Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wanderings on Darker Shores by Cora Pop ~ Giveaway

Title:  Wanderings on Darker Shores
Author:  Cora Pop
Published:  November 21/14 by Corina R. Pop
Length:  216pgs
Genre:  short stories
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Brush shoulders with a few ghosts...
Catch a glint of the Moon on a fang...
Hear the grinding of zombies' teeth...
Reflect on mirrors and souls...
Get a whiff of otherness, from the earth, from the sea...
Wander beyond the veil of reality with this eclectic collection of tales in prose and verse. That is, if you dare...

About the author:

Cora Pop has a life-long love for spinning stories, mostly from the yarn of the science-fiction and the fantastic. She’s acquired it by reading such masters as Edgar Allan Poe, Jules Verne, Jean Ray, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Rice Burroughs – to name only a few.

Some of her stories have appeared in White Cat Magazine and Lovecreft Ezine. Her newest published story is part of the anthology "Airships & Automatons" from White Cat Publications.

In “real” life, Cora has a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, though she much prefers her imaginary life. She lives in Montreal, Canada, with her husband, their two young daughters, and a shy cat named Blues.

Visit her online at her blog.  Also visit the book blog of her collection of short stories where you can find out more about the book and the author, and read excerpts.  Other ways to connect with Cora Pop include FacebookTwitter, & Goodreads.

My Review:

This is an eclectic mix of stories that nonetheless melds together fantastically. Pop’s collection is full of thought provoking stories. She delves deep into humanity and brings readers out on top. Pop looks at things from a different angle that one normally would, taking readers not only deep into her stories, but deep into themselves. I felt as if I were wading through shades of darkness throughout, but that I could always see the light shining at the end.

Pop’s educated writing brings the prose to life while the poetry was a joy to read. Her prose brings worlds to life in an amazingly real way. She also makes poetry palpable to the masses. You can feel the author through the pages, her heart & soul.

This collection was a fantastic read, both as individual stories & as a whole. I’d highly recommend it to one and all.

Enter to win with Cora Pop & Wanderings on Darker Shores.

Prizes include 3 paperback copies of Wanderings on Darker Shores by Cora Pop (Canada & US only) & 5 pdf copies of Wanderings on Darker Shores (International).

Entries close at 11:59pm April 17/15. 
Winners will be drawn April 18/15. 
Winners will be notified via email to the email provided to the giveaway and will have 72h to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn.


23 comments:

  1. This looks fun >.< Thanks for the invite!

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  2. Good review! I've already got the book. Enjoyed it much myself

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  3. Hi, Cora: Good luck with your book, and thanks for the contest! --Michael

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    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks a lot! :-) :-) :-)
      Cora

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  4. Hello Cora Pop, your book sounds awesome! I would love to read it. Thank you

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Thank you so much! I hope you read it. :-)
      Best wishes,
      Cora

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  5. As a decently ranked Book Reviewer on Amazon. I only read/review books I've won through giveaways and those written by members of the internet support group I belong to,

    So I've got to win to get another book to add to my TBreviewed pile.

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  6. Quite intense entering in the contest but enjoyed it! Will post to my Facebook Group - Sapphire Reader - Joan Roman Pavlick Audio Book Reviews

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  7. Hi, Cora! Your book sounds great, and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Hi, Haley! Thank you so much! :-)
      Cora

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  8. The cover is absolutely Beautiful! Jonel's review, as always is fabulous!

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  9. Hi!! I loved your review and the cover of this book is awesome!! :)

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    1. Hi, Meghan! Jonel's review is awesome. I'm glad you like the cover! :-)
      Cora

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  10. The cover is gorgeous, the synopsis intriguing! Thank You Jonel for the amazing review & including me in your invites! <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Maari! And thank you for being part of this. :-)
      Cora

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  11. I have this book, and you're right about everything in that review! It is a wonderful read, poetic, alluring, dark, speculative... :)

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  12. I love a good short story collection and this one looks excellent. I look forward to reading it. Thanks!

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  13. Hi! Book looks great.I hope I win!

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