Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (127)

So it's Monday... and I'm down with a sinus infection, so sorry no vlog this week.  I was really looking forward to doing one to tell you about the books I got last week.  But, well, not going to happen.  And I'm sorry I'm not going to get any visiting done, as when I'm done with this post, I'm going back to vegetating.

So, what did last week Intel?  Well, let me think as the brain is a little foggy today...

The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams

Current Read:
The Fly in Paradise by Frances Pauli

Reviews to come for:
Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews
Scars of Silver by S.A. Archer
The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams

Reviews Posted:
Something Wikkid This Way Comes by Nicole Peeler

Movie Review:
Angels and Demons

Podcast Reviews:
They are working on the next set, so when they come out I'll start listening and posting again.

New Covers Shared:
Spider's From Memory by Frances Pauli - some how this book slipped by me as it was just released last week.  It's the final book in the Changeling Race trilogy.

I did post a Flash Fiction Friday last week. :) If you would like to stop by to check it out...

My WANT List...I added 10 books!  Yes! :D  Well, I'm getting back up there with the numbers. lol.

Received Last Week:
This one, among others but after looking into them I think this is his pick, my son found when we were at the bookstore a week ago, and since I had a coupon I went ahead and picked it up for us.  He seems to have an attraction to zombies I think.  Gaaa...
Goodreads Synopsis:
They'll chase you. They'll rip you open. They'll feed on you...When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician - every adult - fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there - alive?

Free Friday on the Nook!
I saw this one and even though it's a YA read, I thought for free there would be no lose, so added it to the Nook.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Maddy Swift is just a normal girl—a high school junior surviving class with her best friend and hoping the yummy new kid, Stamp, will ask her out. When he finally does, her whole life changes.

Sneaking out to meet Stamp at a party one rainy night, Maddy is struck by lightning. After awakening, she feels lucky to be alive. Over time, however, Maddy realizes that she’s become the thing she and everyone else fear most: the living dead.

With no heartbeat and no breath in her lungs, Maddy must learn how to survive as a zombie. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than shuffling around 24/7 growling, “Brains.” Needing an afterlife makeover is only the beginning of her problems. As Barracuda Bay High faces zombie Armageddon, Maddy must summon all of her strength to protect what matters most—just as soon as she figures out exactly what that is.
Suzanne McLeod was giving away to a few lucky Twitters one day, I entered, and won a signed copy! Yeah!!
Goodreads Synopsis:
Genny's an expert at cracking spells, but when it comes to ending an eighty-year-old curse, she just might be in over her head...

For once, Genny's life seems quiet.  Finn, her sexy boss, isn't pushing for a decision on their relationship, the seductive vampire Malik al-Khan has vanished into the shadows and the witches have declared that Genny is no longer a threat.  But she knows it's probably just the calm before the magical storm.

Then a teenage faeling is fished out of the River Thames, dead and bound with magic, and Genny is called in to investigate.  Her search exposes age-old secrets that might be better left buried.  And when another faeling disappears, Genny is suddenly in a race against time to stop a deadly curse from claiming its next victim:


On of my raising to favorite publishing companies for all the amazing books they put out, Mundania Press, did a giveaway for on of their authors for their new release this past week, and I won there!  (Thanks to those how don't leave their email address's so they can find you if you win.)  I got to pick one of the authors books.  I've had my eye on getting this one for a time, it sounds like so much fun.  I choose:
Goodreads Synopsis:
Chloe came to the Three Lakes area for the peace and quiet. She happily abandoned the world of retail management, suits and promotions to work as a hotel maid catering to the local tourists. Until Andrew Paige showed up--a suit of the worst kind, the kind that makes her knees weak.

When Andrew offers her a job at his hotel, Chloe is hell bent on resisting, but the Dimensional Shift is no ordinary hotel, and Chloe is immediately tossed into the world of inter-dimensional tourists, their odd accommodations, and a string of thefts that threaten to ruin her chances at romance.

While learning the ropes, dealing with the Shift's unusual guests, and trying to determine if the boss' interest in her is strictly professional, Chloe uncovers a plot to steal the hotel's dimensional keys. With the help of the town gossip, her alien abductee neighbor, and her new invisible best friend, Chloe confronts an inter-dimensional crime ring and a host of complications that make romancing the boss look like the least of her troubles.
I received this book for review, after a conversation with the publicist.  I really don't know when I'll be able to get to it, but it's in the review stack now.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Heaven can go to hell.

Until her cousin slaughtered the supernal family, Anazakia’s father ruled the Heavens, governing noble Host and Fallen peasants alike. Now Anazakia is the last grand duchess of the House of Arkhangel’sk, and all she wants is to stay alive.

Hunted by Seraph assassins, Anazakia flees Heaven with two Fallen thieves—fire demon Vasily and air demon Belphagor, each with their own nefarious agenda—who hide her in the world of Man. The line between vice and virtue soon blurs, and when Belphagor is imprisoned, the unexpected passion of Vasily warms her through the Russian winter.

Heaven seems a distant dream, but when Anazakia learns the truth behind the celestial coup, she will have to return to fight for the throne—even if it means saving the man who murdered everyone she loved.
So, this week to come?  I'm hoping to finish up The Fly in Paradise and move on to another book... what book?  Well, it will probably be another review book. :)  And I have an author guest post coming up, an author interview, and a giveaway. :) So I'm looking forward to getting some antibiotics in me and getting squared away and ready to fly here. :)
How does your week look?  Here's to having a wonderful week in words and pages.


  1. Sorry you're not feeling well. I finished up Dina James book and starting one I'm hoping I'll enjoy that I borrowed from a co worker. I had a great reading week last week and I'm hoping like crazy to have another good one this week.

    Heal up fast!

  2. Sinus infections are awful things. I get them all too often myself! Hope you feel better soon! Remember, get plenty of rest and curl up with some good books and you'll be fine!

  3. Zia - Thanks. I'm starting to feel better today, but I feel like I've lost so much time. So glad to hear you enjoy Dina James book too. :) Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Bibliotropic - Oh, they really are nasty things to have. :) I've been trying to get the rest and a few good books too. Thank you!

    Blodeuedd - Thank you!! I need to read the second book, which is sitting beside me waiting, and the third too. I look forward to them. :)


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