Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Post #17

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.


Well, I feel like I might be getting back to it here.  Got some great reading done and some blog visiting.  I do still need to get to return commenting on a few posts here.  Although there's still tons of calls to make and weekends seem to be on the run for me, the evenings during the week are slowly returning to mine.  Aside from being sick with a sinus infection now, things are okay.

What's Happening in Books:

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

Finished Last Week:
A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson
Damaged by Skyla Dawn Cameron

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:

Happy Release: (click titles to go to post and learn more)
I've been Loooooving this series, and was thrilled to see this novella come out.

Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Cursed By Destiny by Cecy Robson

Book Review:

Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ Joseph Robert Lewis talks of Arjuna, from the Indian Epics.
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Looking Forward To...
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too

This Week to Come on the Blog:

Oooo, boy do I have a week for you!

Guest post by Gail Z. Martin.
Interview with S.A. Huchton (with a giveaway!)
Review of A Cursed Embrace (with a giveaway!)
I *might* have one more giveaway for an audio book ready this week too!  If I get time tonight to put it together!

Yep, big week coming!

Received Last Week:

This is How You Die Edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki
Goodreads Synopsis:
If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death.

Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death

The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances-just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you can know how it's going to happen, but you'll still be surprised when it does.

This addictive anthology--sinister, witty, existential, and fascinating--collects the best of the thousands of story submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of the first volume, and exceeds the first in every way.

Generation V by M.L. Brennan
Goodreads Synopsis:
Reality Bites

Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human.

But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn’t quite sure how.

But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue mission might just kill him.…

Free Ebooks:
Space Slugs by Frances Pauli
Goodreads Synopsis:
When Xenobiologist, Dr. Murray, receives yet another phony wedding invitation 
from her galaxy hopping sister, she does what any good sibling would do. She 
drops her research and hops the first flight to some obscure planet at the edge 
of the civilized universe. 
But Zora's weddings never manage to go off as planned, and before the cake is 
served, Murray finds herself imprisoned with the unapologetic bride. With the 
assistance of a mysterious android and the universe's last living space slug, 
the two find themselves on the run in a stolen space ship with half the galaxy 
in hot pursuit. Thanks to Zora, it's the least desirable half. 
Maybe Murray will get lucky, and the crash landing will kill her.

A Pixie's Tale by Hera B. Magic
Goodreads Synopsis:
In an attempt to sway human voters—for a totally legitimate cause—Delphie the pixie targets a college neighborhood on Halloween. College students are notoriously liberal anyway, and the neighborhood is a human-only zone. She shouldn’t run into any other supernaturals to interfere with her important mission.

But instead of drunken students, she mistakenly bespells a mysterious, sexy fellow supernatural who doesn’t appreciate the fact her defective fairy dust turns him invisible. In retaliation, he curses her, too. She almost escapes, but he’s determined to enact the cure—a taste of her delicious blood, blood that may also give him a yen for her dainty body.

If only Delphie can resist her yen for his body, too, she might just survive the craziest night of her life.


Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger
A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson

Damaged by Skyla Dawn Cameron


  1. Generation V looks really good. I've never heard of that one before. Ugh I feel you on the sinus infection. I spent ALL day sneezing yesterday...if I don't end up with a sinus infection it'll be a miracle.
    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I have to check out your review of Rough Magic, that one looks interesting.

    Sinus infections, ugh. For many, many years they were the bane of my existence. Miserable, miserable things; I'm glad you're starting to feel better.

  3. I've seen a lot of great reviews for A Cursed Embrace lately. Can't wait to read it.

    Cat @ A2H

  4. A Cursed Embrace..i am so jelly I cannot wait for it to be released! I plan to drop everything and read it in one sitting, then cry when its over and I have to wait again! The Sunday Post

  5. The snail freaks me out every time

  6. You've got some cracking books this week, Melissa! :) I'm really curious about Generation V. Hope you enjoy them all, sweetheart!

  7. Wow that Damaged cover is risque! I can't wait to see the Mythical Monday post tomorrow - I love those :D Also, looks like you have a lot of good things for us this week. I can't wait! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  8. You got some good-looking books this week. I hope you get over your sinus infection soon. They are NO FUN.

  9. Cursed by Destiny has a really pretty cover. I hope your sinus infection goes away soon so that you can get back to feeling better!

  10. Nice! You got some good lookin' books. Hope you feel better.

  11. Commenting and returning comments is always something that I run out of time for as well...though I'm trying to be better! Hope your sinus infection clears up soon! Enjoy your new reads and Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  12. Sorry I am a day late at visiting! Awesome update. A Pixie's Tale look interesting!

    Have a great week and Happy Reading!!

  13. I hope you are doing well... other than the sinuses. Don't come here, it will make it worse. We need rain!

    Looks like it's going to be a good week! Just remember to take care of yourself!


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