Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Post #4

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.


It's Sunday, and I wish it was Saturday again.  So much to do and needing more time. *sigh*

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Bloodright by William Greenleaf

Current Podcast Book Listen:
The Dreamer's Thread by Starla Huchton

Finished Last Week:
Time Heals by Dina James


Last Week on the Blog:

GIVEAWAY! Dual set of Angelology AND Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni And a mixed drink recipe (giveaway ends 3/25)

GIVEAWAY!  You pick one of Kate SeRine's 2 Transplanted Tales books - Red or The Better to See you.

Book News:
Devil's Luck by Carolyn Crane has an Epilogue!  And if you already have the ebook, don't fret.  I have a link to the Epilogue for you to read.
Philippa Ballantine's not done in the world of A Book of Order, with Chronicles of the Order starting!  Now!

Harbinger by Philippa Ballantine  (cover reveal)
Along came a Spider by Kate SeRine  (cover reveal)
Cover Reveals I've missed (1)   (4 cover reveals I'm late at sharing)

The Little Clockwork Mermaid by Philippa Ballantine  (book review)
Uprising by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart  (book review)

Thoughts On: The Dreamer's Thread episodes 3 & 4 by Starla Huchton

Weekly Posts:
***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ Philippa Ballantine on Magical Mythical Mermaids & Deadly Water Horses.
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too (there are two short stories there this week you can read online)


This Week to Come on the Blog:

The Weekly Posts.

One Review (on Wend) will be Time Heals by Dina James.  I have two stops for her tour this week.  Monday for Mythical Monday post and Tuesday for Teaser Tuesday there will be a giveaway as well!

The second review I'll have to set up yet.

Received Last Week:

For Review:
Clockwork Mafia by Seleste DeLaney
Goodreads Synopsis:
Inventor Henrietta Mason is retiring from airships and adventuring to return home to Philadelphia. Determined to erase all trails leading to her late father's duplicity, she dismantles his lab and removes all records of the Badlands gold. While in the city, she can't resist the lure of a charity gala but winds up regretting the whole experience. Well, everything except a heart-racing dance with a certain U.S. Marshal.

His career and vengeance on the line, Carson Alexander must prove a connection between Senator Mason and the mafia. He lucked out happening across Mason's strikingly beautiful daughter, only to have her slip through his fingers. On a desperate hunt to track her down, he never expects his search to take him into the brutal Badlands.

With a mechanically enhanced enforcer after them, only Carson knows the extent of the danger they face. He'll have to win over Henrietta's trust, and her heart, before it's too late...

Sequel to Badlands.

64,000 words

In The Beginning by Philippa Ballantine
Amazon Synopsis:
This short story is set in the world of the Deacons of the Order, before the time of the novels, Geist, Spectyr, Wrayth and Harbinger.

It tells the story of the first day of the Break, when the undead come in the world of Arkaym, and the horror they bring with them. One small village is caught in the chaos of that day. Some will live, and some will find new purpose.

The Dreamer's Thread by Starla Huchton
(I wanted to look things up for teasers and such, and since listening Starla offered me the book when I asked for a teaser! Sweet!)
Goodreads Synopsis:
Everyone Dreams. But what would you do if you suddenly found out that you were one of the few who creates dreams for the whole world? Would you use your power to harness the light and weave it into beautiful tapestries of magic and wonder, or would you fall prey to the seductive siren song of darkness and nightmares? For artist Aura Mayville, this becomes a reality as she is ripped from her life.

(You can find most of the links to get these on Friday's Freebies and Deals post)
Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Goodreads Synopsis:
What's a girl to do when meeting The One means she's cursed to die a horrible death?
Life hasn't been easy on sixteen-year-old Emma Connor, so a new start in New York may be just the change she needs. But the posh Upper East Side prep school she has to attend? Not so much. Friendly faces are few and far between, except for one that she's irresistibly drawn to—Brendan Salinger, the guy with the rock-star good looks and the richest kid in school, who might just be her very own white knight.
But even when Brendan inexplicably turns cold, Emma can't stop staring. Ever since she laid eyes on him, strange things have been happening. Streetlamps go out wherever she walks, and Emma's been having the oddest dreams: visions of herself in past lives—visions that warn her to stay away from Brendan. Or else.

Flashy Fiction and Other Insane Tales by Jen Wylie and Sean Hayden
Goodreads Synopsis:
An anthology of the strange, bizarre, and just plain weird. Zombies, vampires, ghosts, and …crickets? Try a taste of writing from two very different fantasy authors. Flash stories are super short and perfect for when you ‘just have a minute’. This anthology contains 15 stories from authors Sean Hayden and Jen Wylie. Run the rampart of emotions in this exciting mix of tales. From humor to twisted, there is something for everyone. Contains adult language!

Devil's Kiss by Zoe Archer
Goodreads Synopsis:
A Handsome Devil1762. James Sherbourne, Earl of Whitney, is a gambling man. Not for the money. But for the thrill, the danger--and the company: Whit has become one of the infamous Hellraisers, losing himself in the chase for adventure and pleasure with his four closest friends.

Which was how Whit found himself in a gypsy encampment, betting against a lovely Romani girl. Zora Grey's smoky voice and sharp tongue entrance Whit nearly as much as her clever hands--watching them handle cards inspires thoughts of another kind...

Zora can't explain her attraction to the careless blue-eyed Whit. She also can't stop him and his Hellraisers from a fiendish curse: the power to grant their own hearts' desires, to chase their pleasures from the merely debauched to the truly diabolical. And if Zora can't save Whit, she still has to escape him. . .


Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Mountains Challenge by John Mierau
The Dimensional Shift by Frances Pauli
The House of Grey Vol. 3 by Collin Earl
Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Time Heals by Dina James


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

OOh nice! Those are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Unknown said...

Nice haul. Spellbound was really good, and I am trying to get my library to carry Spellcaster. Enjoy.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

Mel said...

Oh, I wish everyday was Saturday! The week would be so much less stressful then! :-)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Yay, you've got Clockwork Mafia too, Melissa! ;)) Awesome haul, and I love your freebies!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Wow you got some hot covers..i am now curious and cannot wait to read your thoughts on them. Heck yes, I need 3 Saturdays back to back! The Sunday Post

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Nice haul. I've heard mixed things about Spellbound, but it was free so I had to know. LOL

Blodeuedd said...

If only it was Saturday again, sighs. But 4 day weekend coming up soon :D

ellepaulette said...

Awesome update and look at that haul! Happy Reading! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

(New GFC Follower!)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Jessica @ a GREAT REad. Thank you. I'm looking forward to reading them all. :) Have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jenea Whittington. I've heard good things about Spellbound and have wanted it for a while now. :) I look forward to getting to it one day. And great to hear you enjoyed it! :) Have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Mel, at least a week a month could be a week of Saturdays. ;D Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kara, I really can't wait to get to Clockwork Mafia!! :D And thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

haha, Thank you Kimba! And so would be nice to have several Saturdays back to back. ;D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T), I've wanted Spellbound, and was so excited when I saw it free. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Dani Chapman! Great to meet you and thank you for stopping by. Hope you chat and visit often. :) Thank you and I'll stop by shortly.

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict said...

I would love more Saturdays. Sundays I always sit and brood about work the next day! Looks like you have a great haul there, enjoy!

Bea said...

I could definitely use more Saturdays. :D

I missed a lot last week, where was I? I have Badlands but never finished reading it, oops.

I hope this week treats you well.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

You've got a lot of interesting books there! I wish I knew how you manage to read *and* review so many. It seems to me that the more I blog, the less time I have to actually read. Enjoy all your new books, and thank you for stopping by The Bookwyrm’s Hoard earlier!

brandileigh2003 said...

Spell bound sounds good. Hope you enjoy
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Silverlight said...

I totally missed the boat w/ Spellbound :( It's ok though since I have waaay to many e-books anyway! Have a great week!!!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I've been meaning to read Spellbound for SUCH a long time, I suppose I should use the opportunity to get it for free. Thanks for the heads up enjoy all your books, Melissa.

Naomi Hop said...

Lots of books right down my alley!! Enjoy them all!!

Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Tanya! So glad we are all on agreement on the more Saturdays. We need to take that to the powers to be. ;) Thank you for stopping! Hope you have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Bea, yep, we are all agreed. We need to make more Saturdays in a week. ;) And sorry to hear you didn't finish Badlands. I really enjoyed that one. Hope you have a great week as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Lark @ The Bookwyrm, yes, I'm sad to say most of the books I get free or purchase, I don't get to. I work to get through review books, but that stack has piled up on me here lately. I have an addiction to keep buying though. lol. I have a very hard time keeping up and have to divide my time so I don't get lost on the computer or not make it to the computer. :) Thank you for stopping!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Brandi Kosiner! Hope you have a great week. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Silverlight. :) Hope you got Spellbound. :) Thank you and have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Maja, so glad you got Spellbound. :) And have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

THank you Naomi Hop! Hope you have a great week and thank you for visiting in turn. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you have a great week ahead!

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Those are some great looking freebies. :)

Melliane said...

Yay many books! I love the covers and I'm curious to see your reviews. Happy reading!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I know what you mean; I've got a (virtual) stack of review books to get through, myself. I can steel myself not to buy new hardcovers, but it's hard to hold back on freebies, used books, and on-sale ebooks, especially when they are books I've been meaning or wanting to read, or authors I love. Which is, of course, why I have almost an entire bookshelf (not a shelf, the whole unit, almost 6 feet tall) full of books I haven't read yet... and that's not counting the ones in my ereader. *sigh*

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Thanks so much for the heads up on the freebies. I am interested in the Fishy Tales one. Spellcaster is a good one to grab too. Hope you have a fantastic week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Sure thing Kacii! :) Thank you for stopping in turn and hope your week is going well. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jennifer Bielman! :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, I'm getting out of hand with the books. I need to stop lol.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Sure thing Heidi @ Rainy Day Ramblings. I don't find as many as others do, but I try for new things too. :) Thank you. Have a great week!