Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (106)

Well, it's Monday.  And a holiday here in the US.

Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday, and if you are celebrating the holiday hope you are having a wonderful time. :)

I had an okay week last week.  But got a lot of down time to relax. :) I've been off work as I mentioned for a surgery.  Please no need to say anything, all is well and on the mends.  It was not an unexpected one, it was planned and I'm all on the healing end ready to be back to normal.  :) But it kind of put a damper on reading for two days, and a few days afterwards where I kept dozing off. *sigh* I really wanted to sneak tons of reading in this week with being off of work.  I guess the body had other plans.  (I just wish it would have relayed that to the brain before hand. geez, selfish.)

But I'm relaxing this holiday day with a book and will go visit my father later for dinner... was to be a cookout, but we got rain here so I'll see what happens when we get there. 

Now on to the plans and what I got through last week...

Currently Reading:
Ada, Legend of a Healer by R.A. McDonald

To Come This Week:
   Killbox by Ann Aguirre (yes, I'm slacking.  That darn surgery threw me all off, but it will be up this week.)
   Ada, Legend of a Healer by R.A. McDonald (more like end of the week.  I just started it today and half way through already.)

Last Week:
Book I Finished:
Legends Reborn: The Light of Epertase by Douglas Brown
Hunter by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Legends Reborn: The Light of Epertase by Douglas Brown
Hunter by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Podcast Reviews Last Week:
Well, I did listen to #9 but didn't get the review up yet.  I will this week.

Special Posts:
Guest post by Skyla Dawn Cameron, From Assassins to Nuns.  Please stop by and read it, and say Hi. :)

I did write a Flash Fiction Friday.  I was a little late on Friday getting it up, but I did it. :)

My WANT list... okay, so I have a legitamite excuse this week for only adding 1 book to the list.  I was sleeping most of the week. ;D  I'm sure I'll add tons this week.

Books Received:
For Review:
Goodreads Synosis:
Something’s rotten in the Fey lands. While Marcus Bramble tracks the lunatic who started it all, Elizabeth and the crew at the Embassy sort through the evidence he left behind. With Lockland back, and the revels behind her, Liz’s world is slowly returning to normal. But on both sides of the borders, shadow creatures spring out of nowhere, and the dark legends surrounding the fey take on a whole new meaning.

Now time is against them. On the mortal side of things, protesters rally to close the borders, politicians descend on the Embassy, and something that shouldn’t exist stalks Elizabeth through the city. In his world, Marcus faces a madman with answers he doesn’t want to hear. The Fey rulers turn a blind eye on forests teeming with imaginary monsters, and the Sidhe tower stands silent amidst the chaos. Will the race to uncover its secrets solve the mystery of the elves’ past or unleash even more horrors on them all?

I won this book over at Melissa's blog Books and Things.  And yes, her habits of reading books out of order are wearing off on me. ;) Thank you Melissa!
Goodreads Synopsis:
Harm no human...

A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.

A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster...

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.
I received the first piece of a huge winning pack from author Skyla Dawn Cameron's site I had entered in.  The first piece:
$25 gift card to Powell's Books!
I have started a challenge program with BastardBooks.  And he has challenged me to read this book.  But a little secret, and don't tell him, I've seen a review of this book by another blog I follow and thought it sounded good then so being challenged to reading this book was just the push I needed to get it. ;) And I'm looking forward to reading it.  Yes, that is part of our goal to get us to read those books we take our time on, and to add some new mixes to the list as well.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Half-devil and miles from anything resembling heroic, perpetual underdog Frank “Triggaltheron” Trigg is the last man standing against Armageddon. As the favorite nephew of the Devil, Frank has led a troubled life, but he’d always had his uncle’s influence to fall back on. Now, with God and Lucifer coming to terms and leaving existence to fend for itself, his once exalted status of Anti-Christ-to-be does little to endear him to the hordes of angels and demons running amok in the Godless world.

With help from the members of DRAC, an organization of wizards, psychics, telepaths, and low-end supernatural beings, Frank must thwart the pro-Armageddon forces and rescue an angel in whose life rests the fate of humanity.

Better luck next time, humanity.

So another week is upon us.  How are you faring at the beginning of this week?  Does it look like a good week for you?
I'm hoping I'm over being so tired and can get on track and schedule this week with ease.  And get some serious reading done. :) 
Here's hoping you have a great week in words and pages.
Oh, music.  Do you like the videos?  I really haven't been listening to the radio this week.  But if you like them let me know and I can share them with you weekly, with songs I enjoy listening to. :)


  1. *not allowed to say anything so whispers yay Mel is ok*


  2. You;ve been busy I see... Sheesh woman, you are putting me to shame!

  3. What kind of holliday? I'm curious, going to google it. :)

  4. I know I'm not supposed to say anything, but I've been MIA lately and missed that you were even having surgery. Glad you're on the mend. =O)

    Congrats on your winnings too! Exciting!

  5. No need? Posh!

    YAY! YOU ARE BETTER!! And I have you reading out of order! *dances* Bwa ha ha! ;)

  6. I still haven't read any Kenyon! I must get on that! Congrats on winning! So can you read them out of order and have them still make sense?

  7. Blodeuedd - :) Thank you. And yes, I feel so much better even today from yesterday. So I think I'm back. But now I have to get through going back to work tomorrow. :( I don't want to go back to work...

    Michelle - Hi! :) Oh, I got lucky this week. And you headed back to school, didn't you? That has to be taking loads of time prepping for school. :) Thank you for stopping over!

    Nina - It was Labor day here in the US. Not much of one, but I'll take any I can get that gives me a day off of work. ;) Thank you for stopping!

    Michelle @The True Book Addict - Thank you Michelle. :) And all is doing well. And thank you for stopping by! :) Hope you are doing well!

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Yes, all better. ;D And Yes! You are teaching me bad habits. I blame them all on you. ;D he he.

    Casey (The Bookis Type) - Hi! Thank you for stopping by! I haven't read any of the Kenyon books either, but they do sound really good. I think Melissa (Books&Things) read this one and has not read the others prior, and said you should be okay to understand whats happening. :) Thank you!

  8. I was supposed to be reading today too but kinda made a detour to Borders. $44 bucks poorer but 9 books richer for it.

  9. Oooh grats on the Powell's card. I love Powells and now with Border's going bye bye, Powell's will be my bookstore of choice to go too.

    Oh and love videos!

    I did get one book read last week and now reading Iron Knight. Oh my you have to run right out and buy when it comes out!

    I'm settling into my new job. Last week was my first on the phones and it's going all right. I imagine once I get settled, my blogging and visiting blogs will improve.

  10. I'm glad you are doing better. Keep taking care of yourself and have a good week.

  11. Sounds like another busy week ahead of you, I'm glad to hear all is well ..... not that you heard me say that of course

  12. StephanieD - :) See that visiting Borders at closing is very dangerous! lol. That's what I did last weekend. he he. Such great deals. So glad you had fun!

    Zia - Thank you. I think I'm going to enjoy Powell's. I've checked out their site a few times to try to pick books. And they seem amazing. I'm having a hard time narrowing it down. he he. But they have used books to which is cool. And glad you like the videos. :) I'll try to keep up with them on Mondays then. :) Oh, I can't wait for Iron Knight. I think I'm going to work on some short works this week and start on the short story before Iron Knight. :) And glad to hear the new job is ironing out for you. :) Hope you are liking it. Hope you have a great week!

    Ryan - thank you. And I'll do my best. :) Hope you have a great week!

    Petty Witter - ;) Thank you! And loads on the plate for me, I'm hoping I can get to it all. Hope you have a great week!

  13. Hi Melissa

    So B. got you to try AB, I'll be looking forward to your thoughts about it.

    Its one of my favorite debuts from the year before last, a fair warning though the protagonist isn't exactly a shy one :)


  14. Hi Mihir - Yeah B got me to get the book. :) But I had read a review on it some time ago and thought it sounded good, just never got it and didn't see it in the stores so missed it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. And now I'm kind of curious about the main protagonist. I'll remember I've been warned. :) Thank you!


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