Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Sunday Post #1

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.


Sunday Post is similar to my Monday's Beginnings posts, but with a new meme I'm starting on the blog on Mondays, I've jumped to Sunday with the amazing Kimba. :)

It's March...already!  Wow.  It's been a great and busy two months for me.  And still more to come with kiddo and sports and books.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
The Dimensional Shift by Frances Pauli

Finished Last Week:
Unlikely by Frances Pauli
The Little Clockwork Mermaid by Philippa Ballantine


Last Week on the Blog:

Tales from the Archives Vol 2 #9 - Positively Shocking by Tee Morris (Podcast Review)

Cover and Blurb Reveal - A Cured Embrace by Cecy Robson With International Giveaway of Sealed With A Curse by Cecy Robson (Reveal and Giveaway)

Dark Whispers by Krista D. Ball (Review)

Masquerade by Sarah-Jane Lehoux (Review)

Interview & Giveaway with Sarah-Jane Lehoux (Author Interview & Giveaway - 3 ebooks)

Freebies and Deals, on Nook too


This Week to Come on the Blog:

New Meme post on Monday

Review The Better to See You by Kate SeRine
Interview with Kate SeRine


Received Last Week:

As a Gift:
Goodreads Synopsis:
"Renda, you miss the war like an old love, and in the missing, you forget the bad of it. The dead, the maimed. Sure you'd not take it all back."

"Would I not?"

For Renda of Brannagh, born and raised to be a knight, peace doesn't sit well. Gone is the confident commander in charge of an army. In her place is a woman crude and foreign, a knight in masque as a noblewoman. She wishes for nothing more than to return to battle.
Until her seven year old niece goes missing, setting off a chain of events that leave Renda longing for the peace so ardently scorned. 

The gods bound and chained. 




Renda and her knights fight to save the kingdom from a faceless enemy bent on the ruination of Syon. But through it all, she struggles to combine Renda the knight and Renda the maid, to learn what she lacked, in order to come into her own. 

For prophecy is a delicate thing.

Free ebook:
Goodreads Synopsis:
"Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seamlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages."--Kim Harrison

"A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I've always been a fan of Pettersson's work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one."--Kelley Armstrong

Vicki Pettersson, author of the New York Times bestselling Signs of the Zodiac urban fantasy novels, breaks out with The Taken. The first book in her sexy, supernatural noir mystery series, Celestial Blues, The Taken features a former p.i.-turned-fallen angel and a beautiful, tough Las Vegas reporter--the most unorthodox pair of avengers since Jeaniene Frost's Cat and Bones--joining forces to confront a terror that threatens to wreak murderous havoc in both the mortal and the immortal worlds. A dark and delicious mix of noir mystery, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance, The Taken is a must-read treat for the insatiable fans of Nalini Singh's angel books, and for the many, many readers who have made Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison, and Laurell K. Hamilton fantasy superstars.


Reviews in the Works:

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
Uprising by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
The Better to See You by Kate SeRine
Mountains Challenge by John Mierau
Unlikely by Frances Pauli
The Little Clockwork Mermaid by Philippa Ballantine



Mel said...

I was so annoyed the The Taken was free in the Uk as well! Looking forward to hearing what you think of it! :-)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Yay! You've got The Taken, Melissa! Now I can find out what you'd think of it! :) Enjoy all your reads and glad to see you on Kimba's meme! :)

Somewhere Only We Know said...

New follower! The Taken looks really good. I haven't heard of it before though. Great week!

Check out my SP & STS.

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Unknown said...

Nice haul. The Taken has a fantastic cover and it sounds great. Have an awesome week.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I have the Taken and so need to read it. We are delighted to have you on the Sunday Post! Have an awesome week my friend! The Sunday Post

Bea said...

:D Lots of people got The Taken. I talked a friend on facebook into getting it too. The nexy book is out soon so I'm sure teh publisher will be happy that the freebie promo is doing well. :D

The Little Clockwork Mermaid by Philippa Ballantine - that's an interesting title, I'm curious about it.

It's good to see you in the meme, welcome :)

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice! I've had the Taken for awhile! Still need to read it!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Blodeuedd said...

Yay for joining in :) Sunday is such a slow day for me and this meme fits me great then

JezzebellJC said...

I look forward to your new Monday meme :D I enjoy going around to read everyone's Sunday Post but it's not one I've started yet. The Taken looks great and I can't wait to read your review on Gunmetal Magic. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Mel, I've wanted The Taken since it came out, so happy to get it. :) And thank you for stopping.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hey Kara-Karina, thank you! It'll be a while before I get to The Taken, but so thrilled to have it. :D And thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Sandy! Thank you greatly for stopping and following. :D Glad to meet you. And Glad to have you here, hope you enjoy your visits. Hope to chat with you many times. And I'll stop by your site too. :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jenea Whittington. Glad to have you stop by. :D And glad you like the looks of the Taken. :) THank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Kimba, so glad to join the Sunday Post. :D Thank you greatly!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Bea, I'm thrilled to get The Taken. I never would have thought it'd be one to go up for free. :D I think you are right with the next book coming soon.

I enjoyed the Little Clockwork Mermaid, it was quick and delightful. I'll have the review up here sometime soon. :)

Thank you!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Jessica @a Great read, I have several books like that. LOL! But I have them and waiting for me. :D Thank you and have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Blodeuedd, Sundays flip flop for me. One week busy the next it's a good easy day. We'll see how it goes. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

OH Thank you Jaclyn Canada, I just got done talking to my brother and the art work will be to me Monday Night. So the post will go up without the heading, but by evening it'll have something. :) And monthly it'll have pictures and all. He's liking the idea and the art work might change monthly, if he gets time to do the work. I'm really excited.

Unknown said...

I'm also a new follower! I look forward to reading the reviews you're working on :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Taken looks interesting. Happy reading,
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

The Taken sounds like a good read!
Lots going on around here :) I look forward to seeing some reviews!
Thanks! And, happy reading!!!

New follower :)

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I managed to snag a copy of The Taken this weekend as well, it looks really good!
Glad you joined,I look forward to seeing more and thank you for stopping by!

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

The Taken looks really interesting! I like the cover!
Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies

Melliane said...

I'm so curious to see your opinion about The Taken. happy reading darling!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Julie! Glad to have you by and on board the ride. :) Hope you enjoy what you find here. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Brandi Kosiner. I'm looking forward to when the reading schedule eases some to get to Taken. :) have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi The Bumble Girl! Glad you like the sounds of The Taken. :) ANd thank you! Look forward to chatting with you. :) Happy reading.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Wonderul Michelle @ In Libris Veritas, glad you got a copy too! :) It sounds soooo good. And glad you stopped by in turn. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Cyn! Glad you like the looks of The Taken. :) And thank you for stopping in turn as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Melliane, I don't know when I'll get to The Taken. I really wanted it, but with all these review books....I'll have to wait to get it, but at least it's at my fingertips now. :) Thank you!

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

The Taken looks and sounds really good. Hope it's amazing.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jennifer Bielman. :) I'm looking forward to it when I finally get caught up a tad here. :)