Book Recommendations

For the non-romance reader in your life—or the romance reader looking for something different:

Free from Brandon Hale:

Selected by Digital Book Today as one of the Best Kindle Books of 2013…

Book 1 of the Day Soldiers series (Books 2, 3, and 4 are also available. Book 5 is coming soon).

A legion of vampires and werewolves has declared war on the human race.

For ten years now, humanity has been at war with the creatures of darkness. The war has changed the world. The day now belongs to humanity and the night belongs to things once thought to exist only in myths and legends… but there is hope. This new enemy has united humanity and an army has stepped forward to protect the light from the darkness. An army of heroes.

The Day Soldiers.

Eighteen year old Lily Baxter always knew the Day Soldiers would be a major part of her life. She had been preparing for it since she was eight. She was ready to go to war. The one thing she wasn’t prepared for was the day the war came to her.

Part horror, part comedy, part adventure, Day Soldiers will take you on an exciting ride through a world where monsters are monsters and the only thing they fall in love with is the taste of human blood.

Trust to run graveyards amid concerns for future

Via The Scotsman

Greyfriars is one of five city graveyards said to be of cultural significance. Picture: Katarzyna Krzywania

FIVE historic Edinburgh graveyards on an “at risk” list are to be run by a new trust.

Friends groups are to be set up for Canongate, Greyfriars and St Cuthbert’s Kirkyards, and the New & Old Calton Burial Grounds as part of a pilot scheme

World War I trench poetry remembered in comics anthology

“The Question” by William Wilson Gibson looks at a soldier who wonders about the fate of a farm cow back on the homefront.(Photo: First Second Books)

(via World War I trench poetry remembered in comics anthology)

Trench poetry from World War I gave soldiers a way to express the dreams and nightmares of being on the front and caught in the drama of the battlefield.

Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 12:08 p.m. EST February 17, 2014

‘Above the Dreamless Dead’ gives graphic life to the whimsy and horror of being on the frontlines.

Out Sep. 23 from First Second Books, the anthology Above the Dreamless Dead collects several comic-book adaptations of these poems and brings them to life a century later.

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