Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday's Beginnings (181)

It's another Monday...

It was a good and rough weekend.  Even week.  I wasn't around her much with all the running.  That's about it.  Not much else to tell.  I did get to go see Warm Bodies at the theater, thanks to kiddo meeting a friend there for another movie.

I think this week might be crazy as well.  Lots to do.

Current Read:
I've not started any yet, but I'm thinking it's going to be Better to See You by Kate SeRine

Finished Last Week:
Masquerade by Sarah-Jane Lehoux
Dark Whispers by Krista D. Ball

Reviews to Come:
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
Magic Gifts by Ilona Andrews
The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Captivated by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Keeper of Secrets by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Uprising by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Masquerade by Sarah-Jane Lehoux
Dark Whispers by Krista D. Ball

Book Reviews Posted:
Forbidden Love by Robyn Sadler
Tranquility's Grief by Krista D. Ball

Podcast Reviews Posted:
Not this week. Sorry.

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

Books and Covers Shared:
Clockwork Mafia by Seleste DeLaney

Special Posts:
Freebie and Deals, on Nook too (42)

Auction of Bookish Items for a Cause...Children Round 2!.

I did not do a Flash Fiction Friday.  I think with working on my Nano Project to try to complete the story I'm not going to be able to do these Flash Fictions for a while.

My WANT I've added 3.  And um...I think I got two of those books on Nook, one for free and the other I purchased. lol

Received Last Week:
A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish
Goodreads Synopsis:
Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. Marshalling the thieves’ guilds under his control, he declares war against the Trifect, an allegiance of wealthy and powerful nobles.

Aaron Felhorn has been groomed since birth to be Thren’s heir. Sent to kill the daughter of a priest, Aaron instead risks his own life to protect her from the wrath of his guild. In doing so, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers, and the iron control of his father.

Guilds twist and turn, trading allegiances for survival. The Trifect weakens, its reputation broken, its money dwindling. The players take sides as the war nears its end, and Thren puts in motion a plan to execute hundreds.

Only Aaron can stop the massacre and protect those he loves…

Assassin or protector; every choice has its consequences.

Free From Being Part of Elite Group:
Keeper of Secrets by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Goodreads Synopsis:
Poisoned with dark magic and suffering the Fade, Lugh’s fighting a battle within himself. One that endangers everyone around him. And if he can’t complete his quest for the new fey realm before the dark corruption possesses him, all hope for the fey may be lost.

Time Thief by Anna Hackett
Goodreads Synopsis:
Hunted for her ability to steal time, Bay North lives a life on the run. All she wants is to make the crime lord who slaughtered her family pay. But now he’s set the ultimate hunter on her trail and Bay will need all her skills to carry out her revenge and survive.

Ex-Navy SEAL Sean Archer saw his team killed by a time thief in Afghanistan and came back a broken man. He’s made a dark deal with a criminal to hunt down all time thieves and now Sean’s tracked the wily Bay North to Denver where he plans to rid the world of one more dangerous mutation.

But during a shootout, hunter and hunted find themselves depending on each other for survival. Joining forces to exact payback by stealing a priceless treasure, their reluctant alliance shatters both their defenses. Can Bay find the courage to trust? And can Sean convince a woman honed in revenge that she can have more than vengeance, blood and killing? 

Time Thief - paranormal romantic suspense
Short story - 25,500 words

Guardians Inc.: The Cypher by Julian Rosado Machain
Goodreads Synopsis:
GUARDIANS INC.: THE CYPHER is two stories in one. A glimpse into a multinational company that is in reality the oldest of secret societies, one that spans close to seven thousand years of existence, weaving in and out of history, guiding and protecting humanity from creatures and forces that most of us believe are only mythology and fairy tales.

The other is the story of Thomas Byrne, a young man thrust into secrets he shouldn’t be aware of and dangers he shouldn’t face but, that he ultimately will, for he is a Cypher. The only one who can steer humanity’s future.

The ultimate conspiracy theory is that Magic is real. Kept in check by technology but, every five hundred years the balance can shift and, if it does, technology will fail and those creatures we’ve driven into myth will come back with a vengeance.

To protect the present, Guardians Incorporated needs to know the future.

The Weight of Blood by David Dalglish
Goodreads Synopsis:
Harruq and Qurrah Tun, half-blood exiles of elves and orcs, have sworn their lives to the prophet of a death god, gaining power in return for igniting war between the race of elves and man. Harruq's love of an elf may save him from his dark path, but to protect her means he must turn against his brother and fight the killing nature with which he was born. No matter his decision, someone will die.

Hope your week went well, and this week is a great one for you as well.

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


  1. Guardians, Inc. looks adorable, Melissa! You always have such interesting books in your haul! I hope you enjoy all of them and have a very nice week! :)

    1. Oh thank you Kara-Karina. :) I try to find new books, but do love the popular ones too. :) Thank you and hope you have a great week as well. :)

  2. Nice! now I'll be able to know how is The Cypher, I'm curious! Happy reading!

    1. Oh Melliane, I don't know how long it'll be until I get to The Cypher. I'm ashamed to say I've got so many review books here to get to first. *sigh* But thank you. :D

  3. Oh I hope you enjoyed Warm Bodies. I wanna see that one! :D

    I have to say that the Dance of Cloaks has some good artwork! :) Happy Monday!

    1. Melissa (B&T) It was a cute movie. I don't think it was one for the husband, but I enjoyed it. :)

      And yes! I was amazed by the cover art on Dance of Cloaks. :) Thank you.

  4. I saw warm bodies last week and I liked it, can't wait to read the book. I hope you enjoy the Cypher.

    Have fun!

    1. Rivie Bleu, I was thinking of seeing about getting the book too. I know they are usually different from the screen and I think books are better. :) And thank you for telling me Cypher was free. :D

  5. I can't wait to see what you thought of Gunmetal Magic.

    1. Oh Jennifer Bielman, I'm trying to get my review book reviews out first. But I'll have to sneak Gunmetal Magic out here soon. ;) Thank you!

  6. I want to see Warm Bodies, but I haven't gotten the chance to.

    I see that cover of your current read The Better to See You and I can understand why you chose to read that one next.

    You have a lot of good reviews headed our way. I am looking forward to them! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

    1. Oh Jaclyn Canada, you would enjoy Warm Bodies. LOL! And yes, that Seth on the cover of The Better to See You is a looker. ;D LOL! But I so love the story in these series as well. :) Thank you!


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