Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Read Only Wednesday - Future Visions: Original Science Fiction inspired by Microsoft #scifi

Read only Wednesday is when I highlight a book I've just read, am about to read, or (as in most cases lately) something I've just added to my TBR pile. This week's book is a slight oddity. Having spotted it on Twitter my curiosity was piqued. Now, I have a love/hate relationship with Microsoft that I'm not about to go into, but an ebook inspired by Microsoft? Interesting enough (and free at time of posting) that I decided to pick it up.


Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft is an anthology of new short work from some of the greatest science fiction writers in the field. These visionary stories explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more. The authors used inside access to leading-edge work from Microsoft Research as inspiration, crafting pieces that predict the near-future of technology and examine its complex relationship to our core humanity.

Future Visions features contributions from:

Elizabeth Bear
Greg Bear
David Brin
Nancy Kress
Ann Leckie
Jack McDevitt
Seanan McGuire
Robert J. Sawyer
…along with a short graphic novel by Blue Delliquanti and Michele Rosenthal, plus original illustrations by Joey Camacho.

These are some of today’s most visionary creators—and they’ve joined together to give us a preview of tomorrow.

Interesting warning: Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download (note from me - I had no such trouble)

Amazon US (also available at other digital retailers)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Update - #Goodreads #giveaway and sale #scifi #romance #superheroes

If you've noticed I've been quiet online for the past week, my apologies. Edits on Keir's Fall were not going well, and the further I went past on my original planned release date of the 7th November, the harder it got, so I went totally dark for a while. I'm still working on it and likely to remain mostly offline. Sorry!

But in the meantime, I wanted to remind you that the Goodreads giveaway for a print edition of When Dark Falls (my superhero romance) ends on the 30th November. Entry is easy, just a couple of clicks on Goodreads if you're already a member, and it's open internationally.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

When Dark Falls by Pippa Jay

When Dark Falls

by Pippa Jay

Giveaway ends November 30, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
Secondly, Keir is still on sale for just $0.99/99p/99 Euros until the end of the year, when it'll go back up to full price.

A Science Fiction Romance Novel
Goodreads | Available from... Amazon | All Romance eBooks
Kobo | iTunes | 
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Print available from... 
Amazon | B&N | CreateSpace | The Book Depository

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Read Only Wednesday - Scarred by Erica Hayes #superhero #urbanfantasy

Read Only Wednesday is when I highlight a book I've just read, am about to read, or added to my TBR pile. This week I was excited to see Erica Hayes is finally releasing a sequel to her superhero book Scorched (see my 5* review for that HERE, and it's just $0.99 right now). At the moment Scarred has gone on my wishlist as Goodreads is stating a November release date, while Amazon is quoting it as February 2016. Confused much? Nevertheless, it'll definitely be going on my TBR pile as soon as it's actually available. Update - the author now assures me the release date is 14th January 2016. At time of posting, there's no cover so you'll have to settle for the blurb:

Superpowers don't make you a hero.

Verity Fortune's crime-fighting days are over. In exile, defeated by her smug supervillain nemesis, her shady past exposed—even her own superpowered family condemn her as a traitor. Whatever it takes, Verity's determined to prove she can still be a force for good.

Now, Sapphire City faces a new threat. A delinquent duo with extraordinary powers and a terrifying talent for destruction. Outmatched and on the run, her telekinetic powers faltering, Verity can't defeat this menace alone—but who can she trust, when the only person who believes in her is her arch-enemy?

Amazon US