Red Tash’s Trick or Treat Bash

Devil headSo, you may have noticed random comments posted on this blog saying “Red sent me,” and asked “well, what the darned tooting heck is going on around here?” The answer is both simple and pretty cool.

Red Tash is celebrating her book release by giving away a free Kindle and copies of small press and self-published books. People are posting comments on this blog because doing so can earn them a Kindle. So, what are you waiting for?

Check out Red Tash’s contest details, and start earning yourself some entries into the Trick or Treat Bash. I mean, if you’re going to be surfing around blogs, you might as well do so with a chance of winning a Kindle and some books, right?

Red Tash’s Trick or Treat Bash

P.S. Still 36 hours left on my LibraryThing Giveaway. Hundreds of copies of Lucifer’s Odyssey are up for grabs. After that, I probably won’t do another giveaway until the 2nd book comes out. Snag ’em while you can!

Excellent Speculative Fiction Blogs

There are dozens of blogs out there for reviewing sci-fi and fantasy books, and I’ve trended towards a few favorites that I plan on revisiting frequently. In no particular order, here are some of the blogs I visit:

Frida Fantastic(Link)

Frida Fantastic has been a review site that I’ve frequented since I first found it months ago. She uses a five-star scale, and can be pretty brutally honest, which you’ll find is a trend I appreciate. She doesn’t just do book reviews and sometimes offers great advice on finding the right books.

Review Haven: Fantasy and Sci-Fi (Link)

Review Haven is a pretty recent find for me. One of the first things I noticed about the blog is that it provides a rating system of 1-10, and it doesn’t trend towards only giving 7+, which seems to be a bit of a problem when looking for indie reviews, especially. Adam pulls no punches and I appreciate that.

Android Dreamer (Link)

Android Dreamer is a somewhat eclectic collection of sci-fi and fantasy and a great place to look for decent cyberpunk, which is one of Matt’s favorite genres. He reviews books on a report card scale and offers pretty in-depth commentary. He’s a recent find and from correspondence, he seems like a great guy.

The Scattering (Link)

This was one of those unfortunate stories of a gifted blogger getting in over her head. Grad school and review commitments ended up stagnating the blog for a long time, but she’s getting back on track with discussions of recent big name fantasy authors and generous helpings of indies. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

What about you guys? Have you found a great sci-fi or fantasy blog that you’d like to share? If so, I’d love to hear about them!

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