Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Post #45

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 I think my head has exploded, imploded? I don't know. There is so much going on and that I want to do that I can't seem to get organized to get to any of it. And yes, it's affecting my reading as well. I have three books in the works. Three books I love and can't stop reading. *sigh* I hate when I do this to myself. lol.

So, I'm hoping I can get my mind relaxed and focused this week. I need to get there. I'm curious to see what the winter storm coming through today will bring. Maybe I'll get another day at home to relax ;)

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank by Krista D. Ball
The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty
Dawn's Early Light by Tee Morris & Philippa Ballantine

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:
Morevi by Tee Morris & Lisa Lee

Finished Last Weeks:

Finished Podcast Book Listen:


Last Week on the Blog:

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

Interview with Resa Nelson on her newly released book, All of Us Were Sophie.

Around the Internet...
I've signed up for the Kickstarter for Billi Buddings.
Do you enjoy 1920's feel of a book with mobsters? With fantasy blended in? That is what Billibub Baddings brings to us. It's different, and I really love it. Billibub is a dwarf from another land that found is way to our world (in 1920's) and is a detective, looking for magical items that fell here as well.

You can currently pick up the first two eBooks for 99c:

There is only 15 days to back the kickstarter, if you'd like. :)


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday - Collin Earl on Dragons

Throwback Thursday


This Week to Come on the Blog:

Mythical Monday This week will be Dragons. (Mon)

Book Review Hope's End and The Girl of Hrusch Avenue by Brian McClellan (Wed)
Book Review Shadow Sight by E.J. Stevens (Thurs)


Received Last Weeks:

Dawn's Early Light by Tee Morris & Philippa Ballantine
Goodreads Synopsis:
Working for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, one sees innumerable technological wonders. But even veteran agents Braun and Books are unprepared for what the electrifying future holds… 
After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States—intended to keep them out of trouble—suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.
Even with the help of two American agents from the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical, Braun and Books have their work cut out for them as their chief suspect in a rash of nautical and aerial disasters is none other than Thomas Edison. Between the fantastic electric machines of Edison, the eccentricities of MoPO consultant Nikola Tesla, and the mysterious machinations of a new threat known only as the Maestro, they may find themselves in far worse danger than they ever have been in before….

God's War by Kameron Hurley
Goodreads Synopsis:
Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer more or less wouldn't make any difference...

On a ravaged, contaminated world, a centuries-old holy war rages, fought by a bloody mix of mercenaries, magicians, and conscripted soldiers. Though the origins of the war are shady and complex, there's one thing everybody agrees on...

There's not a chance in hell of ending it. 

Nyx is a former government assassin who makes a living cutting off heads for cash. But when a dubious deal between her government and an alien gene pirate goes bad, Nyx's ugly past makes her the top pick for a covert recovery. The head they want her to bring home could end the war--but at what price? 

The world is about to find out.

Iron Night by M.L. Brennan
Goodreads Synopsis:
Underemployed by day. Undead by night. 

Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. He's learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shapeshifting friend Suzume Hollis, and has actually found a decent roommate for once.

Until he finds his roommate’s dead body.

The Scott family cover-up machine swings into gear, but Fort is the only person trying to figure out who (or what) actually killed his friend. His hunt for a murderer leads to a creature that scares even his sociopathic family, and puts them all in deadly peril. 

Keeping secrets, killing monsters, and still having to make it to work on time? Sometimes being a vampire really sucks.

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
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)
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.
The Secret World Chronicle: Invasion by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
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
Haunted by Amanda Bonilla
Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine
Evolution: ANGEL by S.A. Huchton
The Secret World Chronicle: World Well Lost by Mercees Lackey,Steve Libby, Cody Martin, & Dennis Lee
Tales from the Archives Vol 2: A Hanukkah Special


  1. Such delicious reads, Melissa! Yum! :) I want Iron Night and Pip Ballantine myself! Enjoy!

  2. I neeed to read the Hurley one

  3. Another day to relax and read would be wonderful! I hope you get it.You have some good books, enjoy!

  4. OOh nice haul! These are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. you'll love the ML Brennan series! Happy reading!

  6. Wow, I'm not surprised your head is spinning, you have a lot of reviews coming up :) I like the look and tile of All Of Us Were Sophie - very intriguing. Have a great week and Happy Reading!
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