Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – Mass Market Paperback Giveaway!

With Mark Lawrence’s heavily anticipated ‘Grey Sister’ hitting bookshelves on April 3rd of this year, I wanted to hold a contest and give readers the chance to read Red Sister (First Book of the Ancestor)  before its release.

*Open to US Only*


Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor) by [Lawrence, Mark]

The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors…

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls.

A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies.
Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself.

Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way.



I have three (3) mass market paperbacks up for grabs thanks to the amazing people over at Ace. To be eligible for the contest, please see the below:

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This contest will officially end at midnight CST on Friday, February 23rd.

Winners will be announced the following Monday, February 26th.


If you cannot wait until the end of the month to read Red Sister, you can purchase it over at Amazon.


And, on April 3rd, experience…

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor) by [Lawrence, Mark]

The second novel in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns.

Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to–and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord.

As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she is sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pulls of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.

And in all this only one thing is certain: there will be blood.


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My (and Probably Your) Most Anticipated Books of 2018, so far

2017 was pretty amazing, as far as books go. But 2018 looks just as solid if not more so.

Start filling up your wish lists and getting your pre-orders prioritized. You are going to be doing a lot of reading this coming year.

Let me know what books you have your eye on and if there are any I haven’t listed! Continue reading “My (and Probably Your) Most Anticipated Books of 2018, so far”

Top 20 Reads of 2017, Alphabetically, with Review Links

2017 came out, guns blazing, and introduced a ton of new voices to the fantasy/grimdark landscape, becoming the “Year of Debuts”. Orbit knocked it out of the park with several phenomenal debuts, a few of which are on my Top Reads of 2017 list, and lead the way to 2018 (which will probably be know as the “Year of Sequels”).

If you haven’t had a chance to read some of the novels in this list, check out my reviews and see if any of them grab your interest. Maybe you received some Xmas money for bookish purposes and choose to give one or more of the books a chance. I can guarantee you will not regret any choice. Let me know what you think! Continue reading “Top 20 Reads of 2017, Alphabetically, with Review Links”