Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Post #43

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 another week done. *Phew* Hard to believe! These evenings are going to fast and the work day not fast enough. I did take Friday off to go to the pub and write. Which was nice. I rounded out Friday with just over 4000 words. Good.

I do have to apologize. My days are running short on time lately and I've not gotten back to commenting to your comments here. I'm sorry. I'll get to those, but it'll be delayed. I'm hoping things will calm around here some soon. Remember, *hoping*.

This week...I don't know what will come to pass. We'll have to wait and see. :)

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Evolution: ANGEL by S.A. Huchton

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:
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
Haunted by Amanda Bonilla
Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine

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)


The Coffee Legacy by Katharina Bordet

Risen by Laura Jennings

Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Mike Phillips on Goblins.

Throwback Thursday


This Week to Come on the Blog:

Mythical Monday This week will be biata! (Mon)

Book Review Digital Magic by Philippa Ballantine (Wed)
Book Review Murder on Avedon Hill by P.G. Holyfield (Thurs)


Received Last Weeks:

Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty
Goodreads Synopsis:
Could you find a museum for a monster?
Or a jazz bar for a jabberwock?

Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too—her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success ofThe Shambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.

Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?

Wrong Bed, Right Guy by Katee Robert
Goodreads Synopsis:
Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right...

Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she’s been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he’s completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother’s matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss’s bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.

Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started. Though her holier-than-thou attitude puts a serious damper on his mood, Gabe’s never been one to give up on something he wants. And he wants Elle. But does a man who lives on the dark side really have a chance with a proper lady?

Free Ebooks:
Wothlondia Rising by Gary F. Vanucci
Goodreads Synopsis:
Wothlondia Rising: The Anthology is a collection of prequels that launches the Beginnings series in the Realm of Ashenclaw. The events covered in this collection are intended to introduce you to these characters and give insight into their pasts, their motivations and the distinctive events that place them on their destined paths to become the heroes they were born to be, such as…

Distant Familiarity is the tale of three legendary figures in the history of Wothlondia, who are attempting to recover an ancient evil that was stolen away from them. Tiyarnon the High Priest, Rolin Hardbeard and Nimaira Silvershade set out to recover the artifact that has forever altered their former companion Sadreth, twisting him into something altogether evil. Can these ancient heroes find and recover the item before it is reunited with its former host? 

A Rose in Bloom recounts the thrilling events of a young Rose Thorne, not yet a woman, who is trying to find her way in the city of Oakhaven. Orphaned and discarded, she finds refuge in a kind madam at a local brothel and eventually meets a man who is more than she bargains for.... 

Maturation Process is the telling tale of the high elf, Elec Stormwhisper, who lives in the overbearing shadow of his father, Keryth. Treated as an outcast and feeling alienated from his own people, he exiles himself for a decade, finding a friend in a strange place and begins to accept his own unique destiny. Will this young and inexperienced elf ever find his true calling? 

Tears of Blood is the amazing recount of the attacks on the region of Stonehill by the ancient and malevolent undead that are known as Blood Rot Zombies! Saeunn and the barbarians of both Chansuk and Greymoors must find a way to stop the undead infestation before they spread their miasma all across the face of Wothlondia! It is a tale that will forever change the young barbarian woman in more ways than one... 

Strength of Faith is a tale that places a young acolyte of The Shimmering One, Garius Forge, on a path that tests his spirituality and also places him face to face with a demonic presence that has the power to alter the face of Wothlondia forever! Will his reverence and devotion to his deity be enough to overcome this horrible demon? 

Reflections is an exploration into the true classifications of self-image. This short and sweet tale tells of the half-ogre barbarian, Orngoth, who begins to realize the true picture of what he is and where he comes from. During a raid with his ogre barbarian kin--the Ironskulls--Orngoth has an impromptu meeting that could forever change his own destiny. Will he see his true self in time or will he continue down the path of reckless endangerment?

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
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 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
Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells
God Save the Queen by Kate Locke
Haunted by Amanda Bonilla
Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine


  1. Nice new reads, Melissa! I hope you enjoy them all and glad you took a day off to do some writing :)

    1. Hey Kara Karina, Thank you. :) It was nice to do. Very relaxing to take a day off for myself. :) Have a great week!

  2. I hope you will have a good week Melissa :) And write more :D

    1. Thank you Blodeuedd. I think the schedule will change a bit this week, so hoping to relax some. And maybe start exercising again too. And write. ;) Thank you.

  3. Ooh nice! Those are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. Thank you Jessica @ a GREAT read. I'm really looking forward to reading them all. :)

  4. The Ghost Train to New Orleans looks good; nice haul. Enjoy!

    1. Bea, I so enjoyed the first book by Mur. I think I'll have to dive into The Ghost Train to New Orleans after my current read. :)

  5. Yeah work days never go fast enough... reading or writing time of course does! I liked the Mythical Monday post on goblins by Mike Phillips- sounds like a fun book!

    1. It's terrible Greg. I wish the work days were the fast part. *sigh* So glad you enjoyed the Mythical Monday with Goblins. It was so cool sounding. I'll have to give Mike's book a try. :) Thank you!

  6. oh my long week ahead planned! Interesting new books, hope you enjoy them all.

    1. Lily B. Thank you. :) I'm excited for these new reads. Have a great week!

  7. Greg, boy that's the truth about work and fun times. It's totally not fair. lol. Oh so glad you enjoyed the Goblins. I thought it sounded awesome when I read it. I look forward to trying the book. :) Hope you get a chance to try it too.

  8. Oh I'm curious about Ghost Train to New Orleans, I can't wait to read your review. Happu reading!

    1. Melliane, I think Ghost Train to New Orleans is going to be my next read. I'm so excited to get into it. I really had fun with Mur's first book. :) Thank you!


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