Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Post #6


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.

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So...Easter had it's way with me and wore me out beyond belief.  I didn't get much scheduled and didn't get to visit like I enjoy.

My reading has slowed some as well.  I've started Camp NaNoWriMo and have got almost 5,000 words in on a novella, short story, that was to be 10,000 but by my goings now and what I have planned...might be about 15k to 18k.  We'll see.  But, I'm having fun! :) That's all that matters.

Other than that...it was a slow week around here with the holiday throwing me all out of sorts.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
I'm...a bad reader.  I'm not sure what book is next on the stack and I'm really working at the word count to get through this story.

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

Finished Last Week:
Clockwork Mafia by Seleste DeLaney

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Last Week on the Blog:

This week might be a little slower on cover reveals and extra posts.  I didn't have any time this weekend to work anything extra up.

Cover Reveals I've Missed (2) This is Fantasy style.

The House of Grey Vol 3 by Collin Earl

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)


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This Week to Come on the Blog:

The Weekly Posts.

I will be participating in Reverse Author Interviews from Book Munchies on Tuesday.

I'm.... not so sure yet what's coming this week.  I haven't had a chance to look over my reviews that are ready to go or the calendar.

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Received Last Week:

Purchased:
My new steampunk ring from Catherinette Rings.  And the ball in the middle rolls too! 

Won:
Dragonthology - an anthology
Goodreads Synopsis:
Enter the pages of the Dragonthology. No single story has ever been great enough to contain the mystical, wondrous creature known as the dragon. We assembled the greatest draconian tales and put them between the covers of a single tome to satisfy your hunger for everything dragon. Seven magnificent stories, ranging from science fiction to mystery, await you within.


The Case of the Bloodstone Dragon by G.L. Jackson


A washed up has been, Private Investigator Clark is down to his last $100. That is, until the night a mysterious femme fatale walks through his door weaving a tale of intrigue in hope of recovering an artifact steeped in mystery and danger. What follows is a raucous ride through a little known human and
dragon history, played out on the streets of New York City.


Unto the Breach by Jason Andrew


Jonathan Heller uncovers an unusual secret during one of the bloodiest campaigns of World War One in the middle of horrific trench warfare. Can he convince an ancient dragon that humanity is worthy of life during their darkest hour?


The Dragon of Sullivan Hall by Marian Allen


A dormitory full of fun loving female students, an angry red dragon with a litter full of hungry whelps, and a particular student of Irish descent. This
won't end well for the dragon.


Egg Hunt by Jay Wilburn


A lonely smuggler must make decisions he never dreamt possible in the darkness of space to elude capture and protect his precious cargo of dragon eggs. When one of them hatches, it threatens to damage his ship. Can a person change enough to save a ship, a dragon, and himself?


The Clan by Troy Lambert


Dragons return to the earth and humanity enslaves them with the last remnants of technology of their dying race. Now the technology of old is fading. Will the dragons be able to rise again? Will the humans declare war, or will a peaceful solution be found? It all rests in the hands of an ancient dragon, and a
lowly shepherd and his clan.


Dragon Seeks a Wife by Sandra Graves


What happens when a dragon falls ill and is told he will die in a year and a day unless he finds his one true love? The only thing a dragon can do. He sets out on a quest to win the hand of the perfect mate for a dragon–the daughter of the king. Aided by a Quetzal bird sorcerer, he begins his quest. An old fashioned fairy tale with a Meso-American twist.


Darkness Taken by J.A. Campbell


In a land where children are warriors and the only adults are mythical creatures, all are called to fight the Darkness. Til and her dragon partner, Heliodor, complete the perfect Welcome Ceremony, but their joy is short lived. The Dark has slain a unicorn and taken her foal back to the Darklands. Can Til and Heliodor venture where none go and rescue the young unicorn?

Freebies:
I asked for this lovely swag pack from Untold Press.  And I requested a few extra packs, for giveaways. :)


Storybound by Marissa Burt
Goodreads Synopsis:
In the land of Story, children go to school to learn to be characters: a perfect Hero, a trusty Sidekick, even the most dastardly Villain. They take classes on Outdoor Experiential Questing and Backstory, while adults search for full-time character work in stories written just for them.

In our world, twelve-year-old Una Fairchild has always felt invisible. But all that changes when she stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library, opens the cover, and suddenly finds herself transported to the magical land of Story.

But Story is not a perfect fairy tale. Una’s new friend Peter warns her about the grave danger she could face if anyone discovers her true identity. The devious Tale Keeper watches her every move. And there are whispers of a deadly secret that seems to revolve around Una herself....

With the timeless appeal of books like A Wrinkle in Time and the breathtaking action of Inkheart, Storybound has all the makings of a new classic. Brimming with fantastical creatures, magical adventure, and heart-stopping twists, Storybound will leave readers wishing they too could jump through the pages into this enchanting fairy-tale world.


A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden
Goodreads Synopsis:
A killer is stalking the streets of Crossroads, Mississippi, and it’s up to Sheriff Ava Dushaine to stop him. But when suspicion falls on werewolf alpha Julian Kasey—Ava’s ex-lover and the man who still haunts her dreams—Ava knows that she’ll either have to prove his innocence…or watch the whole town go up in flames.

Originally part of an Entangled anthology.


The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
Goodreads Synopsis:
Newly anointed with demon-fighting powers and suddenly able to hear the thoughts of her hilarious Jack Russell terrier, a preschool teacher finds a whole new world of dark and dangerous, including a sexy shape-shifting griffin she's not entirely sure she can trust.


Slayer's Kiss by
Goodreads Synopsis:
When the past flies in your face, clip its wings.The Shadow Slayers, Book 1

Kara Reed is a supernatural failure. But where her magic falls short, her fists get the job done. The criminal element doesn’t stand a chance once she hits San Diego’s dark streets. When two smoking-hot tenants move in next door, she thinks her love life might finally be heating up. Just being near Gavin and Julian is enough to make her want to offer her body on a platter. Gavin and Julian know it’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out. They’re fallen angels sent to watch over the king’s daughter, one of the last females of her kind. Trouble is, she doesn’t seem to think she needs watching—unless they’re watching her shimmy out of her clothes. No matter how tempting her guardians, Kara’s not about to let anything stop her from tracking down a sadistic killer who carves into his victims and leaves them for dead. Even when she realizes her target may be the very scourge of heaven from which her angels swore to protect her… Warning: Contains a kick-ass heroine with a foul mouth, a kind heart and a raging libido, and two fallen angel warriors who wouldn’t have her any other way. Watch out for sex in the clouds, a magical island of hedonism and a love triangle that gives new meaning to the term “hot-wings”.



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Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Mountains Challenge by John Mierau
The Dimensional Shift by Frances Pauli
Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Bloodright by William Greenleaf
In The Beginning by Philippa Ballantine
Clockwork Mafia by Seleste DeLaney

37 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

I should get back to writing too :/

Toni Lesatz said...

I can understand why your reading has slowed. NaNo is all consuming. Love your new ring -- that is badass :)

Thank you for stopping by My Book Addiction

Dru said...

I hope you get your word count. My friend is doing NaNo too.

dru's book musing: Sunday Post

Heather Coulter said...

Thanks for stopping by my my Sunday Post. Congrats on your Camp NaNoWriMo progress.

Heather

Trish Hannon said...

Storybound sounds quirky, just what I like in a book. And a steampunk ring, you get lots of cool points for that!
Good luck writing :)

BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I love that ring, Melissa! So awesome! :D I hope NaNoWriMo will go well for you this year. Have a lovely week! :)

Patricia said...

That Steampunk ring is so. awesome. :O OMG I WANT ONE, TOO! *_____*

Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Patricia // My Week

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Haven't been by in awhile. Hope all is well. Sounds like you're busy. I'm also doing Camp NaNo, but haven't started yet, of course. I only set a 15,000 word goal, just to get further into my novel. I'm going to host version 3 of my writing challenge the first two weeks in May so that will help me get more writing in. Good luck with getting your novella written.

Love the ring!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

That ring is awesome! Enjoy your new reads and Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Book Savvy Babe said...

I think we all have slow weeks now and again, I've had a slower couple of weeks, but hey, life happens :) Great books this week, I picked up A Bite of Eden too. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post- Book Savvy Babe

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Good luck with NaNo! Nice haul -- the blurb for The Accidental Dragonslayer had me chuckling; I will have to check it out. Thank you for stopping by my Sunday Post earlier today!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

My bad -- I meant to type "Demon Slayer." Sorry; I have dragons on the mind right now.

Jenea Whittington said...

Nice haul this week. Love the ring too. :D Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Silverlight said...

That super cool, about NaNo. Someday I may venture into putting my thoughts on paper. Love that ring, it's so cool, it reminds me of the ones I saw in Salem, Mass, at one of those cool shops filled with incense, scarves, candles, etc.. Have a great week!
*No Sunday post for me this week*

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Love that anthology! Sounds so good!

Go Camp NaNo! YaY! You!

Oh and don't you love/hate etsy? LOL Cool ring. :)

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

I'm also feeling really disorganized lately with my reading and blogging!
Love your new ring. Thanks so much for stopping by!

You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

Cari said...

I think it's something in the air because I have been a bad reader, blogger, commenter. I'm so glad you are writing! When you get published I would like an interview for my blog ;)

Victoria Hooper said...

Storybound has such a pretty cover! All your books look really good this week, hope you enjoy!

And congrats with the NaNo progress so far! I'm doing Camp NaNo too, but have been so busy these past 2 weeks that I haven't had a chance to pop on and update my word count yet. Need to do that now actually, thanks for the reminder! I've managed to get some writing done, but am super behind! Still, some is better than none :-)

Hope you have a fantastic week, and keep up the super NaNo progress!

Bea said...

Oh, what a neat ring! I also got a wag pack from Untold Press. :)

Relax, enjoy and don't worry about posting. Post when you have something, and don't worry when you don't.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, you are busy though. It's hard to get going and stay going when house stuff is going on. But it's always nice to have you writing. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Toni Lesatz, it's been crazy this last week with Nano and life. lol. And glad you like the ring too!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Do hope your friend is doing well Dru. :) And thank you!! :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

You are very welcome Heather Coulter. :) And thank you for stopping in turn. And thank you on the congrats. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Trish Hannon, It does sound good. :) lol. Thank you for all the cool points. I can use all I can get. ;) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Kara-karina. You need a ring too! :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Patricia! I hope you get to get a ring. I really am enjoying it. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Michelle @ The True Book Addict!! Goodness. How are you dear? *hugs* It's been crazy with kiddo and everything around here. And hope you get your word count for Nano. :) That sounds like a great goal to have, it's easier on the month too. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

You are so right Book Savvy Babe. Life happens. :) Thank you and hope you enjoy A Bite of Eden. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

lol. No worries Lark @ THe Bookwyrm Hoard. :) The fingers get flying on the keys. :) And thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Jenea Whittington. :D

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Silverlight. Thank you! And you should try it with writing. Mine's no were near anything as ready as authors, but I so enjoy doing it. :) Hope you have a great week and that is so cool to hear about the shop in Salem! :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Melissa *B&T* Yes, love/hate with etsy. lol.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics, oh I think the change in season has affected me with being disorganized lately with blog stuff. The schedule changes and I have a hard time adjusting. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Cari, thank you. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one lately with blogging. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Victoria Hooper! Hope you are doing wonderful with Nano. It's been crazy around, hence late return comments, with life and Nano. Hope you have updated you counts. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Bea. It's getting crazy, and I just can't keep up with everything these days. So glad you like the ring. :D