Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Book Releases in August 2022

Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Book Releases in August 2022

Hello dear readers! I’m typing this post out as the UK is under a huge heatwave and currently I don’t trust August to be great on that front, but at least we’ve got books for company while we all melt… right? Let’s dive into the most interesting of the science fiction, horror, and fantasy book releases of August 2022. So with August we’re starting to enter the holiday period. Yes, yes, I know, Christmas is months away, but August/September is…

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I Shouldn’t Be Running Sword Coast Adventures, However…

I Shouldn’t Be Running Sword Coast Adventures, However…

I’ve been suffering with some indigestion/heartburn nonsense the past few nights and one night while being kept up by it, I found myself thinking how cool it would be to run the 5e official adventure modules in order to experience the Forgotten Realms stories in the most fun way possible. I laughed myself off and the next evening the thought returned. Gulp. See, I already run one homebrew campaign on Tuesdays and play in another on Mondays, and they’re both…

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Speculative Fiction Book Releases July 2022

Speculative Fiction Book Releases July 2022

We’re well into summer now and there’s plenty of new fantasy, horror, and science fiction to read during these warmer months. Whether you’re on the beach, in the garden, or winding down after a busy day at work, there’s always room for a new book. I often get the hankering for a bit of horror at this time of year. Who needs October? So here are the speculative fiction book releases for July 2022 that caught my attention. These books…

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On Dragons: Moroda by L.L. MacRae

On Dragons: Moroda by L.L. MacRae

Now how could I, Ms. Dragons and Whimsy, enter into a book tour with the absolutely lovely L.L. MacRae and not ask her to talk to us about dragons?! Dragons are very much her “thing” and so I leapt at the chance just to hear her wax lyrical about the magical dinosaurs of the skies. So read on! And be sure to check out Moroda by L.L. MacRae and enter into Escapist’s giveaway to win an ebook copy for yourself at…

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Speculative Fiction Book Releases in June 2022

Speculative Fiction Book Releases in June 2022

Another month another round of the grabby hands. It’s time for the speculative fiction book releases for June 2022 in the UK, going through all the fantasy, horror, science fiction releases that sound neat to me, plus a few others, be they mixing genres, historical fiction, non-fiction or something else. These may be traditionally or independently published, and as ever, I may update throughout the month of May so keep coming back to keep up to date! Please do send…

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Excerpt: The Rarkyn’s Familiar by Nikky Lee

Excerpt: The Rarkyn’s Familiar by Nikky Lee

Greetings! Today I have a treat for you for my stop on the book tour for The Rarkyn’s Familiar by Nikky Lee, a young adult high fantasy novel that boasts a lot of themes that speak to me. Without further ado, let me present this new trilogy to you.  The Rarkyn’s Familiar by Nikky Lee Series: The Rarkyn TrilogyGenre: Epic FantasyLength: 452 pagesPublished: April 19, 2022Publisher: Parliament House PressGoodreads – The StoryGraph Get your copy of A Drowned Kingdom:Direct • Amazon US • Amazon UK An orphan bent…

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First Impressions: The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston

First Impressions: The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston

Well met! Today is my stop on the book tour for The Knave of Secrets by Alex Livingston, a high fantasy story with a world that feels heavily inspired by 18th century history. I’m going to give you my first impressions of the book in this post! I have to admit, I was drawn in by comparisons to The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Mask of Mirrors but the book itself is quite different. Let’s take a look. The…

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