Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Post #55

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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Where does the time go!? We are well into June now, and I still have so much I want to do! *sigh* Maybe this week? lol. I think I've been saying that for far to long now.

Well, not much to tell so on with the book stuff. I'm sure there's something I forgot, as there usually is, but I'll add it next week if so. :)


What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Shadow's Master by Jon Sprunk


Current Podcast Book Listen:
I'll be starting Metamor City by Chris Lister


Finished Last Weeks:
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron (The WHOLE book is up and free on her site!)



Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Broken by Cedric Johnson & Veronica Giguere
Tales from the Archive: 4 - Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham
Tales from the Archive: 5 (part 1 & 2) - Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi

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Last Week on the Blog:



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

I had TWO! EXCLUSIVE cover reveals this week!
GO CHECK OUT BOTH BOOKS!! there is information that goes with both.

River by Skyla Dawn Cameron


Evolution: HEX by Starla Huchton


Posts:

Flash Fiction (3) - I'm back at it with Jackie and Blodeuedd. This is the latest for your quick reading enjoyment.

May Writer-ly Updates from Jackie & myself.


Around the Internet...

Fund RIVER by Skyla Dawn Cameron. Get all the swag she's sending with the funding.

Reviews:
GIVEAWAYS:

$100 Amazon Gift Card & Fun items from Amanda Carlson!


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday I had one week off, but we are back to it this week coming!

Throwback Thursday


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This Week to Come on the Blog:


Mythical Monday Aaron Galvin with Selkies. (Mon)

Book Review The Secret World Chronicles: Invasion by Mercedes lackey & Steve Libbey. (Tues)
Book Review Double Share by Nathan Lowell (Wed)

Interview with Danielle Ackley-McPhail & Day Al-Mohamed

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Received Last Weeks:


Review:


For Review Consideration:
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Goodreads Synopsis:
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.


Purchased/Winnings/Gifts:
May the Ferrymen Take You (Walk the Fire Volume 2) by John Mierau, and anthology of authors & stories.
Amazon Synopsis:
The flames: all who step through may stride between worlds--but only a precious few, the Ferrymen, can guide you true. 

From the middle ages through today, powers vie for control of the Flames. In the deep future, mankind walks upon new worlds and fleets challenge the black between galaxies--all thanks to the Ferrymen. 

May the Ferrymen take you! 

A shared world anthology featuring tales from WJ Davies, Mur Lafferty, Paul Levinson, Christopher Morse, Steve Umstead, Jared Axelrod, Matthew Iden, JRD Skinner, Harry Connolly and music by John Anealio.


Free Ebooks:




Free Audio Books/Stories:
Metamor City by Chris Lester: (downloaded in order posted as podcasts)
Welcome to the City (#0)
Goodreads Synopsis:
Rookie cop Michael Perelli begins his first day on the job in Metamor City, a glittering and glorious place where the buildings rise as high as mountains and magic and technology intertwine. But not everything is beautiful in Jewel of the North, and as veteran detective Kathryn Kitaen shows him the ropes, Michael begins to wonder if he's in over his head...

METAMOR CITY is a futuristic urban fantasy series popularized by the award-winning Metamor City Podcast (www.metamorcity.com). Since launching in September 2007 the series has garnered over 3 million downloads and two Parsec Awards for outstanding audio fiction.

Huntress (#2)
Goodreads Synopsis:
Morgan Drauling is a medical examiner for the Metamor City Police Department. She's also a vampire, and on her nights off, certain needs must be attended to. Her prowl for "Sharing" partners takes an unexpected turn, however, when she comes across a young runaway in need of help.

METAMOR CITY is a futuristic urban fantasy series popularized by the award-winning Metamor City Podcast (www.metamorcity.com). Since launching in September 2007 the series has garnered over 3 million downloads and two Parsec Awards for outstanding audio fiction.

House Call & The Sentinel (#3)
Goodreads Synopsis:
Agent Janus Starson is the regional field commander of the Lothanasi Order, an elite international law-enforcement unit tasked with protecting mortals from supernatural creatures. In the line of duty he has slain demons, faeries, and monsters of every description — but when the search for a missing girl leads him to the lair of a powerful succubus, it may require a more delicate approach.

The Muse (#4)
Goodreads Synopsis:
Will is an aspiring writer in search of inspiration for his next Big Idea. But when he runs into Callie, a freelance spy with a stolen artifact in her possession and a wizard gangster on her tail, he may find the experience more inspiring than he bargained for. A humorous adventure tale in the sci-fi/fantasy world of Metamor City.


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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
A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson
Sound and Fury by S.A. Archer & Ravynheart
A Wanderer's Tale: Rusted Memory by Jennifer Melzer
Broken by Cedric Johnson & Veronica Giguere
Tales from the Archive: 4 - Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham
Tales from the Archive: 5 (part 1 & 2) - Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi
Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron

22 comments:

  1. OOh nice haul! Those are all new to me reads but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica @ a GREAT read. Glad to share a few new books with you too. :)

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  2. Great books, Melissa! And I agree, June is running away from us so fast :)))

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    1. Hi Kara-karina, yes waaaay to fast. :) Have a great week!

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  3. The review of Hex is beautiful ! Enjoy your haul and have a great week ;)

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    1. Thank you Red Iza. Oh I've loved the sexy superheroes series HEX belongs to. :D Have a great week!

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  4. I've been curious about those Secret World Chronicles - it's one of the few Mercedes Lackey stories I haven't tried. Are they good? I look forward to your review!

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    1. Lark @ the Bookwyrm's Hoard, I posted the first story review this week. It was good. I'm growing to like the series more with each book. :) There are so many characters and some come and go with the war they are fighting. :) Hope you get to check it out.

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  5. Your new books are books that I am unfamiliar with, but there are several that look promising. I look forward to your review of The Muse. That series might be my thing. Enjoy.
    FWF Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Hi Stephanie, The Muse is a new series to me and I've been glued to it this week! LOL! Glad to share a few new books with you. Have a great week!

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  6. Hex has a cool cover and you have an impressive haul this week Melissa. Hope the warmer days are being kind to you!

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    1. Thank you Kimba! So glad you enjoyed the cover. Hope you have a great week.

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  7. I like the cover for River, that looks good. Have an awesome week!

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    1. Hi Greg! Yes, I'm loving the cover as well! :) Thank you and have a great week!

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  8. It's hard to believe that it's June already! Where did the time go? Looks like you have things under control though, so hope you have a great week!

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    1. Alexia, it seems the time moves faster and faster each day. Crazy! Oh, I have loads of to-do-lists but it's a matter of figuring out which list to do today. lol. Have a great week!

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  9. Enjoy your books, relax and enjoy the summer. :)

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    1. Thanks Bea! I can't wait for my week off work, to relax. :)

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  10. Oh first time I see your new books I confess but I hope you'll enjoy them all. Happy reading!

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    1. Melliane, That's good to hear! I love sharing new books with everyone. :) Have a great week!

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