Monday, June 02, 2014

LJ's Ten

Ten Things About Derelict by LJ Cohen

Adventure in a fully-realized, beautifully-built world with spectacular attention to details. I'm still not sure if LJ made them up or found a way to teleport there to take lots of notes.

Awesome cover art by Chris Howard, whom I think my publisher should hire for my next novel. Hey, a girl can hint.

Earned a cover quotation from Yours Truly, and as you know I'm not a pushover or easily impressed.

Fast-paced story. Honestly. It reads at warp speed. Prepare to have your eyelashes singed.

Great, unpredictable characters who are absolutely not the usual suspects.

Has a neat video trailer here with more info on the story.

Intiguing plot so packed with twists and turns that San Francisco is totally jealous now.

Reminded me of the good old days of SF, when story was daring, inventive and basically more important than anything.

Superb writing that transports you to a fascinating future and yet doesn't drone on and on, talk down to you, or make you feel like you're trapped in a broken elevator with that boy from high school Chemistry who sampled one too many of his own experiments.

Last but not least -- I am convinced Derelict is the best book L.J. has ever written (to date; expect a lot more.)

You can purchase Derelict at these online retailers:

B& (Nook)

iTunes (iBooks)

Amazon (Kindle)


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. Coming from you means it'll live up to the hype. This is a new author for me so I'm off to iBooks now.

    1. Thank you, Fran! I hope you enjoy it. I'm doing a celebration for the book release and in honor of my 1000th blogpost, including a giveaway of handmade ceramics (my beloved hobby). Details will be on my blog tomorrow. Everyone who buys a copy is eligible to win. :)


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