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So a lot is going on around here. I didn't get to do a post last week with trying to build a wall. Yes, we were building a real live wall. A retailing wall in our back yard. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work! I wasn't able to pick up the block, but I could dig with the shovel and digging bar, and I did. Also, I think I might be getting somewhere with the paperwork for my dad. My husband goes back to work this week, he was off all week, so maybe I can get back to a routine of normalcy this week.
I think I've been on the same book for two weeks, which is a dreaded shame as I'm LOVING it! But with family issues and building walls it's hard to find reading time. I'm about 1/2 way and loving this fantasy read. WOW! This is the fantasy I've been wanting to pick up, so glad I did.
But since I didn't do a Post last week, I'll do for the last two weeks today...
What's Happening in Books:
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
Also, I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month. But I only set the goal at 10k words, and there is many re-writes that need to get done at the same time.
Finished Last Week:
After Dark by Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger
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)
Signed copy of A CURSED EMBRACE by Cecy Robson, including swag. (ends today!!)
Print copy of AFTER DARK by Gena Showalter & Kait Ballenger, signed by Kait Ballenger
Author Posts & Interviews:
Interview with S.A. Huchton on Endure series & 1st book Maven
Gail Z. Martin guest post on: What comes first, Character or Plot?
Interview with Kait Ballenger on Execution Underground series and After Dark
***NEW*** Mythical Monday ~ there were 2! Chloe Jacobs talking of Hansel & Gretel influencing her story. And Margaret Ronald talking of the Werewolf.
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Looking Forward To...
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too
This Week to Come on the Blog:
Ooookay, I'm not sure. I have all my normal posts and the review of After Dark is coming, but other than that...I think that's all.
Received Last Week:
Ken Scholes’s debut novel, Lamentation, was an event in fantasy. Heralded as a “mesmerizing debut novel” by Publishers Weekly, and a “vividly imagined SF-fantasy hybrid set in a distant, postapocalyptic future” by Booklist, the series gained many fans. It was followed by Canticle and Antiphon. Now comes the fourth book in The Psalms of Isaak, Requiem.
Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean? Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard’s Tower?
The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue. The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge. Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.
Shudder by Samantha Durante
-- Book 2 in the Stitch Trilogy --
It's only been three days, and already everything is different.
Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa's life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she'd counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she'd thought she'd tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she's discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood.
And then there are the visions.
The memory-altering "stitch" unlocked something in Alessa's mind, and now she can't shake the constant flood of alien feelings ransacking her emotions. Haunting memories of an old flame are driving a deep and painful rift into her once-secure relationship. And a series of staggering revelations about the treacherous Engineers - and the bone-chilling deceit shrouding her world's sorry history - will soon leave Alessa reeling...
The second installment in the electrifying Stitch Trilogy, Shudder follows Samantha Durante's shocking and innovative debut with a heart-pounding, paranormal-dusted dystopian adventure sure to keep the pages turning.
Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre
Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be.
Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers. The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded; their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside.
That means there’s always trouble brewing in Dorstaad.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work for the Criminal Investigation Department, keeping citizens safe from things that go bump in the night. He’s a hardboiled cynic with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s determined to justify her promotion as the first female detective in her division. Together, they’re trying to keep a black tide from drowning the city.
But when the second body surfaces, murdered with the same type of infernal device, the entire CID must face the truth. There’s a madman on the loose, twining magic and blood… and only Mikani and Ritsuko can unravel the intricate, lethal conspiracy before the Royale killer completes his macabre plan, unleashing old, forbidden magic on an unsuspecting populace. If the maniac succeeds, it could mean the end of everything…
The Tao of Feeblecorn by Paul Goat Allen
On an idyllic summer afternoon, the end of the world arrives uninvited on the doorsteps of the residents of a sleepy little town in the suburbs of Syracuse, New York.
The roots of this impending cataclysm go back almost a century and stretch deep underneath the ground to the subterranean labyrinths beneath an abandoned quarry with a dark history—where a nightmarish evil has been growing unchecked for decades...
This isn't that story.
One tragic event can change everything in a life.
It can change the way we see the world around us.
Sometimes it can change the worlds we see.
Worlds we didn’t know existed.
When she slips into the In-Between for a few seconds she sees him.
He's more beautiful than anything she has ever seen before.
She's drawn to him in a way she's can't explain.
Between the popular girls being poisoned and loves first kiss,
she hardly has time to chase down a mystery man.
As the poison that sent her to the In-Between wreaks havoc on her body,
the man she met there is equally damaging on her heart.
Discover how it all started, how it all unfolded
The first time
Revised with new scenes!!!
"Ari, this is Aimee James. She’s different, like you.” The old lady smiled brightly, “Until you get to know each other, I wouldn’t go holding hands. Who knows what’ll happen.”
This is the second book of the completed series, The Devil's Roses
Aimee is now a Devil's Rose. She has a ring that makes her brand of deadly force acceptable. She has killed every flavor of bad. Vampires, shifters, weres, demons, Nephilim. She has lived through nearly every kind of loss, and yet that still can't prepare her for the arrival of Ari.
Tattoo's, piercings, scars, and a poor attitude are pasted across the girl's face when she arrives at the old haunted house where Aimee has found refuge.
The problem with Ari, this isn't Ari. She isn't the girl she was a day ago. She's something else.
Something powerful and dark and dangerous.
Something very few have ever seen.
Hyde by Tara Brown
Hanna doesn't know what's happening to her.
She doesn't know why her father has just sacrificed his life for hers.
She doesn't know who Aimee James is, or why she must fear her.
She doesn't know what the Roses are or why they're interested in her.
She knows there is a dusty stack of journals that drag her into a world she can't comprehend.
She knows there is something more to the world she has been forced into.
She knows no matter how hard she fights it, her attraction to Marcus is overwhelming and all consuming.
Until she meets Sam.
History and the present collide in this explosive tale of betrayal and lust.
Don't miss out on the excitement of the Devil's Roses, now a completed series.
Witch by Tara Brown
The old house at the end of the haunted street seems emptier with the people missing and the lives lost.
Sam thinks he has Hanna all to himself now but The Roses have other plans.
Ari and Aimee struggle to cope with the changes they've suffered through, the newest one being Giselle. She is thrust into the role of Vampire Royalty and with it come certain obligations and limitations.
None of them really have much time to feel sorry for themselves and the deaths of their loved ones. An ancient bloodline, tracing as far back as Adam and Lillith, is discovered with an heir to the power living closer than they thought.
Enter the young and confused Ophelia, who has no idea of the power she has or the role she plays in it all.
Time is running out for the Roses.
The Devil's Roses
Mature Readers Recommended
Death by Tara Brown
The Final Rose
Sadness looms over the old mansion at the end of the road where the massive oaks and willows line the street.
With no one recovering from the losses they have experienced and D-Day creeping up on them, Ari decides to make a final push. Only this time she has a little help from O. Between the strongest magic in the world and the control Ari has learned, they hope they will be able to manipulate the time change and make everything better with a single push.
There is one thing they don't account for, Angels. Angels and the gifts they bestow upon us change us. Sometimes permanently.
Don't Miss The Finale
The Witch, the Princess and the Dragon by S.T. Matthias
The Princess is locked in the tower, where she is giving the dragon a hard time. The Prince goes to her rescue, but is getting lost. The king is confused and doesn't care too much about the happening. The dragon has a paternal love for the Princess. And there is also an old witch trying to make the things right, in the memory of the old good times...
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
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger
Damaged by Skyla Dawn Cameron