Goodness! Is Maslenitsa week already almost over? I guess that means that spring is almost here! Of course, in parts of the world early “spring” looks, or at least looked, a lot like this: While down here where I’m currently living, I’m pleased to say that the daffodils burst into bloom yesterday, and this time […]Read more "#Free #Books and More #FreeBooks!"
Asan Vladimir Makanin “Asan wants money. Asan wants blood.” Within the emerging genre of “Chechen,” as in referring to the recent Chechen wars, prose, Vladimir Makanin’s “Asan” has engendered controversy. To a field zealously guarded by its veterans, the non-veteran Makanin has contributed two works: the novella “Caucasian Captive” (Кавказский пленный) and now the novel […]Read more "“Asan” by Vladimir Makanin"
February! Get ink and cry. So said Pasternak, but February doesn’t have to be a miserable month. There’s another great giveaway going, the Fabulous February Fantasy Giveaway, with over 150 free books, stories, and previews, including of The Breathing Sea. You can find it here. Just a reminder of what my fabulous cover for TBSI […]Read more "Fabulous February Fantasy Giveaway; Paperbacks of The Breathing Sea"
The Golden Lynx C.P. Lesley Historical romance isn’t my favorite genre, but when a friend and sister Russianist recommended “The Golden Lynx” as being a romance that was also a historically accurate depiction of 16th-century Russia, I knew I had to check it out. And indeed, the descriptions of life amongst the Tatars and boyars […]Read more "“The Golden Lynx” by C.P. Lesley"
Hi All! First a reminder that today is the LAST day to get a bunch of free fantasy books, stories, and previews (including mine) in the Fantasy Books for Fantasy Lovers Giveaway (link here): And, after weeks of agonizing labor, I astonished myself by producing the (beautiful, if I do say so myself) paperback version […]Read more "Free Books, and the Paperback of The Breathing Sea I!"
Kavkazskii plennyi Vladimir Makanin I have to be upfront here and say that I’ve only read Kavkazskii plennyi, not the rest of the stories in this collection, so I can only judge that. But anyone interested in the development of contemporary Russian literature and its relationship with its illustrious past will definitely want to read […]Read more "“Captive of the Caucasus” by Vladimir Makanin and “Captive” by Aleksey Uchitel"
It’s a frigid Boxing Day here, so it seems like a great time to give away The Midnight Land! Book I is FREE December 26-28 on Kindle! Get it here. And Part II is only 99c! Get it here. And you can pick up a free preview of The Breathing Sea, along with lots of […]Read more "Boxing Day Deals!"