Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Post #29

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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And I can't seem to get moving as fast I as I want to be. *sigh* Life is a bummer on reading. But, I'll get there some day...right? I still have lots of things I wanted to get done before end of September, and it's not happening. I ended up sleeping most of Saturday away, thank you sinuses. NOT! Oh well, I'll try hard this week too...

We'll see what happens.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

The Coffee Legacy by Katharine Bordet - a podcast reading of the book, I'll start listening to while at work

Finished Last Week:
Crossline by Russ Colchamiro

Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty - a podcast reading of the book, I'll start listening to while at work
Ravenwood by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book, I'll start listening to while at work

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:


Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Labyrinth of Stars by Marjorie M. Liu



Guest Posts:


Reviews:
Book Review:
The Rose and The Thorn by Michael J. Sullivan


Dragonsoul by Philippa Ballantine


GIVEAWAYS:

One Digital copy of Vengeance Borne by Amanda Bonilla, ends 9/29/13


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday
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:

I have one review scheduled that will be like a mini hop with two other blogs.

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Received Last Week:


Review:



Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:



Free Ebooks:
Forgotten by Frances Pauli
Amazon Synopsis:
*A stand-alone Kingdoms Gone story*
Two women on opposite ends of time. Between them is the war that will change their world forever... 

Payne lives a cursed life. Her touch brings death, and her memory is damaged. She has only an aging mage for company, and he could easily be her enemy. When a stranger tears her away from her temple's safety, she finds the world outside just as empty of answers. Who can she believe and who, if anyone, can break her curse and free her from a life that is rapidly slipping toward darkness and destruction?


Farine has been blessed with everything she's ever desired. Her father is the king, her friends surround her and her life seems perfect. Until a strange User dares her to look into the unicorn's eye, and the veil of illusion is lifted. Now her father's perfect kingdom shows its true colors. The walls are crumbling and the enemies no one believed they had are marching for the gates. As the Kingdoms fall, Farine must choose between trusting her old friends, or her newly awakened heart.


One woman living on the eve of the Final War and one dwelling in the aftermath. Only by untangling their destinies will they find the answer that could save them both.



Dragonslayer Stories by Resa Nelson
Amazon Synopsis:
Years before Resa Nelson wrote her 4-book Dragonslayer series (The Dragonslayer’s Sword, The Iron Maiden, The Stone of Darkness, and The Dragon’s Egg), she wrote two short stories that were published in Science Fiction Age magazine. These are her Dragonslayer short stories, both of which were recommended for the Nebula Award. (Appropriate for adults and teens, ages 14 and up.)

In "The Dragonslayer’s Sword", Astrid the blacksmith struggles to choose between protecting herself from a new dragonslayer’s unwelcome advances and the necessity of keeping his weapons in good shape so he can protect her village from dragons. Her fellow villagers believe the previous dragonslayer has been killed by a dragon, but Astrid knows the real reason he’s gone missing and this knowledge haunts her.

In "The Silver Shoes", Astrid is surprised by a visit from Lenore, a newcomer who acts as if the village’s customs and laws don’t apply to her, leaving her friendless. But when asking Astrid to make a pair of silver shoes for her, Lenore reveals her disturbing past and the true meaning of her request for these shoes.


Passion's Sacred Dance by Juli D. Revezzo
Goodreads Synopsis:
Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise--but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help--even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.

If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron's budding love might only complicate things.

The Reluctant Amazon by Sandy James
Goodreads Synopsis:
The last thing Rebecca Massee expects on her wedding day is to go from jilted kindergarten teacher to Amazonian Earth warrior. But when she causes an earthquake after her groom says I don’t, she discovers that not only does she possess incredible powers, she is one of four lost chosen sisters who must fight to keep humanity safe from rogue gods and demons. Luckily she has help: ruggedly handsome Scottish warrior Artair MacKay, her protector and teacher.

An immortal, Artair has trained countless warriors for more than four hundred years. He understands Rebecca’s confusion at the new world she’s been thrust into and worries she is too emotionally vulnerable, but that doesn’t stop his growing feelings for the beautiful and fearless woman. 

When an evil force threatens to destroy the Amazons, Rebecca must claim her full powers--but they come at a cost. Can she sacrifice the man she loves if it means saving the world?

The Babel Codex (Rogue Angel #43.5) by Alex Archer
Goodreads Synopsis:
In this electrifying new novella, heroine Annja Creed uncovers yet another one of history's monsters.

From the Old Testament comes a new danger...

Fighting skeletons in Addis Ababa isn't in Annja's contract. Especially when they're "entertainment" rigged by an obnoxious radio DJ during the filming of the TV show she hosts, Chasing History's Monsters. But the accidental discovery of an ancient clay brick turns the prank into deadly peril for the intrepid archaeologist.

If Annja's hunch is right, the brick is merely the first key to a greater discovery: the Tower of Babel. Now, with Joan of Arc's sword in hand and killers at her heels, she must race across the Middle East to unravel the puzzle first. Enemies and allies will face off against each other - and themselves. To survive, Annja will have to defeat them all...because in the end there can be only one winner.

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Reviews in the Works:

Into Darkness by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
Half Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Full Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Double Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Captain's Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Into Chaos by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Cold Blooded by Amanda Carlson
Owners Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Crossline by Russ Colchamiro
Playing for Keeps by Mur Lafferty - a podcast reading of the book

8 comments:

  1. Aww, sinus infections suck the life out of you, hope you feel better! Lovely haul this week!

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  2. Sinus infections are miserable. :( I hope you eel better soon.

    Happy reading :)

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  3. Hate sinus infections! Hope you have a great week!

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  4. so nice! I'm really curious about your reviews. Happy reading!

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  5. The Reluctant Amazon has a gorgeous cover! I think this is going to wishlist!

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