Archive for January, 2013

Win a Copy of M.Y.T.H. Quoted by Jody Lynn Nye

Posted January 28, 2013 By Jandy
Jody Lynn Nye
Since it was founded, M.Y.T.H. Inc. has dealt with all manner of vile and evil creatures. But not even a magician of Skeeve’s caliber is prepared to face the most duplicitous monsters of all: politicians. Emo Weavil and his cousin Wilmer Weavil-Scuttil have been running for governor of the island of Bokromi—for five years. Their magickal mudslinging (literal and otherwise) strategies continue to postpone the election leaving the realm in a state of leaderless chaos.
Jody Lynn Nye is the author of over 40 books and 100 short stories. Myth-Quoted is Nye’s latest work in Robert Asprin’s “Myth Adventures” universe. She co-wrote a number of “Myth Adventures” with Asprin before continuing the series by herself after his 2008 death. The well-loved pun and humor-filled adventure series is in very capable hands and readers — both old and new to the series — are in for another fun ride with Myth-Quoted.
(above information from the publisher)
It’s been over 20 years since I read Another Fine Myth. My brother knew I’d like it – and he was right. (Of course I got him hooked on Piers Anthony’s Xanth series, so it may have been pay back). Over the years I’ve read more and bought even more of the Myth books (no, I still haven’t read them all). When I’m wandering in a bookstore or volunteer at the library and one of the series books shows up on the shelves, I recommend it to anyone who is checking out the fantasy books.
If you haven’t read any of this magical series, now is your chance. If you have already found and love Myth, this is your chance as well. You can win a copy of Myth-Quoted here just by adding a comment here on the blog. Make sure your email address is included in the registration information or that there is some way to contact you if you win. Contest is open to U.S. and Canada residents. Entries are accepted through January 31.Update – Contest extended through February 1. I appear to have the comments moderation set up wrong. Sorry…


Watch This Space

Posted January 27, 2013 By Jandy

Publishers stumble upon my review website, Jandy’s Books, and offer books for review. I accept some of them, but not all by any means. I have my normal pleasure reading to do as well. I’ve also been offered support for author interviews and other marketing strategies that I politely turn down. For almost 15 years this has been a hobby site for me. (Hmmm, that’s half my daughter’s life. Odd to think of it in those terms.)

This week I had an offer I can’t pass up. Jody Lynn Nye took over Robert Asprin’s M.Y.T.H. World before he died. Her newest one is MYTH Quoted. This is one of those charming humorous fantasy series with puns, word play, and pratfalls to keep the reader chuckling or laughing out loud. I quickly agreed to read a copy of the new one for review. I haven’t read a M.Y.T.H. book in a while although I often recommend them when I see other people interested.

I was also offered the option of an interview or Q&A session and a give away. So…

In the next couple days, you should be seeing that. Watch for a MYTH Quoted contest and enjoy the M.Y.T.H. world with me. If it goes well, perhaps I’ll accept other offers.

Shameless Plug – Free E-Book

Posted January 14, 2013 By Jandy

Half Life by Helen Cothran

Helen is a friend of mine I’ve known for a few years. She even convinced me to join her in a triathlon relay team.

Helen has written a couple light detective novels about environmental issues. I just picked up my paper copy of her second one, Half Life, about radioactive waste. No, I haven’t had a chance to read it yet because my copy only came today. Because of the library books I have due, I probably won’t get to it until next week. I enjoyed the first one, Wicked Wind, and am looking forward to reading this one.

She also has Half Life available in a Kindle format for only 99 cents. As a new release promotion, the Kindle edition of Half Life will be available free on Wednesday January 16th and Thursday January 17th this week.

Here’s the description from the back of the book:

“When Desert Rock’s mayor volunteers the town to be a radioactive waste dump, tempers ignite. Then protestor Pete Castillo disappears and his sister Gabby cries murder. Writer and amateur sleuth Sam Larkin gets pulled into the turmoil by her best friend Eddie, who convinces her to investigate on behalf of Gabby, who just happens to be his ex. As Sam reluctantly works the case, she confronts suspects whose toxic relationships reveal dangerous ideas about love. Before long, Sam asks one too many questions and finds herself in the crosshairs.”

Yes, this is a shameless plug for my friend. It’s also a plug for a book I expect to be entertaining. I do that all the time anyway in my reviews.  Check out Half Life.

(If you read it, add a review over at Amazon.)

1/20/13 Yep, Half Life is entertaining – and educational. Thanks, Helen!


Posted January 5, 2013 By Jandy

LOL. I’m watching Classic Doctor Who on Netflix. The Pirate Planet is one of the episodes preserved and available. When the Doctor, Tom Baker, is dealing with the evil scientist, she claims she will have eternal life. The Doctor exclaims “Bafflegab!”, meaning what she says is nonsense.

What a lovely word.