Today on my blog I have the Summoned Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, favorite books, and giveaway.
When the Elder Gods extend an invitation, be wary of the strings attached
While browsing in a rare book store in Arkham, Sean finds an occult book with an ad seeking an apprentice sorcerer, from a newspaper dated March 21, 1895. Even more intriguing, the ad specifically requests applicants reply by email.
Sean’s always been interested in magic, particularly the Lovecraftian dark mythology. Against his best friend Edna’s (“call-me-Eddy-or-else”) advice, he decides to answer the ad, figuring it’s a clever hoax, but hoping that it won’t be. The advertiser, Reverend Redemption Orne, claims to be a master of the occult born more than 300 years ago. To prove his legitimacy, Orne gives Sean instructions to summon a harmless but useful familiar—but Sean’s ceremony takes a dark turn, and he instead accidentally beckons a bloodthirsty servant to the Cthulhu Mythos god Nyarlathotep. The ritual is preemptively broken, and now Sean must find and bind the servitor, before it grows too strong to contain. But strange things are already happening in the town of Arkham…
I was hooked from the first page. A mysterious book store with very rare books and on top of all that a mysterious book with an old newspaper clipping but it has an email address with it. What is not to love for a book nerd like me.
From the moment Sean and Eddy entered the book store it was a ride that I enjoyed every minute of. The mystery of the email on the old newspaper clipping and who was behind it, to how this magical story would end. I loved the characters all of them brought something to this story and I am so looking forward to what will happen next in this series.
I was a little confused by the references to H.P. Lovecraft as I have never read his books but not enough to make me stop reading. In fact this book has made me want to pick up his books and read them. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
I was born in Troy, New York, but I currently live just outside Providence, Rhode Island, at the head of beautiful Narragansett Bay. New England has long been my spiritual home, and the region informs much of my fiction. One day I hope to find Lovecraft’s portals to his mythical towns of witch-haunted Arkham and Kingsport, shadowed Innsmouth and accursed Dunwich. Until then, I’ll just have to write about them..
I am a member of SFWA and HWA and a rabid Austenite. Don’t those three always go together?
Apart from writing, I like gardening, swimming, king cobras, jumping spiders, and cats. No cobras or cats at the moment, but the jumping spiders are always with us. In spite of maintaining a mental age of between twelve and sixteen, I have just married my partner of more than thirty years. Thanks to the RI Legislature for finally living up to Roger Williams’ philosophy of crabbing at people he disagreed with but never denying the primacy of the personal conscience.
Seven Favorite Books Read This Year:
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Embassytown, China Mieville
NOS4A2, Joe Hill
The Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, Thomas McCormack (One of my all time favorite writing books!)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple (Hey, Bernadette's my confirmation name!)
Wise Young Fool, Sean Beaudoin (for the garage band wailer in all of us.)
The Herald of Autumn, J. M. Guillen (A contemporary fantasy with a terrific sense of place.)
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Anne for letting me review your book and the guest post. I would also like to say Thank You to Book Nerd Tours for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.