Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Post #41

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.


And it's Sunday. Superbowl Sunday at that. This week seemed to drag, yet go so fast when I had free time. Oh well, that's life.

I've noticed I have a rotating weekend thing going. I can't seem to find a blend of what to do, so I go to an extreme each weekend. First, I write. I spend lots of time with documents open. Next, I read. I read all weekend, don't move just read. Last, I fix up the blog. Yep, write all the reviews of the books I'd read and link everything as need be and blah, blah. I can't seem to be one to blend it all together in a weekend. I wish I could. lol. This weekend was the blogging weekend. Hoping next weekend will be the writing weekend as I seem to really be picking up the pace with the story I'm working on.

This week, I have a few novella's I'd like to pick up and get through. They are ones I've been looking forward too.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
I haven't started these 3 yet but will be reading:
The Girl of Hrusch Avenue by Brian McClellan
Risen by Laura Jennings

AND have been reading as chapters come up:
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron (2 chapters a week for free on her site!)

Current Podcast Book Listen:

The Secret World Chronicle: World Well Lost by Mercees Lackey,Steve Libby, Cody Martin, & Dennis Lee

Finished Last Weeks:
Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Still working on the next Secret World Chronicles book.


Last Week on the Blog:

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

Author KT Bryski guest posts as I so had to have her by for this topic when I listened to her book:
An Unlikely Combination: Developing Hapax


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Donna Cook of the gift of the phoenix.
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:

Mythical Monday This week will be Redcaps! (Mon)

Book Review Conning for Keeps (Wed)
Cover Reveal for the 1st sexy superheroes I so love. (Thurs)

Audio Podcast Review: Tales from the Archives Vol II: The Taniwha of Ana Cove (Fri)


Received Last Weeks:

So, I backed off on purchasing books. Okay, cold turkey last week. lol. I've got a few bucks left on my gift cards and there are a few ebooks novellas I'm wanting to read. I'll pick those up this week. :)


Free Ebooks:

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)
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)
The Secret World Chronicle: Invasion by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
All of Us Were Sophie by Resa Nelson
Conning for Keeps by Seleste deLaney
Hope's End by Brian McClellan
The Secret World Chronicle: The Hunt by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier


  1. Cold Turkey..*shivers* good for you my friend! Have an awesome week. I get in moods over the weekend too. I do try to unplug at least one weekend a month

    1. LOL! Kimba, it's hard to go cold Turkey. I did purchase a few books today for this week. :D Thank you! Have a great week.

  2. Well, at least you didn't add to the TBR mountain! While it can be sad sometimes, it can be nice too. Definitely rings of "bittersweet"! I ended up adding 4 books to my TBR pile and next week will likely see a few more additions too!

    Happy Reading this week!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. Jessica @ a GREAT read, yes bittersweet. I love adding to the stack, but get anxious about it as same time. lol. Thank you and have a great week!

  3. Sometimes it's good to go cold turkey, Melissa! Hope you enjoy shopping for books next week! :) *hugs*

    1. Kara Karina, it's hard to ween off books. I just want to keep purchasing. lol. Have a great week. :)

  4. Good for you for backing off on buying books! Not that I don't love getting new books, but like you, I'm finding my TBR piles (real-world and virtual) a bit mountainous.

    As for the rotating weekends thing - hey, if it works for you... I find I go on binges, too. I'll spend hours or a whole afternoon and evening just answering comments and returning visits, or working on posts, or doing some other project, rather than sharing my time between all the things I want to do.

    1. Thank you Lark. But...I think I made up for the lack of buying last week, this week. lol. Oh these piles are terribly scary!

      I seem to get in one mind set and binge all weekend with it. I just can't seem to be able to diverse in thinking. Oh commenting can take some time when I get behind.

      Well, have a great week!

  5. No new books? Good for you and good luck!

  6. It's good to go cold turkey every now and again, so we can catch up on our TBR piles. I've been on a book buying ban for awhile now, but keep falling off the wagon. Oops! Then I climb back on, as I'm determined to whittle my TBR mountain down to a manageable hill!

    I'm still trying to find a system that works for me, but it sounds like your weekend rotations are working for you. I'm experimenting with a countdown alarm on my laptop, and giving myself a certain timeframe to work on one project at a time. Still a work in progress, but it's promising!

    Good luck! :)

    1. lol. Yes Alexia, it's hard with a mountain tbr pile. I start to get anxious of what to read and not reading enough. lol.

      I might have to try the countdown clock. But my mind seems to be stuck in one mindset and doesn't rotate well, but I'll have to try that. Oh well. We'll see what ends up being more productive for me. :)

      Have a great week!


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