Monday, December 10, 2012
So, it's Monday AND Holiday season...
My weekend wasn't all it was cracked up to be. We went to get the Christmas tree, which was fun...mostly. It was a lot of time in the car this year, which is more than normal as we made a detour. Yes, we cut our own tree. Quality, fun family time. And it's good time. But once we got home, I cooked dinner and did the lights, I always do the lights, but it seemed no one else was into the mood. So that's where I stopped. Went to be early on a Saturday night. Yes, earlier than I do on a week day - you know, when I have to get up the next day. Then spent Sunday a little bummed out, feeling no one was in the Christmas mood. I did get decorations out for on the mantle and around the rooms, but the tree still has no bulbs on it. I just don't feel it. The tree will probably be bulbless for several days now that the week has started. Maybe I'll feel the spirit soon... *crickets*
But, needless to say I didn't get much reading done with all this running around.
A Clockwork Christmas anthology by JK Coi, PG Forte, Stacy Gail, Jenny Schwartz
Finished Last Week:
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Reviews to Come:
House of Grey Vol. 2 by Collin Earl
Compelled by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Endgame by Ann Aguirre
Curran POV Vol 1 by Gordon Andrews
Curran POV Vol 2 by Gordon Andrews
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E.B. White - maybe? Do you want to hear about it?
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Book Reviews Posted:
Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson
Podcast Reviews Posted:
Tales from the Archives Vol 2 #7
Movie Review Posted:
No movie review, sorry, been running out of time.
Books and Covers Shared:
Tranquility's Grief by Krista D. Ball
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too (34)
An AMAZING giveaway by Amanda Carlson; Signed copy of Full Blooded and swag.
Another Nano Under My Belt
Zara Sends Her Christmas Wishes...
I did not do a Flash Fiction Friday. This Holiday season is going to drive me nuts, I can feel it. Doing these might help with that. But I'm afraid I'm running out of time quickly. I'm hoping to get back to the groove in 2013.
My WANT List...I've added...wait. That doesn't seem right. Nothing? Hmm, I don't know what I've been doing then.
Received Last Week:
This one I was excited to get for the holiday season!
We Wish You a Steampunk Christmas
Changed forever after tragedy, a woman must draw strength from her husband's love. A man learns that love isn't always what you expect. A thief steals the heart of a vengeful professor. And an American inventor finds love Down Under. Enjoy Victorian Christmas with a clockwork twist in these four steampunk novellas.
Crime Wave in a Corset by Stacy Gail
This Winter Heart by PG Forte
Wanted: One Scoundrel by Jenny Schwartz
Far From Broken by JK Coi
The battle at the Scorched Plains is over and the people of Teleria can finally begin the long process of healing. Life at Lore's Haven is slowly beginning to return to normal. Jason Bennett is just glad that his part in Taleth's prophecy is finally over...
...or so he thinks.
Unbeknownst to Jason and the Circle, the godlike Altered, led by Regor the Shadow Lord, have other plans. After a millennia of being considered nothing more than myth and legend by most of the inhabitants, the Altered have decided to set aside the Covenant and reclaim their place as rulers of Teleria. Nor has the Shadow Lord forgotten his encounter with Jason on the Scorched Plains. But now, with the Altered in agreement about the future of Teleria, Regor has a free hand to do as he pleases without interference.
Once again, Jason finds his life at risk as he and the Loremasters try to figure out how to defeat the most powerful beings on the planet. But as he tries to avoid being found by Regor, Jason will learn things that will have him questioning the actions of the Circle, Nyala, and even Lenai.
He is determined to find the answers...
...if he can just live long enough.
How did your week go last week? Finish anything good? Start anything good? Hope this week looks great for you.
Here's wishing you all the best in words and pages.