Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday Post #37

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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Well, I'm a little slow at reading this week. Even writing, which is about to make my head explode. But that's what happens in the holiday season, I guess. Am I ready for the big day to come? Yes and no. I am to spend with family and friends, but no in the way of preparations. But, then again, I don't think we are ever 100% ready. ;)

How have you been fairing this fine season? Hope you are doing well and enjoying your reads.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Digital Magic by Philippa Ballantine

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)


Finished Last Weeks:
Nothing finished.

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Tales of the Children by P.G. Holyfield (in audiobook while at work) An Anthology collection in the setting of Land of Caern.
Tales from the Archivves, Vol 2 #12 - The Taniwha of Ana Cove by Lewis Hoban (audio while at work)
The Princess and the Coffee Bean by Katherina Bordet (a short story in her Coffee Legacy world)

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Last Week on the Blog:



Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Exclusive Cover Reveal:  Selene by Lilith Saintcrow





Posts:
NaNoWriMo 2013 - WINNER!
Just for Thought: A Few Changes & What do you like here at My World...?

Reviews:
GIVEAWAYS:
Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson


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:


So many reviews in the wings for you all! I have two more on their way...
Into Destiny by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
The Quill & The Crow by Lilith Saintcrow

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Received Last Week:


Review:
Knight Shift by Krista D. Ball
Goodreads Synopsis:
After a lifetime of running away from spirits, Rachel Mills finds herself chasing them. Someone or something is harassing Manny O'Toole, a local teenage spellcaster. 

To complicate things, a mysterious man arrives in town. So naturally Rachel has to find out who and what he really is. Provided she can sneak away from Mrs. Saunders, her 93 year old neighbour, a local senior and troublemaker. 

On top of it all, Rachel’s made a decision about Jeremy, the secret love of her life. It’s time to have a chat.

Highsong by Laura Jennings
Goodreads Synopsis:
A young dolphin and her human ward discover they are the only defense against a massive alien onslaught.

Risen by Laura Jennings
Goodreads Synopsis:
Nearly two years after surviving the incident on Ptaal, the unique psychic abilities of Harp Hess and his dolphin companion Sia have captured the attention of the Ninth Democracy. Isolated from his mother and trained at a secret facility to battle the alien threat of the Viciss, Harp is reluctantly on route to his first real battle. 

But an ambush leaves Harp and Sia stranded, in the company of a ragtag militia desperate to save a doomed planet. As Harp struggles to form an uneasy alliance, Sia realizes this time, their greatest enemy may come from within ...


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:



Free Ebooks:


Free Audio Books/Stories:
Tales from the Archives, Vol 2 #12 - The Taniwha of Ana Cove by Lewis Hoban

The Princess and the Coffee Bean by Katherina Bordet

The Secret World Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey

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Reviews in the Works:

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
Owners Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
Ravenwood by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
The Coffee Legacy by Katharine Bordet - a podcast reading of the book
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens (in audiobook while at work)
Marco and The Red Granny by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Into Destiny by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart
Seducing Her Rival by Seleste deLaney
Heaven by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Hell by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Earth by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
Wasteland by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
War by Mur Lafferty (in audiobook while at work)
The Quill & The Crow by Lilith Saintcrow
Hapax by K.T. Bryski (in audiobook while at work)
Murder At Avedon Hill by P.G. Holyfield (in audiobook while at work)
Earth Girls Are Difficult by Frances Pauli (in audiobook while at work)
Tales of the Children by P.G. Holyfield (in audiobook while at work) An Anthology collection in the setting of Land of Caern.
Tales from the Archives, Vol 2 #12 - The Taniwha of Ana Cove by Lewis Hoban (audio while at work)

The Princess and the Coffee Bean by Katherina Bordet (a short story in her Coffee Legacy world)

28 comments:

  1. Wow you have a lot of reviews in the works! Kudos! I believe I'm scheduled to February on mine. :) And no I'm not quite ready for the big day either! Last minute presents to buy. SO MANY presents to wrap. And then ingredients that need to be bought and cooking started. Oh boy! Have a great week!

    SP
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Sandy Farmer, it's crazy how we can suddenly get ahead with reviews and behind too. Oh, the day is coming waaaay to fast for me. lol. Do hope you have a great holiday!

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  2. Xmas time oh xmas time, it is almost xmas time

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    1. Oooooh, stop BLodeuedd! I don't want it to be so close yet. lol.

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  3. I am reading Cursed by Destiny now and Squee!! I still need to finish Christmas shopping and that will happen this week, then next weekend baking, baking, baking!

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    1. lol. I guess you are enjoying it then Kimba. Do have a great week and have fun baking!

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  4. I have a ton of reviews to write, too. And still more books to read by the time the New Year rings in. Plus, Christmas. :) Have a great week!

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    1. Oh A Voracious Reader, I've become raaather behind in reading. I need a weekend of nothing so I can sit around and read.lol. Have a great week.

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  5. My reading has slowed down too, thanks to the holiday stuff. It's coming up fast too, feels weird that its almost Christmas already.

    Nice review of The Shambling Guide to NYC, I think I'll be getting that one, it just looks fun.

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    1. Greg, that's the only problem with holidays, such stress on the schedule. It's hard to believe it's almost here.

      And thank you. I do hope you enjoy The Shambling Guide to NYC. :) It was a fun read.

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  6. Oh nice! Those are all new to me! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica @ a GREAT Read, and love sharing new books. :) Have a great week!

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  7. I am almost done shopping, still have to wrap and then write cards.

    The Shambling Guide to New York City looks funny. Good luck with all your reading.

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    1. Oh Bea, I have 2 more cards to write, and lots of wrapping and shopping left. *sigh* I'm a last minute person I guess. lol.

      Oh the Shambling Guide to NYC was a fun read. Thank you!

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  8. I'm done with my shopping (I think!), but have lots of other things to do! I have to just come to a decision that what get's done is fine...otherwise I end up not enjoying these wonderful days!

    Enjoy your reading this week!

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    1. Oh Readerholicnotes, good for you! Glad you are done fairing the crowds. :D I still have some to do, but that will be after pay day. Have a great week!

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  9. Ugh, hope you get back into the reading/writing swing of things. I've fallen behind on writing reviews, because all I want to do it read! :) Have a great week!

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    1. Christy @ Love of Books, Yea, the holidays drew me up short on everything. Now I'm trying to get caught up and back in the groove. :)

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  10. I always feel unprepared for the holidays haha. Oooh looks like you have some interesting books! Hope you have an awesome week! Thanks for sharing & stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. Thanks Cyn. It was a rough preparation for holidays this year. lol. :)

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  11. The Princess and the Coffee Bean sounds fun :)

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    1. Sheila (Bookjourney) Hi! Oh, The Princess and the Coffee Bean was adorable. :) And the story set in the same world is lovely. You can check it out and listen to them for free. :) Thank you!

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  12. Wow! You are rocking those reviews. Can't wait to see them. :)

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    1. Melissa (B&T) They really have stacked up. *sigh* I don't usually have that many. I could take time off and have reviews to post. lol.

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  13. Wow love your book haul :D I'm not doing much this Christmas break... all I do all day is read and surf the net :D
    Have a great week :D

    Here's my My Sunday Post.

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    1. BooksKeepMeSane, lol. Yea, wish I could just read and read. lol. Thank you.

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  14. oooh, I didn't know about Selene! Will look it up immediately :) Enjoy all, sweetheart!

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    1. Karina, hope you like what you find with Selene. :) I'm going to have to get it. :)

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