Monday, July 13, 2009

What's happening?

I am aware that things have been quiet over here at MFB with few reviews these past few days and I apologise! I have been doing some (a lot! of) work on my WIP and also writing reviews for another site I review for (a new appointment) called:

I have got Joe Abercrombie's newest standalone novel BEST SERVED COLD reviewed over at - this is the link. It is a stonking read but I would warn those who do not like violence or the descriptions of violence to steer clear of the novel - it's brutal in that respect but Joe writes like an absolute dream.

Next, a review will be going up for Suzanne McLeod's The Cold Kiss of Death over at on the 1st of August. As it is one of our Summer Reads List I can quite happy reveal that it is an absoloute blast to read - excellent work and growth from the author of The Sweet Scent of Blood. Also, keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming competition and guest blog by Suzanne.

Thirdly, this Wednesday, 15th July, I get to review: Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn over at The Booksmugglers - this was a dare to review a science fiction novel. I was intitially asked to review Hyperion by Dan Simmons but my brain got a cramp and I went the easier route and chose Principles instead. Pop over to read the review on Wednesday along with a chance to win both Principles and the follow up novel: Consorts of Heaven. As Principles of Angels is part of our Summer Reads List I'll put the link up on Wednesday along with out starred rating.

Mark is busy ploughing through the Joe Abercrombie First Law trilogy and is currently on the third book. I keep finding him tucked in on the couch with the little dog nestled next to him reading, or hunched over some coffee at the dining room table with the book open, busily reading. So keep an eye out for those three reviews coming up soon.

Am currently reading Age of Ra by James Lovegrove whom we met on Thursday night at Forbidden Planet. Yes, it's sci fi too and let me just say, BUY THE BOOK. It is fantastic and I think I maybe have around 100 pages to go. Again this review will be for BUT I will be linking to it and offering a competition.
I have got a few other things cooking for the site, so do keep stopping by!

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