Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Post #60

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.


Hey. Another Sunday. I don't know what's come over me. I slept most of the day Saturday. I seem to be worn out by the weekend and have one day that is all about trying to catch up on sleep. I think I need to get more active to help counter that, time to try and sneak exercise in my schedule too. Hahaha. Alright, but seriously I do.

As for the book front, it's been slow going here. I get to read a few pages a night but nothing that really makes a dent in my current read. And it's nothing to the current reads fault, it's me and my relationship with time these days. (It's a little on the strained side.)

I decided when I'll be celebrating the blogs 5th birthday. :) It's going to be the week of August 11th. A little after it's birthday, but when time will allow it party it up. So I'll start sending a few authors emails to see if they would like do join with a post. I also have a few books to give away. :) And I'm still working on the small book tour for RIVER by Skyla Dawn Cameron. If you'd like to join (it's only guest posts by her) please let me know and I'll add you to the list that I'll be emailing shortly.

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Blood & Iron by Jon Sprunk

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester

Finished Last Weeks:
Last Man Home by John Mierau (audio book)

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester


Last Week on the Blog:

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


I'm looking for Blogs to join me with posting Author Guest Posts for Skyla Dawn Cameron  -- I have a amazing author friend that is doing a book tour. It's for guest posts by her only. If you'd like to join (I'm hoping you will. ;) ) please let me know. It's a Werewolf turned human book with a Young Adult vibe to it with being in high school.

Coffee Shop Talks - I got to join the wonderful ladies of Coffee Shop Talks for last weeks topic: Other tha books what other do you have?

The Afterlife Launch and Memorial for C.J. Henderson.

Around the Internet...


Weekly Posts:

***NEW*** Mythical Monday I had Angela Wallace talking of the Native American creature, Mishupishu.

Throwback Thursday


This Week to Come on the Blog:

Mythical Monday Kerry Schafer talking of Dragons. (Mon)

Book Review Last Man Home by John Mierau. (Wed)
Guest Post Rounding Out a Series by S.A. Huchton. (Thur)


Received Last Weeks:


For Review Consideration:

Deadroads by Robin Riopelle
Goodreads Synopsis:
Lutie always wanted a pet ghost—but the devil’s in the details.

The Sarrazins have always stood apart from the rest of their Bayou-born neighbors. Almost as far as they prefer to stand from each other. Blessed—or cursed—with the uncanny ability to see beyond the spectral plane, Aurie has raised his children, Sol, Baz, and Lutie, in the tradition of the traiteur, finding wayward spirits and using his special gift to release them along Deadroads into the afterworld. The family, however, fractured by their clashing egos, drifted apart, scattered high and low across the continent.

But tragedy serves to bring them together. When Aurie, while investigating a series of ghastly (and ghostly) murders, is himself killed by a devil, Sol, EMT by day and traiteur by night, Baz, a traveling musician with a truly spiritual voice, and Lutie, combating her eerie visions with antipsychotics, are thrown headlong into a world of gory sprites, brilliant angels, and nefarious demons—small potatoes compared to reconciling their familial differences.

From the Louisiana swamps to the snowfields of the north and everywhere in between, Deadroads summons you onto a mysterious trail of paranormal proportions.

Time Traveled Tales (Time Traveled Tales Anthologies #2)
Goodreads Synopsis:
The Adventure of the Tsarist Treasure, Michael A. Stackpole
Hypothecary, Aaron Allston
Reformation, Maxwell Alexander Drake
The Old Lindley House, Tracy Chowdhury
A Portrait of Time, Kelly Swails
Time To Duck, Aaron Rosenberg
Makeshift, Donald J. Bingle
Wish Upon A Star, Janine K. Spendlove
Foretold, Bradley P. Beaulieu
Time Rules, Maggie Allen
Changing Fate, Dylan Birtolo
One Time Around? John Helfers
Merchant: Festival, R.T. Kaelin
Promised Land, C.S. Marks
Memories of Light and Sound, Steven Saus
Saffron Skies, Sarah Hans
The Gun Show, Brian Shaw
Ley of the Land, Jennifer Brozek
The Lost Sweeper of Caldon, Gregory A. Wilson
What Spring is Like, Bryan Young
Focke-Drache, Jean Rabe
Quod Erat, Daniel Myers
For Love of Amanda, Timothy Zahn

Free Ebooks:
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter By Nikki Jefford
Goodreads Synopsis:
If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job... by hand.

Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

(Mature YA, new adult series that becomes progressively more mature. Underage drinking, sexual situations, mild language and blood sucking.)

Free Audio Books/Stories:
Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester
Goodreads Synopsis:
A man comes to Metamor City bearing a mysterious instrument, a violin with seemingly supernatural powers. A trail of death follows him. Lothanasi Agent Janus Starson brings in his best paranormal investigator, the telepath Abbey Preston, to help him uncover the violin’s secrets — and stop it before it kills again. A dark tale of mystery and murder in the sci-fi/fantasy world of Metamor City.


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)
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
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.
Harlan's Wake by John Mierau
The List by John Mierau
A Curse Awakened by Cecy Robson
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
Huntress by Chris Lester
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Last Man Home by John Mierau (audio book)
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Nice! I got Aurora Sky last week myself! Kept seeing it and what a perfect way to try out the series at some point with the first book for free! Hope you enjoy your reads!

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Steph from said...

I didn;t know there were book podcasts. I will have to check it out. my post is:

Melliane said...

Deadroads sounds great and I love the cover, I didn't know this one but now I"m curious. Happy reading lady!

Bea said...

Time is a demanding mistress. I tend to sleep late on Saturdays and Sundays, catching up on my sleep.

I have Aurora Sky, I just need to read it. :D

Maybe this week will be calmer for you. I hope so!

Blodeuedd said...

Sunday again, sigh, soon my vacation is over

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Jessica @ a GREAT read. :) Awesome to hear you picked up Aurora Sky too. Yes, I've heard some really good things about it. :) Thank you! Have a great week.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Steph, I'm going to do a list of questions on Podcasts vs Audiobooks the next few weeks and hoping to end with a nice discussion on the two. I hope you check them out. I'm going to post them on Tuesdays. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, so glad you like the sounds of Deadroad. I really liked it too. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh boy Bea, yes she is. I set tonight aside as I had several emails to get into and wanted to get them done tonight. Now on to the next project. lol. Thank you!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Blodeuedd, it's sad when vacation time ends. :( I miss mine already. Hope you have a good week.

Anonymous said...

Book podcasts? Didn't know about that. Learned something new again :D

My Sunday 

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Fiza Halliwell. Oh yes. And I'll be doing a segment of questions about Podcasts and Audiobooks on Tuesday's for the next 4-5 weeks. I'd love to have you stop by and answer the poll questions. It'll help with the discussion I'm hoping to end with that will explain podcasts in relation to audiobooks. :)