Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Currently Reading

This next week will be an exciting one for the readers of CoWA! Why? Because we have a contest for the first in a new series by author, Michael R. Underwood!

So many deadlines coming closer this month has made it a very busy one for me. I like to be busy, but whew! This is the busiest I've been in a while. Not going to keep me from going forward. You all know I'm much too stubborn for that. Story ideas are popping into my head faster than I can log them. I cannot wait for November this year. I will beat that 50k limit in NaNoWriMo!

On top this week are;
The Saeshell Book of Time, Part 1: The Death of Innocents (Children of Sophista #1) by Rusty Biesele
Jackfish Reborn by Rejean Giguere
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Say You Will (Summerhill Book 1) by Kate Perry
The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI by Ed Greenwood
The Younger Gods (Younger Gods #1) by Michael R. Underwood

Adios, libros!
Essence of Betrayal by Damien L. Malcolm

Contest details time!


The first in a new series from the author of Geekomancy (pop culture urban fantasy) and Shield and Crocus (New Weird superhero fantasy).

Jacob Greene was a sweet boy raised by a loving, tight-knit family…of cultists. He always obeyed, and was so trusted by them that he was the one they sent out on their monthly supply run (food, medicine, pig fetuses, etc.).

Finding himself betrayed by them, he flees the family’s sequestered compound and enters the true unknown: college in New York City. It’s a very foreign place, the normal world and St. Mark’s University. But Jacob’s looking for a purpose in life, a way to understand people, and a future that breaks from his less-than-perfect past. However, when his estranged sister arrives in town to kick off the apocalypse, Jacob realizes that if he doesn’t gather allies and stop the family’s prophecy of destruction from coming true, nobody else will…

About the Author 

Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, Shield and Crocus, and The Younger Gods. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. He has a BA in Creative Mythology and East Asian Studies, and an MA in Folklore Studies. Mike has been a bookseller, a barista, a game store cashwrap monkey, and an independent publishers’ representative. Mike lives in Baltimore with his fiancĂ©e, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines and stuffed animals. He is also a co-host on the Hugo-nominated Skiffy and Fanty Show. In his rapidly vanishing free time, Mike studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. He blogs at and Tweets @MikeRUnderwood.

*From today until Tuesday (10/14), I will be opening up the comments.
*Leave a comment with the title of your favorite childhood title.
*Winners have a chance to win one of two free ebooks of the featured title - The Younger Gods by Micheal R. Underwood.
*Contest open to US residents only.
*Winners will be chosen at random and announced next Wednesday (10-15).

So, what are you waiting for? Leave those comments!
Until next time,
Kay B


  1. Fave childhood title: The Westing Game (at least this week)

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  2. One that pops out in my memory would have to be Among the Hidden.

  3. Title that sticks out the most was Eye of the Dragon which was a fantasy novel by horror author Stephen King. It introduced me to fantasy that I love reading now.

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