Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Post #39

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.


Another week has passed us by. Hope those returning to a full week of work had a good one. And for anyone in the north that experienced the Polar Vortex, hope you stayed safe and warm. We did, and it was an experience with the temperatures that fridg-ed!

No, I didn't get any days off with kiddo and the cold. But the office was chilly. So I'm still behind in my works, but I'm starting to think that is a normal thing for me anymore. lol.

The weekend is over half way over and I could go for more. I took the last few days of the week to try and write instead of worrying about reading. Ha! That's funny. I didn't get any further than I normally do.

BUT!!! I'm going to be entering in a 500 word short with Start Publishing. They are going to have open voting for the best 5 shorts they get. There's no guarantee I'll be in the top 5, but I hope you check them out when they are posted. And if I do make the top 5... well, I'll let ya know. ;)

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
I am going through a read for a friend.
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron (2 chapters a week for free on her site!)

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Work is so busy right now, no listening happening.

Finished Last Weeks:
All of Us Were Sophie by Resa Nelson

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


Last Week on the Blog:

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

At Challenged Writers blog I posted with Jackie our December writing updates.

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Knight Shift by Krista D. Ball

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:
None this week, but Mama Bitchstress has some awesome reviews in the wings for us.


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday
Teaser Tuesday
Who? What? Where? Wend.
Throwback Thursday
Looking Forward To...
Freebies and Deals, on Nook too -- LOADS of Sci Fi Romance reads for free, and much more too!

This Week to Come on the Blog:

An Awesome week ahead for you!

I'm starting Mythical Monday posts again. The holidays are past and life is reverting to normal again. We will start with Sherry Soule this week.

A review of YA Paranormal story WALKER by Michelle Flick (Thursday)
An interview with author Michelle Flick. (Thursday)


Received Last Weeks:

The World Below by Mike Phillips  (When I have time!)
Goodreads Synopsis:
In ancient times, magical creatures inhabited the earth. They lived on mountaintops, in trees, at the bottom of lakes and rivers. But that was long ago, before the human race declared war on the creatures they feared and hated. Now the enchanted peoples are all but gone. Those few that remain fear being stretched out on an examination table in some secret, governmental facility. The only place they can hide from the ever increasing number of satellites and smart phones is in the World Below. 

Mitch Hardy is going through a hard time in his life. In his early twenties, he was working his way through college when he suffered an accident that left him flat broke and physically deformed. When Mitch decides to make a fresh start in a new town, things start looking up. He finds a place to live, a decent job, good friends. He even meets a nice girl. Unknown to Mitch, his new girlfriend is one of the Elder Race, what some call the Faerie Folk. Mitch doesn’t know that Elizabeth is looking for a father she never knew. The key to finding him is somehow tied up with the mysterious Blade of Caro. Desperate, she steals the Blade from its protector, the despotic ruler of the World Below, the Dragon of Worms, Baron Finkbeiner. When Elizabeth is kidnapped by the Baron, Mitch is pulled into a world or magic and monsters he never imagined.


Free Ebooks:
Hope's Decree by Angela McPherson
Goodreads Synopsis:
When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.

Until Blain Heros enrolled.

He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…

Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

Free Audio Books/Stories:


Reviews to Come:

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell - a podcast reading of the book
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)
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)
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)
Digital Magic by Philippa Ballantine
The Princess and the Coffee Bean by Katherina Bordet (a short story in her Coffee Legacy world)
Walker by Michelle Flick
Highsong by Laura Jennings
The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
All of Us Were Sophie by Resa Nelson


  1. I hope you stay warm, Melissa, and enjoy your reads! *hugs*

  2. Good luck with your 500 word story! *crosses fingers*

    I'm staying away from your review of Knight Shift until I finish reading it but then I'll be back. :D

    We had the polar vortex up in New England and sadly, work was open. Brrrrrr.

  3. LOL the Polar vortex sucked! Good luck with the writing my friend and have a lovely week!

  4. Good riddance to the polar vortex! And good luck with the short story contest, hope you have a lot of fun.

  5. OOh nice! Those are totally new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Thank you Jessica @ a GREAT read. :) Glad to share new books with you. :)

  6. Good luck on the contest! Have a great week! :)

  7. Bea, thank you. lol. I understand about the review for Knight Shift. :D Yea, work was open here too. :( Bummer. We should have snow days like kids do with school. lol


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