Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Post #16

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.


It's still a week of phone calls on lunch hour and Saturday was gone from me.  But I had 3 evenings this week I could get online and read.  So that was a nice change back to normalcy for me.  I'm hoping to get further on the normalcy path once again.  Things should be calming in the evenings during the week...we'll see.

I did get a bit of reading in.  I want to get some writing in too, but I'm thinking that's not going to happen.  *sigh*  It's alright.  I'll just have to do it next month and maybe not do Camp NaNoWriMo like I had hoped.  We'll see what comes and if my mind is set with the story I want to do.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
After Dark - with 2 stories one by Gena Showalter AND Kait Ballenger
I'm going to start this week:  A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson

Finished Last Week:
I finished Kait Ballenger's story Shadow Hunter, in After Dark, and enjoyed it!  Can't wait to share that one with you.

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
I haven't got to the Podcasts yet.  I will, they are lining up on me.


Last Week on the Blog:

Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Nothing this week.

Podcast Story:

Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ Talented A.M. Dellamonica talks of Mermaids
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Looking Forward To...


This Week to Come on the Blog:

Um...I'm really not sure.  I'm still playing catch up.

Received Last Week:

I don't think anything for Review.

Damaged by Skyla Dawn Cameron
Goodreads Synopsis:
Fresh off the events of Exhumed, snarky vampire and professional narcissist Zara Lain is still adjusting after accidentally triggering the apocalypse and everything that happened to her. An escape from her life seems in order, one that takes her and Sir Rodney Ballsgalore—her trusty saber-toothed cat companion—deep in the woods of northern Ontario for some R&R.

It’s not just nightmares that follow; trouble is always on Zara’s heels, this time in the form of some idiot vacationing teenagers summoning something they can’t control. Though she believes stupid should hurt and doesn’t want to lift a well-manicured finger to help them, once the creature burns through the kids it’ll be coming after her.

But Zara’s not the survive-at-all-costs girl she once was. She’s damaged, she’s tired, and she might not have the fight left in her to live when death comes knocking this time around...

Gaming for Keeps by Seleste deLaney
Goodreads Synopsis:
Pen Holloway’s done with men—in real life. Guys in game are so much less drama. But when her partner from Heroes of Fallen Gods invites her to the convention of the year, she panics. What if he’s another jerk? What if he’s not?Cal Burrows is living his dream of being a spy. One of TRAIT’s misfit spies, but still a spy. It’s the perfect job… until an arms dealer with a taste for blood invades his not-so-secret geek haven. All Cal wanted from ConDamned was to meet his on-line girl. Now, with the threat of mass murder looming, he’s forced to choose between keeping his mission a secret and protecting the girl of his dreams.Despite their attraction, Pen can’t help but suspect Cal’s hiding something. She also can’t shake the feeling he’s not as much of a stranger as he seems.

Free Ebooks:
Frey by Melissa Wright
Goodreads Synopsis:
Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds hersef running from everything she's ever known. 

Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.
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The Crystal Empire by L. Neil Smith
Goodreads Synopsis:
"Impressively Imagined" -Kirkus Reviews **** Earth is ruled by three mighty empires: The Saracen-Jewish Empire led by the Caliph of Rome, the Mughal-Arab Empire, ferocious in its determination to destroy its neighbor, and the great Sino-Aztec's Crystal Empire, led by a living God. **** Little is known about the Crystal Empire, which spans most of western America. But it is the most powerful force surviving on Earth and its might is unchallenged. **** One man, however, will change that. Sedrich Sedrichsohn, a legendary fallen fighter, has a chance at redemption and nothing will stand in his way to reclaim his life and his purpose, even if he must fight the Sun-God himself. **** "A vibrant, science-fiction epic filled with verve, dash and inventive characters. It's creative, and it's fun, a fine bit of escapist fare for winter reading" -The Chatanooga Times


Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Rough Magic by Kenny Soward
Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger


Bea's Book Nook said...

The Cecy Robson books are on my list to read someday, along with Skyla's books.

Frey looks interesting, I might have to see if it's still free.

Happy reading!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I cannot wait to read Cursed Embraced, what a wonderful haul and I am glad you got to read!! The Sunday Post

Blodeuedd said...

I just read such a cool fantasy book by Stella Gemmell. So...give me some fantasy books to read :D I need ideas

Jessica N. said...

Loving the cover of Frey! I'll have to check that out. What awesome covers for all your books this week! :)

Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice haul! Haven't heard of those! Hope you enjoy them all!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Oh, I like the look of Gaming for Keeps! Lovely book choices, Melissa, and I am so glad you are getting back to normal. Have a good week, darling!

Unknown said...

I still have Cursed Embrace on my shelf, I need to read, but I also need more hours in a day. Hope you like it. :) Hopefully soon. Enjoy your week ahead. Happy reading.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Bea, I can't wait to get to Cecy's next book. And you SOooooo! Need to get to Skyla's books. :) Hope Frey was still free for you! :)

Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kimba, I'm really looking forward to getting into Cursed Embrace as well. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hmmm, Blodeuedd. Let me think. I'll have to see what I can come up with. And I'll have to look into Stella's books now too. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jessica Nottingham, glad you like the cover of Frey. :D And hope you like what you find with it. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Jessica @ a GREAT read. Wow. Im so glad to share new books with you then. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Kara, I was loving Gaming for Keeps before it came out. lol. I can't wait to read it! :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Jenea Whittington. Do hope you get to enjoy Cursed Embrace soon too. :) Have a great week.

ellepaulette said...

Wonderful recap! Looks like you have a lot of wonderful new books to read. Happy reading!!

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

the free ebook Frey looks and sounds so interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great haul, Melissa. I don't think I've ever heard of any of those books. I hope your path to normalcy is quick and smooth :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Dani Chapman! :) Hope you have a great week as well.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Jennifer Bielman. I don't know if Frey is still free or not. :) Have a great week!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Toni Lesatz. I appreciate it. And glad to share new books with you. :) Have a great week.