Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (147) Vlog Style (30)

It 'tis Monday!  And I want the weekend back... well, not this weekend but a weekend I can just chill out like a grape.
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Current Read:
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City & Tethered by Maljean Brook
9 Crimes by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Finished Last Week:
Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells

Reviews to Come:
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
Love, Death, and Loneliness by Douglas R. Brown
Eyes of Magic by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Exhumed by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells

Book Reviews Posted:
Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine

Movie Review Posted:
Fool's Gold

Podcast Review Posted:
Fables of the Flying City Ep 8-11

Books & Covers Shared:
Hm. Surprise to me.  I didn't share any last week.

Special Posts:
Blog Book Chat - on Blue-Blooded Vamp
Freebies and Deals, On Nook too (16)

I did do a Flash Fiction Friday last week.  It is a stand alone this week.

My WANT List...I've added 5 books!  But, once again, I've added amazing books to my TBR pile I never had on the WANT list.

Received Last Week:
Won:
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Goodreads Synopsis:
In a future world, Vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. 


Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.


Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.


Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.


Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.


But it isn’t easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

For Review:
Spirits Rising by Krista D. Ball
Goodreads Synopsis:
Rachel Mills has one wish in life: for the spirit world to shut up and leave her alone. She thought her move to a remote fishing village in Northern Newfoundland would help.


Population: Twenty. What could go wrong?


Instead of peace, however, she relocates to a land of superstitution, the air alive with the presence of others.


When a local teenager accidentally summons the spirits of the area, including those from a thousand-year-old Viking settlement, all supernatural breaks loose. As the spirits stalk her and each other, Rachel finds herself in over her head. With the help of Mrs. Saunders, her 93-year-old neighbour, Rachel has to put aside her own prejudices long enough to send the spirits back to rest, or risk being caught in the midst of a spirit war.

Hunter and Fox by Philippa Ballantine
Goodreads Synopsis:
In a world that is in constant shifting, where mountains can change to plains, and then to lakes, Talyn is the Hunter for the Caisah, and a wreck of a once-proud person. She has lost her people, the Vaerli, and her soul working for the man who destroyed her people. All unknowing, she carries within her a Kindred, a chaos creature from the center of the earth that wants to help bring the Vaerli back to power. However, she has lost the ability to communicate with it.
She must also deal with the machinations of Kelanim, the mistress of the Caisah, who out of fear will do anything to bring Talyn down.
Little does the Hunter know that salvation is looking for her, and it wears the face of gentleness and strength. Finn is a teller of tales who carries his own dreadful secret. He sets out to find answers to his path but ends up in the city of Perilous and Fair where he meets Talyn. He knows the danger and is yet drawn to her. Their fates will be bound together.
Meanwhile, the Hunter’s lost brother Byre is searching for his own solution to the terrible curse placed on the Vaerli. He sets forth on a treacherous journey of his own, which will intersect in the most unlikely place with that of Talyn and Finn.
The ramifications of this encounter will be felt by all the people in Conhaero, from the lost Vaerli to the Caisah on his throne.

Don't Call me Angel by Alicia Wright Brewster
Goodreads Synopsis:
After crawling her way out of Hell, Six is ready to cast aside her angel wings and all the responsibilities that come with them. But Earth is not as peaceful as she imagined it. Demons, dark angels, and other hell-beasties escaped before her, and they're not as content as she is to live a quiet life on Earth.


A fellow angel who escaped Hell with her commits a series of soul-murders, destroying human souls so they can't go to the afterlife. Although Six has conflicting feelings about humans, she goes after the other angel to keep their escape a secret from the one she fears most.

Free Ebook: ( you can find on Smashwords!)
The Brave Tale of Maddie Carver by Stacia Kane
Goodreads Synopsis:
A free short story about the start of Haunted Week, the event which changed the world in the Downside books. This is NOT in continuity; you don't need to read it to read the novels and you don't need to have read the novels to read/understand the story (although it will probably make some of it a little clearer).


THE BRAVE TALE OF MADDIE CARVER was originally published on the Paranormal Haven blog. It's been expanded and given a new ending here, and is a free holiday gift for readers.


It's only 2300 words.

i Pod Download:
Tales from the Archives Volume 2 #4, The Emperor's Fist
Synopsis:

Spring 1889
Agent Reginald Coffey and Special Liaison Meiying Ling are deep within the jungles of China, setting technology against the oldest of dark Chinese magic. The two are set on a rendezvous with the most sinister of sorcerers and a plot to plunge the world into darkness.


So, it's been a not so good week in books for me.  Well, weekend.  I was hoping for much more in reading. So I'm hoping this week coming will be better.

How was your week.  And how does the coming week look?

Here's wishing you all the best in words and pages.

26 comments:

  1. I also want the weekend back! Looking forward to your reviews! Hope you have a great week.

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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    1. Beth D. - I so wish it worked that way for weekends! :) Thank you, and hope you have a great week as well.

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  2. Chill out like a grape - what a great expression.
    Hoping that your week gets better. x

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    1. Petty Witter, lol! I don't know what I was thinking when I said that. I guess I'd like to chill like a grape does in the vineyard. ;) Thank you!

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  3. Just wanted to say hi and have a great week!

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    1. Hey Ryan!! Hope you are doing well. And thank you! Have a great week to you as well.

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  4. Oops, I had forgotten all about Father's Day. We don't celebrate it in Israel but I would have called my father if I hadn't forgotten about it. Ah, well, now I feel bad. I have to give my father a call.
    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Simcha, I think your father would understand. Hope you gave him a call today. :) Thank you! Have a great week.

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  5. I hope this week will be just as good :=)

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  6. The Brave Tale Of Maddie Carver is great for a freebie! :)

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    1. Cherry! I mentioned in the vlog you where the one that reviewed the story for me to find it! :) Thank you!!

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    2. Thanks for the mention! :)

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    3. Sure thing dear! :D I had to run to get the story as soon as I saw it on your blog, and the link, so had to mention you. :)

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  7. Even the lady that had set up the giveaway was SO happy you finally got your book. :)

    Oh I just finished the Hunter and Fox and will post my review soon.

    I hope you can chill grapes and/or potatoes soon! LOL

    I'm off to get my free novella!

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    1. Melissa (Books&Things) Oh good. I was so scared it got lost in the mail before. I hate to see a good book lost and lonely. ;) And So glad you got Hunter and Fox! I'll be over to read the review. :) And I'll try to chill like potatoes. ;D LOL Thank you! And I do hope you enjoy that novella as well.

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  8. I can't wait to see your Magic Slays review. Immortal Rules was awesome.

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    1. Jennifer L. Bielman, I have it done and ready to go, but I'm trying to keep up with the review book reviews first. I'm hoping to get Magic Slays review up soon. :) Thank you! And I can't wait to get time to read Immortal Rules! :D

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  9. We all have those not so good book weeks, heck some of us have not so good book months. Hang in there, life will slow down for you.

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    1. Zia, Hey! Oh, thank you. :) Hope you are doing well, and enjoying your summer. :) Thank you!

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  10. I hope that you get your restful weekend coming up. I know I'm not - lots going on. But perhaps next weekend after that I am determined to do nothing but rest and read!

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    1. Thank you StephanieD, I'm hoping this wkend works out. I have the dreaded fear my husband is going to try and fill it up on me. *sigh* Hope things get to slowing down for you soon as well. :) Take care!

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  11. Totally feel you on the weekend for chilling out....if you find an extra one let me know! LOL. Ooh...THE IMMORTAL RULES, now that was a good read! Happy reading....

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    1. GMR, I'll try to share a weekend with you. :D Thank you! And I can't wait to read The Immortal Rules. So glad to hear you loved it so. :D Thank you!

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