Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Post #42

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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Another week past...and this weekend I've realized...I need to get more active. All I've done is lounge around the house. Of course I did a bit of cleaning, but mostly I did nothing. I wasted a perfectly good weekend with a list of things to do (must do) a mile long. *sigh* I'm going to blame it on the weather. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. So, I need to turn over a new leaf here, and that's going to be hard to do.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
Flash in the Can by Danielle Ackley-McPhail (audio book)

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:
The Girl of Hrusch Avenue by Brian McClellan
Risen by Laura Jennings
Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells



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

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Last Week on the Blog:



Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Evolution: ANGEL by S. A. Huchton
(This is the sexy superheroes I keep going on about. So much love...)
Click the link to read the description and prologue.


(all new story & series!)


Posts:
Interview with Author Rachel Neumeier.

Reviews:
GIVEAWAYS:



Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Danielle Ackley-McPhail on Redcaps.
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!
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This Week to Come on the Blog:


Mythical Monday This week will be Goblins! (Mon)

Book Review Risen (Wed)
Book Review The Coffee Legacy (Thurs)


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Received Last Weeks:


Review:
Evolution: ANGEL by S. A. Huchton
Goodreads Syonpsis:
Candace Bristol has always been obsessed with comic books, but in a world where the nightly news often mirrors these inked stories, her dreams of becoming a real superhero could actually come true. After being rescued by members of the government’s AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution (ANGEL) Project four years ago, getting recruited for this elite team is all she's wanted.

Now 18, she's finally reached her goal after years of study and physical training, but little could have prepared her for life as a genetic experiment. As though coming to terms with her new ability to manipulate water isn't tough enough, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her fellow recruits. 

With genetic alteration, the threat of physical and mental instability hangs over every superhero like a shadow. When one of their own tumbles over the edge of madness, Candace will have to choose between protecting the world, and saving the one who holds her heart.

From NetGalley:
Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine
Goodreads Synopsis:
You reap what you sow...

Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one's bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority's lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that's the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he's finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess "Red" Little. 

Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there's a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate's transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales--and Tess--forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate's love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath. . .


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
These 3 books came from John Mierau along with the purchase of Walk the Fire anthology:
Subversion by John Mierau
Goodreads Synopsis:
Spies, soldiers, thieves and aliens. All caught in a power play between corporations and governments to control the future of our world. A future where humanity isn't the only player, and the lines aren’t as clear as you think. 

Welcome to Enemy Lines. 

In a near future, something has arrived. In the asteroid belt, a secret outpost of humanity must withstand a test they are not prepared for... or all humanity will burn. 

Subversion. Book One in a new thriller/space opera series ENEMY LINES, that pits mankind against a coming reckoning at alien hands...if we can survive our own eternal greed.

Infiltration by John Mierau
Goodreads Synopsis:
Spies, soldiers, thieves and aliens. All caught in a power play between corporations and governments to control the future of our world. A future where humanity isn't the only player, and the lines aren’t as clear as you think.

Welcome to Enemy Lines.

A secret outpost of humanity has barely survived an attack by beings from another world. Now their leader has followed the last of the invaders to Earth. He must discover and stop the invader's plan..or all of humanity will burn.

The second in the thriller/space opera series ENEMY LINES pits man against a coming reckoning at alien hands...if we can survive our own eternal greed.

Retaliation by John Mierau
Goodreads Synopsis:
Jonah Harwood is a human who has lived offworld for decades. Now he is both hunter and hunted when he returns to Earth to protect the secret of his people: the Wrights. Dedicated to advancing the human race to defend itself against an alien invasion they know is coming. 

The Wrights were infiltrated and attacked. Their numbers decimated, their secrets stolen. Jonah must find the sole grey-skinned creature that survived attacking the Wrights, before he can reveal their existence. 

FBI agent Sarah Fuller has been drafted by Division 10, a secretive government agency to capture Jonah and his grey-skinned quarry. Now she is learning the truth about visitors from beyond the stars and about Typhon Systemwide, the corrupt corporation infiltrating the US government to steal the extraterrestrial's technology. 

Spies, soldiers, thieves and aliens. All caught in a power play to control the future of our world. A future where humanity isn't the only player, and the lines aren’t as clear as you think. 

Welcome to Enemy Lines. 

The third in the thriller/space opera series ENEMY LINES pits man against a coming reckoning at alien hands...if we can survive our own eternal greed.


Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells
Goodreads Synopsis:
Halloween in New Orleans is usually a treat. But for Sabina Kane and the rest of Team Awesome, this year's celebration has its share of nasty tricks. When Brooks's new waitress goes missing, the Changeling asks Sabina to help him find her.

The problem? The missing mage is one of Adam Lazaru's old flames, and having her show up in their lives is giving Sabina heartburn. Plus saving her may also threaten the fragile peace Sabina's achieved for the Dark Races. Luckily for Adam's ex—but unlucky for her kidnappers—Sabina Kane isn't easily spooked.

Meridian Six by Jaye Wells
Goodreads Synopsis:
Meridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother's final words that have haunted her: 

Red means life.

In the years since her mother's death, she has been used as both a propaganda tool and a blood slave by the Troika. She's withstood their indignities because the alternative meant bleeding out in a blood camp. But their abuses finally go too far, and she decides to run towards freedom and her mother's red light.

On the other side, she finds the Sisters of Crimson. They help her just as her mother promised, but they also hand her to the human rebels. The vampires used her famous name to keep human slaves biddable, but now the humans want to use it inspire a revolution.

When the world is at war, freedom is a luxury paid for with blood.

Mythical by William Petersen
Goodreads Syonpsis:
AN URBAN FANTASY SHORT

-Marcus is venturing out of his permanent shelter to check the day's traps and possibly hunt seals on the ice, when he discovers a nearly dead, young female whale researcher out on the ice alone and unconscious. After bringing her back from the frozen brink, she reveals some disturbing details of an armed takeover of her research facility, sounding like the earmarks of a terrorist attack, though nothing up here was of any strategic or political value.

Upon inspecting the scene for himself, Marcus uncovers an ongoing struggle that has lasted for thousands of years, much worse than any terror plot, holding mankind's future in the balance. With time running out, limited resources and only a frozen stranger to help, he must stop a terrible bloodline of ancient tyrants and evil men bent on world domination and total destruction, before they kill the last magical creatures on Earth.-


Free Ebooks:
This was my pick as the publisher was giving away 1 free book at their site. There is only 5 days left to enter. In the comment section, leave what book and what eformat you need. Check out ALL their amazing titles first at The Zharmae Publishing Press
Shrouded by Frances Pauli
Goodreads Synopsis:
Vashia’s father is the planetary governor. Unfortunately, he’s also a complete bastard. When he promises her to his lackey, Jarn, she panics. On the run in the nastiest corner of the galaxy, Vashia seizes her one chance at escape and signs on as a bride candidate for the elusive race of aliens known as the Shrouded, unaware that she very well may be chosen as the next Queen of Shroud

Of the seven, volatile Shrouded princes, Dolfan may be the only one that doesn't covet the throne. So the last thing he expects to find in the future queen is the woman of his dreams. If he wants Vashia, he must accept the throne as well. Unfortunately, his long-time rival has the same idea. Now, only the planet’s sacred crystal can decide their fates, but what happens when the right woman is paired with the wrong man? And when Jarn comes after what was promised to him?

Free Audio Books/Stories:
The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan
Goodreads Synopsis:
WHO WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult choices will need to be made, and in the end those who laugh last do so because they are the only ones to survive.

This is a standalone short story of 7,200 words, originally published in the Unfettered anthology. No prior knowledge of The Riyria Revelations or The Riyria Chronicles is required to enjoy it to its fullest, making this a perfect introduction for new readers or a chance for Riyria veterans to spend a little more time with old friends. The Jester is a story of adventure, bonds of friendship, and a recognition that the choices we make dictates the future we find.
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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.
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
Hope's End by Brian McClellan
The Secret World Chronicle: The Hunt by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
The Girl of Hrusch Avenue by Brian McClellan
Risen by Laura Jennings
Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells

18 comments:

  1. I love SeRine, and with the cold weather I have been lounging by the fire..and yep cleaning is the extent of my exercise..but it is too cold and windy to go out! Have a lovely week:)

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    1. Kimba, I do love SeRine's work as well. And sounds as you've been doing the same as me. lol. I don't want to think in this weather. Hope you have a lovely week!

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  2. I know what you mean, I mostly wasted this weekend too

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    1. Oh Blodeuedd, so glad I wasn't the only one. I feel terrible as there is so much to do, but...just can't be helped sometimes.

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  3. Lots of new reads, Melissa! :) Hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. Thank you Kara! I look forward to them all, now if only I had time to read ALL the words. ;D Have a great week.

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  4. Oh nice! I loved Rusted Veins! Such a nice little story to check in on Sabina and her crew! Loved it! Haven't gotten to Meridian Six but sounds like a cool read! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Jessica @ a GREAT read, I had to read Rusted Vein this past week. Couldn't wait. lol. I do enjoy Sabina and crew. :) Glad you enjoyed it too. Have a great week.

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  5. Cleaning is the extent of my exercise too. :( Maybe in the spring we'll get more active.

    Happy reading!

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    1. Bea, it's terrible with this winter season this year. I'm hoping the schedule will ease up so at the end of the month & I can try to do something.

      Happy Reading. :)

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  6. Oh I'm curious about the Jaye Wells books, I can't wait to see what you think about them. And I'm impatient to get into the Kate serine novella! happy reading!

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    1. Melliane, I think if you enjoyed Zara you'll enjoy Sabina in Jaye Well's books. :) I really loved Sabina. She's one hard cookie, that's for sure. :)

      And yes, I'm picking up Kate's book next, I can't wait any longer! LOL!

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  7. Oooh Rusted Veins looks interesting. happy reading.

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    1. Jennifer Bielman, it was good. Sabina has grown so much in this series and you really see it here. :) Nice to be all the characters again too. :)

      Have a great week!

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  8. I hope to be looking at God save the Queen this week. I'm in two minds about it as I hate steampunk but I'm hoping it is more towards UF...Enjoy your books! Not sure HOW you get time to read with such busy weeks! *grins*

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    1. Chucklesthescot,

      I say pick up God Save the Queen. I truthfully don't see why people were classifying it as steampunk. In my opinion, it's UF. There are cars and such, but nothing like the steampunk I've read. So don't let the steampunk comments scare you. :) And thank you. It's hard with all the running kid around, but sometimes the time is found. :)

      Have a great week!

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  9. It looks like you're going to be busy with reads for a while, huh? ;) Hope you find the time to enjoy them all!!

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