Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - April 10, 2013 Edition

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks pre-publication "can't wait to read" selection is Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer 

Eight Million Gods
by Wen Spencer 

Expected Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Baen Books

Genre: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy 

Pre-Order Link:  Amazon Print    

Book Description:  

On Saturday afternoon, Nikki Delany thought, "George Wilson, in the kitchen, with a blender." By dinner, she had killed George and posted his gory murder to her blog. All fiction. Or is it?

Nikki is a horror novelist. Her choice of career is dictated by an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that forces her to write stories of death and destruction. She can't control it, doesn't understand it, but can use it to make money anywhere in the world. Currently "anywhere" is in Japan, hiding from her mother who sees Nikki's OCD as proof she's mentally unstable. Nikki's fragile peace starts to fall apart when the police arrest her for the murder of an American expatriate. Someone killed him with a blender.

Reality unravels around Nikki. She's attacked by a raccoon in a business suit. After a series of blackouts, she’s permanently accompanied by a boy that no one else can see, a boy who claims to be a god. Is she really being pursued by Japanese myths—or is she simply going insane?

What Nikki does know for sure is that the bodies are piling up, her mother has arrived in Japan to lock her up for the rest of her life, and her novels always end with everyone dead.

Why I'm Waiting On This Book:

1. Wen Spencer is one of my go to authors - her fantasy/urban fantasy world building is fantastic, her characters pretty much sing to me off the pages and I just can't get enough of her writing.

2. Unique and really interesting premise - I especially like how her mother keeps trying to institutionalize her.

3. Ms. Spencer lived in Japan for a year or two in the last decade and I want to see how she incorporates what she learned about the culture into her writing.

4. Pretty unique

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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  1. This sounds weird, and yet really good. I'm not sure about that cover though. Thanks for sharing and stopping by It's a Book Life!

  2. This sounds like loopy fun. I haven't read Wen Spencer in ages, so I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This one sounds really interesting! I will have to look more into it =)

  4. OMG!! Pretty scary, but kinda wacky, too! What a quirky, er...blend! (Pun intended, lol.) Gotta check this out!

    Thanks for visiting my WOW and commenting!! :)

  5. Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    This sounds way better than the book I had this week :o

    (Aki @ Bookfests in Bed)