Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Post #53

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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Sorry I seemed to disappear on Thursday until now. Kiddo's school picnic was Thursday, then I thought I'd have time Friday for visiting. Ha! I should never think. I took the day off and got all sorts of errands done that I don't get done with working a day job. Then Saturday kiddo had a football showcase type of combine thing. And being the amazingly awesome parents we are, we went to show support and watch. Yes, we do that stuff all the time. (I'm thinking lots of parent don't, but as long as I can, I will.) Sunday is going to go by in a breath of air, I just know it.

As for bookish stuff...I've started working on a different story I've got in process. I just can't seem to get through Jayda's story with all going on and having to completely re-write it. So I started in re-writes for another. I think this one will go smoother. Then I've started back with Flash Fictions.

In the big news, I'll not be around here Thursday through Monday. Yes, it's Memorial weekend here in the US but I'll be at Balticon. Thursday I'll finish packing and make my trip Friday morning. I can't wait to see everyone there again!

And the big BIG news! I've started doing Content Editing. Yes. I opened a site with all my information up for those who are interested. If you'd like to learn more, please stop by www.MelissaLHayden.com.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Hmm, I just finished a book and haven't started a new one yet.

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:
I'm re-listening to The Coffee Legacy by Katharina Bordet in excitement of Danube Waves coming our way.


Finished Last Weeks:
Ace's Wild by Amanda Carlson
Walking Sticks: The Gift by Sharron Riddle


Finished Podcast Book Listen:

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Last Week on the Blog:



Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)
Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
(Click to visit as there is a Giveaway!)

A Season of Strange Dreams by C.S. Thompson


And then the Night by C.S. Thompson


City of Constant Silence by C. S. Thompson


Posts:
I forgot to mention, I'm back to doing Flash Fiction with Jackie and Blodeuedd!
  If you'd like to read the First One.
  If you'd like to read the Second One.

Around the Internet...



Reviews:









Podcast Review:


Mama Bitchstress Reviews:




GIVEAWAYS:



Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday Jim Stratton talking of Japanese Samurai, Tengu, and Tanuki

Throwback Thursday


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This Week to Come on the Blog:


Mythical Monday Will be Amanda Bonilla talking .... with a Giveaway! (Mon)

Book Review Evolution: SAGE by S.A. Huchton. (Wed)




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Received Last Weeks:


Review:
Ace's Wild by Amanda Carlson
Goodreads Synopsis:
Welcome to Vegas. Home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don’t ask any questions. 

Nevada Hamilton has learned a few things since becoming a Sin City Collector, and staying away from vampires is one of them. After botching her first Collection, the vamp getting away after causing as much damage as possible, she hasn’t been assigned to another one since.

But when she receives her next playing card, she’s in for a surprise. Not only is a vampire her next target, but they’ve paired her up to make sure she gets the job done right. Refusing a Collection is not an option, but when she discovers who she’s working with, making the mission as difficult as possible for her new partner becomes her top priority…

Being a hellhound isn’t enough to protect Jake Troubadour from Nevada Hamilton, no matter how thick his skin is. Finding out he has to work with the beautiful dhampir, after not seeing her for three years, is a low blow—but Jake is a professional. He takes his Collections as seriously as he does running his bar. He’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done, but after that, he’s out. No more chances for the girl who wrecked his bike and scarred his soul so long ago. But even with his heart dead set against it, this hellhound quickly finds he’s not immune to love after all.

What’s Collected in Vegas, stays in Vegas...



Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
Athena's Daughters Edited by Jean Rabe
Goodreads Synopsis:
From the publisher's website: “From a young girl facing a life-threatening crisis at lunar camp to a crew of elderly women graced with the power of Greek Gods, you’ll find an engaging and diverse range of science fiction and fantasy stories by women, about women.”



Free Ebooks:
A Wanderer's Tale: Rusted Memory by Jennifer Melzer
Goodreads Synopsis:
Herein lie the journal pages of a bard cursed for his crimes against an angry god when the world was still new. He’s wandered these lands lifetime after lifetime, singing for his bed and supper, winning companionship with his songs and sharing tales with all who will listen of the things he’s witnessed on his endless travels. 

He is called Wanderer by the gods, for it is his punishment to walk until the end of days, never knowing the bond of friendship, the strength of family or the comfort of coming home. 

The people of Vennakrand know him as Morovio, and these are his tales 

In Rusted Memory, Morovio discovers he is not alone in his curse, for there is another, an impossible relation who's come to exact vengeance for the very blood that flows in his veins. 

Contains an exclusive first look at the upcoming second tale in the series, Worse Things Than Death.





Free Audio Books/Stories:
Broken by Cedric Johnson & Veronica Giguere
Synopsis:
The city of Charlton is a city divided: Upper Charlton, where the rich and powerful work and play, and Charlton Terrace, where the poor are kept from crossing the ever-widening economic gap by corporate dynasties controlling the flow of capital, their security firms controlling the city police, and numerous gangs controlling the streets.
Miranda Garren has a chance of escaping the Terrace's oppression and making a new life for herself with the help of an old family friend and his plans for advanced medical technology. Criofan Byrne is the city's favorite son, champion of the local boxing circuit and heir to a corporate empire. Their separate worlds are brought together and destroyed around them in a single night by the leader of the Cabezas de Muerte gang, who will stop at nothing in order to make a name for himself in Upper Charlton.
Forced into using the experimental prosthetic technology Miranda had been working on, Criofan must put aside everything he knew of his privileged existence and work with Miranda. Together, they must find a way to escape the machinations of the cruel, vindictive gang leader, the life he's thrust them into, each other and themselves—and reclaim control of what remains of their lives.

WARP: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
Goodreads Synopsis:
The reluctant assassin is Riley, a Victorian boy who is suddenly plucked from his own time and whisked into the twenty-first century, accused of murder and on the run.

Riley has been pulled into the FBI's covert W.A.R.P. operation (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program). He and young FBI Agent Chevie Savano are forced to flee terrifying assassin-for-hire Albert Garrick, who pursues Riley through time and will not stop until he has hunted him down. Barely staying one step ahead, Riley and Chevie must stay alive and stop Garrick returning to his own time with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.



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Reviews to Come:

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
Marco and The Red Granny 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)
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)
The Secret World Chronicle: The Hunt by Mercedes Lackey & Steve Libbey (in audiobook while at work)
Rusted Veins by Jaye Wells
Haunted by Amanda Bonilla
The Secret World Chronicle: World Well Lost by Mercees Lackey,Steve Libby, Cody Martin, & Dennis Lee
Morevi by Tee Morris & Lisa Lee
Tales from the Archives, Vol 3: #1 by Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine, & others.
Tales from the Archives, Vol 3: #2 by Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine, & others.
Tales from the Archives, Vol 3: #3 by Tee Morris, Pip Ballantine, & others.
Flash in a Can by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Crossing Lines by John Mierau
Marked Man by John Mierau
Harlan's Wake by John Mierau
The List by John Mierau
Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn by Danielle Ackley-McPhail & Day Al-Mohamed
A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson
Sound and Fury by S.A. Archer & Ravynheart
Evolution: SAGE by S.A. Huchton
Bite Me by P.J. Schnyder

14 comments:

  1. Have fun at Balticon, Melissa!!! :) And congrats on starting content editing, good luck! *hugs*

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    1. thak you Kara-Karina! :) Balticon has been amazing both years I've gone, so looking forward to being there again. And thank you fr the wishes with content editing. :)

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  2. Athena's Daughters looks interesting and have fun at Balticon!!! Cons are so much fun. :)

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    1. Bea, I got Athena's Daughters through a kickstarter as there were loads of authors in it I want to read or enjoy already. :) Thank you!!

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  3. Enjoy Balticon! And you always have such interesting-looking books on this blog. Also, thanks for the reminder - I downloaded Warp: The Reluctant Assassin but forgot to add it to my Sunday Post. Whoops!

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  4. It's such a busy time of year with end of school activities! I have a ridiculous amount of stuff crammed into the next two weeks oiy!

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    1. Finley Jayne, Oh I can understand that with the end of the school year. Hope all goes smoothly for you in the next two weeks. :)

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  5. Thank you Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard. And I'm so glad to share new books. :) That's one think I do enjoy doing. And glad I reminded you about WARP. lol Have a great week

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  6. Aces Wild was so good, I really liked it! Happy reading lady!

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  7. Congratulations on the Editing, I hope it is a great success for you and I will certainly bookmark your page. (I know a few authors who could do with editing LOL not that I would tell)
    Have a great week and Happy Reading.
    My Sunday Post is here

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    1. Thank you Peggy Farooqi. Glad to hear you'll bookmark it. :) Have a great week!

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