SMUGGLING BALLS AND SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK SAMPLES

It’s early morning and as with all days that come after a night where I did NOT work, I feel great and ready to take on the world. I’m sitting on the couch, trying really hard to use both hands on the keyboard instead of just one because the other wants to rest on my pregnant belly the way that all pregnant women do. 

Why do we do it? 

Good question.  I ask myself every time I have to fight the urge to rest my hand there when I’m out in public. Maybe if I don’t put my hand on my stomach, people won’t know I’m pregnant. Instead they’ll think, “oh, she must be a dedicated andceptional basketball player. Look at how well she carries the ball up under her shirt!” 

*shrugs* 

Anyway, whenever I’m working on a book I always feel down about not being able to read as much as I’d like to. I’ve been sampling a few books but have yet to find one that’s so appealing to me that I would staple my eyelids open just to get a few chapters in before passing out from exhaustion every day. Here are a few books that I’m adding to the sample list:

  In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller,  Angelfall,  the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world. When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

  Scott Nicolay’s NOCTUIDAE follows a trio of hikers into the savage heart of an Arizona canyon. Far from any sign of living civilization, and with no way to call for help, the trip goes from wrong to worse when one of the hikers turns up missing. The remaining two find themselves stranded in a shallow cave, suspicious of each other and desperate to survive until sunrise, praying that whatever’s out there won’t hear them.

Scott Nicolay’s NOCTUIDAE follows a trio of hikers into the savage heart of an Arizona canyon. Far from any sign of living civilization, and with no way to call for help, the trip goes from wrong to worse when one of the hikers turns up missing. The remaining two find themselves stranded in a shallow cave, suspicious of each other and desperate to survive until sunrise, praying that whatever’s out there won’t hear them.

   Experience this far-reaching, mind-bending science fiction adventure that uses time travel to merge climate fiction with historical fantasy. From Kelly Robson, Aurora Award winner, Campbell, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon finalist, and author of   Waters of Versailles.

 Experience this far-reaching, mind-bending science fiction adventure that uses time travel to merge climate fiction with historical fantasy. From Kelly Robson, Aurora Award winner, Campbell, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon finalist, and author ofWaters of Versailles.

 

Read any of these? Or have any recommendations?