Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Post #46

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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It's been another one of those weeks. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong anymore. I can't seem to get anything accomplished. But it might be that change of season starting to hit me? Who knows. The schedule is changing with the kids sports season and I haven't been feeling well.

But, on a good note, I feel like I got a few things off my list yesterday. However, there are still tons of things to do. *sigh* I haven't written anything yet either. That bums me out. I will figure out this new schedule...soon? When I get caught up with a few books here.

Oh! We Spring forward today. It's good for the light hours, but I lose an hour today. Bummer. It'll hit me tomorrow. Always does.

I did get a new laptop that I'm excited about, but I have to wait for my computer friend to come and link everything up for me.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank by Krista D. Ball
The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty

Flash in the Can by Danielle Ackley-McPhail (audio book)

AND have been reading as chapters come up:
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron (2 chapters a week for free on her site!)

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Morevi by Tee Morris & Lisa Lee


Finished Last Weeks:
Dawn's Early Light by Tee Morris & Philippa Ballantine


Finished Podcast Book Listen:


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Last Week on the Blog:



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



Posts:
You can help give Billi another case to solve...
I've signed up for the Kickstarter for Billi Buddings.
Do you enjoy 1920's feel of a book with mobsters? With fantasy blended in? That is what Billibub Baddings brings to us. It's different, and I really love it. Billibub is a dwarf from another land that found is way to our world (in 1920's) and is a detective, looking for magical items that fell here as well.
You can currently pick up the first two eBooks for 99c:


Around the Internet...



Reviews:
GIVEAWAYS:



Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Collin Earl on Dragons

Throwback Thursday


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This Week to Come on the Blog:


Mythical Monday This week will be of the Maori Myths and Legends. (Mon)

Cover Reveal & Blurb for Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger (with a giveaway!) (Tues)

Book Review Dawn's Early Light by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Wed)
Character Interview with Ministry Agents Eliza Braun & Wellington Books (Wed)

Book Review Tales from the Archives vol 2 Hanukkah Special ... (Thurs)


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Received Last Weeks:


Review:
Weather Child by Philippa Ballantine
Goodreads Synopsis:
From the writer of Books of the Order and the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences comes a new historical fantasy about two lovers separated by magic and circumstance. Never alone. Never apart. They are the Awakened, a unique breed of people in a remote corner of the world. Faith is one of these gifted carriers of the Seraphim; and in return of her unconditional love, her Seraphim grants her powers of incredible potential. But not all carriers embrace their blessing. Jack loathes being an Awakened. He never asked for it, his Seraphim keeping him alive even in spite of his desire to die. Not even a great war could rid him of this curse. Now a magician of incredible ability and a walking dead man must find a way to work together to save the Seraphim. Someone covets the power of the Awakened, and will not stop until that power belongs to him.


Immortal Hunter by Kait Ballenger
Goodreads Synopsis:
Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity...but at what price?

As an exorcist, David Aronowitz grew up the target of demonic
assassins. Now he’s a member of the Execution Underground
and hellspawn everywhere fear his name. But when a demon
slips into the seductive body of the only woman he’s ever loved,

David must confront the heartbreak of their past to save her.
The piece of her heart AllsĂșn O’Hare gave to David so long ago
left her trapped between two worlds: the Fae and the human.
And when David comes to her rescue, fate reunites her with her
greatest temptation—and her biggest mistake.

Now, as they’re swept together into a wicked game with the
demon who controls her, David must decide if saving AllsĂșn’s
life is worth sacrificing his own—and the future of humanity itself.

Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:



Free Ebooks:
The Woods by Stephen Leigh
Goodreads Synopsis:
Award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Stephen Leigh offers us a dark urban fantasy novel where the borders between reality and fantasy are blurred and difficult to see. Here, the wild and romanticized dreamscape of youth intersects the gray, adult world beyond.

Rob Mullins and Mark Dyson are fast friends, growing up in a neighborhood surrounded by a forest. The boys have spent their childhood among the green pathways of the woods playing as pirates, knights, and adventurers. They believe nothing can ever alter the bond between them. But adolescence wields a compulsive snare, and fantasy can no longer hold back reality. Rob’s parents are preparing to move, threatening to tear Rob away from everything he has known, while Mark’s father JD has become increasingly abusive and harsh. Rob’s familiar world and his friendship with Mark are both unraveling. 

But the pretense of magic remains. Mark, through a startling sacrifice, appears to call into existence a young girl of the same age: Sheila. Her fey, magical, and erotic presence shatters the last remnants of Mark and Rob’s childhood.

THE WOODS is a strong, riveting, and frank exploration of young adulthood that reminds us that every wish and desire bears its own price.

Beyond Sanctuary by Janet E. Morris
Goodreads Synopsis:
THE SACRED BAND GOES NORTH – TO WAR!
Here is the new, revised and expanded Author’s Cut edition of BEYOND SANCTUARY, the first ever full-length novel to take you BEYOND the notorious Thieves World™ fantasy universe, where gods still stalk the land, warring with demons and human sorcerers and trampling unfortunate humanity underfoot.
If you like stories of bold brave knights employed in meritorious duty, or tales of ladies delicate and fair, be warned. Beyond Sanctuary, set at the foot of notorious Wizardwall, may be too much for your sensibilities. There wizards, bards, and maidens mingle with murderers and thieves, and the fight breaking out at the next table may be the one that ends your life.
The hero of BEYOND SANCTUARY is Tempus, leader of mercenaries and warrior-servant of Vashanka, god of storm and war. With Niko, Cime, and the Froth Daughter Jihan, Tempus faces the archmage Datan and his unholy followers – in a battle for the Rankan Empire’s survival and that of his very soul. BEYOND SANCTUARY is the first novel in Janet Morris’ BEYOND series, followed by BEYOND THE VEIL and BEYOND WIZARDWALL.



Free Audio Books/Stories:


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Reviews to Come:

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Half Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Full Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Double Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Captain's Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Owners Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Ravenwood by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Marco and The Red Granny by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Heaven by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Hell by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Earth by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Wasteland by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
War by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Earth Girls Are Difficult by Frances Pauli (in audiobook while at work)
Tales of the Children by P.G. Holyfield (in audiobook while at work) An Anthology collection in the setting of Land of Caern.
The Secret World Chronicle: Invasion by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
The Secret World Chronicle: The Hunt by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells
Haunted by Amanda Bonilla
Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine
Evolution: ANGEL by S.A. Huchton
The Secret World Chronicle: World Well Lost by Mercees Lackey,Steve Libby, Cody Martin, & Dennis Lee
Tales from the Archives Vol 2: A Hanukkah Special

18 comments:

  1. OOh nice! Those are new to me but the covers are definitely making them look like intriguing reads! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. Oh great to share new reads with you Jessica @ A GREAT read. :) Thank you!

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  2. I haven't heard of any of the ones you got this week, but I hope you enjoy them. I hope you're able to find your stride soon. I'm definitely looking forward to longer days, but I'm already running behind on time this morning! Have a great week!

    Sunday Post
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Hi Sandy Farmer, glad to share new books with you then. :) And thank you. I'm hoping the schedule will iron out soon. :)

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  3. Great, I've discovered a few books on your shelves ! Hope you feel better and get more time to rest and read... Have a nice sunday :)

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    1. Red Iza, glad to hear you found some new books here. :) Love hearing that. Thank you!

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  4. Congrats on the new lap top. I have been dropping major hints about it for my anniversary..LOL I want my hour back, that is all.

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    1. Thank you Kimba, and here's hoping your hints are understood. ;) Have a great week.

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  5. Your new books are new to me, enjoy! And enjoy the new laptop. New toys are so much fun. :)

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    1. Bea, well, I'm glad to share new books with everyone. I seem to hear that a lot. lol. And thank you. :)

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  6. Weather Child looks awesome, Melissa! and I hope you your next weekend will be quiet one *hugs*

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    1. Kara-karina, glad to hear you like the looks of Weather Child. I'm really looking forward to getting into it. :) Have a great week. *hugs*

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  7. Your new books look good, and I can't wait to hear about What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank!

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    1. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard. Thank you! And I really am enjoying what I am learning in What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank. So neat! :)

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  8. You do have quite a few reviews scheduled up already, you are better organised than me :) I've had last week off work and did manage to do some stuff in the house, but need another 4 weeks at least do do everything I want to do.

    Book-wise, I do like the look of The Woods.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!
    My Sunday post is here

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    1. Peggy Farooqi, Well...the reviews I schedule at the time I do this post. lol. But most of them are already written and waiting for the date to go live. I have to review shortly after I read or I'll forget what my feelings where.

      Oh, yes. I need several weeks of vacation to try and get to where I want to be though. *sigh* Never enough time. Hope you had a great week!

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