Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday's Beginnings (177)

Well, it's Monday....and I'm late with the post, again. *sigh*  And my sinuses are a mess today.  I hate this crazy weather up, down, up, down.

The week didn't go exactly as I has suspected.  I always seem to take longer than I hope.  I did finish the beta read, and a second one over the weekend.  And finally started Outpost by Ann Aguirre.  I even did a few pages of the Nano project, which I realized I need to keep up with it on a regular bases to remember everything.  So I need to start doing that.

Current Read:
Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Finished Last Week:

I finished the long beta read, and a short one.

Reviews to Come:
Also!!  I have a friend blogger who will be posting reviews from time to time.  Jackie.  She has at least 2 reviews to come your way here as well.
Endgame by Ann Aguirre
Curran POV Vol 1 by Gordon Andrews
Curran POV Vol 2 by Gordon Andrews
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

Book Reviews Posted:
Red by Kate SeRine
The Iron Maiden by Resa Nelson

Podcast Reviews Posted:
Sorry, nothing last week.  But I have 2 to come.  And I'm thinking of starting a new story.

Movie Review Posted:
No movie review, sorry, been running out of time.

Books and Covers Shared:
I didn't have anything last week.

Special Posts:
Freebie and Deals, on Nook too (38)
Book Chat...on Fey series, which you see me chatting with the authors.

I did not do a Flash Fiction Friday.  I'm going to have to schedule my time better to do this.  I really enjoyed these.  I'll try.

My WANT List...It looks like I've added 7.  Well, that's a step in the right direction...or maybe wrong, *sigh* I want so many, and have to get to the series I've already been reading too! Oh, books.

Received Last Week:
I won this book over at Books & Things from Melissa's giveaway.  Eep!
Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
Goodreads Synopsis:
For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming.

I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…

For Review:
Mr. Real by Carolyn Crane
Goodreads Synopsis:
He finds the girl of his dreams…with the secret agent of his nightmares.

Alix Gordon is a woman who doesn’t take life too seriously. What’s the fun in that? So when she stumbles across occult software that can bring any computer image to life, she conjures up lots of awesome outfits and accessories. And then, on one drunken, horny night, she conjures up Sir Kendall, the sexy TV ad spy . . . who looks exactly like Paul Reinhardt, the super-sexy martial arts teacher who kicked her out of class three years ago.

Fighter Paul Reinhardt has good reason to hate Sir Kendall, the character he brought to life to land a part in a TV ad; he’d do anything to forget him. A cross country road trip seems just the thing . . . until Paul finds himself inexplicably drawn to Minnesota and is shocked to discover Sir Kendall - in the flesh - with the girl he’d once loved from afar. He barges into Alix and Sir Kendall’s love nest, determined to stop the madness - somehow.

But is superspy Sir Kendall transforming into something more dangerous anyone can imagine? And what will Sir Kendall do when Paul and Alix finally give into their mad lust for each other?

Well, how was your week last week?  And hoping this one looks like a great one for you.

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


  1. Sounds like you've been busy! I hope you have time to read Crimson Frost soon. It's a great book. :)

    1. Hi Ireadgood. ;) Thank you for stopping and it's been a little crazy. I was hoping things would calm some, but new year and all... Glad to hear you enjoyed Crimson Frost! :D Thank you.

  2. I must get back to the flashes too

    1. Blodeuedd, the weeks are going crazy for me. Seems work goes slow and home time goes to fast!

  3. I love these two books, I can't wait to see your reviews. Happy reading!

    1. Melliane, Oh WONDERFUL! I really look forward to reading Esteps series and Mr Real. :) Thank you!

  4. So hope you love the Mythos Academy series! Oh and Mr. Real looks so good! Enjoy!

    1. Melissa (B&T) I'm really looking forward to Mythos Academy. :) And Mr. Real as well. :D Thank you!

  5. I hope you get feeling better! My sinuses give me trouble all the time. I look forward to seeing Jackie's reviews on here and welcome to her. The books you got looks great! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

    1. Thank you Jaclyn Canada. This weather has been terrible for sinuses. And I'm hoping Jackie will be better this week to get her reviews up. She's been under the weather as well. :) Thank you! Have a great week.

  6. Can't wait to hear what you think about Mythos Academy! And I love the sound of Mr. Real! Sorry to hear that both you and Jackie have been sick. Pretty sure it's this crazy weather, as everyone I know has had trouble of some kind or the other. Get better soon!

    1. Thank you Alexia. It seems this winter had been terrible with colds and such. Glad you like the sounds of Mr. Real, and I do look forward to Mythos Academy. :) Thank you!

  7. You are going to love Crimson Frost. So happy you won it.


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