Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Post #23

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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This week was very nice. However, it seems there are phone calls recycling through from things I did already take care of for dad. *sigh* But other than repeating myself, it was a good week.  I didn't get to visit blogs as much as I like, but I'm trying to relax.  And it seems to be working, other than all the kiddo stuff and things that we have to do on weekends. *sigh* I could use a day off of everything.

I did finish one book, I was hoping for two but that didn't happen.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Half Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book. (while at work I'm listening)

Finished Last Week:
Along Came a Spider by Kate SeRine

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

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Last Week on the Blog:

Top 5 Reads for July 2012 through June 2013:
Young Adult
Novella's

Author's Favorite Quotes from my Favorite books of the last year:
Merrie Destefano for FATHOM - Young Adult
Amanda Carlson for FULL BLOODED and HOT BLOODED - Urban Fantasy
Skyla Dawn Cameron for 9 CRIMES and bonus on EXHUMED - Novella's
Joseph Lewis  for THE KAISER AFFAIR - Steam/Clockworks and Science Fiction Fantasy
Cecy Robson for SEALED WITH A CURSE, A CURSED EMBRACE, and a bonus of CURSED BY DESTINY - Paranormal Romance - and a GIVEAWAY!
Colleen Helme for THE RELIC - Fantasy

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




Reviews:
Book Review:

Mama Bitchstress reviewed:
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson


GIVEAWAYS:

Cecy Robson is giving away 1 copy of SEALED WITH A CURSE!  RIGHT HERE!

Signed set of MINISTRY Novels: PHOENIX RISING and THE JANUS AFFAIR



Winner will get to pick ONE of my top 5 as their prize!
Top 5 Reads for July 2012 through June 2013:
Young Adult
Novella's
Urban Fantasy
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Steam/Clockwork and Science Fiction Fantasy - These are a bit of everything that just don't fit properly in any class.  MUST READS!! Some even are of Romance too!


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Rashda Khan talks of Djinn.
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Looking Forward To...
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too
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This Week to Come on the Blog:

It's back to normal again.  I have a guest post by Kate SeRine and the review for Along Came A Spider to come up, and a giveaway as well!

Mama Bitchstress has a review to come for you as well!

Back to normal, but you can enter the giveaways until 8/13/14

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Received Last Week:


Review:
Nemesis by S.A. Huchton
Goodreads Synopsis:
Tech genius Daniel Brewer isn't the only one with a romantic history. Already weighed down with the impossible problem of the Maven Initiative's plans for world domination and disaster, Dr. Lydia Ashley is finding it more and more difficult to keep things in balance. With an old flame reappearing and the schemes of a vindictive new rival thrown into the mix, her hopes for a life with Daniel may be on the brink of annihilation. 

When Lydia's past is brought to light, one big secret could destroy everything.


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Nothing! I did get a new shelf set though.



Free Ebooks:
Nothing!
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Reviews in the Works:

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
The Rose and the Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
Dragonsoul by Philippa Ballantine
Into Darkness by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Requiem by Ken Scholes
Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell
Along Came a Spider by Kate SeRine

22 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

*waves* I hope you get a good week

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice! Haven't heard of that one! Hope you enjoy it!

Here's my STS

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Hopefully the repeat phone calls will end soon and you will have some degree of normal, looking forward to your week ahead. Have a good one! The Sunday Post

Cricket said...

Hope this week is better for you and i hope you enjoy your books!
Here's my Sunday Post

Bea said...

A day off from everything would be good indeed. I hope that the repeat phone call business is done now and things are getting sorted out.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Blodeuedd. :) You too!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you! And so glad to share new books. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

OH thank you Kimba. I thought I made it clear what was to be done, and now they don't know what I told them. *sigh* Thank you. :) Have a great week.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Thank you Cricket! I hope you have a great week as well. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Bea, Oh thank you. And here's to hoping and wishing for that day off from everything. :) Thank you!

Unknown said...

Hope you week coming up is a little calmer. Happy reading.


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Berls said...

Congratulations on 4 years, that's really awesome! And enjoy Magic Rises - I keep hearing really good things about it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great week :-)

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I really hope you get the break you need and everything calms down for you.

Lauren B said...

Hope you are enjoying Magic Rises - I can't wait to see what Kate and Curran get up to next.

Thanks for stopping by the Hottie Harem.

Melliane said...

I can't wait to be at home to read magic rises! so impatient!

A Voracious Reader said...

*raises mug* Here's to no more repeat phone calls. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I have Magic Rises in my TBR list, but I'm waiting a little longer to start it since I won't have another Ilona Andrews book to read for awhile!

Congratulations on your blog birthday and happy reading!

Somewhere Only We Know said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Wow it looks like you've had a super busy week! Happy reading!

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Ahhh, so excited for Magic Rises. I got my copy at a signing. I need to read it soon because I am already getting a nervous rash by not having my hands on it, lol.

JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog said...

I have the first 4 novels in the kate Daniels Series and look forward to getting to know Curran more.

chucklesthescot said...

I got Sealed with a curse from amazon this week! I'm not sure when I'll get round to reading it though. I have so many books to read, it scares me!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Glad you had a nice week, Melissa! I hope this week will be just as nice too! Enjoy all your reading, sweetheart! :)