Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Post #20

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

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So, I went "dark" on the blog last week hoping to get much accomplished.  The verdict...I could use a few more weeks. *sigh*  But, I'm not.  I'm just going to suck it up and move forward.  I have to much planned here for you all to wallow around much longer.

So, on with the show I say!

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Requiem by Ken Scholes

Also, I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month.  But I only set the goal at 10k words, and there is many re-writes that need to get done at the same time.

Finished Last Week:
Dragonsoul by Philippa Ballantine
Into Darkness by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
I haven't got to the Podcasts yet.  I will, they are lining up on me.

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Last Week on the Blog:


Introduction of my Guest Reviewer.  She'll be around helping out for a few months...


I shared a post on The Challenged Writers asking what Dark is to you, in books.


Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)

I've seen a few that I want to share, but I haven't been able to post them.  Maybe this week?



Reviews:
Book Review:

None, but this week we have some great ones to come for you.


GIVEAWAYS:

Ebook copy of your choice from Demons of Oblivion series by Skyla Dawn Cameron (Really, you don't want to miss this UF series!)  ENDS TODAY!!!!

I've shared the Rafflecopter for E.J. Stevens giveaway of GHOST LIGHT.  (2 days left for this one)

Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Tim Marquitz talking Christian Mythos
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Looking Forward To...
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too
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This Week to Come on the Blog:

Mama Bitchtress's first review will go live on Tuesday!  You don't want to miss it as there's a GIVEAWAY with it as well!  Review of The Red Plague Affair by Lilith Saintcrow.

Mythical Monday is with Jon Sprunk talking Fey and Shadow.
I have amazing news from Kate SeRine to share.
And a little review of The Tao of Feeblecorn by Paul Goat Allen for Wednesday.
Guest post by Celine Kiernan for her new release Into the Grey.

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Received Last Week:


Review:
Vengeance Borne by Amanda Bonilla
Goodreads Synopsis:
Fated to Hunt…

As the local hunter, and a ward of the Sentry, a secret organization dedicated to eradicating the forces of evil, Jacquelyn has been protecting the small town of McCall, Idaho for the past five years. The hours are horrible, the pay is nonexistent, she has to work with her jealous ex-boyfriend – and forget about quitting. She’s in for life.

Destined to See…

When a rugged drifter comes through town, Jacquelyn immediately knows what he is – an Empath who can read emotions and sense what others are thinking – even though it’s clear the handsome stranger has no idea what, or how powerful, he is…

A Town in Peril…

When people in McCall start turning up dead, viciously ripped to shreds as if by a wild animal, Jacquelyn knows better. Furies are loose in Idaho and hell-bent on exacting revenge. But against whom? And for what purpose? Jacquelyn has until the full moon to stop the Furies’ killing spree and save the people of McCall, figure out how to work with her ex – oh, and there’s a handsome stranger in town who’s in desperate need of some schooling…



Purchased/Winnings:
Ice Forged by Gail Z. Martin
Goodreads Synopsis:
Condemned as a murderer for killing the man who dishonored his sister, Blaine "Mick" McFadden has spent the last six years in Velant, a penal colony in the frigid northern wastelands of Edgeland. Harsh military discipline and the oppressive magic of the governor's mages keep a fragile peace as colonists struggle against a hostile environment. But the supply ships from Dondareth have stopped coming, boding ill for the kingdom that banished the colonists.

Now, McFadden and the people of Velant decide their fate. They can remain in their icy prison, removed from the devastation of the outside world, but facing a subsistence-level existence, or they can return to the ruins of the kingdom that they once called home. Either way, destruction lies ahead...

Dark Time by Dakota Banks
Goodreads Synopsis:
Three hundred years ago, she sold her soul to a demon. Now she wants it back.

For centuries, the woman calling herself Maliha Crayne has lived a second life - as an assassin for the malevolent creature who owns her soul. A haunted killer with the blood of countless victims on her hands, she has finally discovered a way to nullify the demonic pact that chains her: If she saves a life for every one she has taken, she will be free.

But if she fails, her punishments will be unspeakable, unendurable . . . and neverending.


Deliverance by Dakota Banks
Goodreads Synopsis:
Kill . . . or be damned.

A demon's assassin for centuries, Maliha Crayne has gone rogue, determined to save a life for every one she's destroyed in order to free herself from an eternity of enslavement, damnation, and excruciating torment. But as the powers that sustained her in the past fade, she is wary of trusting those closest to her—especially her lover, Jake. And her closest friends are beginning to disappear, one by one. Amid her anger, suspicion, and sorrow, her life is spiraling out of control.

Worse still, a beautiful Renaissance murderess is recruiting Maliha as her new assassin. Maliha is turning into a lethal puppet with an evil Immortal pulling the strings, forced to kill innocents or see her missing friends die horribly. Suddenly trapped in a moral no-man's-land, Maliha is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't . . . and time is rapidly running out.




Free Ebooks:
I didn't find anything this week.  Been to lazy, I guess.
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Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
The Tao of Feeblecorn by Paul Goat Allen
Dragonsoul by Philippa Ballantine
Into Darkness by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

36 comments:

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    1. Thank you Laurel-Rain. Hope you have a great week too.

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  2. No shame if you do need to take more time off the blog, after all. Heck, I took 3 months off, and I think it was one of the best things I could have done (though the backlog of reviews that need to be written is a little daunting at times). :)

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    1. Bibliotropic, I would like to take more time off, but I miss the interactions here too. *sigh* So, I'll just try to take it easy and not get worried or upset if there are days I'm not around. Thank you. And hope you are feeling better.

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  3. Those are awesome looking books. Hope you like them all. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  4. Oooh some cool looking books! Also, GOOD LUCK for Camp Nano, I'm sure you'll reach your target. :-) I know what you mean about being busy, I'm still catching up with last week's blog visiting lol! :-/ Make sure you take it easy now and then and don't get too stressed. And enjoy your books and have a lovely week! :-D

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    1. Hi Victoria Hooper, thank you. I'm not sure I'll hit my target for Camp Nano, but I still consider it a win. Trying to do some re-writes so it's hard to track numbers for Nano. :) Hope you get caught up! :)

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  5. Dang girl, you got Ice Forged! I am so curious about that one

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    1. Hehehe, Blodeuedd, I thought of you. I won that one from Gail on Twitter during her giveaway week. ;P

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  6. Lots of exciting things planned and we could all use more time to get things done. Good luck with Camp NaNo!

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    1. Thank you Bea. And Camp Nano doesn't seem to be going so well. Hard to track my progress with re-writes, and life keeps cramping my style. ;) Thank you.

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  7. There's never enough time, so don't stress. It took me awhile to realize I can only do so much and no more. :)

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    1. Oh thank you Voracious Reader. It's still hard with all that happens and so much you want to do. :) Hope you had a great week.

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  8. Good for you for stepping away for a week. Sometimes I wish I could do that, but it would just screw with my head too much. LOL.

    Have an awesome week! I'm looking forward to your week ahead!

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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    1. Thank you Toni Lesarz. My head is already a bit goofy with the family stuff going on, so needed to *try* to reorganize. Didn't go so hot though. :) Thank you!

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  9. Take it easy if you need too. There is definitely nothing wrong with needing more time off. :) The Dakota Banks novels look pretty good. I hope you have a good week and enjoy your reading/writing!

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    1. Oh thank you Michelle @ In Libris Veritas. I just so love being around to visit with everyone, it's hard to do. *sigh* Hope you had a great week.

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  10. WOW!! All of your books are new to me but I love meeting new books & Bloggers! Enjoy all your awesome reads.

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    1. Oh wow! Danielle BookWhore, so glad to share new books with you. :D Thank you! :D Hope you enjoy your visits here to My World... ;)

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  11. Dark Time looks freaky good! Enjoy, and welcome to your guest blogger! The Sunday Post

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    1. Kimba, Oooo, you read Dark Times! Sweet to know. :D Thank you!

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  12. I've never heard of any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them!
    I decided to take a break in May too for about a month and it really helped me catch up on all my reading and reviews. Anyways, I hope you can catch up real soon! :)
    Happy reading!

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    1. Nick, Oh wow. Glad to share new books with you then. :) I wish I could go for a month, but I feel bad with the reviews I have scheduled and all going on here. And I'd miss everyone to much. *sigh* So I'm going to try slowing down here with the help of my new co-reviewer. :) Thank you!

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  13. Don't stress if you miss a day or two here and there. Take care of you first and rest up if you need. We'll be here when you get back. :) I get that you'd miss the interaction, but remember, blogging should be fun-not stressful and overwhelming. (I have to remind myself of that all the time!)

    Happy reading and I hope you have a fun, relaxing week on the blog and in life!

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    1. Kat Morrisey, thank you. I'm going to *try* and not worry about missing days and visits. But I just like visiting with everyone, it helps make my days better. :) But with Kiddo's sports and stuff, it's getting to a point where I won't be around much. *sigh* Thank you. :) Hope you had a great week.

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  14. I hope you like the Dakota Banks books as much as I do!

    Have fun! That is an order. ;)

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    1. Oh yes! I forgot you read them too Melissa (B&T). I've heard really great things about them. :) Thank you!

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  15. Taking a break is a good idea now and then. I know what you mean about needing several weeks to catch up. (Me, too!) Have a spectacular week this week, and enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thank you Lark @ The Bookwyrm Hoard. Its crazy how a small little blog becomes so much work as time goes. :) Thank you!

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  16. Great book haul this week! Thanks for stopping by mine =D

    -Becky @ Book Bite Reviews

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    1. Oh thank you Book Bite Reviews, and for visiting in turn. :)

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  17. I need to read Requiem, it's just sitting on my desk waiting for me ): haha. I love your haul, all the covers look so badass! Happy readings & thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. Oh Cyn, I'm savoring Requiem. I just love this world and story so much. I don't want it to end, as I'll have to wait for the next and last book! Eeep! lol. Thank you! Hope you had a great week.

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  18. Well at least you got some stuff done during your week "black out" c: and these are some lovely books you got! I hope you enjoy them

    Ty for stopping by

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    1. Captain Biscuits/Lauren
      Thank you! I tried to get stuff as I saw them on sale. Can't pass up a book sale. lol.

      C: Thank you, glad you enjoyed the new books! :)

      And than you both for visiting back in turn. :)

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