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Time for a Book Haul or as I like to call it A.T.L.A.S.

I haven’t done a A.T.L.A.S. Adding to Large Ass Stack  post in a while So here goes..

1.First up is an ARC of Revenant Winds by Mitchel Hogan. I really enjoyed his Sorcery Ascendant Sequence    So, I have high hopes for this one. Mitchell told me it will be on sale September 7th with a simultaneous release on Audible.

2. I was one of the winners (Yay Me!) of the full Jesse Teller Library I talked about in my Interview with him last month. So even though I have read one and had another that’s still 2 new books for me! Thanks Jesse and Rebekah for Mestlven, and Legends of Perilisc

 

3.      An ebook of The Holtur Enigma first book in a trilogy by Cameron Wayne Smith that you can get free right now. And not just for KU subscribers EVERYONE can get this book free right now at this link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0727NY35T/

4. Blades of the Fallen by Ross Harrison, releasing on August 1st. It is the third book in a series, but he told me it is more of a connected universe than a series, the books all stand alone. So, I said I would have a look.

 

5. Another ARC this one called Broken Wizards by Jeffrey Bardwell. This actually looks really cool. It is Steampunk and magic at war.

 

6. Mistress of Crystals: Chronicles of the Second War of the Gods
by Justyna Plichta-Jendzio This one might be good if the Polish to English translation was done as well as the Witcher books.

 

 Now we are getting to the books that you, my wonderful reader, might win a signed copy of. I will be doing a series of interviews and giveaways for some of the authors in the #SPFBO contest run by the one and only Mark Lawrence. Here are the first 3 that I have but more will be coming soon. Also I have been working on making a body for Bob, so he can help out more. Do me a favor and tell him how good he is looking in the comments. (and for gods sake don’t mention Shakespeare in any way!)

7.  The Thirteen Treasures of Britain (Merlin’s Last Magic, #1)
by Jennifer M. Baldwin She sent me a copy as well as one for the giveaway so Thank you again!

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He still only has one hand but he is trying.

8. A Threat of Shadows (The Keeper Chronicles #1)
by J.A. Andrews

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9.And Last but not least A Star-Reckoner’s Lot (A Star-Reckoner’s Legacy, #1)
by Darrell Drake I have heard some really good things about this one, and with the goblin quotes he wrote I think I might just have to keep this copy and order another one for the giveaway. The author also asked me if I have ever played a game called Styx, a stealth game where you are a goblin. I had not heard of it but have now put in about 20 hours so… Curse you Darrell Drake!!! And thanks man I love the game. DSC_1163

I went on a Hike with my New Sister

I was walking out of the house this morning to go for a hike, and I saw the Mail Lady was coming down the street. So just like every time I am expecting something I ran up to her as if it was an Ice cream truck And I was a kid in Arizona whose Step Mom had just

locked me out of the house for 5 hours in the summer… What? …oh um… yes, it’s a great Metaphor I uhm Just made it up…… Nevertheless, I was Excited because I have an order of rings due any day now.  I was also hoping Red Sister by Mark Lawrence would come.

Although I am still unable to finish my Chainmail shirt, I am more than pleased to say that Nona Gray, not only went hiking with me, but we also did a bit of a photo shoot.

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Atlas Post (Book Haul)

I was so excited when I saw this in the mail today. Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

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But then when I opened it up I saw that it was personalized. And while there is no doodle I love it.

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He is referring to a short story he wrote awhile back for Tor.com Called The Log Goblin.

READ IT HERE

So a Huge thank you to Brian for this. Can’t wait to read it!

I have also come across a …. few?…. of my old books while going through the storage unit. Most are mine but a few others I um will hold onto for safekeeping.

This whole shelf is new. Below I am going to post some of the other cool things I found like my Moms old giant CD things, Records I think they called them.

And check this out it is a Glass ship in a Glass bottle.

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Enjoy the rest

A good post trust me you will have emotions of some kind while reading

Around 2005 my brother got out of Prison and i let him move in to  our guest house. We didn’t really get along but we managed. Then in  2010 my neighbors work  truck crashed in to the house at 2am. It went through the wall so hard that it hit my youngest sons bed and launched it into the air to smash on top of my oldest sons bed. My wife our 3 kids and I were not home. It was Easter Sunday and we had stayed over at my in-laws. Both of my boys would have most likely been killed and we had a huge hole in our house. They were so drunk they ran home but one passed out in a yard a few houses down the other was walking up and down the street looking for his phone he had left in the truck when the police got there. So I wanted to move right away. but the Insurance co wouldn’t pay for it until the police investigation was completed. So I was really stressed out.

But then we were told the truck had $200 in counterfeit cash in it so the secret service told the police to back off while they did surveillance on the guys and the company they worked for. So I was basically told that I would have to live 8 houses down from criminals that would have killed 2 of my kids if we had been home. while living in a house with no front wall while these two fuckers where left un-arrested and would slow down in front of my house and then peal out every day.  Trying or scare us or something.

After a week and a half I said Fuck it and we left I packed up as much as I could in one load and we just walked away from it and got a condo. The reason I am saying this is because I spent all day going through my brothers storage unit that he hasn’t paid the last year or so. My brother owed like $1700 but The storage place made a deal with my mom if we paid $500 we could get the stuff out  and she has a bunch of stuff in there and all of my Grandmothers things are in there as well. It is a huge 20′ X 10′ and 12′ tall  it was packed full.

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I only got about half way in today, But I found a bunch of my old stuff that we had just left. My mig welder and a bunch of other tools. But I am most excited about the toys lol..

Atlas Post (ADDING TO LARGE ASS STACK PROBABLY OUGHT to STOP THIS)

 

Well it has been a busy month for me already and it is only half over. 2 of the books that should be on this list I have already finished. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence and Circle of Reign by Jacob Cooper. Both earned 5 stars from me so off to a great start for the year.  I have received 5 emails in the past 2 days by authors asking me to read their books. I am not going to mention names because I haven’t looked through them all. But a few sound really cool. I will post more about them next month.

When I separated from my wife last year she did the worst thing ever and threw some of my books away. Only 2 boxes but a lot of my Wheel of Time books. Last week  I found these at Goodwill

So my Wheel of Time Collection is almost complete again.

 

I also received a few E-ARCs that I am excited to get to.

I am sure I have mentioned that I like to meet authors and get things signed. But I wanted to show you a few pages out of my Autograph book.

The reason I am showing you this is because I got a new one. It is right out of Skyrim, and I think its pretty damn cool.

And now the Coolest things I have got all year. I mean within the last 365 days when I say that. I got some downright awesome Doodles.

J.P.’s is above and beyond what I expected, but the amount of time Laura must have spent staring at one of my graphics I can only imagine. I love them both. So I made a new cover combining both of your books.

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And here is Laura’s goblin running away with Mr.Ashman’s Cacti.

The poor cacti looks Terrified…….