Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Post #57

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.


I skipped last weeks Sunday Post, so this is going to be a two week-er. I was lazy and spent the day being a vegetable and dozing on the couch last weekend. *sigh* Weekends seem to be that time for me, that my body just shuts down. I don't think I'm doing to much during the week, but it's lounge time lately when weekends hit. Maybe it's the hot, muggy air here in the dead of summer time. Who knows.

I've been trying to keep busy. Get back on blog visiting track with all kiddo has going on as well.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Working on re-writes and a few reads for friends.

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester (there are several stories set in this world. I'll be working on listening to them all)

Finished Last Weeks:
Nothing new.

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.


Last Week on the Blog:

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

Flash Fiction (5) - This one is a little....bloody. But I'm happy with it. :) Hope you enjoy it as well.

My Time at Balticon 48 - 2014 - You can read about my weekend with amazing people.

Around the Internet...


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday I have Aaron Galvin talking about Selkies and T. Eric Bakutis talking about Fae for the last two weeks.

Throwback Thursday


This Week to Come on the Blog:

Mythical Monday Martin Spernau with Quatlmander. (Mon)

Book Review Morevi by Tee Morris and Lisa Lee. (Wed)
Book Review Tales of the Children by P.G. Holyfield. (Thur)


Received Last Weeks:

Ever After by Kate SeRine
Goodreads Synopsis:
To Catch a Thief…

For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.

Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.

Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

For Review Consideration:


Free Ebooks:
Chasing the Star Garden by Melanie Karsak
Goodreads Synopsis:
An opium-addicted beauty.
An infamous poet living in self-imposed exile.
An ancient treasure about to fall into the wrong hands.

Melanie Karsak's Chasing the Star Garden takes readers on a thrilling adventure from the gritty opium dens of gaslamp London to the gem-colored waters of the ancient world. Lily Stargazer, a loveable but reckless airship racer with a famous lover and shattered past, reluctantly plunges into a centuries-old mystery in a romantic adventure best described as Dan Brown meets Mary Shelley.

It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily’s life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What’s a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: drink absinthe and smoke opium. 

Lily’s lover, Lord Byron, encourages her to make the trip to Venice. Lily soon finds herself at the heart of an ancient mystery which has her running from her past and chasing true love and the stars along the way.

*Due to steamy scenes and depictions of drug use, this novel is intended for mature readers.

Free Audio Books/Stories:
Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Goodreads Synopsis:
All Daniel Sharabi wanted was a family of his own. Born into a collectivist society of telepaths, Daniel grew up believing that he and his lifelong love Rebecca would form the core of a new breeding cell, helping to raise the next generation of their people. But when Daniel reaches adulthood, and learns that his psychic talents are mediocre at best, he finds himself marginalized and discounted by the society he has dedicated his young life to.

All Brian Sommers wanted was to raise his family in peace. After five years of service in the Empire's elite Psi Ops Division, Brian and his polyamorous partners were granted permission by the Psi Collective to form a new breeding cell. But when an old enemy threatens the security of the Collective, Brian finds himself being drawn back into a world of espionage, paranoia and covert action.

Now these two men, longtime friends driven apart by Collective politics, become entangled in a web of threats, lies and deadly secrets. Both will risk everything to prove their worth to the community they love -- and neither will emerge unchanged.

"Making the Cut" is the first full-length novel in the world of Metamor City. It was released as a full-cast audio production on The Metamor City Podcast between December 2007 and May 2009. It won the 2009 Parsec Award for Outstanding Audio Drama (Long Form), and has been heard by over 20,000 listeners around the world.


Reviews to Come:

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
Marco and The Red Granny 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: 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.
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
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
Shadow's Master by Jon Sprunk
Welcome to the City by Chris Lester
Huntress by Chris Lester
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester


  1. One day I'll have to try Dante Valentine 2! I liked book 1. Happy reading!

    1. I'm hoping to be with you on the second book Melliane. :)

  2. Ah, lazy weekends. Sometimes we need them. :)

    1. Bea, yes, but I've been having too many of them lately. :) Thank you.

  3. Summer weekends are a good time to relax, don't feel too bad. :) Liked your Balticon post- and catching up on your mythological posts too.

    1. Thank you Greg. Glad you enjoyed the Balticon post, and hope you enjoy all the Mythical Monday Posts. :) Have a great week.

  4. Chasing the Star Garden was excellent. I also love SeRine! Being a veggie is good..I need to schedule a day to do that!

    1. Kimba, I've heard great things of Chasing the Star Garden. So glad to pick it up. :) Now to find time for all these reads. lol. Have a great week!

  5. Glad to know I'm not the only one who is exhausted by the time the weekend gets here! Looks like you've got a lot of really interesting reviews coming up. Have a great week!

    1. Oh heavens no, Katherine P. I hate that I'm so exhausted. That should be our time to do what we want to do, not rest. lol. Thank you. Have a great week!

  6. Ooh. Loved Chasing the Star Garden and I'm going to check out Working for the Devil.
    I know how you feel about the summer. I live in the south and it's like breathing in steam and wading through water! I probably wouldn't go outside if I didn't have a pool.

    1. Laura Thomas, I've heard so many great things about Chasing the Star Garden. I need to see when I can get to reading it now. Hope you liked what you found with Working for the Devil too. :)

      Oh man. That is some terrible air to try to get through in a day. Do stay cool! :)

  7. A lazy weekend (or even a few) I think is exactly what I need if I don't want to burn out with the blog I think. luckily, the weather is not too bad here in SE England - warm, not too hot and def not humid - oh I couldn't stand that.
    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

    1. Peggy Farooqi, take a few weekends. It's good to do, like you said. :) Glad the weather is kind to you at the moment. :) Have a great week.

  8. I hope you enjoy Chasing The Star Garden, Melissa! That's how I'm feeling this summer too - lazy... :)


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