Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Post #24

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.


I might be getting back to some sort of schedule here.  Back to normalcy.  But I still have so much to catch up on.  I was hoping to get through my emails and a good bit of reading done this weekend...ha, I ended up putting the top coat on our blacktop driveway.  Yea, I did.  And then County Fair.  So Saturday was a lost day to me.

I'm hoping to get one night this week that I won't do any blog visiting but try to get some stuff done around here.  I've got lots of posts started that need finished and links updated then there's the emails I need to respond too.  Lots to keep the blog up and going.  But, I think once I get caught up, I'll be good.  It's just going to take a lot of work to GET caught up again.  *sigh*

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
After finish beta read,
Shudder by Samantha Durante

Double Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book, I'll start listening to while at work

Finished Last Week:
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

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

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:

Author guest post by Kate SeRine - Adding Mystery to the Mix - with author giveaway!

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

Book Review:
Along Came A Spider by Kate SeRine


None this week.

Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Frances Pauli talking of Kelpies.
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Looking Forward To...
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too

This Week to Come on the Blog:

Guest post by Samantha Durante on Friday and a review of Shudder, the second book in her series.

And I'm hoping things to calm a bit so I can take a night and get some blog stuff straight and finished. *sigh*


Received Last Week:

Dogs of War: Vertigo by Frances Pauli
Goodreads Synopsis:
A modern day accountant with a level head and her feet firmly planted in ordinary reality, Genevieve doesn’t believe in past lives, demons or true love. All of which seems like a perfectly practical approach to life until the thing that killed her in WWI decides it’s time to try again… 

Genevieve Oliver doesn’t break the law. She doesn’t take risks, and she definitely doesn’t believe in anything weird. So getting pulled over for speeding on the way to pick up her new dog wasn’t exactly on her to do list. Even more surprising, the cop who shows up at her window seems familiar. She’s never seen him before, and yet, just looking at the man makes her want to cry. But Viv has her head on straight. She shakes off the encounter and heads to the dog breeder only to have an old magazine photo trigger a full blown, past life flashback. Not only do the soldiers in the picture look like her and her mysterious cop, she remembers them, a memory that holds as much danger as it does passion.

Now Viv is bouncing between two lives and being stalked by something evil in both of them. As the love story of two soldiers unfolds, her own heart opens for a man who may not even be available. Not that she has time to worry about minor details. If she can’t figure out the demon’s identity fast, Viv could lose more than just her life. She could lose everything she never believed in.

From NetGalley:
Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Goodreads Synopsis:
Jessica arrives back in town to find her best friend missing and the most powerful witch in the country is blaming her for it. But before they can move to save her, the group is attacked.

On the run, Jessica and Rourke head to the mountains. Several surprises await them, but in order to save her father they are forced to leave for New Orleans early.

Arriving on the Vampire Queen's doorstep unexpectedly, and bringing trouble on their heels, the Sects are thrown into an all out war. The vicious
skirmish ends up forcing the vamps and Jessica to fight on the same team.

The Vamp Queen ends up owing Jessica, but what Jessica doesn't realize is just how soon she'll have to cash it in...

Nothing! I did get a new shelf set though.

Free Ebooks:
Fairy Metal Thunder by J.L. Bryan
Amazon Synopsis:
Special double feature edition! For a limited time, this ebook includes both Fairy Metal Thunder and Fairy Blues (Songs of Magic, Book 1 and 2). Get both for one low price!

Fairy Metal Thunder:

A rock & roll fairy tale.

Jason Becker plays guitar in a small-town garage band called the Assorted Zebras, along with a few other kids from his school.  Unfortunately, they have no fans, no gigs, and they're going nowhere. Then Jason catches a goblin robbing his house, and he chases the little green thief to creepy old Mrs. Dullahan's overgrown back yard, where he discovers that the miniature doors in her trees lead deep into the fairy world.

Jason returns with fairy instruments that transform the band's sound into powerful, enchanting music. Soon, the Zebras are drawing huge crowds, but they discover their new gear is brimming with destructive magic they can't control. 

Their shortcut to success turns Jason and his friends into enemies of the treacherous Queen Mab, who wants to keep the fairy world secret from humans. She sends magical hunters to track them down, including one of the most dangerous horned creatures in Faerie...a small unicorn named Buttercake.

Fairy Blues:

With their enchanted instruments charming the crowds, the Assorted Zebras attract interest from record producers, and soon they're off to cut their first album and music video. Jason and his friends don't know they've just become pawns in a sinister plot by a cabal of evil fairies...

Meanwhile, Aoide and her band pursue a new strategy for regaining their stolen instruments, one that will take them into the most haunted region in Faerie.

Discover the magical world of the Songs of Magic series today!


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
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Half Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Full Share by Nathan Lowell


Blodeuedd said...

I so want the Sprunk book now

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Cold Blooded looks really cool, Melissa! I have no doubt you enjoy it and the rest of the books! :)

Greg said...

County fair sounds fun, we have the community fair coming up this week too and we'll be busy with that. Have a great week!

A Voracious Reader said...

Blood and Iron looks good. have a great week!

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Meding's book looks good, and oh lord what a messy job doing top coat..hope your week returns to normal!

Bea said...

You applied your own topcoat for the driveway? Cool!

I've really got to read Carlson some day and Fairy Metal Thunder looks interesting.


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Blodeuedd, I'm right there with you! :D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh thank you Kara-karina. I've so enjoyed Amanda Carlson's series thus far. :) Hope you have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Greg. It was more for the kiddo, but it was nice to wonder around it. :) Have a great time at your community fair! :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Voracious Reader, Glad you like the looks of Blood and Iron. :) Thank you! Have a great week.!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Kimba! I need to get back to Medings books. I loved the first two. :) Have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

LOL Yea Bea. My husbands back was to bad, so I got the job of squeegeeing the top on. Took us about 4 hours to do it. It's a big driveway. lol.

Hope you have a great week.

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I didn't even know you had to top coat black top learn something new everyday! Lol, I hope you get the chance to read and relax soon! I've really got to try out the first book in Carlson' series.

Thank you for dropping by!

Berls said...

The cover of Fairy Metal Thunder is so different, it as me curious. Looks like you picked up some good books this week :-) good luck getting caught up, I know it's a lot of work!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Lauren B said...

So looking forward to Magic Rises

Thanks for stopping by The Hottie Harem

Melliane said...

I loved Cold blooded and Magic rises! 2 awesome books! Happy reading!

Victoria Hooper said...

Catching up can be really hard can't it? I'm sure you'll get there soon though! Great looking books this week, Cold Blooded looks really good, and Fairy Metal Thunder sounds crazy but fun! :-) Hope you enjoy and have a super week!

Unknown said...

Hope you enjoy the new books. :)

Becki @ The Flutterby Room said...

It looks like you've got three great books this week. I hope you enjoy them. I also hope you had fun at the Country Fair, and that you manage to find the time to catch up with everything.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

Enjoy your new books, and I hope you find that quiet evening this week! I completely understand about trying to catch up; I'm way behind on returning visits from Sunday because this vacation is proving to be so busy! Thank you for coming by on Sunday!.