Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Post #10

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.


Aaah...It's Sunday?  *yawn*  Sorry, it's been another of those weekends.  I got up this morning and ended up curled up on the couch dozing all morning.  I just feel exhausted.  The whole weeks been that way.  Yesterday I helped my husband with outside work, and got sunburned to prove it.  Today, I don't want to move.

So, what's been going on?  Well, I'll start with Camp NaNoWriMo.  I topped out with 30,028 words (per nano, me it was 30,052 - always a slight difference in verifying)  WOW! Right?  My goal was 10k.  I did 20k more than expected. *beaming smile*  Yes, I'm proud of myself.  I'll be posting about it over at Challenged Writers on Monday or Tuesday, another blog I share with a friend about our writing trials.

As for reading...well, not much getting done with this exhaustion hanging over my head.  The book I was reading, wasn't agreeing with me so I had to put it down and pick up a new one.  The new one, I am LOVING!  I was hoping for more reading time this weekend, but well, house stuff has fallen behind with kids sports and then there is the outside stuff with the weather change. Ga! *throws hands up*  And allergies to boat.

AND! Now I have realized I didn't get ANY of my podcast listens in yet this weekend too. *sigh* I'll get to those today so I can post them this week.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow

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

Last Days of the October Squadron by Alex White

Finished Last Week:


Last Week on the Blog:


...Fun read with a scifi dimensional twist to the world.  Loved the dimensional twist to the world and never knew what I'd encounter next...

...I love this world!! We start in the Union, but don't fret we go back to the Badlands in no time.  Henrietta is different from Ever, but she has a steel backbone of her own and morals she will stick too...

...These two episodes, 13 & 14, have caught my attention and I'm pulled.  They are full of action and information...

Shared about an Anthology Kickstarter that caught my eye with a few authors I know and enjoy reading.  Walk the Fire.

Lilith Saintcrow in PRINT!! There are three ebooks of Lilith's that Orbit has created in print because amazing readers were kind to the publisher in asking for them!

GIVEAWAY!  Open internationally for a signed copy of Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep.  This is not something that will happen often on my Mythical Monday posts.

Weekly Posts:
***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ Giveaway!
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.  I think I'm out of review books to be posted.  I need to get reading and writing them.  But I will have a few podcast reviews of episodes this week.


Received Last Week:

Gifted & Won:
Hot Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Goodreads Synopsis:
It hasn't been the best week for Jessica McClain.

Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge --- but Jessica is playing for keeps.

Because she's the only female werewolf in comes with its own set of rules...and powers.

Aided by two vamps, two loyal Pack members, and one very reluctant human, Jessica must rescue her man while coming to terms with what being a wolf really means.

All in a day's work for a girl.

The second novel in the Jessica McClain series is a full on action adventure featuring one angry Goddess and plenty of monsters, demons, and a few newly risen beasties...

Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens (in Audiobook)
Goodreads Synopsis:
Welcome to Harborsmouth, where monsters walk the streets
unseen by humans…except those with second sight, like Ivy Granger.

Some things are best left unseen...

Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills--most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client--until a demon walks through their door.

Demons are never a good sign...

A demon attorney representing the water fae? Stranger things have happened. And things are about to get very, very strange as a bloodthirsty nightmare hunts the city of Harborsmouth.

There's blood in the water...

Kelpies have a reputation for eating humans. Unfortunately, Kelpies are the clients. When an Unseelie faerie this evil stalks the waterways of your city, you have to make hard choices.

The lesser of two evils...

Dark Matter Heart by Nathan Wrann
Goodreads Synopsis:
A new town. A new school. A new beginning. Seventeen year-old Cordell Griffin and his mother move from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest to deal with his "allergies," and start a healthier new life. Cor has one goal: To blend in and be invisible. Unfortunately for him, no matter how far he goes, he can't run away from his secrets. Secrets about who he is. Secrets about why he's sick. And secrets about why so many people he meets end up dead, drained of blood. 

In "Dark Matter Heart", the origin novel in the "Cor Griffin Bloodsuckers" Young Adult Paranormal Thriller series from filmmaker Nathan Wrann, Cor must uncover the mysteries of his past and conquer the secrets of the present in order to protect the girl of his future, and save himself

The King's Sword by A.J. Searle
Goodreads Synopsis:
Ronan Culley is just a blacksmith, or so he keeps telling himself. After being charged to make the King's Sword, he finds he must keep it from the dark forces of Sleagan and deliver it to the newly named King. Along with his apprentice and a healer who is more than what she seems, he embarks on a great journey that tests his determination and will, and makes him take a long hard look at himself and what he really holds important.

Saturday May 4th was free comic day!  So, when I took the kiddo to the mall, I stopped and picked up a few...
These first two are for my Step Father and son.  And in that order. LOL! Yes, my step father is a hug Spongebob fan and my son loves watching The Walking Dead.

The remaining four are for me:

Hmm, maybe that's what I can review this week.  A few comics I have here.  Would you all be up for that?


Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan


Bea said...

Whoa, you made out with the comics! Way to go. :)

Sorry to hear you're so exhausted but that's awesome about your NANO work; you're rocking!

Blodeuedd said...

Ohh you got Hot Blooded! Want

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Wow 20,000 words over goal you rock. I am sorry ya feel so tired but sunburn will only make it worse. It's been too cold here for outdoor activity. Loving all the comic books! Have a great week and enjoy your lazy Sunday! The Sunday Post

brandileigh2003 said...

Dreamer's Thread looks good, hope you enjoy. Brandi’s mailbos

Jen Ryland Reviews said...

Also feeling a little tired and out of sorts but I am SO impressed by your Camp NaNo accomplishment. Well done!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

Lottie Eve said...

I always feel tired on Sundays :P Congratz on achieving you goal for NaNo!

Unknown said...

Great pick up on the comics! I wanted to go to our local comic shop, but was so busy and the line was SOOOO long!

I'm looking forward to whatever reviews you have coming up...

Kristin @ Addicted to HEA said...

You need today to recoup!!! That's the problem with Sundays for us bloggers - they end up the busiest day of the week, don't they?!?!?!

Holy smokes on Camp NANO!!! You were completely swept up, huh? That's outstanding and congrats!! Who cares if you didn't read/listen last week - you deserve a little break so you don't get fried!!

I like all your books this week, esp. the freebies, they look pretty interesting! And I wish I had heard about comic book day sooner or I would have planned a drive down to a store sooner (it's about 30 minutes away). I REALLY want to get into them!!!! Jackie @ Lit Escapism keeps selling me on them for my son :)

Have a great week!!!

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Fantastic job on Camp NaNo! You should be really pleased and proud.

The Lili St. Crow book looks really interesting, and so does The King's Sword.

I finished Clockwork Mafia this week. I don't think I liked it quite as much as you did, but it was entertaining!

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I picked up Infinity and The Walking Dead as well...I wanted an Avatar one (the whole reason I went) but they were out by the time I got there. *pouts* I've never heard of Clockwork Mafia but I think i need to check it out because it sounds really interesting.
Congrats on getting 20k over your Nano goal, that's amazing! I do hope you feel better, my allergies have been crazy this week too. I'm in GA as well and I'm so sick of the weirdo weather, I need some heat! lol.

Jan said...

Congratulations with Camp NaMo! No wonder you're tired. You've been really busy.

You have a number of great sounding books this week. I'm going to go check out some of these right now...especially The Dimensional Shift and the Iron Wyrm Affair. Thanks!

JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog said...

Loved Full Blooded and look forward to Hot Blooded. Love the cover for Clockwork Mafia. Great book haul. Thanks for stopping by mine.

Victoria Hooper said...

Yay, congrats about NaNo!!! 20k over your goal is AMAZING, well done, you must feel so good! :-D *dances* Yay for us!

Hope you enjoy all your reads this week! Hot Blooded looks really good, and you got some fantastic looking comics there too ;-)

Have a lovely week! :-D

Becki @ The Flutterby Room said...

Looks like you had a brilliant week with Camp NaNoWriMo - congratulations on completely eclipsing your target!

It looks like you've got some really brilliant books and some great comics. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Bea! I look forward to relaxing with the comics. :) And thank you, I was kind of happy with the progress of Nano. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, Oooh, you will love Hot Blooded! :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Kimba! I really pushed hard with Nano. ;) The weather has dropped some this week, so nice relaxing week. Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Brandi Kosiner, I've been enjoying Dreamer's Thread. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics, thank you!! I was a little happy with myself. :) Thank you for visiting in turn. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Lottie Eve, I think part of the Sunday down is that I have to go to work the next day. Oh well. Thank you!! And thank you for visiting.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Toni Lesatz, thank you! And bummer to hear about the line at the comic shop. Wow. Everyone was taking advantage of the day. :)

Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kristin @ My ParaHangover, Thank you! Oh, yes, Sunday seems to be the catch up day at blogs. :)

Oh, thank you. I really get a bit competitive with myself, I think. lol. Camp Nano went way better than expected for me. :) Thank you.

Oh, sorry you didn't know about comic day! It's fun to go check out what they have. :) And thank you for stopping!!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Lark @ The Bookwyrm Hoard! Thank you kindly for the lovely words about Camp Nano. :) I had fun and was a bit happy. lol. I'm really enjoying Lili St. Crow's book. Very good. Well, glad you enjoyed Clockwork Mafia, any amount you did. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Michelle @ In Libris Veritas, If I had known you needed Avatar I would have picked one up for you. Oh, I absolutely loved Clockwork Mafia and the previous story with Ever as well. :) Wonderful little series there. Hope you do get to try it. :)

And thank you, I got a bit caught up with the Nano thing. lol. Thank you! And hope your allergies ease as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jan! Oh, do hope you like what you see of Dimensional Shift, it was fun, and so enjoying Iron Wyrm Affair now. :) Thank you for visiting!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Wickedly Delicious, so glad to hear you enjoyed Full Blooded! Hot Blooded is Jessica learning more about herself and not as much Rourke, but FULL of action and building here. Clockwork mafia was a great read for me. I loved the first book, Badlands, and really enjoyed this one too! Hope you get to check out the stories. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Victoria Hooper, Thank you!! And So glad you hit your numbers with Nano too! :D *dances* lol.

Thank you, and hope you have a great week as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Becki @ The Flutterby Room. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to getting into all these. :) Have a great week and thank you for visiting.