Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Post #11

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.


Happy Mother's Day!

That is first on the list.  Hope you all have a relaxing and lovely day.  Maybe get to read a few extra hours?

Well, not much has been happening here on the blog.  Allergies have been hell-rasious and I took the week off to relax and try to get some sleep.  In a way it worked, in a way it didn't.  *sigh*  Kiddo had a big track meet Saturday as it was our county's schools.  It lasted all day, but the kiddo came home with 3 medals out of 4 events he entered.  Sweet!  He placed 4th in 400x1 Relay, 5th in Long Jump, and 6th in High Jump.  There were 8 schools there, each bringing their top 3.  Outstanding!  I'm very proud of him, even though he's kicking himself for not doing better.  But he had a tweaked hip and still placed like this.

So, this week is going to be a bit crazy as well, but I'm going to b back at blogging too.  Might as well.  Last week fell atrociously long, and I think it was the lack of blogging. ;) Well, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. lol.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Rough Magic by Kenny Soward

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

Last Days of the October Squadron by Alex White

Finished Last Week:
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow


Last Week on the Blog:

Taking the Week... where I say I'm taking the week off.
   So, with this one, there wasn't much posted last week.

Mythical Monday Winner. (who has claimed)

Weekly Posts:

Freebies and Deals, on Nook too


This Week to Come on the Blog:

The Weekly Posts.
A Cover Reveal with an Excerpt on Thursday.
I think I'm going to have a bunch of podcast reviews this week to come up. (I'm a bit behind in reading and no reviews left in queue.)


Received Last Week:

I so could not pass this one up.  It was $1.99 on Kindle! (for one day only)
Dante Valentine: The Complete Series by Lilith Saintcrow
Goodreads Synopsis:
Necromancer. Bounty hunter. Killer.

Dante Valentine has been all three in her life. But in the beginning, she was a Necromancer for hire. And while she was choosy about her jobs, there were just some she couldn't turn down. Like when the Devil showed up at the door and offered her a deal. Her life - in exchange for the capture and elimination of a renegade demon. But how do you kill something that can't die?

Dante Valentine, one of urban fantasy's hottest series, is compiled into one volume for the first time. Included in this omnibus edition are:Working for the Devil, Dead Man Rising, The Devil's Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, and To Hell and Back.

I'm hooked on this show.  But I feel there are a few things I want to know and hoping this will help.  It's also for the game as well, which I don't have...yet. ;)
Defiance: the Essential Guide by SyFy
Amazon Synopsis:
Defiance: The Essential Guide by Syfy and Trion Worlds, which was produced for Kindle Fire Tablets, is an informative companion to the groundbreaking TV series and the incredible multiplayer game. 

Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden – and tumultuous – arrival of seven unique alien races.

In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area.

The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.

Defiance: The Essential Guide features the following:

-Show and Game Character Profiles
-Behind-the-Scenes Photos
-Secret Game Codes
-Concept Art
-Alien Alphabets
-Game Screenshots
-Defiance ePostcards
-Cast Bios

This guide is a ""must-have"" for any fan of Defiance, the show and the game.

Download Defiance, the book, today!

Evangeline by Alexia Purdy
Goodreads Synopsis:
The Land of Faerie is calling. 
There are places unknown, magic lures you in and love spands lifetimes. 
Don't resist. It's in the blood...

Evangeline is a short story prequel to Ever Shade.
Ever Shade by Alexia Purdy
Goodreads Synopsis:
A dark twist on Faeries. 

For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be.

The evil Unseelie Queen and her treacherous allies are round every corner as Shade makes her way across the breathtaking landscapes of the world of Faerie, which exists alongside the mundane human world. Shade discovers her own uncharted magic and meets some of the most powerful warriors in Faerie while battling evil dryads, conniving Teleen guards and challenges on her life with every step in a world where nothing can be taken for granted.


Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice! Those are new to me! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Bea said...

Congrats to your boy!

I feel you on the allergies, mine have been acting up. :( I hope they're better for you this week.

I've only seen one episode of Defiance so far. I didn't realize it was also a game. That guide looks very handy indeed.

Happy Mother's Day!

Unknown said...

I hope you like all your new books. Happy reading.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Looking forward to your review of The Iron Wyrm Affair! Congratulations to the kiddo; he should feel very good about his achievements. And Happy Mother's Day!

Blodeuedd said...

We haven't had time for tv but I need to watch more Defiance

JezzebellJC said...

Great job to the kiddo with the Track meets. Happy Mother's Day to you and yours :D I hope you are feeling better. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Happy Mother's Day and congrats to your son and his track team. I love the cover on Saintcrow's novel. Enjoy your new books and hope you are feeling some relief soon!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jessica @ a GREAT Read. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Bea. He's tough on himself, but I'm really proud of him. :) And Allergies just plain suck. lol. Do hope you get to watch more Defiance. :) And yep, there's a game, now if only I had more time to get and play it. lol. Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jeanea Whittington. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Lark @ The Bookwyrm Hoard. I have all the notes to write up that review, and need to get to doing so. :) Thank you from the kiddo too. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, time seems to not be nice to me lately either. :( Hope you are doing well with settling in!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Jaclyn Canada! And happy Mothers Day to you as well. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Kimba, the same to you - Happy Mothers Day. :)

Books Books and More Books said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Hope you had a next week off from the blog.

Happy Mother's Day!!!


brandileigh2003 said...

Dante looks good, hope you enjoy. Brandi’s mailbox

Jan said...

I've really been enjoying Defiance. One of my favorite shows now. I'll have to check out that book. Evangeline and Ever Shade look good. I'll look forward to seeing what you think of them.

Happy Mother's Day to you...and congrats to your son.

Jennifer @ BookShelfery said...

These are all new to me, although they all look good so I'm going to have to add them!
Thanks for stopping by! - Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

Dina @ All The Stacks said...

My husband is really enjoying Defiance. I haven't watched it yet but it does look sound interesting. Hope your allergies get better!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Happy Mother's Day...Hope your allergies stop kicking your butt and you can enjoy your new reads!
Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Heather Coulter. The week went to fast, yet dragged along. LOL! But it was nice. Now a full week of mundane life again. :) Hope you have a great week, Happy Mothers Day, and thank you for visiting in turn.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Brandi Kosiner! :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jan, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one enjoying Defiance. :) Do hope you check out the book too! :) For free, can't go wrong. :) And thank you! Happy Mothers Day to you as well. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog, glad you like what you see. Hope you get to try them all one day. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Dina @ All the Stacks, Oh do hope you get a chance to try Defiance with your husband. :) And thank you, I'm hoping the pollen will be done soon...or the blooming portion. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Melissa Eclectic Bookshelf. I'm hoping to get past the allergies here soon... *sigh* Thank you for visiting in turn. :)

Somewhere Only We Know said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday--sorry I'm just getting by yours! Looks like you have quite a haul this week. Although, I'm not really familiar with any of your books! I hope you enjoy them! Happy reading!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Marlene @ Reading Reality said...

I can't wait to see your review of the Iron Wyrm Affair. It's on my TBR stack but I haven't gotten a round tuit. Dante Valentine is awesome.

Thanks for visiting my my Sunday Post

Victoria Hooper said...

Oh wow, well done to the kiddo, that's amazing! :-D Hehe, you always get such interesting looking books. Hope you enjoy them all and have a lovely week! :-)

Naomi Hop said...

I really liked the Dante Valentine series!! Hope you do too. Enjoy your haul!!

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

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Sandy Farmer. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

marlene @ reading reality, thank you. I'm hoping to have The Iron Wyrm Affair up soon. :) Glad to hear you enjoyed Dante Valentine!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Victoria Hooper. The kiddo thinks he should have done better, but I'm so proud of him. :) Hope you had a great week as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Wonderful to hear Naomi Hop. I look forward to reading Dante Valentine. :)