Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday Post #12

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, it's Sunday.  And what about last week?  Er, I don't know.  It was a big week.  Thursday was school picnic day and spent all day at the amusement park.  Was a lovely day for it.  Friday, recovery day. ;P Saturday, baby shower for a cousin of my husbands, which was like an all day thing as it was over an hour away.  But when I got home, I started a new book and finished it this morning.  Yep, that good.  I haven't had a read like that in a while!

This week...well, I'll be around most of the week but Friday I'm leaving for Balticon.  Eeeep!  I went last year and absolutely!!! LOVED IT!  Really.  I drag my brother along (like he's really torn up about it).  So that will be my preparations this week for the weekend. :D

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Rough Magic by Kenny Soward


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

Last Days of the October Squadron by Alex White


Finished Last Week:
Maven by S.A. Huchton (this is the one I finished in about 24 hours.)

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Last Week on the Blog:


Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Science Fiction Romance

A Jane Austen Modernization

A modern Romance with Gaming, a Convention, and Spies!


Thoughts on: The Dreamer's Thread Episodes 15, 16, & 17 by Starla Huchton
Tales from the Archives Vol 2 # 11 - Thoughts on
The Gearheart: Last Days of the October Squadron - Thoughts on


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ Talking of the Legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too
Looking Forward To...

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This Week to Come on the Blog:

The Weekly Posts.
A Cover Reveal with Description.
As for Reviews...I'm not sure. *sigh* I have a few to write up tonight.
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Received Last Week:


Review:
Maven by S.A. Huchton
Goodreads Synopsis:
How far would you go for love?

Since losing her parents at 14, young prodigy Dr. Lydia Ashley has focused on one thing: an appointment on the Deep Water Research Command Endure. Now 21, she’s about to realize that dream, but nothing is how she imagined it would be. Her transitional sponsor forgets her, her new lab is in complete chaos, and, as if that weren’t enough, she’s about to discover something so horrific it could potentially destroy all life on the planet. 

Daniel Brewer, a noted playboy and genius in his own right, may be exactly what she needs… Or he may make everything worse.

Has she finally found a puzzle she can’t solve?

Ghost Light by E.J. Stevens
Goodreads Synopsis:
Ivy Granger, psychic detective, thought she'd seen it all...until now.

With a vengeful lamia that only she can see on the city streets, reports of specters walking Harborsmouth cemeteries, and an angry mob of faerie clients at her office door, it's bound to be a long night. Add in an offense against the faerie courts and a few foolish bargains and one thing is clear--Ivy Granger is in some seriously deep trouble.

Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she's in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?

If Ivy doesn't find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.

GHOST LIGHT is the second novel in the bestselling Ivy Granger urban fantasy series by E.J. Stevens.

Freebies:
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
Goodreads Synopsis:
Death... Some people will do anything to avoid it. Even trade their immortal souls for endless existence.

Wraiths... Secretly, inexorably, they are infiltrating our world, sucking the essence out of unsuspecting victims with their hideous parody of a kiss.

Segue... Adam Thorne founded the Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O’Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow.

Twilight... This is the place between life and what comes after—a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.



Horded by Frances Pauli
Goodreads Synopsis:
Maera lives as an outcast by choice. Guilt-ridden over her past, she hopes only for the punishment she deserves. But when a gobelin warrior steps out of thin air to claim her, Maera is torn between the debt she owes her people, and the selfish yearnings of her own heart.
Tal is the lowest gobelin, the cursed brother of the horde’s greatest warrior. When he stumbles onto a legendary castle, however, he believes his luck is about to change. But the horde’s enemies have found the thing as well, and Tal’s brother breaks gobelin law to chase a human who is more trouble than she’s worth.
Now Tal and Maera are the only ones who can save his brother, the one person they both love and the only thing they can agree on. If they fail, the horde will never believe them, and the castle of prophecy will fall into enemy hands. If they succeed, they’ll have to stand together against the full fury of the gobelin horde…



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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
Maven by S.A. Huchton

24 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had fun last week and more fun coming this weekend.

    I'm looking forward to your review of Rough Magic, happy reading!

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    1. Bea, I did, and I do. lol. Thank you. And Hope to get the review for Rough Magic typed up here soon. :) Thank you!

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  2. Gaming for Keeps look interesting and wow you did have a lot of family events..so glad you had fun and the weather was good! The Sunday Post

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    1. Kimba, I love the sounds of Gaming for Keeps! :D And it's been a bit crazy around here. lol. Thank you!

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  3. I haven't seen any of these books before. I like the cover with the water on it though. Hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. Well, HarleyBearBooks, I'm thrilled to share them with you! Thank you!

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  4. Nice..... Shadow Bound is great, and Ghost Light sounds good too. Enjoy...

    Thanks for stopping by
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    1. Thank you Jenea Whittington, glad to hear Shadow Bound is a good catch. :)

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  5. Balticon sounds like fun! I hope you enjoy it. I think I own Shadow Bound, but I've never actually made the time to read it. I also love the cover of Rough Magic.

    Thanks for stopping by this week Melissa

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    1. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas, I really had a great time last year at Balticon. :) Thank you!

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  6. Sounds like a great week! Maven and Ghost Light both sound awesome!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

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    1. Toni Lesatz, I really loved Maven. It kinda surprised me. :) Thank you!

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  7. Maven looks good, hope you enjoy, Brandi’s mailbox

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    1. Hi Brandi Kosiner, I really did enjoy Maven! Thank you!

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  8. *weaves*
    Truly awesome freebies you found this week

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  9. Last Days of the October Squadron always makes me think of underworld with this cover. Happy reading!

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    1. Melliane, Haha, I can see that with her image. :D Thank yoU!

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  10. I think I have the first Ivy Granger book, but haven't read it yet. They sound good...I'll have to find some time for the one I already have...lol. Rough Magic looks good...I'll look forward to your review.

    Your family activities sound like fun, but I certainly understand about taking recovery days!

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    1. Jan, I have the first Ivy Granger on audio, and need to get to it. :) Thank you greatly!

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  11. Those look great, hope you enjoy them! (:

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  12. Ooh, Balticon! I haven't been to that since I was in college... so that makes it about 30 years ago.

    You've got some interesting books going on here. Rough Magic looks intriguing; I look forward to your review. Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post yesterday!

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    1. Lark, we'll have to get you to Balticon one of these years. :D It's a blast. Last year was my first time, and I look forward to continuing each year, as long as I can. :) Thank yOU!

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