Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Post #9

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.


Wow.  I forgot today was even Sunday... pretty bad.  Yesterday we had a party for the kiddo and I sat in the warm sun for a few hours reading and relaxing.  Then when about 8:30 pm rolled around....well, I crashed.  I slept (with a minor interruption from dog) till about 9:30 am this morning.  I have not done that in I can't tell you how long.  lol.  I must have been needing the sleep, and allergies getting to me.  I've been running with errands all day.  Now I feel stressed for time.

Were to start?  I finished my Camp NaNoWriMo project, and still writing on other projects too.  I rounded out my Nano with just shy of 25k.  WOW!  I was thrilled! and addicted to writing. LOL!

As for's been slow goings with life and Nano.  I seem to have been out of time at every turn this past week.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
No Return by Zachary Jernigan

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

Finished Last Week:


Last Week on the Blog:

Author Interview!  With Amanda Carlson on Hot Blooded.
GIVEAWAY!!! Amanda Carlson is giving away limited edition T-shirts of the pack!

Guest post by Seleste deLaney.  Romancing Rendezvous spots on the airship Dark Hawk!

Thoughts On:  The Dreamer's Thread ep 11 & 12 by Starla Huchton

Vampire Voyage by Kelly Lougheed  (review)
In The Beginning by Philippa Ballantine  (review)

Weekly Posts:
***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ R.M. Prioleau on Harpies
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too
Looking Forward To...


This Week to Come on the Blog:

The Weekly Posts.  And....I'm not sure.  Like I said, I didn't even realize it was Sunday. lol. I have to look over the calendar and list.


Received Last Week:

For Review:
Rough Magic by Kenny Soward
Goodreads Synopsis:
Niksabella the gnome has tinkered in the shadows for years, developing an invention that might change the world, even if she doesn’t know it yet. She has few friends and even fewer allies in the city of Hightower, where social and academic status is quite important. 

Her brother, Nikselpik, is a cantankerous wizard who drinks too much, sings dirty songs, and makes rude passes at gnomestresses. A dark addiction consumes him, a habit called bugging, which gives him increased power and feelings of euphoria while pushing him closer to death. 

Dark creatures from the ultraworlds have come calling. Niksabella must fight to protect her life and her invention, while Nikselpik engages the enemy as an unlikely guest of Hightower’s military elite. Niksabella and Nikselpik must find their true powers together, or perish apart. Will they heal the wounds of their childhood before it's too late?

Book one of debut fantasy author Kenny Soward's GnomeSaga series.

In The Dark by P.G. Forte
Goodreads Synopsis:
When you live forever, you’re bound to make a few mistakes.

Children of Night, Book 1

1969 San Francisco. World-weary Conrad Quintano should have known better than to fall in love with a human—much less Suzanne Fischer, the barely legal, adventure-seeking hippie beauty known as Desert Rose. And the very last thing he should have agreed to do was to raise her babies and protect them with his life. But even twelve-hundred-year-old master vampires can find it hard to reject a deathbed request—especially when issues of love, guilt and blood are involved.

Present day. Raised in virtual isolation, twins Marc and Julie Fischer have always known they are vampires. But they never knew their parentage—or their unique status in the vampire world—until their “uncle” Damian comes to fetch them home. The family reunion, however, isn’t what they expect. They’re thrust into a world for which they’re totally unprepared. And the father they expected to see, Conrad, is missing.

How to find him…and whom to trust? Solving the mystery of betrayal and vampire family values will prove the Beatles had it right. All you need is love…and an occasional side of blood.


Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
The Dimensional Shift by Frances Pauli
Clockwork Mafia by Seleste DeLaney

Hmm, looks like I'll be out of reviews in stock soon.  I'll have to speed up reading when done with Camp Nano. :)


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Sometimes a nap is exactly what you need. Hope the party was fun and your new books look interesting. Have a great week! The Sunday Post

Blodeuedd said...

New week, wohoo, moving week :D I hope you will have a good one too

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice haul! Haven't heard of those but hope you enjoy them both!

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Have a GREAT day!

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kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Rough Magic looks really fierce, Melissa! Hope next week will be less hectic than this one for you, sweetie. Enjoy all your books! :)

Susan said...

Thank you Melissa for "In The Dark" on my Nook ...Over 700 Pages...But will tackle it in between other Books...Like Kimba said "You needed that Nap" ;( Our Allergies Need a Spell to Get rid of them...

Unknown said...

Enjoy your new books and the week ahead. Happy reading.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kimba, the party went well. It was a small one. But seemed to be fun for us all. :) And thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Blodeuedd, Do enjoy finding new places to put things. :D Congrats on moving. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jessica @ A Great read, thank you! I love finding unknown books. lol. I seem to have a knack for it. ;)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kara, I'm actually really looking forward to reading Rough Magic. Seems to have a feel I've been looking for lately. :) Thank you! Have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Susan! I noticed that about In The Dark as well. I think it's a page or two for each view. I started flipping through it and the page numbers go by rather fast. Hope you enjoy it. And thank you. Yes, I need a spell to get rid of allergies, they are terrible! LOL! Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jeanea! Hope you have a great week as well.

Silverlight said...

I love when I can crash and really get a great sleep, but it does take away from the reading :( This whole month has kicked my arse! What, with Spring cleaning, yard work, etc.. and trying to keep up w/ole blog, I've only read like two books in the past week!!! UGH, life is too fast! Well, I hope you have a great week. Congrats on reaching your NaNo goals. :D

Unknown said...

Ooh, I love your taste in books! Where is that Bloglovin' button? LOL. I did follow you on Twitter though :)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

Naomi Hop said...

It's nice to have a good sleep like that, but to teach the kids to do it too is the trick!! Have another fun week and good luck with the writing!!

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

Books Books and More Books said...

I do that as well - it like my I crash...I feel quilty when I think of my TO DO list but it feels great just to shut down. Heather

Thanks for stopping by my ~ My Sunday Post

Book Savvy Babe said...

kid parties, they wear you out every time. Thanks for stopping by my sunday post, have a great week! Book Savvy Babe

Jen Ryland Reviews said...

Writing 25k is amazing! This time of the year (end of school) is always super crazy and by June I will need a month of naps. Can't wait!

You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

@MelissaJoLynn_ said...

I kept getting my days all mixed up too! And sometimes your body just needs sleep. I'm all for napping. Hope you enjoy your books!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

That's a fair bit of writing -- congratulations! And thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday. I look forward to your Clockwork Mafia post; I just finished reading it myself, and will try to post a review in a day or two.

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

LOL, sometimes you just need a good sleep. I wish my body would let me sleep that long.

Bea said...

Sleep is good. I'm sure all that fresh air helped you sleep. Congrats on your NANO! YAY!

Rough Magic sounds interesting, I hope it's good.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Silverlight, I'm kinda glad to hear I'm not the only one that the month has really taken time away from. Makes me feel much better. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Why thank you Toni Lesatz! :) And I did add the Bloglovin' button. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Naomi Hop. Haha, yes, those kids need to learn to sleep. :D Thank you for stopping.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Heather Coulter...oh, I don't even want to think of the TO DO list. lol. Thank you.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Book Savvy Babe, we had fun at the party, at least. :) Thank you.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jen Ryland! :) lol. I understand the busy crazy and then June a month of naps. lo. Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Harley Bear Books, I think it's this time of year. With the kiddo and nice weather, we are seeming to have so much more going on in a day than we were not so long ago. :) THank you.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Lark @ The Bookwyrm Hoard. Hope you enjoy the Clockwork Mafia post. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jennifer Bielman, it just seems the body is a bit wore out lately. lol. Thank you.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Bea!