Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (155)

*yaaaawn* It's Monday....

Yeah, it's been a full weekend and I'm exhausted.  And the day's barely begun.  *yawn*  But it was a great week.  I felt like things worked out pretty good for me, got two novels finished and a set of short stories, exercised, and lots of running over the weekend.  Yes, the kid not doing his speed training helped me.

Current Read:
Shadow's Before the Sun by Kelly Gay

Finished Last Week:
The Dragonslayer's Sword by Resa Nelson
Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
9 Crimes (Aftermath & #TheGreatBloodHunt) by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Reviews to Come:
Discount Miracles by Brand Gamblin
The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare
Thirteen by kelley Armstrong
Tethered by Meljean Brook
9 Crimes by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Spirits Rising by Krista D. Ball
The Dragonslayer's Sword by Resa Nelson
Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

Book Reviews Posted:
Blue-Blooded Vamp by Jaye Wells
You Can Thank Me Later by Jonathan Carter

Movie Review Posted:
Mini Review on Daybreakers & Wanted

Podcast Reviews Posted:
Fables of the Flying City Ep 32-33

Books and Covers Shared:
The Weird Girls by Cecy Robson (e-Novella)

Special Posts:
Book Chat Schedule for Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay
Excerpts Shared for a new novella coming our way in December
Big News from author Jaye Wells
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too (20)

I did not do a Flash Fiction Friday.  Sorry.  I was hoping to do it Saturday, but the day got away from me in running and a nieces graduation party.  And I wasn't mentally able to attach that picture to the idea I started the week before.  Sorry.  Do plan on doing one this week.

My WANT List...Welllll, it seems I've only added 1 book last week.  Bummer.  But again, the list below has 4 books I did get that were not on the want list. *sigh* this seems to be my troubles lately with having a Nook.  But I'm not complaining!

Received Last Week:
Purchased:
Shadows Before the Sun by Kelly Gay
Goodreads Synopsis:
After filling out mountains of paperwork, Detective Charlie Madigan sets out for a death-defying trip into heavenly Elysia to rescue her partner Hank and bring the siren home. Of course, she doesn’t expect to leave behind an all out siren revolution or return home to find that jinn crime boss, Grigori Tennin, has begun a massive search for the divine being, Ahkneri. Tennin’s tactics set off a chain reaction that puts Charlie in the crosshairs of the shadowy creature known as Death and awakens Ahkneri from her long sleep. And when Vengeance rises, Atlanta will never be the same.

Won:
The Pack by LM Preston
Goodreads Synopsis:
Shamira is considered an outcast by most, but little do they know that she is on a mission. Kids on Mars are disappearing, but Shamira decides to use the criminals’ most unlikely weapons against them—the very kids of which they have captured. In order to succeed, she is forced to trust another, something she is afraid to do. However, Valens, her connection to the underworld of her enemy, proves to be a useful ally. Time is slipping, and so is her control on the power that resides within her. But in order to save her brother's life, she is willing to risk it all.

Free on Nook:
To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory
Goodreads Synopsis:
The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world. When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie. Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full. As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook
Goodreads Synopsis:
It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe's new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne — under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer's son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border. But in the desert beyond the Dread Empire, a young victim of the Great War becomes the Deliverer of an eons-forgotten god, chosen to lead the legions of the dead. And the power of his vengeance will make a world's schemes as petty as dust, blown wild in the horror that rides the east wind.

This volume marks the beginning of the end. Reap the East Wind is the first step on the road to the long-delayed final chapter of Glen Cook's legendary Dread Empire series.

Released by Megan Duncan
Goodreads Synopsis:
After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother, Carter, and friend, Max flee their home to travel through what has become the wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give up. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles in their dangerous journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things lurking in the dark than they could have ever imagined.

Become by Ali Cross
Goodreads Synopsis:
Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.


Downloaded:
Fables of the Flying City by Jared Axelrod - Episodes 40 - 44 (the end!)


So, how did last week go for you?  Did you get loads of reading done and find some great deals to pick up new books?  (I'm stocking up for a... I'm not sure what I'm stocking up for. lol)  How does this week look for you?

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

12 comments:

  1. I haven't ever read Glen Cook, but I have always been curious about his work. I have a friend that loves his stuff.

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

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    1. Beth D. I've never tried any of Glen Cook's books either. I was very excited to see it free on Friday, so picked it up. One day I'll get to it. :) Hope you have a great week.

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  2. Taking a short break after my eyes kept closing against my will! Sought some distraction and the first thing I read is how exhausted you're feeling! The feeling is entirely mutual. :D

    Full Blooded is on my wish-list, so I cannot wait to read your review!

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    1. Oh Mirjam, sounds like it was a long day. :) And hope you got some reading done. :) Yes, I really enjoyed Full Blooded. I can't wait to share it with everyone next month. :) Thank you!

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  3. just finished the Kelly Gay book and I LOVED it I hope we'll have more books now. Can't wait to see your opinion.

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    1. Oh Melliane, Eeep! I can't wait to get through this Kelly Gay book. :D And soooo glad to hear you enjoyed it. :D Thank you!

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  4. Shadoooooows!!!! I did order it yesterday so now I am waiting and waiting

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    1. Blodeuedd, that was me last week. lol. Hope it shows soon! :D

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  5. YOU WILL LOVE THAT KELLY GAY BOOK! Yes, I did need to shout that. I know you'll love it ... just remember Hank is MINE. ;D

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    1. Oh Melissa (Books&Things)! Figures. But Hank is all mine for the next few weeks. ;D LOL! I feel so bad for the man at this point!! He needs lots of TLC from all of us. LOL!!!

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  6. EEE! I can't wait to read your Thirteen review. I haven't bought it yet, waiting to see what you think.

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    1. Jennifer L Bielman, I have the review ready for one last read through and it's good to go up. I just need to get it timed in with all the others. ;D Thank you!

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