented at this blog!! Thanks admin of the site. Fantasy Ebooks

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